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Ha! As I always suspected, EDI's Sacrifice was co-written by an MV/RC guy. It was just too obvious...<br><br>It's weird to see BT's electronic/transe sound mixed up with a classic MV/RC sound, but I kinda like it. I admit, when I first heard the score I wasn't terribly impressed (aside from Thailand and EDI's Sacrifice), but now I'm warming up to it. The Rabin/Zimmer influence is quite obvious, so that's a good reason to give it a listen. <br><br>Come to think of it, BT needs to do a score with Junkie XL. Now THAT would be a great combo. They should team up for the next Mad Max movie. It will be a madhouse of a score. lol.Hybrid doesn't like the FYC because of how much it butchers Steve's original themes and doesn't include additional composer credits. I believe that was the reason.The FYC score was complete. And it's out since november last yearIs there a complete score out there? If not, don't be surprised there's nothing here yet. Sometimes it takes years before a complete score listing pops on this site.Why no listing here for the complete score?
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!
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  1. The Adventure Of Han (John Williams)
  2. Meet Han
  3. Corellia Chase
  4. Spaceport
  5. Flying With Chewie
  6. Train Heist
  7. Marauders Arrive
  8. Chicken In The Pot
  9. Is This Seat Taken?
  10. L3 & Millennium Falcon
  11. Landoís Closet
  12. Mine Mission
  13. Break Out
  14. The Good Guy
  15. Reminiscence Therapy
  16. Into The Maw
  17. Savareen Stand-Off
  18. Good Thin You Were Listening
  19. Testing Allegiance
  20. Dice & Roll
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Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 11 || 2018-05-04 17:41:08
John Powell posted a scene on FB. The clip reprises "The Asteroid Field" from Empire and contains, presumably, the new theme, as well as the main theme and the Rebel fanfare.

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DT-20172018-05-04 18:04:19
I know people are saying 'This is an RCP score' but, at least from this little bit, it sounds an awful lot like the score will be in keeping with what came before.

I'm saying this as somebody who liked Rogue One, but Rogue One had some clunky musical moments that showed just how little time Giacchino had to score it. This bit seems much more coherent.


Meta2018-05-05 16:00:00
Hmm...Well...The Asteroid Field was a notable SOLO piece from Empire...Not exactly a theme-theme, but it made for good action scoring...Hopefully he reworks it in this film to be glorious.


MrZimmerFan2018-05-05 18:30:22
'but Rogue One had some clunky musical moments that showed just how little time Giacchino had to score it'

King Kong has the same time of recording and the score is brilliant.



Kingfannypack is the MILFcommander2018-05-05 18:42:17
Sure, King Kong was written at a moments notice after Shore departed the project, but thatís James Newton Howard. Heís known for writing great scores and finishing them really fast.


MrZimmerFan2018-05-05 19:05:10
'Heís known for writing great scores and finishing them really fast'

And compose certain things... there aren't great. Common sense now.

If someome says there is clunky moments that shows the little time score a score in Rogue One, that's really unfair, not only for the quality, Rogue One has great moments in it, if you compare with Jurassic World (more time for recording, the score and is more empty and flat)



Olive2018-05-05 21:49:40
Powell claims to have written five original themes and other minor ideas.


kingfannypack is the MILFcommander2018-05-06 08:04:28
Jurassic World flat??? Jurassic World is one of the best Giacchino scores hands DOWN. Go give the score another listen, or go find the recording sessions and listen to that.


MrZimmerFan2018-05-06 10:30:30
I listen the score four times and find it, very bland, more in the side of Ok than good. Hell, even i have more fun with Spider-Man, even that isn't one of his best. Much better writing are John Carter or The Incredibles.


Edmund Meinerts2018-05-06 11:26:12
I agree, Jurassic World is average Giacchino. Nowhere near as good as the two you mention, or Jupiter Ascending.


JBSO992018-05-06 13:49:53
I must admit that at first I didn't liked Jurassic World, but after giving more listens, it has grown on me a lot. But it's nowhere as near as his score for The Incredibles. That's my favourite of all of his scores.

