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The Nils Frahm track was released years agoNo one is mentioning "Says" from Nils Frahm. What a masterpiece of music. Love how it develops and getting so emotional even with that futuristic sound-effect. One of the highlights of this score, with those tracks Cerbei mentioned.Balfe is a great arranger but an even better composer.Beyond Two Souls is still one of the best game soundtracks.<br><br>I must have watched another movie in regards to Balfe filling in the gaps - that makes no sense?The soundtrack released seems not to relate to what was actually used in the film.Balfe “gap” music is featured much more and works brilliantly<br>Last night I was talking to Lorne, and he told me that in principle there is intention to release the full score.
I'd be very interested to hear the supposed Balfe complete score to picture where he apparently sought to elevate it, as someone here put it. The Richter is pitch-perfect and works massively well to picture and, not dissing Balfe at all, his stuff is literally 'additional music' to fill the gaps.Aplusle, that's really well put actually.Don't feel bad. You've just summed up why Hans and Lorne make a good team. Lorne is by all accounts a fantastic arranger and can bring out the best in others' ideas but I sometimes find his own compositions are a bit basic or leave me cold. Hans on the other hand always nails the theme and the concept but his scoring to picture to me feels clunky and a bit amateurish, especially when the music is dense. <br><br>Both super talented in their own ways. :-)Is there anyway o get sheet music for Into the pie machine for orchestra?Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on album
I can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...
@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>
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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithHarry Gregson-WilliamsDon Harper
ComposerComposerCo-ComposerAdditional Music
The Rock
Label: Hollywood Records
Length: 60'20
HZimmer.com rating:        5/5
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  1. Hummell Gets The Rockets (6:25)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  2. Rock House Jail (10:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Don Harper, Steven M. Stern
  3. Jade (2:01)
    Nick Glennie-Smith
  4. In The Tunnels (8:40)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Harry Gregson-Williams, Don Harper, Steven M. Stern
  5. Mason's Walk - First Launch (9:34)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Harry Gregson-Williams
  6. Rocket Away (14:25)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  7. Fort Walton - Kansas (1:37)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  8. The Chase (7:35)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Harry Gregson-Williams, Don Harper
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Mike reply Replies: 2 || 2018-09-01 00:32:08
The first minute of "Rock House Jail" — is that Hans, NGS, or both? I know the track uses part of NGS' original theme, and Hybrid has made it sound like most of the track is a Hans cue. But that first minute is one I've always been curious about.


Hybrid Soldier2018-09-01 09:55:53
First 2 minutes of "Rock House Jail" is the cue "Tour's Over Bob", credited to Nick, Don Harper & Steven Stern.

So, it's Nick, Hans had nothing to do with that one... :)


Bayhem2018-09-01 11:08:55
Hans had nothing to do with that one
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Very interesting. I've always thought that it was Hans. The piece is a pure Zimmer sound and style. Still, good to know who really did it. Props to Nick, Don and Steven.

Afrogarrix reply Replies: 0 || 2016-04-22 01:00:20
This Score Is cool With Nick Glennie-Smith With Hans Zimmer & Harry Gregson-Williams On This Movie By Michael Bay But Still cool

max reply Replies: 3 || 2015-11-28 23:01:01
Hello score fans,
can someone help me, i am looking for this score but it is not available on itunes outside the USA, who do I contact to make it available for purchase, because this leaves a very big hole in my collection

max


Dimitris Krommidas2015-11-29 01:04:29
Try Amazon.


max2015-11-29 10:18:33
Hello Dimitris,
I know it is available on CD format on multiple platforms both new en used (who in there right mind would resell this masterpiece), however I own all my music on iTunes, and this release is missing, I was hoping someone here knows who to contact about making it available outside the USA (it is in th USA itunes store, so it should be that digital is the problem)


max2015-11-29 10:18:34
Hello Dimitris,
I know it is available on CD format on multiple platforms both new en used (who in there right mind would resell this masterpiece), however I own all my music on iTunes, and this release is missing, I was hoping someone here knows who to contact about making it available outside the USA (it is in th USA itunes store, so it should be that digital is the problem)

Dimitris Krommidas reply Replies: 7 || 2015-07-12 09:58:34
A top classic from mr.Zimmer.
One of his best!


