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Having seen it I can say visually it is incredible, definitely a work of art on that level. What sets it back (for me personally) is the lack of a strong emotional core. The choice to make the animals realistic looks great, but doesnít have the same range that the hand drawn version had in terms of giving the animals the facial characteristics like the original. Soulless might be kind of harsh, but I didnít feel anything throughout. Also doing a shot-for-shot remake probably wasnít the best approach. <br><br>Musically though; this definitely was a great reminder as to why the original score is still a classic. Like everyone has said, itís a perfect companion piece that actually fixes some minor flaws and fleshes out some ideas much better. Some important cues missing though.ďAsk The SeaĒ <br>Oh please be the cue I want...Deluxe edition releases tomorrow<br>http :// filmmusicreporter .com /2019/07/18/aquaman-deluxe-edition-soundtrack-to-be-released /Didn't Menken do much the same with Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast? I think the only ones who have been the most original with the scores to these remakes have been Danny Elfman and John Debney.<br><br>My personal view is this serves as a great compliment to the 1994 soundtrack, not an outright replacement. If you combined the two you'd get quite the meaty soundtrack.<br><br>As for the film itself, I highly doubt it will be as 'great' as the original, but that's not to say that it deserves the slating critics have given it either. I personally can't say - I haven't seen it yet.Recently in China, a movie was released called Looking Up, and the soundtrack was released with Steffen Thum's score and main theme/additional music by Lorne Balfe.
I have to agree. It's a stellar score and I love it, but it was written 25 years ago, nevertheless.<br>Still, credit where credit's due, as you mentioned, the new 'Stampede' is a beast of a track, really added to the original, as well as the 'Battle' cue, awesome stuff for sure. <br>Haven't seen the movie yet, but I really hope it measures up, at least in the same way the score does.Most of it sounds like a high quality youtube remix to me, honestly. it's serviceable but unnecessary.Probably Zimmer, in 1994. It's part of the demoes he included on the Legacy set so I'd say it's a safe bet.panpipes or flute doesnt matter, i just wondering who composed this :Dhaha thatís true :D
Wasn't expecting any of that so I'm not disappointed :D <br><br>So apparently this is out as well as The Golden Circle.. listening now. Canít believe I missed this.And that's why it bugs me so much lol. They're literally the biggest studio out there, so it would've been nice to see them go to the max with this release. Especially since it's one of their most popular IPs if not their most popular IP.BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:<br>Deleted Scenes:<br>Edwards Air Force Base<br>Charles Returns Home<br>Mission Prep<br>Beast MIA<br>Charles Says Goodbye<br>Rise of the Phoenix: The Making of Dark Phoenix (5-Part Documentary)<br>Scene Breakdown: The 5th Avenue Sequence88<br>How to Fly Your Jet to Space with Beast<br>Audio Commentary by Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker<br>*Commentary available on Blu-ray, iTunes Extras and Movies Anywhere only<br>-----<br>no Hans (making of) and no isolated score :/ damn...Hey, this is Disney we're talking about. Never expect this sort of thing for that. The ONLY film from them that immediately springs to mind that got that the first time round was Frozen.
I feel like this is simultaneously the most enjoyable and least interesting Zimmer score of the last several years. It's nice to listen to, but it's basically the 1994 score rerecorded and tweaked in just a few places. Those tweaks do produce some highlights especially in the stampede and final battle sequences, but it's hard to think of this as a major effort, really. Yeah, it's good, but we've known that The Lion King is good for 25 years.I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.
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Hans ZimmerJacob SheaJasha KlebeSteven Kofsky
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Planet Earth II (TV Series Documentary)
Label: Silva Screen
Length: 133'11
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CD1
  1. Planet Earth II Suite (4:31)

    ISLANDS
  2. The Sloth (3:41)
  3. Home To Dragons (5:01)
  4. Albatross Dance (4:00)
  5. Razor Snakes Vs Iguanas (4:59)
  6. Chinstrap Penguins (3:20)

    JUNGLES
  7. Singing Indri (2:41)
  8. Competing Hummingbirds (3:12)
  9. Life In The Canopy (2:41)
  10. Jungle Weather (1:41)
  11. Night Crawlers (2:00)
  12. World Of Bioluminescence (2:50)
  13. Wilson's Bird-Of-Paradise (3:29)
  14. Something Worth Protecting (2:17)

