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Are there any more tour dates planned?Lord of the Rings - Shore<br>Battlestar Galactica - McCreary<br><br>Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG. <br><br>For solo albums, my candidates are:<br><br>Titanic<br>The Lion King<br>Interstellar<br>Memoirs of a Geisha<br>Jurassic Park<br><br><br> <br><br>@superultramega<br>Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.<br><br>Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.<br><br>And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.<br><br>I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them. <br><br>Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies. <br><br>The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.  <br><br>Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).<br><br>The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)<br><br>Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.
IS * lion kingBest film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself. <br><br>Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P<br><br>But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.Every time I revisit this score the first cue I automatically go back to is “This Isn’t Right”. Something about RGW’s string writing always stuck with me, even if he isn’t the most memorable when it comes to themes.<br><br>As for this score itself, I feel like it might have become a classic had it not been paired with such a shitty film. It’s funny, the score sounds less like Hans’ style to me and more like James Horner’s. Granted he only wrote one cue apparently...
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol<br><br><br>Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.<br><br>If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:<br>The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przyby³owicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p<br><br>Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far on top for me. It feels like the ultimate culmination of Jeremy Soule's work on the the series along with symphony-level quality for the town and exploration music.I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.<br><br>And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The StormI think a big part of it is that half of the cues written for the film are 30 seconds or less (or even 10 seconds in some cases). It’s almost impossible to have thematic development when you are constrained like that, so I do understand. Still, it’s hilarious hearing Zimmer give the Simpsons theme “Lion King” treatment in the main theme suite, shame that wasn’t used at all in film.<br><br>As far as the shorter cues go though, the Church Prophecy is pretty cool, and I personally love the Green Day organ cues. That was genius on whoever’s part decided to do it...Yeah it's weird how little overlap there is between the complete score and the album. I think over half of the music on the album didn't end up in the movie, at least not verbatim. I agree it makes for a much better listen, although in my version I've added a few of the better/more substantial cues from the complete score (like the cool Angels & Demons-style "Church Prophecy"/1m11-12v17, which I'm almost positive is an Atli Örvarsson contribution).Ah thankyou, thankyou very much :)
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeAndrew ZackBob Badami
ComposerAdditional MusicScore CoordinatorMusic Supervisor
Sherlock Holmes
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 54'40
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  1. Discombobulate (2:25)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  2. Is It Poison, Nanny? (2:53)
    Lorne Balfe
  3. I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before (1:44)
    Hans Zimmer
  4. My Mind Rebels At Stagnation (4:31)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  5. Data, Data, Data (2:15)
    Hans Zimmer
  6. He's Killed The Dog Again (3:15)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  7. Marital Sabotage (3:44)
    Hans Zimmer
  8. Not In Blood, But In Bond (2:13)
    Hans Zimmer
  9. Ah, Putrefaction (1:50)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  10. Panic, Shear Bloody Panic (2:38)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  11. Psychological Recovery... 6 Months (18:18)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  12. Catatonic (6:44)
    Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe
  13. Holmes (Hans 'n' Guy Version) (2:14) *
    Hans Zimmer
*Buy tickets in advance for Sherlock Holmes and receive a free exclusive of the song Holmes (Hans 'n' Guy Version) by Hans Zimmer on iTunes.
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Brenley reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-14 04:55:15
Posts like this birgthen up my day. Thanks for taking the time.

Sam reply Replies: 2 || 2011-06-08 18:55:46
There's a song in the movie, in the scene of fighting with the big french man, that is not included in the official CD. Is there any site such us Itunes or Amazon where it can be sold? or, please, if anybody knows what song is it, please Reply this comment.

Thanks.
Sam
(I'm sorry about my english, some expressions would be wrong. I'm from spain)


Prott2011-06-08 21:43:45
The first part of that cue is unreleased/unavailable, the second part is a variation on track no. 11 (9:11 - 10:31).


Sam2011-06-12 12:59:44
Thanks Prott!
=)

Lou reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-08 00:00:00
Why is it that your fas-paced and amazing version of the Song that was playing during the first fight scene with Dredger not available on the soundtrack? I believe the original song is Called "Johnny Cope"? Will it ever be available?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-30 00:00:00
"Psycological revovery...16 months"..How much music from this tracks is by Hans himself?

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
Is that "recording sessions" tracklist legit?


...i really have no idea anymore if these things are real or fake, I've really given up on these "tracklists"

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
Exactly, though of course these cues do exist somewhere (or they wouldn't be listed on publishing websites... :P)...

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
Alex: This "tracklist" just shows which composer did what cue in the movie (it`s from ASCAP). It`s not actual tracklist of any album.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
And theoretically, if you own the DVD, you have almost all of the tracks anyway :P

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-07 00:00:00
Hybrid: Hans Zimmer`s fileserver? :-)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-06 00:00:00
Badami got credit for almost every cue but he wasn't a composer... Credited for being supervisor/editor...

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-06 00:00:00
@Hybrid:
Question for you actually about this tracklist. I checked out ASCAP and they have listed that track 7, "Marital Sabotage", as composed by Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Bob Badami. Is this correct or am I way off base here?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-05 00:00:00
not everyone checks out the forum

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-05 00:00:00
What's the point in just copying/pasting what I put on the forum ?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-05 00:00:00
That's why I detailed "who did what" directly on the track list here ! ;)

Nirmal reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-04 00:00:00
I Love Zimmers music!
there is a good lot of fans for Mr.Zimmer in India., especially after listening to the Tracks of Sherlock Holmes!

wow!!!!

Amanda reply Replies: 0 || 2010-11-24 00:00:00
Would love to find sheet music.. but its like impossible!!!

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-31 00:00:00
Tired of all orchestra music for flawless movies. Thou, like to exaggerate but this differ. Want more of such a type.
P.S.: Well done on FPS games.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-19 00:00:00
Hans Zimme for "Sherlock Holmes 2"...on Internet every website tells this... :D

putra reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-18 00:00:00
Great Music. I`m big fans of you Mr. Zimmer

Didar reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-10 00:00:00
Fascinating music, well done,

Aija reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-24 00:00:00
I just love Zimmer's music (: It's great and I gotta say that Sherlock Holmes's music got my heart (and of course pirates's music too..)
Discombobulate <3
Zimmer is my favorite composer and his music always makes me feel little bit happier (:

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-07 00:00:00
Dude, relax he's just saying he enjoyed it enough to buy it no need to get your panties in a bunch. Alex, it's nice to see you buying music by the most amazing composer ever. Most people these days just pass off on film music.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-06 00:00:00
Congrats Alex for that you actually bought the soundtrack and not downloaded it ...big cudos to you

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-05 00:00:00
Hi, I'm Alex. I was able to see Sherlock Holmes in the theater. I was immediately amazed at the soundtrack. I liked it so much that I bought it. It is amazing! Keep up the great work!

Mollie reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-03 00:00:00
I absolutely adore the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack, and the movie itself!
Well done - good work.

Tahabi Uski reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
Im 16 and every day i lestn metal , rock music but when i see the movies with your movies i enjoy that please continue your great job.

João Rebelo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-28 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer do great music? He do AMZING musics omg no words to describe that, i hope that you receive an oscar this year !

Matthias Wieprecht reply Replies: 0 || 2010-07-14 00:00:00
Leider ist der Content nicht in Deutschland zu sehen, weil er etwas von Sony Music enthält. Ich finde das sehr schade. Diese Einschränkungen sind sicher manchmal angebracht, aber hier wird deutlich übertrieben, fürchte ich...

steam reply Replies: 0 || 2010-07-14 00:00:00
awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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