Score Produced by Lorne Balfe & Alex Gibson Executive Music Producer: Hans Zimmer Supervising Music Editor: Alex Gibson Music Editors: Lee Scott & Nate Underkuffler Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky Score Production Coordinator: Kelly Johnson Technical Score Engineers: Max Aruj & Steffen Thum Electronic Music Programming: Clay Duncan, Kevin Lamb & Michael Tuller Digital Instrument Design: Mark Wherry Orchestrator: Oscar Senen Assistant Orchestrator: Joan Martorell Orchestra Conducted by Robert Ziegler Synth Programming: Lorne Balfe & Hans Zimmer
Electric Cello: Peter Gregson Score Recorded at Lyndhurst Hall, Air Studios, London
Score Mixed by Al Clay Score Mix Assistant: Alvin Wee Score Recorded by Geoff Foster Digital Recordist: Chris Barrett Score Technical Assistants: Joseph Cho & Sydney Harrison Studio Manager for Remote Control Productions: Shalini Singh Assistant to Hans Zimmer: Cynthia Park Orchestra Contractor: Gareth Griffiths, The Chamber Orchestra of London
Music Preparation: Jill Streater Booth Reader: Thomas Farnon Sampling Team: Taurees Habib, Raul Vega & Drew Jordan Score Mixed at Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica, CA
Release date : 01/15/2016
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@Hybrid, how was the work between Michael Bay and Lorne Balfe? I mean, for what i read before, Bay is hard in terms of music. Lorne knew how to create the music? Or Bay gave him directions about the musical direction? Thanks
@Hybrid also - why did he use Lorne and not Steve? Either way it was a great choice and ended up not be generic
Probably busy with Ninja Turtles 2 and Deepwater Horizon?
Glad he didn't use Steve: the music was better and better fitting the film Than generic music
The soundtrack is missing the main theme. In the movie, GRS is fastly approaching the embassy while this song plays in the background. That song is also played at other key moments, but it's not on the soundtrack. It's a huge disappointment that this soundtrack is incomplete.
Thank you!! Someone else who noticed this
i am starting to worry that lorne is becoming a lazy jingle writer and refraining from tying strings together thematically, and it's a pity.
Just all the titles on Youtube belongs. I really have to say: Waste of time! Lorne Balfe copies only! The worst RC Composer! I hope this loser not composed the music for Transformers 5 or another movie. This man can do nothing! A title sounds good the rest is crap!
"A title sounds good" !
IMPROVEMENT ! lol
Shut Up! Website Loserboy
Thank You *-*
Okay, this is now just down right getting ridiculous. You really don't have anything else to do but waste time complaining on a website without giving any reason as to why said composer is the "worst?" Get a life bro...
Obvious troll is obvious. Let's not feed it ... :-)
Have not seen the film yet. Despite the ongoing exhausting, unwelcome, and continuous rating on another individual, this score is two things:
1) One of Lorne's best, period 2) One of my favorites
Can only image how well it serves the film! Curious how much stuff is absent from the release.
I meant ranting, lol
A lot, there's basically around 2 hours of music in the film, plus like half an hour of suites, which are featured in this release...
As for the big retailers like iTunes, Amazon & co, it'll come...
Just came back from a showing. The score actually serves the film very well, much better than I anticipated. Other than the final action scene (which in this case, could be a short film in of itself, as it's extremely long), is more suspenseful and emotional than typical Michael Bay bombast. Don't get me wrong, though. There is still giant drums and brass, which in this case, is a good thing. ;)
And, I will add, even though I still wish Jablonsky had gotten the job, Lorne did a fantastic job!
After 2 listenings on Deezer, I find this score very pleasant. Nice themes. Nice Sounds. It seems to fit well with the kind of motion pictures Michael Bay did. Isn't that the main point of a motion picture soundtrack ?
Looks like the song by Chris Cornell from the movie got released, but not the score? I can't seem to find it either :(
If you have iMusic, the individual tracks in this release can be searched and saved to your library; however, for those who wish to PURCHASE (like myself), that will have to wait until whomever is responsible for failing to list this in the Store gets his/her head out of his/her nether cavity and adds it.
it is at least on spotify
I downloaded Spotify just to listen to this one, and I like it a lot, great work!! I hope it's available for purchase soon.
