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I agree. The score feels so flat, and we hear stuff like this many times over already.I'm going to try and add a little criticism to this one. I personally don't really see what's so great about this. The first track, and I was already thinking "Oh, it's the Bumblebee theme again. Not the AllSpark variation, but the slow, calm part." The underscore doesn't change at all, and I feel like stuff like this has been done better by people like James Newton Howard and Alexandre Desplat. <br><br>However, good for you guys for finding something interesting in it. Maybe I'm just spoiled on Desplat and Newton Howard.I really hope so because the movie itself looks really dull, but at least it's a great score. But I would have prefered James Newton Howard to do it as was set before Jackman.Amazing soundtrackThis is great. Probably even better than season 1.
Better than season 1.unique music and great.Really good score from them both .hope they work together againThey fired Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.I read one or two reviews of the movie and they said that Jackman's score is actually really good. Especially the drums in the score.<br>I'm exitied!!promo tracklist (there's no entry for this here yet):<br>01. Opening / Fantasy<br>02. No Fight / Selection<br>03. Father And Son<br>04. Waiting / Casa Escape 1<br>05. Storm / Finding Home<br>06. New Day / You Can't Go<br>07. Flower Festival<br>08. China Shop<br>09. Caught / Drive<br>10. Hysterical Lupe<br>11. New Digs / Hedgehogs Parts 1-3<br>12. New Digs / Hedgehogs Parts 4-6<br>13. Horses Parts 1-2<br>14. Lupe Freakout Parts 1-2<br>15. El Primero<br>16. Bull Olympics<br>17. Chopped Guapo<br>18. Thinking Of Nina / Allergies<br>19. Training / Bunny Parts 1-2<br>20. Angus And Ferdinand<br>21. Valiente Argues<br>22. Mission / Sneak Out 1<br>23. Mission / Sneak Out 2<br>24. Trophy Hall / Valiente Fight<br>25. Moo Parts 1-2<br>26. Chop House<br>27. Casa Escape 2 / Highway Chase<br>28. Train Escape / Death March<br>29. Intro To Bullfight<br>30. Bullfight<br>31. Ferdinand Returns
I wouldn't be remotely surprised if Hans did some ghostwriting on this, or if he at least gave some ideas to Rupert and Lorne.When the intro in episode 1 started I heard some sort of extra dark percussion near the end. Maybe a worked on his Main Title again.<br>Maybe not.Hybrid, why isn't Hans credited here? He said in an interview after the tour that he was working on the Crown season 2...Edmund - relax.You should just start a John Powell forum and only read and write in that.some of us are simply loving others music and enjoying their work.Hahaha, that's funny. I didn't hear her until now. I think it's cool. Cause it's at a very fitting place in the song. Hahaha.
Oh Thanks a lot!<br>How did you know this?<br>Is there any version without?<br>Although i think it's funny!I'm not being negative. I'm correcting a false statement. OP made it sound like these were some fresh new talents on the scene when they've been around for ages. I could say that Hans Zimmer is the best RCP composer in a long time as well, but that would be a patently ridiculous statement for exactly the same reasons.<br><br>Just because I'm one of maybe three people around here who doesn't constantly gush like some fanboy on YouTube (especially about Lorne Balfe this year for some reason), now I'm suddenly dumb and negative?RGW was the first RCP composer with who Balfe worked.Bring Him Home is so fantastic.most of this soundtrack belongs in an epic movie.philip’s Dream is 100% .two great composersWhich tracks are from season one ?im listening now and only hear the original theme once ?
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Gladiator
Label: Decca Records
Length: 61'38
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  1. Progeny (2:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. The Wheat (1:03)
    Lisa Gerrard
  3. The Battle (10:02)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. Earth (3:01)
    Hans Zimmer
  5. Sorrow (1:26)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  6. To Zucchabar (3:16)
    Hans Zimmer, Djivan Gasparyan
  7. Patricide (4:08)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. The Emperor Is Dead (1:21)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  9. The Might Of Rome (5:18)
    Hans Zimmer
  10. Strength And Honor (2:09)
    Hans Zimmer
  11. Reunion (1:14)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  12. Slaves To Rome (1:00)
    Hans Zimmer
  13. Barbarian Horde (10:33)
    Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith
  14. Am I Not Merciful? (6:33)
    Hans Zimmer
  15. Elysium (2:41)
    Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
  16. Honor Him (1:19)
    Hans Zimmer
  17. Now We Are Free (4:14)
    Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt
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Olive reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-23 16:16:17
"Strength And Honor" is a forerunner to the main theme of King Arthur and also the theme for Transformers!

