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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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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithHenning LohnerLorne Balfe
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Lauras Stern
Label: BMG Records
Length: 68'12
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  1. Opening Title (2:21)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  2. The Chase (2:20)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  3. Lonely Laura (2:10)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  4. Laura & Muschka (1:21)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  5. A Star Is Born Part 1 (4:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  6. A Star Is Born Part 2 (5:53)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  7. Leg Ballet - Repair (7:35)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  8. Wake Up Guys (1:18)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  9. 1st Flight (2:05)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner, Lorne Balfe
  10. Planet Magic (1:17)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  11. Stay (3:00)
    Wonderwall
  12. Star Finds Sun And Moon Part 1 (1:52)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner, Lorne Balfe
  13. Star Finds Sun And Moon Part 2 (1:42)
    Henning Lohner
  14. Homestick (2:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner
  15. Laura At The Rescue (2:32)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  16. Star Is Free (1:06)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  17. Flying Bow (3:21)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  18. Flying In The Rain (1:38)
    Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  19. Laura Finds Star (4:02)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Henning Lohner
  20. Sun & Moon Ballet (2:05)
    Henning Lohner
  21. Finale (6:44)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  22. Touch The Sky (4:00)
    Wonderwall, Sam Tyson, Dee Mullen, Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  23. Lullaby (2:20)
    Hans Zimmer
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-09 00:00:00
A M A Z I N G

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-30 00:00:00
Another great score by the duo Hans Zimmer Nick glennie Smith (the great friends). Their other masterpiece is the little polar bear II. Good job men!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-14 00:00:00
NGS is bad ?


LOL


Do you know that a lot of what you call "HZ themes" were actually written by NGS ?

This score was mainly written by NGS, with the "help" of HZ and HL... Just like The Rock... Go Nick !

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-06 00:00:00
ngs except all his music from old hz themes. bravo hans and henning lohner. ngs are bad.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-11 00:00:00
Excellent main theme by NGS !

Track 8 is the best !

janine reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-31 00:00:00
oh so nice I like the dvd beautiful...and also the music .....I have so nice time when I look the movie
The song....TOUCH THE SKY...every time I listen this than I am far away.

This is my movie....

ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-12 00:00:00
I think they split up the work like this:

Glennie-Smith ->-- main theme and most of the cues
Zimmer ->-- Lullaby theme
Lohner ->-- children choir

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-12 00:00:00
it's not a NGS solo score it's really a hans zimmer and NGS collaboration ... look at the credits, hans zimmer is almost everywhere. Nick Glennie-Smith was solo only on short cues.

ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-06 00:00:00
If you listen carefully to Der kleine Eisbär 2, We were Soldiers, Man in the Iron Mask, Puy du Fou or The Lion King II you can clearly hear that Lauras Stern is written in NGS style :)

He is IMHO one of the most underrated composer and should get some better scoring assignments. :(

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-06 00:00:00
very good score ...

mostly written by nick glennie smith ... why is it so good ? Because hans zimmer took part in the process of creating the score ? i've never heard a nick glennie smith score like this !

HZ-Fan reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-11 00:00:00
One of Hans Zimmer's best. Wonderful themes and orchestrations, maybe one of the best scores in 2004.

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