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I feel like this is simultaneously the most enjoyable and least interesting Zimmer score of the last several years. It's nice to listen to, but it's basically the 1994 score rerecorded and tweaked in just a few places. Those tweaks do produce some highlights especially in the stampede and final battle sequences, but it's hard to think of this as a major effort, really. Yeah, it's good, but we've known that The Lion King is good for 25 years.I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.
Do we know who wrote what?Is it all material from 1994 or is it new 2019 score?I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).
Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"
Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :DI absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!
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Music Scoring MixerScore Co-Producer - Synth Programming
James Newton HowardMel WessonAlan MeyersonStuart Michael Thomas
ComposerAdditional MusicMusic Scoring MixerSynth Programmer
The Happening
Label: Varèse Sarabande
Length: 50'07
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. Main Titles (2:18)
  2. Evacuating Philadelphia (2:21)
  3. Vice Principal (1:56)
  4. Central Park (2:58)
  5. We Lost Contact (0:59)
  6. You Can't Just Leave Us Here (1:43)
  7. Rittenhouse Square (1:59)
  8. Five Miles Back (1:13)
  9. Princeton (3:06)
  10. Jess Comforts Elliot (2:31)
  11. My Firearm Is My Friend (2:59)
  12. Abandoned House (1:32)
  13. Shotgun (4:27)
  14. You Eyin’ My Lemon Drink? (4:28)
  15. Mrs. Jones (1:44)
  16. Voices (1:36)
  17. Be With You (3:41)
  18. End Title Suite (8:36)
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Geofcraze634 reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-18 14:01:29
Now, I realize that James Newton Howard is also the greatest composer... AWESOME SOUNDTRACK from BLOOD DIAMOND! :D

sina reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-24 00:00:00
hi
in your soundtracks..I have found the meaning of the movie...thanks for every thing

taher reply Replies: 0 || 2009-10-29 00:00:00
thanks for tracks

Mikel S.i.W (from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-23 00:00:00
I love this soundtrack. JAMES NEWTON HOWARD is brilliant. He and Mr ZIMMER are, for me, the best composers of our Age.

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The Happening soundtrack - James Newton Howard 2008