April 28, 2015
Redesigned Knight Riders
Neither Don Peake nor I really ever liked the original artwork for the Knight Rider CDs. So, we commissioned Knight Rider expert and graphic designer Nick Nugent to create new artwork for the first three volumes. Volume 3 arrived today, and it looks spectacular. The music is still the same, but now you also have something to look at. And the best thing: It doesn't cost a penny more.
April 27, 2015
Dennis Dreith Live!
Punisher composer Dennis Dreith will perform selections from his album, Reunion (out this coming Tuesday) with his dB Band on May 5th, at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. His other Perseverance albums will also be available for sale, and the composer, along with his 13 band members, will be available for photos and autographs. For tickets, click here.
April 15, 2015
Swing, Swing, Swing
The Eric Ekstrand Ensemble debut album "Spiked Heel Stomp" has sold approximately 4,000 copies. Their follow-up CD, Standard Delivery will be out on May 5th, but is available for pre-order now. Comparisons: If you like swing music along the lines of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble, etc. you'll love the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble's Standard Delivery.
April 7, 2015
The March, Finally Available to Customers
It was written for the documentary about MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, but apart from the movie, it sounds just like a thriller. Get this one. It's AWEsome! Hopefully, there will be more to come from this talented composer.
February 22, 2015
Nemesis Out Today
Michel Rubini's part-orchestral/ part electronic score to one of the coolest Terminator clones of the Nineties is out today, and it sounds like it was recorded yesterday. Limited to 500 copies.
December 18, 2014
The Store is Back Up
The store Web site is back up again. No sensitive data was corrupted or hijacked. So go on, place your orders. And Merry Christmas to all of us!
December 14, 2014
The Store is Down
Our store URL, fortytwotradingco.com, got hijacked today. Unfortunately, until this issue has been resolved, no purchases can be made. We are in the process of finding a solution. Please check back regularly.
December 9, 2014
About Last Knight
We have finally reached the end of our Knight Rider TV Scores albums series. The last volume, Vol. 7, is out today. As with the previous flash frives there are only very limited quantities remaining, so get them while they're hot.
November 19, 2014
Knight Rider Collectible Vol. 6 Flash Drive Out Today
Volume 6 of our very popular Knight Rider USB Flash Drive Soundtracks series contains the music from the two-part episode Chariots of Gold. Only 250 were made.
November 12, 2014
Miriam Cutler's Ethel Available for Pre-Order
Although the official street date won't be for another three weeks, fans of great film music don't have to wait to get their hands on this beautiful and intimate score. Probably the most prolific composer for documentaries, Miriam Cutler wrote an exquisite score to Rory Kennedy's doc feature about her mother Ethel Kennedy.
November 11, 2014
American Revolutionary Score Up for Major Award
October 27, 2014
Antonia Bennett Up for Grammy Nomination
Antonia Bennett and father, Tony Bennett, up for first round Grammy nomination in the same category: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album! Do you want to know what all the fuzz is about? Get your copy here.
October 13, 2014
Arturo Sandoval, the Second
Out today is Arturo Sandoval's beautiful score to At Middleton. The movie stars Andy Garcia (who also produced it) and Vera Farmiga. If you like European film scores like Morricone's or Bruno Nicolai's, you will love this one. (Although he is from Cuba.)
October 10, 2014
Knight Rider Collectible Vol. 5 Flash Drive Out Today
More Knight Rider USB Flash Drive Soundtracks are in the works, but the next one is already here. Only 250 were made. With a chance of 90% there won't be any CDs manufactured of these scores.
August 28, 2014
Storewide Labor Day Sale!
From now until Tuesday, 9/2, we are giving 20% off everything. That includes hew releases, re-releases, old releases, OOP and One-of-a-kind; posters, lobby cards and books; or, simply put: EVERYTHING! STOREWIDE! Just enter promo code "LaborDay20". Spread the word.
August 24, 2014
Antonia Bennett's Debut Album Available Now
We are proud to announce the release of Antonia Bennett's debut album, Embrace Me. With a gifted voice, Antonia Bennett has the ability to make a song her own. On this album she covers the likes of Porter, Gershwin, Hammerstein, Cahn, Kern and other greats from the American Songbook of standards.
August 23, 2014
More Knight Rider
Vol. 3 is out now, and it's selling like crazy. Very limited quantities remain.
August 22, 2014
The Album That Will Make Us Rich!
Sorry, score collectors, but this isn't film music. Krush Groove is our latest in the re-release line from WEA and features some of the greatest Hip Hop artists from the Eighties. A colorful soundtrack that goes back to the origins of Def Jam Records with singers like Sheila E., Run D.M.C., The Fat Boys and LL Cool J (yes, the cook from Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea).
August 9, 2014
Arturo Sandoval on Persey!
Only our second non-soundtrack album, Arturo Sandoval and Jorge Calandrelli's Eternamente Manzanero actually had a Web date of June 23, but we had already sold out the first 1500 copies (sic!) that we didn't even have a chance to put it up on the Web site. Needless to say, it is a beautiful tribute to Armando Manzanero's bolero music with the composer even featured on three tracks himself.
July 29, 2014
Richard Band on Persey!
We are proud to announce that we have signed a P&D deal with composer Richard Band to distribute his wonderful music to the masses. The first release in this deal is the score to Full Moon Features' new episodic Web series, Trophy Heads. Richard's music is a dramatic, dark and layered score which grabs viewers from the opening credits. For fans of his music, this is trademark Richard Band - melodic, memorable and always worth a repeat listen. For those who have never heard Richard's music before, this would be a good place to start!
July 9, 2014
Vivek Maddala's American Revolutionary Out Today
Vivek Maddala, who happened to write a few tracks for Flash Gordon has his first soundtrack out on Perseverance Records. His playful score reminds listeners of the French or Italian compositions of such masters like Bruno Nicolai or Michel Legrand. Bullseye!
July 2, 2014
Kickboxer Out Now
Kickboxer arrived today from our distributor, and I am very happy with it. The only thing is that they goofed on the CD label. It's all white instead of all silver. Oh well, maybe this will become a collector's item soon, as well. The next pressings will definitely be silver. The first orders have already shipped.
June 25, 2014
We had the chance to revisit the Jean-Claude Van Damme classic Kickboxer and jumped at it. Digitally remastered, it features 11 additional tracks, including the original end titles song, the beautiful ballad "Love is the Way". Limited to 3.000 units.
June 15, 2014
More Don Peake
The latest release in our composer distribution series is Don Peake's wonderful score to Frankie and Johnny Are Married. Limited quantities remain.
May 11, 2014
Two More Volume 2's of Great TV Scores Available Now!
The first volumes of both Michael Picton's Flash Gordon and Don Peake's Knight Rider have been so successful that we don't want you to have to wait any longer for more of them. The second albums are out now.
May 6, 2014
Another Cult Film Score From Don Peake
Wes Craven's 1977 horror classic "The Hills Have Eyes" has one of the eeriest and freakiest scores I have ever heard. It's now out in our composer distribution series.
March 25, 2014
Introducing Perseverance Distribution
We, at Perseverance, love film music. With that said, we have started a new division: Perseverance Distribution. Some might ask what this means. Well, here's a quick answer on what our service offers.
We run into situations where a composer or a small artist-run boutique label wants to be distributed nationwide. They do not want to do a licensing deal, where they might be paid 15-18% royalties, but are too small to get a national distribution deal and/ or CDBaby takes too much money. What we offer is access to our national distribution for any artist/label that needs more than the traditional website/Amazon only CD sales model.
The concept is simple. The artist is in full control. It's their music, their deal, their decisions. For a small fee, we work with them to make sure their music is available nationwide in Amazon, AEC and many other physical/ online stores. This affords the artist/ label the chance to get out to as many potential fans as possible.
The first of these titles is the just announced Knight Rider. While we do have this title in our system, it is not a Persey release, but rather one from Hitchcock Media that we got the rights to through a very generous deal with Universal.
The titles distributed by us are not designed, mastered or produced by us, so everything looks the same from the original release. We put our barcode on it due to a requirement from our distributor, but that's it.
We are happy to provide the opportunity for artists to make more money from their music.
March 23, 2014
Knight Rider Vol. 1 Available Now
Yes, we are now the only label with the honor of having both Knightriders and Knight Rider in our catalog! It will be a little while before this album shows up in stores, so get your copy now.
March 13, 2014
Lilies of the Field is Now Out of Print
And, no, we don't have one copy, just for you. So please don't ask.
February 25, 2014
Flash Gordon Volume 1 Out Today
I just picked up the CDs from the plant and listened to the album on the way home; and... it rocks!
January 31, 2014
Donald Rubinstein's Sketches for the Dead
Donald's third album with us (and certaily not the last!), Dawn Imagined, is available for pre-order now. This album contains thematic material he wrote for George Romero's Dawn of the Dead that was later left for "dead" when Goblin and Dario Argento came on board. A classic collector's item! It will ship February 18, 2014.
January 31, 2014
Flash Gordon Vol. 1 Available for Pre-Order
The first volume of Michael Picton's terrific score for Flash Gordon is available for pre-order now. It will ship February 21, 2014.
January 15, 2014
New Richard Band Release
Available for pre-order is Richard Band's expanded The Pit and the Pendulum. It will ship January 28, 2014. Dig in!
January 11, 2014
Thief is in
The first orders have already shipped. However, the autographed covers won't be sent for a few more weeks, as I just sent them off to be signed by Johannes Schmoelling in Berlin. After that, it's Chris Franke and Craig Safan here in L.A. Please bear with us; if you haven't received your order within the next 10 days, it means you got an autographed copy.
December 29, 2013
Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81
The composer of many acclaimed movies, including Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning The Pianist and Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, died today. He was 81. The composer died in his hometown of Katowice, southern Poland, following a long illness, according to Jerzy Kornowicz, head of the Association of Polish Composers.
December 24, 2013
Merry Christmas From Peter and Me.
The first Christmas with a staff! Big things are happening for us here at Persey. Stay tuned. This next year will be GIGANTIC...
December 13, 2013
BIG CHRISTMAS SALE! 25% Off Your Entire Order. ALL items in Store.
Starting today until 12/25/13, we are discounting ALL items in the store 25%. Yes, this goes for ALL CDs, posters, sale items, autographed items etc. So, enter coupon code "FI9K03ZH2WRY9", and DIG IN!
December 12, 2013
As you may have realized, Thief is delayed and will now ship on January 14, 2014. For those of you, who were lucky to get an autographed copy, please be advised that your copy will ship even later, as we will still have to mail the coverts to Johnannes Schmoelling in Germany, and then to Chris Franke and Craig Safan here in L.A. I do apologize about that.
