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  1. It's finally arrived:

    Available for pre-order now from PlantSounds:

    The Anniversary Edition of Ron Goodwin's score for 'Valhalla'.

    This edition is limited to 1.500 units and includes:
    * The score, as presented on earlier releases by Replay and Label X, but remastered by Audioplanet for this release.
    * Never before heard demos for Valhalla by Ron Goodwin.
    * Music from the 10 minute Pilot of Valhalla, composed by Bent Hesselman and Jussi Adler Olsen. World premiere release.
    * A 16 page booklet containing an in depth look at Valhalla, and the music. Written by Brian Iskov.

    We expect to ship on August 26th, and all orders placed before that will qualify for a €2.50 discount on the CD.

    All orders placed before the release will also have a chance to win an album signed by Valhalla creator Peter Madsen.

    More info, tracklisting, order details and soundbites here:
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  2. Wow! Thanks for the heads up!

    smile Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
  3. Released today:

    Quartet Records is proud to present expanded, ultimate editions of Philippe Sarde's masterful scores for two horror tales:

    Music Composed by PHILIPPE SARDE
    Produced, Remixed and Mastered by Mike Matessino
    Liner notes by Jeff Bond
    Limited edition of 3000 units

    Quartet Records, Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group and Geffen Records present the long-requested expanded release of the masterful score by Philippe Sarde (THE TENANT, TESS, QUEST FOR FIRE, LES CHOSES DE LA VIE) for GHOST STORY, directed by John Irvin in 1981. Based on the 1979 novel by Peter Straub, the film stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Craig Wasson and Alice Krige. It follows a group of elderly businessmen in New England who gather to recount their involvement in a woman's death decades prior when one of them suspects her ghost has been haunting him.

    One of the most outstanding features of GHOST STORY is the classic, evocative score by Philippe Sarde, without a doubt one of his most important works and one of the best soundtracks of the eighties. Using a melancholy, haunting main theme, a beautiful and obsessive love theme, and a gothic orchestration with some touches of Bartók and Stravinsky, Sarde was able to build a solid and coherent “symphony of horror.” The music was recorded with a large orchestra at Universal Studios Recording Stage, under the baton of Peter Knight, who also provided the orchestration.

    This CD has been carefully produced, remixed and mastered by Mike Matessino from the original multi-track elements, courtesy of Universal Pictures. This new edition follows the composer’s original album concept as a “symphony of horror,” expanding the program with almost 20 minutes of unreleased music, including some key passages not included in the original MCA album. The package comes with a 24-page full-color booklet including detailed liner notes by film music writer Jeff Bond.

    01. Ghost Story (3:08)
    02. Accidents (4:12)
    03. Mansion (2:58)
    04. Cemetery (1:27)
    05. Old Photograph (1:15)
    06. Milburn (2:24)
    07. Dreaming (1:45)
    08. Love Suite (4:23)
    09. Dementia (3:12)
    10. Strange (2:21)
    11. Fright (2:58)
    12. Regression (2:33)
    13. Picnic (2:14)
    14. Demise (4:12)
    15. Old Mirror (2:58)
    16. Death (2:11)
    17. Found (2:06)
    18. Release (3:24)
    19. End Credits (3:26)

    Music Composed by PHILIPPE SARDE
    Album Produced by Neil S. Bulk
    Remixed by Michael McDonald
    Mastered by Doug Schwartz
    Additional restoration by Chris Malone
    Liner notes by Stéphane Lerouge
    Limited edition of 2000 units

    Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present the expanded, remastered edition of the iconic score by Philippe Sarde (GHOST STORY, LORD OF THE FLIES, PIRATES, CÉSAR ET ROSALIE) for a Roman Polanski horror tale THE TENANT. Based on the popular novel LE LOCATAIRE CHIMERIQUE by Roland Topor, the film was directed by Polanski, who also co-wrote the screenplay with his usual partner, Gérad Brach. It co-stars Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Shelley Winters and Jo Van Fleet. Although the film was given a cold reception at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976, over the years it has become a cult film, and one of the most valued in the career of the famous and controversial Polish director. THE TENANT was also Polanski's third production with Paramount after the classics ROSEMARY'S BABY and CHINATOWN.

