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John Williams' Black Sunday
29-Jan-2015 - Available for the first time ever on Vinyl, Mondo Records is pleased to present John Williams' tremendous score for Black Sunday, the story of a terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the President of the United States in attendance. After the success of Jaws, Williams was poised atop the leaderboard as the “go-to” composer for mayhem flicks. Black Sunday would be the first of three films Williams would compose music for in 1977. In honor of the big game, Sunday Only they are releasing this soundtrack in two exclusive color-ways: New England Variant: Tri-Colored Red, White & Blue 180 Gram Vinyl, Seattle Variant: Tri-Colored Blue, Silver & Green 180 Gram Vinyl. After Sunday, the LP will only be available on Black 180 Gram Vinyl.
For more info and ordering, visit Mondo Records.
Bruno Nicolai's Don Giovanni In Sicilia
25-Jan-2015 - From Kronos Records comes the score for Don Giovanni In Sicilia. Bruno Nicolai's score is a multi themed affair, the composer employing an array of traditional Italian instruments within the work that create a plethora of authentic sounds. Accordion and Jew harp featuring throughout and being embellished and supported by solo guitar, mandolin and light and summery sounding strings that are enchanting, uplifting and haunting. Nicolai makes effective use of harpsichord, which underlines and also ingratiates the proceedings often floating in and out of compositions or punctuating certain points within them, which gives the work a delicate and intricate style and sound.
For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
Milan to release Film Fest Gent's Cliff Martinez album
24-Jan-2015 - Milan Records will release the Cliff Martinez album Film Fest Gent digitally and on CD February 17, 2015. The album contains orchestral version of Martinez’s film themes as performed by Brussels Philharmonic this past October as part of the Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert. Conductor Dirk Brossé orchestrated the recording. "For most of his films, Martinez created a rather spare, simple and expressive sound,” described Patrick Duynslaegher, Artistic Director Film Fest Gent. “The combination of the original electronic instrumentation with a full-blown symphonic orchestra adds additional layers of complex musical duality to Martinez’s ambiguous and organic music.”
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Donate now for a new Moonraker recording!! You can let this happen!
12-Jan-2015 - One of the most requested scores from film music fans around the world in need of a complete new recording.
WHY MOONRAKER? Over the last couple of decades, Moonraker has proved to be the most demanded John Barry AND the most frequently requested James Bond score in need of a complete recording. The music is one of the finest examples of Barry's more mature approach to Bond, putting a heavy emphasis on symphonic adventure scoring as opposed to the more rebellious, guitar-based sound of earlier films like Goldfinger - some would argue this score IS the turning point in his 007 legacy. But apart from its historical importance, there are numerous other reasons why fans have been requesting this score for a re-recording. And, remember, for a donation of at least £20 ($30) you get a CD posted to anywhere in the world, plus an acknowledgement in the booklet.
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Golden Globes Award for The Theory Of Everything
11-Jan-2015 - It was a night of celebration, a few surprises, laughter, heartfelt speeches and a few serious, even somber moments at the 72nd Golden Globes ceremony. Big winner in the realm of soundtracks was The Theory Of Everything (Best Musical Score). The Theory Of Everything is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The score for The Theory Of Everything is by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Available as 2-LP or CD from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Marco Beltrami's The Woman in Black 2 - Angel Of Death
2-Jan-2015 - From Varèse Sarabande comes the score for The Woman In Black 2 - Angel Of Death. During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black. Academy Award-nominated composer Marco Beltrami returns to provide an intense and disturbing score.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.uk, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Nathaniel Levisay's The Toy Soldiers
17-Dec-2014 - Howlin' Wolf Records will release Nathaniel Levisay's score for The Toy Soldiers ...a score reflective in nature accentuating both light and dark with a glimmer of hope. The Toy Soldiers takes place in the 1980's and focuses on a group of teenagers whose stories intertwine and meet with tragedy. The film is told in a non-linear fashion, which allows composer Nathaniel Levisay an opportunity to get deep within the tumultuous culture of teenage sex and drugs. Rather than simply focusing on individual characters, Levisay takes the listener on a musical journey creating a sonic soundscape that is engaging, harrowing, and at times hopeful. Rounding out the soundtrack are songs by Daily Bread and Gliss. Fans of composer Nathaniel Levisay will be equally delighted to know that early orders will ship with an additional booklet autographed by the composer. For more info and ordering, visit Howlin' Wolf Records.
John Altman's The Lost Empire
17-Dec-2014 - MovieScore Media expands its acclaimed Discovery Collection with its fourteenth entry: the world premiere recording of The Lost Empire by John Altman, written for the 2001 Hallmark mini-series. The colorful adventure score may have been written for a television mini-series, but its rich sound, symphonic palette and great application of exotic instruments such as the erhu or Chinese flutes makes it more akin to a full-fledged feature film score. Fans of the genre will be delighted to hear echos of such composers as Maurice Jarre and Ron Goodwin in the adventurous score. From the first threat of "The Tiger" through wacky hijinks of "The Mini-Monkeys" to the Star Wars-inspired "Through the Indestructible Gates", each fantastic episode of The Lost Empire features a suitably bombastic accompaniment. These epic highlights are balanced by haunting lyrical moments that lend the story its heart ("The Devastated Village", “Goodbye to Goddess”). For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Henry Mancini's The Pink Panther Strikes Again
16-Dec-2014 - Quartet Records and M.G.M. present the complete edition of Henry Mancini’s score for The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the fourth movie in the hilarious and famous Pink Panther saga, directed by Blake Edwards, with Peter Sellers as the clumsy Inspector Clouseau. Music from The Pink Panther Strikes Again was released on LP in 1976 with 12 tracks, and reissued on CD in 2008 by Ryko with five bonus tracks, although the bonus material was in poor-sounding mono. But there was still much important material from this score to be released. For this complete edition, Quartet Records has remixed the entire score from the 16-track masters recorded at C.T.S. Studios in London by John Richards, with amazingly clear and crystalline sound. As a result, they are able to offer this new version in full stereo –and can say that it sounds like it was recorded yesterday!
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Miriam Cutler's Ethel
4-Dec-2014 - Perseverance Records has announced the release of Miriam Cutler's score to the Emmy nominated HBO documentary, Ethel. The documentary focuses on the personal, untold story of Ethel Kennedy. Ethel marks the continued collaboration between composer Miriam Cutler and award winning documentary director, Rory Kennedy (Pandemic: Facing AIDS, Indian Point: Imagining The Unimaginable, Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib, The Fence). Besides playing with the early incarnation of Oingo Boingo, Miriam has written music for a broad variety of subjects. Miriam's music is personal and intimate, complementing Rory Kennedy's portrait of her mother, Ethel.
For more info and ordering, visit Perseverance Records.
 
Howard Shore's Rosewater
3-Dec-2014 - Howe Records has released Rosewater (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Director Jon Stewart turned to composer Howard Shore to compose the original music. In addition to Shore’s score, the album includes tracks from musicians Mahdyar Aghajani, 25 Band, and Leonard Cohen. “I was happy to be able to contribute to this important story which also gave me the opportunity to collaborate with Jon and this group of gifted classical musicians,” said Shore. The feature film ROSEWATER is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari.
For more info and ordering, visit Howe Records.
 
Danny Elfman's Big Top Pee-wee
28-Nov-2014 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Sony Music Entertainment proudly present the remastered and expanded re-issue of acclaimed composer Danny Elfman’s original score to Paramount Pictures’ 1988 follow-up to the classic Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Big Top Pee-wee. Composer Elfman re-unites with Paul Reubens to bring Pee-wee to life in exciting new environment -- a bold circus milieu. Exciting, charming and beautiful all at once, the score marks an important chapter in the evolution of Elfman’s astounding career. This expanded release is limited to 2500 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes from writer Tim Greiving, showcasing an all-new interview comments from the film’s star, co-producer and co-writer, Paul Reubens, director Randall Kleiser and orchestrator Steve Bartek.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
John Barry's The Betsy
19-Nov-2014 - Harold Robbins’ The Betsy is a heady combination of cars, sex, money and power – set in the corporate board rooms (and bedrooms) of fictional Bethlehem Motors. This Tadlow Music production for Prometheus Records features the world premiere of the complete score by John Barry. If, in Mister Moses, the composer chose to emphasize rhythm and color, here he stresses melody and harmony, with poignant melodic ideas including a wistful main theme waltz and a bittersweet love theme. Barry’s subtle music pervades the film with a patina of sadness and melancholy, while a few action passages are reminiscent of his Bond sound. The music has been reconstructed by conductor (and former orchestrator for John Barry) Nic Raine, who conducts the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
For more info and ordering, visit Tadlow Music.
Varèse Sarabande announces two Black Vinyl Friday releases
19-Nov-2014 - Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce two limited edition album releases in conjunction with Record Store Day Black Friday on November 28: Genesis: From Genesis To Revelation and Game Of Thrones: Season One double album, composed by Ramin Djawadi. Both albums will be released on 180-gram vinyl.
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Cristobal Tapia de Veer's Utopia²
16-Nov-2014 - Silva Screen Records will release Utopia². This second instalment by Chilean composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer continues in the eclectic and innovative style of the Award Winning first soundtrack. The first album featured sounds produced by a dried rhino turd, a human femur and a handful of samples. This time, Christo is focusing on an analogue sound produced by outmoded synthesisers to match the 70s story lines with added Church organ and vocals. For the first episode Christo invented a bizarre 1970s Italian pop music and for Episode 3 he drew on his classical training to produce string pieces.
Available from Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany and as download.
 
Dan Mangan/Jesse Zubot's Hector And The Search For Happiness
12-Nov-2014 - Varèse Sarabande has released the soundtrack for Hector And The Search For Happiness. It is the story of Hector (Simon Pegg), a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. The soundtrack features an original score composed by Juno Award winning Canadian musicians Dan Mangan and Jesse Zubot.
The score is available as download.
Vincent Gillioz' Collapse
8-Nov-2014 - Howlin' Wolf Records has released Collapse by award-winning composer Vincent Gillioz (LAST BREATH). COLLAPSE finds Chris Mulkey (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, TWIN PEAKS) as everyman Robert Morgan in a modern fable of psychological horror, pushed to the edge in order to protect himself and his family from a zombie apocalypse. Composer Vincent Gillioz creates a suspenseful, emotion-laden score in his signature style of chamber-like instrumental colours layered and juxtaposed with touches of lyricism. The music charts an organic course which runs parallel to Chris Mulkey's unravelling universe, devolving from melody and consonant chords into friction and dissonance, a stark yet provocative study of contrasts to create a unique sonic atmosphere that fans of this genre will not want to miss!
For more info and ordering, visit Howlin' Wolf Records.
Lalo Schifrin's Enter The Dragon: Extended Edition
4-Nov-2014 - Aleph Records is proud to release the Enter The Dragon: Extended Edition soundtrack on CD November 11, 2014. The album features 56 minutes of Lalo Schifrin’s original score, much of it previously unavailable in any format. "It was a challenge to take music from the Orient – not the stereotypical Fu Manchu ideas that Hollywood had about Chinese music, but something more authentic – and do it bigger than life, as Ennio Morricone had in the spaghetti westerns," said Schifrin. ENTER THE DRAGON was the first martial arts film produced by Americans and would be actor Bruce Lee’s final film. Both the film and Schifrin’s score have earned cult followings in the 40 years since the initial release. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2004. But to a certain generation, it is Schifrin’s score for ENTER THE DRAGON that set the standard.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.

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