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man, i think i haven't listened to "A Dark Knight" deep enough. so many things i picked up from listening to it recently. oh by the way, it's Dunkirk that's making me go back and listen to the old scores.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. Don’t 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.
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The 84th Academy Awards - Celebrate The Music
Label: Academy Awards (iTunes Exclusive)
Length: 28'12
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  1. Celebrate The Oscars (4:48)
    Written by Hans Zimmer
    Stephane Wrembel – Guitar solo
    Sheila E. – Percussion
    Ann Marie Calhoun – Violin
    Martin Tillman – Cello
    Produced by Hans Zimmer

  2. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got Pharrell (3:40)
    Written by Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer
    Recorded by Mike Larson for i am OTHER entertainment at Circle House Studios, Miami, FL.
    Assisted by Matthew Desremeaux and Gennaro Schiano. Digital Editing and Arrangement by Mike Larson.
    Produced by Pharrell Williams for The Neptunes.

  3. Sunrise On Bleecker Street (2:09)
    Written by Esperanza Spalding and Hans Zimmer
    Esperanza Spalding – double bass and vocal
    J.R. Robinson – Drums
    Satnam Ramgotra – Percussion and Human Beatbox
    Dan Higgins – Soprano Saxophone
    Ann Marie Calhoun – Violin
    George Doering – Guitar
    Randy Kerber – Keyboard
    Arranged by Esperanza Spalding
    Produced by Peter Asher

  4. Giorgio's New Dancing Shoes (4:34)
    Written by Giorgio Moroder and Hans Zimmer
    Arranged by Giorgio Moroder
    Special Thanks: Sheila E. and Junkie XL
    Produced by Giorgio Moroder

  5. D_Generation (3:25)
    Written by Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer
    Arranged and remixed by Junkie XL @ the Computer Hell Cabin Santa Monica
    Produced by Junkie XL

  6. Bump The E. (3:45)
    Written by Sheila E. and Hans Zimmer
    Featuring Sheila E.
    Arranged and remixed by Sheila E.
    All drums and percussion by Sheila E.
    Engineer: Sir Mychael Davison
    Recorded at at Blue 52 Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA
    Production & Studio Manager: Raymond Mckinley
    Assistant: Ia Cheveres
    Managers: Lynn Mabry & Gilbert Davison Avid, Brian Carter
    Thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Hans you and your staff are amazing. It has been an honor to work with you. The biggest hearts ever! God bless
    Produced by Sheila E.

  7. Oscar Sangamam (1:57)
    Written by A.R. Rahman and Hans Zimmer
    Featuring A.R. Rahman on vocal.
    Arranged by A. R. Rahman
    Recorded at Panchathan Hollywood Studios and AM Studios
    Sound Engineers: Deepak Pa, Srinidhi Suresh, Tony Joy and Kevin Doucette
    Vocals, Harpejji and Continuum Fingerboard: A.R. Rahman
    Produced by A. R. Rahman

  8. What A Wonderful World (3:55)
    George David Weiss & Bob Thiele – Range Road Music Inc. & Quartet Music Inc. – George George David Weiss, Assigned to Abilene Music Inc.
    Sung by Esperanza Spalding with the Southern California Children’s Chorus conducted by Carol Aspling
    Additional choir – The KMMusic Conservatory Chamber Choir (recorded at Yashraj Studios, Mumbai, India
    Additional singers - Sally Stevens, Teri Koide, Susie Logan, Donna Medine, Suzanne Waters, Gerald White, Fletcher Sheridan,
    Eric Bradley and Peter Asher
    Arranged by Nick Glennie-Smith
    Produced by Hans Zimmer and Peter Asher

Album Produced by: Peter Asher

Music Supervisor: Bob Badami
Musical Director: Nick Glennie-Smith
Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky
Associate Music Producer: Andrew Zack
Technical Consultant: Chuck Choi
Music Editor: Jessica Weiss
Sound Engineers: Slamm Andrews, Daniel Kresco and Satoshi Noguchi
Album Mixed By: Daniel Kresco
Assistant Engineer: Christian Wenger
Orchestrators: Bruce Fowler and Rick Giovinazzo
Copyist: Booker White
Digital Instrument Design: Mark Wherry
Sample Library Development: Cladius Bruese, Sam Estes and Michael Hobe

Album Mastered by: Pat Sullivan of Bernie Grundman Mastering

Studio: Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica, California
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... reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-30 20:11:17
Martin Tillman is scoring a new movie called A bell for Ursli! I'm very glad that he gets to do some composing of his own these days! He is such a great musician! He plays the cello in most of Zimmer's and HGW's scores if you don't know who he is:P

Luciano reply Replies: 0 || 2014-09-23 20:50:50
Amazing!!! compliments, as usual, great composition.!

