On April 9th, Marvel Music/Hollywood Records released The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Volume 1 (Episodes 1-3) with music composed by Henry Jackman on digital. Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
Though broken up into separate episodes, Jackman’s score for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is quintessential MCU film music (and I’ll call it that despite the streaming format). It has that perfect blend of suspense and action that I’ve come to love in these movies. This music, as with most scores in the MCU, is good at getting you to hold your breath and lean in to hold more, only to knock you back with a sudden burst of sound. The synthetic elements in the music are something of a surprise, but given that this series is set in (pretty much) the present day (time skip notwithstanding), it makes sense that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would need as modern-sounding a soundtrack as possible. This show is meant to be something of a thriller after all, and the music definitely creates that idea.
If this is how good the music is for just the first three episodes, I can’t wait to hear Volume 2, which is due to be released on April 30th.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Volume 1 Track List
- Louisiana Hero (2:14)
- Tough Act to Follow (1:16)
- Airborne Operation (5:56)
- Smithsonian Tribute (0:53)
- Nightmares (1:22)
- What Do You Want? (1:22)
- Pluck Up the Nerve (1:53)
- New Agitators (1:13)
- The Wrong Guy (1:38)
- America’s Sweetheart (1:05)
- No Parachute (1:29)
- Stakeout (1:39)
- Outmatched (2:46)
- Safe House (2:41)
- Someone You Should Meet (1:09)
- Overlooked For Promotion (1:20)
- Warranted Attention (1:03)
- Fraying Edges (2:04)
- Take One For the Team (2:21)
- Unnecessary Use of Force (1:48)
- Prison Break (4:41)
- A Marriage of Convenience (0:32)
- A Pure Heart (1:48)
- Low Town (1:24)
- Attack, Soldier! (1:47)
- Breaking Character (2:29)
- Bad Science (3:30)
- Masked Man (1:20)
- Dissent and Disillusionment (1:08)
- Radicalized (1:19)
- Star Spangled Man – The Captain America Drum Corps (1:44)
Be sure to check out The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Volume 1 as soon as you can!
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