BTW, about the clip. I really like the return of The Asteroid Field and the new theme sounds nice. But if I understand it correctly is a theme for Chewbacca, as he said in his Facebook post, so I guess the theme Williams compose was for Solo and that's still unheard right? Anyway, it sounds really great and I hope the rest of the score is like that.


DT-20172018-05-09 14:00:35
Jurassic World certainly wasn't his best but I quite liked it. I really hope Giacchino develops on it for Fallen Kingdom and turns it into something really good.

Giacchino actually did four scores one after another with no pause in 2016. In order, he did Zootopia, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange and then straight from Doctor Strange onto Rogue One (then straight onto 2017's Spider-Man after that). I get the feeling Giacchino might not cope as well with such a demand. Out of all his scores... man, it's hard to pick between either the original Medal of Honor game score, or Star Trek Beyond... I think Yorktown Theme puts it ahead as my favourite Giacchino.

Back on topic, now that the tracklist is released, I'm looking forward to hearing it. It's interesting that John Williams not only wrote The Adventures of Han Solo but also conducted and recorded it (I'm going to guess with the same orchestra that did The Last Jedi). I can't wait to hear the themes John Powell wrote for this film.

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-08 20:09:25
"John Williams himself suggested that John Powell would be a great candidate to not only use the classic Star Wars themes, but also the new theme that John Williams himself wrote for Han Solo. John Powell wrote a lot of great themes, including the first-ever Chewbacca theme." - Ron Howard

Wowwww! That's something
http s://movieweb.com/solo-movie-soundtrack-chewbacca-theme-song- music/

aldan reply Replies: 3 || 2018-05-08 17:16:14
The tracklist:

1.) The Adventures of Han ( Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams)
2.) Meet Han
3.) Corellia Chase
4.) Spaceport
5.) Flying With Chewie
6.) Train Heist
7.) Marauders Arrive
8.) Chicken In The Pot
9.) Is This Seat Taken?
10.) L3 & Millenium Falcon
11.) Lando's Closet
12.) Mine Mission
13.) Break out
14.) The Good Guy
15.) Reminiscence Therapy
16.) Into The Maw
17.) Savareen Stand-off
18.) Good Thing You Were Listening
19.) Testing Allegiance
20.) Dice & Roll

Will you add the runtime? :)


Edmund Meinerts2018-05-08 17:28:51
I'm glad there seems to be one track that's 100% Williams. It'll make it easier to figure out where he stops and Powell starts.


Mike (OTM)2018-05-08 18:06:06
"The Adventures of Han" ó classic Williams title, lol.


Mephariel2018-05-08 19:27:08
LOL, I keep imagining John Williams scoring a Hans Zimmer biopic and naming his main theme "The Adventures of Hans."

Mephariel reply Replies: 4 || 2018-05-04 19:17:16
I hope this is not a sign of the score as a whole. I am not a fan of a composer focusing on bringing back the past. It is like how Elfman tried to induce nostalgia in Justice League instead of scoring something memorable and new and the score suffered from it.


HunterTech2018-05-04 19:32:46
Thing is: this is a movie that literally explores the past of a beloved character from the inception of the franchise. Of course it would make sense to try and rely in older themes. Now whether or not the themes actually fit with the kind of picture they're going for, as well as being over reliant on them, is another matter entirely. But if it is true that Disney is being more careful this time with the score compared to RO, then there shouldn't be much worry.

Besides, Powell will probably actually use the themes effectively, as opposed to essentially just hinting at them the way JL did it.


Mike (OTM)2018-05-04 21:10:13
Yeah, JL isn't a comparable situation. That was Elfman making a big deal of bringing back (more like "shoehorning in") old themes that, frankly, didn't fit those versions of the characters and put the axe to musical continuity.

Star Wars has always been one continuity, without any reboots, and it's always had on-the-nose statements of themes. I'm excited for this one.


Meta2018-05-05 15:53:13
Actually Elfman pretty much deconstructed his 89 Batman theme and turned it into the JL theme...

That was a decent effort, although he should have kept the actual 89 theme out of this, because it doesn't fit the film...I kept thinking about Tim Burton when I heard the theme. And Tim Burton and this new Batman don't mix.


