The Sleeper Has Awakened And Hans Zimmer's Dune Score Is Now Streaming

If you're anything like me, you have an obsessively-curated playlist of all sorts of movie soundtracks that you can pop on at any given moment for some productivity-enhancing background music or simply to tune the rest of the world out. Something tells me that composer Hans Zimmer's score for "Dune" will be a whole different animal entirely: powerful enough to fill out an IMAX theater to the absolute max, and apparently operatic enough to require the use of distorted human voices to bring a truly epic feel to the film. 

While we still have a bit of a wait ahead of us to watch the movie itself, the digital album for "Dune (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" has been released today, and you can scroll down to hear it for yourself.

Dune Soundtrack

When it comes to "Dune," how big of a scale are we talking about? Let's put it this way: Hans Zimmer compiled three separate soundtracks for the widely anticipated Denis Villeneuve film. The digital album "The Dune Sketchbook (Music from the Soundtrack)" first dropped on September 3, featuring extended themes from the score and representing the first time Zimmer has released a soundtrack in Dolby Atmos Music. 

Today marks the release of the second of those compilations, made up of the official "Dune" score and sure to become a fixture in my soundtrack rotation. "The Art and Soul of Dune" is the last digital album and will release in conjunction with the tie-in novel of the same name, made available on October 22, 2021. You can check out the track listings — which can't really be considered spoilery unless you're already familiar with the material — for the official "Dune" score below.

  1. Dream of Arrakis 
  2. Herald of the Change
  3. Bene Gesserit
  4. Gom Jabbar
  5. The One
  6. Leaving Caladan
  7. Arrakeen
  8. Ripples in the Sand
  9. Visions of Chani
  10. Night on Arrakis
  11. Armada
  12. Burning Palms
  13. Stranded
  14. Blood for Blood
  15. The Fall
  16. Holy War
  17. Sanctuary
  18. Premonition
  19. Ornithopter
  20. Sandstorm
  21. Stillsuits
  22. My Road Leads into the Desert

I fully intend on finding out whether simply listening to this score on endless repeat will help me survive until the release of the actual film. If not, "Dune" opens in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021. Here's the official synopsis:

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. 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.