"Half Remembered Dream" & "Waiting For A Train" contain interpolations of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien", performed by Edith Piaf, written by Charles Dumont & Michel Vaucaire
Music by Hans Zimmer Music Produced by Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Christopher Nolan & Alex Gibson Executive Album Producer: Christopher Nolan Executive in Charge of WaterTower Music: Jason Linn Executives in Charge of Music for Warner Bros. Pictures: Paul Broucek & Darren Higman
Additional Music: Lorne Balfe Guitar: Johnny Marr Ambient Music Design: Mel Wesson Synth Programming: Hans Zimmer & Howard Scarr Digital Instrument Design: Mark Wherry Supervising Orchestrator: Bruce L. Fowler Orchestrators: Elizabeth Finch, Walter Fowler, Rick Giovinazzo, Kevin Kaska, Suzette Moriarty, Ed Neumeister & Carl Rydlund Music Score Consultant: Gavin Greenaway Orchestra Conducted by Matt Dunkley Supervising Music Editor: Alex Gibson Music Editor: Ryan Rubin Assistant Music Editors: Peter Oso Snell & Mike Higham Sequencer Programming: Nick Delaplane, Andrew Kawczynski & Jacob Shea Head Technical Score Engineer: Thomas Broderick Technical Score Engineer: Chuck Choi
Orchestra Contractor: Isobel Griffiths Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky Score Coordinator: Andrew Zack Music Preparation: Booker White & Jill Streeter Score Recorded by Geoff Foster Assistant Engineer: Chris Barrett Scored Mixed by Alan Meyerson Assisted by Daniel Kresco Score Recorded at Air Lyndhurst, London, UK
Score Mixed at Remote Control Productions Sample Development: Claudius Bruese, Sam Estes & Michael Hobe Studio Managers for Remote Control Productions: Czarina Russell & Shalini Singh
Principal Violin: Perry Montague-Mason Principal Viola: Peter Lale Principal Cello: Anthony Pleeth Principal Bass: Mary Scully Tenor Trombone: Richard Edwards Bass Trombone: Dave Stewart Tuba: Owen Slade French Horn: Richard Watkins Synthesizers: Hans Zimmer
Soundtrack Album Mastered by Pat Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Film Music Clearance: Bobby Thornburg Music Business Affairs: Lisa Margolis, Jamie Roberts & Emio Zizza
Special Thanks: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Alan Horn, Jeff Robinov, Paul Broucek, Lee Smith, Richard King, Gary Rizzo, Lora Hirschberg, Bonnie Abaunza, Bob Badami, Eva & David Balfe, Tiffany Bordenave, Marc Brickman, Jo Buckley, Ben Burfield, Alison Burton & the staff at Air Studios, Ronni Chasen, Melissa Crow, Suzannz Fritz, Jordan Goldberg, Max Golfar, Juli Goodwin, Michael Gorfaine, Peter Gorges, Isobel Griffiths, Tina Guo, David Hall, Nick Haussling, Urs Heckmann, Jason Hillhouse, Aleksey Igudesman, Alana Kass, Steven Kofsky, Sue Kroll, Emy Macek, Heather MacFarlane, Christina Mansky, Lisa Margolis, Satoshi Noguchi, Diamuid Quinn, Satnam Ramgotra, Xavier Ramos, Rachel Reyes, Jaimie Roberts, Lee Rossignol, Andrew Rossiter, Jeff Sanderson, Sam Schwartz, Charlie Steinberg, Diego Stocco, Chris Strong, Jonna Terrasi, Derek THorn, Bobby Thornburg, Ryan Uchida, Elizabeth Warren & Emio Zizza. Suzanne Zimmer & the Mini-Z's & Zoë Zimmer
Release date : 07/13/2010
Oscar® winning composer Hans Zimmer and heralded guitarist Johnny Marr (The Smiths, Modest Mouse, The Cribs) will perform a special concert backed by a 20-piece orchestra Tuesday, July 13th. Immediately following the film’s Los Angeles premiere, the one-time concert takes place at the official after-party on the same day as the soundtrack, Inception: Music From The Motion Picture, is released by Warner Bros. Records. The performance will stream live to fans at www.ustream.tv/inceptionpremiere. Proceeds from tickets sold to the Inception film premiere and after-party event will benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection.
