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Sorry, das ist doch ein Witz, Dortmund ist nicht dabei :(Way too many songs.<br>Lorne Balfe score nailed it.Great to see Bay working with Balfe now.This is an RCP website, those scores aren't by RCP composers...Power anthems ???? Obviously you haven’t watched the movie.They would not fit in this movie.<br><br>Balfe’s score is really cool and not expected.Already listened to it 4 times!I agree completely.<br><br>The movie was awesome, the score works perfectly, and the only thing I didn't like was the use of songs. Too much of them. Songs rarely work during intense action scenes. They distract.<br><br>But every time the score started, I liked it. Bay may be known as the big action guy, but when it comes to scoring the more intimate/emotional moments, he and the composer (no matter who he is) always do a good job.
Greenaway for President! :))I agree with Knight.<br><br>It seems some peeps were expecting power anthems left and right. Yes, this is a big movie, but not a "Transformers-big" movie. I didn't like the use of source music (I hate songs in action movies) but when Balfe's work popped up I noticed it right away.<br><br>The more emotional cues were definitely the most memorable.What a fantastic soundtrack.<br>It’s totally crazy and works brilliantly in the film.<br>The bit emotional sections are very classic Bay but Balfe’s electronic weirdness is very unique.<br>It’s nothing like Balfe’s Dark Materials BUT why I’m earth should it be !<br>10/10Gavin should be listed as conductorBecause Ice Age was composed by David Newman and Collision Course was composed by John Debney
When i heard just the sound clips, i thought wtf. Sounds like the worst score, a michael bay movie ever had. Then i listened to the whole album and i have to say, there are some pretty cool tracks. I really like the electronic rhythmic stuff. Welcome to florence is awesome. The emotional moments are nice, but standard balfe stuff. In the movie, the music works really good. I think this music style is the only style, that works in THIS movie. And as hybrid says a mish mash of score and songs. The movie itself is.....strange. but at least the action rocks as hell.If "The Meltdown," "Dawn of The Dinosaurs" and "Continental Drift" are added, then how come "Ice Age" and "Collision Course" aren't?I haven't heard the album yet but there isn't much score in the film. It's like Bad Boys II meets Domino in terms of editing, songs everywhere (19 sourced songs used), short cues... Hell there's even a 13 Hours cue tracked in the film ("Getting Aboard The Plane")."Second time"... lolAnother awsome score by lorne balfe. I really like the film 6 underground directed by michael bay, is very awsome and intense and i begin to hear the score composed by lorne balfe, and its phenomenal and his second time working with michael bay since 13 hours, which i like lorne balfe's score too. Balfe's work is really inspiring in his film score.
I don't expect Lorne to make a masterpiece with each movie, but it is true that most of her films are action candies, and I can't understand how she can deliver 6 underground and then make His dark materials.  It seems that within Lorne there are a thousand different composers.  And I don't know what to expect from Lorne again.Can't help noticing not one, but two Zimmer titles in here.... Tracks 14 and 16. lol.What is most disappointing is that this is a Michael Bay movie with a score being so bad. Historically his movies have fantastic scores by either Hans, Steve Jablonsky, and even Lorne Balfe. But this is hands down the worst Michael Bay score I’ve ever heard. <br><br>It’s functional, yes, but nothing compared to 13 Hours, any of the Transformers movies, The Rock, Pearl Harbor, etc. I definitely had high hopes for another good “power anthem” score... and the only cues that are any good are just Time ripoffs.<br><br>Highly disappointing.Again, if we have to expect every piece of work of one composer is have to be as good like his others pieces of work, that's pretty underwhelming and impossible.<br><br>Yeah, 6 Underground is not a good score by any means (neither Gemini Man, but is far more listenable), but works perfectly in the hiperbolic movie.I expected a lot from this score, and the truth is that it left me cold.  Honestly, I think it is Bay's fault, Balfe has shown that he is capable of doing everything, but here it gives the feeling of being covered.  Again, Balfe must focus on fewer projects and the projects he accepts are of quality.
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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
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  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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Sobky reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-23 00:00:00
Guys I can't find any samples on exlibris.ch, just the tracklisting

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-22 00:00:00
this is going to be the best score ever ''Enough Said''

warheart reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-22 00:00:00
I love Zimmers work. I listen to the Pirates of the Caribbean scores religiously.

Warheart reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-22 00:00:00
The Lion King is Zimmers best.

