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Well, for starters, the HAN SOLO theme Williams wrote is kind of...well...meh....<br><br>And I can see where Powell had to incorporate the original Star Wars and some Empire themes....Asteroid Field being one of them.<br><br>I just kinda hoped Powell would adapt Asteroid Field into something more than whatever the hell butchery happened here....Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! When was there a flute in this score?? I just noticed there's a credit for a flute soloist, and I've listened to this score several times and never noticed a flute? Does anyone have any idea which track it might be?It's really sad how more than half of this score is just very messy bombastic sound rather than a more structured melodic/thematic approach, this coming from a hardcore Powell fan. The saddest thing is that this was THE film for him to score, full of action and chase sequences, which John has always excelled at. Here however, rather than his usual voice, it sounds as if he shies away from it and goes back to anything established by Williams every 30 seconds or so. Whenever it sounds like a cue is leading up to something interesting and exploring a new idea, it just shies away from it. This might have been on the directors/producer's side of things... or that's what I'm choosing to believe, at least. Don't get me wrong, every so often there are some sections that really do shine, this often being when Powell isn't just trying to sound Williamsy and/or referencing old SW material. Maybe I just need to give the album a few more listens. Usually happens whenever a new Powell soundtrack album is released. Not sure, though. Just by listening to Ferdinand a few times, for example, you could really feel and understand the story, its characters and their development, as their themes developed as well. This one is just a mess and feels... off.Such an inspiring track. Loved it when it was released and still love it.Only now just watched this show on Netflix and love balfes score . Canít believe this dark moody music is his !cant wait for Mission Impossible Fallout
It's a beautiful score. Already curious as to what he brings with The Meg@mrzimmerfan<br><br>Still have to disagree, I love the new ďPark ThemeĒ and the way it sort of takes over from the classic theme. Then you have the Indominus theme, Owenís theme, the villain theme, the family theme, the source music, etc.<br>Iíll take that any day over Lost World and JP3. Is it as good as the original score? Hell no, but not many scores are.<br><br>And I do see the similarities between the vulture theme and those other ones listed. Itís definitely not original, but it is effective.Really?, because sounds more like Beltrami than SilvestriVulture's theme is The Avengers theme but in lower tonesThis is just more of the "smooth talking, bad scoring" technique that Zimmer is very good at.
'Yeah, I definitely disagree. When I was watching Rogue One in theaters I kept getting taken out of the film because of the music, which isnít something that I normally pay attention to when I watch movies. '<br><br>The action music in that movie reinforces the tension and epicness of the movie (for example, The Master Switch gives gravitas to the scene and have a nice rendition for the theme of Chirrut's character)<br><br>'And I know it gets criticized a lot, but I honestly love Jurassic World. The flat recording sound aside, I think itís an intelligent score that does something new the franchise material while still paying tribute. Even Homecoming has grown on me, particularly Vultureís theme.'<br><br>Jurassic World, musically speaking, copies the tonal sound from the first Jurassic and dosen't give a memorable theme for the new park (the theme is more a other version from the Williams' theme), dosen't feel fresh to the franchise or inteligent, reverse, copies the tonal aspects from the original music from John Williams. Vulture's theme is a reshash from the Fantastic Four theme from Marco Beltrami and Philip Glassmpolonest123 Iím glad Iím not the only one who enjoys Jurassic World. It think it pays great tribute to John Williamsí groundbreaking work for the JP franchise, but it also had many exciting and creative motifs that made the score stand out in my mind.As for Pan, I initially wasnít impressed at all with the music. It took about a year for it to sink in and let me fall in love with the themes.@mrzimmerfan<br>Yeah, I definitely disagree. When I was watching Rogue One in theaters I kept getting taken out of the film because of the music, which isnít something that I normally pay attention to when I watch movies. <br><br>And I know it gets criticized a lot, but I honestly love Jurassic World. The flat recording sound aside, I think itís an intelligent score that does something new the franchise material while still paying tribute. Even Homecoming has grown on me, particularly Vultureís theme.@Ds: i'm not a big fan for Pan, i liked the score, but Powell have MUUUCH better action/fantasy scores.
"Pan" was also a replacement score, and look at the marvelous Powell score we got... However I don't know how long he had to score it. Certainly a bit more time than what Giacchino got for Rogue One.The action music is flat in Rogue One?, agree if the score isn't as good as Jupiter Ascending, for example, but the action music is BETTER than Spider-Man or Jurassic World.<br><br>IMHOAlso new Harry Gregson-Williams score out today! Breath.To be fair, Giacchino didnít have much time to work on Rogue One, which explains why certain portions (coughactionmusiccough) fell flat. Itís not a bad score at all, but yeah, John Powell is above and beyond a better composer. His recordings have life and energy, and while most of it still sounds like Powell, he is able to switch into Williams mode so easily.<br><br>In defense of Giacchino though, just go listen to Jupiter Ascending if you want a score on the same level as this. The action music is phenomenal, there are at least a dozen solid themes, and the recording doesnít seem as flat as some of his other scores.I think Powell found his niche with this score...<br>Because he's WAY better at apeing Williams than Giacchino could ever be, and with way more energy....<br><br>And here Giacchino prides his work on Williams from his origins in video game music... <br><br>This blows Giacchino out of the ocean and into the moon. This surprises me, as I expected Giacchino to have such  huge hard-on for Williams.
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Hans ZimmerLorne BalfeAndrew ZackBob Badami
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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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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-02 00:00:00
I CAN'T BELIEVE!!! GO HANS!!! SHOW THEM WHO IS TH EKING OF THE WORLD!!!
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Exactly.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-02 00:00:00
I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you Hans, totally deserve it, I'm soooooooooooooo happy for him.

