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Go watch the film and you'll understand why there's no Rachel's themei believe that glimpses of the original would have solved the problem ;)Not actually though...probably a bit more Jackman than there actually is, eh? ;)@James<br><br>I have heard the original Vangelis theme but I was referring to a new theme for this new movie.Okay. I'm on the Lorne Balfe bandwagon now. I don't care if this movie is trash, this is a great listening experience, which is sometimes difficult to find in a score these days.
Composer credits !@spectre<br><br>She has a theme! Search for "Rachael's Song"!I agree. It is the most beautiful theme of the previous film and one of the biggest in Vangelis' career.I feel like there should have been a proper theme for Rachael. She was a really important character in both movies and it would have been nice to hear a sad melancholic melody for in her in some kind of Flashback or dream sequence for Deckard.$$$$$$ the soundtrack is FANTASTIC
Same here, I want to re-live the whole film through score and there is so much more we havent heard yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.Just listen to all of it !!!! It’s a great classic soundtrack with cool electronics and great tunes- balfe is the topListen all the score and make the list yourself with the best moments for you, guy! Lolcan anybody recommend the absolute best themes on this score to me please!No he is not. It's just the musical palette created for all the futuristic scifi films that are inspired by what Vangelis did in 1982.
Balfe is doing a Reddit interview in 2 hours time . Hopefully we can get to the bottom of Why he replaced Pinar and Clint Mansell on Ghost in The ShellI totally agree with you. I was let down when I first heard the album. It's great but it's a selection of the score. I feel like they could've done a better job crafting the album. <br>Hell, something experimental like releasing the music as it is as a long (digital) track would've been interesting. <br><br>I think what made it difficult for them is how the tempo changes all the time, which might have resulted in an unpleasant listening experience (I think that might have been their point of view). For example, in the movie, the tempo of the cue "Home" changes a lot and some layers are taken out while the album version has a constant tempo.<br><br>Unfortunately, the number of people who noticed how unsatisfying this release is, is quite small, so there won't be anything official. Once again, we have to wait for leaks or bootlegs.also seems very like ghost in the shell. Did Balfe also help out on this score ?I can hear it<br>'Her Eyes were Green' gave me a heavy Arrival-vibe for example<br>Am I the Only one that feels Johánn Johánnsson touch everywere along this score?<br>Truly is the Vangelis reminiscense in each song, but the style is more near to Johánnsson than Wallfisch and of course Zimmer.<br>Could be Denis Villeneuve's suggestion, or maybe Benjamin has study Villeneuve last works, but is unquestionable that 2049 score sounds very Johánnsson.<br><br>Many people these days talking bad about 2049 score (No melodies, No Vangelis, All ambiance...), but the reality is that this work has perfect match with the rest of the film.<br><br>2049 is different to the original Blade Runner. Yes it has the same world and feeling, but is another director's vision, and the music follows (perfectly) the same way.
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The Dark Knight
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 73'24
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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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emily reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
ok im just wondering which song is it when batman is in hong kong catching lau? im not sure which one it is? please let me know thanks.
dark knight was amazing. ive seen it 3 times. thursday at midnight friday evening and saturday evening. i love it!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
I think that is I'm not a hero

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-20 00:00:00
Congratulations Mr.Zimmer & Mr.Howard You've Composed The #1 Movie From The Top 250 IMDB This is What The Movie Deserve and What You Deserve Too I'm Soooooooo Happy That The Dark Knight is #1 :) :) :)

coburnbatman reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard seriously deserve an award for the movie. I too enjoy listening to it. Especially when im on the road. Hands down, Zimmer is my favorite composer of all time. He and i are both German. Like that has to do with anything. IDK. The "End Credits" from Batman Begins i have and love. All I gotta do now is get The Dark Knight "End Credits" and i'll be happy!

Ratheesh reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Thanks for tracks!!

Max reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Im also looking for the song playing in Dark knight's trailer + credits

thx in advance

josh reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
For almost 30 years he gave us the most kitch, all american cheasy empty easy theme music ever. He even steal from other composer, for exemple Gustav Holst, Mars from The Planets for gladiator. And now with this Dark Knight, nothing interesting, nothing new, the score is almost the same as Batman begins. I am a big fan of Batman since I was young and this boring music makes me angry ! I prefer the Elfman score from the original Batman, 1000000 times better.

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Hi Roy you can find it in batman begins original score the of the song is ''Molossus'' Or in the expanded score of batman begins too in The ''End Credits'' of begins and because you've heard it in The Dark Knight there are 3 other releases of the dark knight score coming soon i heard i think it will be there but you can find in batman begins score the Original in ''Molossus'' and the Expanded In The End Credits

Now I haven't seen the dark knight yet because it hasn't released yet in my country and i have a question the song you're talking about played in the dark knight in some scenes?????????

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
A Sentient Being, you got me first!! I couldn’t agree more with what you‘ve said in your last post. I was about to post something here too, after seeing the movie..

