Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cool: Original "Jonny Quest" and "Space 1999" soundtracks on the way

Here are two upcoming soundtracks releases of interest to pop culture fans:

Due out Oct. 19 from La La Land Records, Jonny Quest includes two CDS filled with music from the cult 1960s cartoon series:
La-La Land Records and Warner Bros. present the world premiere release of the original television score to the 1964-65 classic animated Hanna-Barbera adventure series JONNY QUEST, with music by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Hoyt Curtin and musical direction by Hoyt Curtin and Ted Nichols. Requested by fans for decades, the thrilling and groundbreaking original music from one of the most beloved 60’s animated shows of all time finally makes its official debut with this deluxe, knockout 2-CD presentation. The musical genius of Hoyt Curtin (THE FLINTSTONES, TOP CAT, SCOOBY DOO) is on full display here – thrilling, jazz-infused action scoring, brimming with excitement and drama! Produced by Lukas Kendall, Taylor White and Nik Ranieri, and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this 2-CD limited release of 3000 units includes bonus tracks and features fascinating, in depth liner notes by film music journalist Jon Burlingame and writer Jeff Bond. Adventurous art design by Joe Sikoryak compliments this celebratory release that will thrill fans of all ages!
Space: 1999 on Penta Records, meanwhile, collects music the legendary Ennio Morricone composed for theatrical film derived from episodes of the 1970s sci-fi series:

Penta Music is proud to present the world premiere CD release of SPACE:1999, featuring the original motion picture soundtrack of the Italian theatrical version composed by two-time Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone.
SPACE: 1999 premiered in Italian theatres on January 14, 1975, and was created through the process of editing together three episodes from season one of the TV series: “Breakaway,” “Ring Around the Moon” and “Another Time, Another Place.”
The theatrical release of SPACE: 1999 predated the series’ debut on Italian television by a year, with the first six episodes being broadcast from January 31, 1976. Six more episodes followed in July and the remaining twelve episodes in the fall of the same year.
The series’ original iconic score was not used for the Italian theatrical version (the series originally premiered on British television on September 4, 1975), instead being replaced with a fascinating score by Ennio Morricone, who composed original material featuring frantic jazz themes and futuristic electronic sequences reminiscent of Barry Gray’s work on UFO.
This release also includes avant-garde material by Morricone that was carefully selected as background music for various scenes in the movie, taken directly from the RCA promotional series of library vinyl LPs titled “Dimensioni Sonore,” performed by symphonic orchestra and presented here in full stereo. Also included is the final large orchestral theme heard over the end credits, featuring vocals by Edda Dell’Orso and I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni. This theme was reused for the 1979 mini-series Orient Express, again scored by Ennio Morricone.
The CD has a running time of 70:11 and comes with a full-color, 20-page booklet containing archive stills, a foreword from Fanderson chairman Nick Williams (the official Fanderson UK fan club) and plot synopses and credits for the three original episodes.

No comments:

Post a Comment