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CD coming from LLL!Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI 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 music
i 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 2
Guess 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 knowThe 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 astra
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Hans ZimmerGeoff ZanelliJim DooleyClay Duncan
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Matchstick Men (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 131'19
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  1. Flim Flam (0:15)
  2. Ichi Ni San (3:03)
  3. Prizes (1:30)
  4. Victim Of Fraud (0:53)
  5. Open Window (0:57)
  6. Grocery Store (1:33)
  7. Losing The Pills (1:36)
  8. Shoes Off (0:19)
  9. Shrink (0:51)
  10. I Have A Daughter? (1:20)
  11. Suzi's Topology (0:50)
  12. Meeting Angela (2:27)
  13. Lunch (0:50)
  14. Frechette (0:53)
  15. Moving In (2:00)
  16. Obsessive Compulsive (2:05)
  17. The Club (0:43)
  18. Let Us Greed (1:17)
  19. Nosy Parker (1:35)
  20. Con Artist Teaching (2:05)
  21. Not Bad (4:31)
  22. Realizing (0:43)
  23. Scouting (1:48)
  24. In The Airport (0:55)
  25. Do You Mind If I Seat There? (1:36)
  26. Walk Him To The Plane (1:18)
  27. Airport Con (1:15)
  28. Do I Get A Cut? (1:40)
  29. Parking Escape (0:57)
  30. Angela Arrested Before (1:41)
  31. No More Cigarettes (1:18)
  32. No More Pills (1:29)
  33. Vitamins (1:02)
  34. Visiting Klein (1:45)
  35. Frechette is Shot (4:33)
  36. Heaven (0:45)
  37. Interrogation (1:27)
  38. Dear Roy (2:53)
  39. No Baby (1:53)
  40. Carpeteria (3:19)
  41. I'm Grown Up (1:16)
  42. Happy Ending (2:27)
  43. Waltz Suite (3:05)
  44. Flim Flam (Alternate I) (0:16)
  45. Flim Flam (Alternate II) (0:16)
  46. Ichi Ni San (Alternate I) (1:49)
  47. Ichi Ni San (Alternate II (2:55)
  48. Losing The Pills (Alternate) (1:35)
  49. Shoes Off (Alternate) (0:19)
  50. I Have A Daughter? (Alternate) (1:21)
  51. Meeting Angela (Alternate I) (2:31)
  52. Meeting Angela (Alternate II) (1:37)
  53. Lunch - Frechette (Alternate I) (2:33)
  54. Lunch - Frechette (Alternate II) (2/33)
  55. Moving In (Alternate I) (2:00)
  56. Moving In (Alternate II) (2:03)
  57. Obsessive Compulsive (Alternate) (2:36)
  58. The Club (Alternate I) (0:42)
  59. The Club (Alternate II) (0:44)
  60. Let Us Greed (Alternate I) (1:16)
  61. Let Us Greed (Alternate II) (1:27)
  62. Not Bad (Alternate) (4:31)
  63. Scouting (Alternate) (1:46)
  64. Do You Mind If I Seat There? (Alternate I) (1:37)
  65. Do You Mind If I Seat There? (Alternate II) (1:40)
  66. Walk Him To The Plane (Alternate) (1:32)
  67. Airport Con (Alternate I) (3:53)
  68. Airport Con (Alternate II) (2:00)
  69. No More Pills (Alternate) (0:52)
  70. Visiting Klein (Alternate I) (1:34)
  71. Visiting Klein (Alternate II) (1:25)
  72. Dear Roy (Alternate) (2:18)
  73. No Baby (Alternate) (1:59)
  74. Carpeteria (Alternate I) (2:32)
  75. Carpeteria (Alternate II) (5:06)
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Dr. Vinny G. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-21 00:00:00
As an accomplished composer/musician/performer, I feel compelled to enter a comment. I saw “Matchstick Men” shortly after it was released on DVD. 2004, I think. And I write this as an individual whose brain has cataloged a SURPLUS of music over many years.

I remember distinctly watching the "making of matchstick men" where Ridley Scott gave Hans such a hard time about the score. And again, as someone who has such a catalog of music in the brain, I have found myself humming or whistling "THIS" score over and over in the last 4 years. With no likely end in sight. It's catchy. It's contagious. And it's my opinion. I even caved and got some ring tones. (Shocked all my colleagues.) I’m more curious to what the rejected scores sounded like. Maybe he used them for other films. Take that Mr. Scott!

Since, I have been more aware of Mr. Zimmer's works over the last 4 years and now I have a clearer understanding of why some of my favorite films (before and since “Matchstick Men”) are some of my favorite films, i.e. “Mission Impossible II” & “Gladiator”. Answer – “Zimmer scores”. And really, if you take away the score, "Matchstick Men" as a film, is average at its best. The score, is what makes this film. Period!! Maybe that's why Ridley pushed Hans like he did?

It’s no wonder that someone would create a web site of this like. As well, he is now someone I would like to converse and/or collaborate before I go to the other side. John Williams, take a vacation. There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Hans!!

Kindly,
Dr. Vinny G.
Rochester, NY
(Home to Hochstein and Eastman) schools of Music that is. &#61514;

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-01 00:00:00
Hi everyone! I've got this question: some days ago I was listening to this score and I realised that the first part of track "Weird Is Good" has a particular style, something I've only heard in Gotan Project's songs: so, Is that an omage by Hans Zimmer to this fantastic (IMHO) group?

thanks

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Ted reply Replies: 0 || 2006-09-15 00:00:00
What is the name of the song that was playing when roy sent angela away with frank after the shooting?

BobdH reply Replies: 0 || 2005-08-27 00:00:00
Hmm... the only thing track 8 (Mines) makes me think about is Journey to the Line, from The Thin Red Line. Man, how obvious is it which track was the temp-score?!?

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ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2005-08-27 00:00:00
I think the reason why Track 8 sounds like Journey to the Line is because it should sound like Journey to the Line --)

axel jespersen reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-18 00:00:00
track 8 is what made the film what it is.

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