Music Box Records

First of all, to give some background, can you say something about the origins of Music Box Records? How did it all come about? Why the name Music Box? “Music Box: pellicule sur écoute” was a fan-based review created by a bunch of film music enthusiasts during my student years. The French magazine was devoted…

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Preserving the Legacy of John Barry

“It might interest you to know,” says James Fitzpatrick of Silva Screen records, “that over the last six years Silva Screen has recorded over 560 minutes of John Barry’s music.” In that time, Fitzpatrick has produced a glut of John Barry re-recordings, including themes from HANOVER STREET and ELEANOR AND FRANKUN, suites from THE TAMARIND…

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Resurrecting Horrors

It was in November last year that the long-awaited sessions for Silva’s sequel albums to Music from the Hammer Films compilation commenced. They took place at the now familiar – and dare I say it – famous Whitfield Street Studios. The recording engineer was Mike Ross-Trevor, and the orchestra The Westminster Philharmonic, under the very…

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The Real History of Varese Sarabande

Well, dear readers, sometimes milestones slip right by me. Yes, you heard it here, dear readers, sometimes milestones slip right by me. But this year is kind of a major milestone – in March of 1993, twenty years ago, I became a full-time real record producer, and right about now I was winging my way…

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The Story of Varese Sarabande

Varèse Sarabande Records recently celebrated 35 years of releasing film music with a special anniversary concert performed by the Golden State Pops Orchestra at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, CA. Conducted by Steven Allen Fox, the sold out concert featured music by some of Hollywood’s leading film composers including John Powell, Mark Isham,…

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