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The Dark Knight (Hans Zimmer/James Newton Howard) [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 (14 July 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B0017I1FP8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,962 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Why So Serious?
2. I'm Not A Hero
3. Harvey Two-Face
4. Aggressive Expansion
5. Always A Catch
6. Blood On My Hands
7. A Little Push
8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars
9. I Am The Batman
10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad
11. Agent Of Chaos
12. Introduce A Little Anarchy
13. Watch The World Burn
14. A Dark Knight

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than expected 31 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on a whim, just out of interest really, and didn't expect that I'd go back for repeated listens. On the one hand the score is quite predictably "Hollywood blockbuster"-ish with lots of big drums, urgent marcato strings and dark industrial synth sounds. But you get past that, and the vision of the score becomes clearer over repeated listens, and I began to find it a very satisfying piece of work, and as an album, feel that the narrative and coherence works really well: the album flows seamlessly. Recommended for children of darkness everywhere.

On a different note, some reviewers commented that the album leaves off some of the score - but the CD comes in at 73 minutes, so you can't really complain that you don't get your money's worth. Possibly a double CD album would have nailed it 100%, but then maybe the album wouldn't have been so coherent, and anyway, it means you've got an excuse to watch the film for those missing parts eh?
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They've done it again 14 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard have done it again. An effortless masterpiece that thrills and chills with a grace that only they can produce. The film has not been released yet but the score is so emotional that I am sure that those that loved Batman Begins wil not be disappointed. Love and tragedy is played out perfectly throughout; the pace of the action sequences and high tension wire of suspense is so taught and precise that you really can get lost in Gotham and escape. Nolan credits Zimmer & Newton Howard for one of the reasons as to why he wanted to return to the Batman films. My only disappointment is that there are no lines from the characters within the soundtrack itself; but this soundtrack is so amazing it does not need the support of the cast. Some great orchestral high rise spiraling as Zimmer produced in Hannibal that provide real eerie moments of hairs on the back of your neck and goosepimples all at once. If this film is as good as its soundtrack then this will be the film of the year. I cannot wait.
RIP Heath Ledger.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Belter 22 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD
As a soundtrack aficiando this ranks as one of my favourite of all time. I'm a big fan of both composers, and didn't think Zimmer would top either Gladiator or Hannibal but this is equally as good. The mark of a soundtrack in it's own right is that it can hold it's own without the film, whilst complementing the film and adding to it. This achieves that admirably. The opener "Why so serious" is electrifying, the use of sub-bass is brilliantly done and the use of the ticking clock very original. I love the way synthesiers have been used in harness with strings, it adds something mystical and gritty to the sound, reminiscent of Blade Runner and other Vangelis work.

All in all a brilliant piece of work, well worth buying the more expensive package for the second disc.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to your Zimmer collection 15 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
Having heard the few audio teaser clips at the Dark Knight Score website, I knew I had to purchase this CD, and it definitely does not disappoint. There's a lot of electronic sounds in this score which may irritate purists, but it adds wonderfully to the tone and atmosphere of the music, making the film menacing.

Those who purchased the Batman Begins CD will recognise a few themes in this score, but they are not prominent and there is plenty of new material and themes. The tempo is also increased which puts you on the edge of your seat.

I am really looking forward to seeing this film, and the quality of the score bodes well!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superior soundtrack 14 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD
Those who remember the Danny Elfman epics from the the Tim Burton films may well be surprised at how different this score is. Where as Elfman used a much more uptempo score with flurries of brass, the Zimmer/Howard score is alternately high percussive or symphonic with strings. Hans Zimmer's score is driving and percussive, similar in style to his scores for Crimson Tide and Gladiator but a a very dark feel all of its own. His music picks out the isolation of both Batman and the Joker, the former with a heroic, determined feel and the latter with dread and fear.

Like all great scores it can almost tell the story through music in its own right; John Williams' great scores for Star Wars is the kind of tradition this music belongs to. One of the best film scores I have heard in a long time and highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Soundtrack 29 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack is a dark but beautiful soundtrack. I heard the soundtrack before I had the pleasure to see the movie. Before seeing the movie the soundtrack was good, with good tracks, but it seemed to miss something. Now that I have seen the movie, and know what the emotional feeling of the movie are, the soundtrack great... For me I now feel the anger, sorrow of the movie, but also feel of courage and men that are ready to sacrifice them self for the freedom of others.

The Soundtrack should be heard as one big seventy-five minutes track, there are really no stand out tracks, that but one. The "Why So Serious" (track number one), also know as the Joker theme. First times I was listening the track, I felt it was chaotic and strange. But know I understand it represents the Joker perfectly... He is chaos, but he is also a really intelligent enemy of the Dark knight also, and The Joker has a master plan, its hard too spot for all the confusion and anarchy. The same goes the "Why So Serious" track, listen carefully and you will discover that there is more to it then chaos.

It is a four star soundtrack by it self. But a Five star soundtrack if you have seen the The Dark Knight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by richard hortonh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent item and fast delivery
Published 2 months ago by stephen parker
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
as a lover of the movie trilogy and for the price this item was i had to purchase this item superb in every way
Published 10 months ago by mark
5.0 out of 5 stars batman
Great soundtrack to a great film really gets that bass speaker going. Bonus tracks are great also would really recommend
Published 12 months ago by jdog
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant soundtrack
The music by Hans Zimmer is always brilliant and this soundtrack is no different. Some of the songs remind me of the Tron soundtrack, which is interesting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by O. Kinne
5.0 out of 5 stars great soundtrack
well....I must say I do like hans zimmer s music.....this sounds great.....and if you download it on mp3.....its very fast from amazon
Published 19 months ago by Mr. Peter R. Arundel
4.0 out of 5 stars Hans Zimmer in great form
The soundtrack from Gladiator persuaded me to buy this. I was not disappointed.
Very moody and dark at times, as well as powerful
Published 19 months ago by Fiona
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric
Hans Zimmer produces fantastic music full stop. This is a great soundtrack which really is very atmospheric and engaging on a decent Hifi. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nathan Wall
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hans Zimmer Masterpiece
One of his best scores for sure. The team Zimmer/Newton-Howard provides a brilliant score for The Dark Knight, especially in Why so Serious? Read more
Published 22 months ago by NTNBC
4.0 out of 5 stars A stunning score for a stunning film!
I bought this product, the soundtrack of the smash-hit crime-thriller-superhero-drama film, 'The Dark Knight', shortly after managing to be able to watch it on the big-screen at... Read more
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