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Sure, Home sounds like a country version of Time, but is so underrated.. the whole score is very nice but nothing compared to Pirate, except Finale maybe.came back to this one for a while. always found "silver" and "home" very soothing.@Superultramega<br><br>What's odd is that the PR theme was used in the marketing. Same with Zimmers material being used in the Justice League trailers, so obviously the studio liked it enough. Probably the directors choice.@superultramega: The three Star Trek movies are compose by the same composer, and the producer is J.J Abrams.<br><br>And the theme is the same.The score enchances the more emotional and physcical side of the character, and i love that.<br><br>I believe this movie don't benefit a more classical adventure score, reminds (outiside, the movie is an adaptation for the 2013 reboot) the vision of Jason Graves for that game, saving distances.<br><br>And yeah, there is a ideas everywhere the score.
The thematic continuity complaint is a problem with the movie industry in general now. Not just Pacific Rim. It's a problem with Marvel, DC, and hell, any movie series really. Even the new TMNT movies, as good as Jablonsky's score for the second one was, still couldn't keep the original themes. <br><br>The only ones that do keep the original thematic material lately have been Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek (at least the first 2's scores I don't know about the 3rd's), Pirates of the Caribbean, a few animated film series, and Harry Potter. <br><br>Not sure if this is a director or composer fault (probably director/studio), but it's just something we're going to have to deal with for a while until the next phase of film score trends come along.I think one of the things that plague this score (and many others) is that nowadays everyone feels the need to not only have a opinion, but share it as quick as possible on social media or message boards. But music isn't always likable at first listen. Usually (and I speak for myself here, but I'm pretty sure any people feel the same) the quicker I love a song, the quicker I'll get bored by it and forget it. On the other hand, scores or songs that took me a few listens to fully appreciate tend to have a much better longevity in my playlists.<br><br>At first I wasn't impressed by this new JXL effort and, if I had listened to it only once or twice, I would have quickly labelled it as "typical JXL drummy stuff but not as cool as Mad Max". But after seeing the movie and giving the album a few more spins, I'm now ranking this among his best scores. It's packed with crazy ideas popping up everywhere, neat sound effects, an epic main theme and a few very touching light moments.<br><br>I'll admit it's a tough listening experience, mainly because of the very long tracks which sometimes tend to 'hide' the great stuff. But it's so damn worth it. In the context of the film it's simply awesome and in perfect sync with the pictures, it enhances the emotion, the action and the epicness in a way not many scores do. Junkie XL definitely improved over the past few years. Of course this score bears his mark and his sound, it's certainly not a classical score, but it's incredibly rich and detailed. It's just not obvious, and requires a bit of patience and perseverance. I'm happy I didn't judge it immediately, and I can only invite you to spend a little more time with it before dismissing it (and its composer) publicly.<br><br>Just my 2 cents :-)There are some fun action cues and an interesting mix of electronics that sounds like a hybrid of Tron Legacy and Chappie but is honestly so forgettable outside of that. Why on earth did they opt out of using Ramin's themes? <br><br>It would be like if POTC2 came out and instead of using "He's a Pirate" or any of the other motifs, Disney hired a Hans Zimmer protege to come in and write their own take on the material. When I go to see Star Wars I expect Star Wars. With this I expected at least ties to the first one.So I'm guessing no one knows if Zimmer did this or not?It is sound like that.<br><br>Multiple times in the score, there is sounds like Tron
I just said this before and I want to say it again: <br>Shao industries sound like Tron LegacyAt least Tomb Raider and A Wrinkle of Time have a theme.Agreed. It’s simply not that memorable. Out of Pacific Rim 2, a wrinkle in time, tomb raider, and hurricane heist I thought for sure at least ONE would be a hit. Unfortunately all four of them seem pretty forgettable. Really hoping Hans puts something memorable and iconic together for X Men Dark Phoenix.The first movie has memorable theme and enjoyable action tracks, this one, has one or three actions cues i have enjoyed, more than than i expected, but the main theme is forgetteable.<br><br>Jablonsky would fit if is the Jablonsky, for example, for TF5 or first Transformers (and i am guilty pleasure fan for Battleship)<br><br>And now i lost respect in the whole internet :Dyeah but this movie would be better fit for a jablonsky score.<br><br><br>he has bigger themes and a richer sound<br>
I will said this, is more enjoyable than Hurricane Heist.<br><br>But the first was more memorableI think have a lot of depth in there, the orchestrations, the tension (reminds a lot of Herrmann) and his main theme.<br><br>And yes, is one of the best of this year, for the moment.Nathan Stornetta. the music in the video sounds really good. im looking forward to this release. is there also a chance to purchase the music from Kynren?It is out. Not bad but it doesn't sound very epic or memorable. Tomb Raider had better moments.<br><br>The orchestration is so empty.<br>I don't think it's one of JNH's bests, but it's really one of the best scores of this year, until now.<br><br>I think it will probably be surpassed by his other scores coming this year, especially Fantastic Beasts 2

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Hans ZimmerBlake NeelyGeoff ZanelliTrevor Morris
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The Last Samurai (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
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  1. Opening Titles (2:03)
  2. The Little Bighorn Tale (1:41)
  3. Algren Travels To Japan (2:06)
  4. Japanese Market Source (Kagura No Netori) (1:12)
  5. Boot Camp (1:45)
  6. Scalping Technique (2:42)
  7. Just Shoot Me! (1:41)
  8. Samurai Will Find Us - Battle In The Fog (7:45)
  9. Captured (1:14)
  10. Sake (2:24)
    Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely
  11. Algren Explores Village (3:12)
  12. Beating In The Rain (2:24)
    Hans Zimmer, Trevor Morris
  13. Intriguing People (2:49)
  14. Too Many Mind (1:09)
  15. Seasons Pass (4:52)
  16. It's A Draw (1:26)
  17. Nite At The Theater - Ninja Attack (4:49)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Fred Selden
  18. Every Soldier Has Nightmares - Farewell - Safe Passage (7:19)
  19. Haircut (2:53)
  20. I Refuse To Give Up My Sword (1:24)
  21. One Mind (Part 1) (1:45)
  22. One Mind (Part 2) (2:28)
  23. Get Past The Guards (0:25)
  24. President Of The United States (1:23)
  25. The Escape (2:19)
  26. Nobutada's Death (2:36)
  27. Don't Go - Prepare For Battle (3:33)
  28. Wear This Armor (2:58)
  29. To The Battlefield (2:28)
  30. They Won't Surrender (1:37)
  31. Warrior Games (3:44)
  32. Archers - On The Battlefield (4:30)
  33. Death & Carnage (1:50)
  34. The Final Charge (4:37)
    Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli
  35. Samurai Die By Gatling Gun - Katsumoto's Death (5:30)
  36. Small Measure Of Peace (8:02)
  37. Journey Theme (1:28)
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Paul reply Replies: 14 || 2018-01-04 15:27:58
I heard that hans stopped an expanded last samurai release from lala-land records...
Is that true??? And if its true.. do you know why???

marcorea12018-01-04 16:00:08
I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. When he was about to sign my LLL broken arrow he flipped (not at me) about the release, saying he hates it when labels do that as he prefers his music the way they were released first time. He still signed it thankfully. Where I can agree with him on most of his OST, there are a small handful of albums that are missing so much. However I wouldn’t even buy a last samurai LLL release as the OST is a great listen as it is. Same with angels and demons. But that’s just me, many people prefer expanded albums and The last samurai would have been nice for those people.

Olive2018-01-04 16:33:26
I no agree with him. No is fair for the fan no have the access to this stuff because of the direct action of the composer.

badbu2018-01-04 16:44:13
Hans also don't like this score

Hybrid Soldier2018-01-04 16:44:43
Yes I can confirm a release was cancelled about 4 years ago. I cannot say why exactly though.

I've been discussing it with Hans & persons of interest to see what can be done to get it released, and I can tell you Hans is not blindly against the idea...

We'll see how all this goes...

