VARESE SARABANDE and FYE... Brings Out All New VINYL!


Varèse Sarabande Records announces the release of four exclusive vinyl color variants to some of their most famous soundtracks in a partnership with FYE. Available today at FYE stores and online is The Goonies – Original Motion Picture Score from composer Dave Grusin. The LP’s, which are pressed on canary yellow vinyl matched from The Goonies signature logo, are limited to 1000 copies. Releasing over the next month and available now for pre-order on FYE.com are:

Nov 8: The Crow – Original Motion Picture Score on Black/White Warpaint vinyl, (500 pieces)

Nov 22: The Star Wars Trilogy on either Red, Green or Blue Lightsaber vinyl (500 of each, 1500 total)

Nov 22: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – Original Motion Picture Score on Red/White Swirl vinyl (500 pieces)

THE GOONIES... From the imagination of Steven Spielberg and propelled by David Grusin’s score, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys…and a mild- mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

Dave Grusin has won an Academy Award along with multiple Grammys and is the founder of GRP records. Grusin’s lasting musical imprint in film comes from composing memorable scores for The Graduate, On Golden Pond, Tootsie?and The Goonies. In 1988, he won the Oscar?for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War.  

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THE CROW... The Crow is one of Graeme Revell's most iconic scores. A poetic guitarist Eric Draven is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancée are murdered. The crow guides him through the land of the living, and leads him to his killers: knife thrower Tin-tin, drugetic Funboy, car buff T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. One by one, Eric gives these thugs a taste of their own medicine. However, their leader Top-Dollar, a world-class crime lord who will dispatch his enemies with a Japanese sword and joke about it later, will soon learn the legend of the crow and the secret to the vigilante's invincibility. Revell’s score is chilling, beautiful and elegant.

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THE STAR WARS TRILOGY... The Star Wars Trilogy is one of the best-selling albums ever released by Varèse Sarabande Records, selling almost 500,000 albums since its 1983 release. Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm and composer John Williams, the outer packaging contains actual stills from each of the three original Star Wars films and a personal letter from John Williams on the back of the album.

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PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE... In 1985, Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited Elfman to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Elfman was apprehensive at first, because of his lack of formal training, but with orchestration assistance from Oingo Boingo guitarist and arranger Steve Bartek, he achieved his goal of emulating the mood of such composers as Nino Rota and Bernard Hermann.

Danny Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Elfman first became known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo from 1974 to 1995. He is well known for scoring films and television shows, particularly his frequent collaborations with director Tim Burton with their latest project being Dumbo. Among his many notable projects are the scores of all the 50 Shades film, The Simpsons theme song, The original Spiderman and Batman film series scores and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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ABOUT VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS
Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande is a part of Concord.

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Vinyl from Varese is always top notch, gotta remember... they started with the LP's and it has come back .
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE MANDALORIAN: CHAPTER 3" music by Ludwig Göransson

 
Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s first-ever, live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+. The Mandalorian: Chapter 3 digital album features score by Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Creed) and is available HERE.
 
The Swedish-born composer’s approach to “The Mandalorian” score and character themes was to combine organic elements from recorders, pianos and guitars in different ways and infuse tech sounds with a cinematic orchestra. Göransson said, "Working on something so fresh and original as ‘The Mandalorian,’ I knew I had to compose something just as exciting. I wanted the score for each episode to be unique so I had to create a big sound world to draw inspiration from. I started my compositional journey away from the computer in the woods and at my small home studio playing live instruments such as recorders, piano and guitar. I took that material back into the computer and added tech elements to make the organic instruments take new shapes. Lastly, I added the cinematic sweep of an 70-piece orchestra to make my compositions breathe and come to life. Working with Jon and the entire team involved in the making of this series was incredibly humbling and collaborative. I’m so excited to share this soundtrack with fans around the world.” 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE TWO POPES" (NETFLIX FILM) music by Bryce Dessner


Milan Records announces the December 6 release of THE TWO POPES (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) by composer, guitarist, arranger and co-principal songwriter of The National BRYCE DESSNER.  Available for preorder now, the soundtrack features music written by Dessner for Netflix’s forthcoming film starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, which makes its US theatrical debut Wednesday, November 27 and will be available on Netflix beginning Friday, December 20.  Making its debut yesterday via Rolling Stone and available now alongside preorder is a new track from the album entitled “Pope Francis” – listen here.

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God, and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.  Produced by Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, and Tracey Seaward. *Inspired by true events

ABOUT BRYCE DESSNER.. is a vital and rare force in new music. He has won Grammy Awards as a classical composer and with the band The National, of which he is founding member, guitarist, arranger and co-principal song-writer. He is commissioned to write for the world’s leading ensembles, from Orchestre de Paris to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Meanwhile he is a high-profile presence in film score composition, with credits including Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant - for which he was Grammy and Golden Globe nominated. The breadth and level of Dessner’s creative output is remarkable.

Dessner collaborates with some of today’s most creative and respected artists, including Philip Glass, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Johnny Greenwood, Bon Iver, Kelley O’Connor, Nico Muhly and Steve Reich, who named Dessner “a major voice of his generation.” His orchestrations can be heard on the new albums of Paul Simon and Bon Iver.

Bryce Dessner was named one of a collective of eight "extraordinary artists, thinkers and doers" to help steer the artistic leadership of Esa-Pekka Salonen as San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director from September 2020.

Recent major works include Concerto for Two Pianos for Katia and Marielle Labèque, premiered by London Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon; Voy a Dormir for Kelley O’Connor and St. Luke’s Orchestra; Skrik Trio for Steve Reich and Carnegie Hall; the ballet No Tomorrow co-written with Ragnar Kjartansson; and Wires for Ensemble Intercontemporain. In 2019, Gautier Capuçon premiered a new work by Dessner commissioned by Fondation Louis Vuitton, and Los Angeles Philharmonic premiered Triptych (Eyes for One on Another), a major theatre piece integrating the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe. New York’s Metropolitan Museum featured a song by Dessner in one of its first contemporary installations. Further film score credits include The Kitchen for Warner Bros. (2019) as well as The Two Popes by Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles (2019).

Dessner’s albums include St. Carolyn by the Sea on Deutsche Grammophon; Aheym commissioned by Kronos Quartet; Tenebre performed by Ensemble Resonanz (2019); plus When we are inhuman by Dessner, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Eighth Blackbird (2019).

