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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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Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted
Label: Interscope Records
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  1. New York City Surprise (3:05)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jasha Klebe, Peter Asher, Dave Stewart
  2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (2:15)
    Danny Jacob, Robert Clivilles, Freedom Williams, Stephen Hilton
  3. Wannabe (2:37)
    Danny Jacob, Jessica Weiss, Spice Girls, Matthew Rowbottom, Richard Stannard, Stephen Hilton
  4. Game On (3:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL
  5. Hot In Here (2:27)
    Danny Jacob, Jessica Weiss, Cornell Haynes, Pharrell Williams, Charles Brown, Stephen Hilton
  6. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool (4:29)
  7. Light The Hoop On Fire! (3:10)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  8. Fur Power! (2:18)
    Edward Elgar, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jasha Klebe
  9. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (1:13)
    Frances McDormand, Charles Dumont, Michel Vaucaire, Jasha Klebe
  10. Love Always Comes As A Surprise (3:21)
    Peter Asher, Dave Stewart, Jasha Klebe
  11. Rescue Stefano (5:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Junkie XL
  12. Firework - Katy Perry (3:46)
  13. Afro Circus / I Like To Move It (2:41)
    Chris Rock, Danny Jacob, Julius Fucik, Erick Morillo, Hans Zimmer, Stephen Hilton
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Dragonseeker reply Replies: 1 || 2016-10-02 21:12:27
Any news about The Boss Baby? I just read that Hans Zimmer is scoring this.


Ds2016-10-03 08:16:54
Yes, there is news: Hans Zimmer is scoring it :-)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-05 00:32:01
Please tell me someone else hears Night at the Museum in the very beginning of Light the Hoop on Fire! :P

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2014-12-03 23:25:14
What does the booklet mean crediting "Penguin World" to JunkieXL?


Anonymous2014-12-04 15:43:21
it probably means JXL took care of the Penguins' music in the score.

Zimson reply Replies: 1 || 2014-02-24 00:06:53
Afro Circus / I Like To Move It is by Junkie XL, right?


Zimson2014-02-24 20:38:14
I got another question. The melody in "Fur Power!" sounds very familiar to me. Where is it taken from? (Or was it even taken from anywhere?)

Felix reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-31 19:15:34
Session:

1. Opening (1:22)
2. Bad Dream-New York City (3:11)
3. I Wish We Could Go Home (0:44)
4. Chimp Hotel Source (0:34)
5. Chimp Hotel Source (Alt.) (0:41)
6. Main Title-Clandestine Monte Carlo (1:28)
7. Everybody Dance (1:20)
8. I'm Gonna Lead (2:13)
9. Casino Escape (1:13)
10. If You Want To Be My Lover (0:18)
11. Meet Dubois-Escape Continues (1:22)
12. Luxury Assault Urban Recreational Vehicle (0:50)
13. Dubois on the Scene (1:05)
14. Monte Carlo Chase Pt. 1 (1:27)
15. Monte Carlo Chase Pt. 2 (1:00)
16. Monte Carlo Chase Pt. 3 (2:35)
17. Julian is Saved (0:35)
18. We Gotta Get Home (0:51)
19. The Fuzz-Meet the Circus-Escape (2:19)
20. Knife Sting-We're Going to Africa (1:04)
21. Vitality (1:04)
22. Meet Sonja the Bear (1:11)
23. Dubois Tracks the Zoosters (1:31)
24. Dubois Tracks the Zoosters (Alt.) (1:35)
25. Rome (0:46)
26. Backstage Rome (1:13)
27. Con Te Partiro (1:37)
28. Gia (1:49)
29. Dubois-Where There is Smoke There is Lion (1:24)
30. Saber Dance (1:35)
31. Saber Dance (Alt.) (1:38)
32. Saber Dance Reprise (0:54)
33. Italian Police-Dubois Escapes (1:40)
34. Where Did Alex Go (1:10)
35. Circus Zaragoza-Vitaly's Story (3:27)
36. Phase 4-7B (0:41)
37. Circus is in Here-Pomp and Circumstance (3:12)
38. Non, Je Ne Regrette Backing Track (1:27)
39. Cannonball (2:44)
40. Training Montage-Alex and Gia (0:53)
41. Training Montage Mid (1:05)
42. Training Montage End (1:21)
43. Love Ballad (3:34)
44. Circus Train (2:05)
45. London (1:21)
46. Alex Encourages Vitaly (2:50)
47. Fireworks Sweetener #1 (0:33)
48. London Celebration-Dubois on the Hunt (3:17)
49. Julian And Sonja Breakup (1:43)
50. Back to NY (4:56)
51. Back in the Zoo (0:41)
52. Dubois and the Venon Ver. 1 (3:11)
53. Dubois and the Venon Ver. 2 (3:16)
54. Circus to the Rescue (0:38)
55. Rescue Stefano (2:34)
56. Afro Circus-Move It (2:56)


Gaga2012-07-31 22:36:14
The Recording Sessions are out now !!!

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-31 06:09:38
I LOVE this soundtrack!!!!


//////2012-07-31 06:54:48
Well, the sessions are now out. Is that why you cam here, T-Mann?

Wonder if Hybrid Soldier will create the page


T-Mann0362012-07-31 15:47:49
I just don't want to spoil the surprise, //////. Who knows...

Timur reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-23 16:43:17
Good day.