    DESERTS
  15. Life Without Water (2:39)
  16. Monsoon Deserts - Canyonlands (3:20)
  17. Lions Vs Giraffe (3:31)
  18. The Butcher Bird (1:07)
  19. Wild Horses (2:45)
  20. Desert Nightlife - Golden Mole (3:39)
  21. Long-Eared Bat Vs Scorpion (3:13)
  22. Early Morning Fog (2:53)
CD2
    MOUNTAINS
  1. Roof Of The World (0:53)
  2. Peaks of North America (1:59)
  3. The Ibex (1:41)
  4. The Himalayas (2:17)
  5. Flight Over Alps (2:17)
  6. Ice Skating Flamingos (1:19)
  7. Dancing Bears (1:38)
  8. Tenacious Bobcat (1:55)
  9. Garden Of Ice (2:05)
  10. Snow Leopards (5:15)
  11. Savage Beauty (1:43)

    GRASSLANDS
  12. Nomadic Life (1:57)
  13. Hunting Buffalo Herds (4:17)
  14. The Okavango (1:39)
  15. Carmine Bee Eaters (2:41)
  16. Industrious Insects (3:39)
  17. The Great Migration (5:45)

    CITIES
  18. The Unnatural Habitat (1:17)
  19. Langurs Of Jodhpur (2:36)
  20. Temple Gardens (2:10)
  21. Market Thieves (3:10)
  22. Illuminated (1:32)
  23. City Skylines (1:28)
  24. Starlings (1:53)
  25. Toronto Raccoons (2:52)
  26. We Are The Designers (2:49)
  27. Epilogue (1:20)
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Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2018-11-18 10:36:06
I was this tracklist for a 3rd cd floating around, is this legit ?


Disc 1
1. Planet Earth II Suite
2. The Sloth
3. Home To Dragons
4. Albatross Dance
5. Racer Snakes vs Iguanas
6. Chinstrap Penguins
7. Singing Indri
8. Competing Hummingbirds
9. Life In The Canopy
10. Jungle Weather
11. Night Crawlers
12. World of Bioluminescence
13. Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise
14. Something Worth Protecting
15. Life Without Water
16. Monsoon Deserts/Canyonlands
17. Lions vs Giraffe
18. The Butcher Bird
19. Wild Horses
20. Desert Nightlife/Golden Mole
21. Long-Eared Bat vs Scorpion
22. Early Morning Fog

Disc 2
1. Roof Of The World
2. Peaks of North America
3. The Ibex
4. The Himalayas
5. Flight Over Alps
6. Ice Skating Flamingos
7. Dancing Bears
8. Tenacious Bobcat
9. Garden of Ice
10. Snow Leopards
11. Savage Beauty
12. Nomadic Life
13. Hunting Buffalo Herds
14. The Okavango
15. Carmine Bee Eaters
16. Industrious Insects
17. The Great Migration
18. The Unnatural Habitat
19. Langurs of Jodhpur
20. Temple Gardens
21. Market Thieves
22. Illuminated
23. City Skylines
24. Starlings
25. Toronto Raccoons
26. We Are The Designers
27. Epilogue

Disc 3
1. Harvest Mouse
2. Jumping Widowbirds
3. The Red Fox
4. Cacti
5. Harris Hawks
6. Draco Lizard
7. Glass Frog vs Wasp
8. Galapagos
9. Zavodovski Island
10. The Great Bower Bird
11. Wels Catfish
12. Frozen Night

Iamtommie reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-27 19:31:22
Blue Planet II soundtrack digital this sunday & physical december 1st.

Tracklist here:

1. The Blue Planet
2. Family Theme
3. Surfing Dolphins
4. Abyssal Plain
5. Mobula Rays
6. Race To Feed
7. Albatross Flight
8. Big Blue
9. Turtle Spa
10. Ducks And Currents
11. Humboldt Squid
12. A Forest Awakens
13. Scavengers Of The Deep
14. Kobudai Transformation
15. Clownfish
16. Baby Turtle
17. Weedy Sea Dragon
18. Portuguese Man Of War
19. Walrus : The Right Piece Of Ice


MadMax862017-10-27 19:52:59
Great :D
and the Bloom song ? Is it the nį1?


