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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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John PowellBatu SenerJohn Traunwieser
ComposerAdditional OrchestratorMusic Scoring Mixer
Hubris - Choral Works (Album)
Label: 5 Cat Studios
Length: 58'17
HZimmer.com rating:        Not yet rated
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  1. The Prize Is Still Mine (14:29)
  2. A Prussian Requiem - I. Introduction To Moltke - II. The March (4:50)
  3. A Prussian Requiem - III. Beware The Bear (2:06)
  4. A Prussian Requiem - IV. We, The Glorious Dead - V. Easy (6:27)
  5. A Prussian Requiem - VI. The Papers Of Peace - VII. Let The Rails Roll - VIII. Victory Is Ours (9:32)
  6. A Prussian Requiem - IX. My Reasoning (3:32)
  7. A Prussian Requiem - X. The Gift (9:51)
  8. Requiem Addendum (7:26)
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Holygreg reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-16 10:00:27
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 !

Are some french JP fans going to Hamburg next week ? It would be great to have a beer and talk about film music !

Nicolas, Webmaster reply Replies: 2 || 2018-06-15 15:33:13
This would be really nice that as the release is only available for download, we had the choice to download it in a better quality than the CD itself. We have no material piece in the hands, at least we would like to have such a contentment. I do have no action in Qobuz, but that should be a mandatory place for a download only music, for music lovers who like pure instrumental music. ;)
I'll be waiting for it !


Nicolas, Webmaster2018-06-15 19:50:44
Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell is now available to stream worldwide on all digital platforms! &#128526;

Also available to download in 192k/24bit high-resolution from johnpowellmusic .com
CDs on https ://bit.ly/2lcQ5Ig :) and coming soon to Amazon and other retailers!

Thank you, everyone, who was a part of this record!
Enjoy &#127926;&#127930;


Nicolas, Webmaster2018-06-15 19:51:52
John just precised this point, i was just too impatient ;)

Iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2018-06-15 12:08:07
This album is absolutley wonderful!. I loved every second of it. I adore choirs in film music and an album like this is a very welcome treat!

Great job, Mr. Powell
10/10

Berkian Warrior reply Replies: 2 || 2018-05-29 22:54:45
Why are the ratings so low from fans? Has this even been released yet?


Joanne2018-06-05 05:54:22
Not yet. Release date in mid June.


Berkian Warrior2018-06-05 22:47:00
Then how can it have bad ratings without even being listened to yet

Powellfan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-05-29 16:38:35
Never got straight what exactly an orchestrator does in such a context; maybe that's why I'm a bit surprised to see one on this album.

It seemed more like Powell's pet project than a produced thing.


ThePhantasm 2018-05-29 17:12:00
I've been wondering that myself.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2018-05-27 10:49:05
More Powell !


Iamtommie2018-05-27 11:09:02
Great!! Very big Powell fan!!!


Edmund Meinerts2018-05-27 18:16:19
Jesus! Two Powell albums in less than a month. What a time to be alive. :O

So glad this is finally getting a release!

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