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So Hybrid, care to tell us why you randomly deleted comments talking about the leaked recording sessions?Yes! That piano part is amazing! <br>„when charles and jean stand in front of the school“Saw the movie. Great score and it really fits the movie.<br><br>Missing stuff:<br>- 25 seconds of a piano version of Gap without the brass and bells<br>- a 30 second badass version of the main theme during the mageneto/jean helicopter stand off<br>- 1.5 minute end credits suite. Typical Zimmer to leave the best and most epic track and best main theme version off the album. I hope it will be on CD2, but knowing Zimmer the best tracks always remain unreleased. This is another escape from ship...after listening and listening...this score is truly amazing! i love it so much! i want the suites and ideas NOW! :DWhere can I find this?
been listening to this score for a week now and i am going to wait a little more before putting a comment on it here... but there's something else i have been saying for a while now. let's stop associating scores with movies and start seeing them as a work of art in their own rights. (albeit inspired by movies)<br><br>people are here complaining about the movie that it didn't speak to them. and then i have the feeling that they project their disappointment on the soundtrack. but both pieces of art co-exist and not depend on each other. i, for example, seldom watch any of these movies. but i have listened to their soundtracks and love them.<br><br>also i never asked for an extended CD before... but we need one for this one. it's very clear that tracks like gap and coda were definitely shortened.<br><br>also i never asked for an extended CD before but we need one for DP. it's clear that tracks like gap and coda were definitely shortened.There's nothing unique about those choirs, standard East European chorus stuff mixed with Johansson. Check out Debbie Wiseman's Warriors from 2000 and you'll get a much more elaborate version of this music.I cant say that this chorus reminds me of anything I have heard Zimmer done before. And I have played all his scores to death.I agree that Gap is the best track. My main complain with this score is that it feels that Zimmer composed it on autopilot. For me those choirs sounded too much to Electro's Theme in TASM. Is too standard and has very few remarkable moments. The movie itself lacks of personality and the score is part of that problem. I think they just wanted "dark" and hired Zimmer for making his dark ostitatos.I thought I read somewhere Armageddon was the last bay film that hgw was a part of<br>===============================<br><br><br>Well, Bay and HGW were not exactly best friends during Armageddon. Bay is very demanding and tough. HGW is also not a shy dude. He is an opinionated guy who stands his ground, as you can tell by his interviews. He reminds me of Mancina…..He's not afraid to speak up and have his opinion heard. And just like Mancina, his relationship with the Bay/Bruckheimer family seemed to be...….a bit complicated. Yet, he worked on Bad Boys 2 and Deja Vu. Now, it is possible - tho not likely - that Bay didn't even know that HGW did some work on BB2. Maybe it was just a favor for Steve and Trevor. Under the table, so to speak..... Personally, I don't believe that's the case. Whatever the truth, this is a great example of how different those composers are. Trevor and Steve work great with Bay/Bruckheimer and they always deliver great results. While composers like HGW and Mancina have problems with more demanding filmmakers. And apparently they don't even like action cinema. I don't necessary blame them, even though Mancina certainly didn't do himself any favors by trashing the genre and the people who back in the 90's gave him a shot to prove himself as a composer.
Love John Powell. But he is not even close to Williams. Williams made his mark on every genre of film scoring. He freaking turn a holocaust movie score into a masterpiece for the ages.<br><br>Today, that score would have been some generic sound design.<br><br>Powell is an incredibly gifted orchestral composer. But he doesn't have the dimensions of someone like Williams. <br><br>You fools, the tracklist was but a scam. The tracks simply wanted to EAT you.Yeah, while this does have a great deal more substance than most of the work Hans has done the past few years, I struggle to say it's a genuinely *good* score.<br><br>I mean, within the first minute I'm reminded of Dunkirk, then we get a pretty standard Zimmer/Balfe buildup we've heard a million times since Inception... and it doesn't get hugely better from there.<br><br>I will definitely give Zimmer credit for the unique and genuinely creative use of female choir in some of the cues, though.Not to disagree for its own sake, but I think Powell has been up there with the greatest film composers since the first HTTYD score. I just wish he'd take on more projects.Yeah, Jesus. This is a prime example of why I'm tempted to think John Powell is more talented than even Williams (yes, I went there).
