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Ira Newborn's Ferris Bueller's Day Off
22-Sep-2016 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off with the world premiere of the official soundtrack album! Requested by fans for more than three decades, the official, original motion picture soundtrack to the classic John Hughes film has finally arrived in a special, limited edition collector’s CD, featuring songs from the film and the original score by acclaimed composer Ira Newborn. Long-sought-after and rare song tracks, like BEAT CITY by The Flowerpot Men, and I’M AFRAID by Blue Room (vocal and instrumental versions), make their CD world premieres here, while Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s “Ultraviolence Mix” of LOVE MISSLE F1-11 makes its North American CD debut. Standout tracks and more are showcased here, as well as the world premiere of composer Ira Newborn’s original score. Bonus Tracks include alternate score and source cues. 
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Lalo Schifrin's Boulevard Nights
21-Sep-2016 - Varèse Sarabande presents “We Hear You”, a series of limited edition soundtrack consisting of albums that you, the fans, have been requesting. Expect a new title to be released every few months. The Boulevard Nights soundtrack is available for the first time ever on CD. It was composed by legendary jazz pianist, composer, arranger and conductor, Lalo Schifrin, (Mission Impossible, Amityville Horror). The soundtrack also features “Street Tattoo,” with a vocal by George Benson. Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence with a focus on life in a gang. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it. Michael Pressman directed the film.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Fernando Velázquez' A Monster Calls
15-Sep-2016 - Quartet Records, Back Lot Music, Universal Pictures and Focus Features present the soundtrack album A Monster Calls of the eagerly anticipated new collaboration between director J.A. Bayona and composer Fernando Velázquez, after their two previous collaborative triumphs: The Orphanage and The Impossible. Fernando Velazquez’s masterfully written score focuses on the character of young Connor, his fears, doubts and feelings. The music encompasses tenderness, sadness and nostalgia, with dramatic passages and soaring climaxes, including powerful percussive passages—masterfully orchestrated and full of delicate nuances. The composer conducts the prestigious Basque Symphony Orchestra and the Orfeón Donostiarra choir.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.  
Steven Price's Suicide Squad
9-Sep-2016 - Music on Vinyl has released the LP of Suicide Squad. It's the story of a secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S who creates a task force comprising super villains, the "Suicide Squad". They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences. The score is composed by Steven Price, who recently won Academy, Bafta and several other awards for his "Gravity" score. The LP includes a download coupon for the full album plus 8 Bonus Tracks. The first pressing of 1.000 numbered copies is on green and purple marbled vinyl.
For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl and New on Vinyl.
 
Patrick Watson's The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
3-Sep-2016 - Varèse Sarabande has released the score for The 9th Life of Louis Drax, a supernatural thriller that has echoes of The Sixth Sense and Gone Girl. It's the story of a psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality. The score is composed by the Award winning Canadian singer-songwriter, Patrick Watson. His 2007 album, Close to Paradise, won the Polaris Music Prize as the best Canadian album of that year, while his 2009 follow-up, Wooden Arms, was also a finalist. Watson has since become a popular touring artist and released another two well-received album. The 9th Life of Louis Drax is his first soundtrack project.
Available from Varèse Sarabande.
James Newton Howard's Primal Fear
16-Aug-2016 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the remastered and expanded reissue of James Newton Howard’s original motion picture score to the 1996 dramatic-thriller feature film Primal Fear, starring Richard Gere, Edward Norton and Laura Linney, and directed by Gregory Hoblit. Understated and elegant, yet dramatically complex and emotionally powerful, James Newton Howard’s notable score expertly enrichens and enhances this acclaimed and powerful legal thriller. Remastered and expanded by more than 30 minutes over its initial soundtrack release, this special limited edition of 1000 units features previously unreleased cues, alternates, demos and more.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
 
