Inception [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Between 1988 and 2010, composer Hanz Zimmer has had a hand in nearly every major action film, whether it's him behind the keys or one of his numerous, Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures) protégés like John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, or Klaus Badelt. His excellent work on director Christopher Nolan's 2008 international blockbuster The Dark Knight, was disqualified for Oscar consideration due to too many cooks (composers) in the kitchen, a handicap that doesn't apply to Nolan's 2010 follow-up, Inception. Zimmer's signature move, a four- to eight-chord round that builds from a subtle breeze to an F5 tornado, serves as the foundation ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Between 1988 and 2010, composer Hanz Zimmer has had a hand in nearly every major action film, whether it's him behind the keys or one of his numerous, Remote Control Productions (formerly known as Media Ventures) protégés like John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, or Klaus Badelt. His excellent work on director Christopher Nolan's 2008 international blockbuster The Dark Knight, was disqualified for Oscar consideration due to too many cooks (composers) in the kitchen, a handicap that doesn't apply to Nolan's 2010 follow-up, Inception. Zimmer's signature move, a four- to eight-chord round that builds from a subtle breeze to an F5 tornado, serves as the foundation for Inception's dizzying score, and the addition of Smiths/Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr, who appears on eight of the twelve cuts, dutifully expands the layers of Zimmer's melodies, much like the dream building that occurs onscreen. There are moments that bring to mind Vangelis' moody, jazz-kissed work on Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, but Inception's backbone is pure Zimmer. It's beautiful and heroic, unhinged and unspeakably melancholy, and the finest and most fully realized soundtrack this prolific composer has crafted to date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624965039
  • Catalog Number: 524667
  • Sales rank: 22,842

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Half Remembered Dream (1:11)
  2. 2 We Built Our Own World (1:55)
  3. 3 Dream Is Collapsing (2:23)
  4. 4 Radical Notion (3:42)
  5. 5 Old Souls (7:43)
  6. 6 528491 (2:23)
  7. 7 Mombasa (4:54)
  8. 8 One Simple Idea (2:28)
  9. 9 Dream Within a Dream (5:04)
  10. 10 Waiting for a Train (9:30)
  11. 11 Paradox (3:25)
  12. 12 Time (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist, Synthesizer
Edith Piaf Vocals
Richard Edwards Tenor Trombone
Johnny Marr Guitar
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Mary Scully Bass
Peter Lale Viola
Matt Dunkley Conductor
Richard Watkins French Horn
Dave Stewart Bass Trombone
Owen Slade Tuba
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Technical Credits
Walt Fowler Orchestration
Suzette Moriarty Orchestration
Ed Neumeister Orchestration
Hans Zimmer Composer
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Elizabeth Finch Orchestration
Gavin Greenaway Music Score Consultant
Charles Dumont Additional Music
Michel Vaucaire Additional Music
Mark Holley Package Art Direction
Lisa Margolis Music Business Affairs
Rick Giovinazzo Orchestration
Andrew Zack Score Coordinator
Lorne Balfe Additional Music
Christopher Nolan Liner Notes
Kevin Kaska Orchestration
Jamie Roberts Music Business Affairs
Czarina Russell Studio Manager
Shalini Singh Studio Manager
Carl Rydlund Orchestration
Emio Zizza Music Business Affairs
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  • Posted December 12, 2010

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    Amazing At It's Peaks; Dull At It's Lows - Typical Hans Zimmer

    I had to buy this score right after watching Inception for the millionth time in the DVD release (it's been out for less then a week). This is an excellent score to accompany a movie as Cerebral as Inception. The score is spread out through several ideas and instead of recalling themes or motifs, the album almost seems to recall emotions. The highlights include the powerful bass trombones on "Dream Is Collapsing" and "528491." The score brings nothing new though. Zimmer is an impressive composer and writes some really powerful cues for this film, but like every score of his, some of the tracks just seem to be filler and really don't grab the attention of the listener. This is especially apparent in some of the longer cues such as "Waiting for a Train" and "Old Souls." Overall, I would recommend purchase of this score for any fan of contemporary film music. The score is much easier to listen to than the last Zimmer/Nolan collaboration, which is The Dark Knight (that film was also co-scored by James Newton Howard)It makes for an interesting listen and yet another triumph for the Zimmer/Nolan team.

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