LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/28/2011

The Great Train Robbery – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada MAF 7115, 2 CDs) – 137:01
In TimeCraig Armstrong (Lakeshore 34242)
My Week With Marilyn – Conrad Pope, Alexandre Desplat (Sony 983672)
Wolfen – James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 185) – 46:29

SONY MASTERWORKS RELEASES JOHN WILLIAMS’ ‘THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN’

Soundtrack Recording Available December 13, 2011 
Sony Masterworks announces the release of the soundtrack recording of The Adventures of Tintin on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. The original music for the film is created by the renowned American composer John Williams.  The Adventures of Tintin opens nationwide in theaters on December 21, 2011.

From Oscar® winning director Steven Spielberg and Oscar® winning producer Peter Jackson, two of today’s most visionary storytellers, comes a 3D motion picture event:  an epic, globe-hopping quest that spans hidden mysteries, menacing criminals and ancient secrets — and brings to dazzling life the classic escapades that have enthralled generation after generation with their one-of-a-kind mix of action and humor in The Adventures of Tintin.

Based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé, the story follows the unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy as they discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret.
Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin finds himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine (Daniel Craig), a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to dastardly pirate named Red Rackham.  But with the help of his dog Snowy, the salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and the bumbling detectives Thompson & Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), Tintin will travel half the world, outwitting and outrunning his enemies in a breathless chase to find the final resting place of The Unicorn, a shipwreck that may hold the key to vast fortune . . . and a ancient curse.

Spielberg is joined by his Oscar®-winning collaborators, editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E. and legendary composer John Williams.  One of the most popular and successful American orchestral composers of the modern age, John Williams is the winner of five Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, three Golden Globes and two Emmys. Best known for his film scores and ceremonial music, Williams is also a noted composer of concert works and a renowned conductor.

Williams’ scores for Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, as well as the Indiana Jones series, have won him multiple awards and produced best-selling recordings, and his scores for the original Star Wars trilogy transformed the landscape of Hollywood film music and became icons of American culture.
With his soundtrack for The Adventures of Tintin Williams is returning to the film industry after a three-year break. The score was conducted by the composer himself and recorded in Los Angeles, with the exception of a song sung by the leading American soprano Renée Fleming, which was recorded in New York with a seventy-piece orchestra.

Tracklisting:

1. The Adventures of Tintin
2. Snowy’s Theme
3. The Secret of the Scrolls
4. Introducing the Thompsons and Snowy’s Chase
5. Marlinspike Hall
6. Escape from the Karaboudjan
7. Sir Francis and the Unicorn
8. Captain Haddock Takes the Oars
9. Red Rackham’s Curse and the Treasure
10. Capturing Mr. Silk
11. The Flight to Bagghar
12. The Milanese Nightingale
13. Presenting Bianca Castafiore* (Renée Fleming, soprano)
14. The Pursuit of the Falcon
15. The Captain’s Counsel
16. The Clash of the Cranes
17. The Return to Marlinspike Hall and Finale
18. The Adventure Continues

*Includes excerpts from “Rosina’s Cavatina” from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini and “Je Veux Vivre” from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: November 29 to January 17

November 29
In Time – Craig Armstrong – Lakeshore
My Week with Marilyn – Conrad Pope (“Marilyn theme” by Alexandre Desplat) – Sony
The Skin I Live In (U.S. release)
– Alberto Iglesias – Lakeshore
Treasure Guards
– Michael Richard Plowman – MovieScore Media

December 6
Fastest – Tomandandy, Gabe Castro – Milan
The Ides of March – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
– William Ross – Varese Sarbande

December 13
The Adventures of Tintin
(U.S. release) – John Williams – Sony
Albert Nobbs – Brian Byrne – Varese Sarabande
Breaking Dawn, Part 1 – Carter Burwell – Atlantic
The Iron Lady – Thomas Newman – Sony
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Michael Giacchino – Varese Sarabande
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
We Bought a Zoo – Jonsi – Columbia

December 20
The Rum Diary Christopher Young – Lakeshore

January 10
Friday the 13th (6-disc set) – Harry Manfredini – La-La Land

January 17
Cinemusica – Mader – Loon Music

Date Unknown
Chillerama: Zom-B Movie
– Bear McCreary – Buysoundtrax
Emmanuelle 4/S.A.S. A San Salvador – Michel Magne – Music Box
Music from the Twilight Saga for Chamber Orchestra
– Carter Burwell, Alexandre Desplat, Howard Shore – Buysoundtrax
Overboard Alan Silvestri – Music Box
Phase 7 – Guillermo Guareschi – Howlin Wolf

