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I feel like this is simultaneously the most enjoyable and least interesting Zimmer score of the last several years. It's nice to listen to, but it's basically the 1994 score rerecorded and tweaked in just a few places. Those tweaks do produce some highlights especially in the stampede and final battle sequences, but it's hard to think of this as a major effort, really. Yeah, it's good, but we've known that The Lion King is good for 25 years.I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.
Do we know who wrote what?Is it all material from 1994 or is it new 2019 score?I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).
Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"
Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :DI absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!
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The Darkest Minds
Label: Milan Records
Length: 47'25
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  1. The Darkest Minds (7:04)
  2. Ruby's Theme (2:18)
  3. Lady Jane (2:30)
  4. Escape (3:35)
  5. Cate (1:26)
  6. Runaway (1:06)
  7. Picnic (1:21)
  8. Zu's Dream (1:46)
  9. E.D.O. (1:34)
  10. Home (4:39)
  11. The Slip Kid (1:44)
  12. Mind Control (3:37)
  13. Memories (3:48)
  14. Red (5:44)
  15. Liam (3:37)
  16. The Children's League (1:36)
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Knight reply Replies: 2 || 2019-02-09 11:49:06
Thank you for posting all these booklets. Do you get the info from CD booklets?


Michael Fields2019-02-09 12:35:19
No, Knight. Usually i watch movies till the credits and find all information in end titles.


Michael Fields2019-02-09 12:36:50
But sometimes i find in Internet booklets of soundtracks. It's really helps!

Michael Fields reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-09 10:32:13
MOVIE CREDITS:

Music By
BENJAMIN WALLFISCH

Music Supervisor
DEVA ANDERSON

Music Editor
AMANDA GOODPASTER

Orchestrated By
DAVID J. KRYSTAL
PETER BATEMAN
CHRIS RYAN

Orchestra Conducted By
TIM WILLIAMS
BENJAMIN WALLFISCH

Music Preparation By
BOOKER WHITE

Orchestra Contracted By
PETER ROTTER

Score Recorded & Mixed By
JOEL IWATAKI

Additional Programming By
ALEX LU
OWEN GURRY

Guitars
OWEN GURRY

Solo Vocals
HOLLY SEDILLOS

Vocal Contractor
JASPER RANDALL

Score Technical Assistants
MAX SANDLER
MICHAEL DEAN PARSONS
NATE UNDERKUFFLER

Digital Score Recordists
VINCENT CIRILLI
LARRY MAH
ALICE WOOD

Score Recorded At
THE NEWMAN STAGE, 20th CENTURY FOX POST PRODUCTION SERVICES

Newman Stage Engineer
DENIS ST. AMAND

Newman Recordist
TIM LAUBER

Newman Stage Managers
PETER NELSON
DAMON TEDESCO

Score Mixed At
REMOTE CONTROL PRODUCTIONS

Score Mix Assistant
ALFREDO PASQUEL

Music Coordinator
RACHEL LAUTZENHEISER

MrBammbody reply Replies: 2 || 2018-10-06 08:46:34
What's the song in the beginning when they're transporting the black girl to the camp?


MrBammbody2018-10-20 15:10:48
Hello?


Adele2018-10-20 17:15:48
It's me

Ro reply Replies: 0 || 2018-09-05 17:15:45
That pounding sound of cellos and violins that kick in about 90 seconds into "Escape" is absolutely fantastic. I like it even more once the violins start to overtake the cue a little while later. Had this minute-long passage on repeat like crazy since I discovered it. Sure do hope to hear stuff like this in scores more often.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 6 || 2018-08-03 13:28:17
Meh. It really isn’t a bad score, but it is probably one of the most cliche things I’ve heard in a while. You have the female vocals for the lead (haven’t heard that before) with the same stock action music from every other YA score. Even the main theme sounds vaguely similar to RGW’s Wonder Woman theme.

It’s funny that they apparently use music from Divergent in the film, because much of this sounds like a lesser version. And considering how talented Wallfisch is, I honestly don’t understand why they would hire him to write something like this. #confused


superultramegaa2018-08-03 16:08:02
Yeah, it's probably just the problem with these cookie cutter YA films that all have the same tone and the same theme of "adults just don't understand our struggle, man." To be honest I didn't even like James Newton Howard's Hunger Games scores. I think the blandness of the films just translates over to the music. E

ven something like Ender's Game where you'd think sci fi would give Jablonsky plenty of opportunities, ended up being a combo of bland ambiance and stock Game of Thrones-esque cello music. Wallfisch's score sounds cliched and stock because this movie is probably cliched and stock (judging from the trailers).


Hybrid Soldier2018-08-03 16:12:15
The irony is probably that the score to Divergent, itself, was absolutely butchered & half rejected in the film ! lol


mpolonest1232018-08-03 16:29:02
Lol that really was a crime, JXL’s score for that was probably one of his best.

And wasn’t this directed by the same lady who did KFP2 and 3? Which could explain the temp issues, going by what happened on KFP2...


MrZimmerFan2018-08-03 21:01:34
Actually, I like Ender's Game, even if the main theme is something like Game of Thrones (altough, I think has more in common with the main theme from A Nightmare on Elm Street).

As for The Darkest Minds, if is not of the best works by Wallfisch, i like it, a lot, his more emotional tracks are the best (the action tracks are the expected, but more engaging than the actual kind of stuff of this YA movies), and i have to say, i don't consider Divergent Junkie's best, is kinda enyojable, as for my taste (i prefer The Dark Tower or the recent Tomb Raider, even Black Mass more)


Mephariel2018-08-04 06:02:04
If Tomb Raider is your best work, you are in trouble as a composer.

IMO, Mad Max is by far his best work.


MrZimmerFan2018-08-04 10:02:12
As for my taste, Mephariel, I have more enjoyement with Tomb Raider than Mad Max, IMO.

Gotham Rogue reply Replies: 1 || 2018-08-03 07:05:46
2 cues from Junkie XL’s Divergent Score are used towards the end of this film. Does stuff like that bother anyone else? It was supposed to be an emotional scene but all I could do was think about how the music was being reused.


...2018-08-03 08:02:00
I’m disappointed that Wallfish wrote a score like this that sounds like Junkie XL

Jack Afrogarrix 2018 reply Replies: 3 || 2018-07-19 18:23:36
Another great score from Benjamin Wallfisch can't wait to hear the score & see the movie

Music By Benjamin Wallfisch
Additional Music By John Paesano & Adam Hochstatter
Orchestra Conducted By Tim Williams
Orchestrations By Peter Bateman & David J. Krystal


Hybrid Soldier2018-07-19 18:58:17
So you can't wait to hear the score but you already say it's a great score ?


#inception


Jack Afrogarrix 20182018-07-19 22:32:20
I Know, Hybrid, just sayin' that i a fan of Benjamin Wallfisch's music Scores since lights Out to Blade Runner 2049 and i say this is another excelent Work from Wallfisch


Evenstar2018-08-01 11:40:22
but you didn't even know how it sounds

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 1 || 2018-07-31 19:58:32
Lady Jane track

https: / /m.soundcloud.com/milanrecords/benjamin-wallfisch-lady-jane- from-the-darkest-minds-ost


...2018-07-31 22:04:34
This sounds so disappointing. I didn’t think we’d hear this kind of stuff from Wallfosh who seemed to be such a great writer. This sounds like everything else and not like Wallfish.

Ro reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-19 19:58:49
One-worded track titles! Reminds me of early days of Media Ventures!

They sure tried real hard to keep spoilers out of these, didn't they? I suppose I'd take this approach over Latin or irrelevant names, though a little bit of pun and flavor wouldn't have hurt.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 0 || 2018-07-18 19:09:37
Yeah

BTW, John Paesano is credited as additional music

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