Zimmer will sign copies of Inception: Music From The Motion Picture at Amoeba Music, 6400 W. Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 15th, at 8 pm. A midnight screening of Inception will follow at the nearby Arclight Hollywood Cinema, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
The first 200 fans to purchase the Inception Soundtrack fan pack will receive a movie poster, the CD soundtrack, a guaranteed place in line to meet Zimmer at the signing, and a ticket to the midnight screening – the first official showing of the film – at the Arclight Hollywood. Packages go on sale at Amoeba for $35 beginning on July 13th at 10:30 am.
Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and starring an international cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, opens nationwide in theatres and IMAX on July 16th.
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Am I the only one not to understand the success of this score? I listened it again and again but except "Old Souls" and "Time", I'm disappointed. Even these two tracks are not extraordinary !
I think that it has nothing to do with the masterpieces The Thin Red Line, King Arthur, Gladiator, TDK, The Last Samurai ect
You don't have to like it. Music is experienced subjectively, the next person is going to tell you that Dark Knight or King Arthur for example, aren't masterpieces.
My suggestion: Get yourself some good speakers and listen to "Mombasa" and "Waiting For A Train" again. If possible get the files in lossless quality. It does make a difference if you play them on studio quality speakers.
Zimson, I agree with you, it's subjective but I'm trying to find out if some people think as me about this score beacause I'm not see a lot of other. I just find it strange that the Inception's soundtrack is more known (and renowned) than Spirit or Black Rain for example.
listen to the complete score. It's much better!!!
Frenchans, I think it also has to do with the success of the movie. Inception is one of the best movies in the last few years, combining a great original screenplay with blockbuster action and awesome cast. Its music was great a lot of people know it more than they know Spirit or Black Rain. If King Arthur had met the success of Gladiator, people would know and love its music as much as they love Gladiator ´s...
Ds I think you're right, it's linked with the success of the movie (amazing!) but I'm sorry to see that Inception is consistently mentioned in articles about Hans, by forgetting to mention Da Vinci Code, The Thin Red Line ect
But it's clear that I see again King Arthur ONLY to listen his wonderful soundtrack :)
Or you know... The score is just good
Boldizar, I think you're missing the point. Of course this score is good. Very good, even. But a lot of HZ score are also incredible, yet journalists and bloggers always mention Inception or Gladiator, rather than King Arthur, Broken Arrow, Spirit or Pearl Harbor. And that's not because Inception is better, it's only because Inception or Gladiator are much more famous and beloved by general audience.
same here frenchans, same thoughts about interstellar aswell. i just can't find the love for his newer scores. too much synth, too much "techno" rhythm in it, no melodies. just a huge huge huge hype.
i'm missing scores so much like thin red line, gladiator, pearl harbor, last samurai. and i always wonder why these are not so hyped.
sometimes i see how everyone screams about interstellar "woooooooooow the piano soloooo so amaaaaazing". i mean come on man, piano solo?! and i wonder if they ever heard anything else from zimmer and his past works.
Eleonora, I think that Hans wants to renew. Interstellar soundtrack is good but finally pretty empty; Like Chappie, Man of Steel, Inception (sorry :) )
The same musical chords which were used in The Last Samurai, Crimson Tide, POTC, King Arthur, (and more) were great ! Ok, that are alike, but it's so goood !
zimmer renew himself just like the whole music industry by producing only bad music. everyone wants to be "cool" by this mainstream techno thing out there. i'm always shaking my head when i see how zimmer is soooo proud to be with pharell together. to renew yourself is great, but to go that badly? to renew sth is like going a step forward, but he is going so many steps backwards. no beautiness, no epicness, no structure in his music nowadays. and the immense use of the fake orchestra is cheap. i'm sorry to say this, but it sounds totally like crap and like a cheap movie and not like something like a huge movie.
i hope he wokes up and start doing again his epic scores. because of them he became famous and not because of that techno shit. but glad to see that there are other users here aswell thinking like me.
I didn't think that Hans is influenced by the musical actual trend, indeed it's very possible too.
I always hope he releases a real epic and melodious score every time. Maybe Batman v Superman ? We'll see...
I really like this score! Hans rules!
Eleonora: I love most of Hans Zimmer's works, but about your last comment, I have to say...this soundtrack is in the techno style mainly because of the film. Techno music just suits it better. Also, I do not think Hans Zimmer became famous because of his more orchestral works, but because of how well his music fits with the films they go with. That's the main goal of a film composer.
GREAT new trailer for Interstellar!!! I wonder if Junkie did any of the music for the trailer -- there a melody that's awfully similar to a track from 300 I seem to hear. Perhaps not.
The trailer music is the track "Evy Reborn" from V For Vendetta by Dario Marianelli...
Junkie didn't compose squat for this trailer. The music is by Dario Marianelli and comes from V for Vendetta
any news about the score?? can't wait :( 4 month....
