Avengers: Infinity War (soundtrack)

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Avengers: Infinity War
(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Avengers Infinity War soundtrack cover.jpg
Film score by
Released
  • April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27) (Digital)
  • May 18, 2018 (2018-05-18) (Physical)
RecordedJanuary–March 2018
StudioAbbey Road Studios
GenreFilm score
Label
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Avengers: Infinity War – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the film score for the Marvel Studios film Avengers: Infinity War by Alan Silvestri. Hollywood Records released the soundtrack album digitally on April 27, 2018, and in physical formats on May 18, 2018.

Background[edit]

In June 2016, Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for The Avengers, was revealed to be returning to score both Infinity War and its sequel.[1] Although Silvestri reprised the main theme he introduced in the first Avengers film, he stated there were discussions to try and incorporate each character's individual established motif in his score, "but everyone was pretty much in agreement that it would be more of a distraction to even attempt it."[2] Silvestri started to record his score in January 2018[3] and concluded in late March.[4]

Silvestri felt working on the film "was a really different experience than anything I'd done before, especially in regard to the approach and balancing quick shifts in tone."[4] He noted that "Thanos didn't just get his own musical theme; he got his own sensibility", while the Children of Thanos were linked musically to Thanos. Silvestri avoided giving each of the Infinity Stones a theme, as he had done in Captain America: The First Avenger with the Tesseract, saying, "The music for the Infinity Stones is actually built around Thanos' reaction. Every time he got one, that moment was always significant and often times emotional." Silvestri's score is all orchestral. Silvestri does use Ludwig Göransson's theme from Black Panther in the film,[2] which is something Göransson had been hoping would happen given he was not involved in the Infinity War score.[5]

The film also includes "The Rubberband Man" by The Spinners when the Guardians of the Galaxy first appear, which was chosen by Infinity War executive producer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films James Gunn.[6][7] Gunn revealed that "Draw the Line" by Aerosmith, "Train in Vain" by The Clash, and "Caught in a Dream" by Alice Cooper were also considered for that moment.[8] "New York Groove" by Ace Frehley was also used in another scene with the Guardians that was ultimately cut from the theatrical release.[9] Hollywood Records and Marvel Music released the soundtrack album digitally on April 27, 2018, with a release on physical formats following on May 18. Two versions were released, a regular and deluxe edition, with the deluxe edition featuring some extended and additional tracks to the regular edition.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Alan Silvestri.[10]

Avengers: Infinity War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleLength
1."The Avengers"0:25
2."Travel Delays"2:43
3."Undying Fidelity"5:05
4."He Won’t Come Out"2:31
5."We Both Made Promises"2:22
6."Help Arrives"4:21
7."Hand Means Stop"2:37
8."You Go Right"4:26
9."Family Affairs"3:51
10."What More Could I Lose?"3:36
11."A Small Price"3:17
12."Even for You"2:14
13."More Power"4:07
14."Charge!"3:28
15."Forge"4:22
16."Catch"6:04
17."Haircut and Beard"3:02
18."A Lot to Figure Out"2:01
19."The End Game"2:17
20."I Feel You"2:48
21."What Did It Cost?"2:25
22."Porch"0:59
23."Infinity War"2:35
Total length:71:36

All music composed by Alan Silvestri.[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Italian Compilation Albums (FIMI)[11] 28
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[12] 9
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 73
US Billboard 200[14] 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burlingame, Russ (June 6, 2016). "Avengers Composer Alan Silvestri To Return For Infinity War". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Burton, Byron (April 27, 2018). "'Avengers: Infinity War' Composer Had Tough Time With One Scene in Particular". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Burlingame, Jon (May 11, 2017). "Alan Silvestri Receives Icon Honor at BMI Film, TV and Visual Awards". Variety. Archived from the original on May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Burton, Byron (April 2, 2018). "'Ready Player One' Composer Alan Silvestri on Its Touching Final Moments". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on April 4, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Burton, Byron (February 23, 2018). "'Black Panther' Composer Scored a 4-Hour Cut of the Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Grebey, James (April 27, 2018). "What Song Were the Guardians of the Galaxy Listening To in 'Infinity War'". Inverse. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Buchanan, Kyle (April 30, 2018). "Avengers: Infinity War: How They Decided to Split Up the Characters". Vulture. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Gunn, James [@JamesGunn] (May 19, 2018). "I just checked. It was actually FOUR songs - Rubberband Man by The Spinners, Draw the Line by @Aerosmith, Train in Vain by The Clash, & Caught in a Dream by @alicecooper. Here's a Spotify list of Awesome Mix 2.1 (with another song cut from the film)" (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Breznican, Anthony (July 27, 2018). "Guardians of the Galaxy bicker in Avengers: Infinity War deleted scene". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "'Avengers: Infinity War' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. April 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Compilation - Classifica settimanale WK 18". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2018.