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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 DebneyWhen 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.There are speculations about the track "Til Death Do Us Part "as being composed by Brandon Campbell. Can anyone confirm whether it was Djawadi or Campbell who composed it?Come to Portugal again.
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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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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...

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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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