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 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Coming Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1 PM PST

A CERTAIN SMILE - 2 cd set
Music by Alfred Newman
LLLCD 1178
Limited Edition of 2500 units
Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Nick Redman (Disc 1), Didier C. Deutsch and Mark G. Wilder (Disc 2)
Mastered by Daniel Hersch at D2 Mastering, Atwater Village, CA (Disc 1) and Mark G. Wilder at Battery Studios, NY (Disc 2)
Liner Notes by Julie Kirgo
Art Direction by Jim Titus

We are very excited to announce our first GOLDEN AGE title to come down the chute in quite some time (THE BIG COUNTRY being the last major Golden Oldie we did). With the release of A Certain Smile, La-La Land will start to embark on a series of Classic film scores from all over the Golden Age of Hollywood. Names like Newman, Tiomkin, and Waxman (to name a few) will join La-La Land's ever growing family of great composers. This lavish 2 disc production is brought to you courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Sony Music in New York. Disc 1 features the expanded film score derived, and restored, from 35mm film at Fox. Disc 2 is the LP master, remastered from the original 1/2 tapes stored in New York at Sony Music. The incomparable Julie Kirgo provides in depth notes on the score and the film itself. The gorgeous 20 page booklet has that "Titus Touch" that is sure to appeal to fans of this romantic score.

And, of course, the cherry on top is the title song sung by Johnny Mathis, never sounding so lush and vibrant.

We did not forget you fans of the 80's and 90's. Our other treat is brought to you courtesy of MGM Studios.

SPELLBINDER
Music by Basil Poledouris
LLLCD 1177
Limited Edition of 1200 Units
Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Ford A. Thaxton
Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland
Liner Notes by Randall D Larson
Art Direction by Mark Banning

When it comes to unusual scores in Mr Poledouris' trunk of music, this one ranks right up there with the likes of Breakdown and No Man's Land. Spellinder is an experimental electronic score that uses mood and technique more than melody. Director Janet Greek and the film's score mixer, Tim Boyle, help guide liner note writer Randall D. Larson through this eeire tale of love, witchcraft and otherworldly music. Mark Banning provides atmospheric art direction.

It's Poledouris. It's a World Premiere. It's 1200 units. Need I write more? wink

See y'all back here next week, Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 1 pm PST when these two titles go live on our website and other fine online establishments.

T.T.F.N.

MV

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Sounds great! This is the part I like:

It's Poledouris. It's a World Premiere. It's 1200 units. Need I write more? wink

'Nuff said, right? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

Awesome new about A Certain Smile and your upcoming series of Golden Age scores! Tiomkin will be Fall of the Roman Empire, that'll be another instant purchase. Can't wait to see what Waxman you put out.

Any possibility of getting some of Rozsa's noir scores out there? (Or his Polydor recordings?)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   MikeP2   (Member)

SPELLBINDER
Music by Basil Poledouris
LLLCD 1177
Limited Edition of 1200 Units
Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Ford A. Thaxton
Mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland
Liner Notes by Randall D Larson
Art Direction by Mark Banning

When it comes to unusual scores in Mr Poledouris' trunk of music, this one ranks right up there with the likes of Breakdown and No Man's Land. Spellinder is an experimental electronic score that uses mood and technique more than melody. Director Janet Greek and the film's score mixer, Tim Boyle, help guide liner note writer Randall D. Larson through this eeire tale of love, witchcraft and otherworldly music. Mark Banning provides atmospheric art direction.

It's Poledouris. It's a World Premiere. It's 1200 units. Need I write more? wink

See y'all back here next week, Tuesday August 16, 2011 at 1 pm PST when these two titles go live on our website and other fine online establishments.

T.T.F.N.

MV


Ahhh a score from back when Kelly Preston was smokin hot big grin As MV said, it is more a mood score than melody but if memory serves it was a pretty darn creepy score

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Interested in the Poledouris, but I'll need to hear samples first as I'm not familiar with the music or movie.

By the way, this surely is the year of Poledouris right?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Alfred Newman....ordered!

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Very cool MV. Wikipedia page updated!

Will the next batch be released on August 30th?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)


I'm sure the Certain Smile albummaster is stereo. Are the Fox tracks stereo also?
Do we get the Johnny Mathis vocal that is in the film version?

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I'm sure the Certain Smile albummaster is stereo. Are the Fox tracks stereo also?
Do we get the Johnny Mathis vocal that is in the film version?



He who reads the full article will find out much:

And, of course, the cherry on top is the title song sung by Johnny Mathis, never sounding so lush and vibrant.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Sounds great! This is the part I like:

It's Poledouris. It's a World Premiere. It's 1200 units. Need I write more? wink

'Nuff said, right? smile


One more thing to add:

Quick sell-out? :0

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

With the release of A Certain Smile, La-La Land will start to embark on a series of Classic film scores from all over the Golden Age of Hollywood. Names like Newman, Tiomkin, and Waxman (to name a few) will join La-La Land's ever growing family of great composers.

Fantastic news!!!!! Fingers crossed someone will be finally able to release THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Marvellous! Love Spellbinder - watched it loads in my youth (okay it was mostly for Kelly Preston and *that* dance on the beach at the end!)

Poledouris' score is great. But nothing like your typical BP. In fact I doubt you'd recognise it as his if you didn't know he'd written it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

End Titles music at 4:23

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ZPEM6AElI&feature=related

horrible.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

I'm sure the Certain Smile albummaster is stereo. Are the Fox tracks stereo also?
Do we get the Johnny Mathis vocal that is in the film version?


I READ the description, but that could be referring to the Mathis vocal that was always part of the original soundtrack album. it doesn't tell us if we are getting the film version too.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

End Titles music at 4:23

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ZPEM6AElI&feature=related

horrible.


Sounds interesting enough to me!

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Marvellous! Love Spellbinder - watched it loads in my youth (okay it was mostly for Kelly Preston and *that* dance on the beach at the end!)

Spymaster, we are alike in this regard. cool

I recently discovered that the film is available widescreen on Netflix Streaming. Anyone who wants a preview of the score should go check it out. It's a modestly made, well-crafted little horror film.

Poledouris' score is great. But nothing like your typical BP. In fact I doubt you'd recognise it as his if you didn't know he'd written it.

Yes - this should be emphasized. If you're expecting FAREWELL TO THE KING you'll be disappointed.

But it fills an important gap in Basil's filmography and it showcases his work with electronics, which is an aspect of his career that tends to be forgotten.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I have to admit those end titles sound very interesting indeed. I love this 80's synth looping, very menacing. cool

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Senojanaidni   (Member)

End Titles music at 4:23

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ZPEM6AElI&feature=related

horrible.


Sounds interesting enough to me!


THE movie is horrible!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

End Titles music at 4:23

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ZPEM6AElI&feature=related

horrible.


The movie or the music?

You are a bit unclear on this point.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   morrifan   (Member)

And, of course, the cherry on top is the title song sung by Johnny Mathis, never sounding so lush and vibrant.

Is the Sammy Fain song the main theme for the movie or is the Newman score multi-thematic?
Either way, count me in.

 
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