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New CD Club Titles To Start The Year
8-Jan-2021 - Varèse Sarabande starts this year with two new CD Club titles. The final film score of Jerry Goldsmith’s legendary career, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, gets a comprehensive 2CD set featuring a vastly expanded score, rewrites, additional music and new notes.  Babe was a massive surprise hit and universally praised with seven Oscar noms. The charming symphonic score by Nigel Westlake, has been expanded and includes a new essay with Director, Actor and Composer insights. For more info and ordering, visit  Varèse Sarabande.

Guy Farley's Silver Skates
20-Dec-2020 - MovieScore Media’s latest wonderful winterland release Silver Skates (Serebryanye Konki) is an epic romantic score for a late 19th century adventure wherein Guy Farley’s music stands on its own against the world of Claude Debussy and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. “Director Michael Lockshin wanted strong themes, emotion, drama, classic orchestral story telling as the story is set onset on the frozen canals of St. Petersburg, where the iced over river Neva is used as the main source of transport, employing skaters as couriers,” explains Guy about his music. The score uses a host of Russian instruments, balalaikas, domra, gusli, dulcimer, saz, bayan (a Russian accordion) and ethnic percussion – but a few cues also have a quasi-gypsy flavour to represent a gang of thieves. In collaboration with MovieScore Media, a physical CD release will be released shortly by KeepMoving Records. For more info, visit MovieScore Media.

Oscar Fogelström's Conquering China
18-Dec-2020 - Swedish composer Oscar Fogelström has announced the digital release of his musical documentary score for Conquering China"Conquering China was a super interesting film to score,” explains Oscar Fogelström. The score is meant to complement Jonason’s own pop music as well as songs by prominent Chinese artists. " I love this kind of ambiguous vibe as the whole film moves between fantasy and reality in a seamless manner, plus I also found the idea really compelling because it was my job to portray the ”old western society” with my music, as a contrast to the fast-paced Chinese way of living. Using nineteenth century eastern European music as a foundation for the score, this gave me the opportunity to pay tribute to some of my favourite composers, like Wojciech Kilar." Conquering China is available on all digital platforms.

Ilan Eshkeri's A Perfect Planet
18-Dec-2020 - Sony Music has announced the January 8, 2021 release of A Perfect Planet (soundtrack from the BBC series) with music by composer Ilan Eshkeri (Stardust, The Young Victoria). The album features the music from Eshkeri’s fourth collaboration with Sir David Attenborough, the legendary naturalist who will narrate the BBC series. Ilan Eshkeri says: “Creating the music for A Perfect Planet has been a hugely rewarding experience. The series celebrates the extraordinary world we are a part of as well as showing the delicate balance of the systems that support life, and what we need to do to ensure its future stability. It’s a message that’s very important to me and one that I believe we have a responsibility to engage with – in a way that not only educates but inspires the next generation."


15-Dec-2020 -
Jerry Goldsmith's Total Recall
3-Dec-2020 -  Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark science fiction blockbuster Total Recall, Quartet Records and Studiocanal bring Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith’s thrilling score back as a 2-CD reissue with newly designed packaging and new cover art. Total Recall represents one of the iconic composer’s last masterpieces, recorded with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London, under his own baton. Disc One contains the film score as written - and with the actual film performances, while Disc Two features the original 1990 soundtrack album assembly, alternates, and source music. All of this material - nearly 2 ½ hours in total - was entirely remixed and remastered from the original digital multi-track tapes. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

Richard Reed Parry's The Nest
2-Dec-2020 - From Music on Vinyl comes the score for The Nest, a 2020 thriller film written, directed, and produced by Sean Durkin. It tells the story of a family plunged into uncertainty upon relocation from America to England, as the tense isolation of their new home affects them differently. Its soundtrack was arranged by Richard Reed Parry, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, best known as a core member of the Grammy Award-winning indie rock band Arcade Fire, where he plays a wide variety of instruments. The Nest is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl. The package includes an insert with pictures from the movie. For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.

