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I feel like the only way I could be excited about this would be if they adopted the sound of M:I-2, which I find very unlikely. Primarily because the sound is very dated, but also because Fallout is likely to be a more serious movie than II ever will be. Still, I'm cautiously optimistic, especially if it was true that he did the trailer music.<br><br>And it was Rogue Nation that Kraemer worked on, not Ghost Protocol.It's sort of been implied here before that Lorne Balfe worked on the "Bumblebee" suite... Is that correct (as far as anybody knows, at least)?Both scores are absolutely masterpieces, personally I prefer the second one. Outstanding. <br>This story deserves a perfect close also musically.I think we may be surprised with this one, guys. Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams both are into melodic sounding scores, amd when Lorne is allowed to go all out melodic on us he creates perfection (ie: LEGO Batman, Home, parts of Geostorm, his contributions to kung fu panda and Sherlock)... I do hope he has somewhat of a throwback sound from it, but I also want that signature RCP sound too! Not gonna lie this is good news for me.I'm sure the Balfe brigade will still find some way to tar and feather me for this, but I think he could do a decent job here. After all, you can't just write a generic action score for Mission Impossible. It has to have that throwback espionage feel, the suaveness, the sense of cool, and I think Balfe will do okay with that - look at Penguins of Madagascar. I just hope he gets to use a real orchestra for once (no excuse not to on a film of this type and size), and that he doesn't ignore Lalo Schifrin's theme.<br><br>I'd still rather have had Kraemer back considering the excellent job he did on Ghost Protocol (and the fact he never gets any assignments otherwise) but Balfe could do well here.
Damn I was hoping Zimmer, Giacchino or Kraemer would do this.Ha ha! Yes again and again ! This is excellent newsNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not Balfe again and again and again :(Hey, everybody!<br>Did you hear the news?<br>Check this out:<br>https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=962210980613161& id=138474459653488Yes and no.<br><br>If we take into account that King Arthur is reminiscent of Crimson Tide, The Rock, The Peacemaker and Backdraft his contributions also pale because it is fair to say that King Arthur were based with the music of these films.
There's a video on YouTube. The video shows Howard Shore writing and conducting the music for the orchestra. The video also shows Howard Shore and Peter Jackson talking about the score. After that, Peter Jackson rejected the score writing one statement about that saying Howard and he discuss about the music many times, Howard recorded many cues but in the process Peter he wasn´t satisfied about the music. That thing created many discussions, they could not agree in terms of music so Peter fired Howard after that saying he prefered keep Howard as a friend. And then the hobbit came and the rest, well, the relation was not the same. <br><br>So there's like 50 to 70% percent of the music recorded by Howard Shore. He didn't finish the recordings, so, yes, there's a rejected score recorded. And then, James came aboard.Of course he's involved !Finally some news about this movie! I really hope Powell is involved because his scores for the first two moves are fantastic. I love them so much.Well "Prime" for TF2 is part of the main theme "Knights March" from King Arthur which Jablonsky co-composed so I really don't have a problem with a lot of the temps from King Arthur in Transformers. Specifically because Jablonsky did a lot of the main tracks for that score.Yeah, specially the "Prime" track from Transformers 2
Some of Transformers was temped from King Arthur.Thank you :D<br>indeed, Bumblebee has the same vibe with the orchestral and guitar sound, and I guess GoT was temp tooI was at a test screening for RUSH (sitting directly behind Ron Howard and Hans himself!) - and the entire film was heavily temped with Transformers. Specifically "Bumblebee", which opened and closed the film in a very powerful way. There was a lot more transformers throughout. <br><br>Powell's not mentioned in that article at all...but I think we can assume he will indeed be back.Powell is Back!!!<br>-https://www.empireonline.com/movies/train-dragon-hidden-wor ld/train-dragon-3-hidden-world/-
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Harry Gregson-WilliamsTrevor RabinHans ZimmerDon Harper
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Armageddon
Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Length: 50'13
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  1. Armageddon Suite (5:20)
  2. Harry & Grace Make Peace (1:43)
  3. A.J.'s Return (4:27)
  4. Oil Rig (1:59)
  5. Leaving (2:30)
  6. Evacuation (3:43)
  7. Harry Arrives At Nasa (1:00)
  8. Back In Business (1:37)
  9. Launch (7:54)
  10. Words (1:37)
  11. Underwater Simulation (2:10)
  12. Finding grace (1:06)
  13. Armadillo (1:15)
  14. Short Straw (3:46)
  15. Demands (1:26)
  16. Death Of Mir (1:32)
  17. Armageddon Piano (0:33)
  18. Long Distance Goodbye / Landing (6:33)
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Armageddon reply Replies: 14 || 2017-09-20 12:41:38
THIS, ladies and gents, is the greatest MediaVentures-RemoteControl score. No way you can convince me otherwise. lol! No seriously, even The Rock and Crimson Tide are inferior. The Armageddon score has it all, breathtaking and epic action cues, powerful dramatic cues, adventurous pieces, comedic cues. It literally covers the entire emotional spectrum. What other score can do that? Think about it and you'll see that I'm right.

