Millennium Entertainment: NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR


Millennium Entertainment:
NINJA II: SHADOW OF A TEAR
on OnDemand/VOD and on DVD December 31, 2013

Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial arts master Casey Bowman (Scott Adkins) after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. With the help of his friend Nakabara (Kane Kosugi), the fearless American retrains his responses and elevates his battle skills to seek justice for his wife's murder. Casey stealthily tracks the man responsible on his mission of vengeance, but just when he has his prey cornered, an unexpected twist forces him to see even those closest to him as enemies. In the ultimate confrontation, Casey must reflect on his teachings to become an invisible warrior worthy of the title Ninja.

Rating: R
Runtime: 94 minutes


YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/cO3OdOj4RS0

For more info:

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ninjashadowofatear

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Dark Horse Comics: New Releases [December 4th, 2013]

Dark Horse Comics:
New Releases

Click on BOOK TITLE to see them!

Issues:
 
Series Launch!
Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle #1 <--- Finally! New Terminator! J. Michael Stracynski.
Catalyst Comix #6 <--- Joe Casey!
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight #3 <--- Alex de Campi!
Hellboy in Hell #5 <--- Hellboy RETURNS December 4th!
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #7 <--- Mike Oeming!
The Occultist #3 <--- Mike Norton & Tim Seeley!
The Star Wars #4 <--- The wild & crazy adaptation continues!
 
Trades:
 
CBLDF Presents Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices TPB <--- Read up on Manga! Great readers guide.
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 15 TPB <--- Fantastic Conan collection.
To Hell You Ride HC <--- Lance Henriksen's epic horror story is collected! Read it! 


Trying to add new feature to the site, will see how long I can keep up with... I wanted to thank Dark Horse Comics for adding us to their schudele.
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Sparks & Shadows: Defiance 2Cd [Deluxe Edition] - Bear McCreary


SPARKS & SHADOWS TO RELEASE:
DEFIANCE DELUXE EDITION 2CD SET FEATURING MUSIC FROM BOTH
THE SYFY TELEVISION SERIES AND TRION WORLDS VIDEO GAME

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 DEFIANCE Soundtrack, 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.

COMPOSER JEFF BROADBENT RECEIVES HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD...

 
COMPOSER JEFF BROADBENT RECEIVES 
HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD FOR PLANETSIDE® 2

Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 26, 2013) - Rising star multimedia composer Jeff Broadbent has been awarded the 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Award for 'Best Original Video Game Score' for his original music to the ground breaking Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter, PlanetSide®2 (Sony Online Entertainment).


The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) recognize and honor the music of visual media including film, television and video games, as well as the music of artists from around the globe. The awards ceremony was held on November 21 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.

"I was honored to receive the Best Video Game Score award at the 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Awards for PlanetSide 2," said Jeff Broadbent. "Working with Sony Online Entertainment was a fantastic experience and I feel very privileged to have composed music for this landmark online video game. My sincere gratitude goes out to Sony Online Entertainment and the Hollywood Music In Media Awards."

Jeff Broadbent is a Hollywood Music in Media Award and Global Music Award winning composer whose passion for music and sound has found expression with video games such as PlanetSide 2, LEGO Legends of CHIMA Online, TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon, and I Am Alive. Broadbent's classical training with the orchestra (Master's in Composition) and film scoring (UCLA program) combined with technical expertise and cutting-edge technology allow him to compose with cinematic quality for a variety of diverse genres. In addition to scoring video games, Broadbent's music features on primetime television networks such as CBS, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and VH1. His latest projects include the hybrid trailer music album, "Enemy Below" released on Position Music (with music appearing in an upcoming Jack Ryan film trailer) as well as scores for the upcoming video games, Tom Clancy's EndWar Online and EA's Dawngate. For more information, visit www.jeffbroadbent.com.

Hailed by PC Gamer magazine as "The most ambitious shooter ever", PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play game where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of players engaging in intense air and ground combat that spans the alien planet of Auraxis. In PlanetSide 2, players choose to enlist in one of three unique Empires, each having their own distinct sonic approach. The imperialistic Terran Republic features authoritarian orchestra and choir, recorded by the Northwest Sinfonia. The rebellious New Conglomerate is represented by a unique fusion of blues, rock, and modern percussion. The alien-aligned Vanu Sovereignty showcases an eclectic blend of cutting-edge electronics, ethnic wind instruments, and haunting exotic vocals.

PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game - massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfold - and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect of the FPS and MMO genres. PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral first-person shooter experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community. PlanetSide 2 ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence. PlanetSide® is a registered trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. For more information visit www.PlanetSide2.com.

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Give a Little... Get Something Back!

American Idol Star Jessica Sanchez Featured On New Single “Lead Me Home,” Available Friday, November 22nd on iTunes and All Digital Partners
 
Proceeds From Single Sales To Be Donated To The Red Cross

Benefiting Victims Of Typhoon Yolanda In The Philippines “Lead Me Home” First Single From The Forthcoming Original Cast Recording, Heartbeat of Home, A New Music And Dance Spectacular With Music By Brian Byrne, To Be Released February 2014 On Decca/Universal Music Classics November 22, 2013 (New York, NY) –  American Idol star Jessica Sanchez lends her soaring vocals to the inspiring single, “Lead Me Home,” the first track available from the forthcoming Original Cast Recording, Heartbeat of Home. The full length album will be released on Decca/Universal Music Classics in February 2014.

“Lead Me Home” will be made available Friday, November 22nd at iTunes and all digital retail partners (CLICK HERE!!).  As a young singer of Philippine decent, Sanchez and the Decca label have partnered to donate $0.90 from each single sold of “Lead Me Home” to the Red Cross to support those affected by Typhoon Yolanda in the region.  


