The music of The Lord of the Rings film series was composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Howard Shore. Shore wrote many hours of music for The Lord of the Rings, 10 hours of which have been released in the Complete Recordings CD/DVD boxed sets. Additional music, including alternate and unused compositions, was released with the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings. Shore composed the music in an emotional, operatic way, threading through the scores over 90 identified leitmotifs, which are categorized by the Middle-earth cultures to which they relate. The scores for The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King won Academy Awards in 2002 and 2004. The latter film also won an Oscar statuette for Best Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
2007 digitally remastered double CD featuring CSN' Stephen Stills' three mid-'70s studio albums. Stills was released in 1975, followed one year later by Illegal Stills. Fans had to wait another two years until the release of Thoroughfare Gap (1978). This two disc set comes in a slimline double jewelbox housed in a slip case featuring extensive liner notes.
2007 issued fantastic 3CD collection from one of the biggest dance brands back from the 90's! "In The Mix" was the brainchild of Mark Goodier and expertly mixed at his Wise Buddah Studios and was one of the 90's big success stories. The brand was successfully revived in the noughties with the release of "In The Mix-Revival" in 2005, selling over 130k. In 2007, the popularity for all things retro has prompted a wave of "Old Skool" / retro dance releases. It's a virtual 90's greatest hits from Adamski (ft. Seal), Xpansions, 808State, Altern8, Bassheads, Shamen, Awesome 3, Moby, Nomad, Atlantic Ocean, Inner City, Prodigy, Rozalla, FSOL, 2 Unlimited, Ten City, Bass-O-Matic, Reese Project, Robin S, Felix, FPI Project, 49ers, Messiah, Quadrophonia, Shades Of Rhythm, SL2 and many many more!
Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an epic four-hour documentary feature in which Tom Petty, interviewed on camera, reveals anecdotal details about his band's development and quirks. Petty's laid back and somewhat self-effacing manner is quite appealing, as he talks about the good moments and some of the bad moments he and his musical cohorts have experienced.
Three CD boxset featuring the digitally remastered and expanded versions of the Sisters Of Mercy's classic albums The First And Last And Always (originally released in 1985, now featuring six bonus tracks), Floodland (originally released in 1987 and now featuring five bonus tracks) and Vision Thing (originally released in 1990 and now featuring five bonus tracks). Originally, The Sisters Of Mercy were part of the UK's popular Goth Rock scene of the mid '80s. Although they remained true to their Gothic roots, each release showed a musical maturity that earned them international fame and a wider audience. 41 tracks total including 'This Corrosion', 'Marian', 'Lucretia My Reflection', 'Ribbons', 'Doctor Jeep' and more.
The 2007 festival certainly ran true to form - with composers as diverse as Mozart, Glinka, Messiaen, Schumann, Lutosławski, Ravel, Bartók and Beethoven - variety and discovery were as abundant as ever. No other pianist in the musical world nurtures and promotes emerging talent with the same level of personal commitment and belief as Martha Argerich. The results of the chamber music partnerships displayed on this release demonstrate the magic that is made when these professional friends are brought together by her unique artistic personality. This year’s recording also boasts a substantial solo spot from Martha herself, playing Schumann's Kinderszenen Op. 15. Amongst many other artists, this year’s set features EMI Classics-signed pianists Gabriela Montero and Sergio Tiempo and Virgin Classics inimitable cellist Renaud Capuçon.