Bill Conti: New movie

Falcon Crest composer Bill Conti (65) wrote the score for the upcoming movie "Hold-Up" with Tony Devon and Tom Mason which will premiere on September 10, 2008 in the US.
It's a movie about two New York City detectives who find themselves the suspects in their own investigation.

Another good news for all Bill Conti fans: the label Varèse Sarabande released another CD of Bill Conti's scores: It's the soundtrack from the movie "Neighbors" (1981) in limited edition of 1500 copies (the CD also includes the unused score by Tom Scott).
Neighbors was originally scored, per John Belushi's demand, by Tom Scott (a founding member of the Blues Brothers Band) and, prior to release, was completely rescored (in 7 days time) by Bill Conti (after test screenings of the film had gone poorly). "Tom Scott's efforts resulted in a skilled and stylish score melodic and dark, in a wonderfully gothic sense. Conti's score is absolutely wild and utterly madcap. Conti works overtime in an effort to actually make this comedy funny." from Varese Sarabande liner notes.

By the way: the orchestrator of "Neighbors" was Peter Myers, who wrote the score for many Falcon Crest episodes.

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