Jon reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Yes, way to go, Hans! It's great that he gets the recognition he deserves. It's about time to have him nominated again since Gladiator.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Yes Giacchino has made a wonderful score but I think you are in mistake...Sherlock Holmes has a great ideas that have never been used before!

Amber reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-29 00:00:00
I hate to admit that I am only recently (being in the last two years) a fan of Hans Zimmer, but only because I didn't really learn to appreciate the music in films until then. Now, however, I love Hans Zimmer more than anything and his music brings me to heights in which I cannot even describe. This soundtrack is no acception...it is simply incredible. I love the new techniques he uses with not having necessarily the "big band" sound, like in the Pirates movies, but with single instrumentational sounds. It just blows me away. He is the definition of a musical genius.

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-29 00:00:00
Adrian,

Thanks for the reply. If that is the case, that is unfortunate because that means I'll probably never get a copy of the track. :-/ If anyone else has any thoughts on the issue, I'd love to hear them.

As for Dredger, I think he actually *is* French, and Sherlock knew that from the first word that Dredger speaks (English, but with a French accent) upon his arrival in the midget's house. The joke then, is that the 'muscle' of the bad guys is actually quite cultural and respectful of honor. I think this is the case given his look of respect when he sees that Sherlock can fight, as well as their continued banter in French. Plus, think about it - why would a London street level thug speak French if he was English? ;)

~Daniel~

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-28 00:00:00
@ Daniel
If I'm correct the dude is not French, he just happens to speak French... How would Sherlock even know he is French? I think that's joke! Or am I wrong?

As for the music... When I heard it, I assumed it was Hans... The score in the film is million times longer than on this CD, so the chance is big it's a Zimmer-piece that wasn't put on the disc.

Daniel reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-27 00:00:00
I'm a bit confused, and would really appreciate any help anyone could give. In the movie, during the 1st fight scene with Dredger (the big Frenchman), an Irish-sounding piece of music plays. It has no lyrics, and is not credited separately in the credits at the end of the movie. Is this a piece that HZ wrote that he just didn't put on the soundtrack? I really enjoyed it, as short as it was, and if anyone recognized what it is I would really appreciate your help.

~Daniel~

Plz note: I'm *not* talking about Rocky Road to Dublin.

marcelo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-27 00:00:00
the cd is fantastic

gaber reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-26 00:00:00
i like this movie too mach

Dzingiskan reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-24 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer has again given a proof how brilliant composer he is...

RJ reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-24 00:00:00
the soundtrack is what made the movie so sensational. "discombobulated" is brilliant. i cant wait for the sequel of this movie. i hope the soundtrack in that is equally good as well..