Mike reply Replies: 13 || 2013-09-17 01:42:27
I can't quite place why, but Celebrate the Oscars reminds me of John Williams. Great and uplifting track--and starts out with a classic Zimmerish BRAAAAAAM. :)


MacArthur2013-09-17 01:51:58
Oddly enough I just bought it


Mike2013-09-17 01:52:45
Good stuff, isn't it?


MacArthur2013-09-17 01:54:17
The BRAAAAAM! is awesome


Mike2013-09-17 01:55:26
The main melody resembles the heroic Superman theme from Man of Steel (think the beginning of "Flight").


MacArthur2013-09-17 01:58:04
Huh I'm not hearing that.


MacArthur2013-09-17 01:59:49
and i'm not saying that in a bad way


Mike2013-09-17 02:01:01
Listen to 0:48-1:10 in Celebrate the Oscars, then listen to 0:31-1:10 or so in Flight.


Mike2013-09-17 02:01:58
Maybe it's just me.


Mike2013-09-17 02:05:04
Even better idea: listen to that same section of Celebrate the Oscars, then listen to 14:26-15:20 in "Man of Steel (Hans' Original Sketchbook)", and tell me if you notice it there.


MacArthur2013-09-17 02:06:06
Yes now I got you it's a similar chord progression


MacArthur2013-09-17 02:08:36
Different Orchestrations but similar chord progression not exactly the same but similar.


Mike2013-09-17 02:11:24
Both quite good though. I wouldn't have known when this came out to expect something similar for Superman. lol. And speaking of Zimmer superhero music, I find it funny that Zimmer hasn't mentioned his involvement with Spider-Man.


MacArthur2013-09-17 03:07:11
Yeah good point but he also has 4 more movies before that one comes out

Andy P reply Replies: 0 || 2012-03-09 07:09:31
Amazing!!! love all 7 of them!! Thank u hans! keep up your great music

Fil reply Replies: 1 || 2012-02-29 10:54:26
So the Oscars have been broadcasted worldwide, yet this music can be only bought by US citizens.

What's the reason? It's not like there will be any development on German TV/Music market that forces them to withhold sales in Germany for any number of weeks or months. There is NO reason. I really enjoyed and appreciated the music, it even caused goosebumps and tears, yet I cannot pay those f*in $5.99 (or even make that Euros) to further enjoy and appreciate it. Legally! At least, with a CD, I could order it on Amazon US and have it shipped over here or something.

THIS is what forces people all over the world into piracy, because we would LOVE to pay for good stuff, but are just kept away from getting it! REALLY SUCKS! Especially having in mind where Hans Zimmer comes from - he has tons of fans in Germany!!!


Mr. Fate2012-02-29 14:06:41
^^^THIS^^^

Hale reply Replies: 4 || 2012-02-27 12:25:06
*** EDITED BY WEBMASTERS : This topic is about the fact this score is only available on the american itunes store, and prevent other country to download it ****
*** Priere de rédiger en anglais la prochaine fois ***
Alors, là! Bon, désolé, j'écris en français. Trop énervé pour réfléchir anglais ce matin!!

Je me pointe sur l'iTunes tranquillement pour acheter la piste faite par Hans. Que se passe-t-il? "Votre compte ne peut acheter des produits sur l'iStore américain".

Et apr&#232;s, on va dire qu'Internet est rempli de pirates...
Bouh!! Honte &#224; eux!

Cela dit, quelle magnifique piste créée par Zimmer. Un peu répétitive mais épique, glorieuse. Tout ce que j'aime de sa musique (qui d'ailleurs est souvent tr&#232;s sombre, plus technique ces derni&#232;res années).

Cela fait plaisir de retrouver un th&#232;me dans la veine de "Backdraft", "Spirit" et un soupçon de "The Holiday" également.


xxxx2012-02-27 13:02:28
*** english only please ***


xxxx2012-02-27 13:03:29
xxxxx *** do not ask for illegal copy please ***


Hale2012-02-27 13:11:26
*** english only, please ***


JR2012-02-28 11:56:54
I'm a french speaking too, but I want to avoid 3 *XXXX reply :) I completely agree with you Hale, this is a very refreshing-Zimmer sound, it made me so happy when I heard this track yesterday morning! Just Hope "Dark Knight Rises" will not fall too deep into "Dark Knight" or "Inception" sounds, which for me is a disappointing tendency of Zimmer sound these last years...

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