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After watching the movie, I just have to say it was okay. It had some great moments but for me it had also many problems. And one of them was the music. For most of the part it wasn't even noticeable and when it was, it was like random background music with no really emotion or heart.<br><br>BvS and MoS movies can be criticized for some things but the score is not one of them. The movie gave the movie a strong and powerful side, as well as a heart and emotion into it. In this movie there were so many moments that needed different score. <br>***SPOILERS***<br>Superman's resurrection needed the MoS in full epic form. Wonder Woman at the bank at the beggining needed her theme with the electric cello in full power.<br>The Batman theme at the beginning when he is after that Parademon.<br>We should have a really memorable theme for the whole Justice League as well as for each individual member.<br>The scenes with Clark and Lois at the house in Kansas and when his mother sees him, this needed the piano theme from This Is Clark kent or something like that.<br>And that final moments with Superman opening his shirt showing the Superman logo and then flying to the sky, we needed something like "What Are You Going To Do When You're Not Saving The World?" or "Flight" and not that unmemorable music we got.<br><br>I really hope that the petition of the Extended Cut of the movie made by Zack with Junkie's music gets to be released someday, but for now, I'm disappointed.Sounds fun!!<br>Thanks for the linkAny ideas on the Chronological Order of the Tracks?<br>I made a start here...<br><br><br>Logos<br>Batman On The Roof<br>Everybody Knows - Titles<br>Wonder Woman Rescue<br><br>...<br>Icky Thump<br>Aquaman In Atlantis<br>...<br>1m1a Krypton (from Man Of Steel)<br>Spark Of The Flash<br>Friends And Foes<br>...<br>Come Together - Credits<br>Anti-Hero Theme - CreditsNo, they are the full score cues- as presented in the film. The presentation of the final three tracks on the first disc are edited down for timing.* I posted this at filmtracks and wanted to share it here as well. <br><br>Danny Elfman's comments are very disrespectful and so disappointing for a creative person to hear, especially for composers. Nostalgia is a big problem with Hollywood and it's a simple Jedi mind trick. It's slightly different, but the same meal over and over with different seasoning. Imagine if James Horner didn't get to write the score he wanted for Spider-Man? Or Zimmer had to use Elfmans Batman theme for the DK triliolgy or BvS? Or Shirley Walkers incredible Batman theme for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Or Giacchino just used the original star trek theme, or the original Star Wars themes for Rogue One and created nothing new at all? How boring and uninspiring for the composers not being able to challenge themselves to create new original music.<br><br>Whether you like these scores or not isn't important, the pursuit to create something new is what drives a creative person and gives us freedom in choosing something to enjoy and not enjoy. I love the original Batman theme by Elfman but I love it in the Burton films. I love Zimmer scores for both the DK trilogy and BvS. I am happy I can enjoy both types of scores and films but there are those who don't and that's a great thing because that means we are not all the same and that brings variety of opinion and taste which creates real conversation and most importantly gives an identity to a project.<br><br>It's easy to go back to original ideas, but I respect the creators who actually take the risk and want to try and do something new. If Danny Elfman stands by his words he should have just used the original Batman theme from the Tv Show and film or the original Spider-Man theme. Oops he didn't and we got a whole new Batman theme and Spider-man theme which most of us love. Thank god he didn't stick to using the original themes. The Batman reboots and superman and Spider-man reboots are completely different takes on the characters and that's why they deserve their own new themes and soundscapes. The only time I think an original theme from a film should be used in a new film with the same characters is if it's actually a sequel or prequel connected to that actual original film. Re-boots should always have new original music.<br><br>In the end the comments from Elfman are simply stupid and uninspiring and it's definitely a hidden ego coming through I never new he had which is a shame. I remember what Zimmer said about Danny Elfman's Batman theme being a bit jolly, but that's not attacking Elfman at all, it's how he felt and heard the music and felt that that style wouldn't fit in the new batman films ect.. I have always found the original Batman theme a bit on the jolly side too and I love it because it nails Burton's take on the character and world. That theme is for Keaton's Batman, no one else's.<br><br>One final point, if we keep wanting to just revisit the past and hear and see the same thing over and over and not be challenged with new ideas, what a damn uninspiring and boring world of creativity we will live in.<br><br>All the best to you all!<br><br>
