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why no cd release?Haha!  Wear the mask. how fitting.yap. and all of the alternates :PI want that "Final Confrontation" cue so much!Most of them are done actually and should have been released a while ago !
Hybrid why is HZ scoring so many films lately, has he placed a bet with himself or something? lol<br><br>Looking forward to it. Boss Baby was a really fun score.I'm confident he would care. Not saying he has any control over it. <br>I don't think Mondo should be making any money from this release. It ought to be canceled and removed from their website. <br><br>It's more than just a tempo issue. The tone is entirely off, and parts that were once pleasing to hear, now sound awful to my ears.<br><br>Seems Mondo is lacking the proper quality control. Hopefully this is a wake up call for them. If enough people avoid buying this album or return it, they'll get the message. I like to see capitalism work properly. <br>Maybe Pope is involved.Great news! The first one is fun, not Zimmer’s best animated score imo but it’s still pretty enjoyable. I almost wish they got Conrad Pope involved again, “Love” is one of the most beautiful cues of the past few years.The first one was quite pretty good.
We knew Steve would return for quite some time, but I was surprised Hans would actually return too. But he's very involved with that one.Who is Hans Zimmerman?i want it so much <3I guess it's only fair that they do shoulder the blame, considering again that releases like these aren't really the norm for them. I still wouldn't expect a recall and replacement, since it'd be a lot of money down the drain there. Their loss ultimately at the end of the day.<br><br>A bit disappointed about the content being the exact same as the leak, as I would've liked some of the film edits or at least the alt mixes I've seen pop up. I guess I'll just have to hope Disney does end up cooperating with LLL sooner than later.You gotta realize one thing, most of the time, Hans doesn't even know about these releases (and honestly I think he doesn't care). Only a few labels like LLL play ball and have him involved (but as Hans doesn't own most of his music, they have no other reason than courtesy to do so).<br><br>As for MI2, people who complained about the "content" instead of the tech aspect of it were goddamn wrong. Yes, the film mixes / OST mixes are pretty different. Because you have suites & sometimes material specifically arranged for the album or alternate cues.<br><br>Mondo having released the final mixes (and I know what Paramount provided them, it's just exactly the same 2 CD set copy that leaked years ago), I have no problem if the content is different.<br><br>And that's the topic on which they answered, James. Technically, they're not wrong, but they are ditching the REAL problem, for which they are responsible for ! The speed issue is on them, not on what they got.
Considering the recent issues with the isolated score on Days of Thunder's 4K release sounding very inconsistent, I do wonder if Paramount has simply been poor in preserving stuff. Especially when they mention the studio and not the record label, which might've had a better copy on hand (they did finally put the OST on digital recently, after all).<br><br>I am not going to hold Mondo responsible for this, especially considering they normally do just press the regular OSTs onto LPs. I don't expect them to be fully privy to if a score sounds fine or not, since they're often just given the stuff prepared for them. Besides, repressing records would be a super expensive ordeal, especially with how limited they're often designed to be now.<br><br>And honestly: since no one has made the comparison to Sherlock 2 yet, how bad sounding is it really? I'd much rather it be slightly off than it being complete trash like the Perseverance release of Rain Man was. If HZ was able to let that slide once, then he won't be so worked up over a small tempo issue.So this is what Mondo had to say about their massive screw up. I've never heard something so stupid in my life. If I had a direct line to Hans Zimmerman himself I'd call him about this. I'm sure he would be interested to know they butchered his album. <br><br>"Hi James,<br><br>I talked with the soundtracks department and here's what they had to say:<br><br>We’ve been made aware of a discrepancy between how the audio sounds on our album versus how it was previously released in original releases.<br><br>Our masters came directly from the studio and from original recording sessions, and we did not do any adjustments to the masters in post other than standard vinyl mastering process. But it seems any previous post production on those original releases, and cues used in the film itself, are absent from our release and may account for the differences you notice.<br><br>We currently do not have any plans on remastering the score."<br>Great. Thx.<br><br>Score has much similarities with Sherlock, so there is many of Lorne's cues...Known credits are Runaway Train for Mazzaro (was on his website), for Andrew K : The Rangers, Cannibal, Dead Rangers & Finish Him (on his Soundcloud). Geoff is the only guy with Ann Marie Simpson that got the privilege of cuesheet credit.
<br>Battle of Aughrim arrangement (so everything lifted from "Silver") is Hans & Ann Marie.
<br>Geoff did a good part of the score, every other classical pieces arrangements are his (so, everywhere the William Tell Overture appears). Train Chase, the End Credits, This Is A Robbery.
<br>The stuff that sounds more or less like Sherlock have definitely Lorne. And I suspect a bit more epic drama have RGW.Hello there!<br>Hybrid, do we have some composer's credits on this score?<br>Or this is situation like on Transformers score?<br><br>Somewhere I read that Geoff Zanelli helped Hans on Train Chase (pts 1&2), Mazzaro did Runaway Train and Kawczynski did like 2 or 3 tracks (the rangers, finish him). Is that correct?<br><br>btw good score, not genius, but pretty good action score.<br><br>

