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 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

MV Gerhard from La-La Land Records just announced:








This ain't no "June Gloom"

smile

Behold -- La-La Land's June 2014 releases (including our intended 300th release) -- John Williams' masterpiece EMPIRE OF THE SUN, expanded, remastered and produced by Mike Matessino!


https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/photos/a.181243738754.155532.56031953754/10152525579163755/?type=1&theater

It will go up for sale Tuesday, June 24th at 12PM PST at www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack retailers.

Stay tuned to JWFan.com for exlusive previews and further information!



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June 17 update: Official Press release




Going on sale Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 12 pm pst on www.lalalandrecords.com

EMPIRE OF THE SUN EXPANDED ARCHIVAL COLLECTION
MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS
LLLCD 1300
LIMITED EDITION OF 4000 units
RETAIL PRICE: $29.98

EXPANDED REISSUE PRODUCED BY MIKE MATESSINO
MASTERED BY MIKE MATESSINO
LINER NOTES BY MIKE MATESSINO
ART DIRECTION BY JIM TITUS

La-La Land Records, WEA and Warner Bros. proudly present the remastered and expanded, limited edition 2-CD set of John Williams’ Academy Award Nominated original score to the 1987 feature film EMPIRE OF THE SUN, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich and Miranda Richardson. Heralded as one of the acclaimed composer’s finest works, Mr. Williams’ masterful orchestral score seeks no less than the openness of the human heart, mind and soul – the perfect compliment to this powerful and indelible film about a young English boy’s emotional and physical struggle to survive the Japanese occupation of China during WWII.

This deluxe re-issue was produced, assembled and mastered by Mike Matessino in cooperation with John Williams, Steven Spielberg and the film’s co-producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Disc 1 contains a full presentation of the film score, including never-before-released music, while Disc 2 pulls back the veil of the creative process with a selection of alternate cues and other additional music. A 28-page CD booklet features handsome art design by Jim Titus and Matessino’s exclusive, in-depth essay, approved by the director and composer.

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (2-CD SET) is a limited edition release of 4000 units. It will be available at www.lalalandrecords.com and other online soundtrack boutique dealers starting June 24, 2014.





https://www.facebook.com/lalalandrecords/photos/a.181243738754.155532.56031953754/10152573748563755/?type=1&permPage=1

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Wow! Excellent news!! This is one release that definitely arouses my sensessmile

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

A dream comes true... I'm speechless.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Cadillac of the SKY!!!

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Another grail down.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

It is not often, if ever, I feel a surge of emotion with the announcement of an expanded title but Empire put me there. This film, book and score had such an impact on me when it came out and I was only 17 at the time. This score ranks as one of the best to me and can't thank lala enough. Now take my money... it will be a long wait u till the end of June.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Excellent Smithers!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Kapow!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

'Empire of the Sun' - still Spielberg's best and most completely under-rated in my book. I agree with John F on the influence it had. I got married and saw this the day after - it will always be my 'honeymoon movie'. I'm still astonished that young Christian Bale wasn't singled out for Oscar honours. And of course, Williams' score is just superb. This is the best news in a while.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I can't wait to find out what is on the set..

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

YES, YES, YES!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   dpsternan   (Member)

I just completely stopped in my tracks when I saw the FB announcement for the expanded Empire of the Sun. WOW!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Because of this announcement hopped over to amazon and just bought the Empire bluray. Says though US and Canada regions might have trouble playing it... anyone in the US have this?

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   dpsternan   (Member)

This one?

http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Sun-Blu-ray-Christian-Bale/dp/B007KW5N9Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1401293602&sr=1-1&keywords=empire+of+the+sun

I own this release and the blu ray plays fine. I'm in the US.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)



I need to hold on my old CD, however, as one John Williams scribbled on its cover... smile

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

SLICK

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Great thanks dpst.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

This film, book and score had such an impact on me when it came out and I was only 17 at the time.


same here, i was just 12, i really liked the film (as I did almost every film at that age), but i loved the score, which i had on tape and played to death, and then i got so drawn into the book when i read it it kind of left the film behind for me, containing as it did such a finer detail of the life of young Ballard. I've grown apart from Spielberg's more serious films over the years - the embellishment that works well in his escapist fare i find ill-suited to realistic material, which I feel needs an emotional distance to resonate, but revisiting the score is something I've been anticipating for years now, it's sure to bring back a lot of memories.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Because of this announcement hopped over to amazon and just bought the Empire bluray. Says though US and Canada regions might have trouble playing it... anyone in the US have this?

I'm assuming you mean the "Region 40443 encoding" gibberish currently below the price on the Amazon page. Pay no attention to that nonsense. There is no such thing as "Region 40443 encoding", that text is some sort of mistake.

Empire of the Sun is from Warner Brothers, their Blu-Rays have always been region-free. You should have no problem playing whichever disc you bought (US or overseas) wherever you are.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Most sad is that this thread will die as soon as almost all of us will cry "ORDERED!" and "CAN'T WAIT!!!!" in actual PR-thread. And add this sacramental "What's next?" frown
But I'm really happy, that 2 CD-set is coming. Hope it will be $24.98, not $29.98 title - this great releases will bankrupt me. big grin

 
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