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Sorry, das ist doch ein Witz, Dortmund ist nicht dabei :(Way too many songs.<br>Lorne Balfe score nailed it.Great to see Bay working with Balfe now.This is an RCP website, those scores aren't by RCP composers...Power anthems ???? Obviously you haven’t watched the movie.They would not fit in this movie.<br><br>Balfe’s score is really cool and not expected.Already listened to it 4 times!I agree completely.<br><br>The movie was awesome, the score works perfectly, and the only thing I didn't like was the use of songs. Too much of them. Songs rarely work during intense action scenes. They distract.<br><br>But every time the score started, I liked it. Bay may be known as the big action guy, but when it comes to scoring the more intimate/emotional moments, he and the composer (no matter who he is) always do a good job.
Greenaway for President! :))I agree with Knight.<br><br>It seems some peeps were expecting power anthems left and right. Yes, this is a big movie, but not a "Transformers-big" movie. I didn't like the use of source music (I hate songs in action movies) but when Balfe's work popped up I noticed it right away.<br><br>The more emotional cues were definitely the most memorable.What a fantastic soundtrack.<br>It’s totally crazy and works brilliantly in the film.<br>The bit emotional sections are very classic Bay but Balfe’s electronic weirdness is very unique.<br>It’s nothing like Balfe’s Dark Materials BUT why I’m earth should it be !<br>10/10Gavin should be listed as conductorBecause Ice Age was composed by David Newman and Collision Course was composed by John Debney
When i heard just the sound clips, i thought wtf. Sounds like the worst score, a michael bay movie ever had. Then i listened to the whole album and i have to say, there are some pretty cool tracks. I really like the electronic rhythmic stuff. Welcome to florence is awesome. The emotional moments are nice, but standard balfe stuff. In the movie, the music works really good. I think this music style is the only style, that works in THIS movie. And as hybrid says a mish mash of score and songs. The movie itself is.....strange. but at least the action rocks as hell.If "The Meltdown," "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" and "Continental Drift" are added, then how come "Ice Age" and "Collision Course" aren't?I haven't heard the album yet but there isn't much score in the film. It's like Bad Boys II meets Domino in terms of editing, songs everywhere (19 sourced songs used), short cues... Hell there's even a 13 Hours cue tracked in the film ("Getting Aboard The Plane")."Second time"... lolAnother awsome score by lorne balfe. I really like the film 6 underground directed by michael bay, is very awsome and intense and i begin to hear the score composed by lorne balfe, and its phenomenal and his second time working with michael bay since 13 hours, which i like lorne balfe's score too. Balfe's work is really inspiring in his film score.
I don't expect Lorne to make a masterpiece with each movie, but it is true that most of her films are action candies, and I can't understand how she can deliver 6 underground and then make His dark materials.  It seems that within Lorne there are a thousand different composers.  And I don't know what to expect from Lorne again.Can't help noticing not one, but two Zimmer titles in here.... Tracks 14 and 16. lol.What is most disappointing is that this is a Michael Bay movie with a score being so bad. Historically his movies have fantastic scores by either Hans, Steve Jablonsky, and even Lorne Balfe. But this is hands down the worst Michael Bay score I’ve ever heard. <br><br>It’s functional, yes, but nothing compared to 13 Hours, any of the Transformers movies, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, etc. I definitely had high hopes for another good “power anthem” score... and the only cues that are any good are just Time ripoffs.<br><br>Highly disappointing.Again, if we have to expect every piece of work of one composer is have to be as good like his others pieces of work, that's pretty underwhelming and impossible.<br><br>Yeah, 6 Underground is not a good score by any means (neither Gemini Man, but is far more listenable), but works perfectly in the hiperbolic movie.I expected a lot from this score, and the truth is that it left me cold.  Honestly, I think it is Bay's fault, Balfe has shown that he is capable of doing everything, but here it gives the feeling of being covered.  Again, Balfe must focus on fewer projects and the projects he accepts are of quality.
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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithMark MancinaBruce Fowler
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The Lion King (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 75'42
HZimmer.com rating:        5/5
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  1. Circle Of Life (3:59)
  2. Scar's Dinner (2:09)
  3. What Am I Going To Do? - Sunrise At Pride Rock (3:02)
  4. Hyenas In The Prideland - Our Little Secret (3:58)
  5. I Just Can't Wait To Be King (2:50)
  6. Elephant Graveyard (4:46)
  7. Father's Footsteps (2:15)
  8. Be Prepared (3:40)
  9. The Trap (0:48)
  10. Stampede (3:24)
  11. Mufasa's Death (3:26)
  12. As Good As Dead (Part 1) (1:39)
  13. As Good As Dead (Part 2) (0:31)
  14. Hakuna Matata (3:33)
  15. Scar & Zazu - What Did You Say? (1:08)
  16. Under The Stars - Rafiki (2:48)
  17. Nala Attacks (4:15)
  18. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (2:57)
  19. Nala & Simba (4:45)
  20. Mufasa's Ghost (3:06)
  21. Homeward Bound (2:28)
  22. Simba & Nala Move In - King Of The Priderock (11:40)
  23. Mufasa's Death (Alternate) (2:35)
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TJ reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-19 00:00:00
If all you guys are so enthusiastic about getting a proper complete score released, why don't you REALLY go ahead and create a petition, instead of asking others to??

Pewter reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-16 00:00:00
I vouch for creating a petiton too!!

Rapier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-10 00:00:00
All of you who sincerely appreciate Hans Zimmer's masterpiece, like Shawn here, why doesn't one of you create a petition to get it RELEASED? All of us fans have a right to listen to this great music in a deserving, great quality form, not just bootleg traders! I myself would have created a petition but I am really (I am not making excuses, REALLY) busy with my college and cannot manage it even f I create it. I will help as much as I can to get as many signatures as possible. It's a sincere request from me to ALL you Hans Zimmer and Lion King fans. Like I mentioned below, this score means a LOT to me, I just pray to God I get it in the form it deserves to be before it is too late! Please!

Shawn Chandler-Pa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-10 00:00:00
*meet others >.> Sorry

Shawn Chandler-Pa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-09 00:00:00
Man, Lion King music reminds me of my earlier days. It's so beautiful. I love and hate Disney. They seem to always get the perfect composer who creates an amazing score. But then as you druel over the magnificent sounds they snatch it away, letting you listen no more. I'm sure everyone is with me when I say this music is "to Die For". "Life Isn't Fair, Is It?" Ugh, I made myself sad. Someone needs to politely treaten that they'll eat Disney or something.

Zurg reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-07 00:00:00
PLEASE someone create a petiton!!!

Foehammer reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-31 00:00:00
We need to make a petition to get this released, really! All we have is 16 minutes on the OST with three fourths of the highlights missing, and a dud quality bootleg with half the tracks mono and even the stereo ones with glitches and lossy encoding. There are people out there enjoying academy promos and a majority of the fans don't even have this bootleg. Fair??

Someone make a petition, PLEASE! I'm sure there will be no less than 5000 signatures if we put in our best!!

Rapier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
*OST, sorry (below)

Rapier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-21 00:00:00
Agreed :D But the releases you're talking about had more than 16 min of score on the SOT :P

Rapier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-20 00:00:00
Hi, Suicune! I don't think the official recorded cues are "lost". As the person Medivh down there mentioned, an (maybe two) academy promo(s) does exist. I won't speak much on this but can confirm that it does exist. And as far as I know, all track in this are stereo and much, much better quality than this bootleg. And I'm pretty sure Disney owns copies of the academy promos of their films. So why can't they make it public?

I think this is the most injustly treated score in Disney history. I mean, look at old films like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White etc, they've got almost all the score included. Even newer films like Aladdin, Toy Story 2, Dinosaur and Atlantis have reasonable amount of score on the soundtrack. Now compare Lion King to them, it doesn't even stand out much. There's SO much missing highlight material - Mufasa teaching Simba about the Circle of Life, the battle in the Elephant Graveyard (partially released in a track called "Hyenas" on some foreign editions, which for some reason they didn't even bother to include on the 2003 special edition), "Kings of The Past", the Stampede scene without the cuts, Simba/Nala reunion, and most importantly, THE BATTLE OF PRIDE ROCK!

I know I sound like a bit weir ;-) but Lion King is a movie very dear to my heart, I loved it since I was five! And it was my first ever soundtrack CD I bought, which introduced me to Mr. Hans Zimmer's score and the world of film score in general. And it is the score of which we have such a meagre amount! I hope you understand!!

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-20 00:00:00
I agree and understand what you are saying. But this is not the only unfairly treated score in history (Disney or general). Look at how many Zimmer scores aren't fully released: Rain Man, Crimson Tide, The Prince of Egypt, Gladiator, The Preacher's Wife, The Rock etc. An countless other expamples from many other composers.

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-19 00:00:00
This is not an official statement. It is only an opinion. Perhaps the reason that Disney doesn't officialy release this score is that, probably, they don't own the official recorded cues from the recording sessions. As far as I have heard, some of the material have been lost. The reason that this bootleg has a low quality material is that it has been carefully ripped from the DVD to "mask" the sound effects.

You are right, Rapier. There are many who wish that this one will go official, including me. The reason that they have released complete scores such as The Lord of the Rings is that they have been recently recorded. Maybe, a posibility, is to release this CD as a limited edition, like they did in 2000, if I'm not mistaking, to Vangelis' score for The Bounty (limited edition of 2000 copies). But that won't be enough because there will a battle to get a copy. I guess that the only thing we can do is to hope that this masterpiece will someday be ofiicialy release.

Take care, everybody!

Rapier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-18 00:00:00
Walt Disney Records, now that you've definitely been here and seen how many, maybe several thousands, of people love this beautiful masterpiece by Hans Zimmer, why don't you, instead of fearing illegal recordings spreading around, RELEASE the score? There are so many reasons to do so - the brilliance of this music, the prestigious awards it's won, the fans it has gathered! If you do so, you'll not only put stop illegal bootleg traders making black money over this music, but do justice to a truly spectacular and masterful piece of art.

The official statement is that expanded score releases are avoided by Disney because they don't sell well enough. I'd like to draw your attention towards the scores like Godzilla, Independence Day and Lord of The Rings which got expanded releases and thry get sold out in the FIRST week. Lion King is no less, and perhaps more, spectacular than some of these. The sales will be spectacular, I can assure you. There are thousands of people out there who we don'tt even know of and who will but maybe two copies of the score.

A score only limited promo of Mulan was released. Why not Lion King? Please let us hear this excellent music in the form it deserves, not 16 minutes on the OSt or in the form of these illegal, poor quality bootlegs. Thank you very much!

Chris reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-16 00:00:00
Are you guys kidding the sound quality is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-16 00:00:00
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Get these NOW!!! I think ### only gives you a week to download these. Get em FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!

This IS the Complete Score get it FAST!!!!!!

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-16 00:00:00
Chris, which game are you playing ? Do you want Disney ask us to close the site ?

nash reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-16 00:00:00
i have had this and most of the other releases people are dying to have, but this is not the place to share, do it somewhere else for crying out loud.

Chris reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-15 00:00:00
I think The Lion King Expanded Score is so AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please release this Disney and Han!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tentakewl reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-14 00:00:00
I hope someone really creates a petition to get this score released. This is by far the most injustly treated score in Disney history, IMHO. It deserves an expanded release!

CaryErnst reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-13 00:00:00
well i just eliminated the track 9 (to die for) cant figure out which part is it from. also the expanded score only features to songs: be prepared and can you feel the love tonight.

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CaryErnst reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-13 00:00:00
nah i think im going to erase the songs too
and just have the complete score only
besides i have the original album with all the songs and the 4 instrumental songs
lol.
ok enough comments for today

CaryErnst reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-13 00:00:00
oh! and the circle of lile!
lol
well maybe i just add the other songs in the correct order and a complete score i will have!
lol
ok bye now
for real
for now

V Ravi Krishna reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-12 00:00:00
Remus - it is possibly a copy obtained from the recording sessions, possibly during the time of the 2003 DVD release. And a pretty crappy copy for that matter. That's why we need an official expanded score so we can listen to this masterpiece in the way it deserves to be ;-)

Remus John Lupin reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-09 00:00:00
I have a copy of this bootlegged cd..so where did it come from if neither Disney nor Zimmer released it???

Ravi reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-08 00:00:00
Disney is notorious when it comes to releasing complete scores. According to them, it takes a lot of money to release a complete score version and they can't easily earn the money back.

Hell, complete scores ARE released all the time, and they don't make the record companies bankrupt - in fact, they are actually sold out and dissapear like popcorn at the movies.

If they don't want to release a complete score, why don't they just sell the rights to a company who is willing to release it?? And especially with TLK. SIXTEEN minutes of a Golden Globe and Oscar winning score on the album??? Tell me!

Ravi reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-08 00:00:00
And Pridelander, your English doesn't seem that bad ;-)

Pridelander (TLK fanatic) reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
One more thing: 2009 is 15th anniversary of TLK! It's the best time to release the expanded score! Please consider it Disney! (and Hans!) :)

Pridelander (TLK fanatic) reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
I'd like to make a petition if I were better at English and had more free time... but sorry, I can't do it now :(

But indeed, there are lots of people who would sign the petition all over the world. Not only Zimmer fans. TLK fans (probably the largest fan community among any other Disney movies), Disney fans, general score fans (I've never heard someone saying 'it's terrible!' even if he's a Zimmer-hater), african music fans, etc... Releasing the expanded score would benefit Disney Records more than they think!

Also, I think now is good time to release new TLK album(s). After 13 years, those who saw the movie as kids (including me) have already grown up. They are now able to buy the new release even if it's a bit expensive.

This is awards-winning score from one of the most popular and historic movie, which has many fans... and Hans said in an interview it's one of the most profound things he's ever written... there are many good reasons to release the expanded score!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
PS~ You can do it at http://www.petitiononline.com this is also where the famous and successful petition for releasing of the Transformers score was created!!!

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