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Les BaxterHouse Of Usher ... CD
Intrada, 1960. New Copy ... $19.99
A surprisingly complex score from the great Les Baxter – written for Roger Corman's famous film version of The Fall Of The House Of Usher! The music is quite lush at times – more orchestral than some of the Baxter exotica from the same period, but still filled with lots of great little twists and turns – especially as the narrative moves on – that ear for odd sounds and unusual tunings that made Les one of the real standouts of his generation! There's lots of weird watery passages, moody reed tones, and offbeat string sounds – and this great reissue features remastered sound and a full booklet of notes. Titles include "Madeline Usher", "Roderick Usher", "Buried Alive", "Catalepsy", "Pallbearers", and "The Ancestors". CD

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Elmer BernsteinAva Collection (Walk On The Wild Side/Carpetbaggers/Caretakers/Baby The Rain Must Fall/To Kill A Mockingbird/Movie & TV Themes) ... CD
AVA/Intrada, 1962/1963/1964/1965. New Copy 3 CDs ... $29.99
A great collection of 60s soundtracks from Elmer Bernstein – all originally issued by the indie Ava label, where Bernstein was one of the biggest stars! Elmer had already had a number of years experience working in Hollywood – including some classic late 50s scores that perfectly mixed jazz with larger orchestrations, in a style he explored even more fully on some of the best material here. Yet some of the other soundtracks show Bernstein's increasingly good ear for a dramatic moment – the kind of under-done passages that really had a way of doing a lot with just a little – lessons learned from jazz, then recast back onto larger arrangements, but without any of the Hollywood bombast of decades before. These moments really make the soundtracks sparkle – bits of illumination that resonate strongly throughout the 3CD passage, and draw some surprising links between all the different film scores presented within. The set features five full soundtrack albums – Walk On The Wild Side, The Carpetbaggers, The Caretakers, Baby The Rain Must Fall, and To Kill A Mockingbird – plus the additional Movie & TV Themes record by Bernstein. CD

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Hugo FriedhoferDie Sister Die ... CD
Intrada, 1976. New Copy ... $19.99
That's a wonderfully creepy image on the cover of this CD – and Hugo Friedhofer's music definitely has the right sort of mood to match! The style is 70s horror scoring at its best – that more subtle, dark-edged approach used in the years before it was all electronics and slasher elements – the kind of orchestrations that are traditional at the start, but still slightly off – hinting, as in the narrative, that something's not quite right – as things then get more unsettling as the music and movie move on! Friehofer's had plenty of work under his belt by the time of this film – and he draws on that experience with a level of scoring that's far beyond what you might guess for a little-known horror movie – and titles include "The Ring", "First Nell Then Father", "Find A Companion", "Amanda Is Gone", "Visitors Of The Mind", and "Corpse In The Cellar". CD

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Sol KaplanSpy Who Came In From The Cold ... CD
RCA/Intrada, 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
A top notch soundtrack to this classic spy film by Sol Kaplan – and with a mix of jazz and orchestral themes that's similar to some of of our favorite Henry Mancini soundtracks from the same period! The main theme is nice and jazzy, with some good guitar, and a great crime theme vibe to it. Some other nice tracks are "The Pussy Willow Club" and "Pussy Willow Girl" – both with a loungey groove that's again nicely Mancini-ish – and other titles include "Waltz For A Spy", "The Compound", and "Piano Prelude". This excellent Intrada CD version includes the original 1965 soundtrack album material – which runs more than 30 minutes – followed by an addition half hour + of original soundtrack material! CD

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Michel LegrandOther Side Of Midnight ... CD
20th Century/Intrada, 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A fairly lush soundtrack from Michel Legrand – scored for a WWII period piece that starred Susan Sarandon, but done at a level that matches some of Legrand's more famous film music from the 70s! Orchestrations are rich, and filled with sentiment – and the album's got an especially strong standout theme – performed in a number of variations, and with haunting "Summer of 42"-styled piano tinkling over the larger string arrangements, in a very Legrand-like way! The 40s setting helps the soundtrack avoid any disco cliches – which were common at the time – and allows for a continued strong focus on Legrand's skills at the helm of the orchestra. Tracks include "Chanson Pour Noelle", "Paris Montage", "Late Dinner At Demeris", "Demeris' Party", and "Other Side Of Midnight". CD

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Henry ManciniDays Of Wine & Roses (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Intrada, 1962. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the greatest Henry Mancini soundtracks of the 60s – and a record that showed the world that he could do a lot more than just crime jazz and groovy tunes! The title track is a well-known gem from the Mancini songbook – perfect for the bittersweet, melancholy of the film – and a great start for Mancini's music – which first shows some of the joy of the couple in the narrative, then moves into much bluer, deeper territory. There's an undercurrent of sadness that haunts even the more sprightly numbers – and some of the best instrumentation is handled by west coast jazzmen who include Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Harry Klee and Ted Nash on reeds, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on percussion. The music was never properly issued on record at the time – and this CD features very detailed notes, lots of images, and 27 tracks that include "Cocktail Hour", "No Guts", "A Sad Pop", "I Want To Go Home", "Man Meets Girl", and "Hi Fi". CD

