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Extremely pleased with the release, remastering, and liner booklet notes.  Nice to finally have all of this music.  Sure, some things could have been done differently, like anything else.  I'll be enjoying a thorough listen this weekend, and may watch the film again, as it's been years.The Thin Red Line >> The New World....Good for you?I don't like Hans Zimmer, James Horner is my favorite.Uhh, I don't electronic music ain't gonna work on Alita Battle Angel.
Jasha just released a neat little piano album!<br>Go check it out: https://itunes.apple .com/no/album/time-lapse-ep/1452867752My only real gripes left with the score is the somewhat uninspired choral writing (and the fact that the choir sounds like samples in a lot of moments) and the reused percussion samples from every JXL action score ever since Mad Max.After repeated listens of the score and seeing the film 3 times, I'd say now that the score is MUCH better than I initially gave it credit for.<br>Alita's theme (the 4 notes first heard at 1:53 in A Discovery) is used many times throughout the score in many instrumental varieties and variations, and used to great effect in emotional scenes<br>(I Don't Even Know My Own Name, What's Your Dream?, In Time You'll Remember, With Me, I'd Give You My Heart, What Did You Do), In the Clouds especially)<br>And do yourself a favor and get I See Church from somewhere, it's the 2nd best action track of the score after Motorball.<br>--------------------<br>In short, I would now give it a 4.5 / 5 from my previous 3 / 5Hybrid, what's the story with Finale vs. Safe Now? On this page Finale is listed as Jackman and Zimmer. On the OST page, it's Jackman, Zimmer, & Jasha Klebe. The two versions are different too. Finale has a longer intro and a big outro that makes the Time thing even more obvious. So are they two different tracks with different credits, or is Safe Now just Finale clipped short?Oh man, that's a tough question...I haven't listened to Curse of the Black Pearl in a while.... He's credited on almost every track for themes used... "Fog Bound" is the big Klaus Badelt cue from that movie (the real, 5-minute one in the movie is pretty much all Klaus I believe). <br><br>But Hans appears almost everywhere in POTC 1. Sometimes it's arrangements of his themes by the other guys, sometimes it's parts of the tunes that he wrote put directly in like he wrote them... The following scenes are pretty much directly Hans, if I remember right (this is the list I'm referencing ó but as you can see, Zimmer's name is almost everywhere hans-zimmer . com/index.php?rub=disco&id=1128): <br><br>3. Captain Jack Sparrow (Hans wrote the big theme here, as well as the Jack Sparrow stuff at the end)<br>8. Breaking the Chains (more Jack Sparrow theme...) <br>17. Boarding the Dauntless (Jack Sparrow theme...)<br>24. Moonlight Serenade (Zimmer said he wrote this scene like Cinderella walking into a Metallica concert)<br> <br>Aaaaand a lot of the final fighting music is lifted directly out of the suite Zimmer wrote, so it's 90% him. But once again, his themes as arranged by other people appear everywhere. Hybrid can answer way more about all this than I can.<br>
Oh wow! Thatís all really interesting. So how much of the OST is really HAnS Zimmer then???Hans was composing The Last Samurai while the first POTC was being made. He had promised Tom Cruise and Edward Zwick (might have even signed a contract) that he would only work on The Last Samurai and no other movies at that time. So while Hans agreed to write the POTC themes for Gore Verbinski, he wasn't allowed to be credited due to his obligations to the Last Samurai. So he wrote a few themes and then handed the score off to Klaus Badelt, who got the "name" credit on the score. But the whole score is really Klaus, Geoff Zanelli, Nick Glennie Smith, Ramin Djawadi, and a few others doing arrangements of the theme that Hans wrote (and Hans writing for a couple scenes incognito, like when Elizabeth first sees the skeleton pirates). Then Klaus did do the dark "Fog Bound/Underwater March" tune, as mentioned.Canít insult me! I am genuinely curious. Whatís this about The Last Samurai???I'm not saying this to insult David, but it's funny to me that even now, 16 years later, after so many clarifications from HZ and others, people still get confused because of the way POTC 1 got credited. All because Hans had to work on The Last Samurai (which is one of my favorite scores of his, so I guess it was worth the confusion).Saw the film last sunday and loved it. Also loved what Tom Holkenborg did hear. It did not felt nor 300. RoE nor Mad MAx. It's something else and loved it how it worked in context.
he is working on the new Terminator movie?! :OCredits for Dua Lipa's single "Swan Song" for the movie:<br>Written by Dua Lipa, Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson & Tom Holkenborg<br>Produced by Mattman & RobinMy definition of a Complete score is somewhat different. My goal is to find and mix everything you hear in the movie. Some things you find, others you don't. That's always an adventure in itself.<br><br>The source cues are not hard to find, sometimes it can be tricky to find the right performance/conductor.<br><br>In the case of TTRL, it's mostly the Beam cues that are difficult to find. Francesco Lupica wrote several pieces of Beam cues specifically for the movie, 5 of them which were used. There's also the 'Concerto for Beam' written by Powell, and there's the 'Sit back & Relax' album that was used. So to me, that's a pretty substantial (and important!) amount of music  that made it into the cut, which hardly anyone ever talks about.<br><br>Anyway, maybe a future project will tackle most of these issues.So he's scoring that and the new terminator? Damn dude's getting as busy as Henry JackmanUnless they're composed by Zimmer or someone else from RCP, I wouldn't expect source cues to appear here. And there's like two tracks with Beam in the title listed, so what else would have that name?
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American Gangster
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 38'47 (Score: 33'30)
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  1. The Process (2:12)
  2. Frank Lucas (2:40)
  3. Hundred Percent Pure (2:11)
  4. Fire (1:54)
  5. The Arrival (1:03)
  6. Suspects (2:01)
  7. Caskets (2:41)
  8. Kill No Cop (2:20)
  9. Shakedown (1:24)
  10. Turkeys (1:49)
  11. The Fight (3:16)
  12. Headlights (2:19)
  13. The Raid (3:20)
  14. The Morgue (1:30)
  15. Chinchilla Coat (2:42)
  16. Afro Beat - Hank Shocklee (1:45)
  17. Back To Bangkok Blues - Harry Garfield (2:09)
  18. Hallway - Hank Shocklee (1:42)
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BM13 reply Replies: 0 || 2015-10-27 10:35:35
"Does anyone hear any choral work in this release or Body of Lies?"

"Kill No Cop" has some choral bits, and some unreleased cues do as well.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-04 00:00:00
Does anyone hear any choral work in this release or Body of Lies? There is a small choir ensemble listed in the booklet.

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-08 00:00:00
here is the soundtrack i have been talking about

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i know cooper and some of the greatest soundtrack are missing too !

hopefully he will understand that and give us a bootleg.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i have one bootleg song from american gangster, and some more wich i have ripped from the DVD i want to share but i dont know if this page is allowed me to do that. if so pleeez give me a reply

Damien, Moderator reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
Look at the advice just above the place where you can post...

Cooper reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
Marc is great.
Couple track from the mowie are missing...

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-25 00:00:00
marc streitenfeld is gonna compose the music for rieldy scotts robin hood 2010 whir russell crowe :D

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-02 00:00:00
somebody should write to marc streitenfeld or the movie comapny and say that people around the world want a more complete score. this isnt the first time, body of lieas and hannibal also got som realy amazing soundtracks wich isnt in the orginal score or in bootlegs

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-19 00:00:00
Lasse, why looking for a fake bootleg as it is... well... fake ?
And bootlegs, as they are bootlegs, have pretty unpredictable "releases" : sometimes they appear before the commercial CD, sometimes it is 3 months later, sometimes 10 years later... and sometimes they even get lost in the limbos of years...
You can't predict anything. And by the way, you cannot rip the music only from a DVD, you always get all the sound effects with it.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-14 00:00:00
isnt there even a FAKE bootleg for american gangster ????
pleeeeeeeeeez there got to be something

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
i know this is the orginal score, i have baught it. but there is a soundtrack from the movie i just LOVE wich isnt on this cd :(

like the music when the end text is coming.
and when russel crowe is driving that car, and following the car whit the money.

i have waited long for a bootleg or a complete score so tht i could listen to my favorite music pices- isnt it possible to rip the musik from the movie or something? pleeez hope to get a reply Ruthlessgravity

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-29 00:00:00
@ Lasse

It should have been out, this isn't a bootleg - its the actual score.

I dont think its in retail, only online.

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-28 00:00:00
bootlegs ???????
expanded score??????
complete score??????
recording session????

when does it come

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-08 00:00:00
more american gangtser albums !!!!
i want more, isnt there any bootlegs for the movie?
soundtrack bootleg from american gangtser

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-01 00:00:00
when is the real American Gangster bootlegs coming?
huh?

complete score, recording session ETC.
there is many cues not including this album and i want them all :)

Rgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-27 00:00:00
I thought there was like 50 minutes of score? Not this 39 minute score. Ugh oh well, the score is really unique.

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-20 00:00:00
I'm gonna buy it anyway because I think the score is great no matter how little of it there is. I bet it's the same stuff we have on the unofficial promo release, but you still gotta show support.

Gravel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-18 00:00:00
I agree with Kaya, It seems very short on playing time, I can't see the value in adding this to my collection.

Gravel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-18 00:00:00
I agree with Kaya, It seems very short on playing time, I can't see the value in adding this to my collection.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
It's amazing to see that they're feilling the CD with source music instead of the score. hehehe

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-07 00:00:00
I still can't believe how little score is here. I read somewhere he recorded like 118 minutes for this movie or something.

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