Max Steiner & VA - Casablanca: Soundtrack (1942) [The Soundtrack Factory Edition 2002]

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Max Steiner & VA - Casablanca: Soundtrack (1942) [The Soundtrack Factory Edition 2002]

Max Steiner & VA - Casablanca: Soundtrack (1942) [The Soundtrack Factory Edition 2002]
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 190 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Disconforme/Soundtrack Factory | # SFCD33568 | 00:41:11

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid; it also features Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Dooley Wilson. Set during contemporary World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis. The music was written by Max Steiner, who was best known for the score for Gone with the Wind. The song "As Time Goes By" by Herman Hupfeld had been part of the story from the original play; Steiner wanted to write his own composition to replace it, but Bergman had already cut her hair short for her next role (María in For Whom the Bell Tolls) and could not re-shoot the scenes which incorporated the song, so Steiner based the entire score on it and "La Marseillaise", the French national anthem, transforming them as leitmotifs to reflect changing moods.

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

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John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002

John Barry - The Best Of The EMI Years (1999) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 327 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 143 Mb
Label: DISKY/EMI | # SI 905157 | 01:02:24 | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Jazz, Instrumental, Orchestral

Born John Barry Prendergast to a father who owned a cinema and a mother who played piano, all the elements were in place for John to develop his career as he did. Even when he had to do national service, he managed to secure a job as an army bandsman, so he managed to use that period to hone his craft. John first came to prominence via his recording of Hit and miss, which became the theme to the TV show Jukebox jury. Famous as his TV theme became, John's most famous hit is the James Bond theme. This particular compilation, as its title suggests, focuses on John's recordings for EMI. Many of these recordings date from the early to mid sixties, but there are a few from the nineties too. Most of the tracks are instrumentals, but there are also three Shirley Bassey tracks (Goldfinger, Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Diamonds are forever) and a Matt Monro track (Born free) in which John was involved. Two of the Shirley Bassey tracks are famous, but I'd not heard the other one before buying this CD. It was apparently intended as the theme for Thunderball but was dropped in favor of the Tom Jones song Thunderball. There are 25 tracks altogether and the CD comes with a nice booklet. By no means a definitive John Barry compilation, this does at least contain all those early sixties tracks that I particularly wanted and showcases John's versatility as a composer and arranger. Sadly, John died early in 2011 but his legacy in the history of cinematic music is assured.

Cliff Martinez - Sex, Lies, And Videotape: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989)

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Cliff Martinez - Sex, Lies, And Videotape: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989)

Cliff Martinez - Sex, Lies, And Videotape: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 129 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ambient, Downtempo | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2604 | 00:29:44

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (styled as sex, lies, and videotape) is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to prominence. The plot tells the story of a troubled man who videotapes women discussing their lives and sexuality, and his impact on the relationships of a troubled married couple and the wife's younger sister. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and was influential in revolutionizing the independent film movement in the early 1990s. In 2006, Sex, Lies, and Videotape was added to the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Music composed and performed by Cliff Martinez.

Peter Gregson - A Little Chaos: Music from Original Motion Picture (2015)

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Peter Gregson - A Little Chaos: Music from Original Motion Picture (2015)

Peter Gregson - A Little Chaos: Music from Original Motion Picture (2015)
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 173 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical | Label: Milan | # M2-36733 | 00:41:17

A Little Chaos is a British period drama directed by Alan Rickman. It stars Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Matthias Schoenaerts, Steven Waddington and Pauline Moran. The film tells the story of a female landscape designer tasked with overseeing part of the Versailles gardens during the Reign of Louis XIV. Emerging UK talent Peter Gregson composed a lush and beautifully orchestrated score.

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

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Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

Max Steiner - Gone With The Wind: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
as Monophonically Recorded in 1939 (1983)

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 173 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Polydor | # 817 116-2 | Time: 00:43:39

In 1939, Steiner was borrowed from Warner Bros. by Selznick to compose the score for his next film, Gone with the Wind (1939), which became one of Steiner's most notable successes. Steiner was the only composer Selznick would consider for scoring the film, states Thomas. Despite 1939 being Steiner’s peak year for the number of scores he composed—twelve films in all—he was given only three months to do it. When the film was released, it was the longest film score ever composed, at nearly three hours. The composition consisted of 16 main themes and almost 300 musical segments. To meet the deadline, Steiner sometimes worked for 20-hours straight, taking Benzedrine pills to stay awake.

Mark Snow - The X-Files: Original Soundtrack From the Fox Television Series - Volume One (2011) 4CD Limited Editon Box Set

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Mark Snow - The X-Files: Original Soundtrack From the Fox Television Series - Volume One (2011) 4CD Limited Editon Box Set

Mark Snow - The X-Files: Original Soundtrack From the Fox Television Series, Volume One
4CD, Limited Edition Box Set (2011)

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 1.44 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 722 Mb | Scans ~ 674 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Electronic | Label: La-La Land Records | # LLLCD 1170 | Time: 05:11:34

This is a limited edition 4-CD BOX SET chronicling the best musical moments from Chris Carter's classic sci-fi FOX television series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Acclaimed composer Mark Snow (MILLENNIUM, SMALLVILLE, GHOST WHISPERER, STARSKY AND HUTCH) created nine seasons of thrilling and mesmerizing score for this legendary show, expertly and elegantly weaving a complex musical tapestry of paranormal mystery, suspense, terror, hope and love that became as vital to the series' enduring success as its writing, cast, cinematography and editing. Music selections from 40 episodes that span the show's nine seasons are presented on four discs and complemented by a 40-page booklet, all of it housed within an attractive reinforced cardboard slipcase. Produced by Mark Snow, James Nelson and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this limited edition of 3000 units features more than 5 hours of amazing score. Film music writer Randall D. Larson contributes in-depth liner notes, with new comments by the composer, and detailed track-by-track analysis. A must-have release for soundtrack enthusiasts and a meaningful keepsake for all fans of this beloved series.

Pino Donaggio - Oorlogswinter (Winter In Wartime): Original Soundtrack (2008)

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Pino Donaggio - Oorlogswinter (Winter In Wartime): Original Soundtrack (2008)

Pino Donaggio - Oorlogswinter (Winter In Wartime): Original Soundtrack (2008)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 271 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Inspire Music | # 660008 | 00:51:04

Oorlogswinter (Winter in Wartime) is a Dutch film directed by Martin Koolhoven, based on the book by Jan Terlouw. The story takes place near the end of World War II in the Netherlands. We follow a 14th years old boy named Michiel who's desperately searching for some adventure and wants to join the resistance. His father, and mayor of the town, is annoyed by his son's behaviour, because he wants nothing else than to preserve the peace. When Michiel suddenly gets an assignment from the resistance, he's determined to carry it out. Pino Donaggio has written a masterpiece of a score and one of the best Dutch and Donaggio scores ever.

Brian Tyler & Robert Lydecker - xXx - Return Of Xander Cage: Music From The Motion Picture (2017)

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Brian Tyler & Robert Lydecker - xXx - Return Of Xander Cage: Music From The Motion Picture (2017)

Brian Tyler & Robert Lydecker - xXx - Return Of Xander Cage: Music From The Motion Picture (2017)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 424 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 163 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varese Sarabande | # 302 067 471 8 | 01:10:56

The original XXX film grossed 277 million at the box office and Vin Diesel’s global profile has never been higher as a result of the Fast and Furious chain. Brian Tyler was the primary composer for the Fast and Furious soundtracks, including last year’s Furious 7. Also in the past year, Brian has helmed the duties for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Now You See Me 2, Truth, Criminal and The Disappointments Room.

John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band - Eddie and the Cruisers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) Audio Fidelity 2017

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John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band - Eddie and the Cruisers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) Audio Fidelity 2017

John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band - Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2017

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 213 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 84 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Rock & Roll, Pop/Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ 227 | 00:32:49

Eddie and the Cruisers is a 1983 American film directed by Martin Davidson based on the novel by P.F. Kluge. The story concerns the mysterious death of a fictional '60s rock star. Though the film received mixed reviews when it first opened in theaters it was rereleased nine months later on cable TV with great success. After screenings on HBO in 1984, the album suddenly climbed the charts, going quadruple platinum. The main song in the film, "On the Dark Side," was the number one song in the country on Billboard's Mainstream, Rock, and Heatseeker charts; and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Another single from the film, "Tender Years," peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. John Cafferty was hired to write a few songs for the film based on Davidson’s description of his fictitious band and their music. Initially, he said that the Cruisers sounded like Dion and The Belmonts, but with elements of Jim Morrison and The Doors. The Cruisers were essentially a Jersey bar band, and he thought of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The film needed music that contained elements of these three bands. Cafferty did such a good job of capturing the feeling of the 1960s and 1980s that Davidson asked him to score the entire film. Only Michael "Tunes" Antunes, the tenor saxophone player for the Beaver Brown Band, and Helen Schneider were professional musicians in the cast.

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959) CD Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Duke Ellington - Anatomy Of A Murder: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1959)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 190 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Sony Music Special Products | # WK 75025 | 00:34:41

This was Duke Ellington's first film score, undertaken at the urging of Anatomy of a Murder's director, Otto Preminger. The full range of the composer's previous work was brought to bear on this 1959 work. Ellington was a natural choice to convey the rich and varied emotional moods of this drama. Tension and release, danger and safety, movement and stillness, darkness and light; the textural palette that was Ellington's signature was always compellingly cinematic. In these orchestral settings, Duke's soloists (Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and others) shine, as their playing reflects true variations on a theme in a classical sense. That's not to say that this set doesn't swing, too – "Happy Anatomy" is a short but fully cranked gallop. This is an album of rich variety and evocative writing.

Harry Connick, Jr. - When Harry Met Sally: Music From The Motion Picture (1989) [Re-Up]

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Harry Connick, Jr. - When Harry Met Sally: Music From The Motion Picture (1989) [Re-Up]

Harry Connick, Jr. - When Harry Met Sally: Music From The Motion Picture (1989)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 174 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:26
Soundtrack, Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening, Traditional Pop | Columbia | # CK 45319

Harry Connick, Jr.'s vocals perfectly fit the moods throughout the 1989 Billy Crystal film When Harry Met Sally. This soundtrack album (which stands apart from the movie) was a big hit and a major step forward for the young pianist-vocalist, although it appears to have been the high point of his career. Connick warmly sings such numbers as "It Had to Be You," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "But Not for Me," and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," while usually accompanied by bassist Benjamin Wolfe, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, and a big band. Frank Wess' warm tenor makes a brief appearance on "Our Love Is Here to Stay." In addition, there are a few melodic instrumentals, including some solo Connick piano on "Winter Wonderland" and "Autumn in New York." Highly recommended.

Nuno Malo - Julgamento "The Trial": Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2007/2010)

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Nuno Malo - Julgamento "The Trial": Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2007/2010)

Nuno Malo - Julgamento "The Trial": Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2007/2010)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 251 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: MovieScore Media | # MMS-10018 | 00:49:45

MovieScore Media proudly presents Portugal's number one film composer, 32-year old Nuno Malo. Classically trained in London and a film music post grad at University of Southern California, Malo has written several beautiful orchestral scores that will see the day of light on the MovieScore Media label, and his dark symphonic score for the psychological drama, Julgamento, is our first. This is a drama few have seen outside of Portugal, but the score is so strong that we simply had to produce this album for the international film music audience to enjoy. Malo's thematic writing centers around long melodic lines and fully developed ideas, while his suspense writing is effectively built on ostinatos and short motifs. The orchestra is augmented by unusual instruments such as the Ukrainian Bandura and bowed dulcimer, giving the score a fresh air of originality in terms of its colors.

Ennio Morricone - Le Professionnel: Original Soundtrack (1981) Limited Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

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Ennio Morricone - Le Professionnel: Original Soundtrack (1981) Limited Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

Ennio Morricone - Le Professionnel: Bande Originale du Film (1981) Limited Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 268 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Music Box Records | # MBR-048 | Time: 00:51:23

Music Box Records is pleased to reissue the classic Ennio Morricone soundtrack for Le Professionnel, one of the Maestro’s best known scores and themes that attained fame all over the world. Supervised and mastered by Claudio Fuiano, the soundtrack has the same program as the limited edition GDM CD released in 2002 that had been going for unreasonable prices on the secondary market. For those who missed the previous GDM edition, Music Box Records makes this new remastered definitive edition available once again. The limited edition of 500 copies comes with an 8-page booklet with French and English commentary by Laurent Perret.

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

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Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)

Michel Legrand, Bobbie Gentry & VA - Ode To Billy Joe: Original Soundtrack (1976/2017)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 170 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20031-0 | 00:31:42

Kritzerland is proud to present a world premiere CD release: "ODE TO BILLY JOE" Composed and Conducted by Michel Legrand. “Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge”. In 1967, Billie Joe jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge was one of the hottest topics of that summer, all over the world. The fact that it all had to do with a surprise number one hit song shows the power of great storytelling. Everyone was conjecturing what it was that was thrown off the Tallahatchie Bridge and why Billie Joe had killed himself. It became part of popular culture almost instantly. The song garnered eight Grammy nominations, winning three for Gentry and one for arranger Jimmie Haskell. Nine years later, Warner Bros. decided to turn the song into a feature film and hired author Herman Raucher (Summer of ’42) to do so. Max Baer, Jr. directed and produced the film – he was, at the time, best known for playing Jethro Bodine on the hit TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Young actors Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor were cast in the leads, along with Joan Hotchkiss, James Best (giving a sensitive and wonderful performance), and others. Raucher changed the spelling of Billie to Billy and his screenplay fleshed out the events of the song, and gave the audience the reason for Billy Joe’s jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

John Williams - Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection (2016) 10CD + DVD Box set

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John Williams - Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection (2016) 10CD + DVD Box set

John Williams - Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection (2016) 10CD + DVD Box set
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 3.27 Gb | Time: 10:45:35 | Scans included + Booklet ~ 128 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2.0 or AC3, 3/2 448 kbps | ~ 4 Gb | 01:10:28
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875167302

The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history, the original soundtracks of Star Wars Episodes I VI, are now issued by Sony Classical in a new box set, Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection that includes 10 CDs plus a DVD. All composed by John Williams, the legendary five-time Oscar®-winning composer, this unique collector set is being released just as the latest chapter in the saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters. Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Collection includes the original six soundtracks in mini album jackets on 9 CDs, plus a bonus CD featuring a new audio interview with Harrison Ford (Han Solo) alongside an interview with John Williams. Also included is the DVD Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a one hour special hosted by actor Ian McDiarmid (Chancellor Palpatine) highlighting select musical themes alongside key sequences from the films. Rounding out the set are a fold-out poster and three collectable stickers.