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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.
John Addison's Swashbuckler
4-Sep-2020 - Quartet Records, in association with Universal Pictures, Universal Music Special Markets and Geffen Records, is glad to continue celebrating the centenary of John Addison with an expanded, remastered edition in a 2-CD set of his exciting, classic symphonic adventure score for SwashbucklerIt is an orchestral tour-de-force that features a memorable main theme but also encompasses a fresh and original score full of tunes, motifs, adventure, romance, tension and mystery. This restored 2-CD set showcases the score as recorded for the film, featuring a selection of alternate cues, as well as the remastered original album prepared by the composer for MCA Records in 1976 (reissued on CD by Intrada Records in 2008), which utilizes different mixes and edits in some cues for a better home listening experience. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Devin Burrows' The Wretched
23-Aug-2020 - La-La Land Records presents composer Devin Burrows(DEADHEADS) original motion picture score to the acclaimed big-screen horror/thriller/fantasy sensation The Wretched, starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda and Jamison Jones, and written and directed by The Pierce Brothers. Composer Burrows pulls inspiration from both modern and classic film scoring motifs and unleashes a thrillingly nail-biting orchestral ride that buoys the film’s outlandish witch-driven scares as well as its brooding, haunting atmospherics and character-driven drama. This is a notable genre score from one of 2020’s most celebrated horror offerings. Produced by the composer, and mastered by Tom Hutten, this is a limited edition of 1000 copies. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Pino Donaggio's The Order
29-Jul-2020 - Quartet Records presents the world premiere release of the adventure score composed by Pino Donaggio for The OrderPino Donaggio’s music focuses on Middle Eastern flavor and religious splendor with a majestic choral hymn representing the constructive aspects of faith. Besides several action cues that could be expected with the genre, there’s a lovely romantic theme for the relationship between Rudy and Lt. Dalia Barr as well as a high-energy klezmer piece recorded for one of the more off-kilter chase sequences. Performed by The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Natale Massara, this release has been remixed by Paolo Steffan from recently discovered original multi-tracks under the composer’s supervision. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Bert Shefter's Sins Of Jezebel
26-Jul-2020 - The grand release by Kronos Records is Sins Of Jezebel from 1953, the film about the biblical story of King Ahab and Jezebel, his young bride to be, whos name became eponymous of wickedness and shamelessnes. This truly epic soundtrack was composed and conducted by Bert Shefter, whom many of us usually know as coworking with Paul Sawtell. This was one of his earlier, solo ventures and one of his greatest if not the greatest works. This is the first time ever that this 1953 epic has a release in any format, almost 70 years after the film release! The music composed by Shefter is big, epic and very rich in melodic content and despite the only known surviving sources did not run very long, the majority of the important music heard in the film is there for the world to finally listen to in all its glory. For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
John Addison's The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
13-Jul-2020 - Quartet Records and Universal Pictures present the world premiere release of the exciting, charming, classy score composed by John Addison for The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. The film posits a meet-up between Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud, who while trying to cure the famous detective’s cocaine addiction, becomes involved—along with Dr. Watson—in a most mysterious case. Addison’s score uses elements of pastiche but integrates them easily into his own distinctive voice. Principal themes include a sinuous and harmonically ambiguous idea for Holmes; a lush, romantic theme for Vanessa Redgrave’s character; a Spanish-flavored theme; and, for action scenes, an irrepressible Hungarian czardas. The album also includes the premiere release of a song written by Stephen Sondheim specifically for the film. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Ennio Morricone Dies At 91
6-Jul-2020 - Ennio Morricone, the Oscar winner whose haunting, inventive scores expertly accentuated the simmering, dialogue-free tension of the spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone, has died. He was 91. The Italian composer, who scored more than 500 films — seven for his countryman Leone after they had met as kids in elementary school — died in Rome following complications from a fall last week in which he broke his femur. Ennio Morricone was born on Nov. 10, 1928, in a residential area of the Eternal City. His father, Mario, was a trumpet player, and the trumpet was the first instrument the youngster played. He began writing music at age 6. When he was about 8, Morricone first met Leone in elementary school (the two would not connect again for more than two decades). He attended the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he studied under Goffredo Petrassi, a major Italian composer.

5-Jul-2020 -
Howard Shore's Sliver
23-Jun-2020 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of Howard Shore’s original motion picture score to the 1993 feature film thriller Sliver. Renowned composer Shore unleashes a mesmerizing orchestral score – a broiling and seductive noirish brew of sensuality and danger that proves to be a perfect complement to the film’s psychological deep dive into mystery, sex and murder. A notable 90’s score from a powerhouse talent, SLIVER is finally here for film music fans with its debut release in any format. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by James Nelson, this special presentation includes bonus tracks of additional music Christopher Young composed for the film and exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Daniel Schweiger, along with sharp art design by Goldwasser. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Richard Band's The Day Time Ended
20-Jun-2020 - Dragon’s Domain Records presents a new release of The Day Time Ended, to be distributed through buysoundtrax.com. It features music composed by Richard Band (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, GHOST WARRIOR, TROLL) for the 1979 science fiction/adventure film. For this new remix, Dragon’s Domain Records has gone back to the original 24-track master from CTS in London, offering for the first time the unparalleled depth of sound remixing the score from that original master could achieve, digitally remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, including liner notes written by author Randall Larson, with the participation of the composer. The first 50 copies ordered trough the buysoundtrax.com website will be autographed by the composer at no extra charge. For more info and ordering, visit BuySoundtrax.com.
