Vacations are wrapping up for the time being. When Kay returns for duty this coming week, the whole team should be on hand… at least for another week or two! Our next new CD release is scheduled for August 27. There are a number of additional releases approaching the finish line but these days studio staffing remains pretty busy and final approvals tend to move a lot slower than they did in “the old days”. I’m doing double duty, on one hand wrapping up another 1970’s Disney world premiere and on the other hand studying in depth the original manuscripts for the entire Dial M For Murder score, our new recording project happening in just about three weeks or so. Also ahead are a pretty cool set of discs for what amounts to an almost world premiere, and soon afterwards we should be seeing the arrival of a terrific, personal favorite which was at one point going to be simply the best audio release of a classic album from several decade ago, itself a re-recording, only to have things happily result in a world premiere release of the actual soundtrack recordings as well. And there’s plenty more beyond those, too. Stay tuned.
With well-earned vacations for a couple of the hamsters happening here over the next two weeks, we’re announcing our next new soundtrack CD this coming Friday instead of the following Monday when it would typically be posted. Christopher Young’s riveting Virtuosity score is the album and contents, artwork and audio samples will be posted here on Friday, July 26. It’s a musical thrill-ride worth taking!
It came time to renew our license and re-press Young Sherlock Holmes, one of our best-selling catalog titles and a Bruce Broughton favorite. Understandable! It’s one of the greatest scores of that 80’s sweet spot. Details on this new edition will be posted on our site Monday eve, with orders shipping out beginning on Tuesday, July 16.
I continue to be excited about soundtracks now in production which have been personal favorites but extremely elusive to corral. The score mentioned a few weeks ago in which we located the first generation album masters AND the long missing and never-before-released complete score elements is now fully mastered and in the packaging and licensor sign-off stage. This one has me really tickled. Yet another gem written several decades ago, long missing in action and also a world premiere, has been completed and now enters the liner note phase. This one gets a lot of requests so people should be pretty happy when it lands. And still another pair of premieres is well into production, both courtesy our great friends at the “Mouse House”. If all of those aren’t enough, a truly special presentation of a modern day classic from newly discovered masters is coming down the pipeline as well. Several more projects are already finished and simply awaiting final sign-offs from their respective - and overworked - licensors, so things here at Intrada are definitely busy. Just the way we like it!
A newly edited and re-mastered CD of Chato’s Land arrives for sale this coming Tuesday, July 2. As a companion to our recent release of Lawman, this issue presents Jerry Fielding’s powerhouse western score to play more in keeping with the film sequence itself. We like to think the previous issue showcased the score just fine, this new one for the most part simply offers the cues in their original form as Fielding recorded them for the picture unless certain sequences begged to be married. Of director Michael Winner’s many pictures, this was always one of his best, with no unnecessary subplots or distractions. Just lean and mean. Charles Bronson, on the run, was fit and formidable. His adversaries, in pursuit, were overmatched. The closing image is stark and powerful, and Fielding’s snare drum-led final coda is both unusual and profound. Contents and sound samples should be available here late Monday the 1st.
More scary music coming your way this Tuesday with Intrada’s latest new CD. It’s an orchestral frightmare. Compelling, energetic, full of musical twists and turns. It’s also our first time working with this popular composer, too. Look for artwork, contents and audio samples on our site this coming Monday eve, June the 17th and order if you you’re brave enough… or even if you just want some great new soundtrack music to enjoy!
More cool news. Currently working on one of my favorite soundtracks from the 60’s era. Our plan was to present the original album on CD in the best audio it has ever displayed but in a wonderful stroke of good fortune, the master elements we located revealed not only the pristine condition tapes we had sought but also the previously unreleased complete soundtrack, which had long since been determined to be lost to the ages. What a joy it is when discoveries like this happen… and what a joy to own this one should be for fans of this famous and prolific composer who during this period created one masterpiece after another. Stay tuned!
Busy week in our office right now. Ma, the latest horror movie from prolific Blumhouse Productions, released through Universal, just arrived in theaters and Intrada offers the soundtrack CD this week. Gregory Tripi tackles the atmospheric and scary scoring duties. Also coming in this week are not one but two more CDs, one premiering yet more scary soundtrack music from one of our favorite veterans of the genre, as well as an expansion of a masterful 80’s title scored by a true master. Artwork, contents and sound samples will be available here tomorrow (June 3) eve. See you then!