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Maybe this is just the sceptic in me speaking, but the process is a bit different this time around to when he did the original. This time, he has an existing score to pull from. Those themes are set in stone. And this is, from what I understand, essentially a shot-for-shot remake, so all this really will be is an 'adaptation' rather than a completely fresh score. Beyonce is working with Tim Rice and Elton John for the songs as well, so the responsibilities seem to be as split as they were the first time round.<br><br>If nothing, I guess this will all result in an interesting look at how Zimmer would reinterpret an older score of his. Not many composers get that opportunity.Yeah, I think he has to do The Lion King first because they have to incorporate the songs with the score. There was even an article saying that Beyonce was working with Zimmer.DT-2017<br>It depends, because it's a musical, and some tracks have to be prepped prior to filming, so he might do a little bit of each throughout this year I'm guessingDark Phoenix is out later this year, The Lion King won't be out until next year. It's a pretty safe bet he'll score Dark Phoenix first.hank you
Are the war-cry vocals in Red Warrior part of the music or are they added in for the OST?@Hybrid Really? I guess itís not a total surprise considering how much of a mess the film turned out to be. Divergent was a similar situation where the score in-film was butchered...The funny thing with Dark Tower, is that the production was so lost they made him write the score 3 times... Who knows what were the other versions like...Itís interesting with Junkie. As a composer on a purely scene basis, heís not that good (this is coming from someone who loves his music). My primary issue with him is that he tends to score scenes with ambience, or stretched out sound design. That was a huge problem I had with Dark Tower.<br><br>But like I said elsewhere, heís still growing as a composer. Watch something like Black Mass where the music in film complements the scenes amazingly.Hans does not have the credit as a producer on this.<br><br>XL is limited, I agree, but I hope he does something fun (the film is not even taken seriously).
Funnily enough, I'm far more critical of Hans than Junkie, given how much the former relies on ghostwriters, but the fact of the matter is that Hans fundamentally understands how to write a film score, and Junkie, from what I've heard, simply doesn't. Mad Max, although a success, is more a function of the film suiting an extremely rhythmic, percussive sound, rather than Junkie being competent, IMHO. So - somewhat joking here, as I know it won't happen - I'd be down for Hans writing a suite for this and Junkie basically copy/pasting it into the film.Hybrid, do you have credits for this version by any chance?welp, looks like we're back to the whole "tom holkenborg aka junkie XL" thing againPoint Break is fantastic!!!!I like Dark Tower, not a terrific score, but i liked it.<br><br>But Point Break... oh, god
What about the Dark Phoenix score? Did he finish it already or doing it in between the Lion King?Wow, I never realized that the oscorp theme is basically Watergate from Frost/NixonI wish so much more! The movie promises to be as good as the last Jumanji! I'm not a big fan of Point Break or Dark Tower, but I think XL has a lot of stuff to explore this time, like in Mad Max.It does not have to be anything extraordinary, just something that gives life to the film.Yes he has, for a few months now actually...Hybrid, do you know if Hans has started on the new Lion King yet?
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Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)Aljoscha ChristenhuŖ
ComposerAdditional Music
The Dark Tower
Label: Sony Masterworks
Length: 66'52
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  1. The Dark Tower (1:42)
  2. The Face Of My Father (1:29)
  3. I Kill With My Heart (3:03)
  4. Skin People (2:34)
  5. Getting A Toothbrush (1:15)
  6. Dutch Hill (2:58)
  7. Guardian (0:47)
  8. Arrival In Mid-World (1:52)
  9. His Shine Is Pure (2:21)
  10. The Map (2:25)
  11. Thinny (2:36)
  12. Something Got Out (1:32)
  13. We Don't Have Chicken (3:01)
  14. Manny Village (1:06)
  15. See Across Worlds (2:18)
  16. There's Always Another Battle (2:12)
  17. A Chicken, A Goat And One Bullet (3:44)
  18. Keystone Earth (0:48)
  19. Portal Activity (1:31)
  20. Smiley Face (1:47)
  21. The Creed (3:14)
  22. Death Always Wins (2:53)
  23. Dixie Pig (2:20)
  24. Tall, Dark And Handsome (1:54)
  25. Full Package As Advertised (2:05)
  26. It Will Fall (4:51)
  27. Collateral Damage (4:44)
  28. Hot Dogs (1:15)
  29. Roland Of Eld (Main Titles) (2:35)
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Macejko reply Replies: 0 || 2017-08-01 13:06:11
The main theme (Roland of Eld) is awesome, yet the rest is painfully unremarkable.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 5 || 2017-07-28 14:30:24
Just took a listen to this and am so impressed. There are many JXL mannerisms in the string writing and electronics, but outside of those I don't think I've heard him write in this huge fantasy style before. "The Dark Tower" and "Roland of Eld" make me wish he was still on board for Justice League.
And huge praise to whoever did the mixing on this one!


