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Sadly, he doesn't seem to say anything new besides the background information on the Zimmer and Harry Gregson scores he's worked on. Plus the Skyscraper information still doesn't excuse the generic committee product that score turned out to be.Does anyone know what songs Max Aruj and Steffen Thum have worked on?Though there are differences, I think HZ & NGS styles mix together rather well.<br><br>Tracks like "Fort Walton", "Goodspeed Tracks Jade" or "Jade" are exceptions for sure. Apart from these, most tracks blend very well, imo.<br>It's very different from Armageddon for exemple, when team Trevor and team Harry had very different styles (big anthems & guitars VS darker material and more subtle theme developments) and also different sound equipments (I can tell immediately who did what thanks to the sound banks they used). The Rock doesn't suffer from those extreme differences imo.<br><br>We fans here listened to those scores for over 20 years and we've learnt how to spot each composer (thanks to this website and all the infos on each track we got over the years). I'm not sure I could have noticed all those details back in 1996, or even 10 years ago.<br><br>Nonetheless, The Rock is one of the greatest action scores ever. While more coherent scores like Crimson Tide or The Fan grew on me over the years, The Rock keeps a very special place in my heart.yes i hope 2 cd!!!!Hi, <br>Ever paid tribute to Gorecki?<br>I think you should<br><br>Cheers<br><br>Mjt Sprengers
The only way I won't be able to the listen to it before the episode is if it will be released in Germany in the night to tuesday. But I don't know how I would find that.Does someone know something about the soundtrack already? Like how many songs there will be or maybe even the full track list? Or will it be a big surprise?I will, Backbiter, because I live in Germany and in my country the final episode will be released on monday. I will watch it with my friends and therefore we will watch it around 8pm in my time. If the soundtrack will be released in the night from sunday to monday, I will be able to listen to the soundtrack before I watch the final episode.Yasss<br><br>Please be 2 discsThis is an okay score. Nothing super spectacular, but it fits the movie very well. The only issue I really took is that the end credits arrangement of the Pokemon video game theme is absent from the CD - I would wager quite a few people bought the CD just for that only to be disappointed. For me, it would have ended the CD perfectly.<br><br>Anybody know why it was left off? Something Nintendo told them 'no' on?
Very interesting interview. Thanks man!Judging by the YouTube views, not a lot of people have listened to this 1-hour chat with Steve. So I'm posting it here for you folks to enjoy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR0TPYmidNYI have nothing against any of the composers who worked on The Rock, but to my ears, the Nick Glennie-Smith stuff sounds obviously different from the Hans Zimmer stuff, and they both sound very different from the Harry Gregson-Williams stuff. And the transitions are a tad jarring at times. I've never seen anyone else post this opinion before, though, so I may be the only one!<br>=====================<br><br><br>That's actually very interesting. Never thought of it that way. And you're right. For those who are well aware of the overall MV/RC sound, there is indeed a difference between the Zimmer style and the Glennie-Smith style. However, I think that the two styles blend pretty well in The Rock. The movie itself allows for that. So I would argue that, while watching the actual movie, the two styles work very well together and they complement each other. <br><br>But listening to the score alone, yes, I can definitely see where you're coming from. The differences are obvious. Having said that, I still consider it to be a masterpiece of action scoring. And not only action. The emotional bits are great too. JADE is an extremely beautiful and tender track :))<br><br>P.S. The Peacemaker is on my personal TOP 5 of the greatest action scores of all time. I can't believe the score is not as popular as The Rock. Same for Eraser, by the way. Watch the movie again on a good sound system and you'll be blown away by the awesome Silvestri score. I really wish those two scores were more popular with the public......The 90s had some of the greatest action movie scores ever<br>================================<br><br>Without a doubt. I grew up in the 90s and I was there for all of it. Truly one of the best decades for film music (and for cinema in general). I mean, it's the decade that changed action scores forever. Exactly because of scores like The Rock, Twister, Armageddon, Crimson Tide and The Peacemaker. Granted, Harold Faltermeyer kinda started it all in the mid-80s with his work on Top Gun, Tango and Cash and Beverly Hills Cop 2, but it was Hans and his team who really got the ball rolling. By the way, I'm super happy that Hans and Faltermeyer are teaming up for Top Gun 2. At least according to IMDb....<br><br><br>==================<br>The opening theme is probably Zimmer's best in the genre<br>==================<br><br>Agreed. It's the ultimate Zimmer power anthem. I know the younger generation knows Hans mainly from his work on comicbook movies like Batman and Spider Man, but for me, 90's Zimmer will always be the best Zimmer. And my favorite Zimmer :))I'm so excited hear that.
No you won't, the score will be released after the final episode.Yesssssssssss yessss yesCan't wait for this soundtrack.<br>Just a few days left.Oh. My. Gods. (The old ones and the new.) That's so good news. And I can't wait for sunday.<br><br>The best is, that I can here the soundtrack before I watch the final episode. And I like to hear to a score without knowing wich music belongs to what kind of scene.Yesss. Can't wait!
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The Crown (TV Series - Season 2)
Label: Sony Classical
Length: 59'23
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  1. Bounden Duty (3:37)
  2. Dismissed (3:41)
  3. The Downfall (6:20)
  4. Homesick (3:42)
  5. Your Majesty (4:15)
  6. Headlines (4:26)
  7. Radio Speech (3:52)
  8. Future King (2:23)
  9. Christmas Message (3:59)
  10. New Guinea Match (1:58)
  11. We Shall Go To War (2:19)
  12. Be My Portrait (2:39)
  13. Philip's Dream (3:01)
  14. Princess Margaret (3:03)
  15. Critical Article (1:25)
  16. I Have No Choice (3:29)
  17. A New Chapter (1:57)
  18. Bring Him Home (3:09)
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Andreas reply Replies: 1 || 2018-10-24 23:27:01
Hmm... Rupert Gregson-Williams and Lorne Bale are not longer scoring the series. Marthin Phipps is taking over. Will it take a complete new direction in style? I hope not. The score was one of the reasons I watched the show.