Iamtommie2017-10-27 20:30:19
I think number 1 is the same kind of track as Planet Earth II


Mephariel2017-10-28 05:12:04
Fantastic!

I am pretty sure "The Blue Planet" is the theme used here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAphgHhlteM&t=7s

Waymann reply Replies: 7 || 2017-09-14 16:36:01
Blue Planet II is coming and Zimmer is collaborating with Radiohead for an exclusive track for Blue Planet2 prequel ocean Bloom


Michael Fields 2017-09-14 16:47:55
Are you kidding? It's great! Can't wait for this!


Waymann2017-09-14 16:56:46
No kidding. Just saw this popping up on the official BBC Earth twitter account.


Waymann2017-09-27 14:30:54
Now you can hear what Zimmer and Radiohead made for the Prequel of Blue Planet 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_38JDGnr0vA


...2017-09-27 17:02:44
In other zimmer news, Hans has scored or is scoring an indipendent iranian film based on true events according to IMDb!


Hybrid Soldier2017-09-27 18:39:24
Don't trust IMDb...


Paul2017-09-30 17:03:26
(Ocean) bloom is a wonderfull song, but i think if you take away the vocals, the song gets a little bit better...

Hybrid.. do you know if the song gets a spotify release??


Mephariel2017-10-16 17:48:40
Love Ocean Bloom. Hybrid, no release date yet for the album? The first episode is coming out in a week.

Ociel Valencia reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-11 22:45:24
Regarding the title ďPlanet Earth II SuiteĒ, I would like to obtain an authorization for commercial use in Mťxico. Where or how can I get a license four this purpose?
Thankyou

Mephariel reply Replies: 1 || 2017-07-12 16:15:51
Zimmer did the main theme.

Shea and Klebe did everything else.


Felix2017-07-12 19:31:24
Yeah I know this, but wanted to know if they did it both together or one by one....

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-12 15:55:06
Anybody knows who did what?

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-28 22:40:03
Great News. Enjoyed Planet Earth II immensely.

Brent reply Replies: 2 || 2017-03-28 02:04:44
So... Film Music Reporter is reporting that Zimmer, Shea and Klebe will score Blue Planet II. If it's anything like Planet Earth, I will be one happy individual.


iMe2017-03-28 07:49:41
Bring on that "Blue Planet II Suite"! Can't wait! ;-)


Josh2017-03-28 08:14:34
Cannot wait! Planet Earth II was so good, and I'm so pumped for Blue Planet II!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-28 03:09:13
Is that suite all Zimmer wrote here, or was he involved in other tracks, too? "We are the Designers" sounds like him, and his Facebook page posted it as music "he" wrote along with Jasha Klebe and Jacob Shea.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-25 05:36:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZjAzj6KJdQ

Guys! Check this out! This is behind-the-scenes of Planet Earth II with Hans Zimmer himself from BBC Official.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-15 11:08:57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoHyuh0Ooro

Just see this!


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-15 11:12:53
This is the Planet Earth II Theme live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Keyboards
HANS ZIMMER

Electric Guitar
JACOB SHEA

Piano
Maybe, JASHA KLEBE

Percussion
Exactly, SATNAM RAMGOTRA

And string group with choir.

It's sounds amazing!

PRZEMEK reply Replies: 0 || 2017-01-15 23:25:15
Hi all, stunning music out here, I am so fancy in Hans music.
Anyone has a clue what is the Menu music from Blu-ray edition of PE II? I am pretty sure I have heard it before, Shazam can't find it, I am guessing ... By the time I was looking deep in my memory I remembered :) It is "Arrival of the Birds"

Smith reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-01 12:28:01
I've listened to the score now several times, and i have to say that it really blows me away. It is SO beautiful, has its themes, its complexity, the fun-factor, the drama, everything in it. It's like a phenomenal journey when you've listend to the whole score. It's so good that I'm actually shocked that it's not hyped by the fans or recognized that much and that SUCH a quality is being used for a documentary. It sounds like a superb blockbuster with a HUGE score. To Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe: thank you VERY much for this amazing and beautiful work. You guys are so talented and i'm so excited to hear more and more from you in the future. And to everyone else here: Give it a listen, it is an amazing work and score!

