Jack Ackerman/Teo Macero —
Faces ... LP Columbia, Late 60s. Sealed ...
Like the music in most of John Cassavetes films, this LP's a weird mish mash of styles, sounds, and snippets – but it's also got a very emotional edge to it, like all of Cassavetes' films. Jack Ackerman did most of the music, and Teo Macero arranged and conducted all of it. Weird stuff, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has two cutout holes.)
A groovy groovy soundtrack that contains one of the Association's greatest songs! "Goodbye Columbus" may not be as famous as some of their bigger hits – but we love it to death, and it's the kind of catchy groover they'll find us singing in the coffin long after we've passed away! ... (Rock, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The great, bracing score to the fantastic Otto Preminger film, with music by Georges Auric, and nice dramatic saxophone passages. Juliette Greco sings the title song in a nice dramatic Frenchy fashion, and the whole thing does great justice to the steamy book by Francoise Sagan. LP, Vinyl record album
The classic Burt Bacharach score for What's New Pussycat – a mid 60s sex-farce starring Peter Sellers and Peter O'Toole! The album features some amazing vocal tracks that have become enduring classics – like "What's New Pussycat?" sung by Tom Jones, "Here I Am" sung ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of John Barry's earliest scores for Bond – when his style was nice and raw, and when the Bond theme couldn't be heard enough throughout the course of the movie! Matt Munro sings the lyrics to the forgotten title hit – and other tracks include "James Bond Theme", "Tani ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later cloudburst label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Quite a shift for John Barry – not the usual groovy music you might expect, and instead a somewhat serious score written for this historical epic written and directed by James Clavell, starring Omar Sharif and Michael Caine! The sound is still wonderful, though – proof that Barry was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest of Barry's scores for the James Bond films – early enough to be raw, but confident enough to change up the mood nicely! The theme song features vocals by Tom Jones – and the rest of the tunes almost reads as a who's who of hipster influences, as so many of them have ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sure it's a soundtrack, and sure it's got a number of songs that are just instrumentals from the film – but the record also features some excellent late Beatles tracks that can only be found here – including the killer tracks "Hey Bulldog" (almost a funky nugget), "Only A ... (Rock, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Apple stereo pressing, with "Mfd By Capitol" text, matrix ending in A3/A3. Cover has a cutout hole.)
A very groovy soundtrack to this cool British film – starring a young Jack Wild in his pre-HR Puffenstuff days! The film's kind of a mod kids film – with a number of bright and peppy tunes mixed with others that are either more serious or more jazzy – a blend of rock and more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elmer Bernstein's theme to The Magnificent Seven is one of the standout soundtrack tunes of the 60s – an instantly recognizable number that you'll groove on right away, and which shows up often in Bernstein's soundtrack to this 1966 sequel to the original film. Tracks include "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Art Blakey's soundtrack to this fantastic French film is one of his best non-Blue Note albums ever – and it's got the additional bonus of featuring performances by the great French tenor star Barney Wilen! The tunes here are way more than just short scene-setting soundtrack numbers – ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Epic pressing, matrix ending in 1B/2B. Cover has light wear.)
Mark Blitzstein —
Juno ... LP Columbia, 1959. Near Mint- ...
The original version of Brel's music, presented to American audiences – with translations by Mort Shuman and Eric Blau – and performances by Shuman, Elly Stone, Shawn Elliott, and Alice Whitfield. LP, Vinyl record album
James Brown gets even better than before – working here in the setting of a blacksploitation soundtracks – which makes the album a doubly funky outing from the 70s! James is a master throughout – beating Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield at their own games – as he works with ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some edge wear and a promo sticker.)
Oscar Brown Jr, Sivuca, & Jean Pace —
Joy ... LP RCA, 1970. Very Good+ ...
Oscar Brown's score for a hip play that he wrote (one of his many plays!) – performed by him, Sivuca, and Jean Pace. Despite the "show" quality of the material, this actually stands simply as a great Oscar Brown Jr. LP, and the production is nice and intimate, and sounds just like ... (Vocalists, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
While some of this material was released later by Carlos in a different recording, this is the soundtrack to the film, with several orchestral songs and the Gene Kelly version of "Singin In The Rain" included next to Carlos' electronic versions of Beethoven and his own great work for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a gatefold cover.)
Ralph Carmichael/Cliff Richard —
His Land ... LP Light, Early 70s. Sealed ...
