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Christopher Wong's Sword Of The Assassin
17-Feb-2017 - Following Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, MovieScore Media releases Christopher Wong’s score for Victor Vu’s Sword Of The Assassin, Vietnam’s first Wuxia-style film, featuring martial arts scenes reminiscent of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon placed lush cinematography of beautiful Vietnamese landscape. The film tells the story of Nguyen Vu, the the sole survivor of his family who got executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to deliver swift justice and clear his family name. Chris Wong’s score entertains with heroic orchestral anthems fused with the occasional flavor of Vietnamese instrumentation: “The film has an epic fable feel to the storytelling, involving royal bloodlines and a quest to right past wrongs. The main musical themes carry these qualities and impart a feeling of fatalistic resolve.”
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Brian May/Maurice Jarre's The Mad Max Trilogy
4-Feb-2017 - For the first time ever Varèse Sarabande has combined the original Mad Max Trilogy of soundtracks, Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with the original music by Brian May and Maurice Jarre into a stellar deluxe package designed by Marvel comic artist, Tim Bradstreet, (The Punisher, Blade). The outside three panels consist of all new original artwork while the inner panels display minis of the original jackets and the tracklisting. The color of the vinyl is Gray, Sand and Black respectively in keeping with the central colors of the new art panels. No more than 2000 copies will be made and the trilogy will not be duplicated in another package.
The 3 LP set is available from   
Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross' Patriots Day
20-Jan-2017 - Lakeshore Records has released Patriots Day. The album features an original score by Academy Award winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It's the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of adversity during the Boston Marathon bombings. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese and nurse Carol Saunders this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history.
The score is available as download.
Anthony Marinelli/Brian Banks' Young Guns
5-Jan-2017 - Rusted Wave presents for the first time the score for Young Guns. Released in 1988, Young Guns is an action-packed western that tells the story of Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez) and the Regulators (Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney and Casey Siemaszko) exacting revenge upon the Santa Fe Ring during the Lincoln County War in 1878. Composed by Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks, the original score has never been released...until now! The album is mastered from the original recordings and pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. 
For more info and ordering, visit Rusted Wave. 
Don Ellis/Brad Fiedel's The French Connection Collection
27-Dec-2016 - La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and Fox Music present The French Connection Collection, a 2-CD SET featuring re-mastered re-issues of Don Ellis’ iconic motion picture scores to the Oscar-winning The French Connection and The French Connection II as well as the world premiere of composer Brad Fiedel’s original score to the 1986 TV pilot Popeye Doyle. Long out of print, Don Ellis’ indelible and idiosyncratic jazz scores to The French Connection feature films return on Disc One of this deluxe presentation, sounding better than ever. Disc Two showcases Brad Fiedel’s expert soundscape for Popeye Doyle, along with additional bonus tracks, including alternate cues from all three projects, as well as the song “Everybody Gets to Go to the Moon,” featured in the original film’s bar scene.
For more info and ordering, visit La La Land Records
Mica Levi's Jackie
26-Dec-2016 - From Milan Records comes the score for Jackie, the upcoming biographical film from Chilean director Pablo Larraín. The movie follows Jacqueline Kennedy from the days when she was First Lady of the White House to the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Critically lauded since its debut at the Venice Film Festival where it won the Best Screenplay Award, Jackie also received the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The score was composed by experimental British musician Mica Levi, best known for her ethereal score to 2013’s sleeper hit “Under the Skin”. Mournful and eerie with a touch of the surreal, Levi has delivered an unmistakable musical tapestry every bit as iconic as Jackie O herself.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Christopher Wong's Yellow Flowers On The Green Grass
17-Dec-2016 - MovieScore Media has released Vietnam’s official submission Yellow Flowers On The Green Grass with music by Christopher Wong to the 2016 Academy Awards. Directed by Victor Vu, Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass is based on a novel that takes place in the late 1980s, telling the tale of 12-year old Thieu and his 7-year old brother Tuong whose life gets complicated when a girl starts to break up the bond between them. “This is the first drama we have worked on together since First Morning, Victor’s debut feature made almost 15 years ago.” recalls Wong about the score. “In returning to making a drama with a more artistic and less commercial style, we had to unlearn some of the instincts we’d developed in making thrillers. I felt the style of the film afforded the opportunity to write a lyrical, melody driven orchestral score."
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Alexandre Desplat's American Pastoral
8-Dec-2016 - Music on Vinyl will release the LP of American Pastoral, a 2016 American crime-drama film directed by Ewan McGregor, making his directorial debut, and written by John Romano, based on the 1997 novel of the same name. In 1968, a hardworking man, who's been a staple in his quaint community for years, watches his seemingly perfect middle class life fall apart as his daughter's new radical political affiliation threatens to destroy their family. The film's score was composed by French film composer Alexandre Desplat, who has won an Academy Award for his score to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel. The first pressing of 500 numbered copies is on flaming (orange & yellow mixed) coloured vinyl.
For more info, visit Music on Vinyl.
Lesley Barber's Manchester By The Sea
5-Nov-2016 - Milan Records will release Manchester By The Sea, the story of Lee Chandler who is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother’s heart has given out suddenly, and he’s been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. The soundtrack album elegantly blends original score by Toronto-based composer Lesley Barber and classical music pieces by masters such as Georg Fridric Handel and Jules Massenet. Fresh off her invitation to join the Motion Picture Academy, Ms. Barber delivers, what most will consider, her best work to date. Beautifully harmonized vocal performances, recurring at key intervals, represent only one of the many memorable moments of her achievement. 
