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@superultramegaa and others<br><br>Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.<br><br>That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.<br><br>And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was  dreadful...I cant disagree with you. <br><br><br>Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.Really awesome "Is She With You?" cover by Nir Shor!Hey Hybrid Soldier, is Harry returning for the Sequel??Hybrid, Hollywood in Vienna just announced that Zimmer will be receiving the Max Steiner award. Do you know if the Hollywood in Vienna program the same as the The World of Hans Zimmer program? If it is, King Arthur is confirmed to be in the program as well.
I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.Yeah, this is the best RCP action score of the year so far. Much better than Balfe's efforts and Junkie's.@superultramega It’s funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.<br><br>Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product. <br><br>Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound. <br><br>Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.
Restraint on drums? <br><br>Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?<br><br>Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.People like Harry Gregson, Jablonsky and Zanelli, despite their melodic tendinsies, would be people chosen for going the Zimmer route. I think Jablonsky's is the closest to Star Wars but even then there's a ton of power themes, and Zimmer hallmarks that keep him away from this sort of style. <br><br>Powell is the last person I would associate with Zimmer. His techniques are very much in vain with the Williams-like composers, like Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino. The complex underscore, the rapid notes, the restraint on drums, instrument variety, the jazz techniques, etc. He's the perfect RCP composer for the job.Of all RCP members, I think he is the one closest to Williams and Star Wars sound, so I think this score will be pure orchestral fun, like most of his scores usually are.<br><br>I cannot wait to listen to it!Well, I guess that is a matter of tastes and opinion, because for me scores like The Incredibles or Up, for saying some examples, are classics inside the animation field.<br><br>But is fine. We have our own preferences and that's okay.Me too! Very fun and « guilty pleasure » score<br>After listening to this one and Todo Mal, I think Andrew is a really versatile composer, both scores are really entertaining and yet have nothing to do with each other
I like this score, altough i think it will fly (get it) under the radar..<br>Hope Andrew continues making scores like thisIMO, though Powell was Hans'protegee 20 years ago, he always had his very own style. And this style evolved so much through these decades you can't really connect any more his mannerisms to those of people at RCP!You can't call Powell "the Zimmer route". He's written some of the densest, flashiest orchestral film music of the last 10+ years!And how is that a bad thing? :-p<br>John Powell is an excellent choice to have both a big sounding and fun RCP score, and an orchestral one which would fit with the previously established style.Cant say Im 100% invested.....<br><br>This will be the first Star Wars score to go the Zimmer route...
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Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted
Label: Interscope Records
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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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