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Benjamin Wallfisch’s Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain
3-Mar-2015 - Co-written and directed by Ravi Kumar, Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain is a harrowing tale based on real events that happened exactly 30 years ago. The story follows young rickshaw driver Dilip who is lucky enough to get a menial job at the Union Carbide chemical plant of his hometown Bhopal. As Dilip gets ready for his sister’s wedding, an unforeseen tragedy unfolds. The original soundtrack album is being released by MovieScore Media and features The Chamber Orchestra of London recorded at Air Studios, conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch. Influences of local music are represented through the Tabla and the Bulbul Tarang (Indian Banjo) and an Indian flute playing the childhood theme which communicates life and hope. On the other hand, the score also features terrifying electronic textures representing the toxic chemicals suffocating the city. The album closes with the composer’s own end credits song, “A Prayer For Rain”, performed by Mary Lea. For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Various artists Keep On Keepin' On
1-Mar-2015 - Varèse Sarabande has released the original soundtrack for Keep On Keepin’ On. It is the soundtrack to the acclaimed film of the same name from seven time academy award® nominated producer Quincy Jones. The soundtrack is a virtual Best of Clark Terry collection, which features many of his most iconic recordings, including his performances with some of the all-time jazz greats: Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones. The CD also features select film dialogue and new compositions from Terry’s protege, Justin Kauflin.

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Lucas Vidal's Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
27-Feb-2015 - Filmtrax has released the original score for Kidnapping Mr. Heineken. It tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of Dutch beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. It turned into a bold, amateur kidnapping, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes. The music is by Lucas Vidal.

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Michael Giacchino's Jupiter Ascending
25-Feb-2015 - Varèse Sarabande will release the U.S. version of Michael Giacchino’s epic score for Jupiter Ascending with over 100 minutes of music for orchestra and choir on a 2-CD set, and featuring an expanded CD booklet with liner notes from the composer and photos from the Abbey Road Studios recording sessions. It's the story of Jupiter Jones, who was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.For more info and pre-ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Christophe Beck/Leo Birenberg's Red Army
24-Feb-2015 - From Milan Records comes the soundtrack for Red Army, a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. The music is composed by Christophe Beck and Leo Birenberg.
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And the Oscar goes to...
22-Feb-2015 - This years Oscar for the Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score went to Alexandre Desplat for his beautiful score for The Grand Budapest Hotel.                                                              ..............................................      The Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song went to John Legend for his song Glory from the movie Selma. ............................................................. See al winners here.
Andrew Powell's Ladyhawke
16-Feb-2015 - La-La Land Records, WEA and Warner Bros. present the latest title in its Expanded Archival Collection, the 2-CD remastered and expanded set of the original score to the beloved 1985 action/fantasy/romance Ladyhawke, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer, and directed by Richard Donner. Composer Andrew Powell fashions a breathtakingly bold orchestral film score in the classic tradition, complimented with propulsive rock performances produced and engineered by Alan Parsons (of the acclaimed Alan Parson’s Project). This groundbreaking score, which perfectly captures the tone of Richard Donner’s delightful romantic fantasy/adventure, remains distinctive today and finally receives the deluxe presentation it has always deserved -- clocking in with a running time of over two full hours. This 2-CD limited edition contains previously unreleased music, including bonus tracks.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Panu Aaltio's The Island Of Secrets
15-Feb-2015 - MovieScore Media travels to the Mediterranean with award-winning composer Panu Aaltio’s music for The Island of Secrets (Lomasankarit), a youth-oriented adventure film directed by Taavi Vartia. The contemporary adventure/action score pays homage to the classic 1980s blockbuster sound perfected by John Williams (the Indiana Jones films) and Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future). The music spans a great main theme for our teenaged heroes as their youthful vigor is mixed with a hint of Mediterranean-flavored escapism. “One of the main characters in the film dreams of becoming Indiana Jones when he grows up, so of course I had to play with that a bit”, explains the composer about his approach to the music.
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Nathan Barr/Randy Edelman's The Boy Next Door
2-Feb-2015 - Back Lot Music has released the digital soundtrack album for The Boy Next Door, Universal Pictures’ psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, it was announced today. The soundtrack features 18 new score cues by co-composers Randy Edelman and Nathan Barr, and  Varèse Sarabande Records will release the physical soundtrack album on February 17. Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth. Composers Randy Edelman (The Last of The Mohicans), and Nathan Barr (True Blood, Hostel), join forces for a historic collaboration.
John Williams' Black Sunday
29-Jan-2015 - Available for the first time ever on Vinyl, Mondo Records is pleased to present John Williams' tremendous score for Black Sunday, the story of a terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the President of the United States in attendance. After the success of Jaws, Williams was poised atop the leaderboard as the “go-to” composer for mayhem flicks. Black Sunday would be the first of three films Williams would compose music for in 1977. In honor of the big game, Sunday Only they are releasing this soundtrack in two exclusive color-ways: New England Variant: Tri-Colored Red, White & Blue 180 Gram Vinyl, Seattle Variant: Tri-Colored Blue, Silver & Green 180 Gram Vinyl. After Sunday, the LP will only be available on Black 180 Gram Vinyl.
For more info and ordering, visit Mondo Records.
Bruno Nicolai's Don Giovanni In Sicilia
25-Jan-2015 - From Kronos Records comes the score for Don Giovanni In Sicilia. Bruno Nicolai's score is a multi themed affair, the composer employing an array of traditional Italian instruments within the work that create a plethora of authentic sounds. Accordion and Jew harp featuring throughout and being embellished and supported by solo guitar, mandolin and light and summery sounding strings that are enchanting, uplifting and haunting. Nicolai makes effective use of harpsichord, which underlines and also ingratiates the proceedings often floating in and out of compositions or punctuating certain points within them, which gives the work a delicate and intricate style and sound.
For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
Milan to release Film Fest Gent's Cliff Martinez album
24-Jan-2015 - Milan Records will release the Cliff Martinez album Film Fest Gent digitally and on CD February 17, 2015. The album contains orchestral version of Martinez’s film themes as performed by Brussels Philharmonic this past October as part of the Film Fest Gent and World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony & Concert. Conductor Dirk Brossé orchestrated the recording. "For most of his films, Martinez created a rather spare, simple and expressive sound,” described Patrick Duynslaegher, Artistic Director Film Fest Gent. “The combination of the original electronic instrumentation with a full-blown symphonic orchestra adds additional layers of complex musical duality to Martinez’s ambiguous and organic music.”
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Donate now for a new Moonraker recording!! You can let this happen!
12-Jan-2015 - One of the most requested scores from film music fans around the world in need of a complete new recording.
WHY MOONRAKER? Over the last couple of decades, Moonraker has proved to be the most demanded John Barry AND the most frequently requested James Bond score in need of a complete recording. The music is one of the finest examples of Barry's more mature approach to Bond, putting a heavy emphasis on symphonic adventure scoring as opposed to the more rebellious, guitar-based sound of earlier films like Goldfinger - some would argue this score IS the turning point in his 007 legacy. But apart from its historical importance, there are numerous other reasons why fans have been requesting this score for a re-recording. And, remember, for a donation of at least £20 ($30) you get a CD posted to anywhere in the world, plus an acknowledgement in the booklet.
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Golden Globes Award for The Theory Of Everything
11-Jan-2015 - It was a night of celebration, a few surprises, laughter, heartfelt speeches and a few serious, even somber moments at the 72nd Golden Globes ceremony. Big winner in the realm of soundtracks was The Theory Of Everything (Best Musical Score). The Theory Of Everything is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The score for The Theory Of Everything is by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Available as 2-LP or CD from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Marco Beltrami's The Woman in Black 2 - Angel Of Death
2-Jan-2015 - From Varèse Sarabande comes the score for The Woman In Black 2 - Angel Of Death. During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black. Academy Award-nominated composer Marco Beltrami returns to provide an intense and disturbing score.
