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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 musici 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 2Guess 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..... lol
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...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 too
Excited!!!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 astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.
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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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gno reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
can't wait for this one :)

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
There are track samples at superherohype.com!!!!!!

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-17 00:00:00
i dont know why but the track samples at superherohype.com have now been taken off. What the fuck!!!!!!

eliseo gutierrez reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-16 00:00:00
es muy buenisimo la orquesta de hans y james quisiera ver el expanded score seria buenisimo y la primera parte de la peli fue buenisimo, la segunda lo es mucho mejor, ˇfelisidades amigos son los mejores de los sound track!!!!!!!! en serio

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-14 00:00:00
This tracklist promises a better quantity of action cues and good stuff like a "King Arthur" album but defintly more darker!! :) :)

The Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
Warner Bros. Records will release four different configurations of The Dark Knight soundtrack: a standard jewel case CD, a 2 LP set of heavy-weight 180 gram vinyl version, a special edition digipack, and a collector's edition with special artwork to come after release.

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
The point is to make more money :)

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-13 00:00:00
I cannot see what's the point of releasing the same soundtrack in different versions differing only in artwork. Unless, of course, they contain bonus tracks ;-)

Jaweco reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-12 00:00:00
Great ! 73'24 is just great ! That's gonna be one of the longest Zimmer album if not THE longest (I can't think of anything else being that long). When I see the length of some tracks (16 minutes for the last one !), I definitely can't wait to hear it ! I was wondering if track titles were going to be bats species again, I did like it in the first score... but those are nice anyway. And the most important is music. ;) Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are both great composers, it will be really interesting to hear them work together again. ^^

As Vonner, I wonder what more there is in the special edition...

Mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-12 00:00:00
trop hate d'avoir cet album. En plus a ce ki parait il yorai plusieurs versions ki sortiraient: double album,.......

mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-12 00:00:00
ya t'il des extraits sur le net ???

Mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-12 00:00:00
Warner Bros. Records will release four different configurations of The Dark Knight soundtrack: a standard jewel case CD, a 2 LP set of heavy-weight 180 gram vinyl version, a special edition digipack, and a collector's edition with special artwork to come after release.

teoperseo italian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
Wow but when ?!!!!!!!! Wow Why so Serius???

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
I hope they actually release lots of score.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
Tracklist added ! :D

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
And here comes the tracklisting!! 13 minutes of pleasure more than Batman Begins, dudes! ;-)

Gabriel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
July 15

hans batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
Length : 73'24 ?
Wow!!

Vonner reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
Does anyone know what the difference is between the regular edition and the limited edition of The Dark Knight soundtrack?

eager reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
How about some track samples????? im foamin at the mouth hear.

Clém Frenchi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
I think it will be a wonderfull score how the first ....

kim reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-11 00:00:00
The movie is suppose to come out on July 18th worldwide.

Go to see this excellent site quickly reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
The Dark Knight is on cineguigui.skyblog.com too !!!

dan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
Well, not too emotional because it had some thrills in it.

dan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
I'm very curious about on what Hans is gonna score in two years from now. Hopefully he and Ridley Scott can team up again even though he's been working with another composer for the last couple of years.

hans zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-10 00:00:00
Walter Christian Mair is someone neither James or I have ever heard of...nor have we ever heard his music. The only additional music credit is Lorne Balfe...

hans-batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-09 00:00:00
I agree with dan.

dan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-09 00:00:00
Zimmer/Howard's themes is more exciting and emotional than Elfman's old themes.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-09 00:00:00
more exciting and emotional?

lol What themes?

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