Happy Hump Day! I’m continuing with the soundtrack theme from Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 59 by reusing one of the songs from the comments. Hey, I’m an environmentalist; I recycle! Watch and listen to Hans Zimmer Brings The ‘Planet Earth II’ Soundtrack To The Late Show.
10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before.
This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II. A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world.
And if you are not excited enough already it features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.
Yes, this week will be all Hans Zimmer.
I have two directions I’m taking this. The first is to another BBC nature series that Zimmer wrote music for, “Blue Planet II.” Watch and listen to Radiohead & Hans Zimmer – (ocean) bloom.
Radiohead, one of the world’s most acclaimed rock bands, and Hans Zimmer, one of the planet’s most successful movie and TV composers, have joined forces to produce an exclusive track for BBC America’s upcoming natural history series, Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, coming to BBC America in early 2018.
Radiohead and Hans Zimmer’s orchestrally reimagined version of the Radiohead song `(ocean) bloom’ from their 2011 album sees Radiohead’s Thom Yorke rerecord the vocals and produced by Russell Emanuel of Bleeding Fingers Music, the company which also crafted the BAFTA & Emmy-nominated score to BBC America’s Planet Earth II.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead shares our excitement for the project: “Bloom was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel. Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles several musical genres so it was liberating for us all to work with such a talent and see how he wove the sound of the series’ and Bloom together.”
In turn, Hans Zimmer says: “Bloom appears to have been written ahead of its time as it beautifully reflects the jaw-dropping lifeforms and seascapes viewers are introduced to in Blue Planet II. Working with Thom, Jonny and the boys has been a wonderful diversion and it’s given me an interesting peek into their musical world. They’ve been incredible to work with and I hope everyone likes the track.”
The other is to performances of Zimmer’s movie music from the live tour that Stephen Colbert mentioned in Hans Zimmer Brings The ‘Planet Earth II’ Soundtrack To The Late Show. Here is Hans Zimmer Live 2017 – Pirates Of The Caribbean Medley – Leipzig – 24.05.2017. The cello soloist is Tina Guo.
Hans Zimmer – Pirates Of The Caribbean Medley (Jack Sparrow, Love Suite, Up is Down, He’s a Pirate) – Hans Zimmer Live 2017 – Leipzig – 24.05.2017
I’ll have more from Hans Zimmer and Tina Guo in the comments.
Once again, I’m concluding the diary proper by quoting Don Durito.
For those of you wondering how I and Neon Vincent are circumventing Sucuri to embed videos, here is an example of the embed code we use, so that you can replicate as wanted:
Just remember that each unique 11-digit video code in YouTube needs to be pasted in two separate locations within the embed code in order for your video to show up properly. So easy that I can do it!
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