I am Big Bird - Soundtrack review

CoverVarèse Sarabande release Joshua Johnson's beautifully intricate and moving score to I am Big Bird, This heartwarming documentary chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. For over 4 decades, Caroll's characters have been cherished by generations of children. At 81 years old, the tenacious and enthusiastic performer has no intention of slowing down... [click here...]


Goldilocks And The Three Bears - Music review

CoverSimG Records, supporters of new British songwriters, release the studio cast recording of the latest musical from the pens of Olivier Award-winning musical theatre creatives, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Mary Poppins, Honk!). Based on the universally famous fairy tale, Goldilocks And The Three Bears is a short family-friendly musical which is the second to be completed in what Stiles and Drewe describe as a “trilogy of trios” (the companion pieces are the previously released The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff to follow in 2016)... [click here...]


The King: Look-Alite - Merchandise review

CoverBring a touch of Rock n Roll into your home with The King Look-Alite. Based on the ultimate King and featuring his trademark snarl, perfectly quiffed hair and bejewelled jumpsuit you’ll be left ‘All Shook Up’ thinking Elvis is back from the dead and all lit up in your living room This novelty gift will look perfectly placed wherever you decide to put him in your home, so why not pop on your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and get down to the ‘Jailhouse Rock’ every night with the King himself... [click here...]


Obsession: New Recording of the Film Score

CoverTadlow Music presents a new recording of the complete Bernard Herrmann score to Brian DePalma’s riveting and dreamlike psychological thriller. Palma’s superbly stylish Obsession is today viewed as an underrated masterpiece. The film features some of the best and most sensual work by Herrmann outside the Hitchcock and Scorcese movies. In 1976, a year after Bernard Herrmann’s death, the score for Obsession was, together with his music for Taxi Driver, nominated for an Academy Award... [click here...]


Ping Potmat: Heat Resistant Paddle Mat - review

CoverServe a strong backhand from the stove to the dining table. Are you always burning your counter top? The Ping Potmat is not your average paddle; it has been crafted with renewable bamboo and dimpled silicone to protect your table from heat damage. The mat’s resistant layer can handle searing pots of up to 230°C. To use, simply place your hot pot on the Ping Potmat and become a kitchen champion... [click here...]


Jeanne: The Musical - Music review

CoverJeanne: The Musical is the dramatic story of one of history's most charismatic and courageous women, Joan of Arc. Singer song-writer Shirlie Roden composed Jeanne over a five month period in 1981. She continued to work on its development in the following years, working closely with music producer John Miller, theatre producer Bill Kenwright, and creating additional rewrites under the guidance of director Robin Phillips. The epic rock-opera premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September 1985... [click here...]


Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965 (Vinyl Collection)

CoverUniversal Music Enterprises and Motown Records release the seven-vinyl-album box set, Marvin Gaye 1961-1965, featuring the first seven albums of Marvin Gaye's career, including the stereo mixes of his 1961 debut, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1963) and When I’m Alone I Cry (1964), for the first time ever in the LP format. The collection also includes Hello Broadway... This Is Marvin (1964); Together, his 1964 album of duets with Mary Wells; How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965), and A Tribute to the Great NatKingCole (1965). The release is the first of three planned vinyl box sets which will encompass the breadth of Gaye’s career... [click here...]


Northern America: Modern Phenomena - Music

CoverLos Angeles based quartet Northern American release their debut album, Modern Phenomena, on Heist Or Hit Records. Nate Paul (guitar/vocals) and Shane Alch (keyboard) met in high school, immediately finding a kinship in their common love of music. The two moved to LA, joining forces with Augusto Vega (bass) and Bruno Calenda (drums), setting up a studio in Chinatown and writing and rehearsing almost daily ever since. While most artists have their own roles to play within their band, Northern American is a fully collaborative project with all band members contributing lyrics, melody and rhythm to the process... [click here...]


Love, Lies & Lyrics: The Words of Lesley Ross

CoverLove, Lies & Lyrics is a ‘limited edition’ 25-track CD, that covers over a dozen original British musicals. This wonderfully eclectic recording features the music of Mark Aspinall, Matthew Brind, John-Victor, James Williams, and Gounod, and stars 30 West End vocalists... [click here...]


Cris Velasco (composer) - Interview

CoverCris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film and television. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Music Composition his first major release was composing for Sony’s blockbuster God of War. Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers in interactive entertainment, scoring many major titles including Company of Heroes 2, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, ZombiU, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, God of War 3, Tron: Evolution, Borderlands, God of War 2, Darksiders, Clive Barkers Jericho, and many more. Darren Rea spoke with him as his score for Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings was released... [click here...]