LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 08/30/2010

CHiPs Vol 3 – Alan Silvestri (FSMCD Vol.13 No.12)

The Deep – John Barry (Intrada Special Collection Volume 143, 2 CDs) – 103:04

The Going Up Of David Lev – Jerry Goldsmith (BSXCD 8874) – 33:46

Saint Joan – Mischa Spoliansky (Kritzerland KR 20016-5)

TV Omnibus Volume 1 (1962-1976) – Various (FSMCD Vol.13 No.13, 5 CDs)

Vampires Suck – Christopher Lennertz (Lakeshore 34189)

THE 62nd EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL – (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
TEMPLE GRANDIN – Alex Wurman

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)24: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Sean P. Callery

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
NURSE JACKIE – Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
MONK: Mr. Monk And The End Part II; “When I’m Gone”) – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES OPENING CEREMONY – Dave Pierce

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 08/26/2010

Beach Blanket Bingo – Les Baxter (La-La Land LLLCD 1142)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore – Christopher Lennertz (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 041 2)
The Expendables – Brian Tyler (Silva 1339)
Fraulein Doktor – Ennio Morricone (Legend CD 34 DLX)
The Lone Gunmen / Harsh Realm – Mark Snow (La-La Land LLLCD 1135)
Midnight Movie – Penka Kouneva (HWRCD 003)
Piranha 3D – Michael Wandmacher (Lakeshore 34187) – 58:21
Shane: A Tribute To Victor Young – Victor Young (RKYOUNG101) – 58:59
Tudors: Season 3 – Trevor Morris (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 039 2)
Wuthering Heights: A Tribute To Alfred Newman – Alfred Newman (RKNEWMAN102)

WENDY & LISA WIN THEIR FIRST EMMY FOR ‘NURSE JACKIE’

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman take home statues for Nurse Jackie’s Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music; First Female Duo to ever win in category

Los Angeles, CA- Musical composing duo Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, commonly referred to as “Wendy & Lisa”, received their first, long-anticipated Emmy win for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for their work on Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE at the Creative Art Emmys on Saturday, August 21st. The category was almost eliminated from future Emmy competitions, but was saved due to an overwhelming vote from the members of the Emmy music branch.

“We’re happy future composers can continue to compete in this important realm,” Melvoin remarked backstage at Saturday’s awards,  “Both of our fathers were composing alongside the greats for years and we’re honored to be the first Emmy winners representing their second generation.” 

Said Coleman, “Even given our performing past, composing is what we’ve always wanted to do and we’re thrilled to receive recognition for what was one of the overall busiest years of our career.  All of the three shows we wrote music for this year comprised a wide range of styles and Nurse Jackie continues to be one of our favorites to work on going forward.”

Wendy & Lisa recently came off a busy season of scoring three different series: HEROES, MERCY, and NURSE JACKIE alongside the feature film JUST WRIGHT, an often unheard of workload in the composing world.  Steven A. Kennedy of Film Score Monthly remarks “[Wendy & Lisa] are able to find ways to communicate humor, melancholy or sheer delight in the briefest of strokes.”

The win also marks a relevant statistic in the historically male-dominated composing field.  In the 22 years since this category was launched in 1988, only 5 of the over 200 nominees have been females, and Wendy & Lisa mark the first female DUO to ever win the award.   On the subject, Lynn Kowal, the Music Coordinator for the Primetime Emmy Awards remarks, “As a composer and songwriter myself, I could not be happier for Wendy and Lisa’s win.  They have such a solid history as recording artists, musicians and composers who have scored many great series.  Women composers are so under-represented in the industry and I’m hoping that Wendy and Lisa’s Emmy Award will serve as a beacon of light and a call-to-arms for the rest of us to get out there and get BUSY!”

Wendy & Lisa are based in Los Angeles. Following a career that started with Prince’s rock band, they have been composing for feature films and television since the 1995 box office hit Dangerous Minds. Their successful track record includes scoring the films Soul Food and Something New, and recently Just Wright, as well as the television series “Crossing Jordan,” “Heroes” and “Mercy,” in addition to “Nurse Jackie.”

JORIS DE MAN SCORES KILLZONE® 3

Blockbuster PlayStation®3 Video Game Score to be Recorded at World Famous Abbey Road Studios

LONDON, England – Following his landmark IVOR NOVELLO award-winning musical achievement for the first-person shooter video game KILLZONE® 2 on PLAYSTATION®3, Dutch-born composer JORIS DE MAN returns to provide a new original music score for the highly anticipated next installment in the blockbuster franchise, KILLZONE® 3.  Internationally renowned for his epic, powerful and sweeping orchestral music, Joris de Man’s rousing theatrical score for KILLZONE 3 enhances the game’s Hollywood-style, action-focused narrative and propels the dramatic movie sequences and cinematic, visceral gameplay. His most ambitious compositional work yet, Joris de Man will record his symphonic music at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. Developed by Guerrilla Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, KILLZONE 3 is scheduled for release in February 2011.
“Joris is the kind of composer that keeps developing his skills and throughout the years he always manages to amaze us with new sounds, themes and direction in his music and for KILLZONE 3 he’s doing exactly that again,” said Mathijs de Jonge, Game Director at Guerrilla Games. “KILLZONE 3 will be the seventh title that I’ve worked on with Joris and it’s great to see how the projects we work on keep growing both in scale as well as popularity. I think it’s very important to have this kind of creative connection with the composer as it adds so much to the experience when music and game complement each other.”
In May 2010, Joris de Man was presented with the inaugural award for “Best Original Video Game Score” for the KILLZONE 2 soundtrack at the 55th IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. The IVORS are presented annually by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters (BASCA) and are respected worldwide as the major platform for recognizing and rewarding Britain’s songwriting and composing talents. They are the only major music award to be judged and presented by the writing community. The music of KILLZONE was also celebrated at the “JOYSTICK 3.0” concert in Sweden performed by the Malmo Symphony Orchestra. The JOYSTICK symphonic concert series currently holds the world record for a game music performance with an attendance of 17,000 at the first show in 2006. KILLZONE will be performed at the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra’s  “SCORE” concert in Sweden this November.
Composer Joris de Man commented, “Winning the Ivor this year gave me such a boost because receiving was not just recognition for my work on the score, but being awarded it in its first year meant being part of a growing appreciation of game music in general. The achievement spurred me on and has given me a new energy that I hope will be heard in the music I’m now writing for KILLZONE 3.  I was thrilled to be invited again to work alongside the team at Guerrilla; they continue to push the limits of design and technology and I’m really proud to be a part of their next opus.”


Following on the heels of the highly acclaimed KILLZONE 2, players will once again face the hostile Helghast army, battling overwhelming odds in the fight for human survival. KILLZONE 3 delivers the definitive cinematic sci-fi war experience with an immersive single-player campaign as well as multiplayer action in the war against the Helghast. KILLZONE 3 will be fully playable in Stereoscopic 3D, immersing you in the heart of the action. While you experience this world in incredible, High Definition, Stereoscopic 3D detail – you’ll learn to fear what’s around every single corner. For more information please visit http://www.killzone.com.

SUMTHING ELSE RELEASES MONSTER HUNTER™ TRI ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Music Composed by Yukko Miyama and Tadayo Shinmakin
Featuring Performances by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague
New York – August 24th, 2010 – Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Capcom®, proudly presents Monster Hunter™ Tri Original Soundtrack featuring the original musical score from Monster Hunter™ Tri for Wii™, the latest installment in the best-selling Japanese adventure video game series. The two-disc soundtrack album is released today to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3 and iTunes®.
 
Monster Hunter™ Tri Original Soundtrack features over 50 original tracks composed by Capcom in-house composers Yukko Miyama (Mega Man X 7Mega Man X 8) and Tadayo Shinmakin (Monster Hunter Freedom Unite) who previously contributed to the series. The music reflects the game’s rich heritage and diverse cultures, hybrid creatures and natural environments unique to the series. Music for the symphony was recorded with the critically acclaimed FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague in the Czech Republic.
 
About Monster Hunter Tri
Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where humans and monsters co-exist. Players hunt fantastic beasts from a huge arsenal of weapons and armor to achieve glory and help the residents of their newly adopted village survive. One of the most strikingly beautiful titles ever developed for Wii, the hunting season allows unparalleled multiplayer gameplay both online and offline and companion adventures in arena mode.
 

Monster Hunter Tri sees the introduction of an expansive story mode as the role of a hunter is tasked by the Village Chief to investigate the constant earthquakes that threaten the everyday life of Moga village. A bustling and vibrant town, Moga is home to the hunter and includes a Blacksmith for forging weapons and armor, a shop where items can be purchased and an expanded farm with Felynes acting as laborers and tending the crops.  Complementing the new creatures and quests that Monster Hunter Tri introduces to the series, hunters also have the benefit of new weapons and armor sets including an all new weapon class, the Switch Axe, giant bowgun and a Torch that not only illuminates the darkest caves but will fend off certain creatures as they embark on the most epicMonster Hunter™ adventure to date. For more information on the game please visitwww.capcom.com/monsterhunter

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, La-La Land

Varèse Sarabande – LOST: THE FINAL SEASON (Michael Giacchino, 2 CDs, September 14th), THE TUDORS: FOURTH SEASON (Trevor Morris, October 12th), HACHI: A DOG’S STORY (Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, October 12th)

La-La Land Records – THE LONE GUNMEN / HARSH REALM (Mark Snow, August 23rd)

MILAN TO RELEASE TOMANDANDY’S RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

Music from the Motion Picture Resident Evil Afterlife by TOMANDANDY to be released on Milan Records, Tuesday September 7, 2010

Los Angeles (CA) – Action packed Resident Evil: Afterlife directed by Paul W.S. Anderson is the fourth installment of the hugely successful video game turned film franchise. Afterlife is the first film in the series to be released in 3D using James Cameron’s Fusion Camera System. It features an exciting and fast-paced score by producing duo Tomandandy.

TOMANDANDY (http://www.tomandandy.com/) delivers an enthralling electronic score capturing the energy and vigor of the film. “At every turn, the director Paul W. S. Anderson encouraged us to avoid cliché. He had little interest in traditional orchestral colors, encouraging us instead to explore the edges of noise and modern sound synthesis.”

Exciting musical sequences, dramatic, suspenseful or action-packed, are prominently featured throughout the film and play an essential role in defining the film’s universe. The essence of Resident Evil: Afterlife can be felt musically from start to finish.

In a world riddled with the T-virus outbreak, turning victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) continues her search for survivors. As her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, she gets unexpected help from an old friend.

A new lead that promises a safe haven takes the two to Los Angeles where they find more survivors and team up to fight against Albert Wesker, the head of the Umbrella Corporation. As the city is overrun by thousands of Undead, Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. Chris Redfield, a primary character from the video games, is featured for the first time in the film franchise. Returning characters include Clair Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Albert Wesker.

Sony Screen Gems is releasing the film in 3D and IMAX 3D on September 10 on more than 3,000 screens nationwide. Milan Records is releasing the album digitally on September 7, followed with a physical release available in stores on September 28.