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I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',
I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)
@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)
In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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Hans ZimmerLisa GerrardKlaus BadeltNick Glennie-Smith
ComposerComposerCo-ComposerAdditional Music
Gladiator
Label: Decca Records
Length: 61'38
HZimmer.com rating:        5/5
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  1. Progeny (2:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. The Wheat (1:03)
    Lisa Gerrard
  3. The Battle (10:02)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Earth (3:01)
    Hans Zimmer
  5. Sorrow (1:26)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  6. To Zucchabar (3:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Djivan Gasparyan
  7. Patricide (4:08)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. The Emperor Is Dead (1:21)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  9. The Might Of Rome (5:18)
    Hans Zimmer
  10. Strength And Honor (2:09)
    Hans Zimmer
  11. Reunion (1:14)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  12. Slaves To Rome (1:00)
    Hans Zimmer
  13. Barbarian Horde (10:33)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  14. Am I Not Merciful? (6:33)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. Elysium (2:41)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  16. Honor Him (1:19)
    Hans Zimmer
  17. Now We Are Free (4:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
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Alex Mouzakitis reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-12 00:00:00
OH MY GOD!!!! Simply OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

HGW4 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-15 00:00:00
Thanks Skyler!!!!

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-14 00:00:00
There is no language - It's just vocalizations by Gerrard (in other words, total gibberish).

HGW4 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-14 00:00:00
Does anyone know the language of the vocals in this score?? Thanks!!

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-09 00:00:00
Part of so called "Gladiator Waltz" is also used in another NGS project, Attila.

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-09 00:00:00
...as clear as one could make it. =D Thanks!

Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-09 00:00:00
Well there's a difference between *composing* and *arranging*. I mean, Zimmer *composed* the Gladiator Waltz, which is some kind of source or inspiration for the whole score. That means that anybody using the material from the Waltz in another cue (The Battle, Barbarian Horde...) is making an arrangement.
Then, Barbarian Horde being pretty much a copy/paste of many segments of the Gladiator Waltz, we can assume Nick Glennie-Smith *arranged* (and not *composed*) a bit of that cue...

Is that... clear ? :P

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-09 00:00:00
Did Nick Glennie Smith really compose Barbarian Horde??

tom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-12 00:00:00
what are is are the main instruments on the 4th song, Earth?

Alin reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-08 00:00:00
It's a wonderful musik

lioo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-24 00:00:00
amazing

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-14 00:00:00
I think that no-one will make better!!! This is the best soundtrack of the Cinema story!!! I could say one of the best orchestral composition of the Music story!!! I love it...
Thank you very much Hans Zimmer...you're the best!!!

Eugene reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-29 00:00:00
Great music and movie!

AwesomeSauce reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-22 00:00:00
Strength and Honor, Barbarian Horde, and Am I Not Merciful?, are EPIC

ray reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Words can not express the passion and the inter-soul this song "now we are free" contains. Its the inter-feelling of my life. The song will be use to celebrate the ending of my life and will be played to all that honors me.

LvMusc reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-02 00:00:00
I loved this record!
I listened to this so many times before I saw the movie and had to watch the movie a couple times before I actually paid attention to what was going on instead of just listening to the music.

wael reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-27 00:00:00
i love this man
his musice touch my soul

K.V. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-02 00:00:00
honor him and now we are free songs should be listened by eveyone and everyone should honor hans zimmer and his works...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
ripoff?

Shut the fuc* up!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
what kind of music is this?


This is ripoff music.

terminator reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-18 00:00:00
yea i really like this kind of music
but do any one knows what kind of music is this?
chillout or lounge or what??

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-02 00:00:00
my favorites are The Battle, Barbarian Horde and Now We Are Free. Absolutely gorgeous music! This is probably my favorite of Zimmer's scores, though the choice is quite tough as all his music is one masterpiece after another!

Subtile reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-15 00:00:00
This music is ...

Luiz reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
I'm glad I found someone who really appreciates this kind of music, like I do. You've put into words the heart of Hans Zimmers songs. My English was not sufficient enough to do that... So thank you James, you're completely right!

I wish Hans Zimmer a lot of success, and I hope many will be touched by his music.

Luiz

James reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-21 00:00:00
Luiz,
I feel the same way when I hear "Now We Are Free" (Gladiator theme song). I think when we hear music like this we are experiencing the seeds of our destiny being touched inside of us! It touches something from beyond this world.
James

bill reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-19 00:00:00
tnx!

Luiz reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-12 00:00:00
I'm fifteen years old. I listen to music like Justin Timberlake, Maroon5 and so on.

But when I first heard the music of Gladiator, I was moved. When I watched the movie a second time, I closed my eyes. Without seeing what happened, I wept. Me, a boy of 15 years old, who surely doesn't weep a lot. This has never happened to me, in my life. Music that can make someone weep, is so much stronger than the words you use to express yourself. Music can express what really goes on inside you, it can move your soul. Mr Hans Zimmer has that gift.
He's a living legend.

PS: What we do in life, echoes in eternity...

Zsombor Cseh reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
What could I say? This is one of the masterpieces of the soundtrack-master. This is my favourite soundtrack from Hans Zimmer. The complete score and the more music CD is also fantastic. The best track is The Battle. Zimmer has done it very good.

I wish Hans Zimmer and the all members of the Remote Control good luck to making so good soundtracks like this!

emma reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-19 00:00:00
this is very good.
on track 12, wha instruments have the tune??
its for my music coursework and im not too sure if its trumpets or something else?

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