Wonderfully mad grooves from the great Alessandro Alessandroni – and a set that seems to draw on all of his mighty talents at once! Some numbers have a soul jazz groove, with great lead piano from the maestro – others have cool wordless vocals, or maybe even a bit of whistling – ... (Sound Library, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Alessandro Alessandroni, Sandro Brugnolini, Teimar —
Akriliko ... CD Cometa (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
A sweet selection of unreleased material from the vaults of Italy's famous Cometa Records sound library – a package that's pretty heavy on keyboard and electronic bits, with a sound that's right up there with some of the best Italian horror and action scoring of the early 80s! In fact, there' ... (Sound Library, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Two compelling 60s soundtracks from British composer Malcolm Arnold! The set begins with Arnold's great music to the film Nine Hours To Rama – a thriller about Ghandi's assassination, set to musical themes that mix 60s dramatic scoring with some elements of Indian music! Arnold's score is ... read moreCD
A pair of cool British TV soundtracks – both of which feature an action jazz style to rival the best early work of Henry Mancini for the television screen! First up is lost spy soundtrack work from the British composer Edwin Astley – best known for his work on The Saint and Danger Man, ... read moreCD
Luis Bacalov —
Django ... CD Alhambra (Germany), Early 70s. Used ...
A dark little western soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – one that's quite brooding overall, despite a rather catchy vocal tune on the title! There's some very odd instrumentation here – watery piano lines, floating bits of guitar, off-tuned strings – all used at different intervals, ... read moreCD
A mighty western from the legendary Luis Bacalov – one that's got a very weird use of instruments on the theme! The title to "L'Oro Dei Bravados" isn't that long, but Bacalov manages to fill the tune with odd harmonica, electric harpsichord, pan pipes, and jews harp – all in ... read moreCD
One of the funkier, groovier soundtracks we've heard from maestro Luis Bacalov – a very cool 70s score that includes sweet keyboards, funky flute, wah wah guitar, and even a bit of whistling too! The tunes have more depth and pacing than a standard cop/crime film of the period – and ... read moreCD
A great score for a great film – Fellini's 1980 City Of Women, a bizarre fantasy in which Marcello Mastrioanni finally gets his come-uppance from a horde of feminists! Bacalov is at his most playful here – scoring in a style that recalls all of the genius Nino Rota used in his work ... read moreCD
One of the greatest moments ever from saxophonist Gato Barbieri – and that's saying a lot, given that by the time of this recording, he'd already had a great 60s run as an avant jazz musician, and started the 70s with a string of albums that criss-crossed jazz and South American musical ... read moreCD
John Barry —
Born Free ... CD Turner Classic/Film Score Monthly, 1966. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
An excellent collection of work from the great John Barry – one that focuses on his famous contributions for the James Bond films – but also includes other soundtrack and instrumental material as well! The set begins with the John Barry Plays 007 record – a brilliant album that ... read moreCD
An incredibly groovy soundtrack that's also one of the best-ever scores written by John Barry – a masterpiece of jazzy scoring that never gets old! There's some wicked use of Hammond in the main theme – played by Brit jazzer Alan Haven – a catchy little groove that dances nicely ... read moreCD
Nice tune! The groovy main theme to this one far outlived the film, and showed up all over the place in the 60s – on instrumental theme records, TV spoofs, and other oddball sources. The rest of the score's pretty great, too – and features some compelling orchestrations by Bernstein, ... read moreCD
Elmer Bernstein/Vikki Carr —
Silencers ... CD RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966. New Copy ...
The groovy groovy soundtrack to the first Matt Helm film – starring Dean Martin as a 60s master of intrigue! Elmer Bernstein handled the soundtrack with a really great approach – jazz, swinging, and with plenty of mod 60s bits – very much in some of the same territory as Lalo ... read moreCD
Franco Bixio —
A Pugni Nudi ... CD Cinevox/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1974. New Copy ...
A funky soundtrack for this film about fist fighting – scored by the great Franco Bixio with the same sense of punch and power he brought to his crime and cop scores! The music's got this great blend of strings and pulsating passages – a sense of drama that's never overdone, and which ... read moreCD
A strange soundtrack to an even stranger-sounding film about some crazy drifters in the old west! The film's got lots of groovy guitar-based tracks with kind of a light spacey sound, and some weird hippieish vocals in the background – a lot more tripped out than you might expect for the ... read moreCD
Fantastic funk from the Italian scene – penned for a cop movie that was also known over here as The Hired Gun! The style here is even more of a cut above than usual for Italian crime – really on a par with the best American work of the period, particularly some of the extra-hip stuff ... read moreCD
After the fame that the Shaft soundtrack brought to Isaac Hayes, it seemed like every funky group was trying to get in on the blacksploitation action – and Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds were no exception! Cornbread, Earl, & Me wasn't exactly a Superfly-type film, but the group do a ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreCD
A sweet little set that's every bit as wonderful as its cover – an obscure slinky sex score from the Italian scene of the 70s – and one that's got some key funky moments, too! Music is billed to the Blue Marvin Orchestra, but written by maestro Alberto Baldan Bembo – and the ... read moreCD
Contemporary music from German maestro Martin Boettcher – but sounds that are often done in his best groovy style of the 70s! The work here is all from a relatively recent TV show, but has this bright, swinging style that's like the grooviest German easy listening or sound library ... read moreCD
Claude Bolling —
Awakening ... CD Entracte/Quartet (Spain), 1980. New Copy ...
Quite a rich score from Claude Bolling – more orchestral and less jazz-based than some of his other soundtracks of the 70s – but very well suited to this tale of Egyptological horror! Bolling unfolds his instruments in a very nice way – sometimes starting with very low-end sounds ... read moreCD
David Bowie/Original Cast —
Lazarus ... CD Columbia, 2016. New Copy 2CD ...
The last great work that Davie Bowie gave the world – a live theater performance based around some of his most compelling tracks – one created and supervised by Bowie himself during some of his final moments on the planet! The music here is a mix of older classics, re-performed by ... (Rock, Soundtracks)read moreCD
A big leap into the musical mind of David Brent – aka the character created by Ricky Gervais for the original UK version of The Office – now off to follow his dream as a singer/songwriter! The music here follows from those last few musical moments that Gervais gave us on the final ... (Comedy/Spoken, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Damn, is this a great record! The album's not only one of the best blacksploitation soundtracks ever recorded, it's also one of James Brown's funkiest outings of the early 70s! Nearly every cut's a winner, and James gets some very funky help from The JBs, who groove hard on the best instrumental ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreCD
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 moreCD
If you dig the classic soundtrack work of John Carpenter, you'll find plenty to love here – as the album's overflowing with excellent tracks that rival his famous music for films like Halloween and Escape To New York! In fact, the sound of these cuts is right in the same mode as those – ... read moreCD
A pair of creepy soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is Missile To The Moon – a score that seems to end its object into space through an array of short, dramatic moments – which build in tension nicely with lots of dark corners and edges, before bursting forward ... read moreCD
Two funky groovers from Chaquito – aka John Gregory, a very groovy British arranger of the 70s! Spies & Dolls is a cool 70s update on the sort of album that came out often in the 60s – but instead of the usual James Bond themes, this one features a lot more funky action – ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Alessandro Cicognini —
Ulysses ... CD Legend (Italy), 1986. Used ...
Sweet funky sounds from the great Stelvio Cipriani – very much in the slinky sexy style of his Italian work of the early 70s, but given a bit more of a kick in the rhythms, and some slight island flavors for the film's Bermuda setting! Instrumentation is mostly electric – riffing ... read moreCD
Always-great 70s music from Stelvio Cipriani – the Italian soundtrack maestro who got his start a bit later than some of his contemporaries, but followed through with a range of amazing sounds in the decade! This score has a deeper, darker vibe than some of Cipriani's other work – not ... read moreCD
Rabid dogs never sounded so great before – thanks to some incredible scoring from Italian maestro Stelvio Cipriani! The music here has this way of moving forward in almost marching waves of sound – keyboard lines and string passages that advance in steps, and create both a sense of ... read moreCD
A really great little soundtrack – one that's got a sound that's as sexy and sophisticated as you might guess from the cover and title – served up by Italian 70s genius Stelvio Cipriani! Stelvio proves himself to be a giant both on the funky numbers and the mellower moments – the ... read moreCD
One of the coolest 70s soundtracks from the great Stelvio Cipriani – served up here with a huge amount of bonus tracks too! The music here was scored for a Mario Bava horror film, but it often has a quality that's more lean and lovely overall – that current of sex that we always love ... read moreCD
Stelvio Cipriani —
Edipeon ... CD Digitmovies (Italy), 1970. New Copy ...
