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Philippe Sarde's The Tenant
23-Oct-2019 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present the premiere vinyl release of the iconic score by Philippe Sarde (Ghost Story, Lord of the Flies, Pirates, César et Rosalie) for a Roman Polanski horror tale The Tenant. One of the most important aspects of The Tenant is that it was the first collaboration between Polanski and composer Philippe Sarde—who was only 28 years old when he composed the score. The music featured a complicated orchestration that required an unusual arrangement of the orchestra. The use of crystal harmonica gives the score a disturbing and bleak character. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Lorne Balfe's Gemini Man
21-Oct-2019 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the original motion picture score to the big-screen sci-fi action feature film Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Clive Owen, and directed by Ang Lee. Renowned composer Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible - Fall Out, 12 Strong) fashions a riveting, propulsive orchestral score that harnesses all the big-scale action and suspense living within this exciting tale of an older hitman who faces off against his younger self. Produced by the composer and mastered by Rueben Cohen, this special CD release is limited to 3000 copies. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Zbigniew Preisner's Shi Gu
17-Oct-2019 - Caldera Records present Zbigniew Preisner’s score for the motion picture Lost And Love (Shi Gu). It tells a harrowing (and apparently true) story of loves lost. The love described in the film is the love between parents and their children. For her feature film debut, Sanyuan Peng chose Zbigniew Preisner as composer who wrote one of his very best works, a delicate and yet passionate score which is rich in themes and variations. Its most prominent theme is – fittingly – a lullaby which opens the album. It is a melody which recurs throughout the score in different metamorphoses. For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.
Steven Price's Suicide Squad
16-Oct-2019 - Music on Vinyl has released the second version of Suicide Squad on vinyl. It's the story of a secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S that 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 written and composed by Steven Price, who recently won Academy, Bafta and several other awards for his "Gravity" score. For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.
Nelson Riddle's Rough Cut
1-Oct-2019 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of Nelson Riddle’s score for Rough Cut. The plot is about two sophisticated jewel thieves joining forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips, they eventually become romantically involved. Since Siegel’s usual composer, Lalo Schifrin, was committed to another project, he turned instead to Riddle, who provides Rough Cut with a delicious, elegant, punchy and sparkling score. Riddle’s original score features delicious bossa-novas, elegant jazz atmospheres, romantic moods, brilliant suspense music, a beautiful love theme and incidental music in the best Mancini style. A selection of Duke Ellington standards was also brilliantly arranged and included in the score. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Nainita Desai’s Untamed Romania
24-Sep-2019 - Silva Screen Records presents Untamed Romania, award-winning composer Nainita Desai’s stunning orchestral score to the saga-like, nature documentary film. Untamed Romania is a full length feature film with an ecological message. This epic documentary unravels over a year and explores all four seasons. The soundtrack is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and is brimming with charm, uplifting themes, and orchestral colours. Nainita's playful music fully enhances this cinematic adventure and celebrates Romania's astounding mountains, ancient forests and sweeping wetlands that provide undisturbed habitats to many of the Europe’s endangered creatures. For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
Stelvio Cipriani's Second Spring
12-Sep-2019 - Chris' Soundtrack Corner presents for the first time the complete soundtrack to Second Spring (Der Zweite Frühling). The entire score to Second Spring was a mix of original music and library tracks by the Italian composer Stelvio Cipriani. He had actually composed a fairly extensive original score for the film, but, unaccountably, most of it was replaced by library tracks for the film's final mix, with only a few cues from the original score remaining in the film. As a result, the film score is quite a curiosity; its soundtrack remains effective and quite lovely, with both the previously-used tracks and the bits of original cues left in the film providing a melodic wash of romantic fragrance and appealing soft jazz in the composer's finest form. Chris' Soundtrack Corner is pleased to make the Second Spring soundtrack available, especially its previously unheard tracks, for the first time. For more info and ordering, visit Chris' Soundtrack Corner.
David Newman's Heathers
7-Aug-2019 - Back by popular demand for its 30th anniversary, the original soundtrack to Heathers from director Michael Lehmann with music by composer David Newman, is being rereleased on “very” neon green vinyl. A cult-classic in the truest sense of the term, (it grossed only 1 million at the box office). Discovered by a legions of fans on cable TV and at video rental stores, the success of Heathers took a decidedly unexpected turn as a musical in the most recent decade. Multiple theatrical productions based on the movie have played in New York, London and beyond. Varese Sarabande Records is proud to play a part in this enduring legacy by rereleasing David Newman’s score to the original Heathers soundtrack on “very” neon green vinyl, complete with new notes and quintessential images from the film. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Mychael Danna's After The Wedding
6-Aug-2019 - The Original Motion Pictures Soundtrack for Bart Freundlich’s film After the Wedding is being released digitally on August 9th and on CD on August 23rd, exclusively through Music.Film Recordings and Varèse Sarabande.  The score comes from Oscar and Emmy winning composer, Mychael Danna, with three additional tracks from The Commodores, Abby Quinn and The Counterfits. The highly regarded drama starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in US theaters on August 9th via Sony Pictures Classics. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.  
