MURRAY GOLD SCORES ‘HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL’


(Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil – Original Motion Picture Score available digitally on April 26th and in stores on May 17, 2011. The album features original music by Murray Gold (TV’s Doctor Who, Death At A Funeral).

“When I was visualizing my approach to this film,” said Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil’s director/co-writer Mike Disa, “I knew it had to be a tongue-in-cheek action comedy. Something as smart and exciting as any big budget action film, but funny and accessible to kids. That made me instantly think of Murray [Gold]’s work; dramatic and bold but still playful and surprising.”

Murray Gold was born in the British naval city of Portsmouth but soon drifted away on a long, circuitous voyage around the world. He currently lives in New York City. He has been nominated for four BAFTAS and five Royal Television Society Awards in his native UK.

Gold is perhaps best known for his work on the television series Doctor Who. He has, to date, released six albums from that series, all of them reaching the number one position in the British soundtrack charts. His music from that series has been performed widely at concert venues and stadia around the world. His 2010 concert at the Royal Albert Hall was broadcast on BBC America and BBC One on Christmas Day in USA, Australia and the UK. He also composed music for the BBC/Starz series Torchwood and for the current Royal National Theatre production of Rocket to the Moon (2011) as well as working with Frank Oz as composer on the movie Death at a Funeral.

“Hearing Mike talk about his work…he’s a passionate guy…he draws stuff while he’s on the phone…I mean, he DREW this movie! You listen to a guy who DREW a movie,” said Gold.

From the team that brought you Hoodwinked, the hilarious retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable which grossed over $110 million worldwide, comes the side-splitting follow-up Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil. The sequel catches up with our heroine, Little Red, training with a covert group called the Sisters of the Hood. Finishing her training, Little Red is sent out on her first mission by the returning Nicky Flippers—head of the Happily Ever After Agency – to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. Of course, what is a sequel without guest stars from the original? Thankfully, Granny, and the rest of the Hoodwinked gang, including the intrepid reporter, the Wolf, also return to help solve the forest’s latest caper.

“The audience for this need to feel the fun. I think they will,” explained Gold. “This is all 100% organic. No overdubs, or stems or clever patching things together. This is just a great bunch of musicians in one room. That’s how I like to record.”

“His [Murray’s] complex characters themes are introduced and then grow through the film mirroring the character’s emotional growth. The action scenes are played with gusto and passion while the tender moments are reserved and subtle adding depth and color to each shot,” described Disa.

Gold’s ensemble featured several notable players (including the late Maurice Williams lead trumpet), with music conducted and orchestrated by Ben Foster. Gold said, “All I can tell you about the music is it was made with a lot of care and love and played by a fine body of players…they’re the best.”

The Weinstein Company presents Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, in theaters on April 29, 2011. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil – Original Motion Picture Score on Lakeshore Records will be released digitally on April 26th and in stores on May 17, 2011.

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