Friday, September 11, 2020

The Last of the Mohicans original motion picture by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman


The score for Michael Mann's Last of the Mohicans is one of the most acclaimed works of modern film music. Composed by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman, these 16 tracks wonderfully convey the scope and majesty of the Academy Award winning film. Features "I Will Find You" by Clannad.

The reason that there are two composers is that co-writer/director Michael Mann originally tasked Jones with composing and performing an electronic score, then realized late in the production process that an orchestral score would work better for a historical epic such as The Last of the Mohicans. Rushed to compose a new score, Jones didn't have time to finish scoring the movie, so Edelman was brought in to compose a handful of pieces. Mann ended up having it both ways, as Jones provided an orchestral score and Edelman a mostly electronic one.

                                           The Last of the Mohicans




Sunday, August 30, 2020 from the motion picture.....various artists


Various ‎– Hollywoodland (Music From The Motion Picture)
Released: 2007
1     –Petr Vronský     Superman M E     0:47
2     –The Platters     The Great Pretender     2:40
3     –Frankie Laine     On The Sunny Side Of The Street     2:46
4     –Lionel Hampton     Flying Home     3:14
5     –Bo Diddley     Bo Diddley     2:29
6     –Conway Twitty     It's Only Make Believe     2:13
7     –Chico O'Farrill     El Cumbanchero     2:34
8     –John Coltrane     Theme For Ernie     4:56
9     –Little Richard     The Girl Can't Help It     2:31
10     –King Pleasure     You're Crying     3:12
11     –Chico O'Farrill     Elephant Walk     3:22
12     –Jerry Butler     He Will Break Your Heart     2:48
13     –Buster Brown     Fannie Mae     2:57
14     –Chico O'Farrill     At Last     3:46 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Lovely and from the motion picture...original score composed and produce by Craig Richey


1     –Deb Talan     Forgiven    
2     –Elwood     Slow    
3     –Josh Rouse     Parts and Accessories    
4     –
Craig Richey     Opening    
5     –
Craig Richey     Elizabeth And Paul Argue    
6     –
Craig Richeys     Elizabeth At Kevin's Part I    
7     –
Craig Richey     Baldasaro    
8     –Pillbox      I Must Be Crazy    
9     –Poetized     The Microphone Song    
10     –
Craig Richey     One Hour Photo    
11     –
Craig Richey     Paul Has No Sympathy    
12     –
Craig Richey     Annie Gets Ready At Mirror    
13     –Eszter Balint     Almost Gone    
14     –
Craig Richey     Elizabeth at Kevin's Part II    
15     –
Craig Richey     Annie At Restaurant    
16     –
Craig Richey    He Looked Lost    
17     –
Craig Richey     Ending    
18     –Craig Richey     Coulda Beena Logger 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

David Lynch's Mulholland from the motion by Angelo Badalamenti

Director David Lynch's affection for kitschy lounge music and emotionally overwrought mid-century pop has long since proven to be more than trend or irony; indeed, it's often the uneasy spiritual axis of his films. The soundtrack of Mulholland Dr. turns on the usual Lynchian motifs (the brooding atmosphere of Angelo Badalamenti's ominous synth-and-orchestra cues tossed with a dash of Lynch's own off-center compositions), yet manages to evoke a sense of foreboding that's distinctly its own.

Badalamenti leads off with a curve, the nervous orchestra swing-romp "Jitterbug," before descending into a dark soundscape that becomes murkier and more avant-goth at every turn. Bubbling through that morass are pop nuggets variously cheesy (Dave Cavanaugh's lounge-ready "The Beast"), lugubriously bluesy (Sonny Boy Williamson's take on Willie Dixon's "Bring It On Home"), and alternately innocent ("I've Told Every Little Star") and liturgical ("Llorando"). Three tracks of the director's own (cowritten with John Neff) skulking Lounge Music from Hell ratchet up the tension even further; it's the perfect garnish for this darkly delicious film-music cocktail. --Jerry McCulley (Amazon review)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Welcome to from the motion my Mark Mothersbaugh

