UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Kritzerland, MovieScore Media, Buysoundtrax


Varèse Sarabande – December 9th: VALKYRIE (John Ottman), THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (Tyler Bates)Kritzerland – November: A CHRISTMAS CAROL / A CHILD IS BORN (Bernard Herrmann, TV)MovieScore Media – LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Johan Soderqvist, November 11th)Buysoundtrax – SPLINTER (Elia Cmiral, November 4th) Advertisements Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Kritzerland, MovieScore Media, Buysoundtrax

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APPALOOSA – Jeff Beal (Lakeshore 34043)DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN – William Lava (TWP-202W58ST-02)LOFT – Wolfram de Marco (MMS08020)THE OMEGA MAN (Reissue) – Ron Grainer (Retrograde FSM 80127)PASSENGERS – Edward Shearmur (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 930 2)QUANTUM OF SOLACE – David Arnold (J-Records 37089) – 61:24VINTAGE CINEMA – Various (Telarc 80708)BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (Definitive) – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox CD MDF 630) – 63:55BUTTERFLY – Ennio Morricone (Dagored RED 186) – 27:55CHiPs VOL 2 – Alan Silvestri (FSMCD Vol.11 No.10) – 79:11DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS – Elmer Bernstein (Intrada Special Collection Volume 79) – 30:03GRAND PRIX (Complete) – Maurice Jarre (FSMCD … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

JON BRION SCORES CHARLIE KAUFMAN’S ‘SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK’


Los Angeles, CA – Singer, songwriter and composer Jon Brion (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Magnolia) composed original music for the soundtrack for SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK. Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack in stores on November 11, available now via iTunes and Amazon Digital. Jon Brion received a Best Score nomination at the World Soundtrack Awards for the score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which was co-written by his Synecdoche, New York director Charlie Kaufman and that film’s director Michel Gondry. He recently composed the scores for Step Brothers, The Break-Up and scored and wrote songs for … Continue reading JON BRION SCORES CHARLIE KAUFMAN’S ‘SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK’

THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2008 WINNERS


FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR – JAMES NEWTON HOWARD: CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, MICHAEL CLAYTON, I AM LEGEND BEST ORIGINAL SCORE OF THE YEAR 2008 – ATONEMENT BY DARIO MARIANELLI BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR FILM 2008 – ‘DOWN TO EARTH’ FROM WALL-E (Music by Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel, lyrics by Peter Gabriel, performed by Peter Gabriel) DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR 2008 – MARC STREITENFELD: AMERICAN GANGSTERLIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2008 – ANGELO BADALAMENTI PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD – TUUR FLORIZOONE: MOSCOW, BELGIUMSABAM AWARD FOR BEST BELGIAN YOUNG COMPOSER – CEDRIC MURRATH More info and photos: http://www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com Continue reading THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2008 WINNERS

R.I.P.: NEAL HEFTI


Film and television composer Neal Hefti died on October 11th at his home in Toluca Lake, California, at the age of 85. Born October 29, 1922 in Hastings, Nebraska, he began playing the trumpet at the age of 11, and helped support his family with his music during his teens. He began touring with bands at the end of his high school years, and beginning in 1944 he played with Woody Herman’s band, working as a composer-arranger as well as a musician. He formed his own band in the early ’50s, touring for two years with his wife, Frances Wayne … Continue reading R.I.P.: NEAL HEFTI

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Kritzerland, Decca, Buysoundtrax


Film Score Monthly – October: GRAND PRIX (Maurice Jarre), CHIPS VOL. 2: SEASON THREE, 1979-80 (Alan Silvestri)Kritzerland – Date to be announced: LAURETTE / PRINCE JACK (Elmer Bernstein) Decca – November 18th: MILK (Danny Elfman), THE SOLOIST (Dario Marianelli) Buysoundtrax – October: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, 2 CDs), DEATHSTALKER II / CHOPPING MALL (Chuck Cirino) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Kritzerland, Decca, Buysoundtrax

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BABYLON A.D. – Atli Örvarsson (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 925 2)BODY OF LIES – Marc Streitenfeld (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 923 2)NIGHTS IN RODANTHE – Jeanine Tesori (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 924 2)THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST – Vic Mizzy (Percepto 023)WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT – Sharon Farber (MMS08019)JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER – Ryan Shore (MMS08018)PASSENGERS – Edward Shearmur (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 930 2)PRIDE AND GLORY – Mark Isham (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 931 2) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

