LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/27/2013


At Long Last… Music And Songs From Arrested Development – David Schwartz  (Varese Sarabande VSD 7233)

The Book Thief – John Williams (Sony 970723)

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Henry Mancini (Intrada MAF 7129)

Frozen (2CD Deluxe Edition) – Christophe Beck (Disney 1942292)

Hunger Games: Catching Fire – James Newton Howard (Universal Republic 1963802)

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SPARKS & SHADOWS TO RELEASE ‘DEFIANCE’ SOUNDTRACK DELUXE EDITION


Original Music by Emmy Award®-Winning Composer Bear McCreary
Featuring Performances by Brendan McCreary, 
Raya Yarbrough, and Young Beautiful in a Hurry

(November 25, 2013 – Culver City, CA) Sparks & Shadows, a new boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of the DEFIANCESoundtrack, Deluxe Edition on November 29th.  The album, features two CDs, one containing 22 tracks of original score, original songs and cover songs as heard in the first season of DEFIANCE, and the other 22 tracks of original score MMO game. As a special bonus, the first 360 people who buy the album at www.lalalandrecords.com, on December 3rd, will receive their copy autographed by McCreary. McCreary will also be signing DEFIANCE, along with his recent CD releases including Da Vinci’s Demons, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, and Europa Report at Dark Delicacies (3512 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank) at 2PM on December 7, 2013.

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Composer Profile: JERRY GOLDSMITH


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Jerrald ‘Jerry’ Goldsmith was born on February 10th, 1929, in Los Angeles. He studied the piano with Jacob Gimpel and film composition at the University of Southern California under the legendary Hungarian composer of movie music Miklós Rózsa. Jerry Goldsmith wrote music for such 1950s and 60s TV shows as ‘Wagon Train’, ‘Have Gun Will Travel’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Dr. Kildare’, and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’.

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‘THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2 CD SET DUE DECEMBER 10TH


Featuring Original Music by Academy Award® Winner Howard Shore 
With An Original Song I See Fire Performed by GRAMMY Nominated Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran 
2 CD Special Edition Soundtrack Also Available

 

 
(November 22, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music announced details of the soundtrack to “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second in a trilogy of films by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The soundtrack will be released on December 10, 2013, three days before the December 13 release of the film, and will be available both digitally and as a 2 CD set. A Special Edition soundtrack, featuring twelve extended tracks, a bonus track, expanded liner notes and interactive sheet music will also be available. Fans will be able to preorder the album at both iTunes and Amazon on November 5.

SPARKS & SHADOWS TO RELEASE ‘THE WORLD OF STEAM: THE CLOCKWORK HEART’


Original Music by Emmy Award®-Winning Composer Bear McCreary for the Steampunk Web Series

(November 19, 2013 – Culver City, CA) Sparks & Shadows, the boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of THE WORLD OF STEAM: THE CLOCKWORK HEART a digital EP on November 20th, featuring 12 plus minutes of music composed by McCreary for the pilot episode of the series, “The Clockwork Heart.”  THE WORLD OF STEAM is a set of Twilight Zone-like episodes set in a Steampunk universe.

“With my intense workload this year, I never thought I’d have the time to take on a new web-series.  However, after one look at Matt Yang King’s short The Clockwork Heart, I knew immediately I had to be involved,” said McCreary.  “The elegant story and innovative steampunk visual aesthetic alone would have hooked me. It was the film’s reliance on musical storytelling that made it especially appealing. Here was a rare opportunity for lyrical scoring where the music would be at the forefront. I was hooked.”

