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The Ring/The Ring 2 Soundtrack

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  • Audio CD (21 Mar. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B0007TFGWQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 338,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Format: Audio CD
Once again movie makers abuse fans of movies classic scores by giving them half the music of the original and unfortunately some of the poor compositions of the sequel. The music of "the Ring" by Hans Zimmer reflects influences of the Hitchcockian era of horror movie scores, giving a nod to scores from films like Psycho or Vertigo.
This album attempt to appease angry fans who like me were quite mad about the fact that there never was a cd released for the original film. Our hopes were raised when this release was previewed but alas they were hopes in vain.
Instead of being treated to the full eerie score of the first film, we are force fed a diet of remixed crap which doesn't seem to appear in the film that much. The track order is disjointed and does not do either movie justice although Ring 2 is a pathetic sequel and the music from the second film suits it rather well.
On the whole I'm not going to use this much more, a waste of money. If you are looking for good movie music scores try John Debney for the Passion or Hans Zimmer for Hannibal or Gladiator. The cd is an offense to fans of the wonderfully scary music in the original. Not worth the money.
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I have to say, I watched the film the other night (and sequel) and the main music theme that really stood out is the one surrounding the investigation of the video's origin and Samara's past. I think the track for this particular chapter of the story is "Shelter Mountain", with its creepy yet fantastically done strings, and the clever key change between each bar making it really eerie and mysterious. Great pace and build up too!

I'm not so keen on the other tracks towards the end of the album, with the fx becoming more dominant in the music, as i don't feel it really suits this particular story or film, so the 4 stars is just because I feel its some of Hans Zimmer's best. The more electronic take on horror/the darker film genre sort of thing works brilliantlly in the Underworld Soundtracks, and the epic "Eternity and a Day" track from Underworld Evolution. Really beautiful.
I really recommend checking that out.
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one of my favourite film scores , this soundtrack features all the haunting songs from both films. my favourites are ill follow your voice and seven days. i noticed whilst listening to the album , some songs wereint actually in the film (seven days and television)but they were an added bonus in my opinion. the music set the scene very well in the films and i just had to buy it. recommended if you like classical music :)
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Its not complete but what whe get here is great.
I listned this soundtrack again and again.
You can,t say that of the most horror scores!!!
Other great horror scores for excamples are: the Omens 1, 2 and 3, Hellraiser 1 and 2, Candyman 1 and 2, Exorcist 2 and Inferno (keith Emerson).
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x97c086f0) out of 5 stars 20 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97bbe150) out of 5 stars Killer Score....yet some flaws 16 Mar. 2005
By J. Brewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been waiting to hear the score for The Ring since it came out and finally hearing it on a official soundtrack was great. Considering that Ring Two was hitting the screens, it was obvious to release both scores at the same time...on a single disc. I have to say that all of the music here on this cd is very good and pleasant to listen to, especially if you are a big fan of the ring or even zimmers music, because this is one of his greatest works.

The Good-

The sound quality of this soundtrack is very very good and worth buying. It really enhances the score and makes it very clear and listenable, compared to the lesser sounding promo edition. Like I said all of the music here on this soundtrack is very good and I think they hit alot of the highlights in the film. The new music for the Ring Two was also great to hear and makes me even more eager to see the film.

The Bad-

Yes there are alot of mistakes that went into this soundtrack. My major complaint is that there is not any kind of list that says whether the track is from The Ring or Ring Two. Each track is a suite of different tracks from The Ring and Ring Two one after another. I really wished that they had put the score to The Ring first followed by the score to The Ring Two. I am also very very upset that there was not very much music from The Ring. There is only 18 minutes worth of music from the first film which i think is pretty sad. And were are looking at an hour cd here. There are alot of great tracks that were on the promo that didn't make it here. They include the music when Samara is being interviewed, when the horse jumps off the ferry (yet we do get an alternate version of it for The Ring Two), and the music when Rachel and Noah find the well under the floorboards. I also missed alot of other good tracks from the film like when Rachel picks the fly out of the TV, when Aidan goes up into Kaite's room, when Rachel finds the Katie's photobook with all the scratched out faces, the music during Rachels dream....the list goes on. I just think it's too bad that they wern't able to sqeeze in one more track with stuff from the original movie.