JOHN OTTMAN RETEAMS WITH DIRECTOR BRYAN SINGER FOR ‘VALKYRIE’


(Los Angeles, CA) “Superman Returns” composer/editor John Ottman reteams with director Bryan Singer on his World War II film “Valkyrie.” Ottman again does double duty as both editor and composer for MGM’s “Valkyrie,” starring Tom Cruise as a German officer (in theatres December 26). Ottman will again join forces with Singer to score the upcoming film “Superman: Man of Steel;” Ottman has written the scores for and edited nearly all of “Superman” director Bryan Singer’s films including “The Usual Suspects” and “Apt Pupil.”The score to “Valkyrie” marks a high point in Ottman’s unique career. Ottman’s score is highly effective and … Continue reading JOHN OTTMAN RETEAMS WITH DIRECTOR BRYAN SINGER FOR ‘VALKYRIE’

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ANNA LUCASTA – Elmer Bernstein (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0908 1083) – 43:59KNIGHTRIDERS – Donald Rubinstein (Perseverance PRD 028)MATRIX (Deluxe Edition) – Don Davis (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0908 1081)NORTH AND SOUTH BOOK II – Bill Conti (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0908 1082, 3 CDs)NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER – Jerry Goldsmith (La-La Land LLLCD 1075)PONY SOLDIER – Alex North (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0908 1084) – 57:19THE REBEL – Christopher Wong (MMS08017)SPECIES – Christopher Young (Intrada Special Collection Volume 77) – 67:15 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

CAPITOL/EMI TO RELEASE EXPANDED ‘THE BEST OF BOND… JAMES BOND’


As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM’s new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, Capitol/EMI announces an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of ‘The Best Of Bond… James Bond’ on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise’s 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more, as follows: CD/Digital Album 1. James Bond Theme – John Barry Orchestra2. From Russia With Love – Matt Monro3. Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey4. Thunderball – Tom Jones5. … Continue reading CAPITOL/EMI TO RELEASE EXPANDED ‘THE BEST OF BOND… JAMES BOND’

AARON ZIGMAN SCORES ‘FLASH OF GENIUS’


(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Aaron Zigman scores “Flash of Genius,” Marc Abraham’s (producer of “Children of Men” and “The Hurricane”) directorial debut chronicling the true story of a man’s battle against the U.S. auto industry. Greg Kinnear stars as Robert Kearns, the university professor who sues Detroit automakers after they fail to give him credit as inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper. Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”) and Alan Alda (“The Aviator”) co-star as Kearns’ wife and lawyer. Zigman recorded parts of the score in London with members of the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded an additional chamber piece with … Continue reading AARON ZIGMAN SCORES ‘FLASH OF GENIUS’

INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACKS COLLECTION TRACK LISTING


CD 1: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – EXPANDED EDITION 01. In the Jungle02. The Idol Temple03. Escape from the Temple04. Flight from Peru05. Washington Men/Indy’s Home *06. A Thought for Marion/To Nepal07. The Medallion08. Flight to Cairo09. The Basket Game10. Bad Dates *11. The Map Room: Dawn12. Reunion in the Tent/Searching for the Well13. The Well of the Souls14. Indy Rides the Statue *15. The Fist Fight/The Flying Wing16. Desert Chase17. Marion1s Theme/The Crate18. The German Sub19. Ride to the Nazi Hideout20. Indy Follows the Ark21. The Miracle of the Ark22. Washington Ending & Raiders March * Previously unreleased … Continue reading INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACKS COLLECTION TRACK LISTING

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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS – Christopher Lennertz (La-La Land LLLCD 1077)BLINDNESS – Marco Antonio Guimarães (Decca 1181902)THE DUCHESS – Rachel Portman (Lakeshore 34037)EAGLE EYE – Brian Tyler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 927 2)IGOR – Patrick Doyle (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 926 2)ONE MAN JURY – Morton Stevens (BSXCD 8841)SOMETHING THE LORD MADE – Christopher Young (BSXCD 8840) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES