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Elmer Bernstein's Stripes
20-Sep-2021 - La-La Land Records and Columbia Pictures present a limited edition expanded and remastered release of Elmer Bernstein’s original motion picture score to the 1981 big-screen comedy classic, Stripes. Bernstein expertly melds robust military and heroic motifs with blues-and-jazz infused comedy riffs to create one of the most iconic scores to one of the most popular ‘80s era comedies. Newly remixed by Michael McDonald from the original analog 3-track tapes and featuring nearly ten minutes of additional music, this definitive CD release, commemorating the film’s 40th Anniversary, shines light on Bernstein’s deft and inspired handling of comedy, a vital part of the movie’s rousing success. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records. 
Ennio Morricone's Il Prigioniero
3-Sep-2021 - Digitmovies presents on LP a musical jewel by Ennio Morricone from the TV movie Il Prigioniero (aka The Prisoner)Ennio Morricone has composed an extremely serious score which reflects the whole sentimental and dramatic side of the historic atmosphere, in which the protagonist is immersed. The author varies the main theme with different orchestrations: the romantic, but nostalgic L'estate è finita for flute, harpsichord and orchestra. The second motif I Due Prigionieri is introduced by the solo flutes in an almost experimental context. This painful atmosphere is broken up by "source music" which re-creates the sound of that era, like the Sicilian folk song for voice and guitar Si l'ammuri and the romantic oldfashioned romantic tune for male voice, piano and guitar Dove sei amore. For more info and ordering, visit Digitmovies.
Zbigniew Preisner's Man Of God
2-Sep-2021 - Caldera Records presents Zbigniew Preisner’s score for the motion picture Man Of God. From the beginning, it was clear to Preisner he wanted to use a choir a Byzantine one. After some searching, he collaborated with the Choir of Chanters, “The Maestros of the Psaltic Art”. Following their collaboration of “Valley of Shadows”, Zbigniew Preisner and Lisa Gerrard worked together again. Furthermore, Preisner felt it the right choice to use Greek instruments. It was obvious and necessary for a film about a Greek saint. Man Of God is one of Zbigniew Preisner’s richest scores, a unique exploration of symphonic music infused with local, Greek, colour, electronics and Byzantine elements, particularly in the employment of Lisa Gerrard’s special talent, used to powerful effect. For more info and ordering, visit Caldera Records.
Jerry Goldsmith's Love Field
26-Aug-2021 - Varèse Sarabande has released Jerry Goldsmith's score for Love Field. Goldsmith composed a tender Americana score for Love Field, with lyrical strings and bluesy piano offering warmth and period flavorings, not unlike his gentle, humanistic music for actual 1960s dramas. The film also features moments of suspense and action—as society looked askance on relations between races at the time—which Goldsmith captured with more intense strains. Released by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film, Goldsmith’s Love Field soundtrack has been expanded to nearly double the length for this Deluxe Edition. Also included is a bonus section of blues piano tracks performed by the prestigious rock and blues pianist, Bill Payne, which replaced some of Goldsmith’s music in the finished film. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Various The Unchained Melody - 29 Killer Versions
15-Aug-2021 - Jasmine Records presents The Unchained Melody - 29 Killer Versions, a unique compilation with twenty-nine different versions of 'Unchained Melody', across a wide range of musical styles. Although its theme song, UNCHAINED MELODY, sold in its millions and has gone on to become one of the most recorded songs of all time, the movie from whence it originated, 'Unchained' (1954), was a relatively obscure film-noir, the leading role played by American footballer Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, who'd never acted before. It includes the four biggest 'original' 1954 American hits, by Les Baxter, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton and June Valli, as well as Jimmy Young and Liberace's successful UK cover versions, while the 'original' movie soundtrack clip features Todd Duncan. For more info and ordering, visit Jasmine Records.
John Barry's Midnight Cowboy
12-Aug-2021 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Capitol Records, Universal Music Enterprises and the Phil Ramone estate, present the official LP reissue of Midnight Cowboy. The musical score presented a new concept, widely used in the last decades, but not in the late sixties - a combination of songs and original music wisely developed into a perfect underscore. John Barry, who had already won three Oscars in 1969, appeared under the credit of “Music Supervisor,” but also composed a series of original cues and supervised the entire musical concept of the film, along with legendary American producer Phil Ramone. For this new Quartet LP release, the classic 1969 soundtrack album has been entirely remixed and mastered from recently discovered first-generation multi-track tapes and includes two bonus tracks. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Danny Elfman's Sleepy Hollow
10-Aug-2021 - Intrada Records has released Danny Elfman’s powerful greatly expanded 1999 horror soundtrack Sleepy Hollow on 4 CDs! Danny Elfman fashions arguably his biggest, most vividly terrifying score, written for massive orchestra, chorus plus boys choir and soloists, with pipe organ in tow. Elfman melds haunting lyricism with dynamic power and dense intensity. Results are now gentle, now thundering. Epic indeed! Adding further weight to score, Elfman creates several lengthy sequences: The Tree Of Death, The Church Battle, The Windmill, The Chase and Final Confrontation, plus others. Some 95 minutes of music appears in the finished film. All of it appears on this 4-CD release. But there is much much more! Over an hour of additional alternates and rescored sequences also appear. Some of these offer considerably different takes on the same cue, others have rewritten bars that offer subtler alterations. For more info and ordering, visit Intrada Records.
Philippe Sarde's Les Choses De La Vie/Nelly Et Mr. Arnaud
4-Aug-2021 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, presents Les Choses De La Viea Philippe Sarde and Claude Sautet double-header, including the first and last collaboration between the composer and director, celebrating perhaps the most important and influential professional relationship in the composer’s career. Due to the success of the film and its music, a soundtrack album was issued by Philips in France and CAM in Italy when the film was released internationally. Reissued several times on both CD and LP, this new edition has been slightly expanded to include a seven-minute suite with the original version of “L’accident” and some short cues omitted from the original LP, as well as the original Italian and German versions of “La chanson d’Hélene”. The delicate, subtle score for Nelly Et Mr. Arnaud was conceived by the composer as a 12-minutes suite, here receiving its complete premiere release. Not one more second of music was recorded for this film. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records. 
Graeme Revell's The Crow
3-Aug-2021 - Varèse Sarabande will release on vinyl The Crow by Graeme Revell. He radically reinvented the grammar of film scoring by incorporating the authentic sonorities of non-Western cultures far more extensively and adroitly than had ever been attempted. "The uses of ‘world music’ in film history had most often been direct references to location, race or culture,” writes Revell in a new introduction to this Deluxe Edition. “The opportunity instead to use all these sound sources in a fantasy setting like The Crow could release them from these confines. I heard them as universals. The key was my love of this music and my respect for it both within and outside of its regional or ethnic context. In the same way Western music had penetrated other cultures, it was clear to me that the inverse was bound to happen.” The score is a unique mélange of synthesized, industrial, vocal, non-Western and Western elements—with everything from tribal drumming to rock guitars, children’s choir, blues riffs and bird samples, to a 50-piece string orchestra. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.

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Philippe Sarde's Barocco/Les Soeurs Brontë
2-Aug-2021 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar, presents the CD release of a Philippe Sarde and André Téchiné double-header: Barocco and Les Soeurs Brontë. This CD release issues complete versions of both scores. Barocco was already quite well-represented on the original LP, but the three bonus tracks fill in the remaining gaps in the score. For Les Soeurs Brontë, an original music-and-dialogue LP was released in 1979; now the score is presented in six movements as conceived by Sarde, without dialogue. This album has been produced by Edouard Dubois and the composer, and mastered by Chris Malone from first-generation master tapes provided by Gruppo Sugar. The richly illustrated package features liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the films and scores. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Rachel Portman's Private Peaceful
1-Aug-2021 - Kronos Records is thrilled to work once again with Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, this time for the Pat O'Connor's 2012 war-drama Private Peaceful. Rachel Portman's music has all the Portman characteristics; the elegance and finesse we love about her work, a composition that verges on the spiritual that yet finds its way to a very sad, menacing and grim musical pathos that underscores the horrors of war, perfectly underscoring what is going on on the screen and in the minds and hearts of brothers Tommo and Charlie, whose bond could never be severed. The music was played by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague. For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
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.

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