Friday, November 26, 2010



Varese Sarabande Records has announced a soundtrack album for the upcoming movie The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. The album features 21 tracks from James Newton Howard’s score, as well as one track from the original composer on the movie, Gabriel Yared.

1. Tracking Elise (1:34)
2. Burned Letter (2:21)
3. Paranoid Math Teacher (3:32)
4. Arrival At Venice (3:05)
5. Elise Offers A Ride (1:52)
6. A Very Nice Kiss (2:03)
7. Bedroom Dreams (2:58)
8. Piecing It Together (3:10)
9. Rooftop Run (5:17)
10. Chase Through The Canals (5:44)
11. Because I Kissed You (3:34)
12. A Very Nice Hotel (2:26)
13. Arriving At The Ball (2:04)
14. Your Choice In Men (2:04)
15. Sudden Departure (2:00)
16. The Infinite Price (7:30)
17. The Janus Safe (3:00)
18. Rain of Bullets (1:30) 19. Aftermath (:51)
20. Elise & Alexander (2:41)
21. Personal Cheque (1:56)
22. Dance in F Composed by Gabriel Yared (2:42)

HENRY JACKMAN - Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s Travels

Varese Sarabande Records will release the soundtrack album for the upcoming family adventure film Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. The album features 18 score tracks by composer Henry Jackman.

Here’s the album tracklisting:

1. A Day In The Life Of Lemuel Gulliver (2:23)
2. Blatant Plagiarism (1:16)
3. The Bermuda Triangle (2:41)
4. Behold The Beast (3:01)
5. Involuntary Servitude (1:46)
6. Nobody Save The Princess! (3:38)
7. Delusions Of Grandeur (2:31)
8. Dreaming Of A Princess (1:42)
9. I Have Come To Court You (1:32)
10. Forlorn (3:29)
11. The Blefuscian Armada (4:10)
12. How To Woo A Princess (1:19)
13. Edwardian Hissy-Fit (2:17)
14. Persona Non Grata (3:42)
15. The Island Where We Dare Not Go (3:10)
16. Take Off That Dress, And Let’s Get Outta Here (2:40)
17. Ein Roboterleben (7:05)
18. Farewell To Lilliput (:57)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CLIFF MARTINEZ to score "The Lincoln Lawyer"

New project for Martinez, at last.

Title is "‘The Lincoln Lawyer’". Brad Furman directs the legal drama which stars Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, John Leguizamo, Ryan Phillippe and William H. Macy and it's bound for a March 18 release.

Source here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Gregson-Williams to score ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

According to the film’s new trailer, Harry Gregson-Williams has been hired to score the upcoming sci-fi action movie Cowboys & Aliens. For more info visit the source site here.


1. Goodbye My Friend – Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis
2. I Wanna Be Your Dog – Iggy Pop
3. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
4. Short Change Hero – The Heavy
5. Grifos Muertos – Jeffrey Luck Lucas
6. John The Revelator – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
7. Ten Year Stretch – Clint Mansell
8. History Lesson – Clint Mansell
9. Predators & Prey – Clint Mansell
10. Lost lives – Clint Mansell
11. Lovers – Clint Mansell
12. Hospital Visit – Clint Mansell
13. The Driver Drives – Clint Mansell
14. Family Matters – Clint Mansell
15. On A Mission – Clint Mansell
16. Redemption – Clint Mansell
Listen to the score HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lorne Balfe to join Hans Zimmer on ‘The Dilemma'

Film Music Reporter has learned that Lorne Balfe will be the co-composer of Ron Howard’s upcoming comedy The Dilemma alongside Hans Zimmer, who previously has been announced as the film’s composer.

More here:


November 16, 2010. The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is proud to announce the formation of the IFMCA Legends archive, celebrating the life and work of some of film music’s greatest historical artists.

Although the primary focus of the IFMCA is the celebration of the best in modern contemporary film music, it is also fully aware of the amazing legacy of groundbreaking music left by the classic Golden Age and Silver Age composers of decades past. To that end, the IFMCA has established the IFMCA Legends archive, which celebrates the work of these cinematic pioneers. Other than their musical contribution, the only other criteria necessary to become a member of the IFMCA Legends archive is to be deceased.

Each year, starting this year, IFMCA members will vote on new inductees who, in their opinion, have left an indelible mark on the world of film music through their groundbreaking scores, and who are deserving of recognition for their work. Each inductee will be the subject of an in-depth essay written by one of the IFMCA’s members, highlighting their life and most important scores, and which will be featured in a special new section on the IFMCA website.

For this inaugural year, IFMCA members chose five initial inductees. In future years, two new inductees will be chosen. The initial five inductees are:

- Jerry Goldsmith
- Bernard Herrmann
- Alex North
- Miklós Rózsa
- Max Steiner

The archival articles on these composers will be written by IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Bob den Hartog, James Southall, Konstantinos Sotiropoulos and Paul Cote, and will be published on the IFMCA website at over the course of the next few days.

The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing about original film and television music.

The IFMCA was originally formed in the late 1990s as the now-defunct “Film Music Critics Jury” by editor and journalist Mikael Carlsson, a regular contributor to Music from the Movies, and the owner of the Swedish independent film music label MovieScore Media. Since its inception, the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 50 members from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The group’s main focus is the IFMCA Awards, which it presents annually to the best original scores from motion pictures, television and video games from the preceding calendar year. Previous IFMCA Score of the Year Awards have been awarded to Michael Giacchino’s UP in 2009, Alexandre Desplat’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON in 2008, Dario Marianelli’s ATONEMENT in 2007, James Newton Howard’s LADY IN THE WATER in 2006, John Williams’ MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA in 2005 and Michael Giacchino’s THE INCREDIBLES in 2004.

For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association, its members and the list of past awards, please visit or contact You can also follow the IFMCA on Facebook.

DAFT PUNK - Tron: Legacy

Product details

    * Original Release Date: 6 Dec 2010
    * Release Date: 6 Dec 2010
    * Label: Disney Records (Europe)
    * Copyright: (C) 2010 Disney This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 Disney
    * Total Length: 58:37

SOUND CLIPS and info here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT to score the 2nd part of the final Harry Potter installment

Warner Bros has officially confirmed that Alexandre Desplat will be back as the composer for the last installment in the Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Read more here.

3 New interviews with composer of the latest Harry Potter score, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT

Check out the new interviews with composer Alexandre Desplat on his score for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 which have been published online during the last couple of days. 

Read the articles here, here, and here.

John Williams confirmed for ‘War Horse’

Film Music Reporter has been able to confirm that John Williams is officially attached to score Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.



Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by

James Newton Howard

(Duplicity, Peter Pan, I Am Legend)

Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

James Newton Howard provides a worldly, romantic and exotic score.

Sony Pictures opens THE TOURIST on over 3500 screens on December 10.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 075 2

Release Date: 12/21/10

Thursday, November 11, 2010

DANNY ELFMAN - next three days

Product Details

    * Audio CD (November 16, 2010)
    * Number of Discs: 1
    * Format: Soundtrack
    * Label: Lion's Gate Records

Matthew Margeson, composer of Skyline (2010)

Product Details

    * Audio CD (November 16, 2010)
    * Original Release Date: 2010
    * Number of Discs: 1
    * Format: Soundtrack
    * Label: Varese Sarabande

sound clips here.



Track Listings
1. Stanton, PA
2. Frank Barnes
3. Will's Story
4. Ned
5. Dewey
6. Not A Coaster
7. Are You In Or Are You Out?
8. Realign The Switch
9. Galvin's Strategy
10. Playing Chicken With Trains
11. Will Guides 1206
12. The Stanton Curve
13. Who Do I Kiss First?

Product Details

* Audio CD (December 7, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: La-La Land Records

Sound Clips here.

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT - the king's speech

Product Details

    * Audio CD (November 22, 2010)
    * Original Release Date: 2010
    * Number of Discs: 1
    * Format: Soundtrack
    * Label: Decca
    * ASIN: B00474AB7W


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

JOHAN SÖDERQVIST - In a better world (2010)

MovieScore Media presents

Music Composed by

Sound clips and more info:

CD distributed by Screen Archives Entertainment:

"Johan Söderqvist's score is a small masterpiece, he nails all the right emotions, accentuates the narrative and marks up its different layers ingeniously." - Dagens Nyheter

Continuing our exciting relationship with Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist (Let the Right One In), we are proud to release his brilliant and unique score for the critically acclaimed drama In a Better World.

This is Johan's eighth film together with Danish auteur Susanne Bier, and while the music certainly has the same touch of intimacy and emotional depth as the previous Bier/Söderqvist collaborations (such as Brother and After the Wedding), In a Better World is also highly original in its use of instrumental colors.

Carrying the tone in the score is the African instrument Mbira as well as some heartbreakingly beautiful vocal solos - everything elegantly sweeped in Söderqvist's very personal mix of warm string writing and shimmering electronics. In a Better World could very well be both Susanne Bier's and Johan Söderqvist's most impressive works to date. Not to be missed!

Track titles:
1 In a Better World: Main Title 1.57
2 Marianne 0.52
3 Anton's Alone 0.57
4 Trying To Save Her 1.26
5 To Denmark 2.23
6 The Idiot 1.20
7 Anton Swims 1.19
8 In the Field 2.06
9 Flying Kite 1.19
10 The Fireworks 1.43
11 After the Call 0.48
12 To Homecamp 1.09
13 Dawning 2.24
14 Big Man 2.47
15 Let's Do It 1.46
16 Elias Says No 1.41
17 On the Silo 0.44
18 The Bomb 3.06
19 The Revenge 2.07
20 We'll Know Tomorrow 0.53
21 Christian Disappears 6.07
22 In a Better World: End Title 6.27
23 Epilogue 1.51

MMS10022 IN A BETTER WORLD (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by JOHAN SÖDERQVIST
Release date (CD only): November 2, 2010

BASIL POLEDOURIS' CONAN THE BARBARIAN - complete re-recording by Tadlow Music and Prague Orchestra

Conan The Barbarian - Basil Poledouris

A Special 2CD Edition featuring
the finest film score from BASIL POLEDOURIS
Recording Produced for Prometheus Records by James Fitzpatrick

* 2 CD Set with 24 page full Colour Booklet
* Featuring for the First Time the COMPLETE 100-Minute Film Score
* The Original Greig McRitchie Orchestrations
* Over 2 Hours of Music
* Includes Previously Unreleased Music
* Newly Recorded in Stunning and Dynamic Digital Sound
* Performed by the Acclaimed and Award-Winning 96-piece City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and 100-voice
CPPO Chorus Conducted by Nic Raine
* Bonus Material including alternate cues and music from CONAN THE DESTROYER
* Informative and Expert Sleeve Notes by Frank K DeWald
* Booklet introduction by Zoe and Alexis Poledouris

CD 1
1. Prologue – Film Version / Anvil of Crom (3:38)
2. Riddle of Steel / Riders of Doom (5:23)
3. The Gift of Fury (3:25)
4. Column of Sadness/Wheel of Pain (4:09)
5. Pit Fights* (2:45)
6. Prologue – Original Version (1:03)
7. Atlantean Sword (4:00)
8. Wolf Witch* (3:21)
9. Theology / Civilization (3:04)
10. The Street of Deviants */ Hopefuls at the Tower of Set* (1:28)
11. The Tower of Set* / Snake Attack* (Las Cantigas de Santa Maria) (5:21)
12. Infidels* (1:03)
13. The Tavern* (1:51)
14. The Wifeing (2:20)
15. In the Court of King Osric* (1:13)
16. Conan Leaves Valeria / The Search (6:03)
17. The Mountain of Power / Capture* (4:00
18. The Tree of Woe / Recovery (6:04)

tt: 60:20

CD 2
1. The Kitchen / The Orgy (6:23)
2. Orgy Fight *(2:53)
3. Funeral Pyre (5:15)
4. Battle Preparations / Battle of the Mounds part 1 (5:59)
5. Battle of the Mounds part 2* (2:11)
6. Battle of the Mounds part 3 / Night of Doom (5:56)
7. Head Chop* (0:53)
8. Orphans of Doom / The Awakening (6:30)
9. Epilogue / End Titles* (5:13)

10. Theology / Civilization – Alternate Version (3:27)
11. The Tower of Set – Alternate Cues* (3:37)
12. Battle of the Mounds part 2 – Original Version* (2:11)
13. Chamber of Mirrors from CONAN THE DESTROYER (7:16)
14. Riders of Doom – Orchestral Version (4:05)

tt: 61:48

* Previously Unrecorded