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The score is already on itunes.This score... so many mixed emotions. Does it work for the film? Heck yeah. Does it improve the film? So much so. Did Hans do what he set out to do? Totally. Is it an award winning masterpiece? Um, not so fast.<br><br>Dunkirk, while super effective within the context of the film (I wouldn’t change a thing about it), I must admit, it doesn’t have nearly the same effect as a stand-alone listen. It’s literally the same textures and notes over and over again, just slightly rising and falling in pitch and tempo. Does that make it “award” worthy? I’m not sure. If based solely on the film, you betcha. If based purely on the music itself, I don’t think so. That’s where Interstellar succeeds so far and away over Dunkirk. As a pure listening experience, Interstellar is interesting, multi-layered and emotional. Whereas Dunkirk is just flat, void of any sort of feeling or “actual” music (again, works IN the film). It’s glorified sound FX (save for the end, which, no doubt, is in large part to Ben).<br><br>Hmm... I’ve never had a score tear me apart more than this one. I both love it and hate it. Maybe it did it’s job... lol.<br><br>Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.I think most of us agree that he should've won for Interstellar but I think Dunkirk deserves it too. The work Hans and the music department did on this movie is just incredible. Must've been a lot of hard work. <br>An award is an award, Hans' 2nd Oscar is long overdue so I'd be glad to see him win. But it would be weird to see him win for THAT score, after all the greatnesses of the past 20 years. Same thing with Morricone who won his only Oscar for his very light and insignificant work on Hateful Eight. Good for the man, good for the fans, but doesn't really make sense. But have Oscars ever made sense? :-phaha hybrid :D made my day
Hybrid, yes!wow man, hybrid. this isn't right from you. actually really embarrasing and an absolute no-go from a staff/member of this site to write such a comment. even if it's a joke, this is a shame and sad.I was a bit over the line, I admit. I should have made it clearer that all of that "hottest shit in town" bit was meant purely as a part of my personal opinion regarding his output. I never saw or read any interviews with him. <br><br>I also know about his wife, of course... but I guess I'm just too cynical to accept it as an all-encompasing excuse while seeing such massive fanbase clamoring for his new music. I don't know, I admittedly feel a bit bad about what I'm saying myself. I AM an asshole, sure, but only to an extent. <br><br>I think that saying "he is writing scores that he feels comfortable with" and "living his life however he wants", albeit understandable, is still ignoring the fact that he is an artist with a fanbase. We are living in a time when film composers are slowly getting a mainstream recognition as a type of musicians comparable to bands or singers. And that creates a certain responsibility towards that fanbase. An artist doesn't have to fulfill it, sure, but he should at the very least acknowledge and address it.<br><br>Which brings to mind an image of Hans going on a massive tour whilst giving zero fucks about the CD presentation of his scores, but I digress.<br><br>I wouldn't dare giving Powell advices about how to deal with a pain of the loved one's loss. But on the other hand, I strongly believe in artist's responsibility towards the fans. <br><br>For example, that's why I would kick everybody saying "GRRM is not your bitch" right in the goddamn nuts.Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !<br><br>PEACE ! lolI stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.
Ds beat me to a few of the points I was going to make, so thanks. :) I'll try to keep this brief, but it won't be.<br><br>Macejko, the only part of your statement that I would 100%, strongly, absolutely disagree with is the "pretentious douche" part. When has he ever "acted like the hottest shit in town"? Do we have any record of him actually refusing assignments? I mean, clearly his output has slowed down since 2012, but why do you act like he's doing that because he thinks he's better than everyone else? I don't see that as pretentious. Especially not given what we know about his personal circumstances. For all we know his decision to take on less work was caused by the knowledge that his wife was sick and wanting to spend as much time with her and with their son as he could. You really still want to call him pretentious?<br><br>Now, what I do agree with is the impression that Powell is no longer really developing as an artist. He's found his niche and is writing scores that he feels comfortable with, but I haven't been "surprised" by anything he's written since probably 2010 or 2011. Is that a problem? Well, depends on what your priorities are. I don't rate innovation as highly as I do music that speaks to me on an emotional level, that I love listening to and want to hear over and over again. And with scores like Pan and HTTYD2 Powell has definitely provided that, while Hans Zimmer for all of the "pushing the envelope" and "breaking boundaries" he's done (or claimed to have done) in the last 7, 8 years has in the process left behind many of the things that made me love his music in the first place. He's written some fine and certainly interesting scores in those years (and some I never want to hear again), but I'd throw out every single one of them to hear another At World's End or King Arthur, just a big old epic larger-than-life fun time that cares more about entertaining you than trying to musically divide by zero or whatever. But now I'm turning this into a Powell vs. Zimmer argument which was never really my intention. :p<br><br>At the same time I can't pretend that it doesn't hurt to see how much Powell has slowed down. I mean his run of form from 2003-2011 is the stuff of legend, 3-4 scores a year in all sorts of different genres, all of it quality stuff. He was pretty much hitting the sweet spot: innovating, developing his style, trying out new things but not sacrificing his voice or the accessibility of his music. If he were to keep up that trajectory for a career spanning several decades he'd be in contention for greatest of all time IMO. Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen anymore. I think it's a fair criticism to say he's dropped off, or at the very least leveled out. I just don't think it's fair to call him pretentious for doing so. The man's a human being and he has the right to live his life however he wants.But you know he never said he has nothing to prove. I don't think he even think such a thing, actually he seems like a very humble and nice guy, much like Hans. I just tell you this based on all the great things he did in many genres throughout his career.<br><br>I guess he just want to write music he likes and the way he likes it. Many producers/directors want something more restrained for their movies, that's ok, they can get someone else. If you can afford doing what you like for a living, why the hell would you accept jobs you don't like?<br><br>And SW isn't about "creativity", it's just about this kind of busy orchestral music with lots of frenetic parts which Powell seems to really like these days.If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.<br><br>This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.The moment an artist thinks he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead. <br><br>Also, thinking that only animation and Star Wars provide a field for any kind of innovation and experimentation is just ludicrous beyond words, Ds. SW especially is the most musically restricted franchise on the planet.
Fair point. Just look at what Balfe did this year, Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, The Crown, Geostorm... and all are somewhat different in tone. He was on fire this year for sure.Here is another comparison which to me seems more relevant than yours :<br>Lorne is doing a lot of projects and getting better and better in various styles.<br>And Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity. I'm not saying he doesn't evolve, but at this rate he will need 3 lifes to catch up on Balfe's current level.<br><br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres and is now able to write the music he likes most : crazy orchestral pieces where nothing is forbidden. Today, only animated movies allow this style of scores to exist. And also Star Wars :-pEdmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown^ lol. Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion.I must admit I'm starting to think of Powell as sort of a pretentious douche. All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him, and when he finally descends from his golden throne and graces us peasants with a new score for his beloved kiddie animated genre, even then he doesn't handle the majority of the score himself.<br>This might be a fun score, I'm sure it's gonna be, but I'm also pretty sure that it's going to sound like every other Powell score from the last 6 or so years. The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ. Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better.
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Nonore reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-06 22:31:14
I'd like to hear The Prince of Egypt too.


