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Why was there the change of composers?...wouldn't being really busy be an argument *for* him possibly being replaced? When you're signed on to 10 movies and release schedules are being constantly pushed around because nobody has a clue when theaters are going to open again, you shouldn't be surprised if eventually you might run into some conflicts.Jackman is not replacing Balfe! <br>Balfe is the most busiest composer at the moment so he isn’t going to get replaced last minute!!!!!Thank you for your replies. On IMDB she is listed.Alright, after re-listening to the score, I've made a few educated guesses of what the additional composers did, based on what we know about the score and their previous work. Note that none of this is confirmed by Hybrid, just my opinion.<br><br>Lorne Balfe: Seems to practically be a co-composer here. I hear a lot of him in this score. It seems he did Invasion (as he's known for contributing trailer music to films he works on) seemingly the suites "Brooding", "Deciphering the Signal", "Battle", and the one we know he cowrote, "Journey Suite". Based on this here's my guess as to what he contributed. <br><br>Soccent Attack - Sounds like his style, probably him arranging AllSpark and Decepticon material. <br><br>Keller's Briefing - Arrangement of "Deciphering the Signal"<br><br>Deciphering the Signal - Obviously another arrangement of "Deciphering the Signal" with Batman Begins-like action at the end.<br><br>Sam's Pink Bike Ride (Part 2) - Sounds like an arrangement of "Brooding" material. <br><br>(Possibly?) Are You LadiesMan217? - Some arrangement of "Brooding" and "Journey Suite" material, although hard to say whether the theme at 1:10 is Steve's or Lorne's. Could be Steve arranging Lorne material, as it sounds more Jablonsky-esque to me. <br><br>Autobots to the Rescue - Could be Steve imitating Batman Begins style, but sounds far too Lorne for me to not consider it a co-written track. <br><br>Sector 7 Chase - Part 1 sounds more Jablonsky than Lorne, but there's no question to me that part 2 has a lot of Balfe in there. <br><br>Where Is My Car? - Batman Begins-like again, probably Lorne solo, or Lorne and Steve<br><br>Decepticons Mobilize (Part 2) - Arrangement of "Brooding"<br><br>Freeway Fight - Battle version of Decepticon theme from "Brooding"<br><br>Stumble Bumble (Part 1) & (Part 2 Alternate) - Arrangement of "Journey Suite", second part not used in the film sounds like Steve & Lorne Combo to me. Film version of part 2 sounds pure Steve to me. <br><br>You're A Soldier Now (Parts 1 & 3) - Lorne being heavily involved in the final battle is known, and Parts 1 and 3 have arrangements of Lorne material. I'm also fairly certain that Lorne wrote the Optimus vs Megatron theme from Part 3 and "Optimus vs Megatron".<br><br>Optimus vs Megatron - Finale of theme introduced in "You're A Soldier Now (Part 3)" as well as the "Journey / AllSpark" theme which could be Lorne's or Steve's. <br><br>Trevor Morris: I can infer from his work on Pirates 2, The Island, and the one track we know he worked on. <br><br>Soldiers Arrive - Not sure why, but I've always assumed this military theme was Morris'.<br><br>Arctic 1897 - Dark theme that reminds me a lot of his work from Pirates 2. <br><br>Scorponok - Known fact that he co-wrote this. <br><br>Hoover Dam - Arrangement of military theme<br><br>Transforming -  Same theme from Arctic 1897<br><br>Sam on the Roof (Part 2) - Arrangement of theme from Scorponok, though could be Steve or Lorne arranging it.<br><br>Optimus vs Megatron - A slight hint to the Military theme when they begin attacking Blackout, and Scorponok theme reprisal, once again could be Steve or Lorne arranging these themes. <br><br>Creeper Suite / A Call to Arms (Unused) - Original music for Optimus' Epilogue, contains arrangement of military theme. <br><br>Jay Flood: Can be inferred from his work on Transformers: The Game, his overall more orchestral writing, and his contributions to Nightmare on Elm Street, Sims 3, and Desperate Housewives. <br><br>Camaro on the Run - Definitely has a TF: The Game sound to it overall. As well as a bit of Thomas Newman-esque music. <br><br>Witwicky (Parts 1-3) - Definitely some of his style here along with Steve's overall Desperate Housewives-esque music. <br><br>Decepticons 2 Suite / Frenzy - The suspenseful strings make me think of Flood's Nightmare on Elm Street work, and the brass writing seems more characteristic of him than Jablonsky to me, though it was still probably a co-written suite. <br><br>Tense Action Suite - Once again reminds me of Flood's Nightmare suspenseful string writing, probably at least co-composed with Jablonsky. <br><br>Clay Duncan - I can guess somewhat based on his contributions to "The Island" but otherwise I don't know much about him so I'm not sure about any of the inferences I'm about the make. <br><br>Angry Camaro - This sort of drone music sounds like it could be him as his contributions were very electronic in The Island.<br><br>Bumblebee vs Barricade - Strange electronics and sounds plus more minimalist writing make me think Duncan. <br><br>Tow Truck Charge - Definitely has The Island's sound. Could be Trevor Morris too. <br><br>TJ Lindgreen: I know so little about his style except he works with Elfman and did additional music for TF: The Game so not much I can say for what he did. <br><br>Belly Shot(?) - The ethereal choir style sounds somewhat like TF: The Game's score and Elfman's choir. <br><br>Not to Hear That(?) - Maybe he composed this motif for Mikaela that also appeared in "Belly Shot". <br><br>Surreal Mikaela(?) - Once again I'm hoping the specific choir sound is part of his style. <br><br>Anything I didn't mention is a track I'm assuming is all Jablonsky. Please note that I'm not trying to take away from Steve's work on this score, and that for most of these track I'm assuming Steve had some involvement in as well, I'm just speculating for fun because I've always wanted to know who did what on this score.
LP sadly, but it's also on Spotify.Technical reasons ! lol ;)<br><br>But she was there.Most welcome news. Should be a nice replacement for the Fantastic Beasts score that will have to have been pushed off. I imagine his work on Jungle Cruise will be great as well. 2021 is looking pretty exciting for score releases!She definitely performed on the score, I don't know why she is uncredited...The poster shows Lorne Balfe as the composer.<br><br>But then it also did have Desplat!
So no solo cello by Tina Guo? Is it digital then or is it no cello?CD or LP release?Why is Lorne Balfe not nominated for a Grammy for Ad Astra ?To my understanding, James never worked for Hans or Remote Control. They’re simply friends and have collaborated on a few projects. Powell (and Gregson-Williams) used to work at Remote Control before moving on to his own studio/endeavors. <br><br>BUT, I am equally as excited for James to return to Disney Animation. Very excited for this and Jungle Cruise.I guess James Newton Howard doesn't count as a Remote Control composer anymore (and yet John Powell does? I don't get it), but anyway, he's scoring Disney Animation Studios' Raya and the Last Dragon. After his epic trilogy of Dinosaur, Atlantis, and Treasure Planet, I welcome his return to the studio!
Some original cue titles with slates from a music mixing CD-R:<br>1M13 Transactions<br><br>2M16 Jake Gets Stoned<br>2M20A Alley<br>2M21 Rapists Castration<br><br>3M24 My Old Division<br>3M27 Go Fetch Dog<br>3M30 The Freeway<br>3M32 Alonzo Steals Money<br>3M33 Into The Jungle<br><br>4M41 Safety Is First / Busting Into Rogers<br><br>5M46 Helicopter<br>5M48 Sunset / Wet Streets<br>5M51 Jake Gets Beaten<br>5M52 Smiley Calls His Cousin<br><br>6M57 On The Roof<br>6M58 Jake Lands On Car<br><br>7M61 Alonzo Dies<br>7M63 Sun ShotMovie credits:<br><br>Music by Hans Zimmer & David Fleming<br><br>Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge<br><br>Score Produced by Hans Zimmer<br>Supervising Music Editor: Ryan Rubin<br>Music Editor: Nate Underkuffler<br>Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky<br>Additional Music by Ben Powell<br>Featured Guitar Soloist: Derek Trucks<br>Score Mixed by Seth Waldmann<br>Score Mix Assistant: Aldo Arechar<br>Technical Score Engineer: Chuck Choi<br>Technical Assistants: James Grimwade, Aldo Arechar, Steven Doar & Fabio Marks<br>Synth Programming: Hans Zimmer<br>Digital Instrument Design: Mark Wherry<br>Digital Instrument Preparation: Taurees Habib, Raul Vega, David Naroth & Paul Salerno<br>Studio Manager for Remote Control Productions: Shalini Singh<br>Assistant to Hans Zimmer: Cynthia Park<br>Score Mixed at Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica CA<br>Music Clearances: Jessica Dolingerthats trueCan't think of a more meaningless and laughable award than the Oscar.an oscar for this one? nahh...<br>maybe he gets a nomination for dune or bond
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Hans ZimmerJohn PowellHenry JackmanJames McKee Smith
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Kung Fu Panda
Label: DreamWorks Records
Length: 60'14 (Score: 57'44)
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  1. Hero (4:41)
  2. Let The Tournament Begin (1:58) *
  3. Dragon Warrior Is Among Us (2:56)
  4. Tai Lung Escapes (7:05)
  5. Peach Tree Of Wisdom (1:53)
  6. Accu-Flashback (4:04) *
  7. Impersonating Shifu (2:17)
  8. Sacred Pool Of Tears (9:50) **
  9. Training Po (1:28)
  10. The Bridge (3:22) **
  11. Shifu Faces Tai Long (4:46) **
  12. The Dragon Scroll (2:31)
  13. Po VS Tai Lung (2:40)
  14. Dragon Warrior Rises (3:22)
  15. Panda Po (2:39)
  16. Oogway Ascends (2:03) *
  17. Kung Fu Fighting - Cee-Lo Green & Jack Black (2:30)
*Co-written with Henry Jackman

