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One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip...why is Eric Whitacre's credit being omitted?Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasonsGreat score! Lots of fun.Your Majesty is addictive and could listen to this also day long.Was Theme is last year ?
Now, what do you thinnk anout the score?<br><br>There are two things that made me underappreciate the score: first these full credits (upset that perhaps a good track might havenot been written by POwell himself) and the fact that Powell will score Han Solo (expectation that this might be a trial score)<br><br>But,<br><br>"Madrid Finale" is clearly 5 star track, and so many nods to classical era of film score.<br><br>There are 4 themes that i can gather:<br>Ferdinand theme <br>Flower Theme<br>"Caring" theme<br>and "bad guy" theme<br>and all of them are good ( not as powerful as HTTYD though)<br><br>But, i find some action writing to be quite generic ( Anthony B Willis is to blame i guess)<br><br>Suffice to say that this is already a 4 star score because this is as subtle as you can get from hyperactive Powell's animation scoresThis score is BRILLIANT.Just started watching this season and the music is spot on especially the Princess Margaret episode. Gregson-Williams and Balfe have create a great score to this season.more intamint and emotional than before@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music
/ it's me@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Donít even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.
Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)@ds the same for desplat's victory with Budapest Hotel.Maybe. I'd sure be happy for you lot ;) And I'd definitely rather see Powell attached to a project than, say, RGW, Junkie or Desplat. <br><br>That Solo movie is going to be a disaster, though.One more thing: if indeed the reason for Powell's semi-hiatus was to be with his family as much as possible, we may well see his activity increase again in coming years now that his wife has passed away and his son is close to graduating high school (I couldn't find an exact date of birth for him but I think he's 16 or 17). Him taking on a project as big and ambitious as Star Wars isn't exactly the sign of someone who wants to take it easy. It's too early to say yet though.hans should win the oscar for best sound effects and not for the best music/score. just as a statement.
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Armageddon
Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Length: 50'13
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  1. Armageddon Suite (5:20)
  2. Harry & Grace Make Peace (1:43)
  3. A.J.'s Return (4:27)
  4. Oil Rig (1:59)
  5. Leaving (2:30)
  6. Evacuation (3:43)
  7. Harry Arrives At Nasa (1:00)
  8. Back In Business (1:37)
  9. Launch (7:54)
  10. Words (1:37)
  11. Underwater Simulation (2:10)
  12. Finding grace (1:06)
  13. Armadillo (1:15)
  14. Short Straw (3:46)
  15. Demands (1:26)
  16. Death Of Mir (1:32)
  17. Armageddon Piano (0:33)
  18. Long Distance Goodbye / Landing (6:33)
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Armageddon reply Replies: 14 || 2017-09-20 12:41:38
THIS, ladies and gents, is the greatest MediaVentures-RemoteControl score. No way you can convince me otherwise. lol! No seriously, even The Rock and Crimson Tide are inferior. The Armageddon score has it all, breathtaking and epic action cues, powerful dramatic cues, adventurous pieces, comedic cues. It literally covers the entire emotional spectrum. What other score can do that? Think about it and you'll see that I'm right.

Cheers,

B.


JR2017-09-20 14:12:15
mmmh not for me, even The Peacemaker or Deep Blue Sea (both ****) are superior than this one! (Iíll give it a *** 1/2).


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-20 16:25:42
Armageddon is great fun, but I can think of plenty other scores that cover that spectrum of emotions. At World's End certainly does, and then some.


rockhound2017-09-20 17:47:58
i think Armageddon is better in covering of all emotions than Pirates III, because there is one more thing the music has to do in Armageddon....covering bad acting. without the music, all emotional scenes with bruce willis would have been a joke. he acts really bad in these scenes, but the music works wonders.


