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man, i think i haven't listened to "A Dark Knight" deep enough. so many things i picked up from listening to it recently. oh by the way, it's Dunkirk that's making me go back and listen to the old scores.One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip...why is Eric Whitacre's credit being omitted?Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasonsGreat score! Lots of fun.
Your Majesty is addictive and could listen to this also day long.Was Theme is last year ?Now, what do you thinnk anout the score?<br><br>There are two things that made me underappreciate the score: first these full credits (upset that perhaps a good track might havenot been written by POwell himself) and the fact that Powell will score Han Solo (expectation that this might be a trial score)<br><br>But,<br><br>"Madrid Finale" is clearly 5 star track, and so many nods to classical era of film score.<br><br>There are 4 themes that i can gather:<br>Ferdinand theme <br>Flower Theme<br>"Caring" theme<br>and "bad guy" theme<br>and all of them are good ( not as powerful as HTTYD though)<br><br>But, i find some action writing to be quite generic ( Anthony B Willis is to blame i guess)<br><br>Suffice to say that this is already a 4 star score because this is as subtle as you can get from hyperactive Powell's animation scoresThis score is BRILLIANT.Just started watching this season and the music is spot on especially the Princess Margaret episode. Gregson-Williams and Balfe have create a great score to this season.more intamint and emotional than before@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)
I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music/ it's me@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Donít even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.
I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)@ds the same for desplat's victory with Budapest Hotel.Maybe. I'd sure be happy for you lot ;) And I'd definitely rather see Powell attached to a project than, say, RGW, Junkie or Desplat. <br><br>That Solo movie is going to be a disaster, though.One more thing: if indeed the reason for Powell's semi-hiatus was to be with his family as much as possible, we may well see his activity increase again in coming years now that his wife has passed away and his son is close to graduating high school (I couldn't find an exact date of birth for him but I think he's 16 or 17). Him taking on a project as big and ambitious as Star Wars isn't exactly the sign of someone who wants to take it easy. It's too early to say yet though.
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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
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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