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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.If there is one who can replace John Williams on Star Wars than is it John Powell!!<br><br>Great Job!!
It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there ! <br><br>Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !Dear Mr. Zimmer (or those interested), <br><br>  Over the years I have always enjoyed some of the higher-intensity compositions you have produced and made a point of putting my money where my mouth is and actually buying the soundtracks - money well spent. I've used specific songs of your's to get through moments of fatigue at work and also to prepare (silly as it may sound) for sporting events, even working out or running. I found them better than any rock or even electronic-type energetic music, until such a point, naturally, that I'd listened to them too many times and the magic wore off. Some of your songs rise to a crescendo that sometimes are powerful but perhaps lost on those who are unfamiliar with the corresponding movie scene ("Flight" from Man of Steel, it rises gradually but the concept you capture is magnificent, "Time" from Inception as well comes to mind). Some are obviously and undeniably potent like "A Dog Chasing Cars" or, going way back to when I learned of your work, "The Battle" from Gladiator which reminded me of "Mars, the Bringer of War", -- or even the latest "Sea Wall".<br><br>  Admittedly this is odd but I can't help but wonder if despite all the solicitations you must receive it seemed to me I might as well send the following two-fold feedback: in the same way I was pleased to learn that Daft Punk was handling the soundtrack for the modern remake of TRON (and what a fine job they did) I was also heartened to find that you were handling the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. It seemed a good sign to me at the time and I knew I would buy a ticket at that point. That was a movie (BR2049) I was worried they would BOTCH much in the same way they completely did whatever it was they did with remake of Total Recall (in which they completely stripped it of its cerebral essence and made it a very long chase-scene). <br><br>  All of this is to express some appreciation and also plug an obscure pianist from Montreal who has been on the CBC and all that, who, when I spoke to him after a show and compared some of his energetic imaginative work (Nostos comes to mind, and damn he hit 99% of those complex piano notes) to your's he admitted it was a dream of his to work with you under any capacity. Of course I suspect nothing will come of this but either way I think it harmless to tip my hat your way as a long-time fan who has utilized your music for motivation many, many, many times and also note that on my esoteric playlists five or six came from you and one or two came from him (Nostos, Il, Hypoctite)<br><br> Lastly, it should be noted for the historians that one time Jean-Michel Blais saved us Canadians (if you do the collective math based on viewership) a great deal of time and intellectual agony. Chevy was running commercials during the NHL playoffs (last year, not the the latest Washington Capitals win) in which an irritating scenario of "real people" were supposed to judge cars/trucks that popped out from behind sliding doors or lifted from basements (aircraft-carrier-style), and the poor fools/actors/allegedly "real people" had to say something nice about it all. It was such garbage. How splendid, how refreshing, then, that they ran a good commercial with someone just winding corners and enjoying driving the damn car to the music, which I recognized as JMB's "Hypocrite". He saved the society a good 10k hours of perniciousness.<br><br>Whew! That's all from me. Love the music, keep it up. Please give JMB a shot I think you'll find his attitude/ethic/skills refreshing. Regardless of that at least it was worthwhile of me to express my appreciation for ten years of masterful original music on your part anyway.Separate question:<br><br>Is Toby Chu part of RCP? I think he had some connections at least right?Why wouldn't Hans go all-out for something that's going to be viewed on this scale? I mean, how hard is it to compose 45 seconds of compelling, original music when you've worked on innumerable 2+ hour films?Woah, Hans actually did good work on this; it's admittedly a bit anonymous-sounding, but the combination of percussion, strings, and choir works in a way that's reminiscent of Angels & Demons (oh, those were the days...).
John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell is now available to stream worldwide on all digital platforms! &#128526;<br><br>Also available to download in 192k/24bit high-resolution from johnpowellmusic .com<br>CDs on https ://bit.ly/2lcQ5Ig :) and coming soon to Amazon and other retailers!<br><br>Thank you, everyone, who was a part of this record!<br>Enjoy &#127926;&#127930;Mega cool :) Wann wird dieser Remix released? :)This would be really nice that as the release is only available for download, we had the choice to download it in a better quality than the CD itself. We have no material piece in the  hands, at least we would like to have such a contentment. I do have no action in Qobuz, but that should be a mandatory place for a download only music, for music lovers who like pure instrumental music. ;)<br>I'll be waiting for it !This album is absolutley wonderful!. I loved every second of it. I adore choirs in film music and an album like this is a very welcome treat!<br><br>Great job, Mr. Powell<br>10/10
Absolutely delightful score. Loved it.Where can we buy this "complete score"?What a wonderful soundtrack, I can not stop listening either. When I get home after work, Interstellar is the best soundtrack to listen to in the quiet of dawn. It's to get in touch with the Cosmos. Congratulations Hans Zimmer.from like.....4 years ago?I’m surprised nobody is talking about the expanded score that has leaked...!
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The Contender (TV Series)
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  1. Journey (4:20)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  2. Winning (2:18)
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  3. Lonely Fanfare (3:40)
    Hans Zimmer, Steve Jablonsky
  4. Main Title (1:16)
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  5. Heroic (2:37)
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  6. Heartbeat (5:04)
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  7. Fanfare (2:45)
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  8. Internal (3:55)
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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 and 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
wonderfull

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!)

www.davidvanacore.com

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

www.amazon.com/David-Vanacore/e/B000AR7XIK

me reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-03 00:00:00
Just go to imeem.com! 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 imeem.com 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.

SRL

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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