There's so, so many great themes in the HTTYD scores. And he almost never lets a moment go by where he isn't stating or restating or developing one or more of them (although honestly that's true of a ton of Powell's scores and not an exclusive feature of HTTYD). You can never get bored listening to these, there's always something interesting around the next corner.I got confirmation HGW only wrote Haitian House Shootout (with the help of Mel Wesson). The same ideas were edited into the shorter cue Zoepound, so I'd say you can add this one to his credits.<br><br>Credits on IMDB mentions Paul Linford on the Main Titles.<br><br>Trevor Morris helped Jablonsky on the Ferrari Causeway Chase.<br>Jablonsky worked, for sure, on the Hallway and Helicopter Inserts.<br><br>100% sure Rabin worked on Tapia, Tapia Pissed Off, The Stuff, Wiretap Results, Ocean, Dead Bodies #2, Heart to Heart, Breaking Into Mortuary, Syd's Cover Is Blown, Tapia Has Syd (without Inserts), Prep for Tapia Sneak, Cuba Chase, Guantanamo (those tracks are on the Rabin only-bootleg).Hoping for the Rocketman score to get a release. Loved the score in the movie. Any updates on this ?Additionally, for anyone interested, I've managed to come up with a final list of themes from the series that I believe to be mostly accurate.<br><br>HTTYD 1: Hiccup & Toothless, The Friendship ostinato, Viking Theme, Viking "B" Theme, Dragons, Berk, The Dragon Tamer (Hiccup's unique qualities), Vikings & Dragons, Astrid<br><br>HTTYD 2: Loss, Exploration/Hiccup's Maturance, Drago, Hiccup & Valka, The Alpha, Stoick & Valka, The Chief<br><br>HTTYD 3: The Furies ostinato, Love, The Dragon Liberators, Moving On, The Hidden World, Toothless & The Light Fury, Grimmel, Dragon Trappers<br><br>A list more impressive than Star Wars, and with almost every new theme returning for the next film, while keeping most of the base themes. A masterful achievement by John Powell and his crew, as others have said!Just finished watching the movie, and while it's not much more than fine, it's sure as hell better than every other Star Wars movie that's come out since The Force Awakens (minus the ugly fucking visuals). <br><br>However the score is absolutely amazing. Powell's adaptation and development of the new Han Solo theme from Williams is flawless, the callbacks to other themes from the series are mostly appropriate (and good on him for not using the Force theme once!) and Powell's original material is fresh and exciting in a way that even Williams himself hasn't been able to pull off with the new films. <br><br>Powell might very well be up there with the greatest film composers if he continues to produce work like this from now on (which from HTTYD 3 seems very possible!)
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Hans ZimmerJohn Van TongerenJay RifkinBruce Fowler
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The Power Of One
Label: Elektra
Length: 46'59 (Score: 30'35)
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. The Rainmaker (7:46)
  2. Mother Africa (6:19)
  3. Of Death & Dying (4:11)
  4. Limpopo River Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:54) *
  5. The Power Of One - Teddy Pendergrass (5:17) **
  6. Woza Mfana (1:56)
  7. Southland Concerto (2:26) **
  8. Senzenina (1:48) **
  9. Penny Whistle Song (2:14)
  10. The Funeral Song - The Bulawayo Church Choir (1:42) *
  11. Wangal' Unozipho - The Bulawayo Church Choir (3:24) *
  12. Mother Africa Reprise (8:02)
*Written by David Khabo
**Written or arranged by Johnny Clegg
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Denice reply Replies: 1 || 2009-04-06 00:00:00
This is a great soundtrack. I saw the movie years ago and went out and bought the cassette tape of the soundtrack. I didn't, however, get the CD version of the soundtrack. Now I only have a cassette version which I can't play on any of my audio equipment. Please, please, please is there any chance that this wonderful soundtrack might be re-released on CD? I am forever hopeful that one day I'll be able to buy the CD of this soundtrack and enjoy this great music again!


