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John Barry's Somewhere In Time
13-Jul-2021 -  La-La Land Records, Universal Pictures, and Geffen present a limited edition remastered and expanded CD reissue of John Barry’s original motion picture score to the beloved 1980 big screen romantic fantasy-drama Somewhere In Time. Barry’s rich, gorgeous orchestral score perfectly embodies this heartfelt and heartbreaking romantic classic, enriching it with a resonating melodic and thematic timelessness that is vital to the film’s powerful sentimental allure. As the director himself states, “John’s music gave the film everything it needed. I still think it’s his most beautiful score – and one of the most beautiful scores in the history of film.” Produced, mastered and edited from studio vault elements, this expanded CD features never-before-released score cues and additional music. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.  
Bobby Villarreal's Sky Fighter
8-Jul-2021 - Film Score Monthly returns with a special 251st album: a unique, two-disc limited edition Blu-ray/soundtrack CD release of Lukas Kendall’s sci-fi short film, Sky Fighter.  Sky Fighter was funded (in part by fans on Indiegogo) and filmed in 2018, and released in January 2020 by the DUST channel for sci-fi shorts. It was well received and has accrued over 2M views across different platforms. For the soundtrack, lifelong film music nerd Lukas Kendall enlisted composer Bobby Villarreal to create a retro-synth score (a la the early 1980s—Runaway, 2010, Blue Thunder). The music alternates between alien menace and soothing calm, empathizing with the protagonist’s plight while carefully misdirecting the audience. For more info and ordering, visit Screen Archives Entertainment.
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino's Falstaff
19-Jun-2021 - Quartet Records and Gruppo Sugar present an expanded, fully restored and remastered 2-CD edition of the masterful score for Orson Welles’ classic Falstaff by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. Lavagnino peppered his score with authentic medieval melodies, often presented in simple, unison settings. For the court scenes, he employed Renaissance-like brass chorales and trumpet fanfares. His exciting music for the Battle of Shrewsbury uses more modern techniques, employing a keening women’s chorus, a great deal of percussion and a higher level of dissonance. A contrasting highlight is the tender, mournful lament for the dying King Henry IV. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.  
John Williams' Images
14-Jun-2021 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Handmade Films, presents Images, a remastered CD reissue of an early masterpiece from legendary composer John WilliamsThe film inspired one of Williams’ most fascinating and avant-garde scores. The composer based his ideas on two different musical styles: one more classical, almost childlike, the other experimental, aggressive, with an essential contribution from famous Japanese percussionist and experimental musician Stomu Yamash´ta. This musical duality allows Williams to reflect how sanity gradually and irretrievably loses ground to madness in York’s character. The composer was Oscar-nominated in 1972 for both IMAGES and THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE; this was the first time he received a double nomination in the same category of Original Score, something that became usual in the following four decades. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.  
Zbigniew Preisner's El Olvido Que Seremos
4-Jun-2021 - Caldera Records is proud to present Zbigniew Preisner’s score for the motion picture Forgotten We’ll Be, (El Olvido Que Seremos) from 2020, directed by Fernando Trueba. After their collaboration on The Queen of Spain, Forgotten We’ll Be marked a new collaboration between them.  Forgotten We’ll Be is similar to other Preisner scores released by Caldera Records in that childhood and the loss of childhood innocence play a pivotal role. Hence there was no question that Preisner’s score for Fernando Trueba’s most recent film should capture themes of childhood musically. Hence, the composer devised gentle and yet poignant themes for orchestra, choir and solo instruments such as the harp which features prominently in one of Zbigniew Preisner’s most haunting and touching scores. For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.
