From what we remember about the story of this film, the original score was supposedly written by Bernard Herrman, then discarded – although we're not sure if that story's actually true. Whatever the case, John Addison does a surprisingly nice job with this one – and his music for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some surface wear and some splitting at the bottom of the spine.)
Later Bond, but John Barry's still firmly in place – and is more than capable of turning out another wonderful thriller soundtrack! As with the scope of the film, the range of tunes is a bit more spread out than usual – stepping across a variety of locales to set the mood with an ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hilarious! This is the soundtrack to a goofy late 60s shocker film about the time when hippies and young folks would take over America. Les Baxter handled the musical score for the film, but the real treat is the schlocky rock tracks – written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, with ... 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
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smooth funky big band work from Bill Conti – penned for a film written by and starring Burt Young as the trumpet-playing Uncle Joe in the title! Maynard Ferguson handles all of Joe's trumpet parts for the score – blowing in a mode that's similar to that used on some of his electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vladimir Cosma —
Diva ... LP Milan (France), 1982. Very Good+ ...
When we were impressionable little arty tykes, this was one of our favorite soundtracks. It's got some beautiful Satie-esque tracks that feature solo piano by Vladimir Cosma, plus some weird Euro electronic stuff that has a nice cold feel to it. Also features a few tracks from the opera "La ... 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 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
A war soundtrack – but with some different touches that make it nicer than you'd think! The music was written by groovy French composer Georges Garvarentz, and performed in the KPM studios by Roland Shaw's orchestra – so despite the fact that the setting of the film is a military ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent one from Getz – recorded here as the lead soloist over backings composed by Eddie Sauter, designed to accompany the film Mickey One, an early directorial effort from Arthur Penn (and starring Warren Beatty as well!) The score has a very edgey quality to it, and Getz's playing is ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent soundtrack to this early 70s thriller that starred George C Scott! Jerry Goldsmith has come up with some strong action themes that are very much in a Lalo Schifrin mode – mixing guitar, electric harpsichord, and strings with a harder-edged groove so that there's a lot of space ... 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
Isaac Hayes —
Tough Guys ... LP Enterprise, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Isaac Hayes' richest soundtracks – deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An all-star soundtrack to this comedy film from the 70s – starring Raquel Welch, Bill Cosby, and a very young Harvey Keitel! Most of the tracks on the set are from other A&M albums, but there's a few tunes that are original to the set – including the vocal track "No Love ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)
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
Nice Quincy Jones soundtrack for the first "Mr. Tibbs" film. Roland Kirk's in the orchestra, and you can hear him nicely in a soul jazz groove on a number of tracks. Titles include "Whipping Boy", "Nitty Gritty Time", "Shag Bag, Hounds & Harvey", "B ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty nice little soundtrack from a period when Columbia was sneaking out some great material in the genre! The album features tracks by Kaplan that run through a variety of moods – some are orchestral and dramatic, but there's also some good groovy numbers too – a few nice, almost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has a large tracklist sticker and some clear tape on the top seam.)
Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein —
Show Boat ... LP Columbia, Late 40s. Sealed ...
Slammin soundtrack to this bio-pic which starred Sal Mineo as Gene Krupa, and which features music by Krupa himself, plus Anita O'Day and Red Nichols. Pretty trad and swing all around – but there's a lot of great drum work by Krupa, particularly the type that often got featured in the live ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)
One of the coolest, most exotic soundtracks we've ever heard from Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – and that's saying a lot, given that he also did work for crime, western, and sci fi movies too! The music has a feel that nicely fits the cover – almost exotica at times, but with more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
UK maestro Geoff Love's recasting of famous themes from military films – including some classics from the 50s and 60s, given a slightly lighter reading here as a great device that still lets you enjoy the famous themes – yet without all the heavy drama of the original soundtrack! ... (Sound Library, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent soundtrack to one of the wildest Woody Allen movies ever made – a weird little film that has Woody dubbing fake English dialogue over a Japanese action picture! The music by Lovin Spoonful is equally great – a bit groovier than some of their other albums of the time – ... (Rock, 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 spot.)
Nice and jazzy – with tracks that include "Alfred Hitchcok Presents", "M Squad", "Richard Diamond", "Private Eyeball", "Riff Blues", and "The DA's Man". Arrangements by Pete Rugolo and Skippy Martin! (Now Sound, Soundtracks)LP, 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
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.)
Giorgio Moroder/David Bowie —
Cat People ... LP Backstreet, 1982. Very Good ...
Includes the great David Bowie song "Putting Out Fire" – plus lots of cool electronic moments from Moroder! LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best later moments from soundtrack giant Alfred Newman – a stunning score for a star-studded disaster film at the start of the 70s! Newman's still got some of his older sense of orchestration here, but also gets a bit leaner for the modern age too – bringing in some groovier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)
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- ...
Stu really surprised us all with this one – working in full orchestral mode on a great set of dramatic themes that almost beats John Williams at his game! The work was scored for the great 70s TV sci fi flick Battlestar Galactica – and overall, most of the tunes are orchestral ones, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Smokey Robinson soundtrack to a film that's scarcely remembered – but Smokey's songs are great, his singing passionate and soulful, and the songs work well in a number of soul modes! Some of the material approaches a rave up gospel soul mode, with church ready organs and chorus vocals ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great document of the hippest thing going on TV at the time – the full absorption of the 60s underground into mainstream TV culture! Producers Rowan and Martin bring together a cast that includes Henry Gibson, Joanne Worley, Dave Madden, Ruth Buzzi, and Goldie Hawn – all doing a ... 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