TOP 10 SOUNDTRACK RELEASES AND PRE-ORDERS

Last updated: Monday 20th May

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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO “MUSIC FOR FILM”

The first ever compilation of film scores created by the Yellow Magic Orchestra genius as performed by the Brussels philharmonic.
Sakamoto was already a celebrated pioneer in electronic music and composer/pianist/singer in Japan when director Nagisa Oshima asked him to write the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence in 1983 and also to star alongside David Bowie. In a 30 year plus career since then he has worked with the cream of film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor), Brian De Palma (Snake Eyes), Pedro Almodovar (High Heels) and most recently Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant).

 

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STUDIO GHIBLI 7″ BOX SET

Box set collecting the main themes and singles from “Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind”, “Castle In The Sky” and “My Neighbour Totero” soundtracks plus a randomly coloured (blue, red or yellow) disc of instrumentals.

Also includes a Studio Ghibli Records Original 7″ Adapter.

 

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ANGELO BADALAMENTI – “TWIN PEAKS: LIMITED EVENT SERIES SOUNDTRACK”

Season 3 of the groundbreaking and occasionally baffling David Lynch drama was again scored mainly by Angelo Badalamenti, though with assistance from Johnny Jewel, Dean Hurley and David Lynch himself. This Death Waltz edition is on double vinyl (one ‘cherry pie’ coloured, one ‘machine room grey).

 

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GOBLIN – “PROFONDO ROSSO OST”

Goblin’s incredible soundtrack to the equally incredible Dario Argento movie.
The title track was a No.1 single in Italy and the album stayed at No.1 for a staggering 15 weeks.

 

 

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BJÖRK – “DRAWING RESTRAINT 9”

Soundtrack created by Björk in collaboration with her then-partner Matthew Barney for his film of the same title.

For this project Björk traveled to Japan to study ancient Japanese music. Several tracks are made with the sound of the shō, a Japanese instrument which contains 16 various reeds; the shō performances are from Mayumi Miyata, one of the world’s greatest shō players.
Features Will Oldham on first track “Gratitude”.

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JAMES BROWN – “BLACK CAESAR OST”

Re-issue of James Brown’s classic soundtrack for the 1973 blaxploitation movie ”Black Caesar”.

Features the oft-sampled “The Boss”.

 

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BOB DYLAN – “PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID OST”

Dylan’s 12th album and first soundtrack, originally released in 1973.
The soundtrack consists primarily of instrumental music and was inspired by the movie itself, and included “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, which became a trans-Atlantic Top 20 hit.

 

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JOHN CAMERON – “KES OST”

Last pressed by Trunk in 2001, finally a repress of the pastoral British jazz soundtrack from the classic 1969 Ken Loach film. Only 19 minutes long and fits perfectly on a one-sided LP.

Sleevenotes by Jarvis Cocker and he says:

“The sound of long-lost childhood…The smell of a damp school cloakroom, from an age when comics were
still printed on newsprint…But this is more than just a product of the nostalgia industry –put on this album
and immediately you’ll be soaring through the air, free of your earth shackles; for this is the sound of a
human soul in flight. A beautiful daydream antidote to an all too real South Yorkshire nightmare. This is the
real thing. This is beauty so fragile it hurts.”

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BERNARD HERRMANN – “MARNIE OST”

Hitchcock’s classic 1964 movie was scored by the legendary Bernard Herrmann and this deluxe package includes two scarlet vinyl LPs cut at 45rpm, a CD with the complete score plus unused/alternate cues and a 2-Track 7″ black vinyl single featuring Nat King Cole’s rendition of “Marnie” c/w The Main Theme.

 

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BIFFY CLYRO – “BALANCE NOT SYMMETRY OST”

All-new Biffy Clyro material on this soundtrack album for the Jamie Adams-directed movie “Balance, Not Symmetry”.

While the collection often explores Biffy’s gift for arena-filling anthems on the likes of ‘All Singing and All Dancing’, ‘Tunnel and Trees’ and ‘Touch’, the album as a whole leans towards introspection and experimentation. The foreboding yet elegiac ‘Gates Of Heaven’ is quite unlike anything that the band have recorded before, ‘Colour Wheel’ switches to a more ethereal ambience and ‘Touch’ echoes the emotional power of previous Biffy classics such as ‘Many Of Horror’ and ‘Re-arrange’.

The album also includes three mood-setting instrumentals (‘Pink’, ‘Navy Blue’ and ‘Yellow’) plus a studio recording of ‘Different Kind of Love’, which originally featured on last year’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ album.

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