Pegasus2018-05-05 03:26:41
I just got the CD from Amazon so it is available.

Andrew Burnett reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-27 21:17:54
Where can I get sheet music of Mother Africa Reprise or, if necessary, the whole soundtrack

Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-16 10:16:10
How did John Van Tongeren invovled in this? And did he important music cues here?

khabo reply Replies: 1 || 2016-07-21 10:17:44
Going through this website i cant help but be proud of my father David Khabo. Such moments when i go through his works im like my dad is actually cool lol


Richard Kinchlea2016-10-26 04:32:13
Nice story!

Ashley reply Replies: 2 || 2010-03-07 00:00:00
What are the lyrics for Rainmaker? "they run this way, they run that, cowards.." something like that


Tayla-Rose2016-03-27 11:33:39
That is for Southland Concerto as explained in the movie before the concert when the lyrics were written. I am yet to find the actual lyrics of this song. If I do find them I will give you the link.


Dale-Ray2016-05-09 22:27:32
Any luck with the lyrics of this song? I'm desperate... :-(

Arie williams reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-24 08:29:21
Please could I have the lyrics of the Limpopo river song in the power of one and a translation if available .many thanks
Arie

Ann Sillman reply Replies: 1 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
Just listened to the CD again, how wonderful. Wish I had the words and a translation of what the songs sing about.


Fan2014-07-21 02:48:43
Bagijima kanjalo, bephethe ngaleyo ndlela, zingabantu ngamagwala...
literal translation from the words said by Mr. Freeman´s character:
In the song =Southland Concerto= they sang the words KANJALO, BEPHETE and NGMAGWALA... specially this last word, when... (NO SPOILERS).

Dan reply Replies: 1 || 2007-11-15 00:00:00
The lyrics are available for this sound track. While in highschool our choir program sang the entire score for a choral concert.


crik@olympus.net2014-02-10 00:08:16
Please did you ever get the original language lyrics

p mindell reply Replies: 3 || 2010-05-10 00:00:00
Is there choral sheet music for Mother Africa?


david2012-11-07 21:38:02
is there a choral sheet? i´m desperately seeking for this sheets to sing in a choir...


Mr. Charles2013-04-04 17:46:09
Way to respond after nearly 5 years, Clare. Wtf?


Hybrid Soldier2013-04-04 22:19:25
Excellent film, with the first appearance on screen of Daniel Craig, playing some South African "Nazi Alike" military extremist... :D

It's a made up language. reply Replies: 1 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
I performed one of the songs from The Power of One in college and one of the fascinating things my professor told us about this soundtrack, is that the lyrics are all made up.
It's actually kind of strange, and I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but it literally does not have a translation.
Sorry.
But I guess that just means you can make up whatever lyrics you want.
Cheers!


Clare2013-04-03 19:06:28
That's nonsense - the songs were performed by local people in their own Zulu, not by a professional choir reading made-up syllables off sheet music. The only lyrics I can translate from Mother Africa are the repeating phrase "We sangoma ngi velelwe" which means "Oh healer, I'm in pain" - I know this because that phrase was recycled in several later Lebo M/Hans Zimmer collaborations including The Lion King, which DID have lyrics provided!

Your professor may have meant that the lyrics YOU WERE SINGING were made up, because Lebo M (who was responsible for the choir in Power of One) doesn't seem to have written down the lyrics, so all western performances are based on a phonetic transliteration. If you know Karl Jenkins's "Adiemus", those lyrics ARE made-up, just syllables that sound interesting performed by a professional choir.

james reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-07 00:00:00
I really want to find the lyrics fr 'southland concerto'. does anyone know where i can get them, thanks.

jihoon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-31 00:00:00
hi~~ thank you~~

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-21 00:00:00
Please tell me, who sings the song Senzenina on the soundtrack?

Liz
Rochester, NY

A Trifari reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer at his very best. Complex, beautiful and moving. He rose to the occasion again for the Thin Red Line. I recon he has now lost interest in serious composing.

Sam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-04 00:00:00
I saw this movie in English class today i cries, laughed, and sang along. I realized how good we have it these days, and how lucky i am. We don't have to worry about people just coming up to us and hitting us and being able to get awat with it. This was an AMAZING! movie and is now one of my favorites! if you havn't watched it be sure to. And if you have than im sure you feel the same as i do:)

Donna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
oh my god,i didn't realise so many people from all corners of the world had such an interest in this film as i do.what a story of couarge,strength,honor,unity and much more.to read the book or watch the film gives me strength and courage for things i believe in.and the soundtrack makes a bad day at work just disappear when i listen to it on the journey home.i hope that when my son is old enough he will appreciate it as much as i do..that it gives him courage in this strange and cruel world we are now living in....

