Thor: The Dark World (soundtrack)

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Thor: The Dark World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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ReleasedNovember 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
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Thor: The Dark World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the film score for the Marvel Studios film, Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler, which was released digitally by Hollywood Records in Europe on October 28, 2013. The album was released digitally in the United States on November 5, followed by a CD release on November 12, 2013. It is the first soundtrack in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature the "Marvel Studios Fanfare". [1] All music was performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Vocals were performed by Tori Letzler. [2]

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Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and the eighth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Alan Taylor, with a screenplay by Christopher Yost and the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, alongside Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, and Rene Russo. In Thor: The Dark World, Thor teams up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith, who intends to plunge the universe into darkness.

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Background

In March 2013, it was announced that Carter Burwell had signed on to score Thor: The Dark World following Patrick Doyle who scored the first Thor film. [3] The following May, Burwell departed the film due to creative differences. [4] "It just didn't seem like the right fit, and we had to make a call early on," explained Kevin Feige, President of Production at Marvel Studios. "If post-production had been a year-and-a-half, we might have had time for trial and error, it might have worked." [5] On June 18, 2013, Brian Tyler took over scoring duties; Tyler previously scored Iron Man 3 . [6] "The feel of Thor is a very different than Iron Man. Yet they live in the same universe," said Tyler. "For me, it’s like somehow Indiana Jones showed up on the Enterprise ; or something." [7]

Carter Benedict Burwell is an American composer of film scores. He has consistently collaborated with the Coen brothers, having scored 16 of their films, including Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, and, most recently, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Burwell has also scored three of Todd Haynes' films and all the films of director Martin McDonagh. He has received Oscar nominations for Best Original Score for Haynes' Carol (2015) and McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

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<i>Thor</i> (film) 2011 superhero film produced by Marvel Studios

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Track listing

All music composed by Brian Tyler [8] .

No.TitleLength
1."Thor: The Dark World"2:10
2."Lokasenna"2:31
3."Asgard"1:55
4."Battle of Vanaheim"1:39
5."Origins"3:49
6."The Trial of Loki"2:38
7."Into Eternity"3:40
8."Escaping the Realm"3:53
9."A Universe from Nothing"2:20
10."Untouchable"4:08
11."Thor, Son of Odin"1:51
12."Shadows of Loki"2:25
13."Sword and Council"3:46
14."Invasion of Asgard"2:59
15."Betrayal"4:02
16."Journey to Asgard"2:17
17."Uprising"2:35
18."Vortex"2:20
19."An Unlikely Alliance" (Includes "Captain America March" by Alan Silvestri)3:47
20."Convergence"3:42
21."Beginning of the End"5:20
22."Deliverance"2:21
23."Battle Between Worlds"3:29
24."As the Hammer Falls"2:40
25."Legacy"4:08
26."Marvel Studios Fanfare"0:29

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