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Howlin’ Wolf Records: “DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE”, “HOLIDAY HELL” and “GOOD TIDINGS” on CDs!

Howlin’ Wolf Records is proud to present three new scores... Richard Einhorn's unnerving score for the 1979 shocker "DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE". Second "HOLIDAY HELL", a beautifully crafted holiday anthology score by composer and filmmaker Semih Tareen.  Third JeanMichelNoir's wickedly delightful score "GOOD TIDINGS" - filled with mayhem and menacing holiday cheer.

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RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the critically acclaimed horror-comedy whodunit Werewolves Within on DVD and Blu-ray on December 7, 2021. IFC Films released Werewolves Within in theaters on June 25, 2021 and on Digital Rental & VOD on July 2, 2021.

Werewolves Within is directed by Josh Ruben (Scare Me) from a script by Mishna Wolff (I’m Down), and stars Sam Richardson (“Veep”, “Detroiters”), Milana Vayntrub (“This Is Us”), George Basil (“Crashing”), Sarah Burns (“Barry”), Michael Chernus (“Tommy/CBS”), Catherine Curtin (“Orange Is the New Black”), Wayne Duvall (“The Hunt”), Harvey Guillen (“What We Do In The Shadows”), Rebecca Henderson (“Russian Doll”), Cheyenne Jackson (“30 Rock”), Michaela Watkins (“The Unicorn,” Brittany Runs A Marathon), and Glenn Fleshler (“True Detective”).  RLJE Films will release Werewolves Within on DVD, and on Blu-ray.

After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield, and a snowstorm traps its residents together inside the local inn, newly arrived forest ranger FINN (Sam Richardson) and postal worker CECILY (Milana Vayntrub) must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community.

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AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.

Current releases include Mia Hansen-Løve's critically acclaimed BERGMAN ISLAND and Paul Verhoeven's BENEDETTA. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, CARLOS, and MLK/FBI. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release SOUTH OF HEAVEN on December 14, 2021 on DVD and Blu-ray. Directed by Aharon Keshales (Big Bad Wolves), he co-wrote the film with Kai Mark and Navot Papushado (Gunpowder Milkshake).  The film stars Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso,” Colossal), Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man franchise, “Lost”), Mike Colter (“Luke Cage”, “Evil”) and Shea Whigham (Joker, “Boardwalk Empire”). RLJE Films will release SOUTH OF HEAVEN on DVD and on Blu-ray.

In SOUTH OF HEAVEN, convicted felon Jimmy (Jason Sudeikis) gets early parole after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Upon his release he vows to give his girlfriend Annie (Evangeline Lilly), who is dying of cancer, the best last year of her life. But things are never that simple, and when he is given a “side job” from his parole officer (Shea Whigham), it sets off a series of events that leaves Jimmy in the crosshairs of a local crime boss (Mike Colter). Now, he must stop at nothing to save Annie and fight for whatever time they have left.

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RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from director Bryan Bertino; David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man; the intense No Man of God starring Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby from director Amber Sealey; and Sion Sono’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival premiere Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella.
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Lakeshore Records is set to release Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally November 26 featuring music by The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. The album contains unreleased tracks, alternate versions of classic songs and a new song by Wilson and Jim James, “Right Where I Belong,” All combine to provide a key element of the documentary film as well as a transcendent backdrop.   The film directed by Brent Wilson (no relation), was released in theaters and on demand November 19.
The film follows Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel, Al Jardine and more.
Says Wilson: “I was thrilled when Brent and Jason asked me to compose a song for the film, I enjoyed working on the song with Jim, he was the perfect collaborator.”
Adds James: "In my heart and soul Brian Wilson's music has always held a place of such divine importance. It has always been there with me in celebrating life's greatest triumphs and has also sustained me through some of my darkest hours. His spirit and life story have taught us all to never give up and to always listen to and honor the spirit of each of our own unique creative souls. So it was truly such an honor to create and collaborate with Brian on brand new music for this incredible film about his life."

Legendary songwriter Brian Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.
In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape.
Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist with 11 of his own albums released to-date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents… SMiLE.  The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY® for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY® win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions.  With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.
In 2015, Wilson released his solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate).  Directed by Bill Pohlad and starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.  The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for “One Kind Of Love”, which was featured in the film.
In 2021, Wilson released his latest solo album At My Piano (Decca), a deeply relaxing collection of memorable songs that include “God Only Knows,” “Wouldn’t it Be Nice,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations” and many more.
Feature documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, directed by Brent Wilson (no relation) premiered in theaters and on-demand November 19, 2021. The deeply personal documentary features Wilson with longtime friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. With Jason behind the wheel and Brian selecting the music, the two revisit many of the periods and locations integral in shaping Wilson’s life. The documentary features commentary from Al Jardine, Don Was, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Nick Jonas, Jim James, Jakob Dylan, Gustavo Dudamel, and Taylor Hawkins.
Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket.  Through nine studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. Alongside the band's recording and touring, James has maintained a steady, bordering on voracious, flow of work.
In 2013, James released his debut solo record, Regions of Light and Sound of God.  James wrote, produced and played all instruments himself (except for strings and some percussion) for the record, which was inspired by life and the 1929 novel (written in woodcuts), ‘God’s Man’ by Lynd Ward.
In 2016 James released the politically charged solo record, Eternally Even. Rolling Stone described as, “nine flamboyantly spiritual songs wrapped in creamy electronics and set to funk and hip hop eccentric, gently compelling pleasure. [Jim James] renders his change gospel with conversational grace, Bill Withers warmth, Sly Stone optimism and Neil Young conviction”.
James’ released his third solo album, Uniform Distortion, in June 2019, which was received with immediate acclaim. Four months after Uniform Distortion was released, James followed with the companion record of Uniform Clarity comprising acoustic renditions of the songs in a more stripped down and honest response to what went before.
Although splitting his time between LA and Kentucky, James has little plan to remain in one place. James has continued expanding on his zealous lists of credits, lending his voice to albums by the likes of the Roots, David Lynch, Brandi Carlile and John Fogerty and partnering with other artists on numerous side projects such as New Multitudes, Monsters of Folk, and T-Bone Burnett’s The New Basement Tapes. Known for his live performances, James has found himself in the touring company of those like Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Bob Dylan – even appearing in the Dylan-inspired film, I’m Not There – and My Morning Jacket supported Roger Waters as his surprise backing band during famed Newport Folk Festival in 2015. He has embedded himself in the world of film and television, be it through the use of his music in various projects or his long-running relationships with those in the field.  James has also established himself as a producer in his own right, producing records by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dean Wareham, Basia Bulat, Amo Amo, and Ray Lamontagne’s Ouroboros (2016), the same year in which he collaborated with NASA for the launch of their Juno Mission and Sundance Film Festival and their “Freedom of Expression” event.  In the fall of 2018, James embarked on successful, intimate, career-spanning solo acoustic tour, which saw him play sold out dates through historic theatres and performing arts centers across the United States. In January 2019, James brought this career-retrospective – now fully solo acoustic - to select dates in Europe and the United Kingdom. This year, James also launched his first signature guitar, The Jim James Gibson ES-335.

Ley Line Entertainment is a content development, production, and financing company with projects spanning film, television, stage, and music.  Highlights include David Lowery’s The Green Knight; The Daniels’ upcoming Everything Everywhere All At Once; On Swift Horses from the Oscar-winning producer of Nomadland; a documentary on Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road; the original West End musical & Juliet (featuring the international megahits of Max Martin and writer David West Read (Schitt’s Creek); Miss Juneteenth - A television series (and the original film) from Channing Godfrey Peoples; and Sundance darling Strawberry Mansion from Albert Birney & Kentucky Audley.
The company was formed in the Spring of 2018 by Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page in order to foster both new and established talent and tell unique, meaningful stories across a broad range of mediums.

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Lakeshore Records: "ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA: THE WEFT OF SPEARS" music by Einar Selvik

Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft is set to release Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Weft of Spears featuring music by Norwegian musician Einar Selvik of folk/world band Wardruna.  The album is a collection of Selvik’s unreleased music and acoustic tracks found in Ubisoft’s smash hit game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.  The album is available digitally November 26.  

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players can take advantage of new features inspired by the Viking Culture, including raids, assaults, growing their settlement, building their power and expanding their influence. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a renewed combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before.

Says Selvik: “A year has passed since the game came out and it has been fantastic to see how well the music has been welcomed by the Assassin’s Creed community and in general. Many observant players have noticed that there are still unreleased songs from the game and it feels great to finally be able to share these with you as well! ‘The Weft of Spears’ is a selection of the remaining original songs I wrote for the main game along with some of the acoustic songs. Hope you will enjoy!”

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, and the main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of older Nordic traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural, reaching audiences world-wide and stretching the limitations of musical genres. Einar has lectured about his work with historical music in Universities such as Oxford, Denver, Reykjavik, and Bergen; and his work is used to exemplify how music might have been executed in earlier times in Scandinavia by Top international scholars on Old Norse studies.
Einar and Wardruna have contributed extensively on the soundtrack and music for History Channel´s TV-series VIKINGS, where he also appeared in two episodes as a singer. The massive musical contributions to the show have exposed their music to a broad audience worldwide. Since then, they have performed sold out shows worldwide, including major festival headline appearances (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Roadburn, Rock oz Arenes, Rock the Coast and many more). Wardruna has previously charted in both Germany and the UK and topped the North American Billboard World-music chart for several consecutive weeks.
Einar was recently awarded the EGIL STORBEKKEN´S MUSIC PRIZE 2020. The prize is a national honorary award that was created in memory of the Norwegian musician, composer and cultural bearer Egil Storbekken. It can be given to people who have made an extraordinary effort in various work with Norwegian folk music, and especially the older folk instruments.

Since it first launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide. The franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into numerous other entertainment media.

Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft’s global teams create and develop a deep and diverse portfolio of games, featuring brands such as Assassin’s Creed®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew®, Tom Clancy’s The Division®, and Watch Dogs®. Through Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, get rewards and connect with friends across platforms. With Ubisoft+, the subscription service, they can access a growing catalog of more than 100 Ubisoft games and DLC. For the 2020–21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. To learn more, please visit:

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Fearless Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja embarks on a seemingly impossible quest to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in seven months.
Desai notes: “This story has it all – danger, tragedy, love, humanity, drama, intimacy, heroism. I felt there was enormous potential to represent the wide range of emotional highs and lows in the film with the score. I was inspired by the grandeur of the cinematography but more importantly Nims himself. He is an intriguing human being – driven, focused, fearless with an inspirational level of self-belief.

The brief was to compose with a symphonic sound palette. There are 14 mountains to summit in the film, and each mountain had it’s different musical challenges and difficulties. The scale of the story was also quite daunting. I felt I had to match the physical scale of the task at hand by painting with broad brush strokes.

Composing the score was like preparing for my own mountain climb. Each musical cue was epic in it’s own way. I knew strings would play a large feature because they can handle the vast landscapes of the region but could also be brought down to a singular violin for emotional connection.

RTS award winning composer Nainita Desai is an Ivor Novello, BIFA, Cinema Eye Honors nominee; a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, and the IFMCA Breakthrough Composer of 2020.
Amongst various BAFTA, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita’s recent projects include Oscar 2020 nominated and BAFTA & Cannes winning feature doc For Sama, Sundance 2020 winning feature The Reason I Jump, Bad Boy Billionaires (No1 Netflix series in India), American Murder Netflix’s most watched documentary to date, BBC drama series Unprecedented (James Norton, Olivia Williams, Gemma Arterton), and Interactive game / video game Telling Lies, the acclaimed release by Annapurna Interactive.

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Howlin’ Wolf Records is proud to present three new scores... Richard Einhorn's unnerving score for the 1979 shocker "DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE". Second "HOLIDAY HELL", a beautifully crafted holiday anthology score by composer and filmmaker Semih Tareen.  Third JeanMichelNoir's wickedly delightful score "GOOD TIDINGS" - filled with mayhem and menacing holiday cheer.