December 5, 2013
New Brian Ralston Score Out Today
Brian's wonderful homage to the Golden Era of film scoring for the play and film-within-the play "Private Dancer" is out today, in time for opening night in New York off-Broadway.
November 28, 2013
Black Friday Sale in Our Online Store
We have a lot of releases coming that we need to clear our warehouse for, plus it's Black Friday, so mosey on over to our online sore to check out the incredible deals you can get thru Saturday. CDs as low as $1.19; double albums as low as $8.99! And still, only $6 to ship for as many CDs as you can buy for the US and Canada.
November 27, 2013
Fans of Film Music's Peter Hackman Joins Perseverance Records
Perseverance Records is proud to announce the addition of Peter Hackman to our growing company. We have given him the title of producer and he will help out in the area of project coordination on releases already in the pipeline. Peter has long been a friend to our label and friends of film music worldwide. His Fans of Film Music event, now in its fourth year, has garnered respect from composers and fans alike. His enthusiasm and knowledge will be an asset to our company and its long term growth prospects.
It has been a great year at Perseverance. Thanks to the help of our new distribution partner, MVD, we are growing at a rapid pace. In 2014, we expect to release at least 24 CDs and possibly a couple of audiophile titles. Some standard reissues, some expanded editions and maybe even a holy grail or two. Peter and I share the belief and passion that our label has to be a friend to the artist and listen to their needs. Without the great composers and artists who make the music we all enjoy, there would be no Perseverance. Having said that, 2014 is going to be a big year for this once little, but growing, label.
Welcome aboard, Peter!
November 18, 2013
The Exorcist Back In Stock
After going through the first 1500 really fast, we are happy to announce that The Exorcist CD is back in stock.
November 1, 2013
Brian Ralston's New Score
Today we were at The Bridge in Glendale, recording Brian Ralston's new score to "Negotiating Identities", the short film from within the one woman play "Private Dancer" about Rita Hayworth which opens in New York on December 1. The soundtrack will be available at the theater. For pictures from the sessions go to our Facebook page.
October 29, 2013
Best of Silent Hill Album Out Today
I just picked up the album from the plant, listened to it, and it sounds fantastic! The first orders will ship in the next few days.
October 15, 2013
Best of Silent Hill Album Available For Pre-Order
Our own Edgar Rothermich arranged, produced and recorded this compilation of music from the mega seller video game series by Akira Yamaoka. Also featured is a track by Popera singer Romina Arena.
August 2, 2013
Persey Online Store Reboot
As of today, we have a new online store. We have moved from Yahoo to Bigcommerce. Check it out at here. I am sure you will be as excited and find it easier to search for and find items.
July 31, 2013
Composer Signing Was a Hugely Successful Event!
Our Third Composer Signing was terrific. Both composers and fans alike left with a big smile on their faces. Grateful thanks to the composers and all the fans who attended, as well as to Sue and Del Howison of Dark Delicacies. We couldn't have done it without you all! Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
July 19, 2013
New Composer Added to Dark Delicacies Event
Charles Bernstein just confirmed his participation in our signing event on the 28th.
July 17, 2013
Big Composer Signing at Dark Delicacies
I am very happy to announce our 3rd Composer Signing Event at Dark Delicacies. The event will take place on Sunday, July 28th at 2pm. For more information click here and click on the "Signings/ Events" link in the top left corner.Confirmed composers and the albums they will be signing are:
- Richard M. Sherman (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2CD; as well as a very limited quantity of German The Jungle Book one sheets)
- Elia Cmiral (The Deaths of Ian Stone; Journey to the End of the Night)
- Edwin Wendler (Escape)
- John Massari (The Puppet Master Soundtracks Box, 5CD box)
- Brian Ralston (Crooked Arrows)
- Dennis Dreith (The Punisher, also SACD; Gag; Creep Van)
- Craig Safan (Remo Williams; Fade to Black; Circus; Craig will also sign his brand new album Lesser Known Favorites free with every purchase of $40.00 or more)
- Romina Arena (Morricone.Uncovered)
- Peter Bernstein (The Puppet Master Soundtracks Box)
- Mader (The Wedding Banquet; Cinemusica)
- Phillip Lambro (Chinatown - The Rejected Score; Crypt of the Living Dead; Murph the Surf; The Film Music of Phillip Lambro)
- Richard Band (Mutant; The Puppet Master Soundtracks Box)
- David Williams (The Prophecy I & II)
- Paul Hertzog (Bloodsport)
- Frank Harris (No Retreat, No Surrender)
- Donald Rubinstein (Martin/ Pollock; Knightriders)
- John Debney
July 14, 2013
Major Price Cuts in Our Poster Store
I know it's not film music related, but I just undertook a majpr price cutting in our Yahoo Store. 99% of all German language movie posters are now $25 or under. Check it out. This also counts toward your minimum purchase of $40 to get the Safan CD. Dig in...
July 10, 2013
A Gift from Craig Safan and Persey
As a thank you to all of our loyal customers throughout the years, we are giving everyone, who purchases $40.00 (before shipping) from our Yahoo Store, a surprise Craig Safan CD. This album will NOT BE SOLD anywhere and can only be gotten through this special offer. No action on your behalf is required. This CD will be shipped to you automatically if your minimum order reaches $40.00.
July 9, 2013
Two New Albums Available for Pre-Order
The Steve Martin classic Pennies From Heaven finds its way finally to CD, courtesy of Rhino Entertainment and Perseverance Records.
Also, the discovery of the year: Brian Ralston and his phenomenal score to the lacrosse movie Crooked Arrows. I have only one word: Wow...
Both albums will be out in circa 3-4 weeks.
May 14, 2013
New Craig Safan Album in the Works
I just got home from Chas Ferry's studio where we were mixing our fourth collaboration with Craig, and, in all modesty: It's the best sounding album we have ever done! Stay tuned...
May 5, 2013
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is out
I completely forgot to announce this release being out! In any case, the first orders have already been shipped. Needless to say, the signed copies are already gone.
April 13, 2013
Free Shipping in April
We have a whole slew of new releases coming this year, so we need to make room for them. Therefore, we are offering FREE SHIPPING to all US and Canadian customers for the month of April with a minimum purchase of only $20.00. WHAT?! I hear the international collectors cry. Don't worry, we are extending this offer to our world-wide audience as well. If you live outside of North America, you will get a 66% discount on all orders placed before April 30, 2013. And the best news is: Our entire catalog is included in this offer! Including our huge collection of German movie posters and lobby cards.
April 1, 2013
No More Shipments to Croatia
As of today, we are no longer shipping orders to Croatia for the same reason we have canceled fulfillment of Italian orders. Sorry, but every single order got lost.
March 21, 2013
Expanded Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Available for Pre-Order
The first quarter of the year was kinda quiet here at Persey, but we have nonetheless been hard at work at bringing you the finest in classic soundtrack CDs. And we are starting April off with a bang - a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to be exact. This is the same release as the limited Kritzerland album that sold out within weeks. The first 30 copies will be signed by Richard M. Sherman.
March 4, 2013
Personalized Michael J. Lewis Promos Available
To raise money for a short film Michael is producing, he has made available to fans 3 copies of each of the soundtrack promos he has produced in the mid-Nineties. These will be personally dedicated to the lucky buyers. Read the details in the "Autographed Items" in our Yahoo store.
February 4, 2013
International Shipping Rates Increase
As of last Monday, the United States Postal Service has increased their rates considerably. While we managed to keep our already low domestic shipping rates, we had to raise our international rates drastically. We hope you bear with us.
February 1, 2013
Eight Persey Titles Now Out Of Stock
Dark Skies by Michael Hoenig & Mark Snow
The Deaths of Ian Stone by Elia Cmiral
Dr. Phibes Rises Again by John Gale
Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Denny Zeitlin
Knightriders by Donald Rubinstein
Loch Ness by Trevor Jones
Martin/ Pollock (The Unused Score) by Donald Rubinstein
Mutant by Richard Band
January 31, 2012
Dennis Dreith's Creep Van Out Today
A brand new score to a movie that already sold 20,000 units to Walmart.
December 17, 2012
The Three Amigos are Riding Today!
Our latest album is in. The first orders, along with Gregory Crewdson, have already shipped.
December 15, 2012
My heart goes out to the murdered victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre and their families. I know, in a time like this, it is difficult to believe there is a God, but please say a prayer tonight for those, whose lives were changed forever.
December 11, 2012
Charmed Album Officially Canceled
Sorry, folks, but it's official. CBS just doesn't want to work with us. The composer is now trying to shop the album around to other labels. I'll keep you posted.
December 9, 2012
Creep Van Interview is in the Can
It's a little after midnight, and I just got out of the recording studio where I recorded a 40 minute interview with Dennis Dreith and the filmmakers of Creep Van, which will be out in a few weeks. Trust me, if not for the music, you want to get this CD for the interview. It's probably the best one we've ever done.
December 7, 2012
Exclusive Romina Arena Single Available for Download
Romina was in the studio last week and recorded the Italian version of I Dreamed a Dream from the upcoming movie Les Miserables. She translated the lyrics by Alain Boublil and really made the song her own. Check it out here.
December 5, 2012
Two CDs Available Now: One New One, One Classic Re-issue
Available for pre-order is the next title in our re-issue series from WEA: Elmer Bernstein's classic western comedy score to John Landis' Three Amigos! (with songs by Randy Newman, who also co-wrote the script!). Plus, get a discount on this title if you order our second release before January 11, 2013: Dana Kaproff's beautiful score to Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (see Yahoo site for details).
November 19, 2012
Legendary Score Finally Sees Light of Day
The rejected first score to Chinatown by Phillip Lambro is now available exclusively on our label. The album (for legal reasons) is called Los Angeles, 1937. Limited to 1,000 units.
November 10, 2012
Happy Birthday, Maestro!
Ennio Morricone turns 84 today. Here's to many more wonderful film scores! Make him happy; Buy our Morricone.Uncovered album.
October 29, 2012
UK Distribution Deal
Man, things are picking up speed here at the Persey desk! Hot Records just agreed to represent me exclusively in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. This means that our CDs will be available in stores throughout these territories now.
October 19, 2012
European Distribution Deal
I just signed a new exclusive distribution deal for the whole of Europe (sans UK) with Intermezzo Media in Italy. This will ensure that all of Persey's albums will be available in stores throughout the continent.
October 16, 2012
Two More Classic Re-issues from the WEA Catalog Out Today
Jerry's own re-recording of his striking Capricorn One score and the first ever US release of Benjamin Frankel's classic war movie Battle of the Bulge. Both limited to 3000 units.
October 10, 2012
For our 50th album we have something very special:
A CD by the biggest name in film music: John Williams' The Witches of Eastwick. Sure, other labels have more titles in their catalog, but for a pretty much one-man operation, we are not doing too bad, aren't we?