Source: Film Score Monthly

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/23/2011

The Awakening – Daniel Pemberton (SWR11008)
A Dangerous Method – Howard Shore (Sony 87262)
Happy Feet Two – John Powell (Water Tower 39268)
Iris – Cirque Du Soleil – Danny Elfman (CDS 10042)
Puss In Boots – Henry Jackman (Sony 85422)
Space Above And Beyond – Shirley Walker (La-La Land LLLCD 1192, 3 CDs) – 232:00
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias (Silva 1369)
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (50th Anniversary) – Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter (Label: La-La Land LLLCD 1187) – 56:07
War Horse – John Williams (Sony 75282)

CHRISTOPHE BECK SCORES ‘THE MUPPETS’

LOS ANGELES Award-winning composer Christophe Beck (The Hangover I & II, Waiting For Superman) scores The Muppets, directed by James Bobin with screenplay by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. The film follows three Muppet fans: Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams) and Walter, who reunite the Muppets to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon (Chris Cooper).

The director’s instructions to Beck were to create an orchestral score with a contemporary feel. Another challenge for the composer was to create a score that would seamlessly unite with over a dozen songs from new songs created by Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) to classics including “Rainbow Connection” by Paul Williams. In addition to The Muppets, Beck recently scored the Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist, currently in theaters.

In 2000, the cheerleading comedy Bring It On launched Beck’s prolific film scoring career. His credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Red, Burlesque, What Happens in Vegas, Elektra and The Hangover, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Last year’s heartwarming film, Crazy, Stupid, Love demonstrated Christophe Beck’s ability to convey a spectrum of emotion, with his varying tones throughout the film. The same year, he won the Hollywood Music and Media Award for “Best Original Score” for the powerful documentary Waiting for Superman.

The Montreal native graduated from Yale with a degree in Music. Following Yale, Beck moved to L.A. to attend USC’s Film Scoring program. A personal recommendation from the legendary Buddy Baker, led to his first assignment for the TV series, White Fang. Soon thereafter, Christophe Beck was asked to score a new TV series, Buffy, based on the movie Buffy The Vampire Slayer for which he received an Emmy.

SONY MASTERWORKS RELEASES ‘SHAME’ SOUNDTRACK

Sony Masterworks announces the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of Shame, an award-winning psychological drama from acclaimed writer and director Steve McQueen (HUNGER). At the 2011 Venice Film Festival, Shame received the Critics Choice award as well as the Best Actor accolade for Michael Fassbender. The soundtrack recording of Shame is available on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

This movie – described as “a cinematic jolt” with “a brilliant, ferocious performance” by The Hollywood Reporter and “courageous and distinctive” by Time Out – is the story of Brandon (Michael Fassbender), a handsome and successful New Yorker who spends his days and nights navigating the reckless terrain of sexual obsession, on an inevitable path towards self destruction. Surrounded by a constant assault of beauty, glamour, and desire, he finds himself at a crossroads when his wayward sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) – comes to crash at his sleek Manhattan apartment.  As Brandon struggles to deal with his life of excess, his constant quest for numbness is an escape from both his present and his past. Shame provides a cinematically stunning snapshot of information-age disillusionment, and the struggle for human connection.
In this role, Michael Fassbender, known for playing Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class, is brilliantly supported by Carey Mulligan (Pride and Prejudice; nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for her lead role in An Education in 2009) as the younger sister.

Steve McQueen, British artist and filmmaker, was awarded the Turner Prize in 1999 for his video based on a Buster Keaton film and the Camera d’Or in 2008 at the Cannes International Film Festival for his feature film Hunger.

For the original music, McQueen turned to Harry Escott, a young London-based composer best known for the original scores for Hard Candy, A Mighty Heart, Deep Water, and Shifty. Escott’s compositions focus on the potential for music to function as a storyteller with the ability to convey meaning and emotion. However, this soundtrack includes much more, adding in powerful tracks from a variety of genres: from classical to rock and blues.

One of the most admired piano virtuosos of the 20th century, Glenn Gould, plays two extracts from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a work with which he is especially associated, in addition to the Bach’s Prelude No. 10 in E Minor and part of the Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G Minor.

Moreover, the mood of the film is enhanced by music from celebrated artists of recent times: Blondie’s Rapture, for example, a song from the band’s album Autoamerican (1980). Rapture topped the charts in the USA, the first song including rap sequences to do so. One of the outstanding saxophonists of jazz history, John Coltrane, contributes My Favorite Things, the title song of an album dating from 1961 that put Coltrane in the Grammy Hall of Fame. A further track from the world of jazz is Let’s Get Lost by the legendary jazz singer and trumpeter Chet Baker.

Add to this You Can’t Be Beat by blues great Howlin’ Wolf and the American New Wave hit Genius Of Love by Tom Tom Club and there is something for every taste on this soundtrack. Not least there is Carey Mulligan’s melting rendition of New York New York, slow and played for every last bit of pathos, to sum up the emotions and dangerous hopes that this serious and moving film expresses.

TRACK LISTING:
01 Harry Escott — Brandon
02 Glenn Gould – Goldberg Variations ; BWV 988 – Aria
03 Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
04 Blondie – Rapture
05 Chic – I Want Your Love
06 John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
07 Carey Mulligan – New York New York “Theme”
08 Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost
09 Glenn Gould – Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 855
10 Glenn Gould – Goldberg Variations – Var. 15 Canone Alla Quinta
11 Harry Escott – Unravelling
12 Howlin’ Wolf – You Can’t Be Beat
13 Mark Louque – The Problem
14 Glenn Gould – Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885 – Praeludium
15 Harry Escott – End Credits Film

HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS 2011 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

(Los Angeles, CA) – Thursday night at the Highlands in Hollywood, the Hollywood Music in Media awards honored an impressive list of winners in categories including Lifetime Achievement (Smokey Robinson), Best Original Film Score (Mark Isham – Warrior), Best Indie/Short/Documentary Film Score (Mark McKenzie – The Greatest Miracle), and more.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Smokey Robinson
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – FILM – Mark Isham
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – INDIE/SHORT/DOCUMENTARY -Mark McKenzie
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – TV – Ron Jones
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – VIDEO GAME – Gerard Marino
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – SPECIAL FEATURE – Steve Dancz / Placement Music
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – FILM “Collapsible Plans” (Jason Mraz)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – TV “Still Alright” (Adam Merrin)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – VIDEO GAME “The Coast of Ardashir” (Aubrey Ashburn and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
BEST SONG – COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT “Passed Out” (White Apple Tree)
BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM – The Muppets (Walt Disney Records)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Ceej (“Perfect Two”)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM – Jason Ruder & George Drakulias
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION – TV Michelle Silverman & Bob Thiele Jr.
MOVIE TRAILER PRODUCTION – SPECIAL RECOGNITION – Transit
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Vortex Immersion Media
BEST MOBILE VIDEO GAME SCORE – Austin Wintory
Best Adult Contemporary/AAA – Michael Ripoll
Best Alternative – Vital
Best Americana/Roots – Cory Joseph Clark
Best Blues – Trevor Sewell
Best Christian/Gospel – Eleventh Hour Messengers
Best Classical/Orchestral – Viktoria Tocca
Best Country – JD Strait
Best Dance – Tenaj
Best Female Vocal – Elisabetta Russo
Best Folk/Acoustic – SJ
Best Funk/Groove – Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown
Best Jazz – Alessandro Magnanini
Best Latin – Nao
Best Metal – Valor & Vengeance
Best New Age/Ambient – Corrado Rossi
Best Pop – Ruby Summer
Best R&B/Soul – Crystal Starr
Best Rap/Hip-Hop – Omega Red
Best Reggae – Shazman
Best Rock – Queen Caveat
Best Techno/Electronica – Fatmagic
Best World – Sonic Ashtanga

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – November 22 to January 17

November 22
Arthur Christmas – Harry Gregson-Williams – Madison Gate [CD-R]
The Artist – Ludovic Bource – Sony
A Dangerous Method – Howard Shore – Sony
Fireflies in the Garden – Jane Antonia Cornish – Buysoundtrax
Happy Feet Two – John Powell – Watertower
Iris – Danny Elfman – Cirque du Soleil
War Horse – John Williams – Sony

November 29
In Time – Craig Armstrong – Lakeshore
My Week with Marilyn – Conrad Pope (“Marilyn theme” by Alexandre Desplat) – Sony
The Skin I Live In (U.S. release)
– Alberto Iglesias – Lakeshore

December 6
Fastest – Tomandandy, Gabe Castro – Milan
The Ides of March – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
– William Ross – Varese Sarbande

December 13
The Adventures of Tintin
(U.S. release) – John Williams – Sony
Albert Nobbs – Brian Byrne – Varese Sarabande
Breaking Dawn, Part 1 – Carter Burwell – Atlantic
The Iron Lady – Thomas Newman – Sony
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Michael Giacchino – Varese Sarabande
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
We Bought a Zoo – Jonsi – Columbia

December 20
The Rum Diary Christopher Young – Lakeshore

January 10
Friday the 13th (6-disc set) – Harry Manfredini – La-La Land

January 17
Cinemusica – Mader – Loon Music

Date Unknown
Emmanuelle 4/S.A.S. A San Salvador – Michel Magne – Music Box
Overboard – Alan Silvestri – Music Box
Phase 7
– Guillermo Guareschi – Howlin Wolf