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

I checked google images: Tina Guo... and it's just... wow. But I don't find her solos better than Martin ones.

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

You know MW2 is synth-only but percussion, violin and guitar?

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

Indeed, a ''wow'' is in it's place!
Musically, I don't know... She is very good too, I can't hear the difference so much actually... In what way is Martin better ?

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

Yeah mostly. But I really think that Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe did a better job in MW2 than in Sherlock. Plus how can you go wrong with the composers from Two Steps From Hell giving you some additional music? You have the motion picture score genius himself, Zimmer, and probably the premiere motion picture advertising artist, TSFH, both working in unison on a video game! It doesn't get more epic than that...just listen to the score!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-21 00:00:00
I agree with Jaweco, aeven if I didn't hear it yet...Is beautiful when we hear something that sounds new, fresh and...absolutely good!!!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-21 00:00:00
In Sherlock Holmes soundtrack we can hear a kind of violin solos...was these made by Aleksey Igudesman?!

Ravi Krishna reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-21 00:00:00
Those are cello solos, done by Tina Guo.

Ele reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-21 00:00:00
What happened to Martin Tillman then?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-21 00:00:00
damn it...not till january I can get my phyisical CD?? oh well...

BadGuy reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-21 00:00:00
The "Discombobulate" track remembers me to Ennio Morricone's sound, for example... "Once upon a time in the west"... the theme for Cheyenne... and, of course, any sound of "Once upon a time in America"... So, this soundtrack is "homenage" to Morricone... I guess... =S

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-20 00:00:00
Ok, at first I really did not care for this score. I thought that it was too quirky and weird. The instrumentation and the thematic elements were over the top and kinda too far removed from what I was used to hearing in a Hans Zimmer score. But this is another score that just grows on you. I'm listening to it again right now and the funky instruments and the themes eventually start to stick in your head and you find yourself humming them. I appreciate the fresh take on a movie score, because this is really nothing like he's ever done before. There are tinges and there's definite inspiration from his previous action scores in some of the later cues, but this is truly an original score, which is quite a refreshing change from Mr. Zimmer. Great score...now I'm looking forward to "Inception" and the 3rd "Dark Knight" Sequel...those will be fantastic!

Jaweco reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-20 00:00:00
I listened to the score a few more times, I'm beginning to really enjoy it ! Sure it's a bit crazy, but so much fresher than Angels & Demons ! Maybe it isn't as "easy listening" as the former, but well, it sounds new and original (even if there are some good old Zimmerian action sequences, fans be reassured). Might be discombobulating (:p) at first, but in the long run I prefer such a score, quite daring in its way, trying new ideas... Good stuff !

hansbatmanzimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-20 00:00:00
I like this score.

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
The Irish Times - Friday, December 18, 2009
Joeclyn Clarke looks at soundtrack of the week

HANS ZIMMER - Sherlock Holmes Watertower Music ****

Hans Zimmerís score for Guy Ritchieís new take on the famous detective is kind of marvellous. With a taut pulse running through it, the maverick composer of The Thin Red Line, Gladiator and The Dark Knight ) has written a dynamic score that bounces between rollicking action, sly comedy and urgent drama, deftly combining pounding rhythms and elegant melodies with idiosyncratic instrumentation (balaika, fiddle, tablas, double bass, dulcimer, banjo), spare orchestration and brooding electronica. Zimmer mixes European folk traditions (jig, waltz, polka, klezmer) and late 19th- century romanticism (DvorŠk, Mahler), and juxtaposes exquisite lyricism with gleeful sturm und drang . The score teems with stylistic invention and visceral energy, as well as a surprising emotional power, notably on the 18-minute-long super cue Psychological Recovery . . . Six Months . Sherlock Holmes is both masterful and mercurial. www.water tower-music.com

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
I don't see a reason for all the negativity... However, I don't know what to say about it... I'll say nothing and instead I'm going to listen again :-)

Jaweco reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
I listened the album, well, I can't say much about it. In fact, I don't know what to think of it. Not bad, but weird and twisted... without images in front of your eyes, it's difficult to guess if it does indeed work well in the film or not. And... er... well, I'm not that interested in the film, I don't recognize the spirit of Holmes at all in the trailers, seems way too much modern. I don't know if I'll go see it, but if I don't, well, this score's lost on me. I'll give it another listen though, maybe I'll end up really liking it anyway. At least it sounds completely unique in its own way, Zimmer's gone back to experimenting after a comfortable Angels and Demons which was not that original.

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-19 00:00:00
Is there someone that could translate the interview please? I'm Italian and as lots of International fan we can't understand very well English...
Thank you very much!!!

James reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
Guys you may hate me forever but this is score is a big disappointment . As a zimmer fan , Its hard to believe he has wrote this !

The score lacks a defining theme through out the entire track list , Sounds noisy and and rough to ears .

I admire zimmer works alot , and he is my favorite composer of all times but I didnt like this score at all .

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
Didn't not like this one at all. To bad, at least Angels and MW2 are good.

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
As a hardcore Zimmer fan, I'm a little bit disappointed with Holmes.
It has it's moments, but nothing memorable. Any RC student could have written this.
Angels and Demons was a masterpiece, this is a rather mediocre effort, with interesting instrumentation.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
I agree that this is not a killer album from the composer(s) that brought us scores like Angels & Demons but still even though the sample sound clips from Amazon initially put me off greatly, the full stream left me pleased overall. The music heard in "Marital Sabotage" and especially the later half of "Catatonictes" is absolutely terrific. Also "I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before", despite it's rather nosy mix, makes me smile every time I listen to it. Good stuff!

Zimmer (The Greatest composer ever) reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-18 00:00:00
Awesome score Hans, Bravo, you can do anything king of kings, for those who don't know, Hans Zimmer's real name is king of kings.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
It's not even released yet and it has nominations. Perfect.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
The score can now fully be streamed from the warnerbros website :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
and now i can also be downloaded on the correct sites :p

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
Where? However I prefer the original CD! :D I hope that I won't be the only one that will buy it!!!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
enrico: warnerbros2009.warnerbros.com/#/movies/sherlockholmes/score/ score10

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
Thanks!!!

Lastsamurai reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-17 00:00:00
One of the worst soundtracks written by Zimmer...

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