VA - Dead Presidents: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)

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VA - Dead Presidents: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)

VA - Dead Presidents: Music From The Motion Picture (1995)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 465 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Label: Underworld / Capitol Compact Disc | # 7243 8 32438 2 2 | 01:14:36
Soundtrack, Blaxploitation, Funk, Soul, Rhythm & Blues

The soundtrack to the Hughes Brothers' tribute to early-'70s blaxploitation gets the sound of the era right, featuring hits by the O'Jays, the Spinners, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, among others. The inclusion of Danny Elfman's instrumental theme interrupts the flow of the album, but for the most part, Dead Presidents is a first-rate collection of prime soul.

John Barry - Americans (1976) + Four titles from Polydor years 1972-1976 (2010)

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John Barry - Americans (1976) + Four titles from Polydor years 1972-1976 (2010)

John Barry - Americans (1976) + Four titles from Polydor years 1972-1976 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 268 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Easy Listening, Soundtracks | Label: Universal | # 531 340 5 | 00:46:39

2010 CD reissue of this 1976 album from the famed composer. Americans is a personal impression of the sights and sounds of the United States; it is also his first music written specifically for an album (as opposed to pop songs or film scores).

Elmer Bernstein - Trading Places: Music From The Motion Picture (1983) Expanded Remastered Limited Edition 2011 [Repost]

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Elmer Bernstein - Trading Places: Music From The Motion Picture (1983) Expanded Remastered Limited Edition 2011 [Repost]

Elmer Bernstein - Trading Places: Music From The Motion Picture (1983)
Expanded Remastered Limited Edition 2011

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 241 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 189 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: La-La Land | # LLLCD 1194 | 00:47:57

Presenting the world premiere release of the original motion picture score to the 1983 Paramount Pictures comedy classic TRADING PLACES, starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche, and directed by John Landis. Legendary composer Elmer Bernstein (THE GREAT ESCAPE, ANIMAL HOUSE, GHOSTBUSTERS, AIRPLANE) adapts Mozart s The Marriage of Figaro and compliments it with his own original material to create an impeccably elegant score that provides pitch-perfect support for what is considered to be one of the great 80 s comedies a social satire that is perhaps even more relevant now than it was upon its initial release. Produced from a 1/2 3-track LCR source in the Paramount archives, this special release also features source music from the film as well as alternate cues. Jeff Bond provides in-depth liner notes that include new comments from director John Landis.

Alberto Iglesias & VA - Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella: A Film By Pedro Almodovar) (2002) [Repost, New Rip]

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Alberto Iglesias & VA - Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella: A Film By Pedro Almodovar) (2002) [Repost, New Rip]

Alberto Iglesias & VA - Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella: A Film By Pedro Almodovar) (2002)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 294 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World, Latin, Modern Classical | Label: Milan | # CD 36005 | 01:03:36

Longtime Pedro Almodóvar collaborator Alberto Iglesias composed the sad and gentle soundtrack to Talk to Her, the Spanish director's 2002 meditation on loss and loneliness. Aside from the violin and guitar-accented score, there are five vocal tracks sprinkled throughout, most notably "Cucurrucucú Paloma," which is performed by Tropicalia legend Caetano Veloso (who also sings it in the movie). Almodóvar has described this rendition, which he first heard live in Brazil while in support of 1995's The Flower of My Secret, as "stylized, heart-rending, and intimate." Another highlight is the lovely flamenco-style track "Raquel," from Cape Verdean string player Bau (Rufino Almeida), who leads the band that has backed Césaria Évora for the a number of years (and is featured prominently in the film's trailers). The prolific Iglesias, who has won several Goya Awards for his film work, has also composed for all of Basque director Julio Medem's films, from 1991's Vacas through 2001's Sex and Lucia.

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Washington Square: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)

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Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Washington Square: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Washington Square: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 229 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5869 | Time: 00:48:55

Washington Square is a 1997 American drama film directed by Agnieszka Holland. The screenplay by Carol Doyle is based on the 1880 novel of the same name by Henry James, which was filmed as The Heiress in 1949. The film score of Washington Square was composed by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek.

