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I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',
I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)
@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)
In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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Steve JablonskyHans ZimmerLorne BalfeTom Gire
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Transformers - Revenge Of The Fallen
Label: Reprise Records
Length: 43'56
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  1. Prime (2:14)
    Steve Jablonsky
  2. Einstein's Wrong (3:35)
    Steve Jablonsky
  3. Nest (2:08)
    Linkin Park, Steve Jablonsky, Ryeland Allison
  4. The Shard (2:42)
    Steve Jablonsky, Lorne Balfe
  5. The Fallen (4:03)
    Steve Jablonsky
  6. Infinite White (3:58)
    Steve Jablonsky
  7. Heed Our Warning (4:26)
    Steve Jablonsky
  8. The Fallen's Arrival (3:47)
    Steve Jablonsky, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  9. Tomb Of The Primes (2:47)
    Steve Jablonsky
  10. Forest Battle (2:04)
    Steve Jablonsky
  11. Precious Cargo (1:38)
    Steve Jablonsky
  12. Matrix Of Leadership (3:50)
    Steve Jablonsky
  13. I Claim Your Sun (3:06)
    Steve Jablonsky
  14. I Rise, You Fall (3:35)
    Steve Jablonsky
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westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-05 00:00:00
@ Richard Mrowczynski

what 2 disc album are you talking about?

Richard Mrowczynski reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-05 00:00:00
I really enjoyed this soundtrack, as i do for the original Transformers Soundtrack. The only neagtive I have to say about it is that is is not very long i.e I think more tracks could have been added. I hope there is enough material there to do an expanded 2disc album like as was done for Transformers 1.
The music is deep and can evoke emotion. its fantastic!

V.M. reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-04 00:00:00
Great! This one is still not rated by Hz.com. Let's put 1/10. I think there isn't anything good except for the mediocre Main Theme composed for the 1st movie, so it couldn't be honestly rated more than 1/10.

Tonalli Magaña reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-02 00:00:00
Is there a behind the scenes in the Score recording sessions? or any of the music scoring process?

Congrats for the score.


I think I hear some granular synthesis going on in some parts...? would be great to know if it´s really that. I am happy to say that listening to the score and sound design will help me put a bit out of this ¨feel¨ into a piece that I am writing right now. It is interesting how much of romanticism is printed on Film music but also a few things from contemporary music. This score gives so much to think about in what is missing in contemporary ¨academic¨ music in a way. Specially in ¨electroacustic music¨

Congratulations again.

Jonathan Perea reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
I love the work that you guys do in movies. If it wasn't for the score the movies would be nothing. I always buy the score after the movie and relive the whole movie without watching. GREAT JOB!!!

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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
@Sentient Being

Though it should pronounced Yablonsky, they do it the american way, from what I heard => Jablonsky... ;)

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
Thanx, Soldier!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
I loved the movie. It was nothing but amazing cgi effects. Mudflap and his brother Skids were funny. All in all, I can't wait for the 3rd movie to come out.

HGW4 reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-30 00:00:00
I finally got mine in the mail yesterday and when I imported it into iTunes I noticed it imported with this title and track titles:

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (Pre-release 2)
1 - Prime (Declick)
2 - Einsteins Wrong
3 - NEST
4 - The Shard
5 - The Fallen (Reprint)
6 - Infinite White
7 - Heed Our Warning
8 - The Fallen Arrives (Declick)
9 - Tomb of the Primes (Reprint)
10 - Forrest Battle (Reprint)
11 - Precious Cargo
12 - Matrix of Leadership
13 - I Claim Your Sun
14 - I Rise You Fall (Declick)

Does anyone know whats with the "declick" and "reprint" stuff? THANKS!!!

Wow. reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
On Steve Jablonsky's channel site (fan made); you can hear a wonderous extended, "Bumblebee Captured" theme. Where is it from? Here's the site:<br><br>http://www.steve-jablonsky.ch/<br><br>Keep clicking play music until it plays the right theme.

Kusi reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
Finally, after watching the movie: The score as used for the movie is much better! :) I'm hoping for a "more music" release! There's some of great reuse of the old themes! :)

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
@ wow
the clip i heard we're parts of "Autobots" from the Transformers score, "Prime" from this score and "My Name Is Lincoln" from The Island score.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
@wow

The fourth clip is "Dom and Maria" from Gears of War 2 score. As for the clip i said was "Autobots" it is actually "I Rise, You Fall" from Revenge of The Fallen.

