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New Versions of Mind Heist

Zack Hemsey has released some new versions of Mind Heist, the track that became famous after being used in the final Inception trailer last year.

Zack Hemsey has released some new versions of Mind Heist, the track that became famous after being used in the final Inception trailer.

The track first came to prominence with the third and final trailer for Chris Nolan’s blockbuster and it really seemed to connect with audiences making it one of the most notable (and spoofed) trailers of the year.

At first some people assumed that Mind Heist was the work of Hans Zimmer, who wrote the film’s memorable score, and Hemsey was quick to point out via his blog that he was actually a different person.

For a time the track wasn’t officially available to buy online but Hemsey recently uploaded the Mind Heist EP to his official YouTube channel, which contains 5 versions of the track.

Notice how the image of train gets gradually closer if you listen to all of them (viewers of the film will get the reference).

There is the original:

Then there is The Birth of an Idea, which expands the original in epic ways by adding more electronica and strings:

No Turning Back is a similar length to the original but uses slightly different musical elements and accentuates the beats:

The Promise of Tomorrow plunges into the and focuses on the nice, rousing vibe:

Evolution is perhaps the one that fans of the film will dig the most. Expanding the original track to 6 minutes, it really builds towards a massive sounding climax:

Hemsey’s music has also been used in trailers for The Town (2010) and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (2010) and he was profiled by Soundworks last month.

> Buy the full Mind Heist EP at Zack Hemsey’s official site
> The third and final Inception trailer

By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail