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Don't feel bad. You've just summed up why Hans and Lorne make a good team. Lorne is by all accounts a fantastic arranger and can bring out the best in others' ideas but I sometimes find his own compositions are a bit basic or leave me cold. Hans on the other hand always nails the theme and the concept but his scoring to picture to me feels clunky and a bit amateurish, especially when the music is dense. <br><br>Both super talented in their own ways. :-)Is there anyway o get sheet music for Into the pie machine for orchestra?Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on albumI can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.
I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.
btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>Really surprised at this album, I’ve never really heard anything from Max Richter but I really like what he ended up writing for this score. It surprisingly flows well for a stand alone listen. It’s funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfe’s contribution is excellent as well, I particularly like that repeating chord progression (which is starting to become one of his trademarks considering how many times he has used it). It’s disappointing that they didn’t include more of his contribution though, since he apparently rewrote the entire score.Lorne said in his Twitter, the first album for His Dark Materials come 3rd November, no date, for the moment, for the second album.
Was the producersi haven't understood the fact, that Lorne was involved in this. Can someone explain it for me? Was the director not satisfied with Richters music? Was the deadline too near? Or what was the reason why they have brought Lorne to this project?"The Wanderer", "Event Horizon", "You Have To Let Me Go" and "Tuesday (Voiceless)" = WOW WOW WOW!!!Zanelli is no James Newton Howard, but he did a fantastic job with writing a large scale fantasy score. I’ll even say that, while I think the first Maleficent is stronger overall, I personally like the action writing better here. Also 2 little things I’ve noticed;<br><br>1. The new theme here sounds fairly similar to the Father/Son tune from KFP3<br>2. 2:20-3:30 sounds like it may have been temped from the finale of Fantastic Beasts. (Or maybe I’m just crazy lol)Great work of Zanelli, if is not as good like JNH's Maleficent, is a tremendous work, with a terrific writing and orchestrations, even the most tender parts are terrific.
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Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted
Label: Interscope Records
Length: 40'27
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  1. New York City Surprise (3:05)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jasha Klebe, Peter Asher, Dave Stewart
  2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (2:15)
    Danny Jacob, Robert Clivilles, Freedom Williams, Stephen Hilton
  3. Wannabe (2:37)
    Danny Jacob, Jessica Weiss, Spice Girls, Matthew Rowbottom, Richard Stannard, Stephen Hilton
  4. Game On (3:12)
    Hans Zimmer, Junkie XL
  5. Hot In Here (2:27)
    Danny Jacob, Jessica Weiss, Cornell Haynes, Pharrell Williams, Charles Brown, Stephen Hilton
  6. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool (4:29)
  7. Light The Hoop On Fire! (3:10)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  8. Fur Power! (2:18)
    Edward Elgar, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jasha Klebe
  9. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (1:13)
    Frances McDormand, Charles Dumont, Michel Vaucaire, Jasha Klebe
  10. Love Always Comes As A Surprise (3:21)
    Peter Asher, Dave Stewart, Jasha Klebe
  11. Rescue Stefano (5:51)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Junkie XL
  12. Firework - Katy Perry (3:46)
  13. Afro Circus / I Like To Move It (2:41)
    Chris Rock, Danny Jacob, Julius Fucik, Erick Morillo, Hans Zimmer, Stephen Hilton
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detective mittens reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-06 19:22:38
Um... regarding credits, shouldn't it say Danny Jacobs, the voice actor of that lemming/lemur or whatever who was "singing" in these songs instead of Danny Jacob?

Dragonseeker reply Replies: 1 || 2016-10-02 21:12:27
Any news about The Boss Baby? I just read that Hans Zimmer is scoring this.


Ds2016-10-03 08:16:54
Yes, there is news: Hans Zimmer is scoring it :-)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-12-05 00:32:01
Please tell me someone else hears Night at the Museum in the very beginning of Light the Hoop on Fire! :P

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2014-12-03 23:25:14
What does the booklet mean crediting "Penguin World" to JunkieXL?


Anonymous2014-12-04 15:43:21
it probably means JXL took care of the Penguins' music in the score.

Zimson reply Replies: 1 || 2014-02-24 00:06:53
Afro Circus / I Like To Move It is by Junkie XL, right?


Zimson2014-02-24 20:38:14
I got another question. The melody in "Fur Power!" sounds very familiar to me. Where is it taken from? (Or was it even taken from anywhere?)

