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 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   80cionado   (Member)

Wow, a 10 dollar increase all of a sudden? That sucks. I was going to order it tomorrow after seeing the movie, not sure I will now at that price.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Wow, a 10 dollar increase all of a sudden? That sucks. I was going to order it tomorrow after seeing the movie, not sure I will now at that price.

Just get it from Amazon? Get something else from SAE.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I'm enjoying the 2-disc steel book edition immensely.
Right now, I'm on a cross-country road trip promo and luckily, my truck is equipped with a CD player that actually works! (Unlike my previous truck)

The only music I have aside from the radio is Man of Steel and I have been listening to both disc repeatedly.
"What are you going to do..." Is probably the best track. "Arcade" and the other cues that feature the angry Zod theme are also pretty kick-ass.

The one I keep going back to is the 30 minute sketchbook track. I almost prefer this earlier, guitar heavy version of main theme.

And yes, this is the perfect album for going to the gym.


Agreed. I listened to it on the way to karate the other evening and I was really pumped up for class. smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   80cionado   (Member)

Wow, a 10 dollar increase all of a sudden? That sucks. I was going to order it tomorrow after seeing the movie, not sure I will now at that price.

Just get it from Amazon? Get something else from SAE.


I don't trust Amazon to send a steel packaged limited edition CD. I can't tell you how many times they've ruined things I've ordered by packing them carelessly. If it were a regular case it would be a different matter.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Wow, a 10 dollar increase all of a sudden? That sucks. I was going to order it tomorrow after seeing the movie, not sure I will now at that price.

Just get it from Amazon? Get something else from SAE.


I don't trust Amazon to send a steel packaged limited edition CD. I can't tell you how many times they've ruined things I've ordered by packing them carelessly. If it were a regular case it would be a different matter.


Steel is the Chuck Norris of CD packaging. You'd have to run over this bad boy with a tank to damage it, and even then it would probably get up off the ground and proceed to give it a whoopin' it'd never forget.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   barryfan1   (Member)

Steel is the Chuck Norris of CD packaging. You'd have to run over this bad boy with a tank to damage it, and even then it would probably get up off the ground and proceed to give it a whoopin' it'd never forget.

I ordered my copy from Screen Archives, which arrived here in the UK with no damage to the packaging at all, but when I unwrapped the thing there were still a couple of nasty little dings in the case, which leads me to think that these things probably leave the manufacturers like that.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   80cionado   (Member)

Dings, small scratches, stuff like that is my worst nightmare. I should know, I collect Steelbooks as well.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

Am I to understand that the limited 'steel' edition is actually starting to sell out? Or did retailers simply each get their allotted quantities, with no replenishment, and certain retailers (such as SAE) are going OOS?

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   CrazyQuark   (Member)

Also, does anyone else hear someone shouting in the first moments of Oil Rig?

It's a noise that Zack Snyder's young daughter made, which was picked up by the stage mics. They kept it in the mix because they thought it was cute.


That Uh-Oh also appears in the movie, after the credit sequence.

Just saw the movie yesterday, and when it comes to the score, I don't know what the fuzz is all about (both positive and negative). Personally I liked it a bit more that Zimmer's Batman & Inception scores (but that doesn't say much) and imho it wasn't really anything special. After all the talk (and after his Batman/Inception-scores) I espected much worse, actually. I guess the biggest problem with the score is the fact it's the score to the new Superman movie. Overall I found it quite repetitive and I got the impression that every action scene was scored the exact same way, which was kind of bla. I liked that motif for Zod somewhat, and the flight-theme quite a lot. I wish the score would have featured that theme a little more, though (in case it appeared somewhere I else I must have missed it.) Other than that... well, it's just a new Zimmer score. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

the movie version of Flight is much better with the lovely string runs. I don't get why it's not on the album

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2013 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

Personally...the best thing about this is well....the packaging. Its an interesting sound for sure, but I cant seem to get the idea of a mostly percussion "score" out of my head. It just didn't have the effect as previous incarnations, Williams or no Williams. But that's just my humble opinion.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

and up to twelve drummers session!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I saw the film last weekend and found it a strangely uninvolving affair with the action becoming somewhat monotonous as the battle raged amongst the skyscrapers. As for the score, I was very disappointed with what I heard and (based on the trailers), had hoped/expected so much more. In summary, I found the music jarring, tonally uninteresting and almost bereft of any tangible (or hummable) theme. It’s only at the end of the film that the power anthem (as I’ve heard it referred) is fully quoted which to me at least seemed too little too late. I thought that I would almost certainly purchase the score album, but that will not be happening now.


Pretty much my thoughts as well. By the end of the film, I was exhausted--with the Transformers-like action and the pounding sound effects/score. Lousy 3-D too. I bought this years's IRON MAN and STAR TREK scores. But I won't be getting this one. I have my share of Zimmer scores, but this one is perfectly captured by the above clip of 12 drummers drumming. In this case, more is not better.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2013 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

In this case, more is not better.

If even good old Bob paid attention (well, contemptuous attention) to this score now I am sure it's a breakpoint.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Very good two part interview with Zimmer:

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Very good two part interview with Zimmer:



Every time "good" and "zimmer" appear in the same sentence, somewhere a kitty just died.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

At last the Limited Edition Double LP is available!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(no more pre-order only)

http://www.amazon.com/Man-Steel-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B00CP4GSGO/ref=tmm_vnl_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1377070867&sr=8-1

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It seems to me that the thinking is one drummer is normal, 12 drummers make it excellent / ethnic / cool!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

It seems to me that the thinking is one drummer is normal, 12 drummers make it excellent / ethnic / cool!

No. But you'd be advised to get out a little more often, maybe see a concert or something that is performed live. More often than not, you'll see multiple percussionists.

 
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