LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/01/2016


Foul Play (Reissue) – Charles Fox (Varese 302 067 419 8) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/01/2016”

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/05/2016


Collateral James Newton Howard (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 352) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/05/2016”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/18/2016


The Rescuers Down Under (Expanded) – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 346) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/18/2016”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/12/2016


Hail, Caesar! – Carter Burwell (Backlot 626) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/12/2016”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/17/2015



Candleshoe –  Ron Goodwin (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 326) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/17/2015”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/18/2015



Toby Dammit – Nino Rota (Quartet QR194) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/18/2015”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 16 to August 11, 2015


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A.I. Artificial Intelligence – John Williams – La-La Land
April Fool’s Day – Charles Bernstein – Varese Sarabande
Cinderella – Paul J. Smith, Oliver Wallace – Disney
Inside Out Michael Giacchino – Disney
Obsession (re-recording) – Bernard Herrmann – Tadlow
Searching for Bobby Fischer James Horner – La-La Land
Testament of Youth (U.S. release) – Max Richter – Milan Continue reading “UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 16 to August 11, 2015”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 2 to August 15, 2015


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Marco Polo – Peter Nashel, Eric V. Hachikian – Sony (import)
Millennium Vol. 1 (re-release)Mark Snow – La-La Land
Millennium Vol. 2 – Mark Snow – La-La Land
Spy – Theodore Shapiro – Milan
Woman in Gold – Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer – Sony (import) Continue reading “UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 2 to August 15, 2015”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 19 to August 15, 2015


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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Brian Tyler, Danny Elfman – Hollywood
Blackwood Lorne Balfe – Lakeshore
Commando James Horner – La-La Land
Far from Men – Nick Cave, Warren Ellis – Goliath
The Firm – Dave Grusin – La-La Land
Orphan Black – Trevor Yuile – Varese Sarabande
Poltergeist – Marc Streitenfeld – Sony Continue reading “UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 19 to August 15, 2015”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 12 to June 23


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May 12
The Age of Adaline – Rob Simonsen – Lakeshore
Child 44 – Jon Ekstrand – Lakeshore
Jerusalem Michael Brook – Lakeshore
Max Max: Fury Road – Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) – Watertower
Orange Is the New Black – Gwendolyn Sanford, Brandon Jay, Scott Doherty – Varese Sarabande
Poldark – Anne Dudley – Sony (import)
A Royal Night Out – Paul Englishby – Sony (import) Continue reading “UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 12 to June 23”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 28 to June 23


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April 28
The Duke of Burgundy – Cat’s Eyes – Milan
Effie Gray – Paul Cantelon – Lakeshore
Far from the Madding Crowd – Craig Armstrong – Sony
Grabbers – Christian Henson – MovieScore Media
The Great Human Odyssey – Darren Fung – Varese Sarabande
Robot Overlords – Christian Henson – MovieScore Media Continue reading “UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 28 to June 23”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/09/2015



Chuck – Tim Jones (Varese 302 067 299 8) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/09/2015”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/01/2015



The Dove – John Barry  (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 313) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/01/2015”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – March 24 to June 23


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March 24
The Egyptian – Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann – La-La Land
It Follows – Disasterpeace – Milan
Man on a Swing/The President’s Analyst – Lalo Schifrin – Quartet
The Night Visitor/Second Thoughts – Henry Mancini – Quartet Continue reading “UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – March 24 to June 23”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/26/2015



The Interview / This Is The End – Henry Jackman (La-La Land LLLCD 1337) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/26/2015”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 12/19/2014


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Exodus: Gods And Kings – Alberto Iglesias (Sony 501908)

The Day The Earth Stood StillBernard Herrmann (Kritzerland KR 20029-3)

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (2CD Special Edition) – Howard Shore (Water Tower 39601) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 12/19/2014”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 10/23/2014


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AddictedAaron Zigman (Varese 302 067 305 8)

Houdini – Volume TwoJohn Debney (Lakeshore 34408)

Les Onze Mille Verges (The 11,000 Sexes) / TarotMichel Colombier (Music Box MBR 055) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 10/23/2014”

SONY MASTERWORKS AND TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES TO PRESENT ‘PLAY IT AGAIN – THE CLASSIC SOUND OF HOLLYWOOD’


New 2-CD Set Celebrates TCM’s 20th Anniversary with Iconic Movie Themes and Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood 

Some of the 20th century’s greatest music can be found in the film scores of Hollywood’s golden age. For 20 years, Turner Classic Movies Network has been keeping this great music alive with their presentations of classic films for movie lovers of all ages. To mark the anniversary, Sony Masterworks and TCM have joined forces to present a new 2-CD collection of iconic movie themes and highlights from the very best film scores, including music by Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Maurice Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Henry Mancini, Ennio Morricone and John Williams. Play It Again – The Classic Sound of Hollywood is available April 1 from Sony Masterworks.

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 01/10/2014


47 Ronin – Ilan Eshkeri (Varese 302 067 246 8) The Transformers: The Movie – Vince DiCola (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 263) The Young Savages – David Amram (Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 261) A Christmas Carol / A Child Is Born – Bernard Herrmann (Kritzerland KR 20011-9) John Wayne At Fox – The Westerns – Elmer Bernstein / Lionel Newman / Hugo Montenegro (Kritzerland KR 20027-0, 2 CD) Sabrina / We’re No Angels – Frederick Hollander (Kritzerland KR 20027-2) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 01/10/2014

Soundtrack Review: HITCHCOCK (Danny Elfman)


HitchcockCDMusic composed by Danny Elfman
Label: Sony Masterworks
Catalog: 541707
Release Date: November 27, 2012
Rating: ***½

It has been a long time since Danny Elfman big projects showed any signs of greatness and not only mere balls to the wall brass. Elfman is recognised for his flamboyant style but on Hitchcock he had to work more on the sidelines or inner lines, if you will. Hithcock is a drama, and not only a drama; it is a drama about the master of thriller’s life. With that in mind, Elfman had to pull his socks up and try to suss out what palette would make sense in a drama set in the 1960’s, which is not his usual “typeset”.

The obvious choices for creating a credible atmosphere are piano and heavy use of strings to show the classical aspect; nonetheless, therein lies the rub. Oddly enough this is where things get more interesting, since this is a score by Danny Elfman. He approached the score as a mix of a myst film and drama and in the end his work turned out to be an ode to Bernard Herrmann’s brightest moments, paying homage to the whole category of classical composers in the history of cinema.

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