Well, maybe the guys that posted an answer to what I’ve said earlier are right and I was overzealous/ passionate.. /Apologizes for that.

After seeing the movie yesterday I’d like to add something that you are probably aware of already: THE MUSIC OF Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard FITS LIKE A GLOVE to the Picture of THE DARK KNIGHT.

As for the other subject, you people Sascha and KEN s., perhaps you (think you) have such a strong name as John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Howard Shore or anyone else music composer of our time, that you can criticise and judge Hans Zimmer’s and James Newton Howard’s decisions and work?? Who are you people really? Tell us, so that we recognise you publicly and then you CAN have your opinion HEARD and written.. Maybe then you will compose YOUR OWN themes and the ONES you prefer to what H.Z. and J.N.H. have done here.

Until then, maybe you should KEEP your PERSONAL opinion on Hans Zimmer’s WORK for YOURSELVES..

Because there are a few of us who believe that if there’s something out there in the world that we don’t like, then the first thing that should be changed would be our stance / OURSELVES ...

Greetings!!! : - )


* And by the way, RemoteDead6 you are completely out of the subject... Maybe it’s not A Sentient Being who is an idiot, but someone else...

You are right about what you said on Beethoven’s being deaf, BUT was Beethoven BLIND or incapable to READ too???.....

Max reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
From North Africa :

I have seen the movie 2 times in 24h (yeah thats how good it is my friend) and I recall enjoying that song of some very similar variation of that song during several action scenes.

Hope you can enjoy Heath Ledger's Joker as soon as possible.

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
I Really Can't Wait Max Until This Movie Release In My Country 23 July I'm So Sad That Heath Has Gone I Loved him Sooooo Much We Lost The Best Actor EVER My Friend I Hope He Gets Oscar For His Rule This Movie Is My Favorite Movie EVER Before I EVEN See It & Heath's Performance Is The Greatest Performance EVER May God Rest His Soul :(
I Hope He was Still with us to See How AMAZING He Was
ICan't Wait I Can't Stand The Wait I Feel Torture From Waiting I Can't Wait Anymore

I Cry Everytime I Hear Track 14 A Dark Knight Absolutely Brilliant Soooooo Emotional

Cameron reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
Zimmer: Nothing he does seems to be special to him. He seems to have no sense of occasion (which is weird because he's German and lived in England for a long time). He treats everything the same. For god's sake, his action music for the Dark Knight is almost the same as The Peacemaker.

He knew this was going to be a special film and yet he brought nothing special to the table. No great themes. Nothing. Just a vascillating 4-note figure that can only be the musical representation of Bruce Wayne/Batman's singularity of purpose and focus and a siren-like motif in the brass that can be a "help is on the way" idea.

Really I think old Hans has actually just composed himself out and may never have anything fresh to say again (that, of course, if your argument states he ever had anything fresh to say in the first place).

PJ2 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
I can't wait the movie, but here in France it realises August the 13th!!! It's torture!!!!!!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
bruceV, thank you so much for your support! You got the words out of my mouth regarding RemoteDead 6's post. He missed my point entirely!

Truly, guys, we may love it or hate it, but it sure does not mean it's bad.

Here, in Serbia, The Dark Knight has its premiere on July 23. I'm gonna eat my shorts (and everything that's in it) until then!!! Hopefully, my copy of TDK score arrives from Amazon.com on 22nd!

:-)

Cheers!

Geoffrey reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-19 00:00:00
August the 13TH in france? in belgium it's july the 23th ...weird.

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Hi Roy Which end credits do you mean the end credits of the dark knight or batman begins???

is the music that in the trailer of The Dark Knight in the end credits of The Dark Knight??????

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Right….

I suppose, Sascha, (who you are a big fan of H.Z.) you are angry - about the soundtrack of The Dark Knight, is that so??

Well, since I consider myself too as a ‘fan’ of H.Z. and his music, I’d like to state a little something here too…

First of all, Sascha, would it be possible to indicate to me how many of these people that post a comment here are ‘angry’ with the soundtrack of The Dark Knight?...

Furthermore – and most important – is my second question to you AND to ALL of those ‘so called’ fans and big lovers and collectors of H.Z. music:
Beyond those comments of yours about this particular music (The Dark Knight) is there anything hiding?? I mean did you HAVE to pay (a lot of money) or had you been paid to criticize Hans Zimmer’s music and NOW WITH THIS SOUNDTRACK all of these stop to function and make your life so miserable that you can’ stand, despite the fact that you are a fan of H.Z. and judge his choices in this way??..
Because if it is so, you could simply stop hearing to this (insulting) soundtrack, TOSS IT AWAY and never buy a H.Z. soundtrack in your life again….

To sum up my comment I’d like to ask you Sascha and all of those people I mentioned before: Do you REALLY think you NEED to pay/ get/ hear to this soundtrack?? Or else something really serious will happen?....