Felix reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-31 19:15:34
Session:

1. Opening (1:22)
2. Bad Dream-New York City (3:11)
3. I Wish We Could Go Home (0:44)
4. Chimp Hotel Source (0:34)
5. Chimp Hotel Source (Alt.) (0:41)
6. Main Title-Clandestine Monte Carlo (1:28)
7. Everybody Dance (1:20)
8. I'm Gonna Lead (2:13)
9. Casino Escape (1:13)
10. If You Want To Be My Lover (0:18)
11. Meet Dubois-Escape Continues (1:22)
12. Luxury Assault Urban Recreational Vehicle (0:50)
13. Dubois on the Scene (1:05)
14. Monte Carlo Chase Pt. 1 (1:27)
15. Monte Carlo Chase Pt. 2 (1:00)
16. Monte Carlo Chase Pt. 3 (2:35)
17. Julian is Saved (0:35)
18. We Gotta Get Home (0:51)
19. The Fuzz-Meet the Circus-Escape (2:19)
20. Knife Sting-We're Going to Africa (1:04)
21. Vitality (1:04)
22. Meet Sonja the Bear (1:11)
23. Dubois Tracks the Zoosters (1:31)
24. Dubois Tracks the Zoosters (Alt.) (1:35)
25. Rome (0:46)
26. Backstage Rome (1:13)
27. Con Te Partiro (1:37)
28. Gia (1:49)
29. Dubois-Where There is Smoke There is Lion (1:24)
30. Saber Dance (1:35)
31. Saber Dance (Alt.) (1:38)
32. Saber Dance Reprise (0:54)
33. Italian Police-Dubois Escapes (1:40)
34. Where Did Alex Go (1:10)
35. Circus Zaragoza-Vitaly's Story (3:27)
36. Phase 4-7B (0:41)
37. Circus is in Here-Pomp and Circumstance (3:12)
38. Non, Je Ne Regrette Backing Track (1:27)
39. Cannonball (2:44)
40. Training Montage-Alex and Gia (0:53)
41. Training Montage Mid (1:05)
42. Training Montage End (1:21)
43. Love Ballad (3:34)
44. Circus Train (2:05)
45. London (1:21)
46. Alex Encourages Vitaly (2:50)
47. Fireworks Sweetener #1 (0:33)
48. London Celebration-Dubois on the Hunt (3:17)
49. Julian And Sonja Breakup (1:43)
50. Back to NY (4:56)
51. Back in the Zoo (0:41)
52. Dubois and the Venon Ver. 1 (3:11)
53. Dubois and the Venon Ver. 2 (3:16)
54. Circus to the Rescue (0:38)
55. Rescue Stefano (2:34)
56. Afro Circus-Move It (2:56)


Gaga2012-07-31 22:36:14
The Recording Sessions are out now !!!

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-31 06:09:38
I LOVE this soundtrack!!!!


//////2012-07-31 06:54:48
Well, the sessions are now out. Is that why you cam here, T-Mann?

Wonder if Hybrid Soldier will create the page


T-Mann0362012-07-31 15:47:49
I just don't want to spoil the surprise, //////. Who knows...

Timur reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-23 16:43:17
Good day.

Could you tell me, what is name of original tune used in composition Afro Circus (i like 2 move it is not meant)

Ds reply Replies: 7 || 2012-06-02 22:59:07
Just saw the movie, it was great fun with absurd humor and incredible stylish effects. The score was great, with several new themes, but there will definitely be a LOAD of great missing cues... as expected :/

Look forward to the album! nice job from Zimmer & Balfe!


Anonymous2012-06-03 23:40:14
All recent sequel scores by Hans Zimmer have been unacceptably short. Makes me wonder what is going to become of Dark Knight Rises.


Mr. Fate2012-06-04 03:53:58
While this score looks to be longer than both Rango and Pirates 4, it is still a bit shorter than the slightly older Zimmer outputs like Pirates 3 and Sherlock Holmes.

What startles me about this track list is track number 9...Hmmm, where else have we seen that song get used before? While it looks to be not the whole song, wouldn't it be dandy if it was in stereo?


Mr. Charles2012-06-04 06:42:21
I'm hoping the reason OST & AGoS have sucked so bad is that Hans has been hard at work making TDKR a masterpiece of a score. And if not, I just may lose all hope in mankind


Ds2012-06-04 08:43:22
Mr Charles, I completely agree.

