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10 July 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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As part of our countdown to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, we have a very special treat for you today. Below you can listen to the film's Hans Zimmer soundtrack in its entirety, giving you a taste of the atmosphere and action you're in for come July 20. And before you ask, we've closely parsed the track titles and none of them reads "Death Of Qui-Gon" so we're pretty sure that this is free of overt spoilers.

 

 Zimmer has, of course, worked on all three of Christopher Nolan's Bat-films, having shared composition duties on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with James Newton Howard. This time, however, he's flying solo.

This soundtrack is released by Sony Classical on July 16, and will be available from Amazon and iTunes for your listening-in-posterity pleasure. The Dark Knight Rises, of course, hits cinemas on July 20.

 

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Your Comments

Are you going to stream Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for Man of Steel one week before the release, just like you did for TDKR soundtrack? :) More

Posted by dseys at 18:02 on 25 May 2013 | Report This Post

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Great sound track of this movie. More

Posted by denius88 at 07:36 on 24 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Oh god, how many threads on this tripe can one forum conjure up, they are even resurrecting 5 month old threads to gush over this abomination of a movie. More

Posted by The Duck Returns at 11:27 on 22 December 2012 | Report This Post

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/Thanks Empire, I like this movie very much.. More

Posted by denius88 at 11:47 on 18 December 2012 | Report This Post

Love Hans Zimmer More

Posted by henry7 at 22:21 on 17 July 2012 | Report This Post

The Zimmer Effect
Absolutely a great soundtrack. However, there are very strong themes linking back to his earlier work on Black Rain More

Posted by Lol78 at 20:19 on 17 July 2012 | Report This Post

It's a long way...
from the theme to 80's rubbish BBC quiz "Going for Gold" which Hans also wrote. Yes I was amazed too, watch the show on Challenge TV :) Anyway with few exceptions soundtracks without pictures are OK at best, this is pretty cool but not as good as David Arnold's 1990's Bond soundtracks. More

Posted by jamiecfc at 20:01 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer rock and so does you Empire
I would like to thank the Empire magazine for this (epic) exclusive. I am waiting for the film since 2010, when I saw The Dark Knight. Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan surely know how to turn any blockbuster film into a piece of art. The first (and only movie until August 2nd) that I saw with this team was Inception... It was love on the first sight, and it was the movie that made me want to see the Batman movies (Christopher Nolan´s ones and in the end, I saw the Tim Burton ones). Hans Zi More

Posted by joaomlo at 10:38 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

Hans Zimmer is the best a
More

Posted by joaomlo at 10:16 on 13 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack!
L: Spaldron Spectacular that's all I'm saying. /quote] Need to check this out! More

Posted by NinjaShortbread212 at 04:01 on 12 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack!
Spectacular that's all I'm saying. More

Posted by Spaldron at 03:53 on 12 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack!
That. Was. Epic! Love, love, love the last track listed - beautiful, majestic, awesome. More

Posted by Ref at 22:07 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

the Django Unchained script
http://www.mediafire.com/?pdhn3w0spnmcisp More

Posted by bill the butcher at 15:29 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

here is the first 6 minutes
http://www.putlocker.com/file/C80640DC5C4C34EC More

Posted by bill the butcher at 15:24 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

here is the first clip
http://collider.com/dark-knight-rises-clip/179068/ More

Posted by bill the butcher at 15:21 on 11 July 2012 | Report This Post

What a treat
Can't wait to see the movie now!!! More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:00 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

zimmer is the best i love his music its better than the dark knight More

Posted by marco issa at 18:12 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Incredible!
My favorites are Why Do We Fall?, Image the Fire, and Rise More

Posted by Halle at 17:28 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

IMAGINE THE FIRE!
Imagine The Fire is an epic, epic track!!!!!! Great soundtrack! gives a good mood to the film and makes me want to more than ever! More

Posted by ongbakdan at 17:22 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

IMAGINE THE FIRE!
Imagine The Fire is an epic, epic track!!!!!! Great soundtrack! gives a good mood to the film and makes me want to more than ever! More

Posted by ongbakdan at 17:22 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

IMAGINE THE FIRE!
Imagine The Fire is an epic, epic track!!!!!! Great soundtrack! gives a good mood to the film and makes me want to more than ever! More

Posted by ongbakdan at 17:22 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

IMAGINE THE FIRE!
Imagine The Fire is an epic, epic track!!!!!! Great soundtrack! gives a good mood to the film and makes me want to more than ever! More

Posted by ongbakdan at 17:22 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Zimmer's a BEAST! More

Posted by ronniem at 16:19 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Brilliant stuff, sounds bloody epic! More

Posted by Coyleone at 15:56 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

This is just an incredible soundtrack! Well done Mr. Zimmer More

Posted by Zach_JC at 14:54 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

EPIC
Love it - thanks Empire! More

Posted by kevmccann at 14:52 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