Edmund Meinerts2018-01-04 16:59:34
The fact that Hans has come to dislike this lovely, emotional score while proudly putting his name to stuff like Dunkirk and Inferno is a pretty clear sign of how far apart our paths have drifted over the past several years. :(

Hybrid Soldier2018-01-04 17:02:12
Wait, in what world Hans doesn't like The Last Samurai ?

That's absolutely not true... Wait for the suite he built himself for the concert "The World of Hans Zimmer" in a few months !

Mephariel2018-01-04 18:21:09
Hybrid, do you know if there are plans for a CD/Digital audio release of "The World of Hans Zimmer?" I am super excited about this concert.

Hybrid Soldier2018-01-04 18:25:10
It's pretty early to ask that !!

Mike (OTM)2018-01-04 20:53:47
This is one of my favorite Hans scores, period, so I'd welcome an expanded release. The OST was solid, though.

As for Hans not liking this score, yeah right. He's talked about it as one of the scores he's actually quite proud of.

Olive2018-01-04 22:49:39
Yes, especially when we read the 2003 interviews in which he says he even traveled to Japan to do research. Only the trip is reason to love this score.

Mephariel2018-01-04 23:59:00
Has Zimmer ever talked about King Arthur or Pearl Harbor? I never even hear him briefly mention of those scores.

Olive2018-01-05 00:13:08
I saw a video of him during the premiere of "Inferno" talking to a reporter about "Pearl Harbor". She said that was her favorite. Hans replied that he and she were the only ones who liked it.

Elsewhere I read that Berstein wrote a letter to him praising "Pearl Harbor."

Anonymous2018-01-05 00:26:13

Elmer Bernstein

Norm2018-01-05 14:50:58
@Mephariel Go to youtube and search for "hans zimmer making of king arthur". There's a behind the scenes video for the making of the score with Hans.

bob reply Replies: 24 || 2013-09-01 18:05:22
What is this "Journey Theme" at the end of the track list ?

Evenstar2013-09-01 18:11:34
yeah also curious about this one

greg2013-09-01 18:57:58
The Journey theme is probably another take similar to Taken.

sam2013-09-01 21:07:00
it's a cue that hybrid always posts at an end of a complete score tracklist, just to feel better then others, that he might have something, what others don't have. he's doing that always, so i would even say, that track doesn't exist at all.

Hybrid Soldier2013-09-01 21:08:53
It is available to everyone, most people are just way to dumb to see the obvious.

lv-4262013-09-01 21:30:35
To be fair, people just may not know the score as well as you do. It's from the OST, I assume.

Algren2013-09-02 08:48:28
Wow hybrid, really? Now you also offend people here, chapeau to you!

And calling a track "Journey theme" and putting any track time doesn't make us know which track you mean. And as you're doing this EVERYTIME a complete or a sessions score has been leaked, is just shady from you, just to feel better on your own.

There are always these theme or suite cues from you, which are maybe bad edited and mixed by yourself.

And you should think twice before you're offending here someone!

Instead of being happy that everyone can enjoy this beautiful music by Zimmer, which is our all passion and hobby, you need to act again like a prude chick, which goes totally crazy because someone can enjoy this beautiness too now.

Anonymous2013-09-02 09:23:31
Well said, Algren. Adding a track and a time does not tell anyone anything. Hybrid's attitude leaves a lot to be desired. He will probably delete these comments, again to make himself feel better.

Tits McGee2013-09-02 10:30:17
Hybrid, before you delete these comments, I'm sure Hans wouldn't be very pleased if he knew you were the reason that half his scores get leaked in the first place. Then you insult someone on here just asking an innocent question. Take a good look in the mirror. You run a fan site (big whoop-dee-do). It's not like you're getting these scores because you're in the RCP studio with him actually MAKING THE MUSIC (that would require an ounce of creativity wouldn't it? Something your behavior on here says you lack). You're no better than anyone else. It's appalling to see you act so oblivious to your own behavior. So relax for once. Don't be so damn condescending.

greg2013-09-02 11:43:07
If I were hybrid I would all tell you to f**k off, i'd close the website and would enjoy the music without hearing you all bitching.

jan-lee2013-09-02 13:04:38
why are you bad calling a person that has done so much for this site and us, one of the main reason i come here is to read his comments and the answers he gets from zimmer and others regarding music, news etc.