Mark Snow's The X-Files
1-Dec-2020 -  La-La Land Records and Twentieth Television present the fourth 4-CD volume of composer Mark Snow’s original scores from the award-winning, landmark television series, The X-Files. With his signature style and original sound, Snow’s captivating work underscored and enriched all the drama, suspense, intrigue and humanity that were hallmarks of this classic and beloved series created by Chris Carter. This 4-CD collection is a treasure-trove of musical highlights, including score from such notable episodes as “Apocrypha,” “Avatar,” “Never Again”, “Triangle,” “Invocation”, “Nothing Important Happened Today 1 and 2,” and more! This attractive 4-CD set is limited to 2000 units, showcases more than 5 hours of music and includes a 42-Page CD booklet that features exclusive, in-depth liner notes. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.

Dominik Scherrer's Agatha Christie's Marple
14-Nov-2020 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with MovieScore Media, has released the premiere CD edition of the hit ITV series Agatha Christie's Marple with music by Dominik Scherrer"I had to look for instrumentation that worked for both the pastoral and the evil, and settled for an ensemble dominated by woodwinds and strings," says Dominik Scherrer about the music. "The shimmering muted strings and melodic woodwinds of Vaughan Williams were an inspiration. We had London’s top musicians performing soaring violin and cello solos. Utilizing the extreme ranges of instruments, hitting the lowest open strings on the cellos and basses hard, haunting bassoon solos, and screechy high violins at the top of their range could produce truly frightening textures, only to be followed by a beautifully played, plaintive cor anglais solo". For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Jeff Beal's Jay Sebring...Cutting To The Truth
11-Nov-2020 - From Notefornote Music comes the original score for the documentary Jay Sebring...Cutting To The Truth. The movie is about the life of artist, designer, and entrepreneur Jay Sebring, who was murdered alongside Sharon Tate by followers of Charles Manson.  Directed by Jay Sebring's nephew, Anthony DiMaria, the film tells the real story of an innovator who revolutionized hair salons for men. The soundtrack features the score by four time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Console Wars, Shock And Awe, Challenger: The Final Flight, Appaloosa). For more info and ordering, visit Notefornote Music.

Hans Zimmer's Man Of Steel
10-Nov-2020 - Music on Vinyl presents Man Of Steel, the soundtrack to the film of the same name composed by Hans Zimmer. While popular among fans, the score was polarizing among critics. Popular reception to the score was positive and the album rose to #4 on iTunes during the first week of its release and opened at number 9 on the Billboard 200. Hans Zimmer has crafted an entirely new set of themes for Man of Steel, which is grittier and darker than any of its predecessor. This is a very special edition, containing a 4-page insert and exclusive fridge magnet. The gatefold sleeve got a silver-spot varnish on the Superman logo on the front cover. Available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on translucent red vinyl! For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.

Arthur Valentin Grósz A Pásztor (The Shepherd)
9-Nov-2020 - Kronos Records presents the soundtrack for László Illés' World War II drama  A Pásztor (The Shepherd).  Set in Hungary in 1944, with the central character being an old shepherd, who lives alone on a farm. After his daughter is murdered by the Nazis and witnessing the horror of war close up, he decides in his grief and anger at the cruelty of their oppressors  to save as many Jewish lives as he possible can. The music was composed by Hungarian composer Arthur Valentin Grószwho created a score that reflects the many emotions of the film's storyline, it underlines only too well the sense of desperation, hopelessness and devastation felt by some of the characters and also supports and enhances the narrative of the film. The music is poignant and thematic in places with subtle and affecting musical interludes that become mesmerizing and haunting. For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.

