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Because they didn't work direcly in this score, but their material from the previous one was reused.Does anyone know why some of the composer names are in brackets? Thanks!thanks4:05 of "STEALTH" some of the best soulful action music I've heard from a Zimmer score. I wonder who wrote that particular section. This the type of stuff I would play trying to rush a pregnant woman to the hospitalIn case he's visiting this site, I wanna say 'Thank You' to Ashton Gleckman who does the 'Behind the Score' episodes on YouTube. I loved the 1-hour episode for the Transformers scores and I actually learned a lot. Very educational. I found the video by accident and now I plan on watching his other videos as well.<br><br>Job well done, my friend.
@Hybrid <br>You don't add anymore Trevor Morris things ?Probably for chronological purposes<br>even though the movie uses a shortened version of Romanian Wind at that timei saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene.<br>===============================<br><br><br>I agree. <br><br>And I think at the end of the day the movie itself is not the type of movie that could win people over with its score. No matter how successful and popular it is and no matter how good the score is. I Am Number 4 was part of the YA craze that took over Hollywood a few years back (we all know how people feel about those movies), and even the most successful YA movies (like Twilight) are not exactly known for their scores.<br><br>People - even film critics who are supposed to talk about all aspects of the movie - were too busy talking about half-naked characters and Kristen Stewart's acting..... and completely ignoring the good work done by Alexandre Desplat.<br><br>It was pretty much the same with I Am Number Four...<br><br>It's not that Trevor created a "bad" score, it's simply a case of a nice, little score that went under the radar. No one bothered to talk about it..... Just like his score for Torque, which as far as I'm concerned is one of his best scores.I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.<br>===========================<br><br><br>I totally get what you're saying. I also get kinda frustrated when a "big" track overshadows an entire score. The best recent examples are IMO the Transformers scores. I don't blame folks for gravitating towards the epic sound and the power anthems, but A LOT of subtle, equally great tracks end up getting completely ignored. And just like you, they're usually my favorite tracks. <br><br>But why most people don't think like us?<br><br>The reason I think is because those "big tracks" are presented - most of the time - during the most memorable moments in those movies. They immediately get people's attention. They're stuck in their mind along with those iconic images. And I think by nature, people are more attracted to the big and "in your face". For most casual listeners the more subtle tracks work in the context of the movie and they absolutely do notice them while watching the actual film. But unlike you and I they don't feel the need to listen to them separately. They're too busy paying attention to the "big track". That goes even for some score fans.<br><br>While tracks like the Star War theme, the Indy theme, the Transformers theme, the Gladiator theme, the Godfather theme, the Armageddon theme, the Pirates theme, the Lord of the Rings theme are so big, melodic abd easily digestable that folks simply can't resist them. And when there are vocals involved as well (like Gladiator) it's even better, because people treat it as a full-blown song. An emotional song that they can listen to over and over again.<br><br>The subtle tracks simply can't win against that. Sadly....<br><br>By the way, speaking of The Island, My Name is Lincoln (as much as I like it) is not my favorite track of the score. The more subtle opening track (The Island Awaits You) and especially the Lima One Alpha theme are my personal favorite tracks. Of course, they're nowhere near My Name is Lincoln, in terms of popularity.<br>Why is Romanian Wind not sequenced after Case Re-Opened? Is not the former 7M48 and the latter 7M47?
Yeah that is true, canít argue there lol<br><br>And is it me or does ďCalypso Must Be ReleasedĒ sound like Black Hawk Down?To be fair there is a lot of King Arthur in At World's End too. Just the general feeling you get from the action tracks in both scores is virtually identical. Hell, one of the main themes from King Arthur even appears when Bootstrap Bill remembers that Will is his son.@MrTweedy<br>Thatís totally fine, everyone has their own favorite HZ scores, which is awesome!<br><br>Itís funny though, I feel like DMC is far more schizophrenic than AWE. Now donít get me wrong, I absolutely love DMC. Itís the score that got me into Hans Zimmer. But still, I feel like a major part of that score is note-for-note reprises of cues/themes from COTBP. Not to mention the temp tracking of King Arthur.<br><br>AWE always felt far more original to me, especially considering that the entire tone of the music shifts from the ďrockínírollĒ sound of the first two to a more traditional score (at least by Hans Zimmer standards lol)@MrTweedy<br><br>Just curious, what scores do you considered to be Zimmer's best?The Pinnacle of Hans' career?<br>Although I really like this score, I don't agree. But hey, I know it's just a matter of opinion, okay? ;)<br><br>Of course it shows Hans strengths in almost every area (action, drama, romance, comedy...) but for me it's too much of a medley of previous works, without much personality.<br>It feels a bit like a palette with too many colors. From the action sequences borrowed from Drop Zone, to the Morricone inspirations for Jack's Sequences, to Gladiator's duduk that ended up there with no real reason, to a beautiful Love Theme that brings another new shape to the sonic identity... it's like the score sometimes goes schizophrenic.<br><br>Though each individual idea is really enjoyable to listen to, I think Hans has made scores that are much more cohesive and enjoyable as a whole!
i also think it is an underrated score. especially the action music has a couple of nice touches. i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene. the emotional music is nothing ground breaking, but a lovely listen.Y'know, it's funny. The big names that always get the most attention in film music are often not my favorite tracks of the scores they represent. Now We Are Free, Arrival to Earth, Like A Dog Chasing Cars, Star Wars Main Theme, Indiana Jones Main Theme, Infinite White, One Day, Circle of Life, The Fellowship. Though they are the most well known, they're usually nowhere near the peak of quality of their scores. <br><br><br>I noticed this the most in Hans Zimmer's concerts (not World of Hans Zimmer mind you). The parts he played from The Dark Knight Trilogy in particular usually had the least substance. Just the bombastic tracks. The only choice I agreed with was Time from Inception. There was no Am I Not Merciful, A Watchful Guardian, Sunrise Over Pride Rock, none of that. <br><br><br>Even with Star Wars, the main theme and the Force theme are solid pieces of music, but neither come close to the beauty of Princess Leia's theme, or the wondrous Yoda theme. <br><br><br>Same with Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship Reunited, Very Old Friends, Gollum, and The Breaking of the Fellowship are much more substantial pieces than The Fellowship Theme alone in my opinion. <br><br><br>Can't say anything about My Name is Lincoln because I haven't finished The Island score yet, but yeah. I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.Thanks guys, will check out these cues.Hmm, aside from "The Guardian Suite' I don't think I've heard any other tracks from this score. And I have a feeling I'm not the only one....lol.<br><br>Speaking of.........I would most definitely put "The Guardian Suite' right up there next to "Now We Are Free" and "My Name is Lincoln". It's *that* good and powerful. Shame that the movie is not as popular as The Island and Gladiator. If it was, that suite would've been one of the most popular film score tracks with millions of views on YouTube. It certainly deserves it.Very underrated score. As already pointed out by a couple of reviewers, it's a nice, little throwback to MV/RC's Golden Years and Trevor's own scores from 1997 to 2002. Give it a listen if you can. It's not long and it's worth it.
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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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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.

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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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