Brent reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-23 08:52:42
Am I the only one, or do I sense a bit of "Gravity" in Chinstrap Penguins" and a bit of "Avatar" in Singing Indri? The end of Chinstrap Penguins even has that "airlock sudden ending" sound that was prevalent in Gravity.

Joshua reply Replies: 4 || 2016-10-18 02:38:54
There's a couple chords rattling around in there that sound very Trevor Rabin-ish. I love what I'm hearing so far.


Sean2016-11-13 21:15:17
Totally agree. From what I've read Zimmer and Rabin worked closely together in the past, and I get the vibe that Zimmer has just ripped a lot off from him.


Edmund Meinerts2016-11-14 02:44:30
More like the other way around, I'd think...I mean yeah, Rabin does have a recognizable enough style, but he pulls a LOT of tricks from Zimmer.


rockhound2016-11-14 10:23:48
zimmer and rabin didnt work closely in the past. the only time rabin worked on a zimmer score was Days of Thunder and zimmer worked only on Armageddon, but with gregson-williams and jablonsky were 2 zimmer guys involved. i think rabin got more influenced by mark mancina. the choir in Deep Blue Sea for example has the same sound as the choir in Twister and also the orchestrations in alot of scores have the same style. i guess don harper is one reason for that. if u listen to rabins solo song album Can't Look Away or the Yes album Talk, you can hear the trevor sound and style of theme/melody writing, which you also hear in his scores. its all over the place.


Brent2016-11-15 16:59:49
I actually very much hear Jablonsky in the first track. The percussion sounds like it's ripped straight from the first Transformers film.

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-11 18:45:10
Chinstrap Penguins is one of my favorites

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-10 03:03:12
Incredible scene with music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9hn4IGofM

Paulie reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-09 10:07:57
Hello. Hybrid, I was just wondering what the purpose of the download button is on this website if when I click on it, nothing occurs.

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2016-11-07 19:40:23
Watched the first episode. Must say Jasha and Jacob have done a really good job. Really liked the "Albtross Dance" and "The March of the Red Crabs". And the main theme is used in all the right places effectively with different variations and moods.


rockhound2016-11-07 22:57:55
i have to agree. very beautiful effective music. hans' main theme is very strong and the suite at the beginning fits perfectly. at the end, right before the diaries, the suite is a bit different, because the end has just the choir without the drums/percussions. sounds beautiful. some action and suspense music sounds like typical rcp music, but the rest is very lovely, especially the emotional parts. these moments have nice melodies and fantastic orchestration.


Patrick2016-11-07 23:53:19
Sensational Scene with part of the score:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MrLukeJohnston/status/79560940378 9635584

qnebra reply Replies: 4 || 2016-10-29 16:55:16
It could be a great opportunity to compare two BBC natural documentaries soundtracks maked by top level film music composers. Which one is better, Hans Zimmer & team "Planet Earth II", or Steven Price "The Hunt". For me it's something very interesing.


Morgan Joylighter2016-11-03 05:15:24
I hardly think Steven Price deserves to be considered anywhere near the same level as Zimmer yet. Or probably ever.


price2016-11-03 12:48:35
Maybe not, but from what we've heard, The Hunt is a far more satisfying soundtrack.

These dull tunes sound like library music from a company that mass produces generic cookie cutter TV soundtracks, rather than a crafted score.


Paul2016-11-03 15:32:38
I wouldn't say Price is lower level composer. His style and approach is completely different from Hans'. Price and Zimmer are incomparable. But there's one thing to say about Price - he hasn't done anything original since Gravity and hasn't stepped away from the same sound patterns. I mean, yes it's been only three years, but seriously, at least little changes could have been made. Fury, The Hunt and Suicide Squad all sound the same. Melodically they don't, but if we talk musical structure - Price's works are identical. Yet, score for The Hunt corresponds to the visuals very nicely. I'm pretty sure the same is with Planet Earth II.


qnebra2016-11-05 00:42:52
Paul - I compare only scores and working in series, not style of composers.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 11 || 2016-10-29 00:04:14
Extracts !


