We are tracking 38 new soundtrack releases this week. Click here for the full schedule of current and upcoming soundtrack releases.
This week we learned that Danny Elfman will compose American Hustle, the animated Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Tim Burton's Big Eyes. Brian Tyler was also named composer for Fast & Furious 7, due in theaters next July. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments posted this week click here.
Opening nationwide in theaters today are The Counselor (music by Daniel Pemberton) and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (music by Koool G Murder). Click here for the full theatrical schedule.
Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- The Counselor (12 songs)
- I Am Divine (2 songs)
There have been a few different labels pushing to release special vinyl editions of director Nicolas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising. First out of the gate and receiving little mainstream attention is WeMe Records, whose Valhalla Rising - Limited Vinyl Edition is currently available for pre-order and will be released November 4. Far from a rush job, WeMe Records' edition is well-worth a look by collectors. Featuring haunting artwork and a limited run of 800 copies in different color formats, it is sure to go fast. Milan and Invada are expected to release their vinyl editions later in November, but Milan records has released Valhalla Rising this week digitally and on CD.
Finally, today is the birthday of composer Johann Strauss II. One of his most popular pieces, "The Blue Danube," was put to such effective use in director Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.