Angels & Demons (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Hans Zimmer & Joshua Bell
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Great Soundtrack to a Great Book / Movie
Each track is powerful and follows the storyline well. Even if you don't like the book, this is great music. If you have an aversion to Angels & Demons or The DaVinci Code, remember that they are found in the FICTION section for a reason. They are just meant to be entertaining, so don't read further into them than what they are: interesting stories. This CD is just that...entertaining. If you are a fan of Hans Zimmer, you will not be disappointed.
Not the best, but it does have an amazing standout
Hans Zimmer is quite a diverse composer, and this diversity can sometimes leads to scores that are lackluster: just music churned out for another film. I felt that the music for "The Da Vinci Code" was in this category -- exciting, rhythmically driven music that provides excitement to compensate for often ridiculous and dialogue. Much of the music in "Angels & Demons" is very similar, and I actually laughed out loud in the theater at one point when a hugely dramatic surge in the music coincided with the not-so-dramatic turning on of a car's headlight. The standout track from this album, however, is "Science and Religion," and, to be honest, it is the only reason I bought the album. "Science and Religion" is a beautiful piece of music that utilizes wonderful and various ambient textures with repetition to create a landscape of mood and sound. I remembered it from the film and thought it highly appropriate for the images it accompanied on screen. This track reminds me of the musical textures often used by the American composer John Adams, of whom I am an avid follower. Though much of this score seems merely "churned out," this one track does make it a worthy purchase.
this is a phenomenal soundtrack to a phenomenal book and movie, and Hans Zimmer has done extremely well! the songs (especially 'Science and Religion' and '503') display powerful emotion and overall, portray the events of the movie very beautiflly. in my opinion, i think that this is some of Zimmer's very best work. i highly recommend that you buy the entire album. you will not be dissappointed!
Born: September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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