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MICHEL LEGRAND: HIS FILM MUSIC DURING THE 60s

MICHEL LEGRAND: HIS FILM MUSIC DURING THE 60s

When Michel Legrand begun composing for the movies he had already established a great name in jazz and orchestral music not only in France but worldwide. His great albums – and huge sellers at the time – “I LOVE PARIS” (1954), “APRIL IN PARIS” (1956) and “LEGRAND JAZZ” (1958), among others, revealed his unique talent […]

ARTHUR B. RUBINSTEIN’S BLUE THUNDER – AN APPRECIATION OF A GREAT SCORE.

ARTHUR B. RUBINSTEIN’S BLUE THUNDER – AN APPRECIATION OF A GREAT SCORE.

Composer Arthur B. Rubinstein passed away on April 23d and film music community worldwide paid homage to a composer who dedicated a large part of his career to television and only a little over a dozen movies consisted his entire cinematic output. Listening to Rubinstein’s music for the cinema and television industry reveals some truly […]

SOUNDTRACK MARKET VIBE – ACADEMY PROMO EDITION Part One

SOUNDTRACK MARKET VIBE – ACADEMY PROMO EDITION Part One

This article is the first of a series of three, dedicated to the Oscar award promo cds that are distributed to the people who vote for the oscar nominees and winners, cds that dominated the soundtrack secondary markets since mid December with their overblown prices, extremely high demand and in most cases unique and expanded […]

THE BEST OF 2017 – VINYL EDITION!

THE BEST OF 2017 – VINYL EDITION!

As I announced a couple of weeks ago, here is the presentation of the most significant vinyl soundtrack releases of the year according to ITSCOREZ. You will notice that it comprises mostly of European exploitation soundtracks from the 70s. Thankfully some forgotten or hidden gems are released by good people in Europe even only on […]

JOHANN JOHANNSSON – A BRIEF APPRECIATION

JOHANN JOHANNSSON – A BRIEF APPRECIATION

It’s been two days since I learned about the sad news about Johann Johannsson. A composer that was in my point of view the most promising and one of the most gifted in film music nowdays. His music is brilliant, evocative and powerful, especially for a bunch of movies that really hold on my mind […]

THE BEST OF 2017 – Part 2

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THE BEST OF 2017 – Part 2

This is the second part of the presentation of the best releases of older scores during 2017. A third part dedicated to vinyl soundtrack releases will follow, for the reason that there were plenty of very interesting vinyl editions of vintage scores on vinyl this year that i immensely enjoyed. I hope you’ll enjoy this […]

JOHN WILLIAMS – FIVE AND ONE PLACES IN OUR VINYL HEART

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JOHN WILLIAMS – FIVE AND ONE PLACES IN OUR VINYL HEART

As with many film music fans, John Williams was my first introduction into film music during the first years of the 80s. I fell in love with his music as a young boy who was growing in a small rural city, where in order to find a soundtrack album you should order it and if […]

THE BEST OF 2017 – Part 1

THE BEST OF 2017 – Part 1

Having already spent a full month into 2018, i’m presenting my favorite soundtrack releases of older scores from 2017 in two parts. This is the first part and very soon it will be followed by a second one that will close the presentation of the most distinguished vintage scores releases of the year. I hope […]

ORIGINAL SCORE OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2017: THE CONTENDERS

ORIGINAL SCORE OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2017: THE CONTENDERS

The Oscar nominations time has come and here we present the eligible scores that have the quality to enter the final five list. The choices are subjective of course and you are free to express your opinion in the comments section.   THE PHANTOM THREAD by Johnny Greenwood     Greenwood’s fourth collaboration with director […]

SOUNDTRACK MARKET VIBE NOVEMBER 2017 Part 2

SOUNDTRACK MARKET VIBE NOVEMBER 2017 Part 2

We are posting the second part of the November soundtrack market report regarding cds and you will find some interesting titles to read about. The report comes a little later than expected and scheduled so it’s a bit longer than I’d like it to be. Enjoy reading.   THE HIGHLIGHTS   THE MAN WHO SHOT […]