But I promise you, the score for Madagascar 3 is very cool, far from a simple remixing of the old themes! Hans is back, that's a good news for TDKR :)


Mr. Fate2012-06-07 19:24:04
Oops, I take back everything I said a couple days ago. See, I didn't realize that over half of this soundtrack was made up of songs by various artists, and if other sources are right, we are left only with about 18 minutes of score.

That is simply obscene. Rango was 34 minutes long, but then we stepped it up a bit with Pirates 4 coming in at 45 minutes...except that if you remove all the unused, irrelevant Rodrigo y Gabriela pieces you're left with only 26 minutes of actual score.

Now we only have 18 minutes?? We could expect the trend to continue until we're left with an album full of various artists' music and one 2-minute long cue from Zimmer, and after that, he'll just stop releasing his music altogether!

Also, I see from other sources that "Non Je Ne Regrette Rien" was not performed by Edith Piaf, so there goes that hope. Rant over.


Ds2012-06-08 09:12:46
Mr Fate: you're right, but let's look back in the '90. "True Romance", "Days of Thunder", "Rain Man", .... They ALL were compilations with 2 or 3 Zimmer cues.

Here, the label wants clearly to please the kids with songs... It's sad but it is so. It's still better than Madagascar 1 & 2.

I find the Zimmer cues here very cool, with 2 or 3 good new themes.


Mr. Charles2012-06-08 09:55:57
Ahh! I love True Romance! "You're So Cool" is one of my favorite Zimmer pieces :D

Phil reply Replies: 1 || 2012-06-06 18:24:28
in the Austrian iTunes store there is instead of the track "We No Speak Americano" the song "Cool Jerk" from The Capitols! can anybody explain me why?


Hybrid Soldier2012-06-07 17:36:41
Yeah the French lossless digital store (meaning, Qobuz... :P) I bought it from has indeed Cool Jerk instead of We Speak No Americano.

Weird... :P

But, who cares, it's not like they replaced a score cue... :)

elegyscore reply Replies: 0 || 2012-06-06 20:05:18
check youtube.com/watch?v=zXwrWzlgjls

short Interview with HZ on his Madagascar 3 score.

Warfighter reply Replies: 4 || 2012-05-14 20:55:11
Samples are available!

filmmusicreporter.com/2012/05/14/madagascar-3-europes-most-w anted-soundtrack-details/


Warfighter2012-05-14 20:56:24

track 9: Light The Hoop On Fire! sounds promising

only 5 score tracks...pity

oh well...it's enough to keep us going till TDKR!


Ds2012-05-14 21:54:40
5 tracks! Over 17 min of score! it's an improvement, considering the first score was over 10 min and the 2nd did contain only 3 pure score tracks from Zimmer :)


Hybrid Soldier2012-05-14 22:42:10
There's not "only" 5 tracks of score...

Actually the only "non" score material is Katy Perry & Yolande Be Cool's tracks.

All rest is handled by HZ's team.


Warfighter2012-05-16 02:22:27
@Hybrid Great to hear that! It's just i'm more into instrumental score than songs :D but you're right: this is Madagascar...songs will be fun!

I'm looking forward to it!

Ehsan reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-14 20:54:25
Here’s the album track list:

1. New York City Surprise – Hans Zimmer
2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – Danny Jacobs
3. Wannabe – Danny Jacobs
4. Game On – Hans Zimmer
5. Hot In Herre – Danny Jacobs
6. We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool
7. Light The Hoop On Fire! – Hans Zimmer
8. Fur Power! – Hans Zimmer
9. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien – Frances McDormand
10. Love Always Comes As A Surprise – Peter Asher
11. Rescue Stefano – Hans Zimmer
12. Firework – Katy Perry
13. Afro Circus/I Like To Move It – Chris Rock

tomPoland reply Replies: 1 || 2012-05-12 11:44:59
So, Balfe and minions will do the work, and Hans will again put his name on the cover...


Ds2012-05-12 12:27:53
I don't think so. How do you explain then why the Zimmer scores are always better than the "minion"-alone scores?

Enjoy the great music from Zimmer & co and stop complaining! The music is more than what's written on the cover :)

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-12 02:03:23
Something to wait until The Dark Knight Rises is out :)

And i like A LOT the Madagascar themes. Just hope that we get a lot of score material!

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-11 21:39:13
can't await it!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-11 20:27:42
Everybody Dance Noooooowww !

Save Gotham reply Replies: 0 || 2012-05-11 20:27:35
Waiting for a Great music of a Great Fun again ?

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