Josiah2018-05-07 04:45:48
The difference is, is that Elfman only used the past theme in a very subtle way and wasn't powerful as it should be. Not only that is he used themes from way back then that made it feel cartoonish. John Powell on the other hand will probably do it a lot better.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-02 03:37:42
anyone think the music in the "becoming solo" featurette is score material (maybe remixed)?

Frank reply Replies: 1 || 2018-04-29 07:26:23
John Powell's concert piece finally will be release in the album: Hubris - Vocal Works by John Powell. Will you add it Hybrid?


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-29 09:21:42
I'll believe it has a release when I'm looking at it and not a moment sooner. ;p

DT-2017 reply Replies: 1 || 2018-04-25 18:08:20
This might sound like a rather... odd question, but I did ask it when it came to Rogue One. Is John Powell going to use a 'classic' arrangement of the End Credits Suite, or is he writing something entirely new? The end credits theme is pretty much a staple of all the films so far and it would be interesting to know what Powell has in mind for his score there.


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-26 00:25:44
I'm guessing that the end credits will be where we hear what Williams wrote for the film, a concert arrangement of the new theme he contributed. So it'll start with the classic fanfare and then lead into that, and then if there's any time left to fill they'll put in some of Powell's material.

Holygreg reply Replies: 0 || 2018-04-25 16:23:23
And the release date has finally come !

MAY 25th !

Will it be Powell's masterpiece ? I hope so ! But it's going difficult to sound better than HTTYD !

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2018-04-25 01:50:39
I hope the Imperial March is in the score.

Kingfannypack is the MILFCommander reply Replies: 17 || 2018-04-20 22:17:21
John Powell stated on his Instagram that the album will have 19 tracks, and be over an hour!


Meta2018-04-21 05:47:50
Cant say Im 100% invested.....

This will be the first Star Wars score to go the Zimmer route...


Ds2018-04-21 07:47:30
And how is that a bad thing? :-p
John Powell is an excellent choice to have both a big sounding and fun RCP score, and an orchestral one which would fit with the previously established style.


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-21 09:04:34
You can't call Powell "the Zimmer route". He's written some of the densest, flashiest orchestral film music of the last 10+ years!


Mr Tweedy2018-04-21 10:01:01
IMO, though Powell was Hans'protegee 20 years ago, he always had his very own style. And this style evolved so much through these decades you can't really connect any more his mannerisms to those of people at RCP!


JBSO992018-04-21 11:39:24
Of all RCP members, I think he is the one closest to Williams and Star Wars sound, so I think this score will be pure orchestral fun, like most of his scores usually are.

I cannot wait to listen to it!


superultramegaa2018-04-21 12:21:28
People like Harry Gregson, Jablonsky and Zanelli, despite their melodic tendinsies, would be people chosen for going the Zimmer route. I think Jablonsky's is the closest to Star Wars but even then there's a ton of power themes, and Zimmer hallmarks that keep him away from this sort of style.

Powell is the last person I would associate with Zimmer. His techniques are very much in vain with the Williams-like composers, like Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino. The complex underscore, the rapid notes, the restraint on drums, instrument variety, the jazz techniques, etc. He's the perfect RCP composer for the job.


Meta2018-04-21 15:30:24
Restraint on drums?

Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?

Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.


superultramegaa2018-04-21 16:27:16
Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product.

Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound.

Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.


mpolonest123 2018-04-21 18:59:43
@superultramega Itís funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.

Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....


Mephariel2018-04-21 19:23:15
While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.


superultramegaa2018-04-21 19:45:01
I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.


Olive2018-04-22 02:13:13
Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.


meta2018-04-22 05:25:15
@superultramegaa and others

Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.

That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.

And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was dreadful...I cant disagree with you.




Edmund Meinerts2018-04-22 17:32:01
Wait, Meta, you haven't liked Powell since Hancock? This despite putting out his career peak in the How to Train Your Dragon scores? I mean, if there's anything that proves he's got the chops for Star Wars style orchestral and thematic music, it's those two (and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Pan).