Elena2017-02-07 12:36:19
Taht would be great! The Burning Bush is my favorite!

Lazarus reply Replies: 5 || 2017-02-02 14:28:24
There won't be a CD, DVD or Blu-ray release before July 2017.


Icarus2017-02-02 20:49:14
Source ?


philip2017-02-02 21:55:34
How do you know?


Lazarus2017-02-03 08:37:37
Logic. It would be the first time, an artist releases his concert on DVD while he is touring with the very same program.


Jim2017-02-06 09:03:04
If someone can get in touch with Eagle Rock and ask them, that would be great. I've sent them two emails and was completely ignored.


philip2017-02-06 18:34:34
@Lazarus: This is exactly what I thougt before. Unfortunately you are right as this would be kinda stupid to release it now.
Still I think it sucks as we are waiting for this for ages now. Why giving the first track for free when nothing else is coming...

@Jim: Same here. I sent them an e-mail last week and I do not expect them to answer anymore.

Icarus reply Replies: 2 || 2017-01-21 17:11:29
Still no news about the CD / Blu-Ray of the Live 2016.

The only thing I've found is the official web page of the Blu-Ray producer, they say it's comming soon:
www.eagle-rock-productions.com/hans-zimmer


Mk2017-01-21 19:41:58
Interesting, it's A company based in London: Here is their shop, looks A bit cheesy not Really up to date www.eagle-store.com I see A lot of Dutch names in the production for Hans's concert. Interesting We'll see........what will happen the next month.


