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Re-listening the score again...….Have to say, Lisbeth Scott's beautiful vocals are definitely one of the highlights. She's amazing. On par with Lisa Gerrard.<br><br>Speaking of, what the hell happened to MV/RC guys incorporating female vocalists in their scores? I've always loved that approach. But it seems that it kinda went away......replaced by more and more sound design! So except for this score (and Steve's Your Highness) is there a recent big MV/RC score that actually features female vocals? Maybe I'm missing some...…..I was wondering that is there a Hans Zimmer library you need to license from Remote Control.<br><br>I kinda saw a composer's Cubase setup and he labeled one of his folders, HZ STR, HZ BRS, and HZ Choir.<br><br>Does Zimmer have a brass and choir sample library you need to have a license for?Easy now Mr. Anonymous, no need to be so superior. <br>I looked up that tracklist, and couldn't find 'Tai Lung Escapes' specifficaly listed, hence asking. Closest there is 'Shogun Mongol Prison', but it's too short to be the whole scene.   <br><br>But I'll try to get a hold of that complete version somehow, looks super interesting."It's the first action score by Balfe i didn't hate this year, thank god!"<br><br>This is an actual comment from the FRIGGING Hans Zimmer fan site. Balfe is so winning over everyone with his talent isn't he! <br><br>Of course, he has no fans - Krascynzki - are you posting here? Have you been told by a Balfe to make great comments about his weekend wankjob?<br><br>Seriously - Balfe is a total joke and we need to treat him as such - he laughs at anyone trying to 'listen' to him. He is on record saying no one listens to soundtracks which is why his work is so bad - you fanboys are thick to him. He is a professional driller - he fills a space and that is that.<br><br>Go listen to the latest Reality TV shit - you get the same talent and much more exciting music<br><br>Well, I don't know why a track called The Syndicate might refer to the villains of the piece - the Syndicate. If you think this is a good villain theme you may want to look around for others including Kramer's Solomon Lane which is here referenced in Barfe passing out on a synth and pressing the opening notes of Kramer's complex theme
Its just three short bursts of sound, really.Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention there's also a short track that plays when K walks through Las Vegas past the statues and beehives, but is not listed on the cuesheetIt should be noted that I think a few tracks like 'new model' are put together with the track that came before it on the CD.<br><br>Ossuary<br>Return to Sappers<br>Must Protect the Child<br>Bomb<br>Like a Real Girl<br>Luv in Apartment<br>Mesa Hijack<br><br>I think are the only real missing tracks, and some of them are pretty short anyway.You guys are dumb. the composers are listed on the complete version. break down Tai Lung Escapes by finding those curable off the complete version and see who wrote those cues. presto.I keep listening to "The Syndicat", which is what I assume to be the theme for The Syndicate. Honestly one of the better villain themes i've heard in a while
Flight has a new Andrew Kawczynski credit...We're getting there!Yeah, you're probably right. <br><br>I guess I thought of it as a Powell cue mostly because between the two main composers, it matched more with his style than Hans', but yeah it's probably Jackman's stuff. <br><br>Either way, I love that track.Yeah<br><br>BTW, John Paesano is credited as additional musicI'm pretty sure that the majority of it is Henry Jackman (maybe with a bit of Hans). I don't get much of a Powell vibe off that particular cue at all.This film and score are ten years old! The first seven minutes of Hans’ New Batman Theme (A Dark Knight) are still one of my favorite individual Zimmer themes. <br><br>And the movie itself is still one of my favorites, comic book or not.
I'm curious, who do you think mostly wrote 'Tai Lung Escapes'? <br><br>I've always loved that track, and always felt that it was mostly a John Powell cue, although that very dark first part could easily be Hans' work. I could also see it being a Henry Jackman cue though... I don't know. :pStairs and Rooftops....WOOOW Easily one of the best film tracks of 2018. Simply Amazing!!!It's the first action score by Balfe i didn't hate this year, thank god!<br><br>It's not the best thing in years, but is a fun action score (Free Fall and Escape Through Paris, are good action tracks), plus, altough is 96 minutes, never get boredAnd the link for the CD<br><br>https:/ /www. amazon.com/gp/product/B07F3QP2HX/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie= UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASI N=B07F3QP2HX&linkId=8fcd06899e5999dd491abf60fe6dcf6dTracklist for The Darkest Minds (Milan Records)<br><br>1. The Darkest Minds<br>  2. Ruby's Theme<br>  3. Lady Jane<br>  4. Escape<br>  5. Cate<br>  6. Runaway<br>  7. Picnic<br>  8. Zu's Dream<br>  9. E.D.O.<br>  10. Home<br>  11. The Slip Kid<br>  12. Mind Control<br>  13. Memories<br>  14. Red<br>  15. Liam<br>  16. The Children's League
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Steve JablonskyClay DuncanJeff BiggersJon Aschalew
ComposerAmbient Music DesignMusic Scoring MixerSynth Programmer
Pain & Gain
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 66'11
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  1. I'm Big (2:20)
  2. Sun Gym (2:02)
  3. Definitely Guys (1:57)
  4. I'm A Doer (2:26)
  5. I Got Saved (1:19)
  6. Wrong Car (1:16)
  7. Taser (1:36)
  8. Cologne (2:18)
  9. I'm Gonna Tell Jesus (4:04)
  10. Buckle Up (2:09)
  11. Run Him Over (3:27)
  12. Catching Bad Guys (1:31)
  13. I Work Hard (3:45)
  14. Get A Pump (1:38)
  15. Sometimes You Gotta Run (1:24)
  16. Difficult Victim (0:59)
  17. 14 Minutes (2:49)
  18. I Believe In Fitness (2:24)
  19. Supermen (3:32)
  20. So Buff (3:06)
  21. Sacred Trust (3:30)
  22. Du Bois (3:26)
  23. CIA (1:43)
  24. My Sh*t Stopped Workin' (3:59)
  25. Toe (2:00)
  26. Doyle (5:31)
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Bayhem reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-18 13:47:04
I really do consider this to be one of the most unusual (in a good way) and original MV/RC scores. Don't even recall any tracks that successfully suggest that this is MV/RC. My opinion, of course. I wonder if some of you peeps feel the same. And I admit, I'm not the biggest fan of too much electronics and experimentation, but in this case it actually works. It's a very contained score with some exceptional tracks. 14 Minutes is a personal favorite.

