Sony Music is pleased to announce the release of Red Dawn - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, available on November 19, 2012. The score accents the inspiring film about war and patriotism. Ramin has composed a powerful score for this action film that features a variety of moods to match the sensitive and comic moments of the movie.
Ramin Djawadi, (Java-Dee) German-born (Iranian father and German mother), graduated from Berklee School of Music in Boston and attracted the attention of Los Angeles-based composer Hans Zimmer, which led to several successful collaborations such as Batman Begins, Something's Gotta Give and Thunderbirds.
Ramin might be best known for his Grammy-nominated, guitar-driven score to Iron Man, but his repertoire covers a wide variety of genres. From his lush animated scores for Open Season, Sammy's Adventure 1 & 2, to this year's percussion driven hit film, Safe House starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Clash of The Titans was another action film that received a lot of attention world-wide and his work on action movies made Djawadi a natural choice for composing Red Dawn. Other works include David Goyer's Blade: Trinity, the horror thriller The Unborn, and television series Flash Forward. Ramin has garnered fans with writing the music for the new hit television shows, Game of Thrones, Person of Interest as well as the Prison Break series.
The first track, "Red Dawn," sets the tone with complex clashing rhythms over the full sound of orchestral strings. This combination continues with "Wolverines," and in the ensuing tracks "Invasion" and "I'm Gonna Fight" the music gains a more martial, even dissonant character. The tracks that give strong back-up to action are interspersed with quieter moments, such as the contemplative "The Execution," the calmer interlude of "What Do You Miss?," and the lyrical, hopeful theme of "Erica." The excitement of the music grows in "A Marine and His Rifle" and "Jed's Death," before the "Finale" starts in subdued mood and moves on to a serene, then triumphant conclusion.
The film will open in theatres nationwide on November 21.