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Yes it was announced a while back, Harry returns !I can confirm that he is working on it.I'm waiting for Harry's response for returning for the sequel or not? My opinion is, I think Harry seem like working with Denzel Washington often in the movies like Man Of Fire, Deja Vu, and The Taking Of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable, The Equalizer, I think Antoine Fuqua director should hire him back again, but I don't know if his schedule conflicts with busy working with MEG Score.@superultramegaa and others<br><br>Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.<br><br>That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.<br><br>And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was  dreadful...I cant disagree with you. <br><br><br>Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.
Really awesome "Is She With You?" cover by Nir Shor!Hey Hybrid Soldier, is Harry returning for the Sequel??Hybrid, Hollywood in Vienna just announced that Zimmer will be receiving the Max Steiner award. Do you know if the Hollywood in Vienna program the same as the The World of Hans Zimmer program? If it is, King Arthur is confirmed to be in the program as well.I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.
Yeah, this is the best RCP action score of the year so far. Much better than Balfe's efforts and Junkie's.@superultramega It’s funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.<br><br>Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product. <br><br>Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound. <br><br>Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.Restraint on drums? <br><br>Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?<br><br>Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.People like Harry Gregson, Jablonsky and Zanelli, despite their melodic tendinsies, would be people chosen for going the Zimmer route. I think Jablonsky's is the closest to Star Wars but even then there's a ton of power themes, and Zimmer hallmarks that keep him away from this sort of style. <br><br>Powell is the last person I would associate with Zimmer. His techniques are very much in vain with the Williams-like composers, like Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino. The complex underscore, the rapid notes, the restraint on drums, instrument variety, the jazz techniques, etc. He's the perfect RCP composer for the job.
Of all RCP members, I think he is the one closest to Williams and Star Wars sound, so I think this score will be pure orchestral fun, like most of his scores usually are.<br><br>I cannot wait to listen to it!Well, I guess that is a matter of tastes and opinion, because for me scores like The Incredibles or Up, for saying some examples, are classics inside the animation field.<br><br>But is fine. We have our own preferences and that's okay.Me too! Very fun and « guilty pleasure » score<br>After listening to this one and Todo Mal, I think Andrew is a really versatile composer, both scores are really entertaining and yet have nothing to do with each otherI like this score, altough i think it will fly (get it) under the radar..<br>Hope Andrew continues making scores like thisIMO, though Powell was Hans'protegee 20 years ago, he always had his very own style. And this style evolved so much through these decades you can't really connect any more his mannerisms to those of people at RCP!
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Music Producer - Musical Associate - Fairlight Programming & More
Hans Zimmer
Music Producer
The Last Emperor
Label: Virgin Records
Length: 50'15
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  1. First Coronation (1:46)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  2. Open The Door (2:54)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  3. Where Is Armo? (2:26)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  4. Picking Up Brides (2:39)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  5. The Last Emperor - Theme Variation 1 (2:19)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  6. Rain (I Want A Divorce) (1:49)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  7. The Baby (Was Born Dead) (0:55)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  8. The Last Emperor - Theme Variation 2 (4:28)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  9. The Last Emperor - Theme (5:54)
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
  10. Main Title Theme (The Last Emperor) (4:01)
    David Byrne
  11. Picking A Bride (2:00)
    David Byrne
  12. Bed (5:00)
    David Byrne
  13. Wind, Rain And Water (2:18)
    David Byrne
  14. Paper Emperor (1:47)
    David Byrne
  15. Lunch (4:54)
    Cong Su
  16. Red Guard (1:20)
    Traditional, The Red Guard Accordian Band
  17. The Emperor's Waltz (3:06)
    Johann Strauss, The Ball Orchestra Of Vienna
  18. The Red Guard Dance (0:39)
    Traditional, The Girls Red Guard Dancers
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matthew reply Replies: 0 || 2014-07-23 23:37:22
yeah, yust watched this without knowing that he was part of it, then suddenly there's this musical associate / producer credit for a person called something like Hans F Zimmer..
it made me feel good, and its great to see that the score is up here

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-23 00:00:00
Actually , Hans Zimmer programmed the fairlight on tracks 1 to track 9. And also arranged a few tracks... awesome !

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-21 00:00:00
Never knew that Hans Zimmer was involved with this great score as well.

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