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I feel like this is simultaneously the most enjoyable and least interesting Zimmer score of the last several years. It's nice to listen to, but it's basically the 1994 score rerecorded and tweaked in just a few places. Those tweaks do produce some highlights especially in the stampede and final battle sequences, but it's hard to think of this as a major effort, really. Yeah, it's good, but we've known that The Lion King is good for 25 years.I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.
Do we know who wrote what?Is it all material from 1994 or is it new 2019 score?I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).
Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"
Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :DI absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!
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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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feeer reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-14 00:00:00
reeeer

JEffRONA****** reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-12 00:00:00
Its like the rock with the last samurai.great!

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-11 00:00:00
If I have to rate it. I'll give **** for the album and give ***** for Klaus Badelt. With The Time Machine this is his best.

mauro reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-11 00:00:00
This is a great album from Badelt. Very interesting with an instrumentation similar to Zimmer's Last Samurai. I found it as a very enjoyable album to listen. It is a pure Media Venture production with impeccable action music writing and an excellent main theme. This is one of the best scores Badelt has produced to date and I hope that this step will lead him to bigger steps. I was a bit dissappointed with the final mastering of the album. The sound is a bit tiny, and actually sounds more like a production that has been done before 1995 (sound more like the sound before-The Rock). I always a more profound sound from the Media Venture group. This of course maybe some fault in my Cd but since the sound stays like that through out the whole album I think it is something to do with the production. This of course doesn't underestimate the music writing. Good work Badelt. Keep it up and keep giving us more works like this. Original and refreshing. In my opinion a much more great effort than Pirates of the Caribbean although that score really holds some entertaining and memorable melodies. Is it woth it to get this album? It depends on how you estimate Badelt and much more depends on how you estimate the efforts. For me its a 4 star out of 5.

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-09 00:00:00
I know what I'm going to write here will be off topic but Zimmer wrote the music for the last Da Vinci Code trailer. If thats going to be the muisc, than it will be a hell of a score.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-09 00:00:00
Zimmer is not the composer of the last davidi code trailer.But im waiting for a hannibal type of score.

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-09 00:00:00
It is an original music. Soundtrack.net says so, I even e-maild them and they said they asked Zimmer himself somehow.

Zimmerito reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00
I'm with Zed.Im not a great badelt fan...
but this score is epic,beautyfull and simply amazing.
Prince kite,Snow country and Stampede are a terrific tracks.
Its his best score since time machine.(the only good score since time machine).
Congratulations Klaus.You has composed one of the best scores of the year!
---Zimmer please give us A real orchestral score for Pirates of caribean.YOur tunes,your power,your crazyness with real full orchestra(without reverb or obvnius percusion)----

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00
Fantastic score! Finally Klause has wriiten some of his own original music. The only other original score he did was The Time Machine. K19 was a total ripp off of Gladiator and we all know that the themes from Pirates Of The Carribean were ripped straight from Zimmer's earlier action film scores...Still loved it though :) I can't wait for The Da Vinci Code by Zimmer! Peace to you all!

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00
The first track is beautifull, because of that I'm still unable to listen the whole album.

Gabriel Ascierto reply Replies: 0 || 2006-01-08 00:00:00
Excelent Score, very very good, a Badelt great epic adventure, like Time Machine or K19!!!

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