Ennio Morricone’s The Thing
29-May-2020 - Quartet Records, Geffen Records and Universal Music Special Markets present the long-awaited remastered reissue of Ennio Morricone’s iconic score for the sci-fi/horror film The ThingCarpenter turned to the Italian maestro to compose the original score for The Thing since it was his first film with a big studio budget. Due to scheduling conflicts, Morricone composed the music after viewing the film before it was even complete. He recorded the synthesizer parts in Rome and the large orchestra in Los Angeles. Ultimately, more than half the score was not used in the film, and some parts were replaced by electronic music newly composed by Carpenter and Howarth. However, Morricone’s work has developed a cult following. It is one of the scores most appreciated by the composer’s fans, and also by Carpenter fans. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Klaus Doldinger's Das Boot
28-May-2020 - Music on Vinyl will release the complete music for Das Boot, a successful German war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. The soundtrack for the movie was composed and produced by Klaus Doldinger, known for his work in jazz and as a film music composer. The characteristic lead melody of the soundtrack, took on a life of its own after German rave group U96 created a remixed "techno version" in 1991. For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.  
Lee Holdridge's Mr. Mom
15-May-2020 -   Quartet Records and MGM present the world premiere release of the original score to the 1983 family comedy Mr. Mom, composed by Lee Holdridge.The hit film tells the story of a recently unemployed Detroit automotive engineer, who becomes a stay-at-home dad while his wife returns to a career in the advertising business. Holdridge’s score is a sheer delight, providing a sophisticated component to the film. Descriptive, romantic, funny…thirty-seven years after its recording, it’s finally being released. Working from recently located original mono ¼” tapes and 35mm 3-track mag, the CD contains the main score presentation and additional source music in mono, with surviving stereo tracks presented separately. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Stephen Warbeck/Shirley Walker's Mystery Men
5-May-2020 - La-La Land Records and Universal Studios present their eighth title within the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection -- the world premiere official release of the original motion picture score Mystery Men. A vital component of its appeal is the notable and dynamic score by Oscar winning composer Stephen Warbeck with additional music by Shirley Walker. These two talents fashion a powerhouse, rich-in-theme orchestral score that expertly manages the film’s complicated balancing act of satire, action and character. Released here for the very first time in any format, fans are finally able to savor this thrilling work from both major composers - Warbeck’s score featured on disc 1 and Walker’s contributions on disc 2. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Bill Conti's The Big Fix
28-Mar-2020 - From Varèse Sarabande comes the first-ever soundtrack release for The Big Fix with music by Bill Conti. The music was newly mixed and mastered in high resolution from the original multi-track scoring masters housed at Universal Studios. This presentation offers far more music than is heard in the film: Conti’s original cues not only offer a glimpse into the evolution of the Big Fix score, but into the versatility which is the hallmark of the composer’s craft. Conti brings out every weapon in his considerable musical arsenal for this soundtrack. Along with distinctive motifs, he energetically celebrates disco and out-and-out jazz, sometimes in one cue. In short, The Big Fix is a dazzling display of this essential composer’s wide-ranging talents. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Nino Rota's Prova d'Orchestra
3-Mar-2020 - In collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, Music Box Records presents the extended premiere of the last Federico Fellini/Nino Rota collaboration - Prova d'Orchestra. The highly unorthodox score by Nino Rota features a rehearsal and performance of 3 pieces. The original LP featured a sound collage on Side A and the pieces on Side B - but with dialogue inserts and instruction from the cinematic conductor. This CD has the complete release of all the music recorded for the film, some cues conducted by Carlo Savina, others by Armando Trovajoli. The CD contains the original remastered LP program as well as the 10-minute music only suite compiled for the 1991 CD release. Additionally, there are about 16 minutes of previously unreleased material, featuring unused and alternate takes of Rota's cues. For more info and ordering, visit Music Box Records. 
John William's Far And Away
2-Mar-2020 - La-La Land Records, in association with Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment and Geffen Records, presents the remastered and expanded 2-CD reissue of John Williams’ original motion picture score to the 1992 period drama Far And Away. Maestro John Williams unleashes a powerhouse orchestral score for this lavish and historic romantic epic, set against the giant canvas of the Oklahoma Land Rush of the early 1890s. With powerful contributions from legendary Irish musicmakers The Chieftains, Williams creates a musicscape that swells with traditional Irish sounds and themes -- expertly blended within the dramatic and romantic orchestral swirl. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.  
Carlo Savina's Perversione/Stress
20-Feb-2020 - Quartet Records and Gruppo Sugar present the premiere releases of two Carlo Savina psychedelic cult classics. The score for Perversione (La Encadenada) is largely based around a piano theme for the character of the son – actor Anthony Steffen was actually an accomplished pianist and had played musicians in several of his films. The depraved hallucinations feature the incomparable vocal solos of Edda dell’Orso. Savina’s score for Stress is quite short and is largely characterized by a baroque feel reinforcing the ideas of the prodigal son’s returning with children’s vocals, lullabies and a cembalo. The main and end credits featuring Edda dell’Orso are available for the first time as they were replaced with classical and folk music respectively. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

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