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I mean sure, but I can't think of many Giacchino scores that actually match that description. The Star Trek reboot scores for example, where he has a (pretty good) main theme that he plays the same way roughly sixteen thousand times over and over again. :pFor me, a theme is a distinguishable motif or piece of music that is related to a specific location, event or most commonly character, and that the viewer notices as such. If your score contains 20 themes that are never repeated in a similar form and are so uncharacteristic that they all sound the same, I'm just calling that orchestra noise. And I don't see any appeal in that kind of scoring...Ds, am I reading that correctly that you're using the fact that JJ works with Giacchino as evidence that the score might *not* be melodic or thematic? Because say what you want about Giacchino (and I'm far from his biggest fan either), it's an objective fact that he writes film music that is almost exclusively thematic/melodic. Whether you like those themes and melodies is another question, but they are undeniably themes and melodies.Yeah, totally agree IMO Mad Max is over rated, this is JunkieXL's best score as a solo outing, especially Tom's Sketchbook is so awesome & Batman v Superman is a perfect score in itself but yeah some pieces will fit perfectly. On another note Justice League (2017) could've benefited from Tom's presence but the movie failed from every point of view.Now released: http:/ /filmmusicreporter.com/2018/04/19/soundtrack-album-for-sky-h unter-to-be-released/<br><br>https: //www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C26S729/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_ tl?ie=UTF8&tag=filmusrep-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creat iveASIN=B07C26S729&linkId=18cb85bfc0aaee3094cdba507fe05649
I hope Balfe delivers but he has not done a score that I really listen to more than once so I hope this will be it.I agree with Edmund for the most part, except that JJ Abrams usually works with Giacchino, and Cruise's recent productions include Jack Reacher 2 and Edge of Tomorrow. So I wouldnt exactly take a melodic or thematic score for granted...<br>That being said, at this point I expect something like Penguins, but I secretely hope for something really amazing and surprising that would explain why McQuarrie broke up with Kraemer.BOOKLET CREDITS (From The Album):<br><br>Score Composed, Produced And Mixed By<br>TOM HOLKENBORG<br><br>Additional Music By<br>ALJOSCHA CHRISTENHUB<br>ANTONIO DI IORIO<br><br>Orchestra Conducted By<br>JOHN ASHTON THOMAS<br><br>Technical Score Engineer<br>ALEX RUGER<br><br>Additional Programming By<br>EMILY RICE<br>JACOPO TRIFONE<br><br>Music Editor<br>SIMON CHANGER<br><br>Assistant Music Editors<br>BEN SMITHERS<br>ARABELLA WINTER<br><br>Music Consultant<br>BOB BADAMI<br><br>Score Orchestrated And Copied By<br>JONATHAN BEARD<br>EDWARD TRYBEK<br>HENRI WILKINSON<br>TOM HOLKENBORG<br><br>Librarian<br>JILL STREATER<br><br>Orchestra Contractors<br>ISOBEL GRIFFITHS<br>SUSSIE GILLIS<br><br>Orchestral Recording Engineer And Mixer<br>NICK WOLLAGE<br><br>Orchestra Recorded At<br>AIR STUDIO<br><br>Air Studios Managers<br>ALISON BURTON<br>CHARLOTTE MATTHEWS<br>LUCY MATTHEWS<br><br>Music Production Services<br>MICHIEL GROENEVELD<br><br>Agent<br>AMOS NEWMAN<br><br>Legal Representation<br>DAVID ALTSCHUL<br><br>Music Recorded <br>6-7 January 2018<br>At<br>AIR STUDIOS, London<br><br>Score Published By<br>UNITED LION MUSIC, INC. (BMI)<br><br>Booklet Editing & Design<br>WLP LTD<br><br>Soundtrack Acquisitions<br>MARK CAVELL<br><br>Sony Classical Product Development<br>KLARA KORYTOWSKA<br><br>Special Thanks To:<br>ROAR UTHAUG, GRAHAM KING, SASKIA, JULIAN and DARREN, ANNE COBB, SHANE GLASSThe Stark theme always left a big impression on me, but the way it plays when Jon Snow dies gives me the chills<br><br>Andrew Kawczynski scored the movie Sky Hunter. The score is available on Spotify now. <br><br>The score is probably the most melodic/heroic that I heard from him.
wtf is this? did zimmer score a porno?why hybrid when lorne himself confirmed it? <.<@Hybrid, can you confirm Lorne is scoring MI6?I feel like the only way I could be excited about this would be if they adopted the sound of M:I-2, which I find very unlikely. Primarily because the sound is very dated, but also because Fallout is likely to be a more serious movie than II ever will be. Still, I'm cautiously optimistic, especially if it was true that he did the trailer music.<br><br>And it was Rogue Nation that Kraemer worked on, not Ghost Protocol.It's sort of been implied here before that Lorne Balfe worked on the "Bumblebee" suite... Is that correct (as far as anybody knows, at least)?
Both scores are absolutely masterpieces, personally I prefer the second one. Outstanding. <br>This story deserves a perfect close also musically.I think we may be surprised with this one, guys. Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams both are into melodic sounding scores, amd when Lorne is allowed to go all out melodic on us he creates perfection (ie: LEGO Batman, Home, parts of Geostorm, his contributions to kung fu panda and Sherlock)... I do hope he has somewhat of a throwback sound from it, but I also want that signature RCP sound too! Not gonna lie this is good news for me.I'm sure the Balfe brigade will still find some way to tar and feather me for this, but I think he could do a decent job here. After all, you can't just write a generic action score for Mission Impossible. It has to have that throwback espionage feel, the suaveness, the sense of cool, and I think Balfe will do okay with that - look at Penguins of Madagascar. I just hope he gets to use a real orchestra for once (no excuse not to on a film of this type and size), and that he doesn't ignore Lalo Schifrin's theme.<br><br>I'd still rather have had Kraemer back considering the excellent job he did on Ghost Protocol (and the fact he never gets any assignments otherwise) but Balfe could do well here.Damn I was hoping Zimmer, Giacchino or Kraemer would do this.Ha ha! Yes again and again ! This is excellent news
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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 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 !!

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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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