2003 release scored by Mark Mothersbaugh (founder of Devo), with two smooth pop standards contributed by Paolo Conte

  1. –Paolo Conte     Via Con Me    
  2. –Mark Mothersbaugh     He Needs A Mullinski    
  3. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Know A Safecracker?    
  4. –Toledo Polkamotion     You And Me    
  5. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Cosimo's Funeral    
  6. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Pero's Hot Tip    
  7. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Swagger Theme    
  8. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Who's On The Line    
  9. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Pipe Dance    
  10. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Too Much Red    
  11. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Snappy Puppy    
  12. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Meet Love    
  13. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Maybe It's You    
  14. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Cosimo Escapes    
  15. –Paolo Conte                Come Di    
  16. –Mark Mothersbaugh     Goodbyes

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Anima Mundi ... original soundtrack recording ... music by Philip Glass

Anima Mundi is a triumph both experimentally and cathartically coaxing the listener to the edge of their seat and transporting to an "aural theme park", a feat worthy of John Williams or James Horner. It creates a genuinely engaging musical experience in the minimalist style. Philip Glass fans will adore the variety of rhythmic, harmonic and melodic material, and it's unlike anything else he's done.

While there are clearly moments when it's doing it's duty as a sound track, the overarching theme is one of primal, unadorned noise-making, only orchestrated.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Trespass...original motion picture by Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder ‎– Trespass (Original Motion Picture Score)
Label: Sire ‎– 9 45220-2, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 45220-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1993
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Score

1     –Ry Cooder     Video Drive-By     1:54
2     –Ry Cooder     Trespass (Main Title)     1:36
3     –Ry Cooder     East St. Louis     2:00
4     –Ry Cooder     Orgill Bros.     1:40
5     –Ry Cooder     Goose And Lucky     3:32
6     –Ry Cooder     You Think It's On Now     1:37
7     –Ry Cooder     Solid Gold     0:54
8     –Ry Cooder     Heroin     4:08
9     –Ry Cooder     Totally Boxed In     6:45
10     –Ry Cooder     Give Em Cops     2:03
11     –Ry Cooder     Lucy In The Trunk     1:23
12     –Ry Cooder     We're Rich     2:21
13     –Ry Cooder & Jim Keltner     King Of The Street     3:30
14     –Ry Cooder     Party Lights     2:58

Friday, June 5, 2020

Fateless...original motion picture by Ennio Morricone featuring Lisa Gerrard

 Ennio Morricone ‎– Fateless (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 2005

In this movie, a young Hungarian Jew, 14-year-old György Köves (Marcelle Nagy) gets sent off to the camps during the Holocaust. His story is told in such a matter-of-fact way, yet the horrors of his experiences in the camp is credibly portrayed, and has the power to affect viewers. Young György's story is a coming-of-age tale, of a boy who becomes a man during one of the bleakest periods in history. The movie captures the beauty of life amidst horrors, and the power of human endurance.

The movie's soundtrack, composed by Ennio Morricone, is haunting and you can feel yourself being transported to some other plane of existence. The pain and suffering, the beauty, the horror, all of these emotions are felt deeply. Morricone uses the full orchestra - both Morricone and Kalman Strausz conduct the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the soloists used are Ludovico Fulci and Lisa Gerrard.

