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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.

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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.

Giovanni Fusco's I Cosacchi
5-Feb-2021 - Digitmovies will release on CD for the first time in full edition Giovanni Fusco’s I Cosacchi (The Cossacks)Giovanni Fusco composed a symphonic commentary masterfully directed by Carlo Savina. The composer created a dramatic main theme alternated to russian dances, coral tracks, waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, battle music and a moving love theme that often recurs in the soundtrack. Mono master tapes of the session of that time were used, which allowed Digitmovies to assemble a 73:23-minutes-long CD. Another CD dedicated to the great Giovanni Fusco, Michelangelo Antonioni’ s favorite musician. For more info and ordering, visit Digitmovies.

Ennio Morricone's Senza Movente
24-Jan-2021 - Quartet Records and GDM present the first vinyl edition of the Ennio Morricone score for Senza Movente (aka SANS MOBILE APPARENT), a 1971 French crime thriller. Morricone’s score perfectly captures the paranoia taking over the French Riviera with an eerie main theme adorned with the whistling of Alessandro Alessandroni and a distinctive mellophone solo by Maria Verzella. SENZA MOVENTE offers tuneful diversions for the investigation, including two powerful montage cues which appear in the film with no overlapping dialogue or effects. This LP has been restored and specially mastered for vinyl from the original stereo master tapes. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

Almodóvar & Iglesias: Film Music Collection
23-Jan-2021 - Quartet Records and El Deseo present Film Music Collection, a retrospective of the collaboration between Academy Award-winning director Pedro Almodóvar and prestigious three-time Academy Award-nominated composer Alberto Iglesias, who have completed 25 years of uninterrupted work together, from THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET (1995) to THE HUMAN VOICE (2020)This collection brings together a selection of original recordings from those films, including their most celebrated triumphs. The result is a fascinating musical journey into the worlds of two of the most personal artists of European cinema in the last decades. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

Ennio Morricone's Da Uomo A Uomo
22-Jan-2021 - Beat Records will present on CD Da Uomo A Uomo (aka Death Rides A Horse), a Western film directed in 1967 by Giulio Petroni, with music by Ennio Morricone, who perfectly managed to describe all the emotions of Bill's revenge against those who massacred his family by creating a recurring main theme in an aggressive ride for guitars and rhythm section, complete with violent sounds and the accompaniment of the choir of Cantori Moderni, which plays a very important role in this soundtrack. This motif is alternated with suspense music almost bordering a Giallo sound, while the choir returns in a sacred theme. Representing one of Ennio Morricone's most iconic scores for the Western genre, this new CD reissue incorporates the mono masters from the original recording sessions as well as the surviving stereo mixes. For more info and ordering, visit Beat Records.

New CD Club Titles To Start The Year
8-Jan-2021 - Varèse Sarabande starts this year with two new CD Club titles. The final film score of Jerry Goldsmith’s legendary career, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, gets a comprehensive 2CD set featuring a vastly expanded score, rewrites, additional music and new notes.  Babe was a massive surprise hit and universally praised with seven Oscar noms. The charming symphonic score by Nigel Westlake, has been expanded and includes a new essay with Director, Actor and Composer insights. For more info and ordering, visit  Varèse Sarabande.

Guy Farley's Silver Skates
20-Dec-2020 - MovieScore Media’s latest wonderful winterland release Silver Skates (Serebryanye Konki) is an epic romantic score for a late 19th century adventure wherein Guy Farley’s music stands on its own against the world of Claude Debussy and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. “Director Michael Lockshin wanted strong themes, emotion, drama, classic orchestral story telling as the story is set onset on the frozen canals of St. Petersburg, where the iced over river Neva is used as the main source of transport, employing skaters as couriers,” explains Guy about his music. The score uses a host of Russian instruments, balalaikas, domra, gusli, dulcimer, saz, bayan (a Russian accordion) and ethnic percussion – but a few cues also have a quasi-gypsy flavour to represent a gang of thieves. In collaboration with MovieScore Media, a physical CD release will be released shortly by KeepMoving Records. For more info, visit MovieScore Media.

Oscar Fogelström's Conquering China
18-Dec-2020 - Swedish composer Oscar Fogelström has announced the digital release of his musical documentary score for Conquering China"Conquering China was a super interesting film to score,” explains Oscar Fogelström. The score is meant to complement Jonason’s own pop music as well as songs by prominent Chinese artists. " I love this kind of ambiguous vibe as the whole film moves between fantasy and reality in a seamless manner, plus I also found the idea really compelling because it was my job to portray the ”old western society” with my music, as a contrast to the fast-paced Chinese way of living. Using nineteenth century eastern European music as a foundation for the score, this gave me the opportunity to pay tribute to some of my favourite composers, like Wojciech Kilar." Conquering China is available on all digital platforms.

Ilan Eshkeri's A Perfect Planet
18-Dec-2020 - Sony Music has announced the January 8, 2021 release of A Perfect Planet (soundtrack from the BBC series) with music by composer Ilan Eshkeri (Stardust, The Young Victoria). The album features the music from Eshkeri’s fourth collaboration with Sir David Attenborough, the legendary naturalist who will narrate the BBC series. Ilan Eshkeri says: “Creating the music for A Perfect Planet has been a hugely rewarding experience. The series celebrates the extraordinary world we are a part of as well as showing the delicate balance of the systems that support life, and what we need to do to ensure its future stability. It’s a message that’s very important to me and one that I believe we have a responsibility to engage with – in a way that not only educates but inspires the next generation."

Jerry Goldsmith's Total Recall
3-Dec-2020 -  Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark science fiction blockbuster Total Recall, Quartet Records and Studiocanal bring Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith’s thrilling score back as a 2-CD reissue with newly designed packaging and new cover art. Total Recall represents one of the iconic composer’s last masterpieces, recorded with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of London, under his own baton. Disc One contains the film score as written - and with the actual film performances, while Disc Two features the original 1990 soundtrack album assembly, alternates, and source music. All of this material - nearly 2 ½ hours in total - was entirely remixed and remastered from the original digital multi-track tapes. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.

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30-Oct-2020 - Marco Beltrami & Marcus Trumpp Love And Monsters
29-Oct-2020 - Andrew Dickson's Vera Drake/All Or Nothing
16-Oct-2020 - Various Short Cuts 2019
7-Oct-2020 - Daniel Pemberton's The Trial Of The Chicago 7
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4-Sep-2020 - John Addison's Swashbuckler
23-Aug-2020 - Devin Burrows' The Wretched
29-Jul-2020 - Pino Donaggio's The Order
26-Jul-2020 - Bert Shefter's Sins Of Jezebel
13-Jul-2020 - John Addison's The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
6-Jul-2020 - Ennio Morricone Dies At 91
23-Jun-2020 - Howard Shore's Sliver
20-Jun-2020 - Richard Band's The Day Time Ended
29-May-2020 - Ennio Morricone’s The Thing
28-May-2020 - Klaus Doldinger's Das Boot
15-May-2020 - Lee Holdridge's Mr. Mom
5-May-2020 - Stephen Warbeck/Shirley Walker's Mystery Men
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20-Feb-2020 - Carlo Savina's Perversione/Stress
8-Feb-2020 - David Newman's Hoffa
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