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James Newton Howard's Music From The Hunger Games Saga
23-May-2016 - Silva Screen Records presents Music From The Hunger Games Saga. Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic and composed by James Newton-Howard, the compilation gives an organic overview of the understated yet lush soundtrack to the dystopian world of Panem. The cut-throat action makes up a large part of the story, yet Howard achieves something singular here by producing an admirably restrained score. From the haunting and rustic melody of The Hunger Games theme, and spine-tingling centrepiece The Hanging Tree, to the wonderful Air Raid Drill driven by throbbing string ostinatos and soaring voices and ironic and non-triumphant Victory, this is a score that utilises strings, guitar, dobro, choirs and solo voices to create a singular sound world in counterpoint to images.
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
 
Georges Delerue's Joe Versus The Volcano
22-May-2016 - Varèse Sarabande's Masters Film Music returns with “The Big Woo” edition of Georges Delerue’s absolutely magnificent score for Joe Versus The Volcano. Perhaps an unlikely place to find one of Delerue’s greatest scores of all-time, but that’s what Joe is. Marooned Without You is a classic Delerue melody and it is used so wonderfully throughout the film. But there is also some wonderful breezy orchestral jazz, the epic The Storm and The Rescue, beautiful strings and winds. This is truly a Delerue must–have. It has been out of print for many years. Varèse Sarabande wanted to bring it back, but they had released almost the entire score the first time. There were a few short cues they could add, plus an alternate version of the big The Storm and The Rescue cue. Probably most-importantly is the improvement they have made in the sound from the original CD from 14 years ago. 
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Henry Jackman's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
17-May-2016 - La-La Land, SCEA and Naughty Dog present the original score soundtrack to the all new Sony PlayStation 4 videogame Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. This fourth installment of the hit UNCHARTED game series concludes the adventures of swashbuckling treasure hunter Nathan Drake in thrilling and dramatic fashion. Renowned composer Henry Jackman creates a powerhouse musical soundscape that supports all the game’s high-octane action, while also enriching its deeply emotional, character-driven drama. This thrilling, vividly cinematic game score is a dynamite stand-alone listen.  Produced by Henry Jackman and Jonathan Mayer, and mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen, this special release, limited to 3000 units, contains more than 70 minutes of adventurous music!
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Scott Glasgow's The Curse of Sleeping Beauty
15-May-2016 - Coinciding with the film’s limited release on May 13, Scott Glasgow’s religiously inspired music for The Curse of Sleeping Beauty is released by MovieScore Media. The film is a dark re-imagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story. Thomas Kaiser inherits a mansion that has been in his family for generations, only to learn that he has also inherited an ancient curse dating from the age of the crusades. Forced into his new role as “protector”, the guardian appointed to keep the evil demons in the house at bay, Thomas must unravel the mystery of the house, while struggling to awake the beautiful Sleeping Beauty. In an unusual collaboration with MovieScore Media’s producer Mikael Carlsson, Scott Glasgow was able to utilize the voices of Swedish choir Johannebergs Vokalensemble for the recording of the score. Also, for the film’s surreal film sequences, Carlsson himself provided the countertenor solos.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Edward Shearmur's Elvis & Nixon
25-Apr-2016 - Lakeshore Records has released the Elvis & Nixon – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 22nd and on CD shortly thereafter. The album features the film’s original score by Edward Shearmur, and classic tracks from artists including Blood, Sweat & Tears, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Otis Redding. On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ’n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. "Elvis & Nixon" follows two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Mark Mothersbaugh's Pee-wee's Big Holiday
24-Apr-2016 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Pee-wee's Big Holiday – Original Soundtrack on CD May 6, 2016. The album features the score from the Netflix Original Film composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, which includes the song “New York,” performed by Pee-wee Herman. Mark was also the primary composer for Pee-wee's Playhouse as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and 21 Jump Street.The story: A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
For more info, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Blake Neely's The Great Buck Howard
29-Mar-2016 - La-La Land Records and CineSonic Records present acclaimed composer Blake Neely’s (TV’s ARROW, THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL) original motion picture score to the 2008 feature film The Great Buck Howard, starring John Malkovich, Colin Hanks and Emily Blunt, and directed by Sean McGinly. Neely’s vibrant orchestral score perfectly bonds the playful and emotional elements within this unique and lively story about a young man who becomes an assistant to an eccentric, Kreskin-like psychic performer. Produced by Tim Greiving and Blake Neely and mastered by Stephen Marsh, this limited edition release of 1000 units features liner notes by Greiving, (including interview comments from the composer and the director), and sharp art design by Dan Goldwasser.
For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Lolita Ritmanis' Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman
28-Mar-2016 - La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics present the original motion picture score to the 2003 DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Mystery Of The Batwoman. Acclaimed composer Lolita Ritmanis (BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD) returned to the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES universe to craft a thrilling and atmospheric score with jazzy, noirish highlights – perfect for this feature-length tale in which Batman and all of Gotham are forced to reckon with a new costumed vigilante on the scene, Batwoman! Produced by John Takis and mastered by James Nelson, this special release of 2000 units also features bonus tracks and the score to the animated short “Chase Me.” 
For more info and ordering, visit La-La-Land Records
New from Quartet Records
24-Mar-2016 - This month Quartet Records has released two long awaited releases. The first one is the classic Sinful Davey score with music by the well-known British composer Ken Thorne (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Superman II, Juggernaut, Inspector Clouseau). The second one is the robust symphonic score for The Return Of The Musketeers, composed by Jean-Claude Petit (Cyrano de Bergerac, Jean de Florette, Le hussard sur le toit) in a remastered, expanded release.  
