John Barry - King Rat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Reissue 1995

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John Barry - King Rat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Reissue 1995

John Barry - King Rat: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 168 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 91 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Legacy | # JK 57894 | 00:35:35

John Barry's musical sixth sense is legendary. Though he eschewed the wishes of director Sydney Pollack to score Out of Africa with indigenous tribal sounds (and garnered an Academy Award in the process), it wasn't from lack of musical range, as Barry had previously demonstrated so effectively on this score. The composer's work for the gritty World War II Japanese POW camp drama features a jaunty, if typically Barry-idiosyncratic, march and a string-dominated title theme unusual for the genre. The composer infuses his distinctively adventurous arranging skills with percussive elements that give the music a sense of place. It's a score that cuts against expectations and traditions in much the same way as Hans Zimmer's score for The Thin Red Line would 30 years later.

Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Jerry Goldsmith - Total Recall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 197 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 94 Mb | Covers included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5267 | 00:40:41

This Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack release is worth extended attention. The album is pulsingly rhythmic from the start, beginning with syncopation driven by whipcrack percussion and a clock-precise digital synthesizer pulse, on which Goldsmith builds ascending orchestra chords that sneakily reference Mars from Holst's The Planets without utterly aping the piece; this builds to a climax and changes, softening before managing to indicate menace without using the easy escape of minor chords. For once, despite the inevitable digital synthesizers and distinctive electronic percussion, Goldsmith has fashioned a score that's primarily driven by the orchestra, rather than being primarily dependent on electronic keyboards. To that extent, it's a rather old-fashioned action/suspense score, building and releasing tension in many varied ways.

Nino Rota - Death On The Nile: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Nino Rota - Death On The Nile: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Nino Rota - Death On The Nile: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1978) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 223 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary Classical | Label: DRG | # 19091 | Time: 00:36:48

Peter Ustinov first assayed the role of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in this suspenseful 1978 murder mystery. Longtime Fellini collaborator (and Godfather composer) Nino Rota matches the onscreen tension.

Jerry Goldsmith - Alien: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979/2007) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Jerry Goldsmith - Alien: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979/2007) 2CD [Re-Up]

Jerry Goldsmith - Alien: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979/2007) 2CD
Perfomed by National Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted By Lionel Newman

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 603 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 289 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # MAF 7102 | Time: 02:06:22

For fans of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Ridley Scott 1978 movie Alien, this two-disc Intrada set is the ultimate fantasy. Everything is here and then some. Disc 1 contains Goldsmith's entire score as he originally intended it with every cue in place, including those that were later cut from the film plus his recomposed versions of cues the director made him change (Goldsmith's original main theme, for example, appears without its signature heroic trumpet melody because the director thought it wasn't creepy enough). Disc 2 includes the original soundtrack as issued on LP plus six other bonus tracks of demonstration takes and even the brief except from Eine kleine Nachtmusik used in the film. The stereo sound here is fabulous, the performances definitive, and the liner notes exhaustive. And the score, like the film, is a classic of its genre. With its mixture of the ecstatic chromaticism of Scriabin, the skittering strings of Penderecki, the harmonic waves of Ligeti, and the atmospheric percussion of Herrmann, Goldsmith's score became a template for all subsequent science fiction/horror movies. But as this splendid release so amply shows, the original still can't be beat.

Maurice Jarre - Ghost: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990) Expanded Reissue 1995

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Maurice Jarre - Ghost: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990) Expanded Reissue 1995

Maurice Jarre - Ghost: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 230 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Milan | # 73138-35733-2 | 00:45:45

Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, and Rick Aviles. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Score and Best Film Editing. It won the awards for Best Supporting Actress for Goldberg and Best Original Screenplay for Bruce Joel Rubin. Swayze and Moore both received Golden Globe Award nominations for their performances, while Goldberg won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Saturn Awards in addition to the Oscar. The music for Ghost was written by veteran composer Maurice Jarre. The soundtrack also featured the 1955 song "Unchained Melody", composed by Alex North with lyrics by Hy Zaret. That song appears in both instrumental form and in the 1965 recording by the Righteous Brothers. Jarre's score was nominated for the 1990 Academy Award for Best Original Score. The soundtrack album was issued on Milan Records (and licensed to Varèse Sarabande for North American release); it was subsequently reissued in 1995 with two extra tracks.

Jerry Goldsmith - The Russia House: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

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Jerry Goldsmith - The Russia House: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)

Jerry Goldsmith - The Russia House: The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 325 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: MCA | # MCAD-10136 | 01:01:34

In large part a reworking of Jerry Goldsmith's rejected score for the sci-fi thriller Alien Nation, The Russia House proves a far more potent effort than its mongrel pedigree may suggest. Despite the film's Soviet Union setting, Goldsmith largely eschews Russian musical conventions in favor of a taut, suspenseful approach utterly American in its orientation. Combining sleek electronics with a jazz trio led by saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the composer creates a series of mysterious, archly sophisticated themes simmering with tension. In short, with The Russia House Goldsmith effectively updates the classic espionage formula for the digital era, composing a score as vital and innovative as any in his long and distinguished career. It's an unexpected and under-recognized masterpiece.

