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David Grusin's On Golden Pond
11-Apr-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release the On Golden Pond – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD for the first time on April 28, 2017. The album features original music composed by legendary composer Dave Grusin. Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. On Golden Pond was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, and won Oscars for Henry Fonda and co-star Katharine Hepburn. Dave Grusin’s memorable score also received a well-deserved nomination. It is unquestionably one of Grusin’s most effective and beautiful scores. 
Available from Varèse Sarabande.
Jeff Beal's Boston: The Documentary
10-Apr-2017 - Sony Classical has announced the release of Boston: The Documentary, featuring music by EMMY® Award Winning composer Jeff Beal, performed by musicians of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. BOSTON is presented by John Hancock in association with the Kennedy/Marshall Company. Narrated by Academy-Award winner Matt Damon, it is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners to the present day. “Because the Boston Marathon itself is so legendary, it was only natural to want to record the music in the point of origin,” said Beal. “I was incredibly moved to be able to conduct the world renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall. 
Available from Amazon.com.
The new releases of Quartet Records
31-Mar-2017 - Quartet Records presents four new releases. Among them music from famous composers, like Stephen Sondheim, Carlo Rustichelli, Carles Cases and together with Gruppo Sugar the CD premieres of two delightful scores composed by Armando Trovajoli.
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Brian Tyler's Power Rangers
19-Mar-2017 - Varèse Sarabande will release the Saban's Power Rangers – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 24 and on CD April 21, 2017. The soundtrack features the original music by composer Brian Tyler (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, FURIOUS 7) and the exclusive track “Give It All” performed by With You, featuring Santigold and Vince Staples. Saban’s POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Simon Kölle's Ave Mater
13-Mar-2017 - MovieScore Media has released the score for Ave Mater (Vilsen). By winning the Best Original Score at the Hollywood International Film Festival in 2016 and becoming the Best Original Score at London Independent Film Awards, Simon Kölle’s Ave Mater has already proven itself as one of the most engaging horror scores of the past season. With a story about the investigation of a mysterious cult whose activities create panic in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, Rasmus Tirzitis’ supernatural thriller has lent itself to a dark and powerful underscore that reflects on both the uneasy alliance between the investigator and a former reverend as well as the mystic rituals behind the murders. While scoring Ave Mater, Simon Kölle was inspired by both the occult and the church.
For more info, visit MovieScore Media.
Henry Mancini's Hatari!
2-Mar-2017 - From Music on Vinyl comes a re-release of the score for HatariHenry Mancini produced the score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari! which included the well-known "Baby Elephant Walk". This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler "The Sounds of Hatari," which features some nice treated piano. The LP is 180 gram audiophile vinyl with a PVC protective sleeve. The first pressing is 500 individually numbered copies on yellow vinyl.
For more info, visit Music on Vinyl.
And the winner is...
26-Feb-2017 - This years winner of Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) is Justin Hurwitz for his music for La La Land. It's the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. The music is available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Stephen Dorff's Wheeler
22-Feb-2017 - Varèse Sarabande has released Wheeler, the story of an aspiring musician who travels to Nashville to try his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, “Wheeler” converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends. Dorff, who wrote and produced the film and music, is from a Country music family. His father, Steve Dorff, wrote the score to Pure Country. His brother, Andrew Dorff, has written #1 hits for Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and more. The soundtrack includes a bonus track by Kris Kristofferson, who also appears in the film.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
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 Amazon.com.   
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.com, 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.com, 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.

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