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David Newman's Serenity
1-Dec-2023 - Varèse Sarabande has released The Deluxe Edition of Serenity. This was Joss Whedon’s feature film sequel to his his short-lived space-western TV series, Firefly. The film was scored by David Newman, and featured a cast of Whedon-favorites. Newman’s vast and diverse filmography made him well-prepared for anything the film might throw at him. From worldbuilding to character comedy to harrowing action, the score runs the gamut—but always hews to a sense of family and “home” for the spaceship Serenity and her offbeat crew. This Deluxe Edition expands the album into a 2-CD set, with 54 tracks featuring 90 minutes of prime David Newman sci-fi action, adventure, and emotion, as chronicled in new liner notes by Daniel Schweiger. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.
Paul Sawtell/Bert Shefter's Los Marcados
28-Nov-2023 - Kronos Records present for the first time on any format, Los MarcadosThe beautiful, action packed soundtrack was composed and conducted by the dynamic duo of composers of both the Golden and Silver Age Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter. Los Marcados is undoubtedly one of the duo´s finest and also one of their very last unfortunately since Paul Sawtell passed away the same year the film was released. Los Marcados is a very unorthodox Western score, full of very innovative orchestrations that with all the elements make up for a driving and dynamic yet also pretty melodic piecce of work that is not just as an excellent accompaniament for the motion picture and beautiful soundtrack but also as a standalone composition! Kronos Records is proud to present this soundtrack in its entirety and film order and for the first time ever in any format!  For more info and ordering, visit Kronos Records.
John Williams' Hook
26-Nov-2023 - La-La Land Records, Sony Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Sony Music present Hook - The Ultimate Edition, a remastered and expanded 3-CD soundtrack presentation of legendary composer John Williams’ original motion picture score to the 1991 adventure-fantasy HOOK, directed by Steven Spielberg. An undisputed masterwork within the treasured John Williams and Steven Spielberg collaboration that has spanned five glorious decades, HOOK is an astounding orchestral odyssey that exemplifies the Maestro’s musical genius—a sonic epic that soars with imaginative joy, wonder and adventure! This remastered ultimate presentation unleashes Williams’ iconic score as never before, expanded beyond any previous soundtrack release, with never-before-released score, alternate tracks, songs and source music. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.  

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Alberto Iglesias' Phantom Songs/Asalto Al Castillo
27-Oct-2023 - Quartet Records is proud to present two brand-new recordings of four-time Academy Award-nominated composer Alberto Iglesias. Phantom Songs and Asalto Al Castillo are new compositions—both unlinked to the work of other artists—and his first two solo albums since the release of his ballet CAUTIVA in 1990. Different but complementary, the works reflect the eclectic and evocative style that has made him one of the most respected names in contemporary music. In recent years, Alberto Iglesias has devoted himself to the development of these two albums, opening doors to a universe that goes far beyond the cinematographic, where mystery, sensuality and poetry are at the service of his music.
Harry Manfredini's Friday The 13th Part 3
18-Oct-2023 - La-La Land Records presents an all-new restored, remixed, remastered and expanded stereo presentation of Harry Manfredini’s original motion picture score to the 1982 feature film Friday The 13th Part 3This 3-D release in 1982 launched Jason into a whole new dimension of terror! Now, in 2023, the film’s iconic score achieves an incredible new sonic dimension with FRIDAY THE 13th PART 3: THE ULTIMATE CUT, the newly restored, remixed and expanded presentation of Harry Manfredini’s iconic score to the famed horror franchise’s second sequel. Engineer Jerry Lambert and album co-producer Brian Satterwhite, under supervision of Manfredini, have once again restored and remixed the music with results nothing short of astounding! For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records.
Nick Glennie-Smith/Hans Zimmer/Harry Gregson-Williams The Rock
16-Oct-2023 - Knockout '90s action score The Rock gets expanded premiere on 2 CD's! One of the higher request expansions Intrada Records has received over the years has finally made it across the finish line! 1996 action classic was a smash box-office hit and dynamic, powerhouse scoring by Nick Glennie-Smith and Hans Zimmer with Harry Gregson-Williams getting in some musical licks was a major ingredient in the film’s success. Trend-setting score features pulsating rhythms to drive action forward, with chopping melodic motifs above that became musical staples in numerous subsequent action movie trailers for years. For more info and ordering, visit Intrada Records.
