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Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!
Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lol
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me too
Excited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.
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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

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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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