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6-Mar-2018 -

Here are the four new releases of Quartet Records. The first one is the expanded version of The Silence Of The Lambs with music by Howard Shore. The second one also is a famous one: Platoon with music by one of the greatest composers of France: Georges Delerue. Number three is Nino Rota's famous music for Amarcord on a double CD. And last but not least another great French composer, Francis Lai with his beautiful music for Love Story in an expanded version.

Quartet Records, MGM and Universal Music Group present the remastered, expanded release of the iconic score by Howard Shore for the classic thriller masterpiece The Silence Of The Lambs. MCA released a generous 50-minute album in 1991, but some key cues were omitted. Quartet Records is now proud to present this expanded edition—including the complete score plus alternates—produced by Neil S. Bulk, supervised by Mr. Shore himself, and mastered by Doug Schwartz from the original two-track stereo session tapes, courtesy of MGM. Featuring a performance by the Munich Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the composer, this special release is limited to 1000 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond.

Quartet Records and MGM present the expanded, ultimate CD release of the precious, deeply emotional score by Georges Delerue for Oliver Stone’s iconic Vietnam War movie Platoon. The album released in 1987 was a compilation of songs from the period, with a couple of short cues by Delerue and his adaptation of the “Adagio” that included sound effects and dialogue. Some years later, the Prometheus label released a CD containing the short Salvador score and a 25-minute selection from Platoon. Now Quartet Records is proud to present Delerue’s score, recorded with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in its entirety, including unused cues, alternates and album versions. Produced by Neil S. Bulk and mastered by Doug Schwartz from the original two-track stereo session tapes (courtesy of MGM), this special release is limited to 1000 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Tim Greiving, who discusses both film and score and incorporates several interesting quotes from Oliver Stone.

Quartet Records, Paramount Pictures and Universal Music Group present the remastered and expanded release of the iconic score by the great Francis Lai for the unforgettable 1970 romantic classic Love Story, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw. The original soundtrack LP of Love Story has been a tremendous success over the years, reissued repeatedly, including the CD edition that first appeared on the MCA label in the early ’90s. However, the sound quality of the CD and its reissues was not very good. For this release Quartet Records has returned to the original master tapes that have been restored, corrected and mastered by Chris Malone, and the resulting sound quality is very much improved. Despite the high-profile reputation of this score, the film does not really contain much music—just over twenty minutes. The album included more music than the film, although some versions were edited, others re-recorded and expanded for the album, with different, lighter arrangements. So Quartet Records is glad to present the original album plus the original score as it’s heard in the film, restored by Chris Malone from mono elements courtesy of Paramount Pictures (mostly stems and electrovox sources). A couple of alternates of the memorable cue “Snow Frolic” have also been included. This special release is limited to 1000 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond.

Quartet Records and Gruppo Sugar present a mammoth 2-CD set presenting for the first time ever the famous original score by Nino Rota for Federico Fellini’s masterpiece Amarcord, awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1973, and also nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. A 30-minute LP of the soundtrack was released on CAM in 1973 and reissued many times on CD by the same company. For this premiere complete edition, Quartet Records has included the entire 50-minute score on CD 1. On the second disc they have included more than 30 minutes of previously unreleased music with lots of alternates and music written by Rota that was not used in the final print of the movie, as well as a remastered version of the original album. The entire project has been produced by Claudio Fuiano and Jose M. Benitez, with painstaking DDP mastering by Chris Malone from the first-generation stereo master tapes courtesy of Gruppo Sugar. The package includes a richly illustrated 16-page booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai, who discusses the making of the film and the score alongside selected images from the picture.

For more information and ordering, visit Quartet Records.



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