John Barry - Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Expanded Remastered 2003

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John Barry - Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965) Expanded Remastered 2003

John Barry - Thunderball: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1965/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 443 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: EMI, Capitol | # 72435-80589-2-5 | 01:19:04

If Goldfinger proved that the James Bond franchise was box office dynamite, 1965's Thunderball cemented the British super-spy's international appeal–and further forged a set of pop culture cliches that both inspired and endured even Mike Meyer's modern, multi-chaptered Austin Powers spoofing. While Goldfinger also marked composer John Barry stamping his enduring influence on the series' music, this fourth installment finds his big band and jazz-inspired arrangements pulsing with confidence, stripped down rhythmic tension and exotic elegance. Tom Jones follows up Shirley Bassey's previous larger-than-life title track performance with a worthy rival of his own, its dramatic, Barry-composed melody interpolated throughout the composer's masterful score. Songwriter Leslie Bricusse (who co-wrote "Goldfinger" with Barry) also returns, teaming with the composer on the emblematic "Café Martinique" and delightfully kitschy "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (originally intended as the film's Bassey-sung theme song, but abandoned and replaced by the film's producers). This new, digitally remastered and expanded edition notably doubles the running time of the original album with selections that bristle with Barry's haunting string and wind arrangements, including two suites comprising 20-plus minutes of the film's concluding underwater intrigue. It's one of Bond's–and Barry's–best.

Henry Mancini - The Ultimate Pink Panther (2004)

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Henry Mancini - The Ultimate Pink Panther (2004)

Henry Mancini - The Ultimate Pink Panther (2004)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 457 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA / BMG Heritage | # 82876 59882 2 | Time: 01:11:26
Soundtracks, Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz

Digitally remastered 2004 compilation of Henry Mancini scores 1964-1993… 24 tracks from 6 movies. First collection to gather the best movie music and themes from the entire Pink Panther franchise on one CD, The CD booklet contains extensive liner notes and rare photos. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes.

Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke: Original Soundtrack Recording (1967/2001)

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Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke: Original Soundtrack Recording (1967/2001)

Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke: Original Soundtrack Recording (1967/2001)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 360 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Aleph Records | # 022 | Time: 00:56:27

With an iconic, Academy Award®-nominated lead performance by Paul Newman as the free spirit who refuses to be broken by cruel Southern justice, director Stuart Rosenberg's Cool Hand Luke has rightly taken its place as a modern American classic. One of the key elements to the film's deft balance of drama and humor is also its most unlikely: the Oscar®-nominated score of Argentine-born composer Lalo Schifrin. As he's done throughout a career that's moved gracefully between jazz recordings, classical podiums, and scoring stages, Schifrin's music fuses seemingly disparate genres–bluegrass, symphonic, rhythmic jazz–into a soundtrack that evokes them all yet becomes distinctly more than the sum of its parts. Given that gratifying sensibility, it's a soundtrack full of surprising twists and turns, crackling with energy. Such is its dynamic nature that one reedited cut ("Tar Sequence") has taken on a second life as the ubiquitous "Eyewitness News" theme music at local TV stations across America.

Jerry Goldsmith - Innerspace: Original Motion Picture Score (1987) Remastred Expanded Limited Edition 2009

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Jerry Goldsmith - Innerspace: Original Motion Picture Score (1987) Remastred Expanded Limited Edition 2009

Jerry Goldsmith - Innerspace: Original Motion Picture Score (1987/2009)
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 448 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 230 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: La-La Land/Warner Bros. | # LLLCD 1114 | 01:18:32

Presenting the world premiere score-only release of renowned composer Jerry Goldsmith's (THE OMEN, PATTON, BASIC INSTINCT, GREMLINS) original score to the beloved 1987 Warner Bros. sci-fi/action-adventure/comedy INNERSPACE, starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan and directed by Joe Dante. Goldsmith's classic mix of synth and orchestra finds the perfect pitch of suspense, adventure and romance to propel Dante's wonderfully off-beat genre mash-up. Produced by MV Gerhard and Mike Matessino, and remastered by Mike Matessino from WB vault elements, (LCR taken off the 2" 24-track analog reels mixed to stereo and approved by Bruce Botnick), this definitive release of INNERSPACE features more than 50 minutes of previously unreleased music, and includes exclusive, in-depth liner notes by Dan Goldwasser and Jeff Bond (with new interview comments from Joe Dante and others).