Dessner is active as a curator and is regularly requested to programme festivals and residencies around the world, such as at Barbican, Philharmonie de Paris and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. He co-founded and curates the festivals MusicNOW in Cincinnati, HAVEN in Copenhagen, Sounds from a Safe Harbour and PEOPLE.

Dessner is principal songwriter for The National with his brother Aaron, in collaboration with singer/lyricist Matthew Berninger. In spring 2019 the band released its latest album, I am Easy to Find. Bryce Dessner lives in Paris.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "PROXIMA" music by RYUICHI SAKAMOTO


Milan Records today releases PROXIMA (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and GRAMMY-Award winning composer and musician RYUICHI SAKAMOTO.  Available everywhere now, the album features music from the French film directed by Alice Winocour, which made its award-winning debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Proxima tells the story of Sarah, a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stella, her seven-year-old daughter. Sarah feels guilty about not being able to spend more time with her child. Her love is overpowering, unsettling. When Sarah is chosen to join the crew of a year-long space mission called Proxima, it creates chaos in the mother-daughter relationship.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "THE DRAGON PRINCE" SEASON 3 music by Frederik Wiedmann


Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce the release of the Season 3 soundtrack to the Netflix Original Series The Dragon Prince composed by Frederik Wiedmann (Batman: Hush, Green Lantern: The Animated Series).  The Dragon Prince is an original animated series produced by Wonderstorm for Netflix. The first two seasons were both critically acclaimed, and each received perfect scores of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans of every age have embraced the series for its deep world-building, dynamic and representative characters, as well as an engaging storyline full of magic, intense action, and unpredictable twists and turns. Lakeshore Records will release The Dragon Prince Season 3 – A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack digitally on November 22. The Dragon Prince Season 3 premieres on Netflix November 22nd.

The Dragon Prince Season 3 continues the stories of aspiring mage Callum, crown prince Ezran, the Moonshadow Elf assassin Rayla, and Zym – the infant sky dragon and titular “Dragon Prince.” Having been split apart after the huge events of Season 2, the young heroes continue their separate journeys: Ezran returning to Katolis to assume the throne, and Callum and Rayla taking Zym deeper into the unknown wilds of Xadia. The Dragon Prince is co-created and led by the visionary team of Aaron Ehasz (Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Justin Richmond (Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception).

Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond were ecstatic about collaborating with Frederik Wiedmann for Season 3 praising, “Without question Freddie’s epic and emotional score is what elevates the Dragon Prince storytelling into something that soars and swells our hearts.”

For Season 3, in approaching how best to build upon the story arcs and emotional threads of the first two chapters of The Dragon Prince, Frederik Wiedmann said, "The third season of The Dragon Prince offered an amazing opportunity to work with all of our established themes for the characters from Seasons 1 & 2, to take them further, and also to expand them into new ideas as this incredible story continues to unfold. We pushed hard to really dig deep into all the emotional threads in Season 3, as well as amplify the imminent threat and impending darkness that our heroes face during their quest. Once again, we put our best foot forward and recorded a beautiful orchestra for some of the most pivotal scenes in this season to deliver the most emotional impact possible. We also feature again the amazingly unique solo instrumentalists that we introduced in the first two seasons. It was difficult for us to narrow down which tracks deserve to be on the soundtrack, so we decided to make the Season 3 soundtrack a full 1 hour and 40 minutes of music. We hope the fans will enjoy it!”

It's amazing... get this and the first two releases [LISTEN TO THIS: CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "THE CROWN (NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES)" Season 3 music by MARTIN PHIPPS


Sony Music today releases THE CROWN (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) with music by BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer MARTIN PHIPPS (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders).  Available everywhere now, the album features music from the third season of the critically-acclaimed Original Series, which is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.

Of the soundtrack, composer MARTIN PHIPPS says, “It was a great honour to pick up the musical reigns on this pitch-perfect show, and so rewarding to collaborate with Peter Morgan and the team of directors. The genius of The Crown is its ability to find the human stories inside the heightened world of the monarchy. In Season 3 we tried to connect the score less with the grandeur and pomp of our characters surroundings, and more with the emotion of their personal journeys. This translated, musically, into a shift away from thick, pulsing orchestral textures, and more towards minimal, singular sounds. The score still needed to have depth and gravitas though, and I hope we feel the suppressed power of the establishment lurking beneath these more personal melodies.”

The third season of The Crown sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain. From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world. Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.  The Crown is produced by Left Bank Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television, for Netflix.  Season 3 released globally on November 17, 2019.

ABOUT MARTIN PHIPPS... Coming from a musical background (he is Benjamin Britten’s godson), Martin read drama at Manchester University. Fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama, Eureka Street, in 2002, he has won 2 BAFTAs and 5 Ivor Novello Awards, and gone on to write music for many of the most interesting series of recent years, including the BBC's War and Peace, Hugo Blick’s Black Earth Rising, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror. Martin most recently scored season 3 of the Left Bank Pictures/Netflix series, The Crown.

Having recently moved into film, Martin’s credits include the Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds movie Woman In Gold (scored with Hans Zimmer), Fox Searchlight’s The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, Harry Brown and Brighton Rock.

Martin recently set up Mearl, a project to facilitate collaborating with other artists and composers, as well as a platform for developing his own material. Peaky Blinders was the first soundtrack written under this name, scored with a band of musicians from Radiohead’s new Laundry Studios in London Fields. Two recent feature films were also written under this title.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "You Let Me In" written by Camilla Bruce


You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects with the otherworldly thrills of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Cassandra Tipp is dead...or is she?

After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy--everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie's infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).

Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body--just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript. Then again, there are enough bodies in her past--her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.  Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story--but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods--and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare...

CAMILLA BRUCE is a Norwegian writer and sometimes editor, passionate about storytelling, coffee and cats. Her debut novel with Tor is coming out in 2020.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Gravitas Ventures... SANTA FAKE [DVD]


A classic Christmas movie full of holiday music, sentimental romance, family-friendly comedy, and colorful holiday spirit, SANTA FAKE brings holiday cheer with top-notch musical numbers and brilliant performances by a delightful cast that will enchant the whole family.

