Re:Scored: Epic Classical: Vol. 2 - Music Review

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This is the second album in Silva Screen Records' Re:Scored series and a follow up to Re:Scored Epic Classical. The Re:Scored series introduces fresh, thoughtful and contemporary film score reworkings of established genres. On Epic Classical Vol. 2, composer Antonin Roux re-arranges classical favourites in “epic” film score mode. Bach’s 'Cello Suite no. 1 in G major', Strauss’s 'The Blue Danube Waltz' and Elgar’s 'Pomp and Circumstance March in D Major' feature award-winning singer Merethe Soltvedt... [click here...]

 

LEGO Star Wars: TIE Fighter (75300) Toy review

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Roleplay as the villains from the classic Star Wars trilogy with LEGO's latest version of the Imperial TIE Fighter (75300). Capturing the authentic, sleek design of the iconic starfighter in the Imperial fleet, it features three minifigures (a TIE Fighter Pilot with a blaster pistol, a Stormtrooper with a blaster, plus an NI-L8 Protocol Droid), an opening cockpit and two spring-loaded shooters... [click here...]

 

Before We Die - Soundtrack review

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Silva Screen Records digitally release Jeroen Swinnen’s dark Symphonic score for Before We Die, the Channel 4’s Bristol Noir remake of Sweden crime series Innan Dör... [click here...]

 

 

LEGO Star Wars: X-Wing Fighter (75301) - review

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T Young, and the young at heart, can become heroes in their own epic stories with this LEGO brick version of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter (75301) from the classic Star Wars trilogy. It’s packed with authentic details, including an opening cockpit with space behind for R2-D2, wings that can be switched to attack position at the touch of a button and 2 spring-loaded shooters. The kit also features Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Princess Leia and General Dodonna LEGO minifigures, each with weapons, including Luke’s lightsaber... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Luke Skywalker Helmet - review

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From Hasbro comes the Black Series - a range of premium roleplay collectors items that allow fans to imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with. With exquisite features, highly-detailed deco, movie-inspired design, interior padding, lights, and sound fx, this full-scale replica of Luke Skywalker's iconic helmet is a great addition to any fan's collection... [click here...]

 

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe - Soundtrack

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Silva Screen Records reissue Robert Mellin and Gian-Piero Reverberi's score for the 1964 French-German children's television drama The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. The reissue includes the music material discovered in 1997 and new packaging, featuring never seen before cover and pictures as well as a definitive history of the music and series written by Stephen Brown and Lynn Simpson... [click here...]

 

Devin Townsend: Galactic Quarantine - review

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InsideOut Music releases Quarantine, the second album in the 'Devolution' series of releases from Devin Townsend. Townsend has been using the Covid downtime to work on new material for upcoming albums, and for a current lack of touring possibilities and encounters with fans on the road he decided to do a series of live albums, quarantine albums, and generally interesting projects that keep people entertained while he’s busy on his next larger releases... [click here...]

 

John-Henry Crawford: Dialogo - Classical Music

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Orchid Classics releases Dialogo, the debut album of cellist John-Henry Crawford, First Prize Winner of the IX International Carlos Prieto Cello Competition and the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2019 Young Artist of the Year. Playing a rare 200-year-old cello smuggled out of Austria by his grandfather, Robert Popper, Crawford performs Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99 and Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion, as well as Ligeti’s Sonata for Solo Cello, all recorded and engineered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Adam Abeshouse... [click here...]

 

Duel (1971) (50th Anniversary Edition) - Blu-ray

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Dennis Weaver plays David Mann, a travelling salesman on his way to California to meet a client for a lucrative deal. At one point he overtakes a slow-moving 40 ton truck, which shortly afterwards overtakes him and slows right down again. Concerned that he might be late for his appointment, Mann makes a risky movement to get past the truck. Thereafter, he is singled-out as prey for the super-charged huge truck, and Mann is caught in a desperate down-spiralling game of cat and mouse for survival... [click here...]

 

The Crossing: A Native Hill - Classical Music

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Navona Records presents The Crossing's release of choral music from Gavin Bryars's A Native Hill. With intimate knowledge of the individual voices and art of each singer, Bryars composed this work to capitalize on the group’s unique sound, personality, and esprit de corps. A Native Hill is based on American author and environmentalist Wendell Berry’s 1968 essay of the same name, which examines bucolic elements of rural life, suffused with deeper metaphysical and political implications... [click here...]