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Yep, fun (if slight) score to a very fun movie. "Get it On" is a great action cue.It was also one of the first HG-W's scores I ever listened to (way back when!), so maybe it's just nostalgia talking. <br>But it's worth a listen at least.It's a shame no one talks about this score. <br><br>It's a great listen if you love heavily percussive music! <br><br>Not a highlight in HG-W's carreer by any means, but it's a fun ride, and has some neat unique sounding stuff courtesy of Heitor Pereira, as well as plenty of goold ol' MV style synth/orchestra pounding!He returns to the hitman's bodyguard part 2I was honored, back in 2006, to meet both Nick Glennie-Smith and Harry Gregson-Williams.<br><br>I talked with both about The Rock, and here's what they told.<br><br>Nick & Hans worked very closely on most of their cues. That's why it's so hard to notice any difference between their own styles (and why they share most of the credits).<br>Harry worked separately from Nick & Hans. He remembered working on the San Francisco Chase (though we know Don Harper helped at some point in the process), and on "a lot of the action material from the second half of the movie, once the heroes reach Alcatraz".<br>The credits here tend to prove they were right.<br><br>All the Opening Titles / SEAL Attack is a bit complicated. Hans might have written the theme, but it also might be arranged for pictures by Nick Glennie-Smith (plus there's a lot more going on in these tracks than the man theme alone). So, well, I guess the final result still is a collaborative effort.
A brilliant score, no matter what some people might say. Some of the darkest and most beautiful themes by Hans Zimmer were born here, as well as a lot of very exciting and propulsive electronic techniques. <br>Heck, I even like the movie! The score fits like a glove.<br>It helps that I'm a huge Tony Scott fan though.<br><br>Zimmer would even 'steal' from this score quite a bit in some of his later films. The 'Wayne Manor Suite' from TDKR comes to mind, as well as one of the Blade Runner 2049 themes being strangely similar to The Fan's 'Opening Titles' theme, and I'm sure there are other examples.<br><br>I would love for a complete version to be officially released sometime. It's very unlikely, but one can dream...Listen to the first demo at NGS demos album of "The Rock". The opening and SEAL Attack have a few notes from original NGS theme. That's why NGS is credited to it.I remember hearing something about NGS not wanting his name in the opening credits since it was a Hans cue playing. So yeah. I think the opening is really just Zimmer and the NGS credit is a formality since it was supposed to be Nick’s score.I'm sorry, disregard EVERYTHING I just wrote...The credit on "SEAL Attack" is HZ/NGS/Stern, not HZ/HGW/Stern. Not sure how I missed that. *facepalm*OK, so a thought...<br><br>"Opening" and "SEAL Attack" are functionally identical; Hybrid says that Hans originally wrote it for the latter scene and it was then placed over the main titles of the film. However, the former is credited to Hans and NGS, the latter to Hans, HGW and Steven Stern. Presumably, since HGW/Stern aren't credited on "Opening", their contribution to "SEAL Attack" is limited to that first minute, which does indeed have a lot of HGW-ish percussion work to my ears. That leaves the rest of "SEAL Attack" as Hans' work alone, which begs the question: why the heck is NGS credited for "Opening", then, since it's basically identical? Screw it, I'm labeling that a solo Hans cue. Always bugged me that there wasn't at least one on this score. :p
Hi dear hans , i'm farzin a film composer from iran , i composed many films & tv series in my country also winning some awards and some of them are in IMDB , but music comunity is verry small here and i think i'm wasting my time & music here , its pleasure to be your assistant or working with you or anything you think i can be useful (sorry my english language is not good). please please just listen to one track of my music (i will send some for you if you reply me with email) and if it was qualified email me and let me know , also i have to travel to california this December cause my family lives there. i'm always thankful hans for your help & attention. Email : farzingharahgozloo@yahoo.comHi dear hans , i'm farzin a film composer from iran , i composed many films & tv series in my country also winning some awards and some of them are in IMDB , but music comunity is verry small here and i think i'm wasting my time & music here , its pleasure to be your assistant or working with you or anything you think i can be useful (sorry my english language is not good). please please just listen to one track of my music (i will send some for you if you reply me with email) and if it was qualified email me and let me know , also i have to travel to california this December cause my family lives there. i'm always thankful hans for your help & attention. Email : farzingharahgozloo@yahoo.comThat's the 'Album Version' of Time To Suit UpI'm "missing" three of the tracks for the complete score - CA Suite, WS Suite, and the alternate version of Time to Suit Up. <br><br>It looks like the CA and WS suites are pretty much the same ones on the official release as the lengths match up perfectly, but where can I find the alternate of Suit Up?Cheers mate
I agree. Great score. This is "Hans Zimmer Dark Minimalism" done absolutely right. And the Oscorp stuff has to be temp. It goes up and down in just the right places.Forgot Macrotus, so the numbering messed up on 5-8 lol... Macrotus = Father to the Rescue + Hide in the Dark + Courthouse Pt. 1... Also, Myotis actually = Initiation into the League + Temple Fight. <br><br>If you have the End Credits too, that's a Batman Arrives/Backup mashup + Training + Father to the Rescue + Bruce Left for Dead + Batman Theme.<br>Gotcha covered. <br><br>1. Vespertilio = Batman Titles + The Long Walk<br>2. Eptesicus = Bruce Goes Home + Training <br>3. Myotis = Temple Fight<br>4. Barbastella = Mugging Pt. 2 + Bat Cave <br>6. Artibeus = Dockyard Ambush Pt. 1 + Meeting Ducard<br>7. Tadarida = Rachel in the Bat Cave + Fight in Crane's Lab Pt. 1 + Batman on Fire + Microwave Stolen<br>8. Antrozus = Facing the League + Gordon at Home <br>9. Nycteris = Prototypes + Why Bats? + Finders Keepers Pt. 1<br>10. Molossus = Batmobile Chase<br>11. Corynorhinus = Surveying the Ruins + Gordon Says Thanks <br>12. Lasiurus = Ra's al Ghul theme suite<br>Any chance you could do a what makes up the tracks for the BB album Hybrid?Just want to give this score (and film) some major props. It seems like Ron Howard is one of those great directors who brings the best out of the composers he works with. It’s also interesting hearing just how much Lorne Balfe’s voice really comes through here.<br><br>Also, I wonder if it’s a coincidence just how much the OSCORP tune from TASM2 sounds like “Watergate Montage” (or did Marc Webb like a temp lol)
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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 || 2009-12-22 00:00:00
However great score...fantastic themes and fantastic istrumentation!!!
Now, what do you think? Is better this or MW2?

Brad reply Replies: 0 || 2009-12-22 00:00:00
Oh by far Modern Warfare 2 gets my vote! It the typical sound of a Remote Control score but the interpretations of the themes and the power of the orchestra was felt more in MW2. It had elements from previous scores that Zimmer has done, especially from Black Hawk Down, but almost better renditions of the cues. The 44-track complete score that has surfaced is a true gem of a find and if you have the chance to nab, jump on it! It's truly a fantastic listen! MW2 over Sherlock any day of the week! No offense Zimmer and Balfe, just my humble opinion.

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 Zimmer’s score for Guy Ritchie’s 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 (Dvorák, 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
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!!!

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