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And if he will incorporate any music from the show/games....As someone who grew up with Pokémon as a kid, I am super pumped to see how Jackman approaches this. Seeing how the marketing is skewing to 80’s music (and the visuals have that neon color scheme to match the noir tone) I wonder if this will be either be fully orchestral or synthesizered.Aviadable 3rd May<br><br> /es/album/pok%C3%A9mon-detective-pikachu-original- motion-picture-soundtrack/1460177128This CD contains music from 2 icelandic films Atli scored :<br><br>Blóđberg (2015) aka The Homecoming<br>Fyrir Framan Annađ Fólk (2016) aka In Front Of OthersWaiting patiently for Disney to finally announce National Treasure 3? lol
Does anyone know what happened to Trevor Rabin, he hasn't scored anything for a few years nowYou did it for the complete, which is "illegal" and only available in certain circles, not the OST which is commercially available. I simply did what you could have done yourself easily but chose not to.Says the guy who took his intel from... me...Excuse me for doing the thing you didn't bother to do.Having an opinion is one thing. Not being intellectually able to express it without being rude & stupid is another thing. Once you find a way to combine the two, your comments will stay.<br><br>And Knight, just don't push it.
Hello all. My mother is a French horn player, and we are totally in love with Hans' score for Disney's "The Lone Ranger" (the best part of that film, if you ask me). I have searched for the horn sheet music for this, but can't seem to find anything...does anyone know where I might get it? Thanks much!!huh?1- Open - (Hans Zimmer 1:03) - (1:04 -2:27- Lorne Balfe), and continue Hans Zimmer music. 2:27-2:58Also calling jumanji (the one jackman scored) anything but a good film - is also illegal and gets your comment removedOkay, so doing the same stuff that Hybrid does is illegal here now. Cool
True, Mr. Tweedy. I don't know how involved Hans was with Now We Are Free, but he specifically talked about Up is Down at one point. And while he did give Henry Jackman credit for the penny whistle stuff, his comment was something like, "And Henry and I just jammed with the theme a bit after he came up with that idea" (unfortunately the link to the interview, on the POTC3 page here, is dead). So Up is Down sounds like a co-composition from the two. I wouldn't be surprised if it were the same way with Lorne Balfe and the Action Ice Theme. <br><br>But we'll never know. lol.I get what you're saying Mike, but much of the action material in the section you mentioned is just stylized versions of the Batman ostinato, and 2 giant chunks of the action music were used in the film. The section with the new "Rise" theme was used in the Batman & Catwoman tunnel fight, and "Backup" was used several times in the film, just not in that exact style. <br><br>The section after the stylized "Backup" sounds more like rejected Bane material to me, so I'm not entirely sure if that counts. I do agree however that Hans' new climactic version of the 2 note motif should have been included throughout the finale though. Would have resolved the film better than the recycled "LSI Extraction" bit.The "Up is Down" track from POTC3 is used in the "Live" concert as well and it was arranged by Henry Jackman.<br>"Now We Are Free" is in the concert as well and was mainly arranged by Klaus Badelt...@superultramegaa, <br><br>Most of the awesome action material in Moody Bruce, from 4:46-15:03, is unused. Also, the last 5 minutes, with Hans' epic new take on the 2-note Batman theme (which he adds a third note two and concludes in big style) is totally unused. <br><br>@anonymous,<br><br>I actually agree with the observations you're making. Lorne didn't write like that in 2008, really, and the suite does sound like Hans' music, even if I just argued that it's unlikely he'd go that musical direction for this movie. And Hybrid has said... it's his (Hybrid's) opinion. The suite may just be Hans, and Hybrid's not saying differently. Hybrid has even admitted he's been wrong on credits before, so it's not like he's saying these are "the facts." Now that I think about it, the suite was used in HZ Live, so that tells me Hans must have been involved in composing it. Because the concerts really gravitate toward Hans' personal work.If you watch it rightfull, this here is the second one

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Mike reply Replies: 60 || 2013-09-20 19:16:41
Anyone know who will be composing "Ghosts"?

MacArthur2013-09-20 19:18:14
Just a guess but possibly, Two Steps from Hell

Mike2013-09-20 19:23:08
Does Two Steps From Hell compose things like this?

MacArthur2013-09-20 19:25:37
Very possible they do compose for film trailers, and the video game music is similar in the way it's written, whereas film score is a little less repetitive

Macejko2013-09-20 19:38:18
You have, like, zero idea what you are talking about, MacArthur. It appears to me that you just put random words together and hope they'll make something that resembles a sentence.
There is just no way - NO WAY - Two Steps From Hell will compose a score for a videogame. Ever.

MacArthur2013-09-20 20:01:07
And you know this because..................Oh wait you don't.

MacArthur2013-09-20 20:12:54
What I was saying was a GUESS. Mike was wondering if they would do a video game score and I said it's POSSIBLE. Because if they were paid enough money I'm sure they would do it.

Macejko2013-09-20 20:16:15
With that definition - would you also say it's "very possible" for Ennio Morricone to score Avengers 2?

JackieStewart2013-09-20 20:27:35
MacArthur, you really need to stop. Your comments are getting very annoying. Behave yourself a little bit more, please...

MacArthur2013-09-21 02:00:24
Ennio Morricone If he was offered. again it also has to do with who the director wants to do the picture. I took a GUESS and said it was a possibility. I did not say it was going to happen Heck....Zimmer could score Avengers 2. Like I said it is just the Director's choice.

Also if you don't like our conversations you don't have to say anything. Mike and I were having a conversation if you don't like what I have to say, just don't comment on it. we are talking about music composer's and possible music composer's. From what I'm grasping that's what we are supposed to comment on right.

And if you don't like the way I type, or have a problem with what I say, Get a life. Because I'm allowed to have an opinion as well. that is what this site is for.

Macejko2013-09-21 11:24:05
You don't understand. Guesses don't work this way. They need to be based on something logical, but yours wasn't. You just pulled a random name out of your ass and said it was "very possible for them to score Call of Duty" because "they do compose for film trailers, and the video game music is similar in the way it's written, whereas film score is a little less repetitive". What kind of guess is that? You could put there literally any trailer music group (Audiomachine, X-Ray Dog, Immediate Music...) and the result would be the same.

Picture this dialogue:
x - Anyone knows who will compose a score for The Avengers 2?
Y - I guess it's very possible for Ennio Morricone to do it.
X - How do you know that?
Y - Well, he composes film music, doesn't he?

You've done the same damn thing. It wasn't offensive or harming in any way, it was just incredibly stupid.

MacArthur2013-09-21 17:08:16
Like I said It was possible. But I understand that there are hundreds of film composer's.
I'm Just saying that of all of the Hundreds Two steps from hell would be seriously cool.

Heck, Like I said. Zimmer Could come back and score this game. I don't know.

I was trying to engage in a conversation with Mike, cause also if you didn't know other topics can come out of these conversations and I think it was rude of you to just come in and say your "stupid" or an "a**" you know if you have a problem leave it alone.

You don't have to comment on something if you don't like it.

Mike2013-09-21 17:41:56
Not to depart from the original topic, but MacArthur makes a good point: as scared as I am of this idea, Zimmer COULD score Avengers 2. I thought for sure he wouldn't be attached to a Marvel film, but then we got the Spider-Man news.

Macejko2013-09-21 18:01:51
Well, Silvestri's score (and his Captain America score) was by far the worst piece of superhero music I have ever heard, so I would be glad if Hans (or practically anyone from RCP) did it instead of him.

Mike2013-09-21 18:30:55
I liked the old-school style of Captain America. We got a fanfare march. That just doesn't happen anymore. But The Avengers was insanely forgettable. I almost always notice the music while I watch a movie, but I don't remember any of what was in there.

MacArthur2013-09-21 19:30:48
Agreed! Captain America, I enjoyed it and Thought that the Fanfare was Totally America. It was a nice score. The Avengers though I thought was very good as well. (I have the Soundtrack)

MacArthur2013-09-21 21:16:42
You know I said Two steps from Hell Because they also did the Vietnam Documentary It's a war film and a couple of all the guys who did that did some sort of Video Game

Mike2013-09-22 14:28:48
And they did music in this very game... :P

MacArthur2013-09-22 16:56:02

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-22 18:41:42
Some of the things you say, Macejko...I mean, Silvestri's Captain America and Avengers scores were admittedly forgettable outside of their main themes, but worst superhero music ever? Honestly?

And MacArthur, you're a damned fool.

Macejko2013-09-22 19:50:13
I seriously cannot think of a worse example than those two, Edmund. I've seen pretty much every modern superhero movie there is, and I've heard their scores, too. Silvestri is a bloody good composer, capable of creating great themes and soundtracks overall, but his Avengers and Captain are a total travesty in my opinion. Only the main theme of the Avengers is more or less good.

Mike2013-09-22 21:05:11
I didn't like Batman and Robin's score. The theme was okay, IF you could totally remove it from the awful film and view it as a piece of music. I found that difficult.

Ds2013-09-22 21:30:02
Agree with Macejko here. The Avengers score was just dull. Given that Marvel have no idea what "musical continuity" means, it's very possible they pick up Hans for Avengers 2.

As a fanboy i'd be delighted. Batman? Zimmer. Superman? Zimmer. Spiderman? Zimmer. Avengers? Zimmer. It would be another proof that he's still the king of modern filmmusic :p

Btw, the official website for "Captain America 2" has a track by Henry Jackman, it sounds pretty good imo.

Mike2013-09-22 22:12:03
I'm still seriously of the opinion that Zimmer should be the designated DC guy, but stay the heck away from Marvel. lol. But yes, Marvel has no idea what musical continuity is.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-22 22:25:46
@Ds - that is exactly what I don't want to have happen. It was bad enough in the early 2000s when Danny Elfman was doing practically every comic book movie that came out...but Zimmer is starting to develop this really annoying ultimate monopoly on superhero scores. I don't even think he's that good at them to be honest, and yeah, obviously that won't be a very popular opinion here, but I just don't particularly like his brooding pounding non-thematic approach. When he occasionally breaks out of that shell into something a bit more heroic and emotional ("Like a Dog Chasing Cars" or "An Ideal of Hope"), I like it, but for the most part it seems very mono-mood and, honestly, dull. Silvestri's more old-fashioned scores for Avengers and Captain America are nowhere near what those movies deserved (I mean, look at what an awesome score he did for that awful Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd movie), but they're refreshing if for no other reason than they aren't afraid to go for some propely heroic brass fanfare. Real brass, not that synth crap Zimmer is obsessed with lately.

So, long story short, if Zimmer gets hired on Avengers 2, I'll...I'll...scream with impotent rage. And start a petition or something. :p

Mike2013-09-22 22:57:07
I agree, Edmund. Zimmer has shown that he can write something big and heroic, but he insists on being a minimalist and having people "earn their themes". I get the idea, but I feel like he may be taking comic book films a little TOO seriously. I also agree that he's gotten a monopoly on the genre. Still, I like his Batman music a lot and would say Man of Steel was good for the most part--though its use in the film left a lot to be desired.

Mike2013-09-22 23:09:09
I guess part of my appreciation of Zimmer's Batman music particularly is that I really like this incarnation of Batman, and I feel that the music Zimmer wrote nails said incarnation (even if the insistence on minimalism was sometimes aggravating and some of his music for the villains was just obnoxious). They totally could have used the awesome part of "Like a Dog Chasing Cars" in the Pruitt Building scenes, but no, they went and used a cue similar to "Train Fight". I was disappointed when I saw the movie and found the former piece unused.

Speaking of that, that is certainly something I would say Zimmer superhero scores could work on--villain themes. The Joker theme was "something Hans wanted us to really hate", and it fit the film despite its near-unbearableness to listen to, so I'd actually give that one a pass, but I felt like a lot of the music for Bane was just...ugly. Muscular and no-nonsense, but not great as a listening experience except on occasion. And the music for Zod and the Kryptonians in Man of Steel was rather generic. Bad? No. Great? No. It could have been a lot more.

MacArthur2013-09-23 01:26:06
Disagree about man of steel. and Edmund you are a fool because Zimmer actually does use brass I talked to one one my friend's who is a horn player in an orchestra and he said that the way Zimmer uses his horns is possible. And the use of the man of steel music in the film I thought made it a lot better.

Now granted I don't want Zimmer doing every Superhero movie that there is but for the majority of composers that are out there I think that Zimmer or one of his people would do it best. And Zimmer's superhero scores have been amazing. and I don't expect anything less of Amazing spider-man.

MacArthur2013-09-23 01:29:15
And for a little additional info, Richard Watkins is Zimmer's Horn Player.

El Baradei2013-09-23 09:50:02
Nerd talk

Mike2013-09-23 16:10:56
Amazing how this went from COD to superheroes. lol.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-23 21:40:17
Yes, Zimmer uses real brass players but he then "overdubs" them with his original samples and ends up drowning out whatever organic tone was there in the first place. At that stage it sounds so fake that he may as well never have bothered with the orchestra in the first place. Save a bit of money that way.

The sad thing is, most people probably can't even tell the difference.

MacArthur2013-09-24 00:50:24
That's kinda the point cause Zimmer is the Father of mixing Synth and Real Instruments in movies. so all the things that he does with the brass is Real and I don't think sounds like a Sample. I listen to John Williams A lot and find a lot of similar stuff in terms of the horn so in reality there really is no difference at all.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-24 11:27:17
So you're saying the brass in, say, Williams' Superman theme vs. Zimmer's "Ideal of Hope" cues sounds exactly the same? You can't hear how thin and tinny and, frankly, cheap Zimmer's sounds in comparison? And I'm fine with him being the pioneer of mixing synth and orchestra or whatever. He's done some amazing work in that field. But what I don't like is when he uses synth to cover up the existing orchestral performances. IMO you should only use electronics to produce sounds or tones that you couldn't get using an orchestra. John Powell gets that; you can always tell what's what in his scores, and I love it. It's what makes his music so colorful.

Mike2013-09-24 15:23:36
What Edmund said.

MacArthur2013-09-24 16:56:43
How to Train Your Dragon was all samples just FYI. and Believe it or not, yes Zimmer's brass in Man Of steel was real and is definitely possible. Now they didn't sound the same, but it's all on how the horn player play's it. I have studied music for a long time and believe me it is possible. Williams Horn Player's don't attack or put as much hard breath into it whereas Zimmer's Players put sharp breath's into it (Therefore Creating the BRAAAAM). Or Sharp and tinny sound as you say. that's why he uses Watkins one of the best horn player's in the WORLD.

MacArthur2013-09-24 17:06:27
I see that he does use synths in the music but I don't get how or why you say that it "overdubs" cause he doesn't. He uses a main thing and he knows not to over ride that.

And Also another score by Powell that was all Samples. was the Bourne scores and I quite frankly thought that those were some of his best scores (Also Read The Zimmer Article). so stop complaining about samples and the thing that I definitely know that when Zimmer does sample he always uses real people and records them (Martin Tillman) then uses his program to mix it and put it on screen. so even on his program you can hear in essence a concert hall. Get it.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-24 22:14:13
I really don't think you have a clue what you're talking about, MacArthur. Powell's Bourne scores were most definitely not done with only samples; there's plenty of drum loops and synths in there, but the strings are real orchestral strings. You can tell because they sound, for lack of a better word, "meaty" - you can never quite get the same sound out of samples.

Although I do agree that some of the brass in How to Train Your Dragon sounds like synth at times (one of the very, very few bad things I have to say about that otherwise phenomenal score), but at others it sounds very organic and "real".

As for Zimmer, you act like I'm denying he uses live players; I'm not. His soloists, Martin Tillman's cello for example, are obviously live recordings. But just listen to the Sketchbook from Man of Steel (which is all samples) and compare it with the same music in the actual cues from the score, which allegedly contain the real orchestra. I can't tell the difference, can you? And that's because he overdubs the orchestra with his samples. It's a well-known fact that he does this (so stop denying it), and it bugs me because it makes his scores sound low-budget and cheap when there's no reason for it to. Even by the standards of today's samples (which are quite high - just listen to Jeremy Soule or Two Steps From Hell), Zimmer's just don't sound as good. And I bet it's intentional, I bet it's because Zimmer gets so used to the sound of his music on his own keyboard mockups (like the sketchbook) that he doesn't want to change it at all. And I don't like it one bit.

MacArthur2013-09-25 02:15:55
Now I agree about the Sketchbook. but When It comes to his string samples his do sound real believe me. I have done and been in orchestra hall's and Zimmer's sounds real.

Powell's drums especially in the Bourne 3 In the track "waterloo" those drums are samples and Zimmer's Stuff even though it is samples as you say. it does sound quite real and I think it sounds more real that two steps from hell (The track "Fill my heart)
Zimmer's Sketchbook sounds more real than that. Now granted I like them Both. But I can tell the difference. and I think Zimmer's are better and more real sounding and he has adapted to the modern sound better than any composer in my opinion. (In a sense he pioneered it with the Batman Scores. (Read Dark Knight Booklet). So that's why in my opinion Zimmer is the best.

Casey2013-09-25 08:59:56
MacArthur, just stop with your subjective "facts" and ill-informed critique. "They sound real, believe me." Who is to say that something sounds real because you happen to say so? Honestly, man, give it a rest, geez...

Hybrid - a little housework is needed here bigtime!

MacArthur2013-09-25 17:33:52
What You don't seem to get is they are not subjective. I'm backing Zimmer's because people slam his use of synths and I've had concert hall experience and I say it sounds real.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-25 23:57:07
I've played in a fair few orchestras myself and I say it sounds fake. We're going in circles.

MacArthur2013-09-25 23:59:35
We'll Just have to agree to disagree then. No Big deal, you have your opinion and I have mine.

Just One Question if you don't like Zimmer why do you follow him.

Macejko2013-09-26 00:15:22
This will no doubt come as a surprise for you, MacArthur, but liking or loving somebody else's work doesn't mean you have to worship every single thing they do, or every single aspect of said thing. And Zimmer is not Jesus nor is this Twitter, so nobody follows him. (and don't you dare ask me if I'm a catholic or any similar "doesn't-make-a-sense" question, or I'm gonna loose it)

Blu2013-09-26 05:47:55
@ Macejko

"...liking or loving somebody else's work doesn't mean you have to worship every single thing they do, or every single aspect of said thing."


MacArthur2013-09-26 07:03:16
I don't use this as "Twitter". I use it to create my point, and I think mine was a good one. You just happened to Disagree. I don't worship Zimmer, and I wasn't going to ask you if you are catholic cause obviously you haven't shown it (Hence calling me an a**). And I don't Necessarily like everything Zimmer has done. If you think that, you're an idiot. Most of his stuff I find very good I think that he is the best film composer out there and that is my opinion. (The Lion King I didn't Think was that great.) I think that Crimson Tide should have won before that one did. So your Info about me and everything you assume about me is false.

MacArthur2013-09-26 07:05:38
And The question I was asking is why are you on here if you don't like Zimmer. and I didn't say that you had to WORSHIP him either.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-26 09:01:25
I do like Zimmer. A lot of his music I absolutely adore. But that doesn't mean I think every score he does or every choice he makes is a good one.

al bundy2013-09-26 12:25:24
I miss the good old times without MacArthur around.

Edmund Meinerts2013-09-26 12:36:12
Funny, that's what they said in Korea in the 50s too.

JackieStewart2013-09-26 13:56:51
I miss those times too...

MacArthur2013-09-26 17:41:14
Actually the thing about MacArthur In Korea was a very bad decision. (Not a lot of time to go into it)

but I do get what you say about some of ZImmer's decisions some I don't care for either.

Bundy you're just being annoying. You haven't said anything worthwhile accept say they are stupid or wishing people would leave. we are actually talking about Zimmer and his music choices. If anything I think we ALL even Me need to work on communication. and not just slamming people for having an opinion.

MacArthur2013-09-26 17:44:59
1 more quick thing without MacArthur, You'd be speaking Japanese right now.

eXe2013-09-26 17:57:35
Learn some english grammar, Mac.

MacArthur2013-09-26 18:09:45
What did I say that was not good english?

MacArthur2013-09-26 18:19:08
Never Mind I get you eXe.

anton2013-10-24 19:49:38
Looks like the composers are daniel clem and rick sakruai

LJL2014-09-21 08:13:53
IT's like they took all the toxicity on the site and just compressed it into this thread.
Amount of rudeness and namecalling is brainnumbing.

RealFfingMusic2014-09-22 10:59:12
You noticed that just yesterday?

Check out the G I R L page!

Backbiter2018-10-14 05:11:39
I come here from time to time to have a good laugh

Edmund Meinerts2018-10-14 22:02:42
Macarthur really was a legend, wasn't he? Good times :') (not really)

Brett reply Replies: 20 || 2018-08-11 04:36:29
Call of duty modern warfare has ,by far, the best soundtrack of any video game ever made hands down. I give all of my childhood joy credit to mister Hans Zimmer. Thank you for making my childhood what it was. Much love, peace out.(;

Backbiter2018-08-11 05:26:41
I think that there are far superior videogame soundtracks to this generic RCP Score. It's fun listening experience i'll give you that.

Macejko2018-08-11 13:20:20
Best videogame score ever made is John Debney's LAIR. MW2 doesn't even fit my Top 10.

Backbiter2018-08-11 16:52:47
Medal of Honor: Frontline by Michael Giacchino it's one of the best for me.

Anonymous2018-08-13 01:00:59
I go with Lair and Outcast as most favorite.

And also the Blizzard games music like Word Of Warcraft, StarCraft and Heroes of The Storm

superultramegaa2018-08-13 04:00:29
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is by far on top for me. It feels like the ultimate culmination of Jeremy Soule's work on the the series along with symphony-level quality for the town and exploration music.

Mephariel2018-08-13 04:05:48
Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, Returns and Tropical Freeze.

Edmund Meinerts2018-08-13 10:20:45
Gonna have to chip in for Skyrim as well, although I'm biased because I used to put hundreds of hours into that game :p

Oscar Araujo's music for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games is pretty good, as well as Geoff Knorr and his team's work on the last few Civ games.

Macejko2018-08-13 11:48:44
I agree with Araujo and Knorr wholeheartedly. Cannot say the same for Soule; I always found his music lackluster and unfocused, sans the main theme of course. I'd like to mention my first runner-up, which is Destiny: Rise of Iron alongside Destiny 2. I was never a huge fan of the first two scores (original game + the first expansion), but the moment a guy named Rotem Moav got on Salvatori's team, the music became incredible (even though I have no evidence that those two events are related). Nevertheless, since it's stylistically so different from old-school and symphonic LAIR, I'd probably name it my No.1 alongside it.

