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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.can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?
I love the score. It is action packed and to the point.<br><br>I saw his orchestra clips as well but I wonder why he actually spends the money and effort for orchestra when the end product sounds (as usually) 100 percent sample library. All the dynamics of real players are gone in the final mix so why bother with orchestra at all...I'm highly disappointed by the score... Lorne went the very easy way and recycled the MW2 score as well as the Mancina theme in almost every track. Like seriously... the only thing u here is MW2, Main Theme and lot of rustle-synth score. 1/10! No effort went in this score and I dont say that often.As for Ad Astra, unfortunately i can't hear anything from Ad Astra aswell :/ It's just MW2 mixed with Mancinas themes for me. And the cues from MW2, they aren't just drums, all the guitars, melodies, vibes, even the choir or the voices are included. The above mentioned cues from MW2 are not complete, there are plenty of them, but these will give you the idea of what we've mentioned. Again, i'm not mad, i'm happy that a wider audience can hear these cues, but then again, on MW2 they sounded better and fresher than on the BB3 score (i mean the quality of the recordings - you can hear the cues and instruments more directly. On the BB3 score it sounds like being in a bathroom hearing to the MW2 score). And as i said earlier, i would like to understand or know what Lorne thought about using all these cues. Time pressure? Unused opportunity for a wider audience? And then again that synth-sound even using a real orchestra :/@ Mr Tweedy:<br><br>MW2 has hundred of cues, which has all the special atmosphere and sound-effects, but try listen to these cues to understand what i and others mean:<br><br>- Guerilla Tactics <br>- Guerilla<br>- Contingency<br>- Breach<br>- Retreat and Reveille<br><br>Funny thing, play the cue "Guerilla Tactics" from MW2 and let Shazam try to find out what track that is. It shows me as "Lorne Balfe - We're Dangerous People" from BB3 :DI really like this score!<br>Sure he used Mancina's Theme, that's allright cool, I don't hear anything similar to Ad Astra....don't know why somebody compare this score with Ad Astra....<br>That MW2 sounds are very great, he don't copy himself, he just used the Drums, what's definitely be OK!!<br><br>I don't know why people always want to compare scores....Everybody use his own Temp Music sometimes, that's normal!
Please could you give me the exact name of the track from MW2 that is used in BB3? I’d like to compare both!I love Lorne´s music and all, but I am genuinely wondering, why they decided to re-use MW2 so much in the scoreas for the drums, yes, i would understand. but the orchestra? you're recording the strings from a real orchestra, so why the downgrade in sound-quality?Because that parts are sampled drums and there are no real?i don't know what to think about the use of mw2. i mean, i love his work for mw2, it's TOO good to be just a score for a game, a wider audience should hear this, so i'm kind of happy to hear some parts of it here. BUT somehow, it's kind of a lazy move just to copy that 1:1. some cues are untouched and some cues are layered with some themes of mancina. i would be interested to know what was he thinking while doing this? <br><br>i followed his video uploads on his social media channels, where he showed some snippets of the orchestra and i truly loved that. but while hearing at the score, i'm dissappointed to hear the quality as it sounds like synth. i mean that typically Balfe synth sound quality. if he uses truly orchestra, than it's a shame and pitty that it sounds like synths in the end. he needs a better recording or mixing or whatever to get rid of that synth-quality-design and having the true-orchestra feeling
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David BuckleyNick Glennie-SmithHarry Gregson-WilliamsMalcolm Luker
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The Forbidden Kingdom
Label: Lionsgate Records
Length: 67'00
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. The Mountain Of Fruit & Flowers (1:43)
  2. The Peach Banquet (1:46)
  3. Monkey Business (4:31)
  4. China Begins (4:11)
  5. Hops' Shop (3:07)
  6. J&J Temple Fight (5:34)
  7. The Legend Of The Temple Staff (1:59)
  8. Two Tigers - Two Masters (2:49)
  9. Tea House Fight (5:07)
  10. The Tyranny Of War (5:23)
  11. Don't Forget To Breathe (0:52)
  12. Ni Chang & Her Cult Killers (4:35)
  13. Drunken Master Wounded (3:40)
  14. The Seeker Of The Prophecy (5:05)
  15. Let The Journey Begin (2:37)
  16. Monkey King Released (2:27)
  17. Battle Of The Bride (3:01)
  18. Her Destiny Was Written (4:12)
  19. As One Tale Ends... (2:46)
  20. ... Another Tale Begins (1:35)
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Knight reply Replies: 1 || 2019-04-12 07:46:06
Checked ASCAP and BMI, this is what I found:

Buckley, Nick Glennie-Smith

Monkey King and Warlord, Part 2
Training Montage
Sparrow Dies

and apparently Halli Cauthery helped write Let the Journey Begin


Knight2019-04-12 08:16:14
Any idea if Nick's contributions are on album, Hybrid?

Bayhem reply Replies: 9 || 2018-10-30 15:28:15
Such a beautiful and layered score. David Buckley deserves as much hype as Lorne. They're both the same age, started at pretty much the same time, they're both pretty active now, yet no one seems to talk about Buckley. While "Lorne talk" is all over the place.

