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Guy Farley's Maria di Nazaret
22-Jul-2015 - Caldera Records will present the original score for the television movie Maria Di Nazaret from 2012. The two part movie was a huge success in Italy as it recounts the story of Jesus’ mother Maria and accompanies her throughout the life of the son of God until his death on the cross. The music was written by British composer and conductor Guy Farley who delivers probably his most diverse score to date, featuring lush orchestral melodies for orchestra and choir as well as female vocals and solos for ethnic instruments, played by Tony Hinnigan. Additionally, included is another score by Farley: L’Uomo Che Sognava Con L’Aquile was written for an extensive Italian television production with Terence Hill. And finally a bonus cue with the much beloved track Reunited from the Jean Claude van Damme movie Wake Of Death which receives its premiere release here. For more info, visit Caldera Records.
Lalo Schifrin's Serial
21-Jul-2015 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present a 2-CD set with the world premiere release of Serial, an infectious catchy score composed and conducted by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin, including the also catchy unused score composed by Kenny Ascher. Lalo Schifrin provided a stunning melodic score, dominated by the song “A Changing World,” with lyrics by Norman Gimbel and performed by Michael Johnson. This tune is the key theme of a score in which you can find disco seventies music, hippie sitar sounds, jazz waltzes, frantic orchestral chases or a beautiful love theme. A hidden gem in the filmography of the composer! Curiously, the Schifrin score was not the first choice for the film. Kenny Ascher composed and recorded first a score that was rejected. Ascher's music is charming and melodic. It is written in essentially the same style as Schifrin’s—in fact, both scores are perfectly interchangeable.
For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Richard Band's The House On Sorority Row
13-Jul-2015 - La-La Land Records presents acclaimed composer Richard Band’s original motion picture score to the beloved 1982 horror/thriller The House On Sorority Row. Considered by fans as one of the most beautiful indie horror music of its era, Mr. Band’s orchestral score is thematically rich and absolutely teaming with drama and suspense. Like Rosman’s film itself, the score sets its sights higher than most of the 80’s slashers the movie has often grouped with, and the result is a rewarding and sumptuous listen. Produced by Richard Band, this re-issue has been remastered by James Nelson and expanded with previously unreleased bonus tracks (this bonus material is sourced from mono elements). All-new and exclusive liner notes from Daniel Schweiger (featuring new comments from the composer and director), and classy-creepy art direction from David C. Fein compliment this exciting release.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
John Morris' Blazing Saddles
7-Jul-2015 - Silva Screen Records presents Blazing Saddles. A physical release of composer John Morris’ pitch-perfect score to Mel Brooks’ great Hollywood comedy, this 40th anniversary edition is the most complete version yet with 28 tracks that also incorporates some of the most hilarious dialogue from the film. This was Morris’ fourth film score and his third one for Brooks' movies (after The Producers and The Twelve Chairs). In collaboration with John Morris, Brooks skilfully also created a magnificent score that refined every possible musical cliche connected to westerns from swirling strings to choral refrains. Drawing upon Yiddish theatre and early vaudeville skits influences, Brooks produced a glorious, gag-packed parody of the western genre.
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
Stephen Warbeck’s Indian Summers
20-Jun-2015 - Silva Screen Records will release Indian Summers, Stephen Warbeck’s Indian influenced score, that captures the essence of the Channel 4's ten part multi-cultural drama. India, 1932. This ten part Sunday night drama hit for Channel 4 set in the British colony of Simla at the foot of the Himalayas, British colonial rule is coming to an end. The place is a hot bed of love, secrets, artists, intriguers, expats and both rich and poor. This multi-cultural drama grabbed audiences from episode one and has been renewed for a second series in 2016. Composer Stephen Warbeck is one of Britain’s most successful composers in film and television, winning the Academy Award in 1999 for Best Original Music with his exquisite score for Shakespeare In Love.
Available from Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany and Silva Screen Records.
David Newman's 5 Flights Up
16-Jun-2015 - The latest release of MovieScore Media presents 5 Flights Up, a short but tender and emotionally charged score from David Newman, the composer of fan favorite animated hits Anastasia and Ice Age. Directed by Richard Loncraine, 5 Flights Up stars Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton as a long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment. Due to the titular five flights of stairs, they decide to sell their home in Brooklyn and look for something less taxing on their health, but they eventually become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Apart from Newman’s brief but sweet score, the soundtrack also includes three songs, courtesy of Max Calo.
