Jerry Goldsmith - Sebastian: Music From The Motion Picture (1968) Intrada Special Collection, Remastered & Expanded 2013

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Jerry Goldsmith - Sebastian: Music From The Motion Picture (1968) Intrada Special Collection, Remastered & Expanded 2013

Jerry Goldsmith - Sebastian: Music From The Motion Picture (1968)
Intrada Special Collection, Remastered & Expanded 2013
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 395 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume 250 | 01:17:27

Cool disc for Jerry Goldsmith fans! World premiere release in any format of complete original soundtrack from 1968 mod-era spy tale set within British Intelligence, directed by David Greene, starring Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Sir John Gielgud. World of then-high tech computers, soaring IQ's, secret codes and staff of crackerjack decoders captured by composer with meld of snappy rhythm, cool melody. Main theme, rooted firmly in major key, remains one of Goldsmith's most infectious. In balance is richly expressive trumpet line for more romantic side of tale. Mystery, suspense also plays solid role, especially in latter cues. Entire score presented from mono elements as heard in picture, courtesy Paramount Pictures. CD also offers cool extra treat! After exhaustive search, actual multi-track stereo masters for original 1968 Dot label album surface, courtesy UMG and Geffen, allowing first ever licensed release on CD. Stunning audio quality allows terrific presentation of classic record made by Goldsmith (and Dot producer Tom Mack) way back when! While a mere 25 minutes long, their album encapsulated major thematic material beautifully. And another extra!

Marvin Hamlisch - The Swimmer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) [Silver Age Classics, 2006]

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Marvin Hamlisch - The Swimmer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) [Silver Age Classics, 2006]

Marvin Hamlisch - The Swimmer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 245 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Film Score Monthly | # FSM vol.9 no.5 | Time: 00:35:58

Marvin Hamlisch's first feature film score – written while he was still a college student – remains one of the great debuts in soundtrack history: a work of remarkable maturity, 1968's The Swimmer is rich in contrast and scope, communicating the film's uncommon emotional complexity in stunningly clear detail. Hamlisch proves a master of both style and mood, shifting effortlessly from the poignant simplicity of the main theme to the effervescent jazz cut "Easy Four/Bubbles" to the soaring orchestral flourishes of "Hurdles." Like the new generation of filmmakers who redefined American cinema in the late '60s and early '70s, Hamlisch achieves a note-perfect balance between tradition and innovation, acknowledging the past masters of movie music even as he expands the parameters of the form. Film Score Monthly's superlative reissue includes excellent liner notes and a series of stills from the film. Highly recommended.

Alexandre Desplat with Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012)

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Alexandre Desplat with Jean-Yves Thibaudet - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012)

Alexandre Desplat - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2012)
Performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 301 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 191 Mb | Scans included | 01:01:25
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical | Label: WaterTower Music | # WTM39274

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Eric Roth. It stars Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Caldwell. Alexandre Desplat's main theme to Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is composed around a simple, memorable melody that works beautifully as a solo piano piece. This licensed, collectible sheet music edition allows pianists to apply their own talent to this melancholy masterpiece by one of Hollywood's most acclaimed composers.

Randy Edelman & VA - Surviving Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004)

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Randy Edelman & VA - Surviving Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004)

Randy Edelman & VA - Surviving Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2004)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 275 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:06
Soundtrack, Score, Christmas, Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-6620

Varèse Sarabande presents "Surviving Christmas", music from the film featuring Randy Edelman's score mixed with several songs from the past Holiday seasons…a list of some talented people Chet Atkins, Bing Crosby, Jose Feliciano, Judy Garland, Lou Rawls and Andy Williams.

Hans Zimmer - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011) [Re-Up]

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Hans Zimmer - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011) [Re-Up]

Hans Zimmer - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 391 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697978902 | Time: 00:57:34

Composer Hans Zimmer's jaunty theme for Guy Ritchie's muscular 2009 re-imagining of the world's most recognizable super-detective, Sherlock Holmes, dutifully reflected the newly installed humor and 21st century action star pathos that the director brought to the character. For Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Zimmer once again infused the series with wit and wickedness, stacking his already established themes with an effusive Romanian flair, reflecting the addition of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace's turn as a Gypsy fortune teller.

Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)

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Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)

Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 212 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 6552 | 00:54:35

Music Composed and Conducted by ALEXANDRE DESPLAT Featuring World-Renowned Piano Virtuoso LANG LANG "Prodigiously gifted" (Gramophone) pianist Lang Lang is featured in Golden Globe nominee (Girl With A Pearl Earring) Alexandre Desplat's evocative score for the new film version of W. Somerset Maugham's celebrated novel, The Painted Veil. A turbulent romantic drama set in the 1920s, THE PAINTED VEIL, directed by John Curran and Caroline Link, follows a young English couple, a conservative doctor (Edward Norton) and a restless society girl (Naomi Watts), who marry hastily, relocate to Shanghai where they betray each other, and find an unexpected chance at redemption and happiness while on a deadly journey into the heart of ancient China.

Robert Rodriguez & VA - Once Upon A Time In Mexico: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2003)

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Robert Rodriguez & VA - Once Upon A Time In Mexico: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2003)

Robert Rodriguez & VA - Once Upon A Time In Mexico: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2003)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 325 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 129 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:42
Soundtrack, Score, Latin Music, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock | Label: Milan | # 5050466 9229 2 2

Since The Big Chill, too often directors and film producers have taken the easy way out in creating soundtracks for their big-budget Hollywood movies by licensing a couple handfuls of hits either from the catalog of yesteryear's pop giants or from hungry up-and-comers. It's a formula almost. Thankfully there are still film scores, though they all seem to be written by the same five men. Both of these poles sees to lie in stark contrast to Robert Rodriguez's approach to creating an audio environment both to accompany and stand apart from his films. On Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Rodriquez took matters into his own hands and procured a series of rather obscure existing tracks that viscerally underscore defined themes in his movie – such as Juno Reactor's "Pistolero," Brian Setzer's ass-kicking "Malagueña," and Manu Chao's "Me Gustas Tu." He also commissioned several tracks to actors and wrote others for his players. Thus Tito Larriva's haunting "Flor de Mal," or Johnny Depp and friends under the moniker Tonto's Giant Nuts offer "Sands Theme," while Rubén Blades and Antonio Banderas helped to flesh out their own character's themes musically as well as dramatically.

Cliff Martinez & VA - Traffic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000) with Fatboy Slim, Rocker's HiFi, Morcheeba, Brian Eno

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Cliff Martinez & VA - Traffic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000) with Fatboy Slim, Rocker's HiFi, Morcheeba, Brian Eno

Cliff Martinez & VA - Traffic: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000)
with Fatboy Slim, Rocker's HiFi, Morcheeba, Brian Eno

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 315 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Electronic, Ambient | Label: TVT Soundtrax | # TVT 6960-2 | 01:13:10

The original soundtrack to Steven Soderbergh's striking drug war drama Traffic features Cliff Martinez's sparse, evocative score, classical pieces, and electronica, resulting in a collection of music that's nearly as complex and diverse as the film it accompanies. Martinez, who has scored virtually all of Soderbergh's films (except Erin Brockovich), proves once again why they work together so often: the score's atmospheric drones and understated rhythms build a restrained, implosive tension far better than blaring orchestral pieces. Like the film itself, Martinez' pieces aren't obvious. They don't tell the listener what to feel; they just set the scene and let the audience fill in the blanks. And though big beat songs like Fatboy Slim's "Give the Po' Man a Break" and Kruder & Dorfmeister's remix of Rockers Hi-Fi's "Going Under" could be too much of a contrast with Martinez' airy compositions, the album is deftly sequenced, allowing for the highs and lows of the score and songs like Morcheeba's "On the Road Again," Wilhelm Kempff's "Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor," and Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)." Though it sounds even better in conjunction with the film, Traffic is still one of 2000's best soundtracks.

