The Original Score Composed by Danny Elfman
Release Date : 07/27/2004
COLUMBIA/SONY MUSIC SOUNDTRAX - CK 092842
1. Spider-Man 2 Main Title
2. M.J.'s New Life/Spidus Interruptus
3. Doc Ock Is Born
4. Angry Arms/Rebuilding
5. A Phone Call/The Wrong Kiss/Peter's Birthday
6. The Bank/Saving May
7. The Mugging/Peter's Turmoil
8. Doc Ock's Machine
9. He's Back!
11. Aunt May Packs
12. Armageddon/A Really Big Web!
13. The Goblin Returns
14. At Long Last, Love
15. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
(Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
Hmmm... there's no more available information on Sony's website at the moment, so I don't really know if this represents the original material that Elfman wrote, or if it includes the rewrites with Christopher Young and John Debney.
I do have to say that, while overall I liked the score for Spider-Man 2, I find the material co-written with Young to be too much like his material from Hellbound: Hellraiser 2. This music is what plays during Octavius' disasterous experiment, and it does take me somewhat out of the movie... mostly because I love Young's scores for the first two Hellraiser films so much, especially the second (although I've never seen the films).
Given that these cues are given names and credited in the end scroll that are different from what appears here, it is possible that the re-scored material may not be included on the album. This is a shame in the case of the train cue, which I think is really moving. The sample of "Doc Ock Is Born" doesn't sound much like what appears in the film, but it is only a few seconds long, so...
More disturbing, however, is track five... it looks like a mishmash of cues from all over the film. I don't like that sort of thing.
Despite all this, I'm glad that there will be a score release.