UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – January 4 to February 12


January 4
Jack Reacher
– Joe Kraemer – La-La Land

January 8
Quartet – Dario Marianelli, various – Decca
Tron Uprising – Joseph Trapanese – Disney [CD-R]

January 22
Gangster Squad – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande
Parker – David Buckley – Varese Sarabande

January 29
BossBrian Reitzell – Lakeshore
Focus Features 10th Anniversary: A Collection of Film Score – various – Lakeshore
Silent Hill: Revelation – Jeff Danna – Lakeshore
Stand Up Guys – Lyle Workman – Lakeshore

February 5 
Bullet to the Head – Steve Mazzaro – Varese Sarabande
Microcosmos – Bruno Coulais – Varese Sarabande

February 12
A Good Day to Die Hard – Marco Beltrami – Sony

Date Unknown
Carrie – Pino Donaggio – Kritzerland
Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil/Les Morfalous
Georges Delerue – Universal France
Hot Spell/The MatchmakerAlex North, Adolph Deutsch – Kritzerland
Hud/The Lonely Man – Elmer Bernstein, Nathan Van Cleave – Kritzerland
In the Name of Sherlock Holmes – Robert Gulya – Howlin’ Wolf
L’Aine Des Ferchaux/Un Flic – Georges Delerue/Michel Colombier – Universal France
Le Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur
– Michel Colombier/Serge Gainsbourg – Universal France

Source: Film Score Monthly

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – December 25 to February 5


December 25
Les Miserables – Claude-Michel Schonberg – Universal Republic
Quartet Dario Marianelli, various – Decca

January 4
Jack Reacher
– Joe Kraemer – La-La Land

January 8
Gangster SquadSteve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande
Tron Uprising – Joseph Trapanese – Disney [CD-R]

January 22
Parker – David Buckley – Varese Sarabande

January 29
BossBrian Reitzell – Lakeshore
Focus Features 10th Anniversary: A Collection of Film Score – various – Lakeshore
Silent Hill: Revelation – Jeff Danna – Lakeshore
Stand Up GuysLyle Workman – Lakeshore

February 5 
Bullet to the Head – Steve Mazzaro – Varese Sarabande
Microcosmos – Bruno Coulais – Varese Sarabande

Date Unknown
Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil/Les Morfalous
– Georges Delerue – Universal France
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters – Dana Kaproff – Perseverance
In the Name of Sherlock Holmes – Robert Gulya – Howlin’ Wolf
L’Aine Des Ferchaux/Un Flic – Georges Delerue/Michel Colombier – Universal France
Le Pacha/Vidocq/Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur
– Michel Colombier/Serge Gainsbourg – Universal France

Source: Film Score Monthly

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 12/21/2012


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Stephen Sondheim, Ken Thorne (Quartet QRSCE051)

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters – Dana Kaproff (Perseverance PRD 061)

Revenge Of The Pink Panther – Henry Mancini (Quartet QRSCE050)

Santa Claus The Movie – Henry Mancini (Quartet QRSCE052, 3 CDs)

Three Amigos – Elmer Bernstein, Randy Newman (Perseverance PRD 054)

‘THE HOBBIT’ SOUNDTRACK ACHIEVES HIGHEST BILLBOARD CHART DEBUT IN FRANCHISE SOUNDTRACK HISTORY


2 CD Special Edition Soundtrack Also Available

(December 19, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music has announced this morning that the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has achieved unprecedented chart success on this week’s Billboard Charts. Entering at  #30 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now the highest charting debut of all four of filmmaker Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptations of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and is the top-selling motion picture soundtrack in the country this week.  The film, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), opened nationwide on Friday, December 14, 2012.

“WaterTower music is honored to release the music of this tremendous franchise” stated WaterTower label head Jason Linn. “Being that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the first of the soundtracks of this film series released through WaterTower Music, we’re especially pleased that the album has achieved the highest chart debut in franchise history.”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available both digitally and as a 2 CD set.  A Special Edition of the soundtrack, featuring six exclusive bonus tracks, seven extended score cues, and deluxe liner notes is also available. The soundtrack features original score by Academy Award® winner Howard Shore, recorded at famed Abbey Road studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, it includes an original song entitled “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” performed by Neil Finn (Crowded House).  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of a trilogy of films from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) based on the timeless novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.

One of today’s most respected, honored, and active composers and music conductors, Howard Shore, who composed, conducted, and orchestrated the music on the soundtrack for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and who also worked with director Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, states “I have looked forward to returning to the imaginative world of Middle-earth for quite a while. I’ve read all of the books by Tolkien, including The Hobbit, and his deep love of nature and all things green resonates deeply with me.”

