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I could have sworn I had heard the Solomon theme and some of the same<br>Chords that Kraemer had used...<br>My mistake lol<br><br>And Balfe does seem like a genuinely nice person. Hell he even takes the time to put out unreleased music, not something most composers do. <br>That is exactly why I hate when people take personal jabs at composers (usually at Junkie XL for some reason). It’s fine to not like the music, everyone has different tastes, but don’t criticize a composer for writing what he was asked to write.I agree! He actually invited me to come to a recording session in London for this film, man it killed me that I couldn’t afford to go. But I was so thankful he even thought to ask! Top notch guy.Say what you want about Balfe but he's a really nice guy, and always answers my questions on FB and others on twitter.I believe him as I didn't hear anything from Kraemer.I asked Balfe on Facebook if he used any of Kraemers theme and he said no
I Know, Hybrid, just sayin' that i a fan of Benjamin Wallfisch's music Scores since lights Out to Blade Runner 2049 and i say this is another excelent Work from WallfischOne-worded track titles! Reminds me of early days of Media Ventures!<br><br>They sure tried real hard to keep spoilers out of these, didn't they? I suppose I'd take this approach over Latin or irrelevant names, though a little bit of pun and flavor wouldn't have hurt.So you can't wait to hear the score but you already say it's a great score ?<br><br><br>#inceptionAnother great score from Benjamin Wallfisch can't wait to hear the score & see the movie <br><br>Music By Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Additional Music By John Paesano & Adam Hochstatter<br>Orchestra Conducted By Tim Williams<br>Orchestrations By Peter Bateman & David J. KrystalWhy is people saying that Balfe kept some original music from Kraemer? I have listened to the whole score and I didn't found any quotes. Maybe in The Syndicate there is some kind of reference to Kraemer's theme but I don't really know.<br><br>And I have to say that I was expecting Balfe to shine on this one, but I ended up disappointed. There are some great action cues, and I like some things he does with the main theme like the use of choir, but the score as a whole feels like a reuse of many things I have already heard and ends up feeling repetitive and a bit boring. <br>And note that this is my opinion so don't jump into my neck saying this is the best score in the saga, because I think Rogue Nation is a really big step above this. I hope that at least it works in the context of the movie, which I suppose it does really well...
Re-listening the score again...….Have to say, Lisbeth Scott's beautiful vocals are definitely one of the highlights. She's amazing. On par with Lisa Gerrard.<br><br>Speaking of, what the hell happened to MV/RC guys incorporating female vocalists in their scores? I've always loved that approach. But it seems that it kinda went away......replaced by more and more sound design! So except for this score (and Steve's Your Highness) is there a recent big MV/RC score that actually features female vocals? Maybe I'm missing some...…..I was wondering that is there a Hans Zimmer library you need to license from Remote Control.<br><br>I kinda saw a composer's Cubase setup and he labeled one of his folders, HZ STR, HZ BRS, and HZ Choir.<br><br>Does Zimmer have a brass and choir sample library you need to have a license for?Easy now Mr. Anonymous, no need to be so superior. <br>I looked up that tracklist, and couldn't find 'Tai Lung Escapes' specifficaly listed, hence asking. Closest there is 'Shogun Mongol Prison', but it's too short to be the whole scene.   <br><br>But I'll try to get a hold of that complete version somehow, looks super interesting.Its just three short bursts of sound, really.Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention there's also a short track that plays when K walks through Las Vegas past the statues and beehives, but is not listed on the cuesheet
It should be noted that I think a few tracks like 'new model' are put together with the track that came before it on the CD.<br><br>Ossuary<br>Return to Sappers<br>Must Protect the Child<br>Bomb<br>Like a Real Girl<br>Luv in Apartment<br>Mesa Hijack<br><br>I think are the only real missing tracks, and some of them are pretty short anyway.I keep listening to "The Syndicat", which is what I assume to be the theme for The Syndicate. Honestly one of the better villain themes i've heard in a whileFlight has a new Andrew Kawczynski credit...We're getting there!Yeah, you're probably right. <br><br>I guess I thought of it as a Powell cue mostly because between the two main composers, it matched more with his style than Hans', but yeah it's probably Jackman's stuff. <br><br>Either way, I love that track.Yeah<br><br>BTW, John Paesano is credited as additional music
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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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