Pat Keeley (Damian McGinty, “Glee;” Celtic Thunder), an undocumented Northern Irish immigrant has made his way to NYC where he is taken in, unwittingly, by a crime boss (John Rhys-Davies). Asked to deliver two mysterious briefcases, nai¨ve Pat in a panic ends up in the wrong destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe gives him a home and a job as the shopping mall Santa Claus, allowing him to hide in plain sight from both the authorities and the gangsters he is trying to evade. As Pat gets wrapped up deeper into the spirit of Christmas and his role as Santa Claus, he finds that the phony white beard and big red suit are more than just a handy disguise, but instead his real destiny.
 


SANTA FAKE features an all-star cast including Damian McGinty (“Glee;” Celtic Thunder), Heather Morris (“Glee”), John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones), Judd Nelson (“Empire;” The Breakfast Club; St. Elmo’s Fire), Jeff Fahey (“Lost;” Alita: Battle Angel, Machete), Tony Amendola (The Legend of Zorro; “Stargate;” Blow; Annabelle), Gary Farmer (Dead Man; “Longmire;” “The Red Road”), Soledad Saint Hilaire (Real Women Have Curves; Ocean’s Thirteen), and Pancho Moler (“Ray Donovan;” “American Horror Story”).

Also on its way in Santa’s sleigh, as companions to the film, are the EP “Songs of SANTA FAKE” by Damian McGinty, “SANTA FAKE: The Movie Soundtrack,” and the children’s picture book: SANTA FAKE: You Are Never Alone at Christmas, which will be available in e-book and print.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment... MARY [DVD/BLU-RAY]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release MARY on November 26, 2019 on DVD and Blu-ray. MARY stars Academy Award winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour, The Dark Knight), Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, Lars and the Real Girl), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express, The Magnificent Seven), Stefanie Scott (Beautiful Boy, Insidious: Chapter 3), Chloe Perrin (“Single Parents,” The Diabolical), Douglas Urbanski (RoboCop, The Social Network), with Jennifer Esposito (“The Boys,” “NCIS”) and Owen Teague (It, It Chapter 2). The film was directed by Michael Goi (“American Horror Story,” “Scream Queens”) and was written by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows, “Kristy”). RLJE Films will release MARY on DVD  and Blu-ray.


In MARY, David (Academy Award Winner Gary Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family’s ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea. [TRAILER, CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures... SHE IS JUST A SHADOW [DVD]


A beautiful Japanese madam and her ladies. A deranged, drug-addled Tokyo gangster and his crew. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. The intersection of these stories, and the interior world of the characters, plays out against a dreamlike backdrop of ultra-violence and orgiastic sex, as everyone tries futilely to rewrite their futures and cheat death. 


A modern, dreamlike take on the gangster genre, She's Just a Shadow is the action-packed story of a matriarchal crime family engaged in a vicious gang war. A deranged killer is leaving his victims on railroad tracks all over Tokyo, and the only thing more dangerous than him is the vicious love triangle within the family itself. [Official Red Band Trailer]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Epic Pictures and Dread... THE FARE [DVD/BLU-RAY]


Following an acclaimed run on the independent film festival circuit, 501 Pictures and Public Displays of Affection, in a partnership with Epic Pictures and Dread, has announced the US release of D.C. Hamilton's Hitchcockian romance The Fare.  The sophomore feature from Hamilton stars Gino Anthony Pesi ("Shades of Blue") as a weary cab driver and Brinna Kelly as his enigmatic passenger, who charms him as her ride begins over and over and over again.  Screenwriter and star Kelly reteams with Hamilton following their work on his directorial debut The Midnight Man. Pesi, Hamilton and Kelly produced alongside Kristin Starns.

An homage to "The Twilight Zone", The Fare has screened internationally and taken home numerous awards including the Special Mention Jury Award at Fantasporto, Best Dark Fantasy/Supernatural Film at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, and the Director's Prize for Overall Concept and Execution at FilmQuest.  


The Fare will be available nationwide November 19th on Blu-ray and Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.

When a charming woman named Penny climbs into his taxi, Harris finds himself entranced. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. As he desperately tries to make sense of what happened, he resets his meter and is instantly brought back to the moment she first climbed into his cab. He and Penny find themselves trapped in an endlessly looping ride that changes their lives forever. [TRAILER: CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

JETHRO TULL: STORMWATCH 40th ANNIVERSARY - FORCE 10 EDITION [4CD/2DVD]


Jethro Tull released Stormwatch in September 1979, completing a folk-rock trilogy the band started with Songs from the Wood in 1977 and continued the following year with Heavy Horses. Certified gold in the U.S., Stormwatch was also the final album to feature the classic late-1970s Jethro Tull lineup, which included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, John Glascock, John Evan, David (now Dee) Palmer and Barriemore Barlow.

To celebrate the album’s upcoming anniversary, Rhino will release STORMWATCH: 40th ANNIVERSARY FORCE 10 EDITION. This new 4CD/2DVD set will be available on October 11.

Highlights include:

-Original album and associated recordings newly remixed by Steven Wilson
-Full concert from the Netherlands recorded in March 1980
-Original album and 13 associated recordings mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital
-Flat transfer of the original 1979 mix at 96/24 LPCM stereo
-15 associated recordings mixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo and five original mixes at 96/24 LPCM stereo
-Presented in a case-bound DVD book filled with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Anderson and Palmer, rare photographs and more

The recording sessions for Stormwatch stretched from August 1978 to July 1979 as the album’s ecological and maritime themes slowly came into focus on songs like “North Sea Oil” and “Flying Dutchman.” The band recorded several tracks that were left off the album because they didn’t fit the theme. Many of those can be found on the second disc of this set, including “Man Of God,” “Crossword,” “Kelpie” and “The Lyricon Blues.” In addition to those outtakes, the disc also features early versions of the album tracks “Dark Ages” and “Dun Ringill.”

STORMWATCH: 40th ANNIVERSARY FORCE 10 EDITION also includes a previously unreleased recording of Jethro Tull’s concert at Congreßgebouw in the Netherlands on March 16, 1980. The career-spanning performance mixed new Stormwatch tracks (“Something’s On The Move,” “Home” and “Elegy”) with older hits, like “Locomotive Breath,” “Aqualung,” “Thick As A Brick” and “Minstrel In The Gallery.”

STORMWATCH: 40th ANNIVERSARY FORCE 10 EDITION concludes with two audio-only DVDs that feature various mixes of the original album along with the associated recordings featured in this set.

Stormwatch marked the end of an era for Jethro Tull. Due to his deteriorating health, bassist John Glascock missed most of the sessions for the album and only appears on three of its songs (“Flying Dutchman,” “Orion” and “Elegy.”) Tragically, Glascock died shortly after the album was released. The lineup changed even more following the tour to promote the album as Barlow, Evan and Palmer left the group.

Disc One: Steven Wilson Remix of Original Album
Disc Two: Associated Recordings
Disc Three: Live in the Netherlands (March 16. 1980) [Previously Unreleased]
Disc Four: Live in the Netherlands (March 16. 1980) [Previously Unreleased]

DVD One: Audio Only
-Stormwatch mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital
-Flat transfer of the original 1979 mix at 96/24 LPCM stereo

DVD Two: Audio Only
-Contains 13 associated recordings mixed to 5.1 DTS and AC3 Dolby Digital
-15 associated recordings mixed to 96/24 LPCM stereo
-Five original mixes at 96/24 LPCM stereo
 
Christmas came early.... this is AWESOME!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE MANDALORIAN" music by Ludwig Göransson


Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack from “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s first-ever, live-action series, streaming exclusively on Disney+ today. The Mandalorian: Chapter 1 digital album features score by Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Creed) and is available.  The release will be followed by The Mandalorian: Chapter 2 digital album available on November 15, with subsequent weekly releases for each episode of the series.


The Swedish-born composer’s approach to “The Mandalorian” score and character themes was to combine organic elements from recorders, pianos and guitars in different ways and infuse tech sounds with a cinematic orchestra.   Göransson said, "Working on something so fresh and original as ‘The Mandalorian,’ I knew I had to compose something just as exciting. I wanted the score for each episode to be unique so I had to create a big sound world to draw inspiration from. I started my compositional journey away from the computer in the woods and at my small home studio playing live instruments such as recorders, piano and guitar. I took that material back into the computer and added tech elements to make the organic instruments take new shapes. Lastly, I added the cinematic sweep of an 70-piece orchestra to make my compositions breathe and come to life.  Working with Jon and the entire team involved in the making of this series was incredibly humbling and collaborative. I’m so excited to share this soundtrack with fans around the world.”

“The Mandalorian” album titles and episode release dates follow:

The Mandalorian: Chapter 1  from #101- November 12 (season premiere)
The Mandalorian: Chapter 2  from #102- November 15
The Mandalorian: Chapter 3  from #103- November 22
The Mandalorian: Chapter 4  from #104- November 29
The Mandalorian: Chapter 5  from #105- December 6
The Mandalorian: Chapter 6  from #106- December 13
The Mandalorian: Chapter 7  from #107- December 18
The Mandalorian: Chapter 8  from #108- December 27 (season finale)


About Ludwig Göransson ... In a career spanning only 10 years, Ludwig Göransson has amassed an impressive resume in both the recording and motion picture industries, earning an Academy Award, multiple Grammy Awards and countless other nominations. After working as an assistant to composer Theodore Shapiro (Destroyer, Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Dodgeball), Göransson got his first big break writing music for the NBC television series, Community. This led to a friendship and collaboration with Donald Glover, who performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, on several studio albums including Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love. Göransson has been nominated for six Grammys with Childish Gambino, and won two this year for the Billboard Hot 100 Number One hit song “This Is America,” which became a cultural phenomenon and garnered world-wide acclaim. 
 
While pursuing his masters degree in film scoring at USC, Göransson met his other longtime collaborator, director Ryan Coogler, when he scored his short film, Locks. Over the next nine years, Göransson would score all three of Coogler’s feature films. Much like iconic filmmaking duos Hitchcock and Herrmann or Spielberg and Williams, Coogler’s diverse filmography has allowed Göransson to show his range as a composer, writing understated melodies for Fruitvale Station, hyping up audiences for Creed, and infusing African percussion into his themes for Black Panther.  
 
Göransson has accumulated success in a variety of other films including the box office smash Venom and Pixar’s Inner Workings. In 2018, Göransson earned multiple awards and nominations for his score for Black Panther including a Golden Globe nomination, Grammy Award and Academy Award for Best Original Score. 
 
Göransson is also working on the score for Christopher Nolan’s Tenent out July 17, 2020 and co-producing songs for DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour, sequel to the popular animated film Trolls out April 17, 2020, alongside Justin Timberlake.

About “The Mandalorian”... After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe.  “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.  

“The Mandalorian,” is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) directing the first chapter and fifth chapter and serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodic directors include Deborah Chow (“Jessica Jones”), Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope)”, Bryce Dallas Howard (“Solemates”) and Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”). ”The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal (“Narcos”) in the title role as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter, alongside Gina Carano (“Deadpool”), Carl Weathers (“Predator”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Emily Swallow (“Supernatural”), Omid Abtahi (“American Gods”), Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”), and Nick Nolte (“Warrior”). 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "WE HAVE TO GO BACK: THE LOST CONCERT" music by Michael Giacchino


Hollywood Records is pleased to present a live recording of Michael Giacchino's concert performance of his music for the hit television show LOST, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the show's premiere.  The digital album is available today at streaming services and the Mondo/Hollywood Records vinyl version, We Have To Go Back: The Lost Concert (LIVE) 3XLP, is available at MondoTees.com.  The vinyl was mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering and is pressed on 3X 180 gram colored vinyl (SRP $50).

Recorded live in Dublin, Ireland in the summer of 2019, Michael Giacchino conducted a performance by the world renowned RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, playing 18 selections from six seasons of music from LOST.

The vinyl album features liner notes by showrunners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, composer Giacchino, and writer Tim Grieving.

From the liner notes, Cuse and Lindelof said, “In the scripts, we would simply write — ‘The Giacchino kicks in.’ Our not so subtle way of saying it was time for emotion. Fear. Excitement. Anger. Love. All the things that are difficult to describe with words. And so, Michael went to work, adding his magic and indelible creative mark to the show. What Michael did was nothing short of alchemy.  His music didn't just elevate LOST, it came to define it.”

Giacchino said, “LOST ended up being one of the purest versions of me musically. I was able to explore divergent feelings; there were moments of madness and fear, tempered by hope and peace. I was able to play with both melodic and atonal sounds, reacting to the characters that I had grown to love with all their flaws over the six seasons of the show.  As we recorded the episodes week to week, it became quite clear that we were part of an extraordinary global experience. This winding journey of redemption and new beginnings had touched people all over the world.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "LADY AND THE TRAMP" music by Joseph Trapanese


Walt Disney Records releases the digital soundtrack to “Lady and the Tramp,” the Disney+ original new movie available today. The album features new versions of classics such as “Bella Notte” and “He’s a Tramp,” the latter performed by multi-talented actress, singer and songwriter Janelle Monáe. The score was composed and executive produced by composer Joseph Trapanese (“The Greatest Showman,” “TRON: Legacy”).”

