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Elmer Bernstein/Nathan Van CleaveHud/Lonely Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Paramount/Kritzerland, 1957/1963. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of obscure soundtracks, both with a western theme – fitting together surprisingly well on a single CD! Hud is one of Paul Newman's finest early moments on screen – scored beautifully here by Elmer Bernstein, who shows a surprisingly deft ear for guitar lines – spun out in ways that are almost more folksy than the usual soundtrack of this type, and a real change from some of the jazzier, more dramatic Bernstein work of the late 50s. The CD features both film tracks that are mostly guitar, and alternates for a chamber orchestra – plus a few bonus tracks by other artists too. Titles include "Flower Bed", "Quarantine Sign", "Lonely Corrals", "Bonaparte's Retreat", and "Prelude". Next is Nathan Van Cleve's score for The Lonely Man – an obscure Anthony Perkins western, with a sweet title track sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford! The instrumental numbers carry the spirit of the theme nicely – a warm, slightly romanticized Hollywood version of the west – often using acoustic guitar and harmonica alongside more conventional orchestrations. Titles include "Losing The Stallion", "The Trek", "The Prodigal Father", "The Deserted Bonanza", and "Death At The Bonanza". CD
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✨✧ Bruno CanfornaIl Vostro Super Agente Flit ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With "super agent" in the title, you can bet that the soundtrack's plenty darn groovy – very much in the best spy spoof mode of the 60s – with a groove that has more conventional styles given a nice little twist! The music is sometimes jazzy, sometimes mod, and sometimes more brooding – but throughout the set, there's a really great sense of variety, with vibrant instrumentation that more than lives up to the comedic look of the cover! The record's one that you'd file nicely next to American soundtracks like Our Man Flint or Man From Uncle – and Bruno Canforna uses loads of great instrumentation throughout – including bits of vibes, eerie organ lines, offbeat woodwinds, and a fair bit of added percussion – which underscores the drama with some great organic flourishes. CD features 25 tracks in all – the first release we've ever seen of the music! CD

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