Turn Back Time With a Free Grantchester Download!

The irresistible lure of 1950’s rural English life has charmed viewers this Autumn in the form of ITV’s “Grantchester”.  Classic Sunday viewing, the Telegraph wrote, “Delightfully neat and economical of plot, it’s Cluedo with cassocks and just enough noir for the modern palate”.  The full soundtrack is due for release soon, but in the meanwhile, there’s a taster available in the form of a free download of a song from the series by jazz singer Gloria Dee from HERE

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Utopia Series 2 Soundtrack Imminent

In 2013 Channel 4 scored a major success with Utopia, a six part series revolving around a group of graphic novel fans who discover a terrible secret. Stylish, intelligent and cinematic, the second series in 2014 reinforced the impact of series one and gained the show an even larger following. Integral to the action is Chilean composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer’s original music for the programme, recognised by the Royal Television Society who awarded it Best Music (Original Score), Record Collector who gave it a five star review and Mojo who placed it at number four in their Top 10 Soundtracks of the year.  Due for release on the 8th of December,this 2CD set delivers more of his unique sounds and has once more been nominated for a Royal Television Society award Best Music (Original Score).

“Cristobal Tapia de Veer’s cunning, menacing music” – The Arts Desk

“As it is, the characters are so varied and funny, the colours so rich, the soundtrack so funky and the quirk factor so high that it manages to achieve the rare double whammy – to be both genuinely original and immensely watchable”. – The Times



Disc 1

1. Brainwave Playground

2. Promised Land Utopia

3. Lucidity Gone

4. Life Out Of Balance

5. Satan’s Waltz (Metamorphosis Stage 1)

6. Bambino Illuminatus

7. Bambino Criminale

8. Over The Rainbow

9. An Answer

10. V Day Baby

Disc 2

1. The Moaning Pyramid

2. Mind Splitting Lab (Metamorphosis Stage 2)

3. I Feel Separated

4. Fascinating Child

5. 8-Bit Trauma

6. The Monarch’s Pyramid

7. To You All Kids Will Come… (Metamorphosis Complete)


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Impressive Clutch of Award Nominations for Utopia Series 2

With five nominations at the upcoming RTS Craft and Design Awards to add to its International Emmy nomination, this second and sadly final series of Utopia is recognised as one of the most innovative and engaging drama series in a long time.  The awards include one for Cristobal Tapia de Veer’s original score, one of the most critically acclaimed TV soundtracks of recent times.  Fans were devastated when Channel 4 announced there would be no series 3, but they do have the US remake courtesy of HBO with  House of Cards’ David Fincher directing to look forward to.

RTS Nominations:  

Costume Design – Drama

Effects – Picture Enhancement

Music – Original Score

Production Design – Drama

Photography – Drama

International Emmy Nomination:

Best Drama Series


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The Day of the Doctor Arrives!

2013 was an epochal year for Doctor Who and the two specials reflected the series’ monumental impact as a British cultural icon. The Day Of The Doctor celebrated the 50th anniversary of the series with a story that weaved in many references to its distinguished past and was transmitted to 94 countries, the largest ever simulcast for a TV drama. With this 2 CD release, Murray Gold’s best-selling music for the series extends the catalogue to nine years of superbly crafted themes from uplifting and exciting to reflective and melancholic.  Disc two presents music from The Time Of The Doctor,  the episode in the now traditional Christmas Day slot which showcased the departure of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s debut as the twelfth Doctor.

“Ever since Doctor Who’s revival in 2005, Murray Gold’s incidental music has become as iconic as the theme tune (originally composed by Ron Grainer) he re-arranged. It takes sadness and provokes tears. It takes danger and quickens the pulse. It takes adventures through time and space with a mad man in a box and – somehow – makes it all seem even more weird and wonderful than it already is” – Radio Times

Out on 24th November – Click here to order >


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“Frank” Nominated for Multiple Awards

Cult tragicomedy “Frank” was Mark Kermode’s Film Of The Month in July and has now gone on to be nominated in multiple categories in the British Independent Film Awards, including a nomination for Stephen Rennicks for his authentic song-based soundtrack:

BEST DIRECTOR – Lenny Abrahamson – Frank

BEST SCREENPLAY – Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – Frank

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Maggie Gyllenhaal – Frank

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Michael Fassbender – Frank

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT – Stephen Rennicks – Music – Frank



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Jack Bruce 1943-2014

All at Silva Screen Records were saddened to hear of the death of Jack Bruce and extend their condolences to his family. The composer, musician, songwriter, powerhouse vocalist and candidate for one of the greatest bassists of all time recorded some highly acclaimed jazz albums for our CMP label in the early 1990s. Somethinels was the first collaboration between Jack and Eric Clapton since their days with Cream whilst Monkjack saw Jack revisit songs from his solo career including Songs For A Tailor and Harmony Row. Cities Of The Heart recorded in Cologne in 1993 to celebrate his 50th birthday featured an all star line-up celebrating his incredible career. All can be heard on Spotify.




