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Matrix Reloaded 2CD Complete Score coming from La-la Land!
Jay posted a topic in General DiscussionJust announced by Dan Goldwasser at the International Film Music Festival (Festival Internacional De Musica De Cine) currently taking place in Cordoba!! Here is some more info from an FSM member who I'd assume is there: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=97144&forumID=1&archive=0
New SOUNDTRAX column has posted:Feature Interviews:David Shire’s APOCOLYPSE NOWDon Davis’s TOKYO GHOULSoundtrack Reviews:BEN-HUR/Rózsa/Tadlow, THE COMMUTER/Baños/Varese Sarabande, LBJ / Marc Shaiman / Lakeshore, LE MAGNIFIQUE/Bolling/Music Box, MATHILDE/Beltrami/Moviescore Media, MAX AND ME/McKenzie/Sony Classical, THE ORPHANAGE 10th Anniv./Velasquez/Quartet, RED SPARROW /Newton Howard/Sony Classical, STASIS/ Glasgow/ Fourteen Kings Music, VIDEOMAN/Waveshaper & R Parker/LakeshoreBook, Soundtrack, Vinyl, & Game Music NewsCheers -rdlhttp://www.buysoundtrax.com/larsons_soundtrax-3-30-18.html
Dragon's Domain Presents HYPERSPACE by Don Davis
buysoundtrax posted a topic in General Discussionhttp://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/hyorsobydond.html SRP: $17.95 HYPERSPACE is a limited edition release of 1000 units. FIRST 50 Copies will be autographed by composer Don Davis LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for HYPERSPACE https://tinyurl.com/ybzl7437 Dragon’s Domain Records, distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents the long out-of-print orchestral score to HYPERSPACE, composed by Don Davis. One of the first feature length STAR WARS parodies, HYPERSPACE came out in 1984. Known in England as GREMLOIDS and as GREMLORDS in France and Germany, HYPERSPACE was writer/director Todd Durham’s second and last film as director, working with ambitiously cost-conscious low-budget producer Earl Owensby. The movie was released in September 1984, but it wasn’t until 1988 that the film received a wider release on home video. Starring comedians Chris Elliott and Paula Poundstone and filmed in North Carolina, HYPERSPACE imitates STAR WARS in context and execution from its opening text crawl into infinity to its inscrutable helmeted monarch of menace, Lord Buckethead (played by Robert Bloodworth, but voiced by Barry Cooper). Lord Buckethead is hot on the trail of vital radio transmissions stolen from the corrupt Galactic Alliance by members of an allied resistance force. Buckethead intends to get them back, aided by diminutive, Jawa-robed minions known as gremloids. However, unbeknownst to him, he has made a serious navigational error, and rather than reaching his intended destination he lands instead upon the Earth, where he and his gremloid faction march into the closest small town and proceed with their mission. A purposefully STAR WARS-esque orchestral score was provided by newly-minted composer Don Davis, in his first feature film score. Performed by a live, 56-piece orchestra, Davis’s music provided the film with its missing gravitas; and it made enough of an impression among Hollywood film music folk that it led to a lasting and respectful career scoring films and television, including TV’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and SEAQUEST DSV and blockbuster films like THE MATRIX series and JURASSIC PARK III. “Obviously the movie was a parody of STAR WARS, so the only approach to music I could logically take was similarly a parody of John Williams’s work,” said Davis in an exclusive new interview for the album notes. “I got as close to STAR WARS as I could get without it being STAR WARS.” Davis provided the right kind of feeling to the music which gave the score a suitably grandiose dynamic and aided in the film’s parodist nature. The composer’s approach to supporting the film’s inherent humor was based on “not writing funny music,” but scoring the movie with absolute seriousness, thereby allowing the parody to exist within the film and among its characters in a world where even the most farcical of circumstances are treated with genuine integrity. “The concept of playing it straight, as if the show were not a comedy, was what we wanted to do with our movie,” said Davis. “We treated it as if it really was STAR WARS and everything was completely serious.” The film came and went without much ado or remembrance, but the music was noticed and that gave Davis an auspicious debut in this, his first opportunity to make the jump into… HYPERSPACE. The score was first released on an 11-track CD in 1993, paired with another Davis score. This expanded reissue from Dragon’s Domain Records includes eight previously-unreleased tracks. HYPERSPACE is a limited edition release of 1000 units and can be ordered at www.buysoundtrax.com. The first 50 units sold through the Buy Soundtrax website will include a booklet autographed by the composer. Ships the week of January 3rd. 01 HYPERSPACE Main Title/Pin Head 2:22 02 Meet The Mutants/Real Live Munchkins/ Dad’s Gland/ Basement Snoids 4:23 03 Alien Enzyme 2:00 04 Buckethead’s Promenade 2:01 05 Swamp Dog/Mister Ugly/ March of the Carrot People/Wild Bill Schwartz/Avoid the Droid/My Favorite Mutant 5:11 06 One Step Forward 0:56 07 Tree Trek 1:21 08 Old MacDonald Had a Farm Dirge 2:26 09 Neurotic Karen/Mutants in Bondage/Terminate The Princess/Zapping Aliens 2:01 10 Ship Witch/Life in Gland Land/Laser Trail 3:04 11 Just Browsing/After the Brain Drain 4:55 12 Max’s Coronary/Let’s Zap Ed/See You Laser 1:09 13 There She Is 0:45 14 Ding Dong Daddy 1:16 15 Max Incognito/Humanoids From Pacoima 4:27 16 Rugburn/Boiled Snoids 1:49 17 Imbeciles From Uranus 1:06 18 Droid McNoid/Buckethead’s Remorse 4:00 19 HYPERSPACE End Credits 3:24 Total Time: 48:31
