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Wings Of A Film Music Of Hans [Live]

Hans/Various Zimmer Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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8. Mother Africa from "Power of One"
9. Theme from "Nine Months"
10. Theme from "Rain Man"
11. Theme from "True Romance"
12. Busa from "The Lion King"

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In October 2000, film composer Hans Zimmer gave a concert as part of the Flanders Film Festival. The Wings of A Film--music being that which makes celluloid take flight--combines orchestra, rock instrumentalists and Zimmer himself on keyboards, preserving almost 72 minutes from the event in Ghent's Kuipken Concert Hall. Lisa Gerrard, whose vocals contributed significantly to the atmosphere of Gladiator, is reunited with Zimmer for a subdued version of that film's end title music. "Thunderbird" from Thelma and Louise allows the composer to fulfil his Pink Floyd fantasies, while the formal tuned percussion describing True Romance gives no clue to the film's ultra-violent nature. Rain Man offers a soft-rock lyricism which prefigures the warmth of "Nyah and Ethan" from Mission: Impossible II, "Journey to the Line" being an almost 10-minute adventure in slow-burning atmospherics from The Thin Red Line. With a track from The Power of One and two from The Lion King, virtually every style in Zimmer's repertoire (except for pulsating action music) is covered. The sound is good if sometimes a little cavernous and by necessity lacks Zimmer's usual hi-tec studio polish. --Gary S Dalkin

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4.0 out of 5 stars Zimmer Zimmer July 2 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Im george zimmer, no relation. this cd is good quality service, and a good price. if i had a warehouse, i'd fill it with his music. he should be president.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not All You Could Hope For Feb. 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
If you're looking for a collection of Zimmer's work all in one place this is it. But that's all. These are not the best versions of his work you'll find and if you've grown to love some of his music from movie soundtrack CDs, you'll be disappointed. This is LIVE meaning each piece has several seconds of applause at the end. The arrangements are for orchestra so some of the studio techniques which give the music a kick are missing.
For some people, once they're used to one version of a song, variations will never do. If that's you don't waste time on this CD. I'm not such a person yet these live recordings left me cold.
The music for Rainman is a good case in point. I like that the arrangement, unlike the soundtrack CD, is a full 3 minutes of the piece (the soundtrack was split into two shorter pieces) but the music simply doesn't transport me the way the original did. There's less emotion.
If you're into Hans then this is still a must have but is not as satisfying as, say, a compilation of the original works.
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4.0 out of 5 stars MOVING Dec 27 2002
By G Carey
Format:Audio CD
This CD doesn't grab you right away. But after a few times it's hard not listen to it. Very moving CD.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Big disappointment Nov. 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
Ever buy a CD you had high hopes for and when you got it - it became one you quickly decided you would only listen to once? That would be my experience with this. Over-orchestrated, there is nothing subtle about this recording, it is loud and bombastic. Many of my favorites - such as the Lion King pieces -were reworked and changed miserably. I absolutely loved Zimmers' ~ Millennium: Tribal wisdom and the modern world.
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