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Should be easy to find with google...Seriously guys, what site is he on? I want to see this review, but I don't know where it is.I know woodwinds, with few exception, have been completely abandoned by RCP, but man would it be nice if Steve fit woodwinds into the small scale family scenes. He's great with them, but for whatever reason he doesn't seem to be able to use them unless it's an animation, The Sims or IDEA specifically, or fantasy (even then The Last Witch Hunter had no woodwinds). They add so much to the soundscape and make any score so much richer. <br><br>I'm listening to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy again currently, and god, they'd be nothing without all of those flutes and clarinets. Even when the main instrument is brass or string, the addition of woodwinds is so cleverly implemented by Shore, and they not only blend, but they actively enhance the sound. <br><br>Of course I'd also love Steve to continue using choir. He even seems to be getting better with it, with Transformers 5's use of it resembling the Halo franchise in a number of ways. It would be a wonderful surprise though if he went back to woodwinds eventually. I'm definitely not of the belief that they can't be used in a modern day setting either (Silence of the Lambs and the Spider-Man scores use them particularly well).Steve is a very accommodating composer. So it's really up to the director's vision. With Bay, you know you gonna hear some of the best stuff Steve has to offer and that's because they share the same "musical ear".<br><br>When he's scoring Peter Berg movies, Steve often relies on sound design and his scores for those movies are not really melodic. The few exceptions aside, Berg likes sound design scores. And he likes to experiment A LOT (example: the MRI machine sound that was incorporated in the Battleship score. Bold choice!).<br><br>Where does the director of Skyscraper stand in all of this?<br><br>Personally, I think this score will be "in the middle". Little sound design there, little melodic cue over here.... : ) I don't expect power anthems, simply because - as big as the movie is - it's not "Michael Bay big". I do hope for a little choir work though. Steve is great with choir.The Solo review does look quite good.<br><br>Clemmensen comes across pretty badly in many of his reviews. Even some of the positive ones. He has some very strong preconceptions about certain things that sometimes lead him to say some reasonably aggravating stuff.<br><br>Interestingly, he stays almost reasonable in his A World's End review. I wouldn't point to that one as his most typical negative review.
Additional information<br>Posted date 2016<br><br>but, It was sold for two years.<br><br>Hello Hans.<br><br>May i ask you a question?<br><br>The piano sheet is now on sale, so that your music is now in the market for commercial purposes. It is sold at $ 10, although I do not know whether or not the seller arranged the piano music directly. Please check with us for the availability of other music.<br><br>Please refer to this site: htta://www.yes24.com/24/goods/28085649<br><br>(South Korea book store.)<br><br>Book Introduction :<br>It is the piano music which made the best 22 songs. New Age, movies, games, animations, etc., can be seen in various genres, and each sheet of music is directly attached to the author's QR code video.<br><br>If there is no problem, please respond.<br><br>Have a good day.He’s definitely not a bad reviewer, and his writing style is pretty sharp. The obvious problem is that he has a strong bias against Zimmer. Most of his recent Zimmer reviews are less spent talking about themes and more so the “issues” with his current style.'At World's End' is possibly one of his greatest 'missteps' for sure, but he is a mostly reasonable guy when reviewing, and simply has a taste that doesn't accomodate a lot of the more modern sounding scores, which I think is ok, since we all have our preferences. His 'Solo' review is a must read for any fan of the score though. :DIf you want to understand why he's persona non grata, just go and check out his review of Hans Zimmer's masterpiece At World's End, it sums up pretty nicely the guy's mental issues :p<br><br>But his other reviews are mostly OK and that Solo one is indeed very good, worth a read.
Who is he and why is he a persona non grata? ô_OHow dare you mention his name ??<br><br>I should erase that post... :PWhat site are his reviews on again? Not really sure where to look.As long as Steve knows to keep this score mostly melodic with little to no sound design, I'll probably be happy with it.I assume that's the official cover....<br><br>I dig it. Very Die Hard-y : )
I know Clemmensen is kind of persona non grata around here (not without good reason), but he put up his review of Solo a few days ago and it's one of the best he's ever written, a fantastic in-depth analysis (and appropriately positive). Worth spending an hour or two reading and listening to help unpack this score's many complexities.Is it just me or does the “Catwoman” riff (not the main theme) in “Bar Shootout” and “Nothing Out There” sound very much like the main Scarface theme?<br><br>I’ve also noticed that Hans sometimes will write a main tune and a series of riffs for a character, but will mainly incorporate the smaller motifs in the film (Angelica’s music from OST, Megamind’s main tune, Catwoman, etc.) Definitely not a problem though, I like the variety.<br><br>Look at the evolution of Batman’s theme from Begins, where he had the 2-note motif and the actual theme, to here where it’s just the 2 notes and the chord theme. I wonder if that was Chris Nolan’s decision.John Powell answered in Facebook there is still 45 minutes of music outside from the CD.Yep, he knows how to do BIG and small moments. He's so versatile. I'm praying rian johnson uses him for his new trilogyThank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
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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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Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2016-05-11 20:50:42
The Contender theme is my favourit song! :)

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 Channel’s upcoming mini-series The Bible. Zimmer has previously written music for Burnett’s 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
amazing...

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.....

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.

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?

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

João 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!!!

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