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Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.IS * lion king
Best film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>
Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przyby³owicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far on top for me. It feels like the ultimate culmination of Jeremy Soule's work on the the series along with symphony-level quality for the town and exploration music.
I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.<br><br>And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The StormI think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.<br><br>As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...Yeah it's weird how little overlap there is between the complete score and the album. I think over half of the music on the album didn't end up in the movie, at least not verbatim. I agree it makes for a much better listen, although in my version I've added a few of the better/more substantial cues from the complete score (like the cool Angels & Demons-style "Church Prophecy"/1m11-12v17, which I'm almost positive is an Atli Örvarsson contribution).Ah thankyou, thankyou very much :)And the Warrior Whispers Back<br><br>:)
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeAndrew ZackBob Badami
ComposerAdditional MusicScore CoordinatorMusic Supervisor
Sherlock Holmes
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 54'40
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  1. Discombobulate (2:25)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  2. Is It Poison, Nanny? (2:53)
    Lorne Balfe
  3. I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before (1:44)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. My Mind Rebels At Stagnation (4:31)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  5. Data, Data, Data (2:15)
    Hans Zimmer
  6. He's Killed The Dog Again (3:15)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  7. Marital Sabotage (3:44)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. Not In Blood, But In Bond (2:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  9. Ah, Putrefaction (1:50)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  10. Panic, Shear Bloody Panic (2:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Psychological Recovery... 6 Months (18:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  12. Catatonic (6:44)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  13. Holmes (Hans 'n' Guy Version) (2:14) *
    Hans Zimmer
*Buy tickets in advance for Sherlock Holmes and receive a free exclusive of the song Holmes (Hans 'n' Guy Version) by Hans Zimmer on iTunes.
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Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-13 00:00:00
Yes, because is original, but I can't prove this...I like however, because the sound quality is high with Dolby Sorround 2.1 too!!! Bye!!!

Anastasia reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-13 00:00:00
Hello!
usually when i listen soundtrack,I have some associations with composers, and I can spot the auther. But this time I was surprised when I got to know, that it was Hanz Zimmer. really!
Pirats of Carribean Sea and Dark Knight was alike!
this sound is GREAT!!
also I heard some notes of our russian Sherlock Holmes soundtrack ..so it was a beautiful combination of music and picture!!Thank You!!!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Those two are indeed very impressive, but im not a fan of tracks longer than 7 minutes :P So Psychological Recovery isn't a track for me... hehe
But Hans Zimmer did indeed again make an impressive score, via very ''original'' ways :P
I haven't got the chance to listen tot he bonus track just yet, but I'll hear it soon!

Hans indeed deserves an oscar for this... And as for Avatar, it was good... but a bit ''standard.''
Sherlock is far from standard, perhaps the oscar committee will see that... But Hans said he doesn't want any oscars anymore, so most likely he won't get one hehe

Track 3 is a very strange track... totally strange, thats why I liked it :-) I asked myself the same question ''what is he doing? but i like it :P''

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Yes right...Adrian you are right about everything...
Two question: why Hans has say that he doesn't want an Oscar? And where did you read this?
Then: do you know what do they mean with "Music Produced by Hans Zimer & Lorne Balfe"? I understnad that Hans is the composer, but...who are the producers? What do they do? I don't understnad this...Could someone help me please?

Michael Docherty reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Great soundtrack! I love track 11 Psychological Recovery,Lots going on,I think I can hear some uilleann pipes about 4 min in? Fantastic!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Enrico:
1. Yes he did, I read it on imdb somewhere. It was because of all the problems he had with the Dark Knight nomination/disqualification for ''too many composers.'' He was tired of all the interviews, stress and stuff around it. So he said enough is enough. If I remember correct,

2. Well, I'm not sure what a producer does, but I think: the composer composes a song and has a global idea how the music must be played and put together. But the producer makes layers, all music has several layers, like one for drums, one for guitar, one for violin, one for cello etc. And I think the producer makes decisions about those layers, where they are, and how much instruments (layers) are used, how loud they must sound.
But I'm not sure to be honest, I only know for sure that the producer is an essential part of the team.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
So, Lorne Balfe has been very very important in this soundtrack! I didn't know this...It's strange that they have written it on the principal cover!!! :D I thought that he needs to sponsor Lorne...

