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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.
Varčse 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 Utopia˛
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.
Alexandre Desplat's The Imitation Game
2-Nov-2014 - Sony Classical has announced the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Imitation Game, a biographical drama about the English code-breaker Alan Turing. Composed by Alexandre Desplat, the score soundtrack will be available digitally on November 10 and on CD November 24. The opening track of Desplat’s score introduces a descending, rippling keyboard theme that reappears in variations in later tracks – first as a string accompaniment that sets the mood for a tragic, dramatic story. The second track skillfully interprets its title, “Enigma” (a reference to both the man Alan Turing and to the code-breaking project that made him famous), with fascinating sounds that evoke the ping of a sonar location and the underwater world, thus playing on the main theme of the story. While “U-Boats” features military sounds, other tracks such as “Carrots and Peas” provide contrasting quietness and emotion, and the musical complexity of “Crossword” relates to the workings of Turing’s brilliant mind. 
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Zacarías M. de la Riva's Automata
26-Oct-2014 - MovieScore Media has released Zacarías M. de la Riva’s soundtrack for Automata, the new sci-fi thriller starring Antonio Banderas, who plays the role of Jacq Vaucan, a disillusioned insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation whose job involves the investigation of manipulated robots.  Though it is set in the future overrun with robots, Automata features a rich, orchestral score with a haunting choir lending an epic quality to the story. As the composer explains: ”The movie moves constantly between two different worlds. The world of the sci-fi thriller and the world of the philosophical and metaphysical. The first one deals with Jacq Vaucan’s investigation of malfunctioning robots, the second one deals with the essence of the being and his reality, human or robotic. Music had to resolute this dichotomy, make the coexistence of this two different worlds possible.”
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
The Essential Disney Collection
21-Oct-2014 - Silva Screen Records will release The Essential Disney Collection. "There's a terrific power to music. You can run any of these pictures and they'd be dragging and boring, but the minute you put music behind them, they have life and vitality they don't get any other way." Thus spoke Walt Disney with a mantra that in almost a century of film production has been rigidly applied. From Mickey Mouse's joyfully whistled tune in Steamboat Bill Jr. through to Frozen's Let It Go, music has always been one of the key elements of every Disney film. With this release the Stars Of The London Stage pay tribute to 19 of the very best songs from cinema's greatest animation studio with particular emphasis on the last 25 years. Performers featured include Louise Dearman whose West End roles include Wicked and KIss Me Kate and Helen Hobson who has appeared in Mamma Mia! and Aspects Of Love.
Available from Silva ScreenAmazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Steven Price's Fury
12-Oct-2014 - Varèse Sarabande has released the score for Fury. It  started in April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. This is the first new score from composer Steven Price since his Academy Award® win for Gravity.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Gianfranco Plenizio's Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno
10-Oct-2014 - Kronos Records has released Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno, a 1987 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Nello Rossati. The musical score for this spaghetti sagebrush saga is by Gianfranco Plenizio, who wrote a multi themed and very colorful and eclectic score for the movie. The composer employs a strong trumpet theme for the gunfight scene that takes place at the beginning of the movie that is reminiscent of the style of composers such as Morricone, Micalizzi and Francesco De Masi. Plenzio also effectively employs a wordless female soprano voice on a number of cues again evoking the style of Morricone when he turned to Edda dell Orso on so many of his western scores. 
For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
 
Ted Masur’s Bad Milo!
4-Oct-2014 - Screamworks Records has released Ted Masur’s acclaimed music for Bad Milo!, the quirky cult horror co-written and directed by Jacob Vaughan. The score for Bad Milo! features not one, but two major themes for the title character: one broken, detuned lullabye for his sweet side and one devilishly malicious for Milo’s true colors – this latter motif explodes into choral madness for Milo’s kidnapping of Sarah. There’s a monotonous secondary theme based on a clock-motive, representing Duncan’s mundane life until his first “meeting“ with Milo. But every horror score has some warm moments and this is where Bad Milo! really excels: featuring a distant theme for Duncan’s father and one for his family, the score shows that even after the demon-filled madness of the plot, there’s still true love that can overcome any obstacle.
For more info and ordering, visit Screamworks Records.

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25-Jun-2014 - Matthew Llewellyn’s Deep In The Darkness
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31-May-2014 - Ennio Morricone's La Califfa/La Monaca Di Monza
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