Sony Classical to Release Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From Director Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings

"Exodus: Gods and Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)".

“Exodus: Gods and Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”.

Available Digitally on December 9 and on CD December 16

Composed by Multiple Academy Award® Nominee Alberto Iglesias

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For the upcoming epic action-adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) has recruited three-time Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias to compose the film score.  The soundtrack will be from Sony Classical digitally on December 9 and on CD on December 16. 20th Century Fox releases Exodus: Gods and Kings in theaters everywhere on December 12.

When it came to the music for his visually stunning movie, Ridley Scott has opted as much for delicate arrangements as orchestral bombast – a noteworthy decision considering the truly monumental production. Strings, choir, featured soloists and soulful vocals complement Iglesias’ trademark composing style in this breathtaking score. Iglesias provides the biblical material a historic yet modern feel. Given the challenge of maintaining the upper hand in such a large project, the highly versatile Iglesias skillfully masters the gap between subtle emotion and martial brutality.

The recording of Exodus: Gods and Kings took place at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, where John Williams recorded the “Star Wars” saga and Howard Shore his epic The Lord of the Rings.

While primarily known for his European scores for the past 20 years and for his work with arthouse favorite Pedro Almodovar, Iglesias has received Academy Award nominations for his scores for Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener and The Kite Runner. Iglesias also received BAFTA nominations for all three scores and a Golden Globe nomination for The Kite Runner. Among his many works with Almodovar, Iglesias won Best Score at the European Film Awards and the World Soundtrack Award for Composer of the Year for Volver. With The Skin I Live In, Iglesias became the all-time leading Goya recipient in the history of Spanish Cinema and was honored with Composer of the Year Award at the 2011 Hollywood Film Festival.

Iglesias has proven his unique skill for creating smart, authentic and cleverly designed thriller scores on many occasions. His music is sophisticated, richly detailed and emotionally compelling all at once. He is also a master at adding elements of world music into a more traditional musical context. Iglesias manages to seamlessly bring dramatic ideas together to an overwhelmingly emotional whole and is extremely gifted at composing music that is both complex and emotional in effect.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.  Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

For more information, please visit www.exodusgodsandkings.com.

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"Exodus: Gods and Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)"

Music by Academy Award® Nominee Alberto Iglesias

Starring Academy Award® Winners Christian Bale and Ben Kingsley with Academy Award® Nominee Sigourney Weaver and Emmy Award® Winner Aaron Paul

About the Movie
The epic adventure "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state-of-the-art visual effects and 3D immersion, Academy Award®-nominated director Ridley Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Starring Academy Award® winners Christian Bale and Ben Kingsley along with Emmy® winner Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), Academy Award®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby"), "Exodus: Gods and Kings" opens in theaters nationwide on December 12, 2014.

About the Music
Spain's most acclaimed composer, Alberto Iglesias has a solid classical training that includes piano, guitar and composition as well as electronic music studies. His considerable experience in film composition began in 1980. He has written the music for many Spanish films, mostly from Pedro Almodóvar ("All About My Mother," "Talk to Her," "Volver") and Julio Medem ("Vacas," "Los amantes del Circulo Polar," "Sex and Lucia"). Iglesias has been nominated for three Academy Awards® for his work in the films "The Constant Gardener," "The Kite Runner" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." His other film credits include soundtracks for Steven Soderbergh's "Che" and Hossein Amini's "The Two Faces of January."

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Cassandra Wilson, Grammy-Winning Vocalist Signs With Legacy Recordings

Cassandra Wilson in 2013.

Cassandra Wilson in 2013.

100Th Anniversary Homage To Billie Holiday, Coming Forth By Day, Set For Spring Release

World Tour Kicks Off In February 2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has signed Grammy-winning American vocalist Cassandra Wilson to the label, it was announced today by Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings.

Wilson’s first album for Legacy, Coming Forth By Day, is slated for release in spring 2015.

