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This CD should get 1 star

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Christian Clemmensen
This CD should get 1 star   Saturday, July 24, 2004 (5:18 p.m.) 

for the title of track 3.

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Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Saturday, July 24, 2004 (7:15 p.m.) 

...Coming up with cute, catchy track titles and album credits. The ones here for King Arthur are indeed pretty bad...

Yes, Hans & crew, you're funny, but tell us the proper cue names.

Zimmer's suite format is still irritating. There are great sub-tracks hidden in the middle of 10+ minute suites. Time for a CDr rearrangement.

Christian



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Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Saturday, July 24, 2004 (8:03 p.m.) 

What's wrong with the name of Track 3?

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Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Sunday, July 25, 2004 (11:13 a.m.) 

> What's wrong with the name of Track 3?

It's trite, and "cute"

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Thomas Gaff
Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Sunday, July 25, 2004 (1:24 p.m.) 

Is there some obscure joke here that I am not getting?

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Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Tuesday, July 27, 2004 (3:37 a.m.) 

> Is there some obscure joke here that I am not getting?

Must be, cause I really don't get it either. Maybe you'd have to see the movie to get it?

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Byro
Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Monday, August 2, 2004 (6:45 a.m.) 

> Must be, cause I really don't get it either. Maybe you'd have to see the
> movie to get it?

I don't Know.

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Oh come on!   Tuesday, August 31, 2004 (10:37 a.m.) 

> I don't Know.

You are all so clueless! Lol! It's a cheap spin on "Do You Think I'm Sexy?"

As for the suite-arrangement controversy, I have to say I agree with the people who are irritated by it. In my opinion, there's no excuse for these silly 10 minute plus compilation tracks. Yes, I agree that it's great to have a consistent listening experience without loads of silences, but there's something we're forgetting here:

A lot of Zimmer's albums - and indeed many other soundtracks - have tracks that crossfade into each other. Take Gladiator, where the first three tracks all merge together, or Hannibal, where there's loads of cross-fades. Why can't Zimmer just break these silly suites into seperate tracks that just flow continuously into one-another? The whole point of a CD is that, apart from its superior sound quality, it has the advantage over analog tape because you can jump instantly to tracks without winding through for ages to find the bit you want. these "suites" are nothing but completely backward in regards the opportunities that this technology gives us.

Take "Alabama" on Crimson Tide. That is made out of three distinctly seperate cues (the sinking, the launch EAM and the counter-mutiny to be precise), and lasts 23 minutes! Zimmer could easily have broken that into three tracks without silences. He cross-faded tracks 4 and 5, so why not those? The same could apply to "K2" - the "ascent" and "descent" could be easily turned into sub-tracks - because so many good cues are burried deep within them. It's just sloppy.

Also, if you want a shining, prime example of ridiculous "suite" arrangements, take a look at the release for Basil Poledourois' "Les Miserables" - 46 minutes of music condensed into just four tracks! (doesn't help that the track lengths and names are all wrong too).

I say suites are fine if you think that is the best way to present the music, but please don't forget the whole point of what CDs are for, either, and give us those tracks properly indexed! Cross-fading works so well you'd never know the difference - until you want to find your favourite cue.

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Kurt
Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Monday, July 26, 2004 (12:16 a.m.) 

> ...Coming up with cute, catchy track titles and album credits. The ones
> here for King Arthur are indeed pretty bad...

> Yes, Hans & crew, you're funny, but tell us the proper cue names.

> Zimmer's suite format is still irritating. There are great sub-tracks
> hidden in the middle of 10+ minute suites. Time for a CDr rearrangement.

> Christian

I disagree with you there, I love the long tracks. It makes listening to the music so much more enjoyable. Less silence and more music! Good music if not great! I think all soundtracks should be set out Zimmer style, but almost no composer out there can sustain a 10min track without getting boring. Zimmer is the only one. Horner tries but has the most weakest themes. I miss the old Horner of Willow. I love fim music and the reason why Zimmer apeals to so many movie fans is that doesn't compose in a classical style. He's themes are rich, melodic and sound so full, even when he does a sex comedy. Imagine Zimmer if he did Lord of The Rings which are ok soundtracks but really are lacking the power of a grand theme. I hate that Zimmer cops crap for not being complex in his music. This makes me laugh! I'd like you to give Brian Tyler crap then for being so simple. If the music has a good theme, sound and style who cares how complex it is. Zimmer keep kicking ass and let's all remember that if it were'nt for Zimmer and his willingness to share his ideas and help up and coming composers, the film music industry would'nt be where it is today! Take it easy all! hope there are some great soundtracks later on in the year.

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Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Monday, July 26, 2004 (6:42 a.m.) 

> I disagree with you there, I love the long tracks. It makes listening to
> the music so much more enjoyable. Less silence and more music! Good music
> if not great! I think all soundtracks should be set out Zimmer style, but
> almost no composer out there can sustain a 10min track without getting
> boring. Zimmer is the only one. Horner tries but has the most weakest
> themes. I miss the old Horner of Willow. I love fim music and the reason
> why Zimmer apeals to so many movie fans is that doesn't compose in a
> classical style. He's themes are rich, melodic and sound so full, even
> when he does a sex comedy. Imagine Zimmer if he did Lord of The Rings
> which are ok soundtracks but really are lacking the power of a grand
> theme. I hate that Zimmer cops crap for not being complex in his music.
> This makes me laugh! I'd like you to give Brian Tyler crap then for being
> so simple. If the music has a good theme, sound and style who cares how
> complex it is. Zimmer keep kicking ass and let's all remember that if it
> were'nt for Zimmer and his willingness to share his ideas and help up and
> coming composers, the film music industry would'nt be where it is today!
> Take it easy all! hope there are some great soundtracks later on in the
> year.

Are you saying that the LOTR soundtracks, which utilize over 50 themes have no grand theme? Rohan, Fellowship, Gondor, Isengard....


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Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Monday, July 26, 2004 (8:41 a.m.) 

I think he means that a score needs a main theme which can be heard on the album in several formation and lenght.

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Re: Zimmer seems to like doing that...   Monday, July 26, 2004 (1:51 p.m.) 

> I think he means that a score needs a main theme which can be heard on the
> album in several formation and length.

Which is why i listed those themes, which can be heard on the album in many forms, many lengths, and many times.

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