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Ennio MorriconeAcquarelli Vol 1 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), New Copy ... About December 1, 2017
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Ennio MorriconeAcquarelli Vol 2 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), New Copy ... About December 1, 2017
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Ennio MorriconeAcquarelli Vol 3 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), New Copy ... About December 1, 2017
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Ennio MorriconeBarbablu (aka Bluebeard) (with bonus tracks) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rustblade (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great Ennio Morricone soundtrack – also known to the world under the title of "Blue Beard". Richard Burton stars in this nutty film that features a host of lovely ladies – including Raquel Welch and Joey Heatherton – and Morricone's score is a lot moodier and darker than you'd expect for a femme-heavy film like this! The main theme is pretty and nice, with kind of a "plink plonk" approach, similar to that used in Morricone's western work. The other tracks shift the theme into darker versions – but occasionally open out into lighter orchestral passages. Titles include "Dedicato All Quarta", "Barbablu", "Preludio All Prima Moglie", "1928", and "Brutta Fanfara". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 499 copies on colored vinyl – with bonus track!)

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Ennio MorriconeChosen (Holocaust 2000) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
Nice to know that we've lived past the year 2000 – and have managed to miss the holocaust that Kirk Douglas fought in this late 70s film! The movie's just the kind of overdone thriller that Kirk handled late in his career – but thankfully, the music from Ennio Morricone is much deeper overall – done in that brilliant blend of creepy styles that could make anything come together on the screen, even without any good special effects or dialogue! Some numbers have spooky, spare passages with earthy percussion and woodwinds, others have offbeat strings, some have some light electric elements – and overall, the music is nicely understated, always classy, and years ahead of some of the cheaper horror scoring of the time. CD features a whopping 33 tracks in all – the fullest version of the soundtrack we've ever seen – with titles that include "Holocaust", "Computer", "Slogan", "Jesus", "Il Bene Cattivo", "Serie Di Tre", "Strofa Monodica", and "Telefonata Interrotta". CD

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Ennio MorriconeCosi' Come Sei (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... About June 25, 2017 (delayed)
The kind of sexy Morricone soundtrack we really really love! This overlooked gem is a sweet 70s side – written for a love story starring Marcello Mastroianni and Nastassja Kinski, and done with the lightly erotic touches that make even Morricone's prettiest melodies extremely haunting and edgey. Most of the music is by a larger orchestra, with some isolated instrumentation – and although a few tracks get a bit uptempo, overall the mood is very languid, slowly drifting from note to note, like a breeze through a window on a summer afternoon. Sultry grooves from the master! Titles include "Verso Madrid", "Amore Per Amore", "Cosi Come Sei", "Spazio 1999", "Postludio Di Amore", and "Cosi Come Sei". This new CD version is remastered and better than ever – with 8 bonus tracks – previously unreleased alternate versions of "Cosi Come Sei", "A Nastasssia" and "Preludio D'Amore". CD

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Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone Conducts Morricone – His Greatest Hits ... CD
Sony, 1998. New Copy ... $9.99
The legendary maestro – standing strong with the baton in a beautiful concert presentation of some of his greatest themes from films! The album presents a full concert, recorded in Rome in 1998 – with Ennio Morricone conducting the Orchestra Of The Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, as they move through themes from films that begin in his early western years, move through some of his European classics of the 70s, and include some of his bigger international hits of later years. A few tracks feature vocals – by singers who include Angelo Branduardi, Dulce Pontes, and Gemma Bertagnolli – and titles include "Burn Abolicao", "Love Circle", "The Working Class Goes To Heaven", "Casualties Of War", "A Fistful Of Dynamite", "A Pure Formality Ricordare", "Pereira Declares A Brisa Do Coracao", and "Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion". CD

