What better way to celebrate this month’s 25th anniversary of Joe Dante’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch than with a Deluxe Edition of Jerry Goldsmith’s brilliant and manic score for this classic sequel. Gremlins 2 is one of Goldsmith’s most loved scores of the 90s and it’s so exciting to bring the score back for a new generation. Requests for this album have been coming in for years. A significant expansion from the original 1990 release, Jerry Goldsmith’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch has returned!
VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE NEW 6-CD BOX SET
BACK IN TIME…1985 AT THE MOVIES
Featuring Brand New Recordings of Classic Scores, Selections From Historic Varèse Sarabande Releases, and Curated Hit Songs from the Greatest Films of 1985!
(June 2, 2015– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records has announced the June 2nd release of a 6-CD box set entitled Back In Time … 1985 At The Movies. The collection features over six and a half hours of music from iconic 1985 films including Academy Award®-winning and nominated scores, music from all of the top 10 box office hits, and a compilation of smash hit songs all from the year. The set comes in an exquisite deluxe gatefold LP package design with an originally commissioned cover painting by A Nightmare on Elm Street artist Matthew Joseph Peak. Housed in the package is a 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes by album producer Robert Townson and exclusive photographs from the premiere Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra recording sessions held on the historic Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox. The 6-CD set has a suggested retail price of $99.98. Details can be found at: https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/back-in-time-1985-at-the-movies.
VARÈSE SARABANDE ANNOUNCES NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
The LP To CD Series Will Launch With Charles Bernstein’s APRIL FOOL’S DAY
Entitled LP TO CD, the series will feature soundtrack albums culled from Varèse Sarabande’s vinyl vault that have never been released on CD to-date and only available to subscribers. The first title in the series will be Charles Bernstein’s APRIL FOOL’S DAY, a long out of print and in-demand soundtrack album from the iconic and prolific film composer. The LP to CD subscription series consists of 12 previous unreleased soundtracks from Varèse Sarabande’s archives, with subsequent titles to be announced each month. Membership to the LP to CD series costs $10 per month, (plus shipping).
The composer of the forthcoming Original Score album for Orphan Black gives us a glimpse into his creative process for the show.
On May 19th, Varèse Sarabande will release two albums of music from Temple Street Production's hit series ORPHAN BLACK, the original soundtrack featuring songs by Tears For Fears, Meredith Brooks and the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers, as well as the original score album composed by Trevor Yuile (BEING ERICA, BILLABLE HOURS).
From live-to-picture, to themed concept visual programs, Varèse Live will build and tour branded concerts of live film music entertainment together with the world’s best orchestras performing in the most desirable concert venues
(April 27, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records has announced that the label will launch a new company called VARÈSE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Leveraging Varèse Sarabande’s tiffany brand and 36 years of film music expertise, Varèse Live’s mission is to participate in the creation of live film music content, the event in which it is presented, and the means by which it is promoted.
The Desert Dancer composer sits down for 5 questions with Varese!
1. Describe your latest soundtrack on Varese.
I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to score Desert Dancer, a very special movie about freedom of expression, and the lengths a young artist living in a repressive regime will go to in order to seek it out. It’s an inspiring true story where strength, courage and passion come together, and where we are reminded that art has the power to elevate us above our struggles, sometimes in a profound way. I’m so grateful to be continuing my collaboration with Bob Townson and all the wonderful team at Varèse Sarabande - their passion for film music knows no bounds.
Varèse Sarabande will release THE DOVEKEEPERS – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on April 7, 2015 and coming soon on CD. The limited event miniseries features original music by Jeff Beal (HOUSE OF CARDS, MONK). The 2CD set features almost two and half hours of music from the CBS miniseries about the siege of Masada. A special suite of the music is being created by Beal and will be premiered at the Krakow Film Music Festival (May 27-31) in Poland.
Take a behind the scenes look into the making of the dance sequences for Desert Dancer. The film releases on April 10th. Soundtrack out April 7th on digital download and April 14th on CD.
Get a sneak peak at Hans Zimmer’s Chappie score! The digital album will be released globally next week. The CD will be available exclusively starting March 17th at myplaydirect.com/chappie.