Soundtrack for ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Sequel Due Dec. 13

WaterTower Music has announced the release of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” with an original score by Oscar®, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight,” “Gladiator” and “The Lion King”) at physical and digital retailers on Dec. 13.

The creation of this album brought Zimmer — who also scored “Sherlock Holmes,” for which he received an Oscar® nomination — all the way to Slovakia to capture the traditional sounds of the Roma people and bring an authentic musical accompaniment to the picture.

In addition to receiving the 18 tracks on the album, fans who purchase the soundtrack will also be able to download three free additional tracks from the film, along with a video chronicling Mr. Zimmer’s journey to Slovakia to record the music of the Roma people.

“While visiting Roma settlements in Slovakia, I discovered unbelievable musicianship,” said Zimmer. “We heard a few bands, loved their playing and invited them to Vienna, where we went into a tiny recording studio and started making music. I don’t speak Romani, and they can’t speak German or English, but when we sat down and started playing, there was no question about what language we needed to speak,” continued Zimmer.

Hans Zimmer has received nine Academy Award® nominations and he won the Oscar® for “The Lion King.”

Directed by Guy Ritchie, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” stars Robert Downey Jr., reprising the title role of the world’s most famous detective, and Jude Law as his friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson.

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