On the heels of the new single, Sanchez is also scheduled to sing both the Philippine National Anthem and the U.S. National Anthem on November 24th when eight-division title holder Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring to battle Brandon Rios in Macao (Pacquiao is dedicating this fight for all the victims of typhoon Yolanda). As part of her ongoing charitable work, Sanchez will also visit the Philippines in December on a mission with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to assist residents with hearing loss who have no resources to acquire hearing aids.


Hearbeat of Home, the new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance, lovingly encompasses a diverse array of multi-cultural influences, blending the thunder and drama of Irish dance with the sultriness and attitude of Latin American salsa, and the glorious rhythms of Africa.  Three years in the making, Hearbeat of Home features original music by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne and lyrics by award-winning writer Joseph O’Connor, and will be featured on PBS stations across the country in the month of March (check local listings).  A documentary on the making of the show will also air on select PBS stations this December.  In early 2014, the stage show will also make its North American debut at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre January 21st through March 2nd, with a series of shows to follow at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre March 4th through 16th, Detroit’s Fisher Theatre March 18th through 23rd and Boston’s Wang Theatre March 25th through April 6th.  More U.S. live dates will be announced soon.

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Dark Horse: CYBER MONDAY DEAL!


DARK HORSE DIGITAL CYBER MONDAY DEAL!

November 26, MILWAUKIE, OR—In anticipation of the infamous holiday shopping weekend, Dark Horse Comics is giving you another killer deal for Cyber Monday. Dark Horse Digital is offering comics fans 50% off their entire order for 24 hours! 

You can redeem this 50% discount with the coupon code ­­­­­­­­­­dhdcyber2013.

This offer is good for 24 hours beginning at midnight (PST) on Monday, December 2 ($20 cart minimum). Visit Digital.DarkHorse.com to take advantage of this amazing web store only offer. Sign up for the Dark Horse Digital Newsletter by Thanksgiving to get even more discounts (http://goo.gl/FP6Eva).

MSM/Kronos: The Little Wizard by Marc Timón Barce ló and Miguel Cordeiro

The Little Wizard
Music by Marc Timón Barce ló and Miguel Cordeiro

CD EDITION: Kronos Records
http://www.kronosrecords.com/

DIGITAL: MovieScore Media
http://moviescoremedia.com/

Directed by Roque Cameselle, the film tells the story of Bieito Dubidoso, the titular little wizard who uses his powers to save his father's life from the Normans. The evil Bishop Juan feels that the boy has dark powers and does everything to get rid of Bieito and his friend, Destreza. The Little Wizard premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in September and gets its Spanish theatrical release on November 15.

The music for The Little Wizard was written by Spanish composers Marc Timón Barceló and Miguel Cordeiro who provided a John-Williams inspired animated adventure score with many memorable themes and several recurring leitmotives. The score has been nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Award at the International Film Music Festival as well as the Spanish Film Music Critics Award.

The music for The Little Wizard was written in about two months before the score was recorded in Bulgaria. Composer Marc Timón recalls the recording experience: "Hearing and conducting your own music so well performed is the best gift that you can receive as a composer. More than a year later it’s nice to see that our efforts had a point and all that stress we felt back than has been converted into beautiful music we can all enjoy."

5/5 Sometimes you can say "save the best for last" and this is the case in this score "The Little Wizard" is a big player in great scores for 2013. I think efforts made here to create a magical moving score were a complete success, composers  Marc Timón Barce ló and Miguel Cordeiro created a wonderful piece. Bravo to them and future releases from them, thank you for making it epic!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Dark Horse Digital: STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY!


Feast your optic sensors on this year’s Black Friday MegaBundle. For one weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100.

Get classics like The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Get a taste of Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed Star Wars series. Your favorite Sith friends are here too, with Darth Maul and Darth Vader series, plus the latest series, Lost Tribe of the Sith. Your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, is here, plus the Imperial spy comic Agent of the Empire. Go back in time to the origins of the Jedi in Dawn of the Jedi, travel to hundreds of years after the films end with Legacy, and more!

Over 3,500 pages of Star Wars goodness! This sale goes live at midnight (PST), Friday, November 29, and runs through midnight, Sunday, December 1.

Get this MegaBundle here: EWOKS ARE WELCOME!, before Chewie punches it, and it jumps to hyperspace!

"GIMME SHELTER" January 24, 2014


Roadside Attractions: "GIMME SHELTER" January 24, 2014
Written and Directed by Ron Krauss

Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, James Earl Jones, Ann Dowd and Dascha Polanco

Based on a true story that centers on 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), Gimme Shelter uncovers the struggle for survival and the hope of redemption through the harsh realities of life on the streets. As a pregnant teenager, Apple's journey plummets her into a perilous struggle until finding salvation in a suburban shelter for homeless teens. With provisions of unprecedented comfort, a collective sisterhood connection and female empowerment, the shelter elevates Apple to break the shackles of her past and inspires her to embrace the future with clarity, maturity and hope not only for herself but her unborn child.



Rated: PG-13

For more info:

Film Website: www.GimmeShelterTheMovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GimmeShelter
Twitter: @GimmeShelter
Tumblr: www.GimmeShelterMovie.Tumblr.com

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013] - Howard Shore

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2 CD
SET DUE DECEMBER 10TH
FROM WATERTOWER MUSIC

Featuring Original Music by 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 5, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music today 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. 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the music of Howard Shore, one of film music’s most respected, honored, and active composers and conductors. "I’m looking forward to introducing you to Smaug," exclaimed Shore, who previously worked with director Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


Jackson added, "Howard Shore's music soars and enriches way beyond its connection to our images, a unique sound like no other. He truly has created an epic musical world of his own. "

Shore’s music for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy has been performed in numerous concerts internationally. In 2003 he conducted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings Symphony in Wellington, New Zealand. Since then, the work has been performed nearly 300 times by the world’s most prestigious orchestras, and has been the subject of a book, The Music of The Lord of the Rings Films: A Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore's Scores.



