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.)
Dramatic work for an Anthony Mann film with Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris! LP, Vinyl record album
John Barry/Elephant's Memory/The Groop/Nilsson —
Midnight Cowboy ... LP United Artists, 1969. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A sublime soundtrack from John Barry – common, to be sure, but also a wonderfully-crafted set that goes way beyond the stereotypes of his work for the James Bond films! The record is probably best known for Nilsson's famous version of the Fred Neil tune "Everybody's Talkin" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
John Barry/Shirley Bassey —
Goldfinger ... LP United Artists, 1964. Very Good+ ...
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning ... 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
One of Elmer Bernstein's best soundtracks of the 60s – written for this film set in the brothels of New Orleans in the 30s, with a mix of jazz and dramatic themes. The best cuts are the jazz-based ones – tunes that come across with more of a 60s groove than you'd expect, given the ... 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
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 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
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
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.)
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
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.)
Titles include "Stonebury", "Monks At Casamari", "They Haven't Got The Girls In The USA", and "The Cardinal In Vienna". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Entracte.)
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
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. Used Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
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- ...
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 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
A full-blown score from Dimitri Tiomkin – one that rivals his famous work in earlier films, with a complex blend of orchestrations that really moves over the top right from the start – grabbing the listener with all the power of one of Burt Lancaster's spoken bits in the film! There's ... 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
A great soundtrack – as campy as the film it was written for! Some of the tunes are more straight numbers by Johnny Williams – a bit dreamy, but with some nice easy touches – but the best tunes are the swinging vocal numbers, like "Give A Little More", "Come Live ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stanley Wilson conducted the music to this 50s cop show called M-Squad, but the music was composed by him, Count Basie, and Benny Carter. Carter plays with the group, which also includes Red Mitchell, Pete Candoli, Frank Rosolino, and John Williams – and he's the only reed player, which ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)
An unusual project based on music by Lennon & McCartney – with performances of Beatles tunes by The Brothers Johnson, Roy Wood, Bryan Ferry, Peter Gabriel, Tina Turner, Lynsey DePaul, David Essex, and Elton John! Kind of like the Tommy movie soundtrack, but hipper! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition box set, including the booklet. Box has a some edge wear.)