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Complete track listing and samples from Hans Zimmer's Man of Steel score

04.30.2013by:

One of the best things about the latest MAN OF STEEL trailer was the music. It's not easy to follow in the footsteps of John Williams' iconic score, which has become as synonymous to Superman as the emblazoned "S" on his chest. So, who better to carry that torch than composer Hans Zimmer? His scores for such films as GLADIATOR, CRIMSON TIDE, BACKDRAFT, THE DARK KNIGHT trilogy, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy, THE LION KING, INCEPTION, etc., have defined a generation of movie music and he has easily cemented his work in the industry as every bit as renowned and classic as Williams'.

Today, we have a look at the box art, track listing (minor SPOILERS for those on the lookout), and samples of the score for MAN OF STEEL, which is still holding strong as the most-anticipated film this summer. Zimmer has a lot to live up to, but based on what we've heard in the trailer and the samples below, I think he will deliver, just as he has many times over before.

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Here's the track listing (minor SPOILERS):

  1. Look To The Stars
  2. Oil Rig
  3. Sent Here For A Reason
  4. DNA
  5. Goodbye My Son
  6. If You Love These People
  7. Krypton's Last
  8. Terraforming
  9. Tornado
  10. You Die Or I Do
  11. Launch
  12. Ignition
  13. I Will Find Him
  14. This Is Clark Kent
  15. I Have So Many Questions
  16. Flight
  17. What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World?
  18. Man of Steel (Hans' Original Sketchbook)

Available on June 11, 2013. Preorder here!

Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, and Laurence Fishburne takes flight on June 14, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: How do you feel about not hearing Williams' classic Superman theme?
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11:07AM on 04/30/2013
Very cool how the track titles are frustratingly intriguing instead of spoilery. I mean, I totally love John Williams, but maybe he shouldn't have called that piece on The Phantom Menace "Qui-Gon's Noble End".
Very cool how the track titles are frustratingly intriguing instead of spoilery. I mean, I totally love John Williams, but maybe he shouldn't have called that piece on The Phantom Menace "Qui-Gon's Noble End".
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11:08AM on 04/30/2013

John Williams will be missed.

It may be blasphemy to say this here, but I liked Superman Returns. And the music really helped with that, probably for nostalgic reasons.

But going off of what I have seen in the trailers and in this sample, Zimmer has this under control! No worries here.
It may be blasphemy to say this here, but I liked Superman Returns. And the music really helped with that, probably for nostalgic reasons.

But going off of what I have seen in the trailers and in this sample, Zimmer has this under control! No worries here.
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11:09AM on 04/30/2013
I expect nothing less than brilliant for this score.

Can anyone tell me the song that was playing in the first Man of Steel teaser? I think it was also used in Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven. Thanks.
I expect nothing less than brilliant for this score.

Can anyone tell me the song that was playing in the first Man of Steel teaser? I think it was also used in Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven. Thanks.
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2:30PM on 04/30/2013
Thanks BizarroNick. Appreciate the feedback.
Thanks BizarroNick. Appreciate the feedback.
1:56PM on 04/30/2013
I think the track you are looking for is called 'Elegy' and is by Lisa Gerrard. This is the track that opens the second trailer when Clark is floating under the water. It then segues into 'Storm' by Craig Armstrong & AR Rahman as Superman presses his fist against the ice and shoots off into the sky. This is from the soundtrack to Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

Not that I'm obsessed or anything.

Ahem.
I think the track you are looking for is called 'Elegy' and is by Lisa Gerrard. This is the track that opens the second trailer when Clark is floating under the water. It then segues into 'Storm' by Craig Armstrong & AR Rahman as Superman presses his fist against the ice and shoots off into the sky. This is from the soundtrack to Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

Not that I'm obsessed or anything.

