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1M1 Records Newsletter
January/March, 2005

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Welcome to 1M1 Records' November/December 2004 newsletter.

In recent months we have been involved in archiving a number of scores for the National Film and Sound Archive, which is one of our main two aims. Although we license and release as many scores as we can, some of the work we do is research and restoration of Australian soundtracks which doesn't always result in a commercial release. This is what we have been particularly involved with in recent months.

"With our forthcoming release of the film score by Peter Best for "Bliss", we now have better elements to work from. Although we have had to delay the release of this score previously because of damage to some parts of the tapes, we are now working on the soundtrack release for 2005. We are also preparing "The Naked Country" and "The Earthling" which will be released soon."

Next, however, is "Monkey Grip" and "The Irishman".

Over the last few months we have been proceeding with often time-consuming negotiations for licences to release other scores. One of our recent successful negotiations was for John Duigan's "The Trespassers" (Bruce Smeaton). There are another 15 films which we have licences to produce which will come as soon as we can do the necessary work. Newsletter subscribers will be informed when release dates are known.

This month, however, 12 other Australian scores have been added which are listed below, including a number of rare and hard to come by Australian soundtracks from the past, in some cases from quite obscure films.

We will inform customers and newsletter subscribers of the release dates of forthcoming new film soundtracks from 1M1 Records as they are ready for release.

Your feedback is always welcome.

Philip Powers

The 1M1 Records Website

Current Releases; Australian film scores which are still being manufactured and distributed.


More Soundtracks; previously released titles which are still available, including titles previously released by 1M1 Records which are no longer being manufactured, and brand new CDs of other soundtracks which 1M1 has in its stocks. Australian scores like "Lantana", "The Bank" (winner of the AGSC 2002 award for Best Score), "The Nugget", "The Tracker", "Two Hands", "Romper Stomper", "Silhouettes of the Desert", "The Dish", and a range of Brian May scores are available here. New this month are "Australians at War" (Roger Mason), "Mullet", "Lilian's Story" (Cezary Skubiszewski), "Idiot Box", "Until The End Of The World", "The Magic Pudding" (Chris Harriott), "Strange Planet", "The Adventures Of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert", "The Delinquents", "The Umbrella Woman" (Cameron Allan), "Thunderstruck" and "Turtle Beach" (Chris Neal). Several scores by Jerry Goldsmith, Georges Delerue, Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Rosenman and Bruce Broughton are also available here. Use our 'search the site' feature to find scores by composer names, or click on "Browse Catalogue by Composer" hyperlink.


Collectors Items; rare 1M1 CDs priced in the premium range because of the difficulty in sourcing them, containing 1M1 CDs like "Devil in the Flesh / We of the Never Never", "Roadgames / Patrick", "Race for the Yankee Zephyr / The Survivor" and "Harlequin / The Day After Halloween" and other now rare Australian soundtracks such as "The Slim Dusty Movie", "Strange Planet" and "The Umbrella Woman": items which have very few soundtracks left in stock and are quite unlikely to become available again in the foreseeable future.


Secondhand Titles; soundtrack releases from anywhere in the world which 1M1 currently has in stock, containing quite a few bargain-priced excellent condition soundtrack CDs for sale, including a few Australian film soundtracks.


New & Upcoming Releases

Forthcoming releases include the film score by Peter Best for "Bliss". We have had to delay the release of this score previously because of some damage to parts of the tapes while searching out new dubs or other sources for the music. Rather than going off half cocked we decided to delay the release until we had the best materials available. We are also working on "The Naked Country" soundtrack which will also be released next year.

In progress: "The Last of the Knucklemen", "Maybe This Time", "Departure", "Double Deal", "Five Mile Creek", "Eureka Stockade" and "The Trespassers".

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