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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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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
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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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Littany reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
I'm glad I already pre-ordered the album, because the audio quality of the leaked album is lower than what I like and there are moments when it seems like the audio hasn't been smoothed over or run through the appropriate filters or edited. Maybe it's just a leak of the unfinished thing, like a wooden table just before it's been stained.

Matt reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Hey can anyone tell me if they remember the theme from Batman Begins that played when bruce plays the piano to open the batcave doors? Does that apprear on the cd? And if so does it sound like it did in Batman Begins? I loved that theme

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
"Hey can anyone tell me if they remember the theme from Batman Begins that played when bruce plays the piano to open the batcave doors?"

Dear Matt, the theme you are looking for is heard on Batman Begins expanded score, "End Credits", (which I call "Ametrida", to corelate with other BB track titles). I'm not sure if that particular theme is heard on The Dark Knight soundtrack, but I think it is not there. Perhaps in the movie, so that would mean we will have to wait for The Dark Knight Complete Score.

By the way, does anyone know if there is Batman Begins Complete Score, beside the regular and expanded ones? I mean, the BB score is amazing and it would be pity not to hear every single note from it, because there we some pretty cool themes not heard on the regular score, or the expanded one (which is actually the regular with only track order changed plus few official score edits - pretty dumb, ha?).

Bring on Batman Begins Complete Score!!!

Cheers!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Matt, sorry, I realized later I had made a mistake. The theme I mentioned is when Alfred plays the piano while the mansion is burning, not Bruce. We should wait for a Complete Score to appear to hear that outstanding theme!

ema reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
I don´t like this OST than the 1st :(

I hope more than the 1st

Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
Dear boys...I' GOT COMPLETE SCORE FROM BATMAN BEGINS!!!!!! hehehe..in box, with great artwork:D Now this is how dreams come truth :D
amazing score!

Kusi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-10 00:00:00
@peter: do you can plz post a tracklist ? :-)

steven reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
Let's stop fighting and enjoy the beatiful music Mr. Hans composed and Mr. James hehehe and of course Mr. Williams they are all supreme but well anyways I'm a huge Hans Zimmer fan hehehe

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
This Score Is Brilliant The Best Score EVER

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
I'm in Australia and just got a copy of the soundtrack and all I can say is that it is a masterpiece! The opening track "Why So Serious?" is harsh, brutal and down right chilling, but like every track, there is a constant pulse to the music. "Like A Dog Chasing Cars" will be a highlight for many action score fans and "Harvey Two-Face" is just so full of honest passion! The end track "A Dark Knight" is 16 minutes of pure beauty, power and menace and i'd pay huge bucks just to have that one piece of music. It is by far one of the most brilliant pieces of music I have ever heard! "The Dark Knight" score is one of the most innovative and compelling scores I have ever heard. It may sound crazy but every time the Joker's theme comes in, I get a cheeky smile on my face. It is pure genius! This is a score for people who understand and appreciate the realm of sound design aswell as music itself. If this score doesn't take you to the deepest, darkest, adventurous thoughts of your mind then there is seriously something wrong with you! ;) As the Joker would say... "Why So Serious?".
This soundtrack is an absolute must for any music fan! Take care all.. :)

&#12502;&#12524;&#12488; reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
The originality of the score is amazing. I love how it still has strong ties to the first BB score, so it's more of a musical evolution than a sequel score. The duo didn't throw much out but instead added upon it and built it in layers. I love the dynamics introduced by combining Jame's pule elegance with Zimmer's very brash bombastico style. In my opinion this is by far the most intrigueing and dark scores ever written. Applaude gentleman, we've just heard the work of masters.

Saix reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-09 00:00:00
I have the leaked soundtrack and "A Dark Knight" seems to be screwed up at the last few minutes. It seems to skip a lot for some reason

mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
and in track "harvey Two Face" at 5.25-5.35 : isn't a theme of John Williams for "Hook"

-Blitz- reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
GREAT!!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
and in track "harvey Two Face" at 5.25-5.35 : isn't a theme of John Williams for ''Hook''
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What a hell is john williams has to do with The Dark Knight Score???????????????