Meta2018-04-22 22:03:38
@Edmund

actually i wasn't interested in the Dragon scores...or Pan, for that matter. Xmen 3 wasn't too bad, but he still had that tight RCP score techniques...Yeah, I think he must have changed his methods since Hancock/Green Zone...Because I'm not interested in hsi work after that. Must be those pesky drums he doesnt use anymore?


Mephariel2018-04-23 05:48:31
How to Train Your Dragon is one of his best. You are missing out.

But I may be the only person who thinks Face/Off is one of his best scores. I love that score more than nearly any John Powell scores.


MrZimmerFan2018-04-23 11:42:56
Nop, you're not the only one.

I can say everything i listen John Powell is something with quality and personality.


kingfannypack is the MILFcommander reply Replies: 3 || 2018-04-10 22:55:46
So I keep hearing that John Williams is contributing a theme. Does this mean he wrote a whole new Solo theme, or that the new film will use an old Han Solo cue?


Hybrid Soldier2018-04-10 22:56:56
He did write something new, which JP & team use & arrange in various ways, as well as some old themes from the franchise.


Olive2018-04-10 23:00:09
A "new" theme for Han Solo and previous themes of the franchise.


Kingfannypack is the MILFcommander2018-04-12 08:20:19
Thanks Hybrid! I am very excited for this soundtrack, I donít listen to John Powell nearly enough.

Hari Haran reply Replies: 4 || 2018-04-10 21:14:08
*upon listing John Williams on the website as a member of RCP*

Zimmer: "The circle is now complete. When I first heard about you, I was but the learner, now, I am the Master!"

Williams: "Only a master of synthesizers, Hans!"


Mike (OTM)2018-04-10 21:20:23
lol....I know they know each other, but I wonder how much of Zimmer's music Williams has even listened to. He tends to be kind of intentionally insulated.


Olive2018-04-10 23:01:33
Probably very little, almost anything.


Mephariel2018-04-11 02:11:52
I have a hard time seeing Williams being a Zimmer fan. But he did wrote Zimmer a letter about Man of Steel saying he can't wait to listen to his score right?



MichaelFilm72018-04-11 15:26:35
Hey Yo - howís your composing career doing !!!

jjstarA113 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-04-11 03:33:41
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superultramegaa reply Replies: 1 || 2018-04-10 21:12:27
Considering all of the production problems with this movie, I really hope Powell's score doesn't succumb to whatever mess this movie emerges as.


Olive2018-04-10 23:02:55
I also keep my foot behind with everything about this movie.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 2 || 2018-04-10 18:24:41
Shame he couldnít team up with Harry Gregson-Williams again lol

Honestly John Powell is one of the best working composers today, seeing him do a Star Wars film while including a theme by John Williams himself is just unreal...


MrZimmerFan2018-04-10 19:04:52
Harry was scoring The Meg, altough John Powell is a great choice for this movie.


mpolonest123 2018-04-10 21:26:04
My favorite HGW scores (apart from Narnia and the Martian) have always been his collabs with Powell. Antz is probably one of my favorite animated RCP/MV scores and I practically grew up with Shrek.

As for Solo, Iím genuinely curious as to what sound JP is going to write in. Will it be a mixture of his trademark style? Will it be him emulating John Williams? Will it be a combination? Whatever the result Iím sure it will be amazing!

... reply Replies: 4 || 2018-04-10 12:18:30
You should add Williams to HZ.com


Hybrid Soldier2018-04-10 12:34:13
It would probably provoke a black hole that would suck the Earth up into oblivion... So maybe I should be careful ! lol


Mike (OTM)2018-04-10 19:09:52
I dunno, Hybrid....there is a Harry Potter score here already... ;)


Olive2018-04-10 19:55:59
Greenaway!


Mephariel2018-04-10 20:37:15
Have to say, I am not familiar with Batu Sener's work. Hope we will see some contribution credits in the future.

Backbiter reply Replies: 0 || 2018-04-10 14:05:55
An RCP Star Wars Score? This should be interesting.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2018-04-10 10:04:52
And so it's coming...


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-10 10:36:32
My playground for the next couple months... :D


MrZimmerFan2018-04-10 12:18:57
I can't wait for this.

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