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Sure, Home sounds like a country version of Time, but is so underrated.. the whole score is very nice but nothing compared to Pirate, except Finale maybe.came back to this one for a while. always found "silver" and "home" very soothing.@Superultramega<br><br>What's odd is that the PR theme was used in the marketing. Same with Zimmers material being used in the Justice League trailers, so obviously the studio liked it enough. Probably the directors choice.@superultramega: The three Star Trek movies are compose by the same composer, and the producer is J.J Abrams.<br><br>And the theme is the same.The score enchances the more emotional and physcical side of the character, and i love that.<br><br>I believe this movie don't benefit a more classical adventure score, reminds (outiside, the movie is an adaptation for the 2013 reboot) the vision of Jason Graves for that game, saving distances.<br><br>And yeah, there is a ideas everywhere the score.
The thematic continuity complaint is a problem with the movie industry in general now. Not just Pacific Rim. It's a problem with Marvel, DC, and hell, any movie series really. Even the new TMNT movies, as good as Jablonsky's score for the second one was, still couldn't keep the original themes. <br><br>The only ones that do keep the original thematic material lately have been Transformers, Star Wars, Star Trek (at least the first 2's scores I don't know about the 3rd's), Pirates of the Caribbean, a few animated film series, and Harry Potter. <br><br>Not sure if this is a director or composer fault (probably director/studio), but it's just something we're going to have to deal with for a while until the next phase of film score trends come along.I think one of the things that plague this score (and many others) is that nowadays everyone feels the need to not only have a opinion, but share it as quick as possible on social media or message boards. But music isn't always likable at first listen. Usually (and I speak for myself here, but I'm pretty sure any people feel the same) the quicker I love a song, the quicker I'll get bored by it and forget it. On the other hand, scores or songs that took me a few listens to fully appreciate tend to have a much better longevity in my playlists.<br><br>At first I wasn't impressed by this new JXL effort and, if I had listened to it only once or twice, I would have quickly labelled it as "typical JXL drummy stuff but not as cool as Mad Max". But after seeing the movie and giving the album a few more spins, I'm now ranking this among his best scores. It's packed with crazy ideas popping up everywhere, neat sound effects, an epic main theme and a few very touching light moments.<br><br>I'll admit it's a tough listening experience, mainly because of the very long tracks which sometimes tend to 'hide' the great stuff. But it's so damn worth it. In the context of the film it's simply awesome and in perfect sync with the pictures, it enhances the emotion, the action and the epicness in a way not many scores do. Junkie XL definitely improved over the past few years. Of course this score bears his mark and his sound, it's certainly not a classical score, but it's incredibly rich and detailed. It's just not obvious, and requires a bit of patience and perseverance. I'm happy I didn't judge it immediately, and I can only invite you to spend a little more time with it before dismissing it (and its composer) publicly.<br><br>Just my 2 cents :-)There are some fun action cues and an interesting mix of electronics that sounds like a hybrid of Tron Legacy and Chappie but is honestly so forgettable outside of that. Why on earth did they opt out of using Ramin's themes? <br><br>It would be like if POTC2 came out and instead of using "He's a Pirate" or any of the other motifs, Disney hired a Hans Zimmer protege to come in and write their own take on the material. When I go to see Star Wars I expect Star Wars. With this I expected at least ties to the first one.So I'm guessing no one knows if Zimmer did this or not?It is sound like that.<br><br>Multiple times in the score, there is sounds like Tron
I just said this before and I want to say it again: <br>Shao industries sound like Tron LegacyAt least Tomb Raider and A Wrinkle of Time have a theme.Agreed. It’s simply not that memorable. Out of Pacific Rim 2, a wrinkle in time, tomb raider, and hurricane heist I thought for sure at least ONE would be a hit. Unfortunately all four of them seem pretty forgettable. Really hoping Hans puts something memorable and iconic together for X Men Dark Phoenix.The first movie has memorable theme and enjoyable action tracks, this one, has one or three actions cues i have enjoyed, more than than i expected, but the main theme is forgetteable.<br><br>Jablonsky would fit if is the Jablonsky, for example, for TF5 or first Transformers (and i am guilty pleasure fan for Battleship)<br><br>And now i lost respect in the whole internet :Dyeah but this movie would be better fit for a jablonsky score.<br><br><br>he has bigger themes and a richer sound<br>
I will said this, is more enjoyable than Hurricane Heist.<br><br>But the first was more memorableI think have a lot of depth in there, the orchestrations, the tension (reminds a lot of Herrmann) and his main theme.<br><br>And yes, is one of the best of this year, for the moment.Nathan Stornetta. the music in the video sounds really good. im looking forward to this release. is there also a chance to purchase the music from Kynren?It is out. Not bad but it doesn't sound very epic or memorable. Tomb Raider had better moments.<br><br>The orchestration is so empty.<br>I don't think it's one of JNH's bests, but it's really one of the best scores of this year, until now.<br><br>I think it will probably be surpassed by his other scores coming this year, especially Fantastic Beasts 2

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August Rush (Soundtrack)
Label: Sony Music Soundtrax
Length: 58'57 (Score: 34'21) rating:        Not yet rated
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  1. Main Title (2:21)
  2. Bach / Break - Steve Erdody & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (3:52) *
  3. Moondance - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1:51)
  4. This Time - Jonathan Rhys Meyers (4:13)
  5. Bari Improv - Kaki King (1:37) **
  6. Ritual Dance - Kaki King (1:35)
  7. Raise It Up - Jamia Simone Nash & The IMPACT Repertory Theatre (2:29)
  8. Dueling Guitars - Heitor Pereira & Doug Smith (2:36) ¤
  9. Elgar / Something Inside - Steve Erdody & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (4:53) *
  10. August's Rhapsody (7:37)
  11. Someday - John Legend (3:04)
  12. King Of The Earth - John Ondrasik (3:45)
  13. God Bless The Child - Chris Botti & Paula Cole (4:30)
  14. La Bamba - Leon Thomas III (3:50)
  15. Moondance - Chris Botti (2:20)
  16. Washington Square (2:13) +
  17. Arpeggio Theme (2:52) +
  18. Basketball To Organ Loft (3:16) +
*Arranged and orchestrated by Dave Metzger

**Written by Kaki King & Mark Mancina

¤Written by Heitor Pereira, produced by Mark Mancina

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KB reply Replies: 2 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Actually, the only thing composed by Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack was the Main Theme, which was Mark Mancina as well. I think he was also a music supervisor, but I don't remember for sure. What has been driving me mad is who wrote the Rhapsody?!? It doesn't say in the movie credits, and he album on iTunes says it is composed by "August Rush". Big help.... Shame, because that was a magnificent piece and I would have loved to look up the artist's other works. How is it that no one claims the song that stole the show?

Luka2014-07-28 05:30:29
Actually I bought the "August's Rhapsody" and it says Freddie Highmore & Mark Mancina. ;)

Nahoko2014-11-13 07:35:42
HI. I am a student of 3DCG animation school in Japan. and making a video work
for presentation at my school and for my job transfer as a appeal to companies.
i'd like to use the music, "Dueling Guitars" in my video work.
Could you tell me how should I go through the formalities for obtain permission ?
I hope her from you.

salvo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-23 00:00:00
I don t have word s for this movie the music and the story are wonderful

dalila diaz arredondo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-22 00:00:00
is beuty, the best!!!

Filippo Francione reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-23 00:00:00
Hello guys, I would like to know, who was the composer of the August's Raphsody.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
Isn't there a clip for this music please?!

ilse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-28 00:00:00

mariam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-28 00:00:00
i love this movie soooooooooo much . the story, music and the songs...wonderful

reinoha reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-04 00:00:00
my teacher said music is a idiom, I m agree . and let me said thanks,for speak the Idiom´s Soul,

empunk chamir reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-14 00:00:00
as a music lover, i liked the movie.......... i liked the way the kid Evan Taylor(as known in the movie) listens all the voices n noises that he hears n transformed it into music. the director or the story writer as i would say must be a great music lover. this is for the director of the movie.......... "way to go dude" keep doing this n u will be on the top within no time.

loris thomas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-07 00:00:00
i love this movie becuase iam a great musician and it motivated me to do better

Tom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-01 00:00:00
Saw this movie for the first time last night (1/31/09), the music is wonderful! Does anyone know how to get the Japanese version of the soundtrack with the three extra tracks?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Hans did NOT compose anything... :)

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Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-30 00:00:00
Score album as digital download /ref=sr_f3_2?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1233299589&sr=103-2

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
Yeah! Thanks Mark, erm, Hans!

Camilo reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-03 00:00:00
I don´t have words to describe the music of this movie... Hans... as always you kick ass!!! Thanks for the music you compose

Fedor Lastovsky reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-22 00:00:00
I've seen it, and it marvelous!

Lyla10 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-21 00:00:00
Who will want such damaged tones? Yet i always hear and feel it. Maybe one day it will follow or lead- it really doesnt matter- as long as "i know" its by MY side. THANKS for the moments. Still ..-just breathe-

Lyla10 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-21 00:00:00
Who will want such damaged tones? Yet i always hear and feel it. Maybe one day it will follow or lead- it really doesnt matter- as long as "i know" its by MY side. THANKS for the moments. Still ..-just breathe-

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-27 00:00:00
I updated the tracklist a little bit... ;-)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
Ok perfect ! :-)

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
You're so fast ;) I'll report the length if I have a chance to get it...

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00
I added it...

Unfortunately I don't have all the track length... :P

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-08 00:00:00

Surprisingly, Japanese edition of August Rush soundtrack has 3 bonus score tracks by Mancina.

16. Washington Square
17. Arpeggio Theme
18. Basketball To Organ Loft

andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-07 00:00:00
Why so little score? you'd think that a movie so musically driven would include more score or even an entire score album. I loved the music so much

Steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-01 00:00:00
Beautiful movie I saw it and it was just brilliant, And just after I saw it I went running to my provitional Keyboard cuz my cello needs a string and I played the theme like a thousand times I just Love this movie and music is jut amazing Mr Hans Zimmer and Mr Mark Mancina You guys are the best
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Cardsopen reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
The movie and the music as itself was pretty amazing, but the music actually took my own breath away. The music on the other hand....makes it the key on how it's made into a great movie

LEC101 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-06 00:00:00
Is there any super good song someonee will recommend to me

arDz reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-04 00:00:00
hi,,,GUd joB!!!

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-03 00:00:00
i figured Hans had to write the Rhapsody. i could tell he did writing on this film the second i heard the score. Absolutely terrific work on this score. it was glorious.

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