PIANIST STARR PARODI HOMAGES BOND ON HER NEW ALBUM


Pianist Starr Parodi, perhaps most well known as being the pianist on the ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ in the US, re-interprets the James Bond theme on her new album ‘Common Places’, to be released November 14th. The piece was featured in the trailers for Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day and was also released on the ‘Best of Bond’ album. Continue reading PIANIST STARR PARODI HOMAGES BOND ON HER NEW ALBUM

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CARNIVAL OF SOULS – Gene Moore (Citadel STC 77138)FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS – Clint Eastwood (Milan 36203) – 59:41GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (FSMCD Vol.9 No.14)NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Special Edition) – Danny Elfman (Disney 61636)THE PROPHECY II – David Williams (Perseverance PRD 015)RANDOM HARVEST / THE YEARLING – Herbert Stothart (FSMCD Vol.9 No.13) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

ANDREW GROSS SCORES FOR THE (SELF PROCLAIMED) GREATEST BAND ON EARTH


“TENACIOUS D IN: THE PICK OF DESTINY” Opening November 22(Los Angeles, CA) Musician/composer Andrew Gross scores “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema and director Liam Lynch. Starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Will Ferrell, “Pick of Destiny” tells the story of how “The D” became the self proclaimed greatest band on Earth. Gross and Black have a long history together – the two were Crossroads High School classmates in his native Los Angeles– and Gross had done strings for several songs on Tenacious D’s platinum selling debut album. The film opens November 22.It is no … Continue reading ANDREW GROSS SCORES FOR THE (SELF PROCLAIMED) GREATEST BAND ON EARTH

THE 6th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Alberto Iglesias is the big winner of the World Soundtrack Awards 2006. He won both the Award of Soundtrack Composer of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack of the year with the music he wrote for The Constant Gardener. The prestigious film music awards were presented during the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival Ghent on Saturday October 14 for the sixth time running. Follows the complete winners list: Soundtrack Composer of the Year – Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener)Best Original Soundtrack of the Year (Orchestral) – Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener)Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film – “Our … Continue reading THE 6th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS

UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Tyler Bates: Resident Evil: ExtinctionTeddy Castellucci: Wild Hogs • Are We Done Yet?Jeff Danna: Closing the Ring • C7Evan Evans: The Mercy ManAndrew Gross: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny • ForfeitJames Jandrisch: American VenusTim Jones: Eye of the Dolphin • The Death and Life of Bobby Z • The ChildrenJohn Kaefer: Room Service (co-composer) • Night FallsMatthew Kajcienski: Room Service (co-composer)Geoff Levin: The Rat ThingJoseph LoDuca: The MessengersMark Mothersbaugh: FanboysBarrington Pheloung: And When Did You Last See Your Father?John Powell: Horton Hears a WhoJasper Randall: Me & You, Us, ForeverDominik Scherrer: Scenes of a Sexual NatureMarc Shaiman: SlammerEdward … Continue reading UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS

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ALLONSANFAN (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (GDM CD Club)THE DOG’S MASTER – Carlo Silotto (La-La Land LLLCD 1047)DUCK YOU SUCKER (GIU’ LA TESTA) – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 612, 2 CDs) – 102:23I MOSTRI / IL GAUCHO – Armando Trovaioli (GDM 2072) – 59:58AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH – Michael Brook (High Wire 165)INFAMOUS – Rachel Portman (Milan 36189)LIFEFORCE – Henry Mancini & Michael Kamen (BSXCD 8844, 2 CDs)NAME FOR EVIL / THE UNKNOWN – Dominic Frontiere (La-La Land LLLCD 1051) – 53:53THE PRESTIGE – David Julyan (Hollywood 1402) – 48:21THE RAZOR’S EDGE (1944) – Alfred Newman (SAE-CRS-015) – 63:37SHOSTAKOVICH: FILM MUSIC VOL. … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

FILM COMPOSER SHAWN CLEMENT SCORES THE GAME "KIM POSSIBLE: WHAT’S THE SWITCH"


(Hollywood,CA) Composer Shawn Clement, one of the biggest names in reality TV, returns to the world of animation with the score to “Kim Possible: What’s the Switch?” The fifth game in Disney’s popular video game series based on the Disney Channel’s hit animated TV show hits stores Oct. 17 for PlayStation 2.In “Kim Possible: What’s the Switch?” crime-fighting Kim must team up with her enemy Shego to bring the mixed up brains of Ron Stoppable and Dr. Drakken back to normal. The game’s plot created special challenges. “Every cue needed two versions; good girl and bad girl,” says Clement. “The … Continue reading FILM COMPOSER SHAWN CLEMENT SCORES THE GAME "KIM POSSIBLE: WHAT’S THE SWITCH"