Shore’s music for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy stands among his most towering achievements to date.  He won three Academy Awards® for his music for those films, two for Best Original Score, and one for Best Original Song.  Shore has also won numerous other honors for his film work, including four Grammys and three Golden Globe Awards.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available on WaterTower Music in the United States and Decca Records outside the United States. The track listings for the 2 CD Standard and 2 CD Deluxe versions are as follows:

THE HOBBIT SPECIAL EDITION TRACKLIST

DISC 1:

1.     My Dear Frodo
2.     Old Friends (Extended Version)
3.     An Unexpected Party (Extended Version)
4.     Blunt the Knives performed by The Dwarf Cast
5.     Axe or Sword?
6.     Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
7.     The Adventure Begins
8.     The World is Ahead
9.     An Ancient Enemy
10.  Radagast the Brown (Extended Version)
11.  The Trollshaws
12.  Roast Mutton (Extended Version)
13.  A Troll-hoard
14.  The Hill of Sorcery
15.  Warg-scouts

DISC 2:

1.     The Hidden Valley
2.     Moon Runes (Extended Version)
3.     The Defiler
4.     The White Council (Extended Version)
5.     Over Hill
6.     A Thunder Battle
7.     Under Hill
8.     Riddles in the Dark
9.     Brass Buttons
10.  Out of the Frying-Pan
11.  A Good Omen
12.  Song of the Lonely Mountain (Extended Version) performed by Neil Finn
13.  Dreaming of Bag End

EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS

14.  A Very Respectable Hobbit
15.  Erebor
16.  The Dwarf Lords
17.  The Edge of the Wild

THE HOBBIT STANDARD EDITION TRACKLIST

DISC 1:

1.     My Dear Frodo
2.     Old Friends
3.     An Unexpected Party
4.     Axe or Sword?
5.     Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
6.     The Adventure Begins
7.     The World is Ahead
8.     An Ancient Enemy
9.     Radagast the Brown
10.  Roast Mutton
11.  A Troll-hoard
12.  The Hill of Sorcery
13.  Warg-scouts

DISC 2:

1.     The Hidden Valley
2.     Moon Runes
3.     The Defiler
4.     The White Council
5.     Over Hill
6.     A Thunder Battle
7.     Under Hill
8.     Riddles in the Dark
9.     Brass Buttons
10.  Out of the Frying-Pan
11.  A Good Omen
12.  Song of the Lonely Mountain performed by Neil Finn
13.  Dreaming of Bag End

ATLI ORVARSSON SCORES NBC’s NEW SERIES ‘CHICAGO FIRE’


Wednesdays at 10/9c on NBC 

(West Hollywood, CA)- December 17, 2012—Composer Atli Orvarsson scores the new NBC series Chicago Fire, an edge-of-your-seat drama that portrays the dangerous – yet incredibly rewarding – lives of the firefighters, rescue squad, and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51. Chicago Fire is executive produced by Emmy award-winner Dick Wolf (Law & Order), and the series’ creators, Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, are the writing team behind 3:10 to Yuma. In addition to scoring Chicago Fire, Orvarsson recently scored Paramount Pictures/MGM’sHansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, an edgy, action-packed reinvention of the classic fairytale. Orvarsson also scored the dark drama/thriller A Single Shot starring Sam Rockwell, and he is contributing music under Hans Zimmer to the Zack Snyder Superman reinstallment Man of SteelChicago Fire airs weekly on Wednesdays at 10/9c.

Chicago Fire stars Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Lauren German, Monica Raymund, Charlie Barnett, Teri Reeves, David Eigenberg, and Eamonn Walker. The characters’ high-pressure jobs are emotionally and physically taxing, sometimes causing conflicts to develop within the firehouse. Even so, the team is a close-knit extended family, and when the calls come in, they pull together to go above and beyond in the line of duty.

Atli Orvarsson earned three platinum and two gold records as a member of the Icelandic band Salin hans Jons mins before studying film composing at Berklee College of Music and the North Carolina School of the Arts. After arriving in Los Angeles, Orvarsson began working alongside TV veteran Mike Post on projects such as NYPD Blue and three Law and Order programs. Orvarsson soon caught the attention of the highly renowned composer Hans Zimmer who, impressed, extended an invitation to Orvarsson to join Zimmer’s team at Remote Control Studios. Orvarsson’s credits include orchestrating and writing music for Hollywood blockbusters, including the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has contributed music to films including Angels and Demons and The Holiday, and has scored numerous films including The EagleVantage PointBabylon A.D., the Morgan Freeman caper Thick as ThievesThe Fourth Kind, and the Nicolas Cage medieval fantasy Season of the Witch.