Jimmy Idol2013-09-02 13:08:58
We´re not talking bad about hybrid. but just read, someone posts a simple question, and hybrid just offending everyone here as dumb. who the fuck should know what cue the ¨journey theme¨ is?

Mike2013-09-02 18:30:35
I think every person here being ridiculous. We don't know what the Journey theme is, Hybrid calls us dumb for not knowing, and we all go crazy. For goodness sakes, do knowing the Journey theme or unnecessary rudeness really matter? Go, find a way to figure out what the Journey theme is, and know that Hybrid will be Hybrid for better or worse. It's not the end of the world.

Mr Tweedy2013-09-02 19:32:45
You're all free to live this website if you're not happy with its content.

MacArthur2013-09-02 19:34:21

al bundy2013-09-02 20:58:35
@Mr Tweedy: I think you mean "leave" not "live".

Jimmer2013-09-03 13:02:25
While I agree Hybrid seems to be doing with every Complete Score that gets released, in this instance, it's not that hard to figure out. Do you guys not remember when this movie was first released? Think about it, "Journey Theme." What's perhaps Zimmer's most famous cue that has the word "journey" in it? Yeah, "Journey to the Line." And when "The Last Samurai" came out in theaters, what was one of the cues used in the theatrical trailers? Yep, "Journey to the Line"-theme, or a variation of it. This is probably nothing more than a trailer cue, so it's not worthy going all crazy on Hybrid. Calm down. Move along. And enjoy this treasure.

Hybrid Soldier2013-09-03 13:39:25
Just take the bootleg, and take the OST, and compare... Simple as that.

Anonymous2013-09-05 00:15:02
What part of Taken is edit to make the Journey Theme? The last part runs around 1m34s, is that it??

bob2013-09-05 11:12:11
Hybrid is absolutely right. "Taken" from the official OST is not the film version. There's small variations...
But ... he forget something : "They Are All Perfect" (called here Farewell To A Friend) as we can hear it in this Complete Score is not the film version too.
Hybrid, may be you should add to your track list "They Are All Perfect" from the OST, because this one is the film version.

Per2013-09-05 11:28:11
Track 2 - Spectres In The Fog (from the start) on the OST have a differently mixed, and a little longer, beginning than the corresponding track, on the 'complete', 2m13 (track 9 - "Taken" on the above tracklist)...

There's also some other differences (well, or at least one I can remember), 7m40B/C (track 35 - "Farewell To A Friend") also have a slightly different mix (at one point at least), compared to the OST.

If there's other differences as well, I don't know.

Per2013-09-05 11:29:25
LOL, bob beat me to it regarding track 35 ! ;)

Hybrid Soldier2013-09-05 12:31:14
Well the "Perfect" thing is really not significant enough... I mean, they just undermixed an instrument on OST. It could have been here but hey, I do what I want ! :P :)

...2016-01-04 00:51:04
Hybrid, after going through the OST I just have to ask... From What OST track is the "Journey Theme" taken?
I know you haven't answered this question before and well the question must be quite annoying, but well I'd really like to know:)

6532016-01-04 11:35:52
It's the last 5 seconds of Track 1 from the ost + the first part of track 2. It's basically an alt version of Captured with a longer opening. The flute part in the beginning is in the very end of the first track so has to be edited together with with track 2.

greg reply Replies: 1 || 2014-11-13 18:20:41
can someone tell me the name of the track from the thin red line that is featured at the end of "they are all perfect".

Anonymous2014-11-14 07:17:16
The later half of the famous "Journey to the Line" cue.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 4 || 2014-07-29 12:58:38
After some research I got my hand on the cuesheet, now you can have fun renaming the bootleg :

NITE AT THE THEATRE (HZ / Zanelli / Fred Selden)
SAKE (HZ / Neely)


badbu2014-07-30 09:11:08
thanks hybrid :)

Edmund Meinerts2014-07-30 18:13:57
Who the heck is Fred Selden?

