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The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

Hans ZimmerAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (July 17, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: WaterTower Music
  • ASIN: B008645YEE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,590 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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*** Enhanced CD - unlocks 3 additional tracks! 2 are exclusive to the CD:
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No Stone Unturned (exclusive)
Risen From Darkness (exclusive)***

The Dark Knight Rises Score Composed by Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe Award Winner Hans Zimmer

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145 of 160 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Let me begin by stating, I'm a massive Zimmer fan, and he composed fantastic music for TDKR! The music is great! - That's not the problem... The problem is a lot of music is missing (especially long major action cues) which Zimmer himself has confirmed were not on this CD (only for download, and some only on an Iphone) + this CD doesn't have the same rich sound mix/production that The Dark Knight on CD presented.

This CD doesn't present the music nowhere near as good as it should - TDK is far superior in the arrangement and editing of tracks, mixing and producing etc... HZ has confirmed in an LA Times article (see below) that there are 4 suites totalling 21 tracks available for download, but only onto an IPHONE or IPAD, this is not acceptable!

I had to return this CD as it was that bad, I really wanted to switch it off mid way (the music was fine, but it was the presentation... and sound mix... that absoutely killed it for me)

This music HZ speaks of is confirmed by him stating - "This shows more of the process," Zimmer said. "I wanted to divide the two worlds up. It's a bad paradigm, but the suites are like the novel of this thing. The CD is like the screenplay. The CD follows the screenplay precisely. The suites are so much more based on all the more detailed conversations Chris and I were having."

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LETS DEMAND THESE 4 SUITES 21 tracks and all the other DOWNLOADABLE music gets released on CD!

This is a shocking way to finish a classic trilogy like this! Zimmer's music is fine, but it's very obvious that the studio rushed to get this CD out. No care has been taken as how the music was arranged on the CD, it feels like it's been slapped together.
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159 of 178 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars CD was mastered with excessive gain levels July 22, 2012
By zilch0
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love Hans Zimmer's work and although the music itself, in this album, is not his best, in my opinion, it's still enjoyable - at least in those tracks where the recordings were not mastered with excessive volume levels.

Unfortunately, several tracks suffer severe clipping - where the maximum possible gain (volume) that can be recorded in a 16-bit file is reached, causing a severe loss of detail and an overall loss of dynamics throughout the entire track.

The following tracks were mastered with excessive gain: 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 15.

That's 9 out of 15, or nearly two thirds of the CD, ruined by poor mastering.

So now we have to wait a couple of years (if ever) for someone to come along and remaster these recordings with reasonable gain levels.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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I don't go to many movies, after all I am legally blind so if I want to `hear' a movie, I usually wait for the DVD release. But after the Aurora shootings, I don't know. I think I wanted to reaffirm my right to go freely, anywhere in this country, and not fear for my life or safety. So, I made it a point to take a cab and walk into that theater in Lake Oswego. It felt good, and I actually got a seat about five rows back from the screen, so I could actually see most of the film. I also felt somehow proud to, at least in my mind, confront the stigma this film had and has for a lot of people all because of one deranged monster in Aurora. Another good thing that came out of this is I was reviewing a catalog of books being offered for review and one of those books was published by The University Of Colorado Press, so I made it a point to write the editor and offer to review the book (you'll have to wait for the book review) and it was good to talk to someone who could still keep the beautiful things in the front of their mind after the tragic event.

First thing that I noticed, almost naturally given my limited vision and my back ground as a musician and eclectic fan of many forms and genre of music was the sweep and drama in the sound track. Like the previous Dark Knight film, this one was scored by the Academy- Award® winning composer Hans Zimmer. He teamed writer/director Christopher Nolan to create the music for the final installment of his Dark Knight Trilogy.

From the opening track, "A Storm Is Coming" it is apparent that this is no ordinary soundtrack. This isn't just pretty, sanitized sound to fill in the silent or transitory spaces in the action. As a musician, I could hear that Zimmer wasn't playing it safe.
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44 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hans Zimmer at his Epic Best! July 11, 2012
By Shef
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
**Updated** I want to bring to everyone's attention that in order to get all the bonus tracks you must buy the soundtrack TWICE: once here and once on itunes. I bought the itunes version to get two extra tracks and I highly recommend them both. I almost lowered my score to 4 stars given you are not purchasing the complete soundtrack on Amazon or itunes. There is even a track that you can ONLY get by purchasing your movie tickets at movietickets.com which I have not done. This trend, which began with DLC for video games, is not befitting the consumer and I am a bit annoyed. That being said, I added my thoughts on four of the five bonus tracks below.

Quite by accident, I noticed that the entire soundtrack was available for streaming on Empire Online legally, a week before it comes out officially. I have been looping the soundtrack since and it is epic. Hans Zimmer is by far my favorite composer alive trumping even John Williams in my mind. Zimmer is responsible for my favorite themes and soundtracks scoring everything from the Lion King to Call of Duty. His work with James Newton Howard on the first two movies was sensational, but this is the first time going it alone in a Batman movie.

Zimmer admitted that he had no problem working on the "Batman" half of the scores, but relied on Newton Howard for the "Bruce Wayne" aspect. This dynamic is reflected in this soundtrack as the love themes are notably absent. This is clearly a dark movie. In its place are the haunting chants and melancholy strings which provide volume to the entire score.

Many of the recognizable themes from the original two movies make a reappearance in this score but not in an bad way. The old is mixed with the new and Zimmer often reinterprets his old themes to give them new life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
everything was fine.
Published 3 days ago by eric thomas bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album. The music really motivates me at the ...
Great Album. The music really motivates me at the gym to work out harder and push myself to the limit. Also it reminds me of all the great scenes in The Dark Knight Rises movie.
Published 1 month ago by Amin Dabzadeh
5.0 out of 5 stars Batman
Great album and delivered promptly within the timescales given
Published 1 month ago by MR IAN J HOLMES
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Memorable movie soundtrack music from a famous composer/conductor that's a must for portable electronic playlists.
Published 1 month ago by Peking_Duck
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
GOOD BUT NOT AS GOOD AS ZIMMER'S OTHER COMPOSITIONS. "BATMAN BEGINS" IS BETTER IN MY OPINION.
Published 1 month ago by J. Rickley Dumm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 2 months ago by marie dziczek
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as dramatic as other Hans Zimmer soundtracks
After the Inception soundtrack which I greatly enjoyed, I was sure this soundtrack would be as good. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Baltazar Mejia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love instrumentals and Hans Zimmer is one of my favorite artists. I actively look for his music when I look to add to my collection.
Published 3 months ago by Mark Palombo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Cool soundtrack I picked up as a Batman fan. Instrumental music from the actual film. Very dynamic and inspiring. Great for fans of classical music.
Published 4 months ago by Ray W. Black
4.0 out of 5 stars Best part of the movies
That about says it all. The best part of all the Chris Nolan Batman movies by far was the soundtracks.
Published 4 months ago by Michael Mueller
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The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack track listing
Seems short for a 2hr 45min movie. Wouldn't surprise me if they come out with a special edition 2 disc-er when the blu-ray/dvd hits like the last film. And just like TDK, I'll be buying both of them. Can't wait. Half my anticipation with seeing the new Batman film is hearing the amazing score... Read More
Jun 13, 2012 by P. O'Rourke |  See all 15 posts
watermusic download problems
completely agree and disappointed... water tower and warner bros sucks!!! and their customer service too!! this is a fraud!!!! bought my cd of the dark knight and couldn't download bonus content. wb and water tower sucks!!!
Sep 9, 2012 by Alex |  See all 3 posts
any news on vinyl release?
No word yet, but it'll probably get one.
Jun 17, 2012 by Joseph E. Valencia |  See all 5 posts
will will there be a Dark knight rises colectors edtion soundtrack like...
no if there already releaseing bonus tracks 3 on itunes and 2 additional on the cd with input code......
Jul 14, 2012 by J. Sheer |  See all 5 posts
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