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Vincent Gillioz's No Marriage
17-Sep-2017 - Vincent Gillioz has presented his effervescent score to No Marriage. Based on the highly popular manga of the same name, the movie adaptation tells the story of Gao Xin, a single office lady who faces family and societal pressure following a break-up with her ex-boyfriend. She meets up with the romantically inexperienced software engineer Rong Er, who is gathering data about female perspectives on love for research. This witty, light-hearted score is a departure from Gillioz's dissonant, jagged soundscapes, and truly showcases his talents as a superb melodist. The music starts with a pair of memorable themes representing the two youthful leads, together forming the melodic cornerstone of the score. This is a gorgeous score that sparkles like diamonds, and reveals a romantic side of Gillioz's music rarely seen. For a limited time, orders will include an insert booklet signed by the composer.
The score is available as CD-R and as download from the composer's website.
Georges Delerue's Le Bestiaire D'amour/Mona, L'étoile Sans Nom
2-Sep-2017 - Disques Cinémusique will release Le Bestiaire d'Amour (1965), that belongs to this category of early soundtracks by Georges Delerue which, despite their great artistic value, have never been released on record, presumably because of the lack of quality master tapes. The disappointing sound of the 2005 DVD reissue of this documentary seems to confirm this hypothesis. A new recording was necessary, done by Robert Lafond, who has already proved his worth with five albums of film music by Delerue. As his expertise and digital sampling techniques evolve constantly, he reconstructed with striking realism this score which was originally performed by some thirty musicians. Also on the CD is Mona, L’étoile Sans Nom  by Henri Colpi. Despite Delerue's music for Mona being preserved on an EP, only the short Main Title has been reissued digitally, on several compilations devoted to the composer. Robert Lafond  has reconstructed the full content of this ten minute EP, which actually represents almost the entire soundtrack. 
For more info and ordering, visit Disques Cinémusique.
Zacarías M. de la Riva's Tadeo Jones 2: El Secreto Del Rey Midas
1-Sep-2017 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Telecinco Cinema, presents the exciting symphonic score composed by Zacarías M. de la Riva for the animated movie Tadeo Jones 2: El Secreto Del Rey Midas, sequel to the successful The Adventures of Tadeo Jones. For this new score, full of action music, wonderful melodic themes and refreshing orchestration, Zacarías has had the challenge of revisiting the main themes already written for the fi rst part, while composing a lot of new music for the new situations and characters, including a beautiful love theme. In addition, new leitmotivs have been created for all new characters: for Midas and his legend, for the temptation provoked by the necklace, for the evil Rackham (a 4-note motif heard in “Rackham” and “Starter Titles”) and for Mummy. It’s fun to note that the score includes a small tribute to John Williams’ score for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Stephen Oliver's Lady Jane
27-Aug-2017 - Quartet Records in collaboration with Paramount Pictures presents the world premiere release of Stephen Oliver’s magnificent score for Lady Jane (1986), a historical-romantic costume drama. The story begins when the death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos over a disputed succession. His weak son, Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford. to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. The sumptuous epic and romantic score was composed by Stephen Oliver, one of the foremost British composers of opera and music theatre of his generation. Sadly, Oliver passed away when he was only 42 years old; Lady Jane was his only film score. 
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Benjamin Wallfisch's Annabelle: Creation
25-Aug-2017 - Silva Screen Records presents Annabelle: Creation, a masterful and perceptive score by Benjamin Wallfisch. Following on from the worldwide success of 2014's horror blockbuster Annabelle, a chilling story of a possessed vintage doll, comes a prequel directed by David F. Sandberg. Composer Benjamin Wallfisch is recognised as one of the top talents of his generation, working with world renowned film makers Steven Spielberg, Rupert Wyatt, Gore Verbinksi and Lars von Trier. Nominated for a Golden Globe, Emmy and an Ivor, Benjamin’s career spans over a decade and boasts 60 feature films. His recent credits include Hidden Figures, A Cure For Wellness and Bitter Harvest. Wallfisch also regularly collaborates with Hans Zimmer, and his work features on the soundtrack to Dunkirk.
