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I agree completely.<br><br>The movie was awesome, the score works perfectly, and the only thing I didn't like was the use of songs. Too much of them. Songs rarely work during intense action scenes. They distract.<br><br>But every time the score started, I liked it. Bay may be known as the big action guy, but when it comes to scoring the more intimate/emotional moments, he and the composer (no matter who he is) always do a good job.Greenaway for President! :))I agree with Knight.<br><br>It seems some peeps were expecting power anthems left and right. Yes, this is a big movie, but not a "Transformers-big" movie. I didn't like the use of source music (I hate songs in action movies) but when Balfe's work popped up I noticed it right away.<br><br>The more emotional cues were definitely the most memorable.What a fantastic soundtrack.<br>It’s totally crazy and works brilliantly in the film.<br>The bit emotional sections are very classic Bay but Balfe’s electronic weirdness is very unique.<br>It’s nothing like Balfe’s Dark Materials BUT why I’m earth should it be !<br>10/10Gavin should be listed as conductor
Because Ice Age was composed by David Newman and Collision Course was composed by John DebneyWhen i heard just the sound clips, i thought wtf. Sounds like the worst score, a michael bay movie ever had. Then i listened to the whole album and i have to say, there are some pretty cool tracks. I really like the electronic rhythmic stuff. Welcome to florence is awesome. The emotional moments are nice, but standard balfe stuff. In the movie, the music works really good. I think this music style is the only style, that works in THIS movie. And as hybrid says a mish mash of score and songs. The movie itself is.....strange. but at least the action rocks as hell.If "The Meltdown," "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" and "Continental Drift" are added, then how come "Ice Age" and "Collision Course" aren't?I haven't heard the album yet but there isn't much score in the film. It's like Bad Boys II meets Domino in terms of editing, songs everywhere (19 sourced songs used), short cues... Hell there's even a 13 Hours cue tracked in the film ("Getting Aboard The Plane")."Second time"... lol
Another awsome score by lorne balfe. I really like the film 6 underground directed by michael bay, is very awsome and intense and i begin to hear the score composed by lorne balfe, and its phenomenal and his second time working with michael bay since 13 hours, which i like lorne balfe's score too. Balfe's work is really inspiring in his film score.I don't expect Lorne to make a masterpiece with each movie, but it is true that most of her films are action candies, and I can't understand how she can deliver 6 underground and then make His dark materials.  It seems that within Lorne there are a thousand different composers.  And I don't know what to expect from Lorne again.Can't help noticing not one, but two Zimmer titles in here.... Tracks 14 and 16. lol.What is most disappointing is that this is a Michael Bay movie with a score being so bad. Historically his movies have fantastic scores by either Hans, Steve Jablonsky, and even Lorne Balfe. But this is hands down the worst Michael Bay score I’ve ever heard. <br><br>It’s functional, yes, but nothing compared to 13 Hours, any of the Transformers movies, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, etc. I definitely had high hopes for another good “power anthem” score... and the only cues that are any good are just Time ripoffs.<br><br>Highly disappointing.Again, if we have to expect every piece of work of one composer is have to be as good like his others pieces of work, that's pretty underwhelming and impossible.<br><br>Yeah, 6 Underground is not a good score by any means (neither Gemini Man, but is far more listenable), but works perfectly in the hiperbolic movie.
I expected a lot from this score, and the truth is that it left me cold.  Honestly, I think it is Bay's fault, Balfe has shown that he is capable of doing everything, but here it gives the feeling of being covered.  Again, Balfe must focus on fewer projects and the projects he accepts are of quality.There are speculations about the track "Til Death Do Us Part "as being composed by Brandon Campbell. Can anyone confirm whether it was Djawadi or Campbell who composed it?Come to Portugal again.> which ones are listenable<br>all of the ones I listed are the melodic/orchestral moments in the score not counting Memories and Beautiful Sunday.<br>Listen to Haunt the Living, Thrones, A Million Battles or One, But Not Done and tell me that the score is a travesty.Knight - okay, let us know which ones of these tracks are even listenable? Hyperbolic nonsense defines this score, but I do not blame Balfe - this would have been what Bay wanted. Such a shame to see his artistic credibility reduced to this after the stellar work on His Dark Materials and acceptable material on Gemini Man,.
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Hans ZimmerGeoff ZanelliDominic LewisTom Gire
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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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The Dude reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-11 00:00:00
As to Rango Returns being a 100% copy of Pirates, you couldn't be more wrong. This is an amalgam of Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West and For a Few Dollars More. Don't believe me?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyvzfyqYm_s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-rFT-uHm4w

