Music From And Inspired By 'The Pianist' A Roman Polanski Film (2002) [Re-Up]

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Music From And Inspired By 'The Pianist' A Roman Polanski Film (2002) [Re-Up]

Music From And Inspired By 'The Pianist' A Roman Polanski Film (2002)
Janusz Olejniczak, piano; Wladyslaw Szpilman, piano; Hanna Wolczedska, clarinet
The Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra Of Poland; Tadeusz Strugala, conductor

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 213 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Classical | Label: Sony Music | # SK 87739 | Time: 00:58:28

Director Roman Polanski's film The Pianist is based on the memoirs of Polish classical pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman about his harrowing experiences under the Nazi occupation of Warsaw during World War II. The soundtrack album consists almost entirely of Chopin piano pieces, most of them played by Janusz Olejniczak. Most of those, in turn, are solo performances, although Olejniczak is joined by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Tadeusz Strugala, for Grand Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra. The sole non-Chopin track is the excerpt from Wojciech Kilar's score, "Moving to the Ghetto October 31, 1940," a klezmer-like piece running only 1:45 in which Hanna Wolczedska plays clarinet, accompanied by the Warsaw Philharmonic. Appropriately, the album ends with an actual recording by Szpilman of the Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4.

Marvin Hamlisch - Sophie's Choice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982) [Re-Up]

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Marvin Hamlisch - Sophie's Choice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982) [Re-Up]

Marvin Hamlisch - Sophie's Choice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1982)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 144 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Southern Cross | # SCCD 902 | 00:31:38

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who adapted William Styron's novel Sophie's Choice. Meryl Streep stars as Sophie, a Polish immigrant who shares a boarding house in Brooklyn with her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline in his feature film debut), and a young writer, Stingo (Peter MacNicol). Streep's performance was acclaimed, and she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography, Costume Design, Best Music (Marvin Hamlisch), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Michael Kamen & VA - Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991) [Re-Up]

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Michael Kamen & VA - Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991) [Re-Up]

Michael Kamen & VA - Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 329 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Pop/Rock | Label: Edel/Morgan Creek | # 0022492MCM | Time: 01:00:22

The soundtrack for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves features the original score by Academy Award Nominated Composer Michael Kamen (Die Hard) as well as the Grammy Winning Song '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You'' by Bryan Adams.

VA - The Lost Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) [Re-Up]

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VA - The Lost Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) [Re-Up]

VA - The Lost Boys: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 299 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Atlantic | # 81767-2 | Time: 00:43:51

Joel Schumacher's 1987 film The Lost Boys capitalized on a temporary lull in horror movies in the late '80s and created a heavily music-video-influenced vampire homage with enough campy humor, heavy metal costumes, and hunky stars to put a fresh spin on the genre. An amusing piece of eye candy spiked by a few creepy moments, the movie, in typical '80s style, relies heavily on the soundtrack to bolster its emotional core. The soundtrack, like the film, works great on the surface – but don't go much deeper. A mix of covers and bombastic '80s pop originals, the songs work best when they concentrate on the horror factor. Echo & the Bunnymen turn in an excellent cover of the Doors' "People Are Strange" that has a bouncier, more melodic touch than the original. Jimmy Barnes and INXS' "Good Times" is an energetic rocker used to personify the party-hardy SoCal atmosphere of the film. The strongest song is the movie's theme, "Cry Little Sister," a goth-influenced midtempo ballad.

Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971)

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Isaac Hayes - Shaft: Music From The Soundtrack (1971)

Isaac Hayes - Shaft (Music From The Soundtrack) (1971)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 451 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 193 Mb
Label: Stax | # SCD-88002-2 | Time: 01:09:41 | Scans included
Soundtrack, Blaxploitation, Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

Of the many wonderful blaxploitation soundtracks to emerge during the early '70s, Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists, having helped elevate Stax to its esteemed status; therefore, his being chosen to score such a high-profile major-studio film shouldn't seem like a surprise. And with "Theme from Shaft," he delivered an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously popular hit at the time of its release. Besides this song, though, there aren't too many more radio-targeted moments here. "Soulsville" operates effectively as the sort of downtempo ballad Hayes was most known for, just as the almost 20-minute "Do Your Thing" showcased just how impressive the Bar-Kays had become, stretching the song to unseen limits with their inventive, funky jamming.

