Anime Central: PHOTO GALA Part: Three





















More to Come... and this is just the people, this doesn't include the Fashion Show... etc.
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

Intrada: Beyond the Poseidon Adventure - Jerry Fielding


BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
Composed and Conducted by JERRY FIELDING
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 245

For the 1979 sequel Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, composer Jerry Fielding wrote a fiery, boldly dramatic work in his usual distinctive style. He was a master technician as well as someone skilled at enhancing onscreen emotion, and he demonstrated great imagination and skill in reinforcing the suspense, pyrotechnics and action on display in the film. Strings, woodwinds (in fluttering, sinuous gestures) and muted brass create an uneasy, claustrophobic atmosphere, suggesting the surging ocean outside. Featuring gun battles and chases between, Fielding also provided a bright, highly energetic scherzo. Interestingly, the most impressive sequence of the score was never used. Fielding begins his unused “End Credits” solely on bassoon and left hand piano. Fielding then builds the idea into a massive piece, developing the bass line in spectacular manner through the entire orchestra, replete with upper-brass fanfares and dynamic percussion. The cue culminates in a blazing finish that gives all the brass a moment to shine, then delivers one final stroke of genius with the entire orchestra suddenly dropping out, save a battery of fortissimo snare drums.

To present this premiere release of the complete score, Warner Bros. provided Intrada with the entire recording session masters captured by engineer Dan Wallin on both 2″ 16-track tape as well as 1/2″ three-channel tape.

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure stars Michael Caine as daring salvage tug captain Mike Turner and Sally Field plays his smart-mouthed, reluctant crew-member. Veteran heavy Telly Savalas plays Turner’s opposition:a smooth, would-be terrorist seeking a stash of plutonium hidden aboard the Poseidon.  Their struggle involves the remaining star-studded survivors of the rapidly sinking ship, leading to an explosive climax.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
I HAVE THIS SINKING FEELING...


-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

Intrada: Dreamscape - Maurice Jarre


DREAMSCAPE
Composed by MAURICE JARRE
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 248

Although composer Maurice Jarre was well into his electronic scoring by 1984, none of his earlier efforts carried the wild musical imagination of Dreamscape. While producer Bruce Cohn Curtis (Hell Night) may have hired Jarre expecting the kind of rapturous symphonic score that the composer had provided for such films as Doctor Zhivago, he surprised with an electric-acoustical and altogether surreal soundtrack that was no less lavish, exciting or romantic. Jarre’s stylistic choice likely far better embodied a high-tech trip into the subconscious than if the music had been performed with a full orchestra.

Jarre approached many of his electronic scores in traditionally notated fashion, but Dreamscape stands out for its level of improvisation. The composer collaborated on the score with longtime keyboardist and orchestrator Michel Mention and recordist, mixer, programmer, performer and source songwriter Craig Huxley, whose fascination with the instrumental state of the art contributed significantly to the score’s futuristic sound. Instead of producing music that would impress merely with its experimental strangeness, however, Jarre, Mention and Huxley made a concentrated effort to create a “dreamscape” conjured from distinctive themes and motifs, an approach that gave even their most avant-garde musical sound effects a melodic component.

For this release, Intrada has remastered the album masters used for the original Sonic Atmosphere release from the 80s, punching up the sound using today's technology.

In Dreamscape, Roguish hero Alex Gardner (Dennis Quaid) only uses his paranormal talents on the racetrack until he encounters his old mentor, Dr. Paul Novotny (Max von Sydow). The doctor has developed a machine that links sleepers to the psychically gifted, a bridge from which the psychic can repair a subject’s inner torment. Chief among the nightmare-afflicted is the U.S. president (Eddie Albert), who sees his apocalyptic visions as a sign for nuclear disarmament. But that won’t happen under the right-wing watch of his reptilian security chief, Bob Blair (Christopher Plummer), who hopes to use his own psychotic psychic, Tommy Ray (David Patrick Kelly), to slay the commander-in-chief while he’s dreaming—therefore assassinating him in real life. Outrunning Blair’s men with the aid of the beautiful researcher Jane (Kate Capshaw), Alex engages in a final dream duel to stop Blair’s sinister plans from proving catastrophic in the waking world.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
SNAKE, WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE A SNAKE?

