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'A Boy Named Charlie Brown' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Rod McKuen
Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him much either. Against the sage advice and taunting of the girls in his class, he volunteers for the class spelling bee...and wins! Next, it's the school spelling bee. Once again, a winner! Good grief! Now the pressure is on as he is off to New York City for the televised national spelling bee. With Snoopy and Linus present for moral support, can Charlie Brown spell his way to a national championship?
This is the Oscar nominated original song score soundtrack to the Peanuts film 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown'. The album also includes the Oscar nominated song 'Jean' from the Maggie Smith film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. This is the first time the album is on CD.
'Sicario' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Jóhann Jóhannsson
'Sicario' is a 2015 American crime-thriller drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin. Written by Taylor Sheridan, the film is about a principled FBI agent who is enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a powerful and brutal Mexican drug cartel.
Composer Johann Johannson is the 2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Score for his work on Theory of Everything which sold 9K copies in the U.S. Johann is also a solo artist formally signed to 4AD Records.
'Momentum' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Laurent Eyquem
'Momentum' is a diamond heist film set in Cape Town, South Africa and starring Morgan Freeman. Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.
Laurent Eyquem is a well-known French composer who has composed a bevy of high profile French films. He's most familiar to U.S. audiences for his work on Winnie Mandela, (2011) and Copperhead (2013).
'Everest' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Dario Marianelli
A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm. This big budget disaster film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Kiera Knigthley, Robin Wright and Jason Clarke. Dario Marianelli is an Oscar winning composer best known for providing scores for Anna Karenina, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice.
'Rock The Kasbah' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
Bill Murray plays a Rock 'n' Roll Artist Manager who travels to Afghanistan and discovers a local girl with a golden voice. The Barry Levinson comedy also stars Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Leem Lubany.
The soundtrack is anchored by Leem Lubany's three original Cat Stevens covers which feature prominently in the film. A Bill Murray cover of 'Smoke on the Water' and Zooey Deschanel's take on 'Bitch,' are also performed in the film and exclusive to this soundtrack. The Cat Stevens original, 'Pop Star,' as well as songs from Bob Dylan and Harry Nilsson lead a handful of excellent classic rock era tracks.
'Carol' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds (Kate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) find themselves in the throes of love in 'CAROL'. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.
The score is composed by Carter Burwell, best known for his work on Coen Bros films and Twilight. The songs consists of Jazz and Pop gems of the era portrayed in the film; Billie Holliday, Les Paul and Mary Ford, etc.
'Jenny's Wedding' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
Jenny Farrell has led an openly gay life - except with her conventional family. When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small, safe world the Farrells inhabited changes forever. They are left with a simple and difficult choice - either change with it or drown.
The soundtrack for 'Jenny's Wedding' features music and score by Brian Byrne, including the original songs 'True Love Avenue', 'Chase Me Away', 'Lost In Love', and 'Baile Baile Conga' all performed Kristina Train. Additionally, the soundtrack features the hit song 'She Keeps Me Warm' performed by Mary Lambert.
'Z For Zachariah' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Heather McIntosh
In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.
The score soundtrack for the Sci-Fi thriller Z for Zachariah is composed by Heather McIntosh, the celloist from the Elephant 6 Collective. The long lists of artists she has performed with include; Animal Collective, Cat Power, Superchunk, M Ward, Of Montreal, The Clientele, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Bright Eyes, Washed Out, Dr. Dog, Gnarls Barkley and Lil Wayne. The film stars Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
'Stuck In Love' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
The 'Stuck In Love' score was composed, arranged, performed and produced by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (from Bright Eyes). The pop tracks on the soundtrack include three new songs: 'At Your Door' by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott featuring Big Harp, 'Somersaults In Spring' by Friends Of Gemini (Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott and Corina Figueroa Escamilla) and 'You Are Your Mother's Child' by Conor Oberst. Other artists featured include Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith, Nat & Alex Wolff, Wallpaper Airplanes, Like Pioneers, Rio Bravo and Bill Ricchini.
'Truth' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Brian Tyler
'Truth' is a Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Brian Tyler continues to be one of the hottest composers on the action film circuit having scored many of the films within established franchises like; The Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, Fast and Furious and more.
'A Walk In The Woods' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Brian Tyler
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.
The soundtrack for 'A Walk In The Woods' features the two new exclusive tracks: Lord Huron's 'The Birds Are Singing At Night' and Blake Mills's 'Dead End Street'. The album also includes the Lord Huron hit 'Ends Of The Earth', as well as three other tracks by the band. In addition, the soundtrack features tracks by Dwight Yoakam, Great Lake Swimmers and Friends Of Lola. Nathan Larson composed the score.
'Pixels: The Movie' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Henry Jackman
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
Henry Jackman is best known for composing major hit films such as X-Men: First Class, Wreck-It Ralph, Captain Phillips, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Big Hero 6 and The Interview. 'Pixels' is a tent pole summer blockbuster from Sony Pictures starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Peter Dinklage which will play on over 3500 screens nationwide opening weekend. The soundtrack releases day and date with the film.
'The Affair' (Music From The Showtime Original Series) - Marcel Zarvos
A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
The soundtrack features the score from the first season of the hit Showtime Series The Affair. Marcelo Zarvos is also the composer for the Showtime series Ray Donovan, as well as for the upcoming films Rock The Kasbah and American Ultra.
'Strike Back' (Music From The Series) - Scott Shields
The actions of 'Section 20', a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe.
The soundtrack features the hard rocking original score composed by Scott Shields (the UK rock band GUN) for the third and fourth seasons of the show. The album also features the main title theme song "Short Change Hero" performed by The Heavy.
'Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' (Original Motion Picture Score) - Jim Copperthwaite
'Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans' is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.
The soundtrack composed by Jim Copperthwaite to the documentary film about the making of the Steve McQueen film entitled Le Mans, released in 1971. The film Le Mans is widely regarded as the beginning of the end for not only Steve McQueen's career, but also his health. The documentary soundtrack also includes the original score to the 1971 film Le Mans composed by Michel Legrand.
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