VA - The Cult Files (The Ultimate Collection Of Cult TV and Film Themes) (1996) 2CDs

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VA - The Cult Files (The Ultimate Collection Of Cult TV and Film Themes) (1996) 2CDs

VA - The Cult Files (The Ultimate Collection Of Cult TV and Film Themes) (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 849 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 352 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Silva Screen Records | # FILMXCD 184 | Time: 02:33:50

41 Tracks. Cult TV and Film Themes by Mark Snow, John Barry, Quincy Jones, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, John Carpenter, Vangelis, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Horner, and more, more…

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966) [Re-Up]

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)
When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island locals, including the police chief and a vacationing television writer, while trying to allay their fears of a Communist invasion by claiming he and his crew are Norwegian sailors.

Бег / Beg / The Flight (1970) [Re-Up]

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Бег / Beg / The Flight (1970) [Re-Up]

The Flight (1970)
The film is about a group of people who in other times wouldn't have anything in common, some of them innocent bystanders, some moral criminals. But nothing is straightforward and simple. From Russia "the run" continues to Constantinople, to Paris, back to Russia. Some of them have understood that they can't live outside Russia and go back maybe to be happy, maybe not, some go back to face sure death for their crimes, some don't go back and know that are going to miss homeland forever, some are comfortably well off (are they?) in exile. Sentimental without syrup, tragic and comical at the same time.

The Mean Season (1985) [Re-Up]

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The Mean Season (1985) [Re-Up]

The Mean Season (1985)
A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.

Lalo Schifrin - The Mean Season: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985) Intrada Special Limited Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

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Lalo Schifrin - The Mean Season: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985) Intrada Special Limited Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

Lalo Schifrin - The Mean Season: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985)
Intrada Special Collection, Limited Edition 2010

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 362 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 189 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 138 | Time: 01:17:52

Pure delight for Lalo Schifrin fans! World premiere of exciting soundtrack for Phillip Borsos crime thriller with Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Andy Garcia. Schifrin spins web of suspense, then unleashes wild excitement for full orchestra. Along way are detours into classic Schifrin jazz. Dynamic main title is one of several highlights, with scorching trumpet in lead. Haunting closing music ("Christine") also features trumpet. Composer wrote some 45 minutes of score with thematic development but also wrote over half hour of tiny fragments, transitions, stingers. We have assembled "the album" portion with maximum listening in mind but also include every short cue, fragment in "the extras" section of CD, plus roadmap in notes for those wishing to dispense with tighter album listening and instead program entire 77-minute score in sequence. Intrada was given access to actual 32-track digital session masters vaulted by MGM in pristine condition, allowing us to create brand new two-track digital stereo mixes of every cue!

Bernard Herrmann - Vertigo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1958) Remastered 1996

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Bernard Herrmann - Vertigo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1958) Remastered 1996

Bernard Herrmann - Vertigo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1958) Remastered 1996
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 279 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5759 | 01:05:02

Vertigo represents the summit of the seven-picture, nine-year association between Alfred Hitchcock and legendary composer Bernard Herrmann. Using instrumental and harmonic colour as the main paints in his repertoire, Herrmann deploys brief melodic cells and minimalist techniques to explore the obsessed world of Scotty Ferguson (James Stewart), a retired detective who has fallen in love with a woman from the past. In doing so, Herrmann broke from the post-romantic aesthetic personified by Golden Age masters such as Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Alfred Newman. Highlights include the hypnotic, dream-like "Prelude", the churning allegro con brio of "Rooftop", the haunting love music in "Madeleine's First Appearance", a memorable habanera ("Carlotta's Portrait"), and the cathartic "Scene d'Amour", which has been compared with Wagner's "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde. Page Cook, long-time critic for Films In Review, once wrote that Muir Mathieson's performance "remains one of the greatest pieces of film music conducting ever recorded . . . every tempo, every rhythmic nuance, every dynamic inhabits the film." In other words, this is a classic film/music amalgamation that should be in every cinema lover's collection.