Filmmakers brought on composer Trapanese to create an original score that felt both nostalgic and contemporary at the same time. The music goes deeper into the time period and the beginning of jazz.  Trapanese said, “It is a true honor to be entrusted with the musical legacy of Disney's Lady and the Tramp. Charlie Bean and I worked diligently to celebrate the original film by maintaining the spirit of the classic songs, while being unafraid to explore the benefits of modern production and scoring to create an updated musical identity for today. The early 20th century American setting inspired us to incorporate Traditional New Orleans music and Americana into the fabric of the film. Alongside the artistry of Janelle Monae, trumpet soloist Nicholas Payton, and our 125-piece Hollywood orchestra, band, and choir, we aimed to create a signature sound for this generation's Lady and the Tramp that we hope will excite audiences for generations to come.”

Janelle Monáe performs one of the animated film’s most iconic songs (written and originally performed by Peggy Lee), “He’s a Tramp.” Another classic song from the film, “Bella Notte,” is performed this time around by F. Murray Abraham and Arturo Castro, as Tony and Joe, respectively.

Kiersey Clemons sings the lullaby “La La Lu,” as well as another track entitled “Peace on Earth.” “Jim Dear and Darling compose music together, and the idea is that they wrote the lullaby for their baby,” says Clemons. “There’s always music going on in their home; you hear them singing as a family and it’s really sweet.”

New songs include “That’s Enough,” also performed by Monáe, and “What a Shame,” written and performed by Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur. Wonder and GianArthur—of Wondaland Productions, Monáe’s creative team—also wrote and produced “That’s Enough,” and produced and provided background vocals for “He’s a Tramp.”

The “Lady and the Tramp” digital soundtrack is available here.  For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook.com/Disney, Instagram/disneymusic, Twitter.com/disneymusic and our Disney Hits Playlist at http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: FROZEN 2 [VINYL] or DIGITAL DELUXE!


Walt Disney Animation Studios’ feature film “Frozen 2” features a stunning soundtrack, including original songs from Oscar®- and Grammy®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, original score by Grammy nominee Christophe Beck, and end-credit artists Panic! At The Disco, Kacey Musgraves and Weezer.

The “Frozen 2” physical album, “Frozen 2” vinyl cast songs soundtrack and “Frozen 2” digital deluxe soundtrack including Christophe Beck’s score, from Walt Disney Records is out today and available HERE.  “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22.

The Academy Award®-winning team behind “Frozen” is back: “Frozen 2” is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; Peter Del Vecho produces, and Lee penned the screenplay with story by Lee, Buck, Marc Smith, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez. “The music of the Lopezes and Christophe Beck are part of the DNA of ‘Frozen,’” said Buck. “We couldn't imagine building ‘Frozen 2’ without them. They bring such a rich, emotional understanding of the world and characters, and through their incredible music we have been able to really deepen and expand the story.”

“The songs and score of ‘Frozen 2’ reflect the growth of the characters and the deepening of their story,” added Lee, who also serves as chief creative officer at WDAS. “The music is fun but emotional, personal yet powerful, intimate but also epic. Kristen, Bobby and Christophe have definitely outdone themselves and taken the music to brave new heights.”

ORIGINAL SONGS BY KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ & ROBERT LOPEZ
Seven all-new original songs were written for “Frozen 2.” “From the beginning of our collaboration with Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho, everything we’ve created has come from big questions—what is the story that we all as artists, individually and collectively, need to tell?” said Anderson-Lopez. “Bobby and I approach the story through the lens of which moments of our story lead to big emotions—feelings so strong our characters can no longer talk but need to sing.”

Added Lopez, “Our tradition of songwriting comes from the world of musical theater, where songs must always forward the story in a fresh and surprising way. Every song has to take a character on a journey.”

The “Frozen 2” digital and physical track list follows. The vinyl soundtrack includes the first eight cast songs.

01.  “All is Found” – performed by Evan Rachel Wood
02.  “Some Things Never Change” – performed by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and    Jonathan Groff
03.  “Into the Unknown” – performed by Idina Menzel (featuring Norwegian singer AURORA)
04.  “When I Am Older” – performed by Josh Gad
05.  “Reindeer(s) are Better than People (Cont.)” – performed by Jonathan Groff
06.  “Lost in the Woods” – performed by Jonathan Groff
07.  “Show Yourself” – performed by Idina Menzel and Evan Rachel Wood
08.   “The Next Right Thing” – performed by Kristen Bell
09.  “Into the Unknown” – performed by Panic! At The Disco (end credits)
10.  “All is Found” – performed by Kacey Musgraves (end credits)
11.  “Lost in the Woods” – performed by Weezer (end credits)

PANIC! AT THE DISCO, KACEY MUSGRAVES & WEEZER TAPPED FOR END CREDITS
According to executive music producer Tom MacDougall, who won a Grammy for the “Frozen” soundtrack, the “Frozen 2” soundtrack features a wide range of songs and an eclectic mix of artists performing the end credit versions. “While we can’t wait for the world to hear these songs, we feel like we got a sneak peek of how people will react with how quickly our end credits artists signed on,” he said. “Their excitement for this franchise and these songs is represented in their wildly creative takes on each of their versions.”


ORIGINAL SCORE COMPOSED BY CHRISTOPHE BECK... Beck, who’s behind the score for “Frozen,” returns to Arendelle for “Frozen 2.” He ensured a cohesive musical thread throughout the film, weaving elements from the original songs into the score. Beck once again utilized traditional Norwegian instruments to showcase the unique setting of the film—“magical, but rooted in real tradition”—as well as the Norwegian female choir Cantus, who were recorded in Norway. According to the composer, the new score reflects the evolution of the characters. “Similar to how Elsa and Anna have grown up since the last film, the new score has also matured and introduces more sophisticated musical concepts and thematic elements,” he said. “The story's emotional arc is more complex and intense than the first so I wanted the score's thematic concepts and instrumentation to follow suit. I enjoyed exploring extreme dynamic contrasts, harmonic complexity, intricate textures with vibrant colors, and hugely expressive melodic moments.”

