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Cool Hybrid! Been at the concert in Oberhausen last Saturday. A lot better then expected to be honest. Pedro's Oogway's Ascend was very good, Pedro outdid himself there (at the 2nd Zimmer concerts I thought he wasnt that great compared to Richard).<br><br>Yeah! The hell are the other comments about though? The Last Stand is miles ahead of X2. You weren't even saying TLS was the best X-men score, you were just saying it's Powell's best score. Man people are dumbHi, I want to add some seconds of 8 track for the background of my small documentary about races, my first one, is it possibile to ask for copyright? Should I write to some email addresses?<br>I'm kind of the same way, even on a personal level. The synth and power anthems, even from the Media Ventures era, is just kind of getting old to me. The incessant momentum, the lack of thematic progression, it all wears on you eventually.I think you really nailed how I feel about this score. I don’t personally mind the tense electronic elements (this is music that I can enjoy on its own level) but I do feel let down by the lack of a theme or any solid motif to anchor the music. Especially in the emotional cues.<br><br>The one thing that I keep coming back to is how this sounds so much like something Johann Johansson would have written. I actually really like his music style, but it is pretty jarring to see Zimmer do minimalism on this level. No objections here, but I can’t wait to get some exciting Zimmer music again.
Not for nothing but it's kinda odd how Zimmer has been declining ever since, IMO, his collaboration with Wallfisch on Blade Runner 2049.... <br><br>Honestly, I've been straying towards John Carpenter's Halloween 2018 and horror synth ever since....is Zimmer retiring or something? Because I'm finding myself not into him so much, anymore.I honestly wasn't expecting much from this film on a musical level, but some tracks that are available are OK to listen to. McQueen has never been a proponent of larger-scale thematic music in his scores, he seems to be a mood-inspired person, and Zimmer can do that very, very well. <br><br>Coming back to the music, Zimmer seems to have embraced his textural roots. 2018 has been all about texture really in the action films, i.e. Black Panther's percussion layers, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Widows. Thematically, there seems to be a solemn progression for Marcus that reappears in "My Son", that relies on familiar elements (i.e. drone strings layered on top of each other, lower bass accompaniment), and some of the action textures in "We Have A Job To Do" and "Perimeter Check" is a nice callback to the Media Ventures style of things. <br><br>I'm admittedly disappointed with the fact that there is nothing beyond residually, well-anchored momentum and tension to the score,and the album length is shocking. But it is what it is. I love the underlying, throbbing synth bass ripples, I've always had a soft spot for them. <br><br>Honestly, it's a one time listen for me. I'm more excited about his dual superhero bonanza return next year- Wonder Woman 1984 and X-Men Dark Phoenix. I'm definitely not expecting him to use John Ottman's brilliant theme for the latter, although I will definitely be impressed if by slight chance, he does. The "Money" is quite soothing in a melancholy way. "The Calm Before The Storm" uses some worthwhile sombre piano treading that I'm always a stickler for.Come to Bratislava, Slovakia too.I wonder with all of the Easter eggs if Jackman will incorporate some character themes like possibly the Imperial March for Storm Troopers Or Disney themed for the Disney characters@Anonymous on the Blu-ray it should have surround sound. Just that it's out on iTunes in Australia already - which is how I got it - and iTunes bonus features are obviously only in stereo.<br><br>@Ahmad - the benefit here is really all the film version edits of the cues we already have on the album. And some of them are quite different from the album ones....<br><br>The tracklist I came up with for now for the iso score. Total runtime is 2:08:16.<br><br>A Storm Is Coming (Logos) / Julia / Good Evening, Mr. Hunt	4:51			<br>Self-Destruct	0:23			<br>Plutonium Trade / A Terrible Choice	6:14			<br>The Manifesto	1:46			<br>Fallout (Main Titles) / Your Mission (Part 1)	2:07			<br>Your Mission (Part 2)	2:21			<br>Free Fall (Part 1)	1:57			<br>Free Fall (Part 2)	2:14			<br>Grand Palais / Consequences Of Love	2:01			<br>Bathroom	6:12			<br>No Pain, No Gain (Outro) / As Ugly As They Come 	2:09			<br>I'll See You In My Dreams / Widow Bar	2:33			<br>The White Widow / Should You Choose To Accept...	5:38			<br>Busy Day Tomorrow	0:41			<br>Framing Ethan / The Exchange	6:37			<br>Escape Through Paris	6:11			<br>Steps Ahead	1:11			<br>Je Suis Désolé	1:04			<br>Unfinished Business	0:34			<br>Did You Ever Choose Not To?	1:51			<br>You're Mine Now	0:30			<br>We Are Never Free	4:52			<br>Widow In London	1:45				<br>Trapped	3:14				<br>The Mission Is Terminated	2:02			<br>No Hard Feelings / The Exhortation	6:46			<br>Stairs & Rooftops	6:25			<br>Kashmir	7:10				<br>Julia (Reprise) / Fate Whispers To The Warrior	5:06			<br>And The Warrior Whispers Back	8:20			<br>I Am The Storm (Part 1)	4:12			<br>I Am The Storm (Part 2)	1:21			<br>Scalpel & Hammer	3:47			<br>Cutting On One	1:25			<br>The Last Resort 1:48			<br>There's No Reason To Be Sorry / Mission: Accomplished (Curtain Call)	4:51	<br>End Credits	6:28
I wonder what the quality on the disc will be like but definitely not expecting lossless. Three commentaries and the isolated score and language tracks. That's a lot and the movie is not short lol. <br><br>In general, I don't think we're missing much to begin with (but it's really cool and should be done more often). There's a cool bit where the "Syndicate" theme was used I think in the film version of "Escape Through Paris" and the album version doesn't have that bit.ur kidding. is it like the last jedi? why cant it be in surround soundI believe it's stereo at around 160kbps (since it's a stream from iTunes Extras)What quality does the isolated score from iTunes have?Have any of the slate titles surfaced for this? Would be useful when dividing up that (brilliant!) isolated score into tracks. Got it off iTunes earlier this week and pretty much been on repeat all week, so awesome.
I wish. I live like 15 miles away from Golden 1 Center.come to Sacremento,california!!!No, you lying...The tracks Marcus and My Son have some very strong Morricone resemblance. They're similar how the Italian Maestro usually introduces/builds up many of his slow and heartbreaking melodies. The difference is that Zimmer doesn't really build up a theme, therefore it sounds as a long introduction of a never written Morricone theme. Still, I like it.I always wanted to know why that is? when you hear music in the movie composed by Hans or company they sometimessound different, or are not in the soundtrack. Perfect example the Batman trilogy and specially Man of steel. John powell has a lot of missing music as well.
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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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Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-06 20:18:45
"Joker Crashes the Party" - Wasn't that the name of a cue from TDK? Was this an inside joke?