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Lakeshore Records releases Robin Robin—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally today, November 24 featuring music by The Bookshop Band.  AKA Ben Please and Beth Porter, the duo’s sublimely evocative, lighthearted songs are integral to the wondrous stop-motion world created by the multi award-winning and independent British production company Aardman (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run).  The film’s directors, Dan Ojari and Mikey Please also co-wrote the songs.  Voiced by Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson, Adeel Akhtar and Bronte Carmichael, Robin Robin streams on Netflix November 24.
Robin Robin is the tale of a small bird with a very big heart. After a shaky nativity of her own – her unhatched egg falls out of the nest and into a rubbish dumpster – she comes out of her shell, in more ways than one, and is adopted by a loving family of burglar mice. More beak and feathers than fur, tail and ears, more cluck and klutz than tip-toe and stealth, she is nonetheless beloved by her adopted family, a Dad Mouse and four siblings.
As she grows up, though, her differences make her something of a liability, especially when the family take her on furtive food raids to the houses of the humans (pronounced ‘Who-mans’) in the dead of night.
Neither fully bird, nor fully mouse, Robin embarks on a food heist of her own to prove herself worthy of her family and also, hopefully, to bring them back a Christmas sandwich. Along the way, she encounters a curmudgeonly magpie who has a house full of glittery things that he’s stolen and, as it turns out, an unlikely heart of gold. He has set that heart on stealing the sparkling star from the top of a local who-man family’s Christmas tree. And who better to help him than the eternally optimistic Robin herself. The adventure brings them face-to-terrifying-face with a menacing, yet very cool Cat, who has a warm place for birds and mice alike: her tummy.
Can they survive? Can they bring home the sandwich and the star? And, most of all, can Robin discover, and learn to love, who she really is, delighting her family and earning her wings in the process?
Notes Ben: “I'd been collaborating on shorter animations with my brother for the last 16 years, so when Mikey and Dan asked us to write the music for Robin Robin it felt like the dream culmination of that journey. It was a rare opportunity to properly explore and develop a weave of character’s musical themes over a longer form than we'd done before, with the strength and enthusiasm of Aardman's amazing team carrying us the whole way.
I literally spent most of the last two years with Gillian whispering in my ear pretending to be an evil cat, so I count myself very lucky."
Added Dan Ojari & Mikey Please: “It was a huge pleasure to continue our long history of collaboration with the Bookshop Band on Robin Robin, our most ambitious project to date. Beth and Ben are tremendous talents and we feel very lucky to have been able to work with them from the very early stages of development, so that story and music could feed back and forth and enrich each other. Their warm earthy melodies and folk-inspired instrumentation, with the orchestral backing, was the perfect fit for the world of Robin Robin. We’re excited about the soundtrack release so that listeners can close their eyes and be taken on a fabulous audio journey through that landscape, that is as grand and grounded as the film itself.”

The Bookshop Band are the musical offspring of an artistic love-affair between two songwriters, Ben Please and Beth Porter, and an independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The band's songs are the musical outpouring of their response to books curated by the bookshop. The songs are written on the day Ben & Beth are due to perform them for the first time in front of the author and a small gathered audience upstairs at the bookshop. They would claim that this is part of their artistic process; running with thier first ideas, casting aside procrastination to harness the adrenaline of pressure to let the creative momentum take grip and produce something new. But really, they are just very slow readers and generally do not finish the book till the morning of the event.

One year after they started in 2010, they had recorded four albums and decided to see if other bookshops might like to host a concert of book-inspired songs, and so began many years of playing in bookshops across the UK and Ireland. The next few years saw many more collaborations with some of the biggest names in literature and in 2017 they released a further nine albums, had a baby and moved to Scotland's Book Town, Wigtown. In 2019 they completed a debut tour of American bookshops, but they return tour to launch their new live album was curtailed by the pandemic. Ben and Beth have just resumed touring and are currently working on three new albums including one inspired by Scottish children's literature.

Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-Academy Award® and BAFTA® award winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, games and interactive entertainment – current animated productions include; brand new 2021 holiday specials Robin Robin and Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas, CGI series Lloyd of the Flies, a new stop motion series for pre-schoolers The Very Small Creatures and a Chicken Run movie sequel.
Its productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work – which includes the creation of much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and Morph – is often imitated, and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world. Recent celebrated projects include the ‘visually astonishing’ (Guardian), BAFTA® nominated console game, 11-11: Memories Retold, the four-times Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app, AR experience Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix up - and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands.
The studio runs the Aardman Academy which has a commitment to nurturing talent by delivering excellence in film and animation training and mentoring. The Aardman Academy offers a variety of courses from intensive one-day workshops teaching production skills and storyboarding, to comprehensive twelve-week courses for professionals in craft based subjects from model making to animation.
In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come.
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Caldera Records: "GLI OCCHIALI D'ORO" music by Ennio Morricone

Giuliano Montaldo's adaptation of Giorgio Bassani's novel tells several stories at once. The title – Gli occhiali d'oro ("The Gold Rimmed Glasses") – was carefully and intelligently chosen. The over-arching subject is, after all, blindness. Or seeing, depending on how one chooses to look at it. One story-line concerns a doctor (played by Philippe Noiret) who is respected as long as he hides his homosexuality. Another deals with a young Jewish man (played by Rupert Everett) who recognizes the threats Mussolini and Hitler pose in the Italy of the 30s. Against these stories of individuals, is one of communal blindness, of intelligent, educated and sensible citizens being lured by fascism. At another level, Gli occhiali d'oro is a scathing critique of the hypocrisy of the upper classes, in which everybody lives behind a facade to uphold their reputation and standing.

Though now difficult to find, Giuliano Montaldo's Gli occhiali d'oro was revered by critics when it came out in 1987. It won the David di Donatello Award for Best Music. The whole score is one of Morricone's most carefully crafted, a tender composition that not only manages to capture the grim atmosphere of the film, its dread and sorrow, but also enhances it, encapsulating the painful loneliness felt by its two protagonists. Gli occhiali d'oro is comprised of several themes: the main theme, which plays over the opening credits; the love theme for David and Nora; the comparatively upbeat "A Cena Con I Ragazzi", the forlorn and trepidatious "Persecuzione Storica"; and the yearning and desolate "Ricordo Del Ghetto".
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One you can never go wrong with anything that has Ennio Morricone name on it, second Caldera Records always brings us scores that will move our ears and last you can refer to one and two again. That being said the score "GLI OCCHIALI D'ORO" is a charming piece filled with levels of touching emotions that is wrapped well around the film's plot design. This score I believe was released once before about 20+ years ago, a sought off collectable for Morricone fans and it's now remastered from Caldera Records. Want to be moved? Get this score!

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Varèse Sarabande Records: Blue Velvet (The Deluxe Edition) and Elf (The Deluxe Edition)

Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce their November 2021 CD Club titles: Elf (The Deluxe Edition) by John Debney and Blue Velvet (The Deluxe Edition) by Angelo Badalamenti. These titles are available now, November 19, exclusively on and internationally on The CD Club launched its official start in 1989 and has been a staple of the label even since, relaunching classic titles from renowned composers such as John Williams and Ennio Morricone, among many others. 

Blue Velvet (The Deluxe Edition): Blue Velvet is David Lynch’s unforgettable 1986 masterwork, starring Kyle MacLachlan as a college student whose discovery of a severed ear leads him into a nightmarish world of crime and sexual perversion. Isabella Rossellini, as a tormented lounge singer, and Dennis Hopper, as an emotional gas-sniffing psychopath, are among the brilliant cast.
Blue Velvet was Lynch’s first collaboration with his longtime composer and musical partner, Angelo Badalamenti (their fame later to explode with Twin Peaks). Badalamenti has always been able to channel Lynch’s unique vision, and it was evident upon their first collaboration: a dark, moody yet melodic score, at turns agitated and violent, soaring with sublime beauty, and hanging cool with ’50s-style jazz. Badalamenti also acted as musical director for the film’s nightclub lounge recordings (in fact, the reason why he was hired).
Varèse Sarabande released the Blue Velvet soundtrack at the time of the film, a program of songs and score retained as disc one of this 2-CD set—with the addition of the famous 1963 recording of “Blue Velvet,” performed by Bobby Vinton. Disc one concludes with the first Lynch–Badalamenti–Julee Cruise collaboration, the dreamlike “Mysteries of Love.”
Premiering on disc two is an extended program of previously unreleased Badalamenti score: film cues, alternates and outtakes entitled “Lumberton Firewood.” Although Blue Velvet was scored more traditionally than later Lynch projects, the director and composer intended many tracks to be merely “firewood,” their term for raw orchestral sonorities to be edited and manipulated into sound design by the director.
The Deluxe Edition packaging features liner notes by Tim Greiving, incorporating new interviews with David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti, Kyle MacLachlan and producer Fred Caruso.
*Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide
Elf (The Deluxe Edition): Elf accomplished the impossible when it was released in 2003: it became an instant, modern-day Christmas classic. Will Ferrell starred as Buddy—one of his iconic roles—a human boy raised to believe he is one of Santa’s elves. When Buddy discovers his true identity, he ventures out to find his real father, played by James Caan, and in the process spreads Christmas cheer to a cynical world.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the film was a massive box-office hit that led to a Broadway musical and stop-motion animated special. It was the first collaboration between Favreau and composer John Debney, which would later bring Zathura, Iron Man 2 and The Jungle Book.
For Elf, Favreau asked Debney for a score that would be “timeless,” and Debney’s charming orchestral score channels Buddy’s innocent outlook as well as one of Favreau’s inspirations, the Rankin/Bass Christmas television specials. From Christmas whimsy to light-hearted comedy and rousing symphonic action, Debney’s Elf music is a tuneful jewel.
Elf was released by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film. This Deluxe Edition features an expanded score program, as well as the alternate and edited tracks from the 2003 CD. Liner notes by Tim Greiving feature new interview material with Favreau, Debney and one of the film’s stars, Mary Steenburgen.
*Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide
Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo – a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe - is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink.  
Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras.  
The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release.  
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks.  
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Lakeshore Records: "JULIA" music by Rachel Portman

Lakeshore Records  releases Julia—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally, featuring music by Oscar and Emmy-winning composer Rachel Portman.  The score, which just one a Hollywood Music In Media Award for “Best Score in a Documentary Film,” is redolent of piano and strings and reflects all of the traits associated with Julia Child—joyful, amorous, soulful and strong.  The film released by Sony Pictures Classics and directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West is in theaters now.
JULIA brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's 12-year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50 and took America along on the whole delicious journey.
Says Portman: “I love that Julia Child clearly loved food so much. I think making food for others is one of the greatest gifts we can give. There’s definitely something in us that goes back to our earliest days on earth and being fed by our mothers. Food gives nurture and cooking for others is a way of giving love. It’s nourishment for the soul.

What can be more delightful than writing music for such a character as Julia? The directors Betsy and Julie were up for having fun in the score and words such as bad ass, edgy, trapped housewives preparing Spam and Pineapple dinners, sex, sensuality, and nostalgia were used to describe what they wanted from the music. So, as well as the theme of food and love, I didn’t shy away from being at times bold and funny with the score. At others it needed to be full of love and yearning. The film is a rich canvas for writing a score and I loved composing its music.”

Cohen and West note: “This is music as fresh as salad nicoise, as tender as sole meuniere, and as rich as chocolate ganache. Rachel's luscious score hits all of the emotional notes we could have dreamed of to bring Julia's story surging to life.”

Born in West Sussex, Rachel began composing at the age of 14 and read music at the University of Oxford, where she became interested in writing music for student films and theater productions.  She gained experience writing music for drama in BBC and Channel 4 films, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Mike Leigh's, Four Days In July and Jim Henson's Storyteller series.

Since then, Portman has written over 100 scores for film, television and theatre, including The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme), Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski), Beloved (Jonathan Demme), Benny and Joon (Jeremiah Chechik), Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh), Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek), Grey Gardens (Michael Sucsy), The Legend of Bagger Vance (Robert Redford), The Duchess (Saul Dibb), One Day (Lone Scherfig), The Lake House (Alejandro Agresti), Mona Lisa Smile (Mike Newell), The Human Stain (Robert Benton), Their Finest (Lone Sherfig), A Dog’s Purpose (Lasse Halstrom), Mimi and the Mountain Dragon for the BBC and Godmothered (Sharon Maguire). Most recently Rachel wrote the score for the documentary Julia which chronicles the life of TV chef and author Julia Child, due to be released in 2021.
Rachel became the first female composer to win an Academy Award, which she received for the score of Emma (Douglas McGrath).  She was also the first female composer to win a Primetime Emmy Award, which she received for the film, Bessie (Dee Rees). She has received two further Academy Nominations for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat (Lasse Hallström), which also earned her a Golden Globe Nomination as well as Bafta nominations for Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and The Woman in Black. Rachel was BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week in 2018
Rachel has written an opera of Saint Exupery's, The Little Prince for Houston Grand Opera as well as a musical of Little House on the Prairie.  For the BBC Proms concerts, Rachel was commissioned to write The Water Diviner, a dramatic choral symphony and Earth Song, a commission for the BBC singers of a 20 minute choral piece. Rachel wrote an orchestral piece entitled Endangered performed at the World Environment Day Concert, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing.
In 2020 Rachel released her first solo album Ask the River. Rachel is an honorary fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.  She lives in London with her husband and three daughters.

