Film and TV Music News Round-Up: James Horner, Hans Zimmer and ‘The Devil’s Double’

Silva Screen Records has recently released two new best of collections featuring two of today’s top names in film music. First up is The Music of James Horner which is a 2 disc set that updates Silva Screen’s previous Horner collection Titanic – The Essential James Horner.

Tracking Horner’s career from the very beginning all the way to his most recent work with The Karate Kid, the collection features all of his very best work, represented by one or two of the best tracks for each soundtrack.

Also recently released from Silva Screen Records is the followup collection to their 2007 release, The Essential Hans Zimmer Collection, entitled Film Music of Hans Zimmer Vol. 2. This set features mostly music from the last decade, including Inception, the pervious three Pirates of the Caribbean films and Sherlock Holmes. Aside from the recent hits, the set also has some choice tracks from Zimmer’s work in the 90’s, going as far back as The Lion King.

Finally in the round up, Lakeshore Records has announced the music from the film The Devil’s Double will be released digitally on July 26th and in stores on August 12, 2011. The music is composed by Christian Henson who had this to say about his score:

“I composed with a sense of childhood- of innocence and how the film shows it being perverted by Uday, an undisciplined and feral child trapped in the body of a dangerous man who can have everything and anyone.  I played with this dissonance a lot- the score is a cocktail of innocence with menace, of hope and simplicity set against the backdrop of utter evil.”

The film, The Devil’s Double, will be released by Lionsgate in select theaters July 29th, 2011.

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