 Howard Shore’s music for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy stands as his most towering achievement to date, garnering three Academy Awards® for his music for those films, two for Best Original Score, and one for Best Original Song. Shore has also won numerous other honors for his film work, including four Grammys and three Golden Globe Awards, the Career Achievement for Music Composition Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, New York Chapter’s Recording Academy Honors, ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award, the Frederick Loewe Award and the Max Steiner Award from the city of Vienna. He holds honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and York University, and is an Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la France and the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in Canada.
 
Included on the soundtrack is I See Fire, a new song created for the film by Ed Sheeran, the 22-year old British singer/songwriter and multi-platinum global phenomenon who was nominated in the prestigious “Song of the Year” category at this year’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Sheeran is also a two-time BRIT Award winner and recipient of the highly esteemed Ivor Novello award for best song musically and lyrically in the UK." “It was such an honor working with Peter Jackson on this song," Sheeran says. "Not only is he one of my favorite directors of my favorite films, The Hobbit was the first book I ever read as a child, so it means a lot that I get to produce music for the motion picture.”

Elaborating on the collaboration with Jackson, as well as filmmakers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, Sheeran stated, “I was allowed complete freedom to create what I thought was fitting for the film, which is very rare, and Peter, Fran and Philippa were always on hand to give notes and pointers. The entire team down in New Zealand was out of this world. The film is amazing, I'm still geeking out that I've done a song for a Peter Jackson film set in Middle-earth!”

 
"Ed Sheeran is a true Tolkien fan, and also happens to be a brilliant singer-songwriter,” offered Peter Jackson. I See Fire is Ed's emotional response to the film. It's perfect."


“It is an honor to once again work with the tremendous Howard Shore, who has created the musical voice of Peter Jackson’s iconic The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings films from the beginning,” stated WaterTower Music head Jason Linn. “And we are thrilled that the stars aligned for this collaboration with Ed Sheeran and his truly inspired original song for our soundtrack. WaterTower anticipates another exciting and successful soundtrack journey with these two exceptional musicians.”


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on December 10, 2013.

I don't really have to tell you, do I?
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Sabotage [2014] - Arnold Schwarzenegger


One mission will make them targets.
 
In Open Road Films "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated.  As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.

CAST: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, Max Martini, and Josh Holloway

Get blown away by Open Road Film's latest action-packed thriller,  SABOTAGE. The film follows Arnold Schwarzenegger as he leads an elite DEA task force whose members start being eliminated after they bust one of the world's largest drug cartels. As the body count begins to rise, everyone is a suspect.Take a look at the brand new TRAILER that debuted today! From the writer of Training Day, and the director of End of Watch—SABOTAGE stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, and Mireille Enos.

Check out the OFFICIAL TRAILER on Yahoo! Movies: KA-BOOM!
 
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Dark Horse - Polar: Came From the Cold


Polar: Came From the Cold
is on sale everywhere November 27th!
 
Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy—Black Kaiser—is on a collision course with a stab-happy torture expert and a seductive but deadly redhead. His mission only ends if he dies or kills everyone out to get him, and he’s not in the habit of dying. This webcomic hit has been rescripted for print!

* A guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller.
* By Victor Santos (Mice Templar)!
 
Very cool, very cool!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Varese Sarabande: Hours [2013] - Benjamin Wallfisch

Hours [2013]
Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch
Release Date: 12/10/13


In the disaster/thriller HOURS, Paul Walker stars as a father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Newcomer Benjamin Wallfisch makes his exciting Varèse Sarabande debut with his powerful and emotional score for HOURS. Panteleon Films will open HOURS on December 13.
 

Benjamin Wallfisch is one of my new favorite composers and here he tackles another great score and wins on all levels.
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

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Vampyres... Independant Film in the Making!


Violet, plagued by hallucinations, finds comfort in an unlikely friendship with a homeless man who imparts to her that vampires are causing her suffering.


Vampyres is a short film currently in development by Miguel Coronado III (director & illustrator), J.R. Zambrano (writer) and Josephine McAdam (actress) following our main character, Violet, as she is exposed to the world of vampires and the horror that comes with it. This film returns to the folklore and fear that vampires instill.  

Support and information: https://www.facebook.com/vampyresfilm

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

La-La Land Records, Creature Features and LadyHawke

http://www.creaturefeatures.com/

Creature Features is putting on a very special LADYHAWKE screening with special guests Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler-Donner on Nov 26th at the Arclight Hollywood. Get your tickets now at www.creaturefeatures.com and come on out for what will be a great show!

In very related news, we are happy to announce that La-La Land Records will be releasing a 2-CD remastered and expanded LADYHAWKE soundtrack in 2014!

So many cool things in this post, where to begin... how about you just click it for the tickets!! I had seen a screening in high school, I still have the ticket somewhere I might have to find and share it... until then maybe someone might go!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Sparks & Shadows: WORLD OF STEAM: CLOCKWORK HEART - Bear McCreary


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 18, 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.”

Recent Emmy Award® winner for Da Vinci’s Demons, McCreary’s current workload includes the new series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – which was the #1 debut of the 2013 fall season with 11.9 million viewers.  Together with the fourth season debut of The Walking Dead, shattering records with 16.1 million viewers for its season debut, that means that McCreary had the #1 new show and the #1 returning show in 2013.  McCreary’s current projects also include the second season of Da Vinci’s Demons, the Syfy series Defiance, and the 2014 debut of Black Sails on STARZ, which will team McCreary once again with Jonathan Steinberg, whom he previously worked with on Human Target.

THE WORLD OF STEAM is a new anthology webseries that has set the record for the highest funded pilot for a webseries ever on Kickstarter.  Featured in Wired, Buzzfeed, Whedonesque and Paste Magazines as well as endorsed by Grant Imahara (Mythbusters), Felicia Day (The Guild) and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dr. Horrible), THE WORLD OF STEAM sets out to explore the deep recesses of a Steampunk world. Drama, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy are all explored against the backdrop of an alternate Victorian Age.

