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Hugo: The Original Score

“Director Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, adapted from the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, presents composer Howard Shore, working on his sixth Scorsese film, with distinct requirements that he fulfills ably. The story is set in 1930s Paris, and it is concerned with magical and childlike elements, also taking in the early days [...]

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“The Artist is French composer Ludovic Bource’s official soundtrack to the Palme d’Or-nominated black-and-white silent movie based on a 1920s film star’s relationship with an extra.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“In “Captain Haddock Takes the Oars,” a cue from composer John Williams’ score for director Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, a low horn plays a light mystery theme reminiscent of the music for the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Much of the score consists of program music intended to underlie action and suspense while [...]

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“The musical Godspell first opened in New York in a tiny off-off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1971 before moving to a slightly larger off-Broadway house on the Upper West Side and, eventually, onto Broadway itself; a movie version was released in 1973. This two-CD set packages the original cast and original soundtrack albums together [...]

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“You know those dads who are such music freaks that they teach their children everything about Dylan, say, or the Ramones, and then flip out when the kids go over to Ke$ha? Sure you do. “The Music Never Stopped’’ is about how one of those dads gets his comeuppance and realizes how lucky he is.” [...]

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“The soundtrack to Christina Aguilera’s silver screen debut Burlesque shines the spotlight on Xtina, who is in full-bore diva mode — a return to the splashy swing of Back to Basics.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“If it’s new Daft Punk, we expect it to, uh, faire l’amour to our cochleas. Even without the benefit of visuals, this Tron reboot has heartstopping glitch traps and wide yawning sound chasms, pulling your ears through expansive twists and turns that make an orchestral movie soundtrack feel thrillingly visceral.” –The Boston Phoenix Check Our [...]

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Check Our Catalog “King George VI (Colin Firth) — father of the current queen, Elizabeth — is a shy man who suffers from an acute stutter. When he unexpectedly ascends the throne of England in 1936, he must rally his nation over the radio through the Depression and Second World War. His wife, Queen Mother [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Beck revisited his slacker-punk roots with the songs he wrote for Scott’s band Sex Bob-Omb; though they’re performed by Michael Cera and the other actors in the film…Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are Crash and the Boys, the rival band whose “I’m So Sad, So Very Very Sad” lasts a whopping five seconds. [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The plot line of studious teenager Jenny, compelled to discover the larger picture of life through worldly suitor Peter circa 1961, only gets the ball rolling for the music in the soundtrack of the film An Education. Director Lone Scherfig and screenplay author Nick Hornby decided to base the backing music on [...]

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Check Our Catalog The soundtrack features 16 songs including the original songs performed in the film by Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell.

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Linda Eder: Soundtrack

Check Our Catalog “Soundtrack finds Linda Eder musically “going to the movies” with a carefully selected set of songs from films that span five decades. The originals may be familiar and beloved, but Eder and her band reworked them, rendering the songs in an intimate, fireside style.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air is set in airports and boardrooms across the United States, opening itself up to a soundtrack like the one Randall Poster and Rick Clark assembled: a collection of songs that speak to what America is today.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog This film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Nine was directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and features an all-star cast led by Academy Award winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Sophia Loren. Nine tells the story of a famous filmmaker (Day-Lewis) and the nine women who play pivotal roles in his [...]

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Check Our Catalog “More than most Quentin Tarantino soundtracks, Inglourious Basterds is about the movie, not the album, standing as a companion to the film instead of as its own entity. That said, every cut here is interesting, sometimes wonderful — the Morricone is vivid, as are the obscure soundtrack selections from Charles Bernstein and [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Originally released in 1970 as a triple-LP, MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AND MORE: WOODSTOCK topped Billboard’s pop albums chart for four weeks, and was a Top 20 R&B album as well. As potent a musical time capsule as ever existed, it captures the three-day, 1969 concert event that united close to [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The soundtrack to Disney’s Camp Rock is manna for sagging tween spirits: Demi Lovato, The Jonas Brothers, and a handful of others well known among the Disney Channel-watching demographic wind their youthful voices around a maniacally catchy set of songs.”—Amazon.com

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Check Our Catalog “Smartly (since the film is, for all its supernatural trappings, essentially a love story) Patsavas’s soundtrack provides plenty of fist-pumping moments but far more that are just plain swoony.”—Entertainment Weekly

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Check Our Catalog “…it’s hard to imagine listening to it from beginning to end, but cherry-picking the best moments makes for a pleasurable experience”—All Music Guide

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