Jayita reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-24 00:00:00
The movie was absolutely brilliant, and the music by Hans Zimmer was even more so. Totally loved it.

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-23 00:00:00
@kakashi:

It's "Not In Blood, But In Bond."

bavly reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-23 00:00:00
gooooooood

Benjie reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-23 00:00:00
My goodness this score is amazing... Psychological Recovery.....6 Months introduction and approx. 3 minutes... sensational! Huge fan! <3

Asi reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-23 00:00:00
Wow,the movie was fantastic and the soundtrack too!!totally loved it!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-22 00:00:00
its a magnificent soundtrack")pulls you rite in the middle"" strong and so energytic" am always been a fan of a good jig" and i woud like to know the irish song when sherlock is fighting"" i don think he is on the soundtrack

ogga reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-22 00:00:00
the movie is greaaaaaaaat....i wanna the sound track of it cause i couldnt find it plzzzzzz

kakashi reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-22 00:00:00
which track has the music when watson is caught in the explosion.

jerrymui reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-20 00:00:00
About Sherlock Holmes 5.1

File this one under "Why Even Bother?!" As per the instructions included in the CD;

Instructions For Downloading and Playing 5.1 Surround Files

1. Go to exclusive website using enhanced CD and click on button to download 5.1 Surround Sound Files
2. Unzip the file "SherlockSurround.zip"
3. Import WAV files and burn audio CD using any burning software (iTunes, Nero, Toast, etc.)
4. Play disc in any home theater system that supports 5.1 Dolby Pro Logic ll audio

Don't waste your time. The actual CD sounds virtually indistinguishable from the "PLll surround encoded" burned disc. Both played via HDMI (PCM stream) to receiver with PLll decoding. Comparing the wav file images from both enhanced CD and dowloaded files (via Wavasaur) reveal no difference - they are both stereo 16/44 files. The music itself while I'm sure complimentary to the viewing of the film, does not really stand up well on its own (IMO).

If you want to enjoy multichannel download files you are much better off buying the grammy nominated David Huber's "Colab" disc from CD Baby (there is also a DTS CD available). The 5.1 MP3 files are actually multichannel and decode VERY discretely.

You would think that with the resources available to Warner Bros and multi Acadamy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer, they could come up with something more sophisticated than this fairy dust - especially when compared to the efforts of someone like Mr. Huber who is self released and has what appears to be very limited resources.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-19 00:00:00
Totally understand you there, Matthew. Sometimes there'll be a lot of music in an actual movie that isn't in the released soundtrack, which is also the case with all three of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, sadly.

matthew reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-17 00:00:00
no, I'm yust talking about the release cd. rotf is too short. it's almost like a yoke. but avatar has 14 tracks too yust like rotf and it's so long. so who did this with the trans 2 score cd? Length : 43'56???? ohhhh yust great!! and the cd is only about optimus. yeah I know the movie is about optimus...

Mich reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-17 00:00:00
Was someone saying Hans Zimmer had something to do with the Avatar soundtrack? I thought James Horner composed that?
I can't see Mr. Zimmer doing a movie like Avatar. Dunno why, but it just doesn't seem his thing.

And Matthew, I'm not sure what sound exactly you're referring to, but I can tell you different instruments make all kinds of weird sounds when played different ways, so there's really no unique sound that "belongs" to any one movie. More specifically, every composer has unique styles and quirky techniques, so maybe you're hearing some similarities between the two tracks, which is completely possible.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-16 00:00:00
This score could be marked with 9 or 10/10!!!
8/10 is very few!!!

Vincent Levin reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-16 00:00:00
Someone asked who played the uilleann pipes on Psychological Recovery.,It was Brendan McAuley from the Punchbowl Band,an amazing multi-instrumentalist.

ikaros reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-14 00:00:00
muy buena pelicula me encanto el soundtrack

jerrymui reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-13 00:00:00
i bought the CD and placed the CD in my computer.Then downloaded the 5.1 surroud sound of this Album and followed the instructions to burn an Audio CD.but when I played it with my home thearter system,it was still stereo 2.0,not 5.1 surroud.My home theater definitely supports 5.1 surroud sound.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-13 00:00:00
I can't help you...I've the CD too bu tI have a Digital Dolby 2.1, so I don't know...

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