Buckley deserves more recognition. And I would even argue that when it comes to more emotional cues, he's better than Lorne. It's like he took the best from Zimmer and Powell. My opinion....


bildchen2018-10-30 17:48:44
mhm, interesting. i have to admit, i never heard to any of his scores. will start with this one. do you have any more tips for me?


Mephariel2018-10-30 22:30:45
The Forbidden Kingdom is much better than anything Lorne Balfe ever scored. No joke. It is actually one of the best RCP scores of that decade.


Michael2018-10-31 15:54:12
“Better than Lorne Balfe”

HA!!!!!!!!!

Thats why Balfes gets big movies and Buckley doesn’t then is it ? Exactly


Mephariel2018-10-31 16:21:44
Getting big movies doesn't mean better composer.

Balfe also arguably gets bigger films than Carter Burwell, Patrick Doyle, and John Debney.


...2018-10-31 17:57:58
This year Balfe got bigger movies than Zimmer himself... does that make Balfe better than Zimmer lol


Hybrid Soldier2018-10-31 19:20:29
If you keep going the route you're dangerously taking, I'm simply erasing this conversation.


superultramegaa2018-10-31 20:38:51
Lorne Balfe is better than Howard Shore... because he gets more big movies in this period of time. Nice logic, Michael.


Anonymous2018-11-01 01:39:47
wow Hybrid Soldier. dictator much?


Hybrid Soldier2018-11-01 18:45:10
Yes, very much.

punisher reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-26 00:00:00
i am from egypt i love this song to mutch
salam alikom

punisher reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-26 00:00:00
i love this movie i love china

oyea reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-04 00:00:00
:>

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-15 00:00:00
The Seeker of The Prophecy

anhuynh reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-01 00:00:00
i have been lookinf for this. TY

Ravi Krishna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-01 00:00:00
A very good score, this one. David's a really talented composer! :)

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-01 00:00:00
More credits:

Karen Han - Erhu (she aslo worked on POTC 3)
Hugh Marsh - Violin

julystrom reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-29 00:00:00
thanks for download i can find many music that i like

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-01 00:00:00
i love this musick!

Rojay reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-18 00:00:00
Music is great! Too bad the movie was not that good.

sekura reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-26 00:00:00
This soundtrack was perfect for the film! I love it!

The movie was great too ... thoroughly enjoyable to watch and to listen too!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-12 00:00:00
salut

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-19 00:00:00
Magnificent score!

It's great to see how the future always look great at Remote Control Productions with now David Buckley making a great one of his own after the likes of Zimmer, Mancina, the Gregson-Williams brothers, Glennie-Smith, Dooley, Jablonsky and co. made it before him from the same studio.

Jade Sharp reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-06 00:00:00
I have completely fell in love with this film to the point of obsession and watch it at least once every weekend.. i am 23 and think i may have a problem.. LOL Jet Li is to hot, Love the sound track another tale is my fav..absolutly fab film love it love it love it

tibo vertessen reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-13 00:00:00
cool

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-27 00:00:00
what would you compare this score to.

cheese reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-25 00:00:00
oh!! i cant wait to buy the soundtrack! is it released worldwide??

konstantinos kalas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-22 00:00:00
great movie great music.

Pete reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-17 00:00:00
Incredible soundtrack -- I love it !!! thank you Mr Buckley , you made a guy happy for the year :)

krazie835 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-04 00:00:00
It's possible, but some of Harry Gregson-Williams material pops up in this score too.

JT83 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
Nevermind. For some reason they put it as the album's *last* track. Weird, but acceptable.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
Excellent score. It sure deserves the wait. It's rich with thematic ideas and ethnic elements, the sound quality is crisp and clear and the mix is superb. It's very hard to believe they were on the narrowest of budgets when recording this thing, when you compare it with some of the big budget scores that's coming out these days.

This one is highly addictive for those who, like me, love exotic/ethnic film scores. Can't wait for David's future works now!

JT83 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
Listening to the CD, very happy. But no 'Title track' theme? :(

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
You're not wrong dude. But that's the only moment of the whole score where a Batman flavored tune is heard and I assume this is the reason that Hybrid Soldier chose this one for the samples.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
Maybe David Buckley was a ghostwriter on The Dark Knight. lol

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-03 00:00:00
Perhaps I'm entirely wrong, but to me it seems that the beginning of the extract (Track 19) sounds extremely similar to the extracts I heard from 'The Dark Knight'. Anyone else noticed this? I was wondering because for as far as I know these two scores have nothing to see with eachother...

(But as I said, perhaps I'm totally wrong. I don't have both scores on cd yet, this is purely based on some extracts.)

Staroc reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-31 00:00:00
Well I do of course realize that CD Audio Quality is superior to 'crappy' iTunes, but I happen to be fine with the quality offered, without having to have another CD lying around the house. I simply prefer digital downloads, since I listen to them on my iPod at work most of the times anyways. So there: I am no audio quality affectionato, but I am a guy who's willing to pay good money for this soundtrack, because I seriously like what I heard so far. Well I can't, which in the end is of course not anyone's problem but mine. However I'd still like to at least know if and when there is potentially a way to obtain the soundtrack in Germany and be it 'just' as a CD release that I can buy from the German Amazon (though I'd still prefer iTunes) :)

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