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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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Hybrd Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-02 00:00:00
The bonus track sounds like a slower tempo version of the first strike (of course different arrangement)...

J reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-02 00:00:00
Do you have it to sample ;)

Robert reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-01 00:00:00
I qualified for the bonus mp3 and got the email but the link didn't work :( anywhere else I can get it?

Muhammad reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-01 00:00:00
I love this, omfg haha, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson Williams...and John Williams are my favorite composers of all time lol...Hans Zimmer leads the way by a lot though lol...hes like a musical genius...This track was just brilliant...i love all his work...from pirates of the Caribbean, to the batman movies, even to Madagascar lmao..i love it its simply inhuman...i cannot get enough of it haha...its like a healthy drug lmao, im definitely an addict :D

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-01-01 00:00:00
Just downloaded the soundtrack. Definitely a step away from Zimmer's previous work, which is good--it allows him to display a wider range of his talents. A fun and inventive score which fits a fun film. Bravo, Hans!

BTW, does anyone besides me listen to the opening of "Marital Sabotage" and think of a steam train?

Persan .V reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
The best Sherlock Holms movie for me is Rusian version . And great music score which fits personality .

ollie reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
hey guys
i loved the score
just asking everyone,
does anyone know where to get the sheet music?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
OMG i can't wait for ''Inception''.

Francesco Armillei reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-30 00:00:00
Only one word: great!

Shahrouz reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-29 00:00:00
Hmm I would say MW2 is a better score as it has a theme which is similar to my hears when I hear it but as others said its a new score which shows zimmer is capable of writing different scores for very different movies .

About the comparison Brad made between James Horner and Hans , James is the next best composer after hans and the main reason is that usually in every movie his score seems the same with few alterations though I respect him alot !

I didnt like holmes score that much , just waiting for future hans works ... they would be olala !

Sean O'Brien reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-29 00:00:00
Sounds like bagpipe drones on 'Is it poisen,Nanny?Anyone know?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-29 00:00:00
Anyone know the chronological order yet or have a cue-by-cue breakdown?

michael jones reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-28 00:00:00
Predictable,a lot of Violin.Do not understand the relavance of European gypsy violin and American Country banjo bits?

John Torbit reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-28 00:00:00
It is supposed to be Victorian London,which Guy Richie has managed very well,and the music is too virtuoso which is only saved by the Dubliners track,The Rocky Road To Dublin.

Isabella reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-28 00:00:00
Amazing soundtrack! nice gypsy sound. anybody think they're gonna release the sheet music?

Roxy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-27 00:00:00
During the credits, an Irish group (?) was singing. Couldn't find it on the soundtrack. Who were they and what was the song-Thanks!

Ella reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-27 00:00:00
I thought it was edgy, creative, a bit gypsy, and definately a twang of dear old jack. But, with a twist. Sherlock Holmes might even be kookier than the captain himself, however some slight differences. Holmes has a newer faster pace going for it, mainly because of the fast pace the movie goes in but also it is more in your face than POTC. In POTC there is a lot more lilting in the music, soft, quiet to soft again. Waves, ocean, that sort of thing. Where as Holmes in a more running catch me if you can feel to it. I highly recomend it and i cant wait until it comes out. well done again Mr. Zimmer.

Zimmer means greatest composer ever reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-25 00:00:00
*F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C*

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-25 00:00:00
Can't wait for ''Inception'', its gonna be AWESOME.

Jaweco reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-24 00:00:00
@Brad:
Don't worry, it's your right to prefer MW2 ! I only wanted to say that Sherlock isn't necessarily less good because it sounds different. ;) Indeed, Sherlock's theme reminds me of Sparrow's too... in a way, even if I'm sure it fits the character in the film, it worries me about how he is portrayed by Guy Ritchie. When I see the trailers, I don't recognize characters from the books at all. Therefore I'm not that interested in the movie, even if, then again, Zimmer surely did a great job of creating music that fits Ritchie's approach (which is what he's asked to do). I guess I will appreciate this score without the images, Sherlock Holmes being only a name on it, because, well, the movie seems too much different from what I like in the books. Anyway, now I wan't to listen to MW2 to make my opinion, too bad there's no official release (CD or download)...

And yes, Horner is good but a bit bugging with his habit of self-quoting... for example, his Avatar is cool, but it's only a "best of" his previous scores.

ahmad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-24 00:00:00
amaizng man

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-23 00:00:00
@Adrian I didn't say Tillman is better, I just said that I can't find Tina better than Tillman (no significant difference).

@Brad Well, i think that MW2>Sherlock as well. Sherlock is rather boring for me, and MW2 has some really cool cues (Green Flares, Same Shit - Different Day and so on). But still, I was expecting something more. Honestly, I think that HGW and Barton did better job on MW1 than Zimmer-team in MW2. MW1 is just more enjoyable.

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-23 00:00:00
> Enrico
> In Sherlock Holmes soundtrack we can hear a kind of violin solos...was these made by Aleksey Igudesman?!

I'm sure the quirky "talking" violin solo on Track 3 and several other tracks is Aleksey's... it reminds me of his awesome rendition of Mozart's "Turkish Rondo" :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNtYYuWILNE

Jaweco reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-23 00:00:00
Does epic mean better ? I haven't heard the music from Modern Warfare 2, I can't judge it, but more bombastic doesn't mean it has to be better than Sherlock. Sure epic is cool, but musically, it doesn't mean it's more daring or anything. On Holmes, I think Hans really did try to offer something new, experimenting new sounds and fresh ideas, as well as staying himself in the same time of course. And I think that's great, even if it isn't as easy-listening as epic might be. The Holmes score shouldn't be discarded just like that ! I admit I was "discombobulated" at first, but it deserves more than one listen to get to appreciate it. ;)

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-23 00:00:00
@Jaweco:
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I'm not discarding or trying to disrespect the score to Sherlock Holmes at all! I too think it's a great score, though not the easiest listen. I like the Zimmer tried something different, he stepped away from anything that sounded like The Dark Knight and even something that sounded similar to Pirates Of The Caribbean (though Sherlock's theme is similar to Jack's theme from Dead Man's Chest). It puts Zimmer on an even higher level than James Horner for instance whose scores sound exactly the same every single time. But for me I love true Zimmer scores, long, brooding strings movements and/or epic action music. And on Sherlock there's only two or three true Zimmer cues, the chief of which is Psychological Recovery...6 Months. Thats why I, for me, MW2 was a better listen. I enjoyed it more. But to each his own, thats just my humble opinion.

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-22 00:00:00
@ Ele

I wondered the same thing... Perhaps it has something to do with Tina Guo's looks!

fabien reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-22 00:00:00
The themes are from genius. I can't wait to see the movie to appreciate other sounds and other themes for this new character hans has so well described : Sherlock holmes!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-22 00:00:00
Now I already hope for a sequel...It'd be wonderful to see more themes from Zimmer!!!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-22 00:00:00
However great score...fantastic themes and fantastic istrumentation!!!
Now, what do you think? Is better this or MW2?

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