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New from La-La Land Records
29-Nov-2011 -

La-La Land Records and FOX Music have released a remastered 2-CD
set of the original motion picture score to 20th Century Fox’s classic
1988 action blockbuster Die Hard. Michael Kamen constructs an
indelible musical template for the iconic, one-man-army of an everyman,
John McClane, as he wages a skyscraper-encased war against a group
of high-tech, heavily-armed thieves led by uber-villian Hans Gruber.
The Die Hard experience is rounded out in this presentation with source
cues and bonus tracks. Yippie-Kay-Yay!
From La-La Land Records, Universal Music and Paramount Pictures
comes the world premiere release of Danny Elfman’s original score to
the 1988 holiday comedy Scrooged, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen,
David Johansen and Bobcat Goldthwait. For this wickedly funny and
inventive update of the immortal Dickens Christmas classic, Elfman
fashions a robust, sophisticated musical tapestry that expertly weaves
together the film’s varied tones, which runs the gambit from wildly
broad comedy and holiday cheer to gothic horror and emotional drama.
Another release of La-La Land Records and FOX Music, this one to 
commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a
special remastered re-issue of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith's
original score to 20th Century Fox's 1970 Pearl Harbor docudrama
feature Tora! Tora! Tora!, starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten,
E.G. Marshall, So Yamamura and Tatsuya Mihashi. Mr. Goldsmith
tackles this film's serious examination of Pearl Harbor with a rich
orchestral score that exemplifies his trademark musical genius, fierce
intelligence and sympathetic understanding.
And finally La-La Land Records presents the world premiere release
of Ennio Morricone's original score to Paramount Pictures' 1989
docudrama Fat Man And Little Boy, starring Paul Newman, Dwight
Schultz and John Cusack, and directed by Roland Joffe. Never before
released in any format, Mr. Morricone's hauntingly beautiful and
complex orchestral score receives a definitive, 2-CD treatment that
demonstrates the composer's notable skill in emotionally interpreting
what is at once an amazing and tragic chapter in mankind's history -
the birth of the atom bomb. Full of dramatic suspense, passion,
sadness and gravitas, this is a notable, major Hollywood work by
Morricone that is ripe for discovery.
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