UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Lakeshore


Varèse SarabandeSeptember 30th: EAGLE EYE (Brian Tyler), IGOR (Patrick Doyle)October 7th: BABYLON A.D. (Atli Orvarsson), BODY OF LIES (Marc Streitenfeld), NIGHTS IN RODANTHE (Jeanine Tesori) Lakeshore RecordsSeptember 30th: APPALOOSA (Jeff Beal), NOBEL SON (Paul Oakenfold)October 14th: PRIDE AND GLORY (Mark Isham), SYNECDOCHE, NY (Jon Brion)Date to be announced: COLD CASE (Michael A. Levine), THE EXPRESS (Mark Isham), TOWELHEAD (Thomas Newman) Advertisements Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Lakeshore

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BLAZING SADDLES – John Morris (La-La Land LLLCD 1072) – 41:31EL CID – Miklos Rozsa (Tadlow 005, cond. Nic Raine, 3 CDs) – 140:00EUREKA – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1076) – 76:54FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS 1896 – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Special Collection Volume 74) – 105:33THE MESSENGERS – Joseph LoDuca (La-La Land LLLCD 1068) – 47:16SCENT OF MYSTERY – Mario Nascimbene (Kritzerland KR 20011) – 35:37TRAITOR – Mark Kilian (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 921 2) – 56:04 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

MARK KILIAN SCORES ‘TRAITOR’


Traitor marks the first production of Overture Films and opens August 27thSoundtrack available on Varèse Sarabande on August 26th (Los Angeles, CA) Mark Kilian scores “Traitor” for writer/director Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenwriter of The Day After Tomorrow). The film co-stars Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash) and Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential). “Traitor” is a taut international thriller set against a jigsaw puzzle of covert counter-espionage operations. Kilian wrote an exotic and riveting score for the film which will be released on Varèse Sarabande August 26th; film opens August 27th.Mark Kilian has traversed the globe in efforts to record … Continue reading MARK KILIAN SCORES ‘TRAITOR’

ANDREW LOCKINGTON SCORES ‘ONE WEEK’


Movie Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sep. 8(Hollywood, CA) Canadian born composer Andrew Lockington’s score for the indie film “One Week” will be heard at the movie’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “One Week,” directed by Michael McGowan and starring Joshua Jackson, makes its debut on Monday, September 8 at 9:30pm at Roy Thomson Hall. “One Week” will be part of The Gala Presentations at the Festival, which is a high-profile showcase of Canadian and international films with a major impact.Lockington, who recently scored New Line Cinema’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” ventures … Continue reading ANDREW LOCKINGTON SCORES ‘ONE WEEK’

THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2008 NOMINEES


Every year in Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) are presented by the World Soundtrack Academy. The Academy, which was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival and a number of film music composers, now encompasses over 290 leading composers. The stated goal of the Academy is to promote music in film, and it is achieving this with ever greater success, as can be seen by the growing (international) interest and recognition being given to film music.The three principal categories are Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly … Continue reading THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2008 NOMINEES

LALO SCHIFRIN CELEBRATES HIS LIFE WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY


(August 19, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) – Scarecrow Press will release the autobiography of six-time Academy Award® nominated composer Lalo Schifrin this summer. Mission Impossible: My Life in Music, edited by Richard Palmer, is a journey from Schifrin’s formative years in Argentina to the classical and jazz atmospheres in Paris in the 1950s; from his jazz career with Dizzy Gillespie to his development as a film composer. Organized in eight parts, the book reflects on Schifrin’s cosmopolitan experience providing impressions and vignettes of the extraordinary people with whom he worked. His music bridges three styles—jazz, classical, and film/TV—his autobiography offers … Continue reading LALO SCHIFRIN CELEBRATES HIS LIFE WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, La-La Land


Film Score MonthlyAugust:THE MGM SOUNDTRACK TREASURY (Various, 12 CDs as listed) THE APARTMENT (Adolph Deutsch), THE FORTUNE COOKIE (Andre Previn) HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE, DUEL AT DIABLO (both by Neal Hefti) THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (Johnny Mandel), THE FUGITIVE KIND (Kenyon Hopkins) A RAGE TO LIVE (Nelson Riddle), GOODBYE AGAIN (Georges Auric) THE HAPPY ENDING (Michel Legrand) THE HAPPY ENDING (Michel Legrand) BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (Richard Rodney Bennett), SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (William Alwyn) THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, THE HONEY POT (John Addison) PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT, I LOVE YOU (Lalo Schifrin) THE HILLS … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, La-La Land

