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Did you just copied and paste the tracklist above? lmaoThe reprise of "Batman on Fire" from Begins (1:59-2:30 in the Transfiguration suite) is good stuff! I wonder why Hans decided to reuse that particular idea.When are we going to see you in Chicago?Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.
Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przyby³owicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.
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Iron Man
Label: Lionsgate Records
Length: 54'02 (Score: 47'36)
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  1. Driving With The Top Down (3:09)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Ryeland Allison
  2. Iron Man (2008 Version) (1:05)
    John O'Brien, Rick Boston
  3. Merchant Of Death (2:14)
    Ramin Djawadi, Ryeland Allison
  4. Trinkets To Kill A Prince (3:07)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer
  5. Mark I (3:53)
    Ramin Djawadi
  6. Fireman (2:09)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  7. Vacation's Over (3:34)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Bobby Tahouri
  8. Golden Egg (4:12)
    Ramin Djawadi, Clay Duncan, Bobby Tahouri
  9. DamnKid (1:12)
    DJ Boborobo
  10. Mark II (2:47)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer
  11. Extra Dry, Extra Olives (1:43)
    Ramin Djawadi
  12. Iron Man (3:30)
    Ramin Djawadi
  13. Gulmira (4:05)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Atli Örvarsson, Lorne Balfe
  14. Are Those Bullet Holes? (2:00)
    Ramin Djawadi
  15. Section 16 (2:33)
    Ramin Djawadi
  16. Iron Monger (4:45)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  17. Arc Reaktor (3:55)
    Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  18. Institutionalized (3:49)
    Suicidal Tendencies
  19. Iron Man (0:20)
    Jack Urbont
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-03 17:40:31
love that first flight cue! :D

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-28 18:41:28
Hybrid, did you not say a while back that you didn't think Zimmer actually sat down and did any music in here (he just kinda gave Ramin pointers)?

Snake reply Replies: 2 || 2013-03-27 09:02:02
Actually Harry Gregson-Williams was offered to score the film but he had conflicts with The Prince Caspian and Ramin Djawadi was a replacement. I wonder how would Gregson-Williams do the job.


zeroman2013-03-27 15:27:25
I enjoyed what Ramin did for the score to a degree. But no doubt...if Harry had scored it probably would have turned out alot better.


Anonymous2013-03-28 06:32:03
Wolverine and Cowboys vs Aliens quickly come to mind...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-27 00:00:00
So iron man and the simpsons movie get complete scores.....wheres batman begins?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-26 00:00:00
Theres a complete version of this now

sam reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-22 00:00:00
good very goodd

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-21 00:00:00
so was Djawdi never really wanted for the first iron man. since Debny, who has composed all Favreus other films is now composing the second (did he want Debny to begin with and the studio decided aginst it. Or did Djawdi just not want to come back?

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-08 00:00:00
Its very bad score... I still can't understand how Hans is involved in so many tracks... This is called the biggest crap of 2008 for a reason.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-07 00:00:00
I'm very glad that Ramin got this job and in my opinion he also did it well. I don't think that these kind of films need so profound approach. It's all about the fun and entertainment.

Cooper reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-16 00:00:00
This is one of my favorite Remote scores.
Ramin is good, Ramin with Zimmer is cool.

Bruno Lasala reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-16 00:00:00
This score sucks!!!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-06 00:00:00
They come from the ASCAP website... :)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-06 00:00:00
Thanks for adding the individual song credits to this and POTC - it really clears some things up. But where did you find these credits? Are they official or just educated guesses?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-22 00:00:00
I added the official credits... ;)

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-15 00:00:00
Nah, this score was too bland and simplistic for my tastes... and many other people who also disliked it.

There have been far better scores this year.

Viki reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-13 00:00:00
Absolutely amazing sound tracks, the sound track fits the theme and the movie's sequences of scenes. A lot of idiots have commented in here that its not good enough, some even haven't seen the damn movie, jerks.

And those who moan about a classic piece of rock and orchestral fusion have no taste for anything, bunch of tossers.

meh

This easily one of the best scores of the year! There is no disappointment, the only disappointment is that there are a lot of hot heads and goofs who moan about it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
It's not Djawadi fault too, because he did what the director/producer wanted to have.

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-04 00:00:00
John Debney commented on Iron Man in his interview at http://www.scorenotes.com/

He says he was attached (and was Favreau's choice) but Marvel went with a generic MV score... as with many people he didn't like the result.

Still can't believe Djawadi got this gig :-(

Debney would have ruled this... Damn studio tampering!

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-20 00:00:00
Not bad, IMO, but I can't help feel it could've been much better. Though I quite like the end result anyway, hehe.

Wayne reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
Well I have to say, the movie and the score blew me away. I wasn't expecting what everyone delivered. However, even though I own the soundtrack, working with music a lot myself, I sometimes find missing pieces with movie scores. There is a lot of music in the film not found on it. Does anyone know of anything being released in the future? They market this album as a soundtrack, not a score.

Lorie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-30 00:00:00
LOVE the theme for Iron Man. Does anyone know how I can get the ringtone??

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
"Hi guys. Does anyone know what are the tracks mixed together in the animation bettween the end of the film and the credits. One is Black Sabbath - Iron Man but the other?"

Yeah, Kudredin. Here you go:

After that awful Black Sabbath song, there comes THE REAL music! That is:

10. Mark II
01. Driving with Top Down
11. Extra Dry, Extra Olives

Enjoy!

DrDEATH reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-28 00:00:00
How come I cant find a list of players. Who was the drummer, Guitars, Bass, Orchestra????????? Writing is one thing. Playing another. Why are you not giving credit to the musicians who played the score?

Tony Stark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-23 00:00:00
Movie was excellent. Score... hmm... Hans Zimmer with Batman had more punch to it than this, so I would have to say that I'm disappointed - slightly.

I think we can safely say that things could heat up a little more for a sequel. I place my $$ on a better follow through in part II. The only problem?... will Robert Downey Jr. reprise his role or will he figure that the first time out was for an "art" expedition..?

Let's hope he and Gwenyth come back. Excellent chemistry.

Get IM to fight someone with substance... perhaps a war ridden country again but with a diabolical Marvel foe who is behind another arms type operation, which threatens the west again. Hide the foe, generate a political ally, and throw some romance into the second movie... sounds good already!

jay arvada reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-23 00:00:00
The movie was great, it was touching, as you say it is was. But the score was totally repeating it's theme all through out the movie maybe not exactly during the touching parts,but I feel that if you really listen it all sounds very similar. so yeah I would have rather listened to a more in touch piece of music,than to have listen to some poor knock off of a cheese B flick from the early 00's. So logical or not, the score still sucks. and theirs nothing anybody can do about it. Except for Top Ramin noodles what ever his name is... Thanks for the reply danny boy.

jay arvada reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-22 00:00:00
THIS score SUCKED bad. Lacked emotional content, and was really flat. Need proof listen to spider man's score, Iron man by Black Sabbath was all this movie needed, to bad we all had to wait until the end of the movie to hear a real piece music. Oh well better luck next time.

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-22 00:00:00
SO you're saying that theyb shuld have just hrown out the whole score and just play Iron Man by Black Sabbath the whole time. even during touching moments. Hmmmm...sounds logical.

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-21 00:00:00
ramin djawadi is undoubtedly for me the successor of Hans!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-20 00:00:00
hehe, what else can we expect from someone that calls himself "Remote Dead"?

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