Evenstar reply Replies: 6 || 2015-01-30 08:51:05
Supermen was written by Clay Duncan. Clay just told on his facebook page.


Hybrid Soldier2015-01-30 19:01:16
And I know about 5 tracks that were written Jon Aschalew... :P


Adam2015-01-30 19:16:58
Thanks for letting us know that, Evenstar!

And Hybrid - can we have those credits, please? That would be awesome!


Hybrid Soldier2015-01-30 19:31:52
Sun Gym, I'm A Doer, CIA, My Shit Stopped Working'

That's 4 in fact lol...


Adam2015-01-30 20:03:34
Awesome! Thanks so much ;)


JamesT2015-01-31 02:33:19
Hybrid, can you tell me if my fav tracks are SJ....I'm Big, Run Over Him (love this!), Du Bois, Doyle?


Bayhem2017-07-18 13:42:25
Du Bois is definitely Jablonsky. Definitely.

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2014-09-18 22:25:55
Anybody got a chronological list of this by chance?

Steve reply Replies: 0 || 2014-07-08 01:35:10
correct chronological tracklist anybody?

dark prince reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-03 02:33:41
My expectations for this score was really little, for the thematic of the movie, the fact of I don't trust completly on Steve Jablonsky, but this score was a surprise for good, isn't an excellent score, but is funny and even cool

Evenstar reply Replies: 0 || 2013-11-15 00:59:30
Steve is going to be busy! Steve Jablonsky and Nathan Whitehead have signed on to compose the music for the upcoming TNT original series The Last Ship, produced by Michael Bay!

Evenstar reply Replies: 2 || 2013-11-13 22:21:16
Jablonsky talkes about Lone Survivor
youtube.com/watch?v=w4nUbQvVL6g


Ds2013-11-14 06:54:26
Awesome, i didn't know he was part of that project! Thanks for sharing!

Btw there's a very small cue playing at lonesurvivorfilm.com, it might be some of Jablonsky's music.


marty2013-11-14 16:11:41
thank you!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 13 || 2013-04-26 22:54:08
I didn't really expect anything from that score but... it's really great for those liking electro stuff like Tron, Oblivion or TF3...

Some very very cool highlights =>

I'm Big / I Believe In Fitness (the same theme)
Definitely Guys
Run Him Over (:O)
Doyle

Excellent stuff ! :)


Ds2013-04-27 00:22:30
Hybrid, how did you listen to it? If i'm not wrong you're not living in the US... I'm searching for it everywhere but can't find it.


Everan2013-04-27 17:52:37
I love both synth music and orchestral music, and this one is one great synth soundtrack, it gives emotion and synths usually don't. Really enjoying this one, reminds me of Mass Effect sometimes.

Worth a listen if you like synths and Jablonsky score, if you don't like synths, don't expect any big stuff like in previous scores of Steve.