John Barry & VA - Indecent Proposal: Music Taken From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)

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John Barry & VA - Indecent Proposal: Music Taken From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)

John Barry & VA - Indecent Proposal: Music Taken From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 323 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Pop, Pop Rock | Label: MCA | # MCD10863 | 00:56:13

A significant part of the 1993 Paramount film Indecent Proposal's seductive charm is John Barry's sad, sensual music. In one of this most heartfelt themes of the '90s, the main theme captures the story's essential feelings and honors its highest aspirations. An elegant piano melody floats across a warm string bed, and the sensation is one of romance tinged with sadness and loss. Throughout the score, strings are like beds of silk and champagne, and the piano—melodic and arpeggiated—is liberally sprinkled over them like rose petals. Everything is warm and luscious, even when the mood is sad or uncertain. Heartbreak is woven into the sensuality. Straightforwardly tonal, the score's mood ranges from nostalgically beautiful to dark and dangerous to sad and sexy. At the time of the film's release, the soundtrack album to Indecent Proposal emphasized the songs heard in the film, including the original song to which John Barry contributed, "In All the Right Places," and a single track medley running around 25 minutes.

VA - The Rocky Story: The Original Soundtrack Songs From The Rocky Movies (1990)

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VA - The Rocky Story: The Original Soundtrack Songs From The Rocky Movies (1990)

VA - The Rocky Story: The Original Soundtrack Songs From The Rocky Movies (1990)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 278 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 91 Mb | Covers included
Soundtracks, Rock, Pop Rock, R&B | Label: Scotti Bros. | # 848 242-2 | 00:39:06

The Rocky Story pools material primarily from the Rocky IV soundtrack (Survivor's “Burning Heart,” John Cafferty’s “Heart’s on Fire,” James Brown’s “Living in America,” and Robert Tepper’s “No Easy Way Out”). Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” is also featured, along with new, re-recorded versions of “Gonna Fly Now” from the Bill Conti ‘70s originals.

Danny Elfman - The Unknown Known: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014) [Re-Up]

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Danny Elfman - The Unknown Known: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014) [Re-Up]

Danny Elfman - The Unknown Known: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 263 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: La-La Land Records | # LLLCD 1298 | Time: 01:02:12

La-La Land Records presents the original motion picture score to the new, acclaimed documentary feature film THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, in theaters now, directed by renowned filmmaker Errol Morris (STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, THE FOG OF WAR, THE THIN BLUE LINE). Morris re-teams with his STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE composer, the masterful Danny Elfman (AMERICAN HUSTLE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, BATMAN), who provides a thematically rich and emotionally intense orchestral backdrop to this mesmerizing chronicle of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's career in Washington DC. Produced by Danny Elfman and mastered by Patricia Sullivan this release showcases another notable work from one of contemporary filmdom’s most talented and celebrated composers. Art direction is by Dan Goldwasser.

VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)

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VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)

VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 236 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Covers included
Label: Lost Highway/HBO | # 075021036727 | Time: 00:44:03
Soundtrack, Country-Folk, Country-Blues, Country-Rock

The West of veteran TV writer/Deadwoodcreator David Milch is as grim as it is gritty, sprinkled with salty dialogue and punctuated by sudden brutality and raw sexuality. The original soundtrack cues by composer David Schwartz (represented here by his evocative show theme), Michael Brook and Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek play off that vision with often stark rootsiness. But it's the series' rich slate of songs – choices whose inventiveness often rivals that of The Sopranos – that consistently reinforce its all-too-human drama, if not the crusty veneer. This collection gathers the best songs from the series' first season, coloring the milieu with evocative hillbilly romps like Michael Hurley's "Hog of the Forsaken" and the a capella grace of Margaret's Native American "Creek Lullaby." But the collection's musical eclecticism stretches far beyond mere genre concerns, variously encompassing the nascent jazz of Jelly Roll Morton (a rollicking "Stars and Stripes Forever"), Delta blues of Bukka White and Mississippi John Hurt and even Gustavo Santaolalla's hypnotic Brazilian fretwork. But the collection's country and folk-tinged performances are its most resonant, whether invoking earthy traditions (the gospel fervor of the late June Carter Cash's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's more heretical "God and Man") or more contemporary stylings like Lyle Lovett's "Old Friend" and the gentle "Twisted Little Man" by Michael J. Sheehy.

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek & VA - Evening: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (2007)

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Jan A. P. Kaczmarek & VA - Evening: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (2007)

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek & VA - Evening: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (2007)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 234 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve | # B0009205-02 | 00:44:16

Like so many contemporary official soundtrack releases, Evening brings together the film's original score with a batch of familiar period pop hits – unlike most soundtracks, the two disparate halves prove surprisingly complementary, each capturing the film's romantic intimacy without sentimentality or mawkishness. Composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek's score returns to his signature piano and strings, but he exhibits an uncommon restraint and subtlety here that allows his lovely melodies room to breathe. This is music that arrives by its sophistication naturally, favoring nuance over Sturm und Drang. No less compelling are contributions like Peggy Lee's "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" and Sarah Vaughan's "Stairway to the Stars," which further underscore the maturity and elegance of the cumulative listening experience.

