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Great this is geting a release!<br>I am from Greece and the same is Nikos Mastorakis, the director.<br>He always recalls working with Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers here.Ultimate masterpiece... 8-) lolVery impressed with the music from this season. Enjoying listening to it.there doesnít seem to be much of the main theme used ?man, i think i haven't listened to "A Dark Knight" deep enough. so many things i picked up from listening to it recently. oh by the way, it's Dunkirk that's making me go back and listen to the old scores.One of the most beautiful choral pieces of the 21st C. Mr. Zimmer please make this original London recording available in a cd (320kbps) or a lostless version to be able to enjoy its full beauty. The version on YouTube is just muddy cruddy. And the version on the Prague cd is not a chorus of this caliber. Plz plz plz! Gratefully, Philip
...why is Eric Whitacre's credit being omitted?Music is royal and grand and the show is very good. Looking forward to more seasonsGreat score! Lots of fun.Your Majesty is addictive and could listen to this also day long.Was Theme is last year ?Now, what do you thinnk anout the score?<br><br>There are two things that made me underappreciate the score: first these full credits (upset that perhaps a good track might havenot been written by POwell himself) and the fact that Powell will score Han Solo (expectation that this might be a trial score)<br><br>But,<br><br>"Madrid Finale" is clearly 5 star track, and so many nods to classical era of film score.<br><br>There are 4 themes that i can gather:<br>Ferdinand theme <br>Flower Theme<br>"Caring" theme<br>and "bad guy" theme<br>and all of them are good ( not as powerful as HTTYD though)<br><br>But, i find some action writing to be quite generic ( Anthony B Willis is to blame i guess)<br><br>Suffice to say that this is already a 4 star score because this is as subtle as you can get from hyperactive Powell's animation scores
This score is BRILLIANT.Just started watching this season and the music is spot on especially the Princess Margaret episode. Gregson-Williams and Balfe have create a great score to this season.more intamint and emotional than before@Bob<br><br>Thank you for the enlightment, I will consider opening my wrists for misconduct in the next few days, thank you very much... :o<br><br><br><br>Ok seriously though, you guys should know that if there's one guy that could not care less about awards... it's Hans... :)I am really enjoying his season of the Crown.a big balfe influence in this season with hints of Churchil and Genius I think. Really excellent music/ it's me
@ds "Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity."<br> <br>I think the same for Jablonsky, Zanelli, XL, Jackman and Mancina.@macejko<br><br>"All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him"<br><br>You said in another comment that you never read an interview with Powell, so not reason you take that kind of conclusion of your character.<br><br>"The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ."<br>Powell is a clearly talented composer. He suffered criticism at the beginning of his career by sounding like Zimmer, but soon showed substance. And much more than that created an identifiable style, which today is reference to other scores of modern animations (which may be good or bad to depend on of the point of view).<br>Today he is an established composer and it is common for these composers to move away for a few years or even close their careers without many explanations for the public. In recent years we watched the estrangement of Silvestri, Horner, Williams and in the past we saw Faltemeyer, Bill Conti and Brad Fiedel drop their careers when they were at the top of the game.<br><br>" Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better"<br><br>As they said in another comment, you're compared to newbies and veterans. Balfe's having the opportunity of his life now. Take it or leave it. There's no choice. Powell, as well as Zimmer others, on the other hand, is a "senior member" of the club. He can afford to go away for a few years to resolve comprehensible personal problems without affecting the hard work he has developed in the last 20 years. Will Balfe continue to be so creative in 10 or 15 years?<br><br>@ds<br><br>"<br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres"<br><br>That's funny, but it's fair. Powell Is a good composer. Not the best, far from it. Your style really narrows your work down, but we can say that from all the composers out there. So it's not a problem.The problem is he wants to limit his work to animations and fantasy.because he abhors gratuitous violence.<br><br>@george<br><br>". Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion"<br><br>Zimmer's at the end of his career. All the other composers when they arrived at 60 years (with the exception of JNH, Goldsmith and Morricone) reduced the amount of projects per year and went on to choose their work best. It's a natural way.Over the years, it tends to get worse with one exception here and there. Don't keep expectations like he's in his prime<br><br>"he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead."<br><br><br>Powell will work with a little more frequently in the coming years (or not) that only depends on his ambitions. However, frankly, he's never going to do three again. 4.5. 6 projects in a year. It takes a lot of motivation for that.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Just listened to the whole thing, kind of a let down. Nothing interessting except for some action moments. Donít even recall hearing some sort of theme. Overall it was like listening to Cars 4: Spanish World Cup.I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.Tracklist with track duration:<br>01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)<br>02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)<br>03. Brantfort High (01:09)<br>04. Into The Jungle (01:23)<br>05. Out of Character (02:31)<br>06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)<br>07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)<br>08. Special Abilities (01:16)<br>09. The Bikers (03:44)<br>10. Van Pelt (01:00)<br>11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)<br>12. The Bazaar (01:16)<br>13. Snake Charmer (03:41)<br>14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)<br>15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)<br>16. The Missing Piece (01:46)<br>17. Lost In Time (01:18)<br>18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)<br>19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)<br>20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)<br>21. Out of Lives (01:49)<br>22. First Kiss (01:22)<br>23. The Jaguars (03:03)<br>24. Ring of Fire (02:07)<br>25. Begin The Climb (01:56)<br>26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)<br>27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)<br>28. An Older Friend (02:40)<br>29. Back To School (01:53)
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  2006, February 27
DOOGAL cd release

The score composed by Mark THOMAS & James L. VENABLE for the french animated movie will be released by Milan Records on March, the 7th. 2006.

Here's the tracklisting :

1. "Main Titles" - Mark Thomas 1:48
2. "The Magic Roundabout" - Kylie Minogue 3:50
3. "Meet Doogal" - James L. Venable 0:43
4. "Magic" - Pilot 3:05
5. "You Really Got Me" - Bill Nighy and Catherine Batt 2:20
6. "Doogal the Mechanic" - James L. Venable and Catherine Bott 1:03
7. "Zeebad Escapes" - James L. Venable and Danail Getz 1:09
8. "Sam Marches" - Mark Thomas 0:40
9. "The Magic Roundabout" - John M. Davis 3:28
10. "Meet Zeebad" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 1:09
11. "Setting Up Camp" - James L. Venable 2:25
12. "Spinning" - Mark Thomas 2:22
13. "Duel of the Springs 2" - Mark Thomas 1:41
14. "Simply Wonderful" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:31
15. "The What-a-Snails Waltz" - Mark Thomas 0:32
16. "Zeebad Threatens" - James L. Venable 1:33
17. "Train's Back" - Mark Thomas 3:41
18. "Lost in the Cold" - Mark Thomas 1:58
19. "See the City" - Mark Thomas 0:34
20. "The Frozen City" - Mark Thomas 0:16
21. "Frozen Florence" - John M. Davis 0:59
22. "The End of Zeebad" - Mark Thomas 1:31
23. "Florence Awakes" - Mark Thomas 1:41
24. "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies 2:49
25. "I Love to Boogie" - T.Rex 2:17
26. "Lean Mean Fighting Machine" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:51
27. "Believe Yourself" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:33
28. "Bust this Joint" - Andrea Remanda and Goldust 2:06


  2006, February 27
A new Jim Dooley Interview

The website Xanga.com has released an interview from Jim DOOLEY who speaks from his past, current and futur works. Extract...

Clark DOUGLAS: What do you have coming up in the not-too-distant future?

Jim DOOLEY: Well, I'm working on "The Da Vinci Code" with Hans Zimmer right now, that'll keep me busy until about March. I do have a video game I'm scoring from March to July, but I can't say which one that is, because it hasn't been announced yet. I have a German animation film which they'll be releasing in Europe in May. It's got some really interesting songs.