I was listening to the soundtrack and unwittingly the music sent me to these two other movies. :D

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 9 || 2017-04-23 23:31:09
You know, I'll never understand why "The Spaniard" theme from 'Duduk of the North' was never utilized throughout this score. I'm guessing it was Ridley's decision but considering how beautiful the piece is, it really is a shame.

Same thing with the expanded Zod material in MoS


Mr Tweedy2017-04-23 23:56:30
I recently listened to Duduk of the North and I thought it was an excellent piece of music.
But, you know... a good idea doesn't always make the "perfect" idea. You can't keep everything.
I love how Gladiator turned out: The score in the film has a flavour and a consistency that is pretty unique, a wonderful achievement as it is!


mpolonest123 2017-04-24 01:11:57
Very true.
The film definitely comes first, and Hans' score in context is incredible. It's just a little funny that they kept the 'flavor' of the theme with the Spanish guitars but never state it.


Edmund Meinerts2017-04-24 19:29:27
It's OK, he got to use it for the Kraken in Dead Man's Chest! ;)


Ds2017-04-25 22:00:35
Wow Edmund, I'm impressed... where do you hear this theme in The Kraken? They sound like completely different pieces of music to me :-D


Edmund Meinerts2017-04-25 22:05:38
Sounds to me like the big dramatic Bach-like theme at the very end of the Kraken. Only a slight similarity though :p


mpolonest123 2017-04-25 23:11:10
@Edmund Hahahahaha..... yeah, I've always heard that too. Even the chopping string section in the background of both pieces is vaguely similar.


Mr Tweedy2017-04-26 18:19:45
@mpolonest123
Actually, there's a small hint at the "spaniard" guitar theme after the sequence where he escapes his execution (track "Homecoming" on the More Music album).


mpolonest123 2017-04-26 20:53:22
@MrTweedy
That is true, and you do get the guitars in "Barbarian Horde" (not sure where else though).

I have to admit, as revolutionary as Gladiator was at the time, I think it's one of Zimmer's more overrated scores. Not that I necessarily think it's bad, but IMO both Last Samurai and King Arthur show a much stronger balance of themes and action writing, yet unfortunately were never as recognized by the mainstream the same way Gladiator was.


JBSO992017-04-27 16:52:25
mpolonest123 I totally agree with you. It's not that I don't like Gladiator (is an awesome score) but I think The Last Samurai is one of Zimmer's most underrated scores and for me is one of his bests'

Hispano reply Replies: 13 || 2017-03-13 16:41:00
Gladiator II

Maximus is not on the Elysium, and he is not dead!!!

Ridley Scott:"I know how to bring him back... there is a way of bringing him back"

Who will compose the soundtrack? I hope you will participate again Lisa Gerrard.

Strength and honor!


Edmund Meinerts2017-03-13 18:21:21
What a terrible idea. I hope this doesn't happen.


Scorefan2017-03-13 19:49:59
Maybe as a prequel, but it's a risk idea. And it's sure, Zimmer won't come back to score another Ridley film.


METO2017-03-14 23:40:04
Why come Zimmer not back to compose a ridley film?


Scorefan2017-03-16 03:26:17
Because he said he wouldn't come back for another ridley film. It was Kingdom of heaven was initially for Zimmer and Madagascar for Harry. In the middle of time, they changed films. Zimmer said it was exhausting working on Gladiator and like Hybrid said before, it was a mess of Matchstick men. So, that's the reason.


METO2017-03-16 03:30:57
But I find a pity. That the work on gladiator was not easy I knew. But is nothing new in the film industry. Ridley Scott and Hans Zimmer have been a great team for many years.


Mike2017-03-16 04:50:42
If Hans won't do it ..... then BALFE please !


isildur2017-03-16 13:56:44
If not Hans, Mancina should do it.


Mike (Old Timer Mike)2017-03-16 20:05:35
I think Harry Gregson-Williams should do it, if Hans can't be convinced. (Well, actually, my first choice would be, don't make a sequel ;] ). But if anyone works on the film, Hans would be my first choice.


Ds2017-03-16 22:04:09
If this happens (and I really, really hope it doesn't), Jed Kurzel will probably be hired, and then he'll be replaced by an even less known composer in the middle of production. That's how it works with Ridley these days, it seems...