CHRIS PAPPAS reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-21 00:00:00
What is the difference between the limited edition and special edition soundtrack for the film, and will we see a complete score in the future?

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-21 00:00:00
You know, these clips act as spoilers for me. So I guess I'll abstain till I get the actual soundtrack in my hands and then spend a day relishing it! :D

mojo reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
This is a very promising score. Thanks for that url. The samples on exlibris.ch are amazing! The most promising cues are Agent Of Chaos, Aggressive Expansion, and I Am The Batman. Agent Of Chaos uses the cue at the end of the End Credits Suite from the first Batman movie. Go to about 3 and 15 seconds left in the piece and that is the cue I'm talking about. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are going to deliver on this one. And the theme, or rather, the one note motif for The Joker will send chills up your spine! Amazing music; I can't wait for this one!

Maagkat reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
Why So Serious (probably the one note motif) sounds a lot like the Hannibal score. Wich is a good thing. The 15th of July is still so far away!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
One note motif???

WTF is one note motif?

The smallest musical motif consists of two notes!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
Thanks for the link!

Totally amazing! Zimmer and Newton-Howard are using the old themes, and yet The Dark Knight will be loaded with bunch of new ones!

Outstanding!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
I believe the Joker's one-note motif is that rising note heard in "Why So Serious"?

johnny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
The one note motif is heard in the first track, which i think is also the bank heist scene...not sure though. I dont know if the one note thing is a perfect motif for him, but i guess depending on how Zimmer layers it it'll take on a life of its own...

i heard the samples though and DID hear alot of rehash themes from the previous soundtrack...Supposedly they wrote over 2 hours of music....Last thing I wanna hear is the same cues from the previous soundtrack on here...

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
Hybrid, you're not objective! :D (for thunderbirds)
I like the work who has been done on Batman Begins but this isn't the best that a duo like Zimmer and Newton Howard can do!
Listening the samples (and it's an extract maybe not representative of the ensemble), i don't find a real surprise, a big theme (hum.. maybe in the last track??).
For me, it's a copy-paste from the prequel with two three years of maturity of the themes. And it's over! But I hope I miss!

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
Ok i think everyone needs to just chill out and wait to hear the score for The Dark Knight before making any comments. I'm sure it will be great and i can't wait for it, but i'm not going to critique it on 30second clips.. C'mon guys and girls, your all starting to make this site annoying to visit! Everyone needs to just enjoy with their ears and let go a bit! People here are starting to leave comments as stupid as the ones you see on filmtracks.com. Please people... learn to just enjoy music, love or hate it, but don't spend your spare time talking about the technical points. It takes the fun out of listening to music. Peace to you all! :)

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joe reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-20 00:00:00
I don't know what a one-motif is because like one of the previous posters said "the smallest musical motif consists of two notes." It will be interesting to see how Mr. Zimmer uses this "one note" in different ways. I can't wait until July 15th.

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
I cant wait for this. Zimmer and Howard are two of the very best.

Go to see this excellent site quickly !!! reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
The Dark Knight is also on cineguigui.skyblog.com

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
>>The Dark Knight is also on cineguigui.skyblog.com<<

This should not serve as an advertising place!

And besides, the site is not special at all!

So, keep out!

A Sentieng Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
We are still waiting for samples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-19 00:00:00
there are many samples on : exlibris.ch
just write dark knight in the research ;)

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-18 00:00:00
Because Zimmer does fantastic Album everytime! ^_^

Hum.. I'm a huge fan of hans and no.. hans doesn't always good scores. Example, Thunderbirds. :)
And more, Batman Begins, even if it's an efficient and a powerful score, the result isn't the best that you can wait of hans zimmer and james newton howard!
I'm decepteid by the approach taken in "Dark Knight". It seems a dark score, very dark, too dark? Batman isn't a hero?? Bad new!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-18 00:00:00
Thunderbirds isn't a Zimmer score, he just wrote the main themes...


And... I love Thunderbirds... Junior Mission is an amazing track... :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-18 00:00:00
I was wondering what's the difference betwen the standard and the limited edition of this soundtrack??

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-18 00:00:00
A different cover and packaging.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
were you hear the cd ...please

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
what a hell are you voting for the score isn't released yet

ema reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
I want to listen it the samples of all list

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
"The point is to make more money :)"

Won't they make more money if they include only four bonus tracks on each release so finally combining we get a nearly complete score? :D

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
I don't understand why people vote for the release then this one isn't yet released.. Fans are very troubled guys..

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