George2018-01-06 21:53:18
Yeah it is! I’m sure it’s a nice reference to it lol


Olive2018-01-07 00:06:02
What to do if the Joker likes to ruin so many parties?

NZ reply Replies: 15 || 2018-01-04 10:43:31
Which Balfe scores, in your opinion, are his best? I’ve just gotten into his stuff recently with Lego Batman and would like a good starting point with him, thanks!


Max Potcats2018-01-04 13:05:06
I really liked Son Of God (Faith is amazing), Terminator Genisys is nice too.


Macejko2018-01-04 13:25:10
Beyond: Two Souls all the way.


mpolonest123 2018-01-04 14:22:38
Beyond: Two Souls and Blackwood are probably my top two from him.


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-04 15:09:34
From what I've heard, I'd say my top picks from Balfe would be Lego Batman, Home and Beyond: Two Souls. But like Zanelli, I feel Balfe is a composer who does some of his best work in additional music moreso than his solo scores, so if I was making a Balfe playlist I'd definitely also add some of his contributions to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Kung Fu Pandas 2 and 3, Megamind and Inception.


Olive2018-01-04 16:02:04
Nothing...
Just kidding!
Animation movies (Lego, Home, Kung Fu Panda, Penguins and Megamind) and video games scores (Beyond, Assassins Creed, Modern Warfare). Yeah, I like also some other things, but nothing too remarkable like those above.


Hybrid Soldier2018-01-04 16:47:12
Ironclad, Harry's Arctic Heroes, Skylanders - Giants...


Richard2018-01-04 17:29:14
AC3 ,Terminator Genius and Ghost In The Shell are mine.


Miguel2018-01-04 17:32:06
Genius for me is my favorite.then Beyond Two Souls, Home and Legobatman


Andrew2018-01-04 17:54:03
Lego Batman all the way !!


Petres2018-01-04 21:59:05
Crown ,Ghost In the shell ,Last Man on The Moon and only because I love old school MV/Remote control ——— Geostorm


DaveFilm2018-01-05 03:49:18
The Crown and Genius are my favourite


Michael882018-01-05 05:06:50
Call of Duty is Balfe’s best along side Beyond Two Souls


Andmusid2018-01-05 07:18:31
Home and Legobatman


TobiasF2018-01-05 16:34:46
Ghost in The Shell,The Bible and Take Off from Geostorm.


KudoJk2018-01-06 18:19:56
Blackwood is a secret gem but I think Ghost In The Shell and The Lego Batman are his best

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.

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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.

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