For more info, visit MovieScore Media.
James Horner’s Searching For Bobby Fischer
14-Jun-2015 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and WEA present a remastered and expanded re-issue of renowned composer James Horner’s original motion picture score to the acclaimed 1993 Paramount Pictures drama Searching For Bobby Fischer. This emotionally stirring score, rich with flowering themes and a strong dramatic foundation is regarded as one of this master composer’s finest works. This new release brings the score back in print and back to life, with an expanded and remastered presentation. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by James Nelson, this special release is limited to 3000 units and features bonus tracks, including alternates and album versions. Exclusive, in-depth liner notes from writer Brian Satterwhite takes you behind the music while Dan Goldwasser’s sharp art design makes all the right moves.
More info and ordering at La-La Land Records.
Rod McKuen's A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2-Jun-2015 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Oscar nominated original song score soundtrack to the Peanuts film A Boy Named Charlie Brown. The album also includes the Oscar nominated song “Jean” from the Maggie Smith film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. This is the first time the album is on CD.
Throughout his career, Rod McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks and classical music. He earned two Academy Award nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his music compositions. McKuen's songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide, and 60 million books of his poetry were sold as well, according to the Associated Press.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Dave Grusin’s The Firm
27-May-2015 - La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and UME present the remastered and expanded 2-CD reissue of Dave Grusin’s Academy Award-nominated score to the 1993 Paramount Pictures blockbuster drama The Firm, starring Tom Cruise, Ed Harris and Holly Hunter, and directed by Sydney Pollack. Grusin’s beautiful, piano-only score is both unique and powerful. Passionate, dramatic and suspenseful, it is an important work finally given the deluxe treatment it has always warranted. This special 2-CD release has been significantly expanded beyond its original 1993 soundtrack release (which is also included here on Disc 2). Exclusive in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond takes you behind-the-scenes of this hit film and its notable score, with new interview comments from the composer.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Ilan Eshkeri's Shaun The Sheep Movie
25-May-2015 - Silva Screen Records will release the score from Shaun The Sheep Movie, composer Ilan Eshkeri’s ebullient score to Aardman Animation’s latest claymation shenanigans. Also featured on the soundtrack are songs from Tim Wheeler (Ash), Eliza Doolittle and Rizzle Kicks who provide a remix of Life's A Treat, the ever popular Shaun The Sheep TV theme. Composer Ilan Eshkeri has been writing for film for over 15 years and his CV features stand-out scores for many hit films including Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, Still Alice and Black Sea. Recent TV work includes The Snowman And The Snowdog and David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive. The charming wonder Shaun the sheep made his screen debut in 1995 with a minor role, rescuing Gromit from jail in the Oscar winning A Close Shave. Since then his career has spiralled and he has become one of Aardman Animation's biggest stars.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Quartet Records presents Antonioni: Suoni Del Silenzio
21-May-2015 - Quartet Records, Gruppo Sugar and Cinevox are proud to present an exclusive four disc box set Antonioni: Suoni Del Silenzio, featuring music from the classics films of Michelangelo Antonioni - with music by Giovanni Fusco (L’Avventura, L’Eclisse, Il Deserto Rosso) and Giorgio Gaslini (La Notte). The four scores are presented on separate jewel box CDs, and have been carefully mastered by Claudio Fuiano from its first generation master tapes. They are complimented by richly illustrated booklets and detailed essays on the films and the scores written by Antonioni-expert Miguel A. Barroso and Gergely Hubai. As the title indicates, Antonioni’s movies were famous for its beautiful scenes of silence, but they hope to present that the music that was written for his films are equally worthy of attention.
Read more here.
