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The Rock: Original Score [Soundtrack]

Hans Zimmer , Nick Glennie-Smith Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
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1. Hummell Gets The Rockets
2. Rock House Jail
3. Jade
4. In The Tunnels
5. Mason's Walk - First Launch
6. Rocket Away
7. Fort Walton - Kansas
8. The Chase

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This Alcatraz-themed potboiler was the final film initiated by the vaunted masters of the action McMovie, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer; the flamboyant Simpson died of a drug overdose soon after its release. Modern synth-orchestra fusion master Hans Zimmer is unaccountably teamed with Nick Glennie-Smith and Harry Gregson-Williams here, and the results are, well, just McFine. Not surprisingly, Zimmer's done better work on better films. --Jerry McCulley

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5.0 out of 5 stars Where is the complete score? July 11 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I wish that they had included more score from the movie. That's is why the "The Rock" complete score exist, which runs approx. 85 minutes. So get it you find it.It's a white package and it features 24 tracks.The tracks don't have names. They're just listed as track 1, track 2. etc....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cool Feb. 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is, simply the most action packed score I own. I couldn't find it anywhere (in New Zealand that is), so I bought it off Amazon. It's awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rockin'! Jan. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was THE album I listened to during my first year at art school, any time I had a project due in 18 hours that needed to get done well and done fast, which was frequently. It's big and fast and pounding and it gets the job done. However, it also has a lovely little theme ("Jade") which, years later, still pops into my head on occasion.
Yes, I suppose Hans Zimmer has done better work on better films -- you'll notice a marked similarity in Gladiator and in Pirates of the Caribbean (scored by Zimmer's protege Klaus Badelt, but "overproduced" by Zimmer). But I for one liked The Rock a lot, for what it was, and the music -- which I listen to more often than the music from either of the two other movies above -- has done an excellent job of staying with me long after I saw the movie. If you want music to finish projects by, this album is it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hans Zimmer Is The Master Of Film Scores Nov. 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
Film is a passion to me, and I have grown to appreciate all the aspects of film. I saw my first film before I could walk, a little Disney film called Fantasia. I saw The Rock in 1996 the year it came out when I was 9. The first thing that I asked my father after I watched it was for the music from the movie, at the time I wasn't aware of terms such as Soundtrack or Score. This score is sitting in my computer and playing at an above than average volume level as I am writing this review. Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer, and I hope he will still be around when I am making movies as my profession. The Rock set the standard for action movie scores, and we can see mimics of this original score in films such as Face/Off and Pirates Of The Carribean. Many other action films have tried to capture the style of The Rock. All 3 composers have the same style and have come together to create one outstanding score. The score of The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise will mark Zimmer's 100th film score, and here's to 100 more Hans baby. I really wish people would appreciate film scores more because imagine movies without scores, they would be horrible. The Rock is the defining action score of the 90's and we still see traces of it in action films. Please purchase this Soundtrack and embrace the power of this original piece of movie music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the rock is awesome Sept. 12 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
not only is the movie one of the best ever made, the cd matches up to it. although theres no words its still a motivational, calming and relaxing cd. its awesome. a must get for anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't get better composers than this... Aug. 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is a very cool CD. There is heartpounding music, entertwined with very beautiful melodies. Better than John Williams. See also: Peacemaker, Backdraft, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too many cooks. Feb. 18 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Rock is not a wonderful or classical soundtrack that deserves any awards but it does contain some great action beats and exciting chase music. But there are too many people working here on this score and it's a bit of a mess I'm afraid to say.
First we have Hans Zimmer, then Nick Glennie-Smith, Harry Gregson-Williams and even some contributions by James Newton Howard. It may sound wicked but there is not distict style to this score other than 'Another Media Ventures Product'.
The first track 'Hummel Gets The Rockets' is very cool. It takes a few minutes to get going but has some powerful stuff in there. One half Battlefield Tragedy plus one half well-organised determination make a whole great track.
Track 2 'Rockhouse Jail' isn't so great. It's a suite of many different musical cues from throughout the film and it's here that you realize the CD just isn't going to play them in chronological order. The result is a track that starts of with the wonderful main theme of The Rock and then loses it in incoherence.
Track 3 'Jade' is a nice little tune that tries to sound Scottish but doesn't. It's makes for a nice break from the action music but isn't likely to make you well-up with emotion.
Track 4 'In the Tunnels' is pretty weak. There is a very cool burst of action near the end but most of this track is boring with just loads of sound effects and weird noises in place of real music.
Track 5 'Mason's Walk-First Launch' is even worse. There is only one ACTUAL piece of music in this track stuck right in the middle. The rest is sound effects and weird noise. Bo-ring. In the 6 years I've had this CD I've only listened to this entire track once.
Track 6 'Rocket Away' is 15 minutes of pure action.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Movie Feb. 10 2003
By Phillip
Format:Audio CD
It was a great plot with excellent music. The music really tops off all the scenes throught the film. The only fictional part was when the Navy SEALs get slaughtered when they came out of the sewer system.
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