Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch
  • Genre: Soundtrack
  • Release Date: 2017-10-05
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 24

Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch

Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film composer and music producer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and active since 1977. Having won a wide variety of honors and commendations, he has composed music for over 100 films, including award-winning films and box-office hits such as Rain Man (1988), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Interstellar (2014). A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He's also the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and additionally works with other composers through the company that he founded: Remote Control Productions. Zimmer's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has received four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Classical BRIT Award, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses published by The Daily Telegraph. Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 12th September 1957, and moved to London as a teenager. While he lived in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates. Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesisers. In 1980 he worked with The Buggles, a New Wave band formed in 1977 with Trevor Horn, Geoff Downs, and Bruce Woolley. Zimmer can be briefly seen in The Buggles music video for Video Killed the Radio Star (1979). In the 1980s, Zimmer worked with film composer Stanley Myers, a prolific film composer who composed scores for over sixty films. Zimmer and Myers co-founded the London-based Lillie Yard recording studio. Together, Myers and Zimmer worked on fusing the traditional orchestral sound with state-of-the-art electronics. Some of their first movies with this new sound include Moonlighting (1982), Success is the Best Revenge (1984), Insignificance (1985), and My Beautiful Launderette (1985). In 1986, Zimmer joined David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto on their Oscar-winning score for The Last Emperor (1988). Soon afterwards, Zimmer began working on his own solo projects. During his solo career years, Zimmer experimented and combined the use of old and new musical technologies. His first solo score was for Chris Menges’s film A World Apart (1988). However, the turning point in his career came later that year when he was asked to compose a score for Barry Levinson’s film Rain Man (1988). In the score, Zimmer uses synthesizers mixed with steel drums. The score was nominated for an Academy Award in 1989. A year later Zimmer was asked to compose a score for Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy (1989), which won a Grammy Award 1991. In 1994, Zimmer won his biggest commercial hit for Disney’s The Lion King (1994). He wanted to go to South Africa himself to record the soundtrack, but couldn't because he had a police record there for making subversive films. The Lion King soundtrack won numerous awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two Grammys. It was then adapted for the Broadway musical version, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 1998. Since the success of The Lion King, Zimmer has written numerous film scores. His hundredth composition was for The Last Samurai (2003), for which he won both a Golden Globe and a Broadcast Film Critics nomination in 2004. After composing over a hundred film scores, Zimmer finally performed live for the first time in concert with a hundred-piece orchestra and a hundred-person choir at the twenty-seventh Annual Flanders International Film Festival. He has received numerous honours and awards, including: Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review, Frederick Loewe Award in 2003 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, and BMI's prestigious Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement in 1996. Today, Zimmer is considered to be the father of integrating the electronic musical world with traditional orchestral arrangements. Zimmer lives in Los Angeles with his wife Suzanne, and has four children. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Tracks

Title Artist Time Lyrics Video Download via YouTube Buy
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2049 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:37 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Sapper's Tree Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 1:36 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
3
Flight to LAPD Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 1:47 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
4
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra 2:54 Lyrics Video Download USD Album Only
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Rain Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 2:26 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Wallace Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 5:23 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Memory Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 2:32 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Mesa Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:10 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
9
Orphanage Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 1:13 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
10
Furnace Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:41 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
11
Someone Lived This Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:13 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Joi Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:51 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
13
Pilot Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 2:17 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
14
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley 4:22 Lyrics Video Download USD Album Only
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Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires 3:02 Lyrics Video Download USD Album Only
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One For My Baby (And One More Frank Sinatra 4:24 Lyrics Video Download USD Album Only
17
Hijack Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 5:32 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
18
That's Why We Believe Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:36 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
19
Her Eyes Were Green Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 6:17 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Sea Wall Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 9:52 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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All the Best Memories Are Hers Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 3:22 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Tears In the Rain Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 2:10 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29
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Blade Runner Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 10:05 Lyrics Video Download USD Album Only
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Almost Human Lauren Daigle 3:22 Lyrics Video Download USD 1.29

Reviews

  • 2017 and perhaps the decades most jaw-dropping film

    5
    By K.rangZ
    To put it clear and simple this is probably the most captivating movie I have ever seen. And with any good movie comes an incredible soundtrack.
  • Nice review by Darshan

    3
    By WaT-Tha
    Great opinion piece by Darshan— no bull just personal opinion and it’s appreciated.
  • The music fits the movie

    5
    By chickenflea
    There is the temptation to compare this score with the score for the first movie. That really doesn't seem fair. Some reviewers have noted that this score lacks strong themes. If you are looking for hummable themes, that is true. But in the context of Blade Runner 2049 it makes complete sense. You see, this movie is told through the eyes of the replicant, K (Joe). I imagine that a replicant's mental landscape would be more like the score that accompanies this movie: deep memories, guardedly summoned and not completely trusted. The only scene that is anything close to happy is the scene on balcony in the rain. And even then K is struggling to make a connection to Joi. The music unfolds on a subconscious level with a deep, wrenching quality. The musical themes in this movie are decidedly dark and sparse - notes rather than phrases. The songs from the scenes with Wallace (Wallace, Her Eyes Were Green) use something similar to Buddhist throat singing - an appropriately unworldly sound for sure. The few humans that we do encounter in the movie are toxic, cold or arrogant. With that in mind, the final song (Almost Human) is really quite ironic. The Sinatra and Presley songs are poignant, if not comical, given how different the world has become. The songs from the transit scenes (Flight to LAPD, Mesa, Pilot, and Sea Wall) are incredibly powerful and really help carry the movie forward with urgency. But the songs that leave the most lasting impression for me are the ones filled with longing (Sapper's Tree, Rain, Joi, and All the Best Memories Are Hers). These songs pick up the real theme of the movie: the desire to be complete.
  • Worth buying

    5
    By Camisuke
    Loved both movies and the Vangelis soundtrack. While this soundtrack is clearly different from the first, it’s a strong soundtrack and I was happy I bought it after a dozen listens now. Just make a playlist taking out the Elvis and Sinatra tracks and loop it over and over for a wonderful experience. If you loved the sound in the 2049 movie then you’ll more than likely love this too.
  • Drenched in dystopian atmosphere

    5
    By Mars_Mezmerize
    A powerful, cyber-enhanced, and melancholy, musical score. Ranges from quiet sadness to bombastic epicness. A few throwbacks to Vangelis himself and to the original Blade Runner as well.
  • UNIQUE & Fresh

    5
    By Rocketpack
    This soundtrack definitey has it's own tone; love it. Though I can't seem to find the music that was used on the 2049 trailers. Is that somewhere in the soundtrack?
  • Exceptional

    5
    By Harry Seward
    This is so much more than a collection of "songs." It's a voluptuous mood bath.
  • Amazing music

    5
    By Baxman44
    As a huge fan of the original - this captures the essence of the new movie and more. Some very haunting themes. If you compare - it must be to the Blade Runner Trilogy album with its original and music inspired by - so many different components.
  • Perfection.

    5
    By dmp0002
    This is fantastic. Sublime. Perfect. This music is hauntingly beautiful and elevates everything onscreen. I can't recommend this enough.
  • Great Soundtrack to a superb film

    5
    By Pokey2591
    Another great piece of work by Hans Zimmer. Fits the mood to the film perfectly!!

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