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4.3 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Awesome Soundtrack!

Sith Lörd

Hans Zimmer nailed it with this soundtrack! Crimson Tide should be considered one of his best scores ever. The flow of the music is perfect; the album has only 5 tracks, but they are long. I strongly recommend this soundtrack.


Leo Kennedy

This score is nothing short of incrediable. I will say two things though, tracks 2 and 4 do lag I feel at times, but track 5 (Roll Tide) is so overwhelmingly powerful I give this a 5 star rating. This album is worth buying if only for listening the first four tracks build and lead up to track 5.

What I was most impressed with was Zimmer's remarkable ability to draw out his main theme in track 5. First the horn section intros it, then the horns play the main theme. After that the main theme get spread out through various instruments in the ensemble. As this is occuring many variations occur (especially in the string section). Then, like a sonic boom, the tom drums come in and the string section plays what sounds like a new theme, but is really just powerful support for the main theme except the horns aren't playing it (gives me chills every time I hear it). The string section continues their powerful support and then the horns blast the listener with the main theme once again. Then there is another extention and a repeat. Then the piece continues ect ect

Say what you will about Hans Zimmer being a Neo-Romantic and using classical techniques, he writes some of the most powerful themes of any composer I have ever found. Crimson Tide is Hans Zimmer at his best. It would be wrong for me not to give this five stars.

Good moody music


My favorite Hans Zimmer work (and that's saying a lot). Tracks 1 and (especially) 5 are great, and even though 2 and 4 get long, they're excellent as well. They don't have the theme, though (except briefly in "1SQ" near the end). But if you've seen the movie, this will bring back the submarine feeling quickly.

About Hans Zimmer

One of the most prolific film composers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Hans Zimmer was born September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany. After relocating to London as a teen, he later wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates, and in 1980 collaborated with the Buggles on their LP The Age of Plastic and its accompanying hit "Video Killed the Radio Star." A stint with Ultravox followed before Zimmer next surfaced with the Italian avant-garde group Krisma; he then formed a partnership with film composer Stanley Myers, and together they founded the London-based Lillie Yard recording studio. Zimmer and Myers' movie work of the period, which included material for pictures including Moonlighting, Success Is the Best Revenge, Insignificance, and the acclaimed My Beautiful Laundrette, made significant strides in fusing the traditional orchestral aesthetic of film composition with state-of-the-art electronics, and proved highly influential on countless soundtracks to follow.

In 1986 Zimmer joined David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto on their Oscar-winning score to The Last Emperor; his work on the apartheid drama A World Apart was his first major solo credit, and led to his Academy Award-nominated score for 1988's Best Picture-winning smash Rain Man. The following year Zimmer again composed the soundtrack for a Best Picture winner, this time Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy; a remarkably prolific writer, by the time the '90s dawned his music was a Hollywood staple, with a list of hits including Black Rain, Backdraft, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, and Days of Thunder. Zimmer scored his biggest commercial hit in 1994 with his work on Disney's The Lion King; the film's soundtrack garnered countless awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two Grammys. Later adapted for the Broadway stage, The Lion King took home the 1998 Tony for Best Musical as well.

In 1995, Zimmer also earned a Grammy for his work on Crimson Tide, which was honored as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture. Another Academy Award nomination followed for 1996's The Preacher's Wife; that same year, he earned BMI's prestigious Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement. Zimmer earned another Oscar nomination for his work on the James L. Brooks comedy As Good as It Gets in 1997, repeating the feat for the third consecutive year in 1998 with his score for the Terrence Malick masterpiece The Thin Red Line. His contributions to The Prince of Egypt also earned a Golden Globe bid earlier that same year.

The 2000s marked an auspicious time in the composer's career, as he continued scoring the biggest A-list films of the season, averaging two or three blockbusters a year, including Hannibal, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, and The Da Vinci Code. In 2007, Silva Screen Records released Film Music of Hans Zimmer, a double-disc set highlighting his achievements as a movie music-maker. Later in 2007, he reworked Alf Clausen's zany Simpsons theme into a traditional symphonic film score on The Simpsons Movie. As the 2000s came to a close and the 2010s began, Zimmer's name remained synonymous with blockbusters as he scored later installments in the Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Batman franchises, including 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. His score to Christopher Nolan's 2010 film Inception was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music and Original Score, and also earned a Saturn from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Music. Devastated by the Aurora, Colorado shootings in 2012, Zimmer composed a choral arrangement of the Dark Knight Rises theme, simply entitled "Aurora," to help raise money for the victims of the tragedy.

In 2014 Zimmer released the score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was issued under the moniker Hans Zimmer & the Magnificent Six and featured contributions from Johnny Marr (the Smiths), Junkie XL, Michael Einziger (Incubus), Andrew Kawczynski, Pharrell Williams, and Steve Mazzaro. Early the next year, he learned he'd been nominated for another Academy Award, this time for his work on Christopher Nolan's sci-fi hit Interstellar. Among other franchise entries, he went on to provide music for 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was co-scored with Junkie XL; the BBC nature documentary series Planet Earth II; and the award-winning Hidden Figures, which saw Zimmer working once again with Pharrell Williams. He would also add another Nolan collaboration to his body of work with 2017's Dunkirk. ~ Jason Ankeny

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • BORN
    September 12, 1957




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