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-10 00:00:00
What kind of release is this ?
www.amazon.com/Rango-Music-Motion-Picture-Ost/dp/B004JYZRL0/ ref=pd_sim_sbs_m_3

Bubo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
Actually the Finale track is like 6 minutes long, so if you love that track you're in luck - the actual track is longer than the version used in the film....awesomeness.

Danny G. reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-06 00:00:00
@BuBO which cue from the ost?

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-06 00:00:00
@Danny G:

it's "Finale", the last track

BuBO reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
FYI the defeated lizard track mentioned here is not a Zimmer composition...But a Danny Elfman one, from the 2007 the Kingdom score...

Why its in this movie I have no idea, but wow...nice fit.

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-03 00:00:00
@ Mr.VFX: just saw the movie, this piece of music isn't on the soundtrack. But I think it's the only remarquable cue that has been forgotten on the album.

Btw it's an amazing movie, i wanna see it again and again!

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-02 00:00:00
This might be the worst album arrangement I've encountered. Dialogue, songs, almost no score. Wow.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-02 00:00:00
the sunset shot!! WEBRADIO PLease!!!!

Mr.VFX reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
I've just seen the film in a press screening an I have to say:
This is what cinema was made for - it's brilliant!
I only enjoyed the really good animated films like "Wall-E" or "How to train your dragon" and now I love "Rango". It's different, it's clever writing, it's looking absolutely exquisite and children are not the target group!

The soundtrack is a lovely and playful hommage to Morricone and classic themes. Hans created the perfect music to a great film. Especially the track, when Rango has to leave the city as a tragic, defeated lizard and he walks through the desert by night is Hans Zimmer as his best. Great composition, elegant arrangement - so beautyful and sad!

Does anyone knows which track it is on the CD?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-25 00:00:00
Okay so Rango isn't a masterpiece. It's still very good, and I'm sure Hans didn's spend very long on it like he does his big projects. Look at Sherlock Holmes. Brilliant piece of work that took 7 months. Same with Inception 6 months or so. I think Pirates 4 will be a great score as he's been working on it for 4-5 months. Then that leaves the rest of the year for Sherlock Holmes 2. If you look at the previous sequels Hans has done (Dead Man's Chest or Dark Knight) he puts a lot of work into making sure that they excel even more than the original (not like HGW for example with shrek and narnia where the first score was always the best). So I'm confident that he'll put out two brilliant scores this year, with Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2 being nice little bonuses. Although with Powell working on the latter, it's sure to be fantastic!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-25 00:00:00
So what? Who said that composer have to write 6 scores a year? Look at 1998 - Thin Red Line and Prince of Egypt. 2 masterpieces. Now he's involved in 6 projects and I bet he'll be helping others in their work. What for? For money, Hans???

Blappo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-25 00:00:00
Hey dont knock it...we could have had NO Zimmer at all this early in the year!

Bondo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-24 00:00:00
I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that "Underground" is by Geoff Zanelli. It starts off with his trademark wind-instrument sound, and has a dark Zanelli-ish sound to it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-24 00:00:00
Sherlock Holmes with a little Mexican accent - nothing original. Best parts are those with dialogues. Although Wagner on banjos is quite nice.

I miss Zimmer from 20th century...

Badboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
RANGO reminds me YOUNGER & YOUNGER soundtrack (1993) It's not a new composition... =( Only the sound... with Mariachi sound...