Still, I was overall quite happy with what I got and I think The Ring has one of the greatest horror scores of all time. it is one that should not be missed!
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97bbe1a4) out of 5 stars Great score, but a little long in the tooth. 30 Dec. 2005
By Julie B. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Say what you will about the 2002 remake of The Ring (and remakes of J-horror in general), there's no denying the film boasts a great score courtesy of Hans Zimmer, Henning Lohner and Martin Tillman. A wide variety of instruments and interesting sounds are used, creating one hell of an atmospheric track that holds up well independent of the movie.

However, I do have some complaints:

First and formost, there are only twelve tracks, so each track is very, very long (the first one clocked in at around eleven minutes or so!). I think that the score could have easily been broken down into more than twelve tracks for sure.

Second, the first five or so tracks all sound nearly identical--they even go so far as to reuse certain cues many times over.

And finally, the last two tracks--"seven days" and "television", techno-remixes of the main theme--were completely unnecessary. Not only do they break the mood the earlier tracks build, but they are in themselves very cheesy-sounding as well (Never thought I'd say "cheesy" when describing a Hans Zimmer score!).

Do I recommend this soundtrack? Absolutely. The first ten tracks are great, moody pieces that build an ominous, somber atmosphere perfect for both the film and a rainy, dreary day. I do wish, however, the score was broken-down a little more, as it tends to drag at times. Great music anyways...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x985b4474) out of 5 stars Good CD. Much Missing. 11 Feb. 2006
By Christian Lainez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For the most part, this is a great compilation of the score to The Ring and The Ring Two. Although it is a great buy, I must admit, I feel kind of robbed. The score is incomplete. There are many parts missing...for example...in the ending credits to The Ring, once the copyright and legal notices begin to scroll onto the screen, Samara sings the song she sung before her mother murdered her. Also, on the Extra Feature after the movie on the special edition VHS there are more pieces of score that were never included in either movies or the soundtrack. I really, truly love this CD, the key themes are really chilling and give me goosebumps when I listen to them (especially Track 8) I just feel that the composers would've done better by including a complete score to each movie...then again, I guess it's better to keep us guessing which pieces were included and which weren't.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97bbe42c) out of 5 stars Amazing 15 April 2007
By Jules - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One word...phenomenal. The music is amazing and produced with exceptional quality. Highly recommend this to anyone who loves the movie, or music for that matter!
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97bbe66c) out of 5 stars Deceptive "soundtrack" 26 Mar. 2005
By Edward Ju - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A more accurate title should have been "music from AND INSPIRED BY" The Ring/The Ring Two, instead of calling it an "original motion picture soundtrack". Much like Rachel's son Aiden, this soundtrack suffers from an unnatural, evil entity attempting to take over the host's body.

A third of this disc's tracks (the last 4 of the album's 12 tracks) are never heard in the films. Someone thought it'd be cool to remix the themes Hanz Zimmer wrote techno style or mix it up with some thrash guitar, but to replace other more worthy music that was actually heard in the films with these remixes that just don't belong is plain silly, not to mention it ruins the mood the first 8 tracks worked so hard to create. Whoever made that business decision deserves to be trapped at the bottom of the well with Samara for the rest of his natural life.

The themes composed by Hans Zimmer are hauntingly mesmerizing and disturbing at the same time, beautifully orchestrated, performed and recorded. However, if you are familiar with his score for Hannibal, the "recycling" that takes place in some of the music he wrote for The Ring Two may get distracting at times. This bothered me a lot when I saw the film, but for the soundtrack CD he minimized the impact by not including too much Hannibal redux. The ending credits theme from The Ring alone makes the CD worth the purchase IMHO, although the inclusion of these remixes nobody asked for in the first place kind of cancels that benefit/value out.

Better wait for a complete edition to be released, hopefully by the time the third movie comes out.

Tracks 1-8: 4 stars, very good stuff
Tracks 9-10: -2 stars, a waste of precious disc space
overall score: 2 stars, unless you program the disc to stop at the end of track 8
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