I think there is still freedom of choice and there’s not an obligation to hear this PARTICULAR CD!!!!! If you don’t like it for some reason go on and hear anything else and don’t criticize the work that has been done here.

Greetings to ALL HANS ZIMMER and his Music fans!!!! : - )

Sascha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I'm a big fan of H.Z.
But like everybody here i'm angry.

Roy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
hey great track but I am looking for the music in the trailers and also in the End credits of the movie.

Anyone has an idea which track that is?

Renan reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Zimmer and Howard talked a lot about that THEME in many interviews...

I was really expecting something really COOL...as Howard keep saying "Zimmer wrote a wonderful big theme...". But it seems that the THEME wasn't used in this score.

At least I couldnt find it.

There has been, indeed, some evolution in Batman's Two Note Motif. In track 2, there is a Bass/Cello line added to the main Motif. Its very beatiful, emotional and touching. But it doesnt really made any difference. It worked more as a fulfilling line.

Someone said that track 8 "Like a Dog Chasing Cars" featured the THEME. Thats not true, what we have at track 8 is Variations on Track 2 (I'm not a Hero) motifs and "themes". The opening for track 8 is a motif very similar to what we heard at 44 seconds on track 2, but now its fast-paced and harmony is more tense.

For the Joker theme, come on! We cant even say its a theme. There is no such thing as an "One note" theme. Its a motif...nothing but that.

I loved the score, thats true. Its a masterpiece, on its own purposes. But there are definitely many flaws.

Steve reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I don't like it. The joker theme is the worst. The rest is just reprise of the "molossus" theme from batman begins... Very disappointing.

Sascha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
sorry for my bad english.
Angry i meen disappointed
what track plays first in intro on this site???

Sascha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I dont care about his ways. He makes music for maney and for as and he must do it well,but this score is bullshit. I think time of Mr. H.Z have past. ########

KEN s. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I like this Batman Dark Knight soundtrack, but only the hero theme song (Like a dog chasing cars and Introduce a little anarchy).

But somehow I think H.Z. work is not as good as before. I'm a big fan, but I think Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 (not 3), Gladiator is a lot better than his latest work.

Just a note, I don't agree that "if i don't like his work, don't buy and stop listen" I think if I'm H.Z. I will listen to the angry people, try to find the problem and fix it, rather than listen to the big fan that always say "H.Z. is the best composer in the world" He will have no improvement, if he don't listen to comments

From Noth Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Am i the only one who think that this soundtrack is a MASTERPIECE I've heard every single soundtrack for Mr.Zimmer and He has never disappointed me in any score this guy is angle i think he is the King Of Music
This Score is The Most Emotional Score EVER have you listened to A Dark Knight The Track 14 Its BRILLIANT

Thank You Mr.Zimmer For Your All Music You Are The King Of Kings

roy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
hey from north africa

the end credits of dark knight.

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
I believe this soundtrack is the finest music ever to grace a film screen. It's brilliance, with the brilliance of a solid script, and solid acting makes this film the ultimate movie going experience. Mr. Zimmer, and Mr. Howard have outdone themselves. Bravo, Maestro's. Genius!!!!!!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
Now, again, for everybody there who is still asking about the NEW THEME: the theme you're looking for, i.e. the Batman heroic theme is heard in Track 8: "Like a Dog Chasing Cars", in Track 12: "Introduce a Little Anarchy" and Track 14: "A Dark Knight". Listen to those three tracks one after another and you'll notice it. BTW, the theme is outstanding!

Just one other thing: HANS ZIMMER DOES NOT NEED TO LISTEN TO HIS FANS!!! Nor any other composer should listen to his fans' demands. Composers should not indulge their fans' wishes. We may like/love/adore his music, but Hans Zimmer does not need to ask for our opinion any time he composes a new music! That's ridiculuos. He is an artist, as every other composer is. Have you ever heard of Beethoven asking his fans how his 9th Symphony should have sounded?!? Or Van Gogh asking his fans what he should paint next?!? No composer does that! No artist does that! Not even John Williams, James Horner, Harry Gregson-Williams, and certainly not Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.

Hans and James did their best to musically describe Batman, Joker, Gotham, Harvey Dent. And, objectively, they really succeeded. It is totally another subject wether we like/love/adore it or not. The Joker's theme may be "unlistenable", but that theme IS the Joker! So, great work, Hans! Yay!

So, people, nobody denies you your taste for good music, but it says on the cover of this score "music composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard", not "music composed by Sascha" or anybody else! Therefore, do not deny Zimmer and Howard THEIR ideas and THEIR music! When you come up with something even close to this, we would be listening to your stuff. Until now, close your eyes, play the CD in your stereo, and emerge into the world of The Dark Knight.

Cheers!

RemoteDead6 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-18 00:00:00
dude, your an idiot! van gogh never had any fans, he only sold one painting his entire life.. And by Beethovens 9th symphony he was completely deaf so he wouldnt hear anyone anyways... Why don't read a book once in a while!!

...joker theme, by the way, works great in the movie!

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