Greetings! ScoreKeeper here to shed some light on a question I've been asked a lot this week. Originally the TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011) score CD was scheduled to be released already but several delays and an apparent unavailable notice on retail outlets have left a lot of fans in the dark.
@MousePadWiiGii just alerted me to a web site which seems to have the answer straight from the composer himself.
Christopher Knight wrote to Steve Jablonsky about the situation with the score release CD and received this reply:
Nice to hear from you. As you probably know the score is now up on iTunes. The physical CD situation has been more complicated. I finished the album weeks ago, but we didn't actually finalize it until a few days ago. Michael Bay is really happy with the score and he wanted to check out the album before it went out. As you might imagine, he's a busy dude. He's been flying all over the world promoting TF3, making it difficult to get approval. But I was happy that he wanted to be a part of the soundtrack and I did not want to release anything before he had his say. The record company tells me they need 4-6 weeks to get the album produced and into stores, which would put us into August at this point. A lot of discussion went into this, but the decision was made to wait on the physical CD, and release some kind of special edition alongside the blu-ray release (maybe autographed copies or other goodies, we don't know yet).
I know people are probably disappointed. Believe me I wish I could get physical CD's out there tomorrow. But it's just the way things went this time around. I can see why Paramount would rather not release a score CD almost 2 months after the movie release. To them it makes more sense to do something special around the blu-ray/DVD. I understand that.
So anyone interested in a CD should rest assured that it WILL happen. It just won't happen until later in the year unfortunately.
These big movies are so complex sometimes!! I hope you've been well!
For everyone who was asking about it that seems like a satisfactory answer. Check out Chris' blog "The Knight Shift" for full article.
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