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Happy Holidays with La-La Land Records...
27-Nov-2015 - La-La Land Records will celebrate the holidays with a surprising set of no less than 5 new releases. One of their releases is a very special one, for obvious reasons. Twenty years ago James Horner wrote one of his finest scores. Now, they present to you this definitive edition. And La-La Land Records is honored to present one of their all time favorite scores... done "La-La Land" style! As always, this is just an announcement. The titles that are listed here go on sale Tuesday Dec 1 at 12 pm NOON PST.
Carter Burwell's Carol
22-Nov-2015 - Varèse Sarabande has released Carol, digitally and on CD. Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds, find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. The score is composed by Carter Burwell. The songs consists of Jazz and Pop gems of the era portrayed in the film; Billie Holliday, Les Paul and Mary Ford etc. “There is no widely accepted explanation for the importance of music to humans, but one possibility is its ability to express and relieve emotional tensions that can’t be put into words,” explained Burwell. “In CAROL, two women are romantically attracted to each other but the culture of 1950’s America hasn’t provided them with a language for this. Expressing these inexpressible feelings is one of the roles of the score in this film.”
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Cliff Martinez' The Knick - Season 2
20-Nov-2015 - Milan Records has released The Knick - Season 2 digitally on October 30 followed by a physical CD December 18, 2015. The album features original music by composer Cliff Martinez. In season 2, it’s 1901 in New York City and The Knickerbocker Hospital faces an upheaval, as Dr. John Thackery’s absence (due to his hospitalization for cocaine addiction), a dearth of affluent patients, and financial missteps have led to the board’s decision to shutter The Knick in favor of a new building uptown. In this world of corruption, invention and progress, everyone is searching for the new path that will help him or her survive. Whether it’s a path toward justice, freedom, love or just plain survival, nothing comes easy. As relocation plans proceed, the gifted but under-appreciated Dr. Algernon Edwards jockeys to become Thackery’s successor as chief of surgery, while fellow doctors, nurses, nuns and administrators grapple with challenges at work and in their private lives.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.  
Pedro Bromfman's Deep Web
20-Nov-2015 - Lakeshore Records has released the soundtrack for the documentary Deep Web digitally on November 20, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Pedro BromfmanDEEP WEB gives the inside story of one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century -- the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. The film explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance. DEEP WEB also features the core architects of the Deep Web; anarchistic cryptographers who developed the Deep Web’s tools for the military in the early 1990s; the dissident journalists and whistleblowers; and the figures behind the rise of Silk Road.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Elmer Bernstein's Spies Like Us
14-Nov-2015 - Varèse Sarabande will release in the ENCORE series Spies Like Us, a wonderfully fun and over-the-top score from 1985 by the great and legendary Elmer Bernstein! This score has been out of print for decades, so the film's 30th anniversary seems the perfect time to bring it back for a new generation. Chevy Chase teams with fellow SNL alum Dan Aykroyd to play government desk jockeys who fake their way into becoming U.S. spies. The two stars share a gleeful chemistry as agents whose limitations are limitless, and director John Landis gooses along the antics of Spies Like Us, a funfest that plays like a Bob Hope-Bing Crosby road movie. "The movie has since become a cult classic; one that those of a certain age and gender have committed to near memory and can spout lines and scenes on command like a new Army recruit. " - Bullz-eye.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Harry Escott's River
8-Nov-2015 - From Silva Screen Records comes the score for River. Abi Morgan’s script focuses on the emotional repercussions of detective John River’s condition: the conflicts between the world as experienced by River and by those around him. These conflicts create humour, sadness and spirituality but also confusion and embarrassment. River attempts to deal with this, to function ‘normally’. Harry Escott reflects that in an intensely subjective soundtrack, refracted through River’s experience of the world. Says Harry: “I recall one of my first meetings when we were discussing a very brief scene in episode one. It was explained to me that the music needed to help the audience feel the shock of a revelation, whilst at the same time comment on the sadness River’s condition - but without being too sad or downbeat as the music also had to reflect the mundanity of this experience from River’s perspective. I knew I was in for a tough ride from that point!”
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
Joseph LoDuca's Xena: Warrior Princess - 20th Anniversary Anthology
3-Nov-2015 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Xena: Warrior Princess - 20th Anniversary Anthology on November 20, 2015. The limited edition set (2000 units, individually numbered) contains all 7 volumes of soundtracks from the series, composed by Joseph LoDuca (THE EVIL DEAD Trilogy, HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS). The collection includes fan-favorite pictures and album covers and newly written liner notes from Co-Executive Producer/Writer Steven L. Sears, all bound together in a brown leatherette case goldfoil stamped with the show’s title treatment logo and Xena’s signature chakram. Each copy also includes a beautiful 30 x 40 inch flag depicting many favorite scenes from the series. During the pre-order period, from November 4-18, any fan who orders the set on the Varèse Sarabande website will receive a limited edition XENA Fanified Poster featuring their name and all of the other “Xenites” printed on the background of the image. The poster will be hand-signed by LoDuca.
Fernando Velázquez Crimson Peak
30-Oct-2015 - Quartet Records and Legendary Pictures are proud to present the stunning, haunting score composed by Fernando Velázquez (The Orphanage, The Impossible, Mama, Hercules) for Guillermo del Toro’s new, visually fascinating gothic tale, Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston. 
In this gothic romance, set at the turn of the 20th century, a mysterious stranger named Sir Thomas Sharpe woos young author Edith Cushing and brings her as his bride to his mansion atop a clay mountain in Cumbria, England. There, Edith meets Sharpe's strange and secretive sister, Lucille, and learns that her new home holds many disturbing secrets that will force her to fight for her sanity and her very life.
Cristobal Tapia de Veer's Humans
23-Oct-2015 - Silva Screen Records presents Humans, composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer's soundtrack to the highly acclaimed Channel 4 series. The first series was shown on C4, debuting on 14 June 2015. Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans. The series explores the complicated emotions arising from the blurring of lines between “synths” (humanoid artificial intelligence) and humans. Says The Guardian of Cristobal’s score: “The soundtrack, by Cristobal Tapia de Veer, proves as crucial an adornment as his work on Utopia, applying shards of colour, clarity and mystery to housebound sequences that might otherwise feel weighed down by the carefully maintained suburban drabness. And, frankly, “synth” is a way cooler soubriquet for android than “replicant”.”
For more info, visit Silva Screen Records.
Danny Elfman's Goosebumps
21-Oct-2015 - Sony Music and Madison Gate Records has announced the release of Goosebumps. The soundtrack features an original score from Danny Elfman. Just in time for Halloween, R.L. Stine’s best-selling children’s horror fiction series, Goosebumps is coming to the big screen in 3D. In Goosebumps, teenager Zach Cooper, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret: the creatures that his stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Various Artists Rock The Kasbah
18-Oct-2015 - Varèse Sarabande has released the soundtrack of Rock The Kasbah. Bill Murray plays a Rock n Roll Artist Manager who travels to Afghanistan and discovers a local girl with a golden voice. The Barry Levinson comedy also stars Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Leem Lubany. The soundtrack is anchored by Leem Lubany’s three original Cat Stevens covers, which are featured prominently in the film. A Bill Murray cover of “Smoke on the Water” and Zooey Deschanel's take on "Bitch" are also performed in the film and exclusive to this soundtrack. The Cat Stevens original, “Pop Star,” as well as songs from Bob Dylan (Knockin' On Heaven's Door) and Nilsson (Jump Into The Fire) lead a handful of excellent classic rock era tracks.
Visit, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany and Varèse Sarabande.
Quartet Records presents Ennio Morricone's new score...
15-Oct-2015 - Quartet Records is very proud to present En Mai Fais Ce Qu'il Te Plait, the first new score by Maestro Ennio Morricone since Giussepe Tornatore’s La Megliore Offerta (The Best Offer) (2013). Returning to French cinema after an absence of 35 years, Morricone has collaborated with director Christian Carrion (Une hirondelle a fait le printemps, Joyeux Noel) on an emotional film about the invasion of France by German troops in 1940, and the people of a small town fleeing from the barbaric Nazis. 
In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast.
Gaute Storaas' Nina's Children
11-Oct-2015 - The latest release of MovieScore Media marks the label’s first release for charity purposes: all revenues from sales of this release will go in full to the UNHCR in order to support the refugees in Europe. Written and directed by Nina F. Grünfeld, Nina´s Children tells the story of a Jewish orphanage in Oslo during World War II. Through interviews, archive material and reconstructions the viewer learns about the children's destiny and how they were rescued by a brave woman named Nina Hasvoll Meyer and her good friends in the resistance movement. But the film is not just about the past as the director explains: "Watching and reading refugee history tells us not only what once happened, but should remind us of how history repeats and what we ought to think and feel about the current refugee situation in the world." The score for Nina’s Children was written by Norwegian composer Gaute Storaas.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Scott Glasgow's Secrets Of A Psychopath
10-Oct-2015 - ScreamWorks Records presents Secrets Of A Psychopathanother great thriller score from Scott Glasgow, the composer from such affectionate genre entries as Hack! and Lo. His work on Secrets Of A Psychopath underscores the twisted relationship of an incestuous brother and sister duo who lure unsuspecting people to their house via a dating site. The film is the latest work of 93 years old cult filmmaker Bert I. Gordon (known to many as Mr. B.I.G.). As usual for Gordon, the film deals with some controversial issues while featuring an imaginative score that underlines the key themes of the story. "There are children songs, music box music and many other innocent colors combined with orchestral 'violence' to accompany the descent into madness the main character finds himself in” explains Glasgow about the music.
For more info and ordering, visit Screamwork Records. 
Armand Amar's Human
3-Oct-2015 - Warner Classics has released Human, the highly-anticipated follow-up to Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s HOME. This new documentary – with its stunning aerial landscapes and images of people from all walks of life – explores the harsh and beautiful truths of humanity on this planet. Such a powerful subject needs a score that expresses the emotional core of the film. Director and cinematographer Arthus-Bertrand chose longtime collaborator Armand Amar, composer of the HOME soundtrack, to voice the vast ideas of HUMAN in the truly universal language of music. The epic, minimalist orchestral strings, exotic percussion and singers and instrumentalists drawn together from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds are inseparable from the film’s unforgettable images. The original soundtrack features no fewer than 47 soloists including Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour, Divna and Ravid Kahalani.
Available from Amazon France.     
Frans Bak's Doctor Foster
2-Oct-2015 - Silva Screen Records has released Doctor Foster, composer Frans Bak’s score to BBC One’s gripping new five-part drama series, penned by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Frans Bak is a classically trained Danish composer best known for his mesmerising score for The Killing. Thomas Golubic, music supervisor on Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and the Killing comments: “The sophistication and the beauty of Frans’ music really lets you feel the different nuances of fear and intrigue in compelling ways that are then personalised by the different characters which are introduced.” Doctor Foster is a drama with an intelligent, empowered woman at its centre - one with a huge battle on her hands, both in her personal and professional life. 
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
Coming October 6 from La La-Land Records...
18-Sep-2015 - La-La Land Records, Synthesis Entertainment and Legend Pictures proudly present Lost In Space: 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection, an unprecedented deluxe limited edition 12-CD box set of music from the classic sci-fi television series! The original music scores from this cherished and historic series come to vivid life like never before, restored and remastered from original scoring elements, and featuring hours of previously unreleased music, including the world premiere release of John William’s score to “The Reluctant Stowaway,” as well as many previously unavailable episode scores, such as “Space Circus,” “West of Mars,” and more!
Varèse Sarabande will make all of your nightmares come true...
17-Sep-2015 - Making all of your nightmares come true … Varèse Sarabande will be releasing A Nightmare On Elm Street 8-CD box set (limited 2000 units) on October 16, 2015. This deluxe package contains all 8 soundtracks from the original series, over 8 hours of music including almost 3 hours of bonus tracks! New artwork has been commissioned for the set (by artist Shawn Conn), and configuring the sleeves together forms a larger piece of art. Before you have any nightmares, please don’t worry … the original Matthew Joseph Peak creations are included in the packaging. The set comes complete with the trademark knitted Freddy sweater encasing the outer box!

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16-Sep-2015 - Bear McCreary's Outlander Volume 2
13-Sep-2015 - Gabriel Yared's Sarah / Désordre
11-Sep-2015 - Nathan Halpern's One & Two
10-Sep-2015 - Joseph Conlan's The Callback Queen
8-Sep-2015 - Alberto Iglesias' Ma Ma
6-Sep-2015 - Dominik Scherrer's An Inspector Calls
4-Sep-2015 - Guillaume Roussel's Outcast
2-Sep-2015 - Marco Beltrami’s Hitman: Agent 47
27-Aug-2015 - John Bergin's Wednesday
26-Aug-2015 - Jeff Beal's House Of Cards - Season 3
25-Aug-2015 - John Schuermann's The Creep Behind The Camera
24-Aug-2015 - Michael Kamen's The Last Boy Scout
22-Aug-2015 - Brad Fiedel's Let's Get Harry
21-Aug-2015 - Pedro Bromfman's Narcos
19-Aug-2015 - Stephen Warbeck’s Je Te Survivrai
12-Aug-2015 - Eric V. Hachikian/Peter Nashel's Marco Polo
9-Aug-2015 - Daniel Pemberton's The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
7-Aug-2015 - Maurizio Malagnini's The Paradise
29-Jul-2015 - Penka Kouneva's The Woman Astronaut
22-Jul-2015 - Guy Farley's Maria di Nazaret
21-Jul-2015 - Lalo Schifrin's Serial
13-Jul-2015 - Richard Band's The House On Sorority Row
7-Jul-2015 - John Morris' Blazing Saddles
20-Jun-2015 - Stephen Warbeck’s Indian Summers
16-Jun-2015 - David Newman's 5 Flights Up
14-Jun-2015 - James Horner’s Searching For Bobby Fischer
2-Jun-2015 - Rod McKuen's A Boy Named Charlie Brown
27-May-2015 - Dave Grusin’s The Firm
25-May-2015 - Ilan Eshkeri's Shaun The Sheep Movie
21-May-2015 - Quartet Records presents Antonioni: Suoni Del Silenzio
13-May-2015 - Luke Richards' The Gettysburg Address
13-May-2015 - Howard Shore's The Complete Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection
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