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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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Music Scoring Mixer
Nick Glennie-SmithMalcolm Luker
ComposerMusic Scoring Mixer
We Were Soldiers
Label: Sony Classical
Length: 57'19
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
Fans rating:     rate at 1 out of 5 rate at 2 out of 5 rate at 3 out of 5 rate at 4 out of 5 rate at 5 out of 5   2/5 (5458 votes)
  1. Prelude (0:56)
  2. What Is War? (3:33)
  3. Look Around You (8:46)
  4. Flying High - Sgt. MacKenzie (2:51)
  5. First Step (2:04)
  6. NVA Base Camp (1:13)
  7. Telegrams (1:21)
  8. More Telegrams (0:56)
  9. I'll Go With You (1:17)
  10. Horrors (1:27)
  11. Photo Montage (2:31)
  12. That's A Nice Day (2:41)
  13. Jack (0:34)
  14. Jack's Death (1:39)
  15. Final Battle - Sgt. MacKenzie (8:31)
  16. Final Departure (10:30)
  17. End Credits - Sgt. MacKenzie - The Mansions Of The Lord (6:33)
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Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2013-07-26 21:45:30
"Look Around You" REALLY reminds me of "Journey to the Line".

Warfighter reply Replies: 0 || 2013-04-16 03:43:28
This one is really beautiful! Underrated i think.

Puss reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-17 00:00:00
You've hit the ball out the park! Incerdible!

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-24 00:00:00
this one and the score for The man in the iron mask is so awsome , and my favorite of Nick Glennie-Smith

Snake reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-22 00:00:00
Glennie-Smith is good. Too bad his scores aren't that good. He's amazing conducting the orchestras for the scores from many of his collegues like John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams and even the puppy Steve Jablonsky, but his own scores aren't that great.

Fortunately, this is one of his works and deserves to be recognized.

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-13 00:00:00
I love this piece :__:

Rgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-24 00:00:00
Amazing score, Im still looking for the expanded score though

Delgato reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-18 00:00:00
It is Great

Emilio reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-15 00:00:00
Yes! Very good score

Wersl reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-19 00:00:00
It is Great

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-13 00:00:00
No comment about this score ? It's a shame ! ^_^


It's a beautiful music composed by NGS (as always !), not so far from The Thin Red Line... Track 3 is amazing...

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