**Co-written with James McKee Smith
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Mathias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-09 00:00:00
Anthony have you not a end? It's hard understand you ... You're not to understand music (I have all cd by Zimmer and Powell and I know the two different style) don't write anymore please.

No name It seems like action parts were written by Powell and "non-action" by Zimmer. Great score by the way (and great theme - I think it`s composed by Zimmer, too). )
You're understand perfect!!!

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
This soundtrack is pure awesomeness. I have all of it on my MP3, and it's just so wonderful I made a list of adjectives describing it:

Enchanting
Upbeat
Peaceful
Sentimental
Suspenseful
Triumphant
Beautifully made

If music like this was ever made again into something better by Zimmer, I know it would rock. He IS the greatest composer of all time. Of course, Powell did a good job too.

Mayam Abbo - Hyderabad reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-20 00:00:00
Fantastic orchestration and the John Powell's percussion in 'Hero' and 'Let The Tournament Begin' are magnificently impressive.

While Simmer and Powell combine to conceive the best possible score for a Chinese tradition musical extravaganza from track to track and excellently maintaining the martial arts tempo throughout, what impresses most is that their the range and variety of work are amazing.

Drums pown it up in my opinion, they are the best insturment out there. Drums are way better then other instrumental grandeur, especially that of oboe and alto flutes, because brass section solos are way to common.

The best percussion I ever heard. Oh yeah!

TANXUE reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-21 00:00:00
I Like your music.

shadow reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-08 00:00:00
very good

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
The track 'Sacred Pool of Tears' and the theme in the same way are perfect fusion of Zimmer's style and Powell style. Good work!

Steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
Hero is just Amazing it kicks but a lo grande hahaha srry i wanted to mix the spanhis heheh but it's really cool the whole soundtrack

Helinton Dias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-30 00:00:00
The album is great! Congratulations Hans! Once again you have made an incredible work.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-27 00:00:00
It seems like action parts were written by Powell and "non-action" by Zimmer. Great score by the way (and great theme - I think it`s composed by Zimmer, too).

rian velders reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-26 00:00:00
awsome movie

i v just seen it

yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
Everything in the end credits in on the soundtrack. You'll find it somewhere...

drew kay reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
apart from the beautiful soundtrack...

there are a couple of beautiful tracks on the end credits... one of which really caught my ears...

how can I find them?

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-13 00:00:00
LOL

Just stop now before it gets worse. :)

Mathias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-13 00:00:00
Anthony I prefer the music... Sarcasm? Oh you're great SARCASM!

wollinux reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Hear to Ice Age 2 and you will recognize the Powell stile in Kung Fu Panda. But I can hear some Hans Zimmer, too. :-) Great Score

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-06 00:00:00
And one day, Mathias, you'll understand sarcasm. :)

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
It is sad that the best part is missing from the album. When the Furious Five is going to meet Tai Lung, on the rooftops they go. Fantastic percusions!!!!

Mathias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
Anthony... Quiet and hello
one day you'll understand the music

Urara reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-29 00:00:00
Great music, my favorite is "oogway ascends" ... when I hear that song it almost makes me cry... beautiful!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-29 00:00:00
Great music, my favorite is "oogway ascends" ... beautiful!

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-21 00:00:00
Listening to the Credits, I feel there's only a slight variation in the percussion section but it's more or less same as that on the album (at least more similar than the Davy Jones' album and film music! XD) Even though I haven't seen the film yet, I have a feeling we have most of the good stuff on CD. This is gonna remain one of the best scores of 2008! ;-)

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-21 00:00:00
And methinks Powell and Big Z share a fair amount of material on the score, several portions have their signature styles IMO!

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-15 00:00:00
Great, but I still don't understand what you're talking about.

My original post "You 'ear incorrectly! :p" was a play on words, but I think you've taken it the wrong way. :)

Mathias reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-14 00:00:00
Don't make a problem Anthony... I'm verry happy if you ear very well the music

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
@Jack
Well, Kung Fu Fighting is different on this clip (very Powellish in fact) but nothing is new about the rest. I think we already have all good pieces on the album. Still I liked that clip. Very well made and creative!

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
@Sylvos
Yeah! It seems that some percussions have been added at the beginning of the song. Nothing more.
Do you think that John Powell arranged it?

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
Those percussions are unmistakably John Powell's arrangements, Jack. He uses this special percussion alot for his scores. I think it's one of the many trademarks of a John Powell music.

Hybrid Soldier, I think you gotta check this clip out too. There is a lengthy list of music credits at the end that could make its way to this page! ;-)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
Thanks Syl...


It's the first time of my life I can see complete End Credits before I see the film LOL...

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
Oh sorry Mathias, you're right. It's ALL Hans Zimmer...



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