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Maybe because it is IDENTICAL the another theme of the same series?I haven't seen the movie yet, but I will soon, but I've heard the soundtrack and I have only one thing to say. This is the best score of the franchise since At World's End. I had tears in my eyes every time an old theme played. I liked the score for On Stranger Tides, but I didn't like how it relied too much on older themes. I appreciate this score for not using the Ship battle theme and the rolling cage chase motif which I'm kinda tired of hearing them. I love the clever use of One Day as a theme for Henry Turner. Of course, everytime Jack's Themes (both the intro theme, the cello theme, and his DMC theme) and He's A Pirate show up, I can't help but smile and jump up and down. What about the new stuff? A lot of people have criticized Salazar's Theme for sounding like Blackbeard. It does don't get me wrong, but Zanelli isn't the first person to do this. The Winter Soldier is derived from Why So Serious. Optimus Prime's theme is IDENTICAL to the Knights March from King Arthur. Discombobulate from Sherlock Holmes, Absurdity from The Lone Ranger, and The Red Capes Are Coming from Batman v. Superman ALL SOUND THE SAME. They're awesome, but similar. Why is it so bad now? I like the rock elements in Salazar's theme and it makes it quite scary. Carina's Theme (The Brightest Star in the North) is also the main theme of the movie and it is perfect beyond belief. Her theme very much resembles past love themes, but it has a sense of herorism to it. I always gravitate to composer's themes for female characters (John Williams with my girls from Star Wars). The new adventure theme is epic! It does sound like He's A Pirate, but it is very catchy. I don't know what the score sounds like in the movie, but it sounds really good on the official soundtrack. To end this, all the action music is incredibly fun. Hans should be proud. Here are my top  5 favorite tracks:<br><br>1. Beyond My Beloved Horizon<br>2. The Brightest Star in the North<br>3. No Woman Has Ever Handled My Herschel<br>4. My Name is Barbossa<br>5. The Dying GullThe orchestrators are the same.<br><br>You really think the other composers aren't busy enough these days ? It was 10 YEARS ago ! lol*necessary (sorry about my english)This composing lacks on every important aspect that make a film music score so nessesary to the movie itself. This music has no evolution, has no entity or identity.<br><br>You only know that you are listening the "WONDER WOMAN" ost when you listen the references to the now mythical (Zimmer) theme from Batman v Superman. And when this theme sounds in this composing it feels totaly out of place, really a shame.<br><br>Beyond, this music could easily work with another summer blockbuster like Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean or a generic action flick.<br>For years Iíve been defending "DC" music works against the  Marvelís (MCU) soul-less soundtracks. And now after three awesome ost (DCEU) I have to eat my words.<br>Is not necessary to talk about how great are Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad (ok, this last less, but with a epic main theme). You only need to listen Rupert Gregson-Williams Wonder Woman, and then play one of this three compositions.<br><br>But the most disappointing thing, is the great missed oportunity with the Wonder Woman Theme last year. That exotic tone, that woman strengh that you feel when you are listen this epic theme. Here all this feelings are lost. At the end, another Zimmer-Like Šlbum. <br>But like always in the "Zimmer-Like" longtime Šlbum library, not that height, not that quality, because if Wonder Womanís score remebers us something, is one and clear truth: Only Exists One Hans Zimmer.<br>
What I don't understand is why couldn't they at least aim for the best soundscape this franchise have had by bringing the rest of the team from AWE of composers, arrangers and orchestrators back. If we look at AWE, apart from Zimmer, there was Zanelli, Jackman, Glennie-Smith, Balfe, ÷rvarsson, Gire and Sponsler on board. If they could choose one lead composer in Zimmer's absence, then whatever some dude wrote would at least sound interesting because of the colorful instrumentation and big, fresh orchestral sound AWE had. Or maybe, just rearrange old themes from the other movies in true AWE style would work just as well. There's plenty of material from POTC 1 that hasn't been used in the other films, and much of it would shine if orchestrated and performed in AWE's sonic fashion rather than the cheap sound the first film had.Fantastic album, particularly HGW's Metal Gear Solid and HZ's Call of Duty! Highly recommendedZanelli made a wonderful job with Zimmer's themes.<br>The new themes are great too, but he really did Zimmer's themes justice. I like the continuity.<br>Track 9.El Matador Del Mar, my favorite on the album.Maybe it's the end credits after the songI also love the appearence of the theme in the end of Trafalgar Celebartion. Does anybody know what Action Reaction exactly is? It sounds a bit like a remix from the main theme but it could also be a part of the movie soundtrack. i don't know but it sounds cool.
After listening to it the first time I thought this was a very good Zimmer score, but suddenly realized it was Rupert Gregson-Williams and that's a very good thing because he has been able to bring this Zimmer classic sound but with his own voice, as they said above here, with Last Samurai-like anthems and also remind me a bit of the second half of Hacksaw Ridge score, and that's great.<br>I specially liked No Man's Land, Wrath of Wonder Woman, Hell Hath No Fury and Lightning Strikes (well, in general, the second half is pretty awesome with many action heroic themes).<br>Cannot wait to hear it in the context of the movie.Love Maestro in The Holiday! The music keeps bringing me back to the movie. Something delightful about it!This is "One day" theme of the third soundtrack xDListen to 12:38 above and then also Main Title or Top of the World from Last of the Mohicans. Trevor Jones should have a listen.I swear I heard Last of the Mohicans in the movie twice. Maybe it was the slowing of the classic pirate theme. I will figure it out next time I watch.
@ mpolonest123 except the Sia song is played during the end creditsThanks!!Of memory I think is it the order of the movie, but I think some tracks are mixed in one, for exemple el matador del mar (like At Wit's End in potc3)  :-)Does anyone know if the score is in the same order it is played in the movie??I agree - why didn't they include Tina's version of the theme . More of the Zimmer would have made the score much effective
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Lorne BalfeMax ArujThomas FarnonQueenie Li
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The Lego Batman Movie
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 94'18 (Score: 60'08)
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CD 1 - SONGS
  1. Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump (3:03)
  2. Forever - DNCE (3:48)
  3. (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew (4:35)
  4. Invincible - Kirsten Arian (2:59)
  5. One - Harry Nilsson (2:22)
  6. Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix) - Alesso Feat. Tove Lo (6:35)
  7. Man In The Mirror - Alex Aiono (2:23)
  8. Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! Feat. Will Arnett & Jeff Lewis (3:49)
  9. I Found You - Fraser Murray & Lorne Balfe (3:34)
  10. Forever - Justin Tranter (3:49)
  11. Man In The Mirror - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (1:49)
  12. Everything Is Awesome - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (2:02)
CD 2 - SCORE
  1. Black (7:32)
  2. Your Greatest Enemy (2:42)
  3. The Arrival Of Robin (2:52)
  4. Joker Crashes The Party (1:33)
  5. No Seat Belts Required (2:17)
  6. To Cage The Joker (1:59)
  7. The Phantom Zone (3:37)
  8. Open For Business (1:09)
  9. Chaos In Gotham (3:20)
  10. Lava Attack (7:40)
  11. For Your Own Good (1:45)
  12. Joker Manor (2:29)
  13. Batman's In The Zone (4:40)
  14. The Babs Signal (2:25)
  15. Battle Royale (4:54)
  16. A Long Farewell (2:49)
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EduMusic reply Replies: 3 || 2017-03-05 04:10:16
Really loving this score and the film ROCKED. Does anyone know about Genius ? Lorne has posted photos today or recording sessions


