Mika, Ennio Morricone, Red Red Wine, Acda & De Munnik and the soundtracks The Sound of Music, Gunpowder, Death Wish and The Theory Everything.
The Sound of Life and Death
We're leaving Record Store Day behind and getting back to our weekly releases. It's a great week, with releases by the Lebanese-British singer-songwriter Mika, the Dutch duo Acda & De Munnik, the one and only Ennio Morricone and a compilation with some great reggae titles by the name Red Red Wine. But it's also a week where we show our love for soundtracks by releasing the classic The Sound of Music, the 2018 version of Death Wish, the tv-series Gunpowder and the wonderful Theory Of Everything.
Let's start off with the colourful Life in Cartoon Motion,
the breakthrough album by the musician Mika
. He builds upon the musical territory of artists like Freddie Mercury, Elton John and more recently The Scissor Sisters. With the energetic and danceable songs Mika shows us his musical identity. The album includes his hit singles "Grace Kelly" and "Relax, Take It Easy", but also the more clever songs like the breakup track "Stuck in the Middle" and rocker "Ring Ring". The vinyl package includes an insert with song lyrics and credits.
is a definitive journey through the vast work of the great composer Ennio Morricone
. Take the musical train and let's ride through the desert, stopping by landmark spaghetti westerns like "A Fistful Of Dollars", "For A Few Dollars More", "The Good The Bad & The Ugly", "Once Upon A Time In the West" and most recently, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained". The package includes an insert with available Collected titles and the limited edition of 5.000 individually numbered copies is pressed on clear vinyl.
The Jamaican producer Brother Dan, better known by his stage name Dandy, compiled the album Red Red Wine
. The album consists of some of his most popular productions. like Tony Tribe's "Red Red Wine" and Israelites "Games People Play". The reggae version of the Neil Diamond song "Red Red Wine" became a hit in the UK in the summer of 69. The album is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on solid orange coloured vinyl.
The Dutch music duo consisting of Thomas Acda and Paul de Munnik have built a large fan base with their pop influenced songs. Their second studio album Naar Huis
has certainly contributed to their popularity. With the harmonies and accompanying arrangements Acda & De Munnik
created a successful mix of emotional narrative songs and clever funny passages. This 20th
anniversary edition includes an insert with lyrics and is available as a limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl.
The Sound of Music
is the final collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and one of their most famous efforts. The album includes musical standards like "Do-Re-Mi", "Edelweiss" and "My Favorite Things". One of the most important reasons the Broadway production and later released movie became worldwide known are the sing-along tracks, which play an important part in the story. The package of The Sound of Music
includes a 8-page booklet.
The music for the three-part HBO thriller Gunpowder
is composed by Volker Bertelmann, better known by his stage name Hauschka. With the recognizable sound from his prepared piano play he created some unique melodies. The series came to life by his minimal approach and the use of alien objects on top of the hammers and strings. Gunpowder
is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on silver vinyl.
Horror director Eli Roth created the remake to the 1974 movie classic Death Wish
. Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson, known for his compositions to sitcoms like New Girl and Community, recorded the different pieces to the movie. With his piano melodies, string sections and atmospheric electronic parts he composed some dark and twisted compositions. His aggressive musical parts supports the storyline. Death Wish 2018
is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies pressed on solid red vinyl. The package includes a 4-page Booklet.
Our third soundtrack is the score of the movie The Theory Everything, composed by the recently deceased Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Jóhannsson's intricate compositions provide a stunning backdrop to the romantic drama about Stephen and Jane Hawking. It's an extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world's greatest minds, the recently deceased astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The score of The Theory Of Everything
is now available as an exclusive limited edition of 1.500 individually numbered copies pressed on transparent blue vinyl.