David2017-01-25 18:32:21
I cannot come to the show since he doesn't planned, though I really like to buy the CD. when are you going to release it.

Mephariel reply Replies: 3 || 2017-01-16 16:44:52
Leona Lewis's "Now We Are Free" is probably the best one. It provides a softer version of the theme.

Besides that, Vengerov's "Light" is my second favorite.

2 Cellos' "Mombasa" and Stirling's The Dark Knight are interesting to listen to.

I think that is about it.


Leona2017-01-17 10:47:01
Seriously, Leona Lewis' interpretation was the worst i have heard. I always thought she can sing as hell, but when i've heard "Now we are free" from her, my ears have bleeded. It was really bad, many notes were wrong and unenjoyable. She tried it so hard, that it sounded like an amateur singer. For me that song is the worst song in this "collection". A complete fair :(


Leona2017-01-17 10:47:40
fail*


Patrick2017-01-17 10:56:56
I have to agree with Leona: Leona Lewis' "Now we are free" is like the rock band Queen after Freddie Mercury has died: It's so unique, not a single singer will be able to match it. The closest was the singer in the initial Hans Zimmer Revealed Concerts in London.

Hans Zimmer - The Calssics reply Replies: 13 || 2017-01-04 12:04:13
Hey, I don't know why it's not listed here, but on January 13 an album with songs of Hans Zimmer will be released, performed by his friends Tina Guo, Roger Sayer (Interstellar organist), Lang Lang, Lindsey Stirling, Leona Lewis and more. Here the track listing:

1. Main Theme (From "The Dark Knight Rises") - Lindsey Stirling
2. Themes (From "Pirates of the Caribbean") - The Piano Guys
3. Gladiator Rhapsody (From "Gladiator") - Lang Lang
4. Main Theme (From "Crimson Tide") - Till Brönner
5. Time (From "Inception") - Tina Guo
6. This Land (From "The Lion King") - Amy Dickson
7. Now We Are Free (From "Gladiator") - Leona Lewis
8. Flight (From "Man of Steel") - Lang Lang and Maxim Vengerov
9. Light (From "The Thin Red Line") - Maxim Vengerov
10. The Battle Scene (From "Gladiator") - Khatia Buniatishvili
11. Mombasa (From "Inception") - 2 Cellos
12. The Docking Scene (From "Interstellar") - Roger Sayer


Hybrid Soldier2017-01-04 22:54:52
Nope nope nope.

I'm interested in HZ's career, not what others make up of his music !


Mike2017-01-04 23:55:37
Whoa, if Roger Sayer is doing the Docking scene, might it be closer to the film version (full organ)?!


???2017-01-05 12:55:42
Come on! Even Tina Guo's solo album is listed here :P


kek2017-01-05 13:29:52
Yeah, but the problem with your logic is that this is the official HZ website, not the "what does Hybrid Soldier feel interested in" website.

Are french people really this dumb?


Hybrid Soldier2017-01-05 19:05:06
Nope, I made it become official over the years, and one of my missions has always been to clean things up among the shitload of CDs using the name "Hans Zimmer" on them.

Ultimately, yes, it is what I am interested in... If I ever add that "Classics" CD there, it sure will never end up in Hans' discography !


Ds2017-01-05 21:04:20
Hybrid, do you know if HZ had anything to do with this release at all? It seems like such a bad idea, and I'm not really fond of the few tracks that have been released so far, it just doesn't sound as good as the originals.


Paul2017-01-07 21:48:48
I just wonder why was this album promoted in the concert programme I bought during the show then, if Hans really has nothing to do with it...


e2017-01-08 06:02:15
The Dark Knight Rises thing was hideous honestly. :

Just sounds like a cello poorly dubbed over the original.


Patrick2017-01-13 00:20:28
This is really, really an unimportant release. Mombasa, played by 2Cellos, is the only one, which sounds kind of interesting, the rest is absolutely boring and doesn't add any value to Hans Zimmers work.


Sean2017-01-13 12:39:17
I like the new interpretations of Hans Zimmer's music. But they also could have been uploaded here like the fans arrangements.


boring2017-01-15 17:08:42
whose idea was this release.

