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Soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Now Available

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Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 04:09 PM

The soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince composed by Nicholas Hoooper is now available at retailers everywhere and on iTunes. As announced previously, if you purchase the actual CD of the music, you will receive "free digital download of the soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound, which is only one of the handful of bonus features available through the active content portion of this disc. You'll also have access to an MP3 download of "Big Beat Repeat," obtain a "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" ringtone, and watch some scenes from the scoring session as it took place in Abbey Road Studios." This information comes from The Trades, who have now posted their review of the score, which notes:

Nicholas Hooper continues building on themes developed in "Order of the Phoenix," reflecting the darker, more somber turn the series of books and films takes at this point in the saga of J.K. Rowling's boy wizard. Of course, he's becoming less of a boy and more of a man, and Hooper's score incorporates that maturity while still retaining echoes of the more magical and innocent beginnings.

 It also gives praise to one of the tracks, saying " 'Ginny' brightens things up considerably with its romantic airy strains, as they lead into the comfortable and familiar thematic chords created by John Williams when the franchise was still young, and helps bring the listener back to the wonderment and awe of Harry's fresh-faced youth."

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25 Comments

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50 Points

Hooper really stepped up for this movie. Well done. Weasley Stomp sounds almost exactly like Fireworks from OotP though, but great score nevertheless.

Posted by Blast-Ended Skrewt on July 14, 2009, 07:32 PM report to moderator
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2105 Points

I downloaded the soundtrack earlier, and really like it – especially Ginny, and Wizard Wheezes (except it said on the album that it’s not in the film!), and the opening. Journey to the Cave and Inferi in the Firestorm were really good too. I can’t wait to check out the enhanced content when I get home, after the midnight showing!

Posted by Agrippa1 on July 14, 2009, 07:42 PM report to moderator
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879 Points

I loved the score for OotP so I am so looking forward to this one!

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on July 15, 2009, 01:32 AM report to moderator
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4452 Points

yay!!!!

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57 Points

There was lots of OotP score carry over into HBP. Well done!

Posted by JRae on July 15, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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27 Points

cool

Posted by 11zeiglerJ on July 15, 2009, 05:34 PM report to moderator
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4024 Points

Cool! :)

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I’m disappointed. I bought the soundtrack CD today, and it doesn’t have any of the promised ‘Bonus Content’.

Posted by jmr on July 22, 2009, 07:19 PM report to moderator
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87 Points

@jmr:
Same here.

Posted by Pallargast on July 25, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
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24135 Points

it’s really good, i like it a lot better than the ootp one!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 25, 2009, 10:14 PM report to moderator
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