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The reprise of "Batman on Fire" from Begins (1:59-2:30 in the Transfiguration suite) is good stuff! I wonder why Hans decided to reuse that particular idea.When are we going to see you in Chicago?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 king
Best 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.
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Ramin DjawadiStephen ColemanWilliam MarriottJohn Witt Chapman
ComposerOrchestratorTechnical Score AdvisorAssistant Music Mixer
The Mountain Between Us
Label: Lakeshore Records
Length: 49'11
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  1. The Mountain Between Us (6:10)
  2. Don't Say Anything (2:18)
  3. I'm Sorry (1:39)
  4. Rule Of Three (3:27)
  5. Finding The Cabin (3:57)
  6. I'm Scared (1:14)
  7. They Can't Hear You (0:45)
  8. 1% Of Something (2:14)
  9. Trust Your Instinct (1:30)
  10. The Photograph (1:46)
  11. Flare Gun (2:04)
  12. Little Recorder (2:10)
  13. The Mountains (3:07)
  14. Separation (3:24)
  15. Not Today (2:15)
  16. I Feel Alive (2:39)
  17. Where Is The Dog? (1:28)
  18. Just Me And You (2:11)
  19. The Heart Is Just A Muscle (1:07)
  20. Meaning Of Life (3:46)
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JBSO99 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-07 20:19:51
I've just listened to the full album and I have to say, it's both very suprising and very good music. I really like what Ramin has created in this one, even if it's not his usual style, it's a wonderful and beautiful score. I'm loving the main theme!

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-07 15:21:22
Very surprising score from Ramin, I'll say a rather pleasant surprise. First time I hear something like that from him!

Pk reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-07 01:56:32
This is a beautiful score, one of the best works of ramin, this and got, ramin is on fire

Waymann reply Replies: 4 || 2017-10-06 08:57:56
Anyone else happing trouble downloading track 1,3,4 and 5 from the itunes store. It says not available...


Waymann2017-10-06 09:38:42
Also Djawadi suprises again with a sound we haven't heard from him. I see this score ending up high on my best of the year list. It's fantastic.


JBSO992017-10-06 12:18:19
Does anybody know if this is available on Spotify or something like that? I want to fully hear it first, and then I decide if I buy it or not. Thanks in advance!


Waymann2017-10-06 13:11:29
Maybe it will be on youtube in the next few days. But this score is definitely worth your money. This is theme based score with no atmospheric tracks.


JBSO992017-10-06 14:41:47
Wow, that's very good news. This looks like it's gonna be one of my favourites of the year. I cannot wait to hear it!

Waymann reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-03 08:41:01
Digital release is this friday as expected... pre-order up on itunes, no samples.

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JBSO992017-10-03 14:05:36
Well, no samples but there is the suite to give you an idea of how it will sound like.
Even if this Friday is thr release of Blade Runner 2049 and that will grab the majority of attention (probably including mine), I'm really looking forward to hear this score to discover how Djawadi complexes music outside the Game of Thrones/Warcraft/Pacific Rim style and so, that are the one I know of him (and also The Great Wall and Westworld).


Waymann2017-10-03 15:17:24
Saw a feature this morning about the score on this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQxcIcah2pQ Sounds great.


JBSO992017-10-03 17:30:04
Yeah, I watched it too. It looks like it's going to be something new in Djawadi's scores. I hope the rest of the score is as good as the suite.

Frank reply Replies: 1 || 2017-08-30 05:05:14
So here's a suite for this film. Sounds really good! soundcloud.com/ lakeshore-records/mountain-between-us-suite-mountain-between -us-soundtrack/s-4dxhj


Waymann2017-08-30 08:40:55
Thanks for posting this! This sounds indeed amazing, very different in style from typical Djawadi scores.

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