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Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.
Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)
Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far on top for me. It feels like the ultimate culmination of Jeremy Soule's work on the the series along with symphony-level quality for the town and exploration music.I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.<br><br>And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The StormI think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.<br><br>As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...
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Hans ZimmerAndrew KawczynskiBob BadamiSteven Kofsky
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Woman In Gold
Label: Sony Classical
Length: 40'47 (Score: 36'19)
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  1. O Mary Don't You Weep - Deron Johnson (3:16)
  2. Hotel Jazz (1:10)
    W. A. Mozart, Martin Phipps
  3. Deh, Vieni Alla Finestra - Dawid Kimberg (1:12)
  4. Restless (2:10)
    Hans Zimmer
  5. Maria Altman (3:09)
    Martin Phipps
  6. The Belvedere (2:40)
    Martin Phipps
  7. Vienna (1:15)
    Hans Zimmer, Martin Phipps, Andrew Kawczynski
  8. Randy Schoenberg (1:27)
    Martin Phipps
  9. Open The Door (2:09)
    Hans Zimmer, Martin Phipps
  10. Apotheke (1:26)
    Martin Phipps
  11. Fleeing Vienna (4:15)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  12. Flight 12 To Cologne (3:26)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  13. First Hurdle Down (2:01)
    Martin Phipps
  14. Art Theft (2:43)
    Hans Zimmer, Andrew Kawczynski
  15. Statues (1:08)
    Martin Phipps
  16. Final Testimony (2:13)
    Martin Phipps
  17. The Language Of Our Future (3:18)
    Martin Phipps, Natalie Holt
  18. I Lived Here (1:49)
    Martin Phipps
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mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-03 22:32:28
While I’m not crazy about the film, I’m surprised no one really talks about this score. Both Zimmer and Phipp’s sections are equally strong, with the Zimmer parts being so much darker in tone.

“Fleeing Vienna” is such an intense cue, especially in context.

... reply Replies: 3 || 2015-08-08 14:39:21
I have seen the movie and the score works very well. I also figured out how the two composers approached this. The movie primarily plays in 1999, but it has flashbacks to the time of WW2. Phipps primarily composed the music for 1999 and Hans did the music for the WW2 period scenes. Hans stands for the darker cues.


Hybrid Soldier2015-08-08 15:03:16
Absolutely ! I noticed that as well ! :)


garavel2015-08-08 18:08:38
what is that WW2 ?


Mike2015-08-08 18:12:30
"World War 2"

lio reply Replies: 1 || 2015-06-30 09:50:02
funny that hans's part is the weakest part of the score


Anonymous2015-07-01 04:12:13
Incorrect. And if you don't hear his influence in Track #5, you are really missing something.

... reply Replies: 6 || 2015-05-31 10:49:57
Has anyone listened to this yet?

I just finished the album and honestly, it's a strange one. Have to relisten to make a final opinion.


Ds2015-05-31 14:31:02
Listened to it yesterday, didn't really like it. It sounds like a minor work from Hans. It's not bad but not the kind of soundtrack I like to listen out of context. And overall I think Phipps' tracks are better than Hans'.


...2015-05-31 14:38:35
Maria Altman and Fleeing Vienna are the best cues on the album in my opinion.


Anonymous2015-06-01 04:18:58
OMG Ds!!! How dare you say you don't like a Hans Zimmer soundtrck on this website. Don't you realize the amount of Zimmer worshiping drone-trolls that frequent this site? Prepare to be tortured, persecuted and kicked in the gut (figuratively of course). That's what happened to me when I dared to say I didn't care for Interstellar. Just saying.


Edmund Meinerts2015-06-01 08:56:01
Oh my good God, Anonymous, let that go already.


Ds2015-06-01 18:22:09
Anonymous, actually I felt a bit ashamed of writing that. It's the first time in my life I don't feel anything when listening to a Zimmer score. Usually I'm moved or entertained or blown away, but here I felt nothing. I'll go see a doctor ;-)


...2015-06-01 21:11:30
Hybrid, do you know if zimmer helped write the maria altman track? I saw on some website that he was credited for that track but I must say I doubt it as most sites say he didn't.

A girl from Persia reply Replies: 0 || 2015-06-01 12:13:37
Why is it so simple? But still enjoyable. Maybe because I love his music.

Mark reply Replies: 3 || 2015-05-29 04:41:37
When will this be released in the States?


...2015-05-29 08:20:28
It's out in Europé.


Mark2015-05-29 17:31:11
Oh thats good to hear. Hopefully it will get released in the US soon too. I hope its good.


...2015-05-29 18:04:10
The samples sound promising!

Hal reply Replies: 2 || 2015-05-26 14:09:25
Please, someone leak this!!! Hybrid do you have a track you could add here?


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-26 14:38:33
Nope !

Wait & see !


Hal2015-05-27 18:52:44
Well 2 more days to go. We can wait that long!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 3 || 2015-05-02 16:02:23
Tracklist !


Mark2015-05-02 17:16:00
Thanks, Hybrid. Can't wait to listen. :)


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-15 19:35:29
Lenghts added !


Mike2015-05-17 19:14:20
I assume these credits are not complete just yet, but are instead simply breaking down which one worked on each track?

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2015-05-06 15:36:08
So where did this collaboration come from? Are Zimmer and Phipps friends, did the director think, "Gee, we really want Hans' style for *insert scenes here*," or was Zimmer originally attached to this project and then he wanted Phipps to come on board? Or did Phipps request Zimmer?

It just seems out of the ordinary. :P


Hybrid Soldier2015-05-06 15:44:08
The film was produced in the UK, they needed a London based composer to work with. Phipps had worked for those producers before.

Both composers came in pretty late to score it, after october (score recorded in January), and Hans was in the middle of Chappie (and in LA for the most part).

Leo reply Replies: 4 || 2015-04-22 06:51:40
Is this a real piece from the score?

https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZFQiy9daY4


Hybrid Soldier2015-04-22 08:23:14
Yes it is.


Frank2015-04-22 08:42:54
It's the end credits


Mike2015-04-25 16:25:21
I like it. Hybrid, you said this wasn't a "normal" collaboration or something like that...what did you mean?


Anonymous2015-04-25 19:18:44
which composer is this by? or both? I love it!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 3 || 2015-04-21 13:41:04
So it'll be released in a month ! :)


Dimitris Krommidas2015-04-21 13:50:52
Great!!!


JamesT2015-04-21 18:39:53
Great news!!!


Frank2015-04-21 23:11:34
Yes!!!

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