terminator-genisysSkydance Productions and Paramount Pictures will release the official soundtrack album for Terminator Genisys. The album features the film’s original music composed by Lorne Balfe (HomePenguins of MadagascarThe DilemmaMegamind). Hans Zimmer serves as the executive music producer. The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon and will be released on iTunes on June 30. Check out audio samples after the jump. Terminator Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee and JK Simmons. The movie follows John Connor, leader of the human resistance who sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future when an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. The action adventure will be released nationwide on July 1. For more information about the film, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Fate and Hope (3:57)
2. Better Days (3:05)
3. Work Camp (3:37)
4. Bus Ride (2:03)
5. Sarah & Kyle (4:36)
6. Alley Confrontation (2:33)
7. Sarah Kicks Ass (1:53)
8. Cyberdyne (3:41)
9. Still After Us (2:52)
10. Come With Me (3:42)
11. John Connor (2:56)
12. It’s Really Me (2:36)
13. Alcove (2:17)
14. I Am More (2:40)
15. If You Love Me You Die( 5:52)
16. Judgement Day (2:56)
17. Family (3:14)
18. Fight (3:01)
19. Sacrifice (4:21)
20. Guardianship (3:26)
21. What If I Can’t? (4:23)
22. Terminated (2:00)

  1. Yahzee says:

    …hard to say from samples, but so far… not liking it. Couldn’t they just get Brad Fiedel?

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Fiedel doesn’t really have that much interest in scoring anymore. He’s way more into surfing.

  3. BB says:

    Just hearing the samples, it’s easy to identify the style … or, rather, the lack of style. Score generic, soulless, characterless with the signature of Hans Zimmer.

    It would have been better if they called Danny Elfman back

    • Ds says:

      Well, not exactly. Zimmer music is never soulless or generic, the man always reinvents himself and explores new grounds. However, people trying to mimick his style often end up delivering soulless, cold and forgettable music. But please don’t keep saying it’s Zimmer’s fault. You can’t blame him for being so good that everyone tries to copy him but few succeed.

      • BB says:

        Zimmer is not a good composer! For years, this guy did not do good and creative scores. For years, it does not do a project with love. For years he killed the use of a symphony orchestra. For years, this guy, do not write your notes alone. No wonder that the best scores in 2015, left fingers and pencil (and only him and no one else) by Michael Giacchino.

        • Ds says:

          1995: Crimson Tide
          1996: The Rock, Broken Arrow
          1998: The Thin Red Line
          2000: Gladiator
          2001: Pearl Harbor
          2002: Spirit
          2003: The Last Samurai
          2004: King Arthur
          2005: Batman Begins
          2006: The Da Vinci Code, Pirates 2
          2007: Pirates 3
          2008: The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon
          2009: Angels & Demons
          2010: Inception
          2012: The Dark Knight Rises
          2013: Man of Steel, Rush
          2014: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Interstellar

          I see a lot of quality music in here, so what “years” exactly are you referring to??

          You seem to love Giacchino, good for you. But his scores are hardly the best ones. Most probably the most unnoticed onces.

          • BB says:

            Then champion, here we go: you know that in 80% of the scores you mentioned, he used a large number of additional composers? Sure do!

            Now I ask, you can identify which tracks these scores were made only and exclusively for her beloved Hans Zimmer?

          • Ds says:

            Yes I know precisely and I don’t see the point since I simply love this music. When you go to the restaurant, do you start crying and hating when you learn that there are, actually, SEVERAL people in the kitchen… meaning the chef didn’t cook himself all the food you get on your plate. Surely, this must be a reaaaally bad cook!! And it’s disgusting to see HIS name in front of the restaurant!! :-p

          • BB says:

            It is the second time you use this analogy ridiculous … Okay. I’ma tell you one thing: in the kitchen, there is a chef. And he DOES NOT PUT A HAND IN MASS!

            If it is to make analogies, Michael Giacchino, Alexandre Desplat, Carlo Siliotto, Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Jerry Goldsmith, David Newman, John Williams, among many other conductors, blacksmiths are true! After all, a blacksmith transforms a simple piece of iron a sword. And look: it does all the work ALONE!

  4. BB says:

    Well, if the fault is not of Zimmer, who is to blame? It is his name that is in the credits! The man reinvents itself, ours as it reinvents itself (irony on) … Lorne Balfe, Junkie XL, Jablonsky, Neely and many others, could evolve artistically. But no, everything they do is equal to HZ … Do not come to defend this guy! Yes he is guilty. Directly or indirectly, the scores in action movies are like this, because of you!

    • Ds says:

      If these composers could deliver the same music as Zimmer, believe me they would be as famous and as demanded as he is. Just because you don’t like his style (or his lack of classical musical theory, maybe?) doesn’t mean he’s not talented.

      • BB says:

        Then champion, here we go: I doubt if I put a band supposedly composed by Balfe, XL, Jablonsky, Mazzaro and Zanneli and Zimmer, you would not get to know who did what! I doubt! You defend a farce, a guy who is more concerned about how their records are released on CD (marketing) – the luminous cash Interstellar; the donut The Simpsons than musical quality! At least Michael Giacchino, he took four projects this year, and worked on writing them ALONE! You find your DNA, in the compositions and orchestrations made by him. Zimmer thing, do not know, or rather not do because it is Lazy.

