With Jeff pretty much on top of customer orders from the close of last week’s sale, we’re releasing two new CDs on Tuesday, August 22. One offers a previously released title, but rather than a mere re-mastering, this one receives a significant overhaul. Several anomalies of the earlier version have been improved courtesy an all new master with superior track levels and stereo balancing. And the original trailer music makes a debut as well! The other release is new to CD and makes available another fabulous symphonic score by one of the best film composers on the scene today. We’ll post artwork, contents and sound samples on the site this coming Monday evening.
In celebration of National Book Lovers Day, Intrada has been doing its little part this week by featuring a handful of CD soundtracks with origins in novels that later begot movies and, as such, cool film scores as well. Sure, it’s just a handful, but but we still like to think big, anyway. Here’s hoping you find a soundtrack… or even a good book to celebrate with!
Two items of interest to our listeners. First, be here late this Monday afternoon for artwork, contents and sound samples of our newest CD release, with orders going out beginning on Tuesday, July 25. We’re re-releasing a title from many years ago that had sold out the same day of it’s release. Over the years we’ve had requests to bring it back. It was one of the reasons we dropped that particular business model and established a much more consumer-friendly variant on the limited edition concept. In any case, those of you who were able to grab one in time need not apply. Only a tiny bit of re-mastering has been done, mainly to remove a small gap in the music during one track that wasn’t supposed to be there… albeit no one ever seemed to notice but myself. Licensing terms this time around are a bit stricter so if you find it of interest, please don’t hold off too long.
Second, take a look at our “One Of A Kind” selection and our special new coupon relating to purchases within that category. You’ll find we’re offering a 10% discount, up to a $100 discount limit, on your entire purchase of any items throughout our entire catalog with the purchase of anything in the “One-Of-A-Kind” category… with just two simple caveats: The discount won’t apply to items in the “New Release” category or on pre-orders for upcoming releases. The coupon is designed to help you purchase catalog items you may have been thinking about but needed just a little extra incentive and it helps us move catalog titles and make room for the never-ending stream of new releases. Sort of an “everybody wins” scenario. And, yes, if you collect vinyl, the coupon is valid on our vinyl product as well, as long as isn’t a pre-order or new release item. Thank you for shopping with us!
Arriving for duty here on Tuesday, July 11 are two scores on one CD, one expanded and the other premiering. Both are penned by prolific composers, both hail from the same film company and both are linked by their geographic locale. Artwork, contents and sound samples will be posted on our site late Monday afternoon. Sign up!
Alongside this week’s new release of Stargate SG-1
, we are spotlighting Lost In Space
as our featured title. Richard Band, meet Bruce Broughton. Both soundtracks are 2-CD sets and illuminate two vivid yet distinctive approaches to scoring adventures in outer space. Climb aboard!
Featured with this week’s release of Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
(Volume 1) by veteran Alan Silvestri is the composer’s action-packed 2-CD soundtrack to Judge Dredd
, the 1995 original starring Sylvester Stallone. The former showcases Silvestri using his orchestra to create a rich, evocative musical world of history, science and the galaxies. The latter simply unleashes the orchestra in a muscular display of grim futuristic action. Both scores were recorded in London, with Cosmos
recorded by Simon Rhodes and mixed by Dennis Sands and Dredd
helmed fully by Sands. Intrada has released a number of Alan Silvestri soundtracks, including some of his most famous. The two within this paragraph are further examples of his melodic ingenuity, riveting excitement and powerful command of the orchestra!
Our latest featured title on sale, On The Waterfront
, has much in common with our current world premiere new release, The Caine Mutiny
. Both soundtracks underscore multi Oscar-nominated films. The nominations for each included not only Best Actor and Best Picture nods but nominations for Best Original Score as well. Both hail from 1954 and both were released by Columbia Pictures. In fact, it’s fun to note that Marlon Brando had lost the prestigious Best Actor Academy Award in 1951 to Humphrey Bogart when his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire
lost the honor to The African Queen
, but in 1954, Brando came back and took the prize away from Bogart for his legendary work in the landmark On The Waterfront
. The Caine Mutiny
by Max Steiner and On The Waterfront
by Leonard Bernstein both belong in any film music library. No question about it.
View more at our INTRADA SOUNDTRACK FORUM!