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He’s definitely not a bad reviewer, and his writing style is pretty sharp. The obvious problem is that he has a strong bias against Zimmer. Most of his recent Zimmer reviews are less spent talking about themes and more so the “issues” with his current style.'At World's End' is possibly one of his greatest 'missteps' for sure, but he is a mostly reasonable guy when reviewing, and simply has a taste that doesn't accomodate a lot of the more modern sounding scores, which I think is ok, since we all have our preferences. His 'Solo' review is a must read for any fan of the score though. :DIf you want to understand why he's persona non grata, just go and check out his review of Hans Zimmer's masterpiece At World's End, it sums up pretty nicely the guy's mental issues :p<br><br>But his other reviews are mostly OK and that Solo one is indeed very good, worth a read.Who is he and why is he a persona non grata? ô_OHow dare you mention his name ??<br><br>I should erase that post... :P
What site are his reviews on again? Not really sure where to look.As long as Steve knows to keep this score mostly melodic with little to no sound design, I'll probably be happy with it.I assume that's the official cover....<br><br>I dig it. Very Die Hard-y : )I know Clemmensen is kind of persona non grata around here (not without good reason), but he put up his review of Solo a few days ago and it's one of the best he's ever written, a fantastic in-depth analysis (and appropriately positive). Worth spending an hour or two reading and listening to help unpack this score's many complexities.Is it just me or does the “Catwoman” riff (not the main theme) in “Bar Shootout” and “Nothing Out There” sound very much like the main Scarface theme?<br><br>I’ve also noticed that Hans sometimes will write a main tune and a series of riffs for a character, but will mainly incorporate the smaller motifs in the film (Angelica’s music from OST, Megamind’s main tune, Catwoman, etc.) Definitely not a problem though, I like the variety.<br><br>Look at the evolution of Batman’s theme from Begins, where he had the 2-note motif and the actual theme, to here where it’s just the 2 notes and the chord theme. I wonder if that was Chris Nolan’s decision.
John Powell answered in Facebook there is still 45 minutes of music outside from the CD.Yep, he knows how to do BIG and small moments. He's so versatile. I'm praying rian johnson uses him for his new trilogyThank you! Glad you enjoyed it.If there is one who can replace John Williams on Star Wars than is it John Powell!!<br><br>Great Job!!It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there ! <br><br>Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !
Dear Mr. Zimmer (or those interested), <br><br>  Over the years I have always enjoyed some of the higher-intensity compositions you have produced and made a point of putting my money where my mouth is and actually buying the soundtracks - money well spent. I've used specific songs of your's to get through moments of fatigue at work and also to prepare (silly as it may sound) for sporting events, even working out or running. I found them better than any rock or even electronic-type energetic music, until such a point, naturally, that I'd listened to them too many times and the magic wore off. Some of your songs rise to a crescendo that sometimes are powerful but perhaps lost on those who are unfamiliar with the corresponding movie scene ("Flight" from Man of Steel, it rises gradually but the concept you capture is magnificent, "Time" from Inception as well comes to mind). Some are obviously and undeniably potent like "A Dog Chasing Cars" or, going way back to when I learned of your work, "The Battle" from Gladiator which reminded me of "Mars, the Bringer of War", -- or even the latest "Sea Wall".<br><br>  Admittedly this is odd but I can't help but wonder if despite all the solicitations you must receive it seemed to me I might as well send the following two-fold feedback: in the same way I was pleased to learn that Daft Punk was handling the soundtrack for the modern remake of TRON (and what a fine job they did) I was also heartened to find that you were handling the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. It seemed a good sign to me at the time and I knew I would buy a ticket at that point. That was a movie (BR2049) I was worried they would BOTCH much in the same way they completely did whatever it was they did with remake of Total Recall (in which they completely stripped it of its cerebral essence and made it a very long chase-scene). <br><br>  All of this is to express some appreciation and also plug an obscure pianist from Montreal who has been on the CBC and all that, who, when I spoke to him after a show and compared some of his energetic imaginative work (Nostos comes to mind, and damn he hit 99% of those complex piano notes) to your's he admitted it was a dream of his to work with you under any capacity. Of course I suspect nothing will come of this but either way I think it harmless to tip my hat your way as a long-time fan who has utilized your music for motivation many, many, many times and also note that on my esoteric playlists five or six came from you and one or two came from him (Nostos, Il, Hypoctite)<br><br> Lastly, it should be noted for the historians that one time Jean-Michel Blais saved us Canadians (if you do the collective math based on viewership) a great deal of time and intellectual agony. Chevy was running commercials during the NHL playoffs (last year, not the the latest Washington Capitals win) in which an irritating scenario of "real people" were supposed to judge cars/trucks that popped out from behind sliding doors or lifted from basements (aircraft-carrier-style), and the poor fools/actors/allegedly "real people" had to say something nice about it all. It was such garbage. How splendid, how refreshing, then, that they ran a good commercial with someone just winding corners and enjoying driving the damn car to the music, which I recognized as JMB's "Hypocrite". He saved the society a good 10k hours of perniciousness.<br><br>Whew! That's all from me. Love the music, keep it up. Please give JMB a shot I think you'll find his attitude/ethic/skills refreshing. Regardless of that at least it was worthwhile of me to express my appreciation for ten years of masterful original music on your part anyway.Separate question:<br><br>Is Toby Chu part of RCP? I think he had some connections at least right?Why wouldn't Hans go all-out for something that's going to be viewed on this scale? I mean, how hard is it to compose 45 seconds of compelling, original music when you've worked on innumerable 2+ hour films?Woah, Hans actually did good work on this; it's admittedly a bit anonymous-sounding, but the combination of percussion, strings, and choir works in a way that's reminiscent of Angels & Demons (oh, those were the days...).John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)

