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Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4
This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.
Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)@Edmund<br>I’m in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally don’t pay attention to the music unless it’s really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestri’s Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately it’s surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like that’s something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because he’s had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmer’s material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>
Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...Andrew's second solo feature...<br><br><br>Now still waiting for that Sky Hunter release... :(@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? Thanks

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The 84th Academy Awards - Celebrate The Music
Label: Academy Awards (iTunes Exclusive)
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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

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...© 2001-2017 OST 
The 84th Academy Awards - Celebrate The Music soundtrack - Hans Zimmer 2012