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Oh dear . Where is the theme ?Comes across very likeable and enthusiastic.Now I'm even more excited!I'm on track 9 at the moment. Nothing especially memorable so far, but I do love the return of the Love Theme and Hoist the Colors.<br><br>Salazar's theme isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it does seem to get repetative quickly. Hopefully the score isn't as blatantly bad on-screen as OST was. That film and score was a mess.Cool insight on POTC 5 !
Now that the album is out there I can easily say that I love this score. Definitely my 2nd favorite behind MoS. <br><br>Musically, much of it has that "Last Samurai/Transformers" power anthem style (with one of the themes sounding like King Arthur) but with RGW's string writing style as opposed to the bass heavy approach of those scores. The WW cello theme isn't used a whole lot, but when it gets some screen time it feels earned, and steals the show. The villain material is the weakest part, but instrumentally is pretty cool with the incorporation of the cimbalom (it reminds me slightly of Sherlock at points)<br><br>Overall, easily one of the best scores so far this year.Hans has not done this one because he was working on dunkirk at the time as far as I know. I saw the movie last night and for sure things like "What shall we die for", "One day", "Jack Sparrow", the legendary "He's a pirate" or even the bit of the musical clock/bell theme from davy jones and Calypso at the VERY end of the film are things that Hans wrote of course. In the movie itself you hear this stuff very often especially in the first hour of the movie which is packed with old themes. But Geoff Zanelli still wrote the other 60%/65% of the music so I can imagine that Hans said that they can give it to Zanelli because even if most of the themes are from Hans, he was most likely not heavily involved at the writing and scoring process. He was most likely there at the beginning of the process like Zanelli said in an interview and made sure that this story needed things like one day or the medallion calls. And he is not credited because of the fact that he was doing dunkirk and for sure his live tour and so he was like mentioned before only there at the beginning of the process and wrote/refined the new versions of one day or he's a pirate if he did anything. But i thought as well that they could have mentioned him in the credits like they mentioned Zanelly or even Steve Jablonsky in the credits of the first one or John Williams at Rogue One.I missed that, sorry! I agree with your other comment.<br><br>Jackman's contribution to the 2nd half of love suite, his rollicking orchestral mayhem in "I don't know if now is the best time" provide plenty of evidence of him imposing his style effectively on the material. <br>"Going back to ground 0" doesn't mean "make a poor movie".<br>I would like more Pirates movies, but not if they make them as bad as the 4th and 5th ones. They could have written an original story (I'm sure there are good writers out there who could have found something fresh) and started a new adventure just like the 2nd and 3rd movies did. It's not impossible.<br>But rather they just tried to remake the 1st movie. If they did it for the 5th one, why do you think they wouldn't do it for the 6th one? Judging by the post-credit scene, they are clearly not afraid of ripping off the previous movies even more... :-DHi Hans!<br><br>Your scores helped me pass through difficult times, in life.<br>Never heard music that touches me so deep inside.<br>Thanks - to you and your Team - and go on like this.<br>When do you come to Germany with your Team (live in concert)?<br><br>If you like to answer: atlantis42195@gmail.com<br>------------------------------------------<br>Hallo Hans!<br><br>Ein dickes Lob an Sie und Ihr Team.<br>Ihre Musik half mir, durch schwere Zeiten im Leben zu kommen.<br>Nie zuvor kannte ich Musik, welche mich derart berührt.<br>Wann kommen Sie wieder nach Deutschland, mit Ihrem Team?<br><br>Weiter so und beste Grüße, aus Düsseldorf!<br>Falls Sie antworten möchten:atlantis42195@gmail.com<br><br>Jill W.<br>
