Even though June 14th is so close we can almost touch it, we’re still going to have to wait just about three weeks before we get to see Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot blaze across the screen. From the trailers and marketing campaign to the actors and the creative team, there’s really nothing about this production that doesn’t scream epic blockbuster hit. Yet as much as we’re ready to be blown away by the visual marvels Snyder will unleash, we at GST are even more pumped to hear the sound that Hans Zimmer brings to the film. As of right now Zimmer’s score will be released on Tuesday June 11th and we’ve got the full specs on this high profile release.
WaterTower Music is set to release two configurations of the Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album will be available in standard form as well as a limited edition deluxe version at all physical and digital retailers. Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe – winning composer Hans Zimmer composed the music for this highly anticipated project, joining forces for the first time with director Zack Snyder.
“The challenges of creating a Superman score are daunting because Superman is so iconographic,” said Snyder. “I really feel like what Hans created is perfect. Subtle and stirring, epic and commanding. Honestly, Hans crushed it.”
Fans will have the ability to choose between the standard two disc, 18-song soundtrack, and a limited, deluxe edition of the soundtrack. This deluxe edition will be housed in a special embossed steel case, contain 24 score selections, and give fans the ability to access multiple videos showing an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the music. Both the standard and deluxe editions will include the epic track “Man of Steel (Hans Original Sketchbook)” which clocks in at over 28 minutes long. This exclusive track is performed solely by Zimmer, and allows listeners to experiencefirsthand his initial experiments with the film’s music, which ultimately lay the foundation for the film’s final score.
Those fans who purchase the CD version of the deluxe edition will have the opportunity to download all 24 songs in DTS Headphone: X, which reproduces a cinematic multi-speaker surround sound experience using only the user’s headphones. DTS Headphone: X presents a whole new way to hear mobile entertainment over headphones. The technology garnered rave reviews from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, and Cnet, among others at this year’s CES convention.
Additionally, a double, 180 gram vinyl configuration of the soundtrack is slated for a summer release.
In addition to his orchestral arrangements, Zimmer, no stranger to stepping outside the confines of traditional film scoring, has assembled two unique musical entities to contribute music to Man of Steel. The first, a “drum orchestra,” which was brought together for the album, is described by soundtrack co-producer Peter Asher as “some of the best drummers in the world all playing simultaneously in a space designed for a symphony orchestra – using not only rock drum kits but tympani and field drums as well.”
The Man Of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is currently available for preorder at Amazon and will be available for preorder on iTunes starting May 7. Not like it will mean much outside the context of the film but here’s the track listing for this highly anticipated album for what is sure to be the Summer’s, if not 2013’s hottest film.
Disc 1 – “Flight”
1. Look to the Stars
2. Oil Rig
3. Sent here for a Reason
5. Goodbye My Son
6. If You Love These People
7. Krypton’s Last
10. You Die or I Do
13. I Will Find Him
14. This is Clark Kent
15. I Have So Many Questions
17. What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?
Disc 2 – Experiments from the Fortress of Solitude
1. Man of Steel (Hans’ Original Sketchbook)
2. Are You Listening, Clark? (Deluxe Edition Only)
3. General Zod (Deluxe Edition Only)
4. You Led Us Here (Deluxe Edition Only)
5. This Is Madness! (Deluxe Edition Only)
6. Earth (Deluxe Edition Only)
7. Arcade (Deluxe Edition Only)
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, and deservedly received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010. Some of his most recent works include the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible; the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Upcoming titles include Ron Howard’s Rush, Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave.
Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel from a screenplay by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan. The film of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe and will be released in theaters nationwide (in 2D and 3D) on June 14th. You ready to go up up and away with this new Superman??