Mike (Old Timer Mike)2017-03-16 22:11:07
@Ds, do we really think Ridley - and the studio - would take such a chance? Gladiator's score was a massive hit back in the day. I can't imagine they wouldn't try to capitalize on its success, and on Hans' even greater popularity now.


asd2017-03-16 22:39:41
if they do a sequel, then they should hire Klaus Badelt. He scored a lot with Hans on Gladiator. And please not Balfe again. He's a good score-filler, but not great in finding themes and melodies.


Mike 2017-03-17 00:15:27
Balfe can't find themes or melodies ????? Have you not hear Beyond, AC3 or Home ????? Full of great themes


Timmusic 2017-03-17 01:54:21
Balfe's theme,s in The Bible are amazing .He could easier do it I think

Zimson reply Replies: 1 || 2014-05-19 21:24:09
God, Spotify is so messed up! It credits all the orchestrators as the composers of the score. Hans is not even mentioned.


Zimson2014-05-19 21:30:25
Same with Thin Red Line btw. It's credited to Gavin Greenaway.
I already contacted Spotify and they responded that they would take care of that problem, but didn't do anything about it, lol. I was told that they get all their information from the publishers.

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2014-05-17 15:30:56
I just watched the featurette about the music on the Gladiator blu-ray, it was very, very interesting and... my God, Hans looked so young, I couldn't believe my eyes.

Watch this interview, then watch the interviews he gave about Man Of Steel last year, it's a completely different world!


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-17 15:36:17
I personally prefer the "now" Hans ! Much cooler ! :)


Mike2014-05-17 16:25:50
lol, yeah, hard to believe Zimmer was a younger man once, right? xD

Eucalyptus reply Replies: 1 || 2014-04-29 19:40:23
When Hans Zimmer will performance in Switzerland?:)


Zimson2014-04-29 21:07:13
The concerts are this weekend, Friday and Saturday. I'll be there on Friday. :)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 19 || 2014-01-31 00:21:10
Hey guys go to HZ's main page and check our recent media player addition (also works for CD pages like here) ! It's pretty cool ! Still adding some ! :)


Edmund Meinerts2014-01-31 00:48:21
Whoa! What's going on with the banner at the top of this page? "original-soundtrack"? "No longer with RCP"? And why is it only over this one? And does it mean there might be pages for non-RCP scores at this site? So many questions!! AAARGH!


isildur2014-01-31 00:57:22
The media player is nice. Will you be adding more tracks to it? Like one each from Hans' all movie scores?

And +1 to Ed's post. What does that mean?


Mike2014-01-31 01:08:17
Cool! Nothing like being able to hear some of Zimmer's music, in full, on this site. I like it!


Mike2014-01-31 01:11:23
DUDE!! YOU UPLOADED THE TRANSFIGURATION SUITE FROM TDKR! THANK YOU!!! I've been wanting to hear that! :D


Mike2014-01-31 01:20:48
Okay, I'm so sorry to keep posting like a spazz, but you also uploaded Tick Tock from A Game of Shadows in the right tempo! :D Thanks a lot for this!


isildur2014-01-31 02:00:52
Never heard it before but "Celebrate The Oscars" is a really an awesome track :)


Mike2014-01-31 02:05:35
Gosh....that Transfiguration suite is really cool......still listening to it. lol.


Mike2014-01-31 02:13:22
And I never would have realized that a couple parts of Chasing the Convoy East are lifted directly out of it.


Joshua N.2014-01-31 04:30:18
I would be eternally grateful if someone could make it avaliable on the most-not-be-named site. Please guys...


Hybrid Soldier2014-01-31 07:40:55
LOL Edmund the thing is because Klaus is attached to the page, that's all LOL...


And yeah my point is to add one track per project (of my choosing lol)...

When I'm done with Hans I will with the rest.


Mike2014-01-31 23:43:28
I thought Discombobulate was a Lorne Balfe arrangement of Hans' theme? Or are you not just putting up exclusively-Hans Zimmer arrangements?


Anonymous2014-01-31 23:51:57
well story of shen and oogway ascends from KFP, and also the batman theme from batman begins, aren't just HZ either :P


galljaronim2014-02-01 05:13:24
Hey! Where is this page? thx


isildur2014-02-01 05:20:47
@galljaronim Just click on Hans Zimmer's picture on this page.


galljaronim2014-02-01 05:41:58
Thx isildur:)


Hybrid Soldier2014-02-01 19:01:27
OK I finished uploading (for Hans), there's 125 tracks, one per project ! One big showreel !


isildur2014-02-01 20:14:43
Err...the player disappeared on Hans' page. Is it just me? Hybrid?


