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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
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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Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-13 00:00:00
Yes, because is original, but I can't prove this...I like however, because the sound quality is high with Dolby Sorround 2.1 too!!! Bye!!!

Anastasia reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-13 00:00:00
Hello!
usually when i listen soundtrack,I have some associations with composers, and I can spot the auther. But this time I was surprised when I got to know, that it was Hanz Zimmer. really!
Pirats of Carribean Sea and Dark Knight was alike!
this sound is GREAT!!
also I heard some notes of our russian Sherlock Holmes soundtrack ..so it was a beautiful combination of music and picture!!Thank You!!!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Those two are indeed very impressive, but im not a fan of tracks longer than 7 minutes :P So Psychological Recovery isn't a track for me... hehe
But Hans Zimmer did indeed again make an impressive score, via very ''original'' ways :P
I haven't got the chance to listen tot he bonus track just yet, but I'll hear it soon!

Hans indeed deserves an oscar for this... And as for Avatar, it was good... but a bit ''standard.''
Sherlock is far from standard, perhaps the oscar committee will see that... But Hans said he doesn't want any oscars anymore, so most likely he won't get one hehe

Track 3 is a very strange track... totally strange, thats why I liked it :-) I asked myself the same question ''what is he doing? but i like it :P''

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Yes right...Adrian you are right about everything...
Two question: why Hans has say that he doesn't want an Oscar? And where did you read this?
Then: do you know what do they mean with "Music Produced by Hans Zimer & Lorne Balfe"? I understnad that Hans is the composer, but...who are the producers? What do they do? I don't understnad this...Could someone help me please?

Michael Docherty reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Great soundtrack! I love track 11 Psychological Recovery,Lots going on,I think I can hear some uilleann pipes about 4 min in? Fantastic!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Enrico:
1. Yes he did, I read it on imdb somewhere. It was because of all the problems he had with the Dark Knight nomination/disqualification for ''too many composers.'' He was tired of all the interviews, stress and stuff around it. So he said enough is enough. If I remember correct,

2. Well, I'm not sure what a producer does, but I think: the composer composes a song and has a global idea how the music must be played and put together. But the producer makes layers, all music has several layers, like one for drums, one for guitar, one for violin, one for cello etc. And I think the producer makes decisions about those layers, where they are, and how much instruments (layers) are used, how loud they must sound.
But I'm not sure to be honest, I only know for sure that the producer is an essential part of the team.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
So, Lorne Balfe has been very very important in this soundtrack! I didn't know this...It's strange that they have written it on the principal cover!!! :D I thought that he needs to sponsor Lorne...

However, Hans is right, we are boring with these bad news about Remote Control team...Oscar should see what they nominated, every year I see very few good music in Oscar nominations...bad thing... :(

OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-10 00:00:00
Please more work.

matthew reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
hey guys! Who made that weird sound? Zimmer or Jablonsky? You know what I'm talking about. yust listen Discombobulate then The Shard. this sound belongs to Trans 2. for me...

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
Well Adrian...my favorite track is the long suite of 18 minutes: "Psychological Recovery...6 Months" and then, the last: "Catatonic"!

I think that is the best...is fantatic because we can hear every single theme from Sherlock Holmes and is that where we can hear every soloist at their top!!! Hans Zimmer with synth (expecially in the end), Diego Stocco & Co.

Fantastic track, but honestly I love all this CD...is fantastic, Zimmer has changed his style here...I think that sometimes he seems more "cinematic" with suspended sound...FANTASTIC AMAZING!!!

The 3į track is fantastic too, even if the first time I heard it I said: "what has done hans now?!!!" But I loved step by step...The last track (the bonus track) is fantastic too...

I want to say this: this year the Oscar will go to Avatar, that is a fantastic score, but HONESTLY Hans Zimmer merits it...Sherlock Holmes has different themes and never get boring...This is one of the best CD of Hans Zimmer!!! Go on...

What do you think about these words Adrian?

kakashi reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-09 00:00:00
hey mods,

why wasnt martin Tillman involved in the project, i thought he was hanses go to cello guy?

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
Yes... I had the same with the Prisoner... ordered somewhere at the beginning of dec, but received it at the 31st of dec :P

No.. I haven't just yet... The previews were quite... ''special'' so I waited and let it sink for a while hehe..
But I think I'll be buying it soon... I particularity like the 3rd track, especially when the beat comes... what do you think about that track ? And which is your favorite track ?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
Have you bought the original CD too?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-08 00:00:00
Yes cool...I've received it on 5th January, but it was sent on 26th December...

Susanna reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Really brilliant movie and soundtrack. Robert Downey Jr. is a great Holmes and Jude Law is a great Watson. Hans zimmer really outdid himself this time.

Hermione reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Wow - what a FANTASTIC soundtrack!
I just so happen to be listening to it now, as I type the comment.
Hans Zimmer never fails to disappoint - and this soundtrack proves that once again.
By far my musical hero.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Thank to Adrian but I can't see your link...I don't know why...Google says me that they aren't corrected...
However I've something that could be interesting for everyone here...

http://watertower-music.com/sherlockholmes/musicians/

PS: Adrian, a question: the image that can be seen up (of the CD) is a kind of special edition?

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
However on my CD I just see the sybol of SONY, and nothing else about the production.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
@ Enrico

Nice link about the musicians... and the destruction of a piano :P

I don't know if the upper picture is a special edition... Regarding the size of the of the left side (where you can see the logo), I think its for the normal edition, only with a cardboard cover over the plastic one.

But it could also be the special edition, and be a complete cardboard cover.

We just have to wait one more week :-) How did you get the CD already by the way? The 12th January isn't until next week!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
I bought it by Play.com and they sent me the CD on Boxing Day...

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-07 00:00:00
Cool... but who works that day? In my country it is called 2nd day of X-Mas... hehe

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
@ Enrico:
www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Sherlock-Holmes/hnum/1 108574 (Sony)
www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Hans-Zimmer-Sherlock-H olmes-O-S-T/hnum/2457370 (New Line)

Apparently there are several presses made. So the H-Z.com info is not wrong. I presume New Line covers America and Sony world wide. But thats just what I think. Fact is, there are several versions :P

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-06 00:00:00
However I have the original CD and it is not produced by New Line but by Sony...

Lyceum reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-05 00:00:00
How do i get the orchestral score? I want to program this ASAP!

paul keane reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-04 00:00:00
Great sound of uilleann pipes on psychological recovery,wish there was more!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-04 00:00:00
Fantastic soundtrack!!! Great Hans!!!

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
No, it's not. The song is "Unstoppable" by E.S. Posthumus.

lourdes reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
Hi , does anyone knows if the song that appears on both trailers is in the soundtrack???

Noocyte reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-03 00:00:00
Unique and extraordinary score, unlike anything we've heard from Zimmer thus far, a weird lilting goulash of nickelodeon and danse macabre, with a playfully polyethnic bazaar quality evocative of Prokofiev, Saint-SaŽns, and Bela Fleck. I'll be buying this one.

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