Yeah... I know what you mean...<br><br>First of all, I want this movie to be a fun ride. I cannot ask of it what I would ask of a Nolan production, for once. But I know I cannot ask of this movie what I would ask of a 2nd or a 3rd part. I say this because since DMTNT begins production they (producers) hinted it was the BEGINNING of a new adventure, So they had to go back to "ground 0". And is not too difficult to guess that they'd try the Star Wars formula; POTC 5 is basically Force Awakens in its intentions at the least.<br><br>So what really put me off is the fact that all this hate will only cause to not greenlit more adventures :( , because, well.. apparently audience doesn't want this dessert anymore.If that cheesy ending was "so so cool", it's just because it's a powerful reminder of how beautiful the 3rd movie was. And even more so in comparison to this dreadful 5th outing.Yeah I made a shitty suite ! :( :( :( lolLots of people complaining about the film and the score, makes me a little bit irritated. Of course this was never gonna reach the level of the first films. It never will be, it's been 10 years. I am a hugh fan of these films and after watching the new film I felt so good. That cheesy ending was actually so so cool. The movie wasn't perfect put they did some good things in it. I haven't heard this album yet but I listened to the samples and everything I wanted on this album, I did hear those parts in the samples. Afterwards I was humming that new adventure theme all day, even how unoriginal it is. It's cool and Carina's theme is a great new addition. This score is much than On Stranger Tides maybe think about that. Let this score grow on you. Most people now base their opinion on just this suite. Honestly ? It doens't reflect the score that well.I have yet to listen to the score, and I will after see the movie because I want to experience it on the movie itself first.<br><br>But if you read the very insightful interview with Zanelli for filmmusicamg, he talks about the "differences" between composers at RCP, and when Zimmer liked something of Zenelli its because, in Zimmer's words "it sounds so Geoff" (I think he was racalling it about Tia Dalma's theme and the tribal island music from DMC). So I think is kind of unfair to expect Geoff's music to sound very Zimmer's, realistically speaking. <br><br>I've been listening Zanelli's scores a few years now, and I think I Identify his style and his type os themes, which are not like Zimmer`s at all (talking about notes specifically)... so based on his scores I expect this to be a very Geoff Zanelli score leaning to POTC style and just a little of Zimmer.<br><br>You can see the differences in the OST album, just listen on what Zimmer composed and the listen the Spaniard's theme, which is by Zanelli.
Actually, iii, I expressed similar sentiments to yours in a reply below this post. :) Hans' absence is definitely felt. <br><br>As for Jackman vs. Zanelli, I'm not sure the two can be fairly compared. Yes, Henry made interesting arrangements, but most of what he did was the love theme from POTC 3. Zanelli, on the other hand, has worked on all four films and written a couple themes. So I feel like Jackman would have had to work on more for us to really say whether he's the stronger composer for the franchise.'I think they couldn't have picked a better composer than Geoff in Hans' absence'<br><br>I disagree, Mike. The strongest arrangements of Hans' material in the franchise were Henry Jackman. <br><br>'some would argue Geoff wasn't properly credited when Hans was in charge.'<br><br>'some' would be wrong. Geoff Zanelli was credited as an additional music arranger because that's what he did. The weakness of this score's ideas in comparison to particularly the third one speaks to the importance of the primary composer. There is nothing in this score the equivalent of "Marry Me" or "Hoist the Colors" or "Jack Sparrow" or "The Kraken" or even "Mermaids". <br><br>The score misses Zimmer big time, but I suspect if the film had looked interesting he might've been tempted back. The reality is Hans (love it or hate it) has a strong musical voice and you can feel its absence. <br><br>The main new theme is boring and the dreary cello version in the end credits is a completely over-used sound these days. And the mix of the whole score is appalling - even worse than On Stranger Tides flat soundscape. How did they manage to make a 100 piece orchestra sound like a demo for an off the shelf sample library? <br><br>Everything is just another backwards step. <br>Wow! 78 minutes of score! Cool.Man, I loved this movie.Hm, Angel On The Wing sounds a lot like the Cerberus theme from Mass Effect 2.
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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 .......

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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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