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Sadly, he doesn't seem to say anything new besides the background information on the Zimmer and Harry Gregson scores he's worked on. Plus the Skyscraper information still doesn't excuse the generic committee product that score turned out to be.Does anyone know what songs Max Aruj and Steffen Thum have worked on?Though there are differences, I think HZ & NGS styles mix together rather well.<br><br>Tracks like "Fort Walton", "Goodspeed Tracks Jade" or "Jade" are exceptions for sure. Apart from these, most tracks blend very well, imo.<br>It's very different from Armageddon for exemple, when team Trevor and team Harry had very different styles (big anthems & guitars VS darker material and more subtle theme developments) and also different sound equipments (I can tell immediately who did what thanks to the sound banks they used). The Rock doesn't suffer from those extreme differences imo.<br><br>We fans here listened to those scores for over 20 years and we've learnt how to spot each composer (thanks to this website and all the infos on each track we got over the years). I'm not sure I could have noticed all those details back in 1996, or even 10 years ago.<br><br>Nonetheless, The Rock is one of the greatest action scores ever. While more coherent scores like Crimson Tide or The Fan grew on me over the years, The Rock keeps a very special place in my heart.yes i hope 2 cd!!!!Hi, <br>Ever paid tribute to Gorecki?<br>I think you should<br><br>Cheers<br><br>Mjt Sprengers
The only way I won't be able to the listen to it before the episode is if it will be released in Germany in the night to tuesday. But I don't know how I would find that.Does someone know something about the soundtrack already? Like how many songs there will be or maybe even the full track list? Or will it be a big surprise?I will, Backbiter, because I live in Germany and in my country the final episode will be released on monday. I will watch it with my friends and therefore we will watch it around 8pm in my time. If the soundtrack will be released in the night from sunday to monday, I will be able to listen to the soundtrack before I watch the final episode.Yasss<br><br>Please be 2 discsThis is an okay score. Nothing super spectacular, but it fits the movie very well. The only issue I really took is that the end credits arrangement of the Pokemon video game theme is absent from the CD - I would wager quite a few people bought the CD just for that only to be disappointed. For me, it would have ended the CD perfectly.<br><br>Anybody know why it was left off? Something Nintendo told them 'no' on?
Very interesting interview. Thanks man!Judging by the YouTube views, not a lot of people have listened to this 1-hour chat with Steve. So I'm posting it here for you folks to enjoy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR0TPYmidNYI have nothing against any of the composers who worked on The Rock, but to my ears, the Nick Glennie-Smith stuff sounds obviously different from the Hans Zimmer stuff, and they both sound very different from the Harry Gregson-Williams stuff. And the transitions are a tad jarring at times. I've never seen anyone else post this opinion before, though, so I may be the only one!<br>=====================<br><br><br>That's actually very interesting. Never thought of it that way. And you're right. For those who are well aware of the overall MV/RC sound, there is indeed a difference between the Zimmer style and the Glennie-Smith style. However, I think that the two styles blend pretty well in The Rock. The movie itself allows for that. So I would argue that, while watching the actual movie, the two styles work very well together and they complement each other. <br><br>But listening to the score alone, yes, I can definitely see where you're coming from. The differences are obvious. Having said that, I still consider it to be a masterpiece of action scoring. And not only action. The emotional bits are great too. JADE is an extremely beautiful and tender track :))<br><br>P.S. The Peacemaker is on my personal TOP 5 of the greatest action scores of all time. I can't believe the score is not as popular as The Rock. Same for Eraser, by the way. Watch the movie again on a good sound system and you'll be blown away by the awesome Silvestri score. I really wish those two scores were more popular with the public......The 90s had some of the greatest action movie scores ever<br>================================<br><br>Without a doubt. I grew up in the 90s and I was there for all of it. Truly one of the best decades for film music (and for cinema in general). I mean, it's the decade that changed action scores forever. Exactly because of scores like The Rock, Twister, Armageddon, Crimson Tide and The Peacemaker. Granted, Harold Faltermeyer kinda started it all in the mid-80s with his work on Top Gun, Tango and Cash and Beverly Hills Cop 2, but it was Hans and his team who really got the ball rolling. By the way, I'm super happy that Hans and Faltermeyer are teaming up for Top Gun 2. At least according to IMDb....<br><br><br>==================<br>The opening theme is probably Zimmer's best in the genre<br>==================<br><br>Agreed. It's the ultimate Zimmer power anthem. I know the younger generation knows Hans mainly from his work on comicbook movies like Batman and Spider Man, but for me, 90's Zimmer will always be the best Zimmer. And my favorite Zimmer :))I'm so excited hear that.
No you won't, the score will be released after the final episode.Yesssssssssss yessss yesCan't wait for this soundtrack.<br>Just a few days left.Oh. My. Gods. (The old ones and the new.) That's so good news. And I can't wait for sunday.<br><br>The best is, that I can here the soundtrack before I watch the final episode. And I like to hear to a score without knowing wich music belongs to what kind of scene.Yesss. Can't wait!
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Hans ZimmerSteve MazzaroSteven KofskyMartin Gellner
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The World Of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration (Shows)
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CD1
  1. The Dark Knight Orchestra Suite
  2. King Arthur Orchestra Suite
  3. Mission Impossible 2 Orchestra Suite: Part 1
  4. Mission Impossible 2 Orchestra Suite: Part 2
  5. Pearl Harbor Orchestra Suite
  6. Rush Orchestra Suite
  7. The Da Vinci Code Part 1
  8. Part 2
  9. Part 3
  10. Part 4
CD2
  1. Madagascar: Best Friends - Orchestra Version
  2. Spirit Orchestra Suite
  3. Kung Fu Panda: Oogway Ascends - Orchestra Version
  4. The Holiday Orchestra Suite
  5. Hannibal: To Every Captive Soul - Orchestra Version
  6. The Lion King Orchestra Suite
  7. Part 1, The Wheat / The Battle
  8. Part 2, Elysium
  9. Part 3, Now We Are Free
  10. Inception: Time - Orchestra Version
  11. Part 1, I Don't Think Now Is The Best Time / At Wit's End
  12. Part 2, Drink Up Me Hearties Yo Ho
  13. Sherlock Holmes Fantasy (Bonus Track for the Limited Tour Edition)
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katsoulas reply Replies: 0 || 2019-04-25 10:03:29
A masterpiece!!!!Much better from Live in Prague. Sherlock Holmes fantasy and Mission Impossible 2 is truly Fantastic!!! There is any chance for Blue-ray???

