Waxwork Records Releases Deluxe Double-Vinyl MANHUNTER Film Soundtrack

Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, with film score composed by Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen, performed by The Reds, had the original soundtrack released on MCA Records in 1986.

In July 2018 WAXWORK RECORDS released a magnificent deluxe double vinyl presentation that features die-cut gatefold jackets, shattered mirror board inner sleeves, 180 gram colored vinyl, and all new artwork by Midnight Maurader.  The special bonus track “Jogger’s Stakeout” by The Reds is included and, for the first time, the tracks “Freeze” by Klaus Schulze and “Seiun / Hikari No Sonoby” by Kitaro are also included.

Read the full Waxwork Records double-vinyl presentation and text HERE, and read the Manhunter film synopsis and credits HERE.

Tarock Music Releases Bruce Cohen’s “FOUR BC” Album

fourbc_artworkTarock Music has released Bruce Cohen’s 2017 album.

On FOUR BC Cohen returns to his ambient electronic roots, with the slightly added twist of totally improvising every song to fit a self imposed four minute time frame, with little to no overdubs, and no edits whatsoever.

Listen/Buy/ Full Tracks HERE

Download a FREE mp3 of “Seen” on SoundCloud



Tarock Music’s 2012 Review



HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We hope 2013 will be the best year ever for all of us.  Everyone at Tarock Music was busy throughout 2012.  We had lots of activity with ventures completed and started to pave the way into 2013, and following are a few of the highlights.

We started off the year with Rick Shaffer’s video, Buy And Sell, from his Hidden Charms album, being nominated for a Rock Wired Radio Music Award.

Universal Music Group digitally re-released two Reds albums – The Reds and Green With Envy.  As well, as soundtracks that Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen wrote songs and score for, Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, and Band Of The Handdirected by Paul Michael Glaser.

Shaffer also released a new album, Idiot Flats, that immediately became Indie Music Critic’s Pick Of The Week, along with great reviews by Devon Jackson, James Moore, Chairman Ralph, Chris West, and lots more.  To read all the reviews visit our Tarock Music web site, and click on the Idiot Flats tab and sub-tabs at the top of the page.  A video of track 2, “One More Heartache,” was also released,  directed by David N. Donihue (Super Rad Motion Picture Group).  While British director, Peter McAdam, started work on a video of track 3, “Remember,” using his patented iCoda software, that will debut in 2013.

Director Steve Balderson (Dikenga Films) licensed Bruce Cohen’s instrumental, “Saturn Night,” for his film The Far Flung Star, that’s scheduled for release in 2013.  And, Pump Audio licensed  tracks from Cohen’s solo album, Two BC.

Director John Lawrence licensed Shaffer and Cohen’s tracks, “Big Town” and “Dark As Night,” for his feature film debut, Peloton.  The film was the official selection of the Heartland Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and Lucerne International Film Festival.

Tarock Music signed  with Los Angeles based Chris Brown and Jeff Johnson’s Natural Half Note Songs,  to license our catalog for TV and film.

Tarock Music joined the effort to save the United Kingdom’s 99-year-old Twickenham Film Studios.  The fight is still on and their petition currently has 4,866 signatures, with 5,000 needed ASAP.  Take a minute to support Twickenham by adding your name . . . Save Twickenham Studios Petition.   And, we continue to support Yoko and Sean Lennon’s Artist’s Against Fracking in New York.  You can still add your name to this ongoing cause that will eventually terribly affect all of us in every state if we don’t protest now.

We also steered you to noteworthy directors from the Once A Week Film Festival and we hope you enjoyed watching their unique indie films.

Now, we’re happily going forward into 2013 ready for new ventures and opportunities, and hope you’ll all be doing the same.


Twickenham Film Studios has been at the forefront of the British film industry for 99 years – let’s help it make to 100, and beyond.

Spread the word on Twitter, and Facebook.  They need as many people as possible to help.

Films like The Iron Lady, War Horse, Ghandi, Italian Job, Shirley Valentine, Help, Hard Day’s Night, An American Werewolf in London, and many, many more have been made at Twickenham.  It’s a National Treasure!!



Tarock Music is happy to announce that we are now working with Stacey Richards, who will be instrumental in licensing songs by Tarock Music composers, most notably, Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen, a/k/a THE REDS.

Ms. Richards’ background includes thirteen years as a music supervisor, in addition to extensive experience in music licensing and business affairs. She currently has her own unique company, SPOT ON SONGS, which licenses songs for film, TV, games, and other digital media projects.

Look for Stacey at the 2010 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, January 21 – 31, in Park City, Utah, where she’ll be representing Tarock Music, and networking with film industry clients old and new.

And the winner of the iPOD Nano is . . . .

. . . . Courtney Rae Allen, from New York City. Ms. Allen is Associate Editor, at Dance Teacher Magazine, published by Macfadden Performing Arts Media.

When notified by ALM Talkies producer, Bill Casale, that she was the winner, Ms. Allen replied by e-mail saying, “Oh my goodness, you just absolutely made my day!!!!! I could not be more excited—Merry (early) Christmas to me!”

THE REDS, Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen, were happy to sponsor the Girl In The Red Dress Giveaway, and congratulate Ms. Allen on being the lucky winner.


Win the new 16GB exclusive RED iPOD (it shoots VIDEO!) by simply visiting the ALM Talkies Newsletter and SUBSCRIBING NO LATER THAN DEC. 2 . . . THAT’S IT! You could be the winner. Already subscribed to the ALM Talkies newsletter? Don’t worry, you’ll automatically be entered.

The first week of Girl In The Red Dress Giveaway starts Nov. 26, and is sponsored by THE REDS. The first winner’s iPOD Nano will be loaded with three songs by The Reds, SIDEBUSTER, DIGGIN’ IT and BIG TOWN, PLUS a brand new film short by British director, Peter McAdam, of The Reds song SO LONG, and the first winner gets two Reds pins.

Also loaded on the iPOD, for every winner, will be Girl In The Red Dress: EP, single “Who’s That Girl,” and artwork, Dirty Step Upstage: Trailer, featurettes, unseen stills, and exclusive music video preview, a personalized video to the winner using the iPod nano video recorder, and Dirty Up Stage promotional pins, and DSU movie poster!

Hey, before you click over to the ALM Talkies web site, SUBSCRIBE to THE REDS BLOG, to get The Reds news and promotion info first.

~ Posted by Tarock Music