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Marvel Music/Hollywood Records: "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" music by Joel P West

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records has released the digital soundtrack from Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”  The album, featuring an original score composed and produced by Joel P West, is available here. Executive Score Producers are Destin Daniel Cretton, Kevin Feige and Dave Jordan.  Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”—the second film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—opens in theaters on September 3, 2021.

West’s vision reaches new heights in his expansive score for Marvel's “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Several iconic themes slowly intertwine to become elements of a lush hero suite, incorporating methodologies of both Chinese and Western music over booming tanggu drum performances. Led by conductor Gavin Greenaway, the score was recorded with a 70-piece orchestra and a traditional Chinese music ensemble at Abbey Road studios in London.

Joel P West is a composer, songwriter and performer known for his scores for “Just Mercy,” “Short Term 12,” and “Chef’s Table” and his bands The Tree Ring and Flood Coats. His music has been described as “showing great emotional nuance” and "warm, richly textured, and pastoral".

Joel's creative process involves heavy research to find conceptual anchors rather than leaning on genre traditions, which has resulted in a versatile musical voice that’s distinctly his own, but not limited to one style or instrumentation. From the cyclical jazz riffs of “Just Mercy,” to the blend of synthesizers and regional instruments in “Street Flood,” to the original Appalachian folk song "Summer Storm" in “The Glass Castle,” Joel strives to develop a unique musical ethos for each film that becomes essential to the storytelling.

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng. “Shang-Chi And The Legend of The Ten Rings” is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film.
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