Graham Reynolds' Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny
11-Aug-2016 - Lakeshore Records to release the Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny soundtrack, available digitally on August 5. The CD is available only through Amazon Disc-On-Demand. The music is by composer Graham Reynolds. A feature-length documentary on the life and work of filmmaker, Richard Linklater. Produced and Directed by Louis Black (founder of SXSW Festivals and the Austin Chronicle), this documentary for PBS’ American Masters series is an unusual look at a fiercely independent style of filmmaking that arose from Austin, Texas in the 1980s/ early 90’s. It is an unconventional look at how Linklater’s films of that period, Slacker, Dazed and Confused and Before Sunrise, sparked a low budget, in your own backyard movement in this country and around the world.
Available as download. CD-R available only through Amazon Disc-On-Demand.
Lorne Balfe's Dough
20-Jul-2016 - Lakeshore Records to release the Dough soundtrack available digitally on July 29th. The music is by composer Lorne Balfe. It's the story of a Jewish widower (Jonathan Pryce), who hires a Muslim teenager (Jerome Holder) to help out at his kosher bakery in London, and sales skyrocket when the latter's marijuana is accidentally mixed into the dough. The movie is directed by John Goldschmidt. Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland. Lorne is known for composing the scores to Dreamworks Animation’s PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR and HOME, as well as Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s TERMINATOR GENISYS.
Available as download and Amazon disc-on-demand.
 
Fernando Velázquez Zipi Y Zape Y La Isla Del Capitán
18-Jul-2016 - Quartet Records has released Zipi Y Zape Y La Isla Del Capitán! This Christmas, naughty twins Zip and Zap have taken their old tricks too far. Their punishment will be a business trip with their parents to a distant island. But a terrifying storm rolls in and they never reach their destination. As in the previous Zipi Y Zape Y El Club De La Canica, the film has been directed by Oskar Santos, and the score is again composed by Fernando Velázquez (Crimson Peak, The Impossible, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Hercules). Velázquez’s new orchestral tour de force reprises Zip & Zap’s memorable main theme, but also encompasses a fresh and original score – nearly 80 minutes of tunes, motifs, adventure, tension, mystery ... Never was a sequel so good! Performed by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of the composer, the new Zip & Zap score is another real treat for real film music lovers.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Edy Lan's Los Parecidos
17-Jul-2016 - On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon… Quartet Records has released Los Parecidos (The Similars), the second film of renowned enfant-terrible Mexican director Isaac Ezban, after the multi-award-winning film The Incident (2014). As in Ezban’s previous film, the music has been composed by young Mexican composer Edy Lan. His work for this film is a surprising and fresh approach to the fantastique, with a special homage to Bernard Herrmann. The score of The Similars is classical in style, a fully orchestral score that recalls the “good old times.” It is performed by the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague under the baton of Adam Klemens. The recording was produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Mikel F. Krutzaga. 
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Brian Satterwhite's Killing Ed
30-Jun-2016 - Nuance Music has released Brian Satterwhite's score for Killing Ed, a new documentary feature film that exposes a shocking truth: that one of the largest networks of taxpayer-funded charter schools in the U.S. are a worst-case-scenario—operated with questionable academic, labor, and H1-B visa standards by members of the “Gülen Movement” – a rapidly expanding, global Islamic group whose leader, Fethullah Gülen, lives in seclusion in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. KILLING ED enlightens its audiences everywhere with a shocking, first-hand look inside the schools while revealing the corruption of those attempting to privatize public schools through education ‘reform’ in America.
Available as download through iTunes and Amazon.com.
Quincy Jones' Roots: The Saga Of An American Family
24-Jun-2016 - From Varèse Sarabande comes the re-release of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. With an all new Roots mini-series for 2016 on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel, comes this original soundtrack to the ground-breaking 1977 mini-series with music by Quincy Jones. Highlights include the "Roots Mural Theme," composed by Gerald Fried, and the 28 minute, “Roots Suite,” with Letta Mbulu as the featured vocalist. Also included are snippets of dialogue from Roots actor Lou Gossett. Featured players include: Shelly Manne, Victor Feldman, Ernie Watts and Lee Ritenour.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.  
Clinton Shorter's Expanse
11-Jun-2016 - Lakeshore Records has digitally released Expanse, an original television soundtrack, with a score by Clinton Shorter. Hundreds of years in the future, humans have colonized the solar system. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent military power. The planets rely on the resources of the Asteroid Belt, where air and water are more precious than gold. For decades, tensions have been rising between these three places. Earth, Mars and the Belt are now on the brink of war. And all it will take is a single spark. Clinton Shorter was hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the "Young Composers to Watch." His original music to the blockbuster, DISTRICT 9 was described by film critic Kirk Honeycutt as a “magnificent score."
Available from Amazon.com and other platforms.  
Brian Tyler's Now You See Me 2
9-Jun-2016 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Now You See Me 2 – Original Soundtrack digitally on June 10, 2016 and on CD July 8, 2016. The album features the original music composed by Brian Tyler. In Now You See Me 2, The Four Horseman return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.  
James Newton Howard's Music From The Hunger Games Saga
23-May-2016 - Silva Screen Records presents Music From The Hunger Games Saga. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic and composed by James Newton-Howard, the compilation gives an organic overview of the understated yet lush soundtrack to the dystopian world of Panem. The cut-throat action makes up a large part of the story, yet Howard achieves something singular here by producing an admirably restrained score. From the haunting and rustic melody of The Hunger Games theme, and spine-tingling centrepiece The Hanging Tree, to the wonderful Air Raid Drill driven by throbbing string ostinatos and soaring voices and ironic and non-triumphant Victory, this is a score that utilises strings, guitar, dobro, choirs and solo voices to create a singular sound world in counterpoint to images.
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
 
