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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 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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JAZIEL CASANOVA reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-06 00:00:00

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-22 00:00:00
This is just a rehash of the Gladiator CD and the "More music from the movie". If you have those already, avoid this. If you don't have any, get this. (What a waste of a release that could have been a "complete score")

Remco reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-21 00:00:00
Just one word...FANTASTIC

Eki-setš reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-08 00:00:00
Hans, your music is just THE BEST! The soundtrack for Gladiator was so powerful, exciting and emotional that... Honor Him and Elysium made me cry... And Now We Are Free:Two thumbs up!

gonzalo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-02 00:00:00
que tal, estudie cine y hago cortos soy de argentina
espero algun dia poder contar con alguna composicion suya que son increibles, saludos desde mar del plata argentina

gonzalo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-02 00:00:00
de vuelta yo me olvide cualquier cosa mi mail es

Damien reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-17 00:00:00
Enter "Gladiator Special Anniversary Edition" into Google and you get:

benny reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-17 00:00:00
Please, can anyone tell me where I can buy this, PLEASE! I cannot find this on
benny- Tampa, FL

fabrice reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-13 00:00:00
j adore tous simplement

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00
Hans, you are the best! I like the movie Gladiator so much, but these movie is so great only because of your composed music. The best song is "--Now we are free"--. Thank you from germany and Good Luck for the year 2006!!!

moorchique reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-05 00:00:00
This score is teh best of all i ever heard in my life. A lot of thanx to Hanz and his friend for this one.

mauro reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-02 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer you're the right guy for every type of score. From The Lion King to THe Prince of Egypt and for epic scores just like this one :D You are the best out there. No competition because you are so original and have created your own style. I really love the mixes you make between orchestra and synths. You are so talented. Now its time to go for the big oscars. I was disappointed when The Thin Red Line didn't make it to the top, but I'm sure that in the nearby future you give us yet again a wonderfull score to enjoy. For me the best scores you've ever produced are The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, Spirit, The Rock, Gladiator, Crimson Tide &-- King Arthur. So Huge with great orchestral writing thanks to MR. ZIMMER. Keep it up for all the work you've produced till now and hope that the new Year 2006 will be the year to remember --)))

Jesse Ayertey reply Replies: 0 || 2005-11-01 00:00:00
Hans is Great..he makes Movies come to life ..not irritating...keep it up

Marcin reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-29 00:00:00
gladiator is cool. but my favorite music is 'contender' !!

JOSE CARLOS reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-26 00:00:00

Ian Gill reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-19 00:00:00
Fantastic score ,yet why the need to reisssue what was already available ?? In a word .........RIP OFF

Seth M reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-19 00:00:00
I absolutely love the score to this film, but what is the point of this anniversary release? There's nothing new on here except the packaging. I was expecting some new liner notes, maybe a behind the scenes look at the score (something that adds on to the composer feature on the original DVD release), maybe some more unreleased material.

Get this version if you don't already own the score, but otherwise there's no need to buy this particular release.

stevenkazan reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-18 00:00:00
hans zimmer is one no he is the best filmcomposer
people will ever no.

he has done something t hat no body has done somebody else before and thas is making eacj cd speceial and beutiful to listen.

if you want talk about some body with talent talk about him hans zimmer.

a true master in music

bird on a wire is so a beutiful cd try to get it.

i hopr hans zimmer will keep on music till he deis.

so play on hans zimmer.

a genius a star and a avery nice man


Christopher reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-17 00:00:00
The soundtrack is as great as the movie!
I bought the extended special edition last week. I love it so much!
Germany, 2005

Sebastian reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-14 00:00:00
That is the best soundtrack I ever heared.

Greetings from Germany!

Ben reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-13 00:00:00
i loved gladiator and every time i see it its just as thought it were the first time i love the music it really helped to make the movie what it was that being a glorious triumph in cinimatography and musical presentation

jaume reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-13 00:00:00
I only want to say that i think this is one of the best soundtracks of all times, and i'm sure that it's cause those fantastic mellodies come deep from the hearth, and are made with lot of sentiment. I bought both CDs and i will listen to them like the first time for the rest of mi life.

It's not every day that you can say that one piece of music can inspirate you like 'honor him' does: Wonderfull, lovely, really deep and sublime.

jaume reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-13 00:00:00
By the way--

Lisa gerrard is awesome

Timothy Poole reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-07 00:00:00
being 15 yr old vocalist, i can say that his pieces are the most thpgught provoking i have ever heard, his use of instuments and musical devices surpasses all known levels. i wish nim all the best in the future and look forward to listening to his music in the future

Karen B Johnson reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-27 00:00:00
I just tracked Hans Zimmer down today because his "--Zoosters Breakout"-- on Madagascar was one of the most compelling pieces of music that I have heard in a long time. Have been listening to a lot of symphonies lately and am hoping that this will turn into one. It is fabulous.

Annika reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-25 00:00:00
Gladiator is really one of the best scores Hans Zimmer has ever composed! I already have bought The original score and more music from Gladiator, so it is nothing new for me but I can Tell everone: BUY IT , LISTEN TO IT, LOVE IT!

DANIEL reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-24 00:00:00

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