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Good Omens 2

Good Omens 2
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Music by David Arnold

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David Arnold’s ‘end of the world’ complex and multi-genre soundtrack.

From the Award-winning composer of Sherlock and Casino Royale comes a follow up to the hugely successful, Emmy nominated Good Omens soundtrack.

Good Omens series 2 premiered on Prime Video on 28th July. The series follows the odd couple, angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) in their quest to sabotage the end of the World. The six-episode sequel to the popular adaptation of the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, concerns the Archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm) arriving without his memories to Aziraphale’s bookshop. Aziraphale and Crowley attempt to find out what happened to Gabriel, whilst hiding him from Heaven and Hell, both eager to find him.

David Arnold’s soundtrack to Good Omens was first released in 2019 to favourable reviews, with BBC Music Magazine calling it “a rollicking trip to hell and back”. Blueprint Magazine described it as “a great listen” and Sci Fi Bulletin commented on “plenty of memorable themes” to conclude that “This is another work of art from Arnold”.

At times nostalgic and eerie but always varied, beautiful and full of excitement, the Good Omens 2 soundtrack showcases Arnold’s every skill from his composer arsenal. Featured here are orchestral arrangements with sprinkling of Sugar Plum Fairy pizzicato and percussion, jaunty strings and mighty choral sweeps from Crouch End Festival Chorus. Added to the mix are rock guitar riffs, and psychedelic 70s sounds and all together they create a haunting otherworldly feel, complementing the fantasy and the quirky humour of the show. The spirited Waltz of the opening theme is also present in the second series and it wonderfully sets the scene for fantastical mayhem. In series 2, this robust, evocative, and funny music entity, becomes yet again another character in the story.

Award-winning composer David Arnold is well known for his blockbuster scores, including Stargate, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Independence Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Casino Royale as well as for his TV work such as Sherlock and Dracula.

Also available: The original soundtrack to the first series of Good Omens >

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– Disc 1 –
Chapter 1: The Arrival
1. Before the Beginning
2. Good Omens 2 Opening Title
3. Into Soho
4. Something Terrible
5. To The Bookshop
6. Maggie and Nina
7. He’s Smoking
8. Tiny Miracle
9. Heavenly Alarm Bells

Chapter 2: The Clue
10. Avaunt!
11. The Song is the Clue
12. It’s What God Wants
13. A Mighty Wind
14. Whales
15. Gabriel Returns
16. His New Children
17. Am I Awful Now?
18. Fallen Angel

Chapter 3: I Know Where I’m Going
19. Police Arrive
20. Scotland
21. We’re Going to Hell
22. People Get a Choice
23. My Car is Not Yellow
24. Beelzebub in Hell
25. The Book
26. The Fly
27. Mr. Dalrymple
28. We Need to Cut
29. I’m Going to Save Her
30. Crowley Goes Large
31. Not Kind
32. Beelzebub Isn’t Happy

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Chapter 4: The Hitchhiker
33. Hell-O
34. Nazi Zombies
35. March of the Nazi Zombies
36. Crowley Pep Talk
37. The Magic Shop
38. Catch The Bullet
39. Zombies in the Dressing Room

Chapter 5: The Ball
40. I’ll Let You Have It
41. We’re Storming a Book Shop
42. Monsieur Azirophale
43. The Candelabra
44. Here Comes Hell
45. Gabriel Gives Himself Up
46. Shax
47. The Circle

Chapter 6: Every Day
48. Bin Through the Window
49. Gabriel Leaving Heaven
50. The Halo
51. Gabriel Revealed
52. Gabriel’s Love Story
53. Leaving The Bookshop
54. Gabriel and Beelzebub
55. Crowley and Muriel
56. I Forgive You
57. Don’t Bother
58. The Biggest Decision
59. The End?


The Devil Rides Out

The Devil Rides Out
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Music by James Bernard

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James Bernard’s soundtrack to Hammer’s classic 1968 film The Devil Rides Out. Hammer built on previous success in the horror genre by seeking literary adaptations, and this film is based on the Denis Wheatley novel of the same name. The script was written by Richard Matheson, himself a successful author of the novel, I Am Legend (1954), and with gothic horror maestro Terence Fisher directing, the resulting film remains one of Hammer’s most popular.

