Release number 200 of Quartet Records is here..!
Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present the complete score of Cool World by Mark Isham for Ralph Bakshi's 1992 extravaganza about a comic street vamp who seeks to seduce her cartoonist creator in order to cross over into the real world. Mixing animation with real images, the film starred Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne and Brad Pitt. Although not initially a success, its now considered a cult classic of the animation genre.
Mark Isham provided a frenetic score written for swing band, traditional orchestra and electronics, all perfectly assembled in one of the most special and imaginative works. The music was recorded by the Munich Symphony Orchestra and a great number of jazz soloists, including Dave Hartley and isham playing the trumpet.
Now, Quarted Records presents the actual score as Isham conceived and recorded it for the film, including many previously unreleased tracks, different edits and alternates. The lavish 20-page booklet includes liner notes by Jeff Bond.
And here is number 200...
Worl premiere release of the complete Oscar-nominated score for the 1979 horror classic The Amityville Horror, composed and conducted by Lalo Schifrin. The story is based on the alleged supernatural experiences of the Lutz family. After moving into a new home in Amityville, New York - a house where a mass muder had been committed the year before - they claimed to experience a series of frightening paranormal events.
At the time of the film's premiere, AIP Records released an LP that included only about 20 minutes of Schifrin's masterfully disturbing score - plus some source cues and a disco-boogie version of the main theme. Almost 25 years later, a re-recording made in Prague and conducted by Schifrin himself appeared on the market, but it was not well-received by fans due to the alteration of some tempi and the fact that some cues had been reconstructed in suite form. The actual soundtrack as such has remained unreleased - until now.
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