Press Release from La-La Land:
La-La Land Records, 20th Century Studios and Republic Records proudly present a limited edition 2-CD set of renowned composer Alfred Newman’s (ALL ABOUT EVE, THE ROBE, THE EGYPTIAN) original motion picture score to the 1959 drama classic THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, starring Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut and Shelley Winters, and directed by George Stevens. Composer Newman’s powerful and stirring score is a masterwork that pairs absolute despair and extraordinary beauty with breathtaking emotion as it enriches this famous, true WWII era story, as told in her diary, of the titular young teenage girl who spent years hiding from the Nazis, before being captured and interred at the concentration camps, where she died.
Alfred Newman’s score finally gets an expanded 2-CD showcase within this deluxe presentation, which features the original 1959 soundtrack album, remastered, along with the world premiere presentation of the film score. The assembly also includes additional bonus music cues.
Produced by Nick Redman, Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, and restored, mixed and mastered by Chris Malone, from multi-track 35mm magnetic film and a recently located ¼ stereo tape album master, this limited edition release of 2000 units features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Julie Kirgo and classic art direction by Jim Titus.