CD: For "The Da Vinci Code"... that's a storyline with a lot of varied and different elements involved. What sort of direction are you and Hans taking musically with that film?

JD: Hans has all ready... pardon the pun... cracked the code, so to speak. Before I came in to lift a finger, he'd written a 700-bar suite for this score, it's pretty breathtaking, my participation in this is not so much the upfront writer, but more the extension due to the slightly accelerated schedule of production, we've been scoring four weeks from yesterday, so it's pretty tight.


Read the complete interview


  2006, February 24
Interview from Jim DOOLEY

Jim Dooley recently did an interview with IGN talking about When a Stranger Calls.
You can listen to it HERE


  2006, February 24
Zimmer, Harvey & Dooley to compose THE DA VINCI CODE

According to West One Music, British composer Richard Harvey has joined the music team on The Da Vinci Code, ?co-writing the music score? with Hans Zimmer. Harvey and Zimmer has worked together before on Beyond Rangoon.
Also, James Michael Dooley is writing additional music for the film. Recordings of the music for is scheduled to take place at London?s Air Lyndhurst Hall this month.
Hans Zimmer?s much anticipated original score for The Da Vinci Code will be released on CD by Decca Records on May, the 15th.

More infos on Film Music Radio


  2006, February 17


Ask The Dust and after...


After finishing Ask The Dust, Ramin DJAWADI began scoring for the TV series Prison Break

Listen to the Opening Title


  2006, February 17
Ice Age 2 Cd Release

John Powell's score will be released by Varese on March, the 28th. 2006.

"John Powell has composed a score brimming with melody. The soundtrack itself is an epic adventure, overflowing with a sense of wonder and fun."


  2006, February 17
Trevor joins the Gang

Trevor RABIN will score the new film from Phil JOANOU, The Gridiron Gang, starring The Rock & Xzibit. Release date on September, the 15th. 2006.
More details...


  2006, February 17
Prinz und Paparazzi

Composed by Henning LOHNER, the score from this German Film for TV has been composed in 2005.

Extracts are available Here


  2006, February 17
Batman Begins' Score nominated

The score composed by James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer is nominated for Best Score by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horor Films(The Saturn Awards).
Also nominated, John Williams for two scores (no, it's not Memoirs of a Geisha, no it's not Munich !) : War Of The World & Star Wars III
...And Patrick Doyle's Harry POTTER & the Goblet of Fire, Danny Elfman's Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & john Ottman's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Results on May, the 2nd.


  2006, February 11
James Dooley
SOCOM 3 composer shares his musical secrets

by Spence D

James Dooley got his foot in the door, in regards to film, television, and videogame composition, by becoming a protege of noted Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer.
Under the tutelage of Zimmer Dooley worked as an additional composer, arranger, and orchestrator on several of Zimmer's film projects. Since then he's successfully branched out into the niche realm of composing music for theatrical trailers (he's crafted scores for the previews of Elf, Man on Fire, and King Arthur).

> Read more...


  2006, February 07
According to http://www.filmmusicradio.com, James L. Venable is composing the music for Scary Movie 4

> Read more...


  2006, February 01
FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE COVER STORY :
Harry Gregson-Williams: Zen, Hard Work and Destiny

By Jerry McCulley


decade after he left his native England for Los Angeles with little more than hand luggage, a visitor?s visa and but the vaguest of career prospects, Harry Gregson-Williams counts himself extremely fortunate to be amongst Hollywood?s most successful and in-demand film composers. Working from his sprawling new state-of-the-art scoring/recording complex just blocks from the Venice Beach boardwalk, Gregson-Williams has just completed director Andrew Adamson?s adaptation of author C. S. Lewis? The Chronicles of Narnia, and is already preparing to resume longstanding collaborations with directors Tony Scott and Joel Schumacher in 2006.
> Read more...



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