Hans just finished it, I was told from a friend of his
When can we expect something from the Interstellar front? Perhaps some mockups/demos on the official site like the version of Dream is Collapsing on the Inception site? The wait is becoming unbearable.
With Nolan and Zimmer, I suppose we won't know really what to expect until a few days before the release of the movie at best. It doesn't bother me : first, I like the waiting. And then, there are enough good scores by other composers this year to fill the void :)
Hybrid could you perhaps just figure out of Lorne has anything to do with the work on Interstellar? It wouldn't be the same to have a pure nolan-zimmer film without him around.
Lorne wasn't supposed to work on it, Hans wanted to do it alone, "very personal"...
In the meantime, what happened ? I can't know for sure, there are so many parameters that can change plans... So who knows... We'll see !
I'm excited to see what he comes up with. The Spiderman 2 score was very inventive, despite being for a horrible film, and the interview where he said he's throwing the 'endless string ostinatos' and 'big drums' in the bin bodes well. Space and gravity and all that amazing stuff is so exciting and interesting to me, coming from a theoretical physics background, so I'm looking forward to November.
Hybrid, correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be the first time that Zimmer works all alone on a score ?
probably not the first time, but it would probably be the biggest film he has done completely solo for the last 10 years
So Hans may have been involved in trailer 2 after all it seems...as he may have recorded an additional organ layer to the Evey Reborn track which is not present in the original!
Tried to extract it from the 5.1 audio of the trailer. Then listen to the trailer. Then listen to the original Evey Reborn again closely...
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No he was not he didn't even know what that piece was... Probably some music editor's work...
I'm hoping Interstellar's score will be great. The trailer music has gotten frequent listens from me. I really hope the final product is equally good. Don't know how likely that is, but it's worth hoping for.
Any word on Hans' involvement on the upcoming Interstellar trailer? :-) I read it is supposed to premiere in front of Godzilla next week.
Unfortunately Ds it won't feature any score... :( They keep it super secret so it'll just have trailer music or some other piece (which Hans told me was cool though lol)...
As long as the score (and the film) is cool, we're cool with it.
If they're so secretive about the score then why attach a snippet of it to the teaser trailer in the first place? I'm fine with trailer music if it's in the vein of Mind Heist. And then they can pull out the big guns with the final trailer like MOS.
Well the first trailer was an old idea Hans did in early 2013...
Hans is working day (and mostly night :)) right now on the score...
I hope Hans keeps that idea in the final score then. It was quite ethereal, poignant and yet optimistic as it builds up to the organ crecendo when the rocket soars.
I hope Hans keeps that idea in the final score then. It was quite ethereal, poignant and yet optimistic as it builds up to the organ crescendo when the rocket soars.
i know this is very, very premature but does hybrid or anyone know which "additional composers" are attached to interstellar? i know balfe did a lot on inception and i'm wondering how much an influence (if he's on the project) he'll have on interstellar's score.
Difficult to say. He did some heavy lifting on Inception, but he barely did anything original on The Dark Knight Rises; he just copied and pasted Hans' music onto the scenes. So it could be anywhere from doing a lot to barely doing anything.
The teaser for Interstellar is premiering in front of The Hobbit on December 13th. This teaser is 103 seconds long. I hope it features something new from Hans...
I'm with you on that one sir!
Batman Begins and TDKR's teasers had Zimmer music, so maybe this one will!
Wait, I remember that Amazing Spider-man 2's trailer will debut with The Hobbit 2 too, which means we can have a sneak peak of two of the most important works of Zimmer in 2014!
I think that information about TASM2 has never been confirmed, has it? But yeah it'd be super great :-)
Well, Sony announced that TASM2 trailer will premiere online December 5th!
TASM2 will have zimmer's music, he confirmed in an interview that he was asked to score the trailer. :) Not sure about intersteller. Hybrid?
According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, Hans Zimmer had this to say regarding Interstellar:
“We had this sort of conversation about—you know, nine years we spent in our Batman world. The textures, the music, and the sounds, and the thing we sort of created has sort of seeped into other people’s movies a bit, so it’s time to reinvent. The endless string of sonatas need to go by the wayside, the big drums are probably in the bin. So right now it’s sort of the time where I’m pondering what else we can do.”
Sounds promising. But experience has taught me that Zimmer's words and his music rarely, if ever, match up...
Nothing wrong with Wikipedia so long as there's references cited
And there was indeed a reference here. ;) I realize I actually got the quote from Collider, not Wikipedia, because Wikipedia cut out parts of it. I went to the source and copied it.
