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I'd be surprised if we don't see some Wallfisch scores this year. He has been so prolific lately, would be weird to suddenly go an entire year without a single assignment.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 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 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)
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Harry Gregson-WilliamsHans ZimmerStephen BartonToby Chu
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Kingdom Of Heaven
Label: Sony Classical
Length: 62'12
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Burning The Past (2:48)
  2. Crusaders (1:41)
  3. Swordplay (2:01)
  4. A New World (4:21)
  5. To Jerusalem (1:38)
  6. Sibylla (1:49)
  7. Ibelin (2:05)
  8. Rise A Knight (2:43)
  9. The King (5:45)
  10. The Battle Of Kerak (5:36)
  11. Terms (4:29)
  12. Better Man (3:29)
  13. Coronation (3:03)
  14. An Understanding (4:13)
  15. Wall Breached (3:43)
  16. The Pilgrim Road (4:07)
  17. Saladin (4:44)
  18. Path To Heaven (1:38)
  19. Light Of Life (Ibelin Reprise) (2:10)
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Kent Öberg reply Replies: 10 || 2017-04-25 23:04:51
Zimmer did some additional music on this?


Olive2017-07-31 07:41:51
Zimmer did some additional music on this?


Michael Poleschuck2017-07-31 08:11:35
Zimmer was the original composer on this movie. And Gregson-Williams was the original composer of Madagascar. And then you know, what happened next.


Hybrid Soldier2017-07-31 18:41:58
HZ wrote a few early ideas before leaving the project. One was used by Harry, the very first cue in the film (the guitar opening) is actually HZ...


Oscarilbo2017-07-31 19:21:58
### EDITED ###

You mean this one Hybrid ???

WOW... always loved that part and wondered why wasn't on the Cd. Know it makes more sense.


Hybrid Soldier2017-07-31 19:39:48
This indeed.


David2019-02-16 12:41:58
What was the reason of their swap? Why did Hans Zimmer quit Kigdom of Heaven


Knight2019-02-16 13:54:40
Music editors loved their Gladiator temp too much


Mike2019-02-16 15:39:35
I'd love to see Hans do another historical epic, for the record. I'm sure he'd say he's moved on from that sound, but personally, I miss it. That being said, Harry Gregson-Williams did good work here. Even if he then copied and pasted whole sections for Narnia. lol.


Mephariel2019-02-17 06:25:08
Hope Zimmer comes back to do Gladiator 2.


Mike2019-02-17 21:23:35
Whoa, that's right, I forgot a Gladiator sequel was being made. But I feel like something would have to shake Heaven and Earth before Hans worked on a Ridley Scott movie again. But then, Powell reunited with Greengrass for Jason Bourne (however uninspired that score was). So I guess anything's possible.

Lord Stark reply Replies: 1 || 2016-05-23 15:02:04
In which cues of this release (but also of the recording sessions) was Junkie XL involved?


Hybrid Soldier2016-05-23 22:40:39
Who knows ! He was an intern !

Anonymous reply Replies: 5 || 2014-11-29 20:14:41
Cheap move on Harry's part lifting part of COD4's score (the coup) straight out of here...


Mike2014-11-29 20:21:09
Yeah, not one of his better moments. lol. It worked surprisingly well in COD despite being written for this, though.


Hybrid Soldier2014-11-29 20:23:41
It's in Exodus too... lol


Anonymous2014-11-29 20:28:28
Oh really? What track? :P


Hybrid Soldier2014-11-29 20:29:03
Briefly there's a part of it in Tsunami... lol


Anonymous2014-11-29 20:29:27
Nvm, I see Tsunami has it. It must be a personal favorite of his.

Duderguymannameperson reply Replies: 1 || 2014-11-07 22:11:41
Harry Gregson Williams just posted on Facebook that he wrote some music for Exodus: Gods and Kings. Last I checked Alberto Iglesias was the titled composer. Hybrid, would you know how much Harry contributed to the score?


Hybrid Soldier2014-11-07 22:17:42
Seriously go search the Exodus page on that very site lol...


Yeah he wrote additional music, about 30 min of the score...

Anonymous reply Replies: 3 || 2013-05-14 21:49:49
"Battle of Kerak" sounds like a shady mixture of Prince Caspian and Call of Duty 4. I also hear Gladiator and Black Hawk Down in "Terms". "The King" also sounds identical to "The Battle" from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at one point. Interesting.


Mike2013-05-14 21:54:01
Actually, "The Coup" theme from Modern Warfare was lifted directly from "Better Man"!


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-14 22:25:12
Kingdom of Heaven predates a lot of the scores you mentioned there...


