BN.com Gift Guide

The Dark Knight Rises [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
While Hans Zimmer's music for Christopher Nolan's Batman movies aren't as high-concept as some of his other scores, such as Inception or Gladiator, they're just as artfully done, and The Dark Knight Rises is no exception. Zimmer ties the music for the final installment of Nolan's Batman trilogy to his previous scores, but allows these pieces to have their own flourishes as well: "A Storm Is Coming" nods to the churning strings of the theme used since Batman Begins, but "Nothing Out There" adds an almost subliminal pulsing synth that grows stronger as the score unfolds, peaking with "Imagine the Fire"'s climax of choral vocals and strings. Meanwhile, heavy brass cuts ...
See more details below
CD (Enhanced)
$10.82
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $8.04   
  • New (5) from $8.04   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
While Hans Zimmer's music for Christopher Nolan's Batman movies aren't as high-concept as some of his other scores, such as Inception or Gladiator, they're just as artfully done, and The Dark Knight Rises is no exception. Zimmer ties the music for the final installment of Nolan's Batman trilogy to his previous scores, but allows these pieces to have their own flourishes as well: "A Storm Is Coming" nods to the churning strings of the theme used since Batman Begins, but "Nothing Out There" adds an almost subliminal pulsing synth that grows stronger as the score unfolds, peaking with "Imagine the Fire"'s climax of choral vocals and strings. Meanwhile, heavy brass cuts through most tracks like a bat signal piercing through the clouds, nowhere more clearly than on "Gotham's Reckoning." Yet Zimmer doesn't just pile on the drama; he knows when to have his cues crash into a scene and when they should get out of the way. The drums, brass, and strings reach near-claustrophobic levels on "The Fire Rises," but they also retreat, roil, and then thunder to a close in malevolent and majestic fashion. Zimmer also finds room for some more experimental touches, as on "Despair," where the whooshing percussion sounds like a cape sweeping through the air or something bursting into flames. And while most of these cues tower like Gotham skyscrapers, "Mind If I Cut In?" is just as remarkable for its delicate melody and subtle percussion. Fittingly for the last installment of Nolan's -- and thus Zimmer's -- interpretation of Batman, many of the track titles wax philosophical "Why Do We Fall?", and the score's emotional range is narrow but deep, spanning the mournful "Born in Darkness" and the somber "Necessary Evil," and culminating with "Rise," which mingles haunting strings and vocals with formidable rhythms as the credits roll. While The Dark Knight Rises closes the book on Batman for Zimmer and Nolan, it's just another chapter in their thriving creative partnership.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2012
  • Label: Watertower Music
  • UPC: 794043160417
  • Catalog Number: 39313
  • Sales rank: 5,685

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Storm is Coming (0:36)
  2. 2 On Thin Ice (2:54)
  3. 3 Gotham's Reckoning (4:07)
  4. 4 Mind if I Cut In? (3:27)
  5. 5 Underground Army (3:11)
  6. 6 Born in Darkness (1:56)
  7. 7 The Fire Rises (5:33)
  8. 8 Nothing Out There (2:51)
  9. 9 Despair (3:14)
  10. 10 Fear Will Find You (3:08)
  11. 11 Why Do We Fall? (2:02)
  12. 12 Death by Exile (0:23)
  13. 13 Imagine the Fire (7:25)
  14. 14 Necessary Evil (3:16)
  15. 15 Rise (7:15)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist, Synthesizer
Richard Edwards Trombone
Gary Kettel Percussion
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Martin Tillman Cello
Mel Wesson Ambience
Mary Scully Bass
Peter Lale Viola
Matt Dunkley Conductor
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Richard Watkins Horn
Paul Clavis Percussion
Owen Slade Tuba
Ann Marie Calhoun Violin
Thomas Jesty Vocals
C.J. Sing Chant Conductor
Technical Credits
Walt Fowler Orchestration
Alan Meyerson Score Mixer
Yvonne S. Moriarty Orchestration
Ed Neumeister Orchestration
Geoff Stradling Orchestration
Hans Zimmer Arranger, Composer, Producer
Geoff Foster Engineering
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Elizabeth Finch Orchestration
Jill Streater Music Librarian
Daniel Kresco Score Mixer
Andrew Kinney Orchestration
Lisa Margolis Music Business Affairs
Ramin Djawadi Arranger
Mark Wherry Instrument Design
Sandeep Sriram Art Direction
Rick Giovinazzo Orchestration
Andrew Zack Score Coordinator
Lorne Balfe Additional Music
Christopher Nolan Producer, Liner Notes
Kevin Kaska Orchestration
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra Leader
Alex Gibson Producer
Czarina Russell Studio Manager
Andrew Kawczynski Arranger
Carl Rydlund Orchestration
Michael Hobe Sample Preparation
Sam Estes Sample Preparation
Claudius Brüse Sample Preparation
Stephen Lipson Producer, Score Mixer
Charlotte Matthews Assistant Contractor
Steve Mazzaro Arranger
Jasha Klebe Arranger
Tom Farnon Score Reader
Tom Holkenborg Additional Music
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews