LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/27/2010

Greystoke – John Scott (La-La Land LLLCD 1144)

Uncommon Valor – James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 142) – 52:14

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande

Varèse Sarabande – CD Club, October 4th: A GATHERING OF EAGLES (Jerry Goldsmith), THE SNAKE PIT (Alfred Newman), THE THREE FACES OF EVE (Robert Emmett Dolan), THE FORMULA (Bill Conti), NIGHTFLYERS (Doug Timm), FIMUCITE 2: CLOSING NIGHT GALA 2008 (Various, DVD+CD)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/23/2010

Dunston Checks In – Miles Goodman (La-La Land LLLCD 1147)

Hell’s Belles – Les Baxter (La-La Land LLLCD 1149)

The Horde – Christopher Lennertz (MMS10016)

Pillars Of The Earth – Trevor Morris (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 047 2)

Spartacus: Blood And Sand – Joseph LoDuca (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 045 2)

True Blood Season 2 – Nathan Barr (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 044 2)

RAMIN DJAWADI SCORES ‘MEDAL OF HONOR’

Composer Behind Iron Man, Flash Forward and Clash of the Titans creates Modern Tier-1 Auditory Experience for Franchise Reboot

Soundtrack available Tuesday September 28th, 2010

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 22, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) has recruited award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi to create a deep and meaningful audio experience for the modern combat first-person shooter, Medal of Honor™. Known for his recent work on the Iron Man movie, the “Prison Break” television series and the remake of Clash of the Titans, Ramin Djawadi is developing a score to match the intense soldier’s story and Tier 1 experience told throughout Medal of Honor, which takes place in the current war in Afghanistan. Medal of Honor score album will be available on iTunes Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

“The new version of a landmark game always requires a next-level soundtrack,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing. “But this ‘reinvention’ of Medal Of Honor demanded a composer who could create an epic score that brings the game into a whole new era. The intuition and skill that makes Ramin Djawadi one of Hollywood’s top young talents in film scoring is exemplified in MoH. This is an incredibly intense score, and we’re tremendously proud to have him in the EA family.”

For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the World War II theatre and enters the modern day setting of war-torn Afghanistan told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Medal of Honor introduces players to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority, taking on missions no one else can handle. Composer Ramin Djawadi explains “The fact that it is modern day with various locations asked for a completely different approach both stylistically and thematically. The score is very wide spread from emotional orchestral to edgy modern action. Western and ethnic instruments are used to represent the different cultures.”

“Designing a score that defines both the scalpel-like quiet professionals that are the Tier 1 Operators and the bold execution of the sledge hammer big military, has been truly unlike any project I’ve had the opportunity to work on,” said Djawadi. “Between the fast paced action and the precise battle sequences, players will be kept on the edge of their seats the entire game.”

“Ramin Djawadi has brought an incredible amount of creativity and emotion to his score for Medal of Honor,” said Paul Lackey, audio director for Medal of Honor. “His take on traditional middle eastern music with the incorporation of modern twists including sequences of heavy electric guitar and bass have helped create a unique and engaging composition that will help set the tone for the reboot of Medal of Honor.”

Medal of Honor launches on October 12, 2010 in North America and October 15 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. Follow the game on twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/medalofhonor or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/medalofhonor.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Kritzerland, La-La Land, Quartet, Perseverance

Kritzerland – THE UNFORGIVEN / THE WAY WEST (Dimitri Tiomkin / Bronislau Kaper, October)

La-La Land Records – GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES (John Scott, September 23rd)

Quartet Records – CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER (Henry Mancini, September)

Perseverance Records – JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (Simon Boswell, TV, October)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Anastasia Mio Fratello – Piero Piccioni (GDM Club 7091)
Brotherhood Of The Bell / A Step Out Of Line – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 145, TV) – 60:41
Drammi Gotici (Gothic Dramas) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7090)
Hawaii Five-O – Morton Stevens (FSMCD Vol.13 No.14, TV) – 29:59
Lawrence Of Arabia – Maurice Jarre (Tadlow 012, 2 CDs)
Les Deux Mondes – Richard Harvey (MMS10017)
Lost – The Final Season – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 040 2, 2 CDs)
Never Let Me Go – Rachel Portman (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 043 2)
The Organization – Gil Melle (Intrada Special Collection Volume 144) – 26:40

TOM SALTA SCORES ‘H.A.W.X 2’

Original game soundtrack features new dynamic themes, a Russian choir, Middle-Eastern instrumentation, and high-flying action and stealth music.

New York – Award-winning composer and music producer Tom Salta, who scored the action-packed orchestral music score for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X®, the first air-combat game set in the world-renowned Tom Clancy’s video game universe, returns to provide an all-new music soundtrack for the sequel, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2. Developed by Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 is now available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For more information visit http://www.hawxgame.com/.

From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, Salta’s dynamic original score for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 reflects the game’s new multinational cinematic story narrative. It presents emotional, dynamic themes with rousing Russian choral chants, cinematic Middle-Eastern instrumentals, pulse-pounding combat music, and suspenseful covert ambience. The hybrid score was written, recorded and produced by Tom Salta; it features a live choir, electric guitar and solo acoustic performances with A-list musicians and vocalists from the New York Film Chorale.

“Tom Salta brought a new level of engagement to the story and gameplay of H.A.W.X 2 with this fantastic score,” said Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 Narrative and Creative Director Edward Douglas. “From large-scale orchestral and choral tracks to unexpected intimate moments, he truly takes the player on an international journey with this soundtrack. I would not want to work on another project without Tom helming the score.”

Tom Salta is one of the most in-demand musical talents working in multimedia, including film, television, advertising, and (most notably) video games. His previous credits include the original scores for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter® (GRAW was nominated for “Best Video Game Score” at the MTV Video Music Awards), the acclaimed sequel (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2) and the live-action trailer for Tom Clancy™’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier™. Salta will deliver the keynote address for GameSoundCon at Columbia University in New York on October 2−3, 2010. For more information on Tom Salta, visit http://www.tomsalta.com/.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – La-La Land, Varèse Sarabande

La-La Land Records – September 9th: DUNSTON CHECKS IN (Miles Goodman), HELL’S BELLES (Les Baxter)

Varèse Sarabande – LET ME IN (Michael Giacchino, October 5th), ANGELO BADALAMENTI: MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION (Angelo Badalamenti, October 12th)