    One of the most important aspects of THE TENANT is that it was the first collaboration between Polanski and composer Philippe Sarde—who was only 28 years old when he composed the score. The music featured a complicated orchestration that required an unusual arrangement of the orchestra. The use of crystal harmonica gives the score a disturbing and bleak character.

    Although the music was acclaimed and long desired by collectors around the world, it was necessary to wait until 2000 to have the score released by Universal Music France as part of its collection Ecoutez le cinema!, where it was paired with Tess, the second and brilliant collaboration between Sarde and Polanski. Now, thanks to the discovery of the original multi-track elements in the Paramount vaults, with access to the complete recording sessions at CTS, London, under the baton of Carlo Savina, the score of THE TENANT can be released in its entirety, including tracks not used in the final edit of the film, alternates, as well as the album-specific montages prepared by the composer for an MCA album that never materialized.

    This CD has been produced by Neil S. Bulk, remixed by Michael McDonald at Private Island Sound, and mastered by Doug Schwartz, with additional restoration by Chris Malone, and approved by the composer. The package includes a 16-page full-color booklet with detailed liner notes by Stéphane Lerouge.

    Note: THE TENANT is now available on CD, but it will be released also in vinyl by Quartet Records in October 2019.


    01. Main Title (2:20)
    02. The Church (1:11)
    03. The Tooth (2:15)
    04. Delirium (Film Version) (3:08)
    05. Empty Window (0:25)
    06. The Bouncing Ball (1:53)
    07. They’re After Him (0:42)
    08. To Stella (0:53)
    09. Solitude (1:20)
    10. Running Away (1:07)
    11. Hotel Room (0:37)
    12. The Tenant (1:04)
    13. They Tried To Kill Me (3:07)
    14. The Audience Is Ready (1:51)
    15. I’ll Show You Blood (1:37)
    16. The Final Scream (1:10)

    Additional Music
    17. Epsilon (0:42)
    18. Letter (0:32)
    19. Cigarettes (0:21)
    20. Epsilon (Alternate Mix) (0:42)
    21. The Park (1:14)

    Source Music
    22. Dance At Robert’s (3:08)

    Album Versions
    23. L’appel du verre (2:27)
    24. Apparitions (3:43)
    25. Conspiration (3:41)
    26. En souvenir de Madame Choule (1:33)
    27. Final (2:27)

    Both releases are now available on pre-order, they will be dispatch from 08/19. For more info and listen audio samples, please visit www.quartetrecords.com
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  4. Low quantity alert from Intrada:

    Shogun (less than 250 remaining)
    Return To Oz (less than 275 remaining)
    Legend Of The Lone Ranger (less than 350 remaining)
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  5. And on top of Sony not licensing to third parties anymore, we get this news today over at the FSM forums:

    Mike Matessino:

    Fox Music itself is not doing any additional licensing at this point, but there are still some releases coming from deals previously in place. There will be a "pause" as one studio reviews 80 years of another's musical history and the thousands of soundtrack albums that have been done.

    Who KNOWS when that will be!
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  6. Dracula & The Curse of Frankenstein by James Bernard have been re-recorded by Tadlow. An instant buy for me!

    Volker skull
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2019
    I love the fact that Tadlow keeps doing rerecordings in an age where you hardly see them. I hate the fact that they don't rerecord anything I'm interested in.
    I am extremely serious.
  7. Thor wrote
    I love the fact that Tadlow keeps doing rerecordings in an age where you hardly see them. I hate the fact that they don't rerecord anything I'm interested in.

    What's a score that you would be interested in hearing a re-recording of, Thor?
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2019 edited
    STORY OF A WOMAN! I nagged James (Fitzpatrick) about it for a while, but he didn't seem that interested. It's also something that JW himself doesn't want out there (for some absurd reason), so he can't be faulted too much, I guess.

    Basically, I'd love to see rerecordings of any unreleased Williams, Elfman and Goldenthal. Or if they're only about Golden Age, something by Franz Waxman; preferably a neatly arranged selection, not an overwhelming 3CD set of something.
    I am extremely serious.
  8. This from La-La Land's MV Gerhard (not the stuff in blue - he was replying to and quoting the blue words in his reply on the FSM boards:

    MV, as we are approaching close to Black Friday (almost 2 months), for me the most important day in the calendar, have you pencilled in the potential releases, subject to approvals of course!

