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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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Iron Man
Label: Lionsgate Records
Length: 54'02 (Score: 47'36) rating:        3/5
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  1. Driving With The Top Down (3:09)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Ryeland Allison
  2. Iron Man (2008 Version) (1:05)
    John O'Brien, Rick Boston
  3. Merchant Of Death (2:14)
    Ramin Djawadi, Ryeland Allison
  4. Trinkets To Kill A Prince (3:07)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer
  5. Mark I (3:53)
    Ramin Djawadi
  6. Fireman (2:09)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  7. Vacation's Over (3:34)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Bobby Tahouri
  8. Golden Egg (4:12)
    Ramin Djawadi, Clay Duncan, Bobby Tahouri
  9. DamnKid (1:12)
    DJ Boborobo
  10. Mark II (2:47)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer
  11. Extra Dry, Extra Olives (1:43)
    Ramin Djawadi
  12. Iron Man (3:30)
    Ramin Djawadi
  13. Gulmira (4:05)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Atli ÷rvarsson, Lorne Balfe
  14. Are Those Bullet Holes? (2:00)
    Ramin Djawadi
  15. Section 16 (2:33)
    Ramin Djawadi
  16. Iron Monger (4:45)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  17. Arc Reaktor (3:55)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  18. Institutionalized (3:49)
    Suicidal Tendencies
  19. Iron Man (0:20)
    Jack Urbont
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-03 17:40:31
love that first flight cue! :D

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-28 18:41:28
Hybrid, did you not say a while back that you didn't think Zimmer actually sat down and did any music in here (he just kinda gave Ramin pointers)?

Snake reply Replies: 2 || 2013-03-27 09:02:02
Actually Harry Gregson-Williams was offered to score the film but he had conflicts with The Prince Caspian and Ramin Djawadi was a replacement. I wonder how would Gregson-Williams do the job.

zeroman2013-03-27 15:27:25
I enjoyed what Ramin did for the score to a degree. But no doubt...if Harry had scored it probably would have turned out alot better.

Anonymous2013-03-28 06:32:03
Wolverine and Cowboys vs Aliens quickly come to mind...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-27 00:00:00
So iron man and the simpsons movie get complete scores.....wheres batman begins?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-26 00:00:00
Theres a complete version of this now

sam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-22 00:00:00
good very goodd

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-21 00:00:00
so was Djawdi never really wanted for the first iron man. since Debny, who has composed all Favreus other films is now composing the second (did he want Debny to begin with and the studio decided aginst it. Or did Djawdi just not want to come back?

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-08 00:00:00
Its very bad score... I still can't understand how Hans is involved in so many tracks... This is called the biggest crap of 2008 for a reason.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-07 00:00:00
I'm very glad that Ramin got this job and in my opinion he also did it well. I don't think that these kind of films need so profound approach. It's all about the fun and entertainment.

Cooper reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-16 00:00:00
This is one of my favorite Remote scores.
Ramin is good, Ramin with Zimmer is cool.

Bruno Lasala reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-16 00:00:00
This score sucks!!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-06 00:00:00
They come from the ASCAP website... :)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-06 00:00:00
Thanks for adding the individual song credits to this and POTC - it really clears some things up. But where did you find these credits? Are they official or just educated guesses?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-22 00:00:00
I added the official credits... ;)

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-15 00:00:00
Nah, this score was too bland and simplistic for my tastes... and many other people who also disliked it.

There have been far better scores this year.

Viki reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-13 00:00:00
Absolutely amazing sound tracks, the sound track fits the theme and the movie's sequences of scenes. A lot of idiots have commented in here that its not good enough, some even haven't seen the damn movie, jerks.

And those who moan about a classic piece of rock and orchestral fusion have no taste for anything, bunch of tossers.


This easily one of the best scores of the year! There is no disappointment, the only disappointment is that there are a lot of hot heads and goofs who moan about it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
It's not Djawadi fault too, because he did what the director/producer wanted to have.

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
John Debney commented on Iron Man in his interview at

He says he was attached (and was Favreau's choice) but Marvel went with a generic MV score... as with many people he didn't like the result.

Still can't believe Djawadi got this gig :-(

Debney would have ruled this... Damn studio tampering!

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-20 00:00:00
Not bad, IMO, but I can't help feel it could've been much better. Though I quite like the end result anyway, hehe.

Wayne reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
Well I have to say, the movie and the score blew me away. I wasn't expecting what everyone delivered. However, even though I own the soundtrack, working with music a lot myself, I sometimes find missing pieces with movie scores. There is a lot of music in the film not found on it. Does anyone know of anything being released in the future? They market this album as a soundtrack, not a score.

Lorie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-30 00:00:00
LOVE the theme for Iron Man. Does anyone know how I can get the ringtone??

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
"Hi guys. Does anyone know what are the tracks mixed together in the animation bettween the end of the film and the credits. One is Black Sabbath - Iron Man but the other?"

Yeah, Kudredin. Here you go:

After that awful Black Sabbath song, there comes THE REAL music! That is:

10. Mark II
01. Driving with Top Down
11. Extra Dry, Extra Olives


DrDEATH reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
How come I cant find a list of players. Who was the drummer, Guitars, Bass, Orchestra????????? Writing is one thing. Playing another. Why are you not giving credit to the musicians who played the score?

Tony Stark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-23 00:00:00
Movie was excellent. Score... hmm... Hans Zimmer with Batman had more punch to it than this, so I would have to say that I'm disappointed - slightly.

I think we can safely say that things could heat up a little more for a sequel. I place my $$ on a better follow through in part II. The only problem?... will Robert Downey Jr. reprise his role or will he figure that the first time out was for an "art" expedition..?

Let's hope he and Gwenyth come back. Excellent chemistry.

Get IM to fight someone with substance... perhaps a war ridden country again but with a diabolical Marvel foe who is behind another arms type operation, which threatens the west again. Hide the foe, generate a political ally, and throw some romance into the second movie... sounds good already!

jay arvada reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-23 00:00:00
The movie was great, it was touching, as you say it is was. But the score was totally repeating it's theme all through out the movie maybe not exactly during the touching parts,but I feel that if you really listen it all sounds very similar. so yeah I would have rather listened to a more in touch piece of music,than to have listen to some poor knock off of a cheese B flick from the early 00's. So logical or not, the score still sucks. and theirs nothing anybody can do about it. Except for Top Ramin noodles what ever his name is... Thanks for the reply danny boy.

jay arvada reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-22 00:00:00
THIS score SUCKED bad. Lacked emotional content, and was really flat. Need proof listen to spider man's score, Iron man by Black Sabbath was all this movie needed, to bad we all had to wait until the end of the movie to hear a real piece music. Oh well better luck next time.

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-22 00:00:00
SO you're saying that theyb shuld have just hrown out the whole score and just play Iron Man by Black Sabbath the whole time. even during touching moments. Hmmmm...sounds logical.

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-21 00:00:00
ramin djawadi is undoubtedly for me the successor of Hans!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-20 00:00:00
hehe, what else can we expect from someone that calls himself "Remote Dead"?

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