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Tag: Soundtracks

Song Of The Day: Ryuichi Sakamoto, “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”

Taken from the forthcoming Milan Records release, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

John Barry: John Barry Plays 007 & Other 60s Themes For Film, Television, and Radio (el Records)

John Barry was a masterful composer, and though this collection of his early years might only scratch the surface of his compositions during the early 1960s, it still shows the depth of the man’s talents.

Bernard Herrmann: The Fantasy Film World of Bernard Herrmann (él Records)

This compilation highlights the best of the best science fiction soundtrack work from one of Hollywood’s masterful soundtrack composers.

Diana Ross: Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz (Motown)

Canceled and shelved in 1979 due to the failure of Sidney Lumet’s cinematic adaptation of Broadway musical The Wiz, this unreleased album from 1979 finally finds release. It’s not essential, but it’s still enjoyable.

Original Soundtrack Recordings: Morning Of The Earth/Crystal Voyager (Anthology Recordings)

The newly-revised Anthology Recordings releases the first two albums in its Anthology Surf series, which is dedicated to Surf music. Up first are two early 1970s-era soundtracks to two classic surf films.

John Debney: The Passion of the Christ Original Soundtrack Recording (La La Land)

A beautiful, informative double-disc deluxe edition of the stunning soundtrack to one of the most controversial films of all time.

Alain Goraguer: La Planète Sauvage Original Soundtrack (Superior Viaduct)

The soundtrack to one of the most unique animated films of the late Twentieth Century gets a reissue, and it’s an essential listen.

Keith Emerson: At The Movies (Esoteric Recordings)

Progressive composer Keith Emerson’s diversions into soundtrack work are neatly compiled into a three-volume box set.