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I wouldn't say "Battlefield" sounds nothing like Steve, it is pretty in line with his TF style, but yeah, I definitely see the Lorne involvement in there. Interesting though, our first official additional composer credit on this score!John Powell would be an amazing choice, if only to get him more mainstream exposure. <br><br>The thing is, if you strip away the drums, sound design, and harsh-mixing Tom is a actually a pretty gifted ďclassicalĒ composer imo. His string writing has always impressed me, and seeing his use of woodwinds in Alita definitely proved that he can write outside of the mold Hollywood had put him in post-Mad Max.<br><br>Avatar 2 is most likely going to need a pretty diverse score, if the first one is any indicator. James Horner combined traditional orchestra, tribal drums, ethnic elements, electronics, and masculine action writing. All of which I could see Tom doing quite well.Chrono order goes like this :<br><br>Dublin 1996<br>Driving<br>Deceit<br>Second Warning<br>First Warning<br>Research<br>Conversations<br>The Beating<br>Traynor Lies<br>Never Show Your Fear<br>Preparations<br>The Killing<br>Bad News<br>The Funeral<br>One More Day<br><br>But some tracks have cues edited together, and some titles are not exactly perfect lol...Atli is fine in Iceland, maybe he just doesn't want to look for trouble anymore... :)Lorne did work on this score. At the very end, when the film (and therefore, the score) was getting butchered by editors to shorten it, there was very little time to rework the score to adapt it to the new cut. So Steve called Lorne for help, who agreed but asked not to be credited (his team was, so it kinda defeated the purpose lol)... They didn't do THAT much on the score, but Battlefield is indeed a LB cue (it sounds nothing like SJ).<br><br>Not the first time this happened. Lorne extensively worked on TF1 & 2 (credited), but also helped (uncredited) on TF3 (there again, his assistant back then Andrew K. was credited).
Alright, that's ^^ a bit too far, but I agree that there's not enough evidence to really support the theory. The only compositions that seem like Balfe might have had a hand in are the various reprises of "Bumblebee" (aka the Journey theme) that was always rumored to be co-composed by Balfe, and the big choral section in "Your Voice" when the knights begin attacking Optimus, as that is also a progression I associate heavily with Balfe's involvement in the first 2 scores. But that's still not enough to prove that he was involved.<br><br>By the way Bayhem, I don't believe that John Williams or Howard Shore have lied about doing their work by themselves. John Williams has worked with William Ross and probably others, but I don't think they're lying when they say they've done a score themselves. They seem like they can compose on their own just fine.Yep, if "deserving" existed, Atli would've gotten many more movies than he currently does.Anyone know of a proper chronological listing of this score? I tried cross-referencing it with the expanded listed here and made this:<br><br>01 Dublin, 1996<br>02 <br>03 <br>04 <br>05 Second Warning<br>06 Research<br>07 Driving<br>08 The Beating<br>09 Traynor Lies<br>10 Never Show Your Fear<br>11 Preparations<br>12 The Killing<br>13 Bad News<br>14 The Funeral<br>15 One More Day<br><br>But I have no idea where Conversations, First Warning, and Deceit goes, and I'm not sure if Traynor Lies and Driving are placed correctlyif you read my first sentence you can see I dismisded this rumor as crap<br>..................<br><br>Fair enough....But look back on the comment itself. It's kinda confusing. The way you wrote it created the illusion that Lorne not only ghostwrote the score, but he also dismissed it as crap. You didn't say "I dismissed the rumor". You said: "...a rumor stating that Lorne Balfe ghostwrote this score and dismissed it as crap." <br> <br><br>Anyway, moving on.....<br><br>Steve was interviewed a lot about The Last Knight and it's pretty obvious that he worked hard on that score. From the day they started shooting the movie. Was he supported by other composers? Absolutely. You can't score such a huge movie by yourself. Any composer who claims that is lying.<br><br>So there's nothing shocking or surprising about the fact that other composers were involved here. As for them being "Lorne's people"......well, considering how MV/RC-related composers work and how interconnected everything is, the "Lorne guys" could very well be friends with Steve too and perhaps he simply brought them on board. Or they were recommended by Lorne. It certainly doesn't mean that there was this top secret plan of them and Lorne actually ghostwriting the entire score. I still wonder tho......how do these rumors even come up? Who spreads them? And why? I ask because this is not the first time I've heard rumors about Zimmer scores and Jablonsky scores. It's always these two guys. Which happen to be two of the most prominent and popular MV/RC guys. Coincidence? Not to sound like a conspiracy nut, but it kinda makes me think that someone is intentionally trying to undermine the biggest MV/RC names by constantly throwing shade at their work."Deserving" is a word that doesn't exist in Hollywood, so stop thinking that way... lol
