Score Produced by Ramin Djawadi Additional Music: Brandon Campbell Music Supervisors: Peter Afterman & Margaret Yen Associate Music Supervisor: Alison Litton Music Coordinator: Oriana Pedone Music Editor: Alex Levy
Score Mixed by Chris Fogel at Elbo Studios Score Recorded by Nick Wollage at Air Lyndhurst
Conductor: Gavin Greenaway Orchestrators: Stephen Coleman & Andrew Kinney Orchestra Leader: Everton Nelson Orchestra Contractor: Isobel Griffiths Music Preparation: Booker White Librarian: Jill Streater Score Recordist: Fiona Cruickshank
Assistant Score Engineers: Laurence Anslow, Alex Ferguson & Tom Bailey Additional Score Engineer: Olga Fitzroy Score Mix Assistant: John Chapman Assistant Music Editor: Eric Wegener Assistant Orchestra Contractor: Susie Gillis
Solo Instruments: Pipa: Cheng Yu Khim: Jon Banks Guzheng: Zhu Xiaomeng Choir: Metro Voices Choirmaster: Jenny O'Grady Language Coach: Selina Zheng
Technical Score Advisors: William Marriott & Omer Benyamin Music Production Services: Jennifer Hawks Music Business Affairs: Christine Bergren
Executive Album Producers for Milan Records: Stefan Karrer & JC Chamboredon Production Manager: Pablo Manyer Album Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering
Very Special Thank: Zhang Yimou
Special Thanks to: Cale Boyter, Fong Chen, Sam Chiou, Sean Cooney, Wei Cui, The Djawadi Family, Everybody at Remote Control, Alex Garcia, Alex Gartner, Michael Gorfaine, Julia Haneke, Eric Hedayat, Alex Hedlund, Jasmine Hsiao, John Jashni, Uli Kurtinat, Mindy Lee, Alex Levy, Frank Lin, Peter Loehr, Maria Machado, Eric McLeod, Alexandra Mendes, Mary Parent, Sandrine Pecher, Jake Rice, Simon Robson, David Rodriguez, Mike Ross, Charles Roven, Sam Schwartz, Jillian Share, Graham Stumpf, Cheryl Tiano, Thomas Tull, Ty Warren, Brian Wensel, Sarah Wu, & Hans Zimmer
Release date : 01/06/2017
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Can anybody give me a list of the names of themes and motifs in the movie. I would appreciate it.
Blue female troops theme (heard in "Nameless Order") Great Wall theme ("What a Wall") William's theme ("The Great Wall") Tao Tei (monsters) theme (first heard in "First Battle") Tovar's guitar motif (briefly heard in "First Battle")
These are the most prominent/identifiable ones.
Thanks. Would the Blue Female Troops theme be considered Lin Mai's theme as well? And does Damon's character have a theme?
I would need to rewatch the movie to be absolutely sure she doesn't have a separate theme. And the name of Damon's character is William, his theme is listed above :)
I wanted to see the movie and never did. Now I know what to listen for when I see it. Thanks for the help!
This score is a lot of fun, honestly. Ramin has written better individual pieces than anything here but I'd say this is his most consistently entertaining album, never really gets boring (although sometimes I feel like he does sort of run out of ideas for action music rhythms and falls back on the same type of percussion a lot). Especially the first five tracks are great stuff, just very fun and entertaining. Love the Chinese choir additions.
Macejko, Mr. Djawadi Fanboy, you've been uncharacteristically quiet about this one, what did you think?
Well Edmund my man, I obviously loved this album as well and I think that if we take GoT 6 out of the equation, this is Ramin's best score of the last year. The first half of the album is a pure bliss for me, and although the second half doesn't pack that powerful of a punch, it's still great. After seeing the movie itself I was pleasently surprised of how many elements of the film were actually given a theme (like Pedro Pascal's character for example), albeit a small one. When compared to Warcraft (which I also adored), that movie had sort of a primal, brute-force thing going on (obviously related to the nature of the Orcs). On the other hand, TGW is much more sweeping and adventurous and albeit a also fantasy film from the same year, I'd say those two scores are not interchangable at all. It just goes to show that Ramin puts a lot of serious thought into a movie, even if it's not a cinematic masterpiece (which, let's be honest, neither of those films were).
I've already listened to it. So what can I say? Nothing special. Yes, there are some interestings moments like flute and good choir. But... The main theme reminds me Backdraft and Beyond rangoon (this is not good), but in sum the score is 3 stars from 5. Badelt's Promise alot better.
I hardly check out new scores anymore.. but Backdraft and Beyond Rangoon ? .. two of my favorite scores .. maybe I should try this then.
Btw. MB, do you mean the result is not good (even though Backdraft and Beyond Rangoon are), or that Beyond Rangoon (and/or Backdraft) is not good (the themes) ? Certainly Beyond Rangoon have one of the best theme(s) ever imho.
Yes, I mean the result is not good (even though Backdraft and Beyond Rangoon are, which I love very much). Maybe the others don't hear the influence of Backdraft and Beyond rangoon, but I can hear it. The result is like I said, nothing special. But the other side this score hasn't the underscore crap, thats the good side. Strange thoughts))
It honestly sounds nothing like those scores... lol
It just sounds like Ramin, a more "actiony" Game of Thrones and less "darky" Warcraft, closer to Clash of The Titans...
I mean that there are some elements in main theme which reminds these scores. That's it. I agree that its closer to clash of the titans, but more asian style.
I like it. Esp after the terrible Gears score this is a nice surprise.