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Man Of Steel
     

Man Of Steel

by Hans Zimmer
 

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Academy Award®, Grammy®, and Golden Globe®-winning composer Hans Zimmer composed the music for this highly anticipated project, joining forces for the first time with director Zack Snyder.

Both the standard and deluxe editions will include the epic track “Man of Steel (Hans Original Sketchbook)” which clocks in at over 28 minutes long. This exclusive

Overview

Academy Award®, Grammy®, and Golden Globe®-winning composer Hans Zimmer composed the music for this highly anticipated project, joining forces for the first time with director Zack Snyder.

Both the standard and deluxe editions will include the epic track “Man of Steel (Hans Original Sketchbook)” which clocks in at over 28 minutes long. This exclusive track is performed solely by Zimmer, and allows listeners to experience firsthand his initial experiments with the film’s music, which ultimately lay the foundation for the film’s final score.

In addition to his orchestral arrangements, Zimmer, no stranger to stepping outside the confines of traditional film scoring, has assembled two unique musical entities to contribute music to Man of Steel. The first, a “drum orchestra,” which was brought together for the album, is described by soundtrack co-producer Peter Asher as “some of the best drummers in the world all playing simultaneously in a space designed for a symphony orchestra - using not only rock drum kits but tympani and field drums as well.”

The membership of this elite assembly consisists of many of today’s top musicians including John JR Robinson, Jason Bonham, Josh Freese, Pharrell Williams, Danny Carey, Satnam Ramgotra, Toss Panos, Jim Keltner, Curt Bisquera, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Matt Chamberlain, Ryeland Allison, Bernie Dresel, Vinnie Colaiuta and Sheila E. Their contribution, under Zimmer’s musical direction, creates a towering and powerful musical accompaniment to the film.

Another distinctive group the composer assembled was a gathering of eight of music’s finest pedal steel guitarists who play classical string section parts. This collective, consisting of Chas Smith, Marty Rifkin, Skip Edwards, Boo Bernstein, Peter Frieberger, Rick Schmidt, JD Maness, John McClung, was described by Asher as, “a uniquely new metallic orchestra” added it’s own distinct and soaring musical stamp to the soundtrack.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Instead of paying homage to John Williams' celebrated score for Richard Donner's 1978 Superman film, as composer John Ottman did with Bryan Singer's 2006 reboot Superman Returns, Hans Zimmer has crafted an entirely new set of themes for Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder's 2013 re-reboot of the franchise. Closer in tone to the composer's work on Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the 15-track Man of Steel is grittier and darker than any of its predecessors, due in large part to Zimmer's proclivity for non-stop, thunderous percussion, though it retains enough goose bump-inducing moments to be called a proper Superman score, especially on the elegiac "Look to the Stars" and its soaring counterpart (pun intended) "What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?," both of which dutifully reflect the iconic superhero's propensity for both goodness and might.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2013
Label:
Watertower Music
UPC:
0794043168338
catalogNumber:
39424
Rank:
19590

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hans Zimmer   Primary Artist,Synthesizer
Jim Keltner   Drums
Ryeland Allison   Drums
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Jason Bonham   Drums
Danny Carey   Drums
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
George Doering   Guitar
Bernie Dresel   Drums
Sheila E.   Drums
Skip Edwards   Pedal Steel Guitar
Josh Freese   Drums
Peter Frieberger   Pedal Steel Guitar
Marty Rifkin   Pedal Steel Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Lee Sklar   Bass
Martin Tillman   Cello
Mel Wesson   Ambience
Pharrell Williams   Drums
Toss Panos   Drums
Satnam Ramgotra   Drums
Rick Schmidt   Pedal Steel Guitar
Mark Wherry   Digital Instruments
Ann Marie Calhoun   Violin
Chas Smith   Pedal Steel Guitar
Atli Övarsson   Conductor
Bob Bernstein   Pedal Steel Guitar
J.D. Maness   Pedal Steel Guitar
Trevor Lawrence   Drums
John McClung   Pedal Steel Guitar
Hilda Övarsdóttir   Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Asher   Producer
Nick Glennie-Smith   Producer
Alan Meyerson   Engineering
Yvonne S. Moriarty   Orchestration
Tommy Vicari   Engineering
Hans Zimmer   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tom Steel   Stage Crew
Bob Badami   Score Wrangler
Tim Lauber   Stage Crew
Raul Vega   Sample Preparation
Tom Hardisty   Stage Crew
Ross Garfield   Drum Technician
Ben Robinson   Sample Preparation
Junkie XL   Producer,Additional Music,Rhythm Design
Daniel Kresco   Engineering
Eric Matthies   Session Photographer
Charles Roven   Executive Producer
Christine Sirois   Stage Crew
Stacey Robinson   Stage Crew
Ryan Robinson   Stage Crew
Lisa Margolis   Music Business Affairs
Zoë Zimmerman   Session Photographer
Dan Pinder   Session Photographer
Sandeep Sriram   Art Direction
Belinda Broughton   Orchestra Leader
Jessica Rotter   Session Photographer
Christopher Nolan   Executive Producer
Kevin Kaska   Orchestration
Steven Kofsky   Production Service
Deborah Snyder   Executive Producer
Zack Snyder   Executive Producer
Czarina Russell   Studio Manager,Score Coordinator
Chas Smith   Audio Sculpture
Atli Övarsson   Producer,Additional Music
Jamie Olvera   Stage Crew
Andrew Kawczynski   Additional Music
Carl Rydlund   Orchestration
Richard Wheeler   Stage Crew
Melissa Muik   Score Wrangler
Claudius Brüse   Sample Preparation
Denis St. Amand   Stage Crew
Stephen Lipson   Producer
Michael Osment   Session Photographer
Steve Mazzaro   Additional Music
Stradivarius   Instrument Design
Megan Wintory   Assistant Contractor
Yvonne Tran-Macdonald   Assistant Contractor
Tauress Habib   Sample Preparation
Eric Norris   Sound Design
Emma Thomas   Executive Producer

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