Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Artist: Hans Zimmer (CD) 2021 Release Date: 9/17/2021
Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival," "Blade Runner 2049") directs "Dune," the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. 2022 Grammy Winner
As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive. The Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is one of 3 albums of new Dune music created by composing icon Hans Zimmer. Knowing that Frank Herbert's seminal bestselling book was as much of a passion of Zimmer's as it was his, "Dune" filmmaker Denis Villeneuve had hoped from the start to reunite with the celebrated composer, who collaborated with him on "Blade Runner 2049," on this film and the two instantly bonded over it. "We agreed that the music would need to have a spirituality to it... a sanctified quality," explained Villeneuve. "Something that would elevate the soul and have the effect that only sacred music can. And I believe that is firmly present in Hans' score." Zimmer, who calls Villeneuve "one of the greats," described their collaboration on the project. "Dune has always been very close to both of our hearts. The task was to figure out how we were going to interpret something we truly loved and admired, and invite the audience to come and have their own personal experience. That was, for us, the reason to make this film." A lifelong Dune fan, Zimmer has toured internationally, including performing at the Coachella festival. His award highlights include: Academy Award winner; 4x Grammy Award winner, 2x Golden Globe winner, Tony Award winner, American Music Award winner, Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, ASCAP's Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, and BMI's Richard Kirk Award for lifetime achievement, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A sample of Hans Zimmer's 200+ film credits include: Interstellar, The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Inception, Gladiator, Crimson Time, Dunkirk, and The Dark Knight Trilogy.