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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Enderís Game isnít bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien ďMRIĒ sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonskyís most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound thatís it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozartís Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didnít need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores youíve mentioned. I even donít have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just donít like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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Planet Earth II (TV Series Documentary)
Label: Silva Screen
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  1. Planet Earth II Suite (4:31)

  2. The Sloth (3:41)
  3. Home To Dragons (5:01)
  4. Albatross Dance (4:00)
  5. Razor Snakes Vs Iguanas (4:59)
  6. Chinstrap Penguins (3:20)

  7. Singing Indri (2:41)
  8. Competing Hummingbirds (3:12)
  9. Life In The Canopy (2:41)
  10. Jungle Weather (1:41)
  11. Night Crawlers (2:00)
  12. World Of Bioluminescence (2:50)
  13. Wilson's Bird-Of-Paradise (3:29)
  14. Something Worth Protecting (2:17)

  15. Life Without Water (2:39)
  16. Monsoon Deserts - Canyonlands (3:20)
  17. Lions Vs Giraffe (3:31)
  18. The Butcher Bird (1:07)
  19. Wild Horses (2:45)
  20. Desert Nightlife - Golden Mole (3:39)
  21. Long-Eared Bat Vs Scorpion (3:13)
  22. Early Morning Fog (2:53)
  1. Roof Of The World (0:53)
  2. Peaks of North America (1:59)
  3. The Ibex (1:41)
  4. The Himalayas (2:17)
  5. Flight Over Alps (2:17)
  6. Ice Skating Flamingos (1:19)
  7. Dancing Bears (1:38)
  8. Tenacious Bobcat (1:55)
  9. Garden Of Ice (2:05)
  10. Snow Leopards (5:15)
  11. Savage Beauty (1:43)

  12. Nomadic Life (1:57)
  13. Hunting Buffalo Herds (4:17)
  14. The Okavango (1:39)
  15. Carmine Bee Eaters (2:41)
  16. Industrious Insects (3:39)
  17. The Great Migration (5:45)

  18. The Unnatural Habitat (1:17)
  19. Langurs Of Jodhpur (2:36)
  20. Temple Gardens (2:10)
  21. Market Thieves (3:10)
  22. Illuminated (1:32)
  23. City Skylines (1:28)
  24. Starlings (1:53)
  25. Toronto Raccoons (2:52)
  26. We Are The Designers (2:49)
  27. Epilogue (1:20)
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Iamtommie reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-27 19:31:22
Blue Planet II soundtrack digital this sunday & physical december 1st.

Tracklist here:

1. The Blue Planet
2. Family Theme
3. Surfing Dolphins
4. Abyssal Plain
5. Mobula Rays
6. Race To Feed
7. Albatross Flight
8. Big Blue
9. Turtle Spa
10. Ducks And Currents
11. Humboldt Squid
12. A Forest Awakens
13. Scavengers Of The Deep
14. Kobudai Transformation
15. Clownfish
16. Baby Turtle
17. Weedy Sea Dragon
18. Portuguese Man Of War
19. Walrus : The Right Piece Of Ice

MadMax862017-10-27 19:52:59
Great :D
and the Bloom song ? Is it the nį1?

Iamtommie2017-10-27 20:30:19
I think number 1 is the same kind of track as Planet Earth II

Mephariel2017-10-28 05:12:04

I am pretty sure "The Blue Planet" is the theme used here:

Waymann reply Replies: 7 || 2017-09-14 16:36:01
Blue Planet II is coming and Zimmer is collaborating with Radiohead for an exclusive track for Blue Planet2 prequel ocean Bloom

Michael Fields 2017-09-14 16:47:55
Are you kidding? It's great! Can't wait for this!

Waymann2017-09-14 16:56:46
No kidding. Just saw this popping up on the official BBC Earth twitter account.

Waymann2017-09-27 14:30:54
Now you can hear what Zimmer and Radiohead made for the Prequel of Blue Planet 2

...2017-09-27 17:02:44
In other zimmer news, Hans has scored or is scoring an indipendent iranian film based on true events according to IMDb!

Hybrid Soldier2017-09-27 18:39:24
Don't trust IMDb...

Paul2017-09-30 17:03:26
(Ocean) bloom is a wonderfull song, but i think if you take away the vocals, the song gets a little bit better...

Hybrid.. do you know if the song gets a spotify release??

Mephariel2017-10-16 17:48:40
Love Ocean Bloom. Hybrid, no release date yet for the album? The first episode is coming out in a week.

Ociel Valencia reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-11 22:45:24
Regarding the title ďPlanet Earth II SuiteĒ, I would like to obtain an authorization for commercial use in Mťxico. Where or how can I get a license four this purpose?

Mephariel reply Replies: 1 || 2017-07-12 16:15:51
Zimmer did the main theme.

Shea and Klebe did everything else.

Felix2017-07-12 19:31:24
Yeah I know this, but wanted to know if they did it both together or one by one....

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-12 15:55:06
Anybody knows who did what?

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-28 22:40:03
Great News. Enjoyed Planet Earth II immensely.

Brent reply Replies: 2 || 2017-03-28 02:04:44
So... Film Music Reporter is reporting that Zimmer, Shea and Klebe will score Blue Planet II. If it's anything like Planet Earth, I will be one happy individual.

iMe2017-03-28 07:49:41
Bring on that "Blue Planet II Suite"! Can't wait! ;-)

Josh2017-03-28 08:14:34
Cannot wait! Planet Earth II was so good, and I'm so pumped for Blue Planet II!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-28 03:09:13
Is that suite all Zimmer wrote here, or was he involved in other tracks, too? "We are the Designers" sounds like him, and his Facebook page posted it as music "he" wrote along with Jasha Klebe and Jacob Shea.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-25 05:36:42

Guys! Check this out! This is behind-the-scenes of Planet Earth II with Hans Zimmer himself from BBC Official.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-15 11:08:57

Just see this!

Michael Poleschuck2017-02-15 11:12:53
This is the Planet Earth II Theme live performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


Electric Guitar



And string group with choir.

It's sounds amazing!

PRZEMEK reply Replies: 0 || 2017-01-15 23:25:15
Hi all, stunning music out here, I am so fancy in Hans music.
Anyone has a clue what is the Menu music from Blu-ray edition of PE II? I am pretty sure I have heard it before, Shazam can't find it, I am guessing ... By the time I was looking deep in my memory I remembered :) It is "Arrival of the Birds"

Smith reply Replies: 0 || 2016-12-01 12:28:01
I've listened to the score now several times, and i have to say that it really blows me away. It is SO beautiful, has its themes, its complexity, the fun-factor, the drama, everything in it. It's like a phenomenal journey when you've listend to the whole score. It's so good that I'm actually shocked that it's not hyped by the fans or recognized that much and that SUCH a quality is being used for a documentary. It sounds like a superb blockbuster with a HUGE score. To Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe: thank you VERY much for this amazing and beautiful work. You guys are so talented and i'm so excited to hear more and more from you in the future. And to everyone else here: Give it a listen, it is an amazing work and score!

Brent reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-23 08:52:42
Am I the only one, or do I sense a bit of "Gravity" in Chinstrap Penguins" and a bit of "Avatar" in Singing Indri? The end of Chinstrap Penguins even has that "airlock sudden ending" sound that was prevalent in Gravity.

Joshua reply Replies: 4 || 2016-10-18 02:38:54
There's a couple chords rattling around in there that sound very Trevor Rabin-ish. I love what I'm hearing so far.

Sean2016-11-13 21:15:17
Totally agree. From what I've read Zimmer and Rabin worked closely together in the past, and I get the vibe that Zimmer has just ripped a lot off from him.

Edmund Meinerts2016-11-14 02:44:30
More like the other way around, I'd think...I mean yeah, Rabin does have a recognizable enough style, but he pulls a LOT of tricks from Zimmer.

rockhound2016-11-14 10:23:48
zimmer and rabin didnt work closely in the past. the only time rabin worked on a zimmer score was Days of Thunder and zimmer worked only on Armageddon, but with gregson-williams and jablonsky were 2 zimmer guys involved. i think rabin got more influenced by mark mancina. the choir in Deep Blue Sea for example has the same sound as the choir in Twister and also the orchestrations in alot of scores have the same style. i guess don harper is one reason for that. if u listen to rabins solo song album Can't Look Away or the Yes album Talk, you can hear the trevor sound and style of theme/melody writing, which you also hear in his scores. its all over the place.

Brent2016-11-15 16:59:49
I actually very much hear Jablonsky in the first track. The percussion sounds like it's ripped straight from the first Transformers film.

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-11 18:45:10
Chinstrap Penguins is one of my favorites

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-10 03:03:12
Incredible scene with music

Paulie reply Replies: 0 || 2016-11-09 10:07:57
Hello. Hybrid, I was just wondering what the purpose of the download button is on this website if when I click on it, nothing occurs.

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2016-11-07 19:40:23
Watched the first episode. Must say Jasha and Jacob have done a really good job. Really liked the "Albtross Dance" and "The March of the Red Crabs". And the main theme is used in all the right places effectively with different variations and moods.

rockhound2016-11-07 22:57:55
i have to agree. very beautiful effective music. hans' main theme is very strong and the suite at the beginning fits perfectly. at the end, right before the diaries, the suite is a bit different, because the end has just the choir without the drums/percussions. sounds beautiful. some action and suspense music sounds like typical rcp music, but the rest is very lovely, especially the emotional parts. these moments have nice melodies and fantastic orchestration.

Patrick2016-11-07 23:53:19
Sensational Scene with part of the score: 9635584

qnebra reply Replies: 4 || 2016-10-29 16:55:16
It could be a great opportunity to compare two BBC natural documentaries soundtracks maked by top level film music composers. Which one is better, Hans Zimmer & team "Planet Earth II", or Steven Price "The Hunt". For me it's something very interesing.

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Morgan Joylighter2016-11-03 05:15:24
I hardly think Steven Price deserves to be considered anywhere near the same level as Zimmer yet. Or probably ever.

price2016-11-03 12:48:35
Maybe not, but from what we've heard, The Hunt is a far more satisfying soundtrack.