ROUNDER RECORDS TO RELEASE BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – THE SCORE SEPTEMBER 9


Burlington, MA – On September 9, Rounder Records will release Buffy The Vampire Slayer – The Score. The album contains 29 tracks, all drawn from seasons 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the cult TV favorite “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” which Time chose as one of the “100 Best TV Shows of All Time.” Emmy-award winning Christophe Beck composed, mixed and produced this latest “Buffy” soundtrack. Beck has scored most of the “Buffy” series, including Once More, With Feeling, the musical episode and soundtrack that has sold over 200,000 copies in the U.S. alone. Beck has also scored many films … Continue reading ROUNDER RECORDS TO RELEASE BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – THE SCORE SEPTEMBER 9

LA-LA LAND RECORDS & DARK DELICACIES PRESENTS A “DC COMICS/WARNER BROS. ANIMATED SUPERHEROES” CD SOUNDTRACK SIGNING EVENT


Meet “BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT” composers CHRISTOPHER DRAKE, ROBERT J. KRAL and KEVIN MANTHEIand“TEEN TITANS” composers KRISTOPHER CARTER, MICHAEL McCUISTION and LOLITA RITMANIS at DARK DELICACIES4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505Saturday, August 16, 2008, 2pmLa-La Land Records and Dark Delicacies invite you to meet, and get your CDs autographed by, the composers of the thrilling music scores from the hit DC/Warner Bros. animated features “BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT” and “TEEN TITANS: TROUBLE IN TOYKO.”Composers Christopher Drake (HELLBOY ANIMATED FEATURES), Robert J. Kral (TV’s “ANGEL”, SUPERMAN DOOMSDAY, THE DRESDEN FILES, DUCK DODGERS) and Kevin Manthei (JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER) examine the … Continue reading LA-LA LAND RECORDS & DARK DELICACIES PRESENTS A “DC COMICS/WARNER BROS. ANIMATED SUPERHEROES” CD SOUNDTRACK SIGNING EVENT

R.I.P.: ISAAC HAYES


Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died, sheriff’s officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday. Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said. No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement. Hayes was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax … Continue reading R.I.P.: ISAAC HAYES

KEVIN KINER INVADES THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE WITH ORIGINAL SCORE FOR ‘STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS’


Movie premieres August 15, followed by the Debut of the Groundbreaking TV Series, Premiering This Fall on Cartoon Network and TNT. Score Album Available on August 12 on Sony ClassicalHollywood, Calif. – Award-winning composer Kevin Kiner will carry the baton of the Star Wars universe when he creates the music for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, from creator George Lucas, premieres as an all-new feature film in August, followed by the television series debut in the fall, in a partnership announced today between Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc.Having conducted the London Philharmonic and The City … Continue reading KEVIN KINER INVADES THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE WITH ORIGINAL SCORE FOR ‘STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS’

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT – Christopher Drake, Robert J. Kral, Kevin Manthei (La-La Land LLLCD 1074) – 63:10THE FLOCK – Guy Farley (MMS08014)MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE – Bill Conti (La-La Land LLLCD 1071, 2 CDs) – 199:25TEEN TITANS: TROUBLE IN TOKYO – Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis (La-La Land LLLCD 1073) – 53:33TROPIC THUNDER (Score) – Theodore Shapiro (Lakeshore 34024) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

JOHN DEBNEY SCORES ‘SWING VOTE’


John Debney contributes over 30-minutes of action music for The Mummy(Hollywood, CA) Academy Award nominated composer John Debney scores Touchstone Pictures’ “Swing Vote,” directed by Joshua Michael Stern, produced by Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner. The heartfelt comedy stars Kevin Costner as Bud Johnson, an apathetic, lovable loser, who becomes the deciding vote for the presidential election. Debney sets the tone for “Swing Vote” with an upbeat, patriotic score; along with guitar laden music [available now on Hollywood Records].In addition to “Swing Vote,” Debney also contributed over 30 minutes of the score for Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy: The Tomb of … Continue reading JOHN DEBNEY SCORES ‘SWING VOTE’