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Film Score Roundup – 21 Recent Soundtrack CDs

Film Score Roundup – 21 Recent Soundtrack CDs

In the June round up we have some recent releases like The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Thomas Newman, Far From the Madding Crowd by Craig Armstrong, and Exodus Gods and Kings by Alberto Iglesias, along with reissues and compilation scores. Howe records has released a few collector’s edition scores by Howard Shore, Crash and Dead Ringers featuring nice artwork and packaging. The sweeping score by Alexandre Desplat to The Imitation Game is the highlight of this film score roundup and should not be missed. HOWARD SHORE – Naked Lunch – Collector’s Edition Vol. 6 – Howe Records HWR-1017 [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] This music has been released on CD before. The 1992 version on Milan Records has only the first 18 tracks, whereas this new reissue has six additional bonus tracks. Seven of the tracks were composed by Ornette Coleman and and Thelonious Monk’s “Misterioso” is also heard. One of the CDs featured William Burroughs on its cover because this is about his seamy drugged-out underworld and based on his 1959 novel. The film is full of sinister centipedes, living typewriter bugs, and “mugwumps,” and the music might best be described as beatnik jazz. Coleman contributes some lovely […]