A musical homage to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915) on the 100th anniversary of the singer’s birth, Coming Forth By Day is Cassandra Wilson’s moody, soulful showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with Lady Day. Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave’s producer for the last decade among many other adventurous credits.

Cassandra Wilson is one of the world’s most elegant and tasteful artists. Her decision to channel the spirit of Billie Holiday on her new album is a perfect complement to Legacy’s plans for celebrating Lady Day’s centennial,” said Adam Block. “It’s an absolute treat to work with Cassandra in the realization of this unexpected and sublimely beautiful music.”

Wilson recorded Coming Forth By Day in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios with an A list musical team including producer Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Arcade Fire), guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks and rhythm section The Bad Seeds (drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey).

“A dream of mine is happening,” said Cassandra Wilson, “I’ve been in love with Billie Holiday’s voice since the moment I heard it, and she has inspired me throughout my career.”

Cassandra Wilson will embark on a highly-anticipated world tour in February 2015 and is slated to make her headlining debut at Harlem’s fabled Apollo Theater on Friday, April 10, 2015. The artist will close out 2014 with performances in Norway, Germany, Slovakia and Italy in November and December.

About Cassandra Wilson:

Blue Light 'Til Dawn.

Blue Light ‘Til Dawn.

Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, American jazz musician/vocalist/songwriter/producer Cassandra Wilson began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-’70s, singing a wide variety of material.

After moving to New York City in the early 80’s, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the groundbreaking M-Base Collective, pioneering proponents of a structured improvisation aesthetic that continues to influence the direction of jazz, fusion and jam-based rock.

At the completion of her stint with M-Base, Cassandra signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled Blue Light ‘Til Dawn which paved the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenged the supremacy of the American Standard songbook.  Wilson continues to interpret vintage blues, country and folk music in her repertoire.

New Moon Daughter.

New Moon Daughter.

Among her many awards and honors, Cassandra Wilson has earned two Grammys (1996, Best Jazz Vocal Performance for New Moon Daughter; 2009, Best Jazz Vocal Album for Loverly); been named Down Beat’s Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year (1994-1996); received the Montreal International Jazz Festival’s Miles Davis Prize (1999); named “America’s Best Singer” in Time magazine (2001); received honorary doctorate in the Arts from Millsaps College (2003); added to the Mississippi Blues Trail (2010); and taken home the BET Soul Train Award (2011, Best Traditional Jazz Album for Silver Pony).

Cassandra Wilson performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis’ “Blood on the Fields”, the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

 Legacy Recordings:

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.  Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.

Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog.  Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).

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Long considered one of the finest singers in the jazz world, Cassandra Wilson's new album is a tour de force of emotion, technique, interpretation and style as she brings her considerable powers to this collection of classic songs. Once again she has gathered a band of shining talent, featuring the brilliant Jason Moran on Piano with guitarist Marvin Sewell and Lonnie Plaxico on bass - a band that is so good together that Cassandra was happy to sit in the producer's chair and let the songs speak for themselves. Featuring incredible interpretations of the classics like Black Orpheus, Caravan, and The Very Thought of You, Cassandra is one of the few singers that can genuinely re-invent a song that we all think we know, such as Wouldn't It Be Loverly and turn it breathe new emotional life into it. However, the standout track has to be the stunning funky, soulful, brooding St. James Infirmary which has become a staple of her live set
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Whitney Houston’s first-ever live album Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances makes impressive debuts at #1 on Billboard R&B chart, #2 on R&B/Hip Hop Chart and #17 on the Top 200

"Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" (DVD/CD) released on Nov 10th (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)

“Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” (DVD/CD) released on Nov 10th (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)

“Fans revere Whitney Houston’s studio recordings, but she scaled her greatest vocal peaks in live performance. If you never got to see her in concert, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet. It’s Whitney Houston as you’ve never heard her before. Five stars!”-NY DAILY NEWS

