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 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

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Quartet Records
29 November at 20:04 ·
The year is almost over and there’s still lots of work to do here! We will end 2017 with seven releases in December, including some nice and unexpected surprises (one of them is also our 300th release!) To give you a break, and so we can all enjoy and BUY the amazing new releases from our friends at La-La Land, Intrada and Music Box, we will announce two limited editions this week, and the final four on December 7th. To this batch will be added a current score from one of our favorite composers that you can already discover in the upcoming releases section on our website :-) All will be in stock and ready to ship.



The two limited editions for this week are

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1984)
Nick Bicât
SNØFALL (2-CD)
Henrik Skram

The Upcoming Releases section of Quartet's website has

THE ORPHANAGE (10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION)
Fernando Velázquez
DROLES DE PETITES BÊTES
Bruno Coulais

both listed as coming December 2017. So those would be two of the five announced next week.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Henrik's SNØFALL is really good. Classic Christmas score with a slightly Scandinavian touch. It's already been released as a single CD, but I assume this is an expanded version (it's a 24-episode TV series -- a sort of "Christmas calendar" series, as we call them in Norway).

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Wow, the soundtrack to George C Scott's Christmas Carol, what an amazing release for Christmas.

Every Christmas the wife and I watch this film, I've been in love with the score ever since I first heard it, and now it's been released.

A very happy Christmas to me.

This and Titanic in the same week, I think I'd better lie down.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Here's the email blurb for the first two releases.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music by Nick Bicât
Limited Edition of 500 units

Retail Price: 16.95€
IN STOCK



Quartet Records presents a holiday treat: the premiere CD release of a long-awaited Christmas classic!

We are all familiar with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol—the tale of three ghosts who teach a miserly businessman the true meaning of Christmas. The 1984 version (which debuted on television in the US market) stars George C. Scott as Scrooge, along with David Warner, Susannah York, Frank Finlay and Angela Pleasence. The film was directed by Clive Donner, who edited the 1951 adaptation of the Christmas classic.

The wonderful symphonic score was composed by Nick Bicât (Stealing Heaven, Wetherby, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Reflecting Skin)—twice nominated for a BAFTA Award—who provides yuletide joy, adaptations of classic (but not clichéd) Christmas carols as well as an original song for the end credits. The score itself is organized around the three ghosts, all of whom have their own sounds: the fun gavotte of the Ghost of Christmas Past, the fanfare for the Ghost of Christmas Present and the cold atmosphere of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The album features the premiere release of the fan-favorite end-credits song: “God Bless Us Every One.”

Orchestrated and conducted by Tony Britten, this complete score release has been produced by Nick Bicât, mastered by Marc Blanes, and comes with a richly illustrated booklet with notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film, the composer and the score. The lyrics to all the featured songs are included for you to sing along!



SNØFALL (2-CD)
Music by Henrik Skram
Limited Edition of 500 units

Retail Price: 16.95€
IN STOCK



Quartet Records and NRK Television present another holiday treat!—a 2-CD set featuring composer Henrik Skram’s original score to the 2016 acclaimed Norwegian TV series Snøfall (Snowfall), a fantasy Christmas tale about courage, friendship and the search for belonging.

The story is about Selma, who, having lost her parents in an accident five years ago, wishes for nothing more than a family she can belong to. The letter she writes to Santa Claus turns into a paper bird which flies to Snøfall—a magical village full of wondrous people. On her journey through this enchanting Christmas fairy tale, Selma will figure out who she is and where she belongs—although it is far from what she would have ever expected.
Talented young Norwegian composer Henrik Skram (90 Minutes, Ballet Boys, Tordenskjold & Kold) provides a warm, charming, massive orchestral tour-de-force performed by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under the baton of Matt Dunkley, in a score full of fantasy, tender melodies and impeccably tasteful writing. Fans of John Williams, James Horner or Bruce Broughton will not be disappointed!

Henrik Skram won his second Golden Screen Award for his work on this series score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Scott's version was the last great filmed work of the story IMO. The score's definitely worth a purchase.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Socks   (Member)

Scott's version was the last great filmed work of the story IMO. The score's definitely worth a purchase.

Mr. Paddon! I was looking for you on the boards recently and didn't see you. Good to see you still here on FSM!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I love A Christmas Carol - bought it a while back from Bicat's website. Will definitely upgrade to this. Bicat is awesome!

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)


Mr. Paddon! I was looking for you on the boards recently and didn't see you. Good to see you still here on FSM!


Thanks! Still like to drop in now and then. A year ago I pretty much hit what I felt was the end of the line for me in purchasing film music because the shelves are full and "Ten Commandments" was kind of the last of the big-time Grails but it's always nice when there are one or two random surprises left like the Tadlow "Ben Hur" and now this delightful little item.

I'd still go for a new CD of the 1970 "Scrooge" musical too!

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2017 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I hope these will not be sold out by the end of next week...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Thanks Quartet for releasing Bruno Coulais' DRÔLES DE PETITES BÊTES. This animated feature film will have its theatrical debut on the 13th of December and I look forward to playing the CD!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:10 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

So the rumour is that one of the remaining three is another expanded Goldsmith?
Could it be THE SWARM (expansion and LP versions)?

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Maybe, but LLL has strongly hinted that they are tackling The Swarm and 100 Rifles, but that may have changed. But Quartet is really good at these end of year surprises, so maybe it'll...be a surprise.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   Big X   (Member)

Maybe, but LLL has strongly hinted that they are tackling The Swarm and 100 Rifles, but that may have changed. But Quartet is really good at these end of year surprises, so maybe it'll...be a surprise.

Yavar


It never crossed my mind that "The Swarm" could be a Quartet release. From memory I recall MV stating something on the lines that 'the buzz is it is coming' (apologise for no citation of the thread). This could mean a host of things including that another label will be releasing the title. I am not sure whether record companies liaise with other when tackling titles.

So maybe it is a Quartet release rather than a LLL, either way I am sure who ever releases the title will have done a grand job on the end product.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

If it is a Goldie re-release, watch it be something low key, like Love Field or Angie! Or CIty Hall...

I wouldn't mind getting a complete Legend. A man can dream. (I know, I know, it won't happen, blah blah blah. People don't have to come on here and say it.)

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

If it is a Goldie re-release, watch it be something low key, like Love Field or Angie! Or CIty Hall...

I wouldn't mind getting a complete Legend. A man can dream. (I know, I know, it won't happen, blah blah blah. People don't have to come on here and say it.)

-Rick O.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Brundlefly   (Member)

Maybe a definitive version of an already expanded score?
The Swarm
Supergirl
Legend
Lionheart
Any of them would be awesome!

I mean, they are quite good at it:
Basic Instinct
Total Recall
Papillon
Those were all great releases!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Supergirl
Legend


Silva in perpetuity

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Not even Supergirl can break free from the legal bonds of in perpetuity. It's the only thing that can defeat her. Aside from Kryptonite.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Jim Cleveland   (Member)

What are the chances it could be an expanded Russia House? I know... a long shot!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2017 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

What!!! More RUSSIA HOUSE!!
That thought terrifies me wink

 
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