A lovely little soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani – maybe one of his loveliest of the time – done with lots of wordless floating vocals from the great Edda Dell'Orso, whose presence gives the record a real Morricone-like feel at times! Yet the key Cipriani touches are also strongly in ... read moreCD
A 70s racing soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani – but one that's served up in a much wider mix of modes than the usual Formula 1 or stock car movie! Some numbers feature Cipriani's trademark use of keyboards – in groovy ways that drift over breezy rhythms with a very groovy vibe – ... read moreCD
A great Stelvio Cipriani score for a 70s film about a creepy cult that pulls robberies – scored in a style that mixes his best erotic modes with some eerie touches that fit the nature of the villains! All our favorite 70s Cipriani modes are here – especially those keyboards that he ... read moreCD
Stelvio Cipriani wins us all over again with his genius-level approach to film music – and his ever-constant way of bringing totally great sounds to movies that might otherwise have only the lowest level of scoring! This movie is a great illustration of that genius at work – as ... read moreCD
A trio of cool cop soundtracks from Stelvio Cipriani – all brought together in a beautiful package with a really unified feel! Cipriani's easily one of our favorite Italian composers for the cop/crime genre – as he's got a way of bringing sensitive sounds into play with driving action ... read moreCD
Stelvio Cipriani at his slinky 70s best – serving up a soundtrack that's maybe got a lot more class and care than you'd guess from the schlocky image on the cover! As with some of Cipriani's love-oriented scores of the time, the keyboard work here is sublime – either great electric ... read moreCD
Funky Cipriani – and one of the best 70s soundtracks by the amazing Italian composer! The score is for a mid 70s cop film, and it's got a sound that blows away even most American funky cop soundtracks – using wah wah guitar to the Nth degree, in order to super-charge the massively ... read moreCD
A sweet sexy jungle soundtrack – issued for a film that appeared with many different erotic titles – but only this one great set of grooves from Stelvio Cipriani! Given the island setting of the narrative, there's a good amount of acoustic percussion in the mix – congas and other ... read moreCD
Sexy sounds from the Italian scene of the 70s – music that's every bit as warmly erotic as you'd imagine from the cover! But as you might guess from Stelvio Cipriani, there's also a nice undercurrent of funk, too – kind of a gentle groove that's almost like some Euro sound library cuts ... read moreCD
A rare treat from the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – a sublime set of Italian soundtrack numbers first recorded in 1968! The set was cut at the height of the Italian soundtrack golden age, in Italy, where the group had been working and recording heavily – making for a perfect fit ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Rene Clemencic —
Moliere ... CD Harmonia Mundi (France), 1978. Used ...
Coro Di Voci Bianche Dell'Arcum Diretto Da Paolo L —
In Pop ... CD Beat (Italy), 2016. New Copy ...
One of the stranger projects we've ever heard from the Beat Records soundtrack label – a set of tracks that really lives up to the kid-styled image on the cover – mainly because the vocals here are mostly by a kid-assembled choir! The songs are all tunes from films – music by ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
Moody work from the legendary Patrick Cowley – all music originally composed for use in 70s porno films shot on the San Francisco scene – most of it in the years before Cowley took off in more techno-styled dancefloor modes! These tracks are all heavy on electronics, but the grooves ... read moreCD
A Batman knock-off record – but a really great one! This set was originally issued in the mid 60s on the cheapo Crown label on the west coast – and it's a surprisingly smoking set of instrumental tracks that are heavy on the Hammond and horns, and which romp along with a mod sort of go- ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreCD
Fierce funky sounds from Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – a duo who turned out some of the grooviest music on the Italian cop/crime scene of the 70s! The set's a killer right from the very first note – full of fuzz and funk, and lots of heavy rhythms at the bottom – all in a mode ... read moreCD
An Italian comedy take on the story of Robinson Crusoe – one that's served up with lots of light musical touches, thanks to the team of Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis! The music here is a blend of tropical themes and some of the comedic 70s modes you'd guess from the cover art – rootsier ... read moreCD
The first-ever issue of the full soundtrack for this obscure Bud Spencer film – a story set in the past, but scored by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis with some great 70s touches! The instrumentation uses a fair bit of woodwinds alongside jauntier rhythms – in a way that's often a bit ... read moreCD
A pair of thrilling 70s action scores – back to back on a single CD! First up is La Montagna Del Dio Cannibale – a cannibal narrative scored with a great sense of drama by the De Angelis brothers – almost the same energy as their cop/crime work, but without the funk – just ... read moreCD
