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Wait!<br>So has Balfe been replaced due to having other projects?<br>I thought it had been completed?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.
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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithHarry Gregson-WilliamsDon Harper
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The Rock
Label: Hollywood Records
Length: 60'20
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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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