        You defend a guy who uses and abuses, additional composers. A guy who needs help to compose A simple score! If you think he’s “helping” that it is a ‘good soul’, I tell you this: in doing so, he is only hurting these guys to find their musical voice.

        • Ds says:

          Okay so I’ll answer your criticism in a few points:

          1) all that matters to me is that I get great music enhancing my movie-going experience. Additionally, I like soundtracks that I still can enjoy outside of the movie. I don’t really care how or by who this music is done because all I want is great music. If you prefer to analyse the personality of a composer or his ways of working before even deciding whether or not you like his music, then it’s fine, I’m happy for you, but you belong more to the “people” news than to the “music” news.
          2) over the years I have consistently noticed that soundtracks from Hans Zimmer almost always satisfied me greatly. I find most of his movies amazingly scored, and I listen to his soundtracks on a regular basis. Therefore I find perfectly normal for me to say I love Zimmer’s music. I simply love it and I’m happy whenever his name is attached to any project.
          3) Giacchino may seem more intellectual, but never in my life have I watched a movie scored by him where I thought “oh shit this is great music, I want to download it and to hear it in my car”. Most of the time it is themeless, directionless music that fills the background of the movie. Sometimes it is quiet and lovely – it does its job but nothing more.
          4) the music world works on collaborations. 99% of the artists collaborate. Why? Because in order to have a great sound, a great theme, great instruments, great players, a great mix, you simply HAVE to work with other people. Especially if you’re scoring a movie with a 2 months deadline and have to fulfil the will of several producers and a director. I find absolutely great and honest that Zimmer always credits the people who are working with him. He always tries to push them into the light. During his concerts in London, his speeches were all about how amazing other people (other composers, soloists, directors, etc.) were. So I don’t think it’s fair to say Hans “uses” other people skills for himself.
          5) how do you explain the (sometimes) huge quality gap between scores released as “Music by Hans Zimmer” and other scores entirely credited to less known composers? It’s because Zimmer has a genius mind, great ideas about HOW scenes should be scored, and seems to have high quality standards. He simply knows how to do everything perfectly. On the other hands, the additional music composers are there to learn how to score a movie. Just check the resume of Andrew Kawczynski, it’s amazing how this young composer, in a few years only, went all the way from technical assistant to main composer.
          6) Zimmer doesn’t force these young composers onto copying his style. Of course, when they work on a movie scored by someone else, they have to use the same themes and the same sound palette. But in their own movies they can do whatever they want… If and when they choose to mimick Zimmer’s music, don’t think it’s because Zimmer told them to do so: it’s most certainly because the producers/director of the movie wants exactly that. Just look at the diversity in Lorne Balfe’s scores: some of them are totally different from Zimmer, other ones (like this Terminator) are clearly influenced by RC trademarks… I’m sure it is so because the director asked for it. Just like he probably asked Brian Tyler to mimick the RC style in Thor 2 (with much less success).

          • BB says:

            1) Yes, I belong to the “people” group. After all, was it the time when I admired Hans Zimmer’s work. I do not see their current compositions favorably. His music is too raw, not emotional, and not makes me want to listen to it again. Two examples:. Chappie and The Man of Steel Two more tracks have more noise than harmony. Man of Steel, is the classic example of that! The guy took an instrumentalist and, instead of plucking musical notes, only brought scratches. Oh, not to mention the damn Horn of Doom!

            2) Good for you! I can not admire, not like his name linked to other projects. Someone once said this: “I wanted him to do Star Wars …” Wow! Nothing to see! Zimmer does not have good writing for orchestra, perhaps to make a film of such a large scope, made Star Wars (or Jurassic World).

            3) Maybe, but there’s something in the music that Giacchino does, ever (currently speaking) will be in Zimmer’s music: depth.

            4) Yes, I know in the musical scope, there are collaborations. However, WRITTEN, belongs to ONE PERSON ONLY. And that person is the composer! Are your musical ideas that will color the pictures! Are ideas that will reflect the emotions in a film! To understand the Zimmer way of working (share a vision) but damn! It is his vision! And his minions, will copy the extreme YOUR VISION. This way of working does not allow the “learner” to exergar beyond, creating a style itself because, after all, he will always carry the DNA, the influence and the style of Zimmer, rather than creating its own.

            5) Yes, yes. It is amazing how an assistant begins to compose … But he has talent or is it more a copy botched Hans Zimmer?

            6) If they can “do what they want in YOUR MOVIES”, then why do they not? Lorne Balfe, could have made an original score with his own style, but no! He took leftover Transformers, Man of Steel, Inception, Captain Philips and made a “new score” …. What about Brian Tyler and Thor – The Dark World, fucking hell. Tell me where the Alan Taylor, asked Brian to do this? If the own Alan, said he had no control in post-production of the film?

            Tyler was called by Kevin Feige, and all music has coherence, harmony and originality. Ah, yes there has zimerian elements. But the trail is the face of Brian Tyler! Sounds like Brian Tyler! It has bombastic themes a la Brian Tyler! And bonus, it has influences from Jerry Goldsmith on it! I do not know where do you get that Brian Tyler, is a pariah of Hans Zimmer. The music it is clear! His style is easily identifiable!They Hans Zimmer fans, are all deaf!