“Frozen 2” is the follow-up to 2013’s “Frozen,” which is the highest grossing animated film of all time in worldwide box office. “Frozen” won an Academy Award® for best animated feature film of the year, and the film’s iconic song, “Let It Go,” with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, also won an Oscar® for best achievement in music written for motion picture, original song.

ABOUT “FROZEN 2”... Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.

The Frozen 2 soundtrack is now available HERE. For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook.com/Disney, Instagram/disneymusic, Twitter.com/disneymusic
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "NOELLE" music by Clyde Lawrence and Cody Fitzgerald


Walt Disney Records releases the Noelle digital soundtrack, streaming exclusively on Disney+ today.  The album features score composed by Clyde Lawrence and Cody Fitzgerald.

For the “Noelle” score, writer-director Marc Lawrence chose to keep it within the family. His son Clyde wrote the score with his scoring partner, Cody Fitzgerald from the band Stolen Jars, making them two of the youngest composers to ever score a film for Disney. His daughter Gracie and Clyde’s band, Lawrence, wrote and perform two original songs on the soundtrack and perform an additional four songs.

“Cody and I come from different backgrounds, but we realized there was this through line of vulnerability, honesty, nostalgia, and warmth that we were both really passionate about,” says Clyde Lawrence. “That big breakthrough made us realize that we were great partners for film scoring and other collaborations.”

“Clyde and I really had a vision for the score, which is a combination of both of our styles: soul, pop and indie rock plus a hip-hop vibe,” says Fitzgerald. “Then mixing it with Disney and Christmas makes it turn into something that really feels right for the movie.”

 
In Disney+’s holiday comedy “Noelle,” Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick, who will take over for their father this Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away...but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas. The sudden disappearance of the new Santa (Bill Hader) leads to chaos in the North Pole, so Mrs. Kringle (Julie Hagerty) must step up to rein in the hi-tech replacement Santa, Cousin Gabe (Billy Eichner). Meanwhile, Noelle and Elf Polly (Shirley MacLaine), the family’s acerbic but good-hearted nanny, are down South on a search-and-recover mission, during which Noelle (Anna Kendrick) comes to realize she has much in common with her father and begins to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, “Noelle” stars Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty and Shirley MacLaine. The film is produced by Suzanne Todd with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.
 
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more, together, for the first time. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ is available on any internet-connected screen and offers ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content including series “The Mandalorian,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and “Encore!” and films “Lady and the Tramp” and “Noelle.” Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment and 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” in the U.S, the service is the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Frozen 2,”and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Music/Hollywood Records: "Ford v Ferrari" releases "SCORE" and "ALBUM"


Fox Music/Hollywood Records releases the digital original motion picture soundtrack to Ford v Ferrari, directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line).  Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders composed the music for Ford v Ferrari, which was recorded at the legendary Capitol Records Studio in Hollywood.   The soundtrack includes three score cues alongside classic 1960’s tracks including “Money (That's What I Want)” by The Kingsmen, “Have Love Will Travel” by the Sonics and “I Put a Spell on You” by Nina Simone. 

The album also includes “Polk Salad Annie (Ford v Ferrari Remix),” an exclusive remix by Grammy® Award-winning producer/mixer/writer David Sardy (The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Fall Out Boy) who worked from guitarist James Burton’s original multi-track tapes to create a riveting new mix of the guitar rock classic. The Ford v Ferrari soundtrack and score album are available today, as the film opens in U.S. theaters. 

Mangold originally collaborated with composer Beltrami and his "right-hand man," audio experimental producer Sanders on 3:10 to Yuma, for which Beltrami’s score received an Academy Award® nomination. The pair then reunited with Mangold on The Wolverine and Logan.  For Ford v Ferrari, Beltrami and Sanders shared scoring duties. Their original music was inspired by the energy and grit of 1960s garage bands, which led to the choice to record with a 15-piece band including 3 guitars, keyboards/piano, organ, bass, standup bass, drums, percussion and a horn section.



Beltrami and Sanders’ collaborations span a period of more than two decades’ worth of prestige films and genre classics. They have garnered a host of accolades including both receiving Academy Award nominations for their score on The Hurt Locker.  Additionally, Beltrami recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for A Quiet Place, which included sound design by Sanders. Their numerous projects together also include Resident Evil, The Homesman, I, Robot, Warm Bodies and World War Z, working with such acclaimed filmmakers as Tommy Lee Jones, Joon-ho Bong and Roland Joffé.

Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.   Ford v Ferrari is directed by James Mangold with a screenplay by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller.  Producers are Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "THE REPORT" music by David Wingo


Lakeshore Records announces the release of The Report—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack which is now available digitally. Composed by Emmy-nominated David Wingo (Barry, Midnight Special), the score is redolent with atmospheric electronics providing a subtly intense backdrop to the thriller. The Amazon Original, directed by Scott Z. Burns and starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, is in select theaters today, November 15 and streaming on Amazon Prime Video November 29.

The Report is a riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public. The Report is written and directed by Scott Z. Burns and features outstanding performances by a powerful cast led by Adam Driver, Annette Bening, and Jon Hamm. Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney complete the powerful ensemble that brings this essential story to life.

Says Wingo: “In some ways, I feel like I'd been preparing my whole career to do the score for The Report. I've always been so drawn to the kind of tightly-wound investigative thrillers like All the President's Men and The Conversation, which this film feels like a descendant of, and the way David Shire's scores create an atmosphere of such claustrophobia, anxiety and nervous anticipation over what are essentially scenes of people talking and exchanging information, has always been such a subtly impressive and inspiring feat to me. Along with that, Cliff Martinez's work on Steven Soderbergh's films, including of course Contagion (which Scott Z. Burns wrote), have always provided a real guiding light for me in terms of his approach to composing non-traditional film music for these same kinds of intelligent, tightly-wound films. So, when I got the call about The Report and learned what the subject matter was, who was behind it, and saw a cut of the film – I really did feel like all the work I'd done led me to this point where hopefully, I had learned enough to be able to adequately write the kind of score for the type of film that has always been so important and inspiring to me both as a composer as well as a film-lover. I am endlessly thankful to Scott and the team for trusting me to provide the music for such an important and timely film as this. Having the opportunity to work on it with them was most certainly a creative and career highlight up to this point for me.” 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "21 BRIDGES" music by HENRY JACKMAN and ALEX BELCHER


Sony Music announces the release of 21 BRIDGES (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by HENRY JACKMAN and ALEX BELCHER, whose previous collaborations together include Captain America: Civil War, Jack Reacher and Io. Available everywhere now, the album features music from the Chadwick Boseman-led action film, which makes its theatrical debut Friday, November 22 via STXfilms.