so...based on what junkie says here, Elfman is basically just rehashing old shit, as well as other people's old shit....Unless you want to say he's taking his Batman theme into a whole different direction that he didn't really have a desire to do before...until now....<br><br>In that case, "whatever" is all I have to say.Nice stuff! I still can't believe this score hasn't gotten a release.That's unfortunate. With this score, I think it's obvious that the majority is Jablonsky, as it has a ton of elements from scores he's composed exclusively, but it would still be nice to know who did what, especially with the first and second films. Not sure why there's rarely any proper additional music credits for a lot of the RCP guys, especially considering Zimmer's credits are almost always complete. <br><br>However that cuesheet of the extended score is very interesting. Hopefully if it leaks, all those cues remain there.Damn that sounds different from Elfman's commentsThe funny thing is an interview he gave 1 months before being replaced... Saying pretty much the opposite of Elfman !<br><br>"Itís a massive undertaking. And I canít say anything about Justice League specifically, but Iíll tell you this, and this was exactly the same experience that Hans and I had when we did work together on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Itís like when you see a movie like that, these iconic superhero movies, some of them have a 60 to 80 year legacy, multiple composers had a go at their themes, multiple filmmakers did their version of these charactersóitís very scary. You watch a movie and itís like, ďHoly shit, now I have to come up with something.Ē Youíve got sweaty hands and youíre nervous, and you talk about it over and over againóand I have exactly that relationship with Zack Snyderóand then Zack said, ĒThereís only one thing you can do, and that is embrace this character as if itís your own, keep it close to your musical soul, and just do whatever you feel is the right thing to do for this character.Ē Thatís the only thing we can do. Thatís what all these great directors did back in the day, and thatís what all these great composers did back in the day. It makes no sense for me to do extensive quoting of Hansí score of the really amazing Batmans. It makes no sense for me to quote Superman from John Williams. Because all fantastic composers, they all did the same thing, they did something that was close to their heart, and I have to do exactly the same thing on this movie. You know this is Movie Number 4 that Iím doing with Zack, so you build a friendship and itís built on trust and loyalty. You know how to challenge each other, you know what to expect on the other side, and itís this really open, amazing dialogue about where to take this franchise."
I can confirm that he had already worked on it quite a bit, because he said so in one of his Studio Time episodes.I wouldnít be surprised if he wrote another long sketchbook for it...I honestly have no idea... But I can't believe back in June when he left he hadn't done a bunch of the score already...The thing is with Jablonsky scores composers rarely get cuesheet credits, so you can't really draw conclusions out of it. Here's a small part of the cuesheet :<br><br>QUINTESSA PT 1<br>QUINTESSA PT 2<br>QUINTESSA PT 3 OPTIMUS REDEMPTION<br>KNIGHTED<br>WE HAVE TO GO ZERO GRAVITY<br><br>OPENING BATTLE<br>MERLIN<br>MERLIN GETS THE STAFF - BATTLE WON<br>TROUBLED TIMES<br>CADE DRIVING - AMULET<br>WE HUNT - DECEPTICONS HUNT<br>KEEP A SECRET - VIV ARRIVES CASTLE FOLGEN<br>WITWICCANS<br>ROUNDTABLE ORGAN SOURCE<br>COGMAN CHOIR<br>STAFF<br>BETTER GET CRACKING<br>PLANETARY VAMPIRISM<br>TOO OLD<br>SUBMARINE<br>TWO MOONS<br>MERLIN'S TOMB<br>SPACE STATION<br>CLAIM THE STAFF<br>SHIP RISE<br>YOUR VOICE<br>SOLDIERS TAKE POSITION - BURTON DIES<br>FALL AND GRAB<br>ENDINGrumor has it Lorne Balfe did this score<br><br>I guess if we do not get any credits then that proves it
Any chance of proper artist credits for this score?@Hybrid <br><br>Did Tom actually record anything for the film or did he just do demos?It's the same 24 tracks divided on two CDs. I'm truly hoping for a nice numbered digipak that separates the limited editions from the regular release otherwise it would be quite a crappy move from the record label. <br><br>"Joss said, ĎLetís do it [Batmanís theme] on the nose. Fans love this kind of stuff.í" Why do you have to ruin everything, Joss?This film is atrocious. Suicide Squad was a mess but that film was forgivable. What WB decided to with JL is embarrassing, to say the least. Forcing Zack to change the tone and add forced childish humor and quips, demanding a less than 2-hour runtime, extensive reshoots with Whedon in charge... wtf were they thinking?<br><br>It's interesting to note that Zack hasn't even seen this abomination yet.
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The Power Of One
Label: Elektra
Length: 46'59 (Score: 30'35)
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  1. The Rainmaker (7:46)
  2. Mother Africa (6:19)
  3. Of Death & Dying (4:11)
  4. Limpopo River Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:54) *
  5. The Power Of One - Teddy Pendergrass (5:17) **
  6. Woza Mfana (1:56)
  7. Southland Concerto (2:26) **
  8. Senzenina (1:48) **
  9. Penny Whistle Song (2:14)
  10. The Funeral Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:42) *
  11. Wangal' Unozipho - The Bulawayo Church Choir (3:24) *
  12. Mother Africa Reprise (8:02)
*Written by David Khabo
**Written or arranged by Johnny Clegg
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Andrew Burnett reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-27 21:17:54
Where can I get sheet music of Mother Africa Reprise or, if necessary, the whole soundtrack