01     Fateless     3:08
02     Return To Life     5:57
03     The Field     3:30
04     Home Again     1:50
05     The Beginning Of The Tragedy     4:01
06     A Song     1:55
07     At The Table     2:44
08     Psychological Destruction     2:00
09     About Solitude     1:34
10     To Return And Remember     1:54
11     A Voice From The Inside     3:35
12     A Mirror     0:47
13     About Solitude II     2:41
14     Voiceless     1:54
15     Fateless II     4:35

Monday, June 1, 2020

Rock Goes to the Movies...In Dreams featuring Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd

 Various ‎– Rock Goes To The Movies / In Dreams
Released: 1992

1     –Roy Orbison     In Dreams     2:48
2     –Thunderclap Newman     Something In The Air     3:53
3     –The Grateful Dead     Dark Star (excerpt)     2:32
4     –Neil Young     Down By The River     8:54
5     –Pink Floyd     Crumbling Land     4:13
6     –The Byrds     The Ballad Of Easy Rider     2:02
7     –Neil Young     The Loner     3:48
8     –Pink Floyd     Come In Number 51, Your Times Up     4:58
9     –Crosby, Stills & Nash     Long Time Gone     4:15
10     –Jerry Garcia     Love Scene     7:04

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

W./E. (Wallis and Edward) from the motion by Abel Korzeniowski

Abel Korzeniowski ‎– W./E. (Music From The Motion Picture)
Released: 31 Jan 2012

This is the soundtrack of a lifetime. The kind of music that brings you to the heights of life and the lows of dancing in the shadows with death...The entire soundtrack has an aching, haunting sense of loss, fearless passion and intense, bottomless-emotion, feeling to it. It's every experience you listen to music for!

Well done, simple, inspiring, nostalgic, delicate. This is very romantic with lots of calm moments and reflection windows. Yet, the true genius of Abel Korzeniowski is that it never feels slow or monotonous.

Another great aspect of this music is that few people know of it, so you feel sort of privileged when you play a beautiful song almost nobody knows.

Music for the heart and the spirit in a very simple, effective formula.

1     –Abel Korzeniowski     Charms     4:03
2     –Abel Korzeniowski     Duchess Of Windsor     3:09
3     –Abel Korzeniowski     Revolving Door     4:18
4     –Abel Korzeniowski     I Will Follow You     2:32
5     –Abel Korzeniowski     Abdication     5:21
6     –Abel Korzeniowski     Six Hours     3:31
7     –Abel Korzeniowski     Brooklyn Faces     4:53
8     –Abel Korzeniowski     Evgeni's Waltz     3:34
9     –Abel Korzeniowski     Satin Birds     4:30
10     –Abel Korzeniowski     Letters     4:19
11     –Abel Korzeniowski     Dance For Me Wallis     3:08
12     –Madonna     Masterpiece     3:59

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Don McGlashan ‎– An Angel At My Table (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 1990 New Zealand movie

Don McGlashan ‎– An Angel At My Table (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Released: 1990

1     –Don McGlashan     Opening Credits (Duncan Grey) & Scene 1     2:26
2     –Pat McMinn, Crombie Murdoch & The Nickelodeons     Somebody Stole My Gal     2:35
3     –Don McGlashan     12 Dancing Princesses     1:28
4     –Kathleen Ferrier     An Die Musik     3:05
5     –Don McGlashan & Scott Terzaghi     Janet's Arrival At Seacliff     1:55
6     –David Guerin     Piano Sonata In Bb - Slow Movement     9:18
7     –Ruru Karaitiana Quintette With Pixie Williams     Blue Smoke (Kohu Auwahi)     2:57
8     –Don McGlashan     Day Room At Seacliff (Blue Smoke)     0:30
9     –Don McGlashan     Leaving Seacliff     2:15
10     –Guide Kiri     Po Ata Rue (Now Is The Hour)     2:55
11     –La Niña De Los Peines     Quisiera Yo Renegar (Pentenara)     2:52
12     –La Niña De Los Peines     Ay Pilato (Saeta)     0:46
13     –Don McGlashan     Janet´s Homecoming / Dad´s Boots     1:16
14     –Herma Keil*     The Twist     2:18
15     –Don McGlashan     End Credits (Duncan Gray)     2:11

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Circle of from the original soundtrack...composed and orchestrated by Michael Kamen

This now rare release from 1995 features exquisite themed music composed by Micheal Kamen plus traditional Irish music from The Chieftains, Shane MacGowan and Maire Brennan.

