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Release Round-Up: From Chicago to the White House

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  • Rhino Handmade has announced its latest title, the first-ever true quadraphonic release of The Chicago Transit Authority, the 1969 debut LP by Chicago. Featuring hits like “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and “Questions 67 and 68,” this DVD release includes the entire album presented in four discrete channels of sound. Order it here and have a go at a demo of “quadio” over here.
  • A couple of soundtrack tidbits coming up. First up, new releases from La La Land Records have been announced for sale March 9. Marc Shaiman’s score to the Michael Keaton/Geena Davis comedy Speechless (1994) and Miles Goodman’s score to the hilarious Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1987) are both making their CD debuts at 1200 copies each.
  • Elsewhere, it was confirmed that Film Score Monthly will soon release a five-disc box set devoted to the work of Lalo Schifrin (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible and four of the five Dirty Harry films). No details about which works will be included have been announced.
  • Finally, a well-known, well-liked modern-day composer has hinted that one of his most-requested scores will see an expanded release soon. David Arnold, best known as the current composer for the James Bond films, tweeted that the complete score to Independence Day (1996) is “happening now…should be ready in a month or two.” He later added that La La Land Records would be the label that would release it, referring to their previous expansion of his score to the 1998 American version of Godzilla. “[T]hink its the same people who did [G]odzilla. [N]o other releases as far as [I] know,” he wrote.

Written by Mike Duquette

March 4, 2010 at 01:36