The Matrix Reloaded (score)

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The Matrix Reloaded: Limited 2-CD set Edition
The Matrix Reloaded (The Complete Score).jpg
Soundtrack album by Don Davis
ReleasedAugust 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)
RecordedFebruary 11–14 and 18–21, 2003
Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreFilm score
Length153:25
LabelLa-La Land Records
ProducerDon Davis
The Matrix soundtrack chronology
Enter the Matrix: Original Soundtrack from the Videogame
(2003)
The Matrix Reloaded: Limited 2-CD set Edition
(2013)
The Matrix Revolutions: Limited Edition (2-CD Set)
(2014)

The Matrix Reloaded: Limited Edition (2-CD Set) is a score album to the 2003 film The Matrix Reloaded.[1] It was officially released on August 27, 2013. Unlike the first soundtrack, which featured songs from the film, this release includes almost the entire film's score on two discs. Owing to licensing issues, the soundtrack does not include the film versions of two cues, Free Flight and Double Trouble.

Prior to the La-La Land release, a bootleg version had surfaced containing much the same material as the official release.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Main Title/Trinity vs. Car"Don Davis3:24
2."Enter the Neb"Don Davis1:11
3."Smith at the Door"Don Davis4:17
4."Furious Angels"Rob Dougan5:32
5."Smith vs. Smith*/Free Flight"Don Davis3:40
6."The Wonder of Zion/The Lascivious Lift/Link and Zee"Don Davis4:37
7."Morpheus on the Mount/Zion Drum Source"Don Davis2:50
8."Zion"Fluke1:23
9."Goodnight Zion*/The Bane Transformation"Don Davis2:42
10."Bane Voyage"Don Davis2:58
11."First, I Must Apologize"Don Davis1:12
12."Teahouse"Juno Reactor featuring Gocoo1:07
13."The Industrial Highway"Don Davis1:16
14."Oracle Oratory"Don Davis2:05
15."The Purpose That Created Us"Don Davis2:59
16."Burly Brawl"Don Davis vs. Juno Reactor1:17
17."Council of Cool/Meeting the Merovingian"Don Davis3:48
18."Choice Is an Illusion"Don Davis2:42
19."Sample This"Don Davis & Juno Reactor3:54
20."Meet the Keymaker/Some Skill"Don Davis1:33
21."Chateau"Rob Dougan3:26
22."Double Trouble"Don Davis2:22
23."Mona Lisa Overdrive"Don Davis & Juno Reactor10:16
Total length:1:18:17
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Truck vs. Truck/The Plan/Final Flight of the Vigilant"Don Davis11:36
2."Kill the Keymaker/Doddering Old Fool"Don Davis6:07
3."The Problem Is Choice/Window Switch/Neo Miraculous/No More Nebuchadnezzer/Conclusion Confusion"Don Davis13:33
4."Niaiserie"Kerry Walsh6:05
5."Burly Brawl (alternate)"Don Davis5:58
6."Chateau Swashbuckling (alternate)"Don Davis3:49
7."The Plan (with synth)"Don Davis4:18
8."Niaiserie (instrumental)"Don Davis6:01
9."Matrix Reloaded Suite"Don Davis17:41
Total length:1:15:08

Composed, orchestrated and conducted by Don Davis. Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony.

Critical reception[edit]

Though reviews of this soundtrack have been relatively scarce in comparison to the first one, the overall reaction to the release has been positive. Positive reviews have come from websites Discogs (4 out of 5 stars)[2] and Soundtrack DB (4 out of 5 stars),[3] as well as favorable review from the blog 5:4.[4]

This soundtrack has been noted[by whom?] for including tracks that do not appear in the movie. Davis's tracks "Burly Brawl (Alternate)" and "Chateau Swashbuckling (Alternate)" were unused in favor of alternate versions by Juno Reactor and Rob Dougan, respectively, with the latter portion of the unused "Burly Brawl" is heavily modified in the film to become the latter portion of the final film version of "Burly Brawl"[citation needed]. Additionally, Davis's version of "Double Trouble" was altered in the film with the addition of samples from the song "Dread Rock" by Oakenfold[citation needed], which is found on the first Matrix Reloaded soundtrack.

The website eNotes notes that despite being billed as the complete score, this album does not include a number of cues from the film, such as the extended version of the track "The Bane Transformation".[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming LLL - Matrix Reloaded,Turbulence,Warriors".
  2. ^ "Don Davis - The Matrix Reloaded (The Complete Score)". Discogs. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Matrix Reloaded ( Complete Score)". Soundtrack DB. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Matrix Trilogy - Complete Scores". 5:4. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  5. ^ "The Matrix Reloaded: Complete 2 CD Score". eNotes. Retrieved February 8, 2011.