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
Alan Silvestri's Romancing The Stone
22-Aug-2017 - La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and Fox Music present the remastered and expanded re-issue of Alan Silvestri’s original motion picture score to Romancing The Stone, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Composer Silvestri’s first major studio feature film score continues to endure, its exciting and romantic mix of smooth rock-pop grooves and orchestral flourishes still as enthralling to audiences today as it was upon the film’s release. Moreover, this score would cement one of the most thrilling composer/director working relationships in modern times – the immortal Silvestri/Zemeckis duo! This expanded remastered presentation, approved by the composer, sounds better than ever and includes previously unreleased material.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Tuomas Kantelinen's The Italian Key
11-Aug-2017 - Caldera Records presents the score for The Italian Key, directed by Rosa Karo. The film tells the story of 19-year old Cabella who receives a mysterious key as her only inheritance from her recently deceased uncle. The girl decides to literally unlock the secrets of her past by moving to a run-down villa in Italy. The music was written by Tuomas Kantelinen who is also the producer of the film and the husband of its director. Since the film has a vintage look about it is meant to be an old-finished film in many respects, Kantelinen decided to pay tribute to that musically by delivering a romantic score for orchestra, filled with several themes and motifs that describe the characters and their surroundings. Like the film, the music is charming, sunny and optimistic without lacking the depth the subject matter requires.
For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.
Trevor Morris' Castlevania
20-Jul-2017 - Lakeshore Records in conjunction with Frederator Studios has released the Castlevania - Netflix Original Series Soundtrack digitally on July 7th. Featuring an original score composed by Trevor Morris (The Tudors, Immortals) and produced by Morris and Trey Toy, the music is inspired by the classic video game series Castlevania --a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a division of Frederator Networks, Inc., a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.
Available as download and on CD from Amazon.com.
Gianni Ferrio's Io, Emmanuelle
17-Jul-2017 - Quartet Records in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar presents the premiere CD release of a Gianni Ferrio infectious, classy “Emmanuelle score.” Io, Emmanuelle (also known as A Man for Emmanuelle) was made in 1969, five years before the first entry of the popular erotic movie – and in fact has no relation to the famous franchise. Emmanuelle is a neurotic woman who is looking for tenderness in all the wrong places. She tries to enjoy sex, but the men she sleeps with are all either crude, selfish or arrogant with no real interest in her beside the carnal pleasures. Over the course of the film, she reaches out to all kinds of strange people with often depressing results. The music by Gianni Ferrio includes a series of self-contained pieces, each tailor-made for the increasingly crazier encounters with men. 
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
David James Nielsen's Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts Of Nantucket
14-Jul-2017 -  MovieScore Media once again teams up with composer David James Nielsen in releasing an uplifting, thematically rich score for the family mystery adventure Annabelle Hooper And The Ghosts Of Nantucket. Co-written and directed by Paul Serafini, the film stars Bailee Madison as the titular teenage mystery writer who faces a real life haunting on a vacation. While spending some time on the historic Nantucket Island, Annabelle and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves to solve the secret behind a legendary ghost story. “Some of the music cues called for large orchestration, while other subtle cues incorporated solos from instruments such as piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, cello and harp.“
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Jeff Beal's The Putin Interviews
2-Jul-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has released The Putin Interviews - Original Soundtrack digitally. The album features the original music composed by Jeff Beal. This mark’s Jeff’s first collaboration with Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone. Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to Russian president Vladimir Putin during more than a dozen interviews over two years, with no topic off-limits. This remarkable four-part documentary series provides intimate insight into Putin's personal and professional lives, from his childhood under communism, to his rise to power, his relations with four U.S. presidents, and his surprising takes on U.S.-Russian relations today. Witness the most detailed portrait of Putin ever granted to a Western interviewer.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
George Kallis' The Black Prince
4-Jun-2017 - Caldera Records presents the original score for The Black Prince. The films tells the touching and exhilarating story of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last king of Punjab before its British annexation. After the First Anglo-Sikh War, the king sees himself torn between his own country and England and struggles to regain his own kingdom. One of the main stars of the film is the music, composed and conducted by George Kallis. With this colourful and highly entertaining score, highlighting tender moments and fierce action, Kallis delivers one of his strongest efforts to date. The score showcases several memorable themes and leitmotifs, such as a main theme for the Maharaja, a theme for his mother and for his first wife.
For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.  
Michael Andrews' The Big Sick
3-Jun-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release The Big Sick – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on June 23, 2017 digitally and on CD. The SXSW Festival award winning film based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. The album features original music composed by Michael Andrews. The soundtrack also includes the end title track “My Love” by The Bird and The Bee.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Frand DeVol's Hustle/The Longest Yard
11-May-2017 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures are glad to present the world premiere release of the very cool score composed by Frank De Vol for Robert Aldrich’s neo-noir 1975 film Hustle. Hustle is about two weary and bitter LAPD detectives who are assigned to investigate the death of a young woman whose body is found on an isolated beach. They conclude, with the support of the coroner's report, that the victim, a hooker and known drug user named Gloria Hollinger, committed suicide using pills.  As a bonus, they have included the short score for The Longest Yard (1974), another De Vol-Aldrich-Reynolds-Paramount collaboration. For this cult sports comedy film about a workaholic convict who recruits a group of fellow prisoners to play football against their guards, De Vol composed another catchy tune as a main theme, along with some brief underscore cues and adaptations of famous Americans marches. Sadly, the session tapes of this soundtrack are long missing, so the only source that could be used was the mono stems, beautifully restored by Chris Malone for this release. The package includes a 16-page full-color booklet.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Christopher Lennertz Bad Moms
4-May-2017 - Music on Vinyl will release the music for Bad Moms. The soundtrack of this black comedy film includes well-known songs and artists like DNCE, KT Tunstall, Janelle Monaé, Foreigner, Walk The Moon, Icona Pop feat Charli XCX and many more. Christopher Lennertz (Medal of Honor, Sausage Party, Smurfs: The Lost Village) composed the score music. Especially for Mother's Day, the first 500 numbered copies are pressed on pink & black mixed vinyl.
For more info, visit Music on Vinyl.
 
Trevor Morris Emerald City
2-May-2017 - From Lakeshore Records comes the score for Emerald City, composed by Trevor Morris. Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world - a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, "Emerald City" is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together. Trevor Morris is widely known for his expertly crafted scores in period television, like the Vikings, and Of Kings and Prophets and he won two Emmys, for the title theme for The Borgias, and The Tudors.  
Available as download and on CD.
Brian May/Maurice Jarre The Mad Max Trilogy
30-Apr-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has released the Mad Max Trilogy on vinyl, consisting of Mad MaxMad Max 2: The Road Warrior, both composed by Brian May and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, composed by Maurice Jarre. For the first time ever, the original Mad Max trilogy of soundtracks have been combined into a stellar deluxe package designed by Marvel comic artist, Tim Bradstreet, (The Punisher, Blade). The outside three panels consist of all new original artwork while the inner panels display minis of the original jackets and the tracklisting. The color of the vinyl is Gray, Sand and Black respectively in keeping with the central colors of the new art panels. No more than 2000 units will be made and the trilogy will not be duplicated in another package.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
David Grusin's On Golden Pond
11-Apr-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release the On Golden Pond – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD for the first time on April 28, 2017. The album features original music composed by legendary composer Dave Grusin. Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. On Golden Pond was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, and won Oscars for Henry Fonda and co-star Katharine Hepburn. Dave Grusin’s memorable score also received a well-deserved nomination. It is unquestionably one of Grusin’s most effective and beautiful scores. 
Available from Varèse Sarabande.

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