Paul reply Replies: 11 || 2019-03-15 13:50:03
That mission impossible 2 suite part 1 is so amazing


Mephariel2019-03-15 15:51:06
Yes it is. I am very surprised that I like Gladiator the least. I think there is something a bit off about that program, especially how loud the background music is during Lisa Gerrard's performance. But man...Pirates, The Lion King, Inception, Spirit, The Holiday, MI2 are orgasmic good.

Really hope he does a World of Hans Zimmer 2 with music from The Last Samurai, Beyond Rangoon, The Prince of Egypt, etc.


...2019-03-15 17:36:31
This CD is so much better than HZ Live in Prague.


Mephariel2019-03-15 17:43:38
No kidding. Hans Zimmer Live was made for the fans.

This was made for music lovers.


Mike2019-03-15 20:29:47
The presentation as a whole here is way better than I expected, and IMO, puts Hans Zimmer Live to shame. I think this does more justice to the music.


Ds2019-03-16 17:19:21
TWOHZ doesn't put anything to shame. If it exists, it's basically because 'Hans Zimmer Live' came before, and it got massively successful, so they created this alternate program. Now we're maybe feeling this whole program is better, but isn't it perhaps because by now we're so used to the HZL program? I've known it since 2014, I've seen it 3 times live, a couple of times on blu-ray and Netflix, and listened to the album many, many times. So of course now TWOHZ has a "fresher" feeling. I think if TWOHZ came before, first of all it probably wouldn't have been that successful... and people would be complaining about the lack of Driving Miss Daisy, True Romance, Man Of Steel, The Thin Red Line, Interstellar...