John Barry - Goldfinger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) Remastered 2003

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John Barry - Goldfinger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) Remastered 2003

John Barry - Goldfinger: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964/2003)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 225 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: EMI, Capitol | # 72435-80891-2-7 | 00:41:13

One of John Barry's best efforts, with a particularly striking title song belted out by Shirley Bassey between blasting brass fills, Goldfinger was also the first James Bond soundtrack to hit the number one spot on the U.S. charts (ironically, displacing another United Artists soundtrack, A Hard Day's Night), even as Bassey's performance hit number eight as a single. While Barry effectively expanded his collection of Bond themes with Thunderball (underwater themes) and You Only Live Twice (space themes), Goldfinger was a prime opportunity to lock in some of the action themes that would recur over the next 35 years. Of particular note is the track compiling Barry's cues for the robbery of Fort Knox ("Dawn Raid on Fort Knox"), which provides a slow build so wonderfully agonizing that the remainder of the album, including "The Arrival of the Bomb and Count Down," with its pounding drums and roaring brass, actually serves as stress relief. In February of 2003, Goldfinger was issued in a remastered edition that featured not only significantly improved sound but also added an extra nine minutes of music, contained in four sections of the soundtrack that originally appeared only on the British LP edition.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - High Heels: Soundtrack (1991) US Release 1992

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - High Heels: Soundtrack (1991) US Release 1992

Ryuichi Sakamoto - High Heels: Soundtrack (1991)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 211 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Antilles | # 314-510 855-2 | 00:43:01

High Heels (Spanish: Tacones lejanos) is a 1991 Spanish melodrama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Marisa Paredes, Victoria Abril and Miguel Bosé. The plot follows the fractured relationship between a self-involved mother who is a famous torch song singer and the grown daughter she had abandoned as a child. The daughter, who works as a TV newscaster, has married her mother's ex-lover and has befriended a female impersonator. A murder further complicates this web of relationships. The film was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The score composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The Philharmonia Orchestra; Tony Bremner - Maurice Jarre: Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) Re-recorded 1989, Remastered 1993

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The Philharmonia Orchestra; Tony Bremner - Maurice Jarre: Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) Re-recorded 1989, Remastered 1993

Maurice Jarre - Lawrence Of Arabia (1962/1989) Remastered 1993
Re-recoded in 1989 by The Philharmonia Orchestra; Tony Bremner, conductor

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 253 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 127 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:18
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary Classical | Label: Silva Screen | # FILMCD036

Composer Maurice Jarre's majestic score for David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia is as epic and grand as the 1962 Oscar-winning movie itself. Bombastic and hypnotic, balancing sweeping strings and brass with violent percussion, Jarre (who also conducts) holds back nothing, relying on the film's desert vistas to guide his soaring, Middle Eastern-inspired cues into the listener's head like a cannonball. While the Tony Bremner-conducted re-recording that appeared a few years later is of excellent quality, there is no matching the power and cinematic scope of the original.

Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977) Remastered Limited Edition 2005

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Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977) Remastered Limited Edition 2005

Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1977/2005)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 305 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 21 | 00:56:32

Although the film in question is largely forgotten, Jerry Goldsmith's music for the sci-fi opus Capricorn One looms as arguably the most influential and imitated action score of the late 20th century. An exhilarating work that evolves with masterful purpose and precision, its densely percussive arrangements remain synonymous with adventure and suspense decades after the fact. Where followers like Alan Silvestri and James Horner rely almost solely on sensory assault to convey danger and dread, Goldsmith sculpts the music of Capricorn One via complex orchestration and meticulous sound effects, building and expanding his central themes to create genuine drama. Tightrope-taut and brilliantly paced, the soundtrack is more vividly cinematic than its accompanying celluloid images themselves. It's a virtual master class in the art of film music.

Rick Wilkins, Ken Wannberg, Howard Blake - The Changeling: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2007

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Rick Wilkins, Ken Wannberg, Howard Blake - The Changeling: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) 2CD Deluxe Edition 2007

Rick Wilkins, Ken Wannberg, Howard Blake - The Changeling (1980)
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 2CDs Deluxe Limited Edition 2007

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 454 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 223 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical | Label: Percepto | # PERCEPTO-006XE | 01:23:50

Reissued by popular demand, Percepto Records proudly presents the deluxe upgraded edition of The Changeling, the chilling horror masterpiece from 1980 starring George C. Scott as a tormented widower who encounters the vengeful spirit of a murdered boy after he moves into a secluded Gothic mansion following the death of his wife and daughter. This special reissue showcases the haunting efforts of the film’s three notable composers — Rick Wilkins, Ken Wannberg and Howard Blake, who teamed up to deliver one of the genre’s most elegant and effective scores. Newly remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland, this enhanced release contains every note of music recorded for the film now spread over two CD’s, with the complete score presented in show order on Disc One, plus a diverse series of alternate takes, unused tracks and source cues on Disc Two. As an added bonus, the newly redesigned 24-page booklet features a candid look at the film’s colorful production history by noted film journalist and screenwriter James Cole, including lively reminisces from director Peter Medak, plus the original music notes by historian Randall Larson. The booklet also contains more never-before-published photos and a spectacular gallery of movie poster art from the film’s many theatrical releases around the globe.