October 7, 2012
No More Shipments to Italy
Starting tomorrow, October 8, we are discontinuing all shipping operations to Italy. Sorry, but we've had it. 7 out of 10 orders never reach their destination, and we end up resending packages at our own expense. Italian customers can get our titles, however, from Intermezzomedia. We hope you understand.
October 3, 2012
Exorcist Re-Issue and Edwin Wendler Score Out Today
The fourth title in our Perseverance Re-issue series is one of the creepiest soundtracks ever assembled: William Friedkin's original Exorcist. This is the version with Tubular Bells, not the rejected Schifrin score.
I am also very happy to announce that we are releasing the marvelous score from the action drama Escape by relative newcomer Edwin Wendler. (You might remember his Interior score on Persey.) This composer is going places!
September 18, 2012
Morricone.Uncovered Album is Hitting the Stores Today!
Out today in stores is our biggest album. Amazon tells us they have already sold 80% of their inventory in one day! This is big! Romina is getting calls and emails from her fans all over the world, congratulating her on this beautiful CD. Needless to say, I am extremely happy...
September 5, 2012
Happy Birthday, Freddie + 3 More Morricone Singles Available
The French, Spanish and Italian singles from our very successful Morricone.Uncovered album are now available.
Happy Birthday, Freddie. You are missed. Tremendously.
August 30, 2012
Music from the Edge is Temporarily Out of Stock
Our first pressing has sold out. We are repressing as we speak and should be able to fill backorders within the next three weeks.
August 7, 2012
First Morricone CD Single Released
The first single, featuring two tracks from Once Upon a Time in America and The Legend of 1900 will be released today. Limited to 400 copies.
July 23, 2012
Charmed Album Delayed Until Further Notice
I am very sorry to say that we had to postpone the Charmed album for the time being. If you want your payment refunded, send us an email. All other orders will be shipped this week. Stay tuned to the Web site for upcoming news.
July 13, 2012
New Morricone Album Available for Pre-Order
Our biggest album yet. Recorded in Hungary, Italy, Canada and the US, this beautiful CD features 15 tracks by the most prolific film composer of all time, with brand new lyrics and vocals by "La Tenoretta" Romina Arena. Do I hear "Grammy"?
July 6, 2012
Charmed Still Delayed
The issue with the booklet has been resolved, but it needed to be reprinted. The album will now be shipped on July 16.
July 4, 2012
Signed Corigliano Cds
John sent the signed CDs back to me yesterday, and I have spent all day packaging them up. They will ship tomorrow.
June 29, 2012
The Seeking Justice CDs arrived today, and they sound spectacular! Unfortunately, the plant printed the booklets wrong, so I apologize for that in advance... The first orders shipped today.
June 21, 2012
I picked up the CDs from the plant, and they look and sound FANTASTIC! They will ship as soon as John Corigliano is back from Tokyo and will have had a chance to sign the first 35 covers which should be by mid-next week. Stay tuned...
June 17, 2012
3 New Titles Delayed
Since I was out of the country, I couldn't follow up on some of the issues with the pressing plant. Therefore, all three new titles will be delayed until June 26. Sorry about that.
June 15, 2012
Back from Budapest
I just got back from Hungary where we recorded the two albums with Romina Arena. It was fantastic! The orchestra was as good as any in L.A. Hearing them perform the Main Title from First Contact brought goosebumps to my skin... Onward and upward.
June 3, 2012
Red Sonja is STILL IN Stock
Sorry for the false alarm. I found another box.
June 2, 2012
Red Sonja is Now Out of Stock
There probably won't be a re-pressing. And please don't ask if we have "just one more". We don't.
May 19, 2012
No Less Than THREE New Titles Available For Pre-Order
The first two are two albums by J. Peter Robinson; His wonderfully moody score to the Nicolas Cage starrer Seeking Justice and a double CD set of re-recordings from his Charmed TV series.
And, finally, at last, I can reveal the rejected score by the Academy-Award-winning composer: It is John Corigliano's hauntingly beautiful unused score to a film, whose title we may not mention. The album is called Music From the Edge. Dig in!
May 18, 2012
Lilies of the Field is in Stock
The CDs just delivered to our warehouse. Am listening to one now. Our license allows us to ship this ONLY to the US and Canada! Sorry.
May 1, 2012
Jerry Goldsmith's Lilies of the Field Re-issue
What a strange coincidence that we are releasing this re-issue one day after the death of his son, Joel. I was going to announce it yesterday, but didn't deem it appropriate. Will ship in 3 weeks, but is available for pre-order now. Our license allows us to ship this ONLY to the US and Canada! Sorry.
April 30, 2012
RIP Joel Goldsmith
We lost another one. Now, he is with his Dad... So sad. His own Web site doesn't even have this news yet.
April 20, 2012
Finally: Craig Safan's Circus! Available for Pre-Order
Things are moving along here at Persey! The new Craig Safan album (our third) is available for pre-order now. It's a terrific CD, so don't miss out on it. Samples in the Yahoo store, as always.
April 19, 2012
Two upcoming projects:
Romina Arena and Perseverance Records
To Release Two Albums This Year
I am very happy to announce that we have just signed a contract with Italian Popera star Romina Arena to produce, record and release two albums of film music this year. The first album will be out in August, with the follow-up available in time for Christmas. Stay tuned to the Web site!
April 6, 2012
Mark Isham's Nowhere to Run Out Now
Our fifth release of a Van Damme soundtrack is available today. Like all the others, it's selling like hotcakes! Limited to 3000 copies.
March 28, 2012
Upcoming Persey Release of Michael Convertino's Wake Wood � Nominated for Best Film Score
Soundtrack will be available exclusively at Perseverance Records.
Composer Michael Convertino's first score in seven years has been nominated for the 2012 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. In the category of Best Score, Convertino's soundtrack from the horror film "Wake Wood" (2011) is one of the six nominees.
At the end of April, Perseverance Records is going to release the "Wake Wood" score with 22 tracks and a running time of roughly 70 minutes. The CD will be available at a price of $15.98. The soundtrack from "Wake Wood" will be available for the first time and at Perseverance exclusively.
In advance, short versions of three tracks are available to listen to: Ritual, Peggycide and End Title (Postlude)
In "Wake Wood," Aidan Gillen and Eva Birthistle play a couple that have lost their 9-year-old daughter. Relocating to a town called Wake Wood, the village's leader, played by Timothy Spall, tells them about a pagan ritual and the chance to spend three more days with their child. "Wake Wood" was directed by David Keating, who was nominated for the "Silver Raven" in the category Best Director at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.
Vote for this soundtrack by naming Michael Convertino and the movie "Wake Wood" (category Best Score) in an email sent to email@example.com. Deadline for ballots is April 25. Results will be published both in issue #315 of the magazine (on sale in June) and on the Fangoria Web site the same month. For a complete list of the eligible nominees go to www.fangoria.com.
March 15, 2012
The Wedding Banquet Out Now
One of Ang Lee's all-time favorite soundtracks is out now in an expanded and remixed version that is significantly different from the Varese release. The first orders have already shipped. Limited to 1000 copies.
February 29, 2012
The Gauntlet Out Now
The first orders were shipped today, and there were many. I apologize in advance for the small print in the liner notes. I didn't think of doing it as an 8-page booklet. But don't worry, the next ones will be bigger. Limited to 3000 copies.
February 17, 2012
The Gauntlet Available for Pre-Order
The next release in our Perseverance Reissue line is Jerry Fielding's classic Seventies jazz score to the Clint Eastwood movie The Gauntlet. Courtesy of the nice folks at WEA, we bring you this LP reissue with the original artwork by Frank Frazetta, and digitally remastered by Rhino. Limited to 3000.
January 28, 2012
More Donald Rubinstein Albums
I am a big fan of film composer Donald Rubinstein, with whom I have done two albums. He is also a prolific song writer and performer, and I am trying to get more people interested in his music, so I have asked him to send me some of his albums to sell in the Persey Yahoo store. He has released many CDs, and if these ones will sell well I'll get more of his earlier ones, which are just as good. Listen to the samples; I am sure you will like them.
January 11, 2012
R.I.P. David Whitaker
British film composer David Whitaker died today at the age of 82. His "Sword and Sorcerer" music is a milestone in fantasy film scoring.
December 28, 2011
Animals United is In. Are in?
I just picked up the discs from the plant today, and they sound even better than Lord of Illusions! The first batch has already been shipped. Enjoy...
December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas From Persey
Nothing says Merry Christmas like Pazuzu in your stocking. All the best from everyone here at Perseverance Records.
December 21, 2011
Exorcist II Has Shipped
The CDs arrived, and the first orders were shipped yesterday. Thanks for hanging in there. I hope you will enjoy the CD.
December 9, 2011
New Persey Address
We have moved. To see our new address please click on the "Contact Us" link to the left.
Also, many thanks for your many birthday wishes yesterday. It's good to know that one is being appreciated.
November 24, 2011
New Album Available for Pre-Order
Our second album by prolific composer David Newman, the score to German animated feature Animals United aka Konferenz der Tiere features the complete music in film order without interruption by the songs that were included on the European release. This CD is only available to buyers in North America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Our license does not allow us to sell it to the EU.
November 7, 2011
10% Off Back Catalog: Limited Time Offer
We're moving. So, in order to reduce the amount of inventory we'll have to move with us, I am offering a 10% discount on our back catalog. (Lord of Illusions, Cinemusica and Exorcist II are excluded.) To get the discount, include coupon code "move1211" in your order. This offer is only good until November 22, 2011. Enjoy browsing...
November 5, 2011
Dr.Phibes Rises Again CD + DVD Special
As a special for our upcoming 9 year anniversary, we are offering one of our best selling soundtracks along with the accompanying DVD of the movie at the incredibly low price of $21.95. Limited to 50 copies.
October 20, 2011
First Perseverance Re-issue Title: Exorcist II - The Heretic
The first title in our new line of re-issues is Ennio Morricone's superbly frightening score to one of the most lambasted movies of all time. This is a straight re-issue of the Warner LP (with the original artwork) that we are offering at the incredible low price of $12.98. Limited to 3000 copies.
September 30, 2011
Lord of Illusions is Shipping Today
I picked up the CDs from the plant yesterday, and they sound PHENOMENAL! This one definitely makes up for Rain Man! The first orders will ship today. The orders with the fake stereo CDR will have to wait a few more days, as I will need to burn them over the weekend.
September 29, 2011
Perseverance Will Be Closed For Time Off
I will be in Germany for my Dad's birthday from October 6 - 17. The last shipment will go out on Tuesday, October 4.
September 28, 2011
Terrific New Mader Album Out Now
This eclectic compilation, produced by Mader himself, features the wide range of this underappreciated composer, ranging from his early days in New York to his current musical explorations in L.A. Limited to 500 units.
September 13, 2011
Update on Problems With Paypal Check-out in Our Yahoo Store
After many calls to Yahoo, I was able to disable the new "Save Card" feature again. The Paypal issue should be resolved now. Thanks for hanging in there.
September 2, 2011
Problems With Paypal Check-out in Our Yahoo Store
People, who use Paypal as a payment method and don't have a Paypal account yet, will encounter a problem during check-out. The good news is that this is because the Yahoo Store people don't share your credit card information even with Paypal. So you know it's secure. The bad news is that you have to enter your card information (like before) every time you place an order. Or you need to create a Paypal account (for those of you, who don't already have one), but it is not guaranteed that Yahoo will recognize this as a memorized payment method. This is because we recently switched over to a new system that allows returning customers to store their credit card information so that they won't have to re-enter it every time they place a new order. Yahoo tells me they are working on fixing this issue. Sorry about that!
September 2, 2011
Simon Boswell's Lord of Illusions Double CD
Our second 2 CD set is available for pre-order now. Simon Boswell's fantastic score is priced at only $19.95 and limited to 1200 copies. Get yours now while they last!
August 27, 2011
Two New Synthesizer Albums
The first one of these two CDs (both not on Perseverance Records) is the new album by Kickboxer and Bloodsport composer Paul Hertzog. And it's terrific!
The second is also an instrumental album, featuring music inspired by the classic 80's synth scores of the likes of Harold Faltermeyer, Tangerine Dream, Giorgio Moroder and John Carpenter.
We offer both albums at the incredibly low price of $11.95 each. Both titles are limited editions.
August 11, 2011
Phillip Lambro's Memoir Available
Although this was not published by Perseverance Press, I feel strongly about this book and want listeners to read it. It's poignant, funny and full of appearances by stars. Especially of note to the film music fan is the chapter about Chinatown, in which the author writes candidly about his experiences with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans, Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
July 4, 2011
CDs Are Too Expensive
I firmly believe that charging $19.95 for a single CD is way too expensive. Therefore, I have cut all the prices for Perseverance CDs down to $15.95 or less, unless it is a CD that cost me a lot of money to produce. So, dig in, and get that CD that you have been holding off on.
Another, BIG, announcement is coming soon from Perseverance.
June 30, 2011
Fred Steiner 1923-2011
Prolific composer Fred Steiner died last Thursday of natural causes at his home in Ajijic, Mexico. He was 88. Is this the start of another sad year for the film music world?
May 9, 2011
Persey Closed Until May 22
Due to a death in my family, I have to fly to Canada for twelve days. The shipping department will be closed during that time, although orders will be processed.
May 3, 2011
Interview with Robin This Coming Friday
I will be interviewed by Howard Margolin on his show "Destinies" this Friday, May 6, 2011, when I will have an opportunity to address the controversy about the Slipstream release, as well as play some music from our most recent albums.
Destinies � The Voice of Science Fiction airs at 11:30 PM EDT on 90.1 FM, WUSB, Stony Brook, NY, which also netcasts at http://www.wusb.fm. After airing, the show is archived for free at http://www.captphilonline.com/Destinies.html.
April 15, 2011
Jules Verne Out Today
I picked up the CDs from the plant today, and they look and sound amazing! Nick thought the artwork was too beautiful to obliterate it with his signature, so he signed inside. Creator Gavin Scott followed suit and signed on his picture on another page. Let's see how long it'll take you to find the two autographs. The first batch will ship Monday.
March 29, 2011
Slipstream Started Shipping Today
I had so much to do, I completely missed posting this news. Anyway, the first orders were shipped today, and some people already wrote me back, saying they got their Bernstein CD and are extremely happy with it.
March 26, 2011
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
Available for Pre-Order
Nick Glennie-Smith's outstanding Television score to the Sc-Fi Channel series is available for pre-orders now. Don't miss out! 140 minutes on 2 CDs for the price of one!
March 25, 2011
Death Warrant Shipped
I picked up the CDs from the plant on Thursday. All open orders were shipped on Friday.
March 2, 2011
Slipstream Available For Pre-Order Now
Elmer Bernstein's rousing score to the 1989 sci-fi actioner is available for pre-orders now. The album will ship the first week of April. Limited to 3000 copies.
February 18, 2011
John Strauss, Composer of 'Car 54' Theme, Dies at 90
Mr. Strauss was an Emmy-winning composer and music editor best known for the jaunty theme music for the early 1960s TV show "Car 54, Where Are You?" He won an Emmy in 1978 for his work on "The Amazing Howard Huges" and a Grammy (who hasn't?!) for his production work on the soundtrack album of "Amadeus".
February 9, 2011
Paypal is Working Again
Sorry for not posting this sooner. You can use Paypal to order our CDs again.
February 3, 2011
Paypal Payment Processor Down at Yahoo Store
Yahoo had an old email address on file, so I had to re-install Paypal as a payment option for our Yahoo Store. Until further notice you won't be able to use Paypal to pay for orders. This should be rectified within 2-3 days. Sorry about this.
January 31, 2011
R.I.P. John Barry
It is with tremendous sadness that I have to announce the death of one of my favorite composers: John Barry died yesterday at age 77 of a heart attack at his home in New York City. He will be missed immensely. John, wherever you are, Stay Gold.
January 14, 2011
More Rare CDs on Ebay
I am listing some of the rarer CDs from my collection on eBay. Check back regularly, as there wil be more over the next few days.
January 14, 2011
More Rare CDs in Our Yahoo Store
I have just finished uploading close to 50 more rare and out-of-print CDs (a lot of classic Varese albums) to the Yahoo store, all under $10. Enjoy browsing. Of course, all CDs are guaranteed.
January 11, 2011
8th Anniversary Contest on Facebook
If you aren't a friend of Perseverance Records on Facebook yet, now is the chance to do it. You need to follow us in order to participate in the contest. It's not an easy question, but if you know your music, you should be able to figure it out. Good luck!
January 7, 2011
New Section in Our Yahoo Store
I have just been to my storage and taken a lot of single CDs to put up on the Yahoo store. These are CDs that I have only one of, are used, or long out of print. There are a few signed items and some extremely rare ones. All albums are priced to sell. So dig in!
January 5, 2011
January 11 marks the 8th anniversary of this Web site. To celebrate this, we have a special contest planned for all our Facebook friends. So if you haven't signed up yet, do so now, because the contest will only post on Facebook on the 11th.
December 20, 2010
Special Phillip Lambro Deal
If you order Jason and the Argonauts, just type in the coupon code "Lambro1012", and you will get The Film Music of Phillip Lambro for only $2.95 plus shipping. I hate to do this, but I need to make room for new inventory. it is a great album, but no one knows Phillip Lambro, so it's not selling, regardless of the wonderful music that's on there.
(Offer subject to cancellation without advance notice.)
December 18, 2010
Don't Forget Unforgettable for Your Christmas Wish List!
It's finally out. And it rocks! 20 minutes of new material are included on the CD, along with two bonus tracks. I'll pick the CDs up on Monday from the plant and send out an email blast as soon as I can get my Excel application to work again. (I just upgraded to Snow Leopard.) Some orders might still make it for Christmas.
December 15, 2010
Burbank Start Transmission
Well, it took us a week longer to get set up (thanks to AT&T), but we are finally online. Our new address can be found here.
All procedures will resume as usual as of tomorrow. Thanks for hanging in there.
November 30, 2010
Saigon End of Transmission
November 29, 2010
The Move Back
The time has come. After a little more than two years, we are leaving Vietnam to move back to California. Therefore, we will be closed from November 30 until December 8 (my birthday). Orders will not be processed during this time. The time here was terrific, but all good things must come to an end.
See you next Wednesday.
November 10, 2010
A Note About Shipping
We have been getting a lot of emails from people asking if their order has been shipped yet. PLEASE: We simply cannot respond to each and every one of these emails. There are several hundred orders, and it just will take some time until we get to your specific order. Please bear with us. Thanks.
November 9, 2010
Puppet Master: The Soundtrack Collection Box Available for Pre-Order at a Special Price
This is the ultimate in Puppet Master music! This 5-disc deluxe box set features the complete scores in chronological order. All original scores from Parts 1-4, 6, 7, 9 & 10 are represented here in digitally re-mastered form. (Parts 5 & 8 had no original scores but were tracked with music from other Puppet Master/ Full Moon features.)
In the case of the first four films, we have gone back to the composer's original 1/2" 4-track analog tapes and digitally transferred them to hard disk. The scores from the other movies were all digital recordings, so we could use those files as they were sent to us by the composers.
The box comes with a 28-page booklet that features in-depth notes about the music for the ten films, as well as interviews with all four composers.
November 7, 2010
Robin's Angels: Full Throttle
My angels in the shipping department are working at full speed to get all the orders processed. But since there are several hundred of them (orders, not angels) it might still be well into the third week of November until they get to yours. Please have patience; your order WILL be shipped.
November 4, 2010
The Prophecy is Now Out of Stock
All the copies are REALLY gone. Please don't ask if we have "just one more" for you. We don't.
November 3, 2010
Remo Williams is Now Out of Stock
All the copies are REALLY gone. Please don't ask if we have "just one more" for you. We don't.
November 2, 2010
The Prophecy is Going Out of Stock
David Williams' frightfully good score has only 5 copies left. There are 50 copies of the sequel. So don't wait too long.
November 1, 2010
Remo Williams Back in Stock For a Short Time
During our last inventory we found a box of Remo Williams we didn't know we had. We are putting these up for sale now. Hurry, less than 60 copies remain!
October 30, 2010
Rain Man & Red Sonja Released!
Yes, it's true: Both titles were picked up from the plant yesterday. We are processing orders over the weekend and start shipping them next week. Please be patient, as there may be several hundred orders that might need to be fulfilled before we get to yours. Yes, it's THAT many!
October 27, 2010
Puppet Master Box Available for Christmas
After many delays, I am happy to announce that the long-awaited Puppet Master Soundtrack Collection Box will be ready in December. It is limited to 2000 copies, and no price has been set yet.
October 23, 2010
Jason and the Argonauts Ready for Shipping
Simon Boswell's epic score is finally ready to ship. We picked it up from the plant yesterday. Orders will go out Monday. Orders that include Rain Man and/ or Red Sonja will NOT ship until these titles become available in two weeks.
October 18, 2010
A Note About International Shipping
People always ask us to put a lower value on the customs slip than the actual value of the order. For legal reasons we cannot do this. Having said this, please bear in mind that we don't have to declare a value if the weight of the package is less than 4 pounds. Only when we ship something that weighs more than 4 pounds we are required to fill out a customs form. But we cannot send you 10 CDs and declare a value of 20 dollars, sorry.