Music originally written for a 60s Italian documentary series on Africa – but done with all the best touches you'd expect from groovier narratives that would have taken place in Rome or Milan at the time! The music is surprisingly jazzy throughout – and the only real scene-setting ... read moreCD
Horns, harmonica, and more – all wrapped up beautifully in the hands of soundtrack maestro Francesco De Masi! The core music for Arizona Colt is done with these soaring brass parts that really recreate the scope of the scene – bursting forth in full, yet gentle modes that really ... read moreCD
Blood, sandals, and plenty of man-on-man action – all set to dramatic themes here from Franceso DeMasi – who's holding onto more of the late 50s gladiator modes than you'd expect from the date of the film! All the older Italian exotic touches are firmly in place – well-tuned ... read moreCD
A sweet little score for this 60s film set in the Philippines at the end of WWII – penned by Francesco DeMasi with a nice blend of dramatic elements and exotic touches! The initial sound is a bit like some of Francesco's western scores – but as the soundtrack progresses, lots of cool ... read moreCD
A soundtrack with a blood-dripping knife on the cover, and a number of tracks titled "The Ripper" – both of which are a very good hint at the sounds on the record! Francesco De Masi is in great early 80s horror mode here – penning music with a mighty rich vibe for this Lucio ... read moreCD
A sweet little story of love from the mighty Franceso De Masi – scored with these beautiful sounds from the late 60s Italian soundtrack scene – jazzy groovers mixed with mellow moments that are completely sublime! The upbeat tunes move between keyboard lines and more percussive ... read moreCD
Three mad soundtracks from the great Francois DeRoubaix – all penned during his formative years of the 60s! Even at this early point, Francois shows a great ear for bringing up more inventive sounds from his orchestrations – sometimes great jazzy flairs on flute or vibes, sometimes ... read moreCD
Some of the last music ever composed by French maestro Francois De Roubaix – working here at a beautiful point when he was able to mix his electronic experiments with lots of weird, offbeat acoustic touches – resulting in a sound that's completely unique! The collection features De ... read moreCD
Some of the coolest soundtrack music you'll ever hope to hear – all played by a cat who could equally handle the sitar, guitar, Fender Rhodes, and electronics pictured on the cover! Francois De Roubaix is easily one of our favorite soundtrack composers ever – a French talent at the end ... read moreCD
A beautiful score from the legendary Francois De Roubaix – a soundtrack that has a bit less electronics than some of his famous records, but a sound that's completely amazing all the way through! Francois has this incredible ear for sonic textures – so that he can pull out unusual ... read moreCD
Two great soundtracks by Georges Delerue – both penned for Jean-Paul Belmondo films of the mid 60s! Les Tribulations D'Un Chinois En Chine has a really great style that mixes fake "Chinese" themes with more playful orchestrations – all in a mood that really fits that lightly ... read moreCD
A beautiful presentation of this haunting score by Georges Delerue – penned for a later project from the team of Jules Dassin and Melina Mercouri, and maybe some of the best music the duo ever had for one of their films! Delerue's at his evocative best here – working with the kind of ... read moreCD
A really unusual project from electronic music legend Delia Derbyshire – sounds that were created for a film of abstract photographic images, but which work beautifully here on their own! Partner Elsa Stansfield contributes a lot of core elements to the music – Derbyshire works in ... (Sound Library, Soundtracks)read moreCD
A comedy about Atilla The Hun – and one that's scored with a pretty groovy mix of modes for the time! The duo at the helm aren't a usual pair we know from the Italian soundtrack world – and they seem to bring some elements of playful pop into the mix at times, including a wonderfully ... read moreCD
A cool little western score – served up with a great mix of dark moods and lighter touches – all composed and conducted by Gianfranco Di Stefano, with a sound that's a bit more complex than the usual soundtrack of the time! There's less of the driving western modes than you might ... read moreCD
Two obscure sci fi soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is 1965's Crack In The World – scored by John Douglas with a mixture of orchestral modes to illustrate the dramatic scientific bent of the narrative – brooding brasses, airier woodwinds, and some robust ... read moreCD
Music for the last feature film of Jacques Tati – the mad mad Trafic, matched here by a wonderful soundtrack by Charles Dumont! After the dark modernism of Playtime, Tati let loose a bit more for Trafic – and the score matches the film's sometimes silly approach with some very groovy ... read moreCD
A strange film, but a great soundtrack! George Duning came up with an excellent batch of jazzy tracks for the film – and most of them swing hard and tightly, with strong jazzy solos, in a manner that's similar to some of Mancini's best scores of the late 50s. A number of tracks have odd ... read moreCD