Representatives of the film music record label La-La Land Records have been presented with International Film Music Critics Association Awards for Best Archival Release of an Existing Score (Compilation) and Record Label of the Year by IFMCA member Jon Broxton. Also in attendance at the presentation was IFMCA member Dan Goldwasser, which took place at a special publicity event for their upcoming release of a third volume of music from Batman: The Animated Series.
La-La Land Records producers MV Gerhard and Matt Verboys accepted the award for Film Music Record Label of the Year, while producer Neil S. Bulk accepted the Best Archival Release of an Existing Score (Compilation) award on behalf of fellow producer MV Gerhard, liner note writer Jeff Bond, and album art director Jim Titus, for their work on the 8-CD set of Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton and David Sanborn’s scores for the Lethal Weapon movies
The set features the iconic film scores from all four Lethal Weapon films. Each score is contained in its own 2-CD jewel case, and all four scores, along with a 40-page booklet. The scores to Lethal Weapon 1-3 have been greatly expanded beyond their original soundtrack album presentations, while the score from Lethal Weapon 4 makes its world premiere with this set. A bounty of previously unreleased score music is featured here, along with bonus score tracks and songs from the likes of Sting, Elton John, George Harrison, The Beach Boys and more.
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 300 titles over the last decade, 2013 continued their astonishingly high quality series of releases, in which they released expanded and re-mastered versions of acclaimed scores such as James Newton Howard’s Wyatt Earp, James Horner’s Patriot Games, Robert Folk’s Police Academy, Danny Elfman’s Black Beauty, a 4-CD set of music from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, John Williams’s The Fury, Hans Zimmer’s Days of Thunder, and a 4-CD set of music from Superman: The Animated Series.
This is La-LaLand’s fourth straight win in the Record Label of the Year category, and their special release albums have accumulated a total of 12 nominations since 2007. The other nominees in the compilation release category were Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection from Silva Screen Records, the Michel Legrand Anthology from Universal/Écoutez le Cinéma!, the Varèse Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration album, and composer Mark Snow’s The X-Files: Volume Two, also released by La-La Land. The other nominees in the record label category were Intrada, Moviescore Media, Prometheus Records/Tadlow Music, and Quartet Records
Click here to see Gerhard, Verboys and Bulk’s acceptance speeches, and hear some music from Lethal Weapon.
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