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Lakeshore Records: "JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS" music by Jeff Jeff Beal

JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS will inform a new generation that this unresolved murder was indeed shocking and perhaps even calculated. Award-winning director Oliver Stone presents powerful evidence that in the Kennedy case, "conspiracy theory" is now "conspiracy fact." Narrated by Oscar(R) winners Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland and featuring a renowned team of historians and witnesses, JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is airing now on Showtime.

It’s no coincidence that Jeff Beal’s music began to garner notice with the acclaimed film POLLOCK (2000). Beal composes, orchestrates, conducts, mixes and often performs on his own scores – no other artist’s brush strokes touch his canvas. An accomplished and recorded jazz musician, Beal uses his improvisational skills to read the emotional tone of a scene. “This process allows me to envision a world where anything can happen.”

A five-time EMMY® winner, Beal’s improvisatory method, sense of timing and sophistication have made him a favorite of directors including Ed Harris (POLLOCK and APPALOOSA), David Fincher (HOUSE OF CARDS), Oliver Stone (JFK REVISITED, THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS), and Lauren Greenfeld (THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, GENERATION WEALTH.)  Documentarians also appreciate this flexibility, and he has scored many, including BLACKFISH, THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING,   WEINER,  Al Gore’s AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL, THE BLEEDING EDGE and BOSTON.  His dramatic scoring credits include HBO’s ROME, CARNIVÀLE, THE NEWSROOM, USA’s MONK and Netflix HOUSE OF CARDS.  His recent film projects include the documentary THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM and BREAKING NEWS IN YUBA COUNTY.
Beal’s performing, conducting, and composing worlds converged in 2016 when he led the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in the premiere of HOUSE OF CARDS in CONCERT, with further performances in Miami, Denmark, The Netherlands and Jerusalem.  This symphonic work was recorded by BIS Records on the double SACD “House of Cards Symphony”, which includes Beal’s flute and guitar concerti.  
Beal has since conducted The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in his original score for Keaton’s silent film THE GENERAL, The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra for the premiere of BLACKFISH live-to-picture, The Henry Mancini Institute orchestra with his score for Stephen King’s BATTLEGROUND, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the film score of BOSTON, as well as the Boston Pops Esplanade for the live-to-picture premiere of BOSTON.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007, Beal credits his current remission to listening and creating music, as well as healthful nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and meditation.  He has been open discussing his MS, and has spoken of it publicly and to the press, as he hopes to inspire others living with this chronic and incurable condition.
Born in 1963 and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beal’s grandmother was a pianist and accompanist for silent movies. An avid jazz fan, she gave him Miles Davis’/Gil Evans’ Sketches of Spain album when he was beginning his trumpet studies. In addition to studying both classical and jazz trumpet, Jeff was a self-taught pianist and spent countless hours in the library learning music theory and composition on his own. Encouraged by conductor Kent Nagano, Jeff composed a trumpet concerto at age 17, which he performed with the Oakland Youth Symphony, as well as a number of large ensemble jazz charts that are still in publication today.
After graduation from Eastman in 1985, the Beals moved to New York City, where Jeff was signed by Island Records, releasing several jazz albums and performing with his band at The Blue Note and The Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1988, Beal was commissioned to write his first film score, the black comedy CHEAP SHOTS.  After relocating to the west coast, Jeff turned his focus towards writing music for visual media – initially taking smaller jobs writing industrials for then startups Pixar and Apple. The recommendation of another trumpet player, composer Mark Isham, landed him the job writing original score for the TV series NOTHING SACRED (1997-98).  International recognition would come only a few short years later, with the release of the film POLLOCK, earning Jeff a nomination for “Discovery of the Year” by the World Soundtrack Academy, who also honored Beal with their first “TV Composer Of The Year” award in 2019

Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Media Music.  Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

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Disney Junior Music: "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" music by Patrick Stump

Disney Junior Music: Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends soundtrack is available today on Walt Disney Records.  GRAMMY Award-nominated musician Patrick Stump, lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling rock band Fall Out Boy, wrote and performed the theme song “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” and “Time to Spidey Save the Day” for the series.  Stump, who serves as the series' songwriter and composer, also wrote four all-new original songs inspired by the series for the soundtrack - “Super Hero on the Beat,” “Spin, Spin, Spin,” “The Trace-E Shake,” and “Super Hero.”  Follow the Disney Junior Hits Playlist here.

Stump said, "I've gotten so attached to these characters after writing all the music for the first season of 'Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends,' so I jumped at the chance to write more songs for them."

About Patrick Stump
In addition to his work as lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of Fall Out Boy, Stump has also composed original scores for several films such as Gnome Alone for Netflix and the Tribeca premiered Mark Mary and Some Other People. He has also worked as a producer, writer, and performer with a wide range of artists, including Elton John, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.

About "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends"
"Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" tells the story of Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Gwen Stacy, who together form Team Spidey and embark on heroic adventures to protect their community. Geared towards preschoolers and their families, the series models the importance of teamwork and helping others and highlights themes of friendship, cooperation and problem-solving.

"Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" is produced by Disney Junior and Marvel Entertainment in association with Atomic Cartoons. Harrison Wilcox ("Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest") is executive producer, and Steve Grover ("Hello Ninja") is supervising producer. Chris Moreno (Disney Junior's "Muppet Babies") and Chris Gilligan (Disney Junior's "T.O.T.S.") serve as supervising director and consulting director, respectively.
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DisneyPlus/Hollywood Records: "THE RESCUE" music by Daniel Pemberton and Original Song by Aloe Blacc

Disney+ announced today that “The Rescue,” the latest feature documentary from Academy Award®-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, and National Geographic Documentary Films, will premiere on the service on Friday, December 3 in English-speaking territories, followed by a worldwide streaming release in most territories later in the month.
Hollywood Records also released today the original song “Believe,” from Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc, co-written with Gary Go and Daniel Pemberton, along with the full Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Academy Award-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton. Pemberton recently won the 2021 Critic’s Choice Documentary Award for Best Score for his work on the film.
“The Rescue” premiered to rave reviews at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival and went on to win the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Other audience awards won on the festival circuit include Camden Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Bend Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and several others. The film premiered in theaters on October 8, 2021 and is one of only three documentaries to cross the $1M mark in theatrical ticket sales at the box office this year. “The Rescue” currently has a 100% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes and E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin were also named Best Directors at the 2021 Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards.

"At its core, 'The Rescue' is a story about a collection of people of all different nationalities, languages and cultures working together to achieve a common goal," said Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. "In making the film, we were reminded of the beauty of humanity, especially after the last several years where the world has seemed more divided than ever before. We are thrilled to be able to bring the film to audiences across the country and around the world through Disney+ and allow viewers everywhere to discover this extraordinary story of human triumph and compassion for themselves."
In the summer of 2018, a short outing after soccer practice became a two-week saga of survival and a story that soon captured the world’s attention. Monsoon rains had trapped twelve boys and their coach in a labyrinthian cave in Northern Thailand, and within days thousands of people had descended on the area to try to help. But were the boys even still alive? Anticipation and anguish hung in the air until they were found, trapped in a pitch-black chamber two kilometers deep into the cave. The next question—immediate, obvious, and confounding—was how to get them out.
“The Rescue” is a dramatic and emotional retelling of one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times. With exclusive interviews and a wealth of never-before-seen material, the film takes us into the infamous cave, highlights the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and US Special Forces, and details the expert cave divers' audacious venture to dive the boys to safety. The film keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as it shines a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys. In the tradition of their earlier films “Free Solo” and “Meru,” Vasarhelyi and Chin document a profoundly daring physical feat, laying bare the details of the seemingly impossible rescue.
The film’s award-winning full soundtrack from composer Daniel Pemberton, along with the original song titled “Believe” from singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc were released today from Disney Music. Pemberton has been regularly cited as one of the most exciting and original new voices working in modern film scoring today. In 2021, he received his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for his work on “Hear My Voice” co-written with Celeste, in addition to winning Film Composer of the Year by the World Soundtrack Academy. Constantly working with some of the most renowned names in the industry Pemberton has scored projects for the likes of Danny Boyle (“Yesterday,” “Steve Jobs”), Ridley Scott (“All the Money in the World,” “The Counsellor”) Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Being The Ricardos”), and Darren Aronofsky (“Welcome to Earth”, “One Strange Rock”.)
Said Pemberton, “’The Rescue’ is an incredibly intense and thrilling cinematic experience. However, the directors Jimmy and Chai wanted the audience to leave with a sense of release and hope and tasked us with writing a song that was unashamedly optimistic and that captured, in their words, the idea you could ‘believe in the impossible’. There are two key moments in the film we all found ourselves drawn to - when the UK divers first encounter the boys in the cave, Rick Stanton simply says the word ‘believe’ over and over again in surprise and shock, and later when US Marine Derek Anderson asks ‘what does the impossible look like?’. We all wanted a song that captured that feeling, that elation, and that moment of hope when all thirteen boys, against all odds, were brought out alive. It’s been a fantastic journey working alongside Gary Go and Aloe Blacc to create something that hopefully represents that very unique moment of global positivity and optimism.”
Aloe Blacc, the singer/songwriter of “Believe” added, “The world's biggest problems are only as complicated as our willingness to join as a global community to solve them. I believe that together we can overcome any obstacle.”

National Geographic Documentary Films previously released the Academy Award®, BAFTA and seven-time Emmy Award-winning film “Free Solo” and the Academy Award®-nominated film “The Cave.” Other critically acclaimed films under the banner include Ron Howard’s “Rebuilding Paradise”; Sundance Audience Award winners “Science Fair” and “Sea of Shadows”; Emmy winners “LA 92” and “Jane,” both of which were included in the top 15 documentaries considered for an Academy Award in 2017; and Dupont Award winner “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE WHEEL OF TIME: SEASON 1, VOL. 1" music by Lorne Balfe

Milan Records today releases THE WHEEL OF TIME: SEASON 1, VOL. 1 (AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK), an album of music composed by LORNE BALFE for the latest world-building fantasy series. Available everywhere now, the album features original vocal and score music written by Balfe and featured in the first three episodes of the series, which make their debut today on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Today’s soundtrack will be followed by two additional albums of music from the show’s first season, with the Volume 2 soundtrack arriving on Friday, December 3 and Volume 3 on Friday, December 17.

The series’ musical universe was initially introduced with the release of The Wheel of Time: The First Turn (Amazon Original Series Soundtrack), a conceptual album of key themes written by Balfe for the characters, settings and ideas central to the show. Available everywhere now, the 14-track collection provides a foundation for the fantasy series’ rich soundscape, with many of Balfe’s final score cues developing as variations of these initial themes. In addition to the album’s digital release, The First Turn soundtrack will also be made available in both spatial audio and vinyl formats. Available later this month, the spatial audio version of The First Turn album gives listeners a completely immersive listening experience with 360-degree sound and enhanced clarity. Meanwhile the album’s vinyl edition is set to arrive in 2022.

As introduced with The First Turn album, The Wheel of Time soundscape includes a number of vocal contributions performed in Old Tongue, a language specific to the series. Balfe has enlisted a group of talented vocalists to perform on the soundtracks, including singer-songwriter and frontman of chart-topping Britpop group Go West Peter Cox, pop/folk singer-songwriter Abby Lyons, folk-Americana quartet Our Native Daughters and more.

The soundtracks are produced by 14th Street Music, a production company owned by Hans Zimmer, Steve Kofsky and Lorne Balfe.

The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all time, with more than 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.

Based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels, The Wheel of Time was adapted for television by executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins. Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions, Mike Weber and Ted Field of Radar Pictures, Darren Lemke, Marigo Kehoe, and Uta Briesewitz will also serve as executive producers, with Briesewitz set to direct the first two episodes. Rosamund Pike will serve as producer, with and Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson as consulting producers. The Wheel of Time is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

GRAMMY®-winning, and EMMY® & BAFTA®-nominated composer Lorne Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tent pole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.

Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Lorne’s love of music and writing music was evident from an early age. His childhood home had a residential recording studio where the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Inner Circle would record – the latter of which he serendipitously worked with for his score to Bad Boys for Life.

As early as eight years-old, Lorne began writing and selling his composed “jingles” for advertisements, and at the age of thirteen he auditioned to be a percussionist with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra, becoming their youngest member, and traveled around Scotland with them professionally. It became clear to Lorne that he wanted to become a film composer and in his late teens he started writing letters to other composers in the hope of an opportunity. It was then he decided to move to the U.S., and soon his exceptional career took off.

Consistently receiving accolades for his musical compositions, he received critical acclaim for his score in the most successful film of the Mission Impossible franchise, Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission Impossible: Fallout (Paramount Pictures) and has been announced as the composer of Mission: Impossible 7 & 8.

Other notable credits include Black Widow (Disney/Marvel), Jungleland (Paramount), The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros), and the Oscar®-nominated film The Florida Project (A24).

In addition to his work with Christopher McQuarrie, Lorne has worked with many of the most prestigious directors in the industry including Christopher Nolan, Ron Howard, Michael Bay, Cate Shortland, Ang Lee, Christophe Waltz, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sean Baker, and Chris McKay.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "ENCANTO" music/songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and composer Germaine Franco

Encanto Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features eight original songs by Tony - and Grammy -winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) with original score by award-winning composer Germaine Franco (“Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” “Little,” “Tag”).   The soundtrack also features “Colombia, Mi Encanto” by Carlos Vives and Sebastián Yatra performs the original song “Dos Oruguitas” in Spanish in the film, as well as the English language version of the song, in the end-credits.  The physical soundtrack will be available on Dec. 17.     Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

On diving into the music of the Colombian-set story, Miranda said, “It really began with family.  The notion of a family musical that gets to the complexity and interconnectedness of families was really interesting. In the beginning, we told a lot of personal stories—one of the ongoing themes was how we all cast our family members in certain roles. How do those roles change over time? How do they stay the same?”

Miranda wrote and produced eight original songs for “Encanto.” Mike Elizondo ("96,000" from “In The Heights,” “My Shot (Rise Up Remix)” from The Hamilton Mixtape) co-produced the songs. “I hope audiences come away singing these songs just like so many classic Disney movies,” said Elizondo. “There are so many positive messages about family and our relationships to one another. I also hope they realize how much variety there is in Colombian music. I learned so much about their rhythms and styles during the production process and I hope the audience can use the soundtrack as a gateway to discover Colombian music.”

The Encanto Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features eight original songs and a full original score, plus one reprise and one end-credit version of a song from the film. The digital version of the soundtrack also includes instrumental versions of the songs.

Award-winning composer Germaine Franco is behind the original score for “Encanto.” Franco worked closely with filmmakers and Miranda to create a signature score that complemented the songs and story.

Commenting on the score, Franco said, “Collaborating with Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Charise Castro Smith, and Yvett Merino was a dream!  We created new textures and sonorities, using traditional Colombian instruments such as tiples, bandolas, cununos, marimba de chonta, arpa llanera from Latin America mixed with orchestra. The sound of the score is infused with many Colombian rhythmic styles including bambuco, mapalé, cumbia, and joropo. The score weaves in and out of the beautiful songs of Lin-Manuel Miranda. I hope that the musical imagery of the score evokes the resonant landscape of Colombia, the tenacity of our lead character, Mirabel, the strength of family, and our shared humanity.”

“Encanto” is directed by Jared Bush (co-director “Zootopia”) and Byron Howard (“Zootopia,” “Tangled”), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer “The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez”) and produced by Yvett Merino, p.g.a., and Clark Spencer, p.g.a.  Castro Smith and Bush are screenwriters on the film.

In the film, the magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. The voice cast includes Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, Wilmer Valderrama, Adassa, Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, Angie Cepeda, Jessica Darrow, Rhenzy Feliz and Carolina Gaitán.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "KING RICHARD" music by Kris Bowers

WaterTower Music is excited to announce today’s release of the King Richard (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), which features the music of Oscar nominated- and Emmy Award-winning composer Kris Bowers (“Green Book,” “Bridgerton,” “Dear White People,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Respect”).  Warner Bros. Pictures’ “King Richard” stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”), under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”) as Richard Williams, a man determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts—rain or shine—the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them.  The King Richard (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released today, November 19, the same day the film is released in U.S. theaters and on HBO Max via the Ad-Free plan; it will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.
When it came to creating a tonal landscape for “King Richard,” composer Kris Bowers described how his collaboration with director Reinaldo Marcus Green inspired his approach to the creation of the score. “Having previously worked with Rei on ‘Monsters and Men,’ we developed a deep trust in our collaborative relationship. That led to Rei encouraging me to trust my instincts and to write from a personal place. And this score is in fact a very personal one for me.”
Bowers added, “Watching Richard and Oracene's support, love, and sacrifice for Serena and Venus not only reminded me of so many black families and black parents that put their all into their children, but it reminded me of my own parents as well. In a similar way to Richard, my dad decided before I was born that he wanted me to play piano, and my parents scoured the entire county to find me the best music educators they could. As I developed my craft, my dad was in constant communication with all of my teachers, finding out how I might be able to improve and excel, and he also sat behind me while I practiced every day from the age of 4 until the end of high school.
“Due to the personal connection I felt to the film's story,” Bowers continued, “I decided to heavily feature piano and prepared piano. Additionally, wanting to evoke the sound and feeling of tennis, I chose to only feature strings, harp, piano, prepared piano and percussion, the prepared piano and percussion coming in during moments where we see the uniqueness of the Williams sisters in this predominantly white sport. In a way, the percussion and prepared piano is meant to mirror the grit and tenacity of these girls/this family. Lastly, to build off of the idea of how this story originated with Richard's plan, all of the thematic material are variations on the same theme. A theme we first hear with Richard, and develops into Venus's theme, a theme for the matches themselves, and so on."
The King Richard (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is now available, and the track list is as follows. All music by Kris Bowers, except for “Be Alive,” which is performed by Beyoncé.

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, “King Richard” follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends.
Kris Bowers is an Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. From scoring documentaries like Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, to scripted series including Shonda Rhimes and Paul William Davies’ For The People, Netflix’s Dear White People, and SHOWTIME’S Black Monday, Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. In 2018, Bowers had the honor of collaborating with Emmy and Academy Award-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed Green Book, not only scoring the film but also serving as Ali’s on-screen hand-double and piano coach. In early 2018, Bowers scored the critically acclaimed drama, Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
His work also appears in Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix mini-series, When They See Us about the Central Park Five, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination. In 2020, Bowers received another Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the FX miniseries Mrs America. Recent releases for Bowers include the film The United States Vs Billie Holiday, starring Andra Day, directed by Lee Daniels, Bad Hair, written and directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People), and the Shondaland series Bridgerton for Netflix, for which he has received a further two Primetime Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme.
At the 93ed Academy Awards, Bowers was nominated for his documentary short, ‘A Concerto is A Conversation’, which he produced, co-directed and scored.  Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, the documentary premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Most recent releases for Bowers are the Warner Bros biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams, the biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, and the comedy sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Upcoming projects include Season 2 of Bridgerton.
Bowers has recorded and performed with artists such as Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West and has contributed to albums by Marcus Miller, José James, Moses Sumney, and Murs. Bowers is an official Steinway Artist and was named one of twelve ‘Artists to Watch’ by iTunes in 2014. In 2020, he was honored with the ‘Distinguished Film Composer Award’ by the Middleburg Film Festival. In 2019, he received the prestigious ‘ROBIE Pioneer Award’ from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Bowers currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.
Alongside Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Lovecraft Country”) plays the girls’ mom, Oracene “Brandy” Williams, Saniyya Sidney (“Hidden Figures,” “Fences”) stars as Venus Williams, Demi Singleton (TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”) stars as Serena Williams, with Tony Goldwyn (the “Divergent” series, TV’s “Scandal”) as coach Paul Cohen and Jon Bernthal ( “The Many Saints of Newark,” “Ford v Ferrari”) as coach Rick Macci.  The ensemble also includes Andy Bean (“IT Chapter Two”), Kevin Dunn (the “Transformers” films, HBO’s “Veep”) and Craig Tate (“Greyhound”).
Green directed “King Richard” from a screenplay written by Zach Baylin.  The producers were Tim White and Trevor White under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, and Will Smith under his Westbrook banner.  Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Adam Merims, Lynn Harris, Allan Mandelbaum, Jon Mone and Peter Dodd served as the executive producers.
A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Star Thrower Entertainment Production, A Westbrook Production, A Keepin’ It Reel Production, “King Richard.”
Jeremy [Six Strings]


RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by composer MARK KORVEN (The Lighthouse, The Witch, Our House). Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Korven for Constantin Film’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the origin story of the massively popular Capcom video game. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be exclusively in movie theaters on Wednesday, November 24 via Screen Gems.

Of the score, composer MARK KORVEN says, “It was a joy working with Johannes Roberts on the Resident Evil origin story. I was constantly urged to be as inventive, wild and creepy as I desired. It became my own sonic terror playground."

Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

Written & Directed by Johannes Roberts. Produced by Robert Kulzer, James Harris and Hartley Gorenstein. Executive producers are Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida, Jeremy Bolt and Paul W.S. Anderson. The film stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, with Donal Logue and Neal McDonough.

Toronto based, multi-award-winning composer Mark Korven has had his feet firmly planted in the dramatic and documentary film and television worlds for over 20 years. He has 8 Genie Nominations, 14 Gemini Nominations, a Genie Award, a Gemini Award, a Canadian Screen Award and recently, another CSA nomination.

Mark has worked with acclaimed directors Deepa Mehta, Patricia Rozema, Vincenzo Natalie and Robert Eggers. His collaboration with Eggers yielded the smash cult hits The Witch (A24) and the Oscar®-nominated film The Lighthouse (A24).  The latter film premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight, where it received the Critics’ Choice Award – Best Film of the Festival. 2019 saw Mark scoring Ridley Scott’s The Terror: Infamy for AMC, and this year Korven’s scores can be heard in EPIX’s Chapelwaite, Sony Pictures Television & Amazon Prime Video’s limited horror anthology Them, and most recently the Netflix horror film No One Gets Out Alive.

In 2016 Korven conceived of the notorious horror musical instrument The Apprehension Engine. He is also a multi-instrumentalist specializing in world music.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "RAGING FIRE" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!

An explosive action thriller boasting a powerhouse cast headlined by international martial arts action superstars Donnie Yen (Mulan, Ip Man franchise) and Nicholas Tse (Shaolin, New Police Story), RAGING FIRE will debut exclusively on the martial arts streaming service Hi-YAH! on October 22, before hitting Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD November 23 with a new English dub from Well Go USA Entertainment.

A “blistering action/thriller exploring police corruption, violent regret, and all the heroic bloodshed you can handle” (Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects) and the last film from acclaimed action auteur Benny Chan (Shaolin, New Police Story), RAGING FIRE co-stars Patrick Tam (Master Z, Ip Man 3), Kenny Wong (New Police Story), Deep Ng (Stool Pigeon), Jeana Ho (The Grandmaster, Special Female Force), Angus Yeung, Bruce Tong, Henry Mak (Operation Red Sea), Yu Kang (Ip Man 3), German Cheung (The White Storm 2: Drug Lords), and Tony Wu Tsz Tung (Men on the Dragon); with special appearances by Lui Leung Wai (Flash Point), Simon Yam (Little Q, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), Ben Yuen, Ben Lam (Flash Point, Police Story), Ken Low (Rush Hour), and Carlos Chan.

Bong (Donnie Yen) is a highly respected hard-line cop with a long history of success on dangerous cases. However, his past unexpectedly comes back to haunt him when a sting operation is attacked by a mysterious group of criminals led by Ngo (Nicholas Tse), his former protégé, a talented former officer who had once respected and admired Bong. However, a terrible mistake years prior landed him in prison, quickly turning the once rising star into a furious man with a grudge, and the will to destroy everyone who had wronged him—including his former mentor.

Watch the Official U.S. Trailer
You cannot go wrong with Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse and this film kicks into high gear! On with the giveaway, watch the trailer and email me the answer to this "who is out for justice and who is out for revenge"?
Jeremy [Six Strings]