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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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Additional Music - OrchestratorConductor
Mark MancinaDave MetzgerDon HarperChuck Choi
ComposerAdditional MusicConductorTechnical Score Advisor
August Rush
Label: New Line Records (Digital Download Only)
Length: 50'02
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  1. August's Rhapsody In C Major (7:36)
  2. Wine Glass Suite (3:10)
  3. Arpeggio Theme (2:47)
  4. Guitar Lullaby (2:21)
  5. Against The Gate (1:40)
  6. Washington Square (2:12)
  7. Hospital (2:06)
  8. Photo (2:41)
  9. Piano Lullaby (2:07)
  10. Playground (1:17)
  11. Julliard, Pt. 2 (1:33)
  12. Searching - Wind Up (1:38)
  13. Basketball (1:35)
  14. Main Title From Theme Suite One (4:45)
  15. Bari Improvs (Original Demo) (1:53)
  16. AR Pipe Organ (Original Demo) (1:38)
  17. August Rush Rhapsody (Original Demo) (9:05)
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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-13 00:00:00
Hans did nothing on it... His name was just political... ;)

Agent Smith reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-13 00:00:00
in the end credits they say that the main themes are also from hans zimmer.
so HYBRID SOLDIER, do you have any information if Hans has really had his fingers on any cue?

kana reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-29 00:00:00
hi, how are you ? i love your movie it was great movie : i hope enjoy

kanknkj reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-29 00:00:00
hi how are you ? what are you doing now :)

Jon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-17 00:00:00
Great score. Unfortunately, it is only available as a download. I would have loved a CD very much. But it is one of Mancina's best works.
Please release more by Mark Mancina!

Annie reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
brilliant!

Baif reply Replies: 0 || 2009-09-09 00:00:00
A mind blowing Score , Extremely clever.

Push reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-20 00:00:00
The music is absolutely fantastic...and heart touching

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2009-04-14 00:00:00
I hope it gets a physical CD release in the future. A really nice and fun score!

Snow Cockroach reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-16 00:00:00
Great Score !

Jon reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-05 00:00:00
I would still like a physical CD of this awesome score!!!

Luke reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-04 00:00:00
7digital also have the PDF booklet when bought in full. Many places offering it now - Amazon, Play.com, Rhapsody...

WOW!!!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Looks like crediting those people involved is a lot more complicated than making the score itself these days.

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
The iTunes version came with a digital booklet and Hans isn't listed as a producer. His name is only in the special thanks. Hmmm.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
I wish that lullaby sounding version of "Arpeggio Theme" from the OST's main title (starts at 1:35) was also included... ah well, still good to have the rest of the stuff! ^_^

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
I don't think so, apparently it's actually digital only...

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-31 00:00:00
Woooohoooo! :D

It's available at Amazon.com and iTunes Store. (iTunes plus at US iTS, but not at Japanese iTunes... :( )


> Digital Download Only
Is it really confirmed? Is there any possibility of CD release in the near future?

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