Sony Classical has teamed up with Consequence of Sound to exclusively premiere their new single “Now We Are Free (From ‘Gladiator) feat. Leona Lewis” today. This is the second single from the upcoming album Hans Zimmer – The Classics that is set to release on January 13th via Sony Classical.
Hans Zimmer – The Classics is a brand-new album performed by stellar musicians of the day that showcases some of Hollywood’s greatest ever movie themes, written by one of the world’s most innovative musical talents and leading film composer of our time – Hans Zimmer. Sony Classical also recently premiered the first single “Main Theme (From ‘The Dark Knight Rises’) feat. Lindsey Stirling” with Billboard.com.
This vivid collection of back-to-back blockbuster hits brings together for the first time Zimmer’s unmistakable movie themes, re-imagined and in arrangements especially written for some of our top musicians including superstar pianist, Lang Lang; cello wizards, 2CELLOS and Tina Guo; outstanding violinists, Maxim Vengerov and Lindsey Stirling; Classic BRIT Award-winning saxophonist, Amy Dickson; global video superstars, The Piano Guys and with stupendous vocals by Leona Lewis.
This eagerly anticipated album showcases Zimmer’s musical versatility and absolute mastery of the genre, showcasing key themes from such magnificent scores as The Dark Knight Rises; Interstellar; Pirates of the Caribbean; Gladiator; Man of Steel; The Lion King; Inception and many more, all in stunning new arrangements.
A mighty collection of classics from one of the most in-demand composers in Hollywood, this brand-new album is a must-have for Zimmer’s legions of fans around the world and Zimmer – a pioneer in the use of new technology – shows himself to be a master in integrating the electronic musical world with traditional orchestral arrangements.
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 120 films, which have collectively grossed over 24 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. His Academy award-winning score to The Lion King has sold over 15 million copies since release in the early 90s. He has been honored with an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, four Grammys and many more awards and nominations including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review and ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement plus and a Classic BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Spring 2016 saw his first-ever European tour featuring his band, orchestra, choir and soloists. Zimmer also recently announced the launch of his very first online masterclass which is available on pre-order.
The Classics is set to release on January 13, 2017.