However, Hans is right, we are boring with these bad news about Remote Control team...Oscar should see what they nominated, every year I see very few good music in Oscar nominations...bad thing... :(

OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Please more work.

matthew reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
hey guys! Who made that weird sound? Zimmer or Jablonsky? You know what I'm talking about. yust listen Discombobulate then The Shard. this sound belongs to Trans 2. for me...

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
Well Adrian...my favorite track is the long suite of 18 minutes: "Psychological Recovery...6 Months" and then, the last: "Catatonic"!

I think that is the best...is fantatic because we can hear every single theme from Sherlock Holmes and is that where we can hear every soloist at their top!!! Hans Zimmer with synth (expecially in the end), Diego Stocco & Co.

Fantastic track, but honestly I love all this CD...is fantastic, Zimmer has changed his style here...I think that sometimes he seems more "cinematic" with suspended sound...FANTASTIC AMAZING!!!

The 3° track is fantastic too, even if the first time I heard it I said: "what has done hans now?!!!" But I loved step by step...The last track (the bonus track) is fantastic too...

I want to say this: this year the Oscar will go to Avatar, that is a fantastic score, but HONESTLY Hans Zimmer merits it...Sherlock Holmes has different themes and never get boring...This is one of the best CD of Hans Zimmer!!! Go on...

What do you think about these words Adrian?

kakashi reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
hey mods,

why wasnt martin Tillman involved in the project, i thought he was hanses go to cello guy?

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
Yes... I had the same with the Prisoner... ordered somewhere at the beginning of dec, but received it at the 31st of dec :P

No.. I haven't just yet... The previews were quite... ''special'' so I waited and let it sink for a while hehe..
But I think I'll be buying it soon... I particularity like the 3rd track, especially when the beat comes... what do you think about that track ? And which is your favorite track ?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
Have you bought the original CD too?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
Yes cool...I've received it on 5th January, but it was sent on 26th December...

Susanna reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Really brilliant movie and soundtrack. Robert Downey Jr. is a great Holmes and Jude Law is a great Watson. Hans zimmer really outdid himself this time.

Hermione reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Wow - what a FANTASTIC soundtrack!
I just so happen to be listening to it now, as I type the comment.
Hans Zimmer never fails to disappoint - and this soundtrack proves that once again.
By far my musical hero.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Thank to Adrian but I can't see your link...I don't know why...Google says me that they aren't corrected...
However I've something that could be interesting for everyone here...

http://watertower-music.com/sherlockholmes/musicians/

PS: Adrian, a question: the image that can be seen up (of the CD) is a kind of special edition?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
However on my CD I just see the sybol of SONY, and nothing else about the production.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
@ Enrico

Nice link about the musicians... and the destruction of a piano :P

I don't know if the upper picture is a special edition... Regarding the size of the of the left side (where you can see the logo), I think its for the normal edition, only with a cardboard cover over the plastic one.

But it could also be the special edition, and be a complete cardboard cover.

We just have to wait one more week :-) How did you get the CD already by the way? The 12th January isn't until next week!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
I bought it by Play.com and they sent me the CD on Boxing Day...

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Cool... but who works that day? In my country it is called 2nd day of X-Mas... hehe

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
@ Enrico:
www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Sherlock-Holmes/hnum/1 108574 (Sony)
www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Hans-Zimmer-Sherlock-H olmes-O-S-T/hnum/2457370 (New Line)

Apparently there are several presses made. So the H-Z.com info is not wrong. I presume New Line covers America and Sony world wide. But thats just what I think. Fact is, there are several versions :P

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
However I have the original CD and it is not produced by New Line but by Sony...

Lyceum reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-05 00:00:00
How do i get the orchestral score? I want to program this ASAP!

paul keane reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-04 00:00:00
Great sound of uilleann pipes on psychological recovery,wish there was more!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-04 00:00:00
Fantastic soundtrack!!! Great Hans!!!

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
No, it's not. The song is "Unstoppable" by E.S. Posthumus.

lourdes reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
Hi , does anyone knows if the song that appears on both trailers is in the soundtrack???

Noocyte reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
Unique and extraordinary score, unlike anything we've heard from Zimmer thus far, a weird lilting goulash of nickelodeon and danse macabre, with a playfully polyethnic bazaar quality evocative of Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Bela Fleck. I'll be buying this one.

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