Greetings! ScoreKeeper here with one of two remaining soundtrack giveaways scheduled before the world, uhhh…er…I mean, year comes to an end. First up is a really fantastic comic-adapted score for a film that doesn't get much love. It's David Newman's rousing score for THE PHANTOM (1996) starring Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Regardless of what you may think about the film itself, it's tough to argue against the merits of Newman's work. It's a bold adventure score full of well-balanced orchestral and electronic textures harkening back to a golden age of cinema. It has a "dark hero" tone reminiscent of Elfman's BATMAN (1989) where rousing themes signal the rise and fall of this mysterious character.
La-La Land's expanded edition includes almost thirty minutes more music than the original 1996 album soundtrack release.
I have five CDs of this epic score and I need to find new homes for all of them. What do you need to do to put yourself in position to be a winner?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject: I ONCE KILLED THE PHANTOM and include your name, mailing address, a valid email address, and your best reason for liking or disliking this movie. I'll collect all the entries, then randomly select the five winners who will then receive a CD of THE PHANTOM by David Newman courtesy of La-La Land Records. The deadline for submission is Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 11:59pm CST. Only one entry per person. International entries will be accepted. Duplicates will be discarded.
For more information including audio samples check out La-La Land's web site HERE.
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