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Thursday, May 29, 2008


Sex and the Cinema
Silva Screen SILCD1263 (UK)
16 Tracks 61:49 mins

To coincide with the release of the big screen spin-off of popular saucy series Sex and the City, Silva Screen are (on June 16th) releasing a 16-track compilation of some of the best themes and suites from "sensual classics from the silver screen."
The selections are drawn from a wide variety of pictures, some more racy than others, and include Michael Nyman's The Piano; Pierre Bachelet's Emmanuelle (sung here by Keith Ferreira); Francis Lai's Bilitis; two from John Barry, his Body Heat and Indecent Proposal themes; Robert Harris' "love theme" from the 1962 version of Lolita; the "Plastic Bag Theme" from American Beauty by Thomas Newman; a suite from Gabriel Yared's Betty Blue; "Bygone Love" from Farewell My Concubine; Jerry Goldsmith's Basic Instinct; a suite from Brokeback Mountain by Gustavo Santoialla; Gato Barbieri's Last Tango in Paris; Maurice Jarre's Fatal Attraction; and a couple of classical pieces featured in Eyes Wide Shut and The Hunger. The album of course concludes with Douglas Cuomo's brief theme from Sex and the City.
More than an hour of memorable themes, faithfully performed by the label's regular orchestra and musicians, in distinctive pink, black and white packaging, with brief introductory notes and credits in the accompanying booklet.

BSX Presents MERVYN WARREN's score to A RAISIN IN THE SUN (2008)

The first 100 copies will be autographed by Co-Composer MERVYN WARREN
(May 28th, 2008, Los Angeles, CA) BUYSOUNDTRAX Records will be releasing A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The album features music composed by Mervyn Warren for the 2008 Sony Pictures television film, adapted by Paris Qualles (THE TUSKEEGEE AIRMEN) for the screen from the classic play written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Kenny Leon and starring Sean Combs, Tony Award winners Phylicia Rashad and Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, along with John Stamos.
This is the third filmed production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, following in the footsteps of the 1961 classic film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett, Jr. and the 1989 television film directed by Bill Duke and starring Danny Glover, springing from the 2004 award-winning Broadway revival of the play. Presented as a special three-hour television event, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, set in the 1950s, tells the story of the Younger family, a hard-working Black family living in a cramped tenement building in Chicago’s South Side and their attempts to struggle with poverty, racism and internal conflict as they strive for a better life. The Younger family is about to receive a $10,000 insurance check and tensions rise as the family tries to decide how to best use the money.
Composer Mervyn Warren was playing piano by the age of 5 and writing songs by the age of 10. He is a Five-time Grammy Award winner and Ten-time nominee. He is a highly accomplished film composer, record producer, songwriter/lyricist, arranger, pianist and vocalist. Equally adept at various styles, Merv’s work spans the genres of pop, R&B, jazz, orchestral, classical, hip-hop, vocal, country and gospel. He is one of the industry’s most sought-after record producers and has collaborated with Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand, Chicago and Queen Latifah. His credits as film composer include A WALK TO REMEMBER, HONEY, THE PREACHER’S WIFE and THE WEDDING PLANNER. He is an original member of Take 6, the a-cappella sextet that took the world by storm in 1988. Merv has also written many arrangements for his mentors, Quincy Jones and David Foster.

BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN, featuring music composed by Meryn Warren. A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a limited edition release of 1000 units.
The first 100 copies ordered through the website will include a booklet signed by composer Mervyn Warren.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN is available for pre-orders at and starts shipping on June 9th, 2008.
1. A Raisin In The Sun (Main Title) (2:19)
2. Race To The Bathroom (0:14)
3. "I Dream Of Love And You" (2:47)
4. 50 Cents (1:29)
5. Walter's Scheme (3:00)
6. Walter And Beneatha Argue (1:26)
7. “Cross My Heart” (2:25)
8. George Asks For A Date (0:35)
9. Big Walter (1:42)
10. Still A Little Girl (1:31)
11. Walter Needs A Chance (1:39)
12. The Green Hat (3:06)
13. Pregnant (1:29)
14. The Check Arrives (2:00)
15. Lena’s Decision (6:26)
16. Walter Attacks George (1:22)
17. Somewhere We Lost It (1:54)
18. Ruth And Walter Make Up (2:03)
19. Ruth Rejoices (1:04)
20. Walter’s Inner Turmoil (1:25)
21. Ruth Aborts (1:16)
22. Never Stopped Loving (1:15)
23. Walter Calls Bobo (0:31)
24. Night On The Town (0:19)
25. Ambitious (2:19)
26. New House (1:51)
27. New Hat (1:16)
28. Lindner’s Offer (1:47)
29. Money’s All Gone (1:45)
30. Nigeria (3:26)
31. A Raisin In The Sun (2:47)

