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Great!!!So it'll be released in a month ! :)Yep ! Check the 1st 8 min track when it's out, great stuff too ! :)Do you know WHEN it will be released? The soundtrack for "A.D. The Bible Continues" I LOVE listening to Hans Music to pray to, Just love his music.@vced:<br>"The problem is all the material is labelled as *his*. It's gotten better recently, and I know in most scores he doesn't write as little as this one, but it still bugs me."<br><br>Interesting you impress upon this point with this score.  Conversely, like Hybrid cites, a contract is a contract.  Let us not pretend that Hans kicks and shoves his collaborators -- writers, arrangers, etc -- into a closet never to be mentioned or heard from again.  Essentially everything he does is a collaboration, and credited so appropriately, minus an example or so by my observations.<br><br>I don't criticize Harry or Powell every time the liner notes from a score don't specifically praise Hans.<br><br>Who knows @ the dynamics, influence, inspiration, success of a given cue?  Those that work on it.  From the idea, to the last note.<br><br>  <br><br>
Love the track, Hybrid!>I know composers who don't write their scores, and the co-composers don't get 1 cent of royalies...<br><br>Now you got me curious..."I know due to his limitations, he needs others to arrange the complex, intricate Powell-esque stuff for him"<br><br>LOL. How funny is this statement. Just can't stop laughing. Ignorance is bliss.Hans Zimmer...<br>thank you for all of your works. I wrote many pieces which are inspired by your music. Also other Amateur-componists. Hope you will continue your fantastic work for many years.Yep... One more Lorne ! Well that one's quite "old"... But one more ! lol
I'm not in Sony, Warner or Columbia team to be able to tell that.Hi Damien.<br><br>Will the expanded soundtrack be made available for download at all?  Either free, or by purchasing.<br><br>I'd love to get a copy of the music in the expanded soundtrack, but this simply doesn't appear to be available. :(<br><br>Please advise."More Cannons" is Bowell/Palfe. What the weighting is, I don't know, though I'd be inclined to think something like 70-30. Bits of Home sounding like it isn't all that convincing an argument, since a composer doesn't need only to rip off his own repertoire ;) I'm more convinced by the Megamind similarity towards the end of that track.Palfe? haha... btw Edmund, do you still think "More Cannons" is Powell. I'm pretty sure I hear bits of it in Lorne's (excellent, btw) "Home" score!It's official enough for me ! ;)
Except that was Powell himself doing Powell in KFP 2 (well, Powell and Palfe). ;)Don't think Hans can't do anything and needs people to do so... I think it was valid 25 years ago when Shirley Walker was orchestrating & arranging his scores...<br><br>But now, not really, he can do anything... He doesn't use add. composer because he HAS to, but because he wants to. Most of the times he starts the cues, gives direction and leads his guys where he wants them to go, and always has the final say...<br><br>I'll take an example, Rush... If you check the cuesheet, it's quite a mess, you basically have 0 cue with Hans alone... And yet he wrote most the themes to picture this time, with Ron Howard & Peter Morgan in the room. No theme suites... Then the guys just arranged slightly & added stuff... But a lot of the cues are him in the first place...No official source yet, but both Dan Goldwasser and Ford A. Thaxton have confirmed it on Maintitles and FSM respectively.Exactly, ghostwriting is very common in the industry. At least his collaborators get credited here.<br><br>"Hans is good at what he's good at, simple melodies and interesting sound-scapes."<br><br>You're making it seem as if he was some sort of second rate composer, probably unintentionally, but let's not forget that he wrote Gladiator, Lion King and Prince of Egypt almost all on his own and those are considered film score classics. The first one even made it's way into many contemporary classical selections. <br><br>It's true that he took a step back in the 2000s focusing more on his role as a producer and this one is probably the prime example. However, his theme suites, especially for potc, are already a very good representation of the score's memorable parts and I'm sure the result wouldn't be very different if he did everything by himself.<br><br>And what exactly do mean by "his limitations"? You seem pretty new to Zimmer's music. He can do Powell as well if necessary as shown in Kung Fu Panda 2.Well if you take the cue sheet every composer is credited for every cue on this score...<br><br>The name on the film credit is a contract.<br><br><br>I know composers who don't write their scores, and the co-composers don't get 1 cent of royalies...
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The Contender Opening Title
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  1. The Contender Opening Title by Hans Zimmer (1'12)
    Composed and Conducted by HANS ZIMMER
  2. The Contender Medley by Nicolas (5'11)
    Composed by Hans ZIMMER & Steve JABLONSKY
    Arranged by Hans ZIMMER, Steve JABLONSKY & Nicolas
    Performed and Produced by Nicolas
  3. The Contender Acoustic Version by Arthen (1'16)
    Composed by Hans ZIMMER
    Arranged by Hans ZIMMER & Arthen
    Performed and Produced by Arthen
  4. The Contender Orchestral Version by Antas (1'17)
    Composed by Hans ZIMMER
    Arranged by Hans ZIMMER & Antas
    Orchestrated by Antas
    Conducted by Bill Lansen
    produced by Antas
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Frank reply Replies: 2 || 2013-10-29 10:11:32
Is this the only work that actually conducted by Zimmer?


al bundy2013-10-29 14:15:02
I doubt he actually conducted it


tristan2014-08-19 23:46:25
no hans zimmer has conducted and arranged many famous peices for movies and just regular music.

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-20 00:45:12
Does anyone know where you can get the sad piano music they played in the contender. If you watch the first episode of the contender series 1 on youtube you can hear it. (Its played right at the start where stallone says "life is a fight"?

al bundy reply Replies: 5 || 2012-12-31 15:53:24
Hans Zimmer is scoring the History Channelís upcoming mini-series The Bible. Zimmer has previously written music for Burnettís reality show The Contender.


Ds2012-12-31 17:24:56
Woooow 2013 will definitely be a great year for us! There's an extract of this series at /watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S42szZFGmZw#! , the music is pretty beautiful - don't know if it's from Zimmer or not...


Jimmer2012-12-31 17:55:02
Wow, that's awesome. Any new music from Zimmer is exciting and now getting a plethora of new music from the composer next year is really exciting.

@Hybrid: Do you know if the music from said documentary, The Bible, will be released officially on CD or something?


Macejko2012-12-31 18:27:23
The series itself looks shitty though. Cheap and poorly directed.


Jack2012-12-31 19:15:00
A preview of the score is available on Youtube, on the official channel of the series (The Nativity scene).


al bundy2012-12-31 20:55:48
Ds posted that already, open your eyes.

Don Walden reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-24 15:10:58
The Contender Opening Title is awesome, very inspiring!

HBUK reply Replies: 0 || 2011-12-28 14:42:35
Great tune to a fab tv series..which we now enjoy on dvd!

sandy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-07 00:00:00
its really a kick ass music.... me too in boxing really helps me to work out more and more... thanks to the whole technician who made me so happy... thanks thanks thanks thanks..... lve u allllllllllllllll.....

sandy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-07 00:00:00
amazing...

shan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-29 00:00:00
it is da best inpirational music i've ever heard buddy....

Rocky reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
This music is one hell of a music n it takes away all my tiredness away n im ready to rock.....can listen to it day n night......u rule mate...

RSL reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-21 00:00:00
Hans,

You booked a seat in heaven, as a consequence of inspiring many !!

--
Warm Regards

sergio reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-08 00:00:00
hola soy de brasil,e yo amo mutho The Contender,saludo por ter colocado essas musicas que sao muy guapas(lindas),gracias

warloc reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-26 00:00:00
sexy awesome theme by hans zimmer

Juliat reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-27 00:00:00
Thanks for the Contender Theme Song... I've search this soundtrack for ages...Thanks again... You Rock!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-19 00:00:00
The Main Theme is not by Hans Zimmer.
Is been composed by Steve Jablonsky, Zimmer is just the score producer.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-18 00:00:00
I can't find this on iTunes.... why?

MK2 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-18 00:00:00
I don't get it... how do I put this on my ipod? Help! I can't find this CD at any of the stores either- why?

Jo„o Pereira reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-16 00:00:00
Cielo ! Gold medal in Pequim !! The fastest man listen this song to win !!! Great Brazil !!!

nikhil reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
soul oppner

Rempuia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-02 00:00:00
im a huge fan of the contender series.... whenever i hear the theme song it feel so gud that i feel like crying. ma fav boxer in season 1 - sergio mora season 2 - norberto. wen is season 3 coming, i dunno i live in india and its not here yet. is it already out in the US

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-26 00:00:00
PLEASE...release The Contender soundtracks on CD...

Rahul reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-22 00:00:00
Hi Hans,

What You have created is a true masterpiece...
It Inspires every pore of my body to get up and fight out all the issues i have!
Thanks a lot for this......

Kelvin reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-05 00:00:00
Can you please bring contender series 1 2 and 3 out on dvd

Johnny D reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-29 00:00:00
Some of the greatest music I have ever heard.
Please make this beaufiful music available to
CD.Love to listen while meditating.

zal reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-25 00:00:00
i'm very proud of it...The Contender Is the Best Of The Best TV show i have seen..The Soundtrack is awesome..

varhun reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-12 00:00:00
The most amazing soundtracks...tht give you the energy and stamina..inspiration bt the contender...to be strong in life....

Jose A. Ruvalcaba reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-08 00:00:00
I train in kickboxing and I really hope you sell this CD soon it is very Inspiring!!!

John Carraher reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-31 00:00:00
this is a very good show the soundtracks were amazing it added to the shows drama alot

Melissa reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-08 00:00:00
I love this soundtrack! So glad I found it!!!

ahmed from paris reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-04 00:00:00
the is the best soundtrack that i have heard from hans zimmer since Gladiator

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