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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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Transformers - Revenge Of The Fallen
Label: Reprise Records
Length: 43'56
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  1. Prime (2:14)
    Steve Jablonsky
  2. Einstein's Wrong (3:35)
    Steve Jablonsky
  3. Nest (2:08)
    Linkin Park, Steve Jablonsky, Ryeland Allison
  4. The Shard (2:42)
    Steve Jablonsky, Lorne Balfe
  5. The Fallen (4:03)
    Steve Jablonsky
  6. Infinite White (3:58)
    Steve Jablonsky
  7. Heed Our Warning (4:26)
    Steve Jablonsky
  8. The Fallen's Arrival (3:47)
    Steve Jablonsky, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  9. Tomb Of The Primes (2:47)
    Steve Jablonsky
  10. Forest Battle (2:04)
    Steve Jablonsky
  11. Precious Cargo (1:38)
    Steve Jablonsky
  12. Matrix Of Leadership (3:50)
    Steve Jablonsky
  13. I Claim Your Sun (3:06)
    Steve Jablonsky
  14. I Rise, You Fall (3:35)
    Steve Jablonsky
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Renegade reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-25 00:00:00
@westfall

well that´s a pity....
but no reason to cry i think. the forrest battle is also great. and the part in the middle of "i claim your sun" sounds fantastic, too.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-25 00:00:00
@Renegade

Hopefully the same that happened to the first score will happen to this and the remaining cues will find their way to the fans. I have the orifinal score CD (2 of them, actually) and bought this one too, but i have no problem with getting a bootleg if thats the only way to get the rest of the scores. If they at least made it available on the web at iTunes or something like that, i would pay for it.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
Just came back from seing the movie and from what i managed to recognize th rearranged order i posted and originaly started by Darth, is slightly off. I'll gather my thought after the onslaught that was watching ROTF and i'll post the new order and what other themes were left out of the CD.

As for the movie itself, despite all the bad stuff i've been hearing, i personally loved it. Awesomeness all the way.

Zarina reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
Just saw the best movie of the year last night. Cinema was sold out and I enjoyed every 2hours and 27mins of the movie.

I did notice that the music featured in the movie was not listed on the official soundtrack released.
I actually bought the soundtrack before seeing the movie.

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
How about the Linkin Park theme, is it used more extensively in the film or just in "Nest"?

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
@ Bondo

Thats basically it, besides the instrumental version when BB picks Sam at the frat party and the actual song in the final scene and credits.

ID reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
Wow. I watched the midnight release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There are so many tracks that are not listed in the 14 track score! I heard so many epic tracks during the movie. Including a revision of skorponok! I really hope Jablonsky releases the full score. There is so much they left out!

ID reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
Also, the decepticons have a "arrival to earth" them when they land on earth. It's epic.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-24 00:00:00
@ ID

That's mostly "The Fallen's Arrival".

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
a new version of "Arrival to Earth" plays during Optimus drop in Shanghai.

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
Yes, westfall's track order seems to be correct. And the Scorponok theme is in the movie (not the album though).

Gibbs reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
It`s a good score. But the first part is better.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
@ Cloud

Is "Scorponok" the same as in the first?. If so no need for repeated music (Though i love that track).
The version of "Arrival to Earth" that i heard is different enough to deserve being released and it sounds awesome, not as sweeping as the original, more battle oriented much like the "Autobots" version heard on the score, maybe they could even be part of the same track (as in the first).Given that "Arrival(...)" was one of the most beloved tracks of the original score, they really should have put this one in the 2nd score CD. Maybe this time a 2 CD version comes out!!! (Wishful thinking ensues).

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
Finally! Great score. Interesting new themes and variations of old ones.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
OK! "Scorponok" is, like "Arrival(...)", different enough to warrant a proper release. If they don't want to release proper CD's then make the tracks from the 2 movies that haven't come out available for download, through iTunes or a similar service. I know i'd pay for that. Or do like the A&D site wich has an extra unreleased track (H2O) available for newletter subscribers. Come on, people, step up.

Only actual repeated track from the 1st movie in the innicial 15 minutes of film is "Sam at the Lake".

Can't wait for tonight to see "Transformers: Retaliation". No, its not another movie, thats the title it has here, in good old Portugal.

Heffy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
So this score is good stuff. I gave it 90/100 above. The "prime" theme is very grand and royal, and the way he weaves it in and out of the score in different variations almost resembles Zimmer's work with the "honor him" theme from Gladiator. Overall I totally recommend this one. Thank you and Good stuff Steve Jablonsky!

D A R T H reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-23 00:00:00
wooo ! there are a lot of cool themes and variations from the 1st film not in the album...

i hope a promo cd (2cd ?) ....

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-22 00:00:00
@ Cloud

Thank you for that info. Hope either an official complete scorecomes out or, as with the first one, a promo bootleg one. One of the "old" themes i would love to get in full is that badass version of the Autobots theme wich is partialy heard in "Forest Battle" and "I Claim Your Sun". Its always nice to have themes we like in several versions.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-22 00:00:00
Is the skorponok theme in this at all?

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
@DARTH
I read the comic too. The story is basically the same but the comic is a very abridged version. Strangely enough it has more dialogue from Sideswipe and Arcee than the novel and, from what i hear, the movie itself.
Your assumptions are, for the most part correct, here's my take on it

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01 - prime -> opening narration
02 - N.E.S.T. -> NEST deploys in Shanghai
03 - einstein's wrong -> Sam's starts to have visions in his first class. The title is a quote of what Sam says to the teacher.
04 - the shard -> Ravage and Insecticons invade NEST HQ at Diego Garcia and steal the shard.
05 - the fallen -> Megatron reports to The Fallen aboard the Nemesis
06 - forest battle - well...title really explains itself
07 - heed our warning -> Decepticon broadcast demanding that Sam be delivered to them
08 - tomb of the primes -> inside the tomb
09 - precious cargo -> Optimus is taken aboard a C130 for transport back to NEST HQ
10 - the fallen's arrival -> during the battle at Giza Megatron anounces The Fallen's arrival, a space portal opens above the pyramids
11 - i claim your sun -> The Fallen sends the decepticons after Sam to retrieve the matrix
12 - infinite white -> Sam's near death experience and "meeting" with the primes
13 - matrix of leadership -> The matrix reforms and Sam revives Optimus
14 - i rise, you fall -> basically what you wrote

As i said this is based on the names of the tracks, they may be used before and more than once. "The Shard" for example, a part of it is heard when Sam finds the cube splinter in his clothes and is zapped by it, leading to "kitchen bots" birth and ensuing attack, though its a bit more subtle than the album version. Really gotta watch this film. June 24th, where art thou?

D A R T H reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
ok ^_^

D A R T H reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
I'm France, i will see the film in Imax...

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
Lucky you. No IMAX in Portugal.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
If Hans involved in this why his name isn't on the cover like Music by Hans Zimmer & Steve Jablonsky.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
Another copy-paste album...

jason reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
where is the special edition? O.o

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
Went to see the movie yesterday and I loved it. And there's a LOT of great score missing on the album, as expected. Mostly new renditions of old themes from the first movie though. And as for Zimmer's involvement, there's a 'special thanks' at the end of the credits :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
there are 1 imax theatrer in france (?), i'm living at 10Km

D A R T H reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-21 00:00:00
CLOUD

1) are you ok with the proposed order ?

2) please !!! i want a complete score mr Jablonsky !!!

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