The problem I have with Junkie XL scoring Avatar is just that there are so many RCP composers better or more deserving. You have Zimmer, Powell, Gregson-Williams, Mancina, Jackman, Wallfisch...it is just so wrong to think Junkie XL is scoring Avatar and none of those guys are.I think that Tim Miller played a greater role in case of Terminator and Sonic. And I really don't see Junkie as good choice for Avatar 2.@Edmund <br>I still stand by my opinion that Holkenborg scoring Avatar 2 could be pretty interesting. Pairing him up with a director who is known to be strict with his musical choices and continuing on from James Hornerís classic might produce something really good. And seeing his gradual progress as a composer with Mortal Engines and Alita have personally given me some hope (2 years ago I would have said hell no).<br><br>And Iím not surprised by the choice for T6. Not looking forward to this project at all but we did get a cool score from Balfe for the last one so maybe there is some hope for the music at least.I think Terminator is a decent match for JXL's talents (listen to "The March" from Divergent), but this feels like further evidence that James Cameron is grooming him for Avatar 2, which I really hope ends up not being the case.Yes, Tom will be scoring the new Terminator movie
Chill out Bayhem, if you read my first sentence you can see I dismisded this rumor as crap.<br>But seeing people from his team ivolved and considering the fast and furious situation, I canít help but wondering if thereís some truth to that rumor.<br>Now for a guy talking about haters, saying that Lorne scores 36million projects and B movies (forgetting mission impossible) I think youíre pushing it a bit.<br>Anyway no hate I donít care who wrote it Iím just curious about the behind the scenes stuff.You're reaching there a bit Bayhem, I see no one in this thread trying to undermine Steve's work or the score. Hell the first poster was just asking if Lorne worked on it and if so, to what extent. And the "rumor comment" is a logical extension of Lorne's whole regular team being credited on the score, therefore it is possible that he did additional work on it.Again a "rumor" comment that's trying to undermine Steve's work. And in this case, an entire score. Lorne fans, please stop trying to constantly undermine other composers in favor of your guy. It's childish and extremely disrespectful. You've done it multiple times on these boards. What's next? You gonna claim that Lorne secretly scored the entire Transformers franchise? And Lord of the Rings. And Harry Potter. <br><br>Seriously, it's getting really old, really fast. <br><br>Not to mention the fact that Steve, as a composer, is much, much more experienced and established than Lorne. He's got nothing to prove. Steve takes his time when it comes to scoring. He's choosing carefully. He's got more than enough time to focus on his projects. While Lorne's name is attached to 30 million different projects, some of them cheap B-movies like Hurricane Heist. And you think he's scoring them all by himself? The irony of it all is that if anyone is using ghostwriters most of the time, it's Lorne. Not Steve. And I'm saying that as a Lorne fan as well. I'm not just a Jablonsky fan. I appreciate Lorne's work as well. But I'm not undermining other composers in favor of him.Bay has Lorne scoring his films now cause they established a relationship on 13 Hours, and Bay didn't even want Lorne for that; he wanted Hans but he didn't want to go through the exhausting process of another Bay blockbuster so he brought in Lorne instead.<br>And even then, Hans still worked together with Lorne very closely on the project (Hybrid said he was there for all the meetings, helped with synth programming, etc)Of cause Balfe worked on it .That is why Bay now uses Balfe
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The Lego Batman Movie
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 94'18 (Score: 60'08)
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CD 1 - SONGS
  1. Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump (3:03)
  2. Forever - DNCE (3:48)
  3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew (4:35)
  4. Invincible - Kirsten Arian (2:59)
  5. One - Harry Nilsson (2:22)
  6. Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix) - Alesso Feat. Tove Lo (6:35)
  7. Man In The Mirror - Alex Aiono (2:23)
  8. Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! Feat. Will Arnett & Jeff Lewis (3:49)
  9. I Found You - Fraser Murray & Lorne Balfe (3:34)
  10. Forever - Justin Tranter (3:49)
  11. Man In The Mirror - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (1:49)
  12. Everything Is Awesome - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (2:02)
CD 2 - SCORE
  1. Black (7:32)
  2. Your Greatest Enemy (2:42)
  3. The Arrival Of Robin (2:52)
  4. Joker Crashes The Party (1:33)
  5. No Seat Belts Required (2:17)
  6. To Cage The Joker (1:59)
  7. The Phantom Zone (3:37)
  8. Open For Business (1:09)
  9. Chaos In Gotham (3:20)
  10. Lava Attack (7:40)
  11. For Your Own Good (1:45)
  12. Joker Manor (2:29)
  13. Batman's In The Zone (4:40)
  14. The Babs Signal (2:25)
  15. Battle Royale (4:54)
  16. A Long Farewell (2:49)
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Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-06 20:18:45
"Joker Crashes the Party" - Wasn't that the name of a cue from TDK? Was this an inside joke?