Cheers,

B.


JR2017-09-20 14:12:15
mmmh not for me, even The Peacemaker or Deep Blue Sea (both ****) are superior than this one! (I’ll give it a *** 1/2).


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-20 16:25:42
Armageddon is great fun, but I can think of plenty other scores that cover that spectrum of emotions. At World's End certainly does, and then some.


rockhound2017-09-20 17:47:58
i think Armageddon is better in covering of all emotions than Pirates III, because there is one more thing the music has to do in Armageddon....covering bad acting. without the music, all emotional scenes with bruce willis would have been a joke. he acts really bad in these scenes, but the music works wonders.


Armageddon2017-09-21 09:05:39
To rockhound,

With all due respect, sir, that's a stupid statement. Very stupid. Guess you're mad that Rockhound wasn't the main character. How is Willis acting in those scenes bad? He's not overacting, he's not crying-screaming like a little girl. His character is actually very grounded. In the scene with Liv Tyler at the end, he is actually watching a picture of his real daughter. It makes it all the more real. He's very quiet and the performance is realistic. Nothing over-the-top. And people absolutely love that scene. Go to YouTube and read all the comments under the video. So, having said all of that, what exactly is your problem with it? You want him to go all crazy emotional like Nic Cage in Face/Off? Is that it?


Armageddon2017-09-21 09:28:44
To Edmund Meinerts,

I admit I never really got the chance to listen to the entire At World's End score. But now you sir got me interested and I will check it out.

Cheers.


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-21 11:31:24
So rockhound...your argument is that the score is better because the movie is worse? That's a new one, gotta admit... :D

to Armageddon, do it! The complete score, if you can. It's incredible!


Meta2017-09-21 14:15:16
Total video game score, circa 98. This is one of those scores -
my first - that you just didn't get enough of no matter HOW many cds they released of it. Hell, it wasn't until 2000 when I finally got the complete score on 2 cds. Sadly, by that time I burned out on it...


rockhound2017-09-21 18:49:34
@Armageddon

1. i love the movie. 2. rockhound is the most annoying character in the whole movie, but at least he has a cool name. ;) 3. bruce willis is smiling in almost all his emotional scenes and not just in this movie. but you know, in germany the movies are dubbed, so his "german" voice and the music helped alot to make these scenes nontheless convincing. to be honest, the goodbye scene was even more sad than the dying scene of leonardo dicaprio in Titanic. so you see, what impact the music had.

@Edmund

i didnt say the movie is bad, just bruce willis in a couple of scenes. so....the music had alot more to do than in Pirates III. the impact of the music in Armageddon must be way stronger to make these scenes work than in Pirates III. in Pirates III these scenes would have been also convincing without the music, because the acting was strong enough. but nontheless the music in Pirates III adds alot to the scenes and makes them stronger. just my opinion.


Edmund Meinerts2017-09-22 12:39:50
Yeah, but the quality of the acting beneath the score doesn't affect the quality of the music.


rockhound2017-09-22 17:31:37
maybe quality is also not the correct word. its the function of the music. i just think the music of Armageddon is much stronger in its function as a filmscore than Pirates III. i also think the themes are stronger and rabins main theme is used in a wide range. but this also a matter of taste ofc.


Armageddon2017-09-25 09:47:50
To rockhound,

Well sir, apparently you just don't like Bruce Willis. That "smiling" you speak of is part of his charm as an actor. That's just how his face is. I don't have a problem with it, and honestly I've never heard people complaining about it. Until now. But fair enough, you have the right of an opinion. I'm just sharing mine.

Cheers.


rockhound2017-09-25 16:59:47
@Armageddon
i have nothing against bruce willis. he got an Golden Raspberry Award for that role, so im not the only one who think, he did not his best job in that movie. but hey, in the german version it worked for me and the movie is a great ride nontheless. :)


Armageddon2017-09-26 13:45:10
To rockhound,

I knew you would bring up the Razzies. I'm sure you know these awards are meant as a joke. Even the guy who created them said so. I mean Jesus, even Stanley Kubrick was "nominated" for a Razzie. And for his masterpiece The Shining!! So the last thing any person can do is to take these awards seriously. But even if we do take them seriosuly, Willis in Armageddon was nominated for Best Actor for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. So the awards cancel each other out. And we're again left with our own opinions. Whether he did his best job in Armageddon, you are going to get different answers depending on who you ask. Still, fact of the matter is that this is one of his biggest, most popular movies. Everyone knows Armageddon. And not only the movie. The score and the soundtrack are absolute blockbusters as well. Hugely successful and popular. And that's what matters at the end of the day.

