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The Christmas surprises of Quartet Records
10-Dec-2017 - Quartet Records has a number of Christmas surprises, like a mammoth 2-CD set presenting for the first time ever Nino Rota’s complete original score for Federico Fellini’s masterpiece La Dolce Vita, the remastered, expanded edition of Jerry Goldsmith’s romantic noir score for the spy-drama The Russia House, the tenth anniversary of J.A. Bayona’s horror cult-classic The Orphanage with a newly recorded, complete edition of the score composed by Fernando Velázquez, a very special new edition of Burt Bacharach’s timeless classic soundtrack for the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale to celebrate its 50th anniversary and the new score by Bruno Coulais for the animated film Drôles De Petites Bêtes.  
Gabriel Yared's Lisa
10-Dec-2017 - Caldera Records presents the score for the motion picture Lisa, featuring music by Gabriel Yared. The film tells the story of young filmmaker Sam who becomes obsessed with an unfinished 1939 picture entitled “Princess Marushka”. In fact, Sam’s fascination is not with the film, but with its lead actor Sylvain Marceau who had mysteriously disappeared during World War II. What happened to him? The music for “Lisa” was written by Academy Award winner Gabriel Yared. His large orchestral score was recorded at Abbey Road and is brimming with memorable, haunting themes and motifs. 
For more info and ordering, visit Music Box Records.
New from Quartet Records
1-Dec-2017 - Quartet Records presents a holiday treat: the premiere CD release of a long-awaited Christmas classic! We are all familiar with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—the tale of three ghosts who teach a miserly businessman the true meaning of Christmas. The 1984 version (which debuted on television in the US market) stars George C. Scott as Scrooge. 
Quartet Records and NRK Television present another holiday treat!—a 2-CD set featuring composer Henrik Skram’s original score to the 2016 acclaimed Norwegian TV series Snøfall (Snowfall), a fantasy Christmas tale about courage, friendship and the search for belonging.
For more info and ordening, visit Quartet Records.
Edwin Wendler's Christmas With A Capital C
26-Nov-2017 - Howlin’ Wolf Records presents Edwin Wendler’s score for Christmas With A Capital C. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Illumni Men’s Chorale, and flutist Sandro Friedrich passionately perform Wendler’s wonderfully melodic music. Highlights include the lyrical “Journey to Trapper Falls,” the bouncy “Taking Action,” the gorgeous “Nativity,” the energetic “Christmas Cup,” and the lush “Gifts and Statues.” A beautiful, choral version of the main theme (“Joyful Hope”) appears as one of three bonus tracks. All orders include an extra booklet signed by Edwin Wendler.
For more info and ordering, visit Howlin' Wolf Records.
The Stephen King Soundtrack Collection
23-Nov-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has announced The Stephen King Soundtrack Collection as the newest limited edition box set release. In this set, they focus on a fearful foursome of Stephen King movies: two feature films and two television miniseries, each featuring very different but very potent scores. To add to the uniqueness of this box set they expanded the scores to James Newton Howard’s Dreamcatcher and W.G. ‘Snuffy’ Walden’s The Stand into 2-disc Deluxe Editions. Nicholas Pike’s The Shining is making its official commercial debut here with a 3-CD set with music separated by each night of the special event series. Tangerine Dream’s Firestarter is being reissued for the first time in almost 15 years.
Marc Shaiman's LBJ
11-Nov-2017 - Lakeshore Records has released the original score for LBJ, composed by Marc Shaiman. The film takes its audience up close to the psychological truth of LBJ’s complicated fusion of racism and racial enlightenment. His commitment to the Civil Rights Act becomes a way of seeing where the winds are blowing, but also letting those winds sculpt the sands of his humanity. To change the country, he changes himself.
Blake Neely's Arrow - Season 5
9-Nov-2017 - La-La Land Records, DC, Warner Bros. and WaterTower Music present an all-new collection of thrilling score music from the fifth season of the hit television series Arrow. Acclaimed composer Blake Neely once again bolsters all the thrills and emotion that course through the heroic veins of this popular hit series. Powerful, propulsive – but always human -- Neely’s score is pitch-perfect for the titular hooded vigilante. Neely selected, assembled and produced this dynamic collection of Season 5's most exciting musical moments.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Evgueni Galperine/Sacha Galperine's Loveless
4-Nov-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release Loveless, this year’s winner of the prestigious 2017 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize. The story follows a married couple in the midst of obtaining a divorce when their 12-year-old son vanishes. After appeals to the police to help find the boy go nowhere, the couple find volunteers for a search and rescue. The intensity of the drama is captured perfectly in the prepared piano-based score by up and coming composers, Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine.
Justin Melland's The Force
3-Nov-2017 - Lakeshore Records has just released the score for the documentary The Force with music by Justin Melland. The Force goes deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, MO, and an explosive scandal.
The score is available as download.
John Du Prez's A Fish Called Wanda
9-Oct-2017 - Music Box Records, in collaboration with MGM and with the participation of composer John Du Prez, presents for the first time the complete score to A Fish Called Wanda, newly re-mixed and carefully remastered from multi-track session tapes. This Music Box release also features as an extra several previously unreleased tracks (alternates, unused cues and demos) and two unused versions of Wanda’s love song, one performed by Rick Driscoll and the other written and performed by John Cleese. The package includes an 20-page illustrated booklet featuring exclusive liner notes by writer Daniel Schweiger and new comments by John Du Prez, producer Steve Abbot and Michael Palin on their collaboration with John Cleese and Charles Crichton. This brand new album presentation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy in 2018.
For more info and ordering, visit Music Box Records.
Harry Nilsson's Popeye
30-Sep-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has released the most comprehensive version of the Popeye soundtrack ever assembled, featuring the film’s beloved songs by Harry Nilsson, performed by the cast (including Robin Williams, Shelly Duvall, and Ray Walston), never-before released original score composed by Thomas Pierson, and an entire disc of demos performed by Harry Nilsson. The first disc of this deluxe 2-CD set for the Popeye soundtrack features the original music from the film with the previously unreleased score composed by Thomas Pierson. The second disc features previously unreleased soundtrack demos by the film’s composer, Harry Nilsson, including two songs written for the film but never used, “Everybody's Got To Eat,” and “I'd Rather Be Me.”
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
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.

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