Hybrid Soldier2015-07-12 10:00:26
It is THE best !

My top favorite score ever ! I know every second by heart !


Dimitris Krommidas2015-07-12 12:39:51
I agree mr.Hybrid Soldier. :)


Dimitris Krommidas2015-07-12 12:41:51
I am very happy to own this album too!


Ds2015-07-12 14:45:30
I didnt know which movie to see this afternoon... Now i know, thanks guys :-D


Mike2015-07-12 17:57:27
Wow, Hybrid, I didn't know you had a top favorite!


Dimitris Krommidas2015-07-12 18:31:48
Well, a lot of people around the world have this score deep inside their hearts because back then, in 1996, it was the way that they discovered Hans Zimmer.
I am one of them.
Thank you mr.Zimmer.


Edmund Meinerts2015-07-13 18:22:30
You should thank Messrs. Glennie-Smith, Gregson-Williams et al s well, Dimitris... ;)

Mike reply Replies: 2 || 2014-02-10 00:29:53
The "Theme Idea" on NGS' page, is that the theme the director didn't like and made Hans replace? Because no offense to Hans, but I like NGS' theme better.


Ds2014-02-10 09:17:58
God, "The Rock" theme is one of my favorite HZ themes EVER. One of my favorite opening scenes, too. I wouldn't trade it for anything!


Mike2014-02-10 16:27:04
Oh, don't take that the wrong way: I love the Zimmer theme, too. ;)

MacArthur reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-10 17:46:47
Hybrid are there any other scores like POTC1 where Zimmer came to a RCP guys rescue and did not get credited.


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-10 19:01:38
Off the top of my head I can think of a couple: Armageddon (he helped on the Asteroid Chase cue), Iron Man (Driving with the Top Down is his, among other things...it seems he actually did quite a lot on that one) and Transformers 2 ("Decepticons Invade/Fallen on TV" cue from the complete score).


MacArthur2013-10-10 20:03:43
Thanks Ed. I did know that he did transformers 2 (The Fallen's Arrival) and 1 question do you like the Iron man score?


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-10 22:28:49
Not a huge fan. Pretty much the only thing I like about it is the general style, but that kind of orchestral rock stuff has been done SO much better by other composers (including Brian Tyler and John Debney, although ironically not particularly in their two scores for the franchise, but rather the Fast & Furious scores for Tyler and The Scorpion King for Debney). Djawadi's is really banal and simplistic and lacks energy to me. There's some decent themes in there ("Vacation's Over") but they're really underdeveloped. I haven't heard the complete score though, so I'm basing this on the album. Hell, I think Trevor Rabin would have made a better Iron Man score than Djawadi did. :p


MacArthur2013-10-10 22:41:34
Oh Wow. I never thought Rabin was that good. although i do agree about Djawadi he's not great his Clash of the Titans score was good (at least I thought)


One quick note I was doing a download and my iPod wiped my music clean. I mean nothing left except for one song that I had just put on it. do you know what might have happened. Cause I'm Baffled.

MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-10 00:58:50
Did Zimmer do anything solo on this score

Mike reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-10 18:58:57
The amount of names on In the Tunnels is insane, lol.


Mike2013-08-10 18:59:43
Though there was a track in POTC1 that had a lot more names attached.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-05-25 21:40:53
Fort Walton - Kansas reminds me of summer cookouts or somethin' nice like that.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-15 21:00:42
i cant help but wonder if curse of the black pearl drew from this score :P


Mike2013-05-15 21:03:01
lol, Curse of the Black Pearl drew from a LOT of previous Zimmer scores....The Rock, Crimson Tide, Gladiator, Drop Zone, and El Dorado to name a few. ;)

El Baradei reply Replies: 4 || 2013-01-13 17:52:21
This score is still one of the best scores of all time with maybe the best action theme of all time.

The Rock and Hans Zimmer are the reasons for me to love film scores.


El Baradei2013-01-14 09:55:19
By the way, did you know: the main theme for Ed Harris' character was composed by Hans Zimmer based on ideas by him and James Newton Howard.

10 years before Batman Begins the first collaboration between Zimmer and Howard.


Hybrid Soldier2013-01-14 11:36:10
Oh there was one before that... Though not in composition.


El Baradei2013-01-14 19:14:21
Okay, and what was it?


Hybrid Soldier2013-01-14 20:50:42
Waterworld, where Hans gave JNH the MV samples library. :)

The Rock was a favor back, though from what I know I don't think JNH was involved in any way, it's more like Hans politely asked if he could copy James... haha

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-01-14 04:23:42
This soundtrack is great stuff.

But it and Crimson Tide sound a lot alike. Particularly Hummell Gets the Rockets.

anoopa reply Replies: 0 || 2012-03-10 12:38:11
Good afternoon, I liked the movie a rock, and really want to learn songs on piano, but the ability is not music and cannot find them. Can you please help

July reply Replies: 0 || 2012-03-10 01:40:15
I've been a big rock/heavy metal guy growing up, but more and more I see that this is true. . .but it is EXTREMELY slbtue. That's how I and many others have been deceived it seems innocent. But you research it and you realize that its roots are often evil and occult.Why did the Beatles's include Aleister Crowley on their Sgt. Peppers album?Why did Ozzy Osbourne dedicate a song to Crowley?Why did the Rolling Stones write Sympathy for the Devil ?Is ACDC's Highway to Hell really innocent?A while ago, I was happy to listen to it bobbing my head. One day I woke up. And these examples are classic examples, newer rock is often more bold in attacking truth and Jesus (band Slayer comes to mind). Can I choose to listen to that smut and have a testimony of Jesus?

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 2 || 2011-06-27 17:57:40
Hey, Hybrid, do you think we're ever going to get a who-composed-what detailing for this score? Seems like this is one that needs it the most (and that's saying something considering how big some of Zimmer's committees are!).

As far as I can guess, Zimmer composed the main theme and the first half of "Hummel Gets the Rockets", Gregson-Williams contributed to some of the more frenetic action cues (his ultra-kinetic percussion sound from the Tony Scott is evident in "The Chase") and Glennie-Smith did the rest, the "Jade" and "Fort Walton - Kansas" cues in particular sound like his.

But you probably know better than I do, so I'd love to hear what you know about this complicated situation. Thanks.

Oh yeah - AWESOME score. Probably the best late 90s MV action score there is!


Dakota2011-06-27 18:40:24
I second this! Or for the complete score as well


Gav2011-06-27 23:51:07
I think Don Harper is solely credited, at least in the credits, for The Chase.

Kostja reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-30 00:00:00
Good afternoon, I liked the movie a rock, and really want to learn songs on piano, but the ability is not music and cannot find them. Can you please help.

steve reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-07 00:00:00
le meilleur jamais entendus dans un film merci
thanks very much !!

ammar.palestinian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-10 00:00:00
genius . when i used to watch those movies which u composed their music . i directly go to check who is that genius composed the music . and every time i find out that he is , , , hans zimmer . best regards from deep in the heart . thank u

moataz egypt reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-03 00:00:00
you are so good

irfanbhaktidjauhary reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-16 00:00:00
thanks very much

Moni reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-08 00:00:00
The best soundtrack I have heard. Hummel getting the rockets is the best ever!!!!!

lover reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-04 00:00:00
thanks

some guy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-15 00:00:00
This score is simply amazing- I've never seen/heard a sountrack that would fuse with the picture as well as The Rock does. Once you've seen the movie once or twice, you can actually only listen to the soundtrack and recall every single action scene accompanied by it's part of the score - you can almost follow every body move the actors make.
Simply amazing!

Joseph Soans reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-17 00:00:00
This Movie is got one of the Greatest Sound tracks. I,ll love to hear them again and again !!!!!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-05 00:00:00
perfect

CLAUDIO CAMPORESI reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-11 00:00:00
THE GREATEST SUND TRACK I EVER HERD !!!

Shane Wesley reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-29 00:00:00
One of the greatest scores ever! I would like to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra jam out one of these. Love electric guitars with an orchestra!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
i dont get why its isnt in the top 3 :(

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
BEST MUSIC I EVER HERD!

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