Pretty righteous stuff – with some vocals from Alex Bradford and other gospel singers – on cuts that nicely skirt the secular and spiritual! Produced by Jerry Ragovoy, with titles that include "Love Power", "I Gotta Keep Movin", "Good Vibrations", "Fig ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – ... (Reggae, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK pressing with blue labels, including the round corner inner sleeve.)
Vladimir Cosma —
Diva ... LP DRG, 1982. Near Mint- ...
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
(Cover has heavy wear on the spine.)
Bob Crewe/The Glitterhouse —
Barbarella ... LP Dyno Voice, 1968. Near Mint- ...
One of the most insanely wonderful soundtracks from the late 60s – filled with weird instrumental touches and sublimely groovy vocals that really match the mad spirit of the film! Although Bob Crewe's best known for his work as a producer for bigger names in the 60s, he really shines here on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove, in fantastic shape!)
A killer biker soundtrack – with some great moments! Once again, the AIP method holds fast – take a bunch of studio musicians, form a bunch of "fake" little rock groups, and turn out a collection of instantly cooked tunes designed to capture the now sound of today! One of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Miles' last great albums – a soundtrack composed in conjunction with Marcus Miller, and recorded with a mix of atmospheric electronics and trumpet solos, coming off in a way that sounds far better than most of his other attempts at this style from the time. Miller plays all the other ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with suck on paper and peeling along the bottom 3 inches.)
A groovy 70s pirate film score – written by the brothers De Angelis with some great exotic touches! Given that there weren't a heck of a lot of pirate films in the 70s, you might be hard pressed to guess the sound of this one – so let us say that it's got kind of a Euro-exotic feel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing fancy – just a set of 30s period music for this bio pic that starred Warren Oates as Dillinger, plus Michelle Phillips and Harry Dean Stanton. Titles include "Theme From Dillinger", "Honey", "Homecoming", "Honey", "Just One More ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Pino Donaggio – penned with a really old school sort of feel, but one that also hints at the darkness of the narrative underneath! Donaggio uses a full set of strings on most numbers, but often isolates some sweeter elements – which creates a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alfred Drake —
Kean ... LP Columbia, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the hipper sides of Broadway during the big hit years, even if it is pretty goofy! The musical features songs and routines based on the work of cartoonist/humorist James Thurber, set to jazz backings by Don Elliott. The whole thing's not as bad as you might think – and some numbers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George & Ira Gershwin/Fred Astaire/Audrey Hepburn —
Funny Face ... LP Verve, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of the strangest moments of success in the early years of Verve Records – and one of the label's few soundtracks too! The album's one that cleverly combines the core Verve jazz approach with some larger orchestrations by Adolph Deutsche – in a set of tunes based around the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Celebrity Series pressing with deep groove.)
A brilliant little soundtrack from Dizzy Gillespie – composed by Mal Waldron, and played by Diz with a sound and sensitivity that few of his other 60s albums can match! The feel here is quite bold and righteous – a perfect accompaniment for the documentary-like black and white images ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, still with Philips inner sleeve. Cover has light aging, still looks great!)
Legendary Italian prog combo Goblin – reunited in the studio on the cusp of their 2013 tour – and sounding as vital as ever! This great EP is a slight departure for the Death Waltz label – in that it's a contemporary set, rather than a straight up soundtrack – but the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Billy Goldenberg/Alan & Marilyn Bergman —
Ballroom ... LP Columbia, 1979. Sealed Gatefold ...
The hard-to-find soundtrack for the first Planet Of The Apes film! The record has a nice mix of dramatic orchestral scoring with some other tracks that have a cool jingly jangly noisy sound. Jerry Goldsmith did some great work for this one, and the album has a cool gatefold cover with images from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Just a mini-album – but the closest they came to issuing a soundtrack record at the time! Features one side of instrumental work by Jerry Goldsmith – and more cuts by Peter Gabriel, Quarterflash, and Michael Sembello! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a large Square Deal sticker.)
Ron Grainer & Others —
Prisoner ... LP Bam Caruso (UK), Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
"I am not a number! I am a very groovy LP!" This collection features work from the classic Prisoner TV show of the 60s – starring Patrick McGoohan – and featuring the main theme by Ron Grainer, plus assorted incidental music by A Elms and W Josephs. The whole thing's set up ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing in the non-gatefold cover, including the printed inner sleeve.)
