See the First Dune Trailer Featuring an Otherworldly Version of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse”

See the First Dune Trailer Featuring an Otherworldly Version of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse”

Posted 18 Sep 2020
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L: Image via YouTube. R: Roger Waters. Photo by Adam Ritchie/Redferns.

A "not of this planet" version of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse” – the haunting closer from 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon features in the new trailer for sci-fi epic, Dune which debuted last week. 

Now, Hans Zimmer, the film’s score composer, has revealed (via Variety) that he directed the recording, which involved 32-person choir, remotely. Zimmer oversaw the sessions remotely to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection, recording the vocal parts over 8 different sessions, with only four singers at a time. It was a herculean effort directed entirely from his home studio via FaceTime. 

Listen to the haunting rendition in the trailer below. 

Dune [Official Trailer]

Choral contractor, Edie Lehmann Boddicker revealed that, along with safety protocols, Zimmer was focused on capturing an otherworldly quality during the recording sessions, saying: “He wanted to pay homage to the original, very back-phrased sound, a little spaced-out, so the vocals would not sound urgent. There’s a kind of joy happening in the track, a lot of hopefulness. It’s not despondent, just very peaceful and sounding not of this planet.”

Hans Zimmer has also scored the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die. 

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