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300 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tyler BatesAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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listen  1. To VictoryTyler Bates 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. The WolfTyler Bates 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Returns A KingTyler Bates 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. SubmissionTyler Bates 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The EphorsTyler Bates 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cursed By BeautyTyler Bates 1:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. What Must A King Do?Tyler Bates 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Goodbye My LoveTyler Bates 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. No Sleep TonightTyler Bates 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Tree Of The DeadTyler Bates 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Hot GatesTyler Bates 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Fight In The ShadeTyler Bates 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Come And Get ThemTyler Bates 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen16. Immortals BattleTyler Bates 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Fever DreamTyler Bates 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Xerxes' TentTyler Bates 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Tonight We Dine In HellTyler Bates 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. The Council ChamberTyler Bates 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Xerxes' Final OfferTyler Bates 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. A God King BleedsTyler Bates 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. GloryTyler Bates 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Message For The QueenTyler Bates 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (March 6, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: March 9, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000MTDRDG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,572 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Epic, emotional and inventive describe the action drama 300 and also its score. Written and produced by Tyler Bates (Dawn of the Dead, Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, and Slither), Music From The Motion Picture 300 boasts a sweeping palette, embracing a tonal foundation unfamiliar to studio films. Orchestral and choral, 300 features the haunting, exotic vocals of Azam Ali, featured in world music groups Niyaz and Vas.

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Listening to this soundtrack at full blast one often feels as if the Spartan and Persian forces are coming right at you, then ferociously pummeling your eardrums--and this is meant as a compliment. Tyler Bates's score is basically a modern update of the battle classic to end all battle classics: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. On the opening cue "To Victory," Bates throws in everything he's got: powerful choral singing, massive percussion (you can almost feel the weight of those Japanese taiko drums), and of course an otherworldly female voice. All these elements are then parceled out over the following tracks, taking turns to dominate the cues, and sometimes coming together again in majestic shows of force--the music can sound absolutely humongous at times ("Submission," "Come and Get Them," "A God King Bleeds"). The most interesting development is the use throughout of electronic treatment; even when the technique is applied subtly, it's very efficient in adding a spooky dimension to the album's very sonic texture. And while you'd think an electric guitar would feel incongruous in a movie set in 480 BC, it actually injects a screaming sense of urgency into a track such as "The Hot Gates." As for that aforementioned female voice, it belongs to Iranian-born, L.A.-based Azam Ali (of the duo Vas), who makes essential contributions on tracks like "Cursed by Beauty" and "Goodbye My Love." --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic to the Core March 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
What could possibly be more epic than 300 warriors fighting to the death against hundreds of thousands? This was a question i asked after seeing the movie but now I have the answer: This Soundtrack. This album truly cover all the basis' of what the word 'Epic' means. From soft eerily dark melodies to engaging bombastic drumming and of course head first into the guitar driven battle themes.

This album takes you to a place known as Sparta and you will feel the as though you are the one leaving your family behind to march to war and almost certain death ('What Must a King do' & 'Goodbye my Love'). It empowers the listener to feel as though you are there shield to shield with your war ridden comrades as you feel the very earth below you shake due to the approaching enemy('The Hot Gates' & 'To Victory'). This is no mere Soundtrack to a movie but in fact the story of 300 men told through one thing all can relate to.. Music.

I urge you to pick up this album if you are interested. It truely is a work of art & is easily one of the greatest scores written to date. So if you are a fan of Epic Musical Scores or just Symphonic music in general than this album will be a treat for you. The aforementioned tracks are my favorites and you may wish to hear them to get a taste of what this album can offer. Truly a magnificent addition to my collection that has yet to leave my stereo. Thank you for reading and please check out both the movie & Frank Miller's amazing Graphic Novel all of this is based on.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The power, the mystery, the glory May 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you knew the basic history of 300, or read the absolutely beautiful graphic novel, as I did going in to see this film, then the score probably did for you what it did for me, even if it was only subconscious.

I personally was overjoyed at the overall texture of the score from the first sounds to the last. At once the opening is drama and movement, expressing a moment where things are already in motion and moving towards a inevitable conflict. Every moment from then to the final battle holds within it a sense of a warrior's march towards certain sacrifice. The sense of almost arrogance in one's own strength, needed to face another with the final outcome being death. The unrelenting and uncontrollable pumping of the heart with anticipation. Even the softer more esoteric moments of the Ephors has a sense of sadness mixed with duty and purpose.

The score is stark, almost surreal, much like the original artwork and story. It is blunt, bordering on aggression, all of which fit perfectly with the mentality of the Spartans and the delivery of the film. This is not to say there was a lack of grace and subtlety.

