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Rush
(2013)
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Composed, Programmed, and Produced by:

Additional Music and Arrangements by:
Lorne Balfe
Bryce Jacobs
Jasha Klebe
Michael Brook
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WaterTower Music
(September 24th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you reminisce about the early rock-laden days of Hans Zimmer's career, this entry a nostalgic merging of that tone with a few of the composer's modern dramatic techniques.

Avoid it... if you need significant substance to the cohesiveness of this work, its rock portions carefree and its late drama engaging but not uniquely gripping by any measure.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,424
WRITTEN 12/23/13
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Rush: (Hans Zimmer/Various) For those who believe that auto racing is a troubling, pointless waste of the planet's natural resources, the 2013 Formula One racing movie Rush will seem like yet another juvenile display of human stupidity. But with Ron Howard at the helm, what you get with this project is the story of two adversaries and their evolving relationship over time, with the racing circuit simply the backdrop that connects their lives. With remarkable accuracy and a resistance of Hollywood dramatization, Howard tells of the lives of Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda as they near and participate in their dual during the 1976 season. Their personalities divergent in many ways and both suffering setbacks due to the impact of their sport on their relationships, these men ultimately find common ground after the season. Howard, despite working extensively with composer James Horner before and after his initial collaboration with Hans Zimmer during Backdraft, has partnered with Zimmer exclusively since the mid-2000's, most notably on the two The Da Vinci Code-related films. Zimmer was particularly well matched for the assignment of Rush, not only because of his European and rock roots, but also because he had already dabbled in the subject of auto racing and alternative lifestyles early in his career, his rock-defined scores such as Days of Thunder serving as the announcement of his arrival. On the surface, listeners expecting a reprise of the sound from Days of Thunder in Rush may be somewhat disappointed by the different vibe necessitated by this plot, most namely the somewhat disjointed combination of 1970's tones and Zimmer's modern action mode for the drama of the story. That said, there is nothing in this score that isn't absolutely saturated with Zimmer's established sensibilities. It is a Zimmer score through and through, often for the better. At a time when he seems stuck in his endless rotation of collaborations with famous musicians, regurgitating tired manipulations of orchestral tones into the realm of the synthetic, a score like Rush, despite its return to the present at times near the end, is a breath of life that reminds of the composer's arguably better days. There is no headlining collaborator on this score; outside of the numerous 1970's songs infused into the equation, Zimmer sticks to his close team of Lorne Balfe and a handful of other ghostwriters to flesh out ideas without unnecessary pomp and flash. The result is an effective and listenable score that will prove largely effortless and predictable but pleasing at the same time, ending on a blissfully positive note.



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Average: 3.08 Stars
***** 71 5 Stars
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Brendan Cochran - May 26, 2014, at 10:27 p.m.
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I agree with Clemmensen
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Very Objective Review.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 64:43
• 1. 1976 (3:00)
• 2. I Could Show You If You'd Like (0:44)
• 3. I Hear You Knocking (Album Version) - performed by Dave Edmunds (2:46)
• 4. Stopwatch (1:29)
• 5. Into the Red (3:15)
• 6. Budgie (1:28)
• 7. Scuderia (0:53)
• 8. Gimme Some Lovin - performed by Steve Winwood (2:52)
• 9. Oysters in the Pits (1:05)
• 10. 20% (1:01)
• 11. Dyna-Mite - performed by Mud (2:56)
• 12. Watkins Glen (1:49)
• 13. Loose Cannon (0:36)
• 14. The Rocker (Full Length Version) - performed by Thin Lizzy (5:09)
• 15. Car Trouble (2:37)
• 16. Gluck (1:14)
• 17. Nurburgring (5:33)
• 18. Inferno (3:30)
• 19. Mount Fuji (3:44)
• 20. For Love (2:48)
• 21. Reign (3:05)
• 22. Fame - performed by David Bowie (4:11)
• 23. Lost But Won (6:16)
• 24. My Best Enemy (2:34)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes notes from director Ron Howard and racer Niki Lauda, both applauding the score. The packaging also contains a small single-page insert advertising the score in DTS Headphone:X surround sound.
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