Sounds Of Cinecittà: The Silver Age Of Italian Film Music
13-Sep-2023 - Quartet Records presents Sounds Of Cinecitta, a collection of 6 CDs comprising nine obscure but oft-requested Italian scores from the Silver Age period of the ’60s and ’70s - undoubtedly the most fertile years of a unique cinematographic style that was admired and loved around the world. The Italian Silver Age was also an incredibly prolific and immensely popular era of film scoring that gave us the likes of Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Piero Piccioni, Riz Ortolani, Armando Trovajoli, Stelvio Cipriani, Carlo Rustichelli, Piero Umiliani, Francesco De Masi, Luis Bacalov, Carlo Savina and Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, among many others. The 1960s and ’70s boasted an unmistakable flair for memorable tunes, great thematic variations and scores that could work exceptionally well on an album, away from their respective films. 
Daniel Pemberton's The Bad Guys
1-Aug-2023 - Music on Vinyl has released the score for The Bad Guys, a 2022 animation feature film by DreamWorks Animation. The story follows a notorious fun-loving criminal animal crew. After a heist has gone wrong, the pack agree to become model citizens - or at least try to. The score was composed by Daniel Pemberton who is known for composing the score to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and its sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023). He has also composed the soundtrack for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015). Besides the original score, this soundtrack also features the songs "Good Tonight" feat. Anthony Ramos, "Feelin' Alright" by Elle King and "Brand New Day" by The Heavy. For more info and ordering, visit Music on Vinyl.
Ennio Morricone's Le Secret
19-Jul-2023 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with GDM and EMI General Music, presents a completely revised and remastered edition of Ennio Morricone’s classic score, Le Secret for the 1974 French polar directed by Robert Enrico and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marlène Jobert and Philippe Noiret. Ennio Morricone composed a fascinating score, and one of its most beautiful and heartbreaking themes ("Dal Mare") features the wonderful voice of Edda Dell'Orso. The main theme, a melancholic melody suspended over the overlay of the sound of a drop of water and a harp chord, was an innovative idea and a trademark of Morricone in his prolific run of ’70s political thrillers. For more info and orders, visit Quartet Records.
Basil Poledouris' Starship Troopers
3-Jun-2023 - Varese Sarabande announces the first-ever vinyl release of Basil Poledouris' thrilling score for the classic Starship Troopers. This 2-LP Deluxe Edition includes 29 cues from the film, and comes housed in a gatefold jacket, featuring new artwork by illustrator and graphic novelist, Malachi Ward. Rounding out the packaging is a fold-out poster of Ward’s design, plus new liner notes by the film’s director, Paul Verhoeven, and musician Zoë Poledouris, who reflects on her late father’s work. You can also find an edition of the album (pressed on Blood & Bug Juice Marble vinyl and limited to 500 copies) exclusively at their website. For more info and ordering, visit Varese Sarabande.  
Alberto Iglesias' Extraña Forma De Vida
27-May-2023 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with El Deseo, presents the soundtrack of director Pedro Almodóvar and composer Alberto Iglesias for Sextraña Forma De Vida. It is a beautifully crafted 38-minute western, a short film produced by Yves Saint Laurent which has just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to huge critical and audience acclaim. In Almodóvar’s own words, it’s his personal reckoning with BROKEBACK MOUNTAINAlberto Iglesias has composed a memorable, nostalgic and crepuscular symphonic score for orchestra and male choir - music that shows the fatalistic nature of the story and its impossible love.Although it’s a short piece—barely 20 minutes long—this score is of such quality and importance that we believe it should be digitally released, in a strictly limited CD edition of 500 units. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Ken Thorne's Hannie Caulder
26-May-2023 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures, presents the premiere release of the Ken Thorne dynamic western score for the Rachel Welch movie Hannie Caulder (1971). The score composed by Ken Thorne complements the film’s wide variety of influences, from the rugged sounds of the Southern setting to evocative montages of Hannie’s development and fierce action cues for the various raids. With a handful of brutally dissonant passages as well as comedic cues thrown in, HANNIE CAULDER is a colorful, Coplandesque offering that will surely enchant all fans of the genre. This premiere CD includes the complete score—almost entirely in expansive stereo—restored and mastered by Chris Malone from pristine master tapes vaulted at Paramount. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Elmer Bernstein's Rat Race
12-May-2023 - La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of legendary composer Elmer Bernstein’s original unused score to the raucous 2001 big-screen comedy Rat RaceHaving scored such legendary comedies as AIRPLANE!, ANIMAL HOUSE, GHOSTBUSTERS, STRIPES as well as many others, it’s no accident that Maestro Bernstein was initially the composer of choice for this madcap ensemble comedy in the vein of IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD. Now for the first time, and with the blessing of the composer’s family, Bernstein’s take on the film is here for us all to enjoy and it’s an orchestral comic delight. The composer’s approach is as off-the-wall as it is classical – an impressively energetic and complex work of comedic scoring. For more info and ordering, visit La-La Land Records. 
Piero Umiliani's Due Ragazzi Da Marciapiede
17-Apr-2023 - Quartet Records, in collaboration with Beat Records and Liuto Edizioni Musicali, presents the world premiere release of the catchy, infectious score by Piero Umiliani for the successful Spanish-Italian comedy No Deseriás Al Vecino Del 5° (aka Due Ragazzi Da Marcipiede)directed by Ramón Fernández. Piero Umiliani provided a memorable comedy score, with a theme typical of the composer (Oh che bella festa!) subjected to several variations, flirting with bossa nova, beat, swing, soft jazz and samba. Both the climate of extreme sensuality and the conflicts generated by the various misunderstandings of the film found a good ally in Umiliani’s score. The complete score has been made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Umiliani family who found the original tapes—mislabeled with the wrong title—with  the complete score in mint condition and beautiful stereo. Mastered by Chris Malone and supervised by Claudio Fuiano, the package included a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Spanish cinema specialist and documentarist Juan Sánchez. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Morton Stevens' The Manions Of America
6-Apr-2023 - Dragon's Domain Records presents The Manions Of America, featuring music composed by Morton Stevens for the 1981 TV miniseries directed by Charles S. Dubin. Morton Stevens composed a splendid score for The Manions Of America, well-fitting the period and providing the show with a compelling main theme. Richly evocative of Irish and early Americana flavors, the music evokes both period and the elegant poignancy of drama, romance, and character. The score offers immersive themes of engaging complexity, full of ingenious orchestrations, maintaining and varying his themes effectively across the film's rich and lengthy visual tapestry. For more info and ordering, visit Buysoundtrax.
George Fenton's Allelujah
20-Mar-2023 - Quartet Records and MovieScore Media present the new score composed by George Fenton (THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, HIGH SPIRITS, SHADOWLANDS, MARY REILLY) for the film Allelujah, directed by Richard Eyre (NOTES ON A SCANDAL, IRIS, STAGE BEAUTY, this last one also scored by Fenton ) and based on the play by Alan Bennett. ALLELUJAH is a warm and deeply moving story about old age, a film that celebrates the spirit of elderly patients while paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources against ever-growing demand. George Fenton provides a delightful, moving, dramatic and highly delicate score with thick orchestral colors, beautifully orchestrated and featuring a haunting main theme. For more info and ordering, visit Quartet Records.
Klaus Badelt's The Time Machine
4-Mar-2023 - Varèse Sarabande has released The Time Machine, the first solo score by Klaus Badelt, then working for Hans Zimmer, but soon to have a prominent career of his own: Pirates Of The Carribean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, Constantine, The Promise, Poseidon and many more. Badelt wrote a sweeping, magnificent, fan-favorite score for The Time Machine. The music is acoustic and symphonic, befitting the aesthetics of the 19th century protagonist, and the grand, romantic adventure he takes across time. The orchestra is embellished with tribal music for Earth’s future denizens, and aggressive, modernist stylings for the terrifying Morlocks—all of it beautifully produced for a modern blockbuster. This Deluxe Edition expands the album to 23 tracks and 76 minutes. For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande.

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