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Conan The Barbarian 3D (Music From The Motion Picture)

August 16, 2011 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 12, 2011
  • Release Date: August 16, 2011
  • Label: Warner Bros.
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  • Total Length: 1:10:43
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  • ASIN: B005FFVD9W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,533 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Film music aficionados generally consider the score for the original 1982 version of Conan the Barbarian, written by the late great Basil Poledouris, to be one of the finest scores ever written. While remaking the film itself is, from my point of view, neither here nor there as I thought the original movie was greatly flawed, stepping into Poledouris's musical shoes was always going to be a daunting task, no matter who the composer is. It turns out that the composer is Tyler Bates, returning to the historical action epic genre that first brought him to prominence - or should that be notoriety? - with 300 back in 2006.

The film, which is based on the sword-and-sorcery pulp stories of Robert E. Howard, is directed by Marcus Nispel and stars Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa in the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger role. The straightforward story follows the adventures of Conan, a vengeful warrior who marauds across the landscape of medieval Hyboria searching for those that murdered his father and slaughtered his village when he was a small boy. The film also stars Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan, and packs the screen with sword-wielding spectacle, as films of this type tend to do. Unfortunately critics have not been kind the Conan reboot, and that extends to those whose primary focus is its music.

I really, really don't like continually ragging on Tyler Bates. I've met him on several occasions, and he's an extremely nice man, and God knows he works hard, but of all the composers working on major Hollywood productions today, his rise to the top is the one I find most inexplicable.
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The composer wrote he was mindful of the Basin Poledouris score. He wanted to write something different, but encompassing Conan's world. He's done it.

The music is different to the original Conan the Barbarian soundtrack, but don't let that put you off.

Tyler Bates has written a beautiful score. Everything you wanted from Conan is here; the adventure, the good and the bad characters, the exotic lands and people. I think you'll enjoy this soundtrack.
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The music in the awful new remake was bland--boring mush, as another reviewer put it. To me, the most memorable thing about the fantastic original film (and its crappy PG-13 sequel) was the music. Basil Poledouris' music frikkin' made those films! I've lost count of how many times over the decades I've played the original Conan soundtracks (first on cassette, then CD). I listen to them in my car, I've played D&D with them, they never get old. They are epic, timeless masterpieces--the soundtracks to my life. I was bored out of my mind suffering through the soulless abomination that was the new remake and I kept waiting for some cool music to kick in. But it never did. I can't remember any of it. Tyler Bates appears to have all the hack talent of a second-rate Salieri compared to Poledouris' Mozart-like genius. They should have just licensed the rights to the original music to Conan The Barbarian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Conan The Destroyer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and used that instead. The movie would have been slightly less rancid as a result.

Look, I buy soundtracks because I can't get the music out of my head, out of my soul. And this ain't one of 'em.

The soundtrack to the excellent MMO game, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, is a million times better than this, and far more in keeping with the incredible Basil Poledouris Conan soundtracks.
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I rated this only four stars because the songs I believe were too fast paced to really get into my normal mood with this track sequence and there for compared to the 1982 version I believe this is the tekky version of conan
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Note: I have not seen the movie yet.

The score for this reboot of the 1982 film starring Arnold Scwarzenegger is really good. From the opening track Prologue, you get a sense of what Mr. Bates (no, not Norman) has in store for you. The soundtrack just bristles with action, passion and satisfaction. I recommend this soundtrack.
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By Zarkov on September 18, 2015
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Utterly an forgettable hodgepodge of the kind of music that shows up on second rate video games. Frankly, it's embarrassing- I know Basil Poledouris left big shoes to fill, but come on, it's like they didn't even try.
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I've never seen the movie, so this is a stand-alone review of the movie soundtrack. If you are expecting more of Basil's music, you've come to the wrong place. If you're expecting a typical Hollywood movie soundtrack with memorable melodies, you've come to the wrong place. Tyler Bates presents us with an unusual 25 tracks of what I would like to call soundscapes. He merely sets the "tone" for the movie. He creates the "mood" for the movie plotline. This soundtrack is not something I would recommend as a stand-alone listening item. It is not very easy to follow, and you will not go away humming any of its tunes, unless you are a die-hard fan to the movie, and can remember what was going on at certain points.

A few reviews say Tyler Bates lacked "focus" in this recording...I agree and disagree with this. On the surface, it sounds like he's going all over the place...no real direction...just a musical blob... but, on additional listen, I heard a very sophisticated weaving of sounds, tempos, and moods. Tyler Bates and his team knew what they wanted with preciseness, and there was a direction and purpose for every single note and "noise."

I wouldn't mind, however, if the CD was scaled back to like...30 minutes? I would like it better, if some of the tracks in the middle were deleted, because they all sound similar: dark, suspenseful, and unfinished. If the CD could magnify more of its gentle themes, and include just 1 or 2 of the punishing rhythmic ones, I think that would be nice.
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