Ds2013-04-27 19:16:38
Agree. This is classy music, i'm sure it complements perfectly Michael Bay's strong visual style. Makes me want to watch the movie... unfortunately it's not out before August in Europe :'(


Trent Easton Navarro2013-04-27 19:36:50
Wasn't really sure what to expect from this one. But just listened to it and I really dig it. Jablonsky's best in quite some time


MrZimmerFan2013-04-27 19:39:55
I really like this score by Steve, not masterpice, but very cool


Tunerline2013-05-04 14:18:19
Du Bois is goood track!!!!


Mr Motivator2013-05-04 17:24:29
Piss poor effort from jablonsky. I was expecting him to at least make an effort of something new unlike to two transformer sequels he composed. C'mon steve your better than this!


al bundy2013-05-04 18:34:17
maybe michael bay didn't want anything better


Ds2013-05-04 19:28:33
Sorry guys but this is a small movie, what were you expecting? A bombastic epic score? Imo Jablonsky did exactly what the movie needed: a modern ambient score that's at times very cool almost hip-hop, at times angry and savage.


Mr motivator2013-05-04 20:52:51
@al bundy. That's exactly why all of his movies have got worse since ''the rock'



MrZimmerFan2013-05-07 13:30:50
You mean The Island, Transformers or Armageddon sucks?!, wtf


Mr motivator2013-05-09 01:07:30
Well.....yeah. His films may have the action value but c'mon they are as poor as a bum.


Guitwo2013-09-13 00:06:24
I'm big is about to be the next theme for any movie trailers ;)

run over him is freaking awesome. I like buckle up too. halfway through the album, it's really great.

the movie itself is really funny, crazy frankly one of the best movie from Bay (and i'm a disappointed, "old" fan of MB -Bad Boys 1 and The Rock are amazing).

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2013-05-17 05:59:38
Anyone who has seen the film, can you provide the tracklist in chronological order?

OKKU reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-08 10:11:54
Only electronic music....


Everan2013-05-08 22:18:33
Low budget film, low budget for score. Jablonsky managed to work around it and make something nice, maybe not perfect but it really is nice.

Evenstar reply Replies: 1 || 2013-04-26 21:53:42
A lot of synthie in this score... not sure if I like this but I expected more. Got it from iTunes btw.


Evenstar2013-04-28 11:23:04
Ok after listening a couple times, also with my headphones, I like it more. Steve put a lot of small, tiny synthie sounds in every track (most of them you can only hear with headphones). Although it's just synthie, Steve did a good job to do the best he could. Track "Doyle" really got me :)

ps: Some sounds remain me to Harry Gregson-Williams.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-04-27 17:22:39
I truly like this soundtrack. It may not be like the Transformers trilogy, Your Highness, or Gangster Squad... but Steve's composed work isn't all that bad.

Overall: 7 out of 10

JOhnson reply Replies: 9 || 2013-04-24 17:56:28
Cant say I agree with this score. This sounds like every track is the Sam Witwicky cue from Transformers...Its already out on Itunes.

Oh well...Gotta pass on this one.


Ds2013-04-24 18:05:47
I can't disagree more! I listened to the 26 snippets and found it looked very nice and adapted to the tone of the movie. Did you listen to the full album? I can't find it since it's only available in the US...


MrZimmerFan2013-04-24 18:14:50
Sam Witwicky tone?, that's no make any sense men


Jeff2013-04-24 22:33:35
Where did you find this on iTunes? I don't see it anywhere.


Ds2013-04-24 23:00:24
US store only...


Jeff2013-04-24 23:09:10
I live in Chicago. I typed in Steve Jablonsky and it doesn't show up in his list of albums. I also typed in "Pain & Gain" and it didn't come up there either.


Ds2013-04-24 23:25:35
Try this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pain-gain-music-from-motio n/id640378255


Jeff2013-04-24 23:32:26
Thank you very much. That worked.


Ds2013-04-24 23:39:46
You're welcome. Please tell us what you think about it!


Johnson2013-04-25 07:09:57
Type in Steve Jablonsky and it's further down on the album list...


yes...I find the score to be minimalistic like his Sam Whitwicky cues from the Transformers album.



Mr. Charles reply Replies: 6 || 2013-04-22 22:09:35
Will this be on iTunes any earlier than May 7th? I'd like it before the film opens on Friday...usually that's when an OST is released. I really want this one :(

Does anyone happen to have it yet? Or is there even a tracklist anywhere? Why do I feel like we're gonna get the same treatment as DotM. The film opens in (technically) 3 days (Thursday 10PM screenings is the new midnight) and we have no info. I'd like some info if possible, please! Thanks


JamesT2013-04-23 19:27:19
Varese says digital release by next Tuesday, perhaps sooner :)


Ds2013-04-23 21:27:22
Found this in a Pain&Gain review, a little taste of Jablonsky's work:

"The first hour or so of Pain and Gain is incredibly off-putting. (...) The score, by composer Steve Jablonsky, feels like it never ends. Seemingly each and every scene has a constant, almost club-like beat over it, giving the on-screen action an urgency it doesn’t really warrant.
(...)
After about an hour or so, Bay’s wild visuals and Jablonsky’s score sync up with the story, which devolves into a weird, entertaining amalgamation of Pulp Fiction, Very Bad Things and Bad Boys."