Cheers.


Meta2017-09-26 15:38:34
LOL @ Razzies
Back in 98 you had a choice between TWO comet apocalypse movies: Armageddon or Deep Impact. Armageddon was the popular vote, after the popularity of the Rock...Let's just say I never watched Deep Impact - and their "selling" point to try to one up Armageddon, from what I recall, was Morgan Freeman as the first black President ever seen in a movie....Yawn.

Whatever.

Anyway, great score. The movie wound up boosting Bruce Willis' career even more, and it helped pave the way not only for Trevor Rabin and Harry Gregson Williams careers, but also Zimmer and Bruckheimer...And of course, Ben Affleck, and other cast members, who would go on to shine in other movies.

This film and its score is SO powerful (for me anyway), all I'm gonna say is I'll never watch it again, because I simply CANT...That goes double for the score, which is rousingly awesome.

Then again, this movie serving as both the alpha and omega of a relationship I had at the time probably has something to do with it. This is what happens when you take film scores and use them as your own personal emotional, historical "diary"; you tend to appreciate them as the years go by, but never return to them because of all the energy you put into them.

Armageddon reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-26 13:44:35
To rockhound,

I knew you would bring up the Razzies. I'm sure you know these awards are meant as a joke. Even the guy who created them said so. I mean Jesus, even Stanley Kubrick was "nominated" for a Razzie. And for his masterpiece The Shining!! So the last thing any person can do is to take these awards seriously. But even if we do take them seriosuly, Willis in Armageddon was nominated for Best Actor for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. So the awards cancel each other out. And we're again left with our own opinions. Whether he did his best job in Armageddon, you are going to get different answers depending on who you ask. Still, fact of the matter is that this is one of his biggest, most popular movies. Everyone knows Armageddon. And not only the movie. The score and the soundtrack are absolute blockbusters as well. Hugely successful and popular. And that's what matters at the end of the day.

Cheers.

sone reply Replies: 2 || 2012-08-30 20:18:52
does anyone know on which tracks did Hans work on?


Prott2012-08-30 20:46:59
I believe it's "Asteroid Chase - Shuttle Crash" (but none of his music is present in this score).


sone2012-08-31 00:32:51
unfortunately not. But now I took this Asteroid Chase track and compared it to the tracks on this list and my conclusion is that none of them contains music from it (except the main theme muisc which wasn't composed by Hans anyway). SO nothing here :)

Phil reply Replies: 1 || 2012-01-13 11:31:33
Happy Birthday Mr. Rabin!


Trevor2012-01-13 11:42:24
thank you phil, very kind from you :)

Jane reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-24 21:26:36
Wowza, problem solved like it never hapnpeed.

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-23 15:00:58
can't express this masterpiece in words...just amazing and breathtaking

"Launch" the best score I'ver ever heard... everytime I hear it I get goosebumps..:)

kero reply Replies: 0 || 2010-03-06 00:00:00
This music is really awesome

rabbit reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
THis music is really really awesome! and i agree with someone else that tracks 9 and 18 are the best!!

mike reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-03 00:00:00
The composer is like Beethoven. If Beethoven lived today, he would be a soundtrack composer. Very good music. I believe it is a great cd.

masmek reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-01 00:00:00
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guss reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-21 00:00:00
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Mikel Carmona-S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-13 00:00:00
Great score. A pesar de faltar mucha música, el cd resulta notable y emotivo. Rabin en estado puro.

Uroš reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-07 00:00:00
Rabin is just great! This score is very good. The tracks 9 and 18 are great. Very powerfull and romatic. Trevor Rabin is one of the best composers ever!

Zilvinas (Lithuania) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
Hello!I like your music and want have your music more and more...I very like film Armageddon...So I want ask you where i can download your Armageddon soundtracks?For free please :)
(My e-mail ########) Thanks :)

jose maria alcaraz gimenez reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-02 00:00:00
es la mejor obra maestra que he escuchado nunca.emotiva ,con un poco de accion,melodias que siempre tarareo y que llevo en mi mente.simplemente fantastica

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2004-12-09 00:00:00
The best score of the year and the best score of Trevor Rabin. Fantastic!!! Emotive!!! Spectacular!!! Enjoy this version or the complete bootleg version. After you listening this music experience you will be absolutely fan of TREVON RABIN. Go on Rabin!!! A fan from Spain.

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