Lakeshore Records has released Rebuilding Paradise—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available now digitally on all major music services. The music is by award-winning composers Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, No Time To Die, Dune) and Lorne Balfe (Mission Impossible—Fallout, Black Widow). Their evocatively orchestrated score provides an emotive backdrop to the film, from Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, which chronicles the destruction of the city of Paradise, California by devastating fires and the residents’ efforts to restore it. The Playlist calls Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe “the two best composers working today.” Below is the full album link.
Rebuilding Paradise will have its broadcast commercial-free premiere Sunday, Nov. 8 at 9/8c on National Geographic Channel. Proceeds from the sales of the album will be donated to the Paradise Rotary Foundation, Butte Strong Foundation and Camp Fire Collaborative.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
01. Rebuilding Paradise
02. Day of Fire
03. One Year Anniversary
04. Return to Ashes
05. Fire Reunited Family
07. We’re Coming Back
09. Love of the Land
Rebuilding Paradise, which has been hailed by critics as having “a special timeliness that resonates with the moment,” first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, had a virtual premiere on July 12 attended by more than 6,000 people, followed by a very successful virtual and physical theater release which launched July 31 and has since played in over 125 markets in the U.S.
On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history.
As residents faced the damage to their lives, to their homes and to more than 150,000 acres in and around their 141-year-old town, they did something amazing: They worked together to heal. The community members went on to forge a bond stronger than what they had before the catastrophe, even as their hope and spirit were challenged by continued adversity: relocations, financial crises, government hurdles, water poisoning, grief and PTSD.
From the moment the crisis began, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard led a filmmaking team to the city and would go on to spend a year with Paradise residents, documenting their efforts to recover what was lost. The Camp Fire and its overwhelming aftermath became a de facto lesson in what we all must do: protect our environment, help our neighbors, plan for future dangers and remember to preserve the traditions that unite us — just as these resilient citizens did when they began the important task of Rebuilding Paradise.
Says Balfe: “Being able to work with Ron and Hans again is not only a privilege but an amazing learning experience. They are both amazing storytellers. This is a story that isn’t known and had to be told. It gave me faith in humanity and gave me the belief we can overcome our challenges in life.”
Says Zimmer: “It was heartbreaking to watch the destruction the Camp Fire brought on the city of Paradise, but I have been incredibly moved to see the resilience and hope that has come out of that heartbreak. I am inspired by the people of Paradise and it has been an honor to help tell their story in a small way alongside Ron and Lorne.”
ABOUT HANS ZIMMER
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 200 projects across all mediums, which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Zimmer has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. His work highlights include Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, The Last Samurai, 12 Years A Slave, Blade Runner 2049 (co-scored w/ Benjamin Wallfisch) and Dunkirk. In 2019, Zimmer scored the live-action remake of The Lion King, for which he received a Grammy® nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Zimmer’s films for 2020/2021 include Wonder Woman 1984, the James Bond film No Time to Die, Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Top Gun: Maverick and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Zimmer has completed highly successful tour stops for his Hans Zimmer Live concert all around the world.
ABOUT LORNE BALFE
Lorne Balfe [MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, BLACK WIDOW] is a GRAMMY-winning, EMMY & BAFTA-nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them.
Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tent pole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
Some of his latest projects include the upcoming animated feature film RUMBLE (Paramount Pictures), Season 2 of HIS DARK MATERIALS (HBO/BBC), AD ASTRA (Twentieth Century Fox), Ang Lee’s GEMINI MAN (Paramount Pictures) , as well as Director/Producer Michael Bay’s 6 UNDERGROUND and BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (Columbia Pictures).
Consistently receiving accolades for his musical compositions, he received critical acclaim for his score in the most successful film of the Mission Impossible franchise, Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie’s MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (Paramount Pictures) and has been announced as the composer of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 & 8.
Other notable TV projects include THE CROWN (Netflix), the Mini-Series THE CRY (BBC One), HIS DARK MATERIALS (HBO/BBC), while his film credits comprise of Oscar-nominated film THE FLORIDA PROJECT (A24), TERMINATOR GENISYS (Paramount Pictures), PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (Universal Pictures), 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (Paramount Pictures), and SIX UNDERGROUND (Netflix). He also served as score producer for DUNKIRK (Warner Bros).