Great work from Earl Hagen – one of TV's better composers, as you'll hear from this tight set of tracks! The core mode of the music is crime jazz, but Hagen also adds in a lot of dramatic flourishes and contemplative passages – and the show's exotic locales (Mexico, Japan, Burma, Hong ... 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
Weird, wonderful sounds from George Harrison – with lots of Indian music in the mix! Titles include "Greasy Legs", "Guru Vandana", "Microbes", "On The Bed", "Glass Box", "Singing Om", and "Love Scene". (Rock, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including insert. Cover has light wear and some aging.)
Neal Hefti arranged, composed and conducted this soundtrack for the 1965 film about the life of Jean Harlow. Some of it seems to simply serve as background music but there are some nice tracks that are more up-tempo with a jazzy feel. The titles include "Lonely Girl", "Blues For ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap is cracked at the spine.)
A pretty darn groovy soundtrack – one of Neal Hefti's best of the 60s, and the score to a silly sex comedy that starred Natalie Wood and Tony Curtis! Fran Jeffries sings vocals on a few cuts – like "Sex & The Single Girl" and "Anniversary Song" – but the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bernard Herrman's classic spooky score to this great Hitchcock thriller. The music is often very intense, to perfectly suit the film's tone – and has that great jagged edge that Herrman brought to some of his other best soundtrack scoring. The tracks are long, and have a pretty edgy sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lost jazzy score to this obscure 60s film – featuring nice nice work by Kenyon Hopkins, very much in the style of his other famous work from the time. Some tracks ahve a nice organy groove, others have nice spare jazz elements – and although the players aren't credited, we're sure the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo with deep groove. Cover has a promo sticker, a mostly split bottom seam with some peeling, and a name in pen on back.)
We're not sure how much of this music was actually used in the crazy movie about a man with two heads from two races (white and black, natch – and starring Rosie Grier and Ray Miland), but it was produced by Michael Viner (then head of the hip Pride/MGM soul imprint), and includes two great ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks of the blacksploitation era – served up with some incredible grooves from maestro JJ Johnson! The album's got a non-stop, hard-hitting groove that ranks it with the best of its time – and which is arguably even better, because most of the record isn't ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pianist Duke Jordan takes on the groovy score to the French film Les Liasions Dangereuses – material best known via Art Blakey's original recording with tenorist Barney Wilen – but equally great here in Jordan's lesser-known version! The group here is excellent – with some of ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo-pact pressing with deep groove.)
A spy film – and with a mix of jazz and orchestral themes that's similar to some of Henry Mancini's work from the same time. The main theme is nice and jazzy, with some good guitar, and a great crime theme sound. Two other nice tracks are "The Pussy Willow Club" and "Pussy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Anton Karas —
Third Man ... LP Soundtrack Factory, 1949. Sealed Gatefold ...
Nicely-packaged version of the famous score to The Third Man – featuring the legendary zither work of the great Anton Karas! Karas played in this tightly plucked style, mixing traditional elements with the right moody elements needed for the film – and the result was a score that was ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Here's a groovy one – the swinging mod soundtrack to Up The Down Staircase, a cool late 60s JD film that starred the lovely Sandy Dennis! Fred Karlin did a great job with this one – mixing together some jaunty woodwind passages with nice electric touches that include some fuzzed out ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very strange little record – composed for a very strange film directed by Allen "Candid Camera" Funt – in which people are surprised by a nude woman, and have to react accordingly. There's a lot of tunes on here that have an almost Harper's Bizarre feel – that kind of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some sticker remnants.)
Arthur Kennedy/Harold Meyer —
Movin' On ... LP Harold Mayer, 1969. Sealed ...
Fantastic stuff, and one of our favorite soundtracks of all time! The score is filled with beautiful haunting melodies by Francis Lai, and the instrumentation includes spare spooky electric keyboards and organ, swirling churning strings, and a lone lonely trumpet. Plus, a few tracks have some very ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic! This is the US release of the Michel Legrand score to Jaques Demy's incredible 1965 film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. Every word of dialogue in the film is sung, and Legrand came up with an amazing array of themes to carry the emotion of the film. Embedded in here are lines that later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing, in the extravagant gatefold cover with booklet.)
One of the greatest soundtracks of the 60s – and a crowning moment of international fame for French composer Michel Legrand! Legrand already had plenty of records under his belt by the time he scored this great film – a heist movie with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway – and he ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album