Michael2017-03-05 15:47:46
Genius is the Rob Howard TV show based on The life of Einstein .


Anonymous2017-03-06 08:03:17
I believe Hans is writing the main theme with Lorne and Lorne is the Doug the score to all of the episodes . The super bowl spot looks amazing . Frost Nixon was a unique score from them both .


AndiM2017-03-20 07:21:22
Great score . Nice to hear something so different and so many styles

AndyFil reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-19 20:19:21
Lego Batman just got released in Australia so it was great to hear how the score worked to the film. Amazing work . The Robin song I Found You is excellent and Lorne should be writing more songs . Interested to see Ghost in the shell now

Adam reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-04 15:22:45
Bought the score weeks ago but only now got to see Lego Batman. Lorne's score is better than the first film I think . Great tunes and lovely to listen to and I hope he does more Lego movies

Musicsam reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-27 06:27:28
Lego better be in the Oscars next year. brilliant film and Lroens score is another leval and hope he does more super hero films now

Phillipe reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-24 03:09:20
Happy Birthday maestro


Mike 2017-02-24 11:24:43
The demos he posted on Facebook arnt on the album ? Does anyone know if releasing them . Great soundtrack and which more animation music was like this


Tim2017-02-24 12:49:52
Great sounding score . Definitely best score of the year . This a cool Batman scorof and better than most of the superheroes movie soundtracks week done to him

IronmanSucks reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-24 02:07:40
Too many songs but the score is amazing and really enjoying the score

Paul reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-23 12:35:13
Great score . And love the Robin theme . Lovely tunes and cool action music


Pierre 2017-02-23 13:41:58
Yes and the robin theme that is the song i Found You is beautiful. Going back to see lego batman again tonight !

John reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-22 03:34:35
Does anyone know what Mark M was doing the score ?

