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Oh shut up, Putin is a nice guy if you believe his acolytes Like Trumepstania. The Solomon Lane theme is bastardized in The Storm Is Here but in a just really terrible 90s TV synth version. The Kramer theme was of course, actual music, this is Balfe passing out on a synth and pressing a key. <br><br>What is wrong with you if you want to defend this? Surely even the youngest here can see the lack of talent and the piss-taking of Balfe to be critical of what he does. The guy flaunts the fact that he does not know how to compose in front of you.....I could have sworn I had heard the Solomon theme and some of the same<br>Chords that Kraemer had used...<br>My mistake lol<br><br>And Balfe does seem like a genuinely nice person. Hell he even takes the time to put out unreleased music, not something most composers do. <br>That is exactly why I hate when people take personal jabs at composers (usually at Junkie XL for some reason). It’s fine to not like the music, everyone has different tastes, but don’t criticize a composer for writing what he was asked to write.I agree! He actually invited me to come to a recording session in London for this film, man it killed me that I couldn’t afford to go. But I was so thankful he even thought to ask! Top notch guy.Say what you want about Balfe but he's a really nice guy, and always answers my questions on FB and others on twitter.I believe him as I didn't hear anything from Kraemer.
I asked Balfe on Facebook if he used any of Kraemers theme and he said noI Know, Hybrid, just sayin' that i a fan of Benjamin Wallfisch's music Scores since lights Out to Blade Runner 2049 and i say this is another excelent Work from WallfischOne-worded track titles! Reminds me of early days of Media Ventures!<br><br>They sure tried real hard to keep spoilers out of these, didn't they? I suppose I'd take this approach over Latin or irrelevant names, though a little bit of pun and flavor wouldn't have hurt.So you can't wait to hear the score but you already say it's a great score ?<br><br><br>#inceptionAnother great score from Benjamin Wallfisch can't wait to hear the score & see the movie <br><br>Music By Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Additional Music By John Paesano & Adam Hochstatter<br>Orchestra Conducted By Tim Williams<br>Orchestrations By Peter Bateman & David J. Krystal
Why is people saying that Balfe kept some original music from Kraemer? I have listened to the whole score and I didn't found any quotes. Maybe in The Syndicate there is some kind of reference to Kraemer's theme but I don't really know.<br><br>And I have to say that I was expecting Balfe to shine on this one, but I ended up disappointed. There are some great action cues, and I like some things he does with the main theme like the use of choir, but the score as a whole feels like a reuse of many things I have already heard and ends up feeling repetitive and a bit boring. <br>And note that this is my opinion so don't jump into my neck saying this is the best score in the saga, because I think Rogue Nation is a really big step above this. I hope that at least it works in the context of the movie, which I suppose it does really well...Re-listening the score again...….Have to say, Lisbeth Scott's beautiful vocals are definitely one of the highlights. She's amazing. On par with Lisa Gerrard.<br><br>Speaking of, what the hell happened to MV/RC guys incorporating female vocalists in their scores? I've always loved that approach. But it seems that it kinda went away......replaced by more and more sound design! So except for this score (and Steve's Your Highness) is there a recent big MV/RC score that actually features female vocals? Maybe I'm missing some...…..I was wondering that is there a Hans Zimmer library you need to license from Remote Control.<br><br>I kinda saw a composer's Cubase setup and he labeled one of his folders, HZ STR, HZ BRS, and HZ Choir.<br><br>Does Zimmer have a brass and choir sample library you need to have a license for?Easy now Mr. Anonymous, no need to be so superior. <br>I looked up that tracklist, and couldn't find 'Tai Lung Escapes' specifficaly listed, hence asking. Closest there is 'Shogun Mongol Prison', but it's too short to be the whole scene.   <br><br>But I'll try to get a hold of that complete version somehow, looks super interesting.Its just three short bursts of sound, really.
Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention there's also a short track that plays when K walks through Las Vegas past the statues and beehives, but is not listed on the cuesheetIt should be noted that I think a few tracks like 'new model' are put together with the track that came before it on the CD.<br><br>Ossuary<br>Return to Sappers<br>Must Protect the Child<br>Bomb<br>Like a Real Girl<br>Luv in Apartment<br>Mesa Hijack<br><br>I think are the only real missing tracks, and some of them are pretty short anyway.I keep listening to "The Syndicat", which is what I assume to be the theme for The Syndicate. Honestly one of the better villain themes i've heard in a whileFlight has a new Andrew Kawczynski credit...We're getting there!Yeah, you're probably right. <br><br>I guess I thought of it as a Powell cue mostly because between the two main composers, it matched more with his style than Hans', but yeah it's probably Jackman's stuff. <br><br>Either way, I love that track.
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The Promise
Label: Superb Records
Length: 73'44
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Freedom Of The Wa (2:40)
  2. Wuji - Main Theme (3:45)
  3. Love Theme (2:13)
  4. Kunlun, The Slave (1:48)
  5. Qingcheng, The Princess (1:22)
  6. Guangming, The General (1:07)
  7. Wuhuan, The Duke (1:53)
  8. Princess Kite (5:03)
  9. The Promise (5:22)
  10. Snow Country (4:32)
  11. The Robe (8:04)
  12. Save The King (4:00)
  13. Guilang, The Assassin (2:24)
  14. Saving a Princess (3:17)
  15. Feather Fight (2:04)
  16. Waterfall (2:44)
  17. Stampede (4:45)
  18. Come Back (4:28)
  19. Birdcage (1:53)
  20. Wuhuan's Plan (10:20)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 3 || 2013-03-08 18:05:48
Recording Sessions
Tracklist:

