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Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack Review and Download

Updated on March 11, 2012

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The Sherlock Holmes Movie Soundtracks

This Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack hub focuses on the original motion picture soundtracks from the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law and directed by Guy Richie. As of 2012, this includes 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2011’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Both film scores were composed by Hans Zimmer. The score for the 2009 film was nominated for an Oscar.

Sherlock Holmes Soundtrack Table of Contents:

Sherlock Holmes: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sherlock Holmes premiered in the United States on Christmas Day in 2009, with Sherlock Holmes: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack released by Watertower Music a couple of weeks later on the 12th of January 2010. Hans Zimmer was invited to compose the score after Guy Richie had used his Dark Knight soundtrack temporarily during editing.

The album is 52 minutes consisting of original works composed by Zimmer. Zimmer created the distinctive sound using a banjo, cimbalom, squeaky violins, and even a broken pub piano played in an underground car park at 20th Century Fox.

The score from Sherlock Holmes was nominated for an Academy Award for best score, but lost to Up by Michael Giacchino.

Sherlock Holmes was inspired by the 1901 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sherlock Holmes: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklisting

Track 1: Discombobulate (2:25)
Track 2: Is It Poison, Nanny? (2:53)
Track 3: I Never Woke Up in Handcuffs Before (1:44)
Track 4: My Mind Rebels at Stagnation (4:31)
Track 5: Data, Data, Data (2:15)
Track 6: He's Killed the Dog Again (3:15)
Track 7: Marital Sabotage (3:44)
Track 8: Not in Blood, But in Bond (2:13)
Track 9: Ah, Putrefaction (1:50)
Track 10: Panic, Sheer Bloody Panic (2:38)
Track 11: Psychological Recovery... 6 Months (18:18)
Track 12: Catatonic (6:46)

Sherlock Holmes Music Video

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released on the 16th of December 2011, the original motion picture soundtrack having been released three days earlier on the 13th. As with the 2009 film, the score was composed and produced by Hans Zimmer.

However, Renato Girolami’s "To the Opera!”, Julius Drake’s "Die Forelle” and Ennio Morricone’s "Two Mules for Sister Sara" are also included. The Morricone piece is from the 1970 movie of the same name, directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood.

The story of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was inspired by 'The Final Problem', from the 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes', which was published as a series in The Strand Magazine in 1892/1893 following the success of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes earlier that year.

The End? by Hans Zimmer

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Soundtrack Tracklisting

Track 1: I See Everything by Hans Zimmer (0:39)
Track 2: That Is My Curse (Shadows – Part 1) by Hans Zimmer (1:51)
Track 3: Tick Tock (Shadows – Part 2) by Hans Zimmer (8:12)
Track 4: Chess (Shadows – Part 3) by Hans Zimmer (7:34)
Track 5:
It’s So Overt It’s Covert by Hans Zimmer (3:19)
Track 6: Romanian Wind by Hans Zimmer (1:56)
Track 7: Did You Kill My Wife? by Hans Zimmer (2:42)
Track 8: He’s All Me Me Me by Hans Zimmer (1:56)
Track 9: The Mycroft Suite by Hans Zimmer (1:41)
Track 10: To The Opera! by Renato Girolami (4:03)
Track 11: Two Mules For Sister Sara by Ennio Morricone (2:34)
Track 12: Die Forelle by Julius Drake (3:22)
Track 13: Zu Viele Füchse Für Euch Hänsel by Hans Zimmer (1:47)
Track 14: The Red Book by Hans Zimmer (4:00)
Track 15: Moral Insanity by Hans Zimmer (1:31)
Track 16: Memories Of Sherlock by Hans Zimmer (2:11)
Track 17: The End? by Hans Zimmer (2:26)
Track 18: Romani Holiday (Antonius Remix) by Hans Zimmer (5:38)
Track 19: Shush Club No. 3 (Bonus Track) by Hans Zimmer (4:31)
Track 20: Beautiful Eyes (Bonus Track) by Hans Zimmer (2:13)
Track 21: Just Follow My Lead (The Waltz) (Bonus Track) by Hans Zimmer (4:44)

Purchase of the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Original Motion Picture Soundtrack includes the right to download three additional tracks from the movie.

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