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.)
From what we remember about the story of this film, the original score was supposedly written by Bernard Herrman, then discarded – although we're not sure if that story's actually true. Whatever the case, John Addison does a surprisingly nice job with this one – and his music for the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a Best Entertainment Value sticker.)
Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb ... read moreLP, 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.)
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
John Barry —
Zulu ... LP United Artists, 1964. Very Good ...
Zulu is pulled from a colonial period film that starred Michael Caine, and about half the score is straight orchestral scoring – dramatic music to set the mode of the narrative – but the other half are more African-sounding numbers, handled by Barry with a colonialist zeal! Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a light mark from sticker removal and staples in the open corners.)
An unusual moment for John Barry – as he contributes the instrumental score for this stage production based on Lolita! Features Denise Nickerson in the title role – and work by Dorothy Loudon and Leonard Frey. LP, Vinyl record album
John Barry/Elephant's Memory/The Groop/Nilsson —
Midnight Cowboy ... LP United Artists, 1969. Very Good+ ...
A sublime soundtrack from John Barry – common, to be sure, but also a wonderfully-crafted set that goes way beyond the stereotypes of his work for the James Bond films! The record is probably best known for Nilsson's famous version of the Fred Neil tune "Everybody's Talkin" – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Barry/Shirley Bassey —
Goldfinger ... LP United Artists, 1964. Very Good+ ...
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning ... 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
The full orchestral version of the Sweet Smell Of Success soundtrack – but done in a style that's almost as jazzy and swinging as the small combo one! Elmer Bernstein's at the helm here – and the music's a wonderful pastiche of modes that's right up there with his sublime score for The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Decca pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)
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 cover to this one advertises the more famous names that do tracks for the album – like Mountain, Delaney & Bonnie, and others – but the best tracks here are those by the great arranger Jimmy Bowen, who turns out some excellent complicated funky numbers that have a bit of a hippy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)
Peter Boyle/Bobby Scott —
Joe Speaks ... LP Mercury, 1970. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A wonderful document of a very wild film! The album's a companion soundtrack to the musical score of Joe – and features star Peter Boyle speaking his mind on topics that include the economy, hippies, drugs, and drinking! The set includes a few of the vocal numbers from the film – ... read moreLP, 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 a promo sticker, some wear, bent corners, and some marker and sticker remnants on front. Labels have radio station stamps.)
Easily one of the funkiest albums that James Brown ever recorded – and one of his few entries into the blacksploitation genre of the 70s! James really outdid himself for this one – working at a hard burning pace that had the JBs cooking up some killer funk for just about every number ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic soundtrack recorded in the immediate post-Tropicalia years – featuring some of the best early 70s work by Chico Buarque, Nara Leao, Maria Bethania, and others! The cover has a mad image with Buarque, Leao, and Bethania in top hats and shiny uniforms – and the music follows ... (Brazil, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Side one features vocals from Gerne Merlino, Patricia Marshall, and Jerry Whitman – and side two featuers Buster Davis singing and playing piano – on a set of charming songs from lost musicals. LP, Vinyl record album
Way more than just an ordinary soundtrack – and instead a cool sort of audio document of this freaky 80s film from John Carpenter – assembled out of his own electronic music, lots of spacey sound effects, and even some very cool dialogue and other sounds from the movie – in two ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker, including the printed inner sleeve and bonus 7-inch.)
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
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
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)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 grooviest Michael Caine spy films of the 60s – given an equally groovy soundtrack by Konrad Elfers! We don't know Elfers from other work of the time, but this album's a real standout – not the usual spy sort of work, although still with some great jazzy touches at times ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
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
(Mono Canadian pressing, including the booklet.)
Percy Faith —
Oscar ... LP Columbia, 1966. Near Mint- ...
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(White label mono promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker with a peeled spot.)