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-16 10:16:10
How did John Van Tongeren invovled in this? And did he important music cues here?

khabo reply Replies: 1 || 2016-07-21 10:17:44
Going through this website i cant help but be proud of my father David Khabo. Such moments when i go through his works im like my dad is actually cool lol


Richard Kinchlea2016-10-26 04:32:13
Nice story!

Ashley reply Replies: 2 || 2010-03-07 00:00:00
What are the lyrics for Rainmaker? "they run this way, they run that, cowards.." something like that


Tayla-Rose2016-03-27 11:33:39
That is for Southland Concerto as explained in the movie before the concert when the lyrics were written. I am yet to find the actual lyrics of this song. If I do find them I will give you the link.


Dale-Ray2016-05-09 22:27:32
Any luck with the lyrics of this song? I'm desperate... :-(

Arie williams reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-24 08:29:21
Please could I have the lyrics of the Limpopo river song in the power of one and a translation if available .many thanks
Arie

Ann Sillman reply Replies: 1 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
Just listened to the CD again, how wonderful. Wish I had the words and a translation of what the songs sing about.


Fan2014-07-21 02:48:43
Bagijima kanjalo, bephethe ngaleyo ndlela, zingabantu ngamagwala...
literal translation from the words said by Mr. Freemanīs character:
In the song =Southland Concerto= they sang the words KANJALO, BEPHETE and NGMAGWALA... specially this last word, when... (NO SPOILERS).

Dan reply Replies: 1 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
The lyrics are available for this sound track. While in highschool our choir program sang the entire score for a choral concert.


crik@olympus.net2014-02-10 00:08:16
Please did you ever get the original language lyrics

p mindell reply Replies: 3 || 2010-05-10 00:00:00
Is there choral sheet music for Mother Africa?


david2012-11-07 21:38:02
is there a choral sheet? iīm desperately seeking for this sheets to sing in a choir...


Mr. Charles2013-04-04 17:46:09
Way to respond after nearly 5 years, Clare. Wtf?


Hybrid Soldier2013-04-04 22:19:25
Excellent film, with the first appearance on screen of Daniel Craig, playing some South African "Nazi Alike" military extremist... :D

It's a made up language. reply Replies: 1 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
I performed one of the songs from The Power of One in college and one of the fascinating things my professor told us about this soundtrack, is that the lyrics are all made up.
It's actually kind of strange, and I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but it literally does not have a translation.
Sorry.
But I guess that just means you can make up whatever lyrics you want.
Cheers!


Clare2013-04-03 19:06:28
That's nonsense - the songs were performed by local people in their own Zulu, not by a professional choir reading made-up syllables off sheet music. The only lyrics I can translate from Mother Africa are the repeating phrase "We sangoma ngi velelwe" which means "Oh healer, I'm in pain" - I know this because that phrase was recycled in several later Lebo M/Hans Zimmer collaborations including The Lion King, which DID have lyrics provided!

Your professor may have meant that the lyrics YOU WERE SINGING were made up, because Lebo M (who was responsible for the choir in Power of One) doesn't seem to have written down the lyrics, so all western performances are based on a phonetic transliteration. If you know Karl Jenkins's "Adiemus", those lyrics ARE made-up, just syllables that sound interesting performed by a professional choir.

james reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-07 00:00:00
I really want to find the lyrics fr 'southland concerto'. does anyone know where i can get them, thanks.

jihoon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-31 00:00:00
hi~~ thank you~~

Denice reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-06 00:00:00
This is a great soundtrack. I saw the movie years ago and went out and bought the cassette tape of the soundtrack. I didn't, however, get the CD version of the soundtrack. Now I only have a cassette version which I can't play on any of my audio equipment. Please, please, please is there any chance that this wonderful soundtrack might be re-released on CD? I am forever hopeful that one day I'll be able to buy the CD of this soundtrack and enjoy this great music again!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-21 00:00:00
Please tell me, who sings the song Senzenina on the soundtrack?

Liz
Rochester, NY

A Trifari reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer at his very best. Complex, beautiful and moving. He rose to the occasion again for the Thin Red Line. I recon he has now lost interest in serious composing.

Sam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-04 00:00:00
I saw this movie in English class today i cries, laughed, and sang along. I realized how good we have it these days, and how lucky i am. We don't have to worry about people just coming up to us and hitting us and being able to get awat with it. This was an AMAZING! movie and is now one of my favorites! if you havn't watched it be sure to. And if you have than im sure you feel the same as i do:)

Donna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
oh my god,i didn't realise so many people from all corners of the world had such an interest in this film as i do.what a story of couarge,strength,honor,unity and much more.to read the book or watch the film gives me strength and courage for things i believe in.and the soundtrack makes a bad day at work just disappear when i listen to it on the journey home.i hope that when my son is old enough he will appreciate it as much as i do..that it gives him courage in this strange and cruel world we are now living in....

Carlos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-31 00:00:00
Im a huge fan from Venezuela. Loved this movie, and this soundtrack is amazing. Someday weīd see each other in the movie business Hans... If a Venezuelan has a chance...

John Australia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
We sang the Penny Whistle Song at the Dept Education Annual Schools Sectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre about 5 years ago. It was a slightly cut down version (fitted into an African medley) and from my enquiries, the staff who transcribed it just wrote in the words as to how they sounded, so we had no idea if we were singing the correct words or not. Could those who have sung these pieces at school or college provide any publishers details if they were official versions please...

Alana reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-01 00:00:00
A magnificent album!

angela reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
hey everyone the viewers of power of one..totally love this movie and one of a life time favourite..watched it when i was young but didnt quite get the meaning of it but i kept it in heart how sad it was and the soundtracks always remains in my braine the tunes and the beautiful singing that i never forget so I went and watched it again with my partner and found out theres so much more to that movie than just being sad. i hope that everyone enjoyed the movie because it has given me something valuable in life as im in this journey of life..
would love to buy the soundtracks and would be nice to get the lyrics too.

Lupe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
I'm looking for the lyric of Mother Africa (Reprise), please, if u know where to find it, let me know.
Thanks

lupe@lajoyacostarica.com

Mary reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-09 00:00:00
Where can I find this album at a reasonable price?

I just came back from a photo safaris at Tanzania and would like to use some of the music to create a slideshow.

Margaret reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-22 00:00:00
I'll add my voice to those saying that this is a wonderful, utterly underrated film because of the hope-filled message, the generally fine acting, AND the *beautiful* choral singing. I got hooked on South African choral singing when I saw the film Dingaka - the "Go in Peace" song is inexpressibly beautiful. I've bought both Dingaka (pity it isn't on DVD) and this one.

I'm trying to learn Zulu in hope of one day visiting SA, but while I can now occasionally pick out a word from the film, I haven't a prayer of being able to transcribe the songs. If the lyrics aren't available anywhere online, could someone who speaks the language/s possibly do the great service of transcribing the songs for us all, as Baba Thaba kindly did for Senzenina in his post 2005/08/11? I'm uncomfortably conscious of what an imposition even asking is, but I can't imagine any other way to ever get the lyrics. Lebo M doesn't apparently have a contact point other than through his agent.

Sharon Guy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-09 00:00:00
I love this album. It reminds me of a great film and a great holiday in Africa. It is permanantly on my ipod and very much worth the price on Amazon marketplace!

Graeme reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
Guys....Please!! As a South African who (rather) liked the movie and loved the soundtrack...do yourselves a HUGE favour. Read the book! It was originally written by Bryce Courtney (ex-SA). The book takes you on the journey of a lifetime and you will struggle to put it down. Once read, it will make the movie look rather mediocre. And best of al: in the book, little Peekay does not speak with a Cockney accent :-))

eve marsh reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-10 00:00:00
i loved the movie i know the words to the sound track word for word but i was wondering if i could get the lyrics to the songs in african so i could teach my mother the words properly so she doesnt embarrase her self when we sing in our music gig thanks if you could send me a web site of the lyrics please send it to evileve_889@hotmail.com thanks for all your help

Patricia Ruppert reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-06 00:00:00
The Power of One is the best sound track I ever heard. I have been listening to it everyday for the last 15 years. I will never get tired of it. Mr. Hans Zimmer created a master piece.

Ana E. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-02 00:00:00
Just finished watching the film for the second time and couldn't wait to jump onto the net to find more info about it.
Even as a Kiwi I can still feel the emotions of the African people through the television. It's given me inspiration in my own life. I hope to eventually visit Africa and do my part in terms of aid and development.

Bula vinaka, malo ni and Kia ora!
God bless.

Kleber reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-24 00:00:00
Briliant movie!!! I love so much, wonderfull Hans Zimmer!!!! This sound track touch my heart a lot. Congratulattions!!!!

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