Luke Richards' The Gettysburg Address
13-May-2015 - Milan Music will release the score of The Gettysburg Address. It's the story of President Lincoln who went in the midst of the Civil War to Gettysburg, the place of America's greatest suffering, to offer his "few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. In 272 words he redefined the meaning of the war, explaining to a wounded nation why the bloodletting must continue—what was worth fighting and dying for. The Gettysburg Address investigates the five extant copies of Lincoln's famous speech, separating fact from fiction along the way. The soundtrack album features the score by Luke Richards as well as a song from the era performed by President Lincoln's Own Band.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Howard Shore's The Complete Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection
13-May-2015 - From Silva Screen Records comes The Complete Hobbit & Lord Of The Rings Film Music Collection. For the very first time, this release brings together music from all three Lord Of The Rings films alongside the three Hobbit films in a 2CD set performed by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Howard Shore's music for The Lord Of The Rings has been honoured with three Academy Awards and the music tours the world constantly to sell-out audiences with live projection of the film. The detail applied to the composition of the music to the Tolkien canon is a legend in itself. Elaborate vistas are created utilising a wealth of instrumentation from musical genres across the world and are woven together by the composer to create the author's unique world in sound. From The Prophecy to The Last Goodbye this is a journey through truly cinematic film composing.
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Rob Simonsen's Westender
29-Apr-2015 - KeepMoving Records has released the score for Westender. The movie focuses on the adventures of the titular knight Asbrey of Westender who had fallen from grace and became a mere shadow of his former self. In one moment of drunken stupor, Asbrey gambles and loses his ring, a trinket of great importance that represents his past and his future. When the knight wakes up the next morning, he tracks down his wrongdoer, a court jester who lost all his belongings to a gang of brigands. Despite facing an enemy that would have been fatal for him even in his glory days, Westender gains all his remaining power and courage for one last raid with the court jester in tow... The music for Westender was the first feature-length score of composer Rob Simonsen.
More info at KeepMoving Records.
Anton Sanko's The Devil's Hand
27-Apr-2015 - The latest release of ScreamWorks Records entitled The Devil’s Hand guides you into the dark soul of a small and isolated religious community whose depraved secrets are slowly unfolded by a suitably experimental score by Anton Sanko. Set in a small rural community caught up in religious fervor, the isolated group is shaken by the birth of six girls on the sixth day of the sixth month: 666. When one of the girls disappears 18 years later, the village is split on the question. For members like Elder Beacon, the vanishing act is the sign of an apocalyptic prophecy – younger members like Jacob Brown however think that the elders may be responsible and further disappearances will follow suit…
Available from Info from MovieScore Media.
Michael Brook's Jerusalem
18-Apr-2015 - Lakeshore Records will release the score for Jerusalem digitally on April 21 and on CD May 12, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Michael Brook. Filmed for the first time in 3D for IMAX® and Giant Screen theatres, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. 
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Jeff Beal's The Dovekeepers
15-Apr-2015 - Varèse Sarabande has released The Dovekeepers – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on April 7, 2015 and a 2CD set is coming soon. The limited event miniseries features original music by Jeff Beal. The 2CD set features almost two and half hours of music from the CBS miniseries about the siege of Masada. A special suite of the music is being created by Beal and will be premiered at the Krakow Film Music Festival (May 27-31) in Poland. "Alice Hoffman’s novel tells the Masada story through the prism of the personal; four strong and passionate women who give voice to a side of this history we haven’t seen before,” Beal described. Beal was asked by Yves Simoneau to compose the music for The Dovekeepers only a few months after he and his wife returned from a trip to Israel where they had visited Masada.
More info at Varèse Sarabande.
Marco Beltrami’s The Gunman
6-Apr-2015 - Silva Screen presents The Gunman, Marco Beltrami’s edgy score to Pierre Morel’s hard-nosed thriller starring Sean Penn. Sean Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an ex-special forces government contractor whose past comes back to haunt him when his former employer tries to have him killed. Racing from the jungles of Africa to the streets of London and the beautiful city of Barcelona this tough thriller is directed by Pierre Morel who scored a worldwide hit with the Liam Neeson vehicle Taken. Marco Beltrami’s scoring career extends across close to 20 years and his CV is highlighted by some of the major screen hits of the last two decades. 
Available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.

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24-Jan-2015 - Milan to release Film Fest Gent's Cliff Martinez album
12-Jan-2015 - Donate now for a new Moonraker recording!! You can let this happen!
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