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Is it just me or does the “Catwoman” riff (not the main theme) in “Bar Shootout” and “Nothing Out There” sound very much like the main Scarface theme?<br><br>I’ve also noticed that Hans sometimes will write a main tune and a series of riffs for a character, but will mainly incorporate the smaller motifs in the film (Angelica’s music from OST, Megamind’s main tune, Catwoman, etc.) Definitely not a problem though, I like the variety.<br><br>Look at the evolution of Batman’s theme from Begins, where he had the 2-note motif and the actual theme, to here where it’s just the 2 notes and the chord theme. I wonder if that was Chris Nolan’s decision.John Powell answered in Facebook there is still 45 minutes of music outside from the CD.Yep, he knows how to do BIG and small moments. He's so versatile. I'm praying rian johnson uses him for his new trilogyThank you! Glad you enjoyed it.If there is one who can replace John Williams on Star Wars than is it John Powell!!<br><br>Great Job!!
It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there ! <br><br>Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !Dear Mr. Zimmer (or those interested), <br><br>  Over the years I have always enjoyed some of the higher-intensity compositions you have produced and made a point of putting my money where my mouth is and actually buying the soundtracks - money well spent. I've used specific songs of your's to get through moments of fatigue at work and also to prepare (silly as it may sound) for sporting events, even working out or running. I found them better than any rock or even electronic-type energetic music, until such a point, naturally, that I'd listened to them too many times and the magic wore off. Some of your songs rise to a crescendo that sometimes are powerful but perhaps lost on those who are unfamiliar with the corresponding movie scene ("Flight" from Man of Steel, it rises gradually but the concept you capture is magnificent, "Time" from Inception as well comes to mind). Some are obviously and undeniably potent like "A Dog Chasing Cars" or, going way back to when I learned of your work, "The Battle" from Gladiator which reminded me of "Mars, the Bringer of War", -- or even the latest "Sea Wall".<br><br>  Admittedly this is odd but I can't help but wonder if despite all the solicitations you must receive it seemed to me I might as well send the following two-fold feedback: in the same way I was pleased to learn that Daft Punk was handling the soundtrack for the modern remake of TRON (and what a fine job they did) I was also heartened to find that you were handling the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. It seemed a good sign to me at the time and I knew I would buy a ticket at that point. That was a movie (BR2049) I was worried they would BOTCH much in the same way they completely did whatever it was they did with remake of Total Recall (in which they completely stripped it of its cerebral essence and made it a very long chase-scene). <br><br>  All of this is to express some appreciation and also plug an obscure pianist from Montreal who has been on the CBC and all that, who, when I spoke to him after a show and compared some of his energetic imaginative work (Nostos comes to mind, and damn he hit 99% of those complex piano notes) to your's he admitted it was a dream of his to work with you under any capacity. Of course I suspect nothing will come of this but either way I think it harmless to tip my hat your way as a long-time fan who has utilized your music for motivation many, many, many times and also note that on my esoteric playlists five or six came from you and one or two came from him (Nostos, Il, Hypoctite)<br><br> Lastly, it should be noted for the historians that one time Jean-Michel Blais saved us Canadians (if you do the collective math based on viewership) a great deal of time and intellectual agony. Chevy was running commercials during the NHL playoffs (last year, not the the latest Washington Capitals win) in which an irritating scenario of "real people" were supposed to judge cars/trucks that popped out from behind sliding doors or lifted from basements (aircraft-carrier-style), and the poor fools/actors/allegedly "real people" had to say something nice about it all. It was such garbage. How splendid, how refreshing, then, that they ran a good commercial with someone just winding corners and enjoying driving the damn car to the music, which I recognized as JMB's "Hypocrite". He saved the society a good 10k hours of perniciousness.<br><br>Whew! That's all from me. Love the music, keep it up. Please give JMB a shot I think you'll find his attitude/ethic/skills refreshing. Regardless of that at least it was worthwhile of me to express my appreciation for ten years of masterful original music on your part anyway.Separate question:<br><br>Is Toby Chu part of RCP? I think he had some connections at least right?Why wouldn't Hans go all-out for something that's going to be viewed on this scale? I mean, how hard is it to compose 45 seconds of compelling, original music when you've worked on innumerable 2+ hour films?Woah, Hans actually did good work on this; it's admittedly a bit anonymous-sounding, but the combination of percussion, strings, and choir works in a way that's reminiscent of Angels & Demons (oh, those were the days...).
John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell is now available to stream worldwide on all digital platforms! &#128526;<br><br>Also available to download in 192k/24bit high-resolution from johnpowellmusic .com<br>CDs on https ://bit.ly/2lcQ5Ig :) and coming soon to Amazon and other retailers!<br><br>Thank you, everyone, who was a part of this record!<br>Enjoy &#127926;&#127930;Mega cool :) Wann wird dieser Remix released? :)This would be really nice that as the release is only available for download, we had the choice to download it in a better quality than the CD itself. We have no material piece in the  hands, at least we would like to have such a contentment. I do have no action in Qobuz, but that should be a mandatory place for a download only music, for music lovers who like pure instrumental music. ;)<br>I'll be waiting for it !This album is absolutley wonderful!. I loved every second of it. I adore choirs in film music and an album like this is a very welcome treat!<br><br>Great job, Mr. Powell<br>10/10
Absolutely delightful score. Loved it.Where can we buy this "complete score"?What a wonderful soundtrack, I can not stop listening either. When I get home after work, Interstellar is the best soundtrack to listen to in the quiet of dawn. It's to get in touch with the Cosmos. Congratulations Hans Zimmer.from like.....4 years ago?I’m surprised nobody is talking about the expanded score that has leaked...!
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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! (I’ll 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 música, el cd resulta notable y emotivo. Rabin en estado puro.

Uroš 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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