A classic 70s soul soundtrack – and a dream of a combination! Curtis Mayfield wrote the soundtrack and produced the album – and the result is a killer batch of 70s soul tracks that matches Aretha's strong vocals with the hip Curtom sound of Chicago! Aretha was still doing pretty well ... (Soul, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Peter Gabriel —
Birdy ... LP Geffen, 1985. Near Mint- ...
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 ...
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(Cover has a cut corner.)
Jerry Goldsmith —
Omen ... LP 20th Century/Tattoo, 1976. Near Mint- ...
Arguably one of the greatest horror soundtracks ever – an intense bit of work that builds on the vocal choral style of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, using male and female voices in union with staccato orchestrations to invoke a fiercely tense mood – one that works perfectly for the spooky ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some creases in the back panel.)
An excellent lost funky soundtrack on Blue Note – their only one for years, and Grant Green's entry into the blacksploitation genre! The whole thing bristles with the kind of chunky, thumping percussive feel as the best funky soundtracks of the era – informed by the work of Curtis ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner and an ink stamp. Label has some address ink stamps.)
Dave Grusin/The Byrds/Steppenwolf —
Candy ... LP ABC, Late 60s. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
An excellent trippy soundtrack – to a film we'd love to see, and which starred Charles Aznavour, Ringo Starr, John Astin, James Coburn, John Huston, Richard Burton, and Marlon Brando! The crazy outing is accompanied by a great Dave Grusin score that includes lots and lots of heavy guitars ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little soundtrack from James William Guercio – music composed for his only cinematic effort as a director – for a film that features Robert Blake as a Native American cop! The score is heavy on jazzy horns with an undercurrent of funk – very similar to Guercio's best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet & inner sleeve, and poster! Cover has a cutout and rounded corners.)
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
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a cutout hole.)
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
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.)
Spooky music hosted by the master of suspense himself – a classic album that features Albert Hitchcock introducing dramatic instrumentals arranged and conducted by Jeff Alexander! The format is almost a musical presentation of the same style that you'd find on Hitchcock's famous TV show of ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
There's some pretty great moments in Quincy Jones' original score to the film version of Truman Capote's chilling book – most of them in a darkly tinged crime jazz mode, with flowing, complicated orchestrations that are mixed with breakout solos, and some very strangely arranged instrumental ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another killer from Quincy! Man, he just couldn't miss with these hip 60s soundtracks, and the grooviness of this one is a real testament to his genius. About half the album's straight jazz numbers – played with some wonderful elements like Hammond solos, vibes, electric harpsichord and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
A western soundtrack – but one that's groovier than you might expect, given that the music was done by Quincy and Jose! The general style is strings and western themes, but Quincy manages to put a bit of bounce at the bottom – using an electric bass in a syncopated style that's quite ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild Quincy Jones score for this lost film starring Sidney Poitier. There's a wide mix of material on here – with some soul tracks by The Mirettes and Ernestine Anderson, some bluesy stuff by Nate Turner, and a few groovy instrumentals by Quincy, including "Slum Creeper" and "U ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a promo stamp, and radio station letters in marker.)
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.)
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
Bluesy soundtrack for this 70s film based on the life of Huddie Ledbetter – aka Leadbelly – featuring guitar by Brownie, harmonica by Sonny, and vocals by Hitide Harris in the place of Leadbelly. Art Evans also sings some vocals as Blind Lemon Jefferson – and the tracks are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arthur Kennedy/Harold Meyer —
Movin' On ... LP Harold Mayer, 1969. Sealed ...
A soundtrack put together by Al Kooper for this unusual late 60s film about a white landlord in a neighborhood of color – one that has all the tense-but-funky moments you might expect! Al's music is in the lead, but apart from his vocals, what we really dig are the instrumental tunes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soundtrack masterpiece from French maestro Francis Lai – a film score that's maybe even more globally famous than his work for A Man & A Woman! The style here is quite European, despite the American fame of the movie – and Lai has no trouble blending a sense of light melody with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album