THE WORLD OF STEAM embraces the dual ambitious goals of bringing complex stories with deep characters to life, as well as creating a new series hearkening back to old anthologies like The Twilight Zone, Amazing Stories, Tales From the Darkside, and Jim Henson's Storyteller Series. The World of Steam peers through the keyhole of our existence into a strange new world on the other side.

Featuring the talents of Matt Yang King (24, David E. Kelley's new show Monday Mornings, and winner of theCAPE/Hollywood Foreign Press Young Screenwriters Award), Lisa Lassek (Editor: The Cabin in the Woods, Avengers), Thomas Surprenant (Emmy: Makeup FX - Star Trek), and Bear McCreary (Composer: The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica).  The first season of THE WORLD OF STEAM will also feature the acting talents of Catherine Taber (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Phil Lamarr (Futurama), Josh Coxx (Thor) and Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy).

Sparks & Shadows presents THE WORLD OF STEAM: THE CLOCKWORK HEART EP,, available digitally on November 20, 2013

Other releases from Sparks & Shadows include McCreary's soundtracks the series Da Vinci’s Demons (featuring the Emmy® Award winning title theme), Europa Report, and the upcoming releases Defiance-Deluxe Edition and the soundtrack for Knights of Badassdom.

Yeah, it's cool... period!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

The Gipsy Kings' 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour, January 17-25

  
The Gipsy Kings' 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour
January 17-25, 2014

(Leading World Music Band Returns to the USA to Kick Off 25 Year Celebration and are available for interviews in advance of tour)

The Gipsy Kings will be kicking off their 25th Anniversary in support of the group's new album SAVOR FLAMENCO on Knitting Factory Records, with dates starting on the East Coast in January 2014. SAVOR FLAMENCO is the group's first new release in six years. The project marks The Gipsy Kings' 25th Anniversary of their first U.S. Release, GIPSY KINGS in 1987. It is also the first time in the group's storied career that the Kings have produced themselves and written all of their material.

Please stay tuned to the band's web site www.gipsykings.com for more show dates.

Based on Camargue, the very famous land by the Mediterranean Sea, the Gipsy Kings are made up of two families--the Reyes family from Arles and the Baliardos from Montpellier. The musical adventure of these two families started in the 1960s when Jose Reyes was singing with Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Baliardo) performing all around the world in theaters including Carnegie Hall in New York City. There is music by Manitas de Plata y Jose Reyes on youtube. Their fans included Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Miles Davis and Charlie Chaplin.

When the duo parted ways, Jose Reyes became even more popular after starting his own band, Los Reyes. His sons backed him up. When the elder Reyes passed away in 1979, Nicolas and Andre began playing with the Baliardo brothers in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer during the The Gypsy's Pilgrimage. They traveled, busking nearby on the streets of Saint-Tropez, performing on beaches during the day and for celebrities such as Brigitte Bardot by night. "Los Reyes" means "The Kings," and the band changed their name to The Gipsy Kings.

The Gipsy Kings' musical style has been called "Rumba Flamenca" which allows The Gipsy Kings to combine traditional flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms, Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic, reggae, jazz, and--of course--gypsy styles!

The band speaks French, and performs music in Spanish dialect of Gitane, the native Gipsy language, that is a mixture of Spanish, French, and Catalan. The root of the Gitane culture is in the southern part of Spain that includes Seville and Granada. One of the economically depressed areas of Europe, this region has given the world flamenco music, bullfighting and Moorish-influenced Architecture. The people in that area are known as "Gitanos," Spanish Romani people who fled Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). (The term "gitano" comes from "Egiptano," a Spanish term for "Egyptian" as the English word "Gypsy" comes from "Egyptian.")

The Gipsy Kings have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

The Gipsy Kings' first U.S. album, GIPSY KINGS was released in the United States in 1987, and charted for 40 weeks. This 25 year old album has been certified gold or platinum in at least 15 countries. The group is a multi-GRAMMY-nominated act.

The single from GIPSY KINGS was "Bamboleo," which was used in a Burger King commercial and recently covered on the TV show, GLEE.

The Gipsy Kings' "Hotel California" is in the movie, THE BIG LEBOWSKI and HBO series ENTOURAGE.

The 2010 film TOY STORY 3 featured a Gipsy Kings version of the movie's popular, Randy Newman-penned theme, "You've Got a Friend in Me." The band also performed the song on DANCING WITH THE STARS.

PBS filmed a documentary about The Gipsy Kings called TIERRA GITANA.

CONFIRMED GIPSY KINGS TOUR DATES JANUARY 2014

FRI 17 Atlantic City, NJ - Revel (Tickets on sale: Nov. 15 at 12 noon)
SAT 18 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods (Tickets on sale: Nov. 15, 10 am)
SUN 19 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre (Tickets on sale: Nov. 15 at 10 am)
MON 20 Alexandria, VA - Birchmere (Tickets on sale: Nov. 15 at 12 noon)
WED 22 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater (Tickets on sale: Nov. 15 at 10 am)
THU 23 Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium (Tickets on sale: Nov. 14 at 10 am)
FRI 24 NYC - City Winery (Tickets on sale: Nov. 21 at 3 pm)
SAT 25 NYC - City Winery (Tickets on sale: Nov. 21 at 3 pm)

Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Top 12 Finalists Announced and Heading to Theaters in ABCs OF DEATH 2’s!

Top Twelve Finalists Announced and Heading to Theaters in ABCs OF DEATH 2’s “Search for the 26th Director”

Popular fan competition from Magnet Releasing, Timpson Films and Drafthouse Films secures triple the original film’s number of entries, from over 40 countries

New York City – 17 November 2013 – Producers Ant Timpson, Tim League, and Magnet Releasing have announced the twelve finalists in ABCs OF DEATH 2’s “Search for the 26th Director.”
The original ABCs OF DEATH, comprised of 26 alphabet-themed ways to die from the biggest names in horror, invited any and all indie filmmakers from around the world to submit their own T-themed deaths – with one exceptional entry being chosen to appear in the final film. The tradition of selecting the 26th Director proudly continues in the 2014 sequel.

