‘Rio 2’ Score Album Details

Posted: February 26, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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rio-2-scoreSony Classical will release a soundtrack album for the animated sequel Rio 2. The album features the film’s original score composed by Academy Award nominee John Powell (How to Train Your DragonThe Bourne TrilogyShrekChicken Run) who collaborated with Brazilian singer/songwriter and guitarist Milton Nascimento, the instrumental group UAKTI and the body percussion group Barbatuques on the project. The soundtrack will be released on April 8, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. As previously reported, Atlantic Records will release a separate soundtrack featuring the film’s songs. Rio 2 is directed by Carlinhos Brown and features the voice talent of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars and Kristin Chenoweth. The animated feature will be released nationwide on April 11, 2014 by 20th Century Fox. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Rio 2 Samba Version)
2. Batucada Pagode
3. Over the Falls (featuring Milton Nascimento)
4. Breakfast in Rio
5. Fireworks on the Roof (featuring UAKTI)
6. Traveling Family
7. Sideshow Freaks (featuring UAKTI)
8. Stalking the Ferry
9. River Boat to the Loggers (featuring Carlinhos Brown and UAKTI)
10. Escorted to the Clan (featuring UAKTI and Barbatuques)
11. Up Carla’s Monkey (featuring UAKTI)
12. Spider Invite (featuring UAKTI and Barbatuques)
13. Humans Are Longer Than They Told Me (featuring UAKTI)
14. Tongue-apult to Blu’s Nightmare
15. Red Bullies featuring UAKTI
16. Tantrums Lead to Explosions (featuring UAKTI)
17. Lollipops are Bad for your Teeth (featuring Milton Nascimento, UAKTI, and Barbatuques)
18. Battle for the Heart of the Forest
19. Romeo and Juliet’s Unfortunate Demise (featuring UAKTI and Barbatuques)

  1. Macejko says:

    I wonder how long it’ll take Powell to stop wasting his talent on these stupid and uninspired animated features. I know he was on a “vacation”, but come on. There are plenty of other movies in the works which could hugely benefit from his music. But instead they are getting Beltrami or a similar master of boring.

    • Brent says:

      I completely agree. Even though some of his animated works are that of pure genius (How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, etc), I do feel like he’s stagnating a little bit with staying in the animated genre.

      In a way, I could almost say the same thing with Harry Gregson-Williams in regards to live action thrillers.

    • Roger says:

      stupid animated projects? like animation films haven’t been better than most of these shitty movies nowadays

      Animation for the past few years have been the most creative in the film industry.

  2. jXe says:

    John Powells music is at its best with his animated films. The colors, drama and adventure shines in them. I hope he continues to do them.