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His KPM and Extreme library tracks are excellentOh I know! I'd say I've heard maybe 20 scores or so by him, so not totally useless, but he's definitely someone I still need to explore more.It would be good to see Kawczynski doing more.Chappie was excellentIan - I prefer Rogue One over Jurassic World. The movie and the score.<br><br>Edmund - You have missing a lot of great stuff by Goldsmith! :DProbably the only reason Goldsmith isn't in my top 3 is I haven't heard enough of his music. :p
Wallfisch is a good composer indeed, but BR2049 (and Dunkirk) were absolutely the wrong place for him. He's not a synth guy. He was originally a protege of Dario Marianelli, for heaven's sake - he's got a far more classical/orchestral sensibility. A score like Cure for Wellness is a much better fit for him. I'm not sure why Hans thought it was best to bring him of all people in on BR2049 when the more electronically-inclined Mazzaro/Kawczynski duo would have made more sense for a Blade Runner score (I say this based mostly on Chappie).Ian - no one is trying to compare Balfe to Zimmer !Firstly there is a 20 year age gap!!!Zimmer will always be the best in my eyes but doesn’t harm saying someone else can be good <br><br>Still confused why this conversation is still troubling some.I remember saying last year that I thought Lego Batman was one of the best animation scores that year and it caused some to have heart attacks.there are a hand full of people that don’t think he is either good or should be working .... we get !!!! <br><br><br><br>Edmund - given the rationality you've displayed in your comments, I'm disappointed Goldsmith isn't in your top three. ;)<br><br>In all seriousness, I'd put money on Powell fucking nailing the integration of Williams's theme. While Giacchino did a solid job on Jurassic World and Rogue One (I tend to think my assessment of the latter is a bit more positive than most), frankly I just think Powell is a far better composer - a genuine A-level guy, whereas Giacchino is moreso very competent without that spark of pure talent seen in Williams, Goldsmith, Elfman, Zimmer etcI think it's worth noting that Zimmer's popularity at this point is largely under his direct control - meaning that if he were to decide to stop touring, go back to writing full-time, and return to his 'epic' thematic style, I think we'd see a surge in his popularity of the sort we saw from Batman Begins through til Interstellar. However, I just don't think he's interested, which is totally his right.<br><br>I certainly agree that the RCP proteges at this point are, frankly, shit compared to how they used to be. I mean, even a guy like Steve Mazzaro (who I genuinely like and who wrote some of the coolest cues in Chappie, and basically co-wrote BvS - a score I actually like) just utterly pales in comparison to the Powell era.<br><br>Actually, I have to take that back a bit; Wallfisch is a very, very talented guy, honestly so much better than someone like Junkie that I weirdly tend to forget he's under the RCP roof now.@HunterTech<br><br>"I only get annoyed when people decide he's suddenly the most amazing thing ever, which he really isn't. Even on his most competent scores, it's unlikely many would recognize him as one of the greats. Respect him, sure, but not think he's out of this world."<br><br>Exactly. Hans, for all the criticism he gets (much of it for good reason), has written some of the best film music of all time (seriously, having listened to huge amounts of Williams and Goldsmith, I still find Science & Religion my favorite cue ever). On the other hand, Lorne has written innumerable adequate-to-good scores, but none that I can recall are iconic. I'd say the closest he's come is in the form of his contributions to some of Zimmer's work (personally, I think his Kick It theme is the most interesting of those in Inception), but even then he hasn't done anything as memorable as Djawadi's theme from Batman Begins.
Michael - reread the second half of my previous comment. And no, I don't think Genius or Churchill are no good; I wasn't impressed by the second, to be honest, but Genius is really cool - like an updated version of Frost/Nixon, one of my very favorite Zimmer/RCP scores.<br><br>Edmund - much appreciated.<br><br>Overall, I too am baffled by many of these comments; clearly there is a middle ground between "Lorne is shit." and "Lorne is absolutely amazing.", but this seems to be missed.<br><br>And by the way, I'm actually super happy for Lorne's success - I think he deserves it given the quality and quantity of his work, and he seems like a super nice guy to boot (how many composers regularly respond to people on Facebook?). However, this doesn't mean I can't simultaneously point out the fact that much of his work is very, very similar to work he's done previously. Indeed, I think this is more of an issue for Lorne than Hans, perhaps because he takes on sooooooo many projects.I agree. His Justice League theme is just a deconstruct of his Batman theme. Clever, yeah sure - he's done similar things with the Men In Black sequels and I'm sure there's others I can't think of right now - but I personally dont consider Elfman's involvement in this new DCEU to be very welcome. Zimmer paints a different canvas than Elfman, and I love both their works.It was a missed opportunity.<br>Yeah... I'm not sure about Elfman's wave. The guy decided to bring back his old Batman theme instead of actually writing a new one. He has to re-invent himself. <br>Seven with Zimmer
Yeah, Silvestri, Newman, Goldenthal and JNH too. The six most popular "new" composers, along with Horner, of the  80's and 90's.I saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitI saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitHonestly, I do feel bad for Elfman, because for Chrissakes hes been doing 50 Shades of Grey these days, and the last memorable scores I have of him are from 2012. But I don't think Zimmer or even Elfman for that matter are done as yet. I predict by the end of this decade Zimmer will have a new wave in popularity wash in. I'm just waiting for Elfman's wave right now...not quite seeing it yet.Glad you caught it Rockhound. Think the others were too wound up to notice !!i was trying to be funny.
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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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