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Luis Enriquez BacalovLo Chiamavano Mezzogiorno/The Man Called Noon ... LP
General Music (Italy), 1973. Very Good+ ... $49.99
A richer, more complex soundtrack than you might expect for a spaghetti western – scored by maestro Luis Bacalov with some of the fuller qualities he'd bring to his more famous international work in later years! There's almost a sentimental quality to the record at points – these strings that swell and dip with a subtle sense of melody, before giving way to some darker, much more brooding passages – done with instrumentation that's a lot more spare, and a lot more tense – as stark percussion bits burst out next to moodier tones too. A few warmer moments bubble forth at points, but overall there's a sense of stark tension to the record – on titles that include "Discovering", "Fan", "The Man Called Noon", "Mr Rubble Noon", "In The Fortress", and "Rimes". LP, Vinyl record album

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John BarryIpcress File ... LP
Decca, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the great John Barry – a set of tracks that echoes some of his famous modes from James Bond films, yet also has a unique quality all its own! Barry's got a strongly jazzy sensibility here – and spaces out some great instrumentation with the same sensibilities used in the equally great music for The Knack! Staff aren't listed, but there's clearly some great Brit jazz players in the lineup – given the record's key use of vibes and tenor solos – as well as this very cool slow-plucked guitar with a noisy, echoey quality. The sound is brilliant – everything you'd hope for in the best 60s soundtracks – and titles include "The Ipcress File", "Alone In Three Quarter Time", "A Man Alone", "If You're Not Clean I'll Kill You", "Goodbye Harry", and "Alone Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ John Barry/Matt MonroQuiller Memorandum ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A sweet little soundtrack by John Barry – very different than the full-on style he used for James Bond – but equally groovy in its own sort of way! The music was written for a spy thriller starring Alec Guiness, George Segal, and Max Von Sydow – a moody film that's handled here by Barry with a spacey quality that's mighty nice – lots of isolated instruments floating along, sometimes with weird effects that are almost watery – all in a space that's somewhere between Barry's work for The Knack, and that new sense of space that Morricone was bringing into 60s soundtracks. The result is a real treasure – one of Barry's best film scores – and titles include "Autobahn March", "Downtown", "Oktober/Walk From The River", "Quiller Caught/The Fight", "Quiller & The Bomb", and the theme "Wednesday's Child", sung by Matt Monro. LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabio FrizziBeyond – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.98
A very spooky soundtrack – and one that stands out as one of the best-remembered from this important second generation of Italian horror! The record's got less of the atonal orchestrations and funk/thriller modes of a few years before – and moves into the spare, eerie quality that John Carpenter helped usher in – with lots of crashing piano lines, atonal guitar parts, and weird descending chords that feel like they're going to suck you into the deep! There's some very nice and sparing use of synthesizer within the score – just the right bit to add a creepy edge, but maybe not as much as on other synth-heavy soundtracks from the time – and titles include "Voci Dal Nulla", "Oltre La Soglia", "Suono Aperto", "Verso L'Ignoto", and "Giro Di Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Maurice JarreSoleil Rouge ... LP
Motors (France), 1971. Near Mint- ... $36.99
Maurice Jarre penned the soundtrack to one of the oddest westerns of its time – a strange samurai-western starring Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, and Toshiro Mifune! The overall score has that rich, dramatic style that Jarre used often in his more famous work of the 60s – with a few triumphant themes, but also a number of darker, moodier tracks that have a really haunting quality, and some odd instrumentation that's distinctly un-Jarre-like! Titles include "Poursuite", "Commanches", "Red Sun", "Vers La Montagne", and "Seduction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rare original – in beautiful shape!)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeRed Tent ... LP
Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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 to the whole record – that sense of space and timing that always makes the maestro so great, even in a more conventional setting! Side 1 features short tracks like "They're Alive", "Do Dreams Go On", "Death At The Pole", and "Message From Rome" – and side 2 contains the extended "Others Who Will Follow Us" suite, which is even better than side one, and has a bit more of the stuff you buy Morricone albums for! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Ennio Morricone/Joan BaezSacco E Vanzetti (French pressing) ... LP
RCA (France), 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An unusual period score by Ennio Morricone – and a record that turned out to be one of his most successful of the 70s! The film, as you might guess from the title, is about the famous and unjust trial of Italian-American activists Sacco & Vanzetti – and in keeping with that setting, a number of the tunes have a folksy, almost "historic" quality to them. Other tracks still have nice Morricone-esque touches – like solo electronic keyboard on one track, or a nice bit of oboe on another – and Joan Baez sings the folksy "Ballad of Sacco & Vanzetti". Titles include "In Prison", "Sacco & His Son", "Freedom In Hope", "The Electric Chair", and "Here's To You", which features some backing work by I Cantori Moderni. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice French pressing!)

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Riz OrtolaniNon Si Sevizia Un Paperino (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
AMS (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
Dark genius from Italian composer Riz Ortolani – very spooky sounds written for a film whose English language translation is "Don't Torture A Duckling"! Non Si Sevizia Un Paperino has these amazing string passages that really creep us out – played with razor-sharpness and echoey quality on the best cuts, in an almost Psycho-like style that's really wonderful! Mellower cuts on the soundtrack have a nicely contrasting sweeter approach, with a few warm 70s-styled melodies – and the score is represented by 12 titles from the original album, including "Quei Giorni Insieme A Te", which features vocals by Omella Vanoni. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with bonus insert too!)

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Shorty RogersShorty Rogers Meets Tarzan ... LP
MGM, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Quite possibly our favorite Shorty Rogers album ever – an incredible soundtrack that's unlike most of his other work of the time! The record features Shorty's score for the film Tarzan The Ape Man (and a cover that has Shorty being carried in the arms of same!) – and as you might guess from the setting, there's a heck of a lot of drums on the album – a highly rhythmic, junglistic approach that's carried off by 5 drummers who are clearly using a lot of Latin percussion too. Shorty tops them off with a great horn sextion that includes Don Fagerquist, Buddy Childers, Bud Shank, Frank Rosolino, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, and Bill Holman – and the reed players really make for the best moments on the set – stepping out in snakey lines that complement the driving rhythms nicely, all pushed along their path by the rest of the horns. The record's got a blasting, savage quality that's really great – jungle jazz at its best, and carried off perfectly throughout! Side two features the extended "Tarzanic Suite" – and other tracks include "The Elephants Wail", "Los Barbaros", "Paradise Found", and "Trapped". (Jazz, Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a piece of clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniDi Tresette Ce Ne Unto Tutti Gli Altri Son Nessuno (special edition) ... LP
GDM/Overdrive (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... About October 22, 2016
Introspective work from Italian soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni – mostly a western-themed score, one that features spare tunes that focus strongly on his own ability to play guitar with a haunting, ethereal quality! A few tracks have some nice electric instrumentation submerged in the mix – creating a cool juxtaposition of wah wah or keyboards and plucked acoustic guitar. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Riz OrtolaniNella Stretta Morsa Del Ragno (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... About September 1, 2016 (delayed)
Non Si Sevizia Un Paperino has these amazing string passages that really creep us out – played with razor-sharpness and echoey quality on the best cuts, in an almost Psycho-like style that's really wonderful! Mellower cuts on the soundtrack have a nicely contrasting sweeter approach, with a few warm 70s-styled melodies – and the score is represented by 12 titles from the original album, including "Quei Giorni Insieme A Te", which features vocals by Omella Vanoni. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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