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Steve is a very accommodating composer. So it's really up to the director's vision. With Bay, you know you gonna hear some of the best stuff Steve has to offer and that's because they share the same "musical ear".<br><br>When he's scoring Peter Berg movies, Steve often relies on sound design and his scores for those movies are not really melodic. The few exceptions aside, Berg likes sound design scores. And he likes to experiment A LOT (example: the MRI machine sound that was incorporated in the Battleship score. Bold choice!).<br><br>Where does the director of Skyscraper stand in all of this?<br><br>Personally, I think this score will be "in the middle". Little sound design there, little melodic cue over here.... : ) I don't expect power anthems, simply because - as big as the movie is - it's not "Michael Bay big". I do hope for a little choir work though. Steve is great with choir.The Solo review does look quite good.<br><br>Clemmensen comes across pretty badly in many of his reviews. Even some of the positive ones. He has some very strong preconceptions about certain things that sometimes lead him to say some reasonably aggravating stuff.<br><br>Interestingly, he stays almost reasonable in his A World's End review. I wouldn't point to that one as his most typical negative review.Additional information<br>Posted date 2016<br><br>but, It was sold for two years.<br><br>Hello Hans.<br><br>May i ask you a question?<br><br>The piano sheet is now on sale, so that your music is now in the market for commercial purposes. It is sold at $ 10, although I do not know whether or not the seller arranged the piano music directly. Please check with us for the availability of other music.<br><br>Please refer to this site: htta://www.yes24.com/24/goods/28085649<br><br>(South Korea book store.)<br><br>Book Introduction :<br>It is the piano music which made the best 22 songs. New Age, movies, games, animations, etc., can be seen in various genres, and each sheet of music is directly attached to the author's QR code video.<br><br>If there is no problem, please respond.<br><br>Have a good day.He’s definitely not a bad reviewer, and his writing style is pretty sharp. The obvious problem is that he has a strong bias against Zimmer. Most of his recent Zimmer reviews are less spent talking about themes and more so the “issues” with his current style.
'At World's End' is possibly one of his greatest 'missteps' for sure, but he is a mostly reasonable guy when reviewing, and simply has a taste that doesn't accomodate a lot of the more modern sounding scores, which I think is ok, since we all have our preferences. His 'Solo' review is a must read for any fan of the score though. :DIf you want to understand why he's persona non grata, just go and check out his review of Hans Zimmer's masterpiece At World's End, it sums up pretty nicely the guy's mental issues :p<br><br>But his other reviews are mostly OK and that Solo one is indeed very good, worth a read.Who is he and why is he a persona non grata? ô_OHow dare you mention his name ??<br><br>I should erase that post... :PWhat site are his reviews on again? Not really sure where to look.
As long as Steve knows to keep this score mostly melodic with little to no sound design, I'll probably be happy with it.I assume that's the official cover....<br><br>I dig it. Very Die Hard-y : )I know Clemmensen is kind of persona non grata around here (not without good reason), but he put up his review of Solo a few days ago and it's one of the best he's ever written, a fantastic in-depth analysis (and appropriately positive). Worth spending an hour or two reading and listening to help unpack this score's many complexities.Is it just me or does the “Catwoman” riff (not the main theme) in “Bar Shootout” and “Nothing Out There” sound very much like the main Scarface theme?<br><br>I’ve also noticed that Hans sometimes will write a main tune and a series of riffs for a character, but will mainly incorporate the smaller motifs in the film (Angelica’s music from OST, Megamind’s main tune, Catwoman, etc.) Definitely not a problem though, I like the variety.<br><br>Look at the evolution of Batman’s theme from Begins, where he had the 2-note motif and the actual theme, to here where it’s just the 2 notes and the chord theme. I wonder if that was Chris Nolan’s decision.John Powell answered in Facebook there is still 45 minutes of music outside from the CD.