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Matthew Margeson's Eddy The Eagle
7-Mar-2016 - Varèse Sarabande will release the score for Eddy The Eagle. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Matthew Margeson composes the original score, his third major motion picture score after Kingsman: The Secret Service and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.
Available from Varèse Sarabande, Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
New from Kronos Records.
3-Mar-2016 - Kronos Records presents again three new releases in The Gold Collection. The first one is a world exclusive: the soundtrack CD of Vatroslav Mimica's 1981 epic film Bahnovic Strahinja (The Falcon) for the first time ever in any format with a beautiful score by Alfi Kabiljo. The second one is the soundtrack CD of L'Ultima Violenza, a 1957 Italian melodramatic film with music by Mario Nascimbene, produced and directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. And finally for the first time ever in any format the CD soundtrack for Le Motorizzate, starring the Italian Prince Of Comedy Totò, and with music by Carlo Savina.
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Finally an Oscar for Ennio Morricone...
29-Feb-2016 - Justice has been done..! Ennio Morricone finally has received the long awaited and deserved Oscar in the category Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score for his music for The Hateful Eight. The story: in the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. In the category Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song the Oscar went to Sam Smith and James Napier for their song "Writing's On The Wall" from the movie Spectre.
Clint Mansell's High-Rise
21-Feb-2016 - Silva Screen Records will release the score for High-Rise, a visionary tale of human society slipping into extreme violence. The once-peaceful residents of a desirable apartment block quickly spiral into a world ruled by primal urges in which elevators become vicious battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into brutal raids on "enemy" floors. Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer Clint Mansell’s brooding, edgy and beautifully unsettled orchestral score to Ben Wheatley’s eagerly awaited film adaptation of J.G Ballard’s High-Rise. Described by Hollywood Reporter as “a lustrous retro-classical score bursting with ironic good cheer”, Clint Mansell’s music has a meaty, steadfast presence throughout the visual spectacular of the savage societal breakdown.
For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.
Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen's Forza Motorsport 6
9-Feb-2016 - From Microsoft comes the soundtrack for the videogame Forza Motorsport 6 with a score by Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen. Experience unrelenting action in the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation. Collect, customize, and race over 450 Forzavista TM cars, all with working cockpits, opening doors and full damage. Compete in epic 24-player races across 26 world-famous locales. Master wet weather and night racing on your road to victory. Welcoming racing gamers of all types, Forza Motorsport games combine unprecedented visuals with the industry’s leading simulation engine, giving everyone the opportunity to truly feel what it’s like to own, race and customize the cars of their dreams. Forza Motorsport is developed by Microsoft’s award-winning game developer Turn 10 Studios.
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Hans Zimmer's Kung Fu Panda 3
8-Feb-2016 - Sony Classical has released the score for Kung Fu Panda 3 with music by Hans Zimmer. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. The CEO of Dreamworks confirmed that this is not the last movie in the franchise and that 3 Kung Fu Panda films are planned ahead.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Panu Aaltio Tale Of A Lake
3-Feb-2016 - In 2012, MovieScore Media’s release of a Tale of a Forest by Finnish composer Panu Aaltio was voted as the Best Original Documentary Score by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA). 2016 sees the release of Tale Of A Lake where writer/director/producer Marko Röhr and editor/director Kim Saarniluoto return with another breathtaking overview of the country’s natural beauties. The documentary focuses on the world of rivers and the thousands of lakes of Finland with stories ranging from birds, fish and their spawn, to the lives of critically endangered seal pups. Featuring the narration of Samuli Edelmann, and Johanna Kurkela as the voice of the mystical water spirit Ahitar, Tale of a Lake is as much of an emotional journey and a breathtaking travelogue as its predecessor was.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media  
Riz Ortolani's The Yellow Rolls-Royce
24-Jan-2016 - Disques Cinémusique has released the score for The Yellow Rolls-Royce. The movie tells three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce: First purchased by the Marquess of Frinton for his wife as a belated anniversary present, the Marchiness finds her own use for the vehicle - one which prompts her husband to sell the car in disgust. Gangster Paolo Maltese's moll, Mae, thinks the Rolls is a "classy" car in which to tour Paolo's home town in Italy. By the outbreak of World War II, the car has come into the possession of socialite Gerda Millet. While on her way to visit Yugoslavian royalty, Gerda and the Rolls become (at first) unwitting and then (eventually) most willing participants in the Yugoslavian fight. The score is composed by Riz Ortolani.
Available for download from Disques Cinémusique.  
Charlie Mole's Dad's Army
17-Jan-2016 - Silva Screen Records presents Dad's Army. Composer Charlie Mole's lush and confident orchestral writing provides a perfect score to the movie adaptation of one of the UK's favourite classic sitcoms. May, 1944. As the Allied armies massed in the British Isles prepare to invade Occupied Europe and strike a mighty blow against Hitler’s Reich, a heavy responsibility falls on the men of Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard platoon. Emmy and Ivor Novello nominated for his music for ITV's flagship hit drama Mr. Selfridge, composer Charlie Mole is perhaps better known in Hollywood than the UK because of the quality of the films he has scored. His 25 year film composing career includes music for Othello, An Ideal Husband, High Heels And Low Lifes, The Importance Of Being Earnest and the recent St. Trinian's revivals. He has also an extensive range of TV work that includes Northanger Abbey, The Diary Of Anne Frank and Garrow's Law. For more info and ordering, visit Silva Screen Records.

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