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I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',
I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)
@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)
In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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More Music From Gladiator
Label: Decca Records
Length: 55'28
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  1. Duduk Of The North (5:33)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix) (4:47)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Lisa Gerrard
  3. The Protector Of Rome (1:25) *
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Lisa Gerrard
  4. Homecoming (3:36) *
    Hans Zimmer
  5. The General Who Became A Slave (3:03)
    Hans Zimmer
  6. The Slave Who Became A Gladiator (6:11) *
    Hans Zimmer
  7. Secrets (1:59)
    Klaus Badelt, Lisa Gerrard
  8. Rome Is The Light (2:43)
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt, Lisa Gerrard
  9. All That Remains (0:54)
    Hans Zimmer
  10. Maximus (1:09)
    Hans Zimmer
  11. Marrakesh Marketplace (0:42)
    Jeff Rona
  12. The Gladiator Waltz (8:25) *
    Hans Zimmer
  13. Figurines (1:01)
    Lisa Gerrard
  14. The Mob (2:22)
    Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard
  15. Busy Little Bee (3:47) *
    Klaus Badelt, Lisa Gerrard
  16. Death Smiles At Us All (2:29) *
    Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt
  17. Not Yet (1:32) *
    Klaus Badelt, Lisa Gerrard
  18. Now We Are Free (Maximus Mix) (3:49)
    Fred Jorio, Eric Calvi
*Contains dialogue from the film
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Flaviu reply Replies: 1 || 2014-09-17 16:11:36
HALLO HANS!!!
I really appreciate your work and I love your compositions. I want to buy from you the Gladiator Suite, and I want to learn this with my musicians, please contact me at padurean_flaviu@yahoo.com. Thank you!


Macejko2014-09-17 17:46:43
Aww, isn't this cute? :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-28 15:16:17
such a shame this album had to have dialogue in the tracks...even HZ didn't like that!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-14 03:07:23
Duduk of the North is really great.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-27 00:00:00
Lisa didnt compose anything, I just read an interview with Hans Zimmer where he stated that whilst she didnt compose any music, he felt she made such a contribution to the score with her vocals that her name should be on there.

Hybrid Soldier II reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-26 00:00:00
HEy Hybrid Soldier and Ele ...... All Music is from Hans ! Nick, Lise, Mark, Klaus are additional a bit music !

IN German take the translate !!

Man sollte Hans Zimmer natürlich kennen, bevor man irgendetwas erzählt !

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-19 00:00:00
You're wrong, Enrico, the track is arranged by NGS... ;)

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-19 00:00:00
Barbarian Horde is by Zimmer...you are wrong just on this...

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-15 00:00:00
Barbarian Horde is Nick Glennie Smith, Elysium is Klaus Badelt & Lisa Gerrard, Now We Are Free is Klaus, Lisa and HZ. That's what i know :D

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-15 00:00:00
Can someone tell me who composed what on this album? There are several people slated for "Additional Music" and I was curious as to who added/co-composed what tracks. Thanks in advance!

AAB reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-10 00:00:00
I bought this CD as a fluke. This is one of my all time favorite CD's for music. Every song gives me unlimited freedom of emotion. Mr. Zimmer, you are one of my most favored composers. I may not see the movies but I will always follow the music.

don reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-22 00:00:00
tahk

Julia Powers, UK reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-30 00:00:00
Your talent shines through in all your music, i love the Gladiator sound track especially.

rommel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-16 00:00:00
Flippe cool thanx..u rock

Nachtwanderer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-24 00:00:00
Und ihr sitze ich nun mit der Musik dieses Films in den Ohren und träume von einer Welt.
Eine Musik die tief ins Herz geht und so manchen Kummer vergeht.

jiri.ishi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-07 00:00:00
please i need your notes from Gladiator.I living in czech republic, no notes from buy it where not.thank you .
jiri ishi

matina reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-18 00:00:00
i need the transletion from the song we are free now can any one help me?

Rajeet Walia reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-29 00:00:00
You're the BEST Music Composer EVER!!
Music in this Movie is so Good,Thank You.

erik løes reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-21 00:00:00
hello. your music in the film Gladiator is the most exellent filmmusic I`ve ever heard. keep up the good work as an composer. I àm a big fan of you.
best regards
Erik from Norway

ARASH reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-19 00:00:00
HONOR HIM WOWWWWW
THE BEAUTIFULEST NOTES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN FOEVER AT THE WORLD
THE GREATEST COMPOSER OF ALL TIMES
THX HANS ZIMMER .

Johan-Andre Hamman reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-03 00:00:00
Hallo Hanz I think that your music is AMAZING I loveyour Gladiator work the song you composed where they Romans faught is great, it has inspired me allot to go full out in my sport and acdemics. I live in South-Africa and is born to play rugby, before every game I listen to that song and have the "bravery" to go out and performe my best. But what I wanted to say thanks for your work I love it!!! :)

adrian BC reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-15 00:00:00
Greath artists and greath opera. I want to subscribe to a fan club, but here, in Romania, i don't hear for that. Thank you, Hans, thank you, Lisa and all your team to this fantastic sentimentall and heavenly music. I see some pieces of yours hearts in this music. And you, both, became a part of my heart...

Barbara reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-10 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer is a favorite in our household.
As an avid movie watcher, I know how much the music means to a films success. The music can make the movie. You, Mr. Zimmer, have picked some wonderful films to be a part of. Thank you for what you do. It's amazing!

Shameem Luttoo - Mauritius reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-21 00:00:00
I watched this movie in 2000. Astonishing, extraordinary, tremendous....... well!! these words are not just enough to describe this movie. When I talk about the film, I also mean the musics. Now after 6 years all the musics are still resounding in my head and I have decided to buy the album.

Nuno Silva - Portugal reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-30 00:00:00
just let me tell you something...........
your music's fantastic i love it.......
just keep going mr. Zimmer.

Mikel Carmona S.i.W reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-29 00:00:00
Zimmer is the best, and this soundtrack is fantastic, wonderfool. A FAN FROM SPAIN!!

jelly penguins reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-29 00:00:00
OMG this soundtrack has some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard! really inspired me to wanna compose for film myself!

sarah reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-27 00:00:00
This is the most amazing soundtrack ever!!! I listen to it all the time... :)!!!

bashartayyeb@yahoo.com reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-02 00:00:00
would you please send too me tracklist for this movie

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-02 00:00:00
The tracklist is on this page ?!

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