Marco Beltrami & Marcus Trumpp Love And Monsters
30-Oct-2020 - Quartet Records and Paramount Music present the exciting monstrous score composed by Marco Beltrami and Marcus Trumpp for Paramount’s new fantasy, Love And Monsters (Monster Problems).They have crafted a mesmerizing, haunting orchestral score that draws inspiration from those larger-than-life science fiction classics from the ’50s and ’60s. It is an intense, exciting and highly vigorous score with thick orchestral colors—lyrical, dark and rhythmic, including a haunting main theme. This score is brilliantly performed by The Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. The booklet features art design by Dan Goldwasser. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

Andrew Dickson's Vera Drake/All Or Nothing
29-Oct-2020 - Caldera Records presents Andrew Dickson’s music for Mike Leigh’s films Vera Drake and All Or Nothing. While Vera Drake is hailed as one of Leigh’s major works, it is also the crowning opus of Andrew Dickson’s film career. By then, he and the director had already worked together for more than 20 years. For the first time in their films, Dickson and Leigh decided to use a choir. For the folk-like main theme of the film, Dickson used the germ of a sinister song about a fairground he had written previously and which had been performed by a 15-year old P.J. Harvey, a Mercury Prize-winning singer with whom Dickson performed in his local band in Bridport. Also included on this CD are selection from Andrew Dickson’s scores for Someone Else’s America and Oublie-Moi. For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.

Various Short Cuts 2019
16-Oct-2020 - Quartet Records in collaboration with MovieScore Media, presents Short Cuts 2019, the follow-up to last year’s initiative to collect together the most memorable short film scores of each year. The 2019 selection is headlined by such as fan favorites as Academy Award winner Rachel Portman (ARCHIE), Christopher Young (FANBOY), Bear McCreary (THE TOLL ROAD) and Joe Kraemer (THE WOUND) to name a few. The animated titles in the 2019 selection include a wide-range of topics from the three colorful shorts featuring the music of Kevin Smithers through Chad Cannon to Daniel Alcheh. Although the tracks themselves have a different feel to them due to the diversity of both the represented genres and the composers involved, they hope this selection of the best short scores from 2019 proves that great film music is still alive and well – sometimes it’s just hiding in the unlikeliest places! For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Daniel Pemberton's The Trial Of The Chicago 7
7-Oct-2020 - Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming soundtrack CD release on November 20 of the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7. The album is comprised of the original score by 3-time Golden Globe®-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton and three original songs performed by breakthrough Polydor recording artist Celeste. Pemberton and Celeste co-wrote the film’s focus track Hear My Voice” as recently announced byVariety.  Varèse Sarabande Records will also  digitally release The Trial of the Chicago 7 album on October 16, the same day the film debuts worldwide on Netflix. Pre-order is available October 8, with the track “Hear My Voice,” available for immediate download as an instant grat. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.  
The Film Music Of Franco Bixio
3-Oct-2020 - Quartet Records in collaboration with Cinevox Records presents The Film Music Of Franco Bixio, a collection of renowned Italian composer Franco Bixio that showcases four premiere scores on a 2-CD set. These four scores, DESERTO DI FUOCO (1971), ISTANTANEA PER UN DELITTO (1975),  DIARIO SEGRETO DA UN CARCERE FEMMINILE (1974) and IL TUO PIACERE È IL MIO (1973) are presented on two discs produced and mastered by Claudio Fuiano from original master tapes courtesy of Cinevox. The richly illustrated 16-page booklet contains liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing each film and score in detail. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Hans Zimmer's The Holiday
14-Sep-2020 -
Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming first-ever LP release of The Holiday Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer. The Holiday was released by Sony Pictures on December 8, 2006, and has since become a modern-day annual holiday classic for movie enthusiasts around the world.  Of Zimmer’s timeless soundtrack, Screen Rant says, “Utilizing strings and pianos to perfection, the music really does blend together nicely.” The LP will be pressed on snow white vinyl discs, perfect for any record lover’s holiday collection. Varèse Sarabande will release the first-ever LP edition of The Holiday on November 6, 2020, with pre-order available since September 15, 2020.

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