Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Original Motion Picture Score)

Release Date: Friday February 14th, 2020
  1. Flying High (Birds of Prey) - Daniel Pemberton
  2. The Fantabulous Emancipation Explosion - Daniel Pemberton
  3. Harley Quinn (Danger Danger) - Daniel Pemberton
  4. Birds of Prey - Daniel Pemberton
  5. Harley Gogo Agogo - Daniel Pemberton
  6. The Black Mask Club - Daniel Pemberton
  7. Stolen Diamond - Daniel Pemberton
  8. Bad Ass Broad (Whistle MF) - Daniel Pemberton
  9. Lonely in Gotham - Daniel Pemberton
  10. Black Canary Echo - Daniel Pemberton
  11. The Bertinelli Massacre (The Huntress Story) - Daniel Pemberton
  12. Bump It! - Daniel Pemberton
  13. Roman Sionis - Daniel Pemberton
  14. Lockdown - Daniel Pemberton
  15. Bruce and the Beaver - Daniel Pemberton
  16. Lotus Flower - Daniel Pemberton
  17. Femme Fatale - Daniel Pemberton
  18. Breakout! - Daniel Pemberton
  19. The Bertinelli Revenge - Daniel Pemberton
  20. I Want To Kill You Because I Can - Daniel Pemberton
  21. Zsasz Showdown - Daniel Pemberton
  22. Work Together - Daniel Pemberton
  23. Battle Commence - Daniel Pemberton
  24. Fight Together (Birds Of Prey) - Daniel Pemberton
  25. Founders Pier - Daniel Pemberton
  26. Roller Vs Rollers - Daniel Pemberton
  27. The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn - Daniel Pemberton


Birds of Prey – Score - Credits

Music by DANIEL PEMBERTON

Score Produced by DANIEL PEMBERTON
Executive Album Producers: MARGOT ROBBIE, CATHY YAN, SUE KROLL, BRYAN UNKELESS
Executives in Charge of Music for Warner Bros. Pictures: DARREN HIGMAN and NIKI SHERROD
Executive in Charge of WaterTower Music: JASON LINN
Music Supervisors: SEASON KENT and GABEL HILFER

LEGAL LINE:
(P) 2020 This compilation WaterTower Music as licensee for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Motion Picture Artwork & Photography © 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All rights reserved.
Published by: Warner-Olive Music LLC (ASCAP)

TRACKLIST

1. Flying High (Birds of Prey)
2. The Fantabulous Emancipation Explosion
3. Harley Quinn (Danger Danger)
4. Birds of Prey
5. Harley Gogo Agogo
6. The Black Mask Club
7. Stolen Diamond
8. Bad Ass Broad (Whistle MF)
9. Lonely in Gotham
10. Black Canary Echo
11. The Bertinelli Massacre (The Huntress Story)
12. Bump It!
13. Roman Sionis
14. Lockdown
15. Bruce and the Beaver
16. Lotus Flower
17. Femme Fatale
18. Breakout!
19. The Bertinelli Revenge
20. I Want To Kill You Because I Can
21. Zsasz Showdown
22. Work Together
23. Battle Commence
24. Fight Together (Birds Of Prey)
25. Founders Pier
26. Roller Vs Rollers
27. The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn 

Music Composed and Produced by DANIEL PEMBERTON
Recorded and Mixed by Sam Okell
Recorded at SUNSET SOUND, HENSON RECORDING STUDIOS, NEWMAN SCORING STAGE; LOS ANGELES
Mixed at CAPITOL STUDIOS AND HENSON RECORDING STUDIOS; LOS ANGELES 

Pro-Tools Operator: JEFF GARTENBAUM
Engineers: BRIAN RAJARATNAM, ZACH ZAJDEL, ERIN RETTIG
Music Editor: KATRINA SCHILLER
Assistant Music Editor: STEPHEN PERONE
Orchestrator: ANDREW SKEET
Additional Orchestration: JORDAN COX
Music Preparation: ED TRYBEK
Orchestral Contractor: PETER ROTTER
Choir Contracted and Conducted by JASPER RANDALL
Roland 303 Programming: BRIAN DOUGANS
Sample Design: ALEX GRUZ
Album Mastered by CHRISTIAN WRIGHT at Abbey Road Studios

Score Produced by DANIEL PEMBERTON
Executive Album Producers: MARGOT ROBBIE, CATHY YAN, SUE KROLL, BRYAN UNKELESS
Executives in Charge of Music for Warner Bros. Pictures: DARREN HIGMAN and NIKI SHERROD
Executive in Charge of WaterTower Music: JASON LINN
Music Supervisors: SEASON KENT and GABEL HILFER

Music Business Affairs Executive: RAY GONZALEZ
Art Direction: SANDEEP SRIRAM
Soundtrack Coordinators: KARI MIAZEK and LINDA CHRISTIE

