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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.  
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.
John Williams' Saving Private Ryan
7-Apr-2019 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Universal Music Special Markets and Amblin Entertainment proudly present the world premiere vinyl LP release of John Williams’ score to Saving Private Ryan. One of the renowned composer’s finest works, John Williams’ powerful orchestral score is a deeply affecting memorial to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day. The composer’s masterwork finds perfect pitch throughout this landmark film, whether underscoring the horrors of war or the emotional and unbreakable bonds of brotherhood forged within its fury. Producer Mike Matessino produced this handsome double LP, newly mastered for vinyl. Approved by both the composer and the director, this 180 gram vinyl presentation is limited to 1000 units and contains jacket interior liner notes. For more info and ordering, visit La-la Land Records.
James Horner's Project X
22-Mar-2019 - La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and Fox Music present a remastered reissue of renowned composer James Horner’s original score from the 1987 feature film Project X. James Horner crafts another beautiful work, expertly weaving heartwarming drama, sinister mystery and love to support this thoughtful and dramatic tale of a flight training program for primates that is revealed to have a darker purpose. Produced for Fox by Nick Redman, produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, and mastered by Matessino, sourced from the original analog 3-track stereo masters, this special limited edition CD reissue presentation features a never-before-released track. This is a special limited edition CD release of 1500 units. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Danny Elfman's Dumbo
19-Mar-2019 - Walt Disney Records will release Dumbo, with a score by Danny Elfman. It's the story of Holt, who once once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt's children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star. For more info and ordering, visit, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Leonard Rosenman's Robocop 2
15-Mar-2019 - Varèse Sarabande has released Robocop 2, a Leonard Rosenman Deluxe Edition. The original RoboCop (1987) was, of course, scored by the legendary Basil Poledouris, but the sequel went in a very different direction. It's the story of Cyborg Detroit policeman Alex Murphy, who is the sole officer on duty after the police force goes on strike against evil conglomerate Omni Consumer Products and its push to foreclose on the city of Detroit. Rosenman's music for RoboCop 2 is an epic action score and has now been expanded by more than forty minutes to make this special issue "deluxe" in every way. Newly mixed and mastered from the original elements at MGM, this is a monster restoration and Varèse Sarabande is so proud to add this score to their CD Club.

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