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.

Trevor Jones & VA - Angel Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) [Re-Up]

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Trevor Jones & VA - Angel Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987) [Re-Up]

Trevor Jones & VA - Angel Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 188 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz, Blues | Label: Release | # RR-97-104-2 | Time: 00:37:37

Angel Heart is a 1987 American neo-noir psychological horror film, and an adaptation of William Hjortsberg's 1978 novel Falling Angel. Written and directed by Alan Parker, the film stars Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet. The story follows Harry Angel (Rourke), a New York City private investigator hired to solve the disappearance of a man known as Johnny Favorite. Angel's investigation takes him to New Orleans, where he becomes embroiled in a series of brutal murders. The film score for Angel Heart was produced and composed by South African composer Trevor Jones, with saxophone solos by British jazz musician Courtney Pine.

Yann Tiersen - Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) [Re-Up]

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Yann Tiersen - Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) [Re-Up]

Yann Tiersen - Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 261 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~136 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Labels, EMI | # 07243 582548 2 2 | Time: 00:46:37

Good Bye Lenin! is the original soundtrack album of the film of the same title starring Daniel Brühl and Katrin Saß. The music is composed by Yann Tiersen, with the exception of the non-instrumental version of "Summer 78" sung by Claire Pichet. Parts of the soundtrack are reminiscent of Yann Tiersen's best known film work, the soundtrack for Amélie, which was in turn strongly influenced by French music. In fact, one of the songs on Amélie, "Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi", was also used on Good bye, Lenin! during the scene of the family's first East-West Berlin outing, although it does not appear on the soundtrack album.

Carter Burwell - Fargo & Barton Fink (1996) [Two Soundtracks on One CD]

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Carter Burwell - Fargo & Barton Fink (1996) [Two Soundtracks on One CD]

Carter Burwell - Fargo / Barton Fink (1996)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 198 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Score, Soundtracks | Label: TVT Soundtrax | # SMACD808 | Time: 00:43:15

Carter Burwell's darkly mysterious orchestrations play a significant stylistic role in both Barton Fink and Fargo, two of the best films from acclaimed independent filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, particularly in light of the oft-violent content of the Coens' stories: violence can of course be laughable when the characters are too goofy to be believed, and tragic when the characters are too believable to be goofy, but the Coen brothers' creations are somewhere in between. They strike a precarious balance between a broadly comic Beckett-esque absurdism and a more straightforward, three-dimensional naturalism. Consequently, Burwell's grave, sweeping scores are a crucial reassurance that the Coens are not taking their characters' personal tragedies less seriously than are their audiences.

Georges Delerue - Platoon + Salvador: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1986) [2 on 1 CD, 1995] Re-Up

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Georges Delerue - Platoon + Salvador: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1986) [2 on 1 CD, 1995] Re-Up

Georges Delerue - Platoon + Salvador: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks (1986) [2 on 1 CD, 1995]
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 281 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Score, Soundtrack | Label: Prometheus | # PCD 136 | Time: 00:54:45

Two original soundtrack recordings on a single CD. The first is the exciting original score for the 1985 film SALVADOR directed by Oliver Stone and starring James Woods featuring the original film score composed by Georges Delerue and performed by the Vancover Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The Second film score is for the 1986 academy-award winning film PLATOON directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger. The CD features the mostly un-used score by composer Georges Delerue, Delerue's recoding of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings and the film's closing narration by Charle Sheen.

David Amram - The Young Savages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1961) Intrada Limited Edition 2014

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David Amram - The Young Savages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1961) Intrada Limited Edition 2014

David Amram - The Young Savages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1961) Limited Edition 2014
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 274 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Jazz | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 261 | 00:42:17

Premiere CD release of stunning David Amram score for 1961 John Frankenheimer social drama starring idealistic Burt Lancaster colliding with violent gang of teenage street toughs. Shelley Winters, Dina Merrill also star. Superb Edward Anhalt script brings still-topical vibe to tense story. David Amram, composer of both orchestral, jazz works for symphony (and accomplished French hornist) creates powerful meld of both idioms, adds harmonica, guitar for moody main theme with Latin color, then balances with knockout action music for full orchestra. Amram goes on to score John Frankenheimer masterpiece The Manchurian Candidate as well as initial but never used score for same director's Seven Days In May. Intrada CD presents entire original LP in vivid stereo from mint condition album masters courtesy Sony Music.

Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani - Boccaccio '70: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1962) Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

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Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani - Boccaccio '70: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1962) Reissue 2011 [Re-Up]

Boccaccio '70 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1962) Reissue 2011
music by Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 321 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: GDM/Legend | # GDM 4201 | 00:56:10

Inspired by the works of Italian medieval writer/poet Boccaccio (the Decameron), Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, and Vittorio de Sica each directed a short starring Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, and Sophia Loren, respectively; Italian soundtrack heavyweights Nino Rota and Armando Trovajoli provided the necessary musical accompaniment. The result was the film Boccaccio 70 and music that frames a kaleidoscope of styles with dramatic panache. Trovajoli, in particular, mixes it up with cha-cha-chas, march pieces, waltzes, circus themes, and jazz – the highlight, though, is his Latin vocal feature, "Soldi! Soldi! Soldi!," sung by a surprisingly effective Loren. Unlike Trovajoli, Rota doesn't focus on one style per piece, but instead fills his symphonic-worthy sides with a seamless blend of many of the same styles, peppering the landscape with trademark doses of pipe-organ moodiness, can-can rhythms, and dusky string passages. And as far as jazz goes, Rota furnishes the Visconti segment with some very worthy combo ballads redolent of Miles Davis' own soundtrack venture, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud.

Barbra Streisand & Michel Legrand - Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) [Re-Up]

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Barbra Streisand & Michel Legrand - Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) [Re-Up]

Barbra Streisand & Michel Legrand - Yentl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 251 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb
Label: Columbia | # CK 39152 | Time: 00:47:21 | Covers included
Soundtrack, Adult Contemporary, Standards, Traditional Pop

Billed as both a Barbra Streisand album and as an original motion picture soundtrack, Yentl contains the songs, sung by Streisand and written by Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, that the character played by Streisand sings as internal monologues in the film, sometimes with spoken dialogue interspersed. (The album is filled out by "studio versions" of two of the songs, "The Way He Makes Me Feel" and "No Matter What Happens," played on contemporary electronic instruments, rather than in the orchestral settings used for the rest of the songs.) With such a thematic base, the music has an unusual consistency, and written specifically for Streisand, it makes use of her emotional expressiveness, phrasing, and timing as a singer. But it was also written as a complement to the film and on its own comes across as a group of isolated musical plot highlights rather than as a coherent song cycle. (Yentl won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.)

John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

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John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

John Barry & VA - The Cotton Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 224 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Ragtime, Dixieland, Swing | Label: Geffen | # CDGEF 70260 | 00:42:40

While director Francis Coppola's potboiling crime drama set against the gloriously tumultuous backdrop of Harlem's famed Cotton Club nightspot of the '20s and '30s didn't quite come together as a cinematic whole, John Barry's efforts at supervising, scoring, and recreating the energetic jive and wail of the era very nearly carry the day. The opportunity was likely a dream come true for the former jazzman turned film scorer; his adaptations of standards by Ellington and Cab Calloway are reverent yet energetic, infused by original music that weaves it into an accessible and rewarding tapestry of time, place, and art. Great soundtrack.

Bill Conti - Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (1976)

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Bill Conti - Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (1976)

Bill Conti - Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score (1976)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 168 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 73 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Liberty | # CDP 7 46081 2 | 00:31:23

Composer Bill Conti's iconic score for Sylvester Stallone's tale of over-the-hill Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa ranks as one of the most memorable and instantly recognizable pieces of film music ever applied to celluloid. The first Rocky is still the best, with classic cues like "Going the Distance," "Fanfare for Rocky," the "Final Bell" and "Gonna Fly Now" – the latter was actually a hit single – eschewing the myriad of questionable AOR songs that would end up cluttering future installments.

Michael Kamen - Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991) 4CD Set, Expanded & Remastered 2020

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Michael Kamen - Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991) 4CD Set, Expanded & Remastered 2020

Michael Kamen - Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)
4CD Set, Expanded & Remastered 2020

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.13 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 504 Mb | Scans ~ 107 Mb
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection, Volume ISC 458 | 03:40:46

All newly-remastered and expanded 4-CD set with nearly a half hour of previously unreleased score! Spectacular action-adventure from Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Bros brings legendary figures to life: Robin of Locksley, Maid Marian, Little John, the sheriff of Nottingham, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett, Sir Guy of Gisborne, King Richard “The Lionheart”… all vividly drawn by top actors Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Wincott, Christian Slater, Sean Connery, others. Michael Kamen launches with now-familiar cello rhythms, leading into French horn fanfares and rousing trumpet-led main theme. Love theme for Robin and Marian is both tender and sweeping, depending on settings involved. But front and center throughout are incredibly exciting action sequences. Brass parts are extraordinarily challenging, and taxing, for players but listeners scoop the rewards! Originally a single CD from Morgan Creek with two songs and eight generous score selections, Intrada greatly expanded lavish score into 2-CDs in 2018, however, several key sequences were missing from master elements and could not be included… until now!

Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Various Composers - Classic Cinema (2007) 3 CD Set
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 923 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 441 Mb | Scans included | 03:02:24
Soundtracks, Neo-Classical, Classical | Label: Sony BMG/Sony Classical | # 88697161052

2007 three CD collection of soundtracks from classic movies of our time. With a generous playing time of over three hours, this stunning set offers something for everyone: from Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven and Max Steiner's Gone With the Wind to the more recent, represented by Hans Zimmer's Gladiator and Klaus Badelt's Pirates of the Caribbean via Dances with Wolves, The Mission, Lord of the Rings and Batman, to name but a few! Enjoy unforgettable movie themes from a wide range of famous composers from John Williams and Danny Elfman to Rachel Portman and Ennio Morricone.

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner - The Revenant: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2015) [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner - The Revenant: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2015) [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner - The Revenant: Original Soundtrack (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 291 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 169 Mb | Covers + Digital Booklet
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Milan Music | # 399 785-2 | Time: 01:10:41

Following the success of 2014’s Birdman (Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director), director Alejandro G. Iñárritu pushes the limits of film making with the survival epic The Revenant. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Wolf of Wall Street), Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) and shot in the frozen Canadian wilderness with only natural lighting, The Revenant is a story of loss, revenge and resilience in the face of impossible odds against the furies of man and nature itself. The film is heavily favored to be a critical darling as awards season gets under way. Director Iñárritu has chosen to forgo almost all dialogue in favor of a gorgeous soundscape and a sweeping score. A film of this magnitude deserves a composer who understands creative artistry and unbridled passion. Japanese master and Oscar winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor) fits the bill perfectly. Along with fellow Yellow Magic Orchestra member and frequent collaborator Alva Noto, Sakamoto has created a gripping soundtrack that is sure to be a treat for the winter crowds. Bryce Dessner (writer for Kronos Quartet and the LA Phil) also supplies additional music.

John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995

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John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995

John Barry - The Lion In Winter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1968) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 180 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Legacy/Columbia | # CK 66133 | 00:36:22

While many of the traditional Barry phrases and sonic textures can be heard throughout this score, there is no hint that the composer was resting on his laurels and doing a journeyman job. Rather, he chose to reach for new textures, inspired by plainchant and driven by the need to match the subtext in the film that involved the influence of the Catholic church on the lives and choices of the characters. Consequently, Barry's score shifts in the most fascinating way between regal fanfares and haunting chant, resulting in this score being possibly the best work Barry has ever done. The Legacy remastering does not add anything new, but the sound is considerably improved.

Francis Lai - A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme): Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966) RM 2012

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Francis Lai - A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme): Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1966) RM 2012

Francis Lai - A Man And A Woman [Un Homme Et Une Femme] (1966)
Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack, Remastered Limited Edition 2012

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 333 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 149 Mb
Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20021-5 | 01:00:55 | Scans included
Soundtrack, Easy Listening, Jazz Pop, Bossa Nova, French Pop

The first presentation of A Man and a Woman on CD in stereo – from the original album masters housed in the MGM vaults, in both French and English versions. One of the finest soundtrack albums of the 1960s came in 1966, when Francis Lai composed much of the music for Claude Lelouch's French film A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et une Femme in French). Most European films enjoy very little publicity in the U.S., but A Man and a Woman was an exception because the soundtrack was so superb. With this classic LP, Lai and his allies (who include arrangers Maurice Vander and Ivan Julien) brought together French pop, jazz, and the Brazilian bossa nova (which Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, and João Gilberto had popularized in the early 1960s). The bossa nova was as hot in Europe as it was in North America, and France's interest in Brazilian music is underscored by sensuous, caressing Lai offerings like "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" and the famous title song – all of which feature French vocalists Nicole Croisille and/or Pierre Barouh. While Lai composed most of the melodies, Barouh provided the French lyrics – including some lyrics that he wrote for Brazilian composer Baden Powell's "Samba Saravah." Barouh has a soft, gentle quality to his voice, and he frequently brings to mind another gentle singer: João Gilberto. A five-star collection of mood music, this soundtrack has held up extremely well over the years.