A duo of mid 70s Italian erotic comedy scores – Alessandro Alessandroni's La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa and Gianfranco Plenizio's L'Inermiera from '74 and '75 – back-to-back! La Signora Gioca Bene A Scopa features fun waltzy numbers with tinkering keys and sweet strings, and some of the ... read moreCD
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Brit soundtrack genius Roy Budd – an artist who started with his roots in jazz piano, but who really explods here in a range of groovy styles! The main title is an incredible blend of Eastern percussion and moody jazz – and other cuts bring in some ... read moreCD
Stelvio Cipriani —
Libidine ... CD Beat (Italy), 1979. New Copy ....
Libidinous grooves from the great Stelvio Cipriani – a set of tracks that hangs nicely between a late 70s club style and some of the slinkier sounds we've heard on Stelvio's other work! The album's got a vibe that definitely lives up to its image and title – and although the first few ... read moreCD
One of the moddest soundtracks of the 60s Italian scene – a great blend of jazzy riffing, bassy bouncing, and some occasional cool vocal touches – all put together in a way that features lots of short tunes all grooving around one another! The approach often has the music coming out in ... read moreCD
2 of the greatest soundtracks ever from Francois De Roubaix – both recorded in that magical year of 1967! First up on the set is Les Adventuriers – a mindblowingly wonderful score for a Robert Enrico film, and one that offers a unique blend of jazzy rhythms, western themes, and more ... read moreCD
A mix of old school soundtrack modes from Giorgio Fabor – that great blend of jazzy instrumentation and more sentimental modes that you'd find in Italian films of the 50s! The style's a bit less lean than Italian modes of the next decade, but still very expressive in a way that's different ... read moreCD
A nicely varied western score from Gianni Ferrio – one that features a bold main theme that comes through strongly in a few key spots – and some other more subtle passages that reflect the most sensitive side of Ferrio's talents! These cuts are great, and really give the record a lot ... read moreCD
Two cool comedy soundtracks from the Italian scene – both penned by sensual maestro Nico Fidenco! Che Casino Con Pierino has a playful 80s vibe – filled with the sort of bouncy melodies that came into Italian comedies strongly at the time – and done in a nice mix of ... read moreCD
Marvin Marvin Marvin – just when we thought you couldn't impress us any more, you took it to the next level! Trouble Man is a heck of a wonderful surprise from an artist that most folks really only knew as a singer – a fantastically funky blacksploitation soundtrack, conceived and ... read moreCD
A horror soundtrack, but one with some surprisingly groovy moments too – a few key cuts that step out with a bit of a bounce amidst some of the darker orchestrations – and really help bring a nice sense of balance to the record! There's some bubbling organ that percolates at some of ... read moreCD
An incredible treasure trove of music – the complete film scores that Michel Legrand penned for his films with director Jacques Demy – plus rare bonus tracks, alternate versions, vocal takes, and even a bit of working sessions and studio work as well! We've always been huge fans of ... read moreCD
A massive amount of music from Michel Legrand – a sublime set that goes way beyond his famous soundtrack work, to offer up jazz, vocal, pop, and even symphonic material as well! The box brings together 15 CDs, each of which offers up a sublime slice of Legrand's genius – lots of which ... read moreCD
Incredibly groovy work from French film composer Michel Magne – all of it for the films of Roger Vadim, including some music for Barbarella that wasn't part of the regular US soundtrack for the movie! The music represents some of the more involved soundtracks for Vadim films – but also ... read moreCD
A 70s Italian film score by Gianni Marchetti – his work for Nipoti Miei Diletti from '74 – a mix of delicate piano, acoustic guitars, strings and female wordless vocals – plus some more playful material! It's rolls from 70s European film sounds that evoke that era pretty ... read moreCD
A sweet soundtrack to the mid 70s Italian erotic comedy Cugini Carnali by Claudio Mattone – pretty elegant stuff, which ranges from dreamy bossa styled numbers to lightly jazzy groovers! Airy arrangements of strings, vibes, percussion, piano, wordless vocals and more. Includes "Cugun ... read moreCD
A tremendous collection of French film soundtracks – all penned to accompany the famous work of Jean-Pierre Melville, and all nearly as integral to the movies as the image itself! Melville is a very sound-conscious director, and the music for his films is a key force in guiding the actions ... read moreCD
A fantastically beautiful record – easily one of Ennio Morricone's dreamiest scores of the 70s! Although the film itself is a western, Morricone's soundtrack is far different than usual – with hardly any traditional western themes at all, and mostly just music that's in that mellow, ... read moreCD
A great little version of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly soundtrack – packaged under the Italian title, with a lot of bonus tracks that weren't on the original album! The set features 21 titles in all – which should be more than a bit of spaghetti for all of your western fantasies. ... read moreCD
Beautiful work from Ennio Morricone – 2 soundtracks from different genres of film, but both linked together nicely through their styles! Il Grande Silenzio is a spaghetti western, but Morricone's music for the film is remarkably sweet – done in that blend of light melody, isolated ... read moreCD
A groovy giallo score from Ennio Morricone – done for director Paolo Cavera's La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero, aka Black Belly Of The Tarantula – full of spare, dissonant tension and hauntingly effective moodiness! The tunes Morricone did for the film are a perfect example of his haunting ... read moreCD
A very different western score than usual spaghetti set – and a record that's much more in the mode of some of Ennio Morricone's best music of the time! There's a light, dreamy feel to some of the best tracks – that evolution of 60s bossa styles that happened in Italian cinema, mixed ... read moreCD
Piero Piccioni —
Il Demonio ... CD Beat (Italy), 1964. New Copy ....