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Ennio MorriconeGenti Di Rispetto ... LP
GDM (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Overlooked genius from Morricone – a mid 70s soundtrack that's filled with dark touches and some beautifully edgey scoring! Apart from a few lighter touches on mandolin, a good deal of the soundtrack features these great instrumental passages that step, halt, and almost stumble along – moving moodily with a really dark quality, yet in a way that's not nearly as atonal as some of Morricone's other scores of this nature. There's some great woodwinds, and harpsichord often seems to be used underneath the rhythms – but really buried in the mix, almost like it's being stepped on! Tracks include "Solo Per Amore", "Gente Ipocrita", "Mandolini E Chitarre", "Appendice 1", "Angoscia E Paura", and "Passeggiata A Rischio". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeGiornata Nera Per L'Ariete (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Carosello/Spettro (Italy), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
Dark and moody work from Ennio Morricone – scored for a film that's also known as Evil Fingers or The Fifth Cord, a 1971 crime thriller directed by Luigi Bazzoni – with a sound that's as spooky as you might guess from the cover! The music is very edgy – with lots of strings drawn the wrong way across the bow of a violin, and plenty of isolated instruments creating weird, turgid sounds that are more than a bit unsettling – and the amazing Edda Dell'Orso sings wordlessly on a few key numbers, mostly with a thin, fragile sound that's somewhat different than her other work – with almost a Rosemary's Baby sort of feel! Titles include "La Voce Bella", "Voce", "Resa", "Trafelato", "Ripresa", "Gironata Nera", "Voce Seconda", and "Punte D'Ago". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500 – with bonus poster!)

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Ennio MorriconeI Pugni In Tasca ... LP
CAM/Dagored (Italy), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A spooky early score from Ennio Morricone – recorded in the mid 60s, but with some of the best dark touches of his 70s work! I Pugni In Tasca has a very spare sound – weird wordless vocals on the main title track, then really moody music that almost lies beyond the frontiers of hearing at some points – stepping slowly out of the darkness with muted horns, weird-tuned keyboards, and other instrumental elements that are hard to pick out, and which really keep things at an unsettling level throughout! Titles include "Subdolo", "Stranissimi Giochi", "Chiuso Nel Bagno", "I Pugni In Tasca", and "Non E Un Dramma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies in blue vinyl.)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Prato ... LP
CAM (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
This one's the score for Isabella Rossellini's first film – a period piece handled here with a dreamy finish that has strings mixing with pan pipes, and some occasional brasher passages of drums and percussion. The strings aren't as dark as in other Morricone films – and are more there just to build slowly and create mode, with less of the atonality that Morricone could sometimes use. Titles include "Le Ombre", "Il Prato", "Il Coltello", "La Finestra", and "Tremo Perche Ti Amo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeLa Califfa ... CD
EMI/GDM (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $18.99
A really moody little record from Ennio Morricone – spare, subtle, and extremely beautiful – touched with notes of sadness and remorse, but also handled with a strong spirit of redemption! The sound here isn't as cold or atonal as that on some of Morricone's horror work – but it's also not sweet and dreamy either. Instead, there's kind of an economic use of piano, light strings, and odd sonic textures – woven into a tapestry of shorter tunes that convey a real sense of loss, but also a quietly growing beauty. There's a few wordless vocals on the set, but things are mostly instrumental overall – and titles include "La Califfa", "La Pace Interiore", "Fari Nella Notte", "La Cena", "Notturno", "Sotto La Pioggia", and "Sangue Sull'Asfalto". CD features 29 tracks in all! CD

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Ennio MorriconeLa Moglie Piu Bella ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... About July 5, 2017 (delayed)
Insane! This Morricone soundtrack features some of the strangest instrumentation we've ever heard him use – and some of the most beautiful, too! About half of the tracks on the CD feature a mouth harp going wild – not making slow quiet noises, as in some of the bigger westerns, but just going crazy, and making lots of "boing boing boing" noises! These noises are juxtaposed with haunting dark moody instrumental passages, some with floating piano or harp – in true Morricone tradition – and others with lovely wordless vocals. Plus, since there was only ever one 7" single release of the material, most of the tracks on the CD have never been heard before! An essential slice of Morricone for fans of his early 70s work! CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLe Professionnel (with bonus tracks) ... CD
General Music/Music Box (France), 1981. Used ... $14.99
A great little Morricone soundtrack – later than most of the classic work, but done for a French thriller that starred Jean-Paul Belmondo, with some great spare compositions that have slight romantic French soundtrack touches! There's some great numbers that feature Morricone's style of drifting solo instruments over strings – including some cool piano with a very offbeat feel – and others that have a wonderfully sweeping full and majestic feel! But given the action in the narrative, there's also a nice undercurrent of darkness too – which keeps things interesting and powerful throughout – in the best manner of a Morricone cop/crime film of the 70s. Titles include "D'Afrique", "Chi Mai", "Le Retour", "Le Vent Le Cri", and "Decision Finale". CD features 25 tracks in all – way more than the original album! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeMaddalena (with bonus track) ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $23.99
A real standout in Ennio Morricone's roster of great work from the time – a record with all the best elements in place – including vocals by Edda Dell'Orso and orchestrations by Bruno Nicolai – but an overall format that's a bit different than usual! Most of the tracks here are quite long – a few stretching out almost to 10 minutes, in a real change from the shorter snippets of the usual Morricone soundtracks of the period. And while the music is often sweetly beautiful, in the best Mondo Morricone mode, the longer tracks allow the maestro to explore the themes even more deeply – serving up an incredibly haunting blend of voice, woodwinds, and some great electric harpsichord – all blended perfectly together! Titles include "Chi Mai", "Come Maddalena", "Una Donna Da Ricordare", "Pazzia In Cielo", and "Erotico Mistico". CD also features the bonus "Come Maddalena (version 12" maxi disco)". CD

