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Comments about the soundtrack for The Da Vinci Code (Hans Zimmer)

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Re: CheValiers de Sangreal - The Best
• Posted by: Paul R   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, May 27, 2006, at 12:25 p.m.
• IP Address: leed-cache-1.server.ntli.net
• In Response to: CheValiers de Sangreal - The Best (DanTo)

> I have to say that CheValiers de Sangreal (Track 13) is definitely the
> stand-out piece of this soundtrack, and I may even go as far as to say it
> is one of the finest cues of Han's career.

> I feel that some of this score is rather 'forgettable' and perhaps a
> little uneventful. I was playing it last night while working, and after
> the first two tracks, I wasn't really paying attention. But when Track 13
> began, I literally stopped what I was doing and just sat mesmorized and
> moved. That one track captures so much history, so much emotion, so much
> power and integrity.

> Hans, another fine job.

It probably is the standout track as it somewhat different from the other tracks AND it features during the revelation/finale of the film which it did seem to suit.
I do like it yet it seems to be missing a little something somehow. I'm not totally convinced the mixing is quite right (or at least my definition or expectation of "quite right" ) . The cymbal crash (as Langdon drops to his knees in the film ) feels rather unclear when usually it pierces the other sounds around it. Also the choir seems to be rather undermixed . It perhaps should have had the mix of "Resurrection" from "Passion of the Christ" - that choir really does blow your head off!!
Still - a decent track and some other nice segments on the album.




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