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I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',
I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)
@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)
In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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Rango
Label: Anti Records
Length: 34'18
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  1. Welcome Amigo (1:06)
    Rick Garcia, Kenneth Karman, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit
  2. Rango Suite (5:58)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Certain Demise (0:24)
    Heitor Pereira (Produced by Hans Zimmer, Gore Verbinski)
  4. Medley : It's A Metaphor / Forkboy (0:43)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli / Lard
  5. Welcome To Dirt (0:58)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli
  6. Name's Rango (1:33)
    Hans Zimmer, Dominic Lewis
  7. Lizard For Lunch (1:26)
    Jose Hernandez, Anthony Zuniga, Robert Lopez, Hans Zimmer, Tom Gire, John Sponsler
  8. Stuck In Guacamole (0:21)
    Heitor Pereira (Produced by Hans Zimmer, Gore Verbinski)
  9. Underground (3:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli
  10. We Ride, Really! (0:51)
    John Thum, David Thum, Geoff Zanelli, William Malpede (Produced by Hans Zimmer)
  11. Rango And Beans (1:04)
    Hans Zimmer
  12. Medley : Bats / Rango Theme / Ride of The Valkyries / An Der Schönen Blauen Donau, Op. 314 (4:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Tom Gire, John Sponsler, John Thum, David Thum, Louis Knatchbull
  13. The Bank's Been Robbed (0:23)
    Rick Garcia, Kenneth Karman, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit
  14. Rango Returns (1:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Dominic Lewis
  15. La Muerte A Llegado (0:45)
    Rick Garcia, George Del Hoyo, Kenneth Karman, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit
  16. It's A Miracle (1:58)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli
  17. El Canelo (0:44)
    Los Lobos, Gore Verbinski
  18. The Sunset Shot (0:53)
    Hans Zimmer
  19. Walk Don't Rango (2:49)
    Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval, John Thum, David Thum, Michael Levine (Produced by Hans Zimmer, Gore Verbinski)
  20. Rango Theme Song (3:57)
    Los Lobos, John Thum, David Thum, Michael Levine (Produced by Hans Zimmer, Gore Verbinski)
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SPS reply Replies: 0 || 2017-01-29 09:39:26
Welcome to dirt reminds of the start of a pop song by I think a female vocalist. Any ideas?

Zimson reply Replies: 0 || 2014-04-13 12:31:00
Welcome to Dirt is really beautiful. Who did the major part, Zanelli or Zimmer?

vicky reply Replies: 4 || 2014-02-06 18:35:31
Hi.. I love rango theme and lizard for lunch.. Could any1 tell what kindda music is lizard for lunch?.. I mean which country style music is that?..


Arreoz2014-02-07 13:36:40
Really? Is that a serious question?


Vicky2014-02-08 07:45:26
Yes.. I love that music.. I wanna know some other album's name exactly like this music and style.. Cud u help me pls.. I tried in Rex Allen albums but i cudnt get this kindda music.. Basically im a cowboy music lover..


MacArthur2014-02-08 17:28:23
Try Lone Ranger.


Edmund Meinerts2014-02-08 18:16:16
lol, Mac...that's not what she's looking for...

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-06-19 02:32:11
8 additional composers! Busy score!


Mike2013-07-17 00:16:40
If I'm not mistaken, the reason there's so many is because Verbinski made some decision that involved the need for the score to be reworked, almost from scratch, in a short time.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-18 23:45:04
The Rango suite is intensely enjoyable, in my opinion.

lkjj reply Replies: 0 || 2013-05-12 17:32:46
YES It has leaked

El Baradei reply Replies: 1 || 2013-01-24 18:02:17
It seems Hans likes to take exisiting pieces of music and mixes them instead of writing new music.
Also the main theme is just another version of Jack Sparrow's theme.
I think his last REALLY good score was King Arthur.


Evenstar2013-01-24 21:55:59
lol... king arthur? really?

Ds reply Replies: 18 || 2012-12-11 12:46:49
The new "Lone Ranger" trailer states: "MUSIC BY HANS ZIMMER" !!!

I thought it was scored by Jack White, but this is AWESOME news!


Macejko2012-12-11 13:08:03
It's a proof that justice exists!


Tim2012-12-11 17:37:51
Yay! Before Hans Jack White was on the notes - at least that's what imbd said at that time ;)


Vordmira2012-12-12 00:19:10
Jack White might sing a theme song for the film which is co-written by Hans Zimmer


Mike2012-12-12 00:28:21
Speaking of films Hans Zimmer will score, did anyone see the newest trailer for Man of Steel? The music sounded very Gladiator-ish, but I don't know if that's what it was.


Mr. Charles2012-12-12 01:49:22
I hear it, Mike. It almost sounds like an alternate version of "Elysium". It's not quite what we hear on the OST. If it's not Gladiator, it's definitely Lisa Gerrard. Without a doubt


Zantlwisder2012-12-12 03:31:10
It's Lisa Gerrard's "Elegy"


tomPoland2012-12-12 13:50:15
it's terrible news - hz is making MoS, he shouldn't involve in something else
no minions, co-writers, and so on - pure Zimmer please, its THE SUPERMAN, no some B class movie


Ds2012-12-12 13:56:59
I think the music we hear in the beginning of the MoS trailer is the same track we heard in Zack Snyder's movie "Legend of the Guardians". Kind of a remix of the Lisa Gerrard song from "Man on Fire".


Ds2012-12-12 14:38:18
No sorry i was wrong, this is definitely "Elegy" by Lisa Gerrard. Sorry!


blu2012-12-12 15:17:39
I am pretty sure master Z can handle this whilst giving MoS the best he can. These guys have never failed to deliver under tight deadlines before.


tomPoland2012-12-12 15:42:06
that's the point - there is no tight deadlines! he has like 7 months to create something memorable, epic, climatic; with orchestra, choir and all that goosebump stuff

taking another project will make MoS worse that it could be, i fear


Hybrid Soldier2012-12-12 15:58:34
You speak like Hans is just starting working on MOS.

You think he was sleeping in the last 5 months ? ;)


Pierre2012-12-12 17:39:06
He's currently recording Man of Steel. That means it's written. Loads of time to work on the Lone Ranger.


Jasper2012-12-12 18:16:46
I honestly think that the coming year is going to be the most exciting Hans Zimmer year in a long time. As far as I know, he'll be doing the soundtracks for 3 major films next year, none of them sequels. All new themes, all new music. Looking forward to an amazing 2013. If the world doesn't end, that is :p


Mike2012-12-12 22:13:12
I'm excited for the same reason, Jasper, but we shouldn't get our hopes too high. Maybe he'll be rushed and we'll have another Curse of the Black Pearl that takes cues from his other movies.

In all seriousness though, I'm really excited. Especially for Man of Steel.


Ds2012-12-12 22:21:48
Man of Steel & Lone Ranger scores will certainly be great, but i think Lone Ranger is more the kind of movie that needs a true fantastic and epic score - the kind of movie for which Hans is the best.


Joshua2012-12-12 22:24:37
Score for Man Of Steel records in mid January. He'll have 5-6 months to work on Lone Ranger.


Mike2012-12-12 22:35:34
Awesome!

pbm reply Replies: 2 || 2011-03-14 00:00:00
Question everybody..i know i must be very stupid to ask this but..what's the name of the original music used in the track Bats, it plays at 2.15.

Thank you


Jiri W Krecek2011-09-09 05:47:06
THe flying bat song is Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner


S2012-01-01 03:26:32
But the 2.15 bit is actually from 'An der schönen blauen Donau Waltz' composed by Johann Strauss II