Could you tell me, what is name of original tune used in composition Afro Circus (i like 2 move it is not meant)

Ds reply Replies: 7 || 2012-06-02 22:59:07
Just saw the movie, it was great fun with absurd humor and incredible stylish effects. The score was great, with several new themes, but there will definitely be a LOAD of great missing cues... as expected :/

Look forward to the album! nice job from Zimmer & Balfe!


Anonymous2012-06-03 23:40:14
All recent sequel scores by Hans Zimmer have been unacceptably short. Makes me wonder what is going to become of Dark Knight Rises.


Mr. Fate2012-06-04 03:53:58
While this score looks to be longer than both Rango and Pirates 4, it is still a bit shorter than the slightly older Zimmer outputs like Pirates 3 and Sherlock Holmes.

What startles me about this track list is track number 9...Hmmm, where else have we seen that song get used before? While it looks to be not the whole song, wouldn't it be dandy if it was in stereo?


Mr. Charles2012-06-04 06:42:21
I'm hoping the reason OST & AGoS have sucked so bad is that Hans has been hard at work making TDKR a masterpiece of a score. And if not, I just may lose all hope in mankind


Ds2012-06-04 08:43:22
Mr Charles, I completely agree.

But I promise you, the score for Madagascar 3 is very cool, far from a simple remixing of the old themes! Hans is back, that's a good news for TDKR :)


Mr. Fate2012-06-07 19:24:04
Oops, I take back everything I said a couple days ago. See, I didn't realize that over half of this soundtrack was made up of songs by various artists, and if other sources are right, we are left only with about 18 minutes of score.

That is simply obscene. Rango was 34 minutes long, but then we stepped it up a bit with Pirates 4 coming in at 45 minutes...except that if you remove all the unused, irrelevant Rodrigo y Gabriela pieces you're left with only 26 minutes of actual score.

Now we only have 18 minutes?? We could expect the trend to continue until we're left with an album full of various artists' music and one 2-minute long cue from Zimmer, and after that, he'll just stop releasing his music altogether!

Also, I see from other sources that "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien" was not performed by Edith Piaf, so there goes that hope. Rant over.


Ds2012-06-08 09:12:46
Mr Fate: you're right, but let's look back in the '90. "True Romance", "Days of Thunder", "Rain Man", .... They ALL were compilations with 2 or 3 Zimmer cues.

Here, the label wants clearly to please the kids with songs... It's sad but it is so. It's still better than Madagascar 1 & 2.

I find the Zimmer cues here very cool, with 2 or 3 good new themes.


Mr. Charles2012-06-08 09:55:57
Ahh! I love True Romance! "You're So Cool" is one of my favorite Zimmer pieces :D

Phil reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-06 18:24:28
in the Austrian iTunes store there is instead of the track "We No Speak Americano" the song "Cool Jerk" from The Capitols! can anybody explain me why?


Hybrid Soldier2012-06-07 17:36:41
Yeah the French lossless digital store (meaning, Qobuz... :P) I bought it from has indeed Cool Jerk instead of We Speak No Americano.

Weird... :P

But, who cares, it's not like they replaced a score cue... :)

elegyscore reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-06 20:05:18
check youtube.com/watch?v=zXwrWzlgjls

short Interview with HZ on his Madagascar 3 score.

Warfighter reply Replies: 4 || 2012-05-14 20:55:11
Samples are available!

filmmusicreporter.com/2012/05/14/madagascar-3-europes-most-w anted-soundtrack-details/


Warfighter2012-05-14 20:56:24

track 9: Light The Hoop On Fire! sounds promising

only 5 score tracks...pity

oh well...it's enough to keep us going till TDKR!


Ds2012-05-14 21:54:40
5 tracks! Over 17 min of score! it's an improvement, considering the first score was over 10 min and the 2nd did contain only 3 pure score tracks from Zimmer :)


Hybrid Soldier2012-05-14 22:42:10
There's not "only" 5 tracks of score...

Actually the only "non" score material is Katy Perry & Yolande Be Cool's tracks.

All rest is handled by HZ's team.


Warfighter2012-05-16 02:22:27
@Hybrid Great to hear that! It's just i'm more into instrumental score than songs :D but you're right: this is Madagascar...songs will be fun!

I'm looking forward to it!

Ehsan reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-14 20:54:25
Here’s the album track list:

1. New York City Surprise – Hans Zimmer
2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – Danny Jacobs
3. Wannabe – Danny Jacobs
4. Game On – Hans Zimmer
5. Hot In Herre – Danny Jacobs
6. We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool
7. Light The Hoop On Fire! – Hans Zimmer
8. Fur Power! – Hans Zimmer
9. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien – Frances McDormand
10. Love Always Comes As A Surprise – Peter Asher
11. Rescue Stefano – Hans Zimmer
12. Firework – Katy Perry
13. Afro Circus/I Like To Move It – Chris Rock

tomPoland reply Replies: 1 || 2012-05-12 11:44:59
So, Balfe and minions will do the work, and Hans will again put his name on the cover...


Ds2012-05-12 12:27:53
I don't think so. How do you explain then why the Zimmer scores are always better than the "minion"-alone scores?

Enjoy the great music from Zimmer & co and stop complaining! The music is more than what's written on the cover :)

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-12 02:03:23
Something to wait until The Dark Knight Rises is out :)

And i like A LOT the Madagascar themes. Just hope that we get a lot of score material!

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-11 21:39:13
can't await it!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-11 20:27:42
Everybody Dance Noooooowww !

Save Gotham reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-11 20:27:35
Waiting for a Great music of a Great Fun again ?

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