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 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yes, another list thread! If you could pick just one release this year, (try) what would it be?
I know I'll be in the minority here picking an animated score, but I'm going with Intrada's Tinkerbell by Joel McNeely. Even with so many great releases in November and December Tinkerbell was by far my favorite purchase of the year. The themes are beautiful and lyrical, and the score always puts me in a good mood. It's been in constant rotation.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Difficult to choose one but perhaps I would vote for this album:

Escape from Alcatraz / Hell is for Heroes (Fielding/Rosenman)

Very courageous by Intrada to release this, especially in terms of Fielding's not very accessible use of 'musique concrete' !

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I bought only a few titles this year. La La Land is the clear winner and I'd say True Grit was the greatest surprise of the year.


LA LA LAND

The Fury
The Challenge
True Grit - Best of the Year
Lethal Weapon

KRITZERLAND

Poltergeist 2

INTRADA

Cocoon

VARESE

The Abyss - coming out in January, so this is 2014 really

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

First Love (John Barry) La La Land

A mainly unused Barry score for an obscure 1977 movie. Not many Barry fans could see this one coming. Gorgeous themes, beautifully crafted. Everything I love about Barry's work.

Would love to see Year Of The Comet and 'Goodbye Lover' in 2014!

Runners up
Demy/Legrand Box set Universal France
True Grit (Bernstein) La La Land
The Days Of Wine And Roses (Mancini) Intrada

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

For me, it's definitely The Only Game In Town from Kritzerland. It's been a Holy Grail for me since I first saw the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)

My most favored is The Carpetbaggers, followed closely by Intrada's Buck Rogers and Joe Kidd albums.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

So many releases...
I really need to have complete release-list - or I may missed something and my answer will not be trustable wink
Of course, as John Barry fan I can say First Love.
But there was so many good CDs, that I really afraid, that I can forget something...

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

1. Days Of Thunder - Zimmer (La La Land)
2. Grand Canyon - Howard (La La Land)
3. Near Dark - Tangerine Dream (Buysoundtrax)
4. Castaway/Mona Lisa - Zimmer/Myers/Kamen (Quartet)

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

Probably LLL's DS9 set, although Quartet may have it beat depending on what THE BEASTMASTER sounds like.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Urgh. Tricky. The top 3:

1. The Wild Bunch
2. X-Files Volume 2
3. White Dawn.

Ask me tomorrow and my answer will be different. There's been a lot of good releases this year!

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Salem's Lot

Runner ups:

Day of the Dead
Evil Dead
Lethal Weapon set
Police Academy
X-files vol 2

honorable mentions:

Poltergeist II, The Call, Insurrection, Do You Like Hitchcock?, Passion

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

I love European film music.

And the prize goes to Sunflower (Girasoli, I) by Quartet Records.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

My top five releases of the year are four OSTs and an expansion:

Evil Dead
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Oz the Great and Powerful
Iron Man 3

Black Beauty (expansion)

I know the OP indicates that we should pick just one, so I'll go with Black Beauty smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Morgiana

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I think it is a tie between Dave and Wyatt Earp both expanded releases by La La Land. Some great scores released this year but these two really stick out.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Wyatt Earp would be my runner up.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Best release of a new score in 2013 = Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Trapanese's OBLIVION



Best release of an old score in 2013 = Harry Sukman's SALEM'S LOT released by Intrada



And of course: Blue Underground's release of Jay Chattaway's MANIAC COP 2.



Label of the year goes to LaLaLand,
for releases like,
THE WARRIORS,
DAY OF THE DEAD,
DAYS OF THUNDER,
I' THE JURY

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Don't have every CD released this year, but if I had to pick one:

La La's release of Shirley Walker's WILLARD. Fantastic music, impeccably packaged.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

For me hands down Lethal Weapon box. Heck release of the century.

 
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