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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.
Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?I love the score. It is action packed and to the point.<br><br>I saw his orchestra clips as well but I wonder why he actually spends the money and effort for orchestra when the end product sounds (as usually) 100 percent sample library. All the dynamics of real players are gone in the final mix so why bother with orchestra at all...I'm highly disappointed by the score... Lorne went the very easy way and recycled the MW2 score as well as the Mancina theme in almost every track. Like seriously... the only thing u here is MW2, Main Theme and lot of rustle-synth score. 1/10! No effort went in this score and I dont say that often.
As for Ad Astra, unfortunately i can't hear anything from Ad Astra aswell :/ It's just MW2 mixed with Mancinas themes for me. And the cues from MW2, they aren't just drums, all the guitars, melodies, vibes, even the choir or the voices are included. The above mentioned cues from MW2 are not complete, there are plenty of them, but these will give you the idea of what we've mentioned. Again, i'm not mad, i'm happy that a wider audience can hear these cues, but then again, on MW2 they sounded better and fresher than on the BB3 score (i mean the quality of the recordings - you can hear the cues and instruments more directly. On the BB3 score it sounds like being in a bathroom hearing to the MW2 score). And as i said earlier, i would like to understand or know what Lorne thought about using all these cues. Time pressure? Unused opportunity for a wider audience? And then again that synth-sound even using a real orchestra :/@ Mr Tweedy:<br><br>MW2 has hundred of cues, which has all the special atmosphere and sound-effects, but try listen to these cues to understand what i and others mean:<br><br>- Guerilla Tactics <br>- Guerilla<br>- Contingency<br>- Breach<br>- Retreat and Reveille<br><br>Funny thing, play the cue "Guerilla Tactics" from MW2 and let Shazam try to find out what track that is. It shows me as "Lorne Balfe - We're Dangerous People" from BB3 :DI really like this score!<br>Sure he used Mancina's Theme, that's allright cool, I don't hear anything similar to Ad Astra....don't know why somebody compare this score with Ad Astra....<br>That MW2 sounds are very great, he don't copy himself, he just used the Drums, what's definitely be OK!!<br><br>I don't know why people always want to compare scores....Everybody use his own Temp Music sometimes, that's normal!Please could you give me the exact name of the track from MW2 that is used in BB3? I’d like to compare both!I love Lorne´s music and all, but I am genuinely wondering, why they decided to re-use MW2 so much in the score
as for the drums, yes, i would understand. but the orchestra? you're recording the strings from a real orchestra, so why the downgrade in sound-quality?Because that parts are sampled drums and there are no real?i don't know what to think about the use of mw2. i mean, i love his work for mw2, it's TOO good to be just a score for a game, a wider audience should hear this, so i'm kind of happy to hear some parts of it here. BUT somehow, it's kind of a lazy move just to copy that 1:1. some cues are untouched and some cues are layered with some themes of mancina. i would be interested to know what was he thinking while doing this? <br><br>i followed his video uploads on his social media channels, where he showed some snippets of the orchestra and i truly loved that. but while hearing at the score, i'm dissappointed to hear the quality as it sounds like synth. i mean that typically Balfe synth sound quality. if he uses truly orchestra, than it's a shame and pitty that it sounds like synths in the end. he needs a better recording or mixing or whatever to get rid of that synth-quality-design and having the true-orchestra feelingMancina's theme + Ad Astra + MW:2= Bad boys for Life.Please enlighten me on how Bad Boys 3 sounds the same as Lego Batman or Genius: Picasso
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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithHarry Gregson-WilliamsDon Harper
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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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