James reply Replies: 6 || 2017-02-20 05:50:23
There seems some negative comments about this score but I think it is great because it is fun but also with great serious overtones. For a change , the music was as important as ththe storyline for a change . I was actually shocked to see Lorne's name at the end because I had never heard his music this good. seems like he was allowed to go wild and enjoy writing . Enjoyed this soundtrack more than anything in a long time so well done


John2017-02-20 09:25:34
Onlyon this forum ! I think it's amazing and the music makes the film . I have always been a fan of Hans music but now lorn music is beating everyone's music for animation . Really great and best batman score since batman begins


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-20 12:05:11
"now lorn music is beating everyone's music for animation."

Sorry. As good as this score is, Lorne still has a long long way to go before he reaches John Powell's level.


John2017-02-20 12:34:49
Sorry but !!! Edmund you seem to be in the minority ! Social media is constantly
Mentioning the score in reviews . I realize I'm new to the new site but I follow Ihim on twitter and Facebook and everyone seems to be congratulating on the soundtrack . Apart from you ! Anyway - it's fun and I close my eyes and sit back and listen to it and enjoy A what else can I ask for .


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-20 14:41:18
Good for him! It's great that this score is getting such acclaim. It's a very fun and enjoyable one. But go out and ask those same people if they like this more or How to Train Your Dragon and then come back and tell me what they say.


David2017-02-20 19:56:09
Not just Powell but Zimmer too! The Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda and The Lion King! Another great Powell animated score is Shrek, which he shares with Gregson-Williams :D


tim2017-02-21 08:08:43
Chad smith played on the score -red hot chilli peppers - what a drummer!!

BBmysic reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-20 12:52:36
Totally lost ! /9 fed up with the violence amongst us all !

theeaglesfan005 reply Replies: 9 || 2017-02-13 13:12:36
Anybody got a film order of the score + songs?


Medigo2017-02-13 17:18:59
Feel free to correct me


Black
Who's The (Bat)Man - Patrick Stump
Your Greatest Enemy
Forever - DNCE (could also be the other version, they sound alike)
The Arrival Of Robin (Part 2)
Man In The Mirror - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (in the background)
(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew (Briefly)
Invincible - Kirsten Arian (Briefly)
Joker Crashes The Party
One - Harry Nilsson
The Arrival Of Robin (Part 1)
No Seat Belts Required (also a combination of 2 tracks)
To Cage The Joker
The Phantom Zone
Everything Is Awesome - Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine (As elevator music)
Open For Business
Chaos In Gotham
Lava Attack
For Your Own Good
Joker Manor
Batman's In The Zone
The Babs Signal
Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix) - Alesso Feat. Tove Lo
Battle Royale
A Long Farewell
Man In The Mirror - Alex Aiono
Part of the End Credits (didnt stay for all of it) are:
Friends Are Family - Oh, Hush! Feat. Will Arnett & Jeff Lewis
Black Excerpt
I Found You - Fraser Murray & Lorne Balfe


Medigo2017-02-13 17:20:05
I forgot The arrival of Robin part 3 (the joker material)
That goes before 'Joker Crashes the Party'
(which I feel hes done in four separate movies now)


theeaglesfan0052017-02-17 00:00:55
thanks :D


theeaglesfan0052017-02-17 00:05:25
when say arrival of robin part 1 and 2.. where should it be split?


jrej35552017-02-17 02:55:02
@theeaglesfan005
The Arrival of Robin
Part 1: Start - 0:51
Part 2: 0:51 - 1:37
Part 3: 1:37 - End


Medigo2017-02-17 08:53:07
also 1:29-2:50 from 'Black' was for some reason replaced in the movie with new music
no other track has edits like that I think tho


Rocko 2017-02-18 09:07:15
Where does the song I Found You feature in the film? It's a beautiful and it's the Robin theme but want to know where it goes .


Hybrid Soldier2017-02-18 11:08:29
In the end credits !


theeaglesfan0052017-02-19 21:49:56
@jrej3555

Where does Part 3 go?

Jim reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-19 12:51:12
Really enjoying this score and the film was great . Lorne's writing is getting
Better and better and this is his best so far . Beautiful and great music .

AndyMusik9 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-17 05:22:37
What an amazing score and a cool film . Saw it tonight and it the best batman ever . Lorne score is brilliant .

Waymann reply Replies: 8 || 2017-02-14 11:45:39
Don't know why everyone is actually raving about this score ? Have listened to it once and I haven't felt the urge to listen to it again. It's a fun score for sure. But saying it's the best score for an animated movie since a long time is a bit too much credit for me... But hey everyone can like whatever they want. Love the first minute of The Arrival of Robin though.


