Rod McKuen - The Unknown War: Original Musical Score & Songs (1978) 2CDs Edition 2011 [Re-Up]

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Rod McKuen - The Unknown War: Original Musical Score & Songs (1978) 2CDs Edition 2011 [Re-Up]

Rod McKuen - The Unknown War: Original Musical Score & Songs (1978) 2CDs Edition 2011
Additional Music by Vitaly Gueviksman & Liut Guidravitchus
London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; USSR Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra
USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra; Soviet Army Choir

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 942 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 362 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Stanyan Records | # ST112-101 | 02:38:11

The Unknown War was a landmark television documentary series about the Soviet struggle against, and ultimate victory over, the Nazi war machine. In 1977-78, Rod McKuen traveled to Russia to supervise the scripts and write the score for this groundbreaking series that captures both the gripping detail and the epic sweep of Hitler's brutal invasion and the four-year battles that followed.

Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Complete Recordings (2005-2007) 3 Box Sets (10 Audio CDs) [Re-Up]

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Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Complete Recordings (2005-2007) 3 Box Sets (10 Audio CDs) [Re-Up]

Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Complete Recordings (2005-2007)
3 Box Sets (10 Audio CDs)

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 2.7 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 1.34 Gb | Scans ~ 380 Mb
Genre: Soundtrack, Score | Label: Reprise Records | Time: 09:59:08

The music of The Lord of the Rings film series was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore. Shore wrote many hours of music for The Lord of the Rings, 10 hours of which have been released in the Complete Recordings CD/DVD boxed sets. Additional music, including alternate and unused compositions, was released with the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings. Shore composed the music in an emotional, operatic way, threading through the scores over 90 identified leitmotifs, which are categorized by the Middle-earth cultures to which they relate. The scores for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King won Academy Awards in 2002 and 2004. The latter film also won an Oscar statuette for Best Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Goblin - Phenomena: The Complete Original Instrumental Sound Track Album (1985) Expanded CD Release 1997

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Goblin - Phenomena: The Complete Original Instrumental Sound Track Album (1985) Expanded CD Release 1997

Goblin - Phenomena: The Complete Original Instrumental Sound Track Album (1985)
Expanded CD Release 1997

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 308 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Electronic, Prog-Rock | Label: Cinevox | # CD MDF 303 | 00:52:33

1997 CD issue of the Italian Prog Rock band's soundtrack to director Dario Argento's 1985 horror masterpiece including 11 bonus tracks. Best known for their work on horror film soundtracks like 1979's Dawn Of The Dead, Goblin's work on Argento's films are often cited as their best.

Sherlock - Original Television Soundtrack: Music From Series One, Two, Three (2012-2014) 3CD

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Sherlock - Original Television Soundtrack: Music From Series One, Two, Three (2012-2014) 3CD

Sherlock - Original Television Soundtrack: Music From Series One, Two, Three (2012-2014) 3CD
Music by David Arnold and Michael Price

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 864 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 444 Mb | Scans ~ 151 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Silva Screen Records | # SILCD 1377, 1383, 1438 | Time: 01:00:26

Sherlock is a British crime television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing, acting, and direction. It has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, winning several awards across a variety of categories. The theme and incidental music were composed by David Arnold and Michael Price. Arnold explains that he and Price worked with the producers to "come up with a central theme and character" for the series, then found what was "going to be the defining sound of this show". Pieces were often constructed using synthesizers, but the tracks used for the show were recorded using real musicians, Arnold says, to bring the music "to life". Similarly, Price comments that the musicians can adapt their performance of a score by responding to footage from the show.

Lang Lang, Prague Symphony Orchestra - Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)

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Lang Lang, Prague Symphony Orchestra - Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)

Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)
Lang Lang, piano; Prague Symphony Orchestra

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 212 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:35
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 6552

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.

Ennio Morricone - La monaca di Monza (1969) + La califfa (1970) Original Motion Picture Soundtracks, 2LP in 1 CD, 2014

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Ennio Morricone - La monaca di Monza (1969) + La califfa (1970) Original Motion Picture Soundtracks, 2LP in 1 CD, 2014

Ennio Morricone - La monaca di Monza (1969) + La califfa (1970)
Original Motion Picture Soundtracks, 2LP in 1 CD, Remastered Limited Edition 2014

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 397 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Quartet Records | # QR156 | Time: 01:16:43

Quartet Records presents a new, remastered edition of two Ennio Morricone scores from 1969/1970, written for movies featuring strong female protagonists. Directed by Eriprando Visconti, La monaca di Monza (1969) is widely credited as one of the cornerstones of the nunsploitation subgenre which bloomed in the 1970s. Based on a true story about Sister Virginia de Leyva, the film is about a nun who starts a forbidden romance with an Italian nobleman. Set in the tumultuous 17th century, the film features a brief but passionate Morricone score, highlighted by a tragic romantic theme, a lovely pastoral theme for the couple’s child and Baroque-flavored action cues for the Spanish pursuers. Made a year later, Alberto Bevilacqua’s La califfa (1970) stars Romy Schneider and Ugo Tognazzi in a forbidden romance with a more contemporary setting. Based on the director’s own novel, the story follows the romance of an industrialist and the widow of a worker who used to work in his factory. The 20-page full-color booklet features many illustrations and a detailed discussion of both scores by Gergely Hubai, who also provides trackby- track analyses for these masterful works.

Carter Burwell - Raising Arizona & Blood Simple: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1987) [Re-Up]

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Carter Burwell - Raising Arizona & Blood Simple: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1987) [Re-Up]

Carter Burwell - Raising Arizona & Blood Simple: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1987)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 208 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VCD-47284 | Time: 00:40:30

The story goes that composer Carter Burwell owes his fortuitous, ongoing collaboration with the filmmaking's Brothers Coen to one crucial requirement: he worked cheap. But the Coens' low-budget film noir debut, Blood Simple (which also launched the career of cinematographer-turned-director Barry Sonnenfeld), certainly got the best of the bargain, a wonderfully less-is-more score highlighted by a compelling solo piano theme. For the Coens' next film, Raising Arizona, a darkly goofy kidnapping-themed comic vehicle for Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter, Burwell veered bravely into the ozone, mixing heavily Gothic organ, soaring sopranos, bluegrass banjo, whistlers, synths, yodelers, and samples of what sounds like a tin can being kicked down the longest hill in the world into a delightfully heady farrago that recalls Morricone at his most mischievous.

Georges Delerue - Agnes Of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985/1993)

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Georges Delerue - Agnes Of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985/1993)

Georges Delerue - Agnes Of God: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985/1993)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 157 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 70 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5368 | 00:30:44

Agnes of God is a 1985 American film starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly, about a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist (Fonda) and the mother superior (Bancroft) of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. It was adapted by John Pielmeier from his own play of the same name, and directed by Norman Jewison. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bancroft), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Tilly) and Best Music, Original Score.

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.

John Barry - The Knack ...And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965) Limited Edition Reissue 2011

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John Barry - The Knack ...And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965) Limited Edition Reissue 2011

John Barry - The Knack …And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 206 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 77 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening, Jazz | Label: Quartet | # QRSCE024 | 00:33:15

A superbly atmospheric John Barry score effectively conveyed the mood of swinging London for this 1965 film by Richard Lester. Usually playing around with variations of the haunting main theme, Barry used vivacious horns, melancholic strings, and above all a groovy jazz organ (played by Alan Haven). A couple of the tracks don't work well in isolation: the vaudevillian "Something's Up!," and the vocal version of the main theme (not used in the film) by mediocre singer Johnny De Little. But overall, it's got a consistently captivating groove, rating as one of Barry's best scores.

RSNO, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann - The Trouble With Harry: Original Motion Picture Score (1955/1998) [Re-Up]

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RSNO, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann - The Trouble With Harry: Original Motion Picture Score (1955/1998) [Re-Up]

Bernard Herrmann - The Trouble with Harry: Original Motion Picture Score (1955/1998)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Joel McNeely

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 174 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD 5971 | Time: 00:43:08

The least popular of Alfred Hitchcock's late-'50s thrillers – perhaps because it is really a comedy – The Trouble with Harry also has the least well-known of the scores that Bernard Herrmann wrote for Hitchcock's movies. All of that is a shame, because – in keeping with the comedic nature of the movie – Herrmann assumed a lighthearted and upbeat, ironic mask that led to some of the most gorgeous and hauntingly beautiful music of his career; the composer himself clearly felt a fondness for it, as he revived it in 1968 as the basis for his "A Portrait of Hitch." The reed and horn passages are playful and ironic, and the signature string part, bridging the small-town innocence of the movie's setting, is one of the finest things that Herrmann conceived. It all makes for delightful listening, and is some of the best programmatic music to come out of Hollywood in the 1950s. The performance by Joel McNeely and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is of excellent quality, capturing the finest nuances of the score, and the recording does it full justice.

VA - Footloose: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) 15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition 1998 [Re-Up]

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VA - Footloose: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) 15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition 1998 [Re-Up]

VA - Footloose: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition 1998
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 410 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~157 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 493007 2 | 00:55:05

Footloose was a throwback to '50s rock & roll movies, with a silly plot about a town where it was illegal to dance. It was a major hit, as was its soundtrack, which spent a grand total of ten weeks at number one and sold over seven million copies. It's easy to see why – the album delivers its mainstream pop, anthemic rock, and light dance-pop with style and an abundance of hooks. Six of the nine tracks became Top 40 hits, and three – Kenny Loggins' bouncy title song, the excellent power ballad "Almost Paradise" (a duet between Loverboy's Mike Reno and Heart's Ann Wilson), and Deniece Williams' frothy, charming "Let's Hear It for the Boy" – shot into the Top Ten. The sound and production of Footloose has dated badly – there is a reliance on synthesizers and drum machines that instantly announces that the record was made in 1984 – but that isn't necessarily a weakness. Not only does it function as a time capsule of a certain moment in pop music history, but many of the songs are catchy enough to transcend their production. There's nothing of substance on the Footloose soundtrack, but it's a light, entertaining listen. Sometimes, that can be better than something substantial.

Pino Donaggio - Dressed To Kill: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) [Re-Up]

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Pino Donaggio - Dressed To Kill: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980) [Re-Up]

Pino Donaggio - Dressed To Kill: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 207 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VCD 47148 | 00:41:06

Pino Donaggio's score to the Brian DePalma psychological thriller Dressed to Kill vaults the composer to an altogether new level of mastery. With its unusually lengthy passages of dialogue-free narrative, DePalma's film relies heavily on Donaggio's score to communicate drama and suspense, and the composer responds with a hypnotically sensual work of extraordinary melodic complexity. His lush melodies perfectly articulate the intoxicating dread of DePalma's twisted erotic fantasia.

VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Expanded Deluxe Edition 2006

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VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Expanded Deluxe Edition 2006

VA - Music From and Inspired by TOP GUN (1986) Remastered Deluxe Edition 2006
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 531 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Soundtrack, Rock, Hard Rock, Pop/Rock, New Wave | Label: Sony BMG | # 5199522 | 01:19:15

There are a few movie and soundtrack pairings that represent the wild 1980s. None more so than Top Gun (Footloose and Pretty in Pink are also strong contenders.) A whirlwind romance set in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War, Top Gun featured wild aerial acrobatics, steamy sexual tension, and macho competition. And the soundtrack had the songs to match. Featuring the huge hits "Danger Zone," "Take My Breath Away," as well as "Playing with the Boys," "Mighty Wings," and a handful of classic soul tracks, the Top Gun soundtrack may be the perfect example of the outrageous '80s. This version expands on the original, including a number of songs not featured on the initial release, such as "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and "Great Balls of Fire" .

Basil Poledouris - Robocop: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) Remastered Expanded Limited Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

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Basil Poledouris - Robocop: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) Remastered Expanded Limited Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

Basil Poledouris - Robocop: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987)
Sinfonia of London, conducted by Howard Blake & Tony Britton

2010 Remastered Expanded Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 275 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume 129 | 00:56:16

At last! All-important cue underscoring first appearance of Robocop - with dynamic first statement of main theme, right down to clanking metal - makes it to CD! ROBOCOP has hit the market twice before, but both releases inexplicably deleted important cue plus subsequent variants as Robo first goes into action with hostage crisis. Paul Verhoeven sci-fi/actioner with Peter Weller inspires Basil Poledouris to create powerful music: otherworldly for creation of Robo, emotional for Robo's memories, riveting for explosive action set-pieces. Intrada also presents first-ever assembly of complete end credits on CD, as well as restoring cues to proper chronological order. Advertisement sequences (trademarks in numerous Verhoeven films) are scored by Poledouris and included in sequence as they comment on scenes outgoing or incoming. Intrada presents complete score in vibrant stereo, newly re-mixed and re-mastered from recently-discovered original 2" 24-track session masters plus 1" 8-track electronic session mixes, all stored in mint condition, courtesy MGM. Informative liner notes from Jeff Bond complete exciting package.