Josh reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
I enoyed the score thoroughly. I noticed they strayed from the original theme of the autobots and decepticons within the movie as a theme. Great mix of electronic pads and synths with traditional orchestral stuff. I always enjoy seeing Hans and Steve mesh minds. great stuff.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
I hope Jablonsky or the record company are looking to this site and many other sites and reviews so they will see all the complaining EVERYWHERE that we want MORE music and esp the old themes.

Please people, the music is there. Just release it. Even if it's in digital form only!

Usually it's a few people complaining about too less music being released, but in this case almost the whole internet is complaining and asking for a PROPER release...

basaterd reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
movie employs alot of rehashing of the Shard music.

Also NEST and NEW DIVIDE Bridge...

ALSO the original themes employed were quick and not very noteworthy - original album showcased them better.

ALSO - some songs on ROTF cd are shorter cuts than represented on film (FALLEN ARRIVAL is extended on film)

only piece i caught missing from cd was Megatron resurrection and ravage bit....

the released cd pretty much has all the music, save extensions, underscore, ravage theme, megtron theme...

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
@basaterd

Continue naming all the cues missing from official cd and you'll se how wrong you are!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
WE NEED MORE MUSIC!!!!!

Icarus reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
After a first listening session i stilll prefer the first score which has more themes. However i like the voice in Revenge Of The Fallen.

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-29 00:00:00
Can somebody please tell me how is Steve Jablonsky's surname pronunced correctly? With J as in "just" or as Y in "you"? Thanx

Badguy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
Why do you say PRIME is a inused in the film?? WHY?? DID YOU SEE THE MOVIE?? that theme we can listen it when Optimus and Sam talk about the war with the fallen... check it out the music... inclusive... the PRIME listen with the others themes in mix: INFINITE WHITE, specially...

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
@ Badguy

Prime is used as part of several cues in the film with different arrangements, many tracks in the CD have it, but the album version itself is not in the movie. 2 or 3 scenes have a close rendition, though.

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
Due to the sheer size of the thing, i posted the music rundown in the forums. If you wnat to read it and give suggestions, corrections or just coment just go to (...)/forum/viewthread.php?tid=5864

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
be advised however, the list includes extensive spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.

Badguy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-28 00:00:00
the movies is available in the net... and the soundtrack is clear, then, and for that... i said that, not suppose it

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-27 00:00:00
@ A Sentient Being

Re-used tracks from the 1st film:
"Sam at the Lake" -> Sam's first scene with his parents; used again when Judy get high and goes on the rampage in college;
"Witwicky" (or one of the related themes like "Witwicky House") -> Sam meets Leo; used again when Sam, Mikaela, Simmons and Leo invade the Air and Space Museum (Edited together with a clip from "Camaro on the Run") and again in Egypt, 1st when Simmons is on the phone with Lennox and then when Sam discovers the 3 Kings..
These themes are unchanged, just like they were in the first film

The other reused themes from the 1st score are all different arrangements. These include "Arrival to Earth", "Autobots", "Optimus" (or "Bumblebee Captured"), "Bumblebee" (or "The Allspark) and "Scorponok".

When i watched it in the theatre i was too distracted enjoying the movie to note anything. Until i get a better soundclip this is the best i can do. If anyone is interested in a full rundown of the music of the film, i'll post it but it will be a big-ass post.

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-27 00:00:00
@ westfall

Thanks! If it's ok, you may post a full rundown of the music. See with the admin, if he says it's ok...

VXZ reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-27 00:00:00
I would love to hear full rundown!!!!

westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-27 00:00:00
if the admin don't have a problemwith that i'll post it. I have a double shift that starts at 16:00 and runs 'till 8:00 tomorrow, i have some time to kill during the night shift, writting this would be a way to do so.
Do note, there are a lot of NR's (Non-Released) cues in that rundown, i named some, others i just described the best i can, i didn't write any timmings down but the order is chronological. I just got a better audio file so any list i have is subject to change. So, i'll start writting this in about 10 hours, if admin have any issues, let me know.

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