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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 … Read more >

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New Release: FRANK OST

Fast becoming a cult hit,  Leonard Abrahamson’s fantastical black comedy, Frank, features Michael Fassbender as the masked leader of a doomed avant-rock group.  Not surprising then, that Stephen Rennicks’s song based soundtrack is central to the film, with the actors playing their instruments live.  Maggie Gyllenhaal is Clara, the band’s severe theremin player, François Civil is Baraque, the guitarist who only speaks French, and the only professional musician, Autolux drummer Carla Azar plays Nana, the silent type. Dubbed by Spin … Read more >

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Expendables Explode Back Into Action

With a London world premiere on August 4th,  The Expendables explode back on to the screen once more with another selection of screen action legends joining the regular team. These include Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford. Their mission: to foil Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) who is out to destroy them. Composer Brian Tyler is one of the most prolific creators of action scores in the business … Read more >

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New Mark Ayres Soundtrack Set For Release

British production Scar Tissue is a gripping mystery thriller which is both shocking and unsettling. Starring Danny Horn (Doctor Who) and Charity Wakefield (Sense And Sensibility) the film’s score is written by Mark Ayres. He is best known for his work as the archivist for the groundbreaking music used in Doctor Who from the very beginning in 1963 up to the late 1980s. This role has seen him seek and … Read more >

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Terminator 2 Vinyl Double Album Release

                    Black 180g Audiophile Vinyl Double Album Released 8/9/14 One of the finest action movie soundtracks ever written, Brad Fiedel’s iconic Terminator 2 soundtrack will be released on a double vinyl LP for the first time in September in a gatefold sleeve. Tracklisting: A SIDE Main Title (Terminator 2 Theme) Sarah On The Run Escape From The Hospital (And T1000) Desert … Read more >

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Zulu – Prince Harry’s Favourite Film

  With the 50th Anniversary of the film attracting royal attention, here is something from the excellent John Barry soundtrack to Zulu.  This track, “First Zulu Appearance and Assault” is also currently being used on the Samsung Curved Screen TV advert, featuring a father and son surrounded by gladiators.

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Film Music In Adverts

Have you ever been watching the TV and the music from an advert has grabbed your attention?  You know you know it but just can’t put your finger on it.  The chances are it is from a film or TV show; instantly recognisable but not necessarily so easy to name.  To help put the film to the music someone at Silva HQ has made a Spotify playlist.  The adverts the … Read more >

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The White Queen-New Release by John Lunn

This major adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s bestselling historical novels set against the backdrop The War Of The Roses was the main event for BBC One’s drama schedule in the summer of 2013 and was celebrated for the return to form of classic BBC drama. The lavish and costly 10 hour series, co-produced by premium US TV cable channel Starz was sold worldwide and a second series is under consideration at … Read more >

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FILM MUSIC 2013

                  The next in the series of albums with an annual round up of the pick of the year’s film soundtracks is due for release in May.  Track listing below:   1 What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving The World? (From “Man of Steel”) 2 Waking Up (From “Oblivion”) 3 Wanna Fight (From “Only God Forgives”) 4 … Read more >

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Vinyl for Record Store Day 2014

Now an important day in the music calendar, Record Store Day falls on Saturday the 19th of April this year.  In amongst the six hundred or so releases are two classic  soundtrack offerings from Silva Screen, never before released on these vinyl formats. Alongside a selection of the most popular themes from one of the finest action movie soundtracks ever written, Brad Fiedel’s iconic Terminator 2 Theme will be released … Read more >

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