Ahem.
11:11AM on 04/30/2013
It was not in Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven however it is the same genre of music as was in Gladiator.
It was not in Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven however it is the same genre of music as was in Gladiator.
11:10AM on 04/30/2013

Actually the music in the newest trailer was the weakest thing about it

I was soooooo pumped to see that trailer and simply because of the music. It completely underwhelmed the whole trailer. The one released in December was much better. Now that ive gotten used to the music. Its ok. I am still enormously pumped for MOS
I was soooooo pumped to see that trailer and simply because of the music. It completely underwhelmed the whole trailer. The one released in December was much better. Now that ive gotten used to the music. Its ok. I am still enormously pumped for MOS
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8:34AM on 05/01/2013
Well, the last part (with the choirs) of the trailer's music from December was from Craig Armstrong's score for Elizabeth: The Golden Age... NO ZIMMER IN THIS ONE !
Well, the last part (with the choirs) of the trailer's music from December was from Craig Armstrong's score for Elizabeth: The Golden Age... NO ZIMMER IN THIS ONE !
11:11AM on 04/30/2013

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John Williams' Superman theme not being used saddens me as a fan of the films and, more importantly, the character. It's like not hearing the 20th Century Fox fan-fair when Episode VII debuts in 2015. It sucks!
John Williams' Superman theme not being used saddens me as a fan of the films and, more importantly, the character. It's like not hearing the 20th Century Fox fan-fair when Episode VII debuts in 2015. It sucks!
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8:31AM on 05/01/2013
Apparently Williams' theme (albeit remixed by Zimmer) will be use in the End Credits... Or so I've read !
Apparently Williams' theme (albeit remixed by Zimmer) will be use in the End Credits... Or so I've read !
12:05PM on 04/30/2013

Why do people love Hans Zimmer so much?

Hans Zimmer is the most overrated composer working in film. He has gotten where he is today by being a brilliant (meaning conniving) business man, not because of musical talent. Sure you can list a lot of impressive films he's music is in, except a lot of the time, it isn't his music! He's stood on the shoulders of other composers and done well reaping the rewards. In those rare times he does do the music all by him self, its just percussion and synthized crap. I mean, he himself said in an
Hans Zimmer is the most overrated composer working in film. He has gotten where he is today by being a brilliant (meaning conniving) business man, not because of musical talent. Sure you can list a lot of impressive films he's music is in, except a lot of the time, it isn't his music! He's stood on the shoulders of other composers and done well reaping the rewards. In those rare times he does do the music all by him self, its just percussion and synthized crap. I mean, he himself said in an interview before he began working on Man of Steel that he didn't want to over-use percussion for this score because it was his "fall back" and was "too easy." Well Hans, I just heard a LOT of percussion in that track above. What happened? He probably couldn't find any good real music to steal, couldn't come up with his own, and so he went to his fall back. Superman deserves a fanfare. It doesn't have to be John Williams, but it shouldn't be Synth and taiko drums.
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12:53PM on 04/30/2013
Exciting stuff! Can't wait to get it. But... awe... Man of Steel gets a Limited Edition while TDKR didn't?
Exciting stuff! Can't wait to get it. But... awe... Man of Steel gets a Limited Edition while TDKR didn't?
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2:40PM on 04/30/2013

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2:46PM on 04/30/2013

Don't understand why.

Forgive me but I just don't understand the confusion. John Williams score was for another film. This is a new film. A new direction. A new cast. Why should we be surprised by a new score by a new composer? Let's give it a chance. I personally liked the music in the last trailer. I would go so far as to say it was epic.
Forgive me but I just don't understand the confusion. John Williams score was for another film. This is a new film. A new direction. A new cast. Why should we be surprised by a new score by a new composer? Let's give it a chance. I personally liked the music in the last trailer. I would go so far as to say it was epic.
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3:00PM on 04/30/2013

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Yes, this is a new vision and a new perspective on a classic tale...
Get over it. Just take the ride and enjoy it for what it is.
Yes, this is a new vision and a new perspective on a classic tale...
Get over it. Just take the ride and enjoy it for what it is.
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3:58PM on 04/30/2013

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Williams' score wasn't used in the awesome Superman:TAS. They used their own score that perfectly fit the world they built in the cartoon series. There is no reason why they can't do that for the new incarnation of Supes. I was glad to hear they were starting anew with the music and ecstatic that it was going to be Zimmer. Very much looking forward to hearing it in the movie.
Williams' score wasn't used in the awesome Superman:TAS. They used their own score that perfectly fit the world they built in the cartoon series. There is no reason why they can't do that for the new incarnation of Supes. I was glad to hear they were starting anew with the music and ecstatic that it was going to be Zimmer. Very much looking forward to hearing it in the movie.
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5:33PM on 04/30/2013
Love all the tonal dynamics of this score. Definitely gorgeous.
Love all the tonal dynamics of this score. Definitely gorgeous.
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