Some of the tracks are actually abysmal. I thought hans hated his name being slapped on shit exploitative releases like this.


Kalman2017-01-16 15:10:30
Well, I for one like this release! I don't think it is exploitative; I rather enjoy the specific musical ideas and new orchestrations/instruments present in the tracks. It is far better than just another Prague re-recording of Hans' music.


Sean2017-01-16 18:37:46
The sticker on the album says:
"The best of Hans Zimmer
+ selected by him*
+ new arranged
+ new recorded with top stars"

*Hans Zimmer made a song selection of this album and was involved in this project.

luis reply Replies: 0 || 2017-01-14 17:11:11
The Tour Dates don´t open in the site.

Max Potcats reply Replies: 0 || 2017-01-13 10:47:16
Any new of Sean Penn's The Last Face soundtrack ??

Feedback reply Replies: 7 || 2017-01-09 15:33:20
Hans Zimmer deserves a more professional website. This design looks even worse than MySpace 10 years ago.


Jens2017-01-09 15:41:23
What about the official website hanszimmer.com ?
Under construction for more then five years.


Miki2017-01-09 16:32:21
I visit practically every day this site since ~2004 because of the infos I get here, so who cares the design? :-) (Which I'm totally happy with anyway.)


Hybrid Soldier2017-01-09 17:26:52
The site will change... Work in progress !


Anonymous2017-01-10 07:41:32
@Jens

than*


isildur2017-01-10 11:26:39
What Miki said. Don't much care about how it 'looks'. It has all the info I want and more, really nice discussions and some unreleased tracks.


Jens2017-01-10 11:32:32
@Anonymous

Thank you.


Edmund Meinerts2017-01-10 15:23:20
Site looks fine. I suppose you'd prefer a boring Wordpress clone? :b

ei18 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-01-03 19:51:45
Can't believe he is playing Coachella!


Ds2017-01-03 20:46:56
It's pretty cool that he'll play in front of such a broad audience. At the same time it's horribly painful to see his name written in such small letters while Beyonce takes half the page :-p
Let's hope he won't have to play early in the afternoon, because this concert is at its most spectacular when it's completely dark. I can't imagine The Dark Knight played in daylight!

SarahH reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-31 14:55:31
I am truly gutted, i can't go next year as i am due to have a baby in june, will this be a new playlist?, i really enjoyed your 2016 concert in London and Dublin, maybe i could chance it :)

WASS reply Replies: 1 || 2016-12-28 17:26:22
Dear Mr Zimmer,
I am a huge fan and i am pleased to assist to your concert in France (Antic Theater of Vienne in June 2017). My question : Could you please satisfy my request and present the Rock Music during this concert ? Thank you so much and see you in June 2017


flom2016-12-31 01:45:00
yes ..the Rock,Pearl Habor,King Arthur(bad movie,fantastic soundtrack)
This songs i missed last year in Berlin..i hope soo

RichWW2 reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-19 18:40:04
As someone who saw the Live On Tour last year in London, I'm assuming the music will be mostly the same for either show, but is there a difference between Revealed and Live on Tour shows?

Daniela Bulgaru reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-13 12:32:08
Will there be dates for London as well? If yes, when will they be added? Thank you!

Blu-ray release reply Replies: 1 || 2016-12-10 11:36:56
Hey, is there any information when the live-concert will be released on Blu-ray or DVD?
Or are they waiting a year longer when the second tour is over?


Ivo2016-12-13 10:39:14
BluRay/DVD will be released around mid-February.

Frank reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-12 12:57:23
Hi,
can we please have a tracklist? Will it be the same as this year's concert?

Lisa reply Replies: 3 || 2016-12-06 17:51:04
Would you please consider adding a concert on the east coast of the US? We live in Atlanta and I have a teenager who has been dying to go to one of your concerts. We would love to take the whole family but can't get out west with school schedules.


Ds2016-12-06 21:36:30
The promo announced that the tour will start on the West coast, then Australia/New Zealand, then Europe... then a full North American tour! Pretty sure he'll visit a city near you, don't worry :-)


ei182016-12-06 22:16:14
Ds, where did you see this promo that says a full North American tour?


Ds2016-12-06 23:23:56
In the description given by most of the European ticket sellers.