Of the soundtrack, composer HENRY JACKMAN says, “Writing the score for 21 Bridges in collaboration with Alex was immensely fun and creatively rewarding.  The fact that we, along with Brian Kirk and Joe Russo, had such a specific aesthetic in mind, made it all the more interesting.  The idea was respectfully to derive some influence from the Bernard Herrman-era of film scoring and fuse that influence with contemporary composition and recording techniques.  I think we ended up with quite a brave and musically opinionated result.  Working with Brian and Joe was a pleasure and collaborating with Alex was also fantastic since not only was he a keen student of the original’s Herrman scores, but also he is a great guitarist and bass player, with an ear for an authentic tone, all of which contributed greatly to the score.”

“Writing music for film is a uniquely rewarding artistic expression,” adds composer ALEX BELCHER.  “As the composer, you act as a guide for the audience, leading them through the story and giving them information they aren’t necessarily seeing on screen.  Writing the score for 21 Bridges was even more rewarding because the film offered us the chance to do this sort of storytelling in a way that payed homage to some of the great film scores of the 1970’s. It was, truly, a wonderful endeavor.”

21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.  STXfilms, MWM STUDIOS and HUAYI BROTHERS PICTURES present 21 BRIDGES, starring Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, with Taylor Kitsch and J.K. Simmons. Brian Kirk directs from a script written by Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The producers are Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Gigi Pritzker, Chadwick Boseman and Logan Coles.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD"


Sony Music today releases A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by NATE HELLER (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Can You Ever Forgive Me?).  Available everywhere now, the album includes music composed by Heller for TriStar Pictures’ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood out in in theaters on Friday, November 22.   Also included in the 20-track collection are both newly-recorded and previously-released feature tracks from TOM HANKS, NICK DRAKE, CHRIS COOPER, THE UPTOWN STRING QUARTET and FRED ROGERS himself.

“I’m so excited for people to hear the music created for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” says composer NATE HELLER.  “The score includes interpretations of the timeless Fred Rogers music from the original show, and expands out from jazz combo feel into a rich orchestral score. Piano, splashy drums, flute and cello lines punctuate the music, with layers of delicate strings on top. The score moves us from sentimental moments, through jagged nervous breakdowns. It’s such a thrill to work with my sister Marielle Heller on our third feature together, and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy-winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.

ABOUT NATE HELLER: The path to becoming a composer for film scores is not standard by any means, and Nate Heller took an interesting journey. While studying music production techniques and interning at University of California, San Diego in his 20s, he started touring the country nationally with his band Wendy Darling, and soon the group landed a record deal. From there, the band's music was used in both film and television, and Heller seized the opportunity to carve out a new musical career...his work can be heard in the critically acclaimed, Sundance and Berlin winning The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, his first credited film score.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "JOHN WICK 1 to 3" Scores on VINYL... music by Tyler Bates!


The soundtrack albums to Chad Stahelski’s John Wick trilogy with scores by Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard, have been released for the first time as 2LP sets in gatefold jackets, exclusively from Varèse Sarabande Records and Music.Film Recordings. The vinyl editions are available at VareseSarabande.com and other retailers.

"While his fight, stunt, and weapon work is second to none, Chad [Stahelski] embraces original music with equal passion - setting the table for Joel Richard and I to experiment and create a distinct "sound" for the John Wick world. Five years ago, we cranked "Killing Strangers" at concert volume in my studio. And now John Wick is a trilogy. Working with Chad has been a truly amazing experience." – Tyler Bates.

Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande is a part of Concord.”

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Music.Film Recordings is the new soundtrack label launched by music services specialist Cutting Edge Group, a Grammy Award-winning music company for film, television, advertising, and games, and owner of the world’s preeminent independent film music catalog, including Academy Award winners The King’s Speech, Whiplash, the John Wick franchise, and Academy Award-nominated Sicario. Music.Film Recordings provides its partners with a full suite of creative, marketing, promotional, licensing, and distribution services. Music.Film Recordings is distributed worldwide by Universal Music Distribution, in partnership with iconic soundtrack label Varèse Sarabande Records, wherever music is sold, downloaded, or streamed. Recent Music.Film Recordings titles include Sicario: Day of the Soldado composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Daniel Hart’s The Old Man & The Gun, and A Private War featuring Golden Globe-nominated original song "Requiem For A Private War" by Annie Lennox.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kronos Records and 10 Years!


It's the time now to visit our friends at "KRONOS RECORDS" [http://www.kronosrecords.com/

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Jake Speed" [1986] (Blu-Ray)


MORE THAN A MYTH, LESS THAN A LEGEND... AND A BIT TOO BIG FOR HIS BOOTS. When her sister is taken by a gang of white slavers, Margaret (Karen Kopins, Troop Beverly Hills) knows she needs a hero with a difference to bring her home. Enter Jake Speed (Wayne Crawford, Barracuda), leaping from the pages of pulp thriller novels and into the real world. With Margaret and his trusty sidekick Desmond Floyd (Dennis Christopher Chariots of Fire), Jake arrives hot on the heels of the kidnappers in a southern African country gripped by civil war. But it soon turns out Jake got more than he bargained for when he discovers that the ringleader of the slavers is none other than his own arch-nemesis: the wicked, criminally insane Sid (John Hurt, Alien, The Osterman Weekend)... A ripe slice of '80s action cheese in the tradition of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone, Jake Speed has it all: romance, death-defying stunts, spellbinding scenery shot on location in Zimbabwe... and best of all, a wickedly off-the-wall performance by the late John Hurt, proving the old adage that a hero is nothing without a worthy foe.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Slaughterhouse-Five" (1972) [Blu-ray]