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – November 19 to December 17


November 19
Arrested Development 
– David Schwartz – Varese Sarabande
The Book Thief – John Williams – Sony
Nebraska – Mark Orton – Milan

November 26
Frozen – Christophe Beck – Disney
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire James Newton Howard – Universal Republic
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Alex Heffes – Decca

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/14/2013


A Christmas Carol (2009) – Alan Silvestri (Disney / Intrada D001956902)

Colette – Atli Orvarsson (MMS13009/KRONCD025)

La Mula (The Mule) – Oscar Navarro (MMS13013/KRONCD024)

Lost Place – Adrian Sieber (MMS13011/KRONCD026)

Prancer – Maurice Jarre (Intrada Special Collection Volume 259)

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/08/2013


Days Of Thunder – Hans Zimmer (La-La Land LLLCD 1290) Frankenstein Unbound – Carl Davis (BSXCD 8936) Halloween 5 (Expanded) – Alan Howarth (AHICD 008) Last Vegas – Mark Mothersbaugh (Varese Sarabande 302 067 234 8) Machete Kills – Robert Rodriguez, Carl Thiel (Morada Music MRDA 110) Restless – Danny Elfman (La-La Land LLLCD 1274) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/08/2013

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – November 12 to December 10


November 12
The Counselor – Daniel Pemberton – Milan
Disney’s A Christmas Carol – Alan Silvestri – Intrada/Disney
Goodbye & Amen 
– Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – GDM
La Cage Aux Folles III
 – Ennio Morricone – GDM
Prancer – Maurice Jarre – Intrada Special Collection
The Thanksgiving Promise – Bruce Broughton – Intrada Special Collection
Thor: The Dark World – Brian Tyler – Intrada/Disney

November 19
Arrested Development – David Schwartz – Varese Sarabande
The Book Thief – John Williams – Sony
Nebraska – Mark Orton – Milan

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SONY MUSIC TO RELEASE JOHN WILLIAMS’ ‘THE BOOK THIEF’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Sony Music is proud to announce the release of renowned composer John Williams’ original motion picture soundtrack of The Book Thief, a moving film by Brian Percival based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Markus ZusakThe Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.  The film stars Academy Award®-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), and Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves). The young Canadian Sophie Nélisse takes on the role of their adoptive daughter Liesel.

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Soundtrack Review: LOOPER (Nathan Johnson)


looperCDMusic composed by Nathan Johnson 
LabelLa-La Land Records
Catalog: LLLCD 1227
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Rating: ****

Director Rian Johnson has always been prone to bring something quite original to the screen and afterwards leave an overwhelming impression that makes you go home and think over the matter for at least one excruciating week, and that what happens exactly on Looper.

Moving towards the soundtrack the director’s cousin, Nathan Johnson, is a talented and extremely fond of musique concrete, i.e., sampling ordinary objects sounds such as crumbling bricks, broken glasses and turning them to sound musically appropriate and the result is startling to say the least. He gathered a group and went to the streets to record sounds that in the end would comprise the score’s bulk and the overall feeling is this uproar, streetwise, breathtaking in the first act. But do not get the good fellow message wrong, on the background there is still the usual well-crafted synthesised strings that work so well with sci-fi films, plus electronic percussion and textures.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – November 5 to December 10


November 5
Cocoon – James Horner – Intrada Special Collection
Days of Thunder – Hans Zimmer – La-La Land
Last Vegas – Mark Mothersbaugh – Varese Sarabande
Machete Kills – Carl Thiel, Robert Rodriguez – Morada
Restless – Danny Elfman – La-La Land

November 12
The Counselor – Daniel Pemberton – Milan
Goodbye & Amen 
– Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – GDM
La Cage Aux Folles III
 – Ennio Morricone – GDM
Thor: The Dark World – Brian Tyler – Intrada/Disney

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 10/31/2013


The 25th Reich – Ricky Edwards (MMS13008/KRONCD021) Cocoon (Expanded)– James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 260) Ed Wood (Expanded) – Howard Shore (Howe 1011) The Fifth Estate – Carter Burwell (Lakeshore 34345) The Hunt For Red October (Expanded) – Basil Poledouris (Intrada Special Collection Volume 257) Runner Runner – Christophe Beck (Lakeshore 34356)   Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 10/31/2013