Armageddon2017-09-21 09:05:39
To rockhound,

With all due respect, sir, that's a stupid statement. Very stupid. Guess you're mad that Rockhound wasn't the main character. How is Willis acting in those scenes bad? He's not overacting, he's not crying-screaming like a little girl. His character is actually very grounded. In the scene with Liv Tyler at the end, he is actually watching a picture of his real daughter. It makes it all the more real. He's very quiet and the performance is realistic. Nothing over-the-top. And people absolutely love that scene. Go to YouTube and read all the comments under the video. So, having said all of that, what exactly is your problem with it? You want him to go all crazy emotional like Nic Cage in Face/Off? Is that it?


Armageddon2017-09-21 09:28:44
To Edmund Meinerts,

I admit I never really got the chance to listen to the entire At World's End score. But now you sir got me interested and I will check it out.

Cheers.


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-21 11:31:24
So rockhound...your argument is that the score is better because the movie is worse? That's a new one, gotta admit... :D

to Armageddon, do it! The complete score, if you can. It's incredible!


Meta2017-09-21 14:15:16
Total video game score, circa 98. This is one of those scores -
my first - that you just didn't get enough of no matter HOW many cds they released of it. Hell, it wasn't until 2000 when I finally got the complete score on 2 cds. Sadly, by that time I burned out on it...


rockhound2017-09-21 18:49:34
@Armageddon

1. i love the movie. 2. rockhound is the most annoying character in the whole movie, but at least he has a cool name. ;) 3. bruce willis is smiling in almost all his emotional scenes and not just in this movie. but you know, in germany the movies are dubbed, so his "german" voice and the music helped alot to make these scenes nontheless convincing. to be honest, the goodbye scene was even more sad than the dying scene of leonardo dicaprio in Titanic. so you see, what impact the music had.

@Edmund

i didnt say the movie is bad, just bruce willis in a couple of scenes. so....the music had alot more to do than in Pirates III. the impact of the music in Armageddon must be way stronger to make these scenes work than in Pirates III. in Pirates III these scenes would have been also convincing without the music, because the acting was strong enough. but nontheless the music in Pirates III adds alot to the scenes and makes them stronger. just my opinion.


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-22 12:39:50
Yeah, but the quality of the acting beneath the score doesn't affect the quality of the music.


rockhound2017-09-22 17:31:37
maybe quality is also not the correct word. its the function of the music. i just think the music of Armageddon is much stronger in its function as a filmscore than Pirates III. i also think the themes are stronger and rabins main theme is used in a wide range. but this also a matter of taste ofc.


Armageddon2017-09-25 09:47:50
To rockhound,

Well sir, apparently you just don't like Bruce Willis. That "smiling" you speak of is part of his charm as an actor. That's just how his face is. I don't have a problem with it, and honestly I've never heard people complaining about it. Until now. But fair enough, you have the right of an opinion. I'm just sharing mine.

Cheers.


rockhound2017-09-25 16:59:47
@Armageddon
i have nothing against bruce willis. he got an Golden Raspberry Award for that role, so im not the only one who think, he did not his best job in that movie. but hey, in the german version it worked for me and the movie is a great ride nontheless. :)


Armageddon2017-09-26 13:45:10
To rockhound,

I knew you would bring up the Razzies. I'm sure you know these awards are meant as a joke. Even the guy who created them said so. I mean Jesus, even Stanley Kubrick was "nominated" for a Razzie. And for his masterpiece The Shining!! So the last thing any person can do is to take these awards seriously. But even if we do take them seriosuly, Willis in Armageddon was nominated for Best Actor for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. So the awards cancel each other out. And we're again left with our own opinions. Whether he did his best job in Armageddon, you are going to get different answers depending on who you ask. Still, fact of the matter is that this is one of his biggest, most popular movies. Everyone knows Armageddon. And not only the movie. The score and the soundtrack are absolute blockbusters as well. Hugely successful and popular. And that's what matters at the end of the day.

Cheers.


Meta2017-09-26 15:38:34
LOL @ Razzies
Back in 98 you had a choice between TWO comet apocalypse movies: Armageddon or Deep Impact. Armageddon was the popular vote, after the popularity of the Rock...Let's just say I never watched Deep Impact - and their "selling" point to try to one up Armageddon, from what I recall, was Morgan Freeman as the first black President ever seen in a movie....Yawn.

