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Alessandro AlessandroniI Cantori Moderni (transparent vinyl pressing) ... LP
Flipper/Dagored (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever heard from Italian soundtrack genius Alessandro Alessandroni – a set that's heavy on the vocal interplay of his I Cantori Moderni group, but which also features lots of dark musical elements as well! The blend is incredible – soaring harmonies on one hand, served up with plenty of jazz – but some cool instrumental twists and turns underneath, which often create a moody quality that really contrasts the vocals! Alessandroni's always been great – but this album takes his genius to a whole new level – with cuts that include "Verso L'Infinito", "Ciocando Con Le Note", "Valzer Del Baraccone", "Nella Balera", and "Ghen Ghen Ghe". (Sound Library, Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

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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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Ruud BosOriginal Soundtracks 1970 to 1974 ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
Totally wonderful work from Ruud Bos – a Dutch composer who did some fantastic groups for sex films and thrillers at the end of the 60s – a good deal of which is brought together on this overstuffed set! The vibe is great – upbeat, jazzy, and very groovy – with a mix of electric instrumentation on the grooves and acoustic in the charts – very much in that same cool style that we've loved on soundtrack reissues that came from the Crippled Dick label many years back – such as work by Gert Wilden, or the legendary Vampyros Lesbos collection! This set shares a lot with those great releases – a cool mix of sexy and groovy sounds, with a quality level that matches or beats most US film material from the time – and all of these cuts were lost to the shifting sands of time for many decades, before their recent rediscovery in storage. Titles include "Fanny Catched", "Shocking View", "The Film", "A Diving Inspector", "Calling The Inspector", "Looking For A Gang", "I Can Se Her", "Hammerstein", and "Flipper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered copies.)

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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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Quincy JonesHot Rock ... LP
Prophesy, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A sweet little soundtrack by Quincy – to an early 70s heist film that starred Robert Redford, George Segal, and Zero Mostel! The album's got a feel that's very much in the mode of Quincy's best cop show/crime work of the time – with some nice jazzy touches, handled by a host of quality players that include Jerome Richardson, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Rainey, and Carol Caye – plus a few vocal numbers by the lovely "Tata"! The record's got some very nice instrumentals – especially the "Hot Rock Theme" – and tracks include "Talking Drums", "Slam City", "Sahara Stone", and "Miasmo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original fold-over cover, with a cutout notch, promo sticker, and some marker.)

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Ennio MorriconeRed Tent ... LP
Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Ennio Morricone/Joan BaezSacco E Vanzetti (French pressing) ... LP
RCA (France), 1971. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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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Simon & Garfunkel/Dave GrusinGraduate – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
A tremendous little soundtrack – even if you've seen it a million times! Simon & Garfunkel always had a really dark quality to their music, but it never seemed to show as much on the pop charts as it did when used brilliantly by Mike Nichols in this important film. Their tunes emerge in slightly different versions, with a style that's a bit more adult and more off-center than we remember – all sitting next to some groovy instrumental tunes score by a young Dave Grusin, and shifting the mood nicely from track to track. Titles include "Whew", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "The Singleman Party Foxtrot", "April Come She Will", "On The Strip", "The Folks", "Mrs Robinson", and "Sounds Of Silence". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo Columbia Masterworks pressing. Cover is torn in the middle of the bottom seam.)

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Bruno SpoerriLangstrasse Zwischen 12 Und 12 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the moodiest records we've ever heard from Swiss musical madman Bruno Spoerri – and that's saying a lot, given the wild quality of some of his other work! The album's a soundtrack for a Swiss TV show from the start of the 70s – but it's delivered with a much more offbeat, sophisticated vibe than anything you'd hear on American TV at the time – with these openly-flowing tracks that often have jazz currents that drift in and out of the pulsing rhythmic elements – never straight jazz, never normal soundtrack funk, but this weirdly watery hybrid of both! Part of the charm comes from these amazing vibes – played by Ueli Staub, who we don't know at all, but who really colors the music alongside Fender Rhodes and "prepared clavinet" from Bruno, plus some beautiful trumpet lines from Franco Ambrosetti, and tenor, flute, and soprano sax from Fernando Vincecio. Titles include "Neon Pink & Blue", "Dawn At Long Street", "Little Italy", "Strip Bar", "Sweetie Night", "Sirtaki Nights", "Nino Rotunda", and "Calm Places". 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
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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✨✧ John Barry/Matt MonroQuiller Memorandum ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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