VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS ANNOUNCES GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCHFIRST EVER 2 LP VINYL RELEASE FEATURING MUSIC BY JERRY GOLDSMITH
Jerry Goldsmith is the composer of many movies I grew up loving as a kid. I like so many others may not know his name but do know his music so am excited to learn of Varèse Sarabande Records release of Gremlins 2: The New Batch on vinyl. It’s a very limited run of 750 units of the 2 LP set that includes a gatefold jacket, extensive liner notes from Robert Townson and a note from director Joe Dante. So don’t hesitate to purchase to add this to your collection of movies and music. It’s exclusively on VareseSarabande.com and anyone who loves Gremlins 2 and loves Jerry Goldsmith must add this to their collection.
Jerry Goldsmith was born on February 10, 1929 and studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS. There, he was given his first embryonic assignments as a composer for radio shows such as Romance and CBS Radio Workshop. He stayed with CBS until 1960, having already scored The Twilight Zone. An experimentalist, Goldsmith constantly pushed forward the bounds of film music: Planet of the Apes included horns blown without mouthpieces and a bass clarinetist fingering the notes but not blowing. He was unafraid to use the wide variety of electronic sounds and instruments which had become available, although he did not use them for their own sake. He received 17 Oscar nominations but won only once, for The Omen in 1977. He enjoyed giving concerts of his music and performed all over the world, notably in London, where he built up a strong relationship with London Symphony Orchestra.
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ABOUT GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH: A few years after the incident in Gremlins (1984), Billy and Kate have moved to New York City where they work for media mogul Daniel Clamp. Meanwhile, Gizmo’s former owner has just died, and he’s been captured for the genetics part of the Clamp building. A little while later, a certain someone gets wet, creates a new Gremlin species, and learns to finally fight back after years of abuse, and while Gizmo and the surviving humans fight back, the Gremlins and their evil leader, the Brain Gremlin, are planning to escape when it gets dark, and if they do, New York City will experience a new Hell.