Fools Of Fortune consists of only two lenghty tracks. This is how Hans Zimmers seems to like his music represented, despite the fact that the tracks could have been easily divided at some points, allowing for easier access to certain parts of the score. Fools Of Fortune is one of the (rare) scores of Zimmers that I suppose were performed entirely by a real orchestra. I am happy to tell you that it is extremely good. Unlike Bird On A Wire, the sound quality is more or less satisfactory (official release). Only sometimes the piano sounds distorted.
Hans Zimmer succeeds in composing a complex suite for orchestra and piano, ranging from a superb piano-only intro (track 1, 0:00-1:20) to lovely themes (e.g. beginning at 6:35 of track 1, 1:20 of track 2) to dramatic and sophisticated classical sounding motifs (e.g. at 8:00 and 10:20 of track 1) that rival Beethoven. No, I am not joking here. 14:20 of track 1 is another instance of Zimmer's ingenious musical ideas for this score. Occasionally the music sounds “Irish”. With the help of the orchestrator, Hans Zimmer has outdone himself. He has proven once for all that he is not “only” the master of his electronic equipment.