Detto Mariano's Ratataplan
26-May-2021 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, presents the CD premiere of the delicious Detto Mariano comedy score for the Maurizio Nichetti classic Ratataplan., about Colombo, an engineer who is known for coming up with unusual solutions to problems. The score composed by Detto Mariano is as colorful as Colombo’s inventions. The main theme is a vocal duet, reflecting on the film’s optimistic message that even an oddball like our hero can find a mate. Colorful source cues for the flats around Colombo’s loft are augmented with great music for the film’s memorable set pieces. CAM released a 33-minute LP in 1979; for this edition, they have expanded the program to offer the complete score (45 minutes). For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

23-May-2021 -
Jay Chattaway's Maniac Cop
22-May-2021 - Unavailable on a physical format since its initial release in 1988, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. are proud to announce the release of Jay Chattaway’s original score to cult hit Maniac Cop! Now, after 33 years, fans of Maniac Cop will no longer have to be silent forever as the original motion picture score - an electronic homage to film noir that also manages to retain its own identity as a thriller soundtrack - walks the streets again in this limited vinyl edition, featuring artwork by acclaimed artist Ghoulish Gary and containing liner notes from drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs and composer Jay Chattaway! For more info and ordering, visit Ship to Shore PhonoCo.
Philippe Sarde's César Et Rosalie
6-May-2021 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, presents an expanded CD release of the romantic, innovative, masterful score by Philippe Sarde for César Et Rosalie, one of his most significant scores for Claude Sautet. Philippe Sarde's score is notable for its inclusion of a Moog synthesizer in its propulsive main theme, but the selection also includes a wide variety of cues from a love theme for Rosalie and her two beaus to cool jazz cues representing the ex-husband’s Bohemian lifestyle. This is the first-ever complete presentation of the score, including about 20 minutes of previously unreleased music. It has been produced by Edouard Dubois and the composer, and mastered by Chris Malone from first-generation master tapes courtesy of Gruppo Sugar. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Jeff Russo's Fargo
5-May-2021 - Music on Vinyl has released Season 4 of the popular dark comedy-crime drama anthology series Fargo (inspired by Joel & Ethan Coen's 1996 movie of the same name) that was released in 2020. Again produced by the Coen brothers, this season stars Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw and Jack Huston and is set in Kansas City, Missouri in November 1950. Jeff Russo served as the composer for the soundtrack. While the previous Fargo soundtracks leaned heavily on rock, this one has a more jazzy vibe, which is very fitting to the era and place in which the season is set. For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.
Miklós Rózsa's The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
16-Apr-2021 - Quartet Records and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer present the remastered reissue of the wonderful, memorable music composed by Miklós Rózsa for Billy Wilder´s classic The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, this time in a 2-CD set with extra material. For the music, Wilder asked Miklós Rózsa to adapt his Violin Concerto, Op. 24, for the film. Rózsa obliged, augmenting the concert work with a number of evocative new themes for the picture. On the second disc is included the premiere CD edition of the famous “Fantasy” that Rózsa recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for his album “Rózsa Conducts Rózsa. Also included is a new remastering of the premiere recording of the violin concerto on which so much of the score is based, performed by the inimitable Jascha Heifetz. Finally, all the source music recorded and supervised by Rózsa himself is also included on the second CD. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Andrew Lockington/Michael White's Trigger Point
14-Apr-2021 - MovieScore Media has joined forces with composers Andrew Lockington and Michael White on the gritty action thriller score for Trigger Point“Andrew and Michael’s beautiful score for Trigger Point elevates every single moment of the movie,” says director Brad Turner. “They were able to access Nicolas’s subconscious and supply a level of music that any filmmaker would envy". Andrew Lockington and Michael White add: “Using ukelines, nyckelharpa, bass flute and analogue synth rhythms and textures we started building the sound of the world of Trigger Point. The score serves to echo the humanity deep within and hint at the two extremes of Nicolas’s character – the person he used to be, and the demon he’s willing to unleash to avenge that person.” For more info and ordering, visit MovieScore Media.
Michael Kamen's Company Business
5-Apr-2021 - Intrada Records has released the expanded the 2-CD reissue of Michael Kamen's action score Company Business! Michael Kamen dives into the fray from the outset with staccato trombone action motif that remains propulsive anchor to score throughout. No matter how deep into suspense Kamen delves nor how restrained he tackles the suspense, his low brass action motif stays close at hand. Trumpets, French horns keep everything at peak excitement. Kamen gives appropriate color to score by adding balalaika to orchestra. Tenor sax gets something to say as well. But it’s edged orchestral action music that typically takes the spotlight. With the help of Michael Kamen’s Estate, an additional ten minutes of previously unreleased music was located and appears here for the first time on CD 2, which now offers score in chronological film sequence. Michael Kamen composes, orchestrates, conducts the Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin. For more info and ordering, visit Intrada Records.
Nicolas Errèra's Mountain Cry/My Other Home
4-Apr-2021 - In collaboration with Enka, Music Box Records presents the premiere CD release of Chinese director Larry Yang’s two feature films composed by Nicolas Errèra: Mountain Cry and My Other Home. With Mountain Cry, Nicolas Errèra powerfully speaks to these depths and heights of human nature, as communicated in melody both intimate and emotionally sweeping. Errèra's second collaboration with Yang titled My Other Home is about former NBA player Stephan Marbury based on his journey to China. Errèra’s tender melodies bring Marbury new hope, the melancholy tone of piano, violin and a subtle electronic beat rising with noble, brass determination that makes for this winningly inspirational sports film about team spirit. For more info and ordering, visit Music Box Records.
Hans Zimmer's Drop Zone
30-Mar-2021 - Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present an expanded, remastered edition of the powerful non-stop action score composed by Hans Zimmer for the 1994 John Badham action movie Drop ZoneZimmer’s music for Drop Zone continues in the same vein the composer explored in his two previous films with Badham. It’s frantically dynamic, immersing the story in a labyrinth of chaos and tension, a balls-out action score full of blood-pumping rhythmic motors, guitar riffs, and orchestral tour-de-force. This album includes virtually all the music composed by Hans Zimmer for the film, as well as additional music written by Nick Glennie-Smith and John Van Tongeren. Supervised by the composer, the package contains in-depth liner notes by film music writer Tim Greiving, including exclusive interviews with Mr. Zimmer and Mr. Glennie-Smith. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Jerry Goldsmith's Along Came A Spider
19-Mar-2021 - One of Jerry Goldsmith’s final film scores comes to the CD Club in a long-awaited Deluxe Edition: Along Came A Spider (2001). Along Came a Spider pulses and twitches with uneasy throbs, lurching into orchestral action for moments of shock and violence, and nobly sets a powerful French horn theme (for the forces of good) against a brooding tapestry of darkness—all while the clock ticks away on a young victim’s life. Released as a 35-minute CD by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film, Along Came a Spider is expanded for the Deluxe Edition to the complete 64-minute score, in film sequence. A bonus track of outtakes (including Goldsmith’s chit-chat on the scoring stage) is curated by Goldsmith’s longtime friend, recording engineer and album producer Bruce Botnick. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.

Roger Webb's Au Pair Girls
5-Mar-2021 - Trunk Records has released Roger Webb’s cool soundtrack to the naff 1972 British sex comedy Au Pair Girls. This music has never before been released as a stand-alone piece. It's the story of four sexy young foreign girls who come to England as au pairs and quickly become quite intimate with their employers, host families, and jt about everyone else they encounter. The leader of a jazz trio and a composer of library music before embarking on creating film scores, Webb takes the listener through seventeen pieces of globe-trotting, sophisticated jazz. This is a limited edition of 500 copies on black vinyl plus 100 randomly packed copies on clear vinyl. For more info and ordering, visit Norman Records.

Howard Shore's The Silence Of The Lambs
6-Feb-2021 - Quartet Records, MGM, Geffen Records and Universal Music Group present the 30th anniversary re-issue of the iconic score by Howard Shore for the classic thriller masterpiece The Silence Of The LambsThe film was a great success, immediately loved by critics and audiences. It won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and acting awards for Foster and Hopkins. This CD is a straight reissue of the previous 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. The package features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

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