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CD coming from LLL!Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'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 music
i 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 2
Guess 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 astra
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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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