We get the viral trailer for Interstellar tomorrow!
the score to Need For Speed Rivals sounds alot like inception heres a track from a gameplay, it sounds alot like the mombasa track with just abit of a remix, youtube.com/watch?v=YODhURQvylU
Holy crap. First Time gets ripped off, now Mombasa, too?
It's not like Hans didn't rip off Mombasa himself in Rush just a couple months ago... :p
Rush is nothing like Mombasa.
Mike really quick on this album I don't remember. which one did you say that Lorne did on this album.
Listen to the last minute and a half or so of "Nurburgring" from Rush and tell me that's not Mombasa poking through.
Yeah Good point, The Drums are similar but I wouldn't say rip-off Safe Now is a rip-off
Lorne alone, you mean? 528491 and One Simple Idea.
Ok Thanks real quick though isn't the BRAAAM at the end of 528491. is that Balfe as well? or did Zimmer have a hand in it.
Edmund: sure this is exactly the same drums sound but apart from that it's a totally different piece of music!
Agreed Ds. I didn't want to go in any further or people on here would start saying I don't know what I'm talking about. lol.
I agree, it's not a shameless rip or anything, just a small influence.
Well, the concept was in the script of the film itself. I mean, I guess you could say Zimmer had a hand in it, sure, but a BRAAAAHM at the very end of the track doesn't make that track any less Lorne, really.
Hybrid I'm a little confused about this one people are saying that Balfe did a lot of this score could you list the ones he had a hand on on this score cause usually I refer to this one. So if you don't mind could you list what Composer did what and if there were any solo composers work on this one.
I'm not Hybrid (obviously), but I can help here. I will add that now that I know you've been judging it by the contents of this 50 minute release, I can understand why you insist Lorne Balfe only did a bit. I thought you were referring to the entire film score, of which Balfe did a considerable amount. But I'll start with the CD.
1. Half-Remembered Dream = Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer's "Time" theme with the BRAAAAHM sound) 2. We Built Our Own World - Zimmer and Balfe (again, Balfe arranging Zimmer) 3. Dream is Collapsing - Just Zimmer. This one is actually a theme suite. 4. Radical Notion - Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer) 5. Old Souls - Just Zimmer. Again, this is a suite, not a cue. 6. 528491 - Just Balfe. It's a version of his Robert Fisher theme, though it does use the BRAAAAHM at the very end. 7. Mombasa - Just Zimmer. This is a suite, however. 8. One Simple Idea - Just Lorne Balfe. It's half of Lorne's so-called "Kick It" suite. 9. Dream Within a Dream - Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer) 10. Waiting for a Train - Zimmer and Balfe (Balfe arranging Zimmer) 11. Paradox - Zimmer and Balfe (Starts off with Balfe's arrangement of Zimmer's Time theme, then goes into Balfe's Saito theme). 12. Time - Just Zimmer. This is a suite.
Now, judging by these crediting, I can legitimately see why you insist Lorne only did a bit of stuff. The album is indeed mostly Zimmer music. It's the whole score, as heard in the film, where Lorne had a lot of influence. But I'll have to give examples later.
Ok. Thank you very much Mike. and from the Complete score It does seem like Balfe did arrange some of that for the scene and write some themes for the people. But just 1 question would you say for the complete score that Zimmer did at least 80% of that score with Balfe arranging like the dark knight rises?. (Of course I know Zimmer did the whole TDKR score). and that this cd is 95% Zimmer (The Original Release)
I would say that Lorne Balfe was notably more involved with Inception than TDKR. With TDKR, he only "wrote" music for one cue that I recall, and even that one had Zimmer music in it at the same time. The rest was arranging Zimmer material, often times just copied and pasted exactly as Hans wrote it, so all in all Balfe didn't do much in there. TDKR is 100% Hans Zimmer to me.
With Inception it's tricky, because not only did Lorne essentially do all the scoring to picture (under Hans' directions and using Hans' material), but as I've said, he wrote a few of the recurring themes. And in addition, many cues (like Thief and a Forger, Strategy, and Mr. Charles) are only loosely based on Hans' themes, being mostly Lorne. It's impossible to say precisely in those cases. But overall I would say (it might surprise you) that Inception is about 65% Zimmer, 35% Balfe.
I would say the CD release is 85% Zimmer.
Thanks Mike! So that's why he got the nomination is because the CD release was mostly Zimmer the Complete score is Zimmer & Balfe But Balfe Under Zimmer's direction. I get you.
Thank you very much.
