Hans Zimmer to Release New Album & Concert Film ‘Live in Prague’
He’s one of Hollywood’s most renowned contemporary composers, and his very first concert film will be coming Live from Prague.
Composer Hans Zimmer has been long-celebrated for his collaborations with director Christopher Nolan, which includes his recent (and wonderful) work on this summer’s Dunkirk.
But a glance at his credits over the past three decades is mighty impressive: Zimmer has been nominated for a whopping 10 Academy Awards over that period (Interstellar, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Gladiator, The Prince of Egypt, The Thin Red Line, As Good as it Gets, The Preacher’s Wife, and Rain Man), winning one for The Lion King.
Earlier this June, Zimmer played to a sell-out crowd in Prague as part of his 2017 world tour.
That was a follow-up to Zimmer’s much-acclaimed concert at o2 Arena in May 2016, which will become the basis for a new album and concert film that will hit DVD, blu-ray, CD, and LP on November 4, 2017.
Here's fan footage of Zimmer performing the score from Interstellar at that very concert:
In Prague, Zimmer performed with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, who previously collaborated with the composer on his score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The album will be Zimmer’s very first concert film and live CD; in fact, the recent tour is one of the few times Zimmer has been out of the recording studio. He revealed to Rolling Stone that it was Marr and Pharrell Williams who urged him to hit the road after collaborating on Spider-Man.
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra also toured with legendary composer Ennio Morricone, with whom they recorded the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
Here’s the full tracklist from Zimmer’s new Live in Prague album:
- 1. Medley: Driving (Driving Miss Daisy) / Discombobulate (Sherlock Holmes) / Zoosters Breakout (Madagascar)
- 2. Medley: Crimson Tide / 160 BPM (Angels And Demons)
- 3. Gladiator Medley: The Wheat / The Battle / Elysium / Now We Are Free
- 4. Chevaliers De Sangreal (The Da Vinci Code)
- 5. The Lion King Medley: Circle Of Life (Prelude) / King Of Pride Rock
- 6. Pirates Of The Caribbean Medley: Captain Jack Sparrow / One Day / Up Is Down / He’s A Pirate
- 7. You're So Cool (True Romance)
- 8. Rain Man: Main Theme
- 9. What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World (Man Of Steel)
- 10. Journey To The Line (The Thin Red Line)
- 11. The Electro Suite (themes from The Amazing Spider Man 2)
- 12. The Dark Knight Medley: Why So Serious? / Like A Dog Chasing Cars / Why Do We Fall / Introduce A Little Anarchy / The Fire Rises
- 13. Aurora
- 14. Interstellar Medley: Day One / Cornfield Chase / No Time For Caution / Stay
- 15. Inception Medley: Half Remembered Dream / Dream Is Collapsing / Mombasa / Time
Zimmer trivia: did you know that Hans started out with the electro-pop band The Buggles in the late 1970s? He can even be (briefly) glimpsed in their music video for Video Killed the Radio Star playing the keyboard (from 2:52):