Alexandre Desplat - Philomena: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013) [Re-Up]

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Alexandre Desplat - Philomena: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013) [Re-Up]

Alexandre Desplat - Philomena: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 205 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 117 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Decca | # B0020213-02 | Time: 00:51:14

Critics and fans alike have fallen in love with the film Philomena as well as its captivating score by Alexandre Desplat, which is now nominated for Best Original Score at the 2014 Academy Awards. Philomena is an emotional story inspired by true events, tinged with both tragedy and comedy, about two very different people who join forces for a remarkable journey. They are seeking to uncover the truth behind a heart-breaking story that has remained amystery for half a century. Legendary Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Shakespeare in Love) stars in the title role as Philomena Lee along side one of Britain's leading comics Steve Coogan (The Look of Love) as Martin Sixsmith, with two-time Oscar nominated Stephen Frears directing. Accompanying the film's remarkablestory of Philomena's extraordinary search for her long lost son, is composer Alexandre Desplat's emotionally riveting score which evokes the compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life, showing thatthere is laughter even in the darkest places. Desplat's wide usage of instruments gives the film its emotional resonance with both enchantment and a beautifully touching heart.

Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams - Winter's Tale: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014) [Re-Up]

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Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams - Winter's Tale: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014) [Re-Up]

Hans Zimmer & Rupert Gregson-Williams - Winter's Tale: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2014)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 276 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: WaterTower Music | # WTM39501 | Time: 01:04:00

No matter the lack of critical popular acclaim for director Akiva Goldsman's adaptation of Mark Helprin's novel Winter's Tale, the Hans Zimmer/ Rupert Gregson-Williams score is utterly worthy of the film, and also the novel itself. Full of classical and electronic textures, ambiences, and melodies that wed both the lyric themes of 19th century folk and classical music to the early 20th, these 14 cues are, by turns, delicate and dramatic, melancholy and romantic, spare and elegant. As a piece of music it stands on its own. The final track here is singer/songwriter K.T. Tunstall's "Miracle," written with A.R. Rahman specifically for the film. While it is dramatically different from the rest of the score, since it is the final track, it sums up the transcendent nature of the narrative.

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

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James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 306 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 265 | Time: 01:10:17

At long last! World premiere release of oft-requested James Newton Howard score to Joel Schumacher's Falling Down. Dark, violent urban thriller stars Michael Douglas as tragic protagonist on rampage, heading inexorably towards final showdown with retiring cop Robert DuVall. As confrontations grow in intensity, Douglas becomes increasingly unhinged. Howard follows in tow, with initially sparse score growing increasingly dense, clustered as film progresses. Dark ideas, intense action all have their say. Highlights are many, including riveting chase cues, pulsating conflict music, but one standout motif deserves spotlight: Howard writes moving minor-key trumpet solo that plays just once during "not economically viable" scene ("Miracle Mile"), then disappears completely until conclusion ("Falling Down"), where composer now brings film and score together in brilliant, powerful fashion. Sensational writing! Also worthy of attention: haunting series of string chords shifting between minor, major, playing for estranged relationship between everyman Douglas and wife Barbara Hershey. Howard even quotes nursery rhyme "London Bridge", which subtly relates to cop Duvall's own wife Tuesday Weld, who needs the tune to help calm her troubled nerves. It is difficult to overstate dramatic complexities and thematic subtleties of this important music.

Bernard Herrmann - Obsession: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976) 2CD Expanded Limited Edition 2015 [Re-Up]

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Bernard Herrmann - Obsession: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976) 2CD Expanded Limited Edition 2015 [Re-Up]

Bernard Herrmann - Obsession: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)
2CD Expanded Limited Edition 2015
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 517 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 258 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Music Box | # MBR-060 | Time: 01:53:03

In collaboration with Litto Enterprises Inc., Music Box Records is very proud to present one of its most ambitious releases yet - a classic Bernard Herrmann score from one of his last efforts and an important milestone in his immense career for Brian De Palma´s classic melodrama Obsession (1976) written by Paul Schrader and starring Geneviève Bujold, Cliff Robertson and John Lithgow. In a career often spent paying tribute to Alfred Hitchcock with the likes of Dressed to Kill, Blow Out and Body Double, Obsession even today stands as De Palma’s ultimate fever dream homage to the director who’d made Bernard Herrmann a household name as the romantic master of musical suspense during an eight film collaboration, no more so than with 1958s Vertigo. Yet Obsession’s reincarnation of that masterpiece showed just how devious De Palma always was in his admiration, cloaking a truly seditious plot twist that would’ve given even Hitchcock pause within sleek, star-filtered visuals. Obsession remains his most fervently romantic, and dare one say innocent attempt to recreate the studio gloss of a time when outright violence and sex were left to the mind’s eye, its rage and sensuality truly made explicit in its music. It’s a powerful, stylistic subtlety that increasingly made Obsession into the filmmaker’s most discerning cult film.

James Newton Howard - Maleficent: Original Soundtrack (2014) [Re-Up]

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James Newton Howard - Maleficent: Original Soundtrack (2014) [Re-Up]

James Newton Howard - Maleficent: Original Soundtrack (2014)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 327 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 140 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Walt Disney | # 050087296001 | Time: 01:11:59

The soundtrack to Maleficent, a reimagining of Disney's Sleeping Beauty from the villain's perspective, puts the focus on James Newton Howard's foreboding yet witty score. Stormy brass and percussion duke it out with sparkling strings and woodwinds on pieces that range from the tumultuous ("Maleficent Suite," "Battle of the Moors," "Path of Destruction") to the light-hearted ("Welcome to the Moors," "Aurora and the Fawn"). Lana Del Rey rounds out the album with an equally eerie and alluring version of "Once Upon a Dream," which serves as a reminder as to why she's become one of the most in-demand soundtrack contributors of the 2010s.

James Horner & London Symphony Orchestra - Braveheart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1995)

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James Horner & London Symphony Orchestra - Braveheart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1995)

James Horner - Braveheart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1995)
performed by London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Horner

EAC | FLAC (Tracks)+cue.+log ~ 339 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Celtic | Label: London | # 448 295-2 | Time: 01:17:54

A 1996 Academy Award nominee for Best Dramatic Score, Braveheart is one of composer James (Titanic) Horner's most accomplished works. Utilizing the full range of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, and a small ensemble of traditional folk instrumentalists, Horner largely eschews the bombast typical of the genre and cuts a more emotionally complex–and satisfying–musical course through this 14th-century tale of betrayal and rebellion. This album presents ample evidence of why Horner is currently at the peak of his profession.

Danny Elfman & VA - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) 2CD Edition 2006

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Danny Elfman & VA - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) 2CD Edition 2006

Danny Elfman & VA - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 2-Disc Special Edition, 2006
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 554 Mb | Covers included | 01:34:48
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical, Rock | Label: Walt Disney | # 61636-7

Not only is The Nightmare Before Christmas one of the best musicals of the past two decades; it may well be Danny Elfman's masterpiece, successfully integrating his main influences (from Cab Calloway to Nino Rota) into a fantastic whole. The first disc of this reissue features the original soundtrack, its songs still teetering between dark humor and poetic flights of fancy; this so-called kids' music is at least as sophisticated and skilled as anything you're likely to hear on Broadway. The second disc includes demo versions of four songs on which Elfman plays and sings everything, and five new covers of some of Nightmare's best-loved songs. Marilyn Manson successfully applies his spooky Weimar-circus style on "This Is Halloween" while Panic! At the Disco's lushly orchestrated take on the same tune is closer to the original. Fiona Apple's poignant "Sally's Song" is enhanced by very nice string charts, and She Wants Revenge does a disco take on "Kidnap the Sandy Claws." Best perhaps is Fall Out Boy's cover of "What's This?" which sounds like an unexpected cross between the Beach Boys and Queen. A highly recommended set.