The competition’s twelve outstanding finalists will be voted on by the upcoming anthology film’s other 25 directors, with a victor being announced on December 15th.

The Top Twelve finalists will be screened for free at select Alamo Drafthous locations on December 15th, after which Drafthouse founder/CEO Tim League will announce the competition’s winner. In addition to receiving a $5000 cash prize, the winning film will be become ABCs OF DEATH 2’s “M” segment.

Inside Llewyn Davis celebrated John Goodman


Inside Llewyn Davis celebrated John Goodman with a handprint-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Novemeber 14, 2013
 
The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® handprint-footprint ceremony is rich in tradition and provides its four million-plus annual visitors an opportunity to experience the lore of Hollywood up close. Movie exhibitor Sid Grauman, who was one of Hollywood’s best known and most creative showmen, opened The Chinese in 1927 and launched the handprint-footprint ceremony a year later.  The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® was declared a historic-cultural landmark in 1968 and in 2013, the main theatre was re-launched as the world’s largest IMAX® theatre.

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads.  Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making.  Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul —and back again. 

Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer. 
 
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

... And more cool stuff!



SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Oscar Isaac (C) performs onstage with (L-R) Gabe Witcher, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Chris Thile and Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers during reception honoring Joel and Ethan Coen and T Bone Burnett to celebrate the music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" at Buffalo Club on November 13, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Films)

Magnolia Takes US and Canadian Rights to FRONTERA


Los Cabos, Mexico (November 18, 2013) - The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US and Canadian rights to FRONTERA, starring Ed Harris (Snowpiercer, Pain & Gain, Phantom, Pollock, Apollo 13), Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives,” The Heartbreak Kid, The Sentinel), Michael Peña (American Hustle, End of Watch, The Lincoln Lawyer), Aden Young (Killer Elite) and Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone, Field of Dreams).  The film was directed by Michael Berry, from a script he co-wrote with Luis Moulinet III, and produced by Ocean Blue Entertainment and executive producer Eric Austin Williams.

Six Strings with Jann Klose and Concert This Weekend!


I am so sorry for holding onto this interview, I didn't want it to run during October... and Jann is playing in Chicago this weekend. I so wanted to be there to meet and greet, but we are all ready hanging at the KOLLISON CON. Though needless to say if you are in Chicago, please go to this concert Jann Klose will be at. I too wanted to thank Anne Leighton for all the help, she is one awesome lady and really knows her business. Of course to Mr. Klose for taking the time to talk, best of everything and a very long career. More information about this show, music video and links to Jann Klose at the bottom!

Jeremy H.

I give you the talented Jann Klose... enjoy!

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From your new release "MOSAIC" what song do you feel represents you and your life, that when you think that is me my song?

Jann Klose: Well, all of them do... even SONG TO THE SIREN which I didn't write... That's a Tim Buckley composition to the brilliant poetry of Larry Beckett who I just started writing with after spending some time with him in Portland, Oregon and performing there together. I'm also very proud of songs like ON AND ON and FOUR LEAF CLOVER because I think they convey my state of mind at the time of writing clearly. 


With all the influences you could draw from, where did you find your inspiration for this album and which track do you think you can hear the strongest of that inspiration?

Jann Klose: The inspiration comes from living. Every day my life changes a bit, mainly because I travel a lot and get to absorb the many vignettes life has to offer on a day to day basis. The opening track, MAKE IT BETTER to me is a big part of that because I wrote about politics more than I have ever before. I think I'm allowing myself to be more reflective on external influences on that one. Yael Shulman directed the new music video for MAKE IT BETTER which is available after Sept 18th!

You are part of the film "GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY." Could you share how you became involved and how was the experience for you personally?

Jann Klose: I got cast as the voice of Tim after Gary Lucas recommended me for the part. It was quite exhilarating to do. Besides being a big fan of both Tim's and Jeff's music the whole thing happened very quickly, within days... i totally immersed myself in Tim's songs for a few days, listening to nothing else.  

Do you find that the world shift towards more digital than Compact Disc is easier for you to find a larger audience to you and your music?

Jann Klose: Well, I think it's made it harder and easier... You've got the loss of 50% of all music sales in the last decade on the one hand and the ability to reach anyone, anywhere on the other. I think the new model is starting to take shape but we've got a ways to go before there's anything anyone would consider a "norm" of sorts.

What is the strongest feeling that people will take away from your release "MOSAIC"?

Jann Klose: Hopefully to hit repeat at the end :)


Between your release "MOSAIC" and your place in the film "GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY," which is more rewarding and would you classify 2013 to be a great year?

Jann Klose: A great year it's been indeed. Seeing both my album and the movie do well and gain traction is amazing. My team and I put in a lot of hours and work very hard. We also have a real love for music and I think it shows.

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Kollision Con [2013]


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5440 North River Road
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Where the Wolf meets EAST/WEST! Want to know more? [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

DOCTOR WHO - The Snowmen/The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe


Silva Screen Records Presents:
Doctor Who - The Snowmen/The Doctor,
The Widow and the Wardrobe
Music by: Murray Gold
Conducted by: Ben Foster 

At one time Christmas Day in the US meant the Yule log and It’s a Wonderful Life, a time for families to gather around the TV together. But in the modern era that mantle has now been taken by the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

This release brings together the music of the last two which were broadcast on Christmas Day 2011 and 2012 and were watched by a joint audience of close to 20m in the UK alone. This ninth release in the series brings the full canon of Murray Gold's prolific output up to date, eight years of elaborate and dazzling scores for one of the BBC's most popular shows worldwide. The booklet for this release is reversible to allow the display of a separate cover for The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe. 


RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2013 

Spend your holidays with the doctor, Doctor Who that is. I never ever get tired of the music, it is always epic and always with charm!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Walt Disney's: A Christmas Carol [2009] - Alan Silvestri


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music Composed and Conducted by ALAN SILVESTRI
INTRADA/DISNEY D001956902

When Walt Disney released the 2009 version of A Christmas Carol, Alan Silvestri's large-scale, Christmas-infused score was only made available as a digital download.  With many soundtrack enthusiasts clamoring for a CD-release to put on their shelves, Intrada and Disney have finally delivered the goods.  Featuring the same dynamite program Silvestri assembled at the time of the film, his score is a wild ride of soaring themes, adaptations and extrapolations of timeless Christmas classics, thundering action and thrills in this pumped up, unique version of one of the most famous and popular Christmas stories.  While not the complete score, this 45-minute presentations nails all of the key musical moments of the score in a tight, musical experience surely to kick off the Christmas season on just the right note.

This version of A Christmas Carol is a 3-D computer animated motion-capture adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic.  Written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, young and old, as well as the three ghosts who haunt Scrooge. Zemeckis and Silvestri have a long standing relationship that includes Back to the Future and Forest Gump.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
I AM THE FORTH GHOST OF CHRISTMAS, YOU WANT THIS!

Another sought after score by a great composer and a pair of music labels!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Intrada: The Thanksgiving Promise [1986] - Bruce Broughton


THE THANKSGIVING PROMISE
Music Composed and Conducted by BRUCE BROUGHTON
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 252

Bruce Broughton’s traditional Americana take for the 1986 Walt Disney television film The Thanksgiving Promise isn’t concerned with an America of spacious skies, amber waves of grain or purple mountain majesties, but one of dusty backwoods roads, clear-water swimming holes and weathered painted barns. It’s the quiet, small-town America of hay rides, costumed fairs and broken-down pickup trucks. Broughton assembled an orchestra consisting of strings, woodwinds, guitars, dulcimer, recorder, keyboards, harmonica, vibraphone and light percussion, displaying the composer's passion for the Americana idiom.

Broughton recorded his music at the Disney Studios scoring stage with his engineer of choice, Armin Steiner. The complete score was recorded and mixed onto three rolls of two-channel stereo tape and vaulted in pristine condition waiting for the day Intrada arrived to assemble it onto an album and present the premiere of this heart-felt Bruce Broughton score.

Beau Bridges directs and stars as Hank Tilby, a simple farmer trying to raise his family, eke out a living and stay out of debt. The story centers on 12-year-old Travis (Jordan Bridges), a loner looking to make his mark. When neighbor Stu Larson (Lloyd Bridges) finds a wounded Canadian gosling, he pays Travis twenty dollars to feed the bird and deliver it six weeks later, slaughtered and dressed, for the Larson’s Thanksgiving meal. Travis becomes attached to the bird and tries to save it from the chopping block, but Hank is determined to teach his son a lesson in keeping his word, even at the expense of the bird’s life.


For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
SOMEONE PASS THE POTATOES!

Not too many scores/soundtracks for Thanksgiving, wait another great release from Intrada!!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Intrada: Prancer [1989] - Maurice Jarre


PRANCER
Music Composed and Conducted by MAURICE JARRE
INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 259

When composer Maurice Jarre was hired to score the elements of magic, childhood, and Christmastime in the 1989 MGM film Prancer, he rose to the challenge with panache. Jarre uses colors that capture the tone and almost storybook-like elements of the film, prominently featuring the EWI (electronic wind instrument) which becomes the main solo wind voice—often representing the magical, otherworldly presence of the eponymous reindeer. Another featured color is the Celtic harp, which gives the score rustic warmth -- a sound both ancient and intimate, and Jarre used it to perform the score’s main themes solo or to provide little embellishments. The rest of the palette is comprised of solo piano, strings, and synthesizers, blending together to form a musical character both contemporary and timeless — and thoroughly Jarre.  Almost the entire score plays in major keys and reflects the beauty and warmth of the Christmas spirit. The composer wrote two main themes for the film. One is for Prancer: a gliding, lyrical melody that rises and rises in its first half, then gradually falls, alighting on a series of descending chords. The other central theme is for the loving bond that develops between Jessie and Prancer.

To present this premiere CD release, Intrada was fortunate to locate the original stereo session mixes made onto DAT, and presented here just in time for the Christmas holiday.

With her mother dead and her father (Sam Elliott) in a constant state of anxiety over the future of the family apple farm, Jessie (Rebecca Harrell) looks for hope and miracles in the Christmas season and particularly in Santa’s flying reindeer. Soon after her small town’s decorative Prancer falls off its wire and gets run over by a car, Jessie and her father discover a real wounded reindeer in the woods. Jessie hides what she thinks is the genuine Prancer from her shotgun-wielding father and nurses the animal back to health. The town eventually discovers her yuletide secret—which she hopes to return to Santa on Christmas Eve. Her sunny faith and innocence bring warmth back into the life of a resident crank (Cloris Leachman) and, eventually, her own home.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
On Prancer...

Just Announced, just in time for the holidays!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Movie Score Media/Kronos Records: 4 New CD's - Nov. 2013

THE LITTLE WIZARD
MMS13017/KRONCD027

Music by MARC TIMÓN BARCELÓ and MIGUEL CORDEIRO

Nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Award at the International Film Music Festival in Cordoba as well as the Spanish Film Music Critics Award, the original orchestral score for the Spanish family animation The Little Wizard is a truly outstanding and impressive achievement by up and coming composers Marc Timón Barceló and Miguel Cordeiro.


Any fan of big, classical and thematic film music will love this score which features a striking main theme in waltz meter, many exciting action scherzos and an abundance of engaging melodic writing. Purely orchestral with additional choral colours in places, this score deservers an international audience although the film itself has only been released in Spain so far. The film premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in September and gets its theatrical release in Spain on November 15.
Enjoy one of the best film scores of the year!

