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Guess a sessions leak of a score that was already 90 minutes long on the original album isn't worth getting super excited for...Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.
@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell......and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.
M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)
mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.
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Hans ZimmerJacob SheaDavid FlemingJasha Klebe
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Blue Planet II (TV Series Documentary)
Label: Silva Screen
Length: 71'29
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  1. The Blue Planet (3:17)
  2. Family Theme (2:38)
  3. Surfing Dolphins (2:22)
  4. Abyssal Plain (3:08)
  5. Mobula Rays (2:44)
  6. Race To Feed (5:11)
  7. Albatross Flight (5:39)
  8. Big Blue (4:25)
  9. Turtle Spa (2:28)
  10. Ducks And Currents (2:21)
  11. Humboldt Squid (3:36)
  12. A Forest Awakens (3:26)
  13. Scavengers Of The Deep (2:27)
  14. Kobudai Transformation (5:40)
  15. Clownfish (3:53)
  16. Baby Turtle (3:44)
  17. Weedy Sea Dragon (3:49)
  18. Portuguese Man Of War (4:55)
  19. Walrus : The Right Piece Of Ice (5:45)
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Patrick reply Replies: 1 || 2018-06-07 15:24:36
Has the Radiohead-Song "Bloom" with Hans Zimmer been released somewhere in the meanwhile? I just can find the trailer version with background noise and voices


Mephariel2018-06-07 23:15:49
I gave up waiting for it. I think it is never going to be released.

Mephariel reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-30 08:33:56
Just finished listening to the whole score. It is mostly fantastic. Epic, powerful, and dynamic.

The main theme not as addicting and powerful as Planet Earth II, but better written, a bit more sophisticated, and just feels right for the subject matter.

Besides that, some of the best cues are the ones with vocals like "Surfing Dolphins," "A Forest Awakens," and "Ducks And Currents."

If you are looking for the more of a Zimmeresque cue, check out "Walrus: The Right Piece of Ice," which reminds me of many Zimmer solemn ending pieces like "Home" from The Lone Ranger.

Just as I suspect, the best Zimmer score this year.


Kekec2017-10-30 15:29:57
How much of it is actually Zinmmer's work? Just the main or end title, or did he compose more tracks this time?


...2017-10-30 16:44:46
He did more this time!


Sektor2018-04-04 02:19:23
Any idea what the deep didgeridoo-like instrument is in A Forest Awakens?

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 4 || 2018-02-20 11:13:19
Just finished watching the serie today and I'm really sad since there is alot of great material not released in the soundtrack I wish one day the complete soundtrack released for this " the greatest documentary ever" for me.


badbu2018-02-20 11:15:57
it's always the same with hans ;-)


Oscarilbo2018-02-20 17:48:29
I bought a 2CD version. It's, to my experience, very complete.


rockhound2018-02-20 18:02:34
Planet Earth II has a 2CD release, but Blue Planet II?


Balfe2018-02-23 14:58:22
Some good music here but would be so much better if Zimmer hadn't had to homogenize it all again. He is a shameful corporation.

Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-21 00:49:36
I don't suppose you have credits for this score, Hybrid?

Patrick reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-12 16:19:05
Beautiful explanation of the development of Ocean Bloom Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIsewG2g-1g

Marts reply Replies: 2 || 2017-11-01 06:27:26
Beautiful score, perfectly fitting. Reminds me a little of 'The Land Before Time' feeling. Really like the theme, subtle but lovely. I also like how there is less tracks and the tracks are longer than PEII with a bit more weight. Too many short cues in the PEII soundtrack to really get into as a whole.


Anonymous2017-11-10 20:05:52
the shorter presentation here was better, surprisingly


Max Potcats2017-11-10 21:59:26
Any news for an official release of the 'Ocean Bloom' song?

Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 7 || 2017-10-30 21:44:15
This score, I have to say, moves me more than Planet Earth II did. Planet Earth II really pushed the "let's have an epic theme," which was fine, but said epic theme was kind of...generic. This theme sounds like more thought was put into it, and it sounds like Zimmer had a bit more of an imprint on this score, too. It's nice to hear some unabashedly melodic stuff from him in an era where experimenting with soundscapes seems to have become his thing.*

*yes, I'm waiting for disagreement on that last sentence... ;)


NM2017-10-30 22:11:32
Surfing Dolphins = Celebrate The Oscars v3? lol

This is a really fun, big thoughtful score and the orchestrations are beautiful.


George 2017-10-30 22:58:52
I'm just curious to know just how involved he was this time. He was pretty busy this year so its hard for me to imagine that he had a lot of time to have serious involvement. Although I hope I'm wrong haha, it'd be a nice to get a melodic movie score from him again. This is great!


Mephariel2017-10-31 00:36:15
It is also worth noting that Jasha Klebe wrote additional music for this score.

I think Zimmer did more this time than last time. Last time, it specifically stated that he only did the main theme. But with that said, I have a feeling most of it was him guiding rather than actually writing much.


Mike (OTM)2017-10-31 00:38:25
George, well, he no doubt did "The Blue Planet." (Watch me be wrong...)

He also, at least, co-wrote a track with Radiohead. But notice that, unlike Planet Earth II, it says, "Score by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, and David Fleming." Planet Earth II had "theme by Hans Zimmer" as a separate heading.


Mephariel2017-10-31 03:55:51
Zimmer definitely wrote "The Blue Planet." In BBC's behind the scenes video, only Zimmer's name was on the cuesheet.


PG2017-10-31 07:27:33
Agreed that this is a lovely score. However, some parts of it sound very Edward Scissorhands to me. The Family Theme in particular.


Marts2017-11-01 04:56:34
Yeah, love hearing some orchestral melodic stuff again - still pretty minimal but I like that. I think the PEII theme fit that perfectly, and this theme does too. Puts you right into the big blue.

Gilvane Cezar reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-31 02:23:28
Beautiful score but... any idea when (ocean) Bloom will be released?

David reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-30 02:51:09
It's fantastic!

... reply Replies: 3 || 2017-10-29 09:22:45
It's strange that this isn't on iTunes and Spotify yet, it's supposed to come out today.


Phil2017-10-29 13:33:37
Yep, I‘m also waiting....


...2017-10-29 14:09:48
Apparently it's available on Spotify UK but nowhere else


Silent2017-10-30 01:38:35
It's available on iTunes France, now.

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-28 20:38:52
90% sure this will be my favorite score with Zimmer's name attached to it this year.

... reply Replies: 0 || 2017-10-28 11:18:08
Really looking forward to this! I saw a shared Facebook video from the recording in London and it sounded really nice!

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