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La-La Land Records: DIE HARD (Michael Kamen), SCROOGED (Danny Elfman), TORA TORA TORA (Jerry Goldsmith) & FAT MAN and LITTLE BOY (Ennio Morricone)

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Over the past few years we have had a lot of fun with this announcement. It started in 2008 when we did a batch that included Batman: The Animated Series, Millennium and Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

In 2009, we unveiled Innerspace, The Fugitive and Panic in the Year Zero.

Then, in 2010, we upped the 3 to 4 and called it our FINAL FOUR, letting all of you know these will be the last 4 titles we release that year. Star Trek V, Batman Returns, Home Alone and Jade were part of this group.

The day after this last batch came out Matt and I thought, “Crap, how do we top this in 2011?”

We narrowed the field down to 10 titles that we felt were timely and appropriate for this release date. As time passed and we started to approach our deadline, we kept saying to ourselves, “Stay on Target!” “Stay on Target!” Some titles veered off to the side and got delayed for one reason or another, while others were staying on course, but they just didn’t seem to scream BLACK FRIDAY. As Labor Day hit, we locked down our FINAL FOUR.

The FINAL FOUR titles coming out in 2011 were real labors of love. All have great stories behind them and all have been treated with the TLC we try to give all of our releases.

Without further ado I present . . .

THE FINAL FOUR of 2011

TORA! TORA! TORA!

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

LLLCD 1197

Limited Edition of 2000 units

Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Lukas Kendall and Nick Redman

Mastered by Daniel Hersch and Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Julie Kirgo

Art Direction by Jim Titus

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, La-La Land Records presents two important WWII-themed scores from two giant composers that expertly and thoughtfully examine two landmark events that changed the world forever – the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the completion of the atom bomb.

La-La Land Records and FOX Music commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a special re-issue of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith’s (PATTON, THE OMEN, BASIC INSTINCT, THE EDGE) original score to 20th Century Fox’s 1970 Pearl Harbor docudrama feature TORA! TORA! TORA!, starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, So Yamamura and Tatsuya Mihashi -- directed by Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda. Mr. Goldsmith tackles this film’s serious examination of Pearl Harbor with a rich orchestral score that exemplifies his trademark musical genius, fierce intelligence and sympathetic understanding. In depth liner notes by Julie Kirgo and spectacular art direction by Jim Titus focusing on the original art of Robert McCall are a highlight!

Continuing with our WWII theme. . .

FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY – 2 cd set

Music by Ennio Morricone

LLLCD 1196

Limited Edition of 3000 units

Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Dan Goldwasser

Mastered by Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Daniel Schweiger

Art Direction by Dan Goldwasser

We still can’t believe it – after nearly 200 releases we finally have The Maestro on our label. Even more, it’s a never released and, for most of it, HEARD score by him! When we cracked opened the masters we discovered a wealth of material that was completely cut from the 1989 film. Working with Mike Matessino, producer Dan Goldwasser was able to ID all the music that is not heard in the final film to assemble a magnificent soundtrack unheard by most until now. If the movie released in 1989 had all this gorgeous music in it, viewers may have felt differently about the end product. I sure hope you fall in love with this score as much as we did.

La-La Land Records is proud to present the world premiere release of acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone’s (THE MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY, THE THING, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, THE MISSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES) original score to Paramount Pictures’ 1989 docudrama FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz and John Cusack, and directed by Roland Joffe. Never before released in any format, Mr. Morricone’s hauntingly beautiful and complex orchestral score receives a definitive, 2-CD treatment that demonstrates the composer’s notable skill in emotionally interpreting what is at once an amazing and tragic chapter in mankind’s history – the birth of the atom bomb. Full of dramatic suspense, passion, sadness and gravitas, this is a notable, major Hollywood work by Morricone that is ripe for discovery. This special 2-CD release includes source cues, alternates and exclusive, in-depth liner notes by film music writer Daniel Schweiger.

