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I'm greatly surprised that the great Herbie Hancock is also in this terrific scoreYes, Paesano is a good choice, but for Ramin it would be better..... He would be the better option in my eyes ;)John Paesano is an underrated composer. It's a good choice.I can't play the music, although I did play it before, what happened?And it sounds great! It also seems like the original end titles are included as well.<br><br>One interesting thing, the mix sounds a bit different in the samples. The percussion and brass are both more pronounced I think.
I'd love to have Ramin back on this one too, but I'm glad to see Paesano attached to it.. He's a very underrated composer I'd love to see get more opportunities to shine.There's a sample of this cue on their site :)FUCK! :(Finally, LaLaLand has done it! Many kudos to them!!!! One my holy grails as well. I've been waiting for this for ages!<br>Take my money LaLaLand Records! Just take it!John Paesano is confirmed to score Pacific Rim 2... shame I was hoping for Ramin to return.
I saw Hidden Figures this weekend and as a former adolescent NASA geek from the 60's I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the stories.  There were only two places in the film where the music grabbed my attention.  Those times were after John Glenn's lift-off as he climbed into orbit and when he had his ticker tape parade.  Can you tell me, is that a snippet of Carmen Ohio I am hearing?"  If so, it is a great tribute to Sen. Glenn and his love for the Buckeye State. If not, chalk it up to failing hearing and an vivid imagination.I have to agree with Leona: Leona Lewis' "Now we are free" is like the rock band Queen after Freddie Mercury has died: It's so unique, not a single singer will be able to match it. The closest was the singer in the initial Hans Zimmer Revealed Concerts in London.fail*Seriously, Leona Lewis' interpretation was the worst i have heard. I always thought she can sing as hell, but when i've heard "Now we are free" from her, my ears have bleeded. It was really bad, many notes were wrong and unenjoyable. She tried it so hard, that it sounded like an amateur singer. For me that song is the worst song in this "collection". A complete fair :(Saw Patriots Day, really liked it. But the score was lacking. Really wish Jablonsky had done this one.
The sticker on the album says: <br>"The best of Hans Zimmer<br>+ selected by him*<br>+ new arranged<br>+ new recorded with top stars"<br><br>*Hans Zimmer made a song selection of this album and was involved in this project.Leona Lewis's "Now We Are Free" is probably the best one. It provides a softer version of the theme. <br><br>Besides that, Vengerov's "Light" is my second favorite.<br><br>2 Cellos' "Mombasa" and Stirling's The Dark Knight are interesting to listen to. <br><br>I think that is about it.Well, I for one like this release! I don't think it is exploitative; I rather enjoy the specific musical ideas and new orchestrations/instruments present in the tracks. It is far better than just another Prague re-recording of Hans' music.i really like that end song. very nice melody. would be cool to have it on cd.Hi all, stunning music out here, I am so fancy in Hans music.<br>Anyone has a clue what is the Menu music from Blu-ray edition of PE II? I am pretty sure I have heard it before, Shazam can't find it, I am guessing ... By the time I was looking deep in my memory I remembered :) It is "Arrival of the Birds"<br>
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The Contender Opening Title
Label: Bootleg Release
Length: 10'
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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 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
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?

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!!!

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