UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Kritzerland, Buysoundtrax, Silva Screen

Film Score Monthly – MAURICE JARRE: CONCERT WORKS (Maurice Jarre, january)Kritzerland – TWISTED NERVE / THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (Bernard Herrmann, january)Buysoundtrax – January: MAX AND HELEN / THE OASIS (Christopher Young), DARK RIDE (Christopher Young, Kostas Christides)Silva Screen – THE SPIRIT (David Newman, january) Advertisements Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Kritzerland, Buysoundtrax, Silva Screen


BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – Shirley Walker, etc. (La-La Land LLLCD 1082, 2 CDs)THE CASSANDRA CROSSING – Jerry Goldsmith (Prometheus XPCD 165, 2 CDs)MILLENNIUM – Mark Snow (La-La Land LLLCD 1083, 2 CDs)PANE E LIBERTA’ – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 430) – 60:11PUSHING DAISIES (TV) – James Dooley (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 932 2)REVOLUTIONARY ROAD – Thomas Newman (Nonesuch 517387)ROBIN AND MARIAN (Complete) – John Barry (Prometheus PCR 522)TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1081) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


AUNTIE MAME / ROME ADVENTURE – Bronislau Kaper / Max Steiner (FSMCD Vol.11 No.11) BODY DOUBLE – Pino Donaggio (Intrada Special Collection Volume 86) – 68:49CHE – Alberto Iglesias (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 929 2) CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Alexandre Desplat (Concord CRE-31231)DAY OF THE DOLPHIN (Complete) – Georges Delerue (Percepto 025)DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (2008) – Tyler Bates (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 938 2)FIRES WITHIN – Maurice Jarre (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1026) – 34:08FROST/NIXON – Hans Zimmer ( Varèse Sarabande 302 066 942 2)JOHN PAUL JONES / PARRISH – Max Steiner (FSMCD Vol.11 No.12)PARASITE – Richard … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


9 TO 5 – Charles Fox (Intrada Special Collection Volume 84) – 35:46DARK KNIGHT (Special Edition) – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard (Warner Bros. 511104, 2 CDs)Defiance – James Newton Howard (Sony 38523) – 49:46MIKLOS ROZSA COLLECTION: MUSIC FOR GUITAR – Guitar Miklos Rozsa (BSXCD 8845)PRINCE OF DARKNESS – John Carpenter & Alan Howarth (AHICD 003, 2 CDs)SEX AND THE CITY (Score) – Aaron ZigmanSTARCRASH – John Barry (Label: BSXCD 8846) – 41:24TWILIGHT (Score) – Carter Burwell (Atlantic 517000) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


The 2009 Golden Globe nominees at the film music related categories are: Best Original Score – Motion PictureAlexandre Desplat (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), Clint Eastwood (“Changeling”), James Newton Howard (“Defiance”), R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”), Hans Zimmer (“Frost/Nixon”)Best Original Song – Motion Picture“Down to Earth” from “Wall-E”, “Gran Torino” from “Gran Torino”, “I Thought I Lost You” from “Bolt”, “Once in a Lifetime” from “Cadillac Records”, “The Wrestler” from “The Wrestler” Continue reading THE 2009 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS


Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are back in contention for an Oscar nom. The Music Branch Executive Committee of the Academy reversed its Nov. 10 decision declaring their score for “the Dark Knight” ineligible for the 2008 Academy Awards.The score was disqualified due to five names being listed as composers on the music cue sheet. After reviewing information submitted by the affected parties, the committee concluded that two Zimmer and Howard were responsible for the score’s authorship. Neither nomination ballots nor lists of eligible scores had been distributed so there is no impact on the actual voting process. Source: … Continue reading ‘DARK KNIGHT’ SCORE HAS ITS OSCAR ELIGIBILITY RESTORED


(Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Michael Wandmacher writes a chilling score for My Bloody Valentine 3-D. The film, from Lionsgate, is a remake of the 1981 horror film about a Valentine’s Day massacre. Tom (Jensen Ackles) returns home on the ten year anniversary of the massacre, only to find himself suspected of the murders that keep occurring. Jaime King co-stars as his old flame and the only one who believes in his innocence. The film opens in theaters January 16, score album available from Lionsgate Records on January 13. Wandmacher has been a longtime fan of the horror and comic … Continue reading MICHAEL WANDMACHER SCORES 3D REMAKE OF ‘MY BLOODY VALENTINE’


(Hollywood, CA)–Critically acclaimed composer Alex Wurman scores What Doesn’t Kill You, directed by Brian Goodman. What Doesn’t Kill You is based on events from Goodman’s life. The film stars Mark Ruffalo (Brian) and Ethan Hawke (Paulie), as friends who grow up like brothers on the gritty streets of south Boston. They do whatever it takes to survive. Petty crimes and misdemeanors grow into serious offenses and eventually, they cross the path of organized crime boss Pat Kelly (played by Goodman). As Brian becomes increasingly lost in drugs and ‘jobs’, his relationship with his wife (Amanda Peet) and his children suffers. … Continue reading ALEX WURMAN SCORES ‘WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU’


Nominations have been announced for the 51st annual Grammy Awards, including the following film related categories: BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIATHE DARK KNIGHT – James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL – John Williams IRON MAN – Ramin Djawadi THERE WILL BE BLOOD – Jonny Greenwood WALL-E – Thomas Newman BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA DOWN TO EARTH (from Wall-E) – Peter Gabriel & Thomas NewmanEVER EVER AFTER (from Enchanted) – Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz SAY (from The … Continue reading THE 51st GRAMMY NOMINATIONS


ANNIBALE – Carlo Rustichelli (Digitmovies CDDM 123) HOW TO STEAL A MILLION / BACHELOR FLAT – John Williams (Intrada Special Collection Volume 83, 2 CDs) – 83:46 IL COMPAGNO DON CAMILLO – Alessandro Cicognini (Digitmovies CDDM 121) THE KILLER ELITE – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 85) – 56:18 LA LAMA NEL COPRPO / LO SPETTRO – Francesco De Masi (Digitmovies CDDM 122) POLIZIOTTO SENXA PAURA / SBIRRO LA TUA LEGGE E LENTA… Stelvio Cipriani (Digitmovies CDDM 119) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES