The Dark Knight Rises (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Version with 3 Bonus Tracks]
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||A Storm Is Coming||Hans Zimmer||0:36||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||On Thin Ice||Hans Zimmer||2:54||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Gotham's Reckoning||Hans Zimmer||4:07||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Mind If I Cut In?||Hans Zimmer||3:27||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Underground Army||Hans Zimmer||3:11||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Born in Darkness||Hans Zimmer||1:56||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||The Fire Rises||Hans Zimmer||5:33||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Nothing Out There||Hans Zimmer||2:51||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Despair||Hans Zimmer||3:14||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Fear Will Find You||Hans Zimmer||3:08||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Why Do We Fall?||Hans Zimmer||2:02||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Death By Exile||Hans Zimmer||0:23||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Imagine the Fire||Hans Zimmer||7:25||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Necessary Evil||Hans Zimmer||3:16||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Rise||Hans Zimmer||7:14||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||Bombers Over Ibiza (Junkie XL Remix)||Hans Zimmer||5:48||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||The Shadows Betray You||Hans Zimmer||5:20||$2.19||View in iTunes|
||The End||Hans Zimmer||6:13||$2.19||View in iTunes|
While Hans Zimmer's music for Christopher Nolan's Batman movies aren't as high-concept as some of his other scores, such as Inception or Gladiator, they're just as artfully done, and The Dark Knight Rises is no exception. Zimmer ties the music for the final installment of Nolan's Batman trilogy to his previous scores, but allows these pieces to have their own flourishes as well: "A Storm Is Coming" nods to the churning strings of the theme used since Batman Begins, but "Nothing Out There" adds an almost subliminal pulsing synth that grows stronger as the score unfolds, peaking with "Imagine the Fire"'s climax of choral vocals and strings. Meanwhile, heavy brass cuts through most tracks like a bat signal piercing through the clouds, nowhere more clearly than on "Gotham's Reckoning." Yet Zimmer doesn't just pile on the drama; he knows when to have his cues crash into a scene and when they should get out of the way. The drums, brass, and strings reach near-claustrophobic levels on "The Fire Rises," but they also retreat, roil, and then thunder to a close in malevolent and majestic fashion. Zimmer also finds room for some more experimental touches, as on "Despair," where the whooshing percussion sounds like a cape sweeping through the air or something bursting into flames. And while most of these cues tower like Gotham skyscrapers, "Mind If I Cut In?" is just as remarkable for its delicate melody and subtle percussion. Fittingly for the last installment of Nolan's — and thus Zimmer's — interpretation of Batman, many of the track titles wax philosophical ("Why Do We Fall?"), and the score's emotional range is narrow but deep, spanning the mournful "Born in Darkness" and the somber "Necessary Evil," and culminating with "Rise," which mingles haunting strings and vocals with formidable rhythms as the credits roll. While The Dark Knight Rises closes the book on Batman for Zimmer and Nolan, it's just another chapter in their thriving creative partnership.
It sure does rise....no pun intended
Hans Zimmer has done it again. He has constructed a brilliant score to one of the greatest trilogies of all time. Not only has Zimmer introduced a few new themes to this score, but he's also continued to weave the Batman theme into many of the tracks on the album.
Of special note to listen to, RISE and THE END. Don't get me wrong, all the other tracks are worth listening to, but these two just have something special about them. Buy and listen to this album, and then go ahead and buy Inception.
Chris Nolan + Han Zimmer = Masterpiece
An amazing album made by one of the best film composers in the world.
Each song brings out so much emotion and passion.
An album worth keeping for the rest of your life.
I have seen The Dark Knight Rises six times in cinemas now and Christopher Nolan has undoubtedly created a masterpiece of film that will be remembered an appreciated for generations - Hans Zimmer's soundtrack is likewise. The soundtrack is truly impressive and what makes it even better are hints of themes from both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight which tie in really nicely with the soundtrack. A must-buy...you will not regret it. If you have seen the movie you will know how epic the soundtrack is!
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