I had the extreme pleasure earlier this year of writing the liner notes for an expanded soundtrack release to one of the biggest hits of the 1990s, Independence Day. Releasing later today by La-La Land Records, I researched the film, and interviewed composer David Arnold, producer Dean Devlin, and scoring mixer Dennis Sands. (Sadly, director Roland Emmerich was out of the country and unable to get back to me in time.) The album itself is pretty kick-ass, and I’m excited …
Wow, I can’t believe I totally dropped the ball on this and never bothered to blog about my most recent released project! I wrote the detailed liner notes for the new expanded release of Danny Elfman’s score to Mars Attacks!. A lot of research at the Academy library, plus new comments from Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek and Bobbi Page all came together to create what I feel is a pretty well rounded essay on the film and the music. It’s …
Well, it’s been done for a little while, but today we’ve announced the soundtrack release for Airplane! It will be released next month, so be sure to order it!! It’s my first solo-producing credit, and I’m exceptionally proud of the work everyone did to make this album a kick-ass package.
Discovered Wordle today. The website will use Java to generate rather awesome collages from text that you input, using common words. It’s like a “Tag Cloud”, but more artistic. I fed it my Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs liner notes, and here’s what it came up with. Pretty sweet!!
Buy Blazing – Buy it Now!
The Blazing Saddles soundtrack is now available for order! Buy it! Buy it now!
Well it’s been pre-announced: the soundtrack to Blazing Saddles will be released next Tuesday! I co-produced the album along with MV Gerhard at La-La Land Records, and wrote the extensive liner notes. I’m very proud of my work on this album, so be sure to go get it!
My latest liner notes project has just been announced officially, so go out and buy the Mark Isham soundtrack to Point Break!
Intrada's review of Godzilla
This is cool, since Intrada’s thumbnail reviews of albums are highly respected in the ‘biz. 2 CD Set of complete score for large-scale homegrown remake of legendary Japan creation, directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno. Gargantuan score by David Arnold underlines epic monster tale with emphasis on small motifs to tie set pieces together rather than longer melodic lines. Profuse brass, impressive array of percussion keep it all roaring. Superb booklet affords glimpse behind production, use of …
Today La-La Land Records finally announced the project that I worked on pretty heavily from December 2006 – April 2007: The official score release of David Arnold’s Godzilla soundtrack. I get credited as a “creative consultant”, as well as liner notes credit (and a thank you). It was a lot of work, and I hope you all enjoy the results!
Escape to Victory
Just interviewed Bill Conti and Dan Wallin about their work on the 1981 John Houston film, Escape to Victory. I’m working on the liner notes, so look for the album’s release in December!
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