If you guys are looking for recommendations, be sure to check these out:
The Witcher 3 (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, and a band called Percival), LotRO: Riders of Rohan (Chance Thomas), Assassin's Creed IV (Brian Tyler), Alone In The Dark (Olivier Deriviére), Eagle Flight (Inon Zur), Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (Noriyasu Agematsu), Ni No Kuni I/II (Joe Hisaishi), and of course Medal of Honor and Gears of War IV by Ramin ;)

Hybrid Soldier2018-08-13 12:28:49
Guys... Video Game music didn't start in 2008... lol

Your little game is actually impossible... It's pretty much like trying find "what is the best film score of all time"...

Edmund Meinerts2018-08-13 14:08:28
But the best film score of all time is Lord of the Rings... :>

superultramegaa2018-08-13 16:32:15
Lord of the Rings (and even The Hobbit), are the only film scores that I'm buying an entire book for, just to fully understand the themes and motifs.

Mike2018-08-13 16:43:35
Can I just add, the album presentation for MW2 is really lame? It's a big, dare I say "epic" score in the 1990s Media Ventures mold. I think it's really solid. There are lots of different ideas from the first mission to the last, and a lot of them are written in the power anthem style that Hans ans co. don't really use much these days. Even Opening Titles is a throwback for Hans himself.

Unfortunately, almost none of the music as heard through the game is here. Instead, we got a bunch of shortened theme suites. :P

But the Gulag mission, the oil rig stuff, The Enemy of My Enemy, and lots of other missions all have pretty engaging and powerful music. I wish the RCP guys would do scores like this one more.

Peter2018-08-13 17:26:11
Best film score of all time in lion king. Without any doubt. ;-)

Peter2018-08-13 17:26:55
IS * lion king

Macejko2018-08-13 20:44:25
Not really a fair comparison, Hybrid, since videogames as a medium are much younger than films, and their scores weren't using real orchestras right until... mid 90's, would be my guess (feel free to correct me, guys).

The all time best film score for me would be a battle between The Last Samurai and Lion King. If "movie" includes TV shows, then it's Game of Thrones without a doubt, but I'm not gonna have this argument again ;)

Btw. I wouldn't mention Hobbit in the same sentence with LotR, even music-wise. A couple of great cues cannot hide the fact that Shore's heart wasn't in it.

superultramegaa2018-08-13 21:22:52
The Lion King and The Last Samurai are good choices, but I'm not as much of a fan as Zimmer's aesthetic or thematic work nearly as much as Howard Shore, or even Jablonskly at times. Game of Thrones I still can't comment on as I've never watched the show, or payed attention to Djawadi in general.

I would say Shore's heart wasn't in Desolation and Five Armies, but to say that about Unexpected Journey doesn't really feel right to me. Even themes like Gondor Restored and Nazgul's uses have some logic to them.

Gondor Restored was also used when the Ring is destroyed, meaning it also has a secondary meaning of victory against evil, (yes I know it affected Gondor too, but Gondor it isn't as direct). Which also applies in The Hobbit, as Bilbo saving Thorin was not only important for their relationship but also the future of Middle Earth as Thorin is vital to the battle against the orcs in Five Armies.

The Nazgul theme also makes sense as its first appearance is in Fellowship's opening, playing over Sauron's army of orcs, then Sauron himself. So it's linked both to Sauron himself and his servants, which includes Azog. Plus the version that plays in the film is the exact same variant (and lyrics) that plays in the Fellowship prologue. It serves almost as a precursor to the Nazgul. Plus I don't see why themes can't have several meanings anyway.

Plus I love most of the new themes of AUJ (before they were abandoned in later films).

mpolonest1232018-08-13 22:12:11
Honestly I feel like most of the issues with AUJ (and the other two hobbit films) were stemming from Peter Jackson editing the hell out of the music after the fact. It could be why they ended up dumping some themes in the following films.

Still, I don’t understand some of the criticism that the Hobbit trilogy scores received. DoS has some of the best action material imo, and the interpolations of Smaug’s theme(s) throughout the films are personally some of my favorite music from any LoTR project.

And this might be controversial, but I would put PoTC (the first three at least) on the level of Lord of the Rings in terms of the sheer amount of themes and development they receive. Maybe not quite as complex but they shouldn’t be overlooked.

Mephariel2018-08-13 22:28:02
Lord of the Rings - Shore
Battlestar Galactica - McCreary

Both are up there as my two favorite collection of works. GOT doesn't even compare to BSG.

For solo albums, my candidates are:

The Lion King
Memoirs of a Geisha
Jurassic Park

Ro2018-08-14 13:34:31
Track 11, Onwards, here is my most favorite cue from the CoH franchise. It has that old school "power anthem" thing going on about it with full force. I truly wish this style is brought back to life again soon.

Mike2018-08-14 15:19:43
Indeed, this score reminds me — in a good way — of The Rock.

Mohamamd reply Replies: 4 || 2016-09-18 20:42:05
Call of Duty MW2 is the best album ever of all times!

Edmund Meinerts2016-09-19 08:38:54, no it's not. Sorry.

Yankee2017-03-18 14:23:42
Yes you right mate,but Edmund Meinerts may be deaf.Just Opening Theme already kicks all other soundtracks.Hans Zimmer is a genious man.

Trident Six2017-09-13 12:22:10
I marked Edmund Meinerts house with smoke,airstrike is coming xd

Edmund Meinerts2017-09-13 14:59:56

Captain MacMillan reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-13 12:19:38
I have eargazm,Black Hawk Down soundtrack and this Modern Warfare 2 soundtrack is the best ! Every soundtrack in this album is perfect.I can't describe it with words.I'm promoted to most happiest person in the world with this soundtrack.
R.I.P. Ghost...