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The Dark Knight (2 CD Special Edition)
Label: Warner Bros. Records
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  1. Why So Serious? (9:14)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. I'm Not A Hero (6:34)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Harvey Two-Face (6:16)
    James Newton Howard
  4. Aggressive Expansion (4:35)
    Hans Zimmer
  5. Always A Catch (1:39)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  6. Blood On My Hands (2:16)
    James Newton Howard
  7. A Little Push (2:42)
    James Newton Howard
  8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)
    Hans Zimmer
  9. I Am The Batman (1:59)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad (2:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Agent Of Chaos (6:55)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  12. Introduce A Little Anarchy (3:42)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  13. Watch The World Burn (3:47)
    James Newton Howard
  14. A Dark Knight (16:15)
    Hans Zimmer

  1. Bank Robbery (Prologue) (5:24)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. Buyer Beware (2:56)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Halfway To Hong Kong (3:43)
    James Newton Howard
  4. Decent Men In An Indecent Time (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  5. You're Gonna Love Me (4:41)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Lorne Balfe
  6. Chance (3:34)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  7. You Complete Me (4:50)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  8. The Ferries (9:57)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Henry Jackman
  9. We Are Tonight's Entertainment (5:37)
    Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman
  10. A Watchful Guardian (6:45)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Why So Serious? (The Crystal Method Remix) (5:30)
  12. Poor Choice Of Words (Paul van Dyk Remix) (6:15)
  13. Gunpowder And Gasoline (Mel Wesson Remix) (4:34)
  14. Rory's First Kiss (Ryeland Allison Remix) (6:04)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-19 00:00:00
Rory is the name of Chris Nolan's daughter not son.

Alera2 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-18 00:00:00
@ Gav

Where did you get the alternate 2CD score from, and does it have any fx ?

Also you should post a link on Cheif Dundee 's site

mike pinker reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-13 00:00:00
I keep listening to "A Dark Night" and think this piece is the equal of most other 20th/21st C orchestral music - fantastic

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-01 00:00:00
I wonder if they'll release some sort of 4 disc edition of the batman trilogy after the third one is made. Like they did with the pirate scores. Three discs with the original scores, then a 4th disc with bonus tracks (hopefully no remixs) reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-05 00:00:00
Please find and sign that petition to get the Batman Begins complete score. What a treasure that would be!

The German reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-05 00:00:00
It remembers me so much at the da vinci code and paperhouse.
Erfinde Dich neu, Hans!

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-05 00:00:00
I agree 100% with you...the Batman Begins complete score would be such a gem for any Hans Zimmer collector. There were sooo many amazing cues and themes left out. Please release it!!!

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-28 00:00:00
On the American itunes store they offer just the second disk for the standard price of ten dollars, so that you don't need to buy CD 1 again if you already have it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-27 00:00:00
This is stupid - pay twice for the same CD 1.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-19 00:00:00
Hey ya'll
Theres a petition to release the batman begins complete score.
search it up on google.

Gav reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-22 00:00:00
This special edition could have been better. I got myself this version recently. Its unofficial but so much better!

1. Logos/Bank Robbery (5:57)
2. Investigations (1:40)
3. Buyer Beware (2:55)
4. Know Your Limits/Hostile Witness (2:29)
5. Gotham's White Knight/The Truth About Lau (2:34)
6. The Joker (9:17)
7. Pick-Up (1:15)
8. Fox To Hong Kong (2:35)
9. Sky Hook (3:55)
10. Bat at the Window (1:06)
11. The Killings/Party Crashers (2:34)
12. A Little Fight (2:41)
13. Alfred's Story (2:00)
14. Undercover Joker (2:43)
15. Tell Me What You Know/Bad News (1:28)
16. Threatening Schiff/Bruce & Rachel (4:01)
17. Bat-pod (0:57)
18. Hit Me (0:48)
19. Home (1:06)
20. Interrogation (1:47)
21. Rescue Rachel/The Letter (8:14)
22. Sonar Vs SWAT (3:38)

1. Talk of Chaos (2:37)
2. The Ferries/Gordon's Assault (9:52)
3. Two-Face/Everything Burns/Hospital Hell (5:47)
4. Truly Incorruptable (5:36)
5. Harvey's Chance/A Dark Knight (8:10)
6. End Credits (7:35)
7. Harvey Two-Face (6:17)
8. Suite I (16:14)
9. Suite II (9:30)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-03 00:00:00
and its a serious house on serious earth. for someone who clearly has a pretty high opinion of themselves with all the shameless self promotion you dont really know what youre talking about.

and yeah, it was thomas schiff. reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-05 00:00:00
This is James Gilks (owner of personally I would love it if they took the idea of the Riddler to a very dark extreme. His character is very close to real life serial killers like David Berkowitz (the son of sam) and the Zodiac Killer. Many serial killers (including Jack The Ripper and The Red Spider) have sent letters to the police and the Zodiac killer sent cryptograms (which where in essence a type of riddle). I think that if Hollywood is willing to take these films to the gritty dark side of real life, they should focus more on this angel and abandon the tacky jump suit wearing, cartoon aspect that Jim Carey brought to the screen. I would love to see a down right evil and twisted serial killer side to the Riddler.

I also believe that they are setting up The Mad Hatter for a future movie. If you watch carefully, Batman says that the man Dent is interrogating in The Dark Knight (the creepy smiling guy from the ambulance) is named "Jervis Tetch". This is The Mad Hatter.

Lastly, I would love to see all these films come together in to a plot that involves Arkham Asylum. There have been many amazing graphic novels that focus on this (especially "A Serious Place on Serious Earth"). This would be a perfect opportunity for the writers to place Batman against not only a huge cast of badies but also against his own troubled mind.)

Well, thats just the opinion of someone who runs a company devoted to selling serial killer merchandise so you can take it or leave it. I hope you can all stop by to pick up some morbid merch (including the new Serial Killer Magazine, Serial Killer Trading Cards and Serial Killer Action Figures. I know, its a shameless display of self promotion but really, I have to justify reading up on Batman Movies while I am supposed to be working somehow.

James Gilks
Owner of and Editor of Serial Killer Magazine.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-05 00:00:00
actually that character was named Thomas Schiff

napo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-02 00:00:00
chronological order :

02/02/2009 11:21 ££ <DIR> .
02/02/2009 11:21 ££ <DIR> ..
27/01/2009 12:13 ££ 10.916.780 01 - Decent Men In An Indecent Time.flac
27/01/2009 12:21 ££ 24.030.589 02 - Bank Robbery (Prologue).flac
27/01/2009 12:15 ££ 14.905.213 03 - Buyer Beware.flac
27/01/2009 12:12 ££ 28.673.627 04 - Harvey Two-Face.flac
27/01/2009 12:13 ££ 14.104.495 05 - Halfway To Hong Kong.flac
27/01/2009 12:17 ££ 44.784.661 06 - Why So Serious.flac
27/01/2009 12:20 ££ 34.693.506 07 - I'm Not A Hero.flac
27/01/2009 12:10 ££ 20.984.170 08 - Aggressive Expansion.flac
27/01/2009 12:21 ££ 23.207.816 09 - You're Gonna Love Me.flac
27/01/2009 12:13 ££ 8.044.748 10 - Always A Catch.flac
27/01/2009 12:21 ££ 15.329.543 11 - Chance.flac
27/01/2009 12:10 ££ 9.531.715 12 - Blood On My Hands.flac
27/01/2009 12:13 ££ 8.690.629 13 - I Am The Batman.flac
27/01/2009 12:19 ££ 34.425.282 14 - Agent Of Chaos.flac
27/01/2009 12:17 ££ 13.180.809 15 - And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad.flac
27/01/2009 12:19 ££ 18.971.917 16 - You Complete Me.flac
27/01/2009 12:17 ££ 13.228.084 17 - A Little Push.flac
27/01/2009 12:20 ££ 41.590.713 18 - The Ferries.flac
27/01/2009 12:21 ££ 28.705.973 19 - Like A Dog Chasing Cars.flac
27/01/2009 12:15 ££ 23.849.818 20 - Introduce A Little Anarchy.flac
27/01/2009 12:18 ££ 26.540.329 21 - We Are Tonight's Entertainment.flac
27/01/2009 12:20 ££ 17.549.465 22 - Watch The World Burn.flac
27/01/2009 12:20 ££ 34.210.072 23 - A Watchful Guardian.flac
27/01/2009 12:19 ££ 80.855.392 24 - A Dark Knight.flac
27/01/2009 12:15 ££ 39.750.389 25 - Crystal Method - Why So Serious (Remix).flac
27/01/2009 12:21 ££ 41.190.721 26 - Paul Van Dyk - Poor Choice of Words (Remix).flac
27/01/2009 12:19 ££ 30.386.683 27 - Mel Wesson - Gunpowder & Gasoline (Remix).flac
27/01/2009 12:20 ££ 31.741.642 28 - Ryeland Allison - Rory's First Kiss.flac
02/02/2009 11:21 ££ 0 as

