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Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell...
...and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.
love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.
M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.Even 5 years later, I’m still not sure how I feel about this score. <br><br>On one hand, the music complements the film extremely well. “Boat Trip to New Orleans” and “Soap” are both incredible in context, and even some of the more ambient cues are pretty effective. Alongside Interstellar probably Hans’ most minimilastic score, something which actually suits him well.<br><br>On the other hand, the Time/Journey to the Line temp is extremely blatant, and it definitely doesn’t help that 60% of the music used in film is basically a variation on that one idea (and some cues are purely sound effects). I still admire the score though, regardless of the familiarity issues.<br><br>With Windows coming out I’m very curious to see what approach will be. Personally, I like seeing Zimmer tackle a project with minimalism. Hopefully McQueen (who is a very talented director) doesn’t box Hans in with another TTRL temp... or any temp for that matter.
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeMatthew MargesonDominic Lewis
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Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 159'25
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  1. Open (2:54)
  2. Street Fight (0:58)
  3. Auction Room (3:37)
  4. At The Restaurant (3:33)
  5. Coffee, Tobacco & Cocoa Leaves (2:20)
  6. Web Of Conspiracy (2:24)
  7. Web To Car (0:56)
  8. Drive (1:20)
  9. Meet Mycroft (1:10)
  10. Meet Simza (3:30)
  11. Fight With A Cossack (Part 1) (0:30)
  12. Fight With A Cossack (Part 2) (3:10)
  13. To The Wedding (0:34)
  14. Wedding (1:14)
  15. Moran (0:40)
  16. Holmes Confronts Moriarty (3:22)
  17. Honeymoon Begins (0:50)
  18. Train Opening (2:30)
  19. Implementation (1:02)
  20. No Accident (1:58)
  21. Holmes Plan (1:01)
  22. Mycroft Saves Mary - On To France (2:22)
  23. Find The Fortune Teller (2:59)
  24. Gypsy Fortress (1:18)
  25. Romanian Wind (2:08)
  26. Mycroft Is Naked (0:38)
  27. To Paris, Ravache & The Opera (1:43)
  28. Ravache (1:18)
  29. Imperator (1:49)
  30. To The Opera (4:25)
  31. Paris Bombing Investigation (1:35)
  32. Consider What We Know (2:16)
  33. Outro (0:57)
  34. Holmes Captured By Moran (4:05)
  35. Holmes Tortured (4:41)
  36. Escape The Factory (4:47)
  37. Forest Battle (2:01)
  38. Watson Revives Holmes (2:23)
  39. We're Going Home... Via Switzerland (0:34)
  40. We Don't Know What He's Planning (1:51)
  41. Cosmetic Surgery (4:46)
  42. Chess Match (5:51)
  43. Little Red Book (4:10)
  44. Pre Vis Finale (2:25)
  45. Memories Of Sherlock (2:17)
  46. Case Re-Opened (2:58)
  47. Moriarty Suite (13:34)
  48. Mycroft Suite (1:51)
  49. Did You Kill My Wife (Idea) (2:57)
  50. He's All Me Me Me (Idea) (2:09)
  51. Shush Club #1 (Source) (5:48)
  52. Shush Club #2 (Source) (3:54)
  53. Shush Club #3 (Source) (4:32)
  54. Beautiful Eyes (Source) (2:13)
  55. Open (Alternate) (3:29)
  56. Drive (Alternate) (3:38)
  57. Fight With A Cossack (Part 2) (Alternate) (3:12)
  58. Holmes Tortured - Die Forelle (Alternate) (3:42)
  59. Little Red Book (Alternate Ending) (0:52)
  60. Memories Of Sherlock (Alternate) (2:13)
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HunterTech reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-16 04:33:18
So I've finally decided to give this a listen today, and it was a lot of fun! The general quirkiness, source cues that actually benefit the score, and one of the best themes that I've heard from Zimmer in Moriarty certainly make this one a keeper. A lot of people barp on the OST, but it certainly made me interested to hear the music in a better form. I'll probably have to listen to it again before forming a definitive opinion, but as is, it managed to actually live up to the hype.

