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I have to agree with Leona: Leona Lewis' "Now we are free" is like the rock band Queen after Freddie Mercury has died: It's so unique, not a single singer will be able to match it. The closest was the singer in the initial Hans Zimmer Revealed Concerts in London.fail*Seriously, Leona Lewis' interpretation was the worst i have heard. I always thought she can sing as hell, but when i've heard "Now we are free" from her, my ears have bleeded. It was really bad, many notes were wrong and unenjoyable. She tried it so hard, that it sounded like an amateur singer. For me that song is the worst song in this "collection". A complete fair :(Saw Patriots Day, really liked it. But the score was lacking. Really wish Jablonsky had done this one.The sticker on the album says: <br>"The best of Hans Zimmer<br>+ selected by him*<br>+ new arranged<br>+ new recorded with top stars"<br><br>*Hans Zimmer made a song selection of this album and was involved in this project.
Leona Lewis's "Now We Are Free" is probably the best one. It provides a softer version of the theme. <br><br>Besides that, Vengerov's "Light" is my second favorite.<br><br>2 Cellos' "Mombasa" and Stirling's The Dark Knight are interesting to listen to. <br><br>I think that is about it.Well, I for one like this release! I don't think it is exploitative; I rather enjoy the specific musical ideas and new orchestrations/instruments present in the tracks. It is far better than just another Prague re-recording of Hans' music.i really like that end song. very nice melody. would be cool to have it on cd.Hi all, stunning music out here, I am so fancy in Hans music.<br>Anyone has a clue what is the Menu music from Blu-ray edition of PE II? I am pretty sure I have heard it before, Shazam can't find it, I am guessing ... By the time I was looking deep in my memory I remembered :) It is "Arrival of the Birds"<br>Look at the dates mate :)
whose idea was this release.<br><br>Some of the tracks are actually abysmal. I thought hans hated his name being slapped on shit exploitative releases like this.It would seem that it is the digital version that contains 20 tracks. There seems to be only one cd version with 18 tracks.The Tour Dates donīt open in the site.<br>There's a new tracklist here :)I like the new interpretations of Hans Zimmer's music. But they also could have been uploaded here like the fans arrangements.
Any new of  Sean Penn's The Last Face soundtrack ??This is really, really an unimportant release. Mombasa, played by 2Cellos, is the only one, which sounds kind of interesting, the rest is absolutely boring and doesn't add any value to Hans Zimmers work.Season 1 soundtrack will be available on  itunes tomorrow. Hurry up before they take it down again.This is fantastic! Really great look at the un-glamorous side of composing lol.India someday sir?<br>Huge fan of u sir
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Score Producer - Music EngineerConductor - Orchestrator
Hans ZimmerJay RifkinShirley WalkerBruce Fowler
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Backdraft (Silver Screen Edition)
Label: Milan Record
Length: 52'27
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Set Me In Motion (5:21)
  2. Fighting 17th (4:24)
  3. Brothers (3:32)
  4. The Arsonist's Waltz (1:58)
  5. 335 (3:03)
  6. Burn It All (5:17)
  7. You Go‚ We Go (5:11)
  8. Fahrenheit 451 (2:59)
  9. Show Me Your Firetruck (3:31)
  10. The Show Goes On (7:32)
  11. Bonus Track : Hans Zimmer Interview (7:33)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 2 || 2013-09-09 08:08:26
I prefer the album presentation of this title far better than that complete thing that's out in the wilds. Sure the sound quality of the album is disspinting but the mix really helps the music here.

I do wonder, however, whether or not the stuff in that complete thing are rough mixes. Some cues, particularly, the main title, Fahrebheit 451 or the finale cue in the complete version sound somewhat off, particularly the bells in the finale cue.


Anonymous2013-09-09 08:10:34
Oh, and by the way. It is nice to hear the roots of that Honor Him tune from Gladiator in track 5 of Backdraft here. :-)


Hybrid Soldier2013-09-09 08:47:02
I personally hate that album presentation. They removed the electronic layers & tried to mix the orchestra louder above the synths.

Which makes it sound a lot less "HZ" !

Mikel S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-01 00:00:00
I love this score.

Mo Davey reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-02 00:00:00
loving the contender music and backdraft trying to identify the music from the funeral parade is it same as the contender

Bear reply Replies: 0 || 2005-10-11 00:00:00
First got into Hans Zimmer after Gladiator.(Can't believe he didn't get the Oscar). Realised that I'd heard a lot of his stuff without even knowing it, as he tends to write for my kind of movies. As soon as it clicked though, his style is clear and now I can recognize, without prior knowledge, a Zimmer presence within the first few bars of a soundtrack.

Maverick reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-01 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer makes great music. He has style, ideas. I like soundtracks very much. I used to listen James Horner, Danny Elfman. They are good but they don't have..."--that"--. In my opinion Hans Zimmer and John Williams makes the best music right now. But I prefere Zimmer

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