01 - 1m1 The Tree
02 - 1m10 New Master
03 - 1m2 Qingcheng Runs
04 - 1m4 The Deal
05 - 1m7 Fanfare
06 - 1m8 Stampede
07 - 1m9 Battle
08 - 2m12 forest Prophecy
09 - 2m14 Bitter Tears
10 - 2m15 Assassinating the Gene
11 - 2m16 Kunlun's Ride
12 - 2m17-18 Saving a Princess
13 - 2m19-20 Waterfall
14 - 2m21 Birdcage
15 - 3m23 kunlun to the Rescue
16 - 3m25 Princess Kite
17 - 3m26 Feather Fight
18 - 3m27 Superball
19 - 3m28 Already Fallen
20 - 3m29 Making Beds
21 - 4m31 Princess Leaves
22 - 4m32 Snow Country
23 - 4m33 Cherry Blossom
24 - 4m34 Let Me Take You There
25 - 5m37 Playful Love
26 - 5m38-39 Children Without Pa
27 - 5m41 Kunlun and Qingcheng
28 - 5m44 General Sees Qingcheng
29 - 5m45 Where is the Armor
30 - 5m46 Room of Screens
31 - 6m49 Dancing Columns
32 - 6m50 Slave Speech
33 - 6m52 Just a Flesh Wound
34 - 6m53 Wuhuan's story
35 - 7m55 The End


...2013-03-08 19:26:12
So now it has leaked...


tim2013-03-08 20:12:20
leaked? it has been on klaus website for months... ^^


JJ2013-03-09 07:59:56
Better call it selections from the recording sessions. I can tell that compared to the OST alone, this is missing a good number of cues.

Macejko reply Replies: 5 || 2013-01-27 22:45:54
Great score indeed. Does anyone know of an another Badelt's soundtrack, which has similar qualities?


HGW42013-01-27 23:00:38
The Time Machine. My favorite!


Edmund Meinerts2013-01-27 23:09:51
The Time Machine seconded. It has a lot of temp track love in it but it's a pretty fantastic score nonetheless. Other than that if you can find Solomon Kane, it's along similar grand, sweeping lines, though the themes aren't quite as lyrical.


Prott2013-01-28 01:01:00
Or K-19. That's also a wonderful and emotional score.


Edmund Meinerts2013-01-28 13:26:19
K-19's theme is a great one. The score itself is a little repetitive but worth seeking out. Also, if you can get your hands on the promo to TMNT then do at all costs! Otherwise he's got a bunch of French scores available for free on his website, most of them aren't that great, rom-com type stuff (but hell, they're legally free so who's to complain?). One of them, his thriller score A Bout Portant (Point Blank), is pretty solid with one great action cue ("Subway Foot Chase"). His theme from Poseidon is pretty good but the rest of the score is dull; same with Ultraviolet, as long as you don't mind the temp-track love for Spider-Man! Equilibrium has some fun moments too; it's probably the closest Badelt ever got to writing a classic mid-90s MV action score. Ned Kelly is more laid back and lyrical but quite pretty.

There, that ought to give you enough to chew on for a while. ;)


Macejko2013-01-28 23:00:28
Thanks guys, I'll definitely give those a shot :)

Phi B reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-30 18:08:26
amazing score...

many thank's to Klaus Badelt

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-21 00:00:00
This is one of Badelt's best scores, if not his best. His use of cultural instruments and influences is seamlessly integrated into the score w/ excellent precision. It does not match fellow MediaVentures comrade Hans Zimmer's "The Last Samurai", but is nonetheless a fantastic score. "The Promise" fits very nicely beside "The Time Machine" and "K-19" in my collection of Badelt scores. Keep it up Klaus!

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-21 00:00:00
Second favorite score ever. Last Samurai still no.1 for me. Princess Kite is just perfect...starts with solo violin and ends with solo violin. I too wish there was an expanded release.

aaa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-09 00:00:00
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Slither reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-04 00:00:00
The promise is without a dought Badelts best score to date, he was really inspired during his stay in China that he really came out of the experience with a score which tops even Zimmers latest offerings. I cant wait to see a complete release of the promise score, because i have seen the film and there are a lot of great cues missing from the album, one in which features in the trailer

O´Maly reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-11 00:00:00
Sorry for my comment, you are right Victor!!!

Hans is also one of the best!!!

It´s only sometimes I get mad when I see that the Hans Zimmer Fans vote intent bad for Klaus Badelt CDs!!!

Look at the Promise Votes and you´ll now what i mean!!! Such a wonderful Score can´t be so badley rated with only 67% !!!

Victor reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-04 00:00:00
By the way, of course it is more powerful and "real" and orchestral soundtrack, but it does depend of production, not just the composer!! It is far more expensive to pay for the whole group of musicians plus the composer than just the composer!!! Has anybody thought of how real could have been a Gladiator or Pearl Harbor soundtracks with a full orchestra?

Victor reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-04 00:00:00
I do not agree with the opinions that say Klaus is better than Hans, whose Last Samurai or King Arthur soundtracks are as good as The Promise one. Hans has created some of the best epic and action film music ever.Why are you so unfair with this genius who was also Klaus' and so many other's inspiration? I do think they both are among the best in the actual scene and probaly are creating the most beautiful soundtracks of the moment. It is a stupid debate.

King Barry reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-30 00:00:00
wow amazing!!!!

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O´Maly reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-28 00:00:00
I allways was an Hans Zimmer Fan, but since The Promise I know, Klaus Badelt is so much better!!!
He is the one who can make a score lyric wihtout an stupid Synthesizer!!!
Now I´m a huge Klaus Badelt Fan he is so talented and gorgeous!!! You´ll see, in the near future he will be famous as Zimmer ,John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith!!!
Just wait for Rescue Dawn and Turtles, they sure will be superb like every Klaus Badelt Score!!!

forget Zimmer, Klaus Badelt blows you away!!!

Loren reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-22 00:00:00
Freedom of the Wa is just impossible to describe... and the entire score has made me look twice...no, three times... at Klaus Badelt.

Danny chang reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-21 00:00:00
best score ever, forget Hans, Klaus rules!

music dreamer reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-20 00:00:00
thanks! Hans.thanks Klaus! because when you gives
us these music's miracles, you make me love life

Ruth reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-08 00:00:00
Es fabuloso este score.
Es uno de los mejores que ha hecho Badelt junto a The Time machine.
El track que más me gusta es The Robe, fantástico, tiene muchas dinámicas y una orquestación excelente. La verdad es que no hay desperdicio alguno en esta BSO, es una genialidad que marca que Klaus Badelt es un compositor excelente!!!

John reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-07 00:00:00
Great!!!!! Best score ever heard !!!!

Movieknowa reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-11 00:00:00
send me this album to home.. i want it but i got no money plz

Mr. Manpower reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-12 00:00:00
The best music I´ve ever heard !!!!

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-12 00:00:00
The trailer music is from the soundtrack. Except the action music in the middle, which is from the movie, but it is not on the album.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-25 00:00:00
This is one of his best so far along with Equilibrium and Time Machine

belit reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-28 00:00:00
music trailer please????

ANA reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-28 00:00:00
MUSIC OF TRAILER PLEASE????

pat reply Replies: 0 || 2006-02-09 00:00:00
klaus badelt The Promise ,un grande moment de music

jens reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-29 00:00:00
"--Vielen Danke"-- für den Link und alles Gute...

The Best Hans Zimmer und Klaus Badelt

jens reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
wer kann sagen wo man die CD Klaus Badelt The Promise kaufen kann

mauro reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
With reference to Shinji post: It is clear in some parts of the score that the Last Samurai by Zimmer was a source of inspiration to this one. It has nothing wrong with the melodies and of course being treated in an oriental style does not lead for simplicity. As I said earlier the orchestral sound is a bit narrow and not wide enough and this maybe the reason why you have to listen to this score for a few times before it gets you fully blown away. I would have preferred the orchestral Sound by Zimmer like in the last samurai. There the orchestra is truly magnificient and the electronics in that score if there are any, they are subtle and compliments gracefully to the orchestra. Since this is the review part of the Promise, back to subject and after listened it few more times it is 4/5 :)

ABC reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-27 00:00:00
@Jens

http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-bi-49-de-15-promise%2Bsoundtrack-70-15wi.html

Shinji reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-26 00:00:00
When i first heard this score, i wasn't too impressed. I was looking for that simple yet grand and efective theme that these guys threw in our faces from time to time (like in POTC). But there's nothing like that to be found here. To tell the truth this music grew on me with every listen and meanwhile it's become my absolute number one Badelt score. The themes are far from simple and it took me a few days to get into them and really learn to appreciate them. Badelt's music for this movie sounds so huge, so powerful.. Some want to compare it to The Last Samurai, but even though i love that score, i just have to admit that The Promise sounds much more 'real', kind of less synthetic. A real orchestra did a fantastic job, and it's the first time i can't actually hear any 'out of place' electronics - if there are any at all. And of course Badelt used different instruments than Zimmer, since China still sounds a lot more different than Japan. I can't but recommend this epic score, it's a huge step forward for Badelt: 10/10.

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