The story follows Nicholas, The Duc de Richleau (Christopher Lee) in his fight against a devil-worshipping cult. The Duc rescues his young friends and destroys the cult, with good triumphing over evil in a rare heroic role for Lee. The supernatural suspense is further realised by Bernard’s tense soundtrack, and his music has since become synonymous with Hammer’s horror oeuvre. James Bernard had already scored releases for Hammer including The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958), and his distinctive clashing strings and driving percussion instantly conjure this iconic Hammer film.

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Tracklist
1. Opening Credits
2. Concerned Friends / Investigating The Observatory / Hidden Sacrifice
3. Protecting Simon
4. Balance Of Power
5. The Duc And Rex Follow Simon
6. Uninvited Guests
7. The Spirit In The Observatory
8. The Eve Of Mayday / Mocata’s Presence
9. Pursuing Tanith
10. The Baptism Begins
11. Orgy Of Evil
12. “The Goat Of Mendes – The Devil Himself!”
13. Rescuing Simon And Tanith
14. Mocata Visits The Eatons
15. Tanith Controls Rex / Inside The Circle
16. Visions Of Terror
17. The Angel Of Death
18. The Battle Is Lost / The Power Of Mocata
19. An Unstained Child
20. Finale And End Credits


The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist
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Music by Georges Delerue

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The Escape Artist, released in 1982, starred Griffin O’Neal and Raul Julia with a tale of a young boy determined to follow in the footsteps of his father, “the greatest escape artist except for Houdini”.

Revered for his melodic skill and an innate emotional compass, French composer Georges Delerue could bring to bear music that was sweetly sentimental and drenched with pathos. He was a composer who could create magic, and that’s why he was director Caleb Deschanel’s one and only choice for The Escape Artist.

An already prolific screen career back home had seen him work with some of cinema’s greatest auteurs – everyone from François Truffaut and Bernardo Bertolucci to Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard. Then there were the English-language films for directors like Jack Clayton, Fred Zinnemann, John Huston, Mike Nichols and John Frankenheimer. He had won an Oscar at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980 for his music for A Little Romance and he took the plunge by moving to Los Angeles soon after.

This long unavailable soundtrack features extensive liner notes from film and music journalist Michael Beek.

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Tracklist
1. Main Titles
2. Getting Ready for The Big Time
3. Danny’s Arrival
4. Burke & Sybil’s Act
5. Harry Masters
6. Leaving The Apartment
7. The Bridal Shop
8. Picking Up Sandra
9. The Water Tank
10. Drowning
11. Ted’s Rancho
12. Fritz Threatens Danny
13. Danny’s Escape
14. The Secret Revealed / Levitation
15. Opening The Safe
16. Stu Chases Danny
17. The Mailbox / End Credits

Bonus Tracks
18. Harry Masters (Alternate)
19. Source Music I
20. Source Music II
21. Stage Band
22. Ted’s Rancho (Source Music)
23. High School Band
24. Music Box
25. Practicing The Piano (Delerue Solo)
26. Main Theme – Original Piano Demo


Hammett

Hammett
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Music by John Barry

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Wim Wender’s 1982 film (executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola) Hammett starred Frederic Forrest as the titular American crime writer who becomes mixed up in a fictional mystery, similar to his own stories.

It is often assumed that composer John Barry’s association with Francis Ford Coppola had been cemented through his work on two entirely different 1980s films: The Cotton Club (1984) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), but in truth, their relationship began earlier, when Barry was hired to score Hammett.

Barry had great fondness for his Hammett score telling Ford Thaxton in 2001, “I loved doing Hammett. That was a terrific movie. If the director’s got it correctly onto the screen and that intimacy is present, it’s just great to be able to write that simply and orchestrate that sparsely.”

This release is newly remastered and edited with additional and alternate cues and includes extensive sleeve notes from Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker, authors of John Barry Plays 007: The Music And Art Of James Bond.

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Tracklist
1. Hammett Main Titles
2. Hammett’s Dream
3. Ryan is Missing
4. Chinatown Incident
5. Moonlight Over Spring River
6. Cookie’s Speakeasy
7. Shoeshine Blues
8. Shadow Man
9. The Library
10. Hammett Meets Salt / Suicide is Fascinating / I’m Calling It In
11. Look For Me at Fong’s
12. Potted Palms
13. The Opium Den / Escape from Fong’s
14. Hide and Seek
15. The Numbers Ticket Clue / A Belly Full of Daylight
16. Dixieland
17. You Can’t Forget Her Ever / Don’t Be A Chump, Let Her Go
18. A Cool Million
19. Waterfront Rendezvous
20. The Wrap Up
21. Hammett End Credits
22. Gumshoe Piano
23. Do You Like Bad Girls
24. Last Call
25. Hammett End Credits (Alternate)


A Year On Planet Earth

A Year On Planet Earth
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Music by Jasha Klebe

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Jasha Klebe’s score to ITV’s 6-part nature series ‘A Year On Planet Earth’, presented by Stephen Fry. The awe-inspiring and ambitious series brings an innovative, interlinked story to reveal the incredible ways in which all life is impacted by the changing seasons.

Filmed in more than 60 locations, the series covers a wide range of animals, including African elephants, polar bears, blacktip sharks, chipmunks, grizzly bears, cheetahs, leatherback turtles, pandas and zebras, among many, many others.

Jasha Klebe comments “On approaching the music for the ITV series, ‘A Year On Planet Earth’ I wanted to create a score that was lyrical, vibrant, and a joyous celebration of the natural world. Using a kaleidoscope of instruments and textures, I crafted soundscapes to be as rich and colorful as the animals and environments they portrayed. Starting with ambient vocal calls, cascading strings, and a jubilant percussive motif – the heartbeat of the series – in the opening suite; to stacked ambient layers of my vocals in Bush Fire; delicate piano and wistful solo cello in Ice Bears; to the sweeping melodic song of Monarch Butterfly; I set out to evoke a wondrous, emotional journey, as we transitioned from each new season over a year on planet earth.”

Composer Jasha Klebe was brought up in a musical family. He studied classical piano and trombone for over 15 years before, he moved to Los Angeles to start working at Remote Control Productions under Hans Zimmer. Over the 4 years with Hans, Jasha wrote on such films as The Dark Knight Rises, Rush and Man of Steel. In 2013, Jasha became one of the headlining composers at Bleeding Fingers Music and has contributed music to some of the most acclaimed series on television, including Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.

Jasha is also known for the Emmy nominated music of National Geographic’s Challenger Disaster, as well as Lost Tapes and Diana: In Her Own Words and Netflix’s Oscar nominated documentary, Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom. His other work includes the scores for the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary, The Black Godfather, directed by Reginald Hudlin, FOX’s Malika the Lion Queen narrated by Angela Bassett, and Garrett Bradley’s poignant series, Naomi Osaka. More recently Jasha wrote the soundtrack to Peacock’s reimagining of the acclaimed series Queer As Folk, created by Stephen Dunn and executive produced by Russell T Davies.

Currently available on Silva Screen Records are scores for Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.

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Tracklist

1. A Year on Planet Earth Suite

2. Winter in the Arctic

3. King Penguins

4. Elephants

5. Magnificent Riflebird

6. Northern Lights

7. Red Squirrels

8. Polar Bears

9. Leatherback Turtle

10. Hummingbirds

11. Spring Baby Boom

12. Cheetahs

13. Hunt for Water

14. Red-Shanked Doucs

15. Tibetan Foxes

16. Baby Leatherback Turtles

17. Summer Solstice

18. Giant Pandas

19. Hooded Parrot

20. Bush Fire

21. Perseids

22. River Crossing

23. Autumn Colours

24. Chipmunks

25. Frozen Rivers

26. Ice Bears

27. Metamorphosis

28. Striped Marlin

29. Penguin Chick

30. Amur Falcons

31. Christmas Island Red Crabs

32. Mother and Baby Elephant

33. Monarch Butterfly

34. Journey Around the Sun


Earth

Earth EP
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Music by Paul Saunderson

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Paul Saunderson’s expansive and complex score for BBC Studio’s landmark TV series ‘Earth’, presented by Chris Packham. The first episode, ‘Inferno’, broadcast on Monday 17th July 2023 sees the release of an artist-curated 5 track EP, Earth: One Planet. Many Lives, followed by the entire album score, released August 22nd.

Using the latest science and technology, the 5-part series tells the astonishing 4.5-billion-year story of our Earth. The series takes us back in time to reveal the Earth’s most significant events and draws parallels with climate change today. Composer Paul Saunderson perfectly captures the spirit of the Epic TV series by introducing gravitas and drama to underpin the struggles and successes of our planet’s history. Saunderson explains “I wanted the music to constantly give this sense of awe and wonder, combining very modal classical harmonies and progressions using a large live orchestra accompanied with a combination of modern synths, vocals, guitars, a range of instrumental soloists and percussion bedded with a plethora of uniquely manipulated found sounds and instruments, bespoke sound beds and other worldly textures to help further transport the viewer back in time to these alien like, unrecognisable images of our planet. Each episode looks at a different time period of our Earth, Inferno, Snowball, Green, Atmosphere and finally Human. Sonically each episode has its own pallet and instrumentation, with recurring thematic melodies and harmonies that give cohesion to the score.”

