This score is great! I'm surprised that it's not getting more buzz. I can still hear the Newman touches, but combined with the "Zimmer" modern elements is a really great listen. I've been coming back to this one quite a bit over the last few weeks. Highly recommended!
If all 'modern groove style' scores were like this, things would be fine for me. Newman is allowed to inject enough of his haunting heavy string sound and heavenly choir to keep his old fans happy, while meshing the obligatory percussion hits with some fine string/brass/horn accompaniment to appease the Zimmer sound fan base of current scores. It's a lengthy listen and I might just prune some cues to make a killer 40-50 minute plaything but this is great CD and I hope Newman stays in Germany if they let him write up a storm like this in the future.
If you check out the "Kickboxer" thread, it links to another Amazon cover that inexplicably shows blue where there had been red and orange hues. Seems to me that Amazon is having color channel issues, and not that Tarzan is a Smurf on the album cover.