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Warner Bros. Records releases special edition of 300 soundtrack

By M&C News Jul 26, 2007, 23:38 GMT

Warner Bros. Records releases special edition of 300 soundtrack

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In celebration of the success of the motion picture 300, Warner Bros. Records will release ‘300: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - The Collector's Edition’ to coincide with the DVD on July 31. 

The limited edition will include three unreleased tracks from the movie—“First Battle Push”, “One Wild Night,” Blood Drunk,” and Philip Steir’s “Sacrifice to Sparta” of “To Victory” Remix. The CD will be encased in a 42-page color hardbound book with epic scenes from the film and a personal commentary from composer, Tyler Bates.   

Since its March 6th release on Warner Bros. Records, 300 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - the innovative score to the smash hit feature film 300 - has scanned 150,000 copies worldwide and enjoyed impressive chart success, including a Number 1 debut on iTunes’ Soundtrack chart and Number 2 on the online retailer’s Album Chart.

The film’s score was written and produced by Tyler Bates, a composer best known for his work on the zombie horror films The Devil’s Rejects (written and directed by Rob Zombie) and 2004’s Dawn of the Dead, directed by Zack Snyder, who also wrote and directed 300.
         
300, which is based on the acclaimed graphic novel by beloved comic book writer and artist Frank Miller, is a certified box-office smash, opening at Number 1 and bringing in more than $200 million. The film, which stars Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro, recounts the epic Battle of Thermopylae that pitted 300 Greeks against the massive Persian Army in 480 BC.

For the music, director Zack Snyder asked Bates to develop a compelling overall sound that would heighten the audience’s emotional reaction to the Spartans’ heroism and sacrifice.  

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