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I like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me know
The clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me tooExcited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)
God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?
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Early Man
Label: Universal Music
Length: 67'11 (Score: 54'38)
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  1. Good Day - New Hope Club (1:46)
  2. Hope - The Vamps (3:15)
  3. Tiger Feet - New Hope Club (3:41)
  4. I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs (3:51)
  5. Dug's Theme (2:40)
  6. Prehistoric Prologue (3:42)
  7. In The Valley (1:27)
  8. Meet Dug (0:41)
  9. Meet The Tribe (2:12)
  10. Rabbit Ambush (1:02)
  11. Bronze Attack (2:17)
  12. City Of Bronze (1:04)
  13. Dug In Bronze Land (0:51)
  14. Stadium Chase (0:39)
  15. The Ancestral Call (1:04)
  16. The Message Bird (1:58)
  17. Giant Badlands Duck (3:10)
  18. Stealing Footballs (1:04)
  19. She Shoots, She Scores (0:45)
  20. Challenge The Champions (1:45)
  21. Harp Escape (1:59)
  22. They're Not A Team (0:47)
  23. Message From The Queen (1:05)
  24. Foul Play (1:18)
  25. Revelations In The Mine (5:04)
  26. Royal Game Day (1:40)
  27. Forfeiture And Humiliation (2:11)
  28. Do It For The Valley (2:08)
  29. The Final Game (4:40)
  30. Chief Is Down (0:54)
  31. Hognob In Goal (3:33)
  32. Mousing Around (1:06)
  33. Trophy Presentation (1:33)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 2 || 2018-10-20 18:47:06
Harry gregson williams will compose mulan ??!!!!! Come on this is blowing my mind. I truly hope for hans zimmer or other great composer like desplat or silvestri. I wanted hans to score a master piece like last samurai. But no offense to harry. He is good and more than good but disney live action like mulan really wanted something special that i think the right guy is hans !


Anonymous2018-10-20 22:08:31
Don't want to be a downer but, really, let's all hope things won't blow to s*** like they did with Alien: Covenant or some other annoyance.


Rafael2018-10-21 01:56:53
Year, but seriously, these genres are where Harry Gregson-Williams always succeeded (Animation and Fantasy). I have high hopes that he will do a decent job and find back to his roots from the 2000s.

Michael Fields reply Replies: 0 || 2018-08-09 07:05:21
MOVIE CREDITS:

Music By
HARRY GREGSON - WILLIAMS
TOM HOWE

Score Produced By
HARRY GREGSON - WILLIAMS

Score Conducted By
HARRY GREGSON - WILLIAMS
GAVIN GREENAWAY

Music Editors
JACK DOLMAN
TONY LEWIS

Temp Music Editor
GRAHAM SUTTON

Score Recorded And Mixed By
SIMON RHODES

Score Recorded And Mixed At
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, LONDON

Score Recordist
TOBY HULBERT

Assistant Score Engineers
STEFANO CIVETTA
CONNOR HUGHES

Score Technical Support
JUAN CORTES
STEPHANIE ECONOMOU
JOSE PARODY

Orchestrations By
DAVID BUTTERWORTH
DAVID KRYSTAL

Music Preparation
JILL STREATER
For
GLOBAL MUSIC SERVICES

Music Contractor
AMY STEWART
For
ISOBEL GRIFFITHS LTD.

Concert Master
PERRY MONTAGUE - MASON

Choir
APOLLO VOICES

Choir Master
CHRIS FOSTER

Music Production Supervisor
MONICA ZIERHUT

FEATURED MUSICIANS:

Solo Woodwinds
CHARLES ADELPHIA

Guitar
VIVIAN VILICHKOFF

Cello
CAROLINE DALE
TIM GILL

Bass
ALLEN WHALEY

Ethnic Flute
ANDY FINDON

Choir Lyrics Arranged By
ZLATINA SANDALSKA

Andreas reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-25 10:54:46
Also new Harry Gregson-Williams score out today! Breath.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-04-09 22:32:39
The Meg will be released by Watertower Music.



Jean-Luc 2018-04-09 23:14:32
That's a great news!

Morgan Joylighter reply Replies: 8 || 2018-01-29 17:13:46
Comparing this to classics like Chicken Run makes me sad. Will we ever get scores like that again?


Olive2018-01-30 01:39:48
Chicken Run is more Power than Williams, you know...


Olive2018-01-30 01:40:08
Powell*


Morgan Joylighter2018-01-30 14:31:16
I know, the comparison is more that they are both claymation films by the same director. It's sad that they wanted interesting fresh music 20 years ago and now they just ask for generic crap with no creativity or passion.


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-31 10:04:28
I've only heard a few bits of this score but it sounded nice enough, no masterpiece but no generic crap either.


Andreas2018-01-31 11:58:02
I thought it was great. The main theme is great and played throughout the score. Looking forward seeing the movie. No generic crap indeed.


Morgan Joylighter2018-01-31 16:32:36
You can reject the specific phrase "generic crap," it was just a quick way to describe how I felt after listening to the score. If some of you actually enjoy it than I don't want to insist its worse than you think it is. I just didn't have the same experience.

But I would be very surprised if any long-time MV/RC fan could listen to Chicken Run and Early Man back-to-back and not feel a sense of sadness for what we've lost in the last 20 years. There are emotions that are almost totally missing from modern scores. Emotions that are the whole reason I and others fell in love with the Zimmer style of film music in the first place.


Edmund Meinerts2018-01-31 20:11:33
You could also listen to Early Man and The Replacement Killers back to back and reflect on how far Harry Gregson-Williams has come. I don't know. A whole lot of scores would suffer by being compared with Chicken Run, regardless of when they were composed.


Morgan Joylighter2018-02-05 17:30:34
Now that I cannot argue with :)

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-28 10:06:54
Not a bad score. Pretty fun and engaging most of the time.

Andreas reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-24 08:51:50
Wondring how much influence Tom Howe wille have on this score. Professor Marston was such a lovely score.

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