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Book Him Dano – The O2 New Ad Campaign O2 Guru

O2’s new TV ad  ‘Master Your  Smart Tech’ ad campaign featuring the O2 Gurus has just launched with Silva Screen’s version of the iconic Hawaii- Five-0 TV theme.

See the video HERE


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1964 – A Classic Year for Music

1964 was a spectacular year for film and television with both mediums delivering  productions  that 50 years on remain equally popular today. Iconic is a much misused word in the second decade of the 21st century but 1964 overflowed with style, creativity, trend-setting, originality, inspiration and inventiveness.  In cinema, the opening credits to Goldfinger, Audrey Hepburn’s transformation from flower girl to ‘lady’ in My Fair Lady, the Esso garage in the snow of The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg and the final warrior salute in Zulu. TV had its equals as well, the simplicity of Samantha’s nose twitch in Bewitched, no change half-a-century on from the original Match Of The Day by-line “the highlights of a top match in today’s football league programme” and the finger-clicking manic harpsichord  introduction to The Addams Family.

But that’s just the visual side of things. 1964 was awash with musical gems on the big and small screen. The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack composed entirely of Lennon/McCartney songs, the genius of Robert and Richard Sherman’s songs for Mary Poppins and Henry Mancini’s laid back A Shot In The Dark theme. TV had Tony Hatch’s timeless theme to Crossroads, Jerry Goldsmith’s strident The Man From U.N.C.L.E music and Hoyt Curtin’s relentlessly jazzy theme for Jonny Quest.

This compilation brings together a rich tapestry of music from an era when every detail of a production was finely honed and the sound was not designed but artistically created by composers and writers and delivered by the finest musicians.

1964 In Film And TV Music is released on the 10th of November

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The Essential Disney Collection: Coming Soon

Disney films have been a vehicle for popular music  for many decades now and the recent chart success of “Frozen” proves that Disney soundtracks are as powerful now as they were 50 years ago, when “Mary Poppins” won a clutch of awards including Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” (1964).  “The Essential Disney Collection” spans those five decades, bringing together songs which have become part of the collective consciousness of our popular culture, courtesy of Stars of the London Stage and London Music Works.  Performers featured include Louise Dearman whose West End roles include “Wicked” and “Kiss Me Kate” and Helen Hobson who has appeared in “Mamma Mia!” and “Aspects Of Love”.

“The Essential Disney Collection” is released on the 3rd of November 2014

Full Track Listing

1 Let It Go (From “Frozen”)
Louise Dearman with London Music Works

2 I See the Light (From “Tangled”)
Helena Blackman with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

3 Almost There (From “The Princess And The Frog”)
Jen Sygit with London Music Works

4 We’re All In This Together (From “High School Musical”)
Rachel Davis, Jen Sygit, Zak Bunce & Mark Stiles with London Music Works

5 Reflection (From “Mulan”)
Helena Blackman with London Music Works

6 Go The Distance (From “Hercules”)
Craig Rhys Barlow with London Music Works

7 Colors of the Wind (From “Pocahontas”)
Gaynor Ellen with London Music Works

8 You’ve Got A Friend In Me (From “Toy Story”)
Chuck Colby with London Music Works

9 A Whole New World (From “Aladdin”)
Helena Blackman & Craig Rhys Barlow
with London Music Works

10 Tale As Old As Time (From “Beauty and The Beast”)
Helena Blackman with London Music Works

11 Part Of Your World (From “The Little Mermaid”)
Helena Blackman with London Music Works

12 Under The Sea (From “The Little Mermaid”)
Richard Paris with London Music Works

13 Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat (From “The Aristocats”)
Keith Ferreira, Helena Blackman, Paul Felch & Kay Rinker O’Neil with London Music Works

14 I Wanna Be Like You (From “The Jungle Book”)
Herbie Russ & Keith Ferreira with London Music Works

15 The Bare Necessities (From “The Jungle Book”)
Keith Ferreira with London Music Works

16 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (From “Mary Poppins”)
Helen Hobson & David Shannon with London Music Works

17 A Spoonful Of Sugar (From “Mary Poppins”)
Helen Hobson with London Music Works

18 Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (From “Song Of The South”)
Keith Ferreira with London Music Works

19 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (From “Fantasia”)
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Click here to purchase

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Nitin Sawhney at the Royal Albert Hall

This Sunday, the Royal Albert Hall in London will host Nitin Sawhney performing music from his forthcoming album Dystopian Dream and a selection of material from his first nine albums.  With music straddling a broad spectrum of media including film, TV, video games, dance and theatre, Sawhney is recognised as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer.

Listen to Nitin Sawhney on Spotify

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