Bernard Herrmann - Fahrenheit 451: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966/1995) Conducted by Bernard Herrmann

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Bernard Herrmann - Fahrenheit 451: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966/1995) Conducted by Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann - Fahrenheit 451: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966/1995)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 164 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Score, Classical | Label: Tsunami | # TSU 0136 | Time: 00:31:09

After suffering the humiliation of having his score for Alfred Hitchcock's 1966 film Torn Curtain tossed aside and replaced, Bernard Herrmann turned right around and set to work on a film score that many feel contains his finest work: Fahrenheit 451, released in 1967 by Universal. The movie, which is director Francois Truffaut's sole English-language film, puts on celluloid Ray Bradbury's classic and terrifying novel of the same name – a tale of a not-so-distant future in which books, any and all books, are deemed to be subversive by a repressive mega-government. Herrmann's score proves once again that some of the finest film scoring efforts achieve their greatness by going firmly against the superficial grain of the film. The Fahrenheit 451 score is intense, human, and deeply personal (and, as such, sometimes quite unhappy or ugly) in a cinematic world that is cold and absolutely inhuman. What Herrmann provides is less a depiction of or even response to the elements of plot and cinematography, but more a ticket into some internal cross-section of the protagonist, Guy Montag, that finds its way to the screen only fleetingly. Beyond that, it is a musical bill of faith in the eternally unbreakable human spirit, an element that comes into the movie only at its very end. The movie often moves along in two very different layers – sight and sound (film proper) and musical score – and the effect can be overwhelming.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1983)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 191 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion, Electronic, New Age | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2276 | 00:40:39

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Soundtrack from the Original Motion Picture is a soundtrack album for the 1983 film. All compositions on the album are by Sakamoto except "23rd Psalm", which is a traditional piece, and both "Ride, Ride, Ride" tracks, by Stephen McCurdy. In addition, David Sylvian contributed lyrics and vocals on "Forbidden Colours".

Jerry Goldsmith - Patton & Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970/1997) [Two Soundtracks On One CD]

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Jerry Goldsmith - Patton & Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970/1997) [Two Soundtracks On One CD]

Jerry Goldsmith - Patton & Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970/1997)
Perfomed by Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Jerry Goldsmith

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 186 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Varese Sarabande | # VSD-5796 | Time: 00:46:52

Patton/Tora! Tora! Tora! features some of the modern era's finest orchestral performances. Indeed, The General's March From Patton, a medley of the most dramatic cues from the soundtrack (and not on this CD), is a stirring piece that ranks with the 1812 Overture (by Tchaikovsky) and Fireworks Music (by Handel) as a power classic. The CD does feature all of the elements of the medley along with some cues and incidental music that were not used in the score. As a bonus, this disc also features some of the music from Tora! Tora! Tora!. While neither soundtrack is presented in its entirety, the music is ample evidence of Jerry Goldsmith's reputation as one of Hollywood's film music composers. This CD is an excellent addition to any orchestral collection – classical and/or contemporary.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Snake Eyes: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Snake Eyes: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Snake Eyes: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)
EAC | WavPack (Image) + cue.+log ~ 271 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Hollywood Records | # 162 155-2 | Time: 00:47:51

Depending on your viewpoint, director Brian De Palma has been frequently lauded/taken to task for liberally appropriating the stylistic flourishes of other directors. And if De Palma's biggest "inspiration" on Snake Eyes is Alfred Hitchcock, the director found an admirable, if unlikely, semblance of frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann in Ryuichi Sakamoto. Though better known for more delicate, electronic, and ethnically tinged work, here Sakamoto does a truly amazing Benny impression, cranking up the brass and swirling the strings into an unsettling sonic maelstrom that would've done late '50s Hitch proud. Meredith Brooks and LaKiesha Berry also contribute a pair of songs in the contemporary pop vein that the kids seem to like so much.

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek - Aimee & Jaguar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)

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Jan A. P. Kaczmarek - Aimee & Jaguar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek - Aimée & Jaguar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)
EAC | WavPack (Image) + cue.+log ~ 299 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Red Moon/EastWest | # 3984-26407-2 | Time: 01:00:40

Aimée & Jaguar is a 1999 German drama film set in Berlin during World War II. It was written and directed by Max Färberböck, based upon Erica Fischer's book, chronicling the actual lives of Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim during that time. Before Erica Fischer's bestseller, Lilly Wust was tracked down by the American journalist, author, and noted Holocaust researcher, Charles Brady who considered Lilly Wust a Holocaust victim. It was over a year and a half, however, before Wust was able to confide in Brady and tell him her whole story. They remained close friends for 20 years until her death in 2006. Köhler and Schrader won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film. Music composed by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek.