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CD coming from LLL!Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s music
i can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2
Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?
Me tooExcited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astra
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Composer - Musician : Synthesizer - Synth ProgrammingComposer - Musician : Piano
Hans ZimmerJames Newton HowardLorne BalfeHenry Jackman
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The Dark Knight
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 73'24
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
Fans rating:     rate at 1 out of 5 rate at 2 out of 5 rate at 3 out of 5 rate at 4 out of 5 rate at 5 out of 5   2/5 (30789 votes)
  1. Why So Serious? (9:14)
  2. I'm Not A Hero (6:34)
  3. Harvey Two-Face (6:16)
  4. Aggressive Expansion (4:35)
  5. Always A Catch (1:39)
  6. Blood On My Hands (2:16)
  7. A Little Push (2:42)
  8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)
  9. I Am The Batman (1:59)
  10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad (2:28)
  11. Agent Of Chaos (6:55)
  12. Introduce A Little Anarchy (3:42)
  13. Watch The World Burn (3:47)
  14. A Dark Knight (16:15)
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Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
It seems that the new theme wrote by Hans doesn't figure on the cd but appears twice in the movie? What's this theme?

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
And one other remark : the theme at 00.45-00-55 in the track 'Dark Knight'.Isn't "Face-off" theme by John Powell???

kelso reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I don't know how anybody in their right mind could be disappointed by this music!?! It is brilliance in its purest form. When I buy the CD 8 days from now almost every track will be getting a 5/5 stars from me. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are insanely great separate, but even better when they combine their talents. I'm not disappointed, but enthused and I can't wait for the 15th to get here! The Dark Knight is amazing!!!

Rafal reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-06 00:00:00
Thanks!

buzzfunk reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
I urge all of you to skip that leak. Its poor quality. Very poor.....

weekender reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
Well Done... Mr Zimmer and Mr Howard... Well Done!!! It's GREAT!!! This score is the best present to my birthday!!! Yeah!!!

johncarter(rom) reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
henry jackman is music arranger?

I think he is a synth programmer which's not exactly the same thing as arranging;)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
Mr.Zimmer, Mr.Howard You're Angels There's No Human
With Your Talents God Bless You God Bless You God Bless You And I Say It With All My Heart

Jérome reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-05 00:00:00
Thanks

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Music Editors: ALEX GIBSON, DANIEL PINDER
Assistant Music Editor: RYAN RUBIN
Additional Music by: LORNE BALFE
Ambient Music Design: MEL WESSON
Technical Score Engineers: CHRIS BACON, THOMAS BRODERICK, JACOB SHEA, PETER OSO SNELL, STUART MICHAEL THOMAS
Digital Instrument Design: MARK WHERRY
Synth Programming: HANS ZIMMER, HENRY JACKMAN, HOWARD SCARR
Orchestrators: BRUCE FOWLER, JEFF ATMAJIAN, BRAD DECHTER, ELIZABETH FINCH, KEVIN KASKA, RANDY KERBER, SUZETTE MORIARTY, WALTER FOWLER
Orchestra Conducted by: MATT DUNKLEY, BRUCE FOWLER, GAVIN GREENAWAY
Supervising Score Coordinator: STEVEN KOFSKY
Score Coordinator: BECKY BENTHAM
Score Recorded by: GEOFF FOSTER
Score Mixed by: ALAN MEYERSON

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
The Greatest Score EVER Made As Always Mr.Zimmer & Mr.Howard Truly A Masterpiece

mdx reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
The soundtrack leaked

It's okay but nothing uber special

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Few extracts ! ;-)

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Bravo, HS! :-)

hans batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Great !!

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Why not a 10/10, Hybrid??
The transformation of the themes (Eptesticus of 'Batman Begins' and others) is great!! :D

Like Hans has said, it's not revolution but evolution. However, I regreat that Hans&James haven't got the road of a big and heroic theme. But its their vision and I respect this!! Good soundtrack!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Why So Serious? BRILLIANT Joker Theme

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Steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Beautiful! It rocks yeah.
And about the leak part as it says
Welcom to a World Without Rule hehehe indeed

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-04 00:00:00
Couldn't resist and listened to the clips at the Warner page. "Why So Serious" and "Aggressive expansion" are ok but the best is "I Am Not A Hero". At least the clip sounds gorgeous :-)

steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-03 00:00:00
check on the official warner page, there is more of Why so serious? hehehe

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-01 00:00:00
very good!!!

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-01 00:00:00
14 Days AND counting, for the release of the year!!! .... ;- )

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-29 00:00:00
bah, what's next? They're gonna ask for this whole website to go down? That's not the right way to combat piracy imo.

Bo Digity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-27 00:00:00
What the flip. This thing needs to leak already.

Simon reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-26 00:00:00
I cant wait for this score! I pre-ordered it three months ago! The track names rock and songs ranging from 1:59-16:15 thats freaking rox!

sinak reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-26 00:00:00
i don't understand why you rating this score, before relase - it's realy stupid......

clém frenchie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-26 00:00:00
I agree with you sinak

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-25 00:00:00
If you want to listen the samples, just go to youtube.com

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-24 00:00:00
@Sobky : same thing with Disney releases here -- they asked us to remove all mp3 copyrighted by Disney (and they were only 20 or 30 sec long...)

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