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His KPM and Extreme library tracks are excellentOh I know! I'd say I've heard maybe 20 scores or so by him, so not totally useless, but he's definitely someone I still need to explore more.It would be good to see Kawczynski doing more.Chappie was excellentIan - I prefer Rogue One over Jurassic World. The movie and the score.<br><br>Edmund - You have missing a lot of great stuff by Goldsmith! :DProbably the only reason Goldsmith isn't in my top 3 is I haven't heard enough of his music. :p
Wallfisch is a good composer indeed, but BR2049 (and Dunkirk) were absolutely the wrong place for him. He's not a synth guy. He was originally a protege of Dario Marianelli, for heaven's sake - he's got a far more classical/orchestral sensibility. A score like Cure for Wellness is a much better fit for him. I'm not sure why Hans thought it was best to bring him of all people in on BR2049 when the more electronically-inclined Mazzaro/Kawczynski duo would have made more sense for a Blade Runner score (I say this based mostly on Chappie).Ian - no one is trying to compare Balfe to Zimmer !Firstly there is a 20 year age gap!!!Zimmer will always be the best in my eyes but doesn’t harm saying someone else can be good <br><br>Still confused why this conversation is still troubling some.I remember saying last year that I thought Lego Batman was one of the best animation scores that year and it caused some to have heart attacks.there are a hand full of people that don’t think he is either good or should be working .... we get !!!! <br><br><br><br>Edmund - given the rationality you've displayed in your comments, I'm disappointed Goldsmith isn't in your top three. ;)<br><br>In all seriousness, I'd put money on Powell fucking nailing the integration of Williams's theme. While Giacchino did a solid job on Jurassic World and Rogue One (I tend to think my assessment of the latter is a bit more positive than most), frankly I just think Powell is a far better composer - a genuine A-level guy, whereas Giacchino is moreso very competent without that spark of pure talent seen in Williams, Goldsmith, Elfman, Zimmer etcI think it's worth noting that Zimmer's popularity at this point is largely under his direct control - meaning that if he were to decide to stop touring, go back to writing full-time, and return to his 'epic' thematic style, I think we'd see a surge in his popularity of the sort we saw from Batman Begins through til Interstellar. However, I just don't think he's interested, which is totally his right.<br><br>I certainly agree that the RCP proteges at this point are, frankly, shit compared to how they used to be. I mean, even a guy like Steve Mazzaro (who I genuinely like and who wrote some of the coolest cues in Chappie, and basically co-wrote BvS - a score I actually like) just utterly pales in comparison to the Powell era.<br><br>Actually, I have to take that back a bit; Wallfisch is a very, very talented guy, honestly so much better than someone like Junkie that I weirdly tend to forget he's under the RCP roof now.@HunterTech<br><br>"I only get annoyed when people decide he's suddenly the most amazing thing ever, which he really isn't. Even on his most competent scores, it's unlikely many would recognize him as one of the greats. Respect him, sure, but not think he's out of this world."<br><br>Exactly. Hans, for all the criticism he gets (much of it for good reason), has written some of the best film music of all time (seriously, having listened to huge amounts of Williams and Goldsmith, I still find Science & Religion my favorite cue ever). On the other hand, Lorne has written innumerable adequate-to-good scores, but none that I can recall are iconic. I'd say the closest he's come is in the form of his contributions to some of Zimmer's work (personally, I think his Kick It theme is the most interesting of those in Inception), but even then he hasn't done anything as memorable as Djawadi's theme from Batman Begins.
Michael - reread the second half of my previous comment. And no, I don't think Genius or Churchill are no good; I wasn't impressed by the second, to be honest, but Genius is really cool - like an updated version of Frost/Nixon, one of my very favorite Zimmer/RCP scores.<br><br>Edmund - much appreciated.<br><br>Overall, I too am baffled by many of these comments; clearly there is a middle ground between "Lorne is shit." and "Lorne is absolutely amazing.", but this seems to be missed.<br><br>And by the way, I'm actually super happy for Lorne's success - I think he deserves it given the quality and quantity of his work, and he seems like a super nice guy to boot (how many composers regularly respond to people on Facebook?). However, this doesn't mean I can't simultaneously point out the fact that much of his work is very, very similar to work he's done previously. Indeed, I think this is more of an issue for Lorne than Hans, perhaps because he takes on sooooooo many projects.I agree. His Justice League theme is just a deconstruct of his Batman theme. Clever, yeah sure - he's done similar things with the Men In Black sequels and I'm sure there's others I can't think of right now - but I personally dont consider Elfman's involvement in this new DCEU to be very welcome. Zimmer paints a different canvas than Elfman, and I love both their works.It was a missed opportunity.<br>Yeah... I'm not sure about Elfman's wave. The guy decided to bring back his old Batman theme instead of actually writing a new one. He has to re-invent himself. <br>Seven with Zimmer
Yeah, Silvestri, Newman, Goldenthal and JNH too. The six most popular "new" composers, along with Horner, of the  80's and 90's.I saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitI saw a few clips from the movie on youtube. The score sounded really good. Very unlike Djawadi and very beautiful fantasy music! Can't waitHonestly, I do feel bad for Elfman, because for Chrissakes hes been doing 50 Shades of Grey these days, and the last memorable scores I have of him are from 2012. But I don't think Zimmer or even Elfman for that matter are done as yet. I predict by the end of this decade Zimmer will have a new wave in popularity wash in. I'm just waiting for Elfman's wave right now...not quite seeing it yet.Glad you caught it Rockhound. Think the others were too wound up to notice !!i was trying to be funny.
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Planet Earth II (TV Series Documentary)
Label: Silva Screen
Length: 133'11
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  1. Planet Earth II Suite (4:31)

    ISLANDS
  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)

    JUNGLES
  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)

    DESERTS
  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)
CD2
    MOUNTAINS
  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)

    GRASSLANDS
  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)

    CITIES
  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 n°1?


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
Fantastic!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAphgHhlteM&t=7s

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_38JDGnr0vA


...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 “Planet Earth II Suite”, I would like to obtain an authorization for commercial use in México. Where or how can I get a license four this purpose?
Thankyou

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZjAzj6KJdQ

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoHyuh0Ooro

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.

Keyboards
HANS ZIMMER

Electric Guitar
JACOB SHEA

Piano
Maybe, JASHA KLEBE

Percussion
Exactly, SATNAM RAMGOTRA

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9hn4IGofM

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.

  Your name :   

Please enter number: 1540 

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:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MrLukeJohnston/status/79560940378 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.


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
Exquisite.

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! ;)

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