I am happy to announce the latest collaboration between the London Symphony Orchestra, the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute and conductor Frank Strobel: "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" December 10, 2017 @ Philharmonie de Paris, France London Symphony Orchestra Frank Strobel, conductor Repertoire to include excerpts from BACK TO THE FUTURE by Alan Silvestri BRIDGE OF SPIES by Thomas Newman INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE by John Williams JAWS by John Williams JURASSIC PARK III by Don Davis POLTERGEIST by Jerry Goldsmith SUPER 8 by Michael Giacchino THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN by John Williams THE BFG by John Williams and other works https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/activity/concert-avec-images/17859-hommage-steven-spielberg
WARRIORS OF VIRTUE - Original Soundtrack by Don Davis http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/rejuorsobych.html SRP: $15.95 LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for WARRIORS OF VIRTUE http://buysound.webjedi.net/Warriors_Virtue_Audio/4_Vortex_Dare.mp3 WARRIORS OF VIRTUE is a limited edition release of 1000 units. The first 100 Copies will be signed by Don Davis. Starts Shipping the week of July 21,2014 BUYSOUNDTRAX Records will be releasing the soundtrack for WARRIORS OF VIRTUE, featuring music composed by Don Davis (BOUND, The MATRIX trilogy, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, JURASSIC PARK III) for the 1997 fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu (THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR), written by Michael Vickerman, Hugh Kelley and the Law brothers, starring Mario Yedidia, Marley Shelton, Chao Li Chi, Dale Wilson, Kathleen Barr, Doug Parker, Scott McNeil, Doug Jones, Lee Arenberg, Dennis Dun and Angus MacFadyen as Komodo. WARRIORS OF VIRTUE tells the story of Ryan Jeffers (Yedidia), a disabled middle school student who spends most of his time reading comic books and imagining other worlds where he might have great adventures. One day, he stops at his favorite Chinese restaurant and visits with Ming (Dun), the owner. Ming gives Ryan a manuscript of Tao, which is a representation of the five elements that make up the Tao mythology. Ming suggests that Ryan should read the manuscript and it might lead to his ‘true enlightenment’. During school, Ryan is the waterboy for the football team. One afternoon, Ryan is caught staring at the quarterback’s girlfriend and the team starts picking on Ryan and his friend, Chucky. After the girl stands up for Ryan, the quarterback invites Ryan and Chucky to a water treatment plant for an initiation ritual that involves them going across a flimsy pipe to graffiti their names on a wall. Ignoring Chucky’s warnings and feeling ashamed about his disability, Ryan tries to go across the pipe but is blasted into a water tank. Awakening in the land of Tao, Ryan discovers his disability is gone and he has the use of his legs. Shortly thereafter, he is attacked by soldiers and in the process of escaping, he loses his backpack, which contains the Tao manuscript. Ryan encounters the dwarf-like Mudlap who brings him to Elysia (Shelton), a beautiful girl in white robes. Elysia takes him to Master Chung (Chi). Master Chung leads the Warriors Of Virtue, five anthropomorphic kangaroos who wield the power of the elements. The Warriors are in search of the Manuscript of Legend. They are opposed by the evil warlord Komodo (MacFadyen), who leads an army that has been terrorizing the Land of Tao while Komodo is on a quest to destroy all the lifesprings, the sources of balance and harmony in Tao. Ryan learns that Ming’s gift is in actuality the Manuscript Of Legend and the secrets contained within its pages will decide the outcome in the battle between the forces of good and evil. With the Manuscript now in Komodo’s hands, Ryan must unite the Warriors Of Virtue and recover the Manuscript so that he can decipher its secrets and save Tao. Released in 1997, WARRIORS OF VIRTUE is a fantasy film filled with lofty ambitions that failed to find its audience. The film is the product of four wealthy brothers, transplanted from Hong Kong to settle in Colorado, the Law brothers. Surgeons by trade but with a creative and financial interest in cinema, they decided to make a Hollywood blockbuster. The brothers invested $35 million of their combined fortunes into developing and producing the film, a science fiction fantasy best described as a variation on THE WIZARD OF OZ meets KUNG-FU PANDA with a pouch-full of STAR WARS’ Force-full mysticism added for good measure. The brothers went on to personally finance another $20 million in marketing costs, with an eye on lucrative toy and other merchandise tie-ins. When the Law brothers were finished shooting the film, they were convinced their film deserved a fully orchestral, swashbuckling score to bring life to the world of Tao and assist its journey to acclaim and fortune. The brothers hoped to hire John Williams to score the film but his agent referred them to another composer by the name of Don Davis. He began work on scoring the film in 1995, two years prior to the film’s release. The producers told him they wanted a broad symphonic score, with a separate theme for each of the five Warriors and as one of the brothers was involved with the Colorado Opera Company, he wanted to commission a piece of concert music that involved these five themes, representing the virtues in the manner of an oratorio. This oratorio, called ‘Of The Illuminated’, received its premiere at the Breckenridge Music Festival in the summer of 1995. This unique (and lengthy) affiliation with the project allowed the composer to be a part of the creative team from the beginning of the project. The WARRIORS OF VIRTUE score was recorded with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and mixed by Armin Steiner. Emmy winning composer Don Davis began playing trumpet and piano at the age of nine, and started writing music at twelve. As his affinity for music grew, so did his aspirations, and soon he was composing and arranging orchestral charts for local jazz ensembles that he also performed with. After graduation from high school, Davis furthered his study of music at UCLA, majoring in music theory and composition, playing trumpet in college jazz ensembles and orchestras. After graduation from UCLA, Davis continued to study composition with Henri Lazarof and orchestration under Albert Harris. Harris introduced the young Davis to film and television composer Joe Harnell, best known for his work on TV shows such as V and THE INCREDIBLE HULK. He was immediately impressed by Davis' attention to orchestral detail, especially as evidenced by a chamber symphony Davis was writing at the time. Harnell became a mentor to Davis and introduced him to the professional world of film and television scoring. His early compositional work caught the attention of composer Lee Holdridge, who had penned the theme music for the television series BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and he helped Davis land the job composing weekly scores for the show. Davis' rich orchestral style meshed perfectly with the tone of the show and he went on to win an Emmy for his work and achieve great acclaim as one of television's most gifted young composers. After BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Davis found his career as a composer soaring and he was commissioned to compose scores for dozens of top television movies and series, including SEAQUEST DSV, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, Peter Benchley’s THE BEAST, TINY TOON ADVENTURES and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. In 1997, Davis composed the score for Larry and Andy Wachowski's off-beat thriller BOUND, and the directing brothers immediately formed a close working relationship with Davis. The Wachowskis and Davis again collaborated on the MATRIX Trilogy. Davis' work for the three scores incorporated elements of popular music, electronic synthesizer effects, and even a touch of the avant-garde. His full length three act opera "Río de Sangre" premiered in October, 2010 at the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The full production included 10 principals with a 40 voice choir and an 11-piece stage ensemble, accompanied by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joseph Rescigno. WARRIORS OF VIRTUE was first released on compact disc by Kid Rhino with a short presentation of the score and nine songs at the time of the film’s release and later released again in a better presentation by Prometheus Records minus the songs and with more of Don Davis’ score restored. Buysoundtrax Records now presents a new release of WARRIORS OF VIRTUE, with liner notes written by author Randall Larson including new comments from the composer, along with new mastering from Digital Outland, allowing a new audience to discover Don Davis’ wonderful score. 1. Main Title (1:22) 2. Bootleg Left (2:32) 3. Ryan And The Tunnel Of Temptation (3:34) 4. The Vortex and The Dare (4:17) 5. The Wonder Of Tao (2:12) 6. The Force Of Yun (2:20) 7. Mudlap Rap / Elysa's Entrance (1:02) 8. The Lifespring Rhapsody (3:58) 9. Forces Of Nature (4:31) 10. Challenge Of Yun / The Force Of Water (3:13) 11. Rooz Reunited (2:02) 12. Theme Of Tao /The Komodo Dragontrot (3:49) 13. Encounter Of The Roo Kind (1:37) 14. Komodo's Seduction (1:46) 15. The Mudlap Trap (2:32) 16. Chained Melody (5:03) 17. Tunnel Of Blades (2:24) 18. Lesson Of Inner Strength (2:04) 19. Death Of Chung (2:53) 20. Komodo's Fury and Elysia's Redemption (1:52) 21. Farewell To Chung /Mudlap's Remorse (2:31) 22. Marsupial Arabesque (5:01) 23. Planet Of The Roo-Warriors (5:24) 24. Ryan's Strengths (3:00) Total Time: 71:55