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Stephen Rennicks' Frank
24-Sep-2014 - Silva Screen has released the score for Frank. Fast becoming a cult hit, Leonard Abrahamson’s fantastical black comedy, Frank, features Michael Fassbender as the masked leader of a doomed avant-rock group. Not surprising then, that Stephen Rennicks’s song based soundtrack is central to the film, with the actors playing their instruments live. Rennicks leads the cast through indie songs ranging from the hilarious “Franks Most Likeable Song – People Will Love it!” to the heartbreaking indie-classic “I Love You All”. The film is inspired by cult comedy creation Frank Sidebottom, as well as underground music legends Captain Beefheart and Daniel Johnston. The bands’ live performances often descend into chaos and the band members ooze eccentricity.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Bruno Coulais' Gemma Bovery
22-Sep-2014 - Milan Records has released the score for Gemma Bovery. The story: Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes. For the artist in Martin, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Flaubert's characters in the real life. But the lovely Gemma Bovery has not read the classics and lives her own life. The music is by Bruno Coulais.
The score is available from Amazon France.
 
Justin Hurwitz/Tim Simonec's Whiplash
12-Sep-2014 - Varèse Sarabande will release Whiplash. It's the story of Andrew Neyman, who is a 19-year-old jazz drummer, dreaming of greatness but unsure if his dream will ever come true. Haunted by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew is determined to rise to the top of the country’s most elite music conservatory. The Whiplash soundtrack consists of 24 tracks sequenced in 3 distinct parts: Original jazz songs written for the film, original underscore written for the film, and classic jazz standards by Stan Getz, Duke Ellington and more. There are also choice snippets of dialog included on the soundtrack that sum up the narrative of the film and help to put the music in context (à la Pulp Fiction). The Original Score & Big Band Songs were created by Justin Hurwitz. The original jazz songs were created by Grammy®-nominated composer Tim Simonec.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
David Shire's Rear Window
11-Sep-2014 - MovieScore Media has released in its Discovery Collection the music for the 1998 television version of Rear Window. Designed as an acting vehicle for the recently wheelchair-bound Christopher Reeve, The ABC production kept the basic premise of the original Hitchcock movie: wheelchair-bound Jason Kemp suspects that his neighbor Julian Thorpe murdered his wife, but nobody believes him. David Shire’s music features a number of brilliant themes for the main characters. Jason’s theme was inspired by Baroque fugues as the counterpoints represent the hero’s attempt to rebuild his nervous system. The film’s main villain is represented by a distant metallic hit, a choice related to the man’s profession. The third key theme for “the other woman” is represented by the EWI, an electric wind instrument featuring a deliberately fake representation of a saxophone.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Brian Tyler's The Expendables 3
9-Sep-2014 - La-La Land Records and Lionsgate present the explosive original motion picture score to the all-new feature film in the smash hit Expendables saga, The Expendables 3, starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews and an assemblage of the most iconic action stars in the business! Acclaimed composer Brian Tyler re-enlists with the Expendables franchise and deploys his most full-throttle score yet, creating the perfect musical backdrop for this highly-anticipated, star-studded action block-buster! It’s big, bold and thrilling orchestral action music of the highest order! Score produced by Brian Tyler and Matthew Llewellyn, mastered by Patricia Sullivan, with art design by Dan Goldwasser.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Carl Davis' King David
8-Sep-2014 - Also from Quartet Records comes the world premiere release of a mammoth score composed by Carl Davis for the 1985 Biblical epic King David from Paramount Pictures. Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the composer, this 2-CD set (for the price of one) contains all the material conceived by Davis for the film, including several alternates (many involving choir). Davis adopted a bold and somewhat austere approach for his score, resulting in haunting, powerful music that is somewhat off the beaten path for Biblical epics. The score features many original source dances and songs as well as dramatic underscore.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
 
Michael Gore's Terms Of Endearment
8-Sep-2014 - Quartet Records presents the premiere release of the complete score of Terms Of Endearment, a true Hollywood classic from the eighties. Michael Gore wrote a bittersweet score dominated by a memorable main theme that mixes love, drama and a kind of joie de vivre. Richard Hazard orchestrated and conducted the entire score, which became an eighties film music classic. This 2-CD set presentation includes on disc one the complete score with every cue written by Gore for the movie, presented in film order (including several alternate versions), and the Richard Hazard recordings of song standards not included in the final print of the movie (replaced – in some cases – by the original versions). On disc two a newly remastered version of the original Capitol album is offered, which has been out of print for years. Its concept – and the inclusion of the original songs – makes it an important souvenir of the film.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Robert J. Kral's Batman: Assault On Arkham
28-Aug-2014 - La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have released the DC Universe Animated Movie, Batman: Assault On Arkham. Composer Robert J. Kral returns again to the DC Universe with a dynamite action/thriller score that is the perfect compliment to this action-packed tale, based on the hit video game series, in which Batman infiltrates The Suicide Squad, who have been tasked with killing The Riddler. Scored like a contemporary, urban crime thriller by way of the Batman universe, this is a great listen! Produced by Robert J. Kral and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this is a special limited edition of 1500 copies features four exclusive tracks not available on the digital download version and liner notes from co-director Jay Oliva. Bat-riffic art design is courtesy of Dan Goldwasser.
Available from La-La Land Records.
Piero Piccioni's Mafioso... And Other Great Piccioni Scores
26-Aug-2014 - él Records has released Mafioso... And Other Great Piccioni Scores. Piero Piccioni's innate versatility and eclecticism is showcased by the scores featured on this CD. The centrepiece is his music for Alberto Lattuada's Mafioso, a 1962 black comedy. Also featured is music from the television documentaries Il Mondo di Notte, Mauro Bolognini's Senilita - an intense romance set in Trieste, which finds the lovely Claudia Cardinale alongside a desperate Tony Franciosa. The finishing touch is the long deleted Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald album. MacDonald - with Edda Dell 'Orso and Mina - was one of the composer's favourite female vocalists. She famously performed Mr. Dante Fontana and Richmond Bridge on Fumo di Londra, and her distinctive, sensual voice illuminated any number of Piccioni''s scores.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Henrik Skram's Ballet Boys
22-Aug-2014 - MovieScore Media teams up with Norwegian composer Henrik Skram for the third time to bring the composer’s latest score for Ballet Boys. This documentary employs a fly-on-the-wall approach chronicling the lives of three Norwegian boys (Torgeir, Syvert and Lukas) who share a passion for ballet dancing. While studying the art of ballet as an extracurricular activity, the boys share many disappointments, victories, and even their first loves. By the end of the movie, all three of them must make an important decision whether they want to pursue their passion on a professional level, or keep it as a hobby while focusing on their higher education. Recorded in Macedonia with the F.A.M.E. orchestra, Skram’s score for Ballet Boys has the dual purpose of being fit for the scenes of training and practicing, but also to highlight the more dramatic events in the boys’ life.
Available from MovieScore Media.
Nicholas Carras’ The Doll Squad
18-Aug-2014 - Monstrous Movie Music has released The Doll Squad. Rumored to be the inspiration for the TV series Charlie’s Angels, Ted Mikels’ 1973 sexy-girl spy adventure stars the delectable Francine York and a bevy of amply bosomed assistants. Nicholas Carras’ rousing underscore is over 50 minutes of great seventies action sounds, exotic island melodies, and all sorts of spy music, including an homage to James Bond. Although it’s an escapist yarn, the composer treated the movie as if it were serious business, which adds to the fun. If you're familiar with Carras' work via previous MMM releases, The Doll Squad offers a whole ‘nother approach from this very gifted composer. The original cover art is by the amazing Robert Aragon, and a 20-page booklet augments the release! 
Available from Monstrous Movie Music.
Timothy Williams' Red Sky
16-Aug-2014 - Lakeshore Records has released Red Sky. The album features original music by Timothy Williams. Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a cataclysmic WMD. Finding his former partner Tom Craig working as a hired gun for the terrorists, Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the red-streaked skies of combat to reclaim his military and personal honor. “The score for Red Sky moves between the USA, Azerbaijan and Russia,” Williams explained. He used a lot of ethnic drums and instruments including the duduk – an oboe-like instrument common to both Russia and Azerbaijan. “The other instrument I used to evoke the Middle East was a Ney, which a great buzzy wind instrument that instantly evokes the hot desert.”
Digitally available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Brian Tyler's Into The Storm
14-Aug-2014 - Varèse Sarabande will release the original score for Into The Storm. In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into The Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme. Composer Brian Tyler whips up an orchestral frenzy.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Dimitri Tiomkin’s Wild Is The Wind
12-Aug-2014 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Sony Music have released the world premiere CD of Dimitri Tiomkin’s original motion picture score to the 1957 Paramount Pictures romantic drama Wild Is The Wind. This 2-CD set, with a running time of almost 108 minutes, gives one of Tiomkin’s forgotten gems its well-deserved deluxe treatment, featuring the original film score, first-time ever released, on Disc 1 and the remastered, original Columbia Records LP re-recording on Disc 2. The film score contains music that was dialed out of the film prior to its release, while the LP re-recording kicks-off with the Johnny Mathis-performed title song. This special release is produced by Lukas Kendall and Didier C. Deutsch, meticulously mastered by Doug Schwartz (Disc 1) and Tim Sturges (Disc 2), and restored by Chris Malone (from ¼’’ mono masters)
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Stuart Hancock's The Desert Treasure
10-Aug-2014 - MovieScore Media and Kronos Records have released The Desert Treasure. The proud Gulf state of Qatar boasts an enviable catalogue of documentary films commissioned to capture and celebrate the many aspects of its culture and natural history. These movies combine ravishing visuals with equally colourful soundtracks – including these four sumptuous original scores from composer Stuart Hancock.  Alongside suites of highlights from Qatar Dream 2030, Written In The Sand and Birdlife of Qatar, they present Hancock’s elegant complete score for The Desert Treasure, which has garnered two major international awards. Performed by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the scores are a rich blend of lyrical symphonic western orchestration, Persian instrumentation and contemporary electronics that reflect the grace, mystery, nobility and vibrant colours of this flourishing nation.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media and Kronos Records.
Francesco de Luca/Alessandro Forti's La Madre
16-Jul-2014 - Rai Trade has released the score for La Madre. The story: in a desperate attempt to throw the hanging evil off her son's life – a priest in the south of Italy, a woman follows with anxiety and trepidation the evolution of the feelings that overwhelm the soul of the young man, trying to convince him to give up his love for a woman and to respect that tacit commitment to which he was bound since he was a child when she, poor maid widow, wanted to be the mother of a priest. The agony of the man, torn between passion and faith, will clash with the morbid obsessions of the mother. The music is composed by Francesco de Luca and Alessandro Forti.
The score is available as download from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.

Claude Bolling/Eric Demarsan's Les Passagers
14-Jul-2014 - Music Box Records has released for the first time on CD two scores written for Serge Leroy's Les Passagers that of Claude Bolling which came to replace the music originally composed by Éric Demarsan. Though this phenomenon of replacing scores is common in the United States, it is rarer in Europe. Regarding Les Passagers, Éric Demarsan composed his music around the child, an essential character in the story, and of his relationship with his new father “pretty hip to his style.” With Claude Bolling, the main theme of the film became a jazz lullaby on piano to a nonchalant tempo, supplemented by simple bass and guitar, then relayed to a dynamic string ensemble underlying the cheerful and tranquil stretches of their trip. By contrast, the scenes of suspense generated by the chase with the van are represented by oppressive string movements and saxophone.
For more info and ordering, visit Music Box Records.
Paul Leonard-Morgan's Legendary
12-Jul-2014 - MovieScore Media and Kronos Records presents the Oriental-flavored action/adventure score for Legendary: Tomb Of The Dragon. The film follows the story of Travis Preston who travels to China in order to find a mystical beast wreaking havoc in a remote village.They have to find the cave the dragon is lurking in, but they must also beat the hardened bounty hunter Harker who has his own agenda for killing the monster. The score is provided by BAFTA winning, Ivor Novello nominated composer Paul Leonard-Morgan who is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after film composers in the UK and the US. His most important credits include Neil Burger's Limitless and Pete Travis' Dredd. Most recently Paul recently scored the action thriller The Numbers Station and the animated family adventure Walking with Dinosaurs 3D.
For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.

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