"PRESTIGE" COMPOSER DAVID JULYAN RETEAMS WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN


(London) David Julyan scores “The Prestige” for director Christopher Nolan. Continuing a longstanding relationship that dates back to their college days, “The Prestige” is the latest in a series of collaborations that includes such films as “Memento” and “Insomnia.” With an all-star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo and Scarlett Johansson, the stylish, uniquely twisted period piece tells the story of two rival musicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets. The rivalry is so intense that it turns them into murderers. Touchstone Pictures releases the film October 20 in the US … Continue reading "PRESTIGE" COMPOSER DAVID JULYAN RETEAMS WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

ANDREW GROSS SCORES "TENACIOUS D IN: THE PICK OF DESTINY"


(Los Angeles, CA) Musician/composer Andrew Gross scores “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema and director Liam Lynch. Starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Will Ferrell, “Pick of Destiny” tells the story of how “The D” became the self proclaimed greatest band on Earth. Gross and Black have a long history together – the two were Crossroads High School classmates in his native Los Angeles– and Gross had done strings for several songs on Tenacious D’s platinum selling debut album. The film opens November 17. It is no surprise that Gross would work with former classmate … Continue reading ANDREW GROSS SCORES "TENACIOUS D IN: THE PICK OF DESTINY"

CRAIG ARMSTRONG PREMIERES CELEBRATED SCORES AT THE FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN GHENT


(Hollywood, CA) – During the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent Golden Globe winning composer and musician Craig Armstrong will perform a unique film concert at the Flemish Opera house. For the first time ever the music Armstrong composed for “Romeo and Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “Ray” will be played by a symphonic orchestra assisted by a choir and Armstrong on the piano. Craig Armstrong, the concert: Thursday Oct 19th, 8pm at the Flemish Opera House in Ghent. Tickets are on sale now at the Flemish Opera House. This concert will follow the concert debut of Armstrong’s score for Oliver Stone’s … Continue reading CRAIG ARMSTRONG PREMIERES CELEBRATED SCORES AT THE FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN GHENT

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ALEX RIDER: OPERATION STORMBREAKER – Alan Parker (Milan 36186) – 64:37LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN – Maurice Jarre (FSMCD Vol.9 No.12) – 70:03LOST: SEASON 2 – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 759 2) – 65:02THE QUEEN – Alexandre Desplat (Milan 36185)SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA – Danny Elfman (Sony 89780)TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING – Steve Jablonsky (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 760 2) – 46:14 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

“SLITHER” MUSIC DEBUTS ON HALLOWEEN


Bulletproof Records Releases Tyler Bates’ Score Soundtrack Oct. 24(Los Angeles, CA) — With the Halloween DVD release of one of the best-reviewed films of 2006, Slither, Tyler Bates’ (Dawn of the Dead, Devil’s Rejects) score CD slithers into stores. Slither Director James Gunn explains the score as, “Bernard Hermann put through a punk rock/John Zorn meat grinder, and then lovingly reassembled without any irony whatsoever.”Slither is a unique movie in the horror comedy genre because nearly every scene embodies heart attack-inducing scares, laugh-out-loud humor, and classic drive-in movie gross-outs; all with emotional depth and complexity. Bates’ music is the pulmonary … Continue reading “SLITHER” MUSIC DEBUTS ON HALLOWEEN

MILAN RECORDS RELEASES THE SCORE TO FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS FEATURING MUSIC COMPOSED BY DIRECTOR CLINT EASTWOOD


(Burbank, CA) Milan Records releases music from the motion picture “Flags of our Fathers,” featuring an original score composed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, previously Golden Globe nominated as a composer for his work on “Million Dollar Baby.” Along with his score, his son Kyle Eastwood also provides re-recordings of classic music from the period. The Milan soundtrack features nostalgic standards arranged by Kyle including works by Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and John Philip Sousa, as well as original recordings by Dinah Shore and Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five. Milan releases the soundtrack on October 17. In … Continue reading MILAN RECORDS RELEASES THE SCORE TO FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS FEATURING MUSIC COMPOSED BY DIRECTOR CLINT EASTWOOD