Hybrid Soldier2014-07-30 18:17:41
Edmund I'm deeply disappointed... :P

Soloists :

Fred Selden - Flute & Ethnic Woodwinds


Frisbee2014-08-06 12:51:25
Here is my suggestion:

Prologue ==> TLS Opening Titles
<Missing> ==> Music For Military Band Source
Presenting Nathan Algren ==> The Little Big Horn Tale
Yokohama Harbor ==> Algren Travels To Japan
Kagura No Netori ==> Japanese Market Source
<Missing> ==> Emperor's Palace/Meeting the Emperor
Training Camp ==> Boot Camp
To Know My Enemy ==> Scalping Technique
A Hard Teacher ==> Shoot Me
Spectres In The Fog ==> Samurai Will Find Us/Battle in the Fog
Taken ==> Captured
Sake ==> <Unchanged>
Exploring The Village ==> Algren Explores Village
The Way Of The Sword ==> Beating in the Rain
A Way Of Life ==> Intriguing People
Too Many Mind ==> <Unchanged>
Seasons Pass ==> <Unchanged>
A Draw ==> It's a Draw
Night At The Theater ==> Night At The Theater/Ninja Attack
Safe Passage ==> Every Soldier Has Nightmares/Farewell/Safe Passage
New Contract ==> Haircut
Ronin ==> I Refuse To Give Up My Sword
A Change Of Heart ==> One Mind
Street Encounter ==> Tension Drums
Arrival Of The Rickshaws ==> President of the United State
Convincing To Escape ==> Get Past the Guards
Breaking Out ==> The Escape
Idyll's End ==> Nobutada's Death
Preparing For Battle ==> Don't Go/Prepare For Battle
Red Armor ==> Wear This Armor
To The Battlefield ==> <Unchanged>
In Positions ==> They Won't Surrender
The Barricades ==> Warrior Games
Red Warrior ==> Archers/On the Battlefield
Casualties ==> Death and Carnage
The Final Charge ==> Samurai Die By Gatling Gun
Farewell To A Friend ==> Farewell To A Friend/Katsumoto's Death
A Small Measure Of Peace ==> <Unchanged>
<Missing> ==> TLS End Titles

Anon reply Replies: 1 || 2013-11-09 04:28:33
Found a download of this and it included a 39 minute suite. Have we confirmed or denied whether this is a fanmade suite or Zimmer's official one?

Algren2013-11-09 10:03:24

MacArthur reply Replies: 6 || 2013-09-05 17:28:19
What is the Deal with the complete scores?

al bundy2013-09-05 19:49:43
what is your deal asking stupid questions?

MacArthur2013-09-05 20:49:28
No I'm just saying why is everyone so excited. when they don't get released.nor can you download them at all.

MacArthur2013-09-05 20:50:40
I would love it if they came out on CD. but they don't. so why I mean it's just track listings

Sam2013-09-05 21:05:09
When you see a tracklist here, means that you can get it too by using Google.
It doesn't mean we're all freaked out because of some titles, but more that we too can enjoy and hear more music, alternates and variations of the score.

Do you understand?

MacArthur2013-09-05 21:30:08
Got you.

Anonymous2013-10-21 18:04:59
And even if you don't download them, you get the following:

--the name of each cue that plays in the movie
--possible composer credits for the cues
--you can listen to them on the internet

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-04 21:25:50
Credits, even partial, for this one would be much appreciated if you have them, Hybrid. :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-09-02 13:52:20
Glad this finally leaked cause once agaaaaaaaaaaaain Hans scrapped almost all the good parts of the action material on the official album.

Mike2013-09-02 15:04:13
Can you give examples? I'm just curious, because I thought it was a great album release (for once).

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-02 01:34:44
Two words-- Virtually flawless!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-01 19:42:07
This is one of the few scores where I feel no need for the complete version to service. To me, the album contains all the music worth hearing, and even "The Final Charge" cue was released. Still nice to see a page for it.

Bryan Fury reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-01 18:09:20
i got this one..Masterpiece!!!© 2001-2017 OST 
The Last Samurai (Complete Score) soundtrack - Hans Zimmer 2003