Whatever.

Anyway, great score. The movie wound up boosting Bruce Willis' career even more, and it helped pave the way not only for Trevor Rabin and Harry Gregson Williams careers, but also Zimmer and Bruckheimer...And of course, Ben Affleck, and other cast members, who would go on to shine in other movies.

This film and its score is SO powerful (for me anyway), all I'm gonna say is I'll never watch it again, because I simply CANT...That goes double for the score, which is rousingly awesome.

Then again, this movie serving as both the alpha and omega of a relationship I had at the time probably has something to do with it. This is what happens when you take film scores and use them as your own personal emotional, historical "diary"; you tend to appreciate them as the years go by, but never return to them because of all the energy you put into them.

Armageddon reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-26 13:44:35
To rockhound,

I knew you would bring up the Razzies. I'm sure you know these awards are meant as a joke. Even the guy who created them said so. I mean Jesus, even Stanley Kubrick was "nominated" for a Razzie. And for his masterpiece The Shining!! So the last thing any person can do is to take these awards seriously. But even if we do take them seriosuly, Willis in Armageddon was nominated for Best Actor for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. So the awards cancel each other out. And we're again left with our own opinions. Whether he did his best job in Armageddon, you are going to get different answers depending on who you ask. Still, fact of the matter is that this is one of his biggest, most popular movies. Everyone knows Armageddon. And not only the movie. The score and the soundtrack are absolute blockbusters as well. Hugely successful and popular. And that's what matters at the end of the day.

Cheers.

sone reply Replies: 2 || 2012-08-30 20:18:52
does anyone know on which tracks did Hans work on?


Prott2012-08-30 20:46:59
I believe it's "Asteroid Chase - Shuttle Crash" (but none of his music is present in this score).


sone2012-08-31 00:32:51
unfortunately not. But now I took this Asteroid Chase track and compared it to the tracks on this list and my conclusion is that none of them contains music from it (except the main theme muisc which wasn't composed by Hans anyway). SO nothing here :)

Phil reply Replies: 1 || 2012-01-13 11:31:33
Happy Birthday Mr. Rabin!


Trevor2012-01-13 11:42:24
thank you phil, very kind from you :)

Jane reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-24 21:26:36
Wowza, problem solved like it never hapnpeed.

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-23 15:00:58
can't express this masterpiece in words...just amazing and breathtaking

"Launch" the best score I'ver ever heard... everytime I hear it I get goosebumps..:)

kero reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-06 00:00:00
This music is really awesome

rabbit reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
THis music is really really awesome! and i agree with someone else that tracks 9 and 18 are the best!!

mike reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-03 00:00:00
The composer is like Beethoven. If Beethoven lived today, he would be a soundtrack composer. Very good music. I believe it is a great cd.

masmek reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
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guss reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-21 00:00:00
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Mikel Carmona-S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-13 00:00:00
Great score. A pesar de faltar mucha mķsica, el cd resulta notable y emotivo. Rabin en estado puro.

Uroö reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-07 00:00:00
Rabin is just great! This score is very good. The tracks 9 and 18 are great. Very powerfull and romatic. Trevor Rabin is one of the best composers ever!

Zilvinas (Lithuania) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
Hello!I like your music and want have your music more and more...I very like film Armageddon...So I want ask you where i can download your Armageddon soundtracks?For free please :)
(My e-mail ########) Thanks :)

jose maria alcaraz gimenez reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-02 00:00:00
es la mejor obra maestra que he escuchado nunca.emotiva ,con un poco de accion,melodias que siempre tarareo y que llevo en mi mente.simplemente fantastica

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2004-12-09 00:00:00
The best score of the year and the best score of Trevor Rabin. Fantastic!!! Emotive!!! Spectacular!!! Enjoy this version or the complete bootleg version. After you listening this music experience you will be absolutely fan of TREVON RABIN. Go on Rabin!!! A fan from Spain.

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