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You are an idiot. Hans did what Nolan asked him of not the other way around.Man, this has to be the best news for a long time. Hans has got stuck in his silly overcompensating for sound effects mode for too long. No wonder Nolan went for someone else. Who here thought balfe was getting this - the dude is a copycat and nobody. Balfe is when you dont get HZ.....luckily better people are now getting the gigs. I mean who would hire balfe out of the blue, the dude is not even a tv guyThanks for the credits updateA bit of who did what...Lorne also confirmed that he took charge of Mr.Charles, and without saying that Lorne was on the good side of Score in general, so his influence was substantially high.
Hybrid confirmed that training is composed by Ramin and Hans and it is obvious that Ramin's influence is superior to that of Hans.are we expecting the score for dark phoenix to be released in a week or so, if the movie itself drops early june?Not as simply as that.... Training is Ramin's arrangement of a Hans theme, and the core of Mr. Charles when the Fischer theme isn't playing is a Hans idea, too, as far as I know. Take the Zimmer out and those moments wouldn't be the same.I think Balfe working with Nolan would have done a great jobBob,The Training is basically Ramin Djawadi and Mr.Charles is Balfe
I hope these two team up again. Zimmer's score is the main driving force for some memorable scenes. Just a few<br>Batman Begins-The Training<br>TDK- Joker crash the party, Gordon's speech and ending<br>Inception - Time, Mr.Charles, <br>TKDR - the climb, imagine the fire and orphan<br>Interstellar-Stay, Docking, coward, mountain<br>Dunkirk - well the entire movieJustin Hurwitz I can see. I enjoyed La La Land and First Man. But Both Hurwitz and Göransson are several notches above Lorne Balfe. <br><br>I think 80/100 directors would rather work with Göransson than Balfe.I really believe that Nolan has made a mistake as a composer.I think Lorne Balfe, David Julyan or Justin Hurwitz would be much better options than Ludwig Goransson.Interesting news. <br><br>Geoff Zanelli is one of those composers who I’ve loved his additional music over his solo efforts, Pirates 5 excluded. I hope he gets a chance to write some great fantasy music for this, regardless if he reuses JNH’s themes or not.I think I am the only one, who would be glad about David Julyan return.<br><br>I really like his music for early Nolan's films, especially Insomnia, and it's what i can call an "atmospheric experience".<br><br>Don't know how his music fits for espionage timetraveling movie, but, for me, i'st would be something interesting to hear.
@mpolonest123: those Pemberton scores are indeed pure gold, very cool on album but insanely good in the movie. My favorite is still his King Arthur, that was a beast of a score that stuck with the movie like glue and really enhanced Guy Ritchie's dark, twisted, trippy vision.*3 thingsSure, but there's two things to consider. <br>1). Pirates has such an iconic sound that it'd be really stupid for them to suddenly abandon it at #5. Especially when we hired the guy who has worked on the previous 4. 2). Maleficent, as successful as it was to warrant a sequel, isn't quite as well known in the score department, despite being well received by those who have heard it. 3). Because Zanelli worked on all Pirates, he had enough familiarity with the sounds and motifs that he knew where to go once he led the ship. In Maleficent's case, he's taking over from a previous composer, and is working with a director who likely only knows his work on POTC5. As such, there's no knowing yet if he might be compelled to continue on from JNH, or if it's decided he just does his own thing.<br><br>I'm happy that Geoff at the very least has a safe career at Disney, considering two of their recent live action successes has had him involved. However, considering I hear his recently work hasn't been his best, JNH likely would've benefited from returning to a world that had some of his best material after he wasn't given the opportunity to do so with Glass. As such, it really is a severely missed opportunity, even if newer blood is getting more opportunities.Just listening to this again. It really is a best of both score. What I think is so great, is that you can hear both of the brothers' own voice but they blend so well together!! Really really great score!<br><br>It's a really remarkable score, the swifts in tone between dramatic and jazz is top-notch. It's higher on favorite list from 2019 already, than I thought it would ever be.<br><br>Give me more Gregson-Williams brothers scores!!!!!!I was hoping for JNH, but we'll see what he does. JNH's themes were amazing zo it would be stupod not to use them. But he used the Pirates themes, so I'm feeling actually quite ok about it
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Toys single - The Closing Of The Year
Label: Geffen Records
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Julie Bliss-Tyau reply Replies: 1 || 2007-07-18 00:00:00
I love this song and wish it was available in Sheet Music for Choir with instruments and/or piano. Any plans on publishing this in sheet music form? I've looked and haven't been able to find it.


Patrick2018-12-07 08:36:10
I’m still looking for piano sheet music for this. Anybody have a suggestion?

Treguard reply Replies: 1 || 2009-04-11 00:00:00
Just posted on the Hans Zimmer forum, where you've put the choir part as:-

"Up on the knees of a soldier
made of parts of wood, with wind in your hair"

It's definitely

"Up on the knees of a sergeant-major
Ride through the woods with the wind in your hair"

the lipsyncing wasn't matched very well on the youtube video but if you slow down the song/listen a few times to that specific part then the above is correct :)


Parradoxx2015-05-09 09:45:50
Late comer to the chat, but I believe it's actually
"Hop on the knees of the sergeant, make him
Ride to the wood with the wind in your hair"

I may be wrong. Hear what makes you happy, for it is undeniably brilliant!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-10-03 14:25:49
Anyone hear the Davy Jones theme in parts of this score?

takehiro reply Replies: 2 || 2011-01-16 00:00:00
Anyone interested in a longer expanded score? One may exist that I know of.


bgcat572013-06-18 21:37:08
I would love this. I would like to set up a performance for choir and synths (hopefully adding handbells, harp and percussion.)


Warren G2013-10-03 02:26:58
Yes! Yes! Yes! Did I mention YES?

Garry Sclater reply Replies: 1 || 2009-02-08 00:00:00
I cannot get the Robin williams Toys Sountrack any where. It has been deleted in almost every chain of stores I know of and I do not want to by a used of cheap copy online. do you have any suggestions


Tony Bihn2012-11-18 16:14:34
I purchased mine through amazon.com and it was a brand new one if I clicked under used copies but again mine was shipped from the warehouse still sealed!! :)

rocky reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-29 00:00:00
it sounds like Seal singing on part of the tune. is it?

Treguard reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-25 00:00:00
Weird. Had another listen to thisand it sounds more like "Ride through the woods....." and not "Riding" if you pitch it down in some audio software.

Pridelander@HZforum/Miya reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-12 00:00:00
Thanks Jerusha & Treguard for your feedbacks on lyrics! I'll listen again to this amazing song later :)

Treguard reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-11 00:00:00
btw forgot to add, the one with parts of wood only has 18 notes whereas there are 20 in the song. Sorry re below, that's with regards to the version in the end credits. The next line is correct and number of notes/syllables matches up. :)

xactitude reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-02 00:00:00
brilliant music for a brilliant film. soundtracks like this don't have an expiration date. They're in my mp3 player year round. the music evokes great sentimentality, as well as the voices. I'm really curious who wrote the lyrics. was it inspired by levinson?

Joe Strike reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-31 00:00:00
'Toys' is one of my all-time favorite soundtracks, and for obvious reasons it spends a lot of time in my CD player around this time of year.

I have no idea why, but the version of 'Closing of the Year' at the end of the album always brings tears to my eyes, especially Seal's solo - the way his voice soars and the arrangement backs him up. For the longest time though I've wondered about his lyrics - I'm only able to make out a few words here & there - and none of the other lyrics sites includes his verse.

Thank you for including them (or at least your best guess) here; they're every bit as beautiful as the rest of the song... and best wishes and love to all of us at the closing of this year.

Jerusha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-08 00:00:00
An update on lyrics...
So I rented the movie "Toys" and watched it with subtitles. This is what the subtitles say. The only part not subtitled, of course, was the kids' chorus; also I starred the couple parts where the subtitles didn't seem to match what I was hearing - no "s" on misfortune, and no use of the word "so" at all in the second verse. Here's a direct copy of the subtitles:

If I cannot bring you comfort,
then at least I bring you hope
For nothing is more precious than the time we have, and so
We all must learn from small misfortunes*
Count the blessings that are real
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year

Now all the winter bells are ringing
Hear them echo through the snow
And the children's voices singing
On the streets so far below
So* this is a time to be together
And the truth is somewhere here
We give our love for people
At the closing of the year

We'll walk in a sun
With all of the faith
And all of the patience
All of the way
With all of us right, and all of us saying
No one an island
We'll fly in the arms of time
Walk in the waves, never fall, don't fall
At the closing of the year

Although the subtitles skipped this, between the soundtrack and video for the movie, it seems like the kids are singing this:
Up on the knees of a soldier made of parts of wood with the wind in your hair,
Silver bells on a stolen reindeer as we race to the castle over there

Next, I checked out Youtube's posted videos of Sarah Brightman/Placido Domingo singing this, as well as someone's street recording of the Disneyland Carolers, both live.
Most of the lyrics match up, except for these:

In both cases, it sounds as though the kids' chorus part is singing this:
Up on the knees of a sergeant major, ride through the woods with the wind in your hair,
Sleigh bells ring on a stolen reindeer as we race to the castle over there

The carolers don't do Seal's solo, but Placido Domingo does and it sounds like this:
We will walk in the sand
With all of the pain
And all of the patience
All of the way
With all of us right
And all of us saying
No one an island (poor guy mispronounces it iss-land)
We'll fly in the arms of time
Walking the way's never far, not far (at least, I hear a clear "r" pronounced in there.)

Best of luck picking which to sing along with! :)

Jerusha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-02 00:00:00
It's great to finally know what the kids are singing right after the intro! Thanks so much for the lyrics. It helped clarify a few points on Seal's solo, too; although I think he says something slightly different (and it makes more sense to me this way) right at the end:
instead of "Walk in the waves, never fall, don't fall"
it sounds to me like he's singing "Walking, the way's never far, not far"
Anyway, thanks for all the good lyrics.

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-16 00:00:00
Currently it's difficult to buy this single, but ZTT Records' MySpace has full song of "Closing Of The Year."
http://www.myspace.com/zttrecords

And here's the lyrics. It was mostly completed thanks to the forum members :)
http://www.hans-zimmer.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=5296

----
THE CLOSING OF THE YEAR
(Written by Trevor Horn and Hans Zimmer)

If I cannot bring you comfort
then at least I bring you hope
For nothing is more precious
than the time we have and so

We all must learn from small misfortunes
count the blessings that are real
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
at the closing of the year
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
at the closing of the year

(Children chorus)
Up on the knees of a soldier
made of parts of wood, with wind in your hair
Silver bells on a stolen reindeer
as we race to the castle over there

If I cannot bring you comfort
then at least I bring you hope

Now all the winter bells are ringing
hear them echo through the snow
And the children's voices singing
on the streets so far below

This is a time to be together
and the truth is somewhere here
Within our love for people
at the closing of the year

(Seal's solo)
We'll walk innocent
with all of the pain
and all of the patience
and all of the way
and all of us right
and all of us say
Love one another
We'll fly in the arms of time
walk in the waves, never fall
Don't fall
(at the closing of the year)
at the closing of the year

If I cannot bring you comfort
then at least I bring you hope

Then at least I bring you hope

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-04 00:00:00
Why is it so difficult to find a site where I cn simply hear an excerpt from "The Closing of the Year" from Toys and then BUY IT! Geesh!

I'll never be back to THIS site again!

Locklin S.R. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-08 00:00:00
After i heard you fromthe soundack 'Waking Ned Devine' i had to find out more about Zimmer. when I listened to 'The Closing Of The Year' I couldnt stop listening to it. It became my girlfriends favorite pieces of music. If at all possible, the next time you get to do a serious movie with a god moral lesson to learnm from maybe you can do something theat closely relates to that song, or redo the song. What ever you do ,don't stop making music. It is what moves the world.

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