Edmund Meinerts2013-04-24 01:19:00
That doesn't sound ultra promising, but it also doesn't really tell us much. I've been disappointed in Jablonsky lately, but we'll just have to see how this turns out.


MrZimmerFan2013-04-24 13:23:34
Is in Itunes, check it


Ds2013-04-24 15:30:46
US iTunes only :(
Samples are cool. I can already say that Jablonsky tried something different :)


MrZimmerFan2013-04-24 17:05:50
I hope are better than Mazzaro's Bullet to the Head

Ds reply Replies: 1 || 2013-04-13 03:30:03
There's a piece of music playing at the movie official website, this is the intro music of the 1st trailer. I think it can be part of the original score! --> painandgainmovie.com


Mr. Charles2013-04-17 00:36:43
Yes!!! You're right, it's the cue heard in the opening of the trailer! I love this piece, I'm so glad it's part of the score!!

Everan reply Replies: 9 || 2013-04-11 18:25:58
So, no news yet on a release date, or cover, or samples or something? The film ain't that far away.

Really wanna know what he'll do here, he gets more working freedom with Bay so he can do anything he wants.


Everan2013-04-11 18:27:54
Just saw the date, silly me :P


Edmund Meinerts2013-04-11 19:48:37
More working freedom? I'd argue the opposite. It's on the Bay movies that Jablonsky's scores tend to expose a lot of temp track love (Gladiator in The Island, King Arthur and Batman Begins in TF1, Angels and Demons in TF2, The Last Samurai, Inception, The Dark Knight and Mind Heist in TF3...). I like all of those scores but I certainly wouldn't say he was able to do anything he wanted!

Jablonsky tends to do best when he's on movies that have nothing to do with Bay, but still let him stretch his thematic/action muscles: Steamboy, Your Highness and to a lesser extent D-War (although that one still has a lot of temp love from The Last Samurai). Unfortunately he doesn't seem to get many chances to write that kind of thing these days... :/


Ds2013-04-12 00:45:33
But yet Jablonsky is the only one that keeps offering us the classical 2000's Zimmer sound we all loved :)


aldan2013-04-12 06:23:17
It's still the same though, when Jablonsky enters animation business, it features a lot of similarities to those of John Powell's or Harry Gregson Williams's, especially in theirs '98-'01 era style.

His Steamboy score, allthough great, still bears a lot of that resemblance. One can simply hear Powell's Paycheck, Williams's Sinbad, or Powell/Williams's Antz in it, especially that timpani/ drums, and violas progressions. But because i'm a big fan of Powell's, that doesnt disturb me at all.

Jablonsky's Your Highness also bears similarities to Zimmer's Spirit and POTC.



Hybrid Soldier2013-04-12 07:11:28
Well Jablonsky did work on Antz and did a large part of Spirit, and worked on POTC 1... :P


Edmund Meinerts2013-04-12 07:17:13
@Ds, up until a couple of years ago I'd agree with you...he's one of the few that continues to write the good old power anthems! But Battleship and Gears of War: Judgment seem to indicate he's veering away from that mold into something a lot more electronic and noisy and sound-design-based, and I really hope he doesn't keep going in that direction.

@aldan, I do agree with you about the Powell/Gregson-Williams comparisons, but if you're going to imitate anyone in MV/RC, those two are a really good place to start, so I'm not the least bit disturbed either! :)


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2013-04-12 10:17:31
@Edmund

Certain article from Variety says Jablonsky no recives no indication about his scores with Bay, temp-tracking? i don't think so.

And working with Berg, he imposed in that style Battleship


Trent Easton Navarro2013-04-12 19:28:27
@MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)

So how would you explain that "It's Our Fight" sounds very similar to Mind Heist? Or "My Name Is Lincoln" and "Now We Are Free"? (to name just a few examples)


Ds2013-04-12 23:02:21
Hybrid, do you know if Jablonsky will score the next Peter Berg movie (Lone Survivor)?

MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain) reply Replies: 3 || 2013-03-07 12:13:58
I know it... jejejeje


Edmund Meinerts2013-03-07 14:59:59
That Spanish laughing cracks me up. Jejejejejejejejejeje


MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)2013-03-08 21:23:15
Wtf?


Evenstar2013-03-08 21:40:16
Me too Edmund ;-)

btw. I'm very curious about this score!

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