Listen to samples and preorder the CD here: IT'S MAGICAL!


LAST PASSENGER                   
MMS13014/KRONCD028

Music by LIAM BATES

Coinciding with the theatrical release of the film in United Kingdom, MovieScore Media and Kronos Records releases Irish composer Liam Bates’ high-octane action score for Last Passenger, an intense genre movie taking place on a speeding London commuter train. Influenced by some of the most stylish and effective of Jerry Goldsmith’s action scores from the 1970s and 1980s, Bates has composed a truly exciting, dark and interesting orchestral score that will attract fans of classic action film scoring. Director Omid Nooshin wanted a score “unrepentantly musical and expressive, a throwback to a bygone era of thrillers which inspired my movie in the first place.” Hence, the orchestrations features an emphasis on brass and percussion with a lot of agitato string writing in the rhythmic writing, juxtaposed by reflective melodic themes.

Film music surprise of the year?

Listen to samples and preorder the CD here: ALL ABOARD!


EXPLODING SUN
MMS13015/KRONCD029

Music by JAMES GELFAND

Featuring a highly energetic and exciting action score composed by Canadian composer James Gelfand, Exploding Sun is a sci-fi movie about the catastrophic consequences of a hyperactive sun. This is yet another example of a low budget television score of a quality that both adds production value to the film itself and is an exciting listening experience on its own. Canadian composer James Gelfand, whose other credits include Cyberbully and Swamp Devil, pulls out all the stops to create an intense listening experience with tense harmonies and driving percussion but also uplifting themes and more reflective work.


EXCITING ACTION SCORE FROM THE SCI-FI THRILLER STARRING JULIA ORMOND (Witches of East End, Mad Men, The East) DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT (JAG, GCB, Melrose Place) AND ANTHONY LEMKE (White House Down, Witches of East End, American Psycho)

Listen to samples and preorder the CD here: DANGER, EXPOSURE TO THE SUN!


RECYCLING LILY
MMS13016/KRONCD030

Music by PHILIPP SCHWEIDLER & MORITZ SCHNEIDER


Directed by newcomer Pierre Monard, Recycling Lily is a romantic comedy about a meticulous  garbage inspector who falls in love with the mother of a notorious litterer - an unusual story which is boosted by a warm and very impressive soundtrack composed by Philipp Schweidler and Mortiz Schneider, beautifully orchestrated by Robin Hoffmann. Imagine Fellini meeting Tarantino and you have the main ingredients of the score where influences of Nino Rota are juxtaposed by surf rock guitars Morricone style. The orchestral music has a lightness, beauty and charm that is reflected in the main theme (a whimsical waltz) but also in the more emotionally charged pieces such as “Emma Falling” and “Fat and Lonely”. The entertaining soundtrack also features the up-beat song “Nobody’s Perfect” featuring William White which sums up the film perfectly.

CHARMING SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SWIZZ COMEDY ‘RECYCLING LILY’
ORIGINAL SCORE BY PHILIPP SCHWEIDLER AND MORITZ SCHNEIDER INSPIRED BY NINO ROTA AND ENNIO MORRICONE

Listen to samples and preorder the CD here: LIFE IS GOOD!

Just Announced! 
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Sony Music/Masterworks: One Chance [2013]


ONE CHANCE [2013]
DIGITAL RELEASE ON OCTOBER 22, 2013

FEATURES BRAND-NEW TRACK BY TAYLOR SWIFT, PLUS POPULAR OPERA ARIAS AND FAMOUS SONGS SUNG BY PAUL POTTS AND OTHER STARS

Sony Music is proud to announce the digital release of the original motion picture soundtrack of ONE CHANCE, the remarkable life story of singer Paul Potts, with an array of opera favorites that will appeal to a wide range of listeners and a new, previously unreleased song by seven-time Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift. The Weinstein Company will release the film theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on December 27th, and the CD will be available on January 7, 2014.

From the director of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ONE CHANCE is based on the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being voted as the winner on Simon Cowell’s inaugural 'Britain's Got Talent.'  Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in 'One Man, Two Guvnors', BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY). Directed by David Frankel (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MARLEY & ME, HOPE SPRINGS) and written by Justin Zackham (THE BUCKET LIST), ONE CHANCE is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier (KICK-ASS, THE DEBT, I GIVE IT A YEAR), Simon Cowell, and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

Decca Records: QUEEN OF CARTHAGE - Brian Byrne


(October 22, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Decca Records has released the QUEEN OF CARTHAGE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack via iTunes.  The soundtrack features the original score composed by Brian Byrne (ALBERT NOBBS), who also composed the music for the worldwide production from the producers of Riverdance HEARTBEAT OF HOME.  In addition to the original score, Byrne wrote the haunting end title track “Waltz With Me Under The Sun,” performed by Kristina Train.  Also featured on the album is “Dido’s Lament,” performed by Danielle DeNiese.

“Kristina Train is probably one of the finest young singers around just now. Although she's has youth on her side she sounds like a classic soul voice that always was,” said Byrne. “The score is mostly based on the melody for the song ‘Waltz With Me Under the Sun’. That was the first thing I wrote for the film and it just seemed to work as a theme throughout.”  Byrne’s wife Kasey wrote the song’s lyrics.

QUEEN OF CARTHAGE stars Shiloh Fernandez (who also co-wrote the screenplay) and Oscar nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes. The film follows an American Drifter discovers a New Zealand Singer and develops and obsession for him. The soundtrack features the RTE Concert Orchestra, Kristina Train and Danielle DeNiese.

Silva Screen Records: Luther [2013] - Paul Englishby and More!