Bernard Herrmann - Joy In The Morning: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Reissue 2002

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Bernard Herrmann - Joy In The Morning: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Reissue 2002

Bernard Herrmann - Joy In The Morning: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965/2002)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 244 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Film Score Monthly | # FSMCD Vol. 5 No. 3 | 00:46:33

They say that good things come in small packages, and this CD would seem to be the musical proof of that statement – certainly there are few more unassuming releases in Bernard Herrmann's output. Joy in the Morning is one of the more obscure movies ever scored by Herrmann and, as is pointed out in the notes by Christopher Husted, it was also the composer's last successfully completed major studio project, coming just ahead of the calamity that attended his work for Alfred Hitchcock on Torn Curtain. It has fallen between the cracks across the years, principally because the movie itself was a good deal less stellar than most of the Hitchcock projects (or, for that matter, the Ray Harryhausen projects) with which Herrmann distinguished himself in the early/mid-'60s. This CD is astonishingly good, however, being not only a close cousin to Herrmann's music for Hitchcock's Marnie (1964) but also containing thematic material in common with his clarinet quintet Souvenirs du Voyage, and string writing that also recalls his work for Vertigo and even Psycho, as well as writing for the reeds and winds that have echoes as far back as Beneath the 12-Mile Reef and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

John Barry - Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry - Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry - Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1971/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 416 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Capitol/EMI/MGM | # 72435-41420-2-4 | 01:15:48

Diamonds Are Forever has undergone a somewhat less significant though thoroughly pleasing expansion with the February 2003 release of the remastered, expanded version. Still mid-priced, the disc features 24 additional minutes of music from the completed film – included is "Gunbarrel and Manhunt," alternating between original John Barry music and Barry's variations on Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme," and the musical accompaniment to various key action scenes, as well as some playful romantic scoring for some of Sean Connery's romantic activities. The main virtue is the improved sound (which greatly benefits Shirley Bassey's finely nuanced performance of the title song) on what was an entertaining and distinctive, if not terribly creative or ambitious score, a somewhat closer relative to Barry's work on Goldfinger and to the exoticism of You Only Live Twice or the bold, near-symphonic scope of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The annotation is reasonably thorough, although on this occasion it focuses far more on the movie than on the music.

John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry, Louis Armstrong, Nina - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2003

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 432 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Label: Capitol, EMI, MGM Music | # 72435-41419-2-8 | 01:19:47
Soundtrack, Score, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Lounge

John Barry's best score for any James Bond movie – including the best song ("We Have All the Time in the World") ever written for any movie in the series – is reasonably well represented on this CD. Barry had already begun adding more diverse and complex orchestral pieces to his underscoring and greater lyricism to his songs with the preceding movie, You Only Live Twice, and he continued the process with On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The serious nature of its plot, however, and the unique mood of the movie, dictated that almost an entirely new score be devised: the brassy "007 Theme," which had appeared in three prior films, was absent, and the "James Bond Theme" was re-arranged. Barry also wrote one of his longest and most easily embellished action themes (heavily featuring the synthesizer, an instrument new to film scores), and dressed it up with a string section playing running scales that is startling to hear in stereo, with the discreet separation of the orchestral parts. And then there was "We Have All the Time in the World," the best song ever written for the Bond series; a serious, poignant love song that underscores the doomed romance between Bond and Tracy (Diana Rigg), it was sung by Louis Armstrong in what proved to be the jazz legend's final recording session.

The Golden Age of the Piano (1993) [Re-Up]

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The Golden Age of the Piano (1993) [Re-Up]

The Golden Age of the Piano (1993)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 115 min | 7.51 Gb | Scans included
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 | Subs: Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano, 中文
Genre: Classical, Documentary | Label: Philips | # 075 092-9 PH

A documentary on the great pianists of the twentieth century, introduced, written and narrated by David Dubal. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Clementi, Debussy, Field, Grainger, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Padarewski, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Scriabin and Weber. Featuring musicians Claudio Arrau, Alexander Brailowsky, Van Cliburn, Alfred Cortot, Glenn Gould, Percy Grainger, Myra Hess, Josef Hoffmann, Vladimir Horowitz, Wanda Landowska, Ignacy Paderewski, Artur Rubinstein, and Rudolf Serkin. Bonus: Claudio Arrau Centenary reissued of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra.