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Yep, fun (if slight) score to a very fun movie. "Get it On" is a great action cue.It was also one of the first HG-W's scores I ever listened to (way back when!), so maybe it's just nostalgia talking. <br>But it's worth a listen at least.It's a shame no one talks about this score. <br><br>It's a great listen if you love heavily percussive music! <br><br>Not a highlight in HG-W's carreer by any means, but it's a fun ride, and has some neat unique sounding stuff courtesy of Heitor Pereira, as well as plenty of goold ol' MV style synth/orchestra pounding!He returns to the hitman's bodyguard part 2I was honored, back in 2006, to meet both Nick Glennie-Smith and Harry Gregson-Williams.<br><br>I talked with both about The Rock, and here's what they told.<br><br>Nick & Hans worked very closely on most of their cues. That's why it's so hard to notice any difference between their own styles (and why they share most of the credits).<br>Harry worked separately from Nick & Hans. He remembered working on the San Francisco Chase (though we know Don Harper helped at some point in the process), and on "a lot of the action material from the second half of the movie, once the heroes reach Alcatraz".<br>The credits here tend to prove they were right.<br><br>All the Opening Titles / SEAL Attack is a bit complicated. Hans might have written the theme, but it also might be arranged for pictures by Nick Glennie-Smith (plus there's a lot more going on in these tracks than the man theme alone). So, well, I guess the final result still is a collaborative effort.
A brilliant score, no matter what some people might say. Some of the darkest and most beautiful themes by Hans Zimmer were born here, as well as a lot of very exciting and propulsive electronic techniques. <br>Heck, I even like the movie! The score fits like a glove.<br>It helps that I'm a huge Tony Scott fan though.<br><br>Zimmer would even 'steal' from this score quite a bit in some of his later films. The 'Wayne Manor Suite' from TDKR comes to mind, as well as one of the Blade Runner 2049 themes being strangely similar to The Fan's 'Opening Titles' theme, and I'm sure there are other examples.<br><br>I would love for a complete version to be officially released sometime. It's very unlikely, but one can dream...Listen to the first demo at NGS demos album of "The Rock". The opening and SEAL Attack have a few notes from original NGS theme. That's why NGS is credited to it.I remember hearing something about NGS not wanting his name in the opening credits since it was a Hans cue playing. So yeah. I think the opening is really just Zimmer and the NGS credit is a formality since it was supposed to be Nick’s score.I'm sorry, disregard EVERYTHING I just wrote...The credit on "SEAL Attack" is HZ/NGS/Stern, not HZ/HGW/Stern. Not sure how I missed that. *facepalm*OK, so a thought...<br><br>"Opening" and "SEAL Attack" are functionally identical; Hybrid says that Hans originally wrote it for the latter scene and it was then placed over the main titles of the film. However, the former is credited to Hans and NGS, the latter to Hans, HGW and Steven Stern. Presumably, since HGW/Stern aren't credited on "Opening", their contribution to "SEAL Attack" is limited to that first minute, which does indeed have a lot of HGW-ish percussion work to my ears. That leaves the rest of "SEAL Attack" as Hans' work alone, which begs the question: why the heck is NGS credited for "Opening", then, since it's basically identical? Screw it, I'm labeling that a solo Hans cue. Always bugged me that there wasn't at least one on this score. :p
Hi dear hans , i'm farzin a film composer from iran , i composed many films & tv series in my country also winning some awards and some of them are in IMDB , but music comunity is verry small here and i think i'm wasting my time & music here , its pleasure to be your assistant or working with you or anything you think i can be useful (sorry my english language is not good). please please just listen to one track of my music (i will send some for you if you reply me with email) and if it was qualified email me and let me know , also i have to travel to california this December cause my family lives there. i'm always thankful hans for your help & attention. Email : farzingharahgozloo@yahoo.comHi dear hans , i'm farzin a film composer from iran , i composed many films & tv series in my country also winning some awards and some of them are in IMDB , but music comunity is verry small here and i think i'm wasting my time & music here , its pleasure to be your assistant or working with you or anything you think i can be useful (sorry my english language is not good). please please just listen to one track of my music (i will send some for you if you reply me with email) and if it was qualified email me and let me know , also i have to travel to california this December cause my family lives there. i'm always thankful hans for your help & attention. Email : farzingharahgozloo@yahoo.comThat's the 'Album Version' of Time To Suit UpI'm "missing" three of the tracks for the complete score - CA Suite, WS Suite, and the alternate version of Time to Suit Up. <br><br>It looks like the CA and WS suites are pretty much the same ones on the official release as the lengths match up perfectly, but where can I find the alternate of Suit Up?Cheers mate
I agree. Great score. This is "Hans Zimmer Dark Minimalism" done absolutely right. And the Oscorp stuff has to be temp. It goes up and down in just the right places.Forgot Macrotus, so the numbering messed up on 5-8 lol... Macrotus = Father to the Rescue + Hide in the Dark + Courthouse Pt. 1... Also, Myotis actually = Initiation into the League + Temple Fight. <br><br>If you have the End Credits too, that's a Batman Arrives/Backup mashup + Training + Father to the Rescue + Bruce Left for Dead + Batman Theme.<br>Gotcha covered. <br><br>1. Vespertilio = Batman Titles + The Long Walk<br>2. Eptesicus = Bruce Goes Home + Training <br>3. Myotis = Temple Fight<br>4. Barbastella = Mugging Pt. 2 + Bat Cave <br>6. Artibeus = Dockyard Ambush Pt. 1 + Meeting Ducard<br>7. Tadarida = Rachel in the Bat Cave + Fight in Crane's Lab Pt. 1 + Batman on Fire + Microwave Stolen<br>8. Antrozus = Facing the League + Gordon at Home <br>9. Nycteris = Prototypes + Why Bats? + Finders Keepers Pt. 1<br>10. Molossus = Batmobile Chase<br>11. Corynorhinus = Surveying the Ruins + Gordon Says Thanks <br>12. Lasiurus = Ra's al Ghul theme suite<br>Any chance you could do a what makes up the tracks for the BB album Hybrid?Just want to give this score (and film) some major props. It seems like Ron Howard is one of those great directors who brings the best out of the composers he works with. It’s also interesting hearing just how much Lorne Balfe’s voice really comes through here.<br><br>Also, I wonder if it’s a coincidence just how much the OSCORP tune from TASM2 sounds like “Watergate Montage” (or did Marc Webb like a temp lol)
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The Lion King (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 75'42
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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.

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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.

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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