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, the six-time Grammy-award winning singer’s first-ever live album, has made impressive Billboard chart debuts today, entering at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and #17 on the Top 200, following its release Nov. 10 release on Sony Legacy Recordings.   Available as a DVD and CD, the package features Houston’s most memorable live performances from her storied career, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state of the art restoration and remastering and the package has earned glowing media acclaim as well.  USA TODAY called Houston “…The greatest pop-soul singer of her generation” and the LA TIMES said “…an exceptionally expressive song interpreter and a magnetic personality in concert.”  NEWSDAY stated that “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is the legendary performer at her best, singing live” and BET praised, “Whitney Houston was not only one of the greatest singers of all time, she was a legendary performer as well.”

Produced by five-time Grammy-award winner Clive Davis in cooperation with Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston Estate, Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances takes listeners through the remarkable arc of Houston’s career, from her national network television debut appearance on The Merv Griffin Show in 1983 as a prodigious teenager, where she sang “Home” from The Wiz, to her emotional 2009 performance of “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” on The Oprah Winfrey Show.  The album has also made a significant impact with its digital sales, coming in with over 30% in digital sales, the first time Houston has achieved that.

With six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards (to date the most AMAs ever won by a female performer), and 170 million albums, singles and videos sold worldwide, Whitney Houston was a true pop culture icon and Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances only further demonstrates her prodigious talent, which will keep her and her magic remembered forever.

Legacy Recordings:
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is home to the world’s foremost library of historically significant commercial recordings, a peerless collection of works by the most important musical artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.  Across a variety of platforms, the label offers contemporary music fans access to thousands of meticulously restored and remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, rap/hip-hop, world music, classical, comedy and more.

Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy has expanded on its original mission (preserving and reissuing back catalogs of Columbia Records, Epic Records and associated CBS labels) to provide new and innovative avenues for artist and repertoire exposure including Grammy winning curated retrospectives, social media campaigns, Oscar winning soundtracks, new talent signings and groundbreaking campaigns for established artists and catalog.  Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels (including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others).

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With a bold, confident voice that commanded listeners to take notice and a body of work boasting some of the most upbeat and romantic recordings of the past three decades, Whitney Houston (1963-2012) has long solidified her place as one of the 20th century s most significant performers. But her ability to stun live audiences with her powerful vocal gifts has never been documented on an official release - until now. Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will capture decades of live recordings and unforgettable memories of a true music legend.

From the moment Clive Davis introduced a 19-year-old Houston on The Merv Griffin Show, audiences knew this was more than your average talented voice.

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances includes that seminal performance, plus others from three decades of stellar live appearances, from talk-shows (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Oprah Winfrey Show) to awards ceremonies like the American Music Awards - and all the extra-special performances in between including 1994 s Concert For A New South Africa.

This CD/DVD package will, for the first time, illuminate a brilliant career as seen under dozens of stage lights and remind audiences of Whitney s truly original voice - often imitated but certainly never surpassed.

DVD Tracks:

1. Home (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)
2. You Give Good Love (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
3. How Will I Know (The Brit Awards, 1987)
4. One Moment In Time (The 31st Annual Grammy® Awards, 1989)
5. Greatest Love Of All (That s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990
6. I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) (That's What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
7. The Star Spangled Banner (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
8. All The Man That I Need (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
9. I'm Your Baby Tonight (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
10. A Song For You (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
11. Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You Im Not Going/I Have Nothing (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
12. I'm Every Woman (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
13. I Will Always Love You (The Concert For A New South Africa, 1994)
14. My Love Is Your Love (Music Video BONUS DVD-ONLY MUSIC VIDEO)
15. My Love Is Your Love (Late Show With David Letterman, 1998)
16. When You Believe (with Mariah Carey) (The 71st Annual Academy Awards, 1999 BONUS DVD-ONLY DUET PERFORMANCE)
17. I Believe In You And Me (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
18. I Didn't Know My Own Strength (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)
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