George2018-01-06 21:53:18
Yeah it is! Iím sure itís a nice reference to it lol


Olive2018-01-07 00:06:02
What to do if the Joker likes to ruin so many parties?

NZ reply Replies: 15 || 2018-01-04 10:43:31
Which Balfe scores, in your opinion, are his best? Iíve just gotten into his stuff recently with Lego Batman and would like a good starting point with him, thanks!


Max Potcats2018-01-04 13:05:06
I really liked Son Of God (Faith is amazing), Terminator Genisys is nice too.


Macejko2018-01-04 13:25:10
Beyond: Two Souls all the way.


mpolonest123 2018-01-04 14:22:38
Beyond: Two Souls and Blackwood are probably my top two from him.


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-04 15:09:34
From what I've heard, I'd say my top picks from Balfe would be Lego Batman, Home and Beyond: Two Souls. But like Zanelli, I feel Balfe is a composer who does some of his best work in additional music moreso than his solo scores, so if I was making a Balfe playlist I'd definitely also add some of his contributions to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Kung Fu Pandas 2 and 3, Megamind and Inception.


Olive2018-01-04 16:02:04
Nothing...
Just kidding!
Animation movies (Lego, Home, Kung Fu Panda, Penguins and Megamind) and video games scores (Beyond, Assassins Creed, Modern Warfare). Yeah, I like also some other things, but nothing too remarkable like those above.


Hybrid Soldier2018-01-04 16:47:12
Ironclad, Harry's Arctic Heroes, Skylanders - Giants...


Richard2018-01-04 17:29:14
AC3 ,Terminator Genius and Ghost In The Shell are mine.


Miguel2018-01-04 17:32:06
Genius for me is my favorite.then Beyond Two Souls, Home and Legobatman


Andrew2018-01-04 17:54:03
Lego Batman all the way !!


Petres2018-01-04 21:59:05
Crown ,Ghost In the shell ,Last Man on The Moon and only because I love old school MV/Remote control óóó Geostorm


DaveFilm2018-01-05 03:49:18
The Crown and Genius are my favourite


Michael882018-01-05 05:06:50
Call of Duty is Balfeís best along side Beyond Two Souls


Andmusid2018-01-05 07:18:31
Home and Legobatman


TobiasF2018-01-05 16:34:46
Ghost in The Shell,The Bible and Take Off from Geostorm.


KudoJk2018-01-06 18:19:56
Blackwood is a secret gem but I think Ghost In The Shell and The Lego Batman are his best

EduMusic reply Replies: 3 || 2017-03-05 04:10:16
Really loving this score and the film ROCKED. Does anyone know about Genius ? Lorne has posted photos today or recording sessions


Michael2017-03-05 15:47:46
Genius is the Rob Howard TV show based on The life of Einstein .


Anonymous2017-03-06 08:03:17
I believe Hans is writing the main theme with Lorne and Lorne is the Doug the score to all of the episodes . The super bowl spot looks amazing . Frost Nixon was a unique score from them both .


AndiM2017-03-20 07:21:22
Great score . Nice to hear something so different and so many styles

AndyFil reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-19 20:19:21
Lego Batman just got released in Australia so it was great to hear how the score worked to the film. Amazing work . The Robin song I Found You is excellent and Lorne should be writing more songs . Interested to see Ghost in the shell now

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-04 15:22:45
Bought the score weeks ago but only now got to see Lego Batman. Lorne's score is better than the first film I think . Great tunes and lovely to listen to and I hope he does more Lego movies

Musicsam reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-27 06:27:28
Lego better be in the Oscars next year. brilliant film and Lroens score is another leval and hope he does more super hero films now

Phillipe reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-24 03:09:20
Happy Birthday maestro


Mike 2017-02-24 11:24:43
The demos he posted on Facebook arnt on the album ? Does anyone know if releasing them . Great soundtrack and which more animation music was like this


Tim2017-02-24 12:49:52
Great sounding score . Definitely best score of the year . This a cool Batman scorof and better than most of the superheroes movie soundtracks week done to him

IronmanSucks reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-24 02:07:40
Too many songs but the score is amazing and really enjoying the score

Paul reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-23 12:35:13
Great score . And love the Robin theme . Lovely tunes and cool action music


Pierre 2017-02-23 13:41:58
Yes and the robin theme that is the song i Found You is beautiful. Going back to see lego batman again tonight !

John reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-22 03:34:35
Does anyone know what Mark M was doing the score ?

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James reply Replies: 6 || 2017-02-20 05:50:23
There seems some negative comments about this score but I think it is great because it is fun but also with great serious overtones. For a change , the music was as important as ththe storyline for a change . I was actually shocked to see Lorne's name at the end because I had never heard his music this good. seems like he was allowed to go wild and enjoy writing . Enjoyed this soundtrack more than anything in a long time so well done


John2017-02-20 09:25:34
Onlyon this forum ! I think it's amazing and the music makes the film . I have always been a fan of Hans music but now lorn music is beating everyone's music for animation . Really great and best batman score since batman begins


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-20 12:05:11
"now lorn music is beating everyone's music for animation."

Sorry. As good as this score is, Lorne still has a long long way to go before he reaches John Powell's level.


John2017-02-20 12:34:49
Sorry but !!! Edmund you seem to be in the minority ! Social media is constantly
Mentioning the score in reviews . I realize I'm new to the new site but I follow Ihim on twitter and Facebook and everyone seems to be congratulating on the soundtrack . Apart from you ! Anyway - it's fun and I close my eyes and sit back and listen to it and enjoy A what else can I ask for .


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-20 14:41:18
Good for him! It's great that this score is getting such acclaim. It's a very fun and enjoyable one. But go out and ask those same people if they like this more or How to Train Your Dragon and then come back and tell me what they say.


David2017-02-20 19:56:09
Not just Powell but Zimmer too! The Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda and The Lion King! Another great Powell animated score is Shrek, which he shares with Gregson-Williams :D


tim2017-02-21 08:08:43
Chad smith played on the score -red hot chilli peppers - what a drummer!!

BBmysic reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-20 12:52:36
Totally lost ! /9 fed up with the violence amongst us all !

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 9 || 2017-02-13 13:12:36
Anybody got a film order of the score + songs?


Medigo2017-02-13 17:18:59
Feel free to correct me


Black
Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump
Your Greatest Enemy
Forever - DNCE (could also be the other version, they sound alike)
The Arrival Of Robin (Part 2)
Man In The Mirror - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (in the background)
(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew (Briefly)
Invincible - Kirsten Arian (Briefly)
Joker Crashes The Party
One - Harry Nilsson
The Arrival Of Robin (Part 1)
No Seat Belts Required (also a combination of 2 tracks)
To Cage The Joker
The Phantom Zone
Everything Is Awesome - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (As elevator music)
Open For Business
Chaos In Gotham
Lava Attack
For Your Own Good
Joker Manor
Batman's In The Zone
The Babs Signal
Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix) - Alesso Feat. Tove Lo
Battle Royale
A Long Farewell
Man In The Mirror - Alex Aiono
Part of the End Credits (didnt stay for all of it) are:
Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! Feat. Will Arnett & Jeff Lewis
Black Excerpt
I Found You - Fraser Murray & Lorne Balfe


Medigo2017-02-13 17:20:05
I forgot The arrival of Robin part 3 (the joker material)
That goes before 'Joker Crashes the Party'
(which I feel hes done in four separate movies now)


theeaglesfan0052017-02-17 00:00:55
thanks :D


theeaglesfan0052017-02-17 00:05:25
when say arrival of robin part 1 and 2.. where should it be split?


jrej35552017-02-17 02:55:02
@theeaglesfan005
The Arrival of Robin
Part 1: Start - 0:51
Part 2: 0:51 - 1:37
Part 3: 1:37 - End


Medigo2017-02-17 08:53:07
also 1:29-2:50 from 'Black' was for some reason replaced in the movie with new music
no other track has edits like that I think tho


Rocko 2017-02-18 09:07:15
Where does the song I Found You feature in the film? It's a beautiful and it's the Robin theme but want to know where it goes .


Hybrid Soldier2017-02-18 11:08:29
In the end credits !


theeaglesfan0052017-02-19 21:49:56
@jrej3555

Where does Part 3 go?

Jim reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-19 12:51:12
Really enjoying this score and the film was great . Lorne's writing is getting
Better and better and this is his best so far . Beautiful and great music .

AndyMusik9 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-17 05:22:37
What an amazing score and a cool film . Saw it tonight and it the best batman ever . Lorne score is brilliant .

