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Just finished listening to the score, and this definitely helps calm my frustration after seeing Pirates last night. The score for Pirates was decent enough with some catchy tracks, but this is way better. Summer movies 2017 may not have the best movies lined up in terms of quality, but the scores for them all are really intriguing. Hoping the scores for The Mummy, Transformers, Spider-Man, and Dunkirk are all what I hope. Anyway I'm getting off track, the Wonder Woman score is very good and Rupert is really taking off as a quality composer.Wish there was more of the Zimmer theme . Really lacks it .Where?Dear Hans Zimmer Team,<br>what is up with your Live-Tour sound? Almost all of the eventim-FanReports for your live tour talk about deafening bass, drowned-in-noise vocals, actually exploding speakers and people leaving early. I was in Leipzig, your technicians might remember the guy who asked them for earplugs. <br><br>I will alert the emissions-protection-bureau about this. Because submitting People to 100+dB without proper warning is actually illegal here.<br><br>In truth, I would like my money back. <br> <br><br>Can't please everyone
I hope Hans will "return" to the Pirates franchise I mean he has not done "Dead men tell no tales" just because Dunkirk and his live tour were in the way. Even Zanelli said that they all sat together and felt ready to start the project. Because of the fact that Zanelli is responsible that the "he's a pirate" theme sounds like it does I would love to hear a Score by Hans Zimmer & Geoff Zanelli for the real Finale !I was at the concert in Forum in Copenhagen, it was a spectacular experience. Normally the sound is therrible there, last experienced with Ennio Morricone, that concert was destroyed by bad sound, but with your concert it worked out to perfection as the sound was turned up loud and took the roof of LOL... my question is, is there a DVD or CD with the set, some of the tunes were fantastic with the small and big modifications, and cant be found in superb quality anywhere...You mean those boring, unimaginative percussions from "Is She With You" (aka the worst part of the whole cue)? Oh dear.I'm impressed either with the fact that for now I don't recall any big parts missing in this score like with the previous movies. The only thing i'm missing now is the part right after the first track (the music used in the beginning on the Dutchman) but that was actually the One Day suite from AWE so not really a big deal.There's no kill like overkill. Plus another thing that'll sound good for the inevitable Hans/Nolan PR train I guess. *shrug*
Saw the Movie last night listening to the soundtrack now and I must say I'm impressed. I like how Salazars theme is sorta a collab of Previous villian themes from the films Zanelli probably did this to imply how Salazar is the most evil Villain in the franchise(do I think he will be in Pirates 6 returning as the villian alongside another certain villian if you watch the end credits scene, yes). Carina theme is just a beautiful elegant piece which I am now classifying as the Barbossa family theme. The new adventure theme reminds me of the song Skull And Crossbones from Curse Of The Black Pearl. They used Becketts theme for Barbossa in the film like they did in On Stranger Tides and had more tracks with it so theirs a big imporovment. The heroic Jack theme was used way more in this film than OST which wasn't their at all. What I like a lot that they did is this soundtrack has a lot of tracks from the movie so that is a huge improvement with a Pirates film. Sorta wished Davy Jones theme was used for Will but also glad they didn't. Geoff Zanelli did a great Job and he should come back or Pirates 6.Would love to hear what Balfe would have done . Maybe next timeThis track sounds pretty amazing. A powerful and heroic theme with a great buildup. I cannot wait to hear it!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgLktF1bSpE There is the full Soundtrack on Disney Vevo ;)32 hours!!! I think this will be played as a lament in a slow-motion scene where it looks like they're gonna get killed. Cannot wait for it!
After listening to the full score several times I can say that it's a nice mixture of arround 60% new themes and 40% old themes. Moreover it's cleverly written in a sense that it feels familiar yet new. Althought Zanelli is definitely no Zimmer, he definitelly does get pirate scoring. If I had to give it a rating it would be a definite 7.5/10. <br>It's definitely a score worth listening and you should skip it just because Zimmer didn't write it.<br>I am just happy to get some musical continuityAs "Hedon" said below, "Zanelli is a great arranger, but he is not a great composer". I extremely agree with him. <br>I believe if someone like John Powell had done this score, we would hear a far better soundtrack. All of us saw what a spectacular job he did in KungFu Panda 2 with Hans.<br>The obvious thing is people like John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, JunkieXL or Nick Glennie-Smith, their mind moves where Hans' moves.<br>I'm not saying Zanelli does not include this case, I'm saying there were so many better options to choose the right person to do this score.The score is leakI'm glad to see Williams somehow has kept those awesome percussions we heard on Batman v Superman. He did exactly what we expected.
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Spies (Album)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 47'00
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  1. Once Upon A Time In The... / The Ball (7:00)
  2. Young And Scientific (3:56)
  3. My Killing Hand (2:01)
  4. Pyramids Of The Reich (4:56)
  5. Transmission (0:31)
  6. Holding On (4:55)
  7. Moonlight In Vermont (2:26)
  8. 2529 (4:19)
  9. On The Borderline (4:48)
  10. Stranded (6:49)
  11. Movies For Eva (5:19)
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Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 9 || 2017-03-23 14:12:35
Holy shit. So I just listened to this album on YouTube and it's FANTASTIC. So much 80s cheeseball fun. And the first track even has the riff in it that would go on to become the First Born theme and then, later on, way way way down the road, 160 BPM from Angels & Demons. It's really incredible how distinct Hans' voice is even as early as 1983. As much as I enjoy the vocals, I'd kill to get instrumental versions of some of these songs.


isildur2017-03-23 15:05:49
Yo dude. Thanks for pointing this out. Listening to it now. Sounds excellent.


isildur2017-03-23 15:19:37
And in the Track 4 isn't that a bit of Inception?


