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I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',
I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)
@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)
In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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Hans ZimmerJohn Van TongerenJay RifkinBruce Fowler
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The Power Of One
Label: Elektra
Length: 46'59 (Score: 30'35)
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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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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Bonnefoy Nicolas reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-14 00:00:00
My best movie... plenty of emotions, colors and heat !
I've been living in africa while young (3 month till 9 years), and I can feel Africa with this movie like anyother one !

Pridelander (TLK fanatic) reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
In The Lion King, African lyrics on the score (and background chorus/vocals in the songs) are not Swahili. Since Lebo M (who worked with Hans Zimmer) is from South Africa, lyrics are South African languages - isiZulu, Sesotho, Setswana.
I learned about these things from this website: http://www.lionking.org/~taabani/
It has a lot of interesting information about languages in TLK. :)

But most of the character's name and some words ("Hakuna Matata" and Rafiki's "Asante sana" song) are Swahili.

So, I think lyrics on The Power of One score is also South African languages.

Kelly reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
Hi...I'm wondering if the lyrics, at least some of them,are not Swahili? Especially since as someone noted, the producer worked with the producer of Lion King, which definitely contains Swahili. Thoughts?

keschoo@bellnet.ca

Kouki reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-25 00:00:00
Absolutely WONDERFUL soundtrack, the music is hauntingly beautiful. Lebo M's vocals go hand-inhand with Hans' music.
Now to answer some questions I've noticed.
Unfortunately, there are NO lyrics to this soundtrack availible.
As to the language, its more than likely Zulu or Tswana or possibly Sotho (Lebo M speaks quite a few languages of South Africa, those are the three I know of).

tony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-18 00:00:00
we have been captured by the sense of unity in the southland concerto and are incorporating into our wedding but struggle to fine lyrics.... can anyone advise wher to find?

same for senzenenia...

thks

rax reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-26 00:00:00
Thankyou so much Pedro!

I love you!

Thankyou. Thankyou. Thankyou.

Pedro reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-25 00:00:00
The song you are after in that commercial if from the power of one sountrack. track one. the rainmaker

rax reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-08 00:00:00
Can someone tell me the name of the song used in the commercial "the power of one" which was aired in 1993 by Earth Communications Office http://www.oneearth.org/.

The music was produced by Hans Zimmer, and I am guessing it is from this CD, but I dont know.

You can view the commercial on youtube at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Twc1jURn4

Please help. Its hauntingly beautiful.

Thanks much,
rax

Dook reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-07 00:00:00
can i have the language that this is in and the lyrics in whatever language and english?

Paolo B. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-08 00:00:00
Hello everybody and sorry for my english!!! I watched "the power of one" (in italian obvously) and I think that's a spectacular movie. It makes me wonder about how to spend my life and how to react against our fears and unsureness.
I am looking for the lyrics of the soundtrack and I'd like to understand the meanings of that song. My e-mail address is unworthy_84@yahoo.it. If anybody could help me to find something about this I would be so happy. Thank you

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-03 00:00:00
To buy the soundtrack, try Amazon.co.uk. You can get it used for about 13 pounds (approx $26 depending on exchange rate) and 3 pounds postage

carolina w. reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-25 00:00:00
I HAVE NEVER SEEN AND WILL NEVER SEE A MOVIE SO WELL MADE LIKE "the power of one".IT TEACHES US ABOUT LIFE...........
DONT FORGET WE ARE ALL EQUAL!!! and TO BE BRAVE WITH BAD MOMENTS.
love you all.
CARO WONKA

Kathryn Twinfeathers reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-20 00:00:00
I am looking for the lyrics to the Power of One song off the soundtrack

Thalassa Ibrahim reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-12 00:00:00
Please help me!
I really need the lyrics to the song "The Rainmaker"
We are going to sing it in school but nobody seems to know the lyrics please help us out
Thnx!!!!!!!!!

beth, vancouver reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-10 00:00:00
regarding the lyris to the southland concerto, just before the Boar prison guard beats morgan freeman to death, he asks freeman to tell him what they are singing, and freeman's answer is something like, "we will never bow, give them what they want, they are pigs, we will live on." that's just my very tired brain paraphrasing. best to watch the movie again and listen for that part. the part where everybody cries.

beth, vancouver reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-10 00:00:00
Has anyone else ever noticed that Hans Zimmer and Lebo M worked together for the theatre production of Disney's The Lion King as well? And not only that, but they sampled the women's choral part from Power of One's 'Woza Mfana' in The Lion King's 'The Lioness Hunt'? Clever, but it didn't slip past me!!!!

See if you can find the same thing!

Iris reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-06 00:00:00
I would like to find the lyrics somewhere actually...anyone knows where to find 'em?
Ow yes, great songs, great songs!

Mark Smith reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-14 00:00:00
If you've watched the film you will know the lyrics to the Southland concerto - Peekay wasen't lying you know! 'They run this way, they run that way, etc, etc.'

The film is highly enjoyable and moving - in fact I based 6 months of my life on it and moved to Johannesburg. Sorry folks, SA is nothing like the film these days - Apartheid has ended but inequality and crime remain rampant.

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-10 00:00:00
People are like evil did they stop making the CD? they sell it for as low as like $40 and high as $200 even itunes doesnt have it

Tex reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-09 00:00:00
I see alot of asking for the lyrics for southland concerto but i aint seein no lyrics! any yall know where to go for it?

Gary reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-06 00:00:00
Why in the world is The Power of One soundtrack so difficult to find and purchase?

RichK reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-28 00:00:00
Possibly the most uplifting... exposing... hmmm... the best story ever told? The book(s, with Tandia), the movie, the soundtrack... I just can't stop reliving them, and intigrating the messages into my life.

L Bloch reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-19 00:00:00
We are Australian/Kiwis..My husband and I are currently reading The Power of One and we are totally engulfed in the magical storytelling of Bryce Courtney. We now wish to have the soundtrack of the music composed by "Doc" and sung by the "different tribes" incarcerated in the prison where Doc was, for the length of the war.
The downunders

elsie moala reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-31 00:00:00
just want to say what a beautifull film this is "the power of one" it is one of my favourites......
i love the soundtrack and every little thing about it.
this film really touched me, it makes me cry every time i watch it....this goes to any film that has to do with black slavery....i can watch this film and not get sick of it.......thats how much i love it as well as other films that has to do with black slavery......

alecs reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-15 00:00:00
duz ne1 no da lyrix 4 da southland concerto i realyy need 2 no african n if posibl english lyrix!!

Kerry reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
Well guys i live in the town that the movie was made in. Bulawayo! Really cool soundrack and very moving movie!

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Unknown reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-18 00:00:00
I think this soundtrack is the best, I have watched the movie and it really has moved me.

Unknown reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-18 00:00:00
Do you have the lyrics or sheet music for this?

Nicole reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-18 00:00:00
I have been listening to this soundtrack for years, and it still gives me chills. For those of you who can't find the CD, Lebo M. has a number of tracks on his website for download

http://lebom.com/music.html

Oh -- and if anyone has lyrics to Rainmaker I would appreciate it.

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