LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


10 TO MIDNIGHT – Robert O. Ragland (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1031) – 39:58
THE BELIEVERS – J. Peter Robinson (Perseverance PRD 031) – 58:12
CLIVE BARKER’S BOOK OF BLOOD – Guy Farley (La-La Land LLLCD 1105) – 36:15
FADE TO BLACK – Craig Safan (Perseverance PP-CS-01) – 50:48
PAJAMA GLADIATOR AND OTHER AWARD-WINNING SHORTS – Alan Williams (SMCD 026) – 41:16
REX STEELE: NAZI SMASHER – Ryan Shore (MMS09018)
SCARECROWS – Terry Plumeri (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1032) – 34:24
SPOLIANSKY: FILM MUSIC – Mischa Spoliansky (Chandos 10543) – 73:03
TAKING WOODSTOCK – Danny Elfman (La-La Land LLLCD 1104) – 30:05
TRICK ‘R TREAT – Douglas Pipes (La-La Land LLLCD 1103) – 59:21

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


CAPRICORN ONE – Jerry Goldsmith (Collector’s Choice CCM 20572)

COCO BEFORE CHANEL – Alexandre Desplat (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 968 2) – 39:42

ECCE HOMO – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7070)

THE HILS RUNS RED – Frederik Wiedmann (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 985 2) – 45:42

NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Harry Gregson-Williams – UNSTOPPABLE

Bear McCreary – HUMAN TARGET

Brian Tyler – LAW ABIDING CITIZEN

INON ZUR SCORES BIOWARE’S ‘DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS’


EA’s Epic RPG Fantasy Score to Debut at ‘A Night in Fantasia’ Concert

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA – September 24, 2009 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that award-winning composer Inon Zur has composed the original score for Dragon Age™: Origins. Zur has been lauded for the emotional musical compositions he crafted for some of the most critically acclaimed video games including Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Crysis, Fallout 3 and Prince of Persia. The dramatic score for Dragon Age: Origins will be performed live at A Night in Fantasia 2009 on September 26 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia.

The ‘Night in Fantasia 2009’ concert will feature the Eminence Symphony Orchestra, a mind-blowing choir, special guest performers and a score of popular tracks from video games including Dragon Age: Origins. Vocalist Aubrey Ashburn, singer and co-writer of the Dragon Age: Origins Elvish ballad “I Am the One,” will be performing selections from the game soundtrack by Inon Zur.

With a powerful original score recorded by the acclaimed Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra, Inon Zur’s dramatic soundtrack to Dragon Age: Origins is the perfect complement to the game’s epic, cinematic qualities, full of soaring melodies and lush, emotional orchestrations. The official soundtrack for Dragon Age: Origins will be available to purchase and download online from popular music sites when the game ships on November 3, 2009, while selected tracks from the soundtrack will be included in the Dragon Age: Origins Collector’s Edition.

The soundtrack is a collaboration between composer Inon Zur, vocalist Aubrey Ashburn and BioWare Audio Director Simon Pressey. The creative team will be presenting their work during a panel at the Hollywood Music in Media Interactive Conference on November 20-22, 2009, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

“From the moment you hear the Dragon Age: Origins theme to the lilting ballad, I Am The One, at the end of the game, Inon’s score is hand in glove with the Dragon Age: Origins dark fantasy,” said Simon Pressey, Audio Director for Dragon Age: Origins. “The Dragon Age: Origins score has an originality and passion to it that illuminates the story. I am continuously awestruck with Inon’s ability to tap into the essence of a project. How he gets so much feeling into a melody is simply stunning.”

In Dragon Age: Origins, players take the role of a Grey Warden, one of the last of an ancient order of guardians. Now, as a rising evil threatens to destroy all life, it is up to players to unite the shattered lands and slay the corrupted dragon known as the Archdemon. To restore peace, players must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice their friends and loved ones for the greater good of mankind.

Dragon Age: Origins will be released on November 3rd in North America and November 6th in Europe on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. The PlayStation®3 version will follow later in November. Dragon Age: Origins is rated M by the ESRB.

NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS


Steve Jablonsky – A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Brian Tyler – RED DAWN

Jonathan Elias – CHILDREN OF THE CORN (TV)

THE 2009 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


The Creative Arts Emmys have been announced, including most of the music categories:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
INTO THE STORM – Howard Goodall

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
LEGEND OF THE SEEKER: Prophecy – Joe LoDuca

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
GREAT PERFORMANCES – John Williams

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION: STREISAND: THE CONCERT – William Ross

The award for Original Music and Lyrics will be announced on this Sunday’s telecast.

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES ‘HALO 3: ODST’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


2-CD Set Features Epic Music Score by Award-winning Composers Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori

New York – September 14th, 2009 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Halo® 3: ODST Original Soundtrack featuring the original musical score from the highly anticipated video game Halo 3: ODST composed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. The 2-disc set will be released on September 22nd to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital http://www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®.

Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by acclaimed developer Bungie, Halo 3: ODST is a new game in the Halo saga that lets players experience events leading up to the epic story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper), as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant’s invasion of New Mombasa. The release adds a new dimension to an all-encompassing universe that gamers around the world have known and loved for close to eight years.

“I’m happy to be able to share all new compositions and recordings created for Halo 3: ODST,” said composer Martin O’Donnell. “The music reflects the new mood, new heroes, and new story of the game. I worked with the Northwest Sinfonia for the orchestral recordings and also added some nice alto sax solos and some new guitar solos. The piano sneaks back in again a few times too, but I can’t seem to help that.”

The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that have grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved for Xbox in 2001, the rich fiction of the franchise has since inspired a series of blockbuster Xbox and Xbox 360 video games, New York Times best-selling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. Published by Microsoft Game Studios, the Halo franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the games are optimized for the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. To date, more than 27 million copies of Halo games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 2 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE. In February 2009, the Halo franchise expanded into the real-time strategy genre with “Halo Wars,” which went on to become the best selling RTS game on any current generation console.

For more information on Halo 3: ODST, please visit www.xbox.com/halo. For more information on Bungie Studios please visit Bungie.net.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit http://www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BANK SHOT – John Morris (Kritzerland KR 20013-5)

CAPTAIN ABU RAED – Austin Wintory (BSXCD 8858)

THE CHINA SYNDROME – Michael Small (Intrada Special Collection Volume 110) – 37:33

LASSITER – Ken Thorne (BSXCD 8859)

RENT-A-COP – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 108) – 51:31