Philippe Sarde's Ghost Story
5-Aug-2019 - Quartet Records, Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group and Geffen Records present the long-requested expanded release of the masterful score by Philippe Sarde (THE TENANT, TESS, QUEST FOR FIRE, LES CHOSES DE LA VIE) for GHOST STORY, directed by John Irvin in 1981. Based on the 1979 novel by Peter Straub, the film stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Craig Wasson and Alice Krige. It follows a group of elderly businessmen in New England who gather to recount their involvement in a woman’s death decades prior when one of them suspects her ghost has been haunting him.  
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Philippe Sarde's The Tenant
4-Aug-2019 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present the expanded, remastered edition of the iconic score by Philippe Sarde for a Roman Polanski horror tale The Tenant. Although the music was acclaimed and long desired by collectors around the world, it was necessary to wait until 2000 to have the score released by Universal Music France as part of its collection Ecoutez le cinema!. Now, thanks to the discovery of the original multi-track elements in the Paramount vaults, with access to the complete recording sessions at CTS, London, under the baton of Carlo Savina, the score of THE TENANT can be released in its entirety, including tracks not used in the final edit of the film, alternates, as well as the album-specific montages prepared by the composer for an MCA album that never materialized.The package includes a 16-page full-color booklet with detailed liner notes by Stéphane Lerouge. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
New from Hereford Records
9-Jul-2019 - Hereford Records has released retrospective releases of We Still Kill The Old Way and We Still Steal The Old Way from the newly formed records division of Hereford Films. We Still Kill The Old Way is an electronic music film soundtrack by electronic/alternative artist Robert Geoffrey Hughes, aka Mr. Pelham which features 10 tracks from the film and three that didn't make the final cut. We Still Steal The Old Way is the selected score for 'KILL's' sequel by Chris Hurst and Robert Geoffrey Hughes, aka Mr. Pelham.  Both KILL & STEAL were written and recorded in Wales. For more info and ordering, visit Hereford Records.
Christopher Lennertz' Shaft
3-Jul-2019 - WaterTower Music has released the music for New Line Cinema's action comedy Shaft, the next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. The soundtrack features new music from Quavo (with Saweetie), The Math Club's remix of the iconic "Theme From Shaft", along with classics from the likes of James Brown, Rick James, Quincy Jones, and Bobby Bland among others. It also features 16 score tracks from Grammy Award winning and Emmy nominated composer Chris Lennertz (the Horrible Bosses and Ride Along films). Available from Amazon, Music Box Records, Screen Archives Entertainment.
George Fenton's Red Joan
12-Jun-2019 - Quartet Records and MovieScore Media present Red Joan, a classy new score by George FentonRed Joan is based on Jennie Rooney’s novel of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the real life of Melita Norwood. The film tells the story of Joan Stanley, who finds herself in the middle of an investigation for spying and treason. The flashbacks to her younger days slowly reveal how she got involved in espionage through the machinations of the charming Max. The score balances between Joan's past and present, finding a tonal language that sits well with the story of Joan in the 1930s without losing the sense of the story being told and remembered by the older Joan. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.  
Harold Faltermeyer's Fletch Lives
9-Jun-2019 - La-La Land Records and Universal Studios present the fifth title in the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection -- the world premiere official release of Fletch Lives. Famed composer Harold Faltermeyer  returns to the comedy/mystery world and its iconic lead character FLETCH. Never before officially available in any format, Faltermeyer’s engaging and infectious electronic score revisits his famous FLETCH motifs, while spinning and enriching them in expert ways that heighten the film’s action, suspense and comedy. This presentation includes additional source cues, (with Faltermeyer clearly having fun with his Televangelist TV cues), plus a bonus track - the end creole/rock-flavored credits song “Make A Change,” by Buckwheat Zyedco. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.                               
Mark Isham's A Dog's Journey
8-Jun-2019 - Quartet Records, Backlot Music, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present the CD edition of the beautiful score by Mark Isham for A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, where the beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. Mark Isham takes over from Rachel Portman—who wrote the music for the first film—writing another wonderful, tender and touching score, reusing excerpts from Portman’s main theme and creating a lovely new one. Produced by the composer, mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering, the package includes a 12-page, full-color booklet. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Claude Bolling's Louisiane
7-May-2019 - In collaboration with EMI Music Publishing, Music Box Records presents the remastered and expanded 35th anniversary edition of Claude Bolling’s original motion picture score to the 1984 historical drama Louisiane. It tells the story of Virginia Tregan's ruthless devotion to her first husband's Louisiana cotton plantation called Bagatelle and her love for the plantation's overseer, an Englishman named Clarence Dandridge. The definitive 2-CD edition features the complete film score (including alternate versions and previously unreleased cues) as the composer had intended it to be used in the TV version of the feature film. The package includes a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Sylvain Pfeffer, discussing the film and the score. For more info and ordering, visit Music Box Records.
James Griffiths' Lancaster Skies
6-May-2019 - Quartet Records releases the CD edition of the digital MovieScore Media album Lancaster Skies. It tells the story of Flight Lieutenant Douglas Miller, a former solitary Spitfire ace and a veteran of the Battle of Britain. After the tragic death of his younger brother, Miller transfers to Bomber Command. In the days leading up to a perilous mission over Berlin, Miller must overcome his past and become the leader that his troubled crew so desperately need. The heroic score by James Griffiths builds upon the composer's past in the military music scene, bringing together a versatile orchestra where every member has a military past. The music pays tribute to the service men and women, friends and families who either have first-hand experience, or have relatives who were part of this hugely important historical period, with the astronomical loss of life in Bomber Command. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

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