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John Barry's The Betsy
19-Nov-2014 - Harold Robbins’ The Betsy is a heady combination of cars, sex, money and power – set in the corporate board rooms (and bedrooms) of fictional Bethlehem Motors. This Tadlow Music production for Prometheus Records features the world premiere of the complete score by John Barry. If, in Mister Moses, the composer chose to emphasize rhythm and color, here he stresses melody and harmony, with poignant melodic ideas including a wistful main theme waltz and a bittersweet love theme. Barry’s subtle music pervades the film with a patina of sadness and melancholy, while a few action passages are reminiscent of his Bond sound. The music has been reconstructed by conductor (and former orchestrator for John Barry) Nic Raine, who conducts the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
For more info and ordering, visit Tadlow Music.
Varč Sarabande announces two Black Vinyl Friday releases
19-Nov-2014 - Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce two limited edition album releases in conjunction with Record Store Day Black Friday on November 28: Genesis: From Genesis To Revelation and Game Of Thrones: Season One double album, composed by Ramin Djawadi. Both albums will be released on 180-gram vinyl.
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Cristobal Tapia de Veer's Utopia˛
16-Nov-2014 - Silva Screen Records will release Utopia². This second instalment by Chilean composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer continues in the eclectic and innovative style of the Award Winning first soundtrack. The first album featured sounds produced by a dried rhino turd, a human femur and a handful of samples. This time, Christo is focusing on an analogue sound produced by outmoded synthesisers to match the 70s story lines with added Church organ and vocals. For the first episode Christo invented a bizarre 1970s Italian pop music and for Episode 3 he drew on his classical training to produce string pieces.
Available from Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany and as download.
 
Dan Mangan/Jesse Zubot's Hector And The Search For Happiness
12-Nov-2014 - Varèse Sarabande has released the soundtrack for Hector And The Search For Happiness. It is the story of Hector (Simon Pegg), a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. The soundtrack features an original score composed by Juno Award winning Canadian musicians Dan Mangan and Jesse Zubot.
The score is available as download.
Vincent Gillioz' Collapse
8-Nov-2014 - Howlin' Wolf Records has released Collapse by award-winning composer Vincent Gillioz (LAST BREATH). COLLAPSE finds Chris Mulkey (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, TWIN PEAKS) as everyman Robert Morgan in a modern fable of psychological horror, pushed to the edge in order to protect himself and his family from a zombie apocalypse. Composer Vincent Gillioz creates a suspenseful, emotion-laden score in his signature style of chamber-like instrumental colours layered and juxtaposed with touches of lyricism. The music charts an organic course which runs parallel to Chris Mulkey's unravelling universe, devolving from melody and consonant chords into friction and dissonance, a stark yet provocative study of contrasts to create a unique sonic atmosphere that fans of this genre will not want to miss!
For more info and ordering, visit Howlin' Wolf Records.
Lalo Schifrin's Enter The Dragon: Extended Edition
4-Nov-2014 - Aleph Records is proud to release the Enter The Dragon: Extended Edition soundtrack on CD November 11, 2014. The album features 56 minutes of Lalo Schifrin’s original score, much of it previously unavailable in any format. "It was a challenge to take music from the Orient – not the stereotypical Fu Manchu ideas that Hollywood had about Chinese music, but something more authentic – and do it bigger than life, as Ennio Morricone had in the spaghetti westerns," said Schifrin. ENTER THE DRAGON was the first martial arts film produced by Americans and would be actor Bruce Lee’s final film. Both the film and Schifrin’s score have earned cult followings in the 40 years since the initial release. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2004. But to a certain generation, it is Schifrin’s score for ENTER THE DRAGON that set the standard.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Alexandre Desplat's The Imitation Game
2-Nov-2014 - Sony Classical has announced the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of The Imitation Game, a biographical drama about the English code-breaker Alan Turing. Composed by Alexandre Desplat, the score soundtrack will be available digitally on November 10 and on CD November 24. The opening track of Desplat’s score introduces a descending, rippling keyboard theme that reappears in variations in later tracks – first as a string accompaniment that sets the mood for a tragic, dramatic story. The second track skillfully interprets its title, “Enigma” (a reference to both the man Alan Turing and to the code-breaking project that made him famous), with fascinating sounds that evoke the ping of a sonar location and the underwater world, thus playing on the main theme of the story. While “U-Boats” features military sounds, other tracks such as “Carrots and Peas” provide contrasting quietness and emotion, and the musical complexity of “Crossword” relates to the workings of Turing’s brilliant mind. 
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Zacarías M. de la Riva's Automata
26-Oct-2014 - MovieScore Media has released Zacarías M. de la Riva’s soundtrack for Automata, the new sci-fi thriller starring Antonio Banderas, who plays the role of Jacq Vaucan, a disillusioned insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation whose job involves the investigation of manipulated robots.  Though it is set in the future overrun with robots, Automata features a rich, orchestral score with a haunting choir lending an epic quality to the story. As the composer explains: ”The movie moves constantly between two different worlds. The world of the sci-fi thriller and the world of the philosophical and metaphysical. The first one deals with Jacq Vaucan’s investigation of malfunctioning robots, the second one deals with the essence of the being and his reality, human or robotic. Music had to resolute this dichotomy, make the coexistence of this two different worlds possible.”
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
The Essential Disney Collection
21-Oct-2014 - Silva Screen Records will release The Essential Disney Collection. "There's a terrific power to music. You can run any of these pictures and they'd be dragging and boring, but the minute you put music behind them, they have life and vitality they don't get any other way." Thus spoke Walt Disney with a mantra that in almost a century of film production has been rigidly applied. From Mickey Mouse's joyfully whistled tune in Steamboat Bill Jr. through to Frozen's Let It Go, music has always been one of the key elements of every Disney film. With this release the Stars Of The London Stage pay tribute to 19 of the very best songs from cinema's greatest animation studio with particular emphasis on the last 25 years. Performers featured include Louise Dearman whose West End roles include Wicked and KIss Me Kate and Helen Hobson who has appeared in Mamma Mia! and Aspects Of Love.
Available from Silva ScreenAmazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Steven Price's Fury
12-Oct-2014 - Varèse Sarabande has released the score for Fury. It  started in April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. This is the first new score from composer Steven Price since his Academy Award® win for Gravity.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
Gianfranco Plenizio's Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno
10-Oct-2014 - Kronos Records has released Django 2: Il Grande Ritorno, a 1987 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Nello Rossati. The musical score for this spaghetti sagebrush saga is by Gianfranco Plenizio, who wrote a multi themed and very colorful and eclectic score for the movie. The composer employs a strong trumpet theme for the gunfight scene that takes place at the beginning of the movie that is reminiscent of the style of composers such as Morricone, Micalizzi and Francesco De Masi. Plenzio also effectively employs a wordless female soprano voice on a number of cues again evoking the style of Morricone when he turned to Edda dell Orso on so many of his western scores. 
For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
 
