Nicer work than usual for Elmer – at least for this period – a sweet 70s score that mixes some groovy vocal numbers, upbeat action themes, and more standard orchestral tunes. There's a sense of space to the work that's quite nice – almost as if Bernstein had been taking tips from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elmer Bernstein serves up some of his most famous soundtrack themes – but in a style that's even more jazz-based than the original! The group here is a large one, filled with great west coast players – and Bernstein's tunes sparkle even more in this rich setting than they did in their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful document of a very wild film! The album's a companion soundtrack to the musical score of Joe – and features star Peter Boyle speaking his mind on topics that include the economy, hippies, drugs, and drinking! The set includes a few of the vocal numbers from the film – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although billed as a horror soundtrack – with a creepy cover to prove it – this one was also issued on the disco powerhouse Midsong International, and has one full side of disco-styled tunes that all feature vocals! Lor Crane arranged, composed, and produced – and gets his full ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little Georges Delerue score to this quirky and sentimental film from the mid 60s. The tunes are all relatively short – and a mixture of Delerue's usual French-tinged themes with other tracks that have a bit more of a regal composure, in keeping with the performance of Alan Bates in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic 60s soundtrack from Frak DeVol – filled with bold themes, dramatic action, and some of the most sharp-edged scoring Hollywood could offer at the time! The WWII setting of the film makes for a fair bit of military moments in the music – but there's also some surprisingly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A straight dramatic score for this 60s western that starred Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot. The style is dramatic and sweeping, and the only slightly groovy number is the vocal theme "Shalako". Other titles include "Irena", "Apache's Pursuit Of Shalako", "Lady ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more famous western soundtracks of the late 60s – a set with a great theme that's well known by many – blended here with some other great spaghetti western elements and a bit more Hollywood drama! The "Hang Em High" theme has some nice twangy guitar touches backed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty groovy soundtrack – one that goes way past the hit! Sure, this one's always been famous for the wonderful track "To Sir With Love" – done here in 3 versions by the young and lovely Lulu, who also starred in the film. But the record's also got some great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet Dave Grusin score for Tootsie – a film that's probably best remembered for its gimmick of Dustin Hoffman in drag, but which actually has a much classier pedigree from a musical perspective! Grusin's music is mostly jazzy and keyboard-heavy – with plenty of echoes of his 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Carly Simon makes a big appearance here – singing the hit title track "Nobody Does It Better" – one of the highest-charting Bond film tunes of the 70s! But our favorites are the instrumental songs – handled by Marvin Hamlisch here with a sound that's perhaps a bit more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dramatic score by Herrmann – written for this 1970 film about a key battle in WWII. Herrmann directs the London Philharmonic, and the whole thing's very action-packed – less edgey than some of Bernard's more famous scores, but strongly voiced nonetheless. Titles include "Prelude ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A unique western score by Maurice Jarre, written for this late 60s Pancho Villa thriller that starred Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, and Yul Brynner – who's clearly wearing hair for the film! Jarre's score interweaves more traditional scoring with bits of western and Mexican themes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Quincy Jones' best soundtracks of the 70s – filled with some great slick electric funky crime tracks, perfectly played by LA jazzers that include Clare Fischer, Paul Humphrey, Arthur Adams, David T Walker, Milt Holland, and Jerome Richardson. A few cuts feature vocals by Little ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain with some flaking at the bottom.)
70s soundtrack work from the mighty Michel Legrand – his score for the famous Three Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester! The Musketeers music is quite dramatic – often filled with action, but with a few tender spots as well – and although somewhat more conventional in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ah, so French! Quite different than most of Michel Legrand's usual work – this one is much more of a tongue in cheek effort, featuring tunes that have a jaunty French-like sound – sort of served up for the American audience – with narration by Charles Boyer, in a Maurice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the better records that Taj Mahal cut during in the later 70s – probably because it was a soundtrack, and pushed the groove into some interesting places – with Taj's gruff vocals working over some Caribbean rhythms and modern blues, and more smoothed out moments! The latter ... (Blues, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the early years of Henry Mancini – a hip jazzy TV score that we've loved for years! The jazzy theme to "Mr Lucky" is reason enough to buy this album – as it's got these wonderful warm washes of sound, interlayed in a way that makes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker on front.)
A classic! This is the record that made Mancini's career, and forever transformed the face of crime and jazz. The record's a stunning batch of instrumentals, played by a crack group of west coast players who also performed regularly in the TV show. Titles include the classic "Peter ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cool Mancini work from the start of the 70s – a record that offers a nice step forward from his scoring styles of the 60s, with a slightly orchestral feel as well! The arrangements here are full, but still have a nice sort of focus – and include solos by players like Mancini on piano, ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soundtrack for a film that was a critics favorite at the time of its release – scored here with a mix of styles that runs from the groovy to the serious, with some odd kind of trippy touches thrown in for good measure! The best cuts are actually the mellowest ones – which have a slinky ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove.)
A Japanese-only collection – with versions of "The Godfather", "Good The Bad & The Ugly", "Titoli", "Lost Horizon", "Man & A Woman", "Love Story", "For A Few Dollars More", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
Groovy and goofy stuff from Hirt and Montenegro – with cuts that include "March To The Alamo", "The Alamo Letter", "Don't Turn Back", "Viva Max March", "Paula's Theme", and "Sneaky Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Ennio Morricone —
Red Tent ... LP Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Kind of a mellow Morricone soundtrack – written for this weird balloon film that starred Sean Connery! Bruno Nicolai conducted, and the whole thing's fairly orchestral – with strings and voices coming in and out – but overall, there's still a wonderfully Morricone-esque quality ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ohio Players —
Mr Mean ... LP Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A lesser-known 70s album by The Ohio Players – tunes recorded for the soundtrack of the late blacksploitation film Mr Mean, but also very much in the tight funk format of the group's Mercury work! Tracks are nice and long overall – almost in a stretched-out take on the soundtrack mode, ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Riz Ortolani —
Madron ... LP MGM, Early 70s. Near Mint- ...
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Paul Paray/John Corigliano/Melba Moore —
Naked Carmen ... LP Mercury, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
A weird and wild concept album – a 70s recasting of Bizet's Carmen, with some cool moogy touches, and vocals from Melba Moore! (Rock, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
David Raksin —
Sylvia ... LP Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
David Raksin's most famous soundtrack work was his score for the film Laura – a brilliant suite of strings and melody, with a really haunting refrain that forever got "Laura" covered again and again over the years. About half of this one has a very similar feel – with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small crease on one corner.)
Cliff Richard/Mike Leander —
Two A Penny ... LP Columbia (UK), Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Cliff's left the Shadows behind here, and he's singing with some very groovy arrangements by Brit pop genius Mike Leander. Includes the original title cut, plus "I'll Love You Forever Today", "Lonely Girl", "Questions", "And Me (I'm On The Outside Now", plus ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty weird one – the soundtrack to the 1978 film that starred Barbara Eden, based on Jeannie C Riley's late 60s pop hit "Harper Valley PTA". Jeannie sings that song at the start of the set, and Nelson Riddle contributes a number of dreamy and disco-tinged instrumentals to give ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
40s soundtrack genius Miklos Rozsa makes a strange comeback here – recording in Rome for a 70s Sinbad film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen. The composer describes the recording as being in "his finest oriental mood" – which means that it's got lots of eastern themes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful later score from the legendary Miklos Rosza – a masterpiece that draws on all of his many years in film, yet serves things up with a more subtle approach than before! There's a sense of space here that we don't always hear in Rosza – almost a pausing between the notes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Yma Sumac, Barbara Cook, & Others —
Flahooley ... LP Capitol, Early 50s. Sealed ...
One of the more obscure Yma Sumac albums from the 50s – a broadway production with a larger cast – and much more of a musical than Sumac's other records. Yma really stands out in the show, though – singing a few special numbers with music by Moises Vivanco – but the rest is ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tangerine Dream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The droning synth and guitar sound sets the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A big moment of fame for a guy who started out in the freaky band Aphrodite's Child! Great sounds for running on the beach – and side two features the long "Chariots Of Fire" theme! LP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Johnny Williams soundtracks ever – music for a barely-remembered heist film that starred Dick Van Dyke, but a set of tracks that really shows Williams moving into some wonderful new territory! There's a strongly jazzy vibe to the set – and Williams almost works at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album