Yep, he knows how to do BIG and small moments. He's so versatile. I'm praying rian johnson uses him for his new trilogyThank you! Glad you enjoyed it.If there is one who can replace John Williams on Star Wars than is it John Powell!!<br><br>Great Job!!It sounds great ! I think I will listen to the CD after the hamburg concert, to keep the surprise, because they will play some cues there ! <br><br>Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !Dear Mr. Zimmer (or those interested), <br><br>  Over the years I have always enjoyed some of the higher-intensity compositions you have produced and made a point of putting my money where my mouth is and actually buying the soundtracks - money well spent. I've used specific songs of your's to get through moments of fatigue at work and also to prepare (silly as it may sound) for sporting events, even working out or running. I found them better than any rock or even electronic-type energetic music, until such a point, naturally, that I'd listened to them too many times and the magic wore off. Some of your songs rise to a crescendo that sometimes are powerful but perhaps lost on those who are unfamiliar with the corresponding movie scene ("Flight" from Man of Steel, it rises gradually but the concept you capture is magnificent, "Time" from Inception as well comes to mind). Some are obviously and undeniably potent like "A Dog Chasing Cars" or, going way back to when I learned of your work, "The Battle" from Gladiator which reminded me of "Mars, the Bringer of War", -- or even the latest "Sea Wall".<br><br>  Admittedly this is odd but I can't help but wonder if despite all the solicitations you must receive it seemed to me I might as well send the following two-fold feedback: in the same way I was pleased to learn that Daft Punk was handling the soundtrack for the modern remake of TRON (and what a fine job they did) I was also heartened to find that you were handling the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. It seemed a good sign to me at the time and I knew I would buy a ticket at that point. That was a movie (BR2049) I was worried they would BOTCH much in the same way they completely did whatever it was they did with remake of Total Recall (in which they completely stripped it of its cerebral essence and made it a very long chase-scene). <br><br>  All of this is to express some appreciation and also plug an obscure pianist from Montreal who has been on the CBC and all that, who, when I spoke to him after a show and compared some of his energetic imaginative work (Nostos comes to mind, and damn he hit 99% of those complex piano notes) to your's he admitted it was a dream of his to work with you under any capacity. Of course I suspect nothing will come of this but either way I think it harmless to tip my hat your way as a long-time fan who has utilized your music for motivation many, many, many times and also note that on my esoteric playlists five or six came from you and one or two came from him (Nostos, Il, Hypoctite)<br><br> Lastly, it should be noted for the historians that one time Jean-Michel Blais saved us Canadians (if you do the collective math based on viewership) a great deal of time and intellectual agony. Chevy was running commercials during the NHL playoffs (last year, not the the latest Washington Capitals win) in which an irritating scenario of "real people" were supposed to judge cars/trucks that popped out from behind sliding doors or lifted from basements (aircraft-carrier-style), and the poor fools/actors/allegedly "real people" had to say something nice about it all. It was such garbage. How splendid, how refreshing, then, that they ran a good commercial with someone just winding corners and enjoying driving the damn car to the music, which I recognized as JMB's "Hypocrite". He saved the society a good 10k hours of perniciousness.<br><br>Whew! That's all from me. Love the music, keep it up. Please give JMB a shot I think you'll find his attitude/ethic/skills refreshing. Regardless of that at least it was worthwhile of me to express my appreciation for ten years of masterful original music on your part anyway.
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Solo - A Star Wars Story
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  1. The Adventure Of Han (3:47) (John Williams)
  2. Meet Han (2:18)
  3. Corellia Chase (3:32)
  4. Spaceport (4:05)
  5. Flying With Chewie (3:28)
  6. Train Heist (4:46)
  7. Marauders Arrive (5:13)
  8. Chicken In The Pot (2:07)
  9. Is This Seat Taken? (2:34)
  10. L3 & Millennium Falcon (3:15)
  11. Lando's Closet (2:11)
  12. Mine Mission (4:09)
  13. Break Out (6:13)
  14. The Good Guy (5:23)
  15. Reminiscence Therapy (6:11)
  16. Into The Maw (4:47)
  17. Savareen Stand-Off (4:24)
  18. Good Thin You Were Listening (2:06)
  19. Testing Allegiance (4:19)
  20. Dice & Roll (1:54)
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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 It’s 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 don’t 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 - how’s 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 couldn’t 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, I’m 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 I’m 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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