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Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4
This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.
Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)@Edmund<br>Iím in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally donít pay attention to the music unless itís really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestriís Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately itís surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like thatís something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because heís had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmerís material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>
Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...Andrew's second solo feature...<br><br><br>Now still waiting for that Sky Hunter release... :(@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? Thanks

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The Contender (TV Series)
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  1. Journey (4:20)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  2. Winning (2:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  3. Lonely Fanfare (3:40)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  4. Main Title (1:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  5. Heroic (2:37)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  6. Heartbeat (5:04)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  7. Fanfare (2:45)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  8. Internal (3:55)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
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Bayhem reply Replies: 2 || 2017-11-11 21:47:45
No offence to the show, but this score was completely wasted on it. This is too good of a score to be used on a damn reality television series. If those tracks were used for an action-packed movie, it probably would've been considered one of the best action scores out there. And it would've been very, very popular. I'm sure of it.

Still, props to Hans and Steve for creating this score. While we're at it, here's my personal favorite track:
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James2017-11-11 23:15:46
The main theme is popular. He inspired the theme of Brian Tyler for Thor, a Kingsman track and the main theme of Geostorm.

Edmund Meinerts2017-11-12 00:05:03
Plus the Two Steps From Hell track "Road to Revelation". :p

MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-12 06:26:43
One thing that needs to happen Zimmer should put all of is stuff on iTunes to make it available for everyone all the unofficial releases. It doesn't need to even be complete scores just some of the stuff from scores like this that never got released

MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-04 06:48:26
Why wasn't this released? cause it needs to be.

Yohan reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-09 07:39:04
Revenge of the fallen was not so bad the acoitn scenes were great I just do not know why u dumbass noobs hate the 2nd it had the best fight scenes in my opinion the 3rd is A O.K if u want to watch it go ahead andÔĽŅ do so and contact me about what you think of the film ni my opinion the best ones (by acoitn) goes like this :Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen (TF2) :Transformers Dark Of The Moon (TF3) Transformers (TF or TF 1)

moviedude7 reply Replies: 1 || 2007-09-08 00:00:00
please. release. i dont know what else to say

edu2011-08-27 04:03:59

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-28 00:00:00
For some scores that sound like Contender sequels check out David Vanacore. He's credited in the score here but nobody's said anything about him. He writes for pretty much all of the big game shows and reality shows today.

The theme to Duel is particularly similar to The Contender. To bad they don't sell its score either. Check him out. I was surprised I'd never heard of him. (Listen to the "Reality Drama" samples!)

Apparently the only Vanacore albums for sale are Survivor and Eco Challenge on Amazon:

me reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-03 00:00:00
Just go to! For heaven's sake people...there you'll be able to listen to it anytime you want in full.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-02 00:00:00
It's not getting released, deal with it.

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-17 00:00:00
"Some time ago Trevor Morris (If I'm correct) asked to be removed from the site. And Disney asked to remove the samples of Pirates music. So people of the industry DO come here."

Yeah, to remove music, lol.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-17 00:00:00
"Where would you go to get a CD released then ?"

No where! It's called a bootleg for a reason.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-17 00:00:00
I'm not stupid; but if you want something released you have to contact someone... So you'd have to go SOMEwhere..................

Waiting reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-12 00:00:00
These tracks signify the defeat and truimphs of MEN. This has to be released for so many postive reasons. Classical music for warriors!!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-11 00:00:00
@ (...)

Where would you go to get a CD released then ?
It's better to post that you want something released here, than nowhere. I mean, the studios won't read any of the mails, but if the wishes to have something release are posted nowhere, how would ANYone know someone is interested in this ?

Also, there is a chance that Hans or another composer reads these messages. Some time ago Trevor Morris (If I'm correct) asked to be removed from the site. And Disney asked to remove the samples of Pirates music. So people of the industry DO come here. Better try and fail than no try at all.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-11 00:00:00
You're all idiots because this is an unofficial fan site. Hans Zimmer isn't reading these comments and going "Hmm I should listen to these guys." Even if he did, composers don't control the rights over their music, studios do.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-11 00:00:00
Why are we idiots? This music inspires and is probably the most motivating score I've ever heard. If you'd like to listen for yourself, just go to and search "The Contender." You won't be disappointed.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-10 00:00:00
You're all idiots.

james m reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-14 00:00:00
Why o why ! has it not been released... this music is amazing..... would help with the motivation of training to something that is reallity..

Matt T reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-06 00:00:00
Hans, Please, Please, Please bring this CD out so we can buy it, this is the best music going!

Dont let us, your fans down Hans, please bring it out!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-09 00:00:00
Hello Mr.Zimmer I truly enjoy this soundtrack. I pray that you let the world hear this muisc that you have created it gives me strength to keep moving.I think bruce lee himself would enjoy it.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-28 00:00:00
I just finished listening through streams of this album and let me tell you, every track is epic in every sense of the word. "Defeat (Theme 1)" is an incredibly emotional track and will remind you of another Zimmer work, "The Thin Red Line." Other great tracks are "Training" and "Victory." Both are so powerful and so moving, one can't help being touched by Zimmer and Jablonsky's work. The greatest track though, of course is the "Main Theme." Overall, one of the best albums ever and I can't wait to get my hands on it someday.

Deb reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-21 00:00:00
I've been hoping this music would be released for 3 1/2 years, now. By far the best theme music for a television series!

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
How many people would have to sign a petition before Mr. Zimmer releases this album? I know I'd be the first one on the list, because for this is one of the most moving albums to date. Just a thought...

Mii reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-03 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer did not composed the Main Theme, the all score (including main theme) is by Steve Jablonsky, if you listen, the style is 100% Jablonsky, drums, bells.......

Tony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-19 00:00:00
Mr. Zimmer, why are you afraid not to release the soundtract for sale? A lot of us fans watched "The Contender" not only for the dream of one boxer to become a champion, but also for the beautiful music that you have so marvelously composed for this series.

For you not to release this wonderful soundtrack is a big disappointment of fans like me who are into inspiritional music. This music stirs not my soul but the souls of other people.

Here is my offer, release the soundtrack for a limited time(60 to 90 days). If a lot of people buy it, then you know you have a hit album that could easily go platimun Share this piece of music with the rest of the world. Besides, would Beethoven have decided to kept his music to himself? Would Elvis only sang his songs to his mother and no one else? Come on Mr. Zimmer, step out of your comfort zone and let the public have a copy of the soundtrack from "The Contender."

Scotty reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-17 00:00:00
I love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Izrul reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-06 00:00:00
Waiting for the soundtrack to be release really is frustrating. I can't wait to buy it.

kellyl reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-30 00:00:00
Your killing me! You have got to release this beautiful piece of music to us. Pleeeeaaasssseeeee..........

This is what it's all about. Don't deny us anymore.

SUgar Ray Leonard reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-17 00:00:00
As host of this show, I demand that you release this brillant score and all related versions to the public.


Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-07 00:00:00
The Contender is such a great motivator. As an executive associated with sales people, I'd love to be able to play this song every week at our meetings to get people fired up. As an old boxer, this one song motivates me. It's kind of like the orginal song "The EYE of the TIGER" from Rocky movies.

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