Mike2013-05-14 23:20:58
Indeed, Edmund, and it seems like it's been the template for some of his work since.

Drake reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-07 00:00:00
@Prott
No problem!
and yes I happen to do know where a lot of the unused cues were meant to be:

"Path to Heaven"- not quite sure where it was supposed to play. I think it could be when Tiberias leaves (while him and Balian are examining the dead soldiers from Guy's army)

The end of "An Understanding" plays when Balian is speaking to his soldiers before the wall is breached.

The "Better Man" choral part plays when Saladin's troops are launching fireballs at the city and Balian is walking down a passage seeing all the frightened families.

The end of "Saladin" was meant to play when Balian surrenders the city to Saladin- it was replaced by "Family Feud" (from Blade II)

The Choral part at the Beginning of "Wall Breached" was meant to play in that scene at night when Balian is getting ready for the next day of war and Sybilla is cutting her hair. (the percussion part that comes afterwards was edited in there, but meant to play when Saladin's messenger is arriving, before Guy cuts his throat)-was replaced by "Burning the Past" in the film

but you're right- a lot of this music got cut, witch is a shame because it's really good :(

Drake reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
@Prott
"Coronation" was replaced by Vide Cor Muem
"Rise a Knight" was replaced by the 13th warrior

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-06 00:00:00
Drake: thanks :)
Do you know anything about other unused material - "Wall Breached", "Path to Heaven", end of "Saladin", beginning (choir part) of "Better Man" and "An Understanding" (except the very beginning)?
It`s like at least a half of the official album is missing (and that`s just OST and not the recording sessions).

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-08 00:00:00
Yeah, I think it really is (at least it`s my favourite Harry`s score, together with Chronicles of Narnia, Sinbad and Prince of Persia).

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
i'm no expert but from what i can hear, kingdom of heaven is harry's great original score, which he has been using themes from ever since for narnia prince of persia and others

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
Has anyone noticed that Harry re-used the exactly same electric cello part from "Better Man" (2:12 - 2:32) in Modern Warfare ("The Coup" 0:33 - 0:53)?
Nevertheless Kingdom of Heaven is a brilliant score! Does anyone know which part of the score was left out from the final cut of the movie (and replaced by Vide Cor Meum + 13th Warrior theme)? Thanks

RuthlessGravity reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-15 00:00:00
@Klaas
I dont believe so.

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-15 00:00:00
Is there any difference between the Sony Classical and the Columbia (USA) version?

Cows N' Roses reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
Has anyone noticed the Hans Zimmer track in Angels & Demons that was almost exactly like Crusaders? I couldn't believe it when I heard it. By the way, it's not on the album, you need to watch the movie to hear it.

EL FARKH SAID reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-18 00:00:00
KINGDOM OF HEAVEAN IHAVE NEVER SEEN A fantastic film like it

EL FARKH SAID reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-18 00:00:00
KINGDOM OF HEAVEAN IHAVE NEVER SEEN A fantastic a film like it

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-11 00:00:00
"France, 1184"

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-10 00:00:00
can u tell me the name of the very first song ( only a guitar I think) played in Kingdom of heaven? Thank u

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-10 00:00:00
Chanterai por mon corage by Guiot de Dijon

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-07 00:00:00
thankssssssssssss

Bou reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-21 00:00:00
Andrew : "Chanterai pour mon courage" by the ensemble convivencia ,##########

kenn stewart reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-31 00:00:00
Kingdom of heaven is one of the best soundtracks ever recorded. Absolutely stunning from beginning to end. And like the movie on release ddid not get the praise it deserves. The Directors cut is now a masterpiece and HGW's score is integral to this.

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-30 00:00:00
Does anyone know what is the name of the music played when Godfrey remembers about the mother of Balian?in the director's cut edition.

Jack reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-23 00:00:00
Does ANYONE know where the choral piece that plays RIGHT after the Squire rams the pick through the prisoner's skull can be found? I have the two disc, the retail AND the 3 disc recording session and I CANNOT find it. If ANYONE knows, please, that is my FAVORITE piece of score from the film, I have to find it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-18 00:00:00
boring, bad harry. where ist hans?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-17 00:00:00
German HGWonline: www.harry-gregson-williams.de

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-05 00:00:00
Yay Great thing.
I luv it!

btw: visit www.harry-gregson-williams.de
It will rock your arse!!!!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-20 00:00:00
Any ideas about the name of solo vocal performers? You know like the one in 'The King' and 'Terms'...?

Uroš reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-13 00:00:00
Very good. I like it very much. It`s like the Gladiator sopundtrack. I like story in the movie and the music is a pefect fitt to it. Very good!

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