On the contrary, there is a constant sense of structure. With flowing transitions and underscoring that allows the audience to breathe in the feelings evoked. And as much as I generally try not to perpetuate the over use of words, there is a "haunting" sense to the entire score. Mostly apparent during the softer moments, the feeling of tragedy to come, lilts through out. Even during the moments of victory and glory there is a sense of futile effort. That every note will be silenced, save for a few lamenting refrains.

I may be going overboard, but I loved the graphic novel, I loved the film, and I loved the score. And when you can interchange the score with the film and the book, somebody did something right. I could go on for pages on this score, but I simply leave it at this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome use of musical resources March 13, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I checked this out because I loved the soundtrack for "Slither". I have neither seen "Slither" nor "300", but I collect soundtracks that move me. The use of full orchestra, electronics and voice are some of the best I've heard.

Also, I'm going to look up some of the works of Azam Ali. I rarely buy soundtracks with vocals in them, but I loved her vocal contribution.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Soundtrack March 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a top notch soundtrack. I have seen the movie and the soundtrack adds that needed extra punch to the movie.

If someone is rating this on the basis of a specific artist (as I saw in a previous review on here) that is not the appropriate criteria that should be used to rate. This is the soundtrack to a movie and not an artists album!

Buy this album. You won't regret it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic March 14, 2007
Format:Audio CD
It's very hard to describe this music in words; you need to listen to it in order to appreciate it. The music is perfect in every sense. It blends together very well and it has this historical feeling to it with its constant chanting. This is the first time I've heard from Tyler Bates and I'm amazed. And the music adds so much to the movie in terms of emotion and courage. Buy this if you're a fan of him or just like amazing music. You won't regret it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Score is more beautiful than the movie. March 11, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music on this CD is gorgeous. I enjoyed the score of the film more so then the film as a whole.

My personal favorite tracks are: To Victory, The Wolf, Returns A King, Submission, Cursed by Beauty, No Sleep Tonight, The Hot Gates, ect. This soundtrack is beautiful.

If you are looking for the song that played on the trailer, it's a song by Nine Inch Nail with the title of "Just like you imagined" on the Fragile Album.

Also, the movie is not bad if you can get over the lack of character building, all of the glorious one-liners spewed all over the place, and the macho-emotional-less characters that abound. It's a complete action flick with an even better soundtrack.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I think it's not bad, but tje movie is better!
Published 2 months ago by Richard Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent background mood setting for when you must concentrate on ...
Dramatic, sometimes dark, heavy, excellent background mood setting for when you must concentrate on a project that has to be done right the first time like when I am working on my... Read more
Published 3 months ago by DANA W. VAN VALIN
5.0 out of 5 stars Composer Tyler Bates Plagiarizes a Bulgarian Folk Song
The truth needs to come out about the theme song titled "Message for the Queen".

Tyler Bates, the "composer" of the "300" soundtrack, literally took a famous Bulgarian... Read more
Published on January 24, 2012 by TheTruthShallOut
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome soundtrack!
Gets the work done! You feel like you're in battle aside Gerard Butler when doing homework. Since this review has to be more then 20 words, "Buy the album, you won't regret it! Read more
Published on October 28, 2011 by fdprest
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
Purchased this for my other half. He very much enjoys good STs. However I have noticed that he only listens to this one rarely. It is not on his regular playlist. Its not bad. Read more
Published on July 3, 2011 by Quetta
5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly diverse
I expected a lot of heavy hitting epic tracks. There were certainly a good handful of them, but I was pleasantly surprised by the slower tracks as well. Read more
Published on April 7, 2011 by Benjamin J. Herr
1.0 out of 5 stars Thievery
I thought I had written a review for this product when it released, but I was apparently so angry I simply imagined doing so. Read more
Published on December 8, 2010 by elixxxer
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This soundtrack is one of the most atmospheric and emotionally compelling I've heard in a long time. Very high intensity level, great stuff. Read more
Published on February 11, 2010 by Thinker
4.0 out of 5 stars You liked the movie, you will love the soundtrack.
300 was a great movie, and the music for the film was also great, the mix of atmospheric, rock, middle east music was precicely what was needed. Read more
Published on September 5, 2009 by Kevin Nazario Bartolomei
5.0 out of 5 stars This rocks!
I can only say that this is one of the better scores I've heard in a long time. The pounding, primal rhythms and powerful operatic vocals Tyler Bates has put together with the... Read more
Published on April 5, 2008 by Jolie Bonnette
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