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 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

Quartet Records is proud to present its two new releases: three scores on two different CDs.

Music Composed and Conducted by Michael Kamen
Limited Edition of 1000 units

World premiere release of Michael Kamen’s moving, emotional score dated in 1988 for Caleb Deschanel personal vision of Robinson Crusoe, starring Aidan Quinn and Elvis Payne.

Michael Kamen (Highlander, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Licence to Kill, Mona Lisa) provides one of its best efforts: a reflexive, ethnic influenced score dominated by a melancholy melody that reflects the character of Crusoe. The music was performed by The National Philarmonic Orchestra.

Now after spending nearly as long in Michael Kamen’s archives as Daniel Defoe’s castaway did on the author’s remote island, Crusoe has finally been rescued for CD. Its score is presented here in the form the composer originally conceived for its (never-released) soundtrack album. Crusoe remains one of Michael Kamen’s most intimate and evocative works, portraying Crusoe’s island as a state of mind as much as a rugged place for adventure. More importantly, his work showed it was a place where so-called civilized and primitive music could share a common bond of humanity.

The package includes a 16-page full color booklet, and liner notes by Daniel Schweiger, who discuss the film and the score, and also includes interviews with Caleb Deschanel and sound engineer Stephen McLaughlin.

Music Composed and Conducted by Michael Kamen

Original Music Composed by Stanley Myers & Hans Zimmer
Produced by Hans Zimmer

Limited Edition of 1000 units

Two-on-one CD premiere of two soundtrack albums previously issued on LP by EMI.

Michael Kamen's Mona Lisa (1986) was written for Neil Jordan's stylish crime story about a high-class prostitute and her reluctant driver who descend into the London underworld while forming an unlikely alliance in the process. Kamen's score is infused with two Nat King Cole standards (the eponymous "Mona Lisa" and "When I Fall in Love"), but he also provides excellent suspense cues for scenes of deceit and murder. The soundtrack also contains two vintage Nat King Cole recording, two contemporary pop songs and an excerpt from Puccini's Madame Butterfly.

Stanley Myers and Hans Zimmer’s Castaway (1987) underscores Nicholas Roeg's erotic tale based on a true story concerning a woman who volunteers to be the wife-for-hire to an eccentric writer, seeking refugee on a deserted island for a year. Myers and Zimmer music (although the LP released at his date said only "Original Music by Stanley Myers" and Hans Zimmer was credited in the section of “aditional music”, actually all the tracks were composed by both composers, and produced entirely by Hans Zimmer) offers a psychedelic pop exotica experiment shaped by the sound of the sea, the wind and the forest. The soundtrack program also includes the theme song by Kate Bush and one additonal track by Brian Eno.

This release contains both soundtrack programs as they originally appeared on LP, and has been mastered from first generation master tapes vaulted at Abbey Road Studios in London. The package is rounded out with richly illustrated booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai, who discusses both films and scores in detail.

Both releases are available now on pre-order. The CDs will ship next Friday 12th.
For more info and listen audio samples, please visit

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Great couple of releases!!! Can't wait to hear "new" Kamen and Castaway was a lovely score...

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   AMRA75   (Member)

Nice surprise with Crusoé, I will buy it, many thanks!

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Ordered without hesitation but god do I hate paypal. Also would be nice if they listed american prices as well. Didn't know I paid $56 for the 2 releases until after the fact. Fyi fellow americans.

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

John, why didn't you just wait to get it from Screen Archives? I thought of you instantly when I saw this Kamen 'splosion.

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Love the samples for the Kamens!

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

I didnt know other labels would carry them. Darn! Yeah love when it rain's Kamen!

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

I didnt know other labels would carry them. Darn! Yeah love when it rain's Kamen!

Screen Archives isn't a label, it's a store

The new titles are now available to order at Movie Music btw

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Wonderful Michael Kamen!!!!!!!!!!!! *Thank you so much guys. You can never have enough Kamen!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The MONA LISA / CASTAWAY CD is a welcome one, since neither of the original LPs ever had a U.S. release.

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   amatalqa   (Member)

Excellent news! Ordered! Been waiting for Crusoe forever! YAY!!! Hoping someone is working on Robin Hood complete too.

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I didnt know other labels would carry them. Darn! Yeah love when it rain's Kamen!

Screen Archives isn't a label, it's a store

It's BOTH! Otherwise I wouldn't have this amazingly gorgeous complete set for Alfred Newman's Captain from Castile, my favorite Golden Age score! Not to mention other great Newman scores, as well as scores by Waxman, Steiner, Frankel, Buttolph, and Tiomkin (High Noon original tracks!)


 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   batman&robin   (Member)

Yes!! Finally some marvelous Kamen!! And two releases at the same time is a feast!!

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Awesome batch! I'm glad to see some new Kamen out there at long last. And a Zimmer gem from the past.

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Brilliant releases! Can't believe it. 'Kings Cross/follow Anderson' is my absolute favourite Kamen track from his entire output. Never thought a cd would see the light of day. Thanks Quartet!

 Posted:   Jul 5, 2013 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Kate Bush song is beautiful!

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

Fantastic releases! At last, we can put our hands and hears on MONA LISA and CRUSOE the very same day, from the same editor.

Both ordered, a thousand thanks!

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

nice releases!!

how about a "play-all clips" feature, mr Quartet?

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 5:24 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Ordered the Zimmer/Myers release. Actually my first Quartet CD ever. Interesting to hear how Zimmer sounded before his Hollywood breakthrough, but I never bought the LP. The Kate Bush song is very good too.

Castaway has been aired several times on TV, but I have never got to see it.

I guess 1000 copies will sell out pretty quick?

Nicholas Roeg worked with Myers or Zimmer (or both) several times (Insignificance, Eureka..), and he even hired Harry Gregson-Williams as early as 1995, on Full Body Massage and Hotel Paradise.

Also interesting that Roeg returned to Zimmer after Myers had passed away (and nice of Zimmer to find the time to work for him in the UK in the midst of his extremely busy Hollywood schedule), for 1995's Two Deaths.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2013 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Awesome batch! I'm glad to see some new Kamen out there at long last. And a Zimmer gem from the past.

But will you order them?

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