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 1 || 2018-06-09 13:25:40
So am I right in thinking that the "Shadows" cues on the album are a combination of "Moriarty Suite" with "Chess Match"? Those two run 19:25 together, and the Shadows cues are 18:17, so if you factor in the OST's 8% speed increase it could fit. I ask because those two cues are missing from the sessions leak and I'm trying to put together as complete an album as I can (shame two such important cues weren't included in the leak so as to have them at the right speed and pitch, I can slow it down myself but it still doesn't sound quite "right").


mpolonest123 2018-06-09 15:36:22
They are, although the first 2 minutes of “Chess” seem to be a mix of the complete Moriarity Suite and possibly “Holmes Captured by Moran”

Bibi reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-07 15:29:41
THIS is the score I was looking for ! Finally... after 6 years lol

Poe reply Replies: 1 || 2018-05-18 04:34:41
Why is Romanian Wind not sequenced after Case Re-Opened? Is not the former 7M48 and the latter 7M47?


Medigo2018-05-18 10:11:09
Probably for chronological purposes
even though the movie uses a shortened version of Romanian Wind at that time

thearmusicgroup reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-16 08:15:56
Just listening to the first three tracks, it reminds me of how disappointed I was when the OST first released. This is one of my favorite scores by Zimmer, so this is like discovering it all over again!

Hari Haran reply Replies: 1 || 2018-05-16 01:21:55
Man, what is it with Hans and expanded releases? Between this and Batman v Superman earlier this year, it's like discovering one goldmine after the other. :D


badbu2018-05-16 07:18:40
hahahah so true :D

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 9 || 2018-05-13 17:51:09
So happy these are finally out!

Alongside At World’s End, this is not only one of Zimmer’s best sequel scores but one of his best scores in general. Between the Moriarity theme(s), the Romanian Gypsy influence, and all of the new ideas thrown in you really get a sense that Zimmer put a lot of heart into this one. And that train fight sequence? Definitely on par with the 18-minute action cue from Sherlock 1.

It’s also pretty cool to see the evolution of Moriarity’s theme start off all proper and composed, only to gradually disintegrate as the music progresses. By “Pre-Vis Finale” the theme is boiled down to only three notes. There is so much genius here, and the score never resorts to temping in numerous cues from the first film to pad it out (here’s looking at you TDKR/On Stranger Tides).

Honestly, I still can’t understand why the album was such a mess? Between the pitch being off to missing important cues, that release was a disgrace. Now, if I had a major complaint with the score, it’s that Simza never receives a proper theme. You have the gypsy sound for her, but no established identity.


kingfannypack is the MILFcommander2018-05-13 18:50:12
Hans' goes over this score a lot in his Masterclass, you can tell it's something he is very proud of. Rightly so!


Mike (OTM)2018-05-14 03:30:56
This is a pretty good score. I look forward to digging into it properly.


mpolonest123 2018-05-14 03:42:11
The alternate “Fight With A Cossack” track is pretty cool, I can see where they got the beat for the remix album track. As for the unreleased material, I really love “Paris Bombing Investigation”, something about that cue....


Mike (OTM(2018-05-14 21:15:55
Out of curiosity, what are some of the things he says about this score in the Master Class? I have no reason to spend money on it, cause I'm not an aspiring composer, but he doesn't talk about this particular score in interviews much...


Mephariel2018-05-14 22:50:20
He used some of the footage with the music as an example of creating the right tempo for a score. He also demonstrated the composition experimentation and work process he went through as he created the score's music diary.


Mikefilm82018-05-15 00:03:49
Is Balfe mentioned in the masterclass ?


Mephariel2018-05-15 00:19:36
I don't think so. I can't remember him mentioning other RCP composers (he didn't mention John Williams a couple of times I think). He mostly talked about directors not other composers.


mpolonest123 2018-05-15 01:42:13
He uses the Moriarity Suite (Tick Tock) to show how he uses his workstation to come up with ideas and assemble the music...


lol2018-05-15 09:11:36
sorry, the best sequel score?
TDK and Angels & Demons would like to have a word with you
lol

Mike (OTM) reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-14 03:32:24
That Train Opening cue is ferocious. I love it.

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-13 18:24:35
Kudos and thanks for sharing the complete score list, Soldier!

NM reply Replies: 1 || 2018-05-13 18:16:41
Thanks! Hybrid, did Hans write "Chess" as a suite and they fit the scene around it?


Medigo2018-05-13 18:18:54
the complete red book track is also not there, but it does have the film version of the outro

Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-13 16:51:23
Finally!!!

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