Rango Sparrow reply Replies: 0 || 2011-09-17 09:11:06
01-1m10v1.5 (0:54)
02-1m15-17v16.1 (3:08)
03-1m19v1.04 (0:48)
04-2m27v12.09 (1:44)
05-2m28v12.01 (0:37)
06-2m29v2.8 (1:29)
07-2m33-36v7.06 (2:24)
08-2m37v11 (2:29)
09-2m41v3.6 (1:18)
10-2m41v3.8 (1:28)
11-3m43v4 (0:57)
12-3m48v6.02 (1:03)
13-3m50v4.7 (0:31)
14-3m51v1.3 (0:44)
15-3m51v1.6 (0:39)
16-3m53v3.7 (1:32)
17-4m55v1.9 (0:56)
18-4m56v1.00 (0:56)
19-4m59v1.01alt (1:16)
20-4m59av7 (0:53)
21-4m62v1.4 (1:04)
22-4m64v1.07 (0:33)
23-4m66v3 (0:35)
24-4m66v3alt (0:35)
25-4m68v2 (2:07)
26-4m69v8.1 (0:53)
27-4m70sv1 (0:15)
28-4m71v12.3 (1:59)
29-5m74v7 (0:54)
30-5m76v3.6 (3:30)
31-5m78av9.6 (0:36)
32-5m79v5.3 (0:56)
33-5m79v5.3 (0:56)
34-5m81av1.5 (1:16)
35-5m84v5.3 (0:57)
36-6m87v2.02 (1:31)
37-6m88v1.12 (1:34)
38-6m89v6.01 (1:35)
39-6m91v2.7 (5:37)

Total time: 59:09

Anonimo reply Replies: 2 || 2011-09-16 07:04:13
anyone knows about the demo recordings of rango?? i saw de the cover today


Agnt007dman2011-09-16 08:07:54
yes, I saw them the other day. I wonder too


Smith2011-09-16 21:23:15
what should i know about them? they leaked.

rhys reply Replies: 0 || 2011-08-04 11:00:05
sigh why do they never release the entire score..

Bast reply Replies: 2 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
Spoiler Inside:
He miss a song when Rango goes out Dirt and he walks alone in the desert and he crosses the road. It's a sad song. Someone see the song and have the song ?
PS:Sorry for my bad english but I hope you understand me :p


Mikey2011-07-01 14:04:17
Explosions in the sky - your hand in mine


Trent Easton Navarro2011-07-01 23:28:26
It's not by EitS but by Danny Elfman, taken from his score of The Kingdom

Norm reply Replies: 1 || 2011-03-14 00:00:00
@ Bast

The song when Rango walks out in the desert isn't by Zimmer. It's Danny Elfmans song "Finale" from the Movie "The Kingdom" - don't know why they used this one...wasn't Zimmer able to compose a better track?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPgKFySmbrw

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Mikey2011-07-01 14:03:22
Actually, i thought it was

Explosions in the sky - your hand in mine

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-21 00:00:00
Thanks Hybrid!! =)

pbm reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-20 00:00:00
I knew it was a famous piece, just couldn't quite put a name to it xP

pbm reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-20 00:00:00
Thank you guys :D

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-20 00:00:00
I added all the credits ! ,)

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-19 00:00:00
@pbm i think its from the nutcracker?

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-19 00:00:00
The Ride of the Valkyries is also in there

JOnathan Rochat reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-19 00:00:00
--> PBM

Yes this is a classical reprise, "Le Beau Danube Bleue" composed by Strauss (Op 314). This is written on the title of the song if you buy the album on iTunes!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-19 00:00:00
wow how could you not know the blue danube :-D?? Have you been living under a rock all your life or something :-p

pbm reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-15 00:00:00
I'm sorry, I meant 2.25..I'm sure it's a well known classical tune...just can't put a name to it :X

Fearandloathing reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-15 00:00:00
That little track if i think its the same as what you mean, is kind of a steller reprise of the Rango theme:

The OSt version cuts that piece out and instead uses a banjo intro, while th emovie cuts right to the guitar then that piece, then the end....I found it weird. I dont know who composed it tho.

Trent Easton Navarro reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-14 00:00:00
@ Norm

Maybe it was used in the temp track and Verbinski really liked it. I thought it fitted the scene perfectly, best piece of music in the entire film. Judging by the rest of the score it's pretty obvious Zimmer wasn't capable to compose something better.

Norm reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-14 00:00:00
@ Trent

You're right - that track fits the scene perfectly. But if I was the composer for a movie and the director said to me: "Don't Bother - we use the work of another Composer for that scene" I would have worked my ass of the create a track a hundred times better! Just wondered why Zimmer hasn't done that.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-14 00:00:00
@ The Dude

You notice that first minute of the track from the duel looks a loot like Parlay from POTC AWE?

Bast reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-14 00:00:00
@Norm
Thanks ;)

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
Please let us request walk don't rango.I'TS MY FAVOURITE ONE!!

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