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Definite demonic sounds from Piero Piccioni – one of the darkest soundtracks we've ever heard from the legendary Italian film composer – and a real standout from the rest of his work of the 60s! There's some very oddly-tuned instrumentation on the set – weird organ that's not ... read moreCD
The great Piero Piccioni at the height of his powers – working here on a sublime spy soundtrack from the 60s! The record's got a really wonderful sound right from the start – lots of cool Hammond organ lines that bubble and shimmer in ways that are quite different than the use of the ... read moreCD
Roberto Pregadio/Romano Mussolini —
Kriminal ... CD Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ....
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An amazing little soundtrack that's every bit as groovy as its cover – a great blend of 60s mod and Italian jazz, all in support of the skeleton-costumed master thief Kriminal! This CD represents the first full length presentation of the film's soundtrack – a long-overdue masterpiece ... read moreCD
A lost jazzy gem – featuring solo work by the great Stan Getz! The soundtrack is one of Philippe Sarde's greatest of the 70s – warm and mellow, with a dark edge that's fitting for the moody Georges Lautner film that accompanied it. But the real treat here is Getz – who solos ... read moreCD
Spare, moody and evocative Italian western film score grooves from Carlo Savina – with a sound built around an acoustic guitar and revolving accompaniment of trumpet, woozy organ, harmonica and occasional orchestral heft! Its cool stuff, especially in the quieter moments, which are ... read moreCD
Human sacrifice never sounded so groovy – thanks to a wicked score from Carlo Savina, who really knocks it out of the park with this one! The leadoff theme is jaunty, bouncy, and almost more of a mod 60s Italian number – and the score that follows often has some other groovy touches, ... read moreCD
A legendary TV soundtrack – music for a show that only ran for 8 episodes, but which has lived on for decades past the original program! The Hanged Man features some of the funkiest grooves to ever come from the Themes International sound library label – cuts scored by Alan Tew, and ... read moreCD
Very groovy early work from Armando Trovajoli – two early 60s film scores, back to back on a single CD! Che Fine Ha Fatto Toto Baby has all the great jaunty jazzy elements we love in Trovajoli's late 60s material – that keen ear for cool sounds and unusual phrases, but never in a way ... read moreCD
Funky grooves, floating vocals, mellow keyboards, and a whole lot more – easily one of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Armando Trovajoli – and certainly one of the grooviest too! There's a sublime quality to this score that's well made Sessomatto one of the best-remembe ... read moreCD
Totally wonderful spy soundtrack work from Piero Umiliani – done in his best groovy style of the 60s, with a brilliant mix of jazz and mod elements throughout! Umiliani's extrapolating from the more famous spy sounds of Bond and Barry, and takes things very strongly into his own territory ... read moreCD
Great grooves from Piero Umiliani – a sweet 70s session of sound library material, served up in a warm blend of funky rhythms and mighty nice keyboards! Hammond is in the lead on most numbers – echoing those cool odd phrasing styles that Umiliani used in the late 60s, but given more of ... read moreCD
A female doctor in a military hospital – with all the goofy results you could expect from an Italian sex comedy! Piero Umiliani's music definitely matches the mood of the piece – plenty playful at most points, with styles that move between clever themes, odd melodies, and some sweeter, ... read moreCD