TDKR UPRISING
I have listened to the whole soundtrack on loop for the last three hours. I am happy. I am sharing and July 27th is sooo far away. Placing those immaculate IMAX visuals to these elegant electronica-orchestral cues will break my wall of sanity. Thanks Empire for achieving the dream! More

Posted by EMCUBED at 14:49 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

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L: shanesville how do i listen? ith your eeeeaaaaarrrs! More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 14:48 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

how do i listen? More

Posted by shanesville at 14:36 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

how do i listen? More

Posted by shanesville at 14:30 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

how do i listen? More

Posted by shanesville at 14:29 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Wow
Coolest thing Empire ever did More

Posted by rams at 14:17 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Brill day!
Thank you Empire, this is by far the best thing you have ever done! I was going to be up early before work to go and buy this next week anyway but it is passing a boring afternoon at work More

Posted by sleepwalker at 13:53 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Im having a Brilliant day
Thank you Empire, this is by far the best thing you have ever done! I was going to be up early before work to go and buy this next week anyway but it is passing a boring afternoon at work More

Posted by sleepwalker at 13:53 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Thank you Empire, this is by far the best thing you have ever done! I was going to be up early before work to go and buy this next week anyway but it is passing a boring afternoon at work More

Posted by sleepwalker at 13:30 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Thank you Empire, this is by far the best thing you have ever done! I was going to be up early before work to go and buy this next week anyway but it is passing a boring afternoon at work More

Posted by sleepwalker at 13:26 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Overload
L: burtbondy Has this site become a platform for Nolan Batman worship? Too much celebration for the 3d part in an average series. eah, imagine a movie website dedicating effort to building up the highly-anticipated final film in a multi-billion dollar, Oscar-winning trilogy? Crazy! WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?!!!!!???????? Next thing you know they'll be hyping up the prequel to those decidedly average Lord of the Rings movies, which no-one really bothered to see in the cinema!! More

Posted by coljohnmatrix at 13:22 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Overload
You read the headline...you clicked the link...you read the article...It's a choice and you choose to read all the material...some of us can't get enough! More

Posted by ronniem at 12:54 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Overload
Has this site become a platform for Nolan Batman worship? Too much celebration for the 3d part in an average series. More

Posted by burtbondy at 12:02 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

When a movie review? Write the number. More

Posted by reminn at 11:48 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

That's awesome, Empire!
These bat diaries are brilliant. Really enjoying reading them. I won't listen to the soundtrack because I want everything fresh. I've even been closing my eyes and humming to myself in the cinema when the trailer comes on (although I did watch the IMAX preview before MI:4), but well done, Empire. You are the best! More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:31 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Edit
Edit - Double entry More

Posted by apbgreen at 11:26 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Eh?
Qui-Gon? Who's Qui-Gon? More

Posted by apbgreen at 11:25 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Fantastic!
Empire you cured my frustration! Thank you. AMAZING. More

Posted by Risiscorisisco at 11:23 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Fantastic!
Empire you cured my frustration! Thank you. AMAZING. More

Posted by Risiscorisisco at 11:23 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Not sure why people are having problems. Maybe they're still on 56k dial up..? More

Posted by mmvm at 11:23 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Thankyou Empire!
Such a great soundtrack. It has a unique quality but you can feel how it relates to the previous films. Thanks Empire for making my morning! http://inretrospectfil.blogspot.co.uk/ More

Posted by ryanbrunning at 11:13 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

There is only one thing worse than not being able to listen to a great soundtrack and that's listening to a great soundtrack stopping every 6 seconds to buffer. Please can someone at Empire sort it out? More

Posted by MisterBob at 11:12 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

EPIC!
EPIC! that is all. More

Posted by Moronifighter at 11:10 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

edit
delete all but one post please, bloody safari with weird reload, resubmit madness. More

Posted by hellsfoxes at 11:04 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

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L: hellsfoxes il come back when the music isn't buffering every 6 seconds retty much. What I did hear sounded great though More

Posted by Gazz at 10:57 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Oscar
for Mr Zimmer More

Posted by Davethemanc at 10:47 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

il come back when the music isn't buffering every 6 seconds More

Posted by hellsfoxes at 10:44 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

il come back when the music isn't buffering every 6 seconds More

Posted by hellsfoxes at 10:44 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

il come back when the music isn't buffering every 6 seconds More

Posted by hellsfoxes at 10:34 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Aargh
Qui-Gon spoiler! More

Posted by duncanwhatmore at 10:26 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Amazing.
Edit: Double post. More

Posted by Alistair at 10:20 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Thank you Empire. I've been waiting so long to hear this soundtrack and it's just incredible. Thank you. More

Posted by Alistair at 10:20 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

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