Take a Listen to Some of Alan Silvestri's New 'Captain America' Score

July 5, 2011
Source: Ain't It Cool News

Captain America

Most know that I love great movie scores, even in action movies and summer blockbusters, so I try to listen to as many different soundtracks as possible. An early listen for one movie coming up, Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, recently hit the web and is worth listening to if you haven't heard it yet. It's a 14-minute sample found by Ain't It Cool News including various pieces of the Captain America score by composer Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, The Abyss, Predator, Forrest Gump, G.I. Joe). You can also hear the score on the official website, but this sample is just great to play in the background while working.

To listen, just fire up the YouTube below. I can't wait to hear the entire score, this sounds fantastic already!

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers for a new top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero devoted to defending American ideals.

Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger is directed by Joe Johnston, who previously directed Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo and The Wolf Man. The screenplay was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (writers of Life & Death of Peter Sellers, You Kill Me and all three Chronicles of Narnia movies, from Lion, Witch, Wardrobe to Dawn Treader) and also Joss Whedon. Paramount is bringing Captain America to theaters starting on July 22nd this summer.

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Sounds very patriotic (at least the beginning bit. Can totally imagine it being used for an NFL commercial!) and it should be!

Ron on Jul 5, 2011


Love the adventure vibe this is giving.....  I seriously can't wait for this movie.

Chazzy on Jul 5, 2011


This is incredibly dull. 

Rp1n on Jul 5, 2011


I like it. Sounds a lot more energetic than the Green Lantern score

Anonymous on Jul 5, 2011


I'm a little saddened that Alan Silvestri, to me, sounds more and more like a shadow of himself. I mean, John Debney would probably do a better job than this. It just sounds to me incredibly generic and uninspired. I hope this doesn't reflect the final impression of the film...

JennyB on Jul 5, 2011


I liked it.

Xerxexx on Jul 5, 2011


They should of gotten Danny Elfman for the job he always does a good job for themes for comic book characters and this does definitely sound generic.

BinaryChaos on Jul 5, 2011


yes....lets have tubas and solo violins backing up the image of Captain America.....

ZPIANOGuy on Jul 7, 2011


Music is pro.  Not going to win an Academy Award.  Won't win a Razzie.  What looks really interesting is the production design.  More of the trend in taking the shine off these comic book stories, rooting them in some real fake dirt.  The diff between stiff, new dungarees and pre-washed jeans.  These pre-washed versions are much more inviting.

Ecf22 on Jul 5, 2011


Hans Zimmer ftw

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011


Sounds OK - nothing special - reminds me of the typical American hero type theme - also of David Newman's scores 

Harmony Wheeler on Jul 6, 2011


Weak... actually made me not want to go to the midnight showing. 

black dynamite on Jul 7, 2011


They should have gotten Mr. Holland to compose this. That guy knows how to make an opus!

Dustin Asher on Jul 7, 2011


I enjoyed this. It reminds me so much of the Music they play in Disney's California Adventure, in the Soarin' over California Queue and I love that music score loop they have going on there. I'm sure it's just early work though. I'm sure it will get better, but I'm digging it so far. Thumbs up.

The Douche on Jul 8, 2011


That was solid Silvestri. If you don't know him or movie music in general, please don't comment. There are some obvious uneducated comments on here. Another score not mentioned above that is some good Silvestri is The Mummy Returns. He was the original choice also for Pirates of the Carribbean until Bruckheimer went his usual route with the Hans Zimmer. That's soo bad. We missed something good there.

jjboldt on Jul 9, 2011

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