Here for instance (in french): sportpaleis.be/fr/calendrier/2016-2017/hans-zimmer

Kristoff reply Replies: 1 || 2016-11-30 11:19:14
It's great that Hans is back with live shows - can't wait for UK dates, maybe he'll come to Scotland. But what about blu-ray/dvd/audio from 2016 tour? Everyone has been asking about it, but no one is able to give a definitive answer..! Is REALLY gonna happen..? I'm starting to doubt...


Juliano 20072016-12-03 16:04:43
Saw him last year and will see him againg next year. Next Step should be playing with him on Stage. Just give me an Instrument. I don`t care which one it is. That would be fucking great :D

nikki reply Replies: 1 || 2016-12-01 09:17:05
Anyone know if Hans Revealed show in Vegas is a concert? or is it a documentary showing or a Q&A? Also, how can I go about purchasing Pre-sale tickets? Thanks in advance! :)


Kevin2016-12-02 15:50:35
I had the same question and looked into it further and it is indeed a concert. Tickets go on sale in about 5 hours! Will be an epic night!

adams reply Replies: 1 || 2016-11-29 10:32:19
It would be nice live: Maestro (The Holiday). What do you think ?


Countdown2016-11-30 08:44:53
All better than Spidey

Rob reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-29 15:25:47
Come to NYC! Vegas is to far for us east coasters.

ei18 reply Replies: 1 || 2016-11-28 13:11:01
(sorry for the double post)
Are they only announcing UK dates today? One of the FB posts said "UK Fans...Hold tight" When do we get US dates?


Brent2016-11-28 16:06:05
Australia and California dates were posted today.

Peter Bezemer reply Replies: 8 || 2016-11-18 13:00:09
Is it the same as the 2016 tour? or new/different music?


Sam Schmitt2016-11-18 16:50:11
Hans ist der Beste! Nach der grandiosen Tour 2016 gleich neue Live-Termine für 2017! Danke!


flom2016-11-23 20:51:44
i hope he changed some music.i was in Berlin and it was fantastic,but i missed some Music,like Pearl Habor or the Rock(nicki glenny smith was also in Berlin),Last Samurai,and also he can play the new BBC Planet earth score.
Man of Steel,spiderman2 in my opinion can be removed :)





Kristo762016-11-23 23:07:31
i hope too... spiderman 2 out please :)

last samurai,black hawk down,pearl harbor,sherlock holmes but not arranged.....


Ds2016-11-24 00:13:30
I love Spidey 2, but I agree that if one track should be removed, it's definitely that one. It's not an iconic score in HZ's career, it really seems out of place when you think about the set list and the amount of scores that didn't make it...
But I still love it! :-)


Countdown2016-11-24 07:58:33
Sam, auch in Frnakfurt? :)


Vivien2016-11-24 12:50:26
It's the same tour, the posters are clear on this point.


Kristo762016-11-24 18:15:26

Damage if it is the same list 2016... 2/3 new tracks would be cool :)


ei182016-11-28 13:10:18
Are the only announcing UK dates today? One of the FB posts said "UK Fans...Hold tight" When do we get US dates?

Patrak reply Replies: 2 || 2016-11-19 20:34:08
World Tour ?

Guys, while checking the Antwerp Sportpaleis site for the June 20th 2017 concert, the french speaking page mentions this :

"Les concerts live d’Hans Zimmer en 2017 commenceront sur la côte ouest des États-Unis et parcourront l’Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande avant de venir en Europe, d’o&#249; Hans et ses musiciens repartiront aux États-Unis pour leur premi&#232;re grande tournée américaine."

Which can be translated by :

"Hans Zimmer 2017 live concerts will start on the West Coast of the US and will travel all around Australia and New-Zealand before heading back to Europe, from where Hans and his musicians will go back to the US for their first huge American tour.

Has anyone heard of this ?




Hybrid Soldier2016-11-19 22:31:55
Yes it is World Tour. Dates will be announced within the next few weeks.


Levente2016-11-21 16:47:58
Budapest, Hungary - 1th of June, just received the email today.

l reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-20 20:21:52
Hello,

Could you confirm that the 2017 tour as the same off 2016 or not ?
Thx!

mart reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-20 11:33:42
other date in France after june?
thank you

Patrak reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-18 21:41:51
Just told my kids this morning Hans won't be touring anytime soon...I'm soooooo happy to be wrong.

Antwerp here we come !!!

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