Waymann reply Replies: 8 || 2017-02-14 11:45:39
Don't know why everyone is actually raving about this score ? Have listened to it once and I haven't felt the urge to listen to it again. It's a fun score for sure. But saying it's the best score for an animated movie since a long time is a bit too much credit for me... But hey everyone can like whatever they want. Love the first minute of The Arrival of Robin though.


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 12:34:09
I kind of agree with you. It's a fun score but the level of accolades it's getting would have you think it's the second coming of Jesus Christ.


isildur2017-02-14 14:08:40
It's not just fun score, it's fun "Batman" score. Sure many of us loved Hans' Dark Knight scores but this kind of addresses more aspects of Batman's & Joker's characters not just their broody nature and completely insane unpredictability that was there in Nolan's movies. Also the contrasting comic nature of the film helps the score to be enjoyed on a different level.

Of course it's not the greatest animation score. But when combined with the kind of popularity Batman & Lego movies have, it's just that more people are talking about it. And I, for one, am glad Lorne is getting some much deserved attention.


Mike2017-02-14 19:33:21
Obviously you haven't been reading the reviews then !!!! I think it's a great score
and the film is a massive success . The music is is big part of the film and works brilliantly


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 22:24:21
So if "the reviews" say something, it must be true and the rest of us have to fall in line? LOL


Mike2017-02-14 22:29:20
LOL ! Anyway


Miguel2017-02-14 22:35:46
Has anyone seen the physical release . Amazon seems sold out already


Mike2017-02-15 04:19:42
Different Mike here....frequent poster...Whenever I see other Mikes here, I feel the need to change my name. ;)

But I agree with Edmund. It's pretty good, but it's not amazing. Maybe seeing the movie will change my mind.


MikeP2017-02-15 06:58:58
Mike - it will change your mind

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 10:54:29
What a lovely song I Found You is and Friends are family is great .lornes best score to date I think .

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 10:48:17
Really enjoyable score and the orchestrations are amazing . One of
The best animation music I have heard an a while . Lava attach is a great track.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 08:10:15
By the way, does the credit "score producer" for Max Aruj and Thomas Farnon means, that they are also write additional music and arrangements for this?

Modo66 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 08:00:50
Wow - this is a great album looking forward to seeing the film now

jrej3555 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 17:46:01
This is the soundtrack album that Zimmer and Balfe's Megamind should've gotten! That release was pathetic; it failed to satisfy those who wanted the songs (only had 4) and those who wanted the score (13 cues).

Crisp Rat reply Replies: 3 || 2017-02-07 15:17:38
Fantastic score, one of Lorne's best. Has anyone else noticed how he quotes The Dark Knight score in "Your Greatest Enemy"?


AndrewMusix2017-02-07 17:05:51
It's funny how everyone is thinking they are hearing every single Batman reference . Fantastic score . Not what I expect led . Seeing the film this
Weekend . Hope it's as good as the soundtrack


Bioscope2017-02-13 16:05:17
Do I hear a distinct quote of the Arrowverse motifs? I keep seeing The Flash running past me in my mind's eye :)


Crisp Rat2017-02-13 16:49:21
@Bioscope I thought the exact same thing!

Evan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 05:05:58
I can't stop listening to it . It is everything an animation soundtrack should sound like and more . Just saw the film today and the whole score stands
Out in the film . I think this is the year for Balfe .......

Deitor reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 04:58:37
I Found You is the Robin theme I believe . It is the best song on the album I think and lorne should write more songs . I think it's the best super heros score in along time .

Ando87 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-12 11:14:16
i have listened to this score over 10 times . wonderful music and the best animation music in a long time


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-12 17:20:19
Kubo and the Two Strings is not even a year old! ;)


Ando872017-02-13 00:41:43
Exactly !

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-11 20:50:04
Really enjoying this soundtrack . So much fun . Seeing the film tomorrow and already imagining what's going on . Got the album on loop now

Kevin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-11 20:06:34
Best score and best film . Saw it this afternoon and laughed so much . The orchestration is stunning and the robin theme is beautiful.

David reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-10 18:10:42
Just been to see it and it's really good . Best Batman since Batman begins. Lorne's score is sensational . Score of the year


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-10 21:02:54
Score of the year? LOL. It's barely February, dude!

BoMus80 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-09 04:14:39
Has anyone seen the movie yet ? Reviews seem amazing and score is sounding the best . Apart from Zimmer - best music to come out of RCP in a LONG time.


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-09 14:06:40
I'd say that this is the best RCP score since probably Eddie the Eagle - but it doesn't top that little gem, for me. ;)


Moss2017-02-10 03:24:13
What a score . Great animation music but with solid themes .
Defiantly best score of the year - hard to beat this one . Favorite cue is Lava attack and then Kaos in Gotham.

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