Hybrid Soldier2014-02-01 20:15:19
It'll return... Work in progress ! Patience ! :)


isildur2014-02-01 20:20:55
Thanks :D

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-30 04:10:20
I'm having trouble telling...does "To Zucchabar" use the "Duduk of the North" theme or does it just sound similar?

Zimson reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-24 09:31:01
How much did Zimmer have to do with "Il Gladiatore" performed by Luciano Pavarotti?

Zimson reply Replies: 7 || 2013-12-17 14:28:49
"Elysium (2:41)
Lisa Gerrard, Klaus Badelt"

Does that mean Now We Are Free is actually from Badelt?


Mike2013-12-18 18:59:52
Hans and Badelt, I think. Because look, "Elysium" lists Badelt only, while "Now We Are Free" lists Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. I think with Now We Are Free, Zimmer took what Badelt did in Elysium and used it.


Zimson2013-12-18 19:19:59
Yeah but basically it would be Badelt's theme then, like "He's a Pirate" is Zimmer's theme.


Hybrid Soldier2013-12-18 19:28:56
Klaus wrote the early version of Now We Are Free with Lisa, that was dropped...


Then for the final version there's Hans theme used...


Zimson2013-12-18 19:45:09
I know, the famous "Daa Da Da Daam" is by Hans. But I never knew that the rest of the track is actually Badelt's work.


Mike2013-12-18 21:05:02
Me neither, Zimson.


roz2013-12-18 22:25:36
what part are you referring to zimson?


Zimson2013-12-18 23:41:36
@roz Everything that doesn't feature the "Honor Him" theme.

roz reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-18 22:24:02
what is original-soundtrack.com?

rango decimus suppimus reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-27 13:35:34
I know it hasn`t been in the movie, but someone knows where the track ¨duduk of the north¨ should have been thought by zimmer to be put in the movie?


rango decimus suppimus2013-09-09 09:12:44
No answer here? Hybrid? :(


Hybrid Soldier2013-09-09 11:06:08
It's a theme suite, it wasn't supposed to be anywhere in the movie...

Dan Brandon reply Replies: 0 || 2013-03-15 05:38:57
Honor Him and first half of Now We Are Free may be the best music I have ever heard. Incredible sound

Anonynous reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-06 14:41:43
hey where is the tracklist for the recording sessions??? As always, the mods of this website delete these kind of comments.

Mr REMLI abdeldjalil reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-09 00:00:00
Im from franch (besancon) I like too much the music of gladiator beautiful songs Mr zimmer hans
thank you very very much

tom reply Replies: 1 || 2011-08-22 21:56:22
we need the recording session to this already. come on man, it would be a shame if we can't have all the beautiful music to this beautiful movie.


Dimensioner2011-08-22 23:00:04
Huh. That's weird. I just downloaded something earlier today that looked to be the recording sessions to Gladiator, or at the least a nicely expanded score.

Additional Tracks reply Replies: 13 || 2011-08-17 09:36:07
hey,

go to klaus badelts website, and you'll find many more additional tracks to the Gladiator :)


Hale2011-08-17 20:54:43
And "Air Battle" from Pearl Harbor, unreleased from MI2 and other rare material!!

Thank You Klaus


Jimmer2011-08-18 05:05:51
Where do you go on his site to find these additional tracks? I can't find them for the life of me.


Anonymous2011-08-18 05:11:49
In his MP3 player, right on the home page!


Jimmer2011-08-18 05:38:29
Sorry, my Flashplayer wasn't working. Thanks.


Hybrid Soldier2011-08-18 09:18:12
You make me smile finding this right now...

It's been on Klaus's site for more than 2 months ! :o


Mr Tweedy2011-08-18 09:30:16
I expect a lot more "bootlegs" for both MI2, Pearl Harbor and Gladiator to pop up soon, that will include these unreleased tracks. (Eyes rolling...)


Smith2011-08-18 10:12:29
@Hybrid: yeah, so why doesn't tell us then, if they were so long now on his website? always enjoying this beautiful music for yourself is stupid.


PH fan2011-08-18 15:26:31
Too bad the "Air Battle" cues are still the same synth demos... or are my ears wrong?? Wish the actual orchestral versions would surface!


Hybrid Soldier2011-08-18 15:29:58
My dear Mr. Tweedy, I'm waiting for your exposé regarding that "synth" matter... ;)

:P


ph fan2011-08-18 19:07:15
Damn Badelt has some nice MI2 tracks! Not sure where most of them lie within the film though... sound mostly like suites or alternates.


Mr Tweedy2011-08-18 19:30:01
Dear Hybrid, here is my "exposé" ! =)

The film version of Air Battle (the "orchestral version") is such a mess. The recording session of this track was pure chaos : some instruments are playing wrong notes (trumpets !), the cue sounds very weak (small orchestra) and especially rushed (last minute change ?).

I'm glad Klaus put his original synth mock up on his website instead of the film version... of course it's not exactly what you hear in the movie, but at least these are (nearly) the same notes, it has some raw power with Zimmer's trademark orchestral samples, the "waltz part" which was unreleased until now, is eventually available... I don't see any reason to complain here !

@Smith
I think Hybrid is doing his fair part of contribution to the Zimmer fan community (Inception bonus tracks, anyone?). Finding some new source of music doesn't mean claiming it to everybody here within the next few minutes... especially when you know that most people here are gonna make bootleg CDs out of these new cues and share them on forums, not even buying Zimmer CDs and so on...


Cobb2011-08-18 23:58:45
@ hybrid yeah anything on more music from inception yet?


Levraibond2011-08-19 08:23:27
I love Klaus Badelt website! Their are a lot of new tracks for TMNT too! Looks like the full edition contains 44 tracks and the website gives you 32 but it's better then nothing :-P

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 1 || 2011-07-30 11:35:14
Wow, Gladiator is on top now in the top 50. I wonder if this got voted up or if HTTYD got voted down.


Jimmer2011-07-31 20:31:41
This is one of Zimmer's greatest works. Even though he may have copied Holst's The Planets for some of the cues, this soundtrack cannot be topped and the track "Honor Him" is one the greatest themes to ever come out of Hans' mind.

Kristanna reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-25 20:14:34
Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real expret.

Emma reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-24 19:47:26
If you want to get read, this is how you sohlud write.

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-08 00:00:00
That's pretty cool. "Strength And Honor" is my favorite track from this album, and it was really really late at night when I was watching the deleted scenes, so I thought I was just hearing things. But it's really in there....

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-08 00:00:00
If anyone has the Extended Collector's Edition of Avatar, there's a deleted scene on Pandora that uses the track "Strength And Honor" from this Soundtrack.

RuthlessGravity reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-08 00:00:00
@ Dakota

Yeah apparently someone likes Zimmer and Co. enough to use their music as temp music for the deleted scenes. I also heard some John Powell from what I think was from The Bourne Identity or Supremacy. Not too sure unless I'm completely wrong. Then there was a track from The Thin Red Line in there too.

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-19 00:00:00
Ahhh....so it is real. Awesome. Can't wait to find it!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-19 00:00:00
I add almost (Nico & Antas do add some from time to time ;)) everything here for the last 3 years !

And basically what I want ! As I said, I don't like to waste my time adding fake things... ;)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-19 00:00:00
Damn, that's disappointing. You're definitely right on the whole plagiarism thing. So do you add everything, or just some? Cause I'm wondering if you added The Dark Knight 3-Disc. And if so, you're telling me that's real =)

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-18 00:00:00
Hybrid, couple of things.

1.) I like that each track is listed as to who did what, so thank you.
2.) Wikipedia states (I take info from wiki with a grain of salt, as anyone with a grudge against Hans could have added it) that Hans was sued beacuse "the music for many of the battle scenes has been noted as similar to Gustav Holst's 'Mars: The Bringer of War', and in June 2006, the Holst Foundation sued Hans Zimmer for allegedly copying the late Gustav Holst's work.' Is this true?
3.) Where is the COMPLETE score for Gladiator? There is a 3-disc with 21 tracks on each disc. I have it, but I'm just wondering why it's not on the site. I see it everywhere, literally.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-18 00:00:00
Yeah, they sued...

Though, to me, it was a bit ridiculous... Of course the Gladiator Waltz is inspired by Holst's Mars, but there's definitely no plagiarism. I mean, if THIS is plagiarism, then a million of film score composers, the Horners, Williams, JNHs or Poledouris should have been sued for ripping classical music... :P


And as for that bootleg... Well, I know how it's made... But I think there are enough fake Gladiator complete scores on this site... :P

I only add real things... :P

Phil reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-17 00:00:00
gr8 music!

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