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'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..... 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 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.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.
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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 (30788 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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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!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-17 00:00:00
me: "I want to hear this "real theme" that HZ and JNH had composed for this film and it either didn't make it on the album or wasn't used at all."

Me, 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!

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-17 00:00:00
A Sentient Being, thanks for the info. After listening to those tracks a couple of times, the theme really stood out. The more I listen to it, the more this album is becoming my favorite HZ album, even though he didn't compose all of the pieces solely.

Gr8vel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-17 00:00:00
I love what i've heard of the extracts here but, the i'm not a hero track that i've listened to a few times elsewhere in links from this site. is not done justice here. I think it's the one track i really want to hear more of. I can see where zimmer has held back on going all out on a few of tracks, almost like someone has told him, now Mr ZImmer i like your work, i like it a lot, but the things is with this Batman movie, i don't wan't it going all Armageddon on me!! If you know what i mean!! We want people leaving the theatre thinking Batman kicks ass! not Batman saves the day again, isn't he great!!

vanessa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
zimmer's work is BORING !

he does the same crap for every score !

And now he needs, even more then ever, HUGE teams of collaborators, to do multi-million crap !

Jesse Stipek reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Track 8 is where it's at! Cool soundtrack :)

Zi Jie reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
The score is rather masterfull, the score captures that inner psycological fued that is seething beneath Bruce Wayne and the city of Gotham. As far as being a bombastic piece that is just fun to listen to it just won't be most people's cup of tea. For those seeking an emotional exploration of your deeper and much darker inner self then this score sounds about right. The score may not stand out for now, but once the movie has been seen I think people will associate the images with the music and thus improve the candor of the "batman" music schema. As the films evolve and the characters in them then the music will follow (as long as it's the same two composers) and enhance the experience. It does appear that Hans Zimmer has been using the same musical elements in his more recent scores, but that just means that soon these ideas will be mastered, whereas if he kept trying to "reinvent" either the musical genre or his own compositional style then we would continually be intrigued but unfulfilled. It still sounds like people are whining because there is no "batman theme" like elfmans...I like this better, my brain gets to do more of it's own work.

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Well, being a Batman fan since childhood, I feel it fits the tone of the film perfectly and though it may not be as good a listening experience as, say, Elfman's Batman scores (what can you expect if Nolan doesn't WANT it to have a big theme?) but I still get goosebumps listening to parts of it. "Why So Serious", in my very humble opinion, fits the Joker's character perfectly! And "Like a Dog Chasing Cars" is probably one of the best action tracks of the year. The Harvey Dent track is also gorgeous.

Robert reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Anyone know what is exactly included in the 2-Disc LP set of heavy-weight 180 gram vinyl version, and why it is the most expensive one?

From North Africa reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
vanessa You Look Like a batman and robin fan what a hell are you doing here and who the hell are you to judge on this MASTERPIECE ??????????

This is the most Emotional Score ever Composed

A Dark Knight = The Greatest and Most Emotional Music Ever Composed

I've Said That Already & I Will Say It Again Mr.Zimmer & Mr. Howard Are Angels Because There's No Human With There Talents God Bless Them

OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Not to be flash soundtrack in the albüm.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-16 00:00:00
Okay, lets get this straight. Zimmer's work is by no means boring. He is my favorite composer of all time and I am a huge collector of anything he has a part of. And I don't want an Elfman score for these Batman films. Zimmer/Howard's work fits perfectly in these films and enhances the experience when watching. I guess I'm just greedy, but I want to hear this "real theme" that HZ and JNH had composed for this film and it either didn't make it on the album or wasn't used at all. This is a fantastic score, much better than the first. Like A Dog Chasing Cars is one of the best action pieces ever written. Zimmer's work is amazing and James Newton Howard is fastly becoming one of my favorite composers. Okay, maybe that clears things up.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
I'm probably the last person on this board to listen to this one. To me, The Dark Knight is an example of a good score written for the film and not for album. It functions well in its purpose as it emphasizes the film's dark tones but standing alone, it does not make for a memorable listening experience. At least not for me.

Darke Ascension reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
THE DARK KNIGHT OST is great. Love all the themes, all the suites, and all the sweeping scores. A true treasure for any fan of orchestrated original soundtrack music.

=-)

Ronin. reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
I'm going out to get it now.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
Let me say this. It met my expectations, but did not surpass them. If Christopher Nolan desides to do a third Batman film and he signs both Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard for the score, lets hope they finally use the "theme" that was almost used on this film. Great album, still waiting for that 10/10 album.

RemoteDead6 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-15 00:00:00
I hav to agree with Me and Sylvos. Im sure the score is gonna sound great in the film, especially in IMAX, but it isnt enough to stand on its own. And we were promised this full, magnificent theme and all we got are the same two notes as the last album (which Jablonsky used in the Island) the Harvey Dent theme is well done, props to JNH, but the album is already sittin on my shelf... 3 out of 5!

H reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
Why So Serious? sounds like "Heat" from Elliot Goldenthal.

The rest of the score is just average...

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
Just 1 day to go! :D

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-14 00:00:00
As far as I know, only the package is different. The music is exactly the same.

Seth reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-13 00:00:00
Just echoing ronin's question - does anyone know the difference between the standard and limited edition releases yet? Is it just the jewel case vs. digipak, or is there gonna be some extra music? Warner's site doesn't have any extra info yet...

ronin reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-12 00:00:00
Can someone tell me the differences between the regular north American edition and the deluxe one?
thanks.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-12 00:00:00
May i ask you one question Mr.Zimmer????

WHY THE HELL DO YOU HAVE ONLY ONE OSCAR???????
YOU SHOULD BY NOW HAVE 11 OR 12 AND I TALKING SERIOUSLY 13 WITH The Dark Knight

You Are Simply THE BEST COMPOSER EVER

Steve Deneault reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Oh Momma! Just heard some of the new score for THE DARK KNIGHT. I thought the first one was good. Chills, Mr.Zimmer, you gave me chills.

Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Track List:

CD/1

01 - batman
02 - legend
03 - are you ready to begin
04 - wayne empire
05 - folletto!...folletto! (from opera mefistofele)
06 - the wayne tragedy & training
07 - revenge
08 - facing fear
09 - bat cave
10 - return of bruce wayne
11 - fox department
12 - base jump
13 - first attack
14 - capture
15 - scarecrow
16 - batsuit
17 - escape
18 - chase
19 - unmasked

CD//2

01 - ...all that's left
02 - immortal
03 - invasion
04 - attack on gotham
05 - train fight
06 - aftermath
07 - final
08 - end credits
09 - medley suite
10 - lasiurus (bonus track)
11 - barbastella (album edit)
12 - macrotus (album edit)
13 - eptesicus (album edit)
14 - preparation
15 - augustus (trailer music #1)
16 - monk with bell (trailer music #2)
17 - nightwatcher (veigar music from the trailer)
18 - backend (veigar music from the TV spot)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
@A Sentient Being

Please, stop asking that kind of things, it's not the right place for that...

@Peter

Well, I'm a bit disappointed... It's just an expanded with SFX tracks and lots of useless bonus tracks... :P

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
IT'S HIGH TIME SOMEONE MADE A DECENT BATMAN BEGINS COMPLETE SCORE, NOT THIS JUNK WITH SFX!

WE NEED IT BADLY!!!

Shaun reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
Hi there,

This one seems to be the most complete version Ive come across. It must be out there somewhere. Only thing is the sites I found this on only had the artwork/track listing etc

DISC I

01 OPENING TITLE/YOUNG BRUCE
02 MEETING WITH DUCARD
03 TRAVELLING THE WORLD
04 LEAGUE OF SHADOWS
05 GOTHAM
06 FATEFUL NIGHT
07 TRAINING
08 YOUR ANGER GIVES YOU GREAT POWER
09 NOT HOME FOR LONG
10 VENGEANCE PT1
11 VENGEANCE PT II
12 WE DON’T NEED TO SEE THIS
13 THIS CITY IS ROTTING
14 SHAME
15 CONFRONTATION WITH FALCONE
16 TRAVELS
17 THE HEIST
18 WHAT IS NECESSARY
19 COURT
20 BRUCE SEES RACHEL
21 THE CAVE PT1
22 WAYNE ENTERPRISES
23 MEETING WITH LUCIOUS FOX
24 THE CAVE PT II/COSTUME MONTAGE PT I/MEETING WITH GORDON
25 BRUCE SPIES FALCONE/COSTUME MONTAGE PT II
26 “WHERE ARE YOU?”
27 “I’M BATMAN”
28 ATTACK ON RACHEL/FALCONE ARRESTED

DISC II

01 THEFT ON WAYNE ENTERPRISES
02 IT’S WHAT YOU DO THAT DEFINES YOU
03 CRANE & FALCONE
04 ON THE ROOF
05 ONE MORE CONTAINER/THE KID
06 LIGHTEN UP (FILM VERSION)
07 LIGHTEN UP (ALBUM VERSION)
08 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRUCE
09 BATMAN PREPARES
10 YOU’RE FIRED
11 RACHEL & CRANE/ESCAPE
12 ASYLUM FIGHT
13 POLICE
14 BACKUP
15 THE CHASE
16 RACHEL IN THE CAVE
17 RA’S AL GHUL AT THE PARTY
18 CONFRONATION WITH RA’S AL GHUL
19 ALFRED SAVES VRUCE
20 YOU STILL HAVEN’T GIVEN UP ON ME?
21 VAPORISATION
22 BATMAN JOINS NARROWS
23 A NARROWS RESCUE
24 TRAIN FIGHT
25 IT’S OVER
26 REBUILDING
27 END CREDITS

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-11 00:00:00
And the site is???
fakkkkkke lol

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