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
Jo: I don`t think we can judge the score as a whole just by this OST. If the movie has at least 80 minutes of score (which I think isn`t anything special these days), then there are tons of unreleased cues. .-)

Jo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-23 00:00:00
LOL @ Rango Returns. If the scene in the movie is similar to the Pirates one, I'll LOVE the whole idea of it.

I understand that many of you say it has Pirates and Sherlock in it. I'm just glad I didn't read those comment before I heard the music - Pirates and SH are two of my most favourite Hans soundtracks EVER. And clearly Rango could never come in light years range of that.

I still think that Hans and animated movies are not meant to be, it's cool if it's fun for him, but I'll never be excited for one of those. With that said, I think Rango is good enough for a Hans animated film score - especially since it sounds so weird, what with all the other film soundtracks that come to your mind. I dont think Hans 'copies' out of lack of creativity. I will believe it fits the theme of the film. Rango seems to "pay tribute" to other films so maybe the music should do the same :P

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-22 00:00:00
@ Adrian,

I know, you are right. It was probably a decision between Verbinski and Zimmer to homage Morricone. They both seem to love his music. And I can't blame them, Morricone is full of awesome.
However I always thought that the sound of the POTC scores in general was always more appropiate for an epic western than for a pirate film. For example, "He's a Pirate" evoques my mind with images of a cowboy shooting bad guys in the desert rather than pirates swordfighting.
Sherlock has the same feel too. Even the orchestration of the main theme has more in common with the western tradition than with detective stories.

Despite that, Hans did a refreshing job bringing new styles to genre movies. He proved that the pirates not always need a Korngoldian approach, musically speaking.

However, I would love to hear Hans do a proper western in his own way. It could be amazing.

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-22 00:00:00
John, Zimmer is possibly keeping that "Proper Western" score idea for Verbinski's "Lone Ranger". Why waste it on some soon-to-be-forgotten animated film? =)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
the theme in this score, starts at 2.23 in the rango suite and is reprised in rango and beans.

It sounds very like something by ennio morricone, but I can't remember exactly. Does anyone know which morricone work it is?

I can't decide if it's a direct lift or just similar chord progressions. Please help, it's driving me crazy!!

Great score btw.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
For anyone whose interested, the dialogue comes in at key points, mainly with the mexican band of owls used in the trailers, and occassionally from Rango. I really didn't find it to be an issue at all. Sets the scene without the need for the movie. Anyone whose been ranging at it, try EQing it out, see how well that turns out :P

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
- Rango suite: sounded like a mix between sherlock holmes and pirates. Where is your creativity now, Hans?
- We ride, really: sounded like John Powell's HTTYD score(0:11-0:17 part) and pirates( again ). Same question. You know what Hans, you teach someone that will beat you.
- Bats: A good combination of many classical themes. But, still bad because i want to hear a new theme for this kind of scene.

Overall, decent. Too many copying-from-previous-soundtrack-that-only-zimmer-can-do
I hope you can do better on Pirates.

alan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Rango Returns was 100% copied from Pirates 3.

fara reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
yeah rango returns remembered me a lot of "parlay"

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
In the first place, "Parlay" is a homage to Morricone's "Once Upon a Time in the West". So as Rango is a western parody, it makes more sense here.

Kusi reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
I'm really disappointed about this album sorry! The music and the themes are great but the album length is too short!!! This is a absolutly no go! x_X I'll pay for 37 minutes of music -> max. cd-length 74 or 80 minutes! *omg*

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Too short for a CD and what it gives it doesn't impress me. Sorry, another failure again.

Evets reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
I wonder who's fault it is that on Zimmer his CD's are so short in playtime and that the best action cues are always left off or are bonus tracks.

Is it his decision? Or the movie studio...

Cause most other composers (RCP or not) usually give a full album representation of their music in the film these days. And not just some 'extracts'.

And the worst part is that no expanded scores of him leak like in the good old days cause those where the best...

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