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Ennio MorriconeMorricone 60 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Decca, 2016. New Copy CD & DVD ... $11.99 20.99
We're not sure why Ennio Morricone is making the "shush" sound at us on the cover – as the set's such a wonderful celebration of his music, it makes us want to cheer! The performance here is all new – and features Morricone conducting the Czech National Symphony in a selection of tunes from his classic film scores – in a celebration of his 60 years of giving the planet some of the most beautiful music ever written! The orchestrations are great, and really live up to the spirit of the songs – and there's a recording quality here that's different than some of the other live Morricone albums, which can sometimes flatten the music, and not have that sense of separation and isolation that make the maestro's compositions so great. Titles include "Chi Mai", "Bestiality", "La Califfa", "Death Theme", "Deborah's Theme", "Metti Una A Sera A Cena", "Croce D'Amore", "The Fortress", and "The Man With The Harmonica". The bonus DVD features footage of Morricone and director Quentin Tarantino working at Abbey Road on the score for The Hateful Eight! CD

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Ennio MorriconePaura – A Collection Of Scary & Thrilling Soundtracks (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rustblade (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Spooky sounds from the maestro – an incredible collection of those otherworldly sounds that Ennio Morricone brought to his soundtracks during the golden years of his talents – that time when he could make so many amazing sonic steps from standard, familiar acoustic instrumentation! Morricone never needs too many tricks with electronics, or in terms of production – as he has a wonderful ear for an odd tuning, or unusual phrasing – which often means that a flute, violin, or piano can come across with a stunningly unique sort of sound! And while Morricone put these elements to play on his dreamier soundtracks, they really came to the forefront on his crime, action, and horror scoring – which is the focus here in a collection that really knocks it out of the park in terms of moody sounds. Titles include "Copkiller", "Il Trio Infernale", "Evaporazioni", "Orazione", "Passeggiata Notturna", "Assassinio Sul Lago", "Il Segreto", "Regalo Di Nozze", "L'Attentato", "Diario Di Un Pazzo", and "Breathlessly". CD features three more bonus tracks too – even more obscure than some of the rest! CD

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Ennio MorriconePeur Sur La Ville ... CD
Warner/Music Box (France), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A great Morricone soundtrack for a Jean-Paul Belmondo thriller – a score that starts out spare and brooding, then builds nicely as things move on – with lots of cool bottom-end sounds that make the whole thing really move up from the depths! Some tunes echo the sweeter side of Morricone, while others are a bit more brooding – and instrumentation includes some of the same offbeat piano you'd hear in The Burglars, plus light guitar, weird-tuned horns, and other nice bits that are sometimes abstracted beyond recognition! Titles include "Consideration Sur Un Homicide", "Paris Secret", "Defense De Stationner" and "Mannequins". CD features lots of bonus tracks – with a total of 75 minutes of music – more than we've ever seen for this one! CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Ennio MorriconeSacco E Vanzetti ... LP
RCA/Goodfellas (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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 "Speranze Di Liberta", "Nel Carcere", "Sacco E Il Figlio", "E Dover Morire" and "Here's To You", which features some backing work by I Cantori Moderni. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes poster!)

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Ennio MorriconeSahara (Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack) ... CD
MGM/Quartet, 1983. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Stelvio CiprianiMidnight Blue ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
That's a sexy-looking lady on the cover – sliding on her cutoffs after a rendezvous in the dark – and the sound of the album definitely fits the image, at least at the start! Stelvio Cipriani begins the music like the story – a bit light and romantic at first, then sliding into tension as the album goes on – marking a point in the narrative where sex turns to suspense, which Stelvio follows by picking up the action on some of the tunes, and dropping into darker moments at others! Edda Dell'Orso delivers a fair bit of wordless vocals on the album, next to keyboard lines from Cipriani – and the whole thing almost feels like a late 70s update of the modes she might have crafted with Ennio Morricone a decade before. CD features 17 tracks in all – and wonderful sound! CD
(Limited edition!)

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Gianni Coscia/ForminiB85 – Ballabili Anni 70 ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
The kind of sound library gem that keeps us digging for sound library records after all these years – a treasure trove of groovy instrumental tracks that never got commercial release back in the day! The style here is early 70s Italian – all the best modes learned in the soundtrack generation of the 60s – turned into styles that are a bit more electric, and a bit more funky – with strong instrumentation that includes trumpet, Hammond, guitar, and lots of excellent electric bass – which creates an immediate groove, even on some of the gentler steppers on the set! The whole thing feels like Ennio Morricone and Herb Alpert hanging out in the studio – trying to recraft some of the maestro's music for A&M Records – with results that are completely charming throughout. Titles include "Dayda", "Pete", "Schizzo", "Murlak", "Bronx", "Ciresa Facaud", and "Footing". CD
Also available B85 – Ballabili Anni 70 (plus bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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Gianni Coscia/ForminiB85 – Ballabili Anni 70 (plus bonus CD) ... LP
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
The kind of sound library gem that keeps us digging for sound library records after all these years – a treasure trove of groovy instrumental tracks that never got commercial release back in the day! The style here is early 70s Italian – all the best modes learned in the soundtrack generation of the 60s – turned into styles that are a bit more electric, and a bit more funky – with strong instrumentation that includes trumpet, Hammond, guitar, and lots of excellent electric bass – which creates an immediate groove, even on some of the gentler steppers on the set! The whole thing feels like Ennio Morricone and Herb Alpert hanging out in the studio – trying to recraft some of the maestro's music for A&M Records – with results that are completely charming throughout. Titles include "Dayda", "Pete", "Schizzo", "Murlak", "Bronx", "Ciresa Facaud", and "Footing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of entire album!)
Also available B85 – Ballabili Anni 70 ... CD 16.99

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Donald FagenEminent Hipsters (hardcover) ... Book
Penguin Books, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
The authorial debut of Donald Fagan – already a hell of a storyteller in the songs he's penned on his own, and for Steely Dan – and equally great here on the printed page! In the book, Fagan looks at some of the forces that shaped him in his youth – from figures who include Ennio Morricone, Ike Turner, Henry Mancini, and Jean Shepherd – to other aspects of his life in suburban New Jersey, all presented with the kind of wit and turns of a phrase that you'd find in his songs. Given the sometimes-oblique quality of Fagan and Steely Dan, at least in the public eye, the book is surprisingly down to earth, and almost revelatory – a total of 158 pages in this hardcover edition. Book
(Small remainder mark on spine.)

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Flying LotusYou're Dead! ... CD
Warp, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Flying Lotus is not only very much alive on You're Dead! – he's as lively as ever – delivering his best, most diverse record to date! The Flying Lotus sound is in peak form here – glitchy beats and spacey keyboards, deftly layered samples, and carrying boundless influences from cosmic soul jazz to leftfield hip hop! An impressive guest roster from both realms participate – with appearances by Herbie Hancock (!!!), Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, frequent collaborator and stylistic sibling Thundercat, strings arranger Miguel Atwood Ferguson and others. Standout moments include the tracks "Tesla" and "Moment Of Hesitation", both with some incredible keyboards by Herbie Hancock, plus the uber-moody, Ennio Morricone-sampled "Turtles" – but the whole thing is great, and shows that the Flying Lotus phenomenon is still in ascension, circa 2014. Other cuts include "Cold Dead", "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar, "Dead Man's Tetris" with Snoop Dogg, "Turkey Dog Coma", "Stirring", "Obligatory Cadence", "The Protest" and more. CD

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Rosario GiulianiCinema Italia ... CD
Via Veneto (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A host of Italian film themes, served up by a really wonderful group – one that features Rosario Giuliani on alto and soprano sax, Luciano Biondini on accordion, Enzo Pietropaoli on bass, on Michele Rabbia on drums, percussion, and a bit of electronics! The set's not Giuliani's first in this mode – he did a great one for Schema based on Italian themes in the 90s – but the approach here is very laidback and open – much more in a jazz mode than a soundtrack one, as both the saxophone and accordion open up with some nicely sentimental currents that really fit the music! The group performs versions of Ennio Morricone's "Deborah's Theme", "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso", and "C'Era Una Volta Il West" – plus Nino Rota's "La Strada" and "8 1/2" – and Giulinani's original tune "Bianco E Nero". CD

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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaGruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1973) ... LP
Cinevox/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A rare one from Italian experimental pioneers Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – led by Franco Evangelisti and featuring the great Ennio Morricone on trumpet, who might feel a little bit liberated from the conventions of film soundtrack compositions in this setting, and is making some of the most freely creative music of his career! The sound is improv-based and always compelling, ranging from tense interplay between noisy percussion and Morricone's playful trumpet, to sparer, eerie atmospheric bits, to freeform exploration that clearly influenced many of the avant garde musicians to come. Other players include Walter Branchi, Mario Bertoncini, John Heinemann and Egisto Macchi – and the titles include "Collage 5", "Percussione per Tutti", "Mirage" and "Macroforma". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaNuova Consonanza (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
Some of the most striking work we've ever heard from this legendary Italian group – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the power of their work in the 60s and 70s! The assemblage features important avant garde sounds from Ennio Morricone – and offers up a real look at the roots of the atonal and offbeat musical elements that he'd explore on his famous horror soundtracks – but in a setting that's right out there with the farthest reaches of the experimental scene at the time! As the group's name implies, there's a lot of improvisation going on here – played by musicians who include Morricone on trumpet, Frederic Rzewski on piano, Mario Bertoncini on percussion, John Heineman on trombone, Roland Kayn on Hammond and vibes, Franco Evangelisti on piano and percussion, and Ivan Vandor on tenor sax. Yet the sound is hardly free jazz, either – as there's more of a avant compositional vibe going on – a bit like the sense of chance in the music of John Cage, especially as the instruments and players shift from track to track. Titles include "Quartetto", "Trio Di Fiati", "Improvvisazione Per Cinque", "Improvvisazione Per Otto", "RKBA 1675/1", and the haunting "Cantata", which just features voices processed through filters and reverb! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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Junkfood & Enrico GabrielliItalian Masters (deep red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 2016. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
No junk here – as this hip instrumental group take on the sounds of three Italian soundtrack masters – Ennio Morricone, Piero Umilani, and Armando Trovajoli – all while offering up some very unusual interpretations of their work! The songs are familiar, but the instrumentation is a nice change from simple recasting on keyboards – and instead, these guys use guitar as much as they do some of the older elements – often with some fuzz that brings a current of darkness to the tunes that even exceeds some of the originals! The approach is a bit like that of some of the work on the Cineploit label, but this group is a bit more fully-formed – with trumpet, flute, and bass clarinet from Enrico Gabrielli – and the album also features guest vocals from Edda Dell'Orso on one track too. Titles include "C'Eravamo Tanto Amati", "Masquerade", "Eat It", "Silenzio Nel Caos", "Per Un Pugno Di Dollari", "Gassman Blues", "The Body", and "Conflitti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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Bruno NicolaiCase of the Scorpions Tail (aka La Coda Dello Scorpione) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 36.99
A dark dark masterpiece from the legendary Bruno Nicolai – written for an equally dark thriller with a wonderful edge! The work here is on a par with that of Nicolai's frequent partner, Ennio Morricone – often using full orchestrations to score a deeper theme in the film – but also often moving to lighter, leaner moments based around a simpler instrumental mode. There's a staccato feel to some of the best moments on the set – spare and edgey, with a sense of dread that's almost palpable. The 2LP set` brings together 32 tracks from the film – making for a richly complete document of Nicolai's genius in the score – and the whole thing's also packaged with some nice images from the movie as well! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bruno NicolaiIndio Black (Bounty Hunters) ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1972. Used ... $29.99
Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack for the second and last film in the Sabata trilogy from the early 70s – noteworthy for the fact that Yul Brynner took over the starring role, and that Nicolai handled the scoring of the film! Nicolai's style here borrows a lot from frequent partner Ennio Morricone – and the overall feel of the work is extremely powerful – with the sort of broad, bold Morricone themes that we love so much – often done with unusual touches that include floating vocals, trilling flute, echoey guitar, and even a bit of whistling by Alessandro Alessandroni! The CD brings together a total of 24 tracks in all – including rare source music for the film, and even the original single of the theme! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bruno NicolaiQuando Le Donne Persero La Coda ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99
A rare Bruno Nicolai score for the follow-up to the movie Quando Le Donne Avevano La Coda (aka When Women Had Tails) – and a soundtrack that also includes some melodic elements from the Ennio Morricone music for the first film! As with that one, the style here is pretty playful – maybe even more so than the first time around – and Nicolai makes nice use of offbeat woodwinds, sprightly flutes, and higher-toned percussion bits to give the whole thing a nice sort of sparkle – hardly the primitive elements you'd expect from a caveman comedy, and much more in keeping with the modes that Nicolai learned from maestro Morricone! This is the first time this music has ever been released on album – and CD features a total of 12 tracks in all. CD
(Limited edition!)

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Bruno NicolaiUn Uomo Chiamato Apocalisse Joe/Lo Chiamavano Tresette, Giocava Sempre Col Morto ... CD
Beat (Italy), Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 obscure western soundtracks by the great Bruno Nicolai – back to back on one CD, and filled with some really cool, dark-sounding themes! Apocalisse Joe has lots of the slower, moodier elements that we like in Nicolai's work with Ennio Morricone – and there's even a bit of off-kilter electric guitar on the set, which makes things sound even cooler! The set contains 31 tracks in all – nearly 80 minutes long! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniKenner/More Than A Miracle (3CD set) ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1967/1969. Used 3CD ... $39.99
A double-header of material from Italian maestro Piero Piccioni – presented in a wonderfully rich, heavily-detailed style – the first time we've ever seen his music handled in the lavish Film Score Monthly manner! First up is the obscure soundtrack to Kenner – a late 60s Jim Brown film, done by Piero with a wonderfully sensitive soundtrack – really lovely woodwind interplay, with an undercurrent of jazz – almost a Johnny Mandel sort of mode, but with some of the occasional mod touches you'd expect from Piccioni on some of his better-known scores. There's some cuts that have a nicely pronounced soul jazz vibe – while others move between some lyrical sounds that are mighty sweet – and there's some bits that feature organ played with the raspy edges that always make Piero's handling of the instrument so different from others'. CD 1 features 32 tracks from Kenner – including some rare bonus material too – all conducted by Bruno Nicolai! CDs 2 and 3 feature More Than A Miracle, a dreamy little soundtrack by Piero Piccioni – not as mad as some of his more famous Italian work, but with plenty of nice touches! Piccioni's going for more of an atmospheric approach here with isolated instrumentation drifting over rhythmic string passages, in a way that's halfway between Ennio Morricone and Francis Lai. A few tracks have more whimsical musical touches – and the main theme is played by Roger Williams on piano with chorus backing. Titles include "The Chef", "The Tournament", "The Eggs Are Bewitched", "The Contest", "Prince Rodrigo", and "Rodrigo Leaves The Monastery". This expanded package features very detailed notes – and a whopping 70 tracks from the film – the full soundtrack album initially issued on MGM, 19 cuts from the film score itself, and an additional 36 bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Lalo SchifrinSky Riders ... CD
Aleph, 1976. Used ... $6.99
A lovely little soundtrack from Lalo Schifrin – not as all-out funky as some of his other classics from the mid 70s, but pretty wonderful overall – and scored with a real sense of beauty throughout! The music was penned for a thriller that starred James Coburn and Robert Culp – with an obvious theme of hang-gliding in the action – and Schifrin's tunes have this beautifully airy feel, drifting along with the kind of light instrumentation you might expect from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack of the time! Things are never too minimal, but there's often just one instrument hanging out there in space – or a small cluster of sounds that form together slowly as they come together – a bit like that breathy space between the time a parachutist jumps out of the plane, and the point when they hit the ripcord. Titles include "Gliding", "Terrorists", "The Last Kite", "Flying Circus", "Copters & Gliders", and "Climbers". CD
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✨✧ VariousCinecocktail 3 – Funky Energy From The Best Scores Of The Violent Italian Cop Thrillers (CD & PAL format DVD) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used CD & DVD ... $18.99
The cinecocktail here is a heady one – a rougher, rawer brew of tunes than the previous two volumes – all pulled from some of the best Italian cop films of the 70s! The sounds are a sophisticated mix of jazzy instrumentation and larger orchestrations – often touched with a bit of electricity, but also featuring key acoustic moments on sax, flute, and strings. There's about as much keyboards and wah-wah guitars as you might expect from American cop themes of the time – but the grooves also have some more sensitive moments too – a lingering legacy of the maestro Italian years of late 60s/early 70s cinema. The package features loads of great tracks – some of the best funky bits buried in larger full film scores – and it also comes with a bonus DVD, Documentario Di Genere, with English subtitles! CD features 22 tracks that include "Just A Bite" by Carlo Rustichelli, "Il Consigliori" by Riz Ortolani, "The Life Of A Policeman" by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, "The Blue Boat" by Francesco De Masi, "A Man Before Your Time" by Franco Micalizzi, "Louise" by Armando Trovajoli, "Napoli Spara" by Francesco De Masi, "Sono Stato Un Agente CIA Seq 17" by Stelvio Cipriani, "La Ballata Del Prefetto" by Ennio Morricone, and "Italia Ultimo Atto Seq 12" by Lallo Gori. CD
(Out of print, DVD is PAL coded.)