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New David AmramYoung Savages – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Columbia/Intrada, 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked jazz soundtrack from early 60s Hollywood – and some amazing early work from composer David Amram! Amram's always had an ear for higher-concept versions of jazz – but his approach here is a wonderful blend of modernity and spontaneity – just right for the sort of energy of the film, and it's JD "young savages" theme – and played by a very hip group of musicians that include Harold Land or George Barrow on tenor, Teo Macero on alto, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, and Amram himself on piano – playing in this very cool Monk-like style. Some cuts are more jazz combo modes – like the long jazz numbers, including "Harold's Way Out", "True Blue", and "Las Muchacas Delicadas". Other cuts have more of a soundtrack approach, but still with great jazz elements – and these include "Rooftops", "Help", "Subway Sounds", and "Theme From The Young Savages". CD

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New Henry ManciniBreakfast At Tiffany's – Original Film Score ... CD
RCA/Intrada, 1961. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If you think you know the soundtrack to Breakfast At Tiffany's, then guess again – because this massive expanded version features the full film score – with way more music than was ever on the original album, or later CD releases! The 38 track set features all the great Mancini melodies – like "Moon River", "Sally's Tomato", and "Latin Golightly" – but also has lots of other wonderful incidental music, often underscored with jazz – plus some excellent elements from the soundtrack too, including a few variations on the "Moon River" theme, one with Audrey Hepburn and guitar! A lost treasure, finally out in a great package – with titles that include "A Lovely Place", "After The Heist", "Meet The Doc", "Exceptional Person", "Where's The Cat", "Just Like Holly", "Paul Meets Cat", and "Piano Practice No 1". CD

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New Henry ManciniOnce Is Not Enough ... CD
Intrada, 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, we can never get enough Henry Mancini – and here he delivers a lush, lovely soundtrack for the Hollywood adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough! It's a mid 70s work, but the feel is nicely in line with some his more elegant 60s soundtracks – with lightly soaring strings and a fairly intimate feel, lightened nicely by mellow keys and chimes. Titles include "Something For Alexis", "One More Jolt", "Mad Mike", "No Coming Back", "Nowhere To Go", "The Woman I Love", "No Coming Back", "The Soap Trick", "Holly", "Only In Movies" and many more. This Intrada version is loaded up with bonus material, too – with some additional edits that ultimately didn't make it into the film – and nearly 80 minutes of music in all! CD

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New Jerry GoldsmithExtreme Prejudice ... CD
Intrada, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print. Tray card has a light water stain.)
 
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New Asmus TietchensNachtstucke ... CD
Egg/Bureau B (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing early music from Asmus Tietchens – and just the kind of record that shows why his talents at the time were so unique! Tietchens has a way of bridging two different generations of experimental electronics – the late years of the German prog scene, and the newer wave of noisemakers from the UK – both scenes that this album would appeal to, but in a unique hybrid of both! The instrumentation is mostly electronic, and relatively spare – but much darker than the Cluster/Moebius side of the German spectrum – with moody tones and lots of shadowy corners that really reflect some of the more challenging elements that the TG generation were bringing to their music. Yet there's also no sense of over-indulgence, over-statement, or over-done themes – as Tietchens still hangs onto a minimal approach that really keeps the whole thing in very special territory. Things are never sleepy or head-nodding, but they're also never screechy or atonal, either – and maybe the biggest charm of the record is the way that these lovely melodies still have a way of sprouting up in the corners of the darkness. Titles include "Falter Lamento", "Intrada", "Trekk", "Erstes Nachstuck", "Zweites Nachstuck", and "Ultima Tundra". CD

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New Asmus TietchensNachtstucke (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Egg/Bureau B (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Amazing early music from Asmus Tietchens – and just the kind of record that shows why his talents at the time were so unique! Tietchens has a way of bridging two different generations of experimental electronics – the late years of the German prog scene, and the newer wave of noisemakers from the UK – both scenes that this album would appeal to, but in a unique hybrid of both! The instrumentation is mostly electronic, and relatively spare – but much darker than the Cluster/Moebius side of the German spectrum – with moody tones and lots of shadowy corners that really reflect some of the more challenging elements that the TG generation were bringing to their music. Yet there's also no sense of over-indulgence, over-statement, or over-done themes – as Tietchens still hangs onto a minimal approach that really keeps the whole thing in very special territory. Things are never sleepy or head-nodding, but they're also never screechy or atonal, either – and maybe the biggest charm of the record is the way that these lovely melodies still have a way of sprouting up in the corners of the darkness. Titles include "Falter Lamento", "Intrada", "Trekk", "Erstes Nachstuck", "Zweites Nachstuck", and "Ultima Tundra". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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