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Inception [Soundtrack]

Hans Zimmer Audio CD
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German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood’s most innovative musical talents‚ having first enjoyed success in the world of pop music as a member of The Buggles. The group’s single Video Killed the Radio Star became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV.

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  • Audio CD (12 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Reprise
  • ASIN: B003ODL004
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,663 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Half Remembered DreamHans Zimmer 1:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. We Built Our Own WorldHans Zimmer 1:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dream Is CollapsingHans Zimmer 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Radical NotionHans Zimmer 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Old SoulsHans Zimmer 7:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. 528491Hans Zimmer 2:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. MombasaHans Zimmer 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. One Simple IdeaHans Zimmer 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dream Within A DreamHans Zimmer 5:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Waiting For A TrainHans Zimmer 9:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. ParadoxHans Zimmer 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. TimeHans Zimmer 4:350.99  Buy MP3 

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Hans Zimmer of Gladiator fame’s newest film score to accompany the mind-bending, secret-stealing dreamworld of Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The composition sees Zimmer reunited with director Christopher Nolan after similar collaborations on Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, where the distinctive, atonal Joker's theme caught the attention of audiences everywhere, as well as creating the score for Guy Ritchie’s reimagining of Sherlock Holmes.

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CD Music By Hans Zimmer Feat: Johnny Marr

Customer Reviews

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
There are a few things you need to know about this score. First off, Zimmer composed it "blind", essentially being made to work off the script, and not the finished film. This makes it an unpredictable and utterly separate work, with different pacing to the film.

He also hunted down a French sound-engineer to digitally rip out the opening trumpets from Je Ne Regrette Rien and wove it into the opening Foghorn style attacks. Slow down the Edith Piaf original and you'll hear it's the same.

Why did he do this? Well, since time stretches in a dream, so does the music. Remarkable.

Also brilliant is the track Mombassa, which has an unusual moment around 3/4 in where the brass section blast out 3 notes, all exactly an octave apart - a very unusual and uncommon moment in music. Again, it seems Zimmer may be pointing to 3 "levels" or planes within the music - of course if you compare the music to that point in the film, this "3 level" note makes perfect sense.

A wonderful, intelligent and ass-kicking album. GET IT.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zimmer's Genius Matches Nolan's 20 July 2010
By Mr. Warren M. Fisher VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Right up there with Zimmer's finest work on 'Gladiator' and 'The Dark Knight'. Christopher Nolan's films always feature fascinating scores and this is no exception. Dark, forbidding and utterly compelling, Zimmer's massed synthesier and orchestra conjure an almost physical wall of sound that is unrelenting and transcedent. The film is an instant classic and the score deserves to be judged likewise. A must for all movie soundtrack buffs and music lovers of any ilk.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! And all the rest... 18 July 2010
Format:Audio CD
I cannot stop listening to this score. Absolutely outstanding. Nolan brings out the best of Zimmer. Like the movie, it is so layered and original. The best of the year..so far. Score and movie cannot be missed.
For a further treat, look up the Inception Premiere and Live Concert. About 7 minutes of interviews but 20 minutes of live performance. Just watch and listen.... and be moved. Emotional.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time 19 July 2013
By Bee
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Time is probably the best known and remembered track but give the others a chance. The album is hans at his usual best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably Hans Zimmer's best 3 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Walking out of the movie and realising that half my experience was the soundtrack. It's just amazing. Better than some of this others.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hans Zimmer at his best! 12 April 2013
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I love this soundtrack and find the score written by Hans Zimmer leaves me wanting to listen to it over and over again. A must for any soundtrack collection, made me go looking for more of his work and buying more too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting 26 Mar 2013
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Watched the film recently and just had to have the soundtrack. I don't normally buy film music but why not when it is as good as this?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing the Film To Life 15 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I absolutely love this film & the score to.
The score encourages empowerment, particularly making housework, Epic!
Turn it up load, let it surround & enjoy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album...
The review score is based on my inability to download it from Amazon's infuriating cloud player. I was quite happy with the mp3 downloader, but that doesn't seem to be an option... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. J. Oakley
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
Brilliant sound track and great recording. The bass lines are thunderous and has become a great demo disc for my hi fi system
Published 3 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark & sombre but brilliant
Movie soundtracks being the modern day symphonic works and where to find serious music - this has it all. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars It envokes all the memories of the film
The film was one of my favourite films for the year. Just had to get the CD as well so that I could re-live the film again. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. P. D. Hypolite
Just found out that the inspiring music that the BBC used in the Andy Murray montages during the Men's Final is 'TIME' from Hans Zimmer's INCEPTION (Music from the motion picture). Read more
Published 9 months ago by Michael J. Winstanley
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT ORIGINAL THRILLER
You need to concentrate to even begin to understand the first half, but perservere & you will be rewarded with a superb and original thriller. Read more
Published 13 months ago by mike York
4.0 out of 5 stars Would be 5 stars if bonus tracks were included
I'd appreciate it more if the bonus tracks were part of the album, as well, seeing how much I paid for it :/
Published 13 months ago by Ishani
5.0 out of 5 stars Inception soundtrack
WONDERFUL - great soundtrack for long drives! Get this to a really good sound-system with plenty of bass and enjoy!
Published 14 months ago by a c jones
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