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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 Przyby³owicz, 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.
I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.<br><br>And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The StormI think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.<br><br>As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...Yeah it's weird how little overlap there is between the complete score and the album. I think over half of the music on the album didn't end up in the movie, at least not verbatim. I agree it makes for a much better listen, although in my version I've added a few of the better/more substantial cues from the complete score (like the cool Angels & Demons-style "Church Prophecy"/1m11-12v17, which I'm almost positive is an Atli Örvarsson contribution).Ah thankyou, thankyou very much :)And the Warrior Whispers Back<br><br>:)
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King Arthur
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  1. Tell Me Now (What You See) - Moya Brennan (4:34)
  2. Woad To Ruin (11:31)
  3. Do You Think I'm Saxon? (8:41)
  4. Hold The Ice (5:41)
  5. Another Brick In Hadrian's Wall (7:11)
  6. Budget Meeting (9:42)
  7. All Of Them! (10:24)
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Mephariel reply Replies: 1 || 2018-05-27 01:29:21
Does anyone know why "Knight's March" is not in the original album and if there is a extended edition that has this cue?



Mr Tweedy2018-05-27 10:31:05
It is on the original album : the last 2 minutes of "Woad to Ruin".

Edmundo reply Replies: 6 || 2018-02-27 14:13:03
This must be the last really great score by HZ. After this, he went into his 'artist phase' (Brian Eno, Paul McCartney - they all have these phases and they all amount to nothing).

Interstellar is fine, as are the Nolan Batmans but this was the downfall of an icon. He became a silly sound designer.


Bibi2018-02-27 14:14:57
"Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-27 15:04:02
Except At World's End came out three years later.


Medigo2018-02-27 17:06:33
And Sherlock
And Inception


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-27 17:39:16
and Angels & Demons


Medigo2018-02-27 20:08:22
Hell, Da Vinci Code came out in 2006


Olive2018-02-28 02:38:49
and INTERSTELLAR
and RUSH

and (in my opinion) THE DARK KNIGHT

Yo reply Replies: 1 || 2018-02-27 15:24:08
This cue from Trevor Jones beats most HZ stuff single-handedly, being as it is for Ridley Scott. ### EDITED ###

Have a go and appreciate some real talent. Not some Barfe casiotime.


Edmund Meinerts2018-02-27 16:16:18
Not that Trevor Jones isn't a fantastic composer, but is there really a point to just using him to keep dumping on Lorne Balfe? Don't think you're fooling anyone by constantly changing usernames.

Also, I see your Jones and raise you Jones: ### EDITED ###

A true hero! reply Replies: 1 || 2018-02-07 20:44:30
Hans Zimmer is a hero for having to watch this terrible movie multiple times and not going mad! Even with his excellent epic score this movie is unwatchable, now just imagine without music how torturous the experience was. If i was forced to do this i would probably hang myself in front of director's house with a message for him to burn it in the fiery pits of Mordor and save humanity from great pain suffering.


me again2018-02-07 20:46:19
sorry for the movie rant lol
But the music is 10/10!

SPECTER208 reply Replies: 3 || 2017-06-02 05:24:13
Is anyone familiar with the SOCOM 3 and SOCOM: Combined Assault soundtracks?! I hear similarities those soundtracks and in King Arthur.


Bioscope2017-06-02 05:58:50
I think the sound was more Peacemaker inspired, imho.


SPECTER2082017-06-02 06:39:48
You may be right but I know that James Dooley from SOCOM also helped on King Arthur. Some themes from both albums I can hum and transition seamlessly between each other.


James2017-06-02 10:56:53
And Dooley just went on to compose the music of the games in 2005. King Arthur is from 2004.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-09 23:56:52
Hybrid, I know you mentioned that Hans had written some suites for this film some time back. Do you have any idea about what those are like?

I finally listened to this score for the first time, and it really is one of his best action scores. You can hear all of the major influence on POTC2/Transformers.


Hybrid Soldier2016-10-10 00:38:40
No I don't... :/


mpolonest1232016-10-10 01:59:45
Ah shoot, between this and Lion King I would love to hear his initial concepts.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 9 || 2016-09-27 23:18:10
I found back Trevor Morris' note about this score. I wrote it in the details, pretty interesting on the process. :)


nvictor2016-09-27 23:52:33
thx Hybrid!


Prott2016-09-28 00:13:58
Great note! Very insightful. :) Thank you Hybrid.


iii2016-09-28 17:29:20
So we have a detailed discussion of how a cue on a HZ score comes together. Will people finally accept the idea that two composers can work on the same cue.