The album’s centre piece and entry point is the original song ‘Never Close Enough’, written in collaboration with an emerging artist SIPHO and used predominantly in the trailer for Earth. Paul met SIPHO at the Ivor Novello Awards 2022.

He was looking for an exciting new talent with a voice that could feel at home with such an epic piece of music and not get overwhelmed, and SIPHO was just the voice and talent for the song. An extension of the score, drawing on the same melodies, harmonies and instrumentation, it distils the album while showcasing SIPHO’s astonishing vocal talent.

With over 80 credits in Film & TV, Paul Saunderson has proved himself to be a vastly experienced British film composer and multi-instrumentalist, who is as equally at home with orchestras as he is with contemporary music.

His more recent work includes RAW’s BAFTA nominated and Academy Award shortlisted feature Three Identical Strangers, Left Bank’s long running action TV show Strike Back and Apple TV’s hit comedy series Trying. Saunderson learnt his craft working as arranger/programmer and additional composer on over 35 feature films including Kick-Ass, Coriolanus, Black Sea, Johnny English: Reborn, 47 Ronin and Shaun The Sheep: The Movie. He was an assistant to the award winning composer llan Eshkeri and production assistant to Grammy award winning film music producer Steve McLaughlin.

Paul has also written arrangements for a variety of recording artists including Coldplay, Kasabian, The Cinematic Orchestra, and Guy Garvey of ELBOW.

The collaboration with Guy has led to a fruitful partnership resulting in the recent scoring of Apple TV’s Trying and Mike Bartlett’s acclaimed 2020 BBC series Life. Recently, Paul has completed work on Balloon Entertainment’s musical drama Champion.

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EP tracklist
1. Earth
2. Earth Creation
3. Planet Reborn
4. The Rains
5. Earth’s Story

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Full soundtrack album
1. Never Close Enough
2. Our Living World
3. Pangea
4. Green Earth
5. In The Beginning
6. Triassic Earth
7. Earth Creation
8. Our Atmosphere
9. A New World
10. Earth’s Story
11. Atmospheric Instability
12. Planet Reborn
13. Competing For Light
14. Snowball Earth
15. Continents
16. Genesis
17. The Rains
18. Plant Transformation
19. Riding
20. Something Is Stirring
21. New Frontiers
22. Adaptation
23. Never The Same Again
24. Tectonic Shifting
25. Prototaxites
26. Pangea Recovery
27. The Rifting
28. A Changed Planet
29. On The Brink
30. Warming Planet
31. The Blue Sky
32. Desolate Winter
33. Ice Retreats
34. The Great Dying
35. Impact
36. Downward Spiral
37. Glorious Summer
38. Ice Age
39. Fungi Mission
40. Temperature Rise
41. Earth


Steeltown Murders

Steeltown Murders
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Music by Sarah Warne

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Based on real life events, the BBC Wales’ commissioned four-part series depicts the hunt for ‘The Saturday Night Strangler’ who terrorized Port Talbot in the 1970s. The series is set in 1973 and then in 2000, when DNA breakthroughs helped finally catch the killer. Described by MSN as “a more thoughtful class of true crime drama” and by The Arts Desk as “a respectful, even affectionate piece of work”, the focus of the series is on mapping the toll of an unsolved murder on the people left behind in pain.

The series is written by Ed Whitmore (Manhunt, Safe House) and made by Severn Screen (The Pembrokeshire Murders, Hidden/Craith) for the BBC in association with All3Media International. It stars Philip Glenister (Life On Mars, State Of Play) as DCI Paul Bethell, Steffan Rhodri (In My Skin, Gavin & Stacey) as DCI Phil ‘Bach’ Rees, with their younger selves played by Scott Arthur (Good Omens, Borg McEnroe) and Siôn Alun Davies (The Sandman, Hidden). All 4 episodes are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Composer Sarah Warne exquisitely captures the series zeitgeist with her fragile orchestral score. Industrial percussion, haunting vocals and intense orchestral colours are fused together in the dark and poignant landscape of Steeltown Murders. At its heart, the score evolves and transforms the traditional Welsh hymn tune ‘llef’, in the drawing together of a broken and harrowed South Wales community. A sense of resilience and ultimate catharsis are pursued in the music, beautifully performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, together with various additional soloists including voices, halldorophone, and guitars.