if any1 disagrees watch the movie and post suggestions

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-17 00:00:00
Does anyone know where to find the cue used in the third Dark Knight trailer that starts when harvey says, "rachel's told me everything about you" and keeps going through when Maggie says, "don't make me your only hope for a normal life"?

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-05 00:00:00
I'm afraid Zimmer can't do anything about that, Mattie :(

It is Disney Records who hold the rights and since they have a policy of no-expanded-score-release-ever, wonderful scores like PoTC and Lion King have been so far injustly denied the expanded releases they really deserve.
But let's keep our hopes up for a bootleg/promo!

Mattie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-30 00:00:00
Mr Zimmer,

If you can release a 2 CD Score for The Dark Knight so soon after the Film and the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, what about Pirates of the Caribbean?

These scores (especially Dead Man's Chest) are surely some of the most well known that you have ever done?

I (and many, MANY others) think that you should release a box set (simliar to the recent Lord Of The Rings, Superman and Indiana Jones sets) for Pirates.

The other "Soundtrack Treasures Collection" was ok, but apart from the few suites, it was just the same old re-hashed soundtracks that have been previously released.

Please think seriously about this. It could make you a lot of money, and possibly expand your fanbase even more!


T. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-28 00:00:00
Mr. Zimmer!

We would like to buy complete scores very much.
Batman Begins, Last Samurai.
Please think about.
Thank you.

T. From Europe!

blabus reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-24 00:00:00
This is a great score, but I wish they wouldn't have cut "A Watchful Guardian" short but included the entire end credits instead. However, I guess in the song you can still hear the break from film to credits, so you could probably just record the music from the credits, cut the second half or so out of "A Watchful Guardian", and splice them together.

blabus reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00
I searched all over the web and noticed that there's no decent quality cover art available for the album, so I reconstructed it from scratch in Photoshop.

Here is the link for anyone who wants it: er.jpg

The image is 1000px x 1000px.

Let me know if you like it! (I made a few small modifications to it, such as making the really small text a tad bit bigger).

Falconet From Italy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00
the link doesn't work!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00
see to CO VER => cover

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-18 00:00:00
Except the chronological issue, I'm quite satisfied with this release. No music I'm concerned about from the movie is unreleased :P

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
I wouldn't mind having a fan edit - in chronological order, just so I can have it I guess.. Soem fan edits have been pretty well done in the past. Waiting for a truly complete score (official) may never happen.. Anyone have a rough idea of which tracks go in what order at the moment?

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
I don't see the point in having badly cut tracks just to "mimic" a complete score in chronological order.
What you'll get in the end is "another" useless fan made fake complete score that will add even more confusion to all the "expanded scores" business. I'd say 75% of the expanded releases of any score of HZ you find on this site is poorly fanmade stuff.
Let's wait for a "true" complete score, and try not to create another "original fake not-so-complete score in chronological order made by fans". If you want to get your music in chronological order, this is your right, but try not to share it everywhere on the internet !

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
Its still the most usless addition to any score library. Disc two is the same music as disc one.

Saix reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-13 00:00:00
Someone needs to make a complete score in chronological order as the tracks are in suite and the cues are different. ############

Wazaman666 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-11 00:00:00
ahh eff it
its to complicated, besides the songs from the 2cds are all kind of sync, as the first track ends immediately the second track stars i mean they are like connected

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