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Black Hawk Down
Hans Zimmer
Black Hawk Down
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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All Artists: Hans Zimmer
Title: Black Hawk Down
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Decca U.S.
Original Release Date: 1/18/2002
Re-Release Date: 1/15/2002
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 044001701221, 0044001701221


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A Unique Fusion of Themes
Shaun Williams | Albuquerque, NM United States | 04/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first watched the movie, I noticed the music immediately and it captured my interest throughout the entire film. It was a mix of rock, synthesizers, classical, and traditional African music that formed a style unlike any I'd heard before. Haunting dirges described a famine stricken land, Islamic themes seemed to echo out from centuries past, and intense traditional music at a fast beat backed with rock guitars would heighten tension in fight scenes. In most movies, the soundtrack is a sickly background presence, but in Black Hawk Down, it's up front, making all the action larger than life.I find that this unique music does well on its own or under any circumstance. It just is wonderfully powerful music that gets the heart going."
Mr. Zimmer Strikes Yet Again
Synchrotone | Canada | 01/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With almost a hundred movie scores under his belt, Hans Zimmer is a weathered composer. But that doesn't mean he's slowing down. From Hannibal to Pearl Harbor, M:I-2 to The Prince of Egypt to The Rock and Crimson Tide, Mr. Zimmer has produced score after timeless score. And Black Hawk Down is no exception. It's amalgam of African vocals and American guitars in "Barra Barra" is nothing if not incredible, and hard hitting tracks such as "Synchrotone" and "Tribal War" can get the blood moving.
Unfortunatly there have been several poor review's for this superb disc. I understand that it may not be for everybody, albeit I believe everybody should give it a listen. It is an unconventional score, but the fact is, it was written for an unconventional movie. The movie itself is incredible, cheers to Ridley Scott, and the music goes fittingly well within the picture. It also has found a new home in the CD player.
Bravo to Ridley Scott, and bravo to Hans Zimmer for yet another valiant effort to create something new in a world where "new" is becoming increasingly hard to come by."
Watch The Film and Weep
V. Marshall | North Fork, CA USA | 06/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This sountrack by Hans Zimmer is terrific. I don't believe you can watch the film and not leave the theater without the music in your head. Ethnic, violent, hanunting and tragic all at the same time it continues to bring to life the tragedy of the film with each listen. A powerful ride and well worth the purchase!"