Maybe then we can work on getting people to understand that a credited additional arranger isn't a "ghostwriter".


Hybrid Soldier2016-09-28 21:02:07
Yeah it's interesting, I will try to add more notes from the various collaborators or Hans on his scores. Did the same with Last Samurai...


Ds2016-09-28 21:18:42
Can we listen to this cue "7m44c Final Battle Pt 3" somewhere?


Hybrid Soldier2016-09-28 21:25:02
Above on this very page... :P


Edmund Meinerts2016-09-29 00:33:45
Did anyone ever actually reject the idea that more than one person can work on a cue?


HypeMusic2016-09-30 14:30:17
Some song have multiple writers - so why can't film cues !


Edmund Meinerts2016-09-30 21:51:30
OF COURSE they can - nobody is saying otherwise! O.o

Ds reply Replies: 7 || 2014-12-22 14:39:58
Hybrid, did you ever get the chance to speak about this score with Hans? It is in my opinion one of the (if not THE) most epic stuff he's written, but curiously I've never heard him mentionning it in any interview. And it wasn't featured during the Revealed concerts (the most notable omission, along with The Last Samurai). Didn't he enjoy doing it? Or is it just because this movie has a bad reputation?

I'm asking this because I'm curious, and because I just replayed it for the first time in several weeks, and it blew me away (again).


Hybrid Soldier2014-12-22 14:53:57
I personally like this film a lot and of course the score (Well when you have a score done by Hans with Jablonsky, Morris, Dooley, NGS, RGW, Blake Neely, it's not exactly the ugliest team who worked with Hans ! :D).

I did mention him this score last year, he told me he wrote some suites for it (which are unreleased) which he likes a lot. Not sure he's a huge fan of the film though, the track title "All Of Them!" is actually a joke about a scene that got cut which just made no sense, where Arthur was asking how many saxons were there and he got as an answer "All of them !", and the scoring team had quite a good laugh...


Edmund Meinerts2014-12-22 15:37:25
I think this is one of the most underrated scores in the Zimmer canon, some of his most unadulterated BIG action writing. I see it kind of as a badass take-no-prisoners sibling to the more calm, reflective Last Samurai. I wish (but doubt) that Hans would return to this mode sometime soon.


Hybrid Soldier2014-12-22 15:45:34
It really is the incestuous son of POTC 1 & Last Samurai... And it's direct son is POTC 2... lol


Ds2014-12-22 17:14:14
Edmund, I like your comparison with TLS, so true!

Hybrid, thanks for taking the time to answer :-)

I would love to be able to perform an Inception on Hans, to make him add "Budget Meeting" to his next tour's setlist :p


Dr. D. Cobb2014-12-22 17:55:08
If you are interested, contact Mr. Charles at 528491, Limbo Street, at 4:35 p.m. precisely. Be on Time.


Lars2014-12-22 19:00:51
Budget Meeting is a fantastic piece of action music as the second half of Woad To Ruin. Both have a fantastic combination of rhythmic percussions and wonderful melodic string parts. good old rcp action music. would love to hear hans doing such music again.


Ds2014-12-23 00:12:10
Lars, you pointed out exactly what I love the most in this soundtrack. By the way, do you like the track "If you love these people" from MoS? It gave me exactly the same sensation as King Arthur (powerful rythmics and majestic melody).

Ralf reply Replies: 2 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
Song of Exile, or 'We will go home' is indeed a much requested and extremely beautiful song, bound to give goosebumps to anyone that hears it.

If there the full 'movie version' of the song is available, please put it up :) A lot of fans can't wait to get their hands on it.


ashish2011-09-18 23:49:22
plz tell me how can i download this song.....song is beautiful.


Gabriel Scheare2014-11-14 19:07:53
LEAH does the best cover of this song I've ever heard. Check it out on YouTube and download using a program like Freemake Video Converter.

Mortifer V. reply Replies: 2 || 2014-04-19 21:00:57
Guy Ritchie is making a new King Arthur movie. Imagine if he asks Hans Zimmer to score it... :E :P


Prott2014-04-19 21:16:51
I can imagine it's going to be really different (both the movie and the score), so why not. :-)


Mortifer V.2014-04-19 21:20:37
yeah, that's for sure ;p

MacArthur reply Replies: 5 || 2013-09-08 18:58:36
Anyone hear "Hello Beastie" From POTC 2 in the last part of "Do you think I'm Saxon"


MacArthur2013-09-08 19:09:01
Not saying anything bad, Hey if you wrote it you are allowed to use it as much as you want.


Edmund Meinerts2013-09-09 13:42:00
More like the other way around. And yeah, I've always wondered why more people don't pick up on that. It's like three straight minutes of copied material.


Mortifer V.2014-01-24 03:42:36
another interesting similarity, is the fact that "Hold The Ice" has some portions that sound a lot like "Davy's Death" from "At World's End" recording sessions.


Edmund Meinerts2014-01-24 09:54:30
Yeah...At World's End owes quite a bit to King Arthur, actually. The beginning of "One Day" is quite similar to the very beginning of the first cue of KA. Davy's Death you mentioned. There's also a tiny little duduk theme in AWE's "Bootstraps/Elizabeth Locker" at 1:19 that's out of KA as well!

Coincidentally, those two are among my Top 3 Zimmer scores (Prince of Egypt is the third).


Mortifer V.2014-01-24 13:36:52
Indeed.

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-23 01:18:17
It has nothing to do with RCP, but I think the samples for Clinton Shorter's upcoming "Pompeii" sound promising. Will we get a new "King Arthur" this year?

Samples here: www.amazon.fr/Pompeii-Andersons-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/ dp/B00HYQDTOM/

MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2013-08-30 03:25:28
This is A Fantastic score

joe reply Replies: 7 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
this movie is the most shitttest movie on earth i have ever seen


Jim2012-01-20 16:15:17
You talk out ya arse, its one of the best.


Areozz2012-01-20 17:06:23
Congratulations on replying to something that's almost a year old.


King Arthur2012-01-21 00:56:09
Areozz you are the biggest condescending prick ever! lol Who cares when he replied!


Areozz2012-01-21 01:49:41
Way to overreact, genius. Take a step back and look at yourself...Look at yourself in the mirror and think about what you've been doing this whole time. Does it feel good to call people names? Do you get a rush out of it?


King Arthur2012-01-21 08:03:53
Yes! haha


D-Fault2012-01-21 14:32:20
Less hate more love


Richard2013-04-13 06:06:04
I have noticed there have been rude comments 'round here at times. I love to use this site for Hans Zimmer and RCP info. Sad people come here to hate ^_^
#RCP for the win

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2012-04-19 01:29:26
lol, I just listened to this score for the first time since it came out and straight away I wondered if Jablonsky worked on it. Sure enough, he did. He's so versatile, this sounds almost nothing like Transformers xD ahahaha

joe 2 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
may be this joe hates good films

Nik reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Caitlin,i think the song is awesom,too bad disney is behaving like this.they will gain nothing by keeping the song unreleased,instead someone should persuade disney to release the song by any means like threatening to boycott their work and also that the song will earn them nothing like this but may make some disney fans to turn away from them.

DAS reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-23 00:00:00
They didn't include the best song "Song of The Exile (We Will Go Home)" because Hans-Zimmer didn't write it, instead it was written by Caitlin Matthews. I'd guess it was either a songs rights or credits discrepancy that prevented it's inclusion.

xeriouxi reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-18 00:00:00
This is, IMO, one of Hans Zimmer's greatest scores... just listening to the start of 'All of Them!' sends me off into some strange trance-like state where I can feel all my hairs stand on end... the voice, the ominous synth notes playing in the background... I'd buy the CD just for this one track. May you continue your genius work for many years to come, Hans! =)

titemangakaaa reply Replies: 0 || 2010-07-02 00:00:00
Hi, i'm a french girl. I like every soundtrack of hans zimmer. That makes us feel what characters can feel. It's good

Shahrouz reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-30 00:00:00
I think if you spend your ENTIRE life listening to "All of them" , it's not a waste .

austin reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-17 00:00:00
please put exile song on here

simon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-13 00:00:00
hi

erica reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-05 00:00:00
i love the exile song. cant find it anywere. please put it on here!!!!!!!!!!

Ranny reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-04 00:00:00
Indeed i too missed the Song of Exile most of them all!

Francine reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-20 00:00:00
I love the music. Great soundtrack

Andy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-02 00:00:00
superb soundtrack, but shame "Song of Exile" is missing. Should be included, please.

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-12 00:00:00
I'm a vegetarian and I think a burger tastes best without the meat haha
But if hamburger meat tasted as good as Budget Meeting sounds, I might change my ways...

Ravi Krishna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-12 00:00:00
Skyler, great to see I'm not the only vegetarian here! :-)

I love this score, BTW.

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