All tracks composed by Hans ZIMMER (except some :-) )
Performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic
Produced and Conducted by James Fitzpatrick
Vocals Version on "Now we are Free" : Bronagh MULLAN
Guitar On "Thelma & Louise" : Simon MURPHY
Harmonica on "Thelma & Louise" : Steve LOCKWOOD
Solo Soprano on "Kyrie for the Magdalene" & "Pearl Harbor" : Charlotte KINDER
Concert, Alto & Bass Flutes on "The Last Samurai" : Dave HEALTH
Cimbalom on "The Last Samurai" : Erich Becherovka
Euphorium on "Crimson Tide" : Ales Vopelka
Trumpet on "Crimson Tide" : Miroslav Kejmar
Bassoon on "Green Card" : Svatapluk Cech
Cello on "Green Card" : Pavel Bilousek
Clarinet on "Green Card" & "Driving Miss Daisy" : Petr Krobaleck
Soprano on "Vide Cor Meum" : Charlotte Kinder
Tenor on "Vide Cor Meum" : Wills Morgan
Concert, Alto & Bass Flutes on "Now we Are Free" - Instrumental : Dave Health
Arrangements & Orchestrations :
Nic Raine (Gladiator, Now We Are Free (with Gareth Williams)
Matt Hohensee (The Thin Red Line)
Gareth Williams (Now We Are Free (with Nick Raine), Thelma & Louise, Green Card, Driving Miss Daisy
Christopher Tin (The Da Vinci Code, Chevaliers De Sangreal, The Last Samurai, Pirates Of The Carribean - The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Richard Harvey : The Da Vinci Code & Kyrie For The Magdalene
Mark Ayres (arranger & performer) : Rain Man, Days Of Thunder, Regarding Henry, The Rock (arranger with Nic Raine)
Dominic Nunns : Crimson Tide, Pirates of The Caribbean : Dead Man's Chest
Adam Saunders : Batman Begins
Patrick Cassidy : Hannibal
Dan Head : True Romance
Additional Keyboards & Percussion on "Now We Are Free", "Thelma & Louise", "Chevalier de Sangreal", "Crimson Tide", "Green Card", "Driving Miss Daisy" & "The Kraken" by Gareth Williams
Release Date : June, 26 2007
www.Hans-ZIMMER.com would like to thank Peter COMPTON from Silva Screen Records UK
An excellent musical achievement !
This compilation is, in a certain way, a better achiever than the nonetheless mythical "Wings Of A Film", directed by Hans ZIMMER himself. A real accomplishment in its programming, offering a comprehensive survey of the composer's career, from RAIN MAN to THE DA VINCI CODE, via GREEN CARD & THE LAST SAMURAI.
So, this CD benefits from the fact that it is released seven years after the famous Belgium Concert. But not only so, the programation dares to tackle pieces still "unreleased" in an official version, such as THELMA & LOUISE & DAYS OF THUNDER.
Maybe if we can find "a weak point" of the "Wings of a film" CD was to endeavour to make all selected tracks orchestral for the concert whereas the Silva Screen compilation tries to keep this particular synthetic sound (performed by Gareth WILLIAMS) wich made the "Zimmer sound" famous and whose sheer eradication from the Ghent concert in 2000 could be at times rather damaging (but interesting at the same time). Even if the musical venture is a little less important here, it must be admitted that its deserve is to avoid disconcerting its audience in some pieces. The few liberties that the arrangers have allowed themselves are much more enjoyable, in so far as the key idea was to keep as faithful as possible to the original. As to the pure orchestral adaptations, one can't but be enthousiastic about the way they reflect the original one.
A lesser failure than in the Ghent live concert, CRIMSON TIDE seems nevertheless difficult to be performed in all its intensity by an orchestra : the arrangers' resourcefulness was to endow RAIN MAN with an interesting development.
An excellent opportunity to discover ZIMMER for those who still don't know his scores, moreover in orchestro/synthetical arrangements which will certainly arouse his fans' curiosity. Finally, a legal opportunity to listen to pieces still unreleased on CD.
In a nutshell, a wonderful performance from which the Lion King and The Prince Of Egypt are excluded, to have a first comprehensive approach of the composer's work.
Gladiator - Gladiator Suite
Gladiator - Now We Are Free (vocal)
The Thin Red Line - The Village
Thelma & Louise - Main Theme
The Da Vinci Code - Chevaliers De Sangreal
The Da Vinci Code - Kyrie For The Magdalene
Rain Man - Las Vegas
Rain Man - Main Theme
Days Of Thunder - Days Of Thunder
Pearl Harbor - Heart Of The Volunteer
The Last Samurai - The Last Samurai
Crimson Tide - Roll Tide
Crimson Tide - Eternal Father, Strong To Slave
Green Card - Restless Elephants
Regarding Henry - Walking, Talking Man
Batman Begins - Eptesicus
Hannibal - Vide Cor Meum
True Romance - You're So Cool
Driving Miss Daisy - End Credits
The Rock - The Rock
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – The Kraken
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl - Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Gladiator – Now We Are Free (Instrumental version)
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i have never listened to such soulful rhymes like the ones of pirates of the Caribbeans. u are a very talented gentleman. i am an upcoming filmmaker myself and i must say your music inspires me when i am composing scripts
This music gives me inspiration.... It´s fantastic.. How could someone not like it? Best song is Chevaliers de sangreal... it´s so beautiful.... I wish you never would stop to compose such beautiful music... Thank you!!!!!!
your music make feel me better, i cannot describe it with words. I think many people feel like me. That means the "music" exists already in all fantastic forms in every head (almost every i think). But it is the great art to focus it in its perfect form. You are one of the few man on earth, who is able to give that wonderful present to us.
I don't understand you, Annie, how could you say something like that. Of course you may have your own thoughts.. But I still think Hans Zimmer is one of the greatest composers EVER. Well, I don't have to say much nore I think...
Really disappointed with some of the comments I read below. Need to say only one thing. Who thinks that because nowadays we have technology, the art of music composition and arrangement is easy and talentless. I have to say to you are nothing less than stupid, and that you know NOTHING about film scoring. Technology makes things faster and more comfortable in certain ways. BUT, there isn't any PROFESSIONAL software that can compose and produce music for you. When there is a scene, you need to spot it yourself, with you own mind, you need to spend time thinking of ideas, and then you need to be able to put all those idea into real music. Apart from creating a capturing tune, you need to compose for one hell of a big orchestra. Apart from that, in the old days, all we had was just a score paper and a pen, nowadays there are so many things and combinations, and so many thing you need to learn, that sometimes you do know from where to start. Nowadays you need to keep yourself updated every single minute, because what you have learned yesterday, will be obsolete by tomorrow. If someone out there found a music "creation" software in a cereal box for FREE, and thinks that by dragging and dropping loops on the time line is the way Mr Zimmer composes his music, and therefor its so easy. Damn you're so FU..... wrong. I hope you feel my point. "ANNIE". HANS ZIMMER IS THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC WITH ORCHESTRAL MUSIC AND HE HAS COMPOSED MOST OF BEST EVER FILM SCORES THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!!!
Hi there my name is Ryszard and I have two boys aged 13 and 9 who are cellists and another who is learning percussion. We as a family give credits accolades and ovations for HANS ZIMMER my boys enjoy playing the pirates music and have tried to perform some of it as a free exam piece. We love the strength that his music shows,the romance, and the continueous flow of his ability gives my sons the ambition to progress further as musicians. God has given this man a great gift. Ryszard,[father Jakub ,Arkadiusz  and Bernardyn  Adelaide. Australia.
hello, I belong to a choir and I'm looking for buying the sheet musc for choir and orgs of THE KYRIE FOR THE MAGDALENE (exactly the same as in the soundtrack of THE DA VINCI CODE). Where could I buy it? Thanks for your help. My mail adress: email@example.com
annie how dare you talk like this about the best composer everrrrrrrrrrrrrr if he don't know anything about music tell me what you know you bastard actually you don't know anything in the world and if you don't like his music why you are in this site and iam sure you don't know anything about the soundtracks and iam sure you don't have any god damn reason that makes you say about his music is boring, total zero, blu blu blu and you don't know anything in the world go play in your nose Mr. Hans Zimmer Thank You For Your Music you are the best you are the king of the music god bless you
The live performances from Zimmer is perhaps closer to the original in 'style' (sorry, best word I could come up with to describe it) compared to these re-recordings, but I still think they are far away from the originals regarding the 'power' in the music... I'm again particularely thinking of scores like for instance Crimson Tide...