Representatives of the film music record label La-La Land Records have been presented with International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Archival Re-Release of an Existing Score and Record Label of the Year by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Craig Lysy. Also in attendance at the presentation were IFMCA members Dan Goldwasser and Daniel Schweiger, which took place at a special publicity event for composer Roque Baños and his score for new Evil Dead movie.
La-La Land Records producers MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys accepted the both awards, accepting the Best Archival Re-Release of an Existing Score award on behalf of their fellow producers Didier C. Deutsch, Mike Matessino, Bruce Botnick and David C. Fein, liner note writer Jeff Bond, and album art director Jim Titus, for their stellar work re-releasing Jerry Goldsmith’s classic 1979 score Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Goldsmith’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece is widely regarded as one of the composer’s finest. Newly re-mastered from the original analogue 16-track 2-inch 30 i.p.s. masters, this lavish 3-CD set “presents the score for the 1979 theatrical release (filling disc 1 and part of disc 2) and also premieres the legendary early “rejected” cues that Goldsmith recorded prior to composing his famous main theme. The 1979 album program (much of which is performed and edited differently as compared to the film) completes disc 2, with disc 3 offering additional alternates (including those heard on the previous Sony expanded release) along with a wealth of bonus material. Among the highlights are a collection of early takes of the “Main Title” (including extensive stage chatter), isolated segments featuring Craig Huxley’s famous “blaster beam” and assorted synthesizer excerpts, the domestic CD debut of Bob James’ disco cover version of Goldsmith’s theme and Shaun Cassidy’s vocal version of the love theme, “A Star Beyond Time.”
Since releasing their first albums in 2002, Burbank, California-based La-La Land Records has become one of the most respected and acclaimed film music record labels in the world. Having already released over 250 titles over the last decade, 2012 saw a continuation of their astonishingly high quality series of releases, in which they released expanded and re-mastered versions of acclaimed scores such as Danny Elfman’s Planet of the Apes, John Williams’s Hook, Alfred Newman’s The Robe, Ennio Morricone’s The Untouchables, Hans Zimmer’s Black Rain, Alan Silvestri’s The Bodyguard, Elliot Goldenthal’s Batman Forever, a brand new recording of composer J.S. Zamecnik’s 1927 masterpiece Wings (the first ever Best Picture Oscar winner), and an astonishing 15-CD box set of music from the original 1966 Star Trek television series featuring music by composers Alexander Courage, George Duning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore and Fred Steiner.
This is La-LaLand’s third straight win in this category from 9 previous nominations since 2004, and their special release albums have accumulated a total of 9 nominations since 2007. The other nominees in the re-release category were Ben-Hur by Miklós Rózsa (Film Score Monthly), Conan the Barbarian by Basil Poledouris (Intrada), Hook by John Williams (La-La Land) and the Star Trek: The Original Series box set (La-La Land). The other nominees in the record label category were Intrada, Moviescore Media, Quartet Records and Tadlow Music.
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