Daniel Pemberton would like to thank: firstly the amazing Sam Okell for literally coming on a very long journey with me and tirelessly making use of the finest swimming pools at the many hotels we stayed at – whilst still managing to put together a pretty mental soundtrack as well; all the fantastic musicians I got to work with in LA and the studio crews out there; Peter Rotter, Hillary Hernandez, Jasper Randall and the rest of the contracting team who did such a wonderful job at looking after us; Evan Shiff and Katrina Schiller for the tireless nonstop work you both did; the wonderful Warner Bros. music family – Niki Sherrod, Darren Higman, Linda Christie, Kari Miazek and Paul Broucek – another crazy ride!; super music supervisors Season Kent and Gabe Hilfer for always pushing for what is best for the film; our own superhero producer crew getting busy in Harley’s kitchen – Sue Kroll, Bryan Unkeless, Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Margot Robbie; Jeff Gartenbaum and Brian Rajaratnam for their solidity in the face of my nonsense; Imad-Roy El-Amine for co-writing some great stuff together that you’ll have to buy a different album to hear; one of the all-time 303 legends Brian Dougans for giving me some of that sweet acid; Alex Gruz for all the non-stop stemming; James Herbert for some UK special ops unit style stuff; Jucee Froot and Chris Carter; Leo Abrahams; Robert Messinger and all at Fortress; Catherine Grieves; Pemberton Family; Andrew Skeet; Atlantic Records crew; Jason, Sandeep, Joe, Rocco and the entire WaterTower team; and lastly a huge thanks to the wonderful Cathy Yan who created such a vibrant and exciting cinematic world for me to play in.


Thanks to:
Peter Axelrad, Rocco Carrozza, Vincenzo De La Rosa, Kerrylyn Genetive,  Joe Kara, Kevin Kertes, Katie Lambert, Genevieve Morris, Amanda Stimac, Robert Zick   


LINER NOTES:
One of the best things about writing this score was the fact I felt Harley Quinn as a character would be into anything – I can see her listening to whatever she wants: opera, metal, hip-hop, EDM, rockabilly, gospel, pop. I always felt she didn’t really care for one thing – she’d absorb them all and not give a f*** if anyone thought it was cool or not. So, I felt I’d do that with the music. In the same way she dresses like no one else, pulling disparate styles together to make something her own, I wanted to do the same with the score. Then couple that with a crew of other great larger-than-life characters and the completely unique take on Gotham that director Cathy Yan has created, a world with a kaleidoscopically colorful palate, you have something very special to inspire you.

For this film I decamped to Los Angeles with my brilliant mixer Sam Okell. My first real time recording there, it was an absolute blast. I got to wear shorts a lot AND we got to work with some phenomenal musicians in some of the world’s most legendary studios. Amazing. This album is the result of that journey. Like Harley’s narration in the film sometimes it’s chronologically suspect. There’s tracks you won’t ever have heard – the results of early experiments or lost fights against pop goliaths – and others I’ve tweaked to make a better listen on their own. Cathy always said to me about the film “this is a side to Gotham you haven’t seen before” – I hope this is also a side you haven’t heard either…

Daniel Pemberton, London 2020. 

AFM Musician
The Hollywood Studio Symphony 

VIOLIN
Alyssa Park — CM
Tereza Stanislav — P2
Amy Hershberger
Andrew Bulbrook
Benjamin Powell
Bruce Dukov
Darius Campo
Eun-Mee Ahn
Irina Voloshina
Josefina Vergara
Kevin Kumar
Max Karmazyn
Natalie Leggett
Roger Wilkie
Sara Parkins
Songa Lee
Stephanie Matthews
Tamara Hatwan

VIOLA
Robert A. Brophy — 1st
Corinne Sobolewski
David Walther
Leah Katz
Morgan O’Shaughnessey
Shawn Mann

CELLO
Steve Erdody — 1st
Armen Ksajikian
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick
Jacob Braun
Paula Hochhalter
Ross Gasworth

CONTRABASS
Michael Valerio — 1st
Edward Meares
Stephen Dress

ETHNIC FLUTE

Chris Bleth

SAXOPHONE
Daniel Higgins — 1st
Eric Marienthal
Joel Peskin

TRUMPET
Wayne Bergeron

TROMBONE
William Reichenbach

HARP
Lara Somogyi

GUITAR
Adam Tressler
Andrew Synowiec
George Doering
Timothy Young

BASS GUITAR
Leland Sklar — 1st
Timothy Lefebvre

PERCUSSION
Brian Kilgore — 1st
Wade Culbreath
Edward Atkatz

DRUM SET
Abe Rounds

KEYBOARD
Zachary Rae 

CHOIR

FEATURED SOLOISTS
Sarah Pinzon
Anna Schubert
Suzanne Waters

SOPRANO
Amanda Achen
Monika Beal
Erin Bentlage
Allie Feder
Kelci Hahn
Ayana Haviv
Amy Keys
Andrea Zomorodian

ALTO
Adryon De Leon
Katharine Eames
Jessica Freedman
Wendy Hinkle
Laura Jackman
Sara Mann
Jessica Rotter
Ann Marie Sheridan
Raya Yarbrough

TENOR
David Loucks
Greg Whipple
Gerald White

BASS
James Hayden
Jamal Moore
Tracy LJ Robertson 













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