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Guess a sessions leak of a score that was already 90 minutes long on the original album isn't worth getting super excited for...Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.
@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell......and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.
M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)
mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (, and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.

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The Dark Knight (2 CD Special Edition)
Label: Warner Bros. Records
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  1. Why So Serious? (9:14)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. I'm Not A Hero (6:34)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Harvey Two-Face (6:16)
    James Newton Howard
  4. Aggressive Expansion (4:35)
    Hans Zimmer
  5. Always A Catch (1:39)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  6. Blood On My Hands (2:16)
    James Newton Howard
  7. A Little Push (2:42)
    James Newton Howard
  8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars (5:02)
    Hans Zimmer
  9. I Am The Batman (1:59)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad (2:28)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Agent Of Chaos (6:55)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  12. Introduce A Little Anarchy (3:42)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  13. Watch The World Burn (3:47)
    James Newton Howard
  14. A Dark Knight (16:15)
    Hans Zimmer

  1. Bank Robbery (Prologue) (5:24)
    Hans Zimmer
  2. Buyer Beware (2:56)
    Hans Zimmer
  3. Halfway To Hong Kong (3:43)
    James Newton Howard
  4. Decent Men In An Indecent Time (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  5. You're Gonna Love Me (4:41)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Lorne Balfe
  6. Chance (3:34)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  7. You Complete Me (4:50)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  8. The Ferries (9:57)
    Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Henry Jackman
  9. We Are Tonight's Entertainment (5:37)
    Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman
  10. A Watchful Guardian (6:45)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Why So Serious? (The Crystal Method Remix) (5:30)
  12. Poor Choice Of Words (Paul van Dyk Remix) (6:15)
  13. Gunpowder And Gasoline (Mel Wesson Remix) (4:34)
  14. Rory's First Kiss (Ryeland Allison Remix) (6:04)
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BeamKnight reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-05 00:00:00
Don't you have any idea of giving the same shot on BATMAN BEGINS? (- -)

Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-04 00:00:00
You're right, I hope this opens the door for more Zimmer Complete Score releases. He really deserves that. And as a big big fan of the BHD score, I'd say it should be the next one ! The official score CD didn't featured much music used in the movie. Let's pray. :)

byte19 reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-03 00:00:00
this was released for me!! you don't want to double dip? pity for you! and you are no Bat-Fan, or Zimmer fan for that matter! you should just leave the site and never come back. you know who you are!!

klugizzle reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-03 00:00:00
...a complete zimmer score! cool! but i will not buy this thing. i spend 25,95€ (33 dollars) for the Bonus Packaging-Edition of the score. and now they want me to pay another 45,95€ (58 dollars) for this 2cdpack?
excuse me warner rec! this is nuts! why'd they bring out the second cd as a stand-alone score like "more music from the dark knight"? this is in german so called "geldschneiderrei" or "abzocke"!

Saix reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
The track Agent of Chaos is missing some cue in between. The cue is when Batman kicks the door in and finds out he was tricked. The Joker theme in that part was a little longer. Also the last part of Agent of Chaos was a little longer. But oh well

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-01 00:00:00
I hope this is followed by many more Zimmer expanded scores which deserve it, like The Lion King, PoTC, BHD etc. But for now, I'm eagerly looking forward to this!

Geoffrey reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-31 00:00:00
and if you've got the first edition you'll have it in double......It's outrageous to be screwed like this!!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-30 00:00:00
I can't waur for a comerical complete score.

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-27 00:00:00
CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-27 00:00:00
Cool !

Are the End Credits included in A Watchful Guardian ? Does someone has the durations of these new tracks ?

Thanks again M Zimmer and Newton Howard and Co!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
please release BB 2CD !

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
I'm getting it! That movie has made, and will continue to make so much money off of me.

Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
from Amazon

'The Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' returns with the ASCAP-winning composers from Batman Begins- Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard for a powerful orchestral score. The Special Edition features the complete score on two CD's plus four bonus remix tracks; it also contains an 8x8x40 page hardbound book.

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
Heaven be praised, the FIRST official Zimmer expanded score ever! No more crappy bootlegs to hunt for this one!

Kudos, Warner Bros.!! :D

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
The first official Zimmer expanded release was The Prince of Egypt, if I remember correctly.

Lee reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
Not expanded. Complete!

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
Well I didn't see that coming.

me reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
Not a big fan of the cover art, but nonetheless I'll be purchasing this 2cd set. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Klaas reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
Nice, but I feel no need for more to be honnest. I'm quite satisfied with the standard release, it has all the music I wanted to have.

On a sidenote; 'More Music From Gladiator' offered extra music in a legal way as well. The two Gladiator cd's together came pretty close to what I consider as 'Expanded'.

Per reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
The first official Zimmer expanded release was The Prince of Egypt, if I remember correctly.


Please explain !

Per reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
If the tracklist is correct, it would seem CD1 is the same as the one disc release, while CD2 offers all the new stuff... (?)

Now I don't know this score very well (yet), nor have I seen the film (yet) ;), but in many (if not most/all) cases with Zimmer's music on CD he leaves out short bits and pieces of some cues (with the music still 'flow' like it was originally made like that), probably to make it a better listening experience (although in most cases I disagree), so if that was done for the CD of The Dark Knight, and CD1 of this new 2CD set is the same as the single disc one, it most likely will be missing some short moments in certain cues ... same thing with different cues being mixed/faded together (which I'm also are not a fan of) ... for me a good expanded/complete edition of a score should contain each cue separately (with clean start/end ... if you understand what I mean by that).

But as I mentioned, I haven't seen the film (yet), so maybe the music on the single disc release (and now CD1 of this new) are actually the complete cues as originally made... and that disc 2 contains complete cues, and not edited (shortened) in any way ... and hopefully also without and crappy dialogue !!

Kusi reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
Maybe there will be a definitive tracklist, because the description write about a complete score release and the first disc contains "only" the mixed tracks from the previous released ost... For me is a complete score a chronological ordered 2-cd-set :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00

There was a limited Collector's Edition release for Prince of Egypt which had a couple of never-before-released cues.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
The Dark Knight 2 CD !


Per reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
I'm fully aware of the "Selections From The Prince Of Egypt" CD, I have it (of course ;)) ... but I don't consider it an "expanded" release (even though it have 3 new/unreleased (great !) cues). Besides, this was actually never widely distributed (not sold in regular stores), but only (originally) available through Walmart ... but now it's not difficult to find, even for a descent prize...

I'm with you on that one, Kusi ;)

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-26 00:00:00
I don't think they'll release a 2cd set which has all the tracks in order, because I'm sure Warner has thousands of preproduced Dark Knight cds which must be sold, so this new set is a new opportunity to sell the rest.

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