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The Greatest Showman

Our daughter has been asking to watch The Greatest Showman for a few weeks. We watched the movie over the weekend, and it was wonderful.

I don’t know where she encountered the movie, but she’s been listening to various Spotify playlists featuring music from the movie that’s based on part of P T Barnum‘s life.

We watched the movie over the weekend, and it’s a spectacular movie. It reminds me of Moulin Rouge, in a way (another movie to introduce our daughter).

The music is terrific, and this is one of the few movies our daughter actually watched without distracting herself with her phone (mostly).

If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s well worth watching. You can also find the soundtrack on Spotify. Here’s the opening song:


Photo by Becky Phan on Unsplash

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The Aquaman soundtrack was released today, and I’m enjoying it

The Aquaman soundtrack by Rupert Gregson-Williams was released today, and I just found it on Spotify:

I’ve literally listened to two tracks so far, and it doesn’t seem like it includes the music we heard in the trailer is in the soundtrack. Just the same, just based on “What Could Be Greater Than a King?“, I think this will be on heavy rotation for me.

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If this trailer music is in the Aquaman soundtrack, it will be awesome

If the music in this Aquaman trailer is in Rupert Gregson-Williams’ upcoming soundtrack, it’s going to be awesome!

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Music

Beautiful music from Planet Earth 2

I’ve been listening to a Hans Zimmer radio station on Spotify, and this gem from the Planet Earth 2 soundtrack popped up, wow:

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Film Music

How the Batman v Superman soundtrack was created

Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL’s Batman v Superman soundtrack was released last Friday. I pre-ordered it from iTunes and woke up to find it already in my library. I am a huge fan of movie soundtracks and Hans Zimmer is one of my favourite composers (his Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises soundtracks are among my favourites).

I’ve been looking forward to this soundtrack for a while now. I just watched an interesting interview with Zimmer and Junkie XL about their approaches to the soundtrack. It is a fascinating interview largely because of the little insights into how some composers approach their work:

WaterTower Music has published some of the tracks from the soundtrack online. I created a quick Batman v Superman playlist for you so you can listen to the tracks:

If you remember the Man of Steel soundtrack, you’ll definitely pick up on some of the themes from that album in the Batman v Superman soundtrack. Here is the preview of the Man of Steel soundtrack that was published about 2 years ago:

I’m really excited about the movie and to hearing these tracks in context in the action. As much as I love the movies, the soundtracks are often even more exciting to me (especially when the soundtracks are really good in themselves) because I listen to them for years afterwards.

I’ve been listening to the Batman v Superman soundtrack on and off over the last few days and it’s growing on me. The different themes to each of the major characters make for a bit of a jarring listen because they don’t all flow into each other but I’m enjoying it nevertheless.

WaterTower Music has a couple different format options if you want the album (including a 3 LP deluxe vinyl version for you comics hipsters) on its site.

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The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack is on heavy rotation

I woke up this morning to an email letting me know The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack was finally available. It is on heavy rotation today, headphones are compulsory and I am loving it. I think this album is better than The Dark Knight soundtrack.