Thursday, 27 August 2015

James Horner, 1995

In memory of James Horner, this score deserved a better cover than the official one. Balto is one of my favourite Horner scores, and "Heritage of the Wolf" is one of the most spine-tingling cues he ever wrote, hence Version 2 below.

Version 1

Version 2a

Version 2b

Version 2c

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
David Newman, 2009

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Thomas Newman, 2008

Here is another of my all-time favourites. Thomas Newman is such an incredible composer, and this was an incredible film. Thomas' trademark atmospheric style is very apt not only for the scenes on the lonely, dusty earth but also for the vastness of outer space.


"For Your Consideration"


Monday, 24 August 2015

Randy Newman, 2006

Here we have one of my all-time favourite film scores. As a whole, this film has a very special place in my heart, even if I can't quite explain why. Randy Newman's score is, in my opinion, hugely underrated, as most people only remember the songs that were used in the soundtrack. Many wonderful score cues were left unreleased, and those that were released on the OST were severely edited in many places. These covers were designed with the 18-track FYC promotional release in mind, hence the wording "score", not "soundtrack".

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

The Pixar Story
Jeff Beal, 2007

This morning, I rustled up this little cover for the charming 25-track score written by Jeff Beal for Leslie Iwerks' acclaimed documentary "The Pixar Story". Not being familiar with Jeff Beal, I was interested to listen to it and found the style a combination of Tom Newman and Mark Isham. The image below was the largest I could find, so I worked with it and had to extend it upwards to fit the square dimensions. It does the job and looks lovely in iTunes.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The Jungle Book
John Debney, 2016

This is one of my most-anticipated movies of next year. I cannot begin to describe how excited I am! So I just had to make a preliminary soundtrack cover using the newly-released first official poster. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Day After Tomorrow
Harald Kloser, 2004

I've wanted to have a go at making alternate covers for this score for a long time. As pretty much my favourite disaster movie, I just had to. The promotional material is rather limited, and the other posters contained scenes from other world cities (London, Paris, etc) that were not featured in the film, so I just stuck to New York, where the majority of the film takes place.

Version 1 "Superfreeze"

 Version 1 "Tidal Wave"

 Version 2 "Superfreeze"

 Version 2 "Tidal Wave"

Version 3 "Aftermath"

Version 4

 Version 5 "

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Island
Steve Jablonsky, 2005

Version 1

Version 2a

Version 2b "Delta"

 Version 2c "Echo"

Version 3

 Version 4 "Big R"

Version 5a

Version 5b

Version 5c

Version 5d

Version 5e

Version 5f

Version 6

Version 7