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Film Score Friday 9/4/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 9/3/2015 - 9:00 PM
The latest CD release from Intrada pairs the LP tracks from two soundtracks released on the Mainstream label in the 1960s -- director Anthony Mann's 1965 WWII adventure THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, with a River Kwai-ish score by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold, and the LP re-recording of Jerry Goldsmith's score for the 1966 remake of the Western classic STAGECOACH (the actual score tracks from the film have been previously released by both Film Score Monthly and La-La Land).


Music Box has announced two new releases -- a CD pairing two Gabriel Yared scores, for the 1983 drama SARAH and Olivier Assayas' 1986 directorial debut, DESORDRE; and two scores by Claude Bolling, L'ORDINATEUR DES POMPES (1976) and DIS-MOI QUE TU MAIMES (1974).

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Film Score Friday 8/28/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/27/2015 - 9:00 PM
The latest CD from Kritzerland pairs two scores composed by Bernard Herrmann for 20th Century Fox suspense films -- the 1945 psychological thriller HANGOVER SQUARE, with Laird Cregar as an emotionally disturbed pianist- composer, for which Herrmann composed the score as well as an original concerto for Cregar's character, a score which Stephen Sondheim cited as an inspiration for his masterpiece Sweeney Todd, and including previously unreleased cues; and 5 FINGERS, the WWII espionage thriller with James Mason as a valet who passed top secret information to the Nazis, which earned Oscar nominations for screenwriter Michael Wilson and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (it was Herrmann's only project with Mankiewicz after their classic The Ghost and Mrs. Muir).


Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.

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Film Score Friday 8/21/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/20/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has announced two new releases this week -- a remastered version of Jerry Goldsmith's gorgeous score for the 1982 animated feature THE SECRET OF NIMH, including one previously unreleased cue (the remaining unreleased cues are reportedly lost); and the soundtrack for the 2013 sci-fi mystery I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN, with Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell and Haley Joel Osment, and a score by Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of the Earth, City of Ember).


The latest release in Varese Sarabande's LP to CD subscription soundtrack series is the 1986 action-adventure LET'S GET HARRY, starring Robert Duvall and Mark Harmon, scored by Brad Fiedel (The Terminator, Fright Night) and directed (under the pseudonym "Alan Smithee") by Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke, The Amitivylle Horror).

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Film Score Friday 8/14/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/13/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to announce two new CDs next week.
Varese Sarabande plans to announce the latest soundtrack in their LP to CD subscription series this weekend.
CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Air - Eric van Breemen - Nettwerk [CD-R]
Animals - Ian Hultquist - Phineas Atwood
Bad Channels
 - Blue Oyster Cult - Full Moon
Burying the Ex
 - Joseph LoDuca - Phineas Atwood
Castle Freak
 - Richard Band - Perseverance
Dawn Patrol 
- Joe Kraemer - Phineas Atwood
Fantastic Four
 - Marco Beltrami, Philip Glass - Sony
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Carmen Dragon - La-La Land
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Frederik Wiedmann - La-La Land
Loitering without Intent - Carl Davis - Carl Davis Collection
Luv
 - Nuno Malo - Phineas Atwood
Mission: Impossible - The Television Scores
 - Lalo Schifrin, etc. - La-La Land
Mistress America - Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips - Milan
Trishna
 - Shigeru Umebayashi - Caldera
The Vatican Tapes
 - Joseph Bishara - Lakeshore
Wayward Pines
 - Charlie Clouser - Lakeshore 
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Film Score Friday 8/7/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/6/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has released two new CDs this week -- the first-ever release of Miklos Rozsa's score for the 1947 Technicolor film noir DESERT FURY, starring John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott and Burt Lancaster (in one of his first films); and a greatly expanded release of Bruce Broughton's score for the hit remake HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, featuring a whopping 40 minutes of music not included in Intrada's original 1993 release of the score.


La-La Land has announced their planned schedule of August releases. On August 11 they will release the previously announced JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS by Frederik Wiedmann along with a truly historic soundtrack, the first-ever release of Carmen Dragon's score for director Don Siegel's 1956 sci-fi horror classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. On August 25 they will release Marco Beltrami's score for the new, videogame-inspired sequel HITMAN: AGENT 47, as well as the first-ever release of Michael Kamen's score for the Tony Scott/Shane Black action thriller THE LAST BOY SCOUT, practically the only Kamen score composed for a Joel Silver production that hadn't already received a score release (besides, um, Action Jackson). 