Sarah Warne trained as a classical harpist, pianist and composer. In her composition work, she specialises in blending acoustic instruments with unique electronic signatures. Sarah is best known for her work on Channel 4’s critically acclaimed television drama series Humans, and her recent scores for BBC’s Time and ITV’s Des. Sarah has also scored various primetime documentaries including several films for the BAFTA nominated series Catching a Killer (Channel 4), and her recent series about Putin and Russian corruption in London, Once Upon a Time in Londongrad, which is a 6-part documentary for Sky Atlantic directed by Oscar nominated director Jed Rothstein for Rise Films. Sarah Warne’s scores for Humans, Des, Time and Dark Money are available on Silva Screen Records.

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1. Steeltown Murders (Main Titles) 1:20
2. Are You Sure There Wasn’t a Link? 1:19
3. Free Souls 1:01
4. Good Night 3:43
5. I Want To Get Started 0:46
6. A Minute Of Your Time 0:43
7. For Us or For The Victims? 1:15
8. Keeping an Open Mind 1:01
9. The Grief of a Community 1:29
10. Paul Was Right 3:01
11. E-Fit 2:14
12. Revisiting John Morgan 1:21
13. Taking Dai’s DNA 1:38
14. Meeting Willoughby 2:00
15. Double Allele 1:50
16. 13 Names 1:24
17. Try Anything 0:41
18. Thank You For Your Time 0:55
19. Running to Remember or Running to Forget 0:45
20. Case Closed 1:45
21. One Man Is Responsible 2:01
22. Making It Right 1:47
23. Are We Doing the Right Thing? 0:30
24. Imagine Being the Father 1:27
25. I Need This 1:55
26. Waiting For the News 3:03
27. Making Sense of It (Part I) 4:34
28. Making Sense of It (Part II) 2:18


You & Me

You & Me
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Music by Vince Pope

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You & Me, Vince Pope’s poignant, uplifting, sad and ultimately life enhancing soundtrack to ITV’s romantic comedy drama starring Harry Lawtey, Jessica Barden and Sophia Brown. Produced by Russell T Davies (Doctor Who, It’s A Sin, Nolly), the series explores the meaning of finding love, losing love and trying to love once again.

The Guardian praises the series as a “sharp, original drama that slowly morphs from peppy romcom into something far more profound… a sentimental charmer with a plot that twists, turns and pivots”

Jamie Davis, screenwriter explains the process behind the story “I wrote the show at a time in my life when things were going really well for me. I catastrophised that and thought: what’s the worst thing that could happen? I thought it would be this, because then you’ve got a story about whether anyone can ever come back from that and find love again. This is a story about the love between a guy and a girl, a parent and a child, a child and a parent, a girl and her sister… It’s about what that love costs you, even if it’s the jeopardy that you might lose it.”

Spanning 3 episodes, the story is told over two separate timelines. You & Me reveals, chapter by chapter, the tragedies that have shaped the lives of three individuals: Ben, Emma and Jess. Inspired by this story of hope through adversity, composer Vince Pope created a score that is poignant, uplifting, sad and ultimately life enhancing. The soundtrack works with a 4-note piano lightmotif, a form of an upwards G Major broken chord movement that constructs a musical question. This intriguing motif emerges from the expansive warming electronica of the opening theme, to be transported through different “moods”. At times joyful and irreverent (‘Moving In’), the piano motif is supported by a percussive guitar to create a musical timeline for the new love blossoming through playful little moments. At other points, the mood darkens (‘Something Sad’) and the broken chord loses its angular shape to fade into minimal repetition. In ‘Cards from Memory’, the track melds into expansive electronic chords, bringing the 4 notes back into sharp focus, giving the theme of memory credence. In ‘Starting Over’, new beginnings and hope are represented by the leitmotif coming back, in a form of variation and via a heavily manipulated piano sound, to create something new whilst retaining the old.

Vince Pope is a RTS winning and BAFTA nominated composer and is well regarded as both film composer and releasing artist. Well known for his scores for No Offence, Undercover, Misfits and Black Mirror, over the past few years Vince has scored the period drama Rebellion for Sundance TV/Netflix, Sky’s Bounty Hunters, starring Jack Whitehall, and Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan’s comedy drama This Way Up. Most recently Pope scored the Sky crime series Wolfe, Channel 4’s darkly-comic prison drama Screw and the BBC Two feature film My Name Is Leon.

