FOX MUSIC RELEASES ‘ENOUGH SAID’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music By Marcelo Zarvos

(September 30, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Fox Music has released the ENOUGH SAID – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally via iTunes.  The soundtrack features the original score composed by Marcelo Zarvos (THE WORDSTV’s RAY DONOVAN).

“This was my second collaboration with [director] Nicole Holofcener,” said Zarvos of ENOUGH SAID.  “The score had to navigate a delicate balance of the comedic and dramatic aspects of the film with instrumentation ranging from a small folk ensemble to orchestral. A master of blending comedy and emotion Nicole really wanted the music to feel unified … but not too traditional.”

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Soundtrack Review: LINCOLN (John Williams)


lincolnCDMusic composed by John Williams
Label: Sony Classical
Catalog: SK544685
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Rating: ****

As usual John Williams asks you to close your head eyes, open your mind eyes and join him in the journey whilst he paves and paints the way with majestical colours. Taking a look at Daniel Day-Lewis pictures as President Lincoln is quite touching and is somewhat as if one were looking at the man himself, since Day-Lewis is prone to immersing completely into the characters, going as far as becoming them.

What the John Williams fans are going to find on Abraham Lincoln OST is a very gloomy and misty atmosphere mixed with moments of sunny and western pace, such as the Bonanza-alike “The Race to the House” or as if there was a hovering alien spacecraft, like on the last portion of “The Southern Delegation and the Dream”. “Appomattox – April 9, 1865” is an allusion to Lincoln’s death, the whole piece is full of ghostly imagery that would easily fit a Jack the Ripper or Edgar Allan Poe tale-based film.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – October 1 to December 10


October 1 
Filth – Clint Mansell – Genepool (import)
For Those I Loved
 – Maurice Jarre – Music Box
The Freshman – Carl Davis – Carl Davis Collection (import)
Gravity – Steven Price – Watertower
Hocus Pocus – John Debney – Intrada Special Collection
Les Visiteurs/L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin
 – Georges Delerue – Music Box
The Miracle – Elmer Bernstein – Intrada Special Collection
Paranoia – Junkie XL – Sony (import)

October 8
Captain Phillips – Henry Jackman – Varese Sarabande
Colette
 – Atli Orvarsson – MovieScore Media/Kronos
Machete Kills – Carl Thiel, Robert Rodriguez – Morada
Romeo and Juliet – Abel Korzeniowski – Sony
The Tall Man
 – Christopher Young, Joel Drouek, Todd Bryanton – MovieScore Media/Kronos
Valhalla Rising – Peter Peter, Peter Kyed – Milan (import)

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/26/2013


Adore – Christopher Gordon (Varese Sarabande 302 067 216 2)

Getaway – Justin Burnett (Varese Sarabande 302 067 221 8)

Outsiders (Reissue) – Carmine Coppola (Silva 1428)

Rising Sun – Toru Takemitsu (Kritzerland KR 20026-5)

Rush – Hans Zimmer (Water Tower 39470)

Standing Up – Brian Tyler (Varese Sarabande 302 067 220 8)

Soundtrack Review: SKYFALL (Thomas Newman)


skyfallcdMusic composed by Thomas Newman
Label: Sony Classics
Catalog: 88765410402
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Rating: ****

Since it was the franchise’s 50th anniversary, Skyfall had a tremendous responsibility to show what the Bond films are made of essentially, and it turned out to be some sort of ode to the British Empire in the end. Allusions to the Hong Kong colony, setting the main action ground in London and going deeper into the story to show that contrary to what many believe, James Bond birth country is Scotland were the primary devices to pay homage to the MI-6 spy British origins.

The main clash point of the film is the right point of leaving the scenery, meaning the right time to retire. The young x the experienced is also there, especially on the Quartermaster scenery at the National Gallery where Q and Bond “collide” with their differences regarding human intelligence and more electronic types of intelligence gathering. There are also loads of nuisance times for Bond when he is requested to perform tests to prove he is still good as he ever was, and furthermore confronting his past dark secrets.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – September 24 to December 10


September 24
Adore – Christopher Gordon, Antony Partos – Varese Sarabande
Getaway 
– Justin Burnett – Varese Sarabande
The Grandmaster Shigeru Umebayashi, Nathaniel Mechaly – Lakeshore
I, the Jury – Bill Conti – La-La Land
Insidious, Chapter 2
 – Joseph Bishara – Void
Killer Crocodile 
Riz Ortolani – Kronos
Movie Legends: The Music of John Barry – John Barry – Naxos
Per Gracia Ricevuta
 – Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – Digitmovies
Rush – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
Standing Up – Brian Tyler – Varese Sarabande
True Grit – Elmer Bernstein – La-La Land
We Are What We Are – Jeff Grace, Phil Mossman – Milan

October 1 
Filth – Clint Mansell – Genepool (import)
For Those I Loved
 – Maurice Jarre – Music Box
Gravity – Steven Price – Watertower
Les Visiteurs/L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin
 – Georges Delerue – Music Box
Paranoia – Junkie XL – Sony (import)

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THE 2013 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
WORLD WITHOUT END, “Medieval Life And Death” – Mychael Danna

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
DOWNTON ABBEY, “Episode 6” – John Lunn

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
DA VINCI’S DEMONS – Bear McCreary

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, “If I Had Time” – Music by David Javerbaum, Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS – Elliot Lawrence

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/19/2013


Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – Frederik Wiedmann (La-La Land LLLCD 1266)

Raging Angels – Terry Plumeri (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1050) – 33:56

Texas, Addio – Anton Garcia Abril (Quartet QRMS024)

The White Dawn – Henry Mancini (Intrada Special Collection Volume 253) – 61:10

X-Files Volume Two – Mark Snow (La-La Land LLLCD 1270, 4 CDs)