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Nathaniel Levisay's The Toy Soldiers
17-Dec-2014 - Howlin' Wolf Records will release Nathaniel Levisay's score for The Toy Soldiers ...a score reflective in nature accentuating both light and dark with a glimmer of hope. The Toy Soldiers takes place in the 1980's and focuses on a group of teenagers whose stories intertwine and meet with tragedy. The film is told in a non-linear fashion, which allows composer Nathaniel Levisay an opportunity to get deep within the tumultuous culture of teenage sex and drugs. Rather than simply focusing on individual characters, Levisay takes the listener on a musical journey creating a sonic soundscape that is engaging, harrowing, and at times hopeful. Rounding out the soundtrack are songs by Daily Bread and Gliss. Fans of composer Nathaniel Levisay will be equally delighted to know that early orders will ship with an additional booklet autographed by the composer. For more info and ordering, visit Howlin' Wolf Records.
John Altman's The Lost Empire
17-Dec-2014 - MovieScore Media expands its acclaimed Discovery Collection with its fourteenth entry: the world premiere recording of The Lost Empire by John Altman, written for the 2001 Hallmark mini-series. The colorful adventure score may have been written for a television mini-series, but its rich sound, symphonic palette and great application of exotic instruments such as the erhu or Chinese flutes makes it more akin to a full-fledged feature film score. Fans of the genre will be delighted to hear echos of such composers as Maurice Jarre and Ron Goodwin in the adventurous score. From the first threat of "The Tiger" through wacky hijinks of "The Mini-Monkeys" to the Star Wars-inspired "Through the Indestructible Gates", each fantastic episode of The Lost Empire features a suitably bombastic accompaniment. These epic highlights are balanced by haunting lyrical moments that lend the story its heart ("The Devastated Village", “Goodbye to Goddess”). For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Henry Mancini's The Pink Panther Strikes Again
16-Dec-2014 - Quartet Records and M.G.M. present the complete edition of Henry Mancini’s score for The Pink Panther Strikes Again, the fourth movie in the hilarious and famous Pink Panther saga, directed by Blake Edwards, with Peter Sellers as the clumsy Inspector Clouseau. Music from The Pink Panther Strikes Again was released on LP in 1976 with 12 tracks, and reissued on CD in 2008 by Ryko with five bonus tracks, although the bonus material was in poor-sounding mono. But there was still much important material from this score to be released. For this complete edition, Quartet Records has remixed the entire score from the 16-track masters recorded at C.T.S. Studios in London by John Richards, with amazingly clear and crystalline sound. As a result, they are able to offer this new version in full stereo –and can say that it sounds like it was recorded yesterday!
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

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28-Nov-2014 - Danny Elfman's Big Top Pee-wee
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19-Nov-2014 - Varèse Sarabande announces two Black Vinyl Friday releases
16-Nov-2014 - Cristobal Tapia de Veer's Utopia²
12-Nov-2014 - Dan Mangan/Jesse Zubot's Hector And The Search For Happiness
8-Nov-2014 - Vincent Gillioz' Collapse
4-Nov-2014 - Lalo Schifrin's Enter The Dragon: Extended Edition
2-Nov-2014 - Alexandre Desplat's The Imitation Game
26-Oct-2014 - Zacarías M. de la Riva's Automata
21-Oct-2014 - The Essential Disney Collection
12-Oct-2014 - Steven Price's Fury
10-Oct-2014 - Gianfranco Plenizio's Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno
4-Oct-2014 - Ted Masur’s Bad Milo!
3-Oct-2014 - Harry Manfredini's Friday The 13th
26-Sep-2014 - John Barry's Mister Moses
24-Sep-2014 - Stephen Rennicks' Frank
22-Sep-2014 - Bruno Coulais' Gemma Bovery
12-Sep-2014 - Justin Hurwitz/Tim Simonec's Whiplash
11-Sep-2014 - David Shire's Rear Window
9-Sep-2014 - Brian Tyler's The Expendables 3
8-Sep-2014 - Carl Davis' King David
8-Sep-2014 - Michael Gore's Terms Of Endearment
28-Aug-2014 - Robert J. Kral's Batman: Assault On Arkham
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22-Aug-2014 - Henrik Skram's Ballet Boys
18-Aug-2014 - Nicholas Carras’ The Doll Squad
16-Aug-2014 - Timothy Williams' Red Sky
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