JOHN DEBNEY-SCORED ‘IDLEWILD’ RELEASED ON DVD DEC. 5


(Hollywood, CA) Academy Award nominated composer John Debney features world famous trumpeter Arturo Sandoval on his score for “Idlewild,” a ragtime-inspired musical starring Andre Benjamin and Antwan Patton of R&B duo Outkast. The two artists, known in the musical world as Andre 3000 and Big Boi, play speakeasy performers in the Prohibition-era south that contendwith gangsters who have their eyes on the club in which they perform. Brian Barber, who has built a career as a music video director for the Grammy Award winning pair, directs the film. It will be released on DVD by Universal Studios on December 5. … Continue reading JOHN DEBNEY-SCORED ‘IDLEWILD’ RELEASED ON DVD DEC. 5

DAVID ARNOLD TO ATTEND THE ‘III INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CONFERENCE – CITY OF ÚBEDA’


David Arnold (‘Casino Royale’) will attend at the International Film Music Conference to take place in Úbeda, Spain, next July. Arnold is further joining other famed composers who previously confirmed their presence such as: Academy Award Nominee John Debney (‘Passion of the Christ’, 2004) as well as former European Soundtrack Council Award recipient Pascal Gaigne (‘DarkBlueAlmostBlack’, 2005). The Organising Committee of the event promises to disclose more surprises soon which it anticipates will greatly please film and soundtrack enthusiasts around the world.David Arnold is best-known for his rousing orchestral style; an approach particularly suited for the films he usually takes … Continue reading DAVID ARNOLD TO ATTEND THE ‘III INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CONFERENCE – CITY OF ÚBEDA’

R.I.P.: BASIL POLEDOURIS


We regret to inform that one of the most beloved contemporary film composer, Basil Poledouris, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 8th, at the age of 61. Much of the music Basil created defined each genre in which he worked for many years to follow. His talent was widely recognized by his fans and applauded by his peers in the composing community. Basil Poledouris was born on August 21, 1945 in Kansas City. He studied directing, cinematography, editing, sound and music at USC. Some of his film and TV works included Big Wednesday, Blue Lagoon, Conan the Barbarian, … Continue reading R.I.P.: BASIL POLEDOURIS

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ADDIO FRATELLO CRUDELE – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 065) – 67:38E RIDENDO L’UCCISE – Ennio Morricone (Beat CDCR 73)THE GRUDGE 2 – Christopher Young (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 771 2)IL GATTO A NOVE CODE (Cat O’ Nine Tails) – Ennio Morricone (GDM CD Club 7037)KLAUS KINSKI HORROR TRILOGY – Berto Pisano / Elio Maestosi & Stefano Liberati (Digitmovies CDDM 066, 2 CDs)LA PIOVRA (The Octopus) – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 420, 2 CDs) – 143:18LA SCONOSCIUTA – Ennio Morricone (RCA 88697027922)THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (Complete) – Howard Shore (Reprise 44376)MURPH THE SURF – Phillip Lambro … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Concord – BABEL (Gustavo Santaolalla, November 21th)Dutton Vocalion – QUO VADIS / BEN HUR (Miklos Rozsa, re-recording conducted by the composer, December)Varèse Sarabande – December 19th: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (Alan Silvestri), WE ARE MARSHALL (Christophe Beck), BLOOD DIAMOND (James Newton Howard)CD Club, November: CAREFUL, HE MIGHT HEAR YOU (Ray Cook, limited edition of 1000 copies), LUCAS (Dave Grusin, limited edition of 2000 copies), SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD / THE RAINS OF RANCHIPUR (Hugo Friedhofer, limited edition of 1000 copies), BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (Elmer Bernstein, limited edition of 3000 copies), RUNAWAY (Jerry Goldsmith, limited edition of 2000 copies)Moviescore Media – … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES