June and July have brought with them a bonanza of archival soundtrack titles from three of the major film score reissue labels, covering some of the biggest names in the genre as well. Here's a rundown at the latest from Intrada, Varese Sarabande and La-La Land Records! Intrada recently filled a gap in the work of the late contemporary composer James Horner (Aliens, Titanic, Avatar) with a premiere release of his work on the 1981 film Deadly Blessing. This picture about a series of possibly
The '80s not only saw tremendous soundtracks from many of the established composers in Hollywood, but a new generation of musicians making a mark on the silver screen, as well. Next month, two of the best film music discoveries of the '80s will be the subject of new reissues from Rusted Wave Records and 1984 Publishing (known for printing photo books about "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as the memoir by the late Marie Fredriksson of Roxette fame). The labels will prep vinyl and CD releases of
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today! Michael Nesmith, Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings (Second Disc Records/Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Real Gone Music) Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music are bringing Michael Nesmith's Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings to vinyl for the first time today! This 2-LP compendium features 22 tracks on CD drawn from the RCA Victor
Real Gone Music has another packed slate coming out this Friday, August 5. In addition to the Second Disc Records/RGM release of Michael Nesmith's Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings as a 2-LP set, Real Gone is releasing another six vinyl titles. Here is a look at four of them, ranging from British psychedelia to jazz to soundtracks. We'll have Part Two tomorrow! First up is a vinyl anthology from British psych group Tintern Abbey. During their existence back in the late 1960s,
Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to discover! Return from your Record Store Day binge and kick back with some exciting finds, from charity rarities to new mixes of old favorites and even a surprising soundtrack find or two! Various Artists, EarthPercent Earth Day Initiative (Bandcamp) Though Bandcamp Friday is back in two weeks, the beloved digital service
On July 3, 1985, mass audiences got to take a trip Back To The Future thanks to the year's top-grossing film. For its 35th anniversary, the film and music fans at Mondo are bringing the film's classic soundtrack back to vinyl with a cool twist: an unused piece of front cover artwork courtesy of the series' beloved poster artist. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale's time-travel fantasy found Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), an average California teen in 1985, accidentally transported 30 years into the
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Johnny Cash, The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991 (Mercury/UMe) 7CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 7LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991 will be available on 7CD or 7LP, 180-gram vinyl formats. The box collects all six albums Johnny Cash recorded for Mercury Records during that era: Class Of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming with Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl
Real Gone Music is winding back the clock a few decades with reissues that are sure to please crate-diggers. First, on June 12, the label will release two mid-'80s cult classics - Kleeer's Intimate Connection and the Predator soundtrack. Fiftieth anniversary reissues of Eugene McDaniels' Outlaw and Fanny's self-titled debut will follow on June 26. Long a favorite of electro-funk connoisseurs, New York-based Kleeer recorded half a dozen acclaimed albums for Atlantic. One of their most
With May the 4th occurring yesterday, it seemed only natural that there might be some Star Wars music-related news, or some great catalog-related material from the film series' iconic composer, John Williams. Luckily, fans got both! Not one but two Williams-oriented titles were announced yesterday. First, from Deutsche Grammophon comes John Williams Live In Vienna, a new live set taken from concerts conducted by the five-time Oscar winner earlier this year. Anticipation for the shows were
This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of Avengers: Endgame in movie theaters. To coincide with this, Mondo, in conjunction with Marvel Music/Hollywood Records, has just announced vinyl versions of the soundtracks to both Endgame and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War in a 6-LP deluxe set or as two individual 3-LP releases. All of these releases are available to pre-order tomorrow at Mondo's webstore and will ship in June. Infinity War and Endgame marked the climax to
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Michelle Phillips, Victim of Romance: Expanded Edition (Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) "Mama" Michelle Phillips' 1977 solo album, produced by Jack Nitzsche, returns to CD in a new expanded edition collecting the artist's complete sessions with Nitzsche. It adds three outtakes from the album sessions, including a Bee Gees cover ("Had a Lot of Love Last Night"), Dennis Lambert and Fil Spina's "Practice What You Preach,"
We've told you about some of Real Gone's June releases earlier and now we've got the news of more items on the slate for that month including CD reissues from Cowboy, the Grateful Dead and a vinyl reissue of the Predator soundtrack, all due June 1. Back in 2014, Real Gone reissued the first two albums by the band Cowboy: 1970's Reach For The Sky and 1971's 5'll Getcha Ten. Now, they are completing the group's Capricorn output by releasing their final two album for the label: 1974's Boyer
Intrada is set to make Disney fans p-p-p-pleased with a major soundtrack expansion: Alan Silvestri's stirring score to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Gary K. Wolf's quirky novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? - the tale of a hard-boiled private detective named Eddie Valiant solving the murder of a comic strip character - was equal parts Raymond Chandler and Chuck Jones, and perfect film fodder. But nobody could have predicted what Who Framed Roger Rabbit would have become: Jeffrey Price and Peter S.
Intrada, La-La Land and Lakeshore Records have some delightful soundtrack titles available or forthcoming right now, including rediscovered musical works for some major blockbusters of the '80s and '90s. Last week, Intrada reissued Pino Donaggio's score to Body Double, Brian De Palma's erotically-charged thriller about a claustrophobic actor mixed up in a nightmarish murder mystery. Craig Wassen and Melanie Griffith star, De Palma co-writes, produces and directs; and Donaggio marks his fourth
While we are now in the height of the summer heat, Real Gone is looking ahead to the fall. The label has announced the first part of its release slate for September of this year and it is another eclectic mix of titles. First up is a title from the artist most people consider to be the greatest rock-instrumentalist of all time: Duane Eddy. Guitar Star: The Complete RCA Singles A's and B's collects all 22 single sides Eddy recorded for RCA Victor in the early to mid-1960s on CD, and is due
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. Doc, ah...are you telling me that you built a time machine...out of a DeLorean?" With those words, audiences were in for the ride of a lifetime with Back to the Future, 1985's hit sci-fi comedy about a teenager who accidentally ends up 30 years in the past and has to ensure his existence by setting up his parents before making it back to his present day. With a winning cast that included Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as the dynamic duo of young Marty McFly