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John Barry & Sophia LorenSophia Loren In Rome - Original Televison Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Despite the fact that Sophia Loren's name is prominently displayed on the cover, and despite the fact that she's pictured on the front, most of the record is instrumental work by Barry – although there is a vocal track or two by Loren! The sound is pretty groovy, and the tracks have a nice soundtracky feel that's in keeping with Barry's best work for films from the time. Titles include "The Aggressors", "Marcell", "Secrets Of Rome", and "Sophia". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and some marker. Labels have some marker.)

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Nicholas CarrasMissile To The Moon/Frankenstein's Daughter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Monstrous Movie Music, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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 with even more powerful energy as the score moves on! Nicholas Carras does a heck of a lot with a little – often on tunes that barely hit the one minute mark, but work together strongly here – on titles that include "Electric Violin", "Spider's End", "Spider Bait", "Cat Fight", "The Lido", "Cave Suspense", "Rock Man Rock", and "Moonshine". Next up is Frankenstein's Daughter – done in a similar old school style that twists and turns the strings and woodwinds in very dynamic ways – setting a spark that leaps into flame in a very short space – on titles that include "Lab Suspense", "Monster's Return", "Monster", and "Hit & Run". CD also features 6 very cool bonus tracks – with cool sounds on vibes, drums, and organ! CD
(Out of print.)

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Gino ConteNell'Anno Della Luna (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A very cool little soundtrack, and a set that's maybe a bit different than some of the bigger-name Italian film scores from the giants of the golden age! Gino Conte is a much more obscure figure, and he's clearly opening himself up to a range of sounds that really fit the shifting modes of the movie – in a way that maybe makes the whole record feel more like a sound library selection of jazzy instrumentals than a much more unified film score – with a great sense of variety that really keeps things interesting throughout! There's a few familiar names here – as Nora Orlandi and the 4+4 vocal group provide cool scatting vocals on a few tracks – while other moments are more instrumental, and work in a warmly funky take on bossa, Latin, and jazzy modes of the 60s – on titles that include "Nell'Anno Della Luna", "Tema Giochi", "Swing For Six", "Samba Querida", "Beat Mania", "Afro Swing", "Alla Brasiliana", and "Magico 2 E 2 Bis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of entire album, plus the bonus tracks that were on the CD version!)

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Bob Crewe/The GlitterhouseBarbarella ... CD
Dyno Voice/Varese, 1968. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
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 this set – stepping out with a mad mix of styles that blends 60s adult easy with spacier themes – using primitive electronics and odd studio tricks to capture the cartoony space landscape of Jane Fonda's world in the move. The Glitterhouse sing on a few cuts, in a great mod rock soundtrack mode – and the pacing, timing, and overall presentation of the music here is really great – an audio document that almost feels like a "sonic film" in and of itself! Tracks include "Barbarella", "Ski Ride", "Hungry Dolls", "Entrance Into Sogo", "The Pill", "Smoke (Viper Vapor)", "I Love All The Love In You", "The Labyrinth", "The Sex Machine", "The Chamber Of Dreams" and many more. CD features a total of 22 tracks in all! CD

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Frank DeVolHustle/The Longest Yard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $14.99
Two sweet 70s soundtracks from Frank DeVol – both done for classic Burt Reynolds film! DeVol's usually in sleepier territory – at least on his soundtracks of the 60s – but on Hustle, he really lives up to the 70s spirit of the film – and tips in a bit of disco and a bit of jazz from time to time – grooving up his bigger orchestrations in ways that aren't entirely funky, but still a great change from before – even on some of the mellower moments. Titles include "Psychedelicatessen", "First Muzak", "Theme From Hustle", "Transistor Source", "Scanty Land", "Make Up", "Brandied", "Two Faces", "Race Against Time", and "No Name Gun". The Longest Yard has a score that's maybe more in the serious DeVol side of the spectrum – with a few country twangs here and there, to emphasize the southern prison setting of the story – used playfully, at a level that shows DeVol's experience with a richer narrative. Titles include "Caretaker's Death", "Muck & Mire/Muck & Mirth", "Rocky Mountain Heart", and "Sneaky Man/Walking With The Warden". CD features bonus tracks – three more from Hustle, including an alternate of "Psychedelicatessen", and "A Man & A Woman" – and four more from The Longest Yard. CD
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Dave Edmunds, David Essex, & OthersStardust – 44 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of The Film ... LP
Stateside (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
An unusual record – maybe cooler than you'd expect from the cover! The first three sides feature mostly older rock and soul tunes from the early 60s – but the fourth side features a fictitious band named The Stray Cats – which includes Dave Edmunds, Keith Moon, and David Essex, hitting an old school rocker vibe. Edmunds and Essex produced the record, too – and Essex stars in the film with Adam Faith. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has some light wear and a small bit of an old sticker.)

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Gianni FerrioEl Varon Rebuscante (aka Il Maschio Ruspante) ... LP
Cinevox (Spain), 1973. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A richly-crafted soundtrack from Gianni Ferrio – presented here in a rare Spanish pressing! The styles of the music use a fair bit of woodwinds in lightly whimsical passages – offset by other numbers that emphasize themes with fuller orchestrations – but in ways that are still usually driving and dramatic, and which have a nice undercurrent of irony – all of which makes for a wonderfully deep sound overall, with lots of variety and expressiveness throughout the record. Giuliano Gemma sings on the tracks "Ballata Burina" and "Voi Siete Un Fiore" – and other tracks include "Sexy Sax", "Quando Eravamo Piccoli", "Romolo Il Ruspante", "Una Dichiarazione D'Amore", "Ringo Amore E Gelosia", and "Una Breve Storia D'Amore" – although all titles are listed with Spanish names for this pressing. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gianni FerrioIo Emmanuelle ... LP
CAM/Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... About December 20, 2017
A really beautiful little soundtrack – and one that's quite different than all of the other late 70s scores that circulated under the Emmanuelle name! This film came out years before that big cycle of sexploitation movies – and also was not part of that series at all – and while the soundtrack certainly has some of the erotics you might expect, there's also a richer, more dynamic sonic range in place – right up there with some of the most explosive moments of genius from Gianni Ferrio at the end of the 60s! Each tune seems to have a slightly different vibe – some thoughtful, some dark and brooding, and some sweetly light – often with piano or organ, but also sometimes using a voice or chorus – but in ways that are again different than the usual, especially the more familiar Morricone/Dell'Orso style. There's a fragile sense of beauty that you'd never get in the later Emmanuelle scores – and titles include "Osmosi", "Analisi", "Contestazione", "Micropsichia", "Caos", and "Ricerca". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gianni FerrioIo Emmanuelle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CAM/Quartet (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $22.99
A really beautiful little soundtrack – and one that's quite different than all of the other late 70s scores that circulated under the Emmanuelle name! This film came out years before that big cycle of sexploitation movies – and also was not part of that series at all – and while the soundtrack certainly has some of the erotics you might expect, there's also a richer, more dynamic sonic range in place – right up there with some of the most explosive moments of genius from Gianni Ferrio at the end of the 60s! Each tune seems to have a slightly different vibe – some thoughtful, some dark and brooding, and some sweetly light – often with piano or organ, but also sometimes using a voice or chorus – but in ways that are again different than the usual, especially the more familiar Morricone/Dell'Orso style. There's a fragile sense of beauty that you'd never get in the later Emmanuelle scores – and titles include "Osmosi", "Analisi", "Contestazione", "Micropsichia", "Caos", and "Ricerca". CD also features five bonus tracks too! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Hugo FriedhoferOne Eyed Jacks ... CD
Tsunami, 1961. Used ... $9.99
A compelling soundtrack for one of the more ill-fated westerns of the 50s! Friedhofer really moves beyond familiar stereotypes here – using offbeat orchestrations, often heavy on woodwinds and solo instrumentation, to create a nice sense of place and space – almost exotic at points, then underscored by bolder dramatic themes that build as the soundtrack unfolds. There's almost as much drama in the music as you'll find on the screen – and titles include "Seduction", "Contrition", "Toast To Friendship", "Kiss Of A Scoundrel/Pursued By Rurales", and "Finale". CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge Gainsbourg & Jean Claude VannierLes Chemins De Katmandou ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A lost chapter in the legendary legacy of music from the team of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier – the pair who created Serge's fantastic Melody Nelson album, and also did the funky soundtracks for the films Cannabis, La Horse, and Sex Shop! This set is every bit as groovy as those classics, but has been lost for years – because the master tapes were reportedly lost, and have only just recently been discovered – which makes the whole thing a 21st Century treasure from these two 60s maestros! The music is great – funky at times, jazzy at others – with elements that include tablas and sitar, funky bass, fuzzy guitar, heavy drums, and sweet clavinet – all used with that mindblowing melange that Vannier could cook up in the studio – so that even some of the familiar elements come out sounding very fresh and new. The film was also issued under the names Road To Kathmandu and The Pleasure Pit – and titles include "Opium Den", "Overdose", "Flower Child", "The Pleasure Pit", "Cache Cache", "Fallen Rainbow", and the tune "Colin Maillard" – a great funky number that's done in both vocal and instrumental versions. (French, Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album

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Goblin (as Il Reale Imperio Britannico)Perche Si Uccidono ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A nice lost score by the Italian group Goblin – working here under the "fake" British name of Il Reale Impero Britannica – and maybe sounding even groovier than on some of their other records of the 70s! The Goblin sound is still in place, but there's also maybe more ties to some of the other Italian cop/crime work of the period – with great basslines on a number of cuts, which ups the funk quotient more than usual – and lots more sweet keyboards with a jazzy vibe, and maybe less of the rock touches of other Goblin work – especially since there's none of the trademark Goblin fuzzy guitar riffs on the record! Titles include the funky "Kalu", plus "Epopea", "Edda", "My Damned Shit", "Block", "Dodici E Un Quarto", and "Apoltheke". Nice stuff – and with some nice cop/crime moments! CD

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Jerry GoldsmithIllustrated Man ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1969. Used ... $18.99
A haunting score from Jerry Goldsmith – filled with dark and turgid orchestrations, set as the rich backdrop for this 1969 film based on the Ray Bradbury story of the same name! The scoring is often atonal, with lots of off-kilter string passage that have an eerie sound that reminds us of Morricone's more avant-styled work. The CD features 17 tracks from the film, plus notes on the music, and some great images – with titles that include "The Rain", "The Sun Dance", "The House", "The Illustrations", and "Angry Child". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmie Haskell & By Dunham/Frankie AvalonI'll Take Sweden ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
What a movie! Bob Hope, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld on the same screen! But even better, the great Jimmie Haskell handled the music – and he comes up with some excellent touches that make the record groove a bit more than many of its contemporaries. Jimmy contributes some cool instrumental tunes that pop organ, guitars, and drums around other instrumentation – and also brings a nicely syncopated approach to vocal numbers by members of the cast, giving them the punch of some of his work for Reprise at the time. Frankie sings "I'll Take Sweden", "Would Ya Like My Last Name", and "The Bells Keep Ringin"; Tuesday sings "Give It To Me"; and Bob does "Nothing Can Compare With You" over instrumentations that sound a lot like Dean Martin's at the time. Instrumental titles include "Watusi Jo", "Kissin Polka", "I'll Take Sweden", and "The Bells Keep Ringin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, seam splitting, and bumped corners.)

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✨✧ Heindorf/Dr Samuel HoffmanSpellbound ... LP
Warner, 1958. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Original score written by Miklos Rozsa – but this is a cool late 50s recording by Warner Brothers, with theremin by Samuel Hoffman! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, seam splitting, and a name in pen on back.)

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IlaiyaraajaSolla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 – Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A pastiche of of styles from the late 70s and early 80s Kollywood cinema scene – amazing stuff produced and arranged by Ilaiyaraaja – music that trades as much in heavy funk as it does electronic pop! Over the span of a few decades, maestro Ilaiyaraaja recorded hundreds of scores, many under different names (or differently spelled names) in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada – Southern Indian music as relentlessly danceable as boundlessly groovy as we could have imagined. We also can't imagine how arduous the task must have been for compilers Doug Shipton and Pavel Chehunov to go through such a vast catalog to put together this essential compilation, which just makes it all the more amazing! Previously separate volumes now available in a great 2LP set – and the titles include "Solla Solla" feat SP Balasubrahmaniam, "Raja Rani Jaakki" feat SP Sailaja & Maylasia Vasudevan, "Thithikkum" feat SP Sailaja & SP Balasubrahmaniam, "Sorgam Madhuvile" feat SP Balasubrahmaniam, "Disco Sound" by Hariram & Ramola, "Mayakkama" feat Vani Jairam, "Kakavu Ondru" feat S Janaki, "Aadal Paadalil" feat TM Soundararajan & LR Eseari, "Ponnana Neram" feat S Janaki and more. (Global Grooves, Soundtracks) LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy Jones/Mel CarterEnter Laughing ... LP
Liberty, 1967. Sealed ... $3.99
A pretty sweet – and nearly forgotten – Quincy Jones soundtrack from the 60s – done for a film based on Carl Reiner's book and play of the same name, directed by Reiner himself! The film's set in the 30s, so there's a few period songs on the album that have an older jazz feel – including two with vocals by Reiner – but the film was produced in the 60s, and the best tracks have some really nice Quincy Jones jazzy touches – with some especially nice woodwind passages that dart around magically! Mel Carter sings 2 versions of the title cut "Enter Laughing", and other tracks include "David Dooze It", "Exit Crying", "Vienna Wails", and "I Hear You Calling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (French version – double LP) ... LP
Philips (France), 1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent French reissue on Mercury. Cover has a bumped corner and some smudges on back.)

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Michel LegrandYoung Girls Of Rochefort (US pressing) ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This US package is even better than the original French one – with a nice colored book inside the gatefold cover that has some great photos and lyrics (translated) for the songs. Titles include "Nous Voyagons De Ville En Ville", "Depart De Camionners", "Arivee Des Camionneurs", "Chanson De Maxence", "Marins, Amins, Amants Ou Maris", and "Chanson De Jumelles". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice gatefold sleeve with the great booklet! Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Rod McKuenBoy Named Charlie Brown ... CD
Columbia/Rambling (Japan), 1970. Used ... $9.99
A surprisingly weird and wonderful little record – one that features Rod McKuen's music for the film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, plus a few other tracks as well – all done in that slightly-broken style of Rod's we love so much! The aging poet McKuen might have seemed a strange choice to use for any sort of Peanuts film, but his raspy take on the title tune is really wonderful – almost a version of Charlie Brown that's an older alcoholic who's smoked most of his life – but still trying to sound slightly upbeat! This approach also follows on some of Rod's vocal work on a few tunes for the film Natalie with Henry Mancini – and even his instrumental work here is nice, with kind of a blue-tinged take on the territory of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include vocal numbers "Failure Face", "We", "Champion Charlie Brown", "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", and "Natalie" – plus instrumental tracks "Something For Snoopy", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Jean", and "Joanna" – as well as instrumentals of a few Charlie Brown tracks too. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
 
 
 



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