There isn't room for everything in one concert, so it's great to have 2 different programs without too much overlap. That's it :)


...2019-03-16 17:33:19
The program has nothing to do with it... This is much closer to the music that Zimmer actually wrote for the movies. HZ live is some rock show that doesn't have much to do with the original scores and I just think this is way better! I am a big zimmer fan, but I didn't go to HZ live because I just couldn't stand the arrangements and performances of that tour.


mpolonest123 2019-03-16 19:45:30
I really don’t get the comparisons, they are both two completely different things. I love HZ Live simply because it’s a cool, rock spin on Zimmer’s music. This, on the other hand, is a more traditional approach that sounds amazing and closer to the music as heard in film. For me personally neither are better or worse, I actually think they both work extremely well.

My only complaint: still no live performance of “Too Many Notes, Not Enough Rests” ;)


Mephariel2019-03-16 19:47:48
To be fair, Hans Zimmer Live has its charms. Some of the soloist performances are truly spectacular, like Guo's Pirate sequence. Also, HZL presented Zimmer's music in ways we haven't seen or heard before. It is also a celebration of electronic music, something TWOHZ isn't. So DS is right that both programs compliment each other.


rockhound2019-03-17 07:53:58
in my opionion, alot of tracks in Hans Zimmer Live In Prague are just weak arrangements. some of them turn actually just into noise. Crimson Tide/160BPM; The Thin Red Line; Inception and Interstellar. also the soloists were often just a waste. they were playing, the camera was on them, but you couldnt hear them. but i have to say, Gladiator with Czarina Russell was amazing, much better than with Lisa Gerrard. in the end, i also prefer TWOHZ, because it represents his music much better. also the program is more varied.


Ds2019-03-17 17:44:44
I'm not sure, did you call the Thin Red Line live arrangement "noise"?? That's probably my favourite thing from this whole concert, such a massive improvement on the original version, it's incredibly immersive and it reaches levels of power and intensity words couldn't describe.

As Mephariel says, TWOHZ is a straightforward rendition of pieces we know, with little modification, while HZL is a reworking of the music as Hans himself thinks is best. Both have their charm and their use.

And after all that's why we like Hans in the first place: he doesn't do anything like anyone. He proved it with his music throughout his career, and he proved it again with his shows :-)


Mike2019-03-18 16:50:44
The stuff that didn't really do it in HZ Live for me were the "rockified" versions of No time For Caution and the Moody Bruce TDKR suite. Making those pieces sound like they did weakened their power, IMO. They were too guitar-and-drums heavy and I just preferred the originals. Otherwise, HZ Live was pretty good. There was some hyperbole in my comment about putting it to shame. But overall I definitely would rather have The World of Hans Zimmer approach.

Mike reply Replies: 1 || 2019-03-15 20:45:17
The Gladiator stuff got misnamed on this release, lol... Part 1 is The Wheat + Am I Not Merciful, and Part 2 is a short version of The Battle.


Mephariel2019-03-15 21:54:15
Yeah totally.

I am not sure where they got "Elysium" from. Part 2 is The Battle + The Might of Rome.

George reply Replies: 1 || 2019-03-15 02:18:21
Is this still getting released tomorrow? Haven’t seen any news lately


Ds2019-03-15 10:13:42
Yes, it is available!

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2019-02-13 20:22:41
Interesting news. Hans Zimmer is scoring a Cirque du Soleil show:

The acclaimed Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer is performing three original pieces in the show. Zimmer has won an Oscar for Best Original Score for “The Lion King,” and also created the music for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “Interstellar,” “Gladiator,” “Inception,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Dark Knight Trilogy.”

André Kasten and Leah Moyer, the show’s co-writers and directors, have been using Zimmer’s compositions as inspiration in developing music for their own scenes. Thus, they were thrilled to have him in the pool.