October 17, 2010
The Wait Is Over! Rain Man & Red Sonja Available for Pre-Order
Both albums were delivered to the pressing plant on Thursday, so it's still another three weeks until they are ready to ship. However, I thought I would sweeten all of you the waiting time by allowing you to pre-order these two most requested of our albums already. Both titles are limited to 2000 copies and are expected to sell out quickly. There won't be a repressing. Get yours while they're hot!!!
October 16, 2010
Jason Will Ship This Week
While the pressing plant hasn't given me a specific date yet, they did tell me that Jason and the Argonauts will be ready this week. Thanks to all of you, who have already ordered and have been waiting patiently.
October 2, 2010
R.I.P. Geoffrey Burgon
I just found out that British film and TV composer Geoffrey Burgon has died on September 21, after a short illness. He was 69, one year younger than my Dad.
Strange, I had just been emailing with him about doing a Monty Python album. It happens so quickly...
September 20, 2010
Persey Shipping Department Closes for a Week
Our shipping manager is going on a well-deserved vacation trip from September 30th to October 7th. Orders won't be shipped during that time. Regular operation will resume Monday, October 10th. Please bear with us.
September 12, 2010
Simon Boswell's Jason and the Argonauts Available for Pre-Order
Altough it won't be ready to ship for another three weeks, you can already pre-order your copy of Simon Boswell epic score to the Hallmark mini-series, directed by Nick Willing, who also helmed Simon's Photographing Fairies, the composer's most requested score. The album runs a little under an hour and features the best of the 137 minutes of music Simon composed for the two-parter. It had been compiled by himself and music editor Geoff Foster for a release when the mini-series aired, but the plans were eventually scrapped until Perseverance came along. Once again, to the rescue...
August 29, 2010
No Song Compilations, Please!
Ever since we released No Retreat, No Surrender, which had a few songs on it, we have been getting inundated with emails from people who want us to release song compilations from obscure movies from the Eighties. We are NOT interested in releasing song soundtrack albums. We are dedicated solely to the preservation and release of film scores, so please don't send us any more emails about Cheap Trick, Eddie Vedder and the like! They go right into the trash. Save yourselves and me the time.
August 16, 2010
Radio Interview With Robin Esterhammer
I will be interviewed on Thursday, August 19, 2010, at 11:00 pm Central Daylight Saving Time on KHND1470. If you want to find out what goes on behind the scenes at Perseverance Records, how the label was started, as well as upcoming releases, do log on. I was told that the interview could last as long as an hour if I have enough (and interesting) things to say. You can email your questions in during the show.
August 5, 2010
New Web Site!
Perseverance Records online has a new look. Thanks to Kim Schimansky, our trusted designer, we have a new Web site. Do you like it?
August 4, 2010
Puppetmaster CDs Assembled
It is 2:40 am Wednesday morning, my time here in Saigon, and I just finished sequencing the Puppetmaster albums. There will now be 5 CDs instead of the announced 4. I emailed the track sheets to Chas Ferry, my engineer, and asked him to contact Richard Band, who is producing the album with me, to schedule a mastering session. If all goes well, the box will be out the first week of October. Keep your fingers crossed...
July 22, 2010
Kickboxer Back in Stock!
It's been almost four years since the original release of this classic Eighties album by Paul Hertzog, so we feel we are not running the risk of pissing anyone off if we release the second 500 batch of this album. It is identical to the 2006 release. Sorry, no signed copies are available for this title.
July 18, 2010
No Retreat, No Surrender Available For Pre-Ordering
The CD is at the pressing plant. Orders will ship early August, but you can order your copy already. The first 30 orders will get their CD sigend by the composer. We expect this title to sell out quickly, so get yours fast!
July 6, 2010
Puppet Master Box Delayed
In spite of our every endeavor to make the July 15th deadline, we have to postpone this album. Sorry! I just received the DVDs from Richard Band to compare the music he sent us to, so this will be a major undertaking. But don't worry, I won't fail you!
June 30, 2010
Another Van Bites the Damme!
In our continued endeavor to bring you the finest in Jean Claude Van Damme's film music, we are happy to announce that the score to the original, international version of No Retreat, No Surrender by Frank Harris will be released in stores nationwide on September 21. The CD will be available earlier on our Web site. The album features no less than FOUR versions of the classic Eighties theme song Hold On to the Vision plus over 50 minutes of score music.
May 30, 2010
Ennio Morricone's Red Sonja LP Found
We found the score. Please stop sending us emails. Thanks for your collective help
May 29, 2010
Ennio Morricone's Red Sonja LP Wanted
We just signed the deal to release this long sought-after score on CD. Unfortunately, the masters are all but lost, so we are looking for the EXPANDED LP that came out on Varese in 1985. We are looking for the LONG LP with 20 tracks clocking in at a little over 50 minutes, NOT the short LP/CD with the two symphonic suites. We just need to borrow it, so we can transfer it to digital files to master the CD from them. In exchange for your help you will receive a thank you credit in the booklet and a free Kickboxer CD. Please send us an email if you can help.
May 28, 2010
Shipping Department Closed Until June 13
Our shipping manager is taking a well-deserved break. While you can still place orders they won't ship until June 14. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 20, 2010
Christopher Young's Unforgettable Will Be Longer Than Promo
Chris is currently in the studio, listening to and selecting additional music for our upcoming album to the Ray Liotta/ Linda Fiorentino starrer. He has located "a whole bunch of [on the promo] unused cues", which he will make available to us. Here is the preliminary design of the cover for the album.
May 2, 2010
New Album: The Complete Puppetmaster Soundtrack Collection
We have begun work on a new album, our biggest project so far: A 4-disc box set of all 10 Puppetmaster film scores, composed by Richard Band (1-5, 10), Jeff Walton (6), John Massari (7) and Peter Bernstein (9); Part 8 had no original score. It will feature the complete scores in chronological order with extensive liner notes by Brian Satterwhite and a generous booklet with tons of artwork made available to us by Charles Band of Full Moon. If everything goes as planned, the street date will be July 15, 2010.
April 8, 2010
Runestone Will Ship Today
I know it's hard to believe, but the day has finally arrived: The long awaited Runestone CD will ship today to the first people, who have ordered them. Please bear with us as we won't be able to mail all the pre-orders in one day. They will go out in the order they were placed. I hope you'll enjoy the music. And thanks for your patience.
March 22, 2010
And the Free Kickboxer CD Goes to...
Holly from El Cajon, CA. Although there were five emails with the same correct screenshot in a period of six minutes (how is this possible?), Holly was the first one to send it in. Congratulations to the winner! And thanks to Tom, Richard, Damien and Sergei for playing.
March 13, 2010
Free Kickboxer CD Giveaway
January 11, 2010 marked the 7th anniversary of the launch of our Web site. Coincidentally, we are approaching the 77,777th visit to it. To celebrate this, we are giving away a free rare Kickboxer CD to the first person who emails us a screenshot of the Web hits counter with the number 77,777. Good luck!
March 9, 2010
Runestone Sound Samples Are Up in the Yahoo Store
I have just uploaded four audio clips to our Yahoo store for your listening pleasure.
March 9, 2010
Fangoria's Invasion of the Body Snatchers SPECIAL Starts Today
America's Horror Magazine will feature composer Denny Zeitlin in its April issue (#293). As a special treat for their readers, we will offer his Body Snatchers CD to them at the special Fangoria price of $14.95 (down from $17.50). You will need a code from the Fangoria Web site to get this discount. This offer ends on April 30, 2010.
March 7, 2010
New Store Design
I have spent this last weekend overhauling our Yahoo Store by adding track listings, lengths and audio samples to the individual album pages. I have also chosen a new look for it. It's a work in progress as I still need to figure out a few things, such as promotional discounts in the shopping cart, how to use the entire space of the browser window, etc. I hope you like it.
March 5, 2010
The Runestone Finally Available For Pre-Orders
We are happy and relieved that David Newman's classic horror score is finally available for pre-ordering. The album will be out in late March, and orders are being taken as of today in our Yahoo Store. Sorry, no mp3 samples yet, but I am working on it. The first 50 CDs will be signed by the composer.
I apologize for the long hiatus here at the label, but 2009 was a very bad year for it. Now, we are back with a vengeance. We have a lot of really cool albums planned for 2010. Our next release will be Christopher Young's Unforgettable in its first-ever commercial release. Randall Larson is currently trying to get an interview scheduled with the composer for the liner notes. The booklet is being worked on, and Chris is putting together the music for the CD. Look for it in June.
September 14, 2009
Two New Albums Out of Print
After only a week and a half on our Web site, Fade to Black and The Believers are already out of stock. But do not fear: Screen Archives bought the remainder of the inventory and has both titles available for pre-order on their Web site.
September 3, 2009
Two New Albums Available Now
After a long hiatus here at the label, I am happy to announce that J. Peter Robinson's Expanded Score to John Schlesinger's horror thriller The Believers is out. It adds about 30-40 minutes of music to the original Varese LP, including the groovy jazz piece from the Manhattan night club. The album is limited to 1,000 pressings.
Also arriving today in limited quantity is the promotional release of Craig Safan's long-sought-after music to Fade to Black. This CD is limited to 500 units and features the score in film order, including the end credits song "Heroes Die".
For neither score are autographed copies available. Sorry.
September 2, 2009
The Believers and Fade to Black Out Today!
More to follow. To order, click here.
September 1, 2009
Erich Kunzel Dead at 74
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cincinnati Pops conductor Erich Kunzel, who has recorded a number of film themed albums with the orchestra he helmed since its inception 32 years ago. For the complete story, go here.
July 28, 2009
Bloodsport is Now Out of Print
Sorry, if you have waited too long, but we just sold the last copy. Maybe you'll find one in your local store, but we are definitely out, so please don't ask us if we have "just one more for you".
July 2, 2009
Bloodsport down to the last 500 CDs
Definitely our best seller, Bloodsport has just sold its 2,500th copy. We are pressing the final 500 now. Once they are gone, they are gone. So get yours while they last, so you don't have to pay big bucks for it on eBay.
July 1, 2009
After months of being on hiatus, David Newman's Runestone score is finally being worked on again. (Don't ask, why.) We still have to find out how much music we have, but we now have the files in competent hands and are eagerly awaiting the final verdict on the tracks. A friend of Daniel Schweiger's (who wrote the liner notes) watched the movie and did a track by track analysis of the score. Thanks to him, we now know exactly where each track goes. It is still being discussed how the album, due to the variance in source and condition of the tracks, will be sequenced.
June 14, 2009
The Punisher Stereo CD Is Out of Stock
The stereo version is now out of stock, as is the SACD.
