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on 14 November 2013
I love the film, defo my film of 2013! Thought I'd get the soundtrack for my dad for his birthday.
It came a few days before his bday so I thought what the hell I'll listen to it and I was so happy I did. When watching the film you don't realise how much of an impact the music has until you listen to it by itself. WOW is all I can say
It's an Amazing soundtrack!
I will warn people though if you listen to the soundtrack while driving try not to get too carried away with the music because you will think your a racing driver ;P
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on 26 January 2014
I bought this after seeing the movie..a great movie!
I have always liked the music of Hans Zimmer, "Gladiator" soundtrack still being my favourite. I play this "Rush" CD in the car. It will get your adrenalin going, especially track 23. About half of the tracks are worth listening to, which isn't bad.
Overall, I would give this a cautious recommendation, but I am glad I bought it.
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on 3 March 2015
Another superb soundtrack from Hans Zimmer, The music really takes you back to the 70's and powerfully portrays the ecstasy and agony of that fateful 1976 season. Both powerfully loud and punchy for the racing scenes and yet emotional and moving around Lauda's accident and recovery. If you loved the film or just love soundtracks get this! It gives you what it says on the cover. A pure musical Rush!!!
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on 25 November 2013
Some excellent tracks, not just orchestral but pop (Thin Lizzie, Bowie) but a number of frustrating ones too, where a promising riff or gentle theme dies away after a minute or two. But overall up there with some of Zimmer's best work (Thin Blue Line, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator).
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on 10 September 2013
The Ron Howard/Hans Zimmer collaborations are some of the best in modern cinema in my opinion. Zimmer's scores for The Da Vinci Code,Angels & Demons, and hidden gem Frost / Nixon have produced music that brings out something different in the composer compared to his usual offerings. Rush is no exception, and alongside Zimmer's usual offerings there's quite a lot of writing for the electric guitar, which isn't something Zimmer has used much in the past couple of decade or so.

The album sounds very well produced and lasts just over an hour.There are 24 tracks in total, so I won't mention every one. The main theme is introduced in the opening track "1976", which is pretty good, but it is fairly short and did remind me of the start of the Lannister theme from Game of Thrones by fellow Remote Control composer Ramin Djawadi. There are several reprisals of this across the album, but one of my favourites was in "Inferno" (Track 18) with a really nice string/synth rendition, but perhaps the longest and most fleshed out version was in the longest track on the album "Lost but Won". It's the longest track on the album and definitely the highlight of the album. This theme is also present in the final track "My Best Enemy" (Track 24), with additional choral backing before the chequered flag ends proceedings.

Of the electric guitar based tracks, there's a really cool electric guitar theme introduced in "Stopwatch" (Track 4) that is reprised in "Watkins Glen" (Track 12) which were my favourites, but this is just personal preference.

There's not much to dislike, unless you have such an aversion to electric guitars that it makes you ill. I won't lie, I don't have much of a fondness for them, but on this album I thought it worked well (probably helped because there were no vocals over the top). I won't pass comment on the 4 vocal tracks, by Dave Edmunds, Mud, Thin Lizzy and David Bowie. Most of these artists were before my time, and after listening to them once I won't be doing so again, but each to their own! The only other thing is the time of the release - it's approaching the start of September at the time of writing, and this really does sound like a soundtrack for driving with the windows down over the summer.

*Update for the review, this is the first time in ages that I've actually seen the film with the accompanying soundtrack (usually I just get the soundtracks without seeing the film). To start with, Rush is an incredible film - I knew nothing of the story before seeing it, and it's simply inspirational. As for the Zimmer's score - it was effective within the film, but my overriding opinion was that large portions were simply inaudible due to the sound effects (the sound of the engines in the cinema were pretty amazing though). Some tracks are different on the album compared to the film, for example the strings followed by the short electric guitar theme in "Stopwatch" was not presented like that within the film. "Lost but Won" is the main track that starts the opening credits, and it's worth hanging around when the credits roll just for that.

Overall, this is fantastic release that has one of the best orchestral/electronic/rock fusions that I have heard for some time (apart from the brilliant album for Pacific Rim Soundtrack from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures). This isn't the most complex score ever created, but it sounds great and has some great action tracks and slower material that I think fans of Zimmer will love. If you liked the music within the film, or want another Zimmer standalone album, I strongly recommend it. Within the film, the score was not that audible at times, and this soundtrack release shows that behind the sound of the engines, Zimmer's score was roaring.
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on 1 November 2013
I liked the music when I saw the film. Hans Zimmer has written something that sums up many of the aspects of F1 in this era. The music suits the various phases of the film through the drama, naer tradegy and overall feel of the sport through the 1976 championship
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on 5 November 2014
"Rush" continues Hans Zimmer's recent trend of percussion and electronics. The music is full of thrills and has a certain intensity throughout, which can get tedious at times but feels very appropriate for a racing film. While I see the score working extremely well within the film, it's not quite as interesting as an isolated listening experience.

There are a number of really great tracks on the album. "1976" [Track 1] and "Stopwatch" [Track 4] are two of my favorites. Several songs are also included (like "Fame" by David Bowie), which is great because it gives the album some much needed diversity.

One thing I enjoy about many of Zimmer's albums is that one track often flows into the next without pause. Keep in mind that if you like to just buy 1-2 of your favorite tracks in MP3 format, they might start/end abruptly. This is because most of the tracks for "Rush" start off exactly where the last track ended, with absolutely no silence in between.

"Rush" is the third of Zimmer's major works of 2013 - he also scored "Man of Steel" and "The Longer Ranger". He's had a great year overall; although of the three I consider "The Lone Ranger" to be his best work (and that score has the most replay value). Still, if you like Zimmer's style and want some cool music to drive to, then the "Rush" soundtrack gets my recommendation.

[1] 1976
[4] Stopwatch
[15] Car Trouble
[20] For Love
[24] My Best Enemy
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on 23 November 2013
The music defo brought back memories of the time...very good choice. Would recommend it to anyone who saw the film.
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on 10 November 2013
Excellent score.Reminded me of scenes from the film and my teenage years!
Great with headphones. Promised my husband I won't speed when I play it in our car!
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on 18 October 2013
Another Hans Zimmer masterpiece . I think this is the best soundtrack since Gladiator . The music conjures up great memories of the 1970s.
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