Ds2016-10-29 00:17:17
Very, very nice tracks!! thanks!


Mike2016-10-29 02:31:10
I can honestly say I love all three of them! Zimmer's suite reminds me in style of "The Egg Travels" from Dinosaur by James Newton Howard.


aldan2016-10-29 03:28:39
@Mike except that The Egg Travels is far more better, more original, more inspring, and more original than this Zimmer's two note, unoriginal, trailer music piece that i must say, to be honest, will fit the picture just nicely.



Joshua2016-10-29 04:31:28
You know what else is unoriginal? Using the word original three time in one sentence.


rockhound2016-10-29 07:49:48
part of the suite is the music from the extended trailer and yes, the music fits perfectly to the images. zimmers main theme is simple, but very lovely. also the other 2 tracks are nice.


0-^-02016-10-29 21:36:16
Been a while since the man wrote something uplifting and positively spirited like this. The later half of the suite is full of win.


Miguel2016-10-30 06:20:27
Doesn't sound anything like Zimmer ??? Did he actually have anything to do with it apart from his name ?


Hybrid Soldier2016-10-30 09:51:29
Are you just deaf ?


tr2016-10-31 18:48:41
very bland music tbh.



Anonymous2016-11-02 15:19:29
Is it a digital only release, or both digital and physical? Because I can't find the CD to pre-order on Amazon...


Kusi2016-11-02 15:55:03
@anonymous: it should physical, I've preordered it here in Switzerland :)

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-29 12:28:03
Hey Hybrid, it would be great if the site has a button to share on twitter too.


Hybrid Soldier2016-10-29 12:30:31
Tell that the website techs !! :P


isildur2016-10-30 20:16:55
Please pass on this request.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2016-10-29 19:44:07
Hybrid...or anybody: is there a particular reason that, whenever Hans lands projects like these, he typically ends up just doing the main theme? I guess that makes it less pressing on his time, obviously, but is it monetary? Is it that he wants to give a gig to some of his fellow composers? Pretty much any time you hear Hans is working on TV or a video game, "main theme by" is a given, while the score is usually someone else (except Through the Wormhole, maybe).


Mike2016-10-29 19:48:54
I would guess it's a combo of all those things...This way, they have a big overarching musical piece for the show and have Zimmer's name on the credits, while not requiring him to devote months to the series.

And as an aside, I prefer his work on TV and video games sometimes to what he does in movies. I like all of it, usually, but with TV and games he seems more willing to go into straight power-theme territory (IMO, what the man does best), and technicalities about doing things "differently" and being experimental don't get in the way as much.

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2016-10-29 03:24:31
Exquisite.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-25 20:20:17
Details !


Joshua2016-10-25 20:58:20
YES!!!! So much music here! :))))))


isildur2016-10-26 09:30:52
Hoping for a 2-3 hrs of score. Will be disappointed if it's less than 2 hrs.

... reply Replies: 3 || 2016-10-18 08:20:34
Too bad Hans isn't scoring it by himself... I would love to hear an orchestral documentary score by Hans! but oh well. at least he credits the composers unlike some others like Brian Tyler.


Hybrid Soldier2016-10-18 11:01:42
If you want documentary music by HZ, check Through The Wormhole he's been scoring for 7 years with Jacob Shea... lol


...2016-10-18 13:13:50
I know the theme song! It's really cool! Do you know if there's an album for Wormhole?


Hybrid Soldier2016-10-18 13:19:40
Nope... :/

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-18 02:52:56
Eagerly waiting to see what Jasha has done with this. Really loved his score for Winter On Fire.


Mephariel2016-10-18 07:23:09
Yeah, Winter on Fire is excellent. That is the score that got me excited about Shea and Klebe.


Anonymous2016-10-18 09:29:09
Shea didn't work on Winter On Fire. Why does whenever someone talks about Winter On Fire they say Shea and Jasha did a great job on that? I've seen the same thing being said on other forums too. Am I missing something?

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2016-10-18 03:11:33
So glad this is being released! Now we have this and The Crown, so I say again...I hope we can get Premier Boxing Champions! ;)

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