Hans Zimmer is keeping busy with loads of tour dates in Europe, 3 dates on the West Coast of US, Australia, and other stuff. Well let’s hope he freakin’ gets over to NYC in 2017 too! Sony Classical will be releasing a Hans Zimmer “The Classics” album on January 13th where a bunch of high class musicians re-work some of Zimmer’s best material. Sounds good to me!
Sony Classical is delighted to announce a key new recording event: a brand-new album performed by stellar musicians of the day that showcases some of Hollywood’s greatest ever movie themes, written by one of the world’s most innovative musical talents and leading film composer of our time – Hans Zimmer.
Zimmer has teamed up with Billboard to debut the first single off of The Classics, “Main Theme (From ‘The Dark Knight Rises’) feat. Lindsey Stirling” – https://goo.gl/KZyUrA.
This vivid collection of back-to-back blockbuster hits brings together for the first time Zimmer’s unmistakable movie themes, re-imagined and in arrangements especially written for some of our top musicians including superstar pianist, Lang Lang; cello wizards, 2CELLOS and Tina Guo; outstanding violinists, Maxim Vengerov and Lindsey Stirling; Classic BRIT Award-winning saxophonist, Amy Dickson; internet sensations, The Piano Guys and with stupendous vocals by Leona Lewis.
This eagerly anticipated album showcases Zimmer’s musical versatility and absolute mastery of the genre, showcasing key themes from such magnificent scores as The Dark Knight Rises; Interstellar; Pirates of the Caribbean; Gladiator; Man of Steel; The Lion King; Inception and many more, all in stunning new arrangements.
A mighty collection of classics from one of the most in-demand composers in Hollywood, this brand-new album is a must-have for Zimmer’s legions of fans around the world and Zimmer – a pioneer in the use of new technology – shows himself to be a master in integrating the electronic musical world with traditional orchestral arrangements.
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 120 films, which have collectively grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. His Academy award-winning score to The Lion King has sold over 15 million copies since release in the early 90s. He has been honored with an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, four Grammys and many more awards and nominations including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review and ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement plus and a Classic BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Spring 2016 saw his first-ever European tour featuring his band, orchestra, choir and soloists.
The Classics is set to release on January 13, 2017. For more information on Hans Zimmer, please visit: http://www.hans-zimmer.com/.
The Classics Tracklisting:
01. Main Theme (From ‘The Dark Knight Rises’) feat. Lindsey Stirling
02. Main Theme (From ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’) feat. The Piano Guys
03. Gladiator Rhapsody (From ‘Gladiator’) feat. Lang Lang
04. Main Theme (From ‘Crimson Tide’) feat. Till Broenner
05. Time (From ‘Inception’) feat. Tina Guo
06. This Land (From ‘The Lion King’) feat. Amy Dickson
07. Now We Are Free (From ‘Gladiator’) feat. Leona Lewis
08. Flight (From ‘Man of Steel’) feat. Lang Lang and Maxim Vengerov
09. Light (From ‘The Thin Red Line’) Maxim Vengerov
10. The Battle Scene (From ‘Gladiator’) feat. Khatia Buniatishvili
11. Mombasa (From ‘The Inception’) feat. 2CELLOS
12. The Docking Scene (From ‘Interstellar’) feat. Roger Sayer