Ted Masur’s Bad Milo!
4-Oct-2014 - Screamworks Records has released Ted Masur’s acclaimed music for Bad Milo!, the quirky cult horror co-written and directed by Jacob Vaughan. The score for Bad Milo! features not one, but two major themes for the title character: one broken, detuned lullabye for his sweet side and one devilishly malicious for Milo’s true colors – this latter motif explodes into choral madness for Milo’s kidnapping of Sarah. There’s a monotonous secondary theme based on a clock-motive, representing Duncan’s mundane life until his first “meeting“ with Milo. But every horror score has some warm moments and this is where Bad Milo! really excels: featuring a distant theme for Duncan’s father and one for his family, the score shows that even after the demon-filled madness of the plot, there’s still true love that can overcome any obstacle.
For more info and ordering, visit Screamworks Records.
Harry Manfredini's Friday The 13th
3-Oct-2014 - Waxwork Records has released on vinyl Friday The 13th. LP details include a heavyweight old-style tip-on gatefold jacket with satin finish housing the restored and remastered score pressed onto 180 gram vinyl. Exclusive liner notes from composer Harry Manfredini and director Sean Cunningham have been contributed to this release. Inserted into each gatefold jacket will be a heavyweight art print illustrated by Jacqui Oakley. The full gatefold art has been created by Jay Shaw. This LP marks the first time the complete Friday the 13th original film score has been released on vinyl. Vinyl details include: Limited edition blood filled vinyl limited to 100 units and one per customer. Woodland Green with Blood Splatter vinyl, Crystal Lake Murky Green and Blood 2 color split and Crystal Lake Murky Green.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.  
John Barry's Mister Moses
26-Sep-2014 - Prometheus Records has released John Barry's complete score to Mister Moses. The latter-day Mister (Joe) Moses is a snake-oil pitchman who is chased out of an African village and is found, literally, in the bull-rushes by Julie Anderson, daughter of missionary Reverand Anderson who has learned that he is a diamond smuggler and threatens to expose him to her fiancé Robert; the district commissioner if he doesn’t help lead an African native tribe to their new homeland. Newly recorded in stunning and dynamic digital sound. Performed by the 75-piece City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nic Raine. New score & orchestration reconstructed by Nic Raine, who was principal orchestrator to John Barry on numerous films and albums.
For more info and ordering, visit Tadlow Music.
Stephen Rennicks' Frank
24-Sep-2014 - Silva Screen has released the score for Frank. Fast becoming a cult hit, Leonard Abrahamson’s fantastical black comedy, Frank, features Michael Fassbender as the masked leader of a doomed avant-rock group. Not surprising then, that Stephen Rennicks’s song based soundtrack is central to the film, with the actors playing their instruments live. Rennicks leads the cast through indie songs ranging from the hilarious “Franks Most Likeable Song – People Will Love it!” to the heartbreaking indie-classic “I Love You All”. The film is inspired by cult comedy creation Frank Sidebottom, as well as underground music legends Captain Beefheart and Daniel Johnston. The bands’ live performances often descend into chaos and the band members ooze eccentricity.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
 
Bruno Coulais' Gemma Bovery
22-Sep-2014 - Milan Records has released the score for Gemma Bovery. The story: Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes. For the artist in Martin, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Flaubert's characters in the real life. But the lovely Gemma Bovery has not read the classics and lives her own life. The music is by Bruno Coulais.
The score is available from Amazon France.
 
Justin Hurwitz/Tim Simonec's Whiplash
12-Sep-2014 - Varèse Sarabande will release Whiplash. It's the story of Andrew Neyman, who is a 19-year-old jazz drummer, dreaming of greatness but unsure if his dream will ever come true. Haunted by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew is determined to rise to the top of the country’s most elite music conservatory. The Whiplash soundtrack consists of 24 tracks sequenced in 3 distinct parts: Original jazz songs written for the film, original underscore written for the film, and classic jazz standards by Stan Getz, Duke Ellington and more. There are also choice snippets of dialog included on the soundtrack that sum up the narrative of the film and help to put the music in context (à la Pulp Fiction). The Original Score & Big Band Songs were created by Justin Hurwitz. The original jazz songs were created by Grammy®-nominated composer Tim Simonec.
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.
David Shire's Rear Window
11-Sep-2014 - MovieScore Media has released in its Discovery Collection the music for the 1998 television version of Rear Window. Designed as an acting vehicle for the recently wheelchair-bound Christopher Reeve, The ABC production kept the basic premise of the original Hitchcock movie: wheelchair-bound Jason Kemp suspects that his neighbor Julian Thorpe murdered his wife, but nobody believes him. David Shire’s music features a number of brilliant themes for the main characters. Jason’s theme was inspired by Baroque fugues as the counterpoints represent the hero’s attempt to rebuild his nervous system. The film’s main villain is represented by a distant metallic hit, a choice related to the man’s profession. The third key theme for “the other woman” is represented by the EWI, an electric wind instrument featuring a deliberately fake representation of a saxophone.
For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.

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