But would you say that The 35% Balfe Did was Supervised by Zimmer. Last Question by the way and Thank you.
Of course it was. Zimmer has to give the music a pass before it's used in "his" score. ;)
got a question here... the Oblivion blu-ray's got isolated score on it, at least that's what they say at blu-ray.com so if you have the inception blu-ray and you have a really great home theater system, then you know that the 5.1 DTS score on the bonus disc is sooo much louder then the movie. the mix is so much more powerful. the end credits song is Dream is Collapsing. so on paper, it's the same music, not an alternate version, both 5.1, both sfx free, no different version and this and that... nothing. same music, but still the end credits version is a fart compared to the bonus disc mix. it's simply not a question of volume level. with the bonus disc I can shake up the city around me. so is it yust an isolated film mix score or is it the album version score mixed like the inception bonus stuff?? sounds fucking ridiculously stupid if you don't know what I'm talking about I know that, but it's completely different experience. starwaves would be cool...
Matthew, i bought the blu-ray and as a bonus you can watch the whole movie with the score only (no dialogue, no sfx, only the music). It's not the album version.
01. 1m00 Logos 0:44 02. 1m01 Cobb Meets Saito 2:05 03. 1m02 Extraction 7:04 04. 1m03 Audition 1:16 05. 1m06 I Don't Like Trains 1:05 06. 1m07 Hotel & Helicopter 6:06 07. 2m08 Miles Introduces Ariadne 4:52 08. 2m10 Physics & Subconscious 3:47 09. 2m11 Totem 1:14 10. 2m12 Thief & A Forger 1:48 11. 2m13 Mombassa Chase 2:37 12. 3m14 Penrose Steps & Sleepers 5:08 13. 3m15 Vultures Are Circling 3:14 14. 3m16 Strategy 7:02 15. 3m18 Dreams Or Memories 5:55 16. 4m19 En Route 3:30 17. 4m22 Insert 0:53 18. 4m22 Looking Into Limbo 5:57 19. 4m23 Saito's Fate 0:43 20. 4m24 Disappointed 1:38 21. 4m25 Mal & Cobb 6:57 22. 5m26 Into The Van 3:12 23. 5m27 Insert 2:45 24. 5m27 Mr. Charles 12:36 25. 5m28 Destabilization 2:42 26. 6m29 Planning The Diversion 1:21 27. 6m30-33 To The Complex 3:25 28. 6m35-36 It's A Trap 8:50 29. 6m37 Walking Through Limbo 4:43 30. 7m38 An Idea Is Like A Virus 2:22 31. 7m39-43 Truth Once Known 8:00 32. 7m44 Fischer & Son 3:27 33. 7m46 Honor Our Agreement 4:47 34. 7m47 Welcome Home Mr. Cobb 3:40 35. Kick It Suite 4:07 36. Mombassa Suite 4:59 37. Riff Suite 2:43 38. Time Suite 4:37
Sadly, the sooner this gets released, the sooner all this dumb drama will be over with and we can go on with our merry lives
Hi Mark G?
"fake"--says the guy who clearly hasn't heard any tracks that have recently leaked which line up perfectly in slate number, title, and run-time to this list ans which also contain no sound effects whatsoever.
and what you think Mr.Fate, it is gonna to leaked or not ..... in the far future00
Previous patterns suggest that when a tracklist is posted here, it will soon leak.
This tracklist was posted ages ago, on another site...
If "ages ago" means one and a half months, two months tops, then yes, this track list was to be found on another site ages ago.
I don't know if you guys are aware yet, but this has been leaked, and it is, so far, fully legit.
And just like that, everything is gone. Nothing like a good cleansing
Well, gladly it is over with this Garage (If it's not the one we know, he might be as sucker as the one we all hate). Fair enough: When the complete score is out, talk about it. While we wait, well... let's... wait... more? xD
I am almost embarrassed to say that it took over a day to figure out the significance of this post. I just thought that it was some random fuck that's who's just poking fun at a situation that nobody involved has any control over.
But then I remembered who David was and what he did. And now I am giving him attention that he does not deserve.
Hello! I am Vivaswan.upcoming composer.I would like to assist Mr.Zimmer sir.But i don't really know how to approach may be should i send a cd of my music i would like to know .Please can anyone guide me.Thank You
"Hans Zimmer and other composers from Remote Control do not accept demos or unsolicited audio/video material. Please, don't ask us how to contact them either." (About/Feedback of this website)
You need to contact him directly in his studio in Los Angeles, California. Throw this "Almost" Website th Ads will say "NO"