1M1 Records Newsletter
- Recent Soundtrack Additions to the Website
- The 1M1 Records Website
- New and Upcoming Releases
Welcome to 1M1 Records' February 2003 newsletter. This newsletter contains important information about the direction of 1M1 Records for 2003.
1M1 Records' newest release is the December 2002 double film score CD of Bruce Smeaton's "Eliza Fraser" and "Summerfield".
This year we are still planning on bringing you an average of one new Australian film score every month as we did last year. Sometimes this will be in the form of a CD with two film scores on it and sometimes this will be a CD with a single, but lengthy, film score on it. Updates will be found in each month's newsletter.
Depending on the score, and our contractual obligations, our aim is to always issue CDs filled with over 60 minutes of music. This means that there won't necessarily be a new CD issued every month this year, and new release dates will be announced in the monthly newsletters as and when the different CDs are completed. As we are in the position of often fitting two complete scores on a CD where we can, this often takes us as much time to produce as two separate soundtracks.
In future months, a number of never before released Australian soundtracks will be available. Projects in the coming months will include, the award-winning "Bliss" (Peter Best), "Tom Sawyer" (Simon Walker), "The Naked Country" and "Grendel Grendel Grendel" (Bruce Smeaton) and the scores from Ruth Park's famous "Harp in the South" and "Poor Man's Orange" (Peter Best).
Projects in the works for 1M1 Records over the next 18 months, in various stages of production, include several never-before-released Bruce Smeaton scores: "The Last of the Knucklemen", "Maybe This Time", "Departure", "Double Deal", "Five Mile Creek" and "Eureka Stockade".
For those who have been enquiring, the expanded "A Town Like Alice", a favourite amongst many soundtrack collectors, is still in the works. Other scores by Brian May and Nigel Westlake will be announced as the projects firm up, over the ensuing months.
This year we are increasing the number of non-1M1 Australian scores that will be available on our site. We are also planning to include some New Zealand film scores.
During this month, we will be adding several scores to the site including, "Risk", starring Bryan Brown and Tom Long, scored by Don Miller-Robinson; as well as, "Cut", starring Molly Ringwald, scored by Guy Gross; and the award-winning score by Peter Gabriel for "Rabbit-Proof Fence", starring Kenneth Branagh (which won the AFI award for Best Score, and was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Music score for a Feature Film).
In the coming months we will be making available the Australian film soundtracks from "Bootmen" (Cezary Skubiszewski), "The Monkey's Mask" (Single Gun Theory with the Sydney Alpha Ensemble), "Sirens" (Rachel Portman), "Sample People", "Paradise Beach", "Rain", "Ocean Girl" (McDonald/Stone) and "The Real Macaw" (Bill Conti), amongst many others.
A number of secondhand soundtrack CDs are being add to the site this month as well. See below for details.
News on various award ceremonies is available below as well.
Your feedback is always welcome. In fact, a number of customers have engaged in an exchange of emails with me which has been very helpful in making us aware of what you are thinking and hoping for, as well as providing ideas of ways in which we can keep improving the 1M1 Records website and our customer service. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
That's it for this month, but we look forward to having you back here for updates in the March 2003 Newsletter.
Recent Soundtrack Additions to the Website
"Risk", scored by Don Miller-Robinson is available; as well as, "Cut", scored by Guy Gross; and the award-winning score by Peter Gabriel for "Rabbit-Proof Fence", (AFI award for Best Score, and nominated for the 2003 Golden Globe award for Best Music score for a Feature Film).
We also still have copies of the lyrical orchestral score, "Silhouette of the Desert" by Nerida Tyson-Chew, and "The Tracker", which was nominated for an AFI for Best Film Score for 2002. "The Tracker" may only be readily available through us for another month or so. Please order this now if you don't want to miss out, or if you would like to have a copy put aside for you. We can hold a copy for you for a maximum of three months.
Unfortunately we have not been able to get more copies of Mario Millo's "Changi". However, new stock is available of Paul Kelly's score for "Lantana", and Alan John's score for "The Bank". "Dirty Deeds", "One Night, the Moon" (the APRA and AGSC Best Soundtrack of 2002), and "Two Hands" are also still available.
Some other non-Australian new titles have also been added to the 'More Soundtracks' section and the 'Secondhand' section.
The 1M1 Records Website
Current Releases; which are still being manufactured.
More Soundtracks; previously released titles which are still available, including titles previously released by 1M1 Records which are no longer being manufactured, and brand new CDs of other soundtracks which 1M1 has in its stocks. There are still copies available of Australian scores like "Lantana", "The Bank", (winner of the AGSC 2002 award for Best Score), "The Tracker", "Two Hands", and a range of Brian May scores. New this month are "Risk", "Cut" and "Rabbit-Proof Fence" (which won the AFI award for Best Score, and was nominated for the 2003 Golden Globe award for Best Music score for a Feature Film). Several scores by Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Rosenman, Elmer Bernstein and Bruce Broughton are also available here.
Collectors Items; rare 1M1 CDs priced in the premium range because of the difficulty in sourcing them, containing 1M1 CDs like "Devil in the Flesh / We of the Never Never", "Roadgames / Patrick", "Race for the Yankee Zephyr / The Survivor" and "Harlequin / The Day After Halloween": items which have very few soundtracks left in stock and are quite unlikely to become available again in the foreseeable future.
Secondhand Titles; soundtrack releases from anywhere in the world which 1M1 currently has in stock, containing quite a few bargain-priced excellent condition soundtrack CDs for sale, including several Australian film soundtracks. CDs available this month include "Don Juan de Marco" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (Michael Kamen), "Rob Roy" (Carter Burwell), "Treasure Planet" (James Newton Howard) and "Charlotte Gray" (Stephen Warbeck), to name just a few. Other titles new to the site this month are available.
New and Upcoming Releases
Our latest release (December 17, 2002) is a double film score pairing of "Eliza Fraser" and "Summerfield" by Bruce Smeaton. The first is an often freewheeling and boisterous orchestral score, while the latter is a lyrical instrumental score, alternatively gentle and tense.
Coming soon: "Bliss" (Peter Best), "Tom Sawyer" and "The Last of the Mohicans" (Simon Walker), "The Naked Country" and Grendel Grendel Grendel" (Bruce Smeaton) and the scores from Ruth Park's famous "Harp in the South" and "Poor Man's Orange" (Peter Best).
In progress: "The Last of the Knucklemen", "Maybe This Time", "Departure", "Double Deal", "Five Mile Creek" and "Eureka Stockade".
At the Australian Film Institute Awards for 2002, Best Original Score was awarded to Peter Gabriel for "Rabbit-Proof Fence". "Rabbit-Proof Fence" also won the Best Film award. Young Ivan Sen won Best Director for his first feature film, "Beneath Clouds".
In the recent Golden Globe Awards, Elliot Goldenthal won Best Music score for "Frida".
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