'First Knight' & 'DC Showcase' Scores

First KnightCD
Orginal CD Release cover, Not La-La Land product

Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Limited Edition of 5000 Units
ORDER “FIRST KNIGHT: LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET)” APRIL 12th at www.lalalandrecords.com
La-La Land Records and Sony Music proudly present the expanded, 2CD presentation of legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith’s (PATTON, THE OMEN, BASIC INSTINCT) powerful orchestral score to the 1995 Columbia Pictures feature film FIRST KNIGHT, starring Sean Connery, Richard Gere and Julia Ormond, directed by Jerry Zucker. Considered by many, including the maestro himself, to be one of Goldsmith’s finest scores, this important work, (presented in its film version for the first time), has been expanded over the original soundtrack release by more than a full hour, including additional alternate tracks. The original 1995 soundtrack release is also presented here, remastered. Produced by Bruce Botnick, Mike Matessino and Didier C. Deutsch, and mastered by Bruce Botnick from Mr. Botnick’s own 1st generation digital masters straight from the mixing board, this limited edition release is the definitive presentation of this masterful Goldsmith score. Exclusive, in-depth liner notes are by film music writer Jeff Bond, with additional comments from Bruce Botnick. This is a limited edition release of 5000 Units.
Disc 1
The Film Score
1 The Legend Of Camelot :58
2 Raid On Leonesse 5:12
3 True Love / The Ambush / First Sight 6:24
4 Does It Please You / Look At Me 3:25
5 Promise Me 2:20
6 Camelot 2:37
7 Gauntlet Drums 1:50
8 Meet the Queen :45
9 The Gauntlet / No Kiss 2:02
10 No Joy / Try Her / Wedding Plans / I Will Fight 2:58
11 Boat Trip 2:03
12 The Cave 2:14
13 Walls Of Air 1:33
14 Escape From The Cave 3:25
15 Prove It 2:55
16 A New Life 5:38
17 To Leonesse 3:24
18 Night Battle 5:53
19 Village Ruins 3:19
20 The Kiss 1:59
21 Open The Door /No One Move 1:58
22 Arthur’s Farewell 5:25
23 Never Surrender 5:40
24 Camelot Lives 4:04
Disc 1 Time: 78:50
Disc 2
The 1995 Soundtrack Album
1 Arthur’s Fanfare 0:45
2 Promise Me 4:04
3 Camelot 2:19
4 Raid On Leonesse 4:26
5 A New Life 4:54
6 To Leonesse 3:25
7 Night Battle 5:39
8 Village Ruins 3:20
9 Arthur’s Farewell 5:25
10 Camelot Lives 5:40
1995 Soundtrack Time: 40:17
Additional Music
11 The Ambush / First Sight (alternate) 5:46
12 Boat Trip (alternate segment) 1:05
13 A New Life (alternate 1) 5:37
14 A New Life (alternate 2) 3:14
15 To Leonesse (alternate) 2:40
16 Village Ruins (alternate) 3:29
17 Never Surrender (alternate) 5:20
Additional Music Time: 27:29
Disc 2 Time: 67:53
The Return of Black Adam/
LLLCD 1172
Music by Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn (The Track Team)
Limited Edition of 1000 Units
ORDER “DC SHOWCASE – SUPERMAN/SHAZAM The Return of Black Adam/JONAH HEX/GREEN ARROW/THE SPECTRE LIMITED EDITION” APRIL 12th at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your CD autographed by the composers at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are not guaranteed. For a limited time.
Presenting the world premiere, limited edition CD release of the original score soundtracks to the DC SHOWCASE animated original shorts SUPERMAN/SHAZAM! The Return of Black Adam, JONAH HEX, GREEN ARROW and THE SPECTRE. Composers Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, aka The Track Team (KUNG FU PANDA: LEGENDS OF AWESOMENESS, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER – THE LEGEND OF KORRA) expertly create a vast musical palette of dynamic musical environments within this thrilling collection of music from these acclaimed DC SHOWCASE shorts. An eclectic array of styles and motifs are referenced here in exciting fashion, from old-fashioned superhero spectacle to Spaghetti Western, 70’s Grindhouse, horror and more! Produced by Jeremy Zuckerman, Benjamin Wynn and MV Gerhard, and mastered by James Nelson, this is a must-have for all soundtrack and DC enthusiasts alike. This is a special limited edition release of 1000 Units.
Visit the composers’ site at www.thetrackteam.com
1. WB Logo (0:29)
2. DC Showcase Main Title (0:47)
3. Black Adam (0:49)
4. Billy Batson (1:36)
5. Looking for Change (0:30)
6. Good is Hard (0:32)
7. Battle in the City (4:37)
8. The Subway Ride /
The Wizard Shazam (3:51)
9. Back in the City (1:07)
10. Shazam! (3:11)
11. The Dam (1:28)
12. Gods and Ants (0:58)
13. Billy’s Had Enough (1:55)
14. Tawny’s Reveal (1:16)
15. Just One Word (0:23)
16. The Return of Black Adam
End Credits (0:39)
17. Ella’s Rag (1:55)
18. Madame Lorraine (0:52)
19. Above the Bar, Red Doc
Gets Comfortable (0:51)
20. Jonah Rides into Town (1:31)
21. Madame Lorraine
and Jonah (1:25)
22. Jonah Takes Care
of Business (1:25)
23. To the Mine Shaft (2:47)
24. Jonah Hex End Credits (0:37)
25. Late Again /
Tension at the Airport (2:20)
26. Assassination Attempt /
The Princess…
The Queen (3:58)
27. The Conveyor Belt (2:00)
28. Merlyn and
Green Arrow Duel (1:04)
29. Safe? (Count Vertigo) (0:51)
30. Every Queen Needs
a Consort (1:01)
31. Green Arrow End Credits (0:38)
32. Mr. Brenner Takes a Dip (0:57)
33. Corrigan Assesses the
Crime Scene (1:19)
34. The Surveillance
Camera Tapes (0:32)
35. Costumes (2:23)
36. Squashed (0:24)
37. Heading to Mexico (2:51)
38. An Old Friend /
The Secret (2:35)
39. The Spectre End Credits (0:38)
Total Time: 60:42

Irvin Kershner, R.I.P.

irvin_kershner_YodaIrvin Kershner, director of perhaps the best of the STAR WARS films, passed away last Friday, November 27th, 2010. He was 87.

Kershner began as a documentary filmmaker, first for the U.S. government, then for the TV series CONFIDENTIAL FILE.  In 1958, he made his feature film debut with STAKEOUT ON DOPE STREET, a crime thriller he co-wrote with Andrew J. Fenady, backed by Roger Corman. Produced on a low budget,  it was sold for a nice profit to Warner Brothers for distribution.
With Fenaday as producer, Irvin Kershner would shoot multiple episodes of the Nick Adams starring Western THE REBEL.
Equally adept at drama and comedy, Kershner would direct films such as 1966’s A FINE MADNESS (starring Sean Connery), THE FLIM-FLAM MAN, and the Barbara Striesand starring UP THE SANDBOX (1972), which featured surreal fantasy sequences.
In 1978, Irvin Kershner directed the ESP/Horror thriller  THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, based on a screenplay by John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN).
George Lucas, who was a student of Kershner’s when he taught at the University of Southern California, chose him to direct the second STAR WARS film, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Irvin Kershner was able to give the film both a sense of continuity with the previous installment and a darker, more sophisticated visual touch. 
NeverSayNeverAgainKershner was reunited with star Sean Connery again on the non-series James Bond film NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983, an updated remake of THUNDERBALL.
In 1990 he directed ROBOCOP 2, an action-packed sequel to the original, quite competent but not as satisfying as the first in the series.
After directing an episode of SEAQUEST DSV (aka SEAQUEST 2032) in 1993, he retired from the film business.
Picking up the nickname “Kersh” during EMPIRE, Irvin Kershner was apparently a well-liked man among his fellow filmmakers, and certainly a memorable director for genre fans.