Carlos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-31 00:00:00
Im a huge fan from Venezuela. Loved this movie, and this soundtrack is amazing. Someday we´d see each other in the movie business Hans... If a Venezuelan has a chance...

John Australia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
We sang the Penny Whistle Song at the Dept Education Annual Schools Sectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre about 5 years ago. It was a slightly cut down version (fitted into an African medley) and from my enquiries, the staff who transcribed it just wrote in the words as to how they sounded, so we had no idea if we were singing the correct words or not. Could those who have sung these pieces at school or college provide any publishers details if they were official versions please...

Alana reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-01 00:00:00
A magnificent album!

angela reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-23 00:00:00
hey everyone the viewers of power of one..totally love this movie and one of a life time favourite..watched it when i was young but didnt quite get the meaning of it but i kept it in heart how sad it was and the soundtracks always remains in my braine the tunes and the beautiful singing that i never forget so I went and watched it again with my partner and found out theres so much more to that movie than just being sad. i hope that everyone enjoyed the movie because it has given me something valuable in life as im in this journey of life..
would love to buy the soundtracks and would be nice to get the lyrics too.

Lupe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
I'm looking for the lyric of Mother Africa (Reprise), please, if u know where to find it, let me know.
Thanks

lupe@lajoyacostarica.com

Mary reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-09 00:00:00
Where can I find this album at a reasonable price?

I just came back from a photo safaris at Tanzania and would like to use some of the music to create a slideshow.

Margaret reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-22 00:00:00
I'll add my voice to those saying that this is a wonderful, utterly underrated film because of the hope-filled message, the generally fine acting, AND the *beautiful* choral singing. I got hooked on South African choral singing when I saw the film Dingaka - the "Go in Peace" song is inexpressibly beautiful. I've bought both Dingaka (pity it isn't on DVD) and this one.

I'm trying to learn Zulu in hope of one day visiting SA, but while I can now occasionally pick out a word from the film, I haven't a prayer of being able to transcribe the songs. If the lyrics aren't available anywhere online, could someone who speaks the language/s possibly do the great service of transcribing the songs for us all, as Baba Thaba kindly did for Senzenina in his post 2005/08/11? I'm uncomfortably conscious of what an imposition even asking is, but I can't imagine any other way to ever get the lyrics. Lebo M doesn't apparently have a contact point other than through his agent.

Sharon Guy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-09 00:00:00
I love this album. It reminds me of a great film and a great holiday in Africa. It is permanantly on my ipod and very much worth the price on Amazon marketplace!

Graeme reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
Guys....Please!! As a South African who (rather) liked the movie and loved the soundtrack...do yourselves a HUGE favour. Read the book! It was originally written by Bryce Courtney (ex-SA). The book takes you on the journey of a lifetime and you will struggle to put it down. Once read, it will make the movie look rather mediocre. And best of al: in the book, little Peekay does not speak with a Cockney accent :-))

eve marsh reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-10 00:00:00
i loved the movie i know the words to the sound track word for word but i was wondering if i could get the lyrics to the songs in african so i could teach my mother the words properly so she doesnt embarrase her self when we sing in our music gig thanks if you could send me a web site of the lyrics please send it to evileve_889@hotmail.com thanks for all your help

Patricia Ruppert reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-06 00:00:00
The Power of One is the best sound track I ever heard. I have been listening to it everyday for the last 15 years. I will never get tired of it. Mr. Hans Zimmer created a master piece.

Ana E. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-02 00:00:00
Just finished watching the film for the second time and couldn't wait to jump onto the net to find more info about it.
Even as a Kiwi I can still feel the emotions of the African people through the television. It's given me inspiration in my own life. I hope to eventually visit Africa and do my part in terms of aid and development.

Bula vinaka, malo ni and Kia ora!
God bless.

Kleber reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-24 00:00:00
Briliant movie!!! I love so much, wonderfull Hans Zimmer!!!! This sound track touch my heart a lot. Congratulattions!!!!

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