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VariousCinema Days (4CD set) ... CD
Warner/WEA (Japan), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 4 CDs ... $43.99
Music from Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly, Louis Jourdan, Troy dDonahue, Judy Collins, the Association, Marilyn Monroe, the Three Suns, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Bobo Solo, Ennio Morricone, the Four Horseman, Patti Page, the Byrds, Pegg Lee & more. CD
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✨✧ Peggy MarchIf You Loved Me – RCA Recordings From Around The World 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Peggy March is a singer with a surprisingly varied career – an artist that most folks know for only her early little girl pop fame – but one who went onto record a very unusual range of sounds as the 60s moved on! RCA was her label, and while she never hit the heights of the charts after her early hit, the company was more than committed to allowing Peggy's sound to grow and flourish – especially on the international scene, where she not only recorded tracks in other languages, but also picked up new non-American songs, and served up very cool English-language versions! This set really does a great job of moving past the early stuff, and looking at this lost later legacy of March's music – sounds that we'd easily compare to the hipper 60s material by Jackie DeShannon, even though Peggy didn't write her own material. The range of studio talents really keeps things interesting – there's even one track arranged by Ennio Morricone – and titles include "He's Back Again", "If You Loved Me", "He Couldn't Care Less", "Watch What You Do With My Baby", "Johnny Cool", "Kilindini Docks", "Eh Bravo", "Passo Su Passo", "Too Long Away", "Wasurenaiwa", "Ne Joue Pas Les Enfants", "He Couldn't Care Less", "This Heart Wasn't Made To Kick Around", "Can't Stop Thinkin About Him", and "Fool Fool Fool". CD

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✨✧ VariousCinevox – The History Of Soundtrack (Limited Edition 4 CD Box Set) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, the title's a bit ambitious – and sets a goal that it can hardly live up to – but this is still a great little set! This nicely-priced 4CD package isn't really an overview of the "history" of soundtracks – but it is a wonderful collection of Italian cinematic goodies, pulled from the rich catalog of Cinevox Records! The set's divided up into 4 genres – one for each CD – Western, Comedy, Horror, and Police Thrillers. Overall, the work ranges from groovy upbeat tunes, including some excellent bossa-inspired numbers, to spaghetti western classics, to dark and turgid horror themes, and back to a few nice funky tracks. There's a total of 55 tracks in all, and the set features work by soundtrack composers that include Stelvio Cipriani, Giorgio Gaslini, Piero Piccioni, Riz Ortolani, Goblin, Ennio Morricone, Gianni Ferrio, Augusto Martelli, Carlo Rustichelli, Piero Umiliani, and Francesco De Masi. Most of the work on the set has already been issued in full soundtrack form by Cinevox, but at this price, it's a great way to check out the music! CD
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✨✧ Group (Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza)Feed-Back (with bonus CD) ... LP
RCA/Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever from the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – an obscure side project of Ennio Morricone and other Italian composers – working here in a freaky, psychedelic setting! The album mixes sonic experiments with fuzzy guitars, freaky keyboards, and some surprisingly funky rhythms at times – at a level that's even more compelling than some of the group's other projects – especially given that the album's three tracks are all quite long, with lots of room for instrumental experimentation! Yet as in some of the best prog work of the period – such as by Can or Faust – there's a sense of focus and groove that really holds the whole thing together. And given that these guys had already had years of experience in the studio – on both sides of the production booth – they really have a wonderful ear for extremely inventive sounds. Titles include "Kumalo", "The Feed-Back", and "Quasars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the album on CD!)
 
 
 



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