And What a hell is hook theme has to do with Harvey Two Face?????? people Makes Me piss off with Stupid comments like that

And No It isn't a Theme Of John god damn williams why should howard take a theme from a composer not as genius as him

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
"And No It isn't a Theme Of John god damn williams why should howard take a theme from a composer not as genius as him"

First of all, John Williams IS the GREATEST COMPOSER EVER! However, the theme heard in "Harvey Two-Face" is NOT from "Hook". That is simply a musical idea, or a motif, which occured to James Newton Howard, which concidentally sounds like a theme from "Hook". But, frankly, I cannot recall any such theme in "Hook".

By the way, The Dark Knight music is so good, I already have it pre-ordered at Amazon.com weeks ago!

I think this soundtrack has more action than Batman Begins, also BB themes are here somewhat more developed and much more defined, as if Hans and James attentionally did not allow those themes in BB to fully develop, thus emphasizing the movie's "Begins" character. Here, Batman is stronger, more defined, non-compomising and such is the music, as well.

The theme for the Joker is excellent. It depicts the character as not just some clown, but rather as a real psychotic murderer, also prone to theatricality as is Batman.

"Blood on My Hands" is one of the reare good love themes heard in 2008, or in couple of years. Harvey's theme is very good, nice, ellegant, but foreboding. Newton Howard used one of the themes from Batman Begins for Harvey Dent.

"Like a Dog Chasing Cars" is yet another brilliantly composed chase sequence theme, almost as a sequel to "Molossus" (which I call "Rooftops and Highways").

"A Dark Knight" could have been more thematically developed. However, I should wait for the CD to arrive to judge on that one.

So far, I'm not disappointed. The movie will be undoubtedly the best Batman movie and the best of 2008. Great work!

Cheers!

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
"I think this soundtrack has more action than Batman Begins, also BB themes are here somewhat more developed and much more defined, as if Hans and James attentionally did not allow those themes in BB to fully develop, thus emphasizing the movie's "Begins" character."

I'm sorry, I meant "intentionally" instead of "attentionally". Lapsus! :-)

Mathieu reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-08 00:00:00
I am wrong, it's not Hook but Jurassic Park this ground reminds me a little.

Mr. J reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
So I heard the Leak..and besides the quality, I can't help but notice how repetative the score is..nothing fresh and exciting..I'm hoping that the leak is just stiched together clips, because if not, I'm so dissapointed

Cloud reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I don't think so, it's a masterful sequel score. People who liked the Batman Begins score are going to love this one.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
100% true Cloud !

The ones who liked BB are gonna LOVE it...


The ones who disliked BB are gonna HATE it even more ! :-P

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I listen the score and I'm a little disapointed to no hear real new things! The score is always between Da Vinci Code, King Arthur and some scores of James Newton Howard and there is cues very exciting (I think "Like A Dog Chasing Cars" and "A Dark Knight") but some tracks like "Why So Serious?" or "Blood On My Hands " are definitely boring).
However, it's a pleasure for those who have like the "Batman Begins" score. The themes are here and with a good arrangement but it lacks a piece of novelty.
But maybe 'Dark Knight' is the "Dead man's Chest" of Christopher Nolan's Batman serie.
I wait his "World's End".
Now, it seems that music of "Dark Knight" is very effective in the movie and it's the main objective!! :D

African Master reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
The ugliest music ever composed !

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I heard the leak, and even though I was waiting for something more I still think it's brilliant and it grows on you. Just one wasn't there s theme for Harvey Dent that James Newton Howard worked on while Hans worked on the Joker's? I'm just asking

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
African Master you know nothing about music and thats true

hans batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
I love this score.
We can't find any music like this from other composers.
Good job!

PJ2 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
Tracks like "Harvey Two-Face", "Agressive Expansion", "Like a dog chasing cars" or "A Dark knight" are really brilliant. However maybe I'm a little bit disappointed by the rest of the soundtrack; although I think the Joker's theme will be perfect in the movie, it's really unlistenable as a music cue... (forgive my uncertain english I'm french^^)

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
Track 14 is a masterpiece. It sounds like Chevalier of Sangreal and Am I not merciful. A perfect mix between these two tunes added over the Batman theme give a amazing sound for The DARK KNIGHT one. Brilliant.
And it's also the case for the joker's theme. It 's unbelievable how it works well with the batman theme in track 8 : Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-07 00:00:00
It seems that the new theme wrote by Hans doesn't figure on the cd but appears twice in the movie? What's this theme?

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