Dimitris Krommidas2017-03-23 16:46:17
Where do you listen to this guys? In my channel? I have the album in my channel.


Edmund Meinerts2017-03-23 16:59:11
Yeah, Dimitris, it was your channel. Thanks man! :)


Dimitris Krommidas2017-03-23 17:09:09
Thank you.


isildur2017-03-23 18:12:25
Wow! I thought I recognized the name of the channel. Awesome dude. Thank you so much.


Dimitris Krommidas2017-03-23 18:26:19
Thanks


Hybrid Soldier2017-03-23 20:12:21
Oh yeah it's great, Moonlight In Vermont even has Beckett's Death from POTC 3 !


Anonymous2017-03-24 03:01:42
Moonlight also reminds me of parts of Chappie!

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-15 08:13:11
So that's where the original sources of one of the fragments of Beckett's theme for the third Pirates. Cool!

helenep reply Replies: 1 || 2010-08-04 00:00:00
if for whatever reason zimmer , cann, griff decides not to release the spies album, there will forever be something of great importance missing in the music indistry! just the fact that is never was released does it even more interesting.there are still a lot of people around the world who would be very excited if it happened.it would make their career complete, and such great material should not be forgotten.pleeeeeeeeease!!!!!!


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Simone2012-02-23 13:35:04
I'd love to know in details what was the part of the singer Ronny on this project. Which tracks exactly she does vocals? Kindest regards ;-)


andreas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-07 00:00:00
i own the remastert CD and the music is Awesome BUT shame they didnt release PYRAMID OF THE REICH first because its the best track + sounds like ultravox......

zaine Griff reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-10 00:00:00
I was a great time and a pleasure to work with such a great team on the Helden Project.I cant wait for the album to get released.

Chris Celecia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-06 00:00:00
I also heard for the first time the tracks "Holding On" and "Stranded" and was greatly impressed. They seem timeless at this present day.

I have a feeling that eventually the Spies album will be released. I guess it was meant to be. Hans, Warren and Zaine deserve this as a testament to their creativity, ambitions and friendship. The music contained in this album and Zaine's albums and singles was where it all started for Hans.

Vielen danke fur die Musik von drei Helden! Der Moment fur Spies ist heute und immer und immer!

Chris von Gibraltar

Andrew Ford reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-11 00:00:00
I recently heard that efforts to release Spies are continuing... been waiting years for this! Hope it finally sees the light of day.

Regards to all,
Andrew

BoysKeepSwingin reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-10 00:00:00
Recently several videoclips and live-clips from Zaine Griff are added top YouTube and can be watched there. As you might know Hans Zimmer played in Zaine's band, was with him on stage at Zaine's final Grand Finale concert in The Venue London and Hans also arranged a lot of Zaine's music on zaine's second album Figures. Also two of the tracks from SPIES are added (as "audiomovie") on YouTube.

Peter Jansen reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-28 00:00:00
Are copies of this bootleg still available anywhere - as far as you know? Was it only released in 1984 on vinyl? Or maybe later (also) on CD? I think two tracks are missing from the complete album: the first track "--Mother Company"-- and the last instrumental track "--Eva"--, that should have come after "--Movies for Eva"--. I know that for a long time the Ultravox fanclub tried to convince Hans Zimmer to release the CD. Several times it was close to release -as I understood. But until now it is not there? And why was the album never released? It would have been released on their own label ZiCa records 001 (Zimmer/Cann), but it never was. Do you know the reason. Only the 7"-- and 12"-- of the Single "--Holding On"-- (with beautiful vocals of Zaine Griff and Linda Jardim) was released, with two songs on the B-side. But I think that was never really distributed. Beside that I think in the credits you should mention that Zaine Griff did the vocals on the most songs ( The Ball, Holding On, Stranded, Borderline. Movies for Eva) and also Hugo Vereker (Young &-- Scientific and - I think - My Killing Hand) and excellent female vocals of Linda Jardim on most of the tracks. I think it's worthwhile to mention that! One last question: who were the writers of the songs? Were they all written bij Zimmer/Cann or where some songs written by Zaine Griff? And what was the work done by Steve Rance - also mentioned large on the cover of "--Holding On"--. I thought he was technician or did he do other things in the Helden Project as well?

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2005-03-05 00:00:00
This album has never been officially released unfortunately

fiedler christian reply Replies: 0 || 2005-03-05 00:00:00
Is it possible to buy the Album "--Spies"-- von "--Helden"--?
sincerly Christian Fiedler

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