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  1. Stanton, PA (3:33)
  2. Frank Barnes (2:11)
  3. Will's Story (1:56)
  4. Ned (2:08)
  5. Dewey (2:25)
  6. Not A Coaster (2:18)
  7. "Are You In Or Are You Out?" (6:13)
  8. Realign The Switch (3:10)
  9. Galvin's Strategy (2:25)
  10. Playing Chicken With Trains (1:35)
  11. Will Guides 1206 (4:04)
  12. The Stanton Curve (6:02)
  13. "Who Do I Kiss First?" (4:20)
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Snake reply Replies: 5 || 2011-07-18 06:01:09
There are two missing musicians there. Heitor Pereira and Tony Morales. I have the soundtrack so if you ask me an image of it I'll gladly send you that guys.

Anonymous2011-07-18 06:07:04
you have unreleased music?

Snake2011-07-19 01:44:23
Unrealesed music?WTF?

Snake2011-07-26 07:36:41
I bought the Original Soundtrack and there are missing credits such as Heitor Pereira and Tony Morales on Guitars and Hugh Marsh on violin and Ryeland Allison isn't the music programmer, that is Anthony Lledo. Richard Whitfield, Jamie Luker and Del Spiva are also included in the Soundtrack.

Snake2011-07-26 07:39:47
I bought the Original Soundtrack and there are missing credits such as Heitor Pereira and Tony Morales on Guitars and Hugh Marsh on violin and Ryeland Allison isn't the music programmer, that is Anthony Lledo. Richard Whitfield, Jamie Luker and Del Spiva are also included in the Soundtrack.

Snake2011-07-26 07:52:29
I forgot some other credits: Halli Cauthery and Hybrid as additional music programmers, Booker White as copyist and Tim Lauber as recordist

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
I felt the same when I heard it, but i don't think that he wanted to steal the tune. What really feds me up is the fact that some cues sound almost exacly like Pelham 123 :S

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
Rango: I don`t think it`s Harry`s fault (I can`t imagine he did it because he wanted to).
... Probably someone really liked the temp track.

Rango reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-11 00:00:00
this is a soundtrack where i have to say, and I am a HGW-fan, shame on you harry!!!
Such a bad score, just some ugly cracking beats and that's it. And then having the idea of doing such an immense copy of WHY SO SERIOUS is absolutely... oh man. I can't believe that he earned with that score so much money.

