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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 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 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 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 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.
Jean-Pascal Beintus' United Passions
5-Jul-2014 - Music Box Records presents the symphonic score for United Passions. Directed by Frédéric Auburtin, the film tells the story of the foundation of FIFA. A group of passionate European mavericks join forces on an ambitious project: the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange and Sepp Blatter, overcame their doubts and fought obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a reality. Spanning the tumultuous 20th Century, this timeless saga celebrates the game that, despite it all, became not just a worldwide sport, but an expression of hope, spirit, and unity. The music is composed and orchestrated by Jean-Pascal Beintus.
Available as download. More info at Music Box Records.
Matthew Llewellyn’s Deep In The Darkness
25-Jun-2014 - After releasing Matthew Llewellyn’s Dead Souls two years ago, ScreamWorks Records and Kronos Records team up with the composer once more to unleash one of the year’s most impressive horror scores. Llewellyn’s sweeping, ominous music for Deep In The Darkness evokes classic drama and horror, combining traditional and contemporary orchestral textures. The score was recorded with the Slovakia National Symphony Orchestra. The movie follows the journey of Dr. Michael Cayle who leaves the chaos of New York City for the quiet town of Ashborough, hoping to bring his family closer together. Soon after arriving, however, he discovers the town’s deepest secret: a terrifying and controlling race of creatures that live amongst the darkness in the woods behind his home.
For more info, visit Screamworks Records and Kronos Records.
Marc Shaiman’s The Addams Family
24-Jun-2014 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Universal Music Special Markets present the remastered and expanded release of acclaimed composer Marc Shaiman’s original motion picture score to the gothic comedy feature film The Addams Family. Mr. Shaiman does the world’s most favorite ooky family proud with a lush and sweeping orchestral score -- full of infectious themes and rich, lively motifs that will guarantee a smile on any listener’s face. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this deluxe re-issue clocks in at over 70 minutes and is greatly expanded beyond its original 1991 soundtrack release. There’s music here that Shaiman wrote and recorded that didn’t make the final cut of the film, as well as Bonus Tracks that include the trailer’s music and more! 
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Ennio Morricone's Il Vizietto
20-Jun-2014 - Music on Vinyl has released Il Vizietto (La Cage Aux Folles) on vinyl. It's the story of two gay men living in St. Tropez, who have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner. This is one of Ennio Morricone's perfect matching scores for Italian cult movies like this one is. The LP is pressed from 180 gram audiophile vinyl and has a printed innersleeve. The first pressing is/was available as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on transparent vinyl.
For more info, visit Music on Vinyl.
David Buckley's The Good Wife
9-Jun-2014 - CBS Studios has released the original TV score for The Good Wife. It's the story of Alicia Florrick, who is the wife of a former state's attorney for Cook County. He has been imprisoned after a sex and corruption scandal. Alicia must deal with the public humiliation. She must also fend for her two children. After years of being a housewife and mother, she returns to work as a litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. She must now prove herself in the courtroom. David Buckley's music is often thoughtful, riveting, and layered with different moods that range from the triumphant to the pensive.
Available as download from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
David Hirschfelder's The Railway Man
4-Jun-2014 - Varèse Sarabande has released the score for The Railway Man. It tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption. Composer David Hirschfelder enhances this powerful story with a richly dramatic score.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany.
John Corigliano's Altered States
3-Jun-2014 - La-La Land Records and Sony Music has presented the remastered re-issue of John Corigliano's original score to the acclaimed 1980 Warner Bros. feature film Altered States. Renowned for his concert compositions, this was Mr. Corigliano's debut film score - a strikingly original and thrilling work, both spellbindingly haunting and emotionally powerful, that would receive an Oscar nomination. Personally supervised by Corigliano, this special release of his ground-breaking score was remastered by Mark Wilder and produced by Didier C. Deutsch. In depth, exclusive liner notes from writer Jeff Bond include new comments from the composer as they take you behind one of the most notable films and scores of the 80's, while Dan Goldwasser's atmospheric art design takes you deeper into the beyond. A must-have for any soundtrack enthusiast, Altered States has returned sounding better-than-ever!
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records

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30-May-2014 - Alexandre Desplat's Godzilla
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20-Feb-2014 - Shirley Walker/John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.
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10-Feb-2014 - Angelo Badalamenti's Stalingrad
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