The Dark Knight (Collectors Edition) [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
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There’s little breathing room on Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s brilliantly conceived soundtrack for The Dark Knight. Just like Heath Ledger’s totally psycho portrayal of The Joker, almost every track is heavy, dense, and claustrophobic. Zimmer is a sucker for industrial music and dark electronics, both of which creep their way into “Agent of Chaos” and the violently rhythmic “Why So Serious?” Even the reflective orchestral offerings are smeared in grim textures and dystopian murk. Definitely file under “uneasy listening.”
The soundtrack that Gotham needs but does not deserve.
The first disc is completely the same as the original and limited edition. The second disc's 10 first tracks mainly has the hero theme in Buyer Beware, and twice in A Watchful Guardian. Harvey's theme and more of his right side appears. Track 19, Gonna Love Me, is when Harvey talks to the Mayor and the fake Batman slams into the window, and the penthouse scene with the joker and Batman, (action theme is from Scarecrow showdown in Arkham in Begins) Track 18,Decent, is when Gordon comes home after Joker is capture. Halfway to Hong... is when Alfred goes to the new batcave and discussion about Rachel and Harvey. Chance is a part of Harvey's theme forshadowing Two face. You complete me is Batman's interrogation of the Joker. The Ferries mainly has harvey and joker in the hospital and when two face becomes vigilante We are tonight' entertainment is the boat scene with Joker failing his plans and his new scars. Buyer Beware is like Artibeus, Track 5 on Batman Begins and Batman stops scarecrow. A watchful guardian is the hero theme when he jumps Two face till the credits and the credits theme is altered and stops after joker's theme. It is a good soundtrack that should have been ordered a little bit better. I sort of like the first disc better. But it didn't have the hero theme appear three times. Enjoy.
Seriously, if you're going to buy this, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing it elsewhere. You can get the bonus disc by itself here but for this 2-disc set, you're going to want the collectible hardbound photo book that houses the discs. That's the whole point of this set is for collectors and the book itself is awesome. But, if you don't want to spend the $40+ and you don't have the original soundtrack already, by all means, buy this.
FInally the ones we're looking for!!
I was wondering how to get the end credits theme from batman Begins and the Dark Knight and now we have it on this album. Definetly a neat collection of music from Hans zimmer and James Newton Howard. The electronic and brass score together makes for one good movie. I recommend the whole album, but the new ones I would choose Bank Robbery, You Complete Me, Buyer Beware, A Watchful Guardian, and all the other new ones. The score to this is just incredible to listen to because zimmer is a master at electronic, organ, or epic work and Howard is known for his melodic, dark, and fantasy driven themes. Like John Williams' new Indiana Jones soundtrack collection, we fans of Batman have been waiting for something like this since the movie came out. My most favorite Batman theme of course is the end credits to Bamtna Begins and the Dark Knigth, plus several other compilations from both and of course let's not forget Danny Elfman's groundbreaking score for Batman, one of my most favorite film scores and zimmer's and howard's score takes that one to a whole new level of enjoyment for the more darker, psychological driven Batman films of Christopher Nolan.
Born: September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s