-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

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So much more stuff, I am afraid I may not get to it all..
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

MovieScore Media: Hammer of the Gods - Benjamin Wallfisch

Hammer of the Gods [2013]
Music By: Benjamin Wallfisch
Release date (digital): May 28, 2013
UK release date (CD): June 10, 2013
US release date (CD): July 2, 2013

Released By: MOVIESCORE MEDIA

Getting its VOD release on May 28 and theatrical premiere on July 5 in USA, British Viking action adventure Hammer of the Gods is an intense epic about a young man who transforms into a brutal warrior searching for his lost brother. Directed by newcomer Farren Blackburn, who has been involved in television series such Doctor Who, Luther and Survivors, the film features an edgy and modern score composed by Benjamin Wallfisch, the composer of last year’s adventure score Conquest 1453 and The Escapist and the orchestrator/conductor of Oscar-winning score Atonement by Dario Marianelli. Influenced by acts such as The Prodigy and Skrillex, Wallfisch has created a unique and challenging action score filled with adrenaline rushes and pounding excitement! Our CD and digital release co-incides with the US release of the film.

What is not to like... it looks and sounds Awesome, period!
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

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On My Birthday... GAME MUSIC CONNECT TO CELEBRATE AND EXPLORE THE MUSIC OF VIDEO GAMES

GAME MUSIC CONNECT TO CELEBRATE
AND EXPLORE THE MUSIC OF VIDEO GAMES


A-List Composers and Audio Directors Announced
For Debut Symposium Event at Southbank Centre, London
on September 9, 2013

Featuring the Maestros of DESTINY, HALO, TOMB RAIDER, ASSASSIN'S CREED, DEAD SPACE, HARRY POTTER, KILLZONE, LITTLEBIGPLANET, MASS EFFECT, COMMAND AND CONQUER

LONDON, United Kingdom (May 28, 2013) - Game Art Connect Ltd presents a new live event series, Game Music Connect created for fans of music in games, aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and those interested in learning about the art and science of creating today's cutting edge video game soundtracks. Featuring interviews and roundtable discussions with some of the world's leading composers and audio directors in the video games industry, the first Game Music Connect event is scheduled to take place at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, London on September 9, 2013. Tickets for this unique edutainment day go on sale today via www.gamemusicconnect.com.

The premiere UK event series dedicated to celebrating and exploring the craft of video game music, Game Music Connect will host a distinguished line-up of British and international A-list composer talent featuring Martin O'Donnell (Destiny, Halo series), Jason Graves (Tomb Raider, Dead Space series, Resistance: Burning Skies), Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed series, Hitman series, Borderlands series), James Hannigan (Dead Space 3, Command & Conquer series, Harry Potter series), Richard Jacques (Mass Effect, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, LittleBigPlanet 2) and Joris de Man (Killzone series) - and will be hosted by composer, audio director and commentator John Broomhall (X-COM series, Transport Tycoon, A Christmas Carol).

Yukino at Anime Central, May 17th, 2013

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YUKINO (Born July 8th, 1991) is a Japanese female vocalist and a radio personality. She was born in Fukuoka, and grew up in Yokohama. Yukino is a rising star in Japanese music industry today.

When Yukino was a child, she enjoyed singing American hard rock, funk, and R&B music. By the time she was a teenager, she dreamed to be a singer, and started vocal training with a voice trainer. Before she made her debut, her songs were used as theme songs of Japanese TV programs due to her characteristic voice and outstanding vocalization skills.
 
This  was a treat from the young artist Yukino at Anime Central, May 17th, 2013... I wish her a world of success. Sending out a huge thanks to Anime Central for bringing Yukino and friends to this year's event.
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]


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ANIME CENTRAL [2013]
http://www.acen.org/

Sparks & Shadows: Da Vinci’s Demons - Bear McCreary

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SPARKS AND SHADOWS TO RELEASE:
DA VINICI’S DEMONS
Original Music by Bear McCreary
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(May 24, 2013 – Culver City, CA) Sparks and Shadows, a new boutique record label founded by composer Bear McCreary, announces the release of the Da Vinci’s Demons Original Television Soundtrack.  The album, containing 26 tracks, over 90 minutes of original music from the first season of the hit Starz Original series produced with Adjacent Productions, will be available through all digital providers on May 28th. A 2-CD collector’s edition will be released later this year.

McCreary’s sweeping orchestral score was meticulously researched to accurately represent the time period, without being bound to it.  His score combines full orchestra, Renaissance instrumentation, choir and ethnic soloists with the renowned Calder Quartet and surging contemporary synthesis.

“For Da Vinci's Demons, I looked to the real-life Leonardo for inspiration.  He famously wrote backwards and forwards, so I decided to do (try) the same thing with his theme!” said McCreary.  “It was a nice idea at the time, but proved rather difficult to produce anything with emotional meaning. It took a while, but ultimately, I think the end result works beautifully.  It's emotional, and fits Leonardo's character beautifully.  Yet, at the same time, it feels like a palindrome.”

