Apple TV+ has announced a soundtrack album for the streamer’s original series Central Park. The album features the original songs from the show composed by the project’s principal songwriters Kate Anderson, Elyssa Samsel & Brent Knopf. Other songs included are Weirdos Make Great Superheroes (featured in episode 2) written by Sara BareillesI’m in a Perfect Relationship (episode 8) written by Meghan Trainor, New York Doesn’t Like Your Face (episode 10) written by Fiona Apple, as well as contributions by Cyndi Lauper, Alan Menken, Darren Criss and Anthony Hamilton. The songs from the first two episodes are now available to stream on Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Songs for the following episodes will be released weekly with the full soundtrack album coming out on July 24, 2020. Central Park is created by Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad & Nora Smith and stars Gad, alongside Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Tituss Burgess, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr. and Stanley Tucci. Read the rest of this entry »

Milan Records will release the official soundtrack album for the drama Shirley. The album features the film’s original music composed by Tamar-kali (Mudbound, The Assistant, Come Sunday, The Last Thing He Wanted, The Lie). The soundtrack will be released digitally next Friday, June 5 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Shirley is directed by Josephine Decker and stars Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young and Logan Lerman. The movie tells the story of a middle-aged couple that moves in with renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson and her husband in the hopes of starting a new life and find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Jackson’s next major novel. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Disney Goes Classical’ Album Announced

Posted: May 29, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums

Decca Records and Disney Music Group’s Walt Disney Records have announced Disney Goes Classical, a new album featuring music from the most-recognizable Disney films from its Golden Age to the nineties Renaissance and into the modern era of CGI animation. The music is performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Among the titles featured on the album are The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Toy Story 2 and Moana. The first single from album, Can You Feel the Love Tonight (written by Elton John & Tim Rice for 1994’s The Lion King) performed by Matteo Bocelli, is already available to download/stream here. The full soundtrack will be released on October 2, 2020 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Read the rest of this entry »

Back Lot Music will release a new soundtrack album for DreamWorks Animation’s Netflix series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. The album features the songs from the show’s second season performed by Karen Fukahara, Sydney Mikayla, John Lavelle, Dan Stevens, Mindy Sterling, Kay Bess and Chris Anthony Lansdowne. Also included are selections of the original score from Season 2 composed by Daniel Rojas. The Season 2 Mixtape will be released digitally tomorrow, May 29 and will be available to stream/download here. The label has previously released a soundtrack featuring music from Season 1 earlier this year. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is created by Radford Sechrist and stars Fukahara & Mikayla, alongside Coy Stewart, Deon Cole and Dee Bradley Baker.  Read the rest of this entry »

HBO Max has announced today that singer/songwriter Leland (aka Brett McLaughlin) is composing original songs and the original score for the upcoming HBO Max scripted special Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020. The show is inspired by Laua Benanti’s #SunshineSongs social media campaign and will star a diverse group of student actors whose school productions have shut down due to the pandemic. The special will will feature original music performed from their homes and explores tried-and-true themes of classic teen movies through the totally unique lens of a world turned upside down by the global pandemic. Benanti is also executive producing the World of Wonder production with Randy Barbato & Fenton Bailey (Party Monster) and Tom Campbell (RuPaul’s Drag Race). Read the rest of this entry »

Milan Records will release the official soundtrack album for the National Geographic limited series Barkskins. The album features the show’s original music composed by Colin Stetson (HereditaryColor Out of SpaceThe First, Outlaws and Angels). The soundtrack will be released digitally on June 5, 2020 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Barkskins is created by Elwood Reid based on Annie Proulx’s novel of the same title and stars David Thewlis, Marcia Gay Harden, Aneurin Barnard, James Bloor, David Wilmot, Christian Cooke, Thomas M. Wright, Lily Sullivan, Tallulah Haddon, Kaniehtiio (Tiio) Horn and Zahn McClarnon. The 8-parter follows a disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battling to escape their pasts. Read the rest of this entry »

Varese Sarabande has announced a soundtrack album for the thriller Becky. The album features the film’s original music composed by Nima Fakhrara (The Signal, The PyramidThe Girl in the Photographs, Detroit: Become Human). The soundtrack will be released digitally next Friday, June 5, 2020. Check back on this page for the pre-order link. Becky is directed by Jonathan Milott and stars Lulu Wilson, Kevin James, Joel McHale, Amanda Brugel and Robert Maillet. The movie follows a spunky and rebellious woman who is brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her fatherin an effort to try to reconnect, when a group of convicts on the run suddenly invade the lake house. Read the rest of this entry »

WaterTower Music has released a score album for the animated feature Scoob!. The album features the film’s original score composed by Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) (Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Terminator: Dark Fate). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, May 29 and will be available to stream/download here. Atlantic Records has previously released a separate soundtrack featuring the songs from the movie. Scoob! is directed by Tony Cervone and stars Zac Efron, Frank Welker, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong and Jason Isaacs. The animated movie was released earlier this month and is now available on VOD. Read the rest of this entry »

Alma Records has released a soundtrack album for the indie drama The Cuban. The album features the film’s original music composed by Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist Hilario Duran. The soundtrack is now available to stream/download on Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. The Cuban is directed by Sergio Navarretta and stars Louis Gossett Jr., Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ana Golja, Giacomo Gianniotti and Lauren Holly. The movie centers on a young Afghan immigrant named who starts her first job at a nursing home when an unexpected friendship with a Cuban resident with dementia reignites her love of music and changes her life. Read the rest of this entry »

Milan Records will release a soundtrack album for the Netflix original film Da 5 Bloods. The album features the movie’s original score composed by Academy Award nominee Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman, Malcolm X, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Red Tails). The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, May 29 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Da 5 Bloods is directed by Spike Lee and stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Paul Walter Hauser, Jean Reno, Chadwick Boseman, Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, Matt Billingsly, Kevin Willmott, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Mélanie Thierry and Jasper Pääkkönen. The movie tells the story of four African American veterans as they return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains – and a stash of buried gold. Read the rest of this entry »