HOWE RECORDS CELEBRATES THE 35-YEAR, 15-FILM COLLABORATION BETWEEN DAVID CRONENBERG AND HOWARD SHORE
With Three Expanded Edition Releases:
DEAD RINGERS, NAKED LUNCH & CRASH
Howe Records is pleased to announce the release of three expanded collector’s edition soundtracks celebrating the 35th anniversary of the collaboration between celebrated filmmaker David Cronenberg and Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore with the release of collector’s edition soundtracks for DEAD RINGERS, NAKED LUNCH, and CRASH. The three previously out-of-print albums will be released on CD and digitally October 14th. Each recording contains significant bonus material that has never before been released on CD.
“Howard Shore is like a very good character actor. He can play a lot of different roles,” said Cronenberg.
“We grew up making movies together,” said Shore. “That collaboration has really been the creative backbone of a lot of my work for many years, because it allowed a certain type of experimentation, if you will, a certain type of creative energy, because we were always attempting something new.”
Academy Award®-winning composer Howard Shore is among today’s most respected, honored, and active composers and conductors. He began collaborating with David Cronenberg in 1979 and has since scored 15 of the director’s films: THE BROOD, SCANNERS, VIDEODROME, THE FLY, M. BUTTERFLY, eXistenZ, SPIDER, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, A DANGEROUS METHOD, COSMOPOLIS and 2014’s MAPS TO THE STARS.
NAKED LUNCH is an adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel. This film was a special treat for composer Shore, who got to work with his childhood jazz hero, Ornette Coleman. “This soundtrack’s best moments, however, occur when Shore drops the beat pose and just shines darkly,” said journalist Joseph Lanza. The Howe Records release features 16 minutes of previously unreleased material.