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 12:34:09
I kind of agree with you. It's a fun score but the level of accolades it's getting would have you think it's the second coming of Jesus Christ.


isildur2017-02-14 14:08:40
It's not just fun score, it's fun "Batman" score. Sure many of us loved Hans' Dark Knight scores but this kind of addresses more aspects of Batman's & Joker's characters not just their broody nature and completely insane unpredictability that was there in Nolan's movies. Also the contrasting comic nature of the film helps the score to be enjoyed on a different level.

Of course it's not the greatest animation score. But when combined with the kind of popularity Batman & Lego movies have, it's just that more people are talking about it. And I, for one, am glad Lorne is getting some much deserved attention.


Mike2017-02-14 19:33:21
Obviously you haven't been reading the reviews then !!!! I think it's a great score
and the film is a massive success . The music is is big part of the film and works brilliantly


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 22:24:21
So if "the reviews" say something, it must be true and the rest of us have to fall in line? LOL


Mike2017-02-14 22:29:20
LOL ! Anyway


Miguel2017-02-14 22:35:46
Has anyone seen the physical release . Amazon seems sold out already


Mike2017-02-15 04:19:42
Different Mike here....frequent poster...Whenever I see other Mikes here, I feel the need to change my name. ;)

But I agree with Edmund. It's pretty good, but it's not amazing. Maybe seeing the movie will change my mind.


MikeP2017-02-15 06:58:58
Mike - it will change your mind

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 10:54:29
What a lovely song I Found You is and Friends are family is great .lornes best score to date I think .

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 10:48:17
Really enjoyable score and the orchestrations are amazing . One of
The best animation music I have heard an a while . Lava attach is a great track.

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 08:10:15
By the way, does the credit "score producer" for Max Aruj and Thomas Farnon means, that they are also write additional music and arrangements for this?

Modo66 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-14 08:00:50
Wow - this is a great album looking forward to seeing the film now

jrej3555 reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 17:46:01
This is the soundtrack album that Zimmer and Balfe's Megamind should've gotten! That release was pathetic; it failed to satisfy those who wanted the songs (only had 4) and those who wanted the score (13 cues).

Crisp Rat reply Replies: 3 || 2017-02-07 15:17:38
Fantastic score, one of Lorne's best. Has anyone else noticed how he quotes The Dark Knight score in "Your Greatest Enemy"?


AndrewMusix2017-02-07 17:05:51
It's funny how everyone is thinking they are hearing every single Batman reference . Fantastic score . Not what I expect led . Seeing the film this
Weekend . Hope it's as good as the soundtrack


Bioscope2017-02-13 16:05:17
Do I hear a distinct quote of the Arrowverse motifs? I keep seeing The Flash running past me in my mind's eye :)


Crisp Rat2017-02-13 16:49:21
@Bioscope I thought the exact same thing!

Evan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 05:05:58
I can't stop listening to it . It is everything an animation soundtrack should sound like and more . Just saw the film today and the whole score stands
Out in the film . I think this is the year for Balfe .......

Deitor reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-13 04:58:37
I Found You is the Robin theme I believe . It is the best song on the album I think and lorne should write more songs . I think it's the best super heros score in along time .

Ando87 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-12 11:14:16
i have listened to this score over 10 times . wonderful music and the best animation music in a long time


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-12 17:20:19
Kubo and the Two Strings is not even a year old! ;)


Ando872017-02-13 00:41:43
Exactly !

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-11 20:50:04
Really enjoying this soundtrack . So much fun . Seeing the film tomorrow and already imagining what's going on . Got the album on loop now

Kevin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-11 20:06:34
Best score and best film . Saw it this afternoon and laughed so much . The orchestration is stunning and the robin theme is beautiful.

David reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-10 18:10:42
Just been to see it and it's really good . Best Batman since Batman begins. Lorne's score is sensational . Score of the year


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-10 21:02:54
Score of the year? LOL. It's barely February, dude!

BoMus80 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-02-09 04:14:39
Has anyone seen the movie yet ? Reviews seem amazing and score is sounding the best . Apart from Zimmer - best music to come out of RCP in a LONG time.


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-09 14:06:40
I'd say that this is the best RCP score since probably Eddie the Eagle - but it doesn't top that little gem, for me. ;)


Moss2017-02-10 03:24:13
What a score . Great animation music but with solid themes .
Defiantly best score of the year - hard to beat this one . Favorite cue is Lava attack and then Kaos in Gotham.

Ckold reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-08 06:53:02
Yes yes . Finically a film that shows Balfe's true skill and voice . Normally it's his small film that let him loose but this is pretty good . Great

Andrewm reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-08 04:14:50
Does anyone know what tracks Chas Smith played on?



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