  1. You're The One - Shane MacGowan and Maire Brennan
  2. Ireland 1949
  3. The Cottage
  4. Dublin - The Chieftains
  5. Knock Glen
  6. Air "You're The One" - The Chieftains
  7. Bo Weevil - Fats Domino
  8. Sean
  9. Benny AND Jack
  10. Father's Death
  11. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing - Long John Jump Band

Monday, April 13, 2020

Out of Sight from the motion by David Holmes and various artists

David Holmes ‎– Out Of Sight (Music From The Motion Picture)
Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Latin, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Score, Samba, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Breaks, Soul, Easy Listening, Mambo, Downtempo
Year: 1998

–The Isley Brothers It’s Your Thing 3:38
–David Holmes I Think You Flooded It 2:04
–Mongo Santamaria Watermelon Man 3:09
–David Holmes Jailbreak 2:18
–Dean Martin Ain’t That A Kick In The Head 2:14
–David Holmes The Trunk Scene 4:44
–David Holmes Foley Part 2 1:38
–David Holmes Rip Rip 3:52
–Willie Bobo Spanish Grease 2:56
–The Isley Brothers Fight The Power (Pt. 2) 5:17
–David Holmes Tub Scene 5:03
–Walter Wanderley One Note Samba 2:08
–David Holmes The Drive To Ripley’s 1:54
–David Holmes Bitch Out 0:59
–David Holmes No More Time Outs 4:07

Saturday, April 4, 2020

1492 Conquest of Paradise music from the original soundtrack..composed and performed by Vangelis

Vangelis ‎– 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise (Music From The Original Soundtrack)
Genre: Electronic, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Score, Instrumental, Modern Classical, Ambient
Year: 1992

1492: Conquest of Paradise is the 1992 music score to the film of the same name by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. The film, a recount of the voyage to America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, was directed by Ridley Scott, for whom Vangelis had previously composed the music score for Blade Runner, in 1982. The album and the single "Conquest of Paradise" enjoyed a revival in 1995 for various reasons and broke many sales records. Due to the soundtrack's success, Vangelis won an Echo Award as "International Artist Of The Year", and RTL Golden Lion Award for the "Best Title Theme for a TV Film or a Series" in 1996. The album was nominated for "Best Original Score - Motion Picture" at the 50th Golden Globe Awards in 1993.

Vangelis plays together with a number of performers, including two Flamenco guitarists and vocalists, violin, mandolin and flutes. As on a number of previous albums by Vangelis, the English Chamber Choir, directed by Guy Protheroe, performs the choral parts.

The sound engineering was done by Philippe Colonna and coordination by French musician Frederick Rousseau (also known for his collaborations with Jean-Michel Jarre), who has been Vangelis's studio partner since the 1980s till the recording of the Alexander soundtrack. Vangelis plays all synthesizers, using mainly string patches but also several ethnic ones, to reflect the character of the film, and electric piano and harp patches. Some calmer, atmospheric pieces (tracks 3, 7, 11 and 12) are entirely performed by Vangelis, using pianos, strings and harp. For the ethnic music, Vangelis consulted with French specialist Xavier Belanger, who has advised other artists on similar issues, including Jean-Michel Jarre.

Opening     1:21
Conquest Of Paradise     4:30
Monastery Of La Rabida     3:24
City Of Isabel     2:08
Light And Shadow     3:31
Deliverance     3:20
West Across The Ocean Sea     2:44
Eternity     1:53
Hispanola     4:39
Moxica And The Horse     6:42
Twenty Eighth Parallel     4:47
Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria (Into Eternity)     12:37

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou..original by Mark Mothersbaugh and various artists

