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 Posted:   Sep 5, 2010 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

A friend of mine assures me that the song Lost In the Night, heard on Bryson's 1990 album, uses a backing track straight off one of the cues from Days of Thunder. The track is also co-credited to Zimmer as writer (it's produced I believe by Walter Affanasieff).

Music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPAMwXiqm0E

It does sound very much the same to me, albeit with the drums and other elements "popped" up to be more a radio ballad than a score track.

Was this intended as a song for the 1990 movie?

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2010 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Holy crap! This is indeed Zimmer's theme "Cole And Claire" from Days Of Thunder, here is a short version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RRXBgdXs9A

I have no idea if the song was intended for the movie.

I'm amazed it took 20 years to find this out. :-D

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2010 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   lp   (Member)

I have Peabo's "Super Hits" album that this song is on. While I don't know if the song was created for DOT, it certainly feature Zimmer's composition, albeit in arranged form. The major parts are there, the keyboard line, the percussion, just more expanded.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2010 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Well, as it wouldn't be the first time Zimmer wrote a song for a film (I'll Be Holding On for Black Rain and of course The Last Note Of Freedom for Days of Thunder -- both excellent songs!) it probably was written for the film. And probably bumped for a more 'bankable' artist. Probably Maria McKee.

Never heard this song, though. Thanks for this. Makes me wish Zimmer had written more songs for films.

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2010 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Well, as it wouldn't be the first time Zimmer wrote a song for a film (I'll Be Holding On for Black Rain and of course The Last Note Of Freedom for Days of Thunder -- both excellent songs!) it probably was written for the film. And probably bumped for a more 'bankable' artist. Probably Maria McKee.

Never heard this song, though. Thanks for this. Makes me wish Zimmer had written more songs for films.


Well, Zimmer also wrote Letting Go for Terence Trent D'Arby for the movie The Fan. An underrated song with the chorus based on Zimmer's main theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPmvRNcYRhs

And of course Tell Me Now performed by Moya Brennan, from King Arthur:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc7AbiVGKsw

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2010 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

With due respect to Zimmer, I do wonder how involved he was in the songwriting process on all of these songs. As with many film songs, it could have just simply been that his score was used as a backing track (for which he'd get a credit anyway), albeit with vocals sung over the top and the production altered by a song producer (s).

Maybe he was part of a formal songwriting process on all of the films, who knows? I think it can generally be agreed though that his music composition lends itself rather effortlessly to pop songs, which I don't think is the case for all film music at all.

The song producers he has had overseeing his songs over the years have been a whos who of the cream of the pop world, too.

 
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