Usually when a soundtrack gets another release with more music from the film, the result is not as good as the original soundtrack release itself. This is a perfect example of that, as the original soundtrack was outstanding, while this one is still good, but nowhere close to the other one. As the first one contained music mainly from Hans Zimmer, with Lisa Gerrard on vocals, this one contains music from a lot of other composers as well as Zimmer, with lines from the movie heard within some of the tracks by Russell Crowe, Richard Harris, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Connie Nielsen, and Djimon Hounsou. The liner notes contain comments by Hans Zimmer with a breakdown of each track and Lisa Gerrard. Most of the music you have heard before on the first release anyway, but some new music is present, as well as some music that was never featured in the film. There are 2 mixed versions of "Now We Are Free" that didn't make the final cut. Heitor Pereira gives a great guitar solo in "Maximus". Composer Jeff Rona contributed to "Marrakesh Marketplace". Klaus Badelt, in addition to helping with additional music from the first soundtrack, also helped in some of the tracks for this release. To describe most of the music, just listen to the other Gladiator soundtrack, as it is much better anyway and similar to this one.