There are a lot of great movie soundtracks out there, however my favourites include The Lord of the Rings (Naturally), 300 (Spartans!!!) and Batman Begins. Christopher Nolan’s first take on the Batman world is regarded as one of the best superhero movies ever made, and the music by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard just adds to the greatness. It is dark, emotional and just simply amazing. So the fact that Zimmer and Howard were re-teaming for The Dark Knight gave my ears a twitch, like that of a drug user who needs his fix. Hans Zimmer has said a few times that he deliberately held some pieces of music back from Batman Begins, as he felt that Bruce Wayne hadn’t earned it yet. We are certainly in for a treat!
Amazon.com has now made the score available to pre-order. It will not be released until July 1st, two weeks before The Dark Knight is released on the big screen. To pre-order yours click here!