As a recording artist, Vince released his albums Messages and Awakening in 2019 and the EP Three Days Until Tomorrow in 2020. His next release is Together Apart, a collaborative work conceived and recorded in lockdown to create a beautiful anthology of ambient music.

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1. Hello
2. Titles
3. Moving In
4. Something Sad
5. Breaking
6. Twins
7. Missing You
8. Baby
9. What Was Said
10. Is That A Date?
11. It Was You All Along
12. Second Thoughts
13. It’s Not That Easy
14. Cards from Memory
15. I Made A Mistake
16. Writing the Wrong
17. Starting Over
18. Marketable Skills
19. I Have To Go
20. Pictures of You
21. It Doesn’t Matter
22. Begin Again


Joe 90

Joe 90
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Music by Barry Gray

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First appearing on TV screens in September 1968, Joe 90 was a unique nine year old boy with the ability to absorb the brain patterns of top experts enabling him to become the most special agent of W.I.N. (World Intelligence Network).

Whilst there are arguably better-known scores amongst Barry Gray’s sublime catalogue of work with the Andersons, the composer’s work for Joe 90 is in many ways the most consistent and inventive selection he ever wrote. Developing a theme for the new series was always the musician’s starting point, and for Joe 90, the pop charts breezed into Gray’s studio, with an opening tune featuring a genuine groove. Mixing Gray’s inventive electronics with 60s “surf rock” guitars was an inspired decision. It is no wonder that this piece has gone on to enjoy a second life as a Northern Soul disco floor-filler.

For episodic incidentals, Gray was freed from the detached unearthly premise of Captain Scarlet and able to bring back a playful sensibility and a more mature musical palette which are amply illustrated in this 24 track collection.

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1. The Most Special Agent – Joe 90 Main Titles
2. The Most Special Agent – A Dream Come True
3. Hijacked – A Wolf in the Fox’s Den
4. Splashdown – Air/Sea Rescue
5. Colonel McClaine – Wagon Train of Fear
6. Colonel McClaine – Running the Gauntlet
7. Big Fish – Tragedy Aboard the U85 / Porto Guava
8. Three’s A Crowd – A Song and Dance of Death
9. Three’s A Crowd – The Tangled Web
10. The Race – Race of Intelligence
11. The Race – Taking the WIN
12. The Fortress – Fleming in the Fortress
13. The Fortress – Breakout and Pursuit
14. Arctic Adventure – Nuclear Winter
15. Double Agent – Boy with a Suitcase
16. The Unorthodox Shepherd – Church Rats
17. The Unorthodox Shepherd – Divine Intervention
18. International Concerto – Agent Sladek
19. International Concerto – Sladek’s Recital
20. Talkdown – Trapped in the Sky
21. Project 90 – The Alpine Clinic Waltz
22. Project 90 – Balloon Ride
23. Relative Danger – The Mine Rescue
24. Joe 90 End Titles


The Conversation

The Conversation
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Music by David Shire

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Previously released over 20 years ago on CD, David Shire’s captivating soundtrack to The Conversation is reissued in remastered form alongside new artwork and album notes from film music journalist Michael Beek. Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974, tense contemporary thriller, gives The Godfather: Part II a run for its money when it comes to citing the director’s best. The Academy Awards agreed, nominating both for a Best Picture Oscar in its 1974 batch, though the brilliant Corleone sequel would pip The Conversation to the post on the night.

Gene Hackman plays hi-tech wiretapper Harry Caul, a master in his field but away from his job a socially awkward loner. Composer David Shire captures his twilight world with a magnificent score entirely performed on solo piano. The jazz flavour counteracts perfectly alongside Harry’s lonely sax playing in his apartment, his escape from his insidious occupation.

Shire, Coppola’s brother-in-law having married his sister Talia had made his mark on Broadway and Hollywood as a composer, songwriter and arranger. His scores include some of the biggest films of the 1970s including The Taking Of Pelham 123, All The President’s Men and Norma Rae, the latter securing him an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song, It Goes Like It Goes.

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Tracklist

1. Theme From ‘The Conversation’
2. The End Of The Day
3. No More Questions / Phoning The Director
4. Blues For Harry (Combo)
5. To The Office / The Elevator
6. Whatever Was Arranged
7. The Confessional
8. Amy’s Theme
9. Dream Sequence
10. Plumbing Problem

11. Harry Carried

12. The Girl In The Limo

13. Finale And End Credits

14. Theme From ‘The Conversation’ (Ensemble)