The Incredible Hulk:
Original Soundtrack Recording
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 1999 (1999-11) (JHCD-02)
GenreScore
Length70:38
LanguageEnglish
LabelSuper Tracks Music Group
ProducerJoe Harnell
Ford A. Thaxton
Joe Harnell chronology
V
(1998)
The Incredible Hulk
(1999)
Hulk soundtrack chronology
The Incredible Hulk
(1999)
Hulk
(2003)
Marvel Comics soundtrack chronology
Blade
(1998)
The Incredible Hulk
(1999)
X-Men
(2000)

The Incredible Hulk: Original Soundtrack Recording is the licensed promotional soundtrack from the 1970s/1980s television series adaptation of The Incredible Hulk.

Album information

This contains compositions by the series composer Joe Harnell which includes suites and compositions from the pilot film and from episodes "Married", "Homecoming", "Prometheus", and "Ricky", with some music that also appeared in the Cliffhangers segments "Stop Susan Williams" and "The Secret Empire".[1]

Track listing

All music is composed by Joe Harnell

No.TitleLength
1."The Incredible Hulk: Main Title" (Version #1)1:32
2."Love Theme from The Incredible Hulk"3:05
The Incredible Hulk: The Pilot
No.TitleLength
3."Gamma Ray Treatment"5:50
4."Growing Anger"3:18
5."First Hulk Out / Second Hulk Out"7:35
6."Growing Tension / Explosion / Hulk Rescue and Susan's Death"8:40
7."The Lonely Man Theme"1:33
Music from the Series
No.TitleLength
8."The Incredible Hulk: Main Title" (Version #2)1:12
9."Married: The Wedding"2:48
10."Prometheus: Arrival at Project Prometheus"5:13
11."Ricky: Montage"2:19
12."Stop Susan Williams: Suite" (also appeared in the Cliffhangers)6:36
13."Homecoming: Suite"2:10
14."The Secret Empire: Suite" (also appeared in the Cliffhangers)7:51
15."Prometheus: Through the Floor / Hulk on the Rampage"3:48
16."Married: Prelude to Tragedy / Death Scene"3:48
17."Pilot: Graveyard Farewell — Lonely Man Theme Reprise"3:11
18."Theme from The Incredible Hulk" (Disco Version)3:29

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Filmtracks
ScoreReviews
TrackSounds

The soundtrack received mixed reviews from critics in the music community. Christopher Coleman of TrackSounds gave it a 5 out of 10, citing the opening theme, "Homecoming: Suite", and "The Lonely Man" as unforgettable, while also stating that many of the other tracks are typical seventies fare that could easily fit into any other popular series of that time.[2] Christian Clemmensen of Filmtracks felt that the score had aged badly giving the example of Harnell's work on V, and citing the elements, the seventies pop influence, don't really hold up after thirty years.[3] Andreas Lindahl of ScoreReviews cited some cues as exciting and memorable, but felt the sound was far too small with a feeling that the action music was played by "a tiny chamber music ensemble."[4]

References

  1. ^ "The Incredible Hulk: Original Soundtrack Recording". joeharnell.com. Archived from the original on December 14, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  2. ^ Coleman, Christopher. "The Incredible Hulk by Joe Harnell Soundtrack Review: Music of the Mean and Green". TrackSounds!. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  3. ^ Clemmenson, Christian (November 15, 1999). "The Incredible Hulk (Joe Harnell)". Filmtracks. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  4. ^ Lindahl, Andreas. "The Incredible Hulk (Joe Harnell)". ScoreReviews. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2009.