Peter2018-10-25 23:03:31
The only reason the show is a success is because of the music. Itís a tv show like sounds like a movie .season 2 was the best.who ever is doing it will have to just copy the last season probably

Ian reply Replies: 0 || 2018-03-18 21:02:48
I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!

Andreas reply Replies: 2 || 2018-01-19 11:11:02
New score by Rupert Gregson-Williams from the series The Alienist will be release next week.


Balfe2018-02-23 15:05:01
How much excitement here is there for this? These two composers must have hit out of the trash bin this time.


Stephan 2018-02-23 16:37:01
Rupert Is an asking composer as well as Lorne. This guy must be the Stop RCP ring leader

superultramegaa reply Replies: 19 || 2017-12-10 14:12:22
I'm going to try and add a little criticism to this one. I personally don't really see what's so great about this. The first track, and I was already thinking "Oh, it's the Bumblebee theme again. Not the AllSpark variation, but the slow, calm part." The underscore doesn't change at all, and I feel like stuff like this has been done better by people like James Newton Howard and Alexandre Desplat.

However, good for you guys for finding something interesting in it. Maybe I'm just spoiled on Desplat and Newton Howard.


Mephariel2017-12-10 18:32:50
I agree. The score feels so flat, and we hear stuff like this many times over already.


James2017-12-11 10:09:49
meh. That's your opinion. I agree with the fact of that the score is not interesting, but not to the point of wanting Howard or deplat as composers. This is inviable. Their niche is another.


Andrea2017-12-11 14:14:39
Desplat! Iím only 5 episodes in but Iím happy he didnít do it. This season is very entertaining and the score is so strong .


Brent2017-12-11 17:29:22
On its own merits, the score may not be particularly interesting. HOWEVER, I think it works perfectly within the series. I definitely wouldn't want Newton Howard or Desplat a part of this.


Olive2017-12-11 18:20:00
Howard and Desplat are A list composers anyway.


Andreas2017-12-13 08:41:39
Was this score recorded with a real orchestra? Sometimes it sounds like it comes straight from a computer. Like Your Majesty for example. Lorne uploaded 2 unreleased tracks btw.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-13 11:52:29
I haven't heard it yet, but the majority of Balfe's scores are done with samples so I wouldn't be surprised at all


Mike2017-12-13 16:09:05
Edmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-13 23:11:35
I stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.


