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Posted on 2006.08.18 at 00:37
Current Location: 63114
Current Music: Pirates of the Caribbean I & II Soundtrack
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I was about two minutes into the title sequence of Ultraviolet when I told my wife, "I already love this score - it could make the movie." Well, it didn't. But boy was I shocked to see that it was written by Klaus Badelt! Now, I'm not going to go so far as to say I despise the man, but up to this point I've pretty much felt he was milktoast, and his association with Hans Zimmer further intensifies this feeling.

However...Zimmer's been growing on me here and there, and I know exactly why. I'm a classical music lover. But there's no 'new' classical music. All the composers are dead. Sure I haven't heard everything, but it becomes rote after 20+ years. Filmscore music on the otherhand, comes out all the time. New stuff. So years ago I bought the soundtrack to Broken Arrow. I think that was my first Zimmer score. Mostly bland, but some good strong recurring themes. I like that in a soundtrack. I heard Broken Arrow in Scream 2 and couldn't believe my ears. Turns out the director liked it so much as the temp track, he included it. Greatly enjoyed Gladiator, but only because it reminded me so strongly of Holst and Wagner.

Fast forward to the mess of scores he's put out lately, and they all seem bland to me again. Some soundtracks are marvelous as standalone scores. You can listen to them day and night without ever having seen the film. They're just fantastic. But what I've noticed with me & Zimmer, is that I usually hate a score of his until I have seen the movie. Then all of a sudden it becomes exciting! I first noticed this with Batman Begins, and more recently with Pirates of the Caribbean II. I'm unsure if its entirely an emotional response of the film triggered by the music, or that its just the score in context. Either way, I'm now a big fan of Pirates.

Now - I've only heard the score once; during the film. But I want it. And cannot find it. Now this doesn't mean I'm going to go all weak-kneed over my other Badelt scores, but I certainly want to give this one another listen!

Which reminds me (and I know I'm opening myself up for ridicule here) but the Ultraviolet score was very reminiscent of Eric Serra's The Fifth Element IMHO - being everything I wish Serra's score would be, but wasn't. I know, I know, Milla Jovovich...what can I say?


drax0r at 2006-08-18 06:43 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think this actually exists. I tried many torrent sites, limewire, amazon, bn.com, ebay, tower records. This CD does not exist. I tried to help you out, pal.
ehowton at 2006-08-18 12:34 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks budddy. I'm pulling a Carla. Additionally, I looked on The Apple Store (sucks normally, but I was desperate), and of course our new favorite record label, La La Land Records to no avail. swashbuckler332 has an extensive list of label links on his site...I'll try to poke around there today.
galinda822 at 2006-08-18 14:38 (UTC) (Link)
"Pulling a Carla"....guess I'm rubbing off on you, huh?
drax0r at 2006-08-18 16:23 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, I checked iTMS too, but forgot to mention it.
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lehah at 2006-08-18 19:44 (UTC) (Link)
I know someone who has SOME of the music to Ultraviolet. Ill see if I cant get it for you
ehowton at 2006-08-18 20:03 (UTC) (Link)
That's...incredible. Thanks. Promo? I'll keep my eyes peeled for a possible release date.
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lehah at 2006-08-19 02:17 (UTC) (Link)
Personally, Ive found the scores to both Pirates movies pretty poor. Theres only one person who's ever successfully mixed guitar with orchestra for pirate music and thats Joel Goldsmith's "Ship Brawl"
ehowton at 2006-08-19 04:12 (UTC) (Link)
I'm stuck on Track 2, The Kraken. Can't get enough of it. I hear that recycled Zimmer sound in it - but I enjoy the track's variety and especially the last 40 seconds. Ship Brawl was excellent!
ehowton at 2006-10-19 12:53 (UTC) (Link)
I found the promo you know where. Thanks.
(Anonymous) at 2008-12-11 23:48 (UTC) (Link)

Ultraviolet - Extended Promo Score

Here it is...

Ultraviolet - Extended Promo Score - 2006

Music by Klaus Badelt


01. Main Titles
02. Vault Fight
03. Cauterize
04. Six Speaks
05. Boy Projection
06. End Credits
07. Past Future
08. Arrival
09. The Strip
10. Teardrop
11. Kickin' Ass

320 Kbps
Size 45,4 MB

ehowton at 2008-12-12 00:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ultraviolet - Extended Promo Score

Thank you generous stranger! Oooooh, and 320kbps too - bonus!


Oh yes. That's it, right there. Thanks again!
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