“‘Now We Are Free’ from ‘Gladiator’ is one of my all-time favorite songs,” Kasten said during a break in Monday’s rehearsal. “This whole show is original music, and it’s a dream to have him be a part of it.”

Moyer added, “He creates worlds with his music so it’s such a perfect blend, with what we like to do visually with his music.”

From Las Vegas Review-Journal


Paul reply Replies: 5 || 2019-02-13 15:06:27
Hybrid,
Do you know if the missing pieces from the Hollywood in vienna show are included in the official CD release??


Kalman2019-02-13 16:09:02
I don't know what was missing in Vienna (unfortunately I didn't manage to get a ticket :( ), but according to amazon.de the tracklist is the same as that of the usual show (I suppose the last four nameless tracks of Disc 1 are from The da Vinci Code):

https://www.amazon.de/World-Hans-Zimmer-Symphonic-Celebratio n/dp/B07HSK39R3/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1550070218&sr =1-1&keywords=the+world+of+hans+zimmer


Paul2019-02-13 17:15:10
As far as i know, its missing pearl harbor, and king Arthur


...2019-02-13 17:15:26
Everything seems to be there (including best friends which wasn’t performed in Vienna). The only thing missing seems to be the Sherlock Holmes suite (which was performed in Vienna but not in any other WOHZ concert.

It’s great that they choose the Vienna performance for the Cd because the orchestra performing in Vienna is much better than the one that plays the regular WOHZ concerts!


...2019-02-13 17:38:04
@Paul The Vienna concert only missed Best Friends. King Arthur, Pearl Harbor and the full Gladiator suite were just missing from the Austrian TV broadcast.

The Vienna concert also had a Sherlock Holmes performance which seems to be missing from this CD.


Mephariel2019-02-13 20:17:56
I think the CD will contain music from The World of Hans Zimmer not Hollywood in Vienna, even though they are almost the same show. There are some clear differences though.

And Hollywood in Vienna contains Pearl Harbor and King Arthur, it is just that they didn't broadcast those programs due to time constraint.

DomCobb reply Replies: 2 || 2019-02-03 08:21:32
So, if I remember well, this should be released this Friday, but I don’t see any news or announcement about that. Is it normal or should we expect a delay regardless the release date ?


Johnny2019-02-04 18:54:43
Release is on March 15!


Johnny2019-02-04 18:54:44
Release is on March 15!

LoBa reply Replies: 1 || 2019-01-03 14:10:04
Well, just as long as der Balfmeister has no say in this. Not that it's going to be bad, but that it will just sound average, this is the Balfe method. Nothing to challenge nothing to gain. Total vapid everyone-is-okay nonsense, that is our Balfe, no creativity.


Knight2019-01-03 15:14:08
Delet this

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 7 || 2018-10-15 09:59:21
For those who were asking, Sony will release a 2 CD set for this show...


Knight2018-10-15 10:50:02
Well color me excited! Hope they make a film out of one of the shows like they did with the Prague one.


Evenstar2018-10-15 12:36:22
Awesome!!


Mephariel2018-10-15 16:52:32
Great News. I thought we will have to wait until end of 2019 at the earliest.


Evenstar2018-10-17 20:12:41
Especially can't wait for the Mission Impossible 2 mix.


snsguy2018-12-10 18:41:08
Will there be a Blu-ray release for this as well. I had heard that the Hollywood in Vienna award show that is essentially the same set would get a Blu-ray release.


Quinn2019-01-02 22:38:46
I certainly hope they will make a movie out of this fantastic show. The artists participating in this show are absolute talents too. Pedro Eustache, Amir John Haddad, name them! I really don't want to miss this show. There's many with us who don't have the luck or money to go to the show so I hope they will bring this out on DVD. The Hollywood in Vienna show in 2018 was wonderful as well with the same bunch of artists!


Quinn2019-01-02 22:39:32
Great! A dvd as well?

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