Now we go from the horrors of War to the horrors of the Holiday season.

DIE HARD – 2 cd set

Music by Michael Kamen

LLLCD 1188

Limited Edition of 3500 units

Retail Price: $29.98

Produced by Eric Lichtenfeld and Nick Redman

Mastered by Daniel Hersch at D2 Mastering and restored by Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Eric Lichtenfeld and Jeff Bond

Art Direction by Mark Banning

This is one of those dream come true projects – the kind where you hope and pray, if given the opportunity of producing it one day, you get to do it right. While the previous release of this classic score was good, it lacked in a few key areas – sound quality and “Coolness.” Yeah, that’s right – it was not “Cool.” Die Hard is a cool movie with “Cool” Characters, “Cool” Cinematography and “Cool” Music. In order to best the previous release we had to go all out. We spent nearly 2 years on this bad boy looking for all the best elements we could find, any lost music, and, most importantly, looking for those cool needle drops – the exact ones featured in the film. Well, I’m happy to report that this Die Hard release has COOL written all over it.

La-La Land Records and FOX Music present a remastered 2-CD SET of the original motion picture score to 20th Century Fox’s classic 1988 action blockbuster DIE HARD, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia, and directed by John McTiernan. Kamen’s score masterfully builds suspense, propelling all the plot’s high-octane action while enriching the characterizations. The DIE HARD experience is rounded out in this presentation with source cues and bonus tracks such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, Vaughn Monroe’s “Let It Snow”, Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis,” John Scott’s “We’ve Got Each Other” and more (sadly, we were not able to clear the ALIENS cue or the Stevie Wonder song Argyle rocks out to in the back of the limo)! Yippie-Kay-Yay!

The final title for La-La Land this year is one that has a great history for the label. Back in July, 2008, Dan Goldwasser, Matt and I had a meeting at Paramount Pictures where we laid out what we wanted to do with their music catalog. Impressed with the pitch, we were asked to come up with a wish list of titles we wanted to release. That night the 3 of us emailed each other our respective lists of Paramount Dream Projects. At the top of each of our list was the same title – SCROOGED. This is perhaps Mr Elfman’s “birth film”. . . and by that I mean the movie that gave him the opportunity to create that sound we all know and love today. It’s gothic, haunting, magical and thematic. It has everything you want out of an Elfman score and more! Hints of Batman, Black Beauty, Edward Scissorhands and “Nightmare” can be heard.

When given back the list, Paramount seemed to love the idea of La-La Land releasing Airplane, Dragonslayer, Seconds, Breakdown etc. . . but Scrooged was a bit more difficult at the time. We happily went forth producing all these wonderful Paramount projects, but we always wondered if we would ever work out the legal kinks on Scrooged. Then, one day, a miracle happened by the name of Lukas Kendall. Through his dealings with UMG (on GREMLINS), he managed to work out a deal to allow us to get the rights we needed to produce Scrooged for Paramount through UMG.

Three and a half years later, I am proud to present to you. . .

SCROOGED

Music by Danny Elfman

LLLCD 1195

Limited Edition of 3000 units

Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Dan Goldwasser

Mastered by Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Jeff Bond

Art Direction by Dan Goldwasser

An important score in Elfman’s cannon, SCROOGED was the composer’s first big-budget Hollywood score – and one that clearly anticipates his next, and most iconic work, BATMAN. For this wickedly funny and inventive update of the immortal Dickens Christmas classic, Elfman fashions a robust, sophisticated musical tapestry that expertly weaves together the film’s varied tones, which runs the gambit from wildly broad comedy and holiday cheer to gothic horror and emotional drama. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Mike Matessino, this special release features bonus tracks, source cues and exclusive liner notes from film music writer Jeff Bond, with new comments from Director Richard Donner and others.

Well, there you have it. We hope these releases appealed more to your Yippie-Kay-Yay than Humbug!

See you next Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 1 pm PST when these bad boys go on sale. Full track listings, sound clips and artwork will be posted then as well.

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HMMMMM - Tora! gekauft weil Goldsmith obwohl FSM schon sehr gut is

Fat Man..... - gekauft weil sehr guter Morricone

Die Hard - bin noch am überlegen

Scrooged - passe

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Tora Tora Tora ...erweitert...? ..besserer Klang....?

Die Hard ....besserer Klang?

Die anderen beide kenne ich nicht.

Insgesamt nicht so die Brüller!!

MV Gerhard hat sich meiner Meinung mal wieder zu weit aus dem Fenster gelehnt.

Andererseits gute Soundtracks zum sparen.

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Tora Tora Tora ...erweitert...? ..besserer Klang....?

Die Hard ....besserer Klang?

Die anderen beide kenne ich nicht.

Insgesamt nicht so die Brüller!!

MV Gerhard hat sich meiner Meinung mal wieder zu weit aus dem Fenster gelehnt.

Andererseits gute Soundtracks zum sparen.

Liegt immer im Auge des Betrachters. ;)

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hmm, hatte irgendwie die Hoffnung endlich einen Release mit Film Versionen von Die Hard 3 zu kriegen und nicht die x-te Wiederveröffentlichung vom 1. Teil. Nicht falsch verstehen, der ist sicherlich auch sehr gut! Sorry, bin irgendwie ein wenig gefrustet :lol2:

Scrooged find ich einfach nur geil! ;-)

Die anderen zwei interessieren mich nicht.

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Tja, Sammlers Glück, Sammlers Leid: DIE HARD hab ich, TORA... hatte ich mir gerade besorgt, der Elfman & der Morricone interessieren mich nich. Irgendwie eher bittersüss für mich. Aber such is life.

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Tora! Tora! Tora! ... schon wieder? ... der Sebastian wird sich darüber freuen! ;)

Ich werde mal in Scrooged reinhören ... vielleicht ist der was für mich :)

Die anderen beiden brauche ich nicht.

Eigentlich habe ich mir nach dem großen TRARA mehr von LLL erwartet ... zumindest BATMAN RETURNS! -_-

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Ich finde es eher bedauerlich, dass immerhin 50 Prozent der aktuellen LLL-Titel Erweiterungen/Remasters sind. Das macht geschäftlich sicher Sinn, aber mir keine echte Freude (da es ja noch genug unveröffentlichte Perlen gibt)...

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Hoffe nur dass MV nicht auf seinen Black Friday Veröffentlichungen sitzen bleibt....

Die Mengen sind ja recht vernünftig kalkuliert, nur der DIE HARD ist mit 3500 Stück etwas großzügig angelegt. Irritierend finde ich eher, dass TORA! TORA! TORA! offenbar nur eine reine Neuauflage der FSM-CD ist und bei DIE HARD nur einige (und nicht alle) source cues dazukommen.

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Hier die dazugehörigen Presse-Infos von LLL:

TORA! TORA! TORA!

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

LLLCD 1197

Limited Edition of 2000 units

Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Lukas Kendall and Nick Redman

Mastered by Daniel Hersch and Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Julie Kirgo

Art Direction by Jim Titus

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, La-La Land Records presents two important WWII-themed scores from two giant composers that expertly and thoughtfully examine two landmark events that changed the world forever – the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the completion of the atom bomb.

La-La Land Records and FOX Music commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a special re-issue of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith’s (PATTON, THE OMEN, BASIC INSTINCT, THE EDGE) original score to 20th Century Fox’s 1970 Pearl Harbor docudrama feature TORA! TORA! TORA!, starring Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, So Yamamura and Tatsuya Mihashi -- directed by Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku and Toshio Masuda. Mr. Goldsmith tackles this film’s serious examination of Pearl Harbor with a rich orchestral score that exemplifies his trademark musical genius, fierce intelligence and sympathetic understanding. In depth liner notes by Julie Kirgo and spectacular art direction by Jim Titus focusing on the original art of Robert McCall are a highlight!

Continuing with our WWII theme. . .

FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY – 2 cd set

Music by Ennio Morricone

LLLCD 1196

Limited Edition of 3000 units

Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Dan Goldwasser

Mastered by Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Daniel Schweiger

Art Direction by Dan Goldwasser

We still can’t believe it – after nearly 200 releases we finally have The Maestro on our label. Even more, it’s a never released and, for most of it, HEARD score by him! When we cracked opened the masters we discovered a wealth of material that was completely cut from the 1989 film. Working with Mike Matessino, producer Dan Goldwasser was able to ID all the music that is not heard in the final film to assemble a magnificent soundtrack unheard by most until now. If the movie released in 1989 had all this gorgeous music in it, viewers may have felt differently about the end product. I sure hope you fall in love with this score as much as we did.

La-La Land Records is proud to present the world premiere release of acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone’s (THE MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY, THE THING, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, THE MISSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES) original score to Paramount Pictures’ 1989 docudrama FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz and John Cusack, and directed by Roland Joffe. Never before released in any format, Mr. Morricone’s hauntingly beautiful and complex orchestral score receives a definitive, 2-CD treatment that demonstrates the composer’s notable skill in emotionally interpreting what is at once an amazing and tragic chapter in mankind’s history – the birth of the atom bomb. Full of dramatic suspense, passion, sadness and gravitas, this is a notable, major Hollywood work by Morricone that is ripe for discovery. This special 2-CD release includes source cues, alternates and exclusive, in-depth liner notes by film music writer Daniel Schweiger.

Now we go from the horrors of War to the horrors of the Holiday season. wink.gif

DIE HARD – 2 cd set

Music by Michael Kamen

LLLCD 1188

Limited Edition of 3500 units

Retail Price: $29.98

Produced by Eric Lichtenfeld and Nick Redman

Mastered by Daniel Hersch at D2 Mastering and restored by Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Eric Lichtenfeld and Jeff Bond

Art Direction by Mark Banning

This is one of those dream come true projects – the kind where you hope and pray, if given the opportunity of producing it one day, you get to do it right. While the previous release of this classic score was good, it lacked in a few key areas – sound quality and “Coolness.” Yeah, that’s right – it was not “Cool.” Die Hard is a cool movie with “Cool” Characters, “Cool” Cinematography and “Cool” Music. In order to best the previous release we had to go all out. We spent nearly 2 years on this bad boy looking for all the best elements we could find, any lost music, and, most importantly, looking for those cool needle drops – the exact ones featured in the film. Well, I’m happy to report that this Die Hard release has COOL written all over it.

La-La Land Records and FOX Music present a remastered 2-CD SET of the original motion picture score to 20th Century Fox’s classic 1988 action blockbuster DIE HARD, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia, and directed by John McTiernan. Kamen’s score masterfully builds suspense, propelling all the plot’s high-octane action while enriching the characterizations. The DIE HARD experience is rounded out in this presentation with source cues and bonus tracks such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, Vaughn Monroe’s “Let It Snow”, Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis,” John Scott’s “We’ve Got Each Other” and more (sadly, we were not able to clear the ALIENS cue or the Stevie Wonder song Argyle rocks out to in the back of the limo)! Yippie-Kay-Yay!

The final title for La-La Land this year is one that has a great history for the label. Back in July, 2008, Dan Goldwasser, Matt and I had a meeting at Paramount Pictures where we laid out what we wanted to do with their music catalog. Impressed with the pitch, we were asked to come up with a wish list of titles we wanted to release. That night the 3 of us emailed each other our respective lists of Paramount Dream Projects. At the top of each of our list was the same title – SCROOGED. This is perhaps Mr Elfman’s “birth film”. . . and by that I mean the movie that gave him the opportunity to create that sound we all know and love today. It’s gothic, haunting, magical and thematic. It has everything you want out of an Elfman score and more! Hints of Batman, Black Beauty, Edward Scissorhands and “Nightmare” can be heard.

When given back the list, Paramount seemed to love the idea of La-La Land releasing Airplane, Dragonslayer, Seconds, Breakdown etc. . . but Scrooged was a bit more difficult at the time. We happily went forth producing all these wonderful Paramount projects, but we always wondered if we would ever work out the legal kinks on Scrooged. Then, one day, a miracle happened by the name of Lukas Kendall. Through his dealings with UMG (on GREMLINS), he managed to work out a deal to allow us to get the rights we needed to produce Scrooged for Paramount through UMG.

Three and a half years later, I am proud to present to you. . .

SCROOGED

Music by Danny Elfman

LLLCD 1195

Limited Edition of 3000 units

Retail Price: $19.98

Produced by Dan Goldwasser

Mastered by Mike Matessino

Liner Notes by Jeff Bond

Art Direction by Dan Goldwasser

An important score in Elfman’s cannon, SCROOGED was the composer’s first big-budget Hollywood score – and one that clearly anticipates his next, and most iconic work, BATMAN. For this wickedly funny and inventive update of the immortal Dickens Christmas classic, Elfman fashions a robust, sophisticated musical tapestry that expertly weaves together the film’s varied tones, which runs the gambit from wildly broad comedy and holiday cheer to gothic horror and emotional drama. Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Mike Matessino, this special release features bonus tracks, source cues and exclusive liner notes from film music writer Jeff Bond, with new comments from Director Richard Donner and others.

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TORA! Mein Lieblingsscore! Da brauche ich natürlich jede Veröffentlichung von! :)

Auf der FSM-Ausgabe war der Score schon komplett, aber der Klang könnte nun noch etwas verbessert worden sein.

SCROOGED wird natürlich auch angeschafft, eine lange überfällige Erstveröffentlichung.

Und DIE HARD kommt ebenfalls ins Haus, da klanglich ebenfalls sicher verbessert.

Hätte nicht gedacht, dass LaLaLand mal so viel für mich in Petto haben wird. ;) Nur: wo ist BATMAN FOREVER?

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TORA! Mein Lieblingsscore! Da brauche ich natürlich jede Veröffentlichung von! :)

Auf der FSM-Ausgabe war der Score schon komplett, aber der Klang könnte nun noch etwas verbessert worden sein.

SCROOGED wird natürlich auch angeschafft, eine lange überfällige Erstveröffentlichung.

Und DIE HARD kommt ebenfalls ins Haus, da klanglich ebenfalls sicher verbessert.

Hätte nicht gedacht, dass LaLaLand mal so viel für mich in Petto haben wird. ;) Nur: wo ist BATMAN FOREVER?

Ja, herzlichen Glückwunsch, Sebastian. Nur: Wieso glaubst Du, dass DIE HARD bzw. TORA! TORA! TORA! klanglich verbessert sind?

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Wieso glaubst Du, dass DIE HARD bzw. TORA! TORA! TORA! klanglich verbessert sind?

Zumindest bei DIE HARD steht darüber ja genug in der Pressemitteilung, Stichwort 'Cool'. B)

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Zumindest bei DIE HARD steht darüber ja genug in der Pressemitteilung, Stichwort 'Cool'. B)

Das hab ich tatsächlich überlesen, pardon.

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Autsch! ... Ich hatte eigentlich nicht viel erwartet, aber auf Grund der peinlichen Krater in meiner Sammlung, sind quasi alle 4 Pflicht für mich ... Feine Sache das ganze :)

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Der Morricone sagt mir nix. Davon höre ich mir erstmal die clips an. Genauso tora tora tora. Hab zwar die FSM, aber wenn der klang nicht substanziell verbessert wurde brauche ich die cd nicht. Die Hard und Scrooged sind dagegen pflicht.

Bin unterm strich zufrieden. Zwei must-haves und zwei eventuell lohnenswerte kandidaten sind schon ordentlich. Mal schaun was varese und intrada noch bringen.

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