JBSO992017-07-28 19:38:16
I have listened to those two tracks and they sounded amazing.
I wish Junkie stayed in Justice League for hearing more of him in this style.
I still have to listen to this full score but for now I like it a lot.


mpolonest123 2017-07-28 21:39:36
The album definitely could use some trimming, there are some filler tracks which kill the flow. Outside of that it's a pretty strong release...


JBSO992017-07-28 23:17:37
It looks like there are many short tracks that usually stop the flow of an album but it looks pretty cool.


mpolonest123 2017-07-29 15:58:11
The big problem with most of his album releases is that he tends to include some of the more atmospheric underscore which just doesn't make for a great listening experience. If you condense any JXL album down you can definitely get a better representation of his music.


Ahmad2017-07-29 17:05:24
Well, let me give you a very simple solution to that: make your own playlist or mixtape or whatever based on what you want to hear. I'd rather have as much music as possible and edit myself than have an incomplete release.

Jordan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-28 11:56:22
Here's the tracklist with track time:

1. The Dark Tower (01:42)
2. The Face of My Father (01:29)
3. I Kill With My Heart (03:03)
4. Skin People (02:33)
5. Getting a Toothbrush (01:14)
6. Dutch Hill (02:57)
7. Guardian (00:47)
8. Arrival in Mid-World (01:52)
9. His Shine Is Pure (02:21)
10. The Map (02:25)
11. Thinny (02:36)
12. Something Got Out (01:31)
13. We Don't Have Chicken (03:01)
14. Manny Village (01:06)
15. See Across Worlds (02:18)
16. There's Always Another Battle (02:12)
17. A Chicken, a Goat and One Bullet (03:44)
18. Keystone Earth (00:47)
19. Portal Activity (01:31)
20. Smiley Face (01:46)
21. The Creed (03:14)
22. Death Always Wins (02:53)
23. Dixie Pig (02:20)
24. Tall, Dark and Handsome (01:54)
25. Full Package as Advertised (02:05)
26. It Will Fall (04:50)
27. Collateral Damage (04:44)
28. Hot Dogs (01:14)
29. Roland of Eld (Main Titles) (02:34)

Total time: 66:43

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MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-28 10:16:39
On Itunes:

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isildur reply Replies: 1 || 2017-07-19 19:58:55
29 tracks!! Even if on an average each track is 2 min long it's almost an hour 20 mins. Well, I'm not the one to complain about more music. Bring it on. Hopefully something good.


Waymann2017-07-20 11:54:31
Amazon says 1:06:43 long.

Darrell reply Replies: 0 || 2017-07-19 19:47:09
There's the cover of the soundtrack is at Amazon already! Music by Tom Holkenborg.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 1 || 2017-07-11 03:10:53
So excited to hear this! I think Tom mentioned in an interview that it will definitely be different than his current style. Not sure what to expect but I'm hopeful that we will get a good cross between western and fantasy.


Waymann2017-07-11 08:30:22
As long as it doesn't sound like Mad Max, Deadpool or BvS, then i'm excited.

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