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Samples Of Silvestri's AVENGERS Score Are Now Online!!

Merrick here...

Some friends over in the U.K. have called my attention to a listing on their Amazon site, where samples of Alan Silvestri's score for THE AVENGERS have been posted preceding the music's full/formal issuance on April 20th.  

The score sounds appropriately HUGE, not surprising given that it's coming from Silvestri.  A touch of what appears to be an AVENGERS "theme" can be found on Track 18 ("The Avengers"), and there's a particularly lovely movement hinted at in Track 17 ("A Promise").  

NOTE that track listing could conceivably contain SPOILERS, but there doesn't seem to be anything too revealing from what I can tell.  





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  • April 5, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by McDylbot

    None of the tracks are working...

  • April 5, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Pun not intended...

    by McDylbot

  • April 5, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by Cagliostro

  • April 5, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Good stuff

    by syn_flood

    Can't wait for April 26th!!

  • April 5, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I'm hearin' Danny Elfman's Batman in track 1.... hmmm

    by Astronut

    Loved what he did with Predator and Back to the Future.... hoping the music turns out bitchin'. Avengers gonna kick sum AY - ussssssss!!!!

  • Avengers needs music thats classic yet Modern,i think James Horner would have been aces..2 bad hes being wasted on that wankfest that mark webb is cooking up over at Sony

  • April 5, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by TheAwareness

  • Nothing really stands out. I guess Zimmer is the only real game in town these days.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Yay, more random cacophonous dischord!

    by Odkin

    Give me a fucking M E L O D Y please! I'd rather listen to "The Merry Marvel Marching Society" than this tuneless stew of notes.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Avengers theme I do like though

    by Terrence

    I can picture reading some of the classic Avengers books and just having that as background music.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Better than that abysmal companion soundtrack.


    The only decent band on it, Soundgarden, doesn't sound particularly great after a 15 year hiatus. I expected a lot more from their first new song in over a decade. The rest of the bands vary from bad to outright awful. And since that is the "soundtrack," Silvestri's album shouldn't be referred to as the same (as it is on that cover art).

  • April 5, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I can't believe...

    by buggerbugger

    ...that there isn't a track on that CD called 'Titty Jiggle Fight'.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Basic, Standard and actually disppointing for a move of this magnitude.

    by MasterControlProgram

    Remember when movie scores had a hook, something you would walk out of the theater humming or whistling and couldn't get out of your head for days? Everything seems very generic and similar now days. -- End of Line --

  • April 5, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by Chadley BeBay

    who listens to cheesy ass movie music anyway. Bah

  • April 5, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Astronut agree

    by K-Gin

    listened to the first track bit and immediately thought of Elfman's Batman soundtrack...but will reserve judgement since it was a snippet.

  • The man is past his prime, we needed much better than this for Avengers.

  • April 5, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Merrick! I really like the majestic "Avengers" Theme!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I hope that theme is woven into the movie. I missed the days of thematic scores!

  • Bring back AC/DC. These bands are blandest of the bland of modern "rock." I guess that makes me a Boiler on this thread!

  • April 5, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque

    by professor murder

    Agreed. Soundtrack and Score are two different things, and are in all movies these days. They should be labeled as such(properly).

  • April 5, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by almostgrown

    compare tracks 1, 13 and18, you can hear the leitmotif, I suppose for the team, building up, and most of the tracks contain a lot of brass which gives it an epic, regal sound, but it isn't conveying a lot of emotion like the best soundtracks do. And yes they are just samples, but there seemed to be a lack of non-action oriented music in the tracks.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Like Elfman's Dark Shadows samples from the other day

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Sounds preaty damn good. I'm glad this is more in line with Silvestri's work on Captain America and not the garbage G.I. Joe score.

  • April 5, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    sound snippets...

    by carlotta_valdes this point we're dealing with small pieces of larger works. It will be much easier to 'fairly' judge the soundtrack (love or hate) once we've actually heard the soundtrack.

  • April 5, 2012, noon CST


    by KilliK

  • April 5, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Heheheh seriously

    by Series7

    Has there been any other company in the history of cinema that has cared less about their scores than Marvel? I mean the music is fine and generic as fuck, is that Marvel's ultimate goal with Avengers to be the ultimate in blandness?

  • April 5, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    The theme makes me think of, like, Airwolf. MacGyver. A-Team.

    by spacehog

    Then again, I don't know a thing about orchestral music, so I'm not even sure what about the music I'm responding to.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I would say generic, but...

    by Nix

    ...that little bit at the end of "The Avengers" is promising.

  • April 5, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    It's okay, I guess

    by Keith Small

    But oh how I wish the late John Barry was still around. I think he'd do a killer Avengers score!

  • April 5, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Wow, Marc Silvestri is doing music now?!

    by MooseMalloy

    Haha, comicbook joke.

  • April 5, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Only getting 2 tracks with samples? how did you play more?

    by ahdvd

  • April 5, 2012, 4 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Just gives a list of tracks on the album. Clicking each track just takes you to that track's page, but no link to any samples.

  • April 5, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    They removed those samples pretty quick.

    by Nix

  • April 6, 2012, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Samples gone. Titles confirm Hawkeye dies.

    by zillabeast

    Just kidding. The samples really are gone tho. :( Linkage anyone?