Georges Delerue's Joe Versus The Volcano
22-May-2016 - Varèse Sarabande's Masters Film Music returns with “The Big Woo” edition of Georges Delerue’s absolutely magnificent score for Joe Versus The Volcano. Perhaps an unlikely place to find one of Delerue’s greatest scores of all-time, but that’s what Joe is. Marooned Without You is a classic Delerue melody and it is used so wonderfully throughout the film. But there is also some wonderful breezy orchestral jazz, the epic The Storm and The Rescue, beautiful strings and winds. This is truly a Delerue must–have. It has been out of print for many years. Varèse Sarabande wanted to bring it back, but they had released almost the entire score the first time. There were a few short cues they could add, plus an alternate version of the big The Storm and The Rescue cue. Probably most-importantly is the improvement they have made in the sound from the original CD from 14 years ago. 
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Henry Jackman's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
17-May-2016 - La-La Land, SCEA and Naughty Dog present the original score soundtrack to the all new Sony PlayStation 4 videogame Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. This fourth installment of the hit UNCHARTED game series concludes the adventures of swashbuckling treasure hunter Nathan Drake in thrilling and dramatic fashion. Renowned composer Henry Jackman creates a powerhouse musical soundscape that supports all the game’s high-octane action, while also enriching its deeply emotional, character-driven drama. This thrilling, vividly cinematic game score is a dynamite stand-alone listen.  Produced by Henry Jackman and Jonathan Mayer, and mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen, this special release, limited to 3000 units, contains more than 70 minutes of adventurous music!
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Scott Glasgow's The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
15-May-2016 - Coinciding with the film’s limited release on May 13, Scott Glasgow’s religiously inspired music for The Curse of Sleeping Beauty is released by MovieScore Media. The film is a dark re-imagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story. Thomas Kaiser inherits a mansion that has been in his family for generations, only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse dating from the age of the crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector”, the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay, Thomas must unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awake the beautiful Sleeping Beauty. In an unusual collaboration with MovieScore Media’s producer Mikael Carlsson, Scott Glasgow was able to utilize the voices of Swedish choir Johannebergs Vokalensemble for the recording of the score. Also, for the film’s surreal film sequences, Carlsson himself provided the countertenor solos.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.

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