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Dave Grusin’s The Firm
27-May-2015 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and UME present the remastered and expanded 2-CD reissue of Dave Grusin’s Academy Award-nominated score to the 1993 Paramount Pictures blockbuster drama The Firm, starring Tom Cruise, Ed Harris and Holly Hunter, and directed by Sydney Pollack. Grusin’s beautiful, piano-only score is both unique and powerful. Passionate, dramatic and suspenseful, it is an important work finally given the deluxe treatment it has always warranted. This special 2-CD release has been significantly expanded beyond its original 1993 soundtrack release (which is also included here on Disc 2). Exclusive in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond takes you behind-the-scenes of this hit film and its notable score, with new interview comments from the composer.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Ilan Eshkeri's Shaun The Sheep Movie
25-May-2015 - Silva Screen Records will release the score from Shaun The Sheep Movie, composer Ilan Eshkeri’s ebullient score to Aardman Animation’s latest claymation shenanigans. Also featured on the soundtrack are songs from Tim Wheeler (Ash), Eliza Doolittle and Rizzle Kicks who provide a remix of Life's A Treat, the ever popular Shaun The Sheep TV theme. Composer Ilan Eshkeri has been writing for film for over 15 years and his CV features stand-out scores for many hit films including Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, Still Alice and Black Sea. Recent TV work includes The Snowman And The Snowdog and David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive. The charming wonder Shaun the sheep made his screen debut in 1995 with a minor role, rescuing Gromit from jail in the Oscar winning A Close Shave. Since then his career has spiralled and he has become one of Aardman Animation's biggest stars.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Quartet Records presents Antonioni: Suoni Del Silenzio
21-May-2015 - Quartet Records, Gruppo Sugar and Cinevox are proud to present an exclusive four disc box set Antonioni: Suoni Del Silenzio, featuring music from the classics films of Michelangelo Antonioni - with music by Giovanni Fusco (L’Avventura, L’Eclisse, Il Deserto Rosso) and Giorgio Gaslini (La Notte). The four scores are presented on separate jewel box CDs, and have been carefully mastered by Claudio Fuiano from its first generation master tapes. They are complimented by richly illustrated booklets and detailed essays on the films and the scores written by Antonioni-expert Miguel A. Barroso and Gergely Hubai. As the title indicates, Antonioni’s movies were famous for its beautiful scenes of silence, but they hope to present that the music that was written for his films are equally worthy of attention.
Read more here.
 
Luke Richards' The Gettysburg Address
13-May-2015 - Milan Music will release the score of The Gettysburg Address. It's the story of President Lincoln who went in the midst of the Civil War to Gettysburg, the place of America's greatest suffering, to offer his "few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. In 272 words he redefined the meaning of the war, explaining to a wounded nation why the bloodletting must continue—what was worth fighting and dying for. The Gettysburg Address investigates the five extant copies of Lincoln's famous speech, separating fact from fiction along the way. The soundtrack album features the score by Luke Richards as well as a song from the era performed by President Lincoln's Own Band.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Howard Shore's The Complete Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection
13-May-2015 - From Silva Screen Records comes The Complete Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection. For the very first time, this release brings together music from all three Lord Of The Rings films alongside the three Hobbit films in a 2CD set performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Howard Shore's music for The Lord Of The Rings has been honoured with three Academy Awards and the music tours the world constantly to sell-out audiences with live projection of the film. The detail applied to the composition of the music to the Tolkien canon is a legend in itself. Elaborate vistas are created utilising a wealth of instrumentation from musical genres across the world and are woven together by the composer to create the author's unique world in sound. From The Prophecy to The Last Goodbye this is a journey through truly cinematic film composing.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Rob Simonsen's Westender
29-Apr-2015 - KeepMoving Records has released the score for Westender. The movie focuses on the adventures of the titular knight Asbrey of Westender who had fallen from grace and became a mere shadow of his former self. In one moment of drunken stupor, Asbrey gambles and loses his ring, a trinket of great importance that represents his past and his future. When the knight wakes up the next morning, he tracks down his wrongdoer, a court jester who lost all his belongings to a gang of brigands. Despite facing an enemy that would have been fatal for him even in his glory days, Westender gains all his remaining power and courage for one last raid with the court jester in tow... The music for Westender was the first feature-length score of composer Rob Simonsen.
More info at KeepMoving Records.
Anton Sanko's The Devil's Hand
27-Apr-2015 - The latest release of ScreamWorks Records entitled The Devil’s Hand guides you into the dark soul of a small and isolated religious community whose depraved secrets are slowly unfolded by a suitably experimental score by Anton Sanko. Set in a small rural community caught up in religious fervor, the isolated group is shaken by the birth of six girls on the sixth day of the sixth month: 666. When one of the girls disappears 18 years later, the village is split on the question. For members like Elder Beacon, the vanishing act is the sign of an apocalyptic prophecy – younger members like Jacob Brown however think that the elders may be responsible and further disappearances will follow suit…
Available from Amazon.com. Info from MovieScore Media.
 
Michael Brook's Jerusalem
18-Apr-2015 - Lakeshore Records will release the score for Jerusalem digitally on April 21 and on CD May 12, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Michael Brook. Filmed for the first time in 3D for IMAX® and Giant Screen theatres, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. 
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Jeff Beal's The Dovekeepers
15-Apr-2015 - Varèse Sarabande has released The Dovekeepers – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on April 7, 2015 and a 2CD set is coming soon. The limited event miniseries features original music by Jeff Beal. The 2CD set features almost two and half hours of music from the CBS miniseries about the siege of Masada. A special suite of the music is being created by Beal and will be premiered at the Krakow Film Music Festival (May 27-31) in Poland. "Alice Hoffman’s novel tells the Masada story through the prism of the personal; four strong and passionate women who give voice to a side of this history we haven’t seen before,” Beal described. Beal was asked by Yves Simoneau to compose the music for The Dovekeepers only a few months after he and his wife returned from a trip to Israel where they had visited Masada.
More info at Varèse Sarabande.
Marco Beltrami’s The Gunman
6-Apr-2015 - Silva Screen presents The Gunman, Marco Beltrami’s edgy score to Pierre Morel’s hard-nosed thriller starring Sean Penn. Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an ex-special forces government contractor whose past comes back to haunt him when his former employer tries to have him killed. Racing from the jungles of Africa to the streets of London and the beautiful city of Barcelona this tough thriller is directed by Pierre Morel who scored a worldwide hit with the Liam Neeson vehicle Taken. Marco Beltrami’s scoring career extends across close to 20 years and his CV is highlighted by some of the major screen hits of the last two decades. 
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
John Debney scores Broken Horses
4-Apr-2015 - Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Broken Horses, featuring the score by Academy Award nominee John Debney (Stonehearst Asylum, Houdini Draft Day). Broken Horses is written and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and stars Anton Yelchin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Thomas Jane. His film has garnered praise from some of Hollywood's acclaimed directors, including Alfonso Cuarón and James Cameron. "Broken Horses is an artistic triumph. Beautifully written, acted and imaged, this film wraps slowly around you like a king snake and squeezes" said James Cameron. The movie is all about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars. Broken Horses opens in theaters on Friday, April 10. Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Varèse Sarabande to release The Great Human Odyssey
3-Apr-2015 - Varèse Sarabande presents The Great Human Odyssey digitally on March 17 and on CD April 28, 2015. The film features original music by Darren Fung. “When Niobe Thompson [Director] first approached me about composing the score for The Great Human Odyssey, I have to admit, I was skeptical,” said Fung. “But when he showed me some of the rushes from his shoots in Siberia, my jaw hit the ground.” Three-part documentary series and interactive web documentary The Great Human Odyssey explores the unlikely survival and the miraculous emergence of Homo sapiens as the world’s only global species. Ancient climate research has revealed that we evolved during the most volatile era since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Just like the many other kinds of human who once shared our world, we should have died away. Instead, our species survived to populate every corner of the planet, against all the odds.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Edmund Butt’s In The Flesh
22-Mar-2015 - Silva Screen Records presents In The Flesh, composer Edmund Butt’s hauntingly romantic score to BAFTA Award winning BBC3 supernatural apocalypse series. This brilliant English Zombie series won critical acclaim for its delicious twist on the genre. In the wake of the outbreak the government introduce a programme to rehabilitate the infected bringing together a wide range of characters and some quintessential British humour. The final three tracks on the release come from the London folk rock musician and poet Keaton Henson whose songs were used in the series. His delicate voice and sad ballads perfectly match the atmosphere of the production.
For more info, visit Silva Screen Records.
 
Patrick Doyle's Cinderella
10-Mar-2015 - Walt Disney Records has released the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella. The album features original music by Patrick Doyle marking the eleventh time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman and produced by Maggie Rodford. In addition to the score, the soundtrack also includes end credit tracks by Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Fairy Godmother”), plus the end credit original theme song “Strong” (written by Patrick Doyle, Kenneth Branagh and Tommy Danvers) performed by Compound/Motown recording artist Sonna Rele and produced by TommyD. 
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Hans Zimmer's Chappie
8-Mar-2015 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Chappie – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on March 10 and on CD March 17, 2015. The film features original music by Hans Zimmer – his first all-electronic score in 25 years. “Chappie! Finally a movie that lets us unleash a completely Elekronik Musik score,” said Zimmer. “A director who encourages us mad boffins to drag out forty-year old analogue synthesizers and lets us spend days fiddling in lab-coats with patch-cables, blowing up valves and transistors ... Steve Mazzaro, Andrew K., Andy Page, Ed Buller, Michael Tritter, Rich Walters, Junkie XL and a chap whistling ... Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to present to you The Chappie Elektrik Synthphonia!”
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.    
Benjamin Wallfisch’s Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain
3-Mar-2015 - Co-written and directed by Ravi Kumar, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain is a harrowing tale based on real events that happened exactly 30 years ago. The story follows young rickshaw driver Dilip who is lucky enough to get a menial job at the Union Carbide chemical plant of his hometown Bhopal. As Dilip gets ready for his sister’s wedding, an unforeseen tragedy unfolds. The original soundtrack album is being released by MovieScore Media and features The Chamber Orchestra of London recorded at Air Studios, conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch. Influences of local music are represented through the Tabla and the Bulbul Tarang (Indian Banjo) and an Indian flute playing the childhood theme which communicates life and hope. On the other hand, the score also features terrifying electronic textures representing the toxic chemicals suffocating the city. The album closes with the composer’s own end credits song, “A Prayer For Rain”, performed by Mary Lea. For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Various artists Keep On Keepin' On
1-Mar-2015 - Varèse Sarabande has released the original soundtrack for Keep On Keepin’ On. It is the soundtrack to the acclaimed film of the same name from seven time academy award® nominated producer Quincy Jones. The soundtrack is a virtual Best of Clark Terry collection, which features many of his most iconic recordings, including his performances with some of the all-time jazz greats: Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones. The CD also features select film dialogue and new compositions from Terry’s protege, Justin Kauflin.

Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Lucas Vidal's Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
27-Feb-2015 - Filmtrax has released the original score for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. It tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of Dutch beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. It turned into a bold, amateur kidnapping, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes. The music is by Lucas Vidal.

Available as download from Amazon.com.
 

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