    Yes but not talking about them in advance any more. No hype. Nothing. Folks around here and other boards ruined the fun so the titles will just come out. Hope you guys like them.
  9. La La Land Records will not be releasing a set of season two scoring after all from "The Orville". not word on whether another label will do it, but if it happens, it's probably going to be Intrada.
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  10. Alert:

    Last discount sale on a selection of Music Box Records CDs, before license expires on December 31, 2019:

    L'OUTSIDER - Philippe Rombi
    TO KILL A PRIEST (LE COMPLOT) - Georges Delerue
    VENDREDI OU LA VIE SAUVAGE (2 CD) - Maurice Jarre

    Complete your collection before it is too late!

    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.
  11. Impending Quartet releases:

    Our Christmas batch will be announced next Monday, December 9th. We’re very excited about these end-of-the-year titles, with eight releases, including a couple of 2-CD sets, some anniversary celebrations, an 11-CD box set and two vinyls. See you on Monday!

    Which includes a deluxe edition of Quincy Jones' score to "The Italian Job":

    Quartet Records, Universal Music Group and Paramount Pictures celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic caper movie The Italian Job with the expanded edition of Quincy Jones explosive original score! The original album produced by George Martin at Abbey Road Studios appears freshly remastered, and the CD also includes the previously unreleased film tracks, demos, alternates and bonus material. The Italian Job is a 1969 British comedy caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. It tells the story of Charlie Croker (Michael Caine), the leader of a cockney criminal gang released from prison with the intention of doing a "big job" in Italy to steal gold bullion from an armoured security truck. It's soundtrack was composed by Quincy Jones, and includes "On Days Like These" sung by Matt Monro over the opening credits, and "Getta Bloomin' Move On" (usually referred to as "The Self-Preservation Society", after it's chorus) during the climactic car chase. Lead actor Michael Caine is among it's singers. Packaging includes a superb 24 page full colour booklet, housed in a jewel case.

    1. On Days Like These (3:40) Vocal: Matt Monro
    2. Something's Cookin' (2:32)
    3. Hello, Mrs. Beckersman! (1:04)
    4. Britannia and Mr. Bridger, If You Please (2:02)
    5. Trouble for Charlie (1:49)
    6. On Days Like These (Instrumental) (3:13)
    7. It's Caper Time (Self Preservation Society - Instrumental) (3:16)
    8. Meanwhile, Back at the Mafia (1:26)
    9. Smell That Gold! (1:34)
    10. Greensleve and All That Jazz (2:09)
    11. On Days Like These (Reprise) (1:15)
    12. Getta Bloomin' Move on! (Self Preservation Society - Vocal) (4:01)
    13. On Days Like These (Fim Version) (2:41) Vocal: Matt Monro
    14. Altabani's Footsteps (0:39)
    15. Something's Cookin' (1:29)
    16. Bosso-Angelia (Coming Our Party) (1:41)
    17. Hello, Mrs. Beckerman! (1:04)
    18. Too Loo Two Procession and the British Grenadiers / Britannia and Mr. Bridger, If You Please Nº1 / Rule Britannia (2:42)
    19. Greensleeves and All That Jazz (0:58)
    20. Britannia and Mr. Bridger, If You Please Nº2 / God Save the Queen (1:07)
    21. Arrange a Funeral (0:50)
    22. Convoy to Mafia (2:20)
    23. Trouble for Charlie (1:49)
    24. Smell That Gold (1:34)
    25. Meanwhile, Back in the Mafia (1:23)
    26. It's Caper Time (3:17)
    27. Bang Bang (Getta Bloomin' Move on!) (4:05)
    28. Coach to Fatal Skid / End Title (1:53)
    29. On Days Like These (Alternate) (3:32) Vocal: Matt Monro
    30. On Days Like These (French Version) (3:19) Vocal: Lou Reizner
    31. Getta Bloomin' Move on! (Self Preservation Society - Vocal) (Single Version) (4:05)
    32. On Days Like These (Single Version) (3:24) Vocal: Lou Reizner
    The views and opinions of Ford A. Thaxton are his own and do not necessarily reflect the ones of ANYONE else.