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Rupert Gregson-Williams' Hacksaw Ridge
2-Nov-2016 - Varèse Sarabande has released Hackshaw Ridge both digitally and on CD on November 4, 2016. The album features the original music composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams. Hackshaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during one of the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Chris Bacon's Bates Motel
10-Oct-2016 - Also from Lakeshore Records comes on November 11, Bates Motel with music by Chris Bacon. It's a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, that will return with ten new episodes that further reveal Norman's continued downward spiral and the effect it has on the family. This season Norma becomes increasingly fearful and desperate, going to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) once again finds himself drawn back into Norma and Norman's lives. Will things finally heat up between Norma and the other man in her life, Sheriff Romero, and just how much further will he go to protect her?
Available on CD and as download.
John Swihart's First Girl I Loved
9-Oct-2016 - Lakeshore Records will release First Girl I Loved with music by John Swihart and winner of the Best of NEXT Audience Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It's a poignant coming-of-age tale that captures all the anxiety, bravery, and heartbreak of first love. On assignment for her high-school yearbook, social-misfit Anne (Dylan Gelula) charmingly hits it off with the beautiful star of the softball team, Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand). But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton (Mateo Arias) about her new crush, he reveals a hidden jealousy that threatens more than just the girls’ budding romance. Writer/director Kerem Sanga tells this remarkably touching story with a multifaceted style that is as fresh as it is daring. Brimming with authenticity and humor, First Girl I Loved offers a delightful, contemporary perspective on the jitters of new romance and the age-old heartbreak of love.
Available as download from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
George Kallis' 93 Days
8-Oct-2016 - MovieScore Media once again teams up with composer George Kallis (Gagarin: First in Space) with the soundtrack of 93 Days, a film starring Danny Glover. The movie was selected for a red carpet premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s US premiere will be held at the Chicago International Film Festival in October 2016. The soundtrack for 93 Days was recorded with a 65-piece orchestra and ranges from serene solo segments to thematic musical landscapes that underscore the dramatic developments. The music reflects the bravery and sacrifice made by a small team of doctors in Lagos, Nigeria, who quickly contained the Ebola virus that broke out in 2014, with only 8 deaths in a city of over 20 million people.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Grab a Six-pack of music from Blake Neely
7-Oct-2016 - Six soundtracks featuring original music by composer Blake Neely have been released this summer/fall.
From La-La-Land Records in conjunction with WaterTower Music are the soundtracks from four of his recent television series. THE FLASH: Season 2, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: Season 1, and SUPERGIRL: Season 1 soundtracks have recently been released, with ARROW: Season 4 currently available digitally, coming out on CD October 11, 2016. Also available are the soundtracks for BLINDSPOT: Season 1 and SERENA – the documentary about tennis great Serena Williams.
Ira Newborn's Ferris Bueller's Day Off
22-Sep-2016 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off with the world premiere of the official soundtrack album! Requested by fans for more than three decades, the official, original motion picture soundtrack to the classic John Hughes film has finally arrived in a special, limited edition collector’s CD, featuring songs from the film and the original score by acclaimed composer Ira Newborn. Long-sought-after and rare song tracks, like BEAT CITY by The Flowerpot Men, and I’M AFRAID by Blue Room (vocal and instrumental versions), make their CD world premieres here, while Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s “Ultraviolence Mix” of LOVE MISSLE F1-11 makes its North American CD debut. Standout tracks and more are showcased here, as well as the world premiere of composer Ira Newborn’s original score. Bonus Tracks include alternate score and source cues. 
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Lalo Schifrin's Boulevard Nights
21-Sep-2016 - Varèse Sarabande presents “We Hear You”, a series of limited edition soundtrack consisting of albums that you, the fans, have been requesting. Expect a new title to be released every few months. The Boulevard Nights soundtrack is available for the first time ever on CD. It was composed by legendary jazz pianist, composer, arranger and conductor, Lalo Schifrin, (Mission Impossible, Amityville Horror). The soundtrack also features “Street Tattoo,” with a vocal by George Benson. Boulevard Nights portrays the dangers of street violence with a focus on life in a gang. Richard Yniguez plays a young Chicano who tries to get out of the gang, but he keeps finding himself drawn back into it. Michael Pressman directed the film.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Fernando Velázquez' A Monster Calls
15-Sep-2016 - Quartet Records, Back Lot Music, Universal Pictures and Focus Features present the soundtrack album A Monster Calls of the eagerly anticipated new collaboration between director J.A. Bayona and composer Fernando Velázquez, after their two previous collaborative triumphs: The Orphanage and The Impossible. Fernando Velazquez’s masterfully written score focuses on the character of young Connor, his fears, doubts and feelings. The music encompasses tenderness, sadness and nostalgia, with dramatic passages and soaring climaxes, including powerful percussive passages—masterfully orchestrated and full of delicate nuances. The composer conducts the prestigious Basque Symphony Orchestra and the Orfeón Donostiarra choir.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.  
Steven Price's Suicide Squad
9-Sep-2016 - Music on Vinyl has released the LP of Suicide Squad. It's the story of a secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S who creates a task force comprising super villains, the "Suicide Squad". They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences. The score is composed by Steven Price, who recently won Academy, Bafta and several other awards for his "Gravity" score. The LP includes a download coupon for the full album plus 8 Bonus Tracks. The first pressing of 1.000 numbered copies is on green and purple marbled vinyl.
For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl and New on Vinyl.

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