I'm wondering if Hans has heard some cues of it, especially the brutally rip-off of his track for the Joker. Everything is there, the guitar theme, the one note that gets higher, the rusty violins and cellos...

Absolutely wow, and really shame on you Harry for this :/

It has a beautiful melody in there but too short and then always put together with that immense rip-off.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-30 00:00:00
The Stanton Curve = Why So Serious?

Falconet from Italy reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-01 00:00:00
Here's some addittional credits :

Ryeland Allison: music programmer
Justin Caine Burnett: composer: additional music
Hybrid composer: additional music
Martin Tillman: soloist: electric cello

cameron reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-25 00:00:00
Frank Barnes is great sound track was copies from Indian Bollywood music...but great work

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-19 00:00:00

Ah thanks! That strange American style... I don't get why they do it here, since they are French!
Maybe BECAUSE they're French...........

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-19 00:00:00
Yes, it's a little confusing, as it's usually year / month / day. Here it's month / day / year. Oh, well... btw. my (autographed) copy got shipped out today, yay! ;)

asd reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
@Adrian: hahaha no buddy. not july ^^. it's the 7th december ;P

Mcbain reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
Those are the best soundclips from a Tony Scott movie I've heard in a long time! Hopefully the rest of the score is just as good! Go Harry!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-18 00:00:00
Thanks for the tip!

It sounds like a fusion of Bourne and Wolverine... especially Frank Barnes!

But it sounds very good, I'll most likely buy this one :-) Hopefully will offer the autographed copies too! Why did they announce it now, but release it in July? That's so long away... Are they waiting to see if the film is a succes? Or are they afraid of a Season of the Witch-repeat?

HGW4 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
La La Lands Records website has some sound clips up....they were also selling autographed copies...

tomPoland reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
Sounds like Deja Vu 2 (at least in the movie)

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-17 00:00:00
Great score, just saw the film! Lots of samples from DEJA VU are used

Todd reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-16 00:00:00
Where can we hear sound slips?

HGW4 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-12 00:00:00
So excited....

David reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-10 00:00:00
I Love Harry Gregson WIlliams.
The Best Composer ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-10 00:00:00
100 Copies with the sign!!!!!

RuthlessGravity reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-10 00:00:00
Wow, a month away from release of the actual movie? That sucks, but I guess it shouldn't be that much of a problem considering we are going to get it eventually.

Wayne reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-10 00:00:00
One of the best Gregson!!!
I can't stop listening the track number 3(beautiful) and the top action track number 6,10,11.
''Who Do i Kiss First?'' i'ts amazing!!Wow!!
Great work Harry!!

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
Damn, why such a late release date? I hope it's good

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
i really look forward to this one :)
Harry Gregson Williams music in tony scott style :)
hell yeah :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
from what reviews are saying it's totally forgettable. Typical Harry and Tony borefest

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
Considering I've enjoyed their past few collaborations (namely Deja Vu), I remain optimistic!

Jaros428 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
here's the tracklisting....

1. Stanton, PA
2. Frank Barnes
3. Will's Story
4. Ned
5. Dewey
6. Not A Coaster
7. Are You In Or Are You Out?
8. Realign The Switch
9. Galvin's Strategy
10. Playing Chicken With Trains
11. Will Guides 1206
12. The Stanton Curve
13. Who Do I Kiss First?

Jaros428 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-09 00:00:00
also, here's what a reviewer on Cine Talk said about the score....

"Harry Gregson-Williams score is very good, although it does sound very similar to THE DARK KNIGHT score, in some ways it’s better, because it really fits the feel of the picture. When these two, Gregson-Williams and Scott, get together, its always great. I did notice that there were some cues from AVP2 score too".

Jon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-27 00:00:00
Awesome. And it comes from La-La-Land, which is an excellent label.

HGW4 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-27 00:00:00
I can't wait!!!!!© 2001-2017 OST 
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