Yes, the soundtrack is already in Spotify... Awesome! The film has not been released here in Brazil, so the soundtrack and the book will decrease anxiety.
Tell us the truth now, you're some guy who did internship with Lorne and got fired ? lol
Nobody has fired me! Simply I do not like the music. What is missing is the 'wow' factor. Do not come here with their negative opinions clear or what's going on?
Well we got your point the first time. No need to act like a 12 years old hater. If you don't like, no one forces you to listen, and even less to vomit your hatred on this site ! Move on sir, get a life !
I have the right to express my opinion! If I want to listen to the music to still like to see it turn. Then I'll do it! Since I did not ask you. Have no problem with Remote Control but many composers are good only as additional composer.
And as I said, we heard you the first time... ;)
Alright! Since I can continue to give my opinion
Nice preview. It has that kind of "Bad Boys 2" feeling to it. Maybe that's what the director was aiming for... Can't wait to see how it works with the picture (and the rest of the material, which is - as opposed to Bad Boys 2 - sometimes very emotional). :-)
By the way, if anybody knows - Lorne shared a footage from a string recording session that took place at Air Studios. However as far as I hear there are no live strings in the suite. Is this the final version from the album/movie or a mockup? It would be awesome to hear this beautiful theme with live orchestra. :-) Thanks
really sounds good looking forward to hearing the rest.
Prott that string section is the last album track !
I originally put it in a 12 min suite, but Lorne thought it was too long I had to cut things down !! :D
Hey Hybrid was Steve Jablonsky involved in this at all? Any additional music like when a lot of the RCP guys work together?
I am looking forward to this one.
No he was not involved, and from what Lorne told me he did that one pretty much alone...
Thanks Hybrid. I will definitely watch the movie "just" because of the score. :-) By the way, judging from the track lengths it seems like there are no suites this time around. Did Lorne left them out?
Actually Prott, the OST IS the suites, mostly... lol
To play the game of comparisons I'd say it's more like BHD meets Lone Survivor meets Terminator Genysis.
The main difference with Lone Survivor (and I mean Jablonsky's score lol), it's that it's driven by piano & electric cello. Some big drama theme driven tracks and obviously some electronic mayhem percussive action tracks.
And that trailer, nope. The trailer was from July, Lorne just finished this score like 2 weeks ago lol...
Thanks for replying. Really anticipating it now, I hope you're able to upload something soon :-)
Btw, did you know that the release had been pushed back in Europe? It opens on March 30th now. One week after BvS, and they hope to get some money?? Lol
They did the same with Kung Fu Panda 3, march 30... I don't know what's wrong with them...
Well at least between Bat V Sup, KFP 3, 13 Hours, and HZ's tour starting the week after, it'll be total RCP fest ! lol
Total fest, yeah... Thankfully the US release dates did not move, so we get 2 scores this month already!!
I'm a bit worried about 13 Hours because they might push it even further, like they did with Pain & Gain. It was pushed back, and back, I can't remember how long I had to wait to watch that one.
I'm probably beating a dead horse by now, but Hybrid, do we know why Jablonsky didn't return for this movie? Anything between him and Bay?
By the way, I'm super excited to hear Balfe's score. :)
I tried to investigate this, and honestly I don't know. From what I heard Jablonsky was not fired / didn't start it. I don't know, he has a big schedule, maybe he passed that one cause he didn't want to do another Lone Survivor ?
Oh and Ds I screwed up, Lorne corrected me, I checked the wrong trailer !
The second trailer indeed has score in it, one of the themes at the end ! :)
Great!! I just loved that bit!
Hybrid: Indeed, the theme that is featured in the second trailer is even in this suite (1:48 - 4:00). And it's amazing! Can't wait for the whole score. The description (BHD meets LS meets Terminator: Genisys) sounds very enticing. :-)
Sounds pretty decent so far, but I wonder what Lorne's action cues will sound like as the suite has the patriotic, more dramatic elements. Of course I expect the movie itself to be a typical Michael Bay movie (all explosions, no substance), but a good musical score like what Hans did with Bay's Pearl Harbor would be a silver lining.