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I like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me know
The clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me tooExcited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)
God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?
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Hans ZimmerTom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)Guillaume RousselMax Aruj
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The 84th Academy Awards - Celebrate The Music
Label: Academy Awards (iTunes Exclusive)
Length: 28'12
HZimmer.com rating:        Not yet rated
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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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