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Original soundtrack to the 2011 motion picture composed by Hanz Zimmer. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows is the anticipated sequel to Guy Ritchie's 2009 reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes legend starring Robert Downey Jr.

1. I See Everything
2. That Is My Curse (Shadows - Pt. 1)
3. Tick Tock (Shadows - Pt. 2)
4. Chess (Shadows - Pt. 3)
5. It's So Overt It's Covert
6. Romanian Wind
7. Did You Kill My Wife?
8. He's All Me Me Me
9. The Mycorft Suite
10. To the Opera!
11. [Excerpt]
12. Die Forelle
13. Zu Viele Füchse für Euch Hänsel
14. The Red Book
15. Moral Insanity
16. Memories of Sherlock
17. The End?
18. Romani Holiday (Antonius Remix)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 13, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Soundtrack
  • Label: WaterTower Music
  • ASIN: B005ZHB84U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,447 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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I love this soundtrack because I really enjoyed the movie.
Emily
Zimmer surprised (an understatement) with his music for "Sherlock Holmes," in what was easily one of the two or three best scores of that year.
G M. Stathis
Matching the style of the film, Zimmer's score is by turns subtle, mysterious, thrilling, and even humorous.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Matches Malone on December 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
The first "Sherlock Holmes" score caught me completely off guard with how different and completely opposite of Zimmer it was and ended being my favorite score that year. For the sequel, Zimmer goes even further by delivering one of the most unique and addicting scores I've heard since his score for the first movie.

The album starts off with the Sherlock Holmes theme in almost the same manner as the last. This time with some pauses here and there. A somber opening that brings back that great theme. It's like the calm before the very crazy storm that is the rest of the tracks on this incredible album.

The next track introduces a new theme which I'm guessing is a theme for the bad guy in the movie? Starts off with low instruments before being picked up by what I could have sworn was a bass clarinet. A bass clarinet in a Zimmer score? Sheer bloody panic. Other than the clarinet, another instrument that I never thought I'd hear in modern day Zimmer score was the bassoon, which is featured very well on "The Mycroft Suite".

"Tick Tock" is easily one of my favorite tracks on the album. It takes a while for it get going, but once it kicks, it really starts getting fun. I'm sure the ticking sound will make sense once I see the movie, but for now it's a very cool sound that's almost present throughout the track as it gets crazier and crazier. One of the few action tracks I believe, but very well done.

I remember on the last "Holmes" score there was a track called "I never woke up in handcuffs before" which I thought was as crazy as Zimmer could ever be in terms of playfulness. Well this score proved me wrong. There are tracks on here that I had to stop listening to about halfway through to make sure I was listening to the right soundtrack.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Darryl Strickler on December 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Tracks 2, 3, and 4 alone would be worth the price. After listening to the entire album, I created a playlist with these three tracks looping. It has made my day fly by - and I'm an accountant so that's difficult to do!

I wasn't quite sure how Zimmer would top Sherlock Holmes - especially with "Discombobulate," and, "Psychological Recovery," but I think he has done it here.

In addition to the, "Shadows," tracks, "The End," is an epic sendoff. This score does not disappoint; I wish the same for the film itself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Storylover TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I've been loving Hans Zimmer soundtracks since I heard and was swept away by the Lion King. Since then, there have been a lot of phases of Mr. Zimmer's growth as a composer. Recently, he has had something of a creative renaissance, and I am happy to say that Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is really quite inventive, yet still firmly grounded in that melodic sensibility and urgency that makes a Zimmer soundtrack so good. The off key piano in the opening phrases of "I See Everything" is merged skillfully in an uneasy duet with trembling strings, giving a sense of delightful unease and dread, mystery and excitement. And from that moment, the soundtrack doesn't let up. "Shadows", a three part meditation on an ominous theme, becomes wonderfully creepy as you notice a watch ticking ominously in the background. By the time "Shadows Part 3 (Chess)" comes on, you are on the edge of your seat, about to crack with tension. Percussion and glockenspiel stabs burst forth and then are retracted as if the threat has suddenly retreated around a corner. "Romanian Wind" takes, of course, a traditional sounding Romanian violin/fiddle figure and develops it with a flute(!) into a wild dance that certainly owes something to the Hungarian Rhapsodies, but more than that is just plain delightful. It becomes so fast at the end that I can almost imagine flames rising from the bow! The segue into the melancholy Spanish trumpet of "Did You Kill My Wife" makes for a startling and affecting contrast, but the wild fiddle and irrepressible creativity and humor once more reappear for "He's All Me Me Me" with it's rollicking pizzicatos and swaying sawing on the strings.Read more ›
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When we heard Hans' score to the first Sherlock Holmes it wasn't necessarily a game changing score as was Inception or Batman Begins. It was heavily thematic, expertly structured and just a purely fun charismatic ride. It was perfect for the film. Hans isn't new to the sequel world and it's always great to see himself trying new things in familiar territory to try and spice things up. For Holmes' second outing we have a much darker score shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Gone are the bombastic action tracks of the first score as we settle into a foggy maze of shadows.

The beginning of the album sets us up with a three part section called "Shadows". The base of these three tracks is quite brilliant as Hans takes his clock motif from the third act of the first film and turns it into a tensely paced track. Part 2 is entitled "Tick Tock" and rightfully so as the baseline of the track mimics the ticking of a clock. Then come bursts of strings that build and pull away like waves. As we're stuck in the shadows we are dealt some intense music that just transports us into the universe of this film. After some long tracks we finally emerge from the shadows and are treated to that quirky eccentric theme we love so much. This time around Hans incorporates much more heavily an eastern European sound. Romanian instrumentation is heavily featured such as the obviously titled track "Romanian Wind". Hans then does some great stuff in tracks like "To The Opera" and "Die Forelle" where sound design and score mix together. Diegetic and non-diegetic music become one as Hans incorporates source music into the weave of the score. We also have a great nod to Ennio Morricone with a newly arranged track based off Morricone's Two Mules For Sister Sara.
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