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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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United 93
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 43'41
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. Prayers (6:02)
  2. Pull The Tapes (4:14)
  3. Take Off (3:07)
  4. 2nd Plane Crash (2:27)
  5. Making The Bomb (3:57)
  6. The Pilots (1:21)
  7. The Pentagon (1:43)
  8. Phone Calls (10:49)
  9. The End (5:50)
  10. Dedication (3:51)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
By the Way i'm Form Mexico City

Rodrigo Ortíz Gasca reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
I WANT THE DAMN CD NOWˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇ

Rodrigo Ortíz Gasca reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-24 00:00:00
What a Awsome Music.

Mikel Carmona-S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-28 00:00:00
Congratulations Powell, you have composed a great score for an excelent movie.

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-13 00:00:00
I agree with you Martin. This film doesn't want, or need a big brassy heroic score. It needs and underscore and that's what it got. This is a film where the music isn't trying to draw attention to itself.

I'd just like to congratulate Powell on pulling off such a difficult project. It's always a challenge to write a convincing underscore, but on this one, being in a touchy genre must have been harder than we expect.

Martin reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-12 00:00:00
I saw the film recently in Sydney and found the score to be a sensitive accompaniment to the film. The references to - unwittingly or not - New York minimalism (especially Steve Reich) are very canny and appropriate. A film like this doesn't need a psychologically manipulative or lavish score. Underscoring is what's required and congratulations on delivering just that with no loss of sophistication.

Craig Lowe reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
Hey um i donno what to say because well i only watched the trailer and well i live in the Bahamas and they did not bring the movie here :( and i really wanted to watch it because even though i don't kno anyone that died on september 11th i still feel pain in my heart :( and i really want to watch United 93 and well i bet the soundtrack is awesome because i've heard some of the extracts but i really want to watch the movie...can anyone help

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-22 00:00:00
UNITED 93 - PRESS RELEASE

(Los Angeles, CA) John Powell scores the much-anticipated United 93 for Universal Pictures and writer-director Paul Greengrass. The film is a real time account of the heroism in United Flight 93, the fourth plane to be hijacked the morning of September the 11th, 2001. The film premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, screened at Canned and opened April 28. United 93 marks the second collaboration between Powell and Greengrass; the two had collaborated previously on The Bourne Supremacy and will rejoin in The Bourne Ultimatum. For United 93, Powell created an ambient score which he recorded in London with a live orchestra. Varese Sarabande will release the score CD June 6.

As the Powell-scored Ice Age: The Meltdown continues its march to the $200 million mark at the box office, audiences have turned out for another summer box office monster Powell has scored, X-Men: The Last Stand, which has broken records to gross over $175 million in just two weeks.

Powell's long and storied career in music began in Britain where he joined performance art group Media Arts while attending Trinity College of Music. While composing music for television and commercials for Air-Edel Music, he worked alongside composers Hans Zimmer and Patrick Doyle and made his first foray into feature films. After Powell co¬founded the commercial music house Independently Thinking Music (ITM) with longtime collaborator Gavin Greenaway, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue feature film composing.. He immediately scored several projects for DreamWorks Television, but it was his stirring score for John Woo's blockbuster Face/Off that put him in Hollywood's short list. He has since scored a wide variety of films and is well known for his scores to actioners Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Italian Job, The Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy as well as jazzy scores for Be Cool and Alfie.

In addition to Jason Bourne's next adventure, Powell's upcoming slate includes the animated musical Happy Feet, and the film adaptation of the graphic novel The Watchmen.

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-12 00:00:00
This Sounds Great !!!!. When does it come to Europe ( Holland ) I Hope it comes very fast.

I Think the score sounds better if you have the images from the film in your head...........

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-11 00:00:00
I don't think it comes close to an orchestra - I've only listened to it a couple of times because it's so boring and all I remember is some violins and the occasional percussion.

Koala Lin ( http://spaces.msn.com/koalalin120674/ reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-11 00:00:00

This time Mr. Powell makes me wanna sleep at all...

There is no orchestra in this project , right ?

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-06 00:00:00
Rather bland - it just sounded like the Bourne scores without any action.

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-01 00:00:00
my thoughts exactly .. the end and dedication are decent but the rest..
and during this time no release for the dynamic klaus badelt score for "Ultraviolet".. ts ts ts

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-30 00:00:00
very, very, very atmospheric score.
Just percusion and ambience music.

Some string and Powell's son vocals.

"the End" is a moving track.But the rest is like nothing.I can't understand why powell has wanted release this score.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
Though it seems to be way too short, I'm glad to see this coming out at last.

Indeed, "Thanks Varese!"

YES! reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-21 00:00:00
YES!!!!!

Kiddo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-20 00:00:00
Yes! I began to lose hope of an album release. THANKS, VARESE!!!!

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