1     –Sven Libaek     Shark Attack Theme     0:57
2     –Mark Mothersbaugh     Loquasto International Film Festival     4:40
3     –David Bowie     Life On Mars?     3:43
4     –Seu Jorge     Starman     3:21
5     –Mark Mothersbaugh     Let Me Tell You About My Boat     1:38
6     –Seu Jorge     Rebel Rebel     2:24
7     –Mark Mothersbaugh   Zissou Society Blue Star Cadets/Ned's Theme Take 1 8     –Devo     Gut Feeling     4:07
9     –Sven Libaek     Open Sea Theme     2:01
10     –Seu Jorge     Rock N' Roll Suicide     3:12
11     –Joan Baez     Here's To You     3:07
12     –Mark Mothersbaugh     We Call Them Pirates Out Here     3:56
13     –Iggy And The Stooges*     Search And Destroy     3:27
14     –Paco De Lucia*     La Nina De Puerta Oscura     2:58
15     –Seu Jorge     Life On Mars?     3:24
16     –Mark Mothersbaugh     Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op     4:15
17     –Seu Jorge     Five Years     3:41
18     –Scott Walker     30 Century Man     1:27
19     –The Zombies     The Way I Feel Inside     1:33
20     –David Bowie     Queen Bitch     3:17

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Suspense Of Disbelief: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock by various artists

Suspense Of Disbelief: The Essential Alfred Hitchcock Collection
Format: CD, Compilation
Released: 2010
Genre: Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack

1     –Jeff Alexander     Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Main Theme     0:25
2     –Jeff Alexander     Music To Be Murdered By     4:10
3     –Muir Mathieson     Vertigo - Prelude And Rooftop     4:44
4     –Bernard Herrmann     North By Northwest - Kidnapped     2:15
5     –Dimitri Tiomkin     I Confess - Main Theme     3:28
6     –Jeff Alexander     After You've Gone     3:18
7     –Doris Day     Que Sera, Sera     2:06
8     –Dimitri Tiomkin     Dial M For Murder - Main Theme     3:17
9     –Francis Poulenc     Rope - Mouvements Perpetuels     1:14
10     –Bernard Herrmann     The Trouble With Harry - Main Theme     2:15
11     –Miklós Rózsa     Spellbound - Dream     3:01
12     –Bernard Herrmann     North By Northwest - Fashion Show     5:19
13     –Franz Waxman     Rear Window - Juke Box #6     2:29
14     –Alfred Hitchcock     Alfred Hitchcock's Leading Ladies     0:31
15     –Muir Mathieson     Vertigo - Scene d'Amour     5:08
16     –Dimitri Tiomkin     Strangers On A Train - Prologue/Duet For Four Feet     17     –Alfred Hitchcock     Alfred Hitchcock, Master Manipulator     1:25
18     –Bernard Herrmann     Psycho - Prelude     2:01
19     –Bernard Herrmann     North By Northwest - Overture     2:16
20     –Miklós Rózsa     Spellbound - Main Theme     4:44
21     –Lyn Murray     To Catch A Thief - Main Theme     1:48
22     –Muir Mathieson     Vertigo - The Necklace, The Return And Finale     7:20
23     –Jeff Alexander     The Hour Of Parting     2:26

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Composer Chris Vibberts soundtrack album release "Passage" from the movie " Why Not Home?"

Composer Chris Vibberts recent album release "Passage" is the soundtrack for a film he scored called Why Not Home? The movie is about medical practitioners who chose to have their own births at home. Chris describes the score as "a melodic affair with lots of cello, marimba, acoustic guitar, and piano."

Chris Vibberts' work is heard in award winning short, animated, documentary and feature length films, as well as on TV. Chris records and performs with David J (Love and Rockets/Bauhaus) playing sitar, guitar, keyboards, lap steel, Melodica, & flute. He also releases ambient music as Chrystal Für.

official website: 

Marty's review: "Passage" is a beautifully produced score that combines elements of ambient, classical, world and roots music to create themes of solitude, time passage, anticipation and thoughtfulness. The subtle and at times sombre compositions weave and ebb their way into soundscapes of imagination and curiosity taking the listener in to their own journey of the mind to places only they can conjure up. 