Peter782017-12-14 19:43:02
I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music


Geoff2017-12-15 10:18:08
Just started watching this season and the music is spot on especially the Princess Margaret episode. Gregson-Williams and Balfe have create a great score to this season.more intamint and emotional than before


Gleyn2017-12-15 12:14:15
This score is BRILLIANT.


Pablo2017-12-15 16:32:50
Your Majesty is addictive and could listen to this also day long.Was Theme is last year ?


Pal882017-12-15 17:15:37
Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasons


AndrewBilling2017-12-15 23:05:42
Very impressed with the music from this season. Enjoying listening to it.there doesnít seem to be much of the main theme used ?


Martine2017-12-16 16:47:15
The show is very good.we managed to watch the show in two days!the music by Gregson-Williams and Balfe is perfect. The score is some of the best TV music at the moment.going to defiantly buy the album now and see what itís like


AndyP72017-12-16 19:27:34
Bring Him Home and Future King are great


Guatav82017-12-18 13:06:26
The Downfall is 6 minutes of perfection.I can not stop listening to it


shaniah2018-01-08 20:09:47
thank you i love the show

TK2000 reply Replies: 11 || 2017-12-26 12:23:31
Watched The Crown on christmas and and really noticed the music this season more than the last.You can definitely hear Balfes influence.the music for Princess Margaret is perfection


BrianFilm822017-12-26 12:24:46
Be My Portrait is beautiful


StevenMK2017-12-26 12:34:03
The series has an interesting mixture of styles with orchestral and electronic that make the show not feel dated even though it is a period drama.Bouden Duty has to be by Balfe.he really has finally started to find his own unique voice.


MikelK2017-12-26 16:42:38
Itís great binge watching over Christmas !!!!!a fantastic score by them both.what did Zimmer have to do with this season?


james (now james callahan)2017-12-26 19:37:45
Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Lorne Balfe
Main Theme by Hans Zimmer

Produced by Hans Zimmer
Album Produced by Rupert Gregson-Williams & Lorne Balfe


AndyP2017-12-26 22:54:51
Thanks for the credits. Basically Balfe and Gregson-Williams did it all then!! The Downfall is a brilliant track and features heavily in the episode


ArranFilmGeek2017-12-27 03:14:40
I find the blend of the orchestra and the synths different and quirky.Hints of Genius and Churchil in this score also but defiantly best tv score this year


AndrePM2017-12-27 14:36:08
Dismissed , Bring Him Home, Philips Dream are some of the best tracks on the album


Andrew2017-12-28 15:18:23
Really great soundtrack


Marcus2017-12-28 22:26:51
Great season with a great score


BBoles2017-12-30 02:47:36
So does anyone know who did what ?Its fantastic music and interested to know


AndreaK2017-12-30 10:22:31
Sounds very Balfe with hints of His Genius

Scot reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-21 23:18:28
Great soundtrack to a cool show. The music brings a lot of tension to the show and make it feel modern and not traditional.amazing team having Gregson-Williams and Balfe though

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-18 18:42:47
This seasons score is very good and feels more meaningful and thought provoking that last years.Much more development of the famous Duck Shoot and also more individual character lead themes.Excellent and hope it wins some awards this year

Andreas reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-18 16:47:21
Anyone who knows how many "unreleased" tracks Lorne Balfe is going to post on Youtube. There already four of them. Why are they not included on the soundtrack? They sound amazing.

superultramegaa reply Replies: 5 || 2017-12-11 21:39:38
First, the "that's just your opinion" statement has no merit whatsoever. It's nothing but dismissive and disrespectful.

Second, maybe I should have specified. I don't think Desplat/Howard should have worked on this, I just think they've had scores that have done this style of score better (string focused, European sounding scores).

I am aware they are not TV composers. (Besides maybe Series of Unfortunate Events).


Jonathan2017-12-11 22:24:27
I think itís better than Desplat . BUT it doesnít matter.its whatís best for the show not who the better composer is !Crown score is fantastic and emotional . And perfect to images


JamesT2017-12-12 02:31:37
Personally, I am loving it!