AHI RECORDS present THEY LIVE-20th Anniversary Edition

The first 100 copies will be autographed by Co-Composer Alan Howarth
You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.
(May 28th, 2008, Los Angeles, CA) AHI Records, to be distributed by BUYSOUNDTRAX Records, will be releasing a special 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of THEY LIVE. The soundtrack features music composed & performed by John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) and Alan Howarth (THE LOST EMPIRE, HEADLESS) for the 1988 cult science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter, from the short story “Eight O’Clock In The Morning” by Ray Nelson, starring Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Peter Jason, Raymond St. Jacques and the great George ‘Buck’ Flower.
Twenty years later, THEY LIVE continues to engage old fans of the film and gather up new fans with its potent combination of science fiction, action along with biting political and social commentary. THEY LIVE tells the story of John Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, who comes to Los Angeles in 1988 looking for work. What he finds instead is the ultimate conspiracy as he puts on a special pair of sunglasses and begins to see the world as it really is. Aliens have infiltrated every level of our society and are controlling us with subliminal messages while they quietly rob us of our world’s precious resources. Taken lightly at the time of its release, THEY LIVE seems to have become more apocryphal as the years go by, especially in light of the world’s current political climate.
Alan Howarth, in addition to being a composer, is an accomplished sound designer and editor, having worked on films such as STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, POLTERGEIST, TOTAL RECALL, ARMY OF DARKNESS, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, STARGATE and many others. He has been a frequent music collaborator with John Carpenter on his films beginning with ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK in 1980 and including HALLOWEEN II, CHRISTINE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and PRINCE OF DARKNESS and Alan has scored many films on his own, including THE LOST EMPIRE, RETRIBUTION, HALLOWEEN 4 & 5, THE DENTIST and, most recently, HEADLESS and BOO!, for the SCI-FI Channel.
THEY LIVE was released on compact disc at the time of the film’s release by Enigma Records and contained around thirty minutes of music. To this day, despite having been out of print for several years, THEY LIVE continues to fetch high prices in the collector’s market. AHI Records, to be distributed by BUYSOUNDTRAX Records, presents a new 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition release of THEY LIVE, which includes the contents of the original album release, newly remastered, along with sixteen tracks of previously unreleased music as bonus tracks, nearly 75 minutes of music. The booklet contains notes written by the composer himself.
This is a limited edition release of 1000 units. The first 100 copies will be autographed by composer Alan Howarth. For fans of THEY LIVE, the time has come again to kick ass and chew bubblegum.
Bubblegum not included with purchase.
01 Prologue Broadcast 01:49
02 Coming To L.A. 04:00
03 A Message 02:37
04 The Siege Of Justiceville 05:38
05 Return To Church 01:24
06 All Out Of Bubble Gum 02:38
07 Back To The Street 02:22
08 Kidnapped 03:29
09 Transient Hotel 02:15
10 Underground 03:20
11 Wake Up 03:24

12 Chew Bubble Gum And Kick Ass 00:19
13 Sunglasses On 02:47
14 Back Alley 02:36
15 Transport Station 02:16
16 Tunnel 02:04
17 Holly's Hill 02:39
18 Roll Away 01:16
19 Get Me Out 01:50
20 Portal 01:37
21 Out The Window / L.A. Blues 02:47
22 All Out Of Bubble Gum (film) 03:43
23 TV Signal 03:18
24 Underground (film Verison) 07:04
25 Commercial Break 00:43
26 Car Commercial 00:20
27 Press On Nails 00:47
28 The Cheese Dip* 00:35
29 THEY LIVE Main Theme 03:33
* - Dialogue From Film

THEY LIVE is available for pre-orders at and will be available on JUNE 9th, 2008.


Blogger johnnytwotoes said...

I recently purchased THEY LIVE The 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and it is simply a classic! The collaboration between John Carpenter and Alan Howarth has provided some of the all time greatest film scores and this is right up close to the top.BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!

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