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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 ZimmerLisa GerrardKlaus BadeltNick Glennie-Smith
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Gladiator Special Anniversary Edition
Label: Decca Records
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Disc One
  1. Progeny
  2. The Wheat
  3. The Battle
  4. Earth
  5. Sorrow
  6. To Zucchabar
  7. Patricide
  8. The Emperor is Dead
  9. The Might Of Rome
  10. Strength and Honour
  11. Reunion
  12. Slaves To Rome
  13. Barbarian Horde
  14. Am I Not Merciful?
  15. Elysium
  16. Honor Him
  17. Now We Are Free
Disc Two
  1. Duduk Of The North
  2. Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix)
  3. The Protector Of Rome (Feat. Russell Crowe As Maximus And Richard Harris As Marcus Aurelius)
  4. Homecoming (Feat. Joaquin Phoenix As Commodus And Russell Crowe)
  5. The General Who Became A Slave
  6. The Slave Who Became A Gladiator (Feat. Oliver Reed As Proximo And Russell Crowe)
  7. Secrets
  8. Rome Is The Light
  9. All That Remains
  10. Maximus (Guitar By Heitor Pereira)
  11. Marikesh Marketplace
  12. The Gladiator Waltz (Feat. Russell Crowe) (Original Synth Demo Version By Hans Zimmer
  13. Figurines (Yan Ching By Lisa Gerrard)
  14. The Mob
  15. Busy Little Bee (Feat. Connie Nielsen As Lucilla And Russell Crowe)
  16. Death Smiles At Us All (Featuring Russell Crowe And Joaquin Phoenix)
  17. Not Yet (Featuring Djimon Hounsou As Juba)
  18. Now We Are Free (Maximus Mix) (Mixed By Jorio)
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Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-14 19:14:32
Now We Are Free feature in Hans ZImmer - The Classics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4VqtMDF-mM

mohamed fathy reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-14 14:07:57
so good

matthew reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-09 21:27:22
the Gustav Holst thing about this work is one of the most interesting subject in the world of film music.
there was almost a revolution on the surface of this planet because Hans used it for this movie.
this means nobody saw apocalypse now or star wars
Coppola used Mars the bringer of war, check out Nung River from the OST.
and also John Williams used Mars the bringer of war
in SW - New Hope. listen to the final part of Mars then watch the opening of New Hope. until the first cut in the movie its Gustav Holst.
and New Hope won the academy award for best original score
so you see this is not about the number of additional composers or using real orchestra or not. good music is good music for everyone

Bayle reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-14 04:02:40
You're the gerteast! JMHO

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-05-01 21:54:54
Why does this cover have a little sticker on it that says "all the music from the Oscar Winning Soundtrack? Because unfortunately, It never won....

charlotte reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-20 00:00:00
i am not crazy fan... I am not follow Hans . i like a lot of good composers. everyone have him stile, but Zimmer is the best. his muzic is with a diference, flavour, of tragile to dramatic. song from gladiator- smelling to history, very delicate reveal the base of feeling, mind.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-19 00:00:00
Contact you why??

FABIO SOARES reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-19 00:00:00
CONTACT : PHABYOSUAREZ@HOTMAIL.COM

FABIO SOARES reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-19 00:00:00
IS BEAUTYFUL MUSIC :GLADIATOR

daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-18 00:00:00
congratulate Mr. Hans Zimmer

Luvy reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-01 00:00:00
Just wanted to congratulate Mr. Hans Zimmer for such an amazing and indescribable talent to make music, my girlfriend introduced me to your music and i can say it was love at first ear lol, the song "Now we are free" from the movie Gladiator is soooooo beautiful my God! thank you for your music and keep up the good work Hans you rock 110%!!! you sure know how to bring out real emotions out of the person who listens to your material.

destructor reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-19 00:00:00
is beatifull

CHARLES reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-27 00:00:00
EXCELLENTE!!

karatedy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-26 00:00:00
yuppii

abby reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-21 00:00:00
I love elysium song that is wonderful......I love hans

bader reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-29 00:00:00
tankes 2100

CLAUDIA reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-26 00:00:00
ME GUSTA THE BATHLE

Nicolas Stathopoulos reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-16 00:00:00
A moving painting. Thank you Hans and to your team of composers and contributors for creating this emotional masterpiece. Today in 2009 I still listen to the original tracks as if I had discovered them yesterday.

eNinety reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-17 00:00:00
Thanks :)

G. H. Mills reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
As a musican and novelist, the music of Gladiator take me to places not of this world. This recording has given me some thought about my next years project in music. My wife is crazy about you Hans and keep it up. Your sub tones are out of this world and composition is with the greats. Mozart and others. You are gifted like my friend Jim Hendrixf and I feel what you are feeling. PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS, YOUR FRIEND AND MUSICAN

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G. H. Mills reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
As a musican and novelist, the music of Gladiator take me to places not of this world. This recording has given me some thought about my next years project in music. My wife is crazy about you Hans and keep it up. Your sub tones are out of this world and composition is with the greats. Mozart and others. You are gifted like my friend Jim Hendrixf and I feel what you are feeling. PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS, YOUR FRIEND AND MUSICAN FROM NEW YORK CITY

ajan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-25 00:00:00
hi

Nigra_nox reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-20 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, Gracias, thank you for, I could say, the soundtrack of my life...but I don't undersant however why you don't use new material, instead of putting the two previous Cd together...I love the film and the soundtrack, but unfortunately I don't see useful to buy cds we already have.

mike young reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-19 00:00:00
music touches us all for different reason,s ,it embrasses the heart in our moments of comfort,,,,

i would like to personally thank hans for my quiet moments of reflect .... plz continue to make your music

i am testiment that you are reaching the people the way you intended

and i thank you sincerely .... god bless

Alexsandr reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-10 00:00:00
hans and lisa........you are monsters.I love you......hey! when do you come in Italy?I'm waiting for you

Alexsandr reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-10 00:00:00
alex

music dreamer reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-20 00:00:00
hans and lisa........you are monsters.I love you......hey! when do you come in Italy?I'm waiting for you

gbareen reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-06 00:00:00
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx

Matmann reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-02 00:00:00
Hmmmm.... Nothing new here! How about a full score release instead of a rehash of old material?

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