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Agree, solid work, but dosen't sound like John Williams, more like Danny Elfman.<br><br>Also, the main theme sounds like Pirates of the Caribbeanwhat an incredible album! it is getting very close to my personal favorite which is dunkirk. there is so much mastery in both. one thing that dunkirk has that this album doesn't have is a sense of repetition. both albums have some kind of non-finality. with dunkirk, i feel transported back to the beginning. with this one, i am not sure what comes next.<br><br>Hans and team probably have their share of anecdotes but here's another one.<br><br>i was playing this one day and my friend's daughter asked me if this was from... she hesitated and asked: the dark phoenix movie? i was astonished. she is 12 and probably not into movie scores. but she was able to pinpoint the right movie from a random part. that's something many aspire to. especially with the millions of super heroes movies out there!<br><br>i told her how impressed i was and went on unleashing my Hans Zimmer collection onto her haha :)Because i don't support the idea of 'only good scores are full orchestral', don't agree with that statement.<br><br>Yes, i love Your Highness and Steamboy, aslo really like stuff like TF (except the four) and TMNT 2. But also something like Pain & Gain, Bloodshot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deepwater Horizon, even i consider (unpopular opinion) guilty pleasure Battleship.<br><br>Yes, i'm weird :p<br>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 1984
Bear 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 :)
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Klaus BadeltJim DooleyHarry Gregson-WilliamsSteve Jablonsky
Co-ComposerCo-ComposerCo-ComposerCo-Composer
WWII In HD (TV Documentary)
Label: Extreme Music (Digital Download Only)
Length: 44'39
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  1. Nu Dimension (2:27)
    James S. Levine
  2. Mount Legend (2:33)
    Lorne Balfe (as Oswin Macintosh)
  3. Shaft Of Glory (3:24)
    Lorne Balfe (as Oswin Macintosh)
  4. Victory Quest (1:19)
    John Powell
  5. Rough Justice (2:50)
    Klaus Badelt
  6. Trailblazing (2:53)
    Steve Jablonsky
  7. Black Passage (2:33)
    James S. Levine, Dolph Taylor, Russel Emanuel
  8. Wicked Way (1:48)
    John Paesano
  9. Flood Rush (2:18)
    Lorne Balfe (as Oswin Macintosh)
  10. Strings Of Change (2:28)
    James S. Levine
  11. Gross Encounter (2:16)
    Atli Örvarsson
  12. Three Strikes (3:02)
    James Dooley
  13. Destiny's Wild (3:09)
    James Dooley
  14. Eruptive Force (1:32)
    Lorne Balfe (as Oswin Macintosh)
  15. All The Way (1:51)
    Lorne Balfe (as Oswin Macintosh)
  16. 8th Wonder (1:00)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  17. Nowhere To Run (2:04)
    Klaus Badelt
  18. Stone Cold (2:18)
    Geoff Zanelli
  19. White Hope (2:54)
    James Dooley
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Mr.Unbreakable reply Replies: 0 || 2020-07-26 17:57:29
Was John Paesano working in RCP?

MacArthur reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-02 21:22:39
It's funny all of these Composers are RCP but no Hans Zimmer. and was Oswin Macintosh Lorne Balfe

Phill B reply Replies: 0 || 2011-09-15 18:43:39
sooo epic
LOVE IT, especially Shaft of Glory
many thanks to all Composers of this Album !!!

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-14 03:39:00
This compilation is the sh!t! Can anyone tell me where I have heard some of these tracks from, because I'm recognizing some of them as I add each one into iTunes.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 1 || 2011-06-05 17:56:24
This excellent compilation has been released lately by Extreme Music... It's all Directors Cuts series cues for the WWII in HD show, finally available !

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Anonymous2011-06-09 03:18:31
Seems kinda pointless to market this as a soundtrack when its just unrelated library music... but then again it lets fan get their hands on some hard-to-find tracks!

Brad reply Replies: 6 || 2011-06-05 20:21:19
@Hybrid:
Why does Lorne Balfe go under the sur-name Oswin Macintosh for this album? Just curious.


al bundy2011-06-05 20:26:42
that was his name when the track was composed. All these tracks are from the directors cuts album (from extreme music).


Hybrid Soldier2011-06-06 07:50:55
It's just a nickname, nothing more or special with it... ;)


Taaboo2011-06-08 19:34:55
It's actually Oswin Mackintosh with a "k" after the C.

Thanks,

O.M.


Hybrid Soldier2011-06-08 20:21:15
Whatever !

It's just L-O-R-N-E B-A-L-F-E anyway !!! haha :D


Kon2011-06-08 21:15:33
@Hybrid

why does track 15 all the way sound like a transformers track, its like lorne had a big hand in the score beside the additional composer credit?


Adrian2011-06-08 21:20:06
@ Hybrid,

No you should be accurate, dude! :P

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