available on bandcamp:

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Cry, the Beloved Country...original motion picture composed and conducted by John Barry

Original soundtrack recording to the 1995 movie "Cry, the Beloved Country" with music composed and conducted by John Barry and also featuring The Havana Swingsters, Dorothy Masuka and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 

"Cry the Beloved Country" was quite possibly the most underrated film of 1995. It was well produced and directed with superbly acted leads by James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. The score by John Barry was vastly overlooked, as well. Africa has been good to Barry. One of his first chances to score a film was "Zulu"(1964), more of which must be said later. Barry also won Academy Awards for both the song and score for "Born Free" (1966), and for the score for "Out of Africa" (1985). His music for "Cry the Beloved Country" is somber, dramatic and in places quite tragic, but like the story there is a claim to dignity and a quiet form of heroism. 

A main theme runs throughout the score with secondary themes emerging along the way, and they are all substantial. Barry also pulled a surprise by utilizing his main theme to "Zulu." This would seem, at first glance, to be a form of self-plagiarism, but it is not. The theme in question is a heroic standard in "Zulu." Here, it is haunting and subtle, but clearly was to remind one of the heroism of a people, not the heroism of spear and shield, but of their undying dignity which remains in spite of the troubles that engulf them. This theme is first heard as a train makes its way across the South African landscape to Johannesburg and appears again in several tracks. The temptation to complain about Barry stealing from his own music actually never emerges, instead one is amazed by how he integrated it into what must be regarded as one of his best scores, and that is high praise, indeed. (Amazon review)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

In the Name of the from the motion picture soundtrack...songs by various artists, score by Trevor Jones

-Bono & Gavin Friday     In The Name Of The Father     5:42
–The Jimi Hendrix Experience     Voodoo Child (Slight Return)     5:09
–Gavin Friday & Bono     Billy Boola     3:45
–The Kinks     Dedicated Follower Of Fashion     3:00
–Trevor Jones     Interrogation     7:11
–Bob Marley & The Wailers     Is This Love     3:51
–Trevor Jones     Walking The Circle     4:42
–Thin Lizzy     Whiskey In The Jar     5:44
–Trevor Jones     Passage Of Time     5:52
–Sinéad O'Connor     You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart     6:21

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

John Williams Greatest Hits 1969-1999...a collection of soundtrack music composed by John Williams

John Williams Greatest Hits 1969–1999 is a compilation of concert suites from various films John Williams has scored between 1969 and 1999. The album contains takes from various orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra and Skywalker Symphony Orchestra.

Disc 1
"Star Wars - Main Title" – 5:44
"E.T. - Flying Theme" – 3:42
"Superman - Main Title" – 4:25
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Parade of the Slave Children" – 4:53
"Sugarland Express - Theme" – 3:35
"Jaws - Theme" – 2:31
"Olympic Fanfare and Theme" – 4:28
"Return of the Jedi - Luke and Leia" – 5:02
"The Reivers - Main Title" – 5:13
"The Empire Strikes Back - The Imperial March" – 3:04
"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra" – 2:48
"Empire of the Sun - Cadillac of the Skies" – 4:58
"Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Raider's March (End Credits)" – 5:11
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Suite" – 9:46

Disc 2
"Saving Private Ryan - Hymn to the Fallen" – 6:10
"Jurassic Park - Theme" – 5:29
"Schindler's List - Theme" – 3:32
"Hook - Flight to Neverland" – 4:41
"Seven Years in Tibet - Seven Years in Tibet" – 7:09
"JFK - Prologue" – 4:00
"Stepmom - The Days Between" – 6:27
"1941 - March" – 4:14
"Home Alone - Somewhere in My Memory – 4:54
"Summon the Heroes" – 6:14
"Rosewood - Look Down, Lord" – 4:12
"Far and Away - Theme" – 5:34
"Born on the Fourth of July - Theme" – 6:20
"Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace - Duel of the Fates" – 4:14