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Jerry Goldsmith's Papillon
14-Jun-2017 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Universal Music France and the Ecoutez le cinéma! Collection, present the expanded, definitive release of Jerry Goldsmith’s masterpiece for Franklin J. Schafner’s 1973 prison drama Papillon. The sublime Academy Award-nominated score of Papillon is among the best and most celebrated of Goldsmith’s scores, and one of his personal favorites.
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George Kallis' The Black Prince
4-Jun-2017 - Caldera Records presents the original score for The Black Prince. The films tells the touching and exhilarating story of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last king of Punjab before its British annexation. After the First Anglo-Sikh War, the king sees himself torn between his own country and England and struggles to regain his own kingdom. One of the main stars of the film is the music, composed and conducted by George Kallis. With this colourful and highly entertaining score, highlighting tender moments and fierce action, Kallis delivers one of his strongest efforts to date. The score showcases several memorable themes and leitmotifs, such as a main theme for the Maharaja, a theme for his mother and for his first wife.
For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.  
Michael Andrews' The Big Sick
3-Jun-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release The Big Sick – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on June 23, 2017 digitally and on CD. The SXSW Festival award winning film based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. The album features original music composed by Michael Andrews. The soundtrack also includes the end title track “My Love” by The Bird and The Bee.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Frand DeVol's Hustle/The Longest Yard
11-May-2017 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures are glad to present the world premiere release of the very cool score composed by Frank De Vol for Robert Aldrich’s neo-noir 1975 film Hustle. Hustle is about two weary and bitter LAPD detectives who are assigned to investigate the death of a young woman whose body is found on an isolated beach. They conclude, with the support of the coroner's report, that the victim, a hooker and known drug user named Gloria Hollinger, committed suicide using pills.  As a bonus, they have included the short score for The Longest Yard (1974), another De Vol-Aldrich-Reynolds-Paramount collaboration. For this cult sports comedy film about a workaholic convict who recruits a group of fellow prisoners to play football against their guards, De Vol composed another catchy tune as a main theme, along with some brief underscore cues and adaptations of famous Americans marches. Sadly, the session tapes of this soundtrack are long missing, so the only source that could be used was the mono stems, beautifully restored by Chris Malone for this release. The package includes a 16-page full-color booklet.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Christopher Lennertz Bad Moms
4-May-2017 - Music on Vinyl will release the music for Bad Moms. The soundtrack of this black comedy film includes well-known songs and artists like DNCE, KT Tunstall, Janelle Monaé, Foreigner, Walk The Moon, Icona Pop feat Charli XCX and many more. Christopher Lennertz (Medal of Honor, Sausage Party, Smurfs: The Lost Village) composed the score music. Especially for Mother's Day, the first 500 numbered copies are pressed on pink & black mixed vinyl.
For more info, visit Music on Vinyl.
 
Trevor Morris Emerald City
2-May-2017 - From Lakeshore Records comes the score for Emerald City, composed by Trevor Morris. Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world - a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, "Emerald City" is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together. Trevor Morris is widely known for his expertly crafted scores in period television, like the Vikings, and Of Kings and Prophets and he won two Emmys, for the title theme for The Borgias, and The Tudors.  
Available as download and on CD.
Brian May/Maurice Jarre The Mad Max Trilogy
30-Apr-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has released the Mad Max Trilogy on vinyl, consisting of Mad MaxMad Max 2: The Road Warrior, both composed by Brian May and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, composed by Maurice Jarre. For the first time ever, the original Mad Max trilogy of soundtracks have been combined into a stellar deluxe package designed by Marvel comic artist, Tim Bradstreet, (The Punisher, Blade). The outside three panels consist of all new original artwork while the inner panels display minis of the original jackets and the tracklisting. The color of the vinyl is Gray, Sand and Black respectively in keeping with the central colors of the new art panels. No more than 2000 units will be made and the trilogy will not be duplicated in another package.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
David Grusin's On Golden Pond
11-Apr-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release the On Golden Pond – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD for the first time on April 28, 2017. The album features original music composed by legendary composer Dave Grusin. Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. On Golden Pond was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, and won Oscars for Henry Fonda and co-star Katharine Hepburn. Dave Grusin’s memorable score also received a well-deserved nomination. It is unquestionably one of Grusin’s most effective and beautiful scores. 
Available from Varèse Sarabande.
Jeff Beal's Boston: The Documentary
10-Apr-2017 - Sony Classical has announced the release of Boston: The Documentary, featuring music by EMMY® Award Winning composer Jeff Beal, performed by musicians of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. BOSTON is presented by John Hancock in association with the Kennedy/Marshall Company. Narrated by Academy-Award winner Matt Damon, it is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners to the present day. “Because the Boston Marathon itself is so legendary, it was only natural to want to record the music in the point of origin,” said Beal. “I was incredibly moved to be able to conduct the world renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall. 
Available from Amazon.com.
The new releases of Quartet Records
31-Mar-2017 - Quartet Records presents four new releases. Among them music from famous composers, like Stephen Sondheim, Carlo Rustichelli, Carles Cases and together with Gruppo Sugar the CD premieres of two delightful scores composed by Armando Trovajoli.
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Brian Tyler's Power Rangers
19-Mar-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Saban's Power Rangers – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 24 and on CD April 21, 2017. The soundtrack features the original music by composer Brian Tyler (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, FURIOUS 7) and the exclusive track “Give It All” performed by With You, featuring Santigold and Vince Staples. Saban’s POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Simon Kölle's Ave Mater
13-Mar-2017 - MovieScore Media has released the score for Ave Mater (Vilsen). By winning the Best Original Score at the Hollywood International Film Festival in 2016 and becoming the Best Original Score at London Independent Film Awards, Simon Kölle’s Ave Mater has already proven itself as one of the most engaging horror scores of the past season. With a story about the investigation of a mysterious cult whose activities create panic in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, Rasmus Tirzitis’ supernatural thriller has lent itself to a dark and powerful underscore that reflects on both the uneasy alliance between the investigator and a former reverend as well as the mystic rituals behind the murders. While scoring Ave Mater, Simon Kölle was inspired by both the occult and the church.
For more info, visit MovieScore Media.
Henry Mancini's Hatari!
2-Mar-2017 - From Music on Vinyl comes a re-release of the score for HatariHenry Mancini produced the score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari! which included the well-known "Baby Elephant Walk". This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler "The Sounds of Hatari," which features some nice treated piano. The LP is 180 gram audiophile vinyl with a PVC protective sleeve. The first pressing is 500 individually numbered copies on yellow vinyl.
For more info, visit Music on Vinyl.
And the winner is...
26-Feb-2017 - This years winner of Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) is Justin Hurwitz for his music for La La Land. It's the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. The music is available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Stephen Dorff's Wheeler
22-Feb-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has released Wheeler, the story of an aspiring musician who travels to Nashville to try his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, “Wheeler” converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends. Dorff, who wrote and produced the film and music, is from a Country music family. His father, Steve Dorff, wrote the score to Pure Country. His brother, Andrew Dorff, has written #1 hits for Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and more. The soundtrack includes a bonus track by Kris Kristofferson, who also appears in the film.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Christopher Wong's Sword Of The Assassin
17-Feb-2017 - Following Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, MovieScore Media releases Christopher Wong’s score for Victor Vu’s Sword Of The Assassin, Vietnam’s first Wuxia-style film, featuring martial arts scenes reminiscent of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon placed lush cinematography of beautiful Vietnamese landscape. The film tells the story of Nguyen Vu, the the sole survivor of his family who got executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to deliver swift justice and clear his family name. Chris Wong’s score entertains with heroic orchestral anthems fused with the occasional flavor of Vietnamese instrumentation: “The film has an epic fable feel to the storytelling, involving royal bloodlines and a quest to right past wrongs. The main musical themes carry these qualities and impart a feeling of fatalistic resolve.”
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Brian May/Maurice Jarre's The Mad Max Trilogy
4-Feb-2017 - For the first time ever Varèse Sarabande has combined the original Mad Max Trilogy of soundtracks, Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with the original music by Brian May and Maurice Jarre into a stellar deluxe package designed by Marvel comic artist, Tim Bradstreet, (The Punisher, Blade). The outside three panels consist of all new original artwork while the inner panels display minis of the original jackets and the tracklisting. The color of the vinyl is Gray, Sand and Black respectively in keeping with the central colors of the new art panels. No more than 2000 copies will be made and the trilogy will not be duplicated in another package.
The 3 LP set is available from Amazon.com.   
Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross' Patriots Day
20-Jan-2017 - Lakeshore Records has released Patriots Day. The album features an original score by Academy Award winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It's the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of adversity during the Boston Marathon bombings. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese and nurse Carol Saunders this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history.
The score is available as download.

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5-Jan-2017 - Anthony Marinelli/Brian Banks' Young Guns
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26-Dec-2016 - Mica Levi's Jackie
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9-Oct-2016 - John Swihart's First Girl I Loved
8-Oct-2016 - George Kallis' 93 Days
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22-Sep-2016 - Ira Newborn's Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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9-Sep-2016 - Steven Price's Suicide Squad
3-Sep-2016 - Patrick Watson's The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
16-Aug-2016 - James Newton Howard's Primal Fear
11-Aug-2016 - Graham Reynolds' Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny
20-Jul-2016 - Lorne Balfe's Dough
18-Jul-2016 - Fernando Velázquez Zipi Y Zape Y La Isla Del Capitán
17-Jul-2016 - Edy Lan's Los Parecidos
30-Jun-2016 - Brian Satterwhite's Killing Ed
24-Jun-2016 - Quincy Jones' Roots: The Saga Of An American Family
11-Jun-2016 - Clinton Shorter's Expanse
9-Jun-2016 - Brian Tyler's Now You See Me 2
23-May-2016 - James Newton Howard's Music From The Hunger Games Saga
22-May-2016 - Georges Delerue's Joe Versus The Volcano
17-May-2016 - Henry Jackman's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
15-May-2016 - Scott Glasgow's The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
25-Apr-2016 - Edward Shearmur's Elvis & Nixon
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