May 24, 2009
New Projects for Perseverance
I approached Craig Safan about doing a promo of his score to 1980's Fade to Black, and he was all excited about it. We will be producing 500 copies, which will also cover the CDs that will go to the composer. We are selling the rest on our Web site, as well as in the usual specialty stores, to recoup production costs as Craig won't have to pay for his CDs.
And I just signed the contract with MGM to produce and release a complete version of J. Peter Robinson's chilling score to John Schlesinger's thriller The Believers. This release will be limited to 1000 copies. Peter will go into the studio with our own Chas Ferry to master the album on Tuesday. Rudy Koppl, who is also writing the liner notes, already took some great pictures of the composer. Kim Schimansky is designing the booklet.
February 2, 2009
Yahoo Store Back in Action
After a short period when the Checkout Manager in our Yahoo Store wasn't working, we are back in business. Checkout is working properly now (thanks to a call to India), and you can once again place your orders. Sorry for the confusion.
January 31, 2009
Two Titles Out of Stock
Remo Williams is now out of stock. So is Story Teller Volume 1. Volume 2 has 28 copies left. If you haven't gotten your copy yet, now is the chance before they are all gone, as there will be no repressing.
November 17, 2008
Three New Titles Are Available From Us
They have been out for a little while now, but due to our move I haven't had a chance to put them up on the Web site yet.
Donald Rubinstein's Knightriders came out September 18. Although there hasn't been a formal announcement yet, this title has been selling like mad.
Elia Cmiral's Journey to the End of the Night came out last week. This pressing is limited to 500 copies, the first 30 of which are signed by Elia. It's a beautiful score that reminds of Howard Shore and David Arnold.
Edwin Wendler's The Interior, our first ever downloadable album is finally ready. After much footwork by the composer, and the inability of three major aggregators to present the music and booklet in acceptable form, it is now available on iTunes.
September 17, 2008
We Are Moving
As of today, we have a new address for our shipping facility. Please click the "Contact Us" link on the left to get the new mailing address, which is about 30 miles NW of the old place. All orders by mail or fax should be directed there. Email orders should still be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 7, 2008
Huge eBay Auction of Rare and Signed Scores
We are moving our office and storage facilities, so I am selling part of my soundtrack collection. There are many rare CDs, signed scores and the occasional budget CD for you to fill that hole in your collection.
To see all items for sale, click here.
September 6, 2008
Knightriders is Available for Pre-orders
Just to make it clear: This is Knightriders, not Knight Rider, the TV show with David Hasselhoff and the talking car. This is Donald Rubinstein's seminal score to George A. Romero's jousting biker flick that has been in demand ever since the film came out 27 years ago.
As a special treat, Donald has signed the first 100 covers. As usual, please limit 2 signed CDs per customer.
June 27, 2008
Hunt & Tony Sales on RundgrenRadio.com
Last night, at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, RundgrenRadio.com featured a two hour long in-depth interview with the Sales Bros about their new album. To hear the Web radio show, click here. The interview also features clips from each of the 10 songs on the album.
June 20, 2008
The Deaths of Ian Stone Is Out Now
Fresh off the press is Elia Cmiral's moody score to this horror gem. The first 100 orders will get their CD signed by the composer at no additional charge. (Limit two per order, please.) We dedicate this release to the memory of Stan Winston, who produced this movie.
June 13, 2008
Web Site Will Be Down
We are migrating our Web site to a new server, therefore the site will be down until Monday morning, June 16, 2008. You might also not be able to send us emails during that period. Please be patient. We appreciate it.
June 6, 2008
The Sales Bros. Blast Off
Our first foray into Soul is one of the best albums of its kind I have ever heard. Hunt & Tony Sales toured the world with Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, as well as with David Bowie as Tin Machine. This is their first solo album. The tracks were recorded in an empty swimming pool 28 years ago, but they sound as clear and pristine as if they were recorded yesterday. It is an experience like you have rarely lived it. You have to listen to it. It's absolutely fabulous.
April 28, 2008
Mutant Hits the Web
Our latest release, Richard Band's orchestral score to the cult classic Mutant, is finally out. To apologize for the long wait, we have a special treat for you. The first 100 people who order this CD will get it signed by the composer. Limit two signed CDs per customer, please. An email notification will go out today.
March 18, 2008
Director Anthony Minghella Dies at 54
It can happen so quickly! Director Anthony Minghella, who won an Academy Award for directing the 1996 epic The English Patient, has died at age 54, his agent announced today. Variety reports that a spokesman for Mr. Minghella said he suffered a brain hemorrhage on Tuesday morning at Charing Cross Hospital in London, while in for a routine neck operation.
Minghella is survived by his parents, his siblings in the entertainment industry Dominic Minghella and Edana Minghella, two other sisters, his wife, choreographer Carolyn Choa, and two children, Max Minghella and Hannah Minghella. -- Mark Englehart, IMDb staff
March 4, 2008
Leonard Rosenman Dies
The two-time Oscar winner died today of a heart attack. His score to Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings from 1978 remains one of my favorites. He was 83 years old. Is this the beginning of another sad year for the film music community?
February 29, 2008
Jim Manzie the Second
Once again, I am very excited. That doesn't mean that our other releases make me less happy, but this Jim Manzie compilation has been a passion of mine. The second volume, with selections from NINE of his scores, is out today. I think it is even better than the first one. LIMITED TO 250 COPIES, so make sure you get yours right away. They won't last long!
February 9, 2008
The First Blues
I spent all day today with our engineer Chas Ferry (who mastered the majority of Perseverance's albums since Remo Williams) in the studio, mastering our first Blues album, Hunt and Tony Sales' Hired Guns. The two brothers, who toured with David Bowie as Tin Machine, as well as Iggy Pop and Todd Rundgren, sound like a mixture of Sam & Dave and The Blues Brothers. In fact, they were scheduled to replace the latter ones on Saturday Night Live im 1980, when Tony had a fatal car accident. He was pronounced dead on the operating table, but came back to life and was in a coma for several weeks. Today, he was in the studio with me. The album is killer! I know it's not a film score, but I am sure we will sell tons of it. Great music!
February 8, 2008
Donald the Second
I just signed the deal to release Donald Rubinstein's Knightriders score on Perseverance. Most likely, it will be out in April. Stay tuned. The score is amazing. Liner notes will include thoughts by Donald and director George Romero.
January 25, 2008
Phillip the Third
Our latest release, The Film Music of Phillip Lambro, the third and final release in our series of this composer, is out today. Check out the sound samples; I promise you will like them.
December 12, 2007
WHERE WERE YOU???
We had our second signing at Dark Delicacies with (as I would like to think) quite an eclectic group of composers, but nobody came! There were maybe 12 people who showed up. Too bad.
December 5, 2007
If you have sent us emails since Friday they have most likely be returned with the message that the mailbox is currently full. This has been rectified. Please resend your emails.
December 4, 2007
I have overcome the technical difficulties and was able to upload audio clips over the weekend. Enjoy!
November 29, 2007
Stan Bush at Dark Delicacies!
Bloodsport's "Fight to Survive" and "On My Own - Alone" singer Stan Bush has just agreed to participate in the signing on December 8, 2007, from 2-4pm at Dark Delicacies. He will also be selling some of his own CDs there.
November 28, 2007
Manzie Promos Out
I am very excited! Part One of my labor of love is out: The Film Music of Jim Manzie, Volume 1, was picked up from the pressing plant yesterday. It came out great!!! This first anthology comprises a cross section of seven of this underrated composer's body of work.
Since this is a promo, with the majority of the batch going to the composer and the directors of the films represented on the CD, we are only able to sell 250 copies here. So when they're gone, they're gone!
I am still working on getting sound files uploaded, so you can hear some samples for yourselves. But trust me, this CD rocks!
November 11, 2007
Second Perseverance Composer Signing at Dark Delicacies
After the big success of the first soundtrack signing, we have decided to do a second one. This time, composers Donald Rubinstein (Martin/ Pollock), Paul Hertzog (Bloodsport), Jim Manzie (The Film Music of Jim Manzie, Vols. 1 and 2), and Phillip Lambro (Crypt of the Living Dead, Murph the Surf and The Film Music of Phillipp Lambro) will be at hand to sign your CDs on December 8, 2007 at 2 pm in Burbank, CA. Please note that both volumes of Jim Manzie's promos will be sold at this signing, whereas the second volume won't be available on the Web site for another six weeks. They are limited to 300 copies each). For more information click here.
November 7, 2007
Donald Rubinstein's cult score to the George Romero classic Martin is out today. The long-awaited CD also features the rejected score from Ed Harris' directorial debut Pollock.
August 28, 2007
Richard Band on Perseverance Records
We have just signed a deal with Richard Band to release his score to the horror cult film Mutant. I picked up the tapes from Richard this morning. We are doing a new digital transfer from the original tapes, so it is not quite clear yet if there will be more or different music on the album than what was on the Varese LP or the ensuing identical CD by Intrada. Plus, there is a surprise. Stay tuned for more.
July 18, 2007
Back in Business
We have been back since Monday but had computer problems. Orders placed after July 4, will ship Friday.
July 4, 2007
Office Is Closed
We are closing the office until 7/15. If you order between now and then, your order will be shipped once we get back. Have a great summer.
June 29, 2007
Bloodsport Out Today!
The long awaited album is finally available! Get yours quick, as the orders are just pouring in, both from customers, as well as wholesalers. The first orders were shipped today.
June 26, 2007
Bloodsport Will Ship in 3 Days!
We are currently processing the orders that have been placed so far (and there are plenty!) and will ship the first batch on Friday. We will do our best to get every order fulfilled before we close from 7/4 through 7/15. Please bear with us.
June 9, 2007
Bloodsport Available for Pre-Order
While the CD's release date had to be pushed back a week to June 26, we are making this long-awaited album available now for you to purchase from our Yahoo store. Wholesale prices will be announced soon.
June 1, 2007
Second Score for Martin CD Announced
Donald Rubinstein's music, which was rejected by director Ed Harris for his directorial debut "Pollock", will fill out the CD, for which the street date has tentatively been set to August 21, 2007.
April 14, 2007
Bloodsport Cover Art Posted
Kim Schimansky, our fabulous designer, just emailed me the cover art for our biggest release yet. This will be our 20th soundtrack album, and we are celebrating it with a big party here in Burbank.
April 13, 2007
Martin, Romero and Rubinstein Sink Their Fangs Into Our Label
The next title in our Limited Composers Series will be a re-release of Donald Rubinstein's acclaimed ("one of the 100 coolest film scores of all time") score to George Romero's 1977 horror cult thriller Martin.
Since all the masters have been lost, this album won't have any additional music to the original Level Green CD. I know, bummer. To entice you, however, we are planning a little surprise with the CD. Stay tuned.
April 2, 2007
Bloodsport Track Listing Available
Go to our New Releases page, and check out the track titles for the upcoming Paul Hertzog CD. The album will be limited to 3,000 copies (That's all our license allows us to press), so get yours quickly, as we expect them to sell out fast. Pre-orders will be taken soon.
March 25, 2007
Perseverance Composer Signing at Dark Delicacies
Our first soundtrack signing was a big success. Thanks to Del and Sue of Dark Delicacies and everyone involved for making this a fantastic day. Pictures can be seen here.
March 12, 2007
Perseverance Composer Signing at Dark Delicacies
Our first ever composer signing will be held on March 24, 2007, at 2:00 pm at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA. There, you will get a chance to talk to the composers and get your (bought) CDs autographed. David Williams, Jim Manzie, Charles Bernstein, Dennis Dreith, Phillip Lambro, Craig Safan, as well as Jeff Burr and R.A. Mihailoff (director and star of Leatherface), and Scott McKinlay (director of gAg) have all signed on to be there. They will be joined by Scott Glasgow (Robotech) and Christopher Young (Ghost Rider) from Varese Sarabande. Spread the word.
March 4, 2007
Deadly Friend Is Out Now
The long awaited Charles Bernstein score is finally available, and it is selling like there is no tomorrow. (Remember, this CD is limited to 1,000 copies.) You can take a look at the track listing and order the CD from our store. Sound samples will be uploaded soon.
February 18, 2007
Deadly Friend Release Even More Imminent
After a postponement at the pressing plant, the CD is guaranteed to ship on Monday. Stay tuned for a link to our Yahoo Store where you can purchase the album.
February 11, 2007
Deadly Friend Release Imminent
The long awaited release of Charles Bernstein's orchestral cues from the Wes Craven picture from 1986, is due this week. Included are a handful of remastered electronic cues from the original LP to faciltate the album's flow. But what is really an added bonus is a 35 minute interview of Charles Bernstein and Wes Craven at the end of the album. This should make for some interesting listening. The disc is limited to 1,000 pressings and will be out on Friday.
January 29, 2007
Karel Svoboda Dead at 69
This is truly a sad time for the film music community. The Czech film composer, who made himself a name in the 70's for children's animated shows on West German TV, shot himself yesterday in his backyard near Prague. Reason, as is speculated, could have been a terminal disease.
January 27, 2007
Peer Raben Dead at 66
Fassbinder's court composer died last night after a long illness. Another voice is silent.
January 12, 2007
Leatherface is Out Today
January 12, 2007 - - The first in our Limited Composers Series, Leatherface, Jim Manzie's frighteningly chilly score is out now. You can order it, as well as all our other titles through our Yahoo store. At 72 minutes it is one of our longest CDs, which not only features the entire score note for note, but also an in-depth interview with the composer about his experience scoring the film. Special thanks go out to director Jeff Burr for helping us with this release. Limited to 500 pressings.
January 1, 2007
New Year Catalog Blowout Sale
It's true, we have been around long enough that some of our licenses are soon to expire. Rather than destroying the overrstock, we have decided to let them go at a sharply discounted price.
Now is your chance to get that elusive Dr. Phibes that you always pushed off buying, or maybe you are intrigued by some of our $8.95 CDs. To see a list of all the CDs on sale, click here.
But hurry, this event ends at midnight on January 31, 2007. Once these titles are gone, they are gone. Forever.
December 8, 2006
No Repressing of Kickboxer
After long deliberation, I have decided not to repress another 500 copies of our bestseller. I appreciate all the words of encouragement to repress, but I felt that in the long run it would be more harmful to this label's reputation if I went back on my word. It is possible that we might do an expanded version at some time in the future, but for now, the initial 500 units are all that will be available. Sorry if you didn't get yours. I hope you can appreciate my decision.
November 30, 2006
Shirley Walker Dead at 61
This is truly another sad year for the film music community. She died after only a short illness after having lost her husband earlier this year. She will be missed.
November 19, 2006
Audio Files are Finally Uploaded to the Web Site
Thanks to our good engineer Chas Ferry, who also mastered the two upcoming Limited Composers Series editions Leatherface and Deadly Friend, you now have the chance to listen to mp3's of all of our CDs (excpet for Kickboxer, as this is sold out).
November 15, 2006
Karl Ernst Sasse Dead at 85
I am sorry to announce the death of another film composer: East German legend of DEFA fame Karl Ernst Sasse has died after a long battle with cancer, as well. He will be missed.
November 8, 2006
Basil Poledouris Dead at 61
I am deeply saddened to announce the death of Basil Poledouris. He died after a long struggle with cancer. To share your condolences with his family, please click here.
November 2, 2006
Murph the Surf is Available
The long-awaited world premiere CD of Phillip Lambro's seminal jazz score from 1974 is finally here. It is already in our Yahoo store, so get yours while it's still fresh!
November 1, 2006
Kickboxer Is Out of Stock
After no announcements other than on this Web site and two weeks later, Kickboxer has run out of stock. Sorry if you didn't get yours!
October 25, 2006
Kickboxer Is a Hit
Half of the 500 pressed Kickboxer CDs are already sold, and it hasn't even been a week yet. Get yours while they are still here.
October 24, 2006
Prince Valiant Nearly Sold Out
Our first CD, David Bergeaud's Prince Valiant, has two copies left. That's it. No more.
October 18, 2006
Kickboxer Has Hit the Streets
The long awaited CD is finally out in a limited release of 500 pressings. Get yours now!
October 17, 2006
Murph the Surf Delayed
Due to a manufacturig flaw at the pressing plant, Murph the Surf's release date is postponed until November 1, 2006.
October 16, 2006
In the Pipeline
Good news: Kickboxer will be out this Friday. The wait for many fans will finally be over.
Coming up next are "Deadly Friend", "Leatherface" by Jim Manzie, and "Sybil", the 2006 television remake of the Sally Field movie, also by Charles Bernstein.
A bit further down the line are two volumes of film scores by Jim Manzie, limited to 300 copies each.
October 14, 2006
Second Newsletter Was Mailed Today
The second Perseverance Records newsletter went out today to almost 400 subscribers. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, send us an email. The newsletter comes out at irregular intervals.
October 3, 2006
Wes Craven Interview
I just got out of the studio where we recorded a 40-minute phone interview with Charles Bernstein and Wes Craven. The interview goes into detail about their collaboration on "Deadly Friend" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and how a composer and director work together. The CD will feature the orchestral parts of the score from "Deadly Friend", and it will NOT contain the synthesizer music that was put out by Varese at the time of the film's release. This title will be limited to 300 pressings.
September 19, 2006
The Prophecy II Is Out Today
Pre-orders will be shipped in the next few days.
September 7, 2006
Dark Skies Is Available
After a long wait, the first Michael Hoenig album in 18 years is finally out. Orders (and there are many of them!) will be shipped in the coming weeks. Please bear with us.
August 15, 2006
No Audio Clips
Due to technical difficulties we are unable to offer audio samples from our latest releases. Hopefully, this will be remedied soon. Sorry.
August 14, 2006
We're Back in Town
After a very relaxing and hot vacation in Arizona, we are back in the office. There was a massive shipment at the post office and UPS yesterday, so all of you should get your CDs this week. Enjoy!
August 7, 2006
Remo Williams and The Prophecy Out Now
The CDs are in, but we are not. All orders will be shipped on Monday, August 14. Thanks for your patience. We do appreciate it.
July 31, 2006
Remo, Dark Skies and The Prophecy Finally Available
After many delays, our three most eagerly awaited titles are finally out. "Remo Williams" will be available on August 4, with "The Prophecy" following closely on August 7, and "Dark Skies" closing out the trio with a release date of 8/21.
The office will be closed from 8/6-13, so most orders will be shipped after the break. The wait is finally over!
June 29, 2006
Remo, Dark Skies and The Prophecy Announced for July
The booklet for "Remo Williams" has finally been approved by Sony and is currently at the pressing plant.
The aardvark for "Dark Skies" is still at Sony, but we should have final notes by tomorrow.
The "Prophecy" art is on its way to David Williams and then off to the printer.
All three titles should be out the last week of July. Thanks so much for hanging in there. I can assure you, it will well worth be the wait.
June 16, 2006
Remo and Dark Skies Delayed Once Again
The powers that be at Sony still haven't approved the artwork for the two June titles, so we are announcing that they will be delayed for another three to four weeks. Sorry. All pre-orders will be shipped as soon as the CD is in stock.
June 2, 2006
Gag is Released
With a couple of weeks delay, we are happy to say that Dennis Dreith's brooding score to the current horror film has finally been released. Due to a glitch in our distributor's system, the CD is only available on the Web site for the time being. We will keep you posted on a future street date.
May 28, 2006
Rejected "Chinatown" score to be released next year
The cat is out of the bag. In response to our first newsletter of this past weekend, we have been flooded with emails.
Among the future releases, we will have a digital re-recording of the unused "Chinatown" score. It will be recorded in Prague under the baton of the composer. The score is ca 28 minutes long, and the CD MIGHT feature an audio interview with Phillip Lambro about his experiences working with Roman Polanski and Robert Evans on this picture. A release date has not been set yet.
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May 16, 2006
Van Damme Kicks Into Action
We have just signed the deal to release the much requested score to "Kickboxer" by Paul Hertzog. The booklet will contain exclusive liner notes by the composer and the full score digitally remastered from the original session tapes. Tentative street date is October 17, 2006.
March 20, 2006
Dark Skies Expanded
Our next album, which will feature Michael Hoenig's score to the Sci-Fi Channel series Dark Skies, will also contain music composed for the pilot by X- Files composer Mark Snow. The liner notes are almost done. The only thing missing is the interview with Mark Snow.
March 19, 2006
Remo Williams: The Adventure Delayed
We just realized that the DAT we received from Craig Safan is missing the last 11 tracks featured in the movie. Rather than giving you only 75% of the score, we have decided to postpone the release of the CD to June 20, 2006, until we can locate the missing music. Stay tuned to the Web site for more updates.
March 6, 2006
The Punisher: Best Older Soundtrack of 2005
We are just raking in the awards this year! Dennis Dreith's "The Punisher" was just named one of the "Best Older Soundtracks of 2005" by Film Music Review's Steven A. Kennedy on americanmusicpreservation.com. To see a list of all the winners, click here.
March 2, 2006
On the Air
One track from our latest album, "The Least Worst of Michael Perilstein", can currently be heard on Mikael Carlsson's show on http://www.filmmusicradio.com.
March 1, 2006
Our so far most successful release, "Loch Ness" was just nominated for an International Film Music Critics Association Award in the category Best New CD Release of a Previously Existing Motion Picture Score. The nominees are:
� F.I.S.T. / Slow Dancing in the Big City (Bill Conti / Varese Sarabande)
� The Guns of Navarone (Dimitri Tiomkin / Tadlow)
� The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings (Howard Shore / Reprise)
� Loch Ness (Trevor Jones / Perseverance)
� Silverado (Bruce Broughton / Intrada)
Not bad company, eh? I mean for the others.
January 28, 2006
Least Worst is Latest
"The Least Worst of Michael Perilstein is the latest release on Perseverance Records. The album features almost 80 minutes of music from the "Deadly Spawn" composer. There is a hidden track, which finishes off the CD in a rock 'n roll kind of way.
November 28, 2005
Loch Ness Soon to be Out of Stock
Our inventory has dwindled down to less then 90 units of this best-selling score of ours. Order yours now, because there won't be a repressing any time soon.
By the same token, our promo of David Bergeaud's beautiful score to Prince Valiant has less than 50 units left for sale. This edition was limited to 1,000 pressings, so when they are gone, they're gone!
November 12, 2005
Crypt of the Living Dead
"The scariest score I have ever heard", says album producer Robin Esterhammer, "I actually had to turn the light on."
This rare gem will be be released on March 21, 2006, as the first in a series of CDs by composer Phillip Lambro. The second volume will be "Murph, the Surf", a fantastic jazz score from the 1975 diamond heist flick, directed by Marvin Chomsky.
November 10, 2005
Dennis Dreith gAg-ged
Dennis Dreith, the composer of our "Punisher" album, is currently working on the music to the horror film "gAg". The soundtrack album, which will accompany the film's release, will be our first "contemporary" CD. We are working closely with director Scott McKinley and the team behind "gAg" to make this a successful and enjoyable CD. Street date is set for April 18, 2006, but, as always, it will be available on the Web site before that.
November 2, 2005
SONY Deal Closed
We are happy to announce that we just closed a four picture deal with Sony. The CDs will be released throughout the next year, starting with the first ever commercial release of Craig' Safan's score to "Remo Williams" on March 21, 2006. A special thanks goes out to Jaime Cyr at Sony for making these releases possible.
November 1, 2005
New Perilstein Album
Out in February of 2006, will be a new album by "Deadly Spawn" composer Michael Perilstein, titled "The Least Worst of Michael Perilstein". The compilation album will contain music from such films as "Muhammad Ali: A Twilight Portrait", "Where Evil Lives", "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers", different "Deadly Spawn" recordings than the Perseverance Records release, the unreleased "Master Race From Mars", as well as the concept albums "Godzilla Vs Your Mother" and "Elephants Gliding on Ice", and some (mostly) previously unreleased tracks specifically compiled for this album.
October 9, 2005
Punisher SACD Delayed
Due to scheduling problems with our pressing plant, the European SACD version of the Punisher CD will be delayed until 2006.
October 7, 2005
Nessie Back in Stock
The second pressing of Loch Ness is here! And half of it is already gone! Orders will be fulfilled in the order received.
September 27, 2005
Loch Ness sold out in four days. Although we originally planned to limit the release to 1,000 CDs, the high demand for this title made us change our mind, and therefore we will press a second run of another 1,000. We sincerely hope that nobody feels they were pressured into buying their copy right away, but we really didn't anticipate a second pressing. The second batch will be available in circa three weeks. Stay tuned.
September 9, 2005
The long wait is over: Loch Ness is finally available! All pre-orders will be mailed Tuesday. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you should do so immediately, as the CD is almost sold out already, and it isn't even in the stores yet!
August 28, 2005
The Punisher Clarified
To clarify the distribution situation for this title, we must say that the regular CD will never be available in Europe, only the SACD. This goes for retailers, wholesalers, as well as individuals. All European customers MUST order their CD from Tarantula Records in Germany. There will be no exceptions to this.
August 27, 2005
Loch Ness Available
After a series of delays, we are happy to announce that the Loch Ness CD will finally be out on September 9, 2005. All orders will be shipped then. Due to the massive amount of pre-orders, it might take a few days until you receive yours.
July 19, 2005
The Punisher Is Out!!!
Fresh off the press, the CD is currently available only on this Web site for $18. Due to contractual obligations, we won't be able to sell the CD in stores yet or to European or Swiss customers, (UK is fine.) Street date is set for November 15, 2005. European and Swiss customers will be able to buy the SACD from Tarantula Records in September. Stay tuned for more news.
July 5, 2005
Loch Ness Delayed
Due to issues releated to Trevor Jones' reluctance to participate in this project, we are disappointed to announce that the street date of Loch Ness will be delayed to September 20, 2005. However, the CD will be available on the Web site in mid-August for $17
June 30, 2005
The Passing of Basil Kirchin
We are very sad to announce the death of composer Basil Kirchin this month. He will be missed.
April 28, 2005
Loch Ness and The Punisher Ready for Pre-Order
Due to a tremendous amount of emails we are putting up the next two titles for pre-order months before they become available. To pre-order these CDs, click here.
March 22, 2005
We went into the studio to record a 23 minute interview with composer Dennis Dreith and director Mark Goldblatt. This interview will be included on the forthcoming Punisher CD.
March 10, 2005
Perilstein is a "Gold"Stein
The Deadly Spawn is raking in the reviews, and we are finally putting up a site where you can read all of them. For one, who kind of liked the CD, click here, and scroll down.
March 8, 2005
We are very happy and proud to announce that we have secured the rights to Trevor Jones' score to Loch Ness (1996), starring Ted Danson and Joely Richardson. This has been on many a collector's wish list, so we are making sure to get it out to you as soon as we can. Scheduled street date is June 15, 2005. This coincides with the DVD debut of the movie (alas in pan-and-scan, not the widescreen version.)
January 27, 2005
The Punisher Is Coming!
We are deep in preparations for our next release: "The Punisher" by Dennis Dreith. This is the score to the original movie from 1989 with Dolph Lundgren in the title role and not the remake with John Travolta, scored by Carlo Silliotto.
We have located the 2" masters and are currently in the process of re-mixing them for better sound quality. Also on the CD will be an interview with Dennis Dreith and Mark Goldblatt, the director; similar to what we did with Denny Zeitlin on "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". The street date will be announced soon.
January 26, 2005
The Deadly Spawn at $17
After checking the books, we are happy to announce that "The Deadly Spawn" can be sold for $17, just like the rest of our regular releases.
For all things deadly and spawny, go here.
December 21, 2004
The Deadly Spawn Has Hatched!
Out today finally is Michael Perilstein's expanded score to the 1983 cult classic "The Deadly Spawn". Due to higher production costs, we have to sell this one for $18 instead of the usual $17. For more information, click here. Sound samples to follow.
December 4, 2004
The Deadly Spawn is About to Hatch
The CD is currently at the mastering plant and will be available, as promised, on December 15, on the Web site. Sorry, but we are not able to have it ready for the L.A. Science-Fiction and Comic Book Convention on Dec 12, but you can still pre-order it there.
October 18, 2004
We are happy to announce that production has begun on our latest album: An expanded version of Michael Perilstein's "The Deadly Spawn". The CD is scheduled to be in stores on February 22, 2005, and on the Perseverance Web site in mid-December.
October 10, 2004
Hammer to Fall
Despite initial excitement from GDI's side, we have heard nothing from them in several months. We are therefore sorry to inform you that we have to pass on "The Hammer Creature Collection".
July 8, 2004
Work is currently under way on the newest Perseverance release: "The Hammer Creature Collection". Licensed from GDI Records in England, this CD will feature 25 tracks of the finest Hammer horror scores. No track list is available yet, so stay tuned.
July 6, 2004
Perseverance Records just signed an exclusive North American distribution deal with City Hall Records. Starting November, this will put our CDs in every Tower Records, Borders, Virgin and Barnes & Noble store and many more. Of course, you can still get your CDs directly from us. European customers can get their copies, as always, from Prometheus Records in Belgium.
June 30, 2004
The Last of Phibes
The first 1,000 CDs are gone. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy. You made this our bestseller! Don't worry, it is being repressed as we speak.
November 23, 2003
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is Now Available
For information and audio samples click here.
September 23, 2003
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is back in stock!
Get your copy now.
September 20, 2003
The Shuttered Room is Closed!
Due to legal reasons we are not able to include the Shuttered Room score on the Dr. Phibes CD. Sorry.
August 20, 2003
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is out of stock!
The first thousand are gone! If you haven't gotten yours yet, don't despair, we are currently debating a repressing.
July 18, 2003
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is finally available!
Get your copy now!
June 20, 2003
Interview With Philip Kaufman
We messed up! Due to a printing error the interview with Philip Kaufman was left out of the liner notes for "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." You can read his reminiscence here.
June 16, 2003
The Abominable Dr. Phibes has begun production
Click here to read the full story. The CD will also include the score to "The Shuttered Room".
June 12, 2003
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is at the printing plant
The projected street date is July 15, 2003.
April 19, 2003
Interview with Robin Esterhammer
British film music mag "Music From the Movies" just published an interview with Perseverance label head Robin Esterhammer. Click here to read the full interview.
April 16, 2003
MGM greenlights "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"!
Click here to read the full story.
March 20, 2003
Dr. Phibes Rises Again is finally available!
It only took them 30 years.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again by John Gale
30th Anniversary Limited Edition Original Motion Picture Score
Out now is an expanded release for 1997's Prince Valiant, composed by David Bergeaud. The CD features over 40 minutes of original music from the action/adventure film inspired by the long-running cartoon strip by Hal Foster. This CD was produced as a promotional item for the composer and is not available in stores. We are only selling a few copies to collectors to recoup production costs.
Hot off the press is the release of John Gale's Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972). This release is the culmination of years' worth of hunting for music sources! It contains over 40 minutes of original score and as an additional bonus the Vincent Price sung rendition of "Over the Rainbow".
Up next is the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Denny Zeitlin. All original masters were lost, so the music is the same as the original United Artists LP, but we have added a special bonus: a 30 minute interview with composer Denny Zeitlin, in which he talks about his experience scoring the movie. It remains the composer's sole work in film, making it completely unique.
Each disc features a 12-page booklet containing movie stills and artwork, as well as comments from the producer, director and composer, together with liner notes by British film music critic Paul Tonks.
For more information about the specific titles click here.
February 20, 2003
Dr. Phibes Delayed
Dr. Phibes Rises Again is still at the pressing plant but will be available soon.
February 20, 2003
Prince Valiant Ready For Shipping
Prince Valiant is finally available for shipping.
January 27, 2003
Prince Valiant Delayed
Due to a legal issue at the printing plant, the release date of Prince Valiant has been pushed back yet again. Isn't it nice how lawyers always screw things up!
January 16, 2003
DreamWorks Axes The Ring
In an email conversation we were told that "the powers that be are not interested in a soundtrack."
January 11, 2003