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Film Score Friday 7/31/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 7/30/2015 - 9:00 PM
I will have been on vacation for a few days by the time this column has been posted, so if any important film music news has occurred, you'll just have to tell each other.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Dovekeepers - Jeff Beal - Varese Sarabande
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse
 - Mark McKenzie - Varese Sarabande
Fimucite 6: Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary Gala 
- various - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Hemlock Grove: Season Two
 - Nathan Barr - Varese Sarabande
I Am Big Bird: The Carol Spinney Story
 - Varese Sarabande
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Joe Kraemer - La-La Land
Stung - David Menke, Antonio Gambale - Westpac [CD-R]
Third Person
 - Dario Marianelli - Varese Sarabande
12 Monkeys [TV]
 - Trevor Rabin, Paul Linford - Varese Sarabande 

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Film Score Friday 7/24/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 7/23/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has released two CDs this week -- Alan Silvestri's electronic score for the Stephen King anthology horror film CAT'S EYE, featuring music not included on the original Varese Sarabande LP; and a re-mastered edition of Jerry Goldsmith's thrilling original score tracks for CAPRICORN ONE, including one additional alternate cue.


La-La Land will release a six-disc set of music from the long-running original TV version of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, featuring of course the classic theme and scoring by Lalo Schifrin (he received three Emmy nominations for his work on the series), as well as music from other series composers including Robert Drasnin, Don Ellis, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried and Richard Hazard. The set will be available to order next Tuesday and will begin shipping on August 10. (The label is moving the release of Justice League: Gods and Monsters to the week of August 10th.) 

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Film Score Friday 7/17/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 7/16/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release two CDs next week.
As expected, this month's release from Varese Sarabande's LP to CD limited edition series is Gabriel Yared's score for the French erotic drama/thriller from 1982, INVITATION AU VOYAGE.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced this year's Emmy nominations, including the following music categories:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
 
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW- Mac Quayle 
AWAY AND BACK - William Ross 
BESSIE - Rachel Portman 
THE MISSING: Eden - Dominik Scherrer 
SOFIA THE FIRST: The Curse of Princess Ivy -  Kevin Kliesch 
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. -  Sean Callery 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
 
CHEF’S TABLE: Francis Mallmann - Duncan Thum
HOUSE OF CARDS: Chapter 32 - Jeff Beal 
OUTLANDER: Sassenach - Bear McCreary 
THE PARADISE: Episode 8 -  Maurizio Malagnini 
TYRANT: Pilot - Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
 
THE DOVEKEEPERS - Jeff Beal 
MARCO POLO - Daniele Luppi 
PENNY DREADFUL - Abel Korzeniowski 
TEXAS RISING - John Debney, Bruce Broughton 
TRANSPARENT - Dustin O’Halloran 
TYRANT - Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna 
 
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
 
THE COMEDIANS: Celebrity Guest - “Kiss An Old Man” -  Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Music by Robert Lopez
GLEE: Dreams Come True - “This Time” - Music & Lyrics by Darren Criss
HOW MURRAY SAVED CHRISTMAS -  “You Gotta Believe” - Music by Walter Murphy, Lyrics by Mike Reiss
INSIDE AMY SCHUMER: Cool With It - “Girl You Don’t Need Make Up” - Music & Lyrics by Kyle Dunnigan, Music by Jim Roach, 
THE OSCARS - “Moving Pictures” - Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez,  Robert Lopez
SONS OF ANARCHY: Papa’s Goods - “Come Join The Murder” - Music & Lyrics by Bob Thiele, Kurt Sutter, Jake Smith.

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
 
ELF: BUDDY’S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS - Matthew Sklar, Christopher Guardino 
THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS - Rob Berman, Rob Mathes 
THE OSCARS - Stephen Oremus 
PETER PAN LIVE! -  David Chase 
STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE – AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY SALUTE - Greg Phillinganes 
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER) - Alan Gilbert
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Film Score Friday 7/10/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 7/9/2015 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has released two new CDs this week, featuring the soundtracks to comedies scored by A-list composers 35 years apart.

THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS, released in 1965 and directed by veteran actress Ida Lupino, was a rare venture into comedy for Jerry Goldsmith, the sentimental story of a Mother Superior (Rosalind Russell) and an especially troublesome student (Hayley Mills). Goldsmith's charming score, complete with a title song, was released on LP at the time of the film's release, but Intrada's CD features not only the LP cues in stereo but for the first time the complete score tracks, in mono. (Russell reprised her role in the 1968 sequel Where Angels Go...Trouble Follows, but the film's score by Lalo Schifrin, including a title song, has never been released).

Malcom in the Middle's Frankie Muniz had his own brief shot at a movie franchise with AGENT CODY BANKS, the 2003 teen spy action-comedy directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones). The typically catchy and exciting score was composed by John Powell, and while the original soundtrack CD on Hip-O featured only two Powell cues, along with the expected songs, the Intrada Agent Cody Banks features nearly 80 minutes of Powell music. (A less-lavish sequel, Agent Cody Banks: Destination London, was released the following the year with a score by Mark Thomas, and ended the would-be franchise).


Varese Sarabande has announced another CD Club release, as well as four new CDs in the limited edition series of contemporary scores, which may all be ordered now and which are expected to begin shipping the week of July 27th.

The new CD Club release is FIMUCITE 6 - UNIVERSAL PICTURES 100TH ANNVERSARY GALA, a two-disc set with Diego Navarro conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in a live concert recording featuring music from Universal films, including scores by Craig Armstrong, John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Dave Grusin, Bernard Herrmann, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Alfred Newman, Thomas Newman, Alex North, Basil Poledouris, John Powell, Alan Silvestri, John Wililams and Hans Zimmer.

Their limited contemporary score releases are Dario Marianelli's score for writer-director Paul Haggis' multi-story romantic drama from 2014, THIRD PERSON, starring Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrian Brody, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Maria Bello and Kim Basinger; a two-disc set of Jeff Beal's music from the upcoming miniseries THE DOVEKEEPERS, retelling the seige of Masada from a female perspective; Nathan Barr's music for the second season of the supernatural series HEMLOCK GROVE; and Mark McKenzie's score for the direct-to-video sequel DRAGONHEART 3: THE SORCERER'S CURSE.


Quartet has announced their four new CD releases for July -- an expanded version of Ennio Morricone's SPOGLIATI, PROTESTA, UCCIDI! (aka When Man Is the Prey); Stelvio Cipriani's score for L'ULTIMO HAREM, which teamed former 007 George Lazenby with Moonraker's Corrine Clery; Paolo Vasile's score for LA POLIZIE INTERVIENE: ORDINE DE UCCIDERE, starring James Mason and Stephen Boyd; and a two-disc set, the first-ever release of the soundtrack to the 1980 satirical comedy (about my home town, Mill Valley, CA) SERIAL, starring Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld and Christopher Lee, featuring both the unused score by Kenny Ascher (a two-time Oscar nominee for his work on The Muppet Movie) and the replacement score by Lalo Schifrin.


The latest releases from Music Box are an expanded version of Georges Delerue's score for THIBAUD THE CRUSADER, paired with another Delerue TV score, FORTUNE; a disc featuring three scores composed by Vladmir Cosma for director Michel Berny, PETIT DEJEUER COMPRIS, POURQUOI PAS NOUS and BILLET DOUX; and Georges Garvarentz' music from the 1985 French TV series LE PARIA, appearing for the first time on CD and with more music than the original LP release. 

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Film Score Friday 7/3/15
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 7/2/2015 - 9:00 PM
La-La Land has announced their current schedule of CD releases for July. On July 14, they will release the soundtrack to the science-fiction TV series HELIX, wth music by Reinhold Heil (co-composer of Run, Lola Run, One Hour Photo, Perfume and Cloud Atlas); a new edition of Richard Band's melodic orchestral score for the horror film THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW; and a re-release of their two-disc edition of James Horner's popular KRULL score. On July 28 they will release the soundtrack to MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION, with a score by Joe Kraemer (The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher), and Frederik Wiedmann's score for the direct-to-video animated feature JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS, in which one can only assume the caped superheroes team up with director James Whale.


Intrada plans to announce two new CD releases next Monday.


Next Monday at 10 a.m., Varese Sarabande plans to announce yet another new CD Club release, as well as four new titles in their limited edition series of contemporary scores. 

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