WillFil2017-12-12 11:30:55
Hope this show never ends. Balfe and Gregson-Williams score fits in perfectly


Anahil2017-12-12 13:48:01
Beautiful music and very powerful I have been listening to the soundtrack constantly


Bharom2017-12-13 00:57:53
Cool music and original

Mortifer V. reply Replies: 1 || 2017-12-09 21:21:58
This is great. Probably even better than season 1.


Mike2017-12-10 01:18:13
Amazing soundtrack

JP1980 reply Replies: 7 || 2017-12-07 23:23:26
Wow !!! Rupert Gregsonís Williams and Lorne Balfe . Two of the best RCP composers in a long time


Tom2017-12-08 01:34:23
Totally agree


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-08 12:06:39
They've both been around for a while, hell RGW was working already in the late 90s!


Peter 2017-12-08 14:10:05
Edmund is as negative as ever !!! Always has to make some dumb put down comment.I purchased the soundtrack this morning and loving it.Stunning


Olive2017-12-08 14:51:07
RGW was the first RCP composer with who Balfe worked.


Edmund Meinerts2017-12-08 14:55:48
I'm not being negative. I'm correcting a false statement. OP made it sound like these were some fresh new talents on the scene when they've been around for ages. I could say that Hans Zimmer is the best RCP composer in a long time as well, but that would be a patently ridiculous statement for exactly the same reasons.

Just because I'm one of maybe three people around here who doesn't constantly gush like some fanboy on YouTube (especially about Lorne Balfe this year for some reason), now I'm suddenly dumb and negative?


AndyP2017-12-08 16:41:31
Edmund - relax.You should just start a John Powell forum and only read and write in that.some of us are simply loving others music and enjoying their work.


APerer2017-12-09 17:55:11
Better than season 1.unique music and great.

... reply Replies: 3 || 2017-12-08 20:11:11
Hybrid, why isn't Hans credited here? He said in an interview after the tour that he was working on the Crown season 2...


Iamtommie2017-12-08 23:03:17
When the intro in episode 1 started I heard some sort of extra dark percussion near the end. Maybe a worked on his Main Title again.
Maybe not.


Ian2017-12-09 02:32:27
I wouldn't be remotely surprised if Hans did some ghostwriting on this, or if he at least gave some ideas to Rupert and Lorne.


Michael2017-12-09 16:29:07
Really good score from them both .hope they work together again

FaresTdkr reply Replies: 2 || 2017-12-08 12:23:24
I don't know why lorne balfe involved here there is nothing new in this release just some edit for the previous score!
I got it yesterday.


MikMusid2017-12-08 14:40:17
Which tracks are from season one ?im listening now and only hear the original theme once ?


AndyG2017-12-08 14:45:12
Bring Him Home is so fantastic.most of this soundtrack belongs in an epic movie.philipís Dream is 100% .two great composers

Bob reply Replies: 1 || 2017-12-08 09:22:02
Sounds great. All previous themes are back in a different way, very good and never boring !


Andy2017-12-08 10:26:00
Really fantastic score . Already watched 2 episodes and the soundtrack is breathtaking

MusicAndy reply Replies: 4 || 2017-12-06 16:53:25
Any news about music yet


AndreaM2017-12-06 18:36:53
Film music reporter has the album info but no audio examples.i though Thisnsite would have some samples ?


Anonymous2017-12-07 03:19:53
it's been cancelled due to Clint Mansell being replaced by Lorne Balfe LOL


Andreas2017-12-07 19:30:25
The score will be released tomorrow, samples soundgreat. Only the artwork is meh... they used the same one of season 1 only with white background...


Bibi2017-12-07 20:34:38
Got it. 18 tracks/59mn.

Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-06 13:55:56
How come there is no music released yet ???

Christopher reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-06 00:10:06
Hybrid ???? Any of the music yet

Quintin reply Replies: 0 || 2017-12-05 18:07:17
Is there any examples of the score yet ?

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2017-11-26 23:39:37
Yeeees!! Love the Score from the 1st Season

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