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Olive, if you think Brothers In Arms is nothing more than a RCP power anthem, then you're obviously missing something... To me it's one of the most brilliant action tracks of the last few years.Ola team ! <br>Maybe you do know Joe Kramer won't return to score Mission Impossible 6. And no one seems to know who will.<br>So here's my question : any chance to see someone from RC doing this ? <br><br>Thanks for reading me. Keep goin' your good job here, it's appreciated. :)<br>Wow. Pretty solid! It keeps the core track intact and, somehow, adds even more raw power into it. Thanks for sharing!@MrZimmerFan<br><br><Is better because there is variety and orchestration><br><br>It is not because a score is orchestrated that it is automatically superior to one half orchestrated and half electronic. My problem with JL is that it's a small score for a composer with as many facets as Elfman. The music is uninspired and (taking one or another track) ends as it begins, nothing catches yours ears beyond of the romantic moments and of the new interpretations of the themes for the heroes.<br><br>@mpolonest<br><br><I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force the classic themes.><br><br>Elfman had two paths: Ignore everything and do things his way or respect what Zimmer did and maintain the sound of previous films. What did he do? He made an uninspiring hybrid of both.<br><br>@HybridSoldier<br><br><Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.><br><br>Everyone in RCP knows how to do a power anthem these days.<br><br>@Mephariel<br><br><I would not have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence.><br><br>Obviously not. It could be in smaller jobs and present some potential for years to come.<br>I think I just sharted myself. Thanks!
I'm surprised to have not seen more discussion of this score; I honestly think it represents some of the best music out of RCP in the past half-decade. Yeah, it still has the Journey to the Line / Time four-chord power anthem thing going on, but outside of those themes you have some really creative material that at times doesn't even feel stylistically RCP, and hell, even those structurally-simplistic themes are unusually well-orchestrated. And there's a real orchestra!Some of you may like this guy's cover of Brothers in Arms! Pretty epic, honestly. <br><br> com/watch?v=LCIY41hopq4This score has improved my mood on more than one occasion. Nancy Meyers needs to make another movie, so Hans can score it. lol.Hello great team of Hans Zimmer,<br><br>I was recently listening to "The Might of Rome" (Gladiator soundtrack) and I am craving to listen the long version of the piece around 2:38 - 2:48 (something like an oriental flute). Does it exist as a standalone composition? Is it inspired from some third party artist, if yes, can you please tell my which one?<br><br>Thanks!@Olive<br><br>Wallfisch's career unquestionably benefited from his involvement with Zimmer. He wouldn't have gotten a chance to work on blockbuster films like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 without Zimmer's influence. Wallfisch is a very talented composer, but let's be honest here, his music doesn't immediately strikes anyone as a big action guy. Having Zimmer's name pushing you helps.
Hybrid, what do you admire more: Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun?"Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place."<br><br>Out of place, yes. Horrendous, no.Leagues above, and yet I doubt Ben will ever be able to write something like "Brothers In Arms" from Mad Max.<br><br>Comparing people is kinda useless...<br><br>The only who's right is Hans in the end, he knows when to use one and when to use the other... ;)@Edmund<br>Iím in the same boat. When I watch a movie I normally donít pay attention to the music unless itís really distinctive. As a stand alone listening experience I usually want to get music that fits a mood and can hold my interest throughout. Take Silvestriís Avengers score for example. The big statements of the main theme and some of the action cues are excellent. Unfortunately itís surrounded by generic underscore that slows the album down imo. But then you have TASM2, which constantly has something going on no matter what. I feel like thatís something which does relate to the directors, not so much the talent level of the composers.<br><br>@olive<br>Ben Wallfisch is LEAGUES ahead of JXL as a composer, partly because heís had years of experience in film composing. Hopefully his recent successes give him more high profile projects.<br><br>As for Justice League, I actually love that score, but I think the main issue is Elfman completely ignoring what came before and trying to force in the classic themes. Had he done his own spin on Zimmerís material there would a better connection to the previous ones.Elfman's score is like Whedon, horrendous & out of place.
@Olive: Is better because there is variety and orchestration, and i'm not a purist (i liked BvS, there is more complexity in it than in MoS), but Danny Elfman has more integrity in that score than in that two scores.He did!<br><br>The action material in "Do You Bleed?" is by XL! <br>Wallfisch has shown himself to be a superior composer to XL, let's face it. I do not even see why he's running after Zimmer since he's able to run a career himself.<br><br>@TheZimmerFan <br><br><But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)><br><br><br>The music is less simplistic and may please the purists, but, no, MoS and BvS are better by a small margin than JL by one factor: thematic material and characterization of the movie.  Elfman should have had more freedom to work on the themes he and Williams wrote.<br>It's a half-truth to everyone who makes up the RCP team, unfortunately. <br><br>But I honestly doubt that ANYONE wants to work with XL.<br><br>Snyder worked with him 3 times. 300, BvS and Man of Steel. Sometimes I even get the impression that he's always liked Tom's approach more than Zimmer's approach. See all the percussion and synths of all those scores that are far more present in the Xl field than Zimmer's.Got this today..well not my music type so pass it...

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Soundtrack)
Label: Lakeshore Records
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  1. Love Stinks - The J. Geils Band (3:36)
  2. Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison (3:44)
  3. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (2:41)
  4. Baby, Baby - Alana D (3:14)
  5. Express Yourself (Mocean Worker Remix) - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (4:31)
  6. Mondo Bongo - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (6:13)
  7. Lay Lady Lay - Magnet & Gemma Hayes (4:39)
  8. I'll Melt With You - Nouvelle Vague (4:02)
  9. Nobody Does It Better - 8mm (4:56)
  10. Let's Never Stop Falling In Love - Pink Martini (3:01)
  11. Assassin's Tango (4:02)
  12. Used To Love Her (But I Had To Kill Her) - Voodoo Glow Skulls (2:36)
  13. You Are My Sunshine - Stine J. (2:22)
  14. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers (3:42)
  15. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All - Air Supply (5:41)
  16. You Give Love A Bad Name - Atreyu (3:18)
  17. Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille (3:22)
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Aya reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-05 00:00:00
Hi, everybody. This note is almost half a year too late but Schoeun's right, Camille. Title of that song you're asking about is "--Mondo Bongo"-- by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros. Thing is, the version of "--Mondo Bongo"-- that I want, with the orchestra accompaniment (thanks to John Powell), is not in the film's second soundtrack. This is the one playing during the shootout at the mall towards the end of the film.

Anyone has any idea where to get that track? It's very brief but I love it nonetheless. Thanks!

(HUGE Hans Zimmer fan)

b's mom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-10 00:00:00
peter...the name of the song you want is (Who discovered) America by Ozomatli... awesome song :)

taylan reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-03 00:00:00

peter reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-22 00:00:00
whats the name of the song called before they are shooting ducks at the fair? it goes like "--ah-ah-ah....america....."--. from mr and mrs smith

malek reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-05 00:00:00
it is cool songs

Schoeun reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-14 00:00:00
hey camille

i think that's song number six on the soundtrack, "--mondo bongo"--. not totally sure though...

camille reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-13 00:00:00
hey quick question..which song is the one they played in the beginning when they are sitting in the rain drinking, and falling in love, and then again later when they are fighting, and then again in the end when they are fighting again?

the one thats like "--I was patrolling the pachinko in the nafarious la la la la la, la la la la la la la la lala..such is life"--

i really liked that one...thanks!

Schoeun reply Replies: 0 || 2005-07-05 00:00:00

does anyone know the name of the song that's played in the beginning of the movie when you see the city of bogota and still goes on while they're shooting ducks at the fair? it goes like "--ah-ah-ah....america....."--. thx for your help! btw: it's not on the soundtrack.

schaeppi reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-14 00:00:00
I'm really glad that I've read here that the score will be released as well. And it seems that we in Switzerland got it earlier than everybody else. The score has been released yesterday here, but I haven't had the chance to buy it yet.

You can listen to every track here:

Teena reply Replies: 0 || 2005-06-12 00:00:00
Say the movie last night and I can't wait to buy this score (and the DVD)!

Loved all the music (and the movie, of course) Thanks for the info!

Gabriel Ascierto reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-20 00:00:00

There Antas....Good to see you.

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-19 00:00:00
Hi Gab !

Where did you read that ?

Gabriel Ascierto reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-19 00:00:00
The score will be released on 28/06/2005!

By the same Label. Thanks to God!

Fakry reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-17 00:00:00
Only one score cue ???

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