IDRIS ELBA PRESENTS:
LUTHER
SONGS & SCORE FROM SERIES 1, 2 & 3
Release date: November 5, 2013

Launched in 2010, Luther has fast become one of the BBC's most popular crime series with Idris Elba in the title role as a dedicated but obsessive police officer. With its mysterious theme, Paradise Circus by Massive Attack opening each episode the series also utilises a play-out track that fits the atmosphere of the story. This release features many of these outstanding songs including music from Robert Plant, Suede, Marilyn Manson, and Nina Simone.

Composer Paul Englishby provides the score for the series with music that can range from darkly menacing soundscapes to elegiac dreaminess. His career spans film, TV, theatre, dance and concert hall. He received an Emmy Award for his adroit jazz score to David Hare's TV production Page Eight (also Ivor Novello Award nominated). He also scored the acclaimed John Hurt, Quentin Crisp drama An Englishman In New York. Film highlights include An Education, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day and Magicians.

As a special bonus, the little-known Kasabian track Black Whistler (previously only available on the single for Empire) makes its album debut here. Always considered to have the 'Luther' vibe, it was never used in the show but is included here at Idris Elba's request.

Silva Screen Records: Doctor Who Series 7 [2Cd] - Murray Gold


Doctor Who Series 7 [2Cd]
Music by: Murray Gold
Long awaited by the fans, Series 7 has been uniquely made up of 13 self-contained stories and this 2 CD set offers a feast of new Murray Gold signature themes with music from each and every story.

Murray Gold’s phenomenal output as a composer began close to twenty years ago and he has stacked up five BAFTA nominations (two for Doctor Who) plus three Royal Television Society nominations and a win for Queer As Folk. In 2013 Murray Gold celebrated one his greatest musical accomplishments with a third Doctor Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
Pure Gold!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

Sony Music: The Book Thief [2013] - John Williams


THE BOOK THIEF
Released on NOVEMBER 20th
Music by: JOHN WILLIAMS

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 Zusak. The 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.

The original score was written by composer John Williams, whose work includes some of the best-known film music of all time including all of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films, the first three Harry Potter films, Jaws, Superman, E.T., Schindler’s List, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Memoirs of a Geisha, Lincoln and Jurassic Park. He’s earned five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe® Awards, seven BAFTA Awards and an astonishing 21 Grammy Awards®. His total of 48 Academy Award® nominations to date makes him the Academy’s most-nominated living person, an achievement surpassed only by Walt Disney. In addition to music for the movies, Williams has written numerous concert works, and served as the Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra for fourteen seasons.

The touching story of The Book Thief gave Williams a wonderful canvas for original music, and an opportunity to demonstrate his mastery of intimate orchestral composition, including many wonderful solo instrumental textures.  The soundtrack opens with a plaintive and haunting solo piano passage in the track “One Small Fact”.  The lyrical third track, New Parents and a New Home, again features piano with sweeping strings.  Upbeat and lively pieces such as The Snow Fight and Foot Race add lightness and a playful exuberance to the score. For a key scene in the movie, the track Book Burning contributes dark, threatening, discordant notes, while Max and Liesel, underscoring the girl’s relationship with the young Jewish man her foster parents are hiding, has a tender, slow oboe melody.  In Learning to Write Williams selected the cello for an introductory solo.  Towards the end of the soundtrack, Max Lives is a joyful piece that releases tension, followed by a serene finale and a summing-up of the whole in the final track, The Book Thief.  The subtlety of the compositions and Williams’ ability to conjure complex emotions are evident throughout this extraordinary score.

Two recent film soundtrack releases by Williams, Lincoln and War Horse, produced strong sales on the Sony Classical label. The quality of the movie The Book Thief and of its superb, moving original score, leaves no doubt that this release, scheduled for November 20, will also find a wide and enthusiastic audience.


Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

La-La Land Records: DAYS OF THUNDER [SCORE] - Hans Zimmer

 
DAYS OF THUNDER [SCORE]
Music by: Hans Zimmer
LIMITED EDITION OF 3000 UNITS
 
La-La Land Records (http://www.lalalandrecords.com/) and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer's (BLACK RAIN, THELMA & LOUISE, THE DARK KNIGHT, MAN OF STEEL) full-throttle original score to the 1990 racing drama feature DAYS OF THUNDER, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Robert Duvall, and directed by Tony Scott. After waiting decades, film music enthusiasts have finally been rewarded with a worthy release of this Zimmer classic. Clocking in at over 70 minutes, this CD absolutely roars with the kind of blistering dramatic action scoring that vividly demonstrates how Zimmer became one of filmdom's most important contemporary composers. Rounding out the music presentation are some notable bonus tracks and the song "The Last Note of Freedom," performed by David Cloverdale. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this special limited release of 3000 Units was supervised by the film's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer and star Tom Cruise. The sleek art design is by Dan Goldwasser, with exclusive, in-depth liner notes by film music writer Tim Greiving, which include feature comments from Bruckheimer and Cruise. This release is dedicated to the late Tony Scott.

Just Announced!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

La-La Land Records: Restless [2011] - Danny Elfman


Restless [2011]
Music by: Danny Elfman
LIMITED EDITION OF 2000 UNITS

FREE ELFMAN EXCLUSIVE! Order RESTLESS now and get a free copy of the composer's TAKING WOODSTOCK at no additional charge. The free CD will be packed with your order when it ships! Only at lalalandrecords.com for a limited time. These free copies are NOT guaranteed.

La-La Land Records and Sony Pictures Entertainment present the original motion picture score to the 2011 feature film drama RESTLESS, starring Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper and directed by Gus Van Sant. Renowned composer Danny Elfman (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BATMAN, SOMMERSBY, BLACK BEAUTY) crafts another notable original score - a delicate, but stirring work, in the vein of his music for MILK and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, that expertly finds the heart and soul of Van Sant's delightfully offbeat romantic drama. Produced by Danny Elfman and mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman mastering, this special release is limited to 2000 units and includes exclusive, in-depth liner notes from film music writer Tim Greiving which feature comments from director Gus Van Sant. The attractive art direction is by Dan Goldwasser.
 
Just Announced!
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]