BILLY PILGRIM LIVES - FROM TIME TO TIME TO TIME... Past, present and future collide in darkly satirical fashion in Slaughterhouse-Five! Based on Kurt Vonnegut's classic 1969 novel, this tale of time travel and alien abduction emerged as part of a wave of more cerebral science-fiction films in the late 60s to early 70s, elevating the genre beyond the B-movie fare of previous decades. Upstate New York, 1968. Mild-mannered Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks, The Sugarland Express) finds himself "unstuck in time". Traveling back and forth across the entire span of his existence, he experiences key events of his life in a random order, including his formative years, the firebombing of Dresden and finally, at some undefined point in the future, his surreal adventures on a distant planet. Praised by Vonnegut himself for its fidelity to his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five boasts assured direction by George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and a memorable score by renowned concert pianist Glenn Gould. Now exclusively restored in 4K, Slaughterhouse-Five shines like never before, reinforcing its timeless appeal.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "SAVAGE" [BLU-RAY]


Writer/director Cui Siwei (The Island) makes his directorial debut with the acclaimed action-thriller SAVAGE, debuting on Blu-ray™ and Digital December 3 from Well Go USA Entertainment. An action-packed heist thriller set on a remote mountain in northeastern China, the film follows a dogged detective as he squares off against a trio of violent crooks.  Winner of the “New Currents Award” for Best Film at the 2018 Busan International Film Festival, SAVAGE stars Chang Chen (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Ni Ni (The Thousand Faces of Dunjia), Liao Fan (Let the Bullets Fly), Huang Jue (Long Day's Journey Into Night), Liu Hua (The Monkey King), newcomer Zhang Yicong and Li Guangjie (Drug War). 


Buried by treacherous conditions at the top of Mt. Baekdu, a policeman must brave the extreme conditions until he's relieved from his post. When a group of thieves stumbles into the station in search of safe shelter, the night turns into a fight for survival as the two sides must put aside their differences to outlast the night.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S – OLIVE SIGNATURE [BLU-RAY]


America’s favorite entertainer, Bing Crosby, shares the screen with the lovely and talented Ingrid Bergman in Leo McCarey's beloved classic. This follow-up to Going My Way, which introduced Crosby’s Father O’Malley character, co-stars Bergman as Sister Benedict, the strong-willed nun whose efforts to save the St. Mary’s school clash with O’Malley’s. An enduring audience favorite, The Bells of St. Mary's is presented in a new 4K restoration for this Olive Signature edition.
 
Witty and heartwarming, The Bells of St. Mary’s features the unforgettable pairing of Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman, in a timeless classic from Leo McCarey. Reprising his Academy Award winning role in Going My Way, Crosby stars as Father O’Malley – a priest on a mission to help revitalize the financially-strapped parochial school St. Mary’s. O’Malley’s assignment, to determine if St. Mary’s should be abandoned due to its decline, soon has him butting heads with the school’s headstrong manager, Sister Benedict (Bergman). But their squabbles are rendered inconsequential with the arrival of Horace P. Bogardus (Henry Travers), a skin-flint businessman set on seeing St. Mary’s condemned to make way for a parking lot. With tremendous warmth, this tale of a devoted pair fighting against the odds has been delighting audiences for generations.  [MORE INFORMATION - CLICK HERE]


Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress, The Bells of St. Mary’s features memorable supporting performances by Una O’Connor, Joan Carroll, William Gargan, Rhys Williams, and Dickie Tyler. Written for the screen by Dudley Nichols (Bringing Up Baby) from a story by McCarey, the film’s impressive technical credits include costume design by Edith Head, cinematography by George Barnes, and art direction by William Flannery. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "BARE KNUCKLE BRAWLER" [DVD]


While investigating the mysterious deaths of two fighters, undercover police officer Joey Calderon is murdered. His loose cannon brother Steve returns home, desperate for answers and hungry for revenge. As he makes his way through the underground world of no-holds-barred bare-knuckle fighting run by the Mereta crime family, Steve learns there is only one rule to find his brother’s killer and stay alive: there are no rules.

“We are proud to be in the fighter’s corner for Bare Knuckle Brawler”, said Wolff. This is a fight fan film - the acting is great, especially from Danny Trejo and Martin Kove, and the fight scenes are even better.” 
 

An exciting action crime film that revolves around the world of martial arts is a throwback to the action movies of the 80's are early 90's, BARE KNUCKLE BRAWLER stars genre veteran Danny Trejo (“Machete”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”) alongside martial arts film legend Martin Kove (“The Karate Kid”, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) alongside his son Jesse Kove, two-time martial arts Hall of Famer Peter Passaro, and Deborah Twiss (“A Cry from Within”) to complete the compelling cast of characters.

“We’re very excited to have the team at Breaking Glass releasing Bare Knuckle Brawler this November”, said Scrivano. “Bare Knuckle Brawler is more than just a fight film, although it will definitely satisfy any martial arts or MMA fan, it also holds a strong family story of family unit, loss and loyalty that brings it all together.”

"We are excited to bring this throwback action thriller across North America”, said director  Joe Gawalis. “We hope to give audiences the type of experience they would have had watching the classic fight films of the 80's and early 90s."

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "ART OF DECEPTION" [DD]


Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Jason Bourne-esque CIA thriller ART OF DECEPTION. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in August in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass Pictures CEO Rich Wolff and Sophie Tilson from Cardinal XD. The film will arrive on DVD & VOD on October 8, platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and FandangoNOW.

From writer/director Richard Ryan and producer Jackie Nova, ART OF DECEPTION held its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Awards, and went on to play the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, Milan’s International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, and has competed in numerous awards competitions including the International Independent Film Awards and the Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition, taking home awards for Best Original Score at both.


“Writer/Director Richard Ryan has crafted a taut entertaining thriller” said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass Pictures. “This CIA infused "man vs. world domination" story delivers kick-ass action with a cool and satisfying retro-tinged finale.”

After uncovering the CIA’s ruthless master plan for world domination by gaining complete mind control over the entire population, top scientist Joseph Markham is ultimately left with a choice: save the lives of billions…or the life of his wife, who has been kidnapped, interrogated, and brutally tortured as she viciously fights for her life. As a nationwide manhunt ensues, deadly assassins pursue, and one man’s decision will determine the fate of the world, Art of Deception is about a fight for life, love and world dominance.

“Jackie Nova and I are very appreciative that our movie is being played all over the world, and will soon be available to everyone in the US this Fall”, said Ryan. “We, along with the rest of our team, have worked diligently and persistently over long hours to get "Art of Deception" where it is today. We are grateful for everyone who has contributed and showed support for our movie, and we are very happy to continue to share the journey with every single one of them. We send our love to our family, friends, fans and everyone across the globe.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]