Gulag reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-13 12:17:44
Captain Price,Soap MacTavish,Ghost and the other heros.The best FPS game of all time.Thank you Hans Zimmer for making this perfect soundtrack !We will not forget Modern Warfare 2!
-The best selling FPS game of all time.The father of all fps games !

Captain Price reply Replies: 0 || 2017-09-13 12:14:26
Best video game soundtrack,memourable team,realistic weapons,best scenario(World War III),multiplayer,special ops mode and this perfect soundtrack.I don't know how can he compose this soundtrack but i had multiple eargazm since 2009(release date of Modern Warfare 2)

Fox Three reply Replies: 7 || 2017-03-18 14:21:53
I have never seen a soundtrack like this,Hans Zimmer is a genious.Opening theme,Gulag,Going Loud andi can't believe it.Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare serie will not be forgotten.Edmund Meinerts it is the best album but you must be deaf bf fanboy :)

MusoTim2017-03-18 16:30:40
Did zimmer do the whole game ? I thought Balfe did ?

Mike (OTM)2017-03-18 17:34:43
The music we know Zimmer did for sure is "Opening Titles." I have a sneaking suspicion he also worked on "Extraction Point." But the rest of the music is Lorne Balfe, with help from a whole slew of additional composers:

Atli Örvarsson
Noah Sorota
Mark Mancina
Dave Metzger
Nick Phoenix
Thomas Bergersen
Jacob Shea

Given all those names, I guess we'll never know just how much of this score is really Balfe and how much influence the other people had, though.

trent easton navarro2017-03-18 20:37:13
If you think this is the best album ever, you must not have heard many soundtracks.

Now don't get me wrong, it's lots of fun and contains some kick ass moments (The last minute of Extraction Point, holy shit!) But this probably wouldn't even crack my top 1000

trent easton navarro2017-03-18 20:45:02
Also, this album doesn't even do this score justice. The complete score bootleg is the way to go with this one

Edmund Meinerts2017-03-18 22:15:39
No BF fanboy here. Not a fan of first person shooters in general. I like RPGs and RTSs. And nope, this score wouldn't make my top 1000 either. It's incredibly average.

Mike (OTM)2017-03-19 00:03:37
Really true, @trent. All the tracks here are awkwardly compressed, which makes for some weird listening at times ("Extraction Point," "Contingency," and others just sound kinda "squashed" compared to the full versions).

Not to mention that most of the in-mission music is missing. This album is like...theme ideas (and poorly presented theme ideas), not much else. A shame, cause a lot of the individual moments in the game are really good. I'd love a better release for this one.

Infinity2017-03-25 12:34:53
Fox Three you right mate,i love all of this soundtrack,Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer did a good job.Soap,Price,Ghost etc. memourable team,good scenario,best graphics and this soundtracks.This game and this soundtrack will not be forgotten.R.I.P. Simon Ghost Riley.And the gulag scene ohh my god !

Felix reply Replies: 1 || 2016-10-03 00:22:40
Hello Hybrid,

Can you maybe add the complete score from this?

Mike2016-10-03 00:37:42
I've wondered about this one, too. Though if the COD4 score is any indication, things may look...complicated.

Mohamamd reply Replies: 1 || 2016-09-18 20:45:25
Not only music albums. AAAALLLL albums :)

Macejko2016-09-19 10:30:14
Including photoalbums?

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2016-08-03 16:39:44
Zimmer's Opening Title track is really an underrated gem of the last decade as far as themes he's written go. It harkens back to his 90's sound, a la The Rock, and presents a genuine, tuneful, heroic theme that I wish he'd revisit. It's awesome. Much more interesting to me than his "take a couple notes and see what you cab do with them" approach he's started since working with Chris Nolan.

Mike2016-08-03 16:45:22
I quite agree. I'd love to hear Zimmer do an action movie and write a theme like he did for MW2, but I really doubt he'll do that. This was already 7 years ago. He's moved on in his style. :( I don't mind his new style, but a throwback would be cool.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2016-06-11 04:02:27
I'm sorry if this has been discussed here before, but it would be cool to get a definitive answer to this question to clear up something I've been curious about forever:

Did Hans have a hand in the "Extraction Point" theme? One, it has always struck me as *sounding* particularly Hans-like (along with "Code of Conduct"...). Two, the cover says, "Main ThemeS" by Hans Zimmer, and while we know he did Opening Titles, the word "themes" implies more than one track.

Do you know anything about this, Hybrid?

MWFan reply Replies: 0 || 2015-11-29 17:51:02
Can anyone write the chronological order from the GameRip of this game??

Leandro reply Replies: 1 || 2015-09-29 08:45:05
Is there any chance for this score to receive the proper credits?

Edmund Meinerts2015-09-29 14:15:27
These are the credits as I have them, but I've completely forgotten where I got this information from or whether it's legitimate at all (the lack of any co-composed cues makes me rather suspicious), so take this with a grain of salt:

1. Opening Titles - Hans Zimmer
2. Extraction Point - Lorne Balfe
3. Breach - Lorne Balfe
4. Guerilla Tactics - Atli Orvarsson
5. Siege - Lorne Balfe
6. Infiltration - Lorne Balfe
7. Esprit de Corps - Noah Sorota
8. Retreat and Reveille - Lorne Balfe
9. Ordinance - Lorne Balfe
10. Contingency - Lorne Balfe
11. Onwards - Lorne Balfe
12. Code of Conduct - Atli Orvarsson
13. Chain of Command - Lorne Balfe
14. Safeguard - Noah Sorota
15. Deadline - Nick Phoenix
16. Protocol - Lorne Balfe
17. Coup de Grace - Lorne Balfe

Since the entire score is just generic RC action music ( plays like a Directors Cuts album), I find it really hard to tell who did what by ear alone.

Anonymous reply Replies: 2 || 2014-09-01 22:06:04
Hybrid, do you know who wrote the music on the Special Ops menu? A piece with a kinda funky beat and electronic main instrument.

Hybrid Soldier2014-09-02 13:02:36
I strictly have no clue about the credits for this score... :/

Anonymous2014-09-02 15:39:33
oh, okay

Eve reply Replies: 1 || 2014-07-08 15:49:19
qobuz finally released a lossless version of the soundtrack!

Eve2014-07-08 15:49:49 -game-score-hans-zimmer/0044003780811

MacArthur reply Replies: 3 || 2013-11-08 02:46:05
A little help.

Ok so I did a little reading into it, and on some sites they said Hans collaborated with Lorne on some of the tracks as opposed to just producing it. Is this true or is this false a little help if you don't mind.

Cause I hear Balfe use Zimmer's theme in Extraction Point "Code of Conduct and a few other's help.

MacArthur2013-11-08 05:26:10
Never mind I got it.

Sam2013-11-08 11:19:41

MacArthur2013-11-08 15:53:24
Um...Ok (Awkward) 0_o

JBieber reply Replies: 1 || 2013-09-19 19:04:56
Swag. Atli Örvarsson's mission Takedown music is my favorite one.

Mike2013-09-21 18:31:32
I agree. It makes the mission that much more fun.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-16 23:46:47
I'm surprised there's no complete score page for this one

MacArthur reply Replies: 15 || 2013-08-22 19:01:15
Ok so here's what i've got. by Hans Zimmer
Opening Titles (Hans Zimmer)
Extraction Point (Hans Zimmer)
Guerrilla Tactics (Hans Zimmer)
Code of Conduct (Hans Zimmer)
Chain of Command (Hans Zimmer)

MacArthur2013-08-22 19:03:40
Thats what I've heard and i'm guessing from knowing Zimmer's style

Mike2013-08-22 23:53:47
Wrong. Only opening titles is Zimmer. Don't believe what iTunes says.

Mike2013-08-23 03:04:55
Though to be fair, if I had heard that a lot of these tracks were Zimmer and didn't know better, I'd believe it.

MacArthur2013-08-23 03:27:37
Ok I'm just going by what I heard and the style Zimmer uses is almost exact in the tracks i listed I knew the rest were Balfe

Mike2013-08-23 14:49:47
It's true. "Code of Conduct" especially is trademark Zimmer, POTC-esque stuff.

MacArthur2013-08-23 18:21:03
I think the track "Ranger Victory Theme" which is in Extraction Point was Zimmer because that is one of the Main Themes in The game. Of all the Tracks i Listed Zimmer's Themes are all throughout the tracks and used 95% of the time so i would say that these tracks are written by Zimmer and also the track safeguard

Mike2013-08-23 20:50:34
No, believe me, Zimmer really didn't write much here...

al bundy2013-08-23 20:59:54
does he ever actually "write"?

Mike2013-08-23 21:01:39
Yes, he does, but that isn't the topic of this conversation. The topic of this conversation is his involvement with this particular score.

MacArthur2013-08-24 07:17:09
Ok but like I said it sounded like Zimmer and I know that he didn't do much of this score but i Know that he had some slight involvement in MW2 in the tracks I listed.
and I know that he collaborated on this score a little not so much but a little. it's like Lorne on Inception just vise-versa Zimmer doing a little and Lorne Doing the Majority because i do know that on the tracks i listed he did have some involvement.

MacArthur2013-08-24 07:41:08
This is the only Balfe score that I really think is good. not usually a fan of Balfe cause he repeats himself to much if you do it twice thats fine. but over and over again it gets old. Zimmer I from what i've heard doesn't usually repeat himself more than twice. from all the soundtracks I have of his. and also the way Lorne Orchestrates his music is just not as good as Zimmer's. that is my opinion. Zimmer's is more full than Balfe. another one who has a full sound and doesn't tend to repeat himself is Steve Jablonsky hence my 2 favorite composers. Zimmer is definitely my all time favorite. and for you people who say that he doesn't Compose. of course he does MoS TDKR POTC etc. get a life

MacArthur2013-08-24 07:47:27
Yes bundy what are you saying that he doesn't write give the score name's.

Mike2013-08-24 14:54:45
Well see, Zimmer might have given some level of input on the other music (since he was the score producer, he would have layed out the general direction to take with the music as a whole), but I'm pretty sure the only writing Zimmer did on here was the "Opening Titles" piece (which was reprised for a few moments as the closing titles after Nikolai says, "Da, I know a place"--it then segues into Lorne's "Extraction Point" cue). Maybe Hybrid can prove me wrong, but I think Zimmer only did Opening Titles (though Lorne and others occasionally and briefly reused that theme in their own cues). It's like Skylanders. Hans did the theme and gave input to Lorne, but didn't do any of the other composing.

Bioscope2013-08-24 15:16:19
I think Hans wrote the whole opening titles, and Lorne et al took the opening violin statement played by Noah Sorota and turned it into a recurring motif.

Mike2013-08-24 15:23:55
Exactly, Bioscope.

Jimmy reply Replies: 1 || 2013-07-22 21:35:32
Who else hears "The Fan" in Safeguard? :P

Mike2013-07-23 05:10:03
How much did Zimmer have to do with this score as a whole? I get that he composed the main titles, but the end credits list him as the score producer, and sites like iTunes and Dave Metzger's site credit the score to him without Lorne's name attached. So what does it mean, in this case, that Hans produced the score?

Morgan Freeman reply Replies: 8 || 2013-05-31 20:46:29
Hybrid, do you know who worked on each campaign mission of the game or no?

Hybrid Soldier2013-05-31 20:51:57
Absolutely... not...

Atli worked on Favela levels...

I know Mancina/Metzger did 3 levels, but not which ones...

It's a complicated case...

Mike2013-05-31 20:57:25
I don't know about the individual missions, but on this release:

Opening Titles = Hans Zimmer
Extraction Point (listed as "Moscow Action" on his site) = Lorne Balfe
Retreat and Reveille (listed as "Threat" on his site = Lorne Balfe)
Onwards (listed as "Onwards Action" on his site) = Lorne Balfe
Chain of Command (listed as "Reload" on his site) = Lorne Balfe
Coup de Grace (listed as "Threat Adiago" on his site) = Lorne Balfe

James2013-05-31 21:23:17
Nick Phoenix did Deadline. Funny because that track sounds completely "90s Zimmer" to me.

Then Noah Sorota apparently did the music while Soap and Roach are climbing up the ice, or some variation on it (it's called "Cliffhanger: Stealth" on his site. It's not on this release though.

I would assume judging from Hybrid's respond that Atli Orvarsson did Guerrilla Tactics. But neither he nor Mark Mancina have any MW2 music on their sites.

Bioscope2013-05-31 21:54:27
I can't help thinking that Mancina did the Crow's Nest and Ordnance parts of DC, but I might be wrong..

Prott2013-05-31 23:20:37
I believe Mark Mancina did the snowmobile-escape sequence ("Safeguard") - but again, I have no actual proof. :)

Prott2013-05-31 23:29:45
Bioscope: I think "Ordinance" sounds like something from Lorne rather than Mancina (mainly because of those short horn-pulses ... he used similar technique in Ironclad, Megamind, The Sweeney and Crysis 2 :) ).

Mike2013-07-12 01:41:53
Out of curiosity, Prott, what makes you guess that?

Prott2013-07-12 14:08:50
You mean why I think Mancina did Safeguard? It kind of reminds me of his writing style (mostly in Speed 2).

Anonymous reply Replies: 4 || 2013-05-31 21:32:30
There's a photo of Brian Tyler, Hans Zimmer, and Christopher Lennertz together. It's neat because they've all worked on a war game (Brian Tyler did MW3, Hans Zimmer did MW2, and Christopher Lennertz did MOH Rising Sun and European Assault). Their styles all are different.

Lucius2013-05-31 21:34:31
I think Michael Giacchino (sp?) was there too and he did a lot of the old MOH games and the first COD.

Mike2013-05-31 21:38:33
Michael Giacchino's Medal of Honor scores are some of the best things ever! The Medal of Honor main theme to the original game, "Manor House Rally", "Operation Market Garden", "The Rowhouses", "Arnhem", and "Kleveburg" from Frontline, the theme used in Medal of Honor: Vanguard... :) Ahh, they make those games a joy to play!

Lucius2013-05-31 21:42:26
Christopher Lennertz's MOHs were great too :)

Mike2013-05-31 21:45:38
Indeed they were. I didn't have Rising Sun very long. My PS2 broke down shortly after I got the game. :( But I used to just keep European Assault on the main menu and let the theme play. :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-22 08:54:11
Who thinks COD Ghosts will be composed by an RCP member?

Mike2013-05-22 08:57:52
Well, two of the Infinity Ward games have been (Harry Gregson Williams and Steve Barton for MW1 and Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer for MW2), so I wouldn't be surprised. But there's no way of knowing right now. And besides, MW3 was done by Brian Tyler, not someone from RCP. Either way, I bet a prolific composer will be hired. With the exception of World at War and Black Ops, Hollywood composers have been hired for every COD game since #4.

Lucius reply Replies: 3 || 2013-05-16 21:35:16
Can anyone tell me what the main theme is, please? It credits Zimmer with the main theme, but from tracklisting there is no discernible such thing.

Aragorn2013-05-16 21:39:20
Pretty sure it's the Opening Titles.

Hybrid Soldier2013-05-16 21:48:40
The Opening Titles theme !

Lucius2013-05-16 21:53:15
Thank you :)

Jimmy Boy reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-13 06:22:32
I wish Brian Tyler had incorporated the themes from COD4/MW2 in some way. I liked the scores to all three games overall but there wasn't any continuity. Although I must say I thought they got worse as they went. COD4 sounded dark, suspenseful, and serious, MW2 sounded more movie-ish but still epic, and MW3 sounded too "heroic"--it made it feel more like an action film than war. Not that there's not a place for heroism, but IMO it was slightly overdone in the third one.

Mike2013-05-13 06:27:41
I'm inclined to agree with this. I don't know if the themes from the other two games, or a hybrid of them, would have worked, but I do think the score sounded like a "typical" modern action film (does anyone else think of Transformers when hearing the Modern Warfare 3 theme?). Oh, and let's not forget the appearance of the Bourne theme in the "Return to Sender" mission! :P Don't get me wrong, I do like the score, but if you've heard a modern action score, you've heard MW3.

Evenstar reply Replies: 1 || 2013-05-09 21:08:43
New Tom Hanks trailer with modern warfare 2 music :D m/watch?v=_3ASoBrFGlc

Anonymous2013-05-09 21:30:22
Music by Henry Jackman, eh?

MW2 music starts at 1:29.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-04-24 09:48:49
I wish Chain of Command were the music when you get caught in Cliffhanger rather than the OpFor spawn theme. They sound different and the Cliffhanger version is way cooler.

Soap reply Replies: 0 || 2013-03-31 05:40:35
Oh, man, the music during the Sniper Fi Special Ops mission is so good!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-03-07 00:12:20
A truly great score.

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