Monstrous Movie Music: HELLGATE (1952) - LOST CONTINENT (1951) - Paul Dunlap

HELLGATE (1952)
LOST CONTINENT (1951)
Music composed by Paul Dunlap

Released By: MONSTEROUS MOVIE MUSIC

Hellgate and Lost Continent [MMM-1972] presents the first film music album by the great Paul Dunlap, who is best known for his horror and sci-fi scores of the 1950s. Hellgate is a fabulous 1952 Lippert western, with a fine cast that includes Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond, and James Arness.  Everyone involved in this film rose to the occasion, and that included the composer, who wrote a powerhouse score capturing the drama and romance of this very moving post-Civil War tale.  About 35 minutes of the soundtrack survived on acetate recordings, and it’s an excellent introduction to Dunlap’s artistry, as it covers a wide range of of the prodigious composer's talents.

5/5  Much respect to this grand release it holds your attention as all of Dunlap's releases do from all of his collective works. Here we get a taste of more of two scores, I sometime feel that I enjoy this style of score... It fits a retro feel and you all know I am really a fan of this label and their achievements.
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

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La-La Land Records: ROSEWOOD [2Cd] (1997) - John Williams

ROSEWOOD [2Cd] (1997)
Music By: John Williams
LIMITED EDITION [3500 UNITS]

Released By: LA-LA LAND RECORDS

STARTS SHIPPING 5/28/13

La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Warner Bros. present the first expanded and remastered release in a special line of titles celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Warner Bros. -- John Williams' original motion score to the acclaimed 1997 Warner Bros. feature film ROSEWOOD, starring Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle, and directed by John Singleton. Mr. Williams' work here is a wonder - a hauntingly beautiful fusion of blues, jazz, gospel and traditional film scoring that is as deftly subtle as it is powerful. Greatly expanded from its initial soundtrack album, this is the definitive release of the ROSEWOOD score, featuring the instrumental score on Disc 1 and the remastered original 1997 motion picture soundtrack on Disc 2. Produced by Mike Matessino and Didier C. Deutsch, and mastered by Mike Matessino, this special release is limited to 3500 units and features exclusive in-depth liner notes by film music writer Jeff Bond. 

Just Announced!! 
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

La-La Land Records: THE CHALLENGE [1982] - Jerry Goldsmith

THE CHALLENGE [1982]
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith
LIMITED EDITION [3000 UNITS]

Released By: LA-LA LAND RECORDS

NOW SHIPPING

La-La Land Records and CBS present the remastered release of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith's (PATTON, THE OMEN, ALIEN, BASIC INSTINCT) original score to the 1982 motion picture THE CHALLENGE (aka SWORD OF THE NINJA and THE EQUALS), starring Scott Glenn, Toshiro Mifune and Donna Kei Benz, and directed by John Frankenheimer. This release marks the premiere presentation of the film version of the score. Mr. Goldsmith's modern-day samurai action/drama was scored during what was arguably one of the greatest, most diverse moments of his career (other films he scored that were released in '82 were FIRST BLOOD, POLTERGEIST, SECRET OF NIHM and INCHON). The composer's work here is complex action scoring at its finest. Produced by MV Gerhard and remastered by James Nelson, this release features spectacular sound and includes the film version of the finale, (Two alternate takes of the finale are included here as bonus tracks, as is the alternate take of "The Wrong Sword," featuring the prominent mixing bowls). The CD booklet features all-new liner notes by film music writer Jeff Bond, who marks his 50th Goldsmith writing project with this release! This is a Limited Edition of 3000 Units.

Fan of this film and now a fan of the score, I haven't thought about this film until I had seen that La-La Land was to release it from Goldsmith's vault of scores. I know there was a few issues with the release and a recall went into an effect at the company's expense. You don't get that very often, bravo to them for that! 

So have you seen this film?
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

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La-La Land Records: Bandolero (1968) - Jerry Goldsmith

Bandolero (1968)
LIMITED EDITION [2000 UNITS]
Music By: Jerry Goldsmith

Released By: LA-LA LAND RECORDS

NOW SHIPPING

La-La Land Records and 20th Century Fox present the original motion picture score to the 1968 Twentieth Century Fox feature Western BANDOLERO!, starring James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and George Kennedy, and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Long out of print, this delightful western score from legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (RIO LOBO, PATTON, THE OMEN, BASIC INSTINCT) returns to CD sounding better than ever and featuring the Main Title, sans whistle, as a new Bonus Track. Produced by Nick Redman and Mike Matessino and mastered by Matessino, this special release is limited to 2000 units and features exclusive liner notes by writer Julie Kirgo.

I am fan of Jerry Goldsmith as one of the great composers of the last 60 years, in this little romp of musical merriment. I can say "Just Whistle For Me"!
-Jeremy [Retro-Z]

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