These dull tunes sound like library music from a company that mass produces generic cookie cutter TV soundtracks, rather than a crafted score.

Paul2016-11-03 15:32:38
I wouldn't say Price is lower level composer. His style and approach is completely different from Hans'. Price and Zimmer are incomparable. But there's one thing to say about Price - he hasn't done anything original since Gravity and hasn't stepped away from the same sound patterns. I mean, yes it's been only three years, but seriously, at least little changes could have been made. Fury, The Hunt and Suicide Squad all sound the same. Melodically they don't, but if we talk musical structure - Price's works are identical. Yet, score for The Hunt corresponds to the visuals very nicely. I'm pretty sure the same is with Planet Earth II.

qnebra2016-11-05 00:42:52
Paul - I compare only scores and working in series, not style of composers.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 11 || 2016-10-29 00:04:14
Extracts !

Ds2016-10-29 00:17:17
Very, very nice tracks!! thanks!

Mike2016-10-29 02:31:10
I can honestly say I love all three of them! Zimmer's suite reminds me in style of "The Egg Travels" from Dinosaur by James Newton Howard.

aldan2016-10-29 03:28:39
@Mike except that The Egg Travels is far more better, more original, more inspring, and more original than this Zimmer's two note, unoriginal, trailer music piece that i must say, to be honest, will fit the picture just nicely.

Joshua2016-10-29 04:31:28
You know what else is unoriginal? Using the word original three time in one sentence.

rockhound2016-10-29 07:49:48
part of the suite is the music from the extended trailer and yes, the music fits perfectly to the images. zimmers main theme is simple, but very lovely. also the other 2 tracks are nice.

0-^-02016-10-29 21:36:16
Been a while since the man wrote something uplifting and positively spirited like this. The later half of the suite is full of win.

Miguel2016-10-30 06:20:27
Doesn't sound anything like Zimmer ??? Did he actually have anything to do with it apart from his name ?

Hybrid Soldier2016-10-30 09:51:29
Are you just deaf ?

tr2016-10-31 18:48:41
very bland music tbh.

Anonymous2016-11-02 15:19:29
Is it a digital only release, or both digital and physical? Because I can't find the CD to pre-order on Amazon...

Kusi2016-11-02 15:55:03
@anonymous: it should physical, I've preordered it here in Switzerland :)

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-29 12:28:03
Hey Hybrid, it would be great if the site has a button to share on twitter too.

Hybrid Soldier2016-10-29 12:30:31
Tell that the website techs !! :P

isildur2016-10-30 20:16:55
Please pass on this request.

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2016-10-29 19:44:07
Hybrid...or anybody: is there a particular reason that, whenever Hans lands projects like these, he typically ends up just doing the main theme? I guess that makes it less pressing on his time, obviously, but is it monetary? Is it that he wants to give a gig to some of his fellow composers? Pretty much any time you hear Hans is working on TV or a video game, "main theme by" is a given, while the score is usually someone else (except Through the Wormhole, maybe).

Mike2016-10-29 19:48:54
I would guess it's a combo of all those things...This way, they have a big overarching musical piece for the show and have Zimmer's name on the credits, while not requiring him to devote months to the series.

And as an aside, I prefer his work on TV and video games sometimes to what he does in movies. I like all of it, usually, but with TV and games he seems more willing to go into straight power-theme territory (IMO, what the man does best), and technicalities about doing things "differently" and being experimental don't get in the way as much.

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2016-10-29 03:24:31

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-25 20:20:17
Details !

Joshua2016-10-25 20:58:20
YES!!!! So much music here! :))))))

isildur2016-10-26 09:30:52
Hoping for a 2-3 hrs of score. Will be disappointed if it's less than 2 hrs.

... reply Replies: 3 || 2016-10-18 08:20:34
Too bad Hans isn't scoring it by himself... I would love to hear an orchestral documentary score by Hans! but oh well. at least he credits the composers unlike some others like Brian Tyler.

Hybrid Soldier2016-10-18 11:01:42
If you want documentary music by HZ, check Through The Wormhole he's been scoring for 7 years with Jacob Shea... lol

...2016-10-18 13:13:50
I know the theme song! It's really cool! Do you know if there's an album for Wormhole?

Hybrid Soldier2016-10-18 13:19:40
Nope... :/

isildur reply Replies: 2 || 2016-10-18 02:52:56
Eagerly waiting to see what Jasha has done with this. Really loved his score for Winter On Fire.

Mephariel2016-10-18 07:23:09
Yeah, Winter on Fire is excellent. That is the score that got me excited about Shea and Klebe.

Anonymous2016-10-18 09:29:09
Shea didn't work on Winter On Fire. Why does whenever someone talks about Winter On Fire they say Shea and Jasha did a great job on that? I've seen the same thing being said on other forums too. Am I missing something?

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2016-10-18 03:11:33
So glad this is being released! Now we have this and The Crown, so I say again...I hope we can get Premier Boxing Champions! ;)© 2001-2017 OST 
Planet Earth II (TV Series Documentary) soundtrack - Jacob Shea - Jasha Klebe 2016