MARK ISHAM SCORES ‘THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE’


Film Premieres During Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 17-27, 2013 

(Park City, UT)- December 17, 2012—Award-Winning Composer Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs Through It) teams up with Award-Winning Songwriter/Executive Producer Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire”) to score Director George Tillman Jr.’s new drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah during the week of January 17-27, 2013. Isham previously worked with Tillman when he scored Tillman’s film Men of Honor in 2000. Inevitable tells the story of two inner-city youths who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. The drama stars Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Mackie. Alicia Keys executive produces the film. Mark Isham has previously worked with Sundance Film Festival Founder Robert Redford, receiving an Oscar nomination for the score he created for A River Runs Through It. Isham also worked with Redford on scores for Quiz ShowLions for Lambs, and The Conspirator. This marks Isham’s first time attending Sundance for a film he scored.

Mark Isham’s recent work includes scoring the ABC hit series Once Upon a Time, now in its second season. He is also scoring the upcoming Warner Bros.’ Jackie Robinson biopic 42 starring Harrison Ford, which will be released April 12, 2013. In addition to working with Tillman for the second time, Isham has collaborated multiple times with other film directors including Gary Fleeter (the CW’s new series Beauty and the Beast, as well asKiss the Girls, Don’t Say a Word and Express) and Frank Darabondt (The MajesticThe Mist), just to name a few. Isham is signed on with Darabondt to score six episodes of LA Noir for TNT due out in 2014. Other recent credits for Mark Isham include Lionsgate’s Warrior, Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale, and Warner Bros.’ The Lucky One.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 12/14/2012


Bride Of Vengeance / Captain Carey, U.S.A. – Hugo Friedhofer (Intrada Special Collection Volume 225) – 72:38

Career – Franz Waxman (Kritzerland KR 20024-5)

The Dead (2010) – Imran Ahmad (HWRCD 013)

Die Hard With A Vengeance – Michael Kamen (La-La Land LLLCD 1233, 2 CDs)

Hawk The Slayer – Harry Robertson (BSXCD 8920)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Special Edition) – Howard Shore (Water Tower 39373, 2 CDs)

Home Alone 2 –John Williams (La-La Land LLLCD 1232, 2 CDs)

Hoosiers – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 226) – 59:48

Il Principe Del Deserto – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4221 DLX)

La Cina E Vicina / Partner – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4160)

The Last Hard Men – Leonard Rosenman / Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 224) – 66:58

Morricone: Musica Per Il Cinema Concerts – Ennio Morricone (Live Tour 30051)

Opposte Esperienze – Ennio Morricone (CMT 10036)

Star Trek – The Original Series – Alexander Courage, Fred Steiner, Gerald Fried, George Duning, Sol Kaplan, Jerry Fielding, etc. (La-La Land LLLCD 1701, 15 CDs)

Tepepa – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4220)

Untouchables – Ennio Morricone (La-La Land LLLCD 1236)

DANIEL LICHT SCORES NBC’s ‘DECEPTION’


Series Premiere January 7, 2013 at 10/9C 

(West Hollywood, CA)- December 14, 2012—Award-Winning Composer Daniel Licht scores the upcoming NBC drama Deception (previously entitled Infamous) airing Monday January 7, 2013 at 10/9C. Licht’s score contributes intrigue to the world of luxury, secrecy and allure Writer and Executive Producer Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights) creates in this detective mystery series. Deception stars Meagan Good (Think Like a Man) and film, television, and Broadway heavyweight Victor Garber. Daniel Licht’s previous credits include all seven seasons of Showtime’s Emmy award-winning series Dexter. Licht recently scored the video game Dishonored, which won “Best Action Adventure” at the Spike Video Game Awards held December 7, 2012 in Los Angeles. 

Following the death of 32-year old socialite and pharmaceutical dynasty heiress Vivian Bowers, detective Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good) must go undercover to discover the truth behind her childhood friend’s suspicious death and the secretive lives of her wealthy family. In addition to employing traditional orchestrations, Daniel Licht also incorporates innovative avant-garde instrumentation in his score for Deception. To create edgy and dramatic musical undertones that add compelling dynamics to Deception’s storyline, Licht includes signature experimental techniques in his Deception score that he originally developed while scoring Dexter. Examples of these techniques include playing glassware, recording chanting monks, and even playing a bone rasp made from human bones.

Daniel Licht has built a solid reputation for his ability to transcend genre in film, television, and video game composing. His other composing credits include Cowboy UpThe Winner, Dumbstruck, SplendorChildren of the Corn II, ABC’s Body of Proof, the video game Silent Hill: Downpourand Stephen King’s Thinner. In January 2012, Licht was named “Composer of the Year” at the Third Annual Horror Awards in Moscow, Russia.