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Ennio MorriconeAllonsanfan ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1974. Used ... $11.99
A lost 70s score from Ennio Morricone – penned for a period piece set in 19th Century Italy, and done with a driving, dramatic sort of feel! Some of the numbers here have that subdued orchestral mode that Morricone used at his most subtle moments – a style that's not as crazy as some of his other work from earlier years, but which still comes across with some nice dark edges – especially in the mellower moments. Other numbers feature violin solo work, or chorus vocals from I Cantori Moderni – not used that often, but enough to provide some nice variety in the album. Titles include "Te Deu Laudamus", "Rabbia E Tarantella", "Allonsanfan", "Tradimento", "Frammenti Di Sonata", and "Ritorno A Casa". CD

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Ennio MorriconeCome Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne ... CD
RCA/Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
A tremendous score from Ennio Morricone – one that has a number of links to earlier Italian soundtrack modes, but which still has some undeniable touches of the maestro! There's passages here that evoke the warmer, sometimes more romantic styles used in Italian films in the earlier part of the 60s – but these are offset by mellower passages with a really subdued sense of darkness – which are then again mixed with a few tunes that get bolder and more mod-sounding – a really complicated array of themes that may lack the subtlety of other Morricone work, but which more than makes up for that lack with a really dynamic energy! 3 tracks feature performances by The Sorrows, and others feature vocals by I Cantori Moderni – used here in a way that's a bit more traditional than their other soundtrack appearances. Titles include "La Diva", "La Donna Gattina", "Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso", "La Donna Romantica", "Pizzicato", "Alta Moda", and "Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso". CD
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Ennio MorriconeCosi' Come Sei (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
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 D'amore", and "A Nastassia". This new CD version is remastered and better than ever – with 8 bonus tracks – previously unreleased alternate versions of "Cosi Come Sei", "A Nastassia" and "Preludio D'Amore". CD

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Ennio MorriconeDimensioni Sonore 1/Sound Dimensions 1 – Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione ... CD
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1972. Used ... $12.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone – a rare album of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of his recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – with especially strong work on strings, showing the way that the maestro learned his sense of offbeat tones and phrasings from the 20th Century classical scene, which he then applied famously to some of his horror scores of the time! The music here definitely has qualities that match the spookier soundtrack 70s material from Morricone – especially his move to horror at the time – and as with just about all of his recordings, there's a fair bit of unusual sounds and elements that are extremely hard to peg in terms of their sources. Titles include "Radiazioni", "Rifrazione", "Fasi", "Proporzionale", "Anagramma", "Antitesi", and "Conduizone". CD
Also available Dimensioni Sonore 1/Sound Dimensions 1 – Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione ... CD 19.99

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Ennio MorriconeDimensioni Sonore 1/Sound Dimensions 1 – Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione ... CD
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
Fantastic sounds from Ennio Morricone – a rare album of more serious music done for RCA – very much in the darker spirit of his recordings with the Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova! The music here is more avant compositional than some of Morricone's lighter soundtrack material – with especially strong work on strings, showing the way that the maestro learned his sense of offbeat tones and phrasings from the 20th Century classical scene, which he then applied famously to some of his horror scores of the time! The music here definitely has qualities that match the spookier soundtrack 70s material from Morricone – especially his move to horror at the time – and as with just about all of his recordings, there's a fair bit of unusual sounds and elements that are extremely hard to peg in terms of their sources. Titles include "Radiazioni", "Rifrazione", "Fasi", "Proporzionale", "Anagramma", "Antitesi", and "Conduizone". CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available Dimensioni Sonore 1/Sound Dimensions 1 – Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione ... CD 12.99

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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 MorriconeFaccia A Faccia ... CD
Veritano/GDM (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderful western score from Ennio Morricone – less typical than some of his classics, and with a really unique sort of sound! Many of the numbers here have a really low-rumbling quality – sounds that don't blast out with action or violence, but which emerge slowly from the lower end of the sound spectrum – almost at the point of silence at times, then rising up with a more sparkling sort of quality. Instrumentation changes a bit as the set goes on – and the best tunes are those in which the actual instruments are really hart to figure out more just sounds rumbling around than individual isolated elements we can recognize. This CD is the fullest version of the score so far – and it features a whopping 34 tracks in all – with titles that include "Preannuncio", "Faccia A Faccia", "Attimi Irretibili", "Scatto Conclusivo", "Misterioso E Ostinato", "Tensione Sottintesa", and "Square Dance". CD

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Ennio MorriconeHornet's Nest ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1970. Used ... $12.99
A score that's arguably much better than the movie it was written for – a great Ennio Morricone moment for a 70s thriller that starred Rock Hudson! Morricone's a bit restrained, but in a way that's pretty nice – making for some lighter orchestral numbers that offset the darker mood of the film in a good way – that shift of music that often makes the soundtrack almost feel like a separate movie going on at the same time as the images on the screen! Titles include "Guns In The Tunnel", "Looking For A Partisan Doctor", "Bianca & Turner", "Research In The Wood", "Boy & German Officer Fighting", "Death Of A Boy", and "Blowing The Dam". CD
(Limited edition of 100 copies.)

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Ennio MorriconeLa Musica, Il Cinema ... CD
Koch, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(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 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 MorriconeSpasmo/Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? ... CD
BMG/RCA (Italy), 1972/1974. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeUn Esercito Di 5 Uomini/Extrasensorial (The Link) ... CD
Beat (Italy), Late 60s. Used ... $13.99
The genius of Ennio Morricone – heard here in 2 different settings! Un Esercito Di 5 Uomini is a late 60s spaghetti western – but as usual with Morricone, the sound is way beyond the obvious – and comes across here with these fierce, dark musical lines that juxtapose sweeter strings with heavier percussion and some stark, fuzzy guitar bits! Franco De Gemini plays a bit of harmonica on the tracks, and titles include "Muerte Donde Vas", "Cinque Amici Cinque Eroi", "I Bambini E I Fiori", and "Contro Il Tempo". Extrasensorial is a spooky little horror film – and one that's served up here in some equally dark instrumentation – but which sometimes has that redemptive quality that we love in some of Morricone's best work from the time. There's some great watery arrangements on a few tracks – drifting out isolated instrumentation through larger backings in a really brilliant way – and titles include "Through His Eyes", "Video Telepathy", "The Link", "Mirror", and "Sinister". CD

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Ennio Morricone & OthersEnnio Morricone Remixes Vol 1 ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
A soundtrack for the 21st Century – original film tunes written and scored by il maestro Morricone, re-mixed and re-done by the Compost Records collective! Compost isn't normally as into the soundtrack bag as some of their other contemporaries on the European scene – which is why this project is even fresher than other remix projects of its type. Most of the artists here focus on the core elements of the tunes – going for the one time change, tonal passage, or light melody that makes the tune – then extrapolating that into a whole new work of their own design. Morricone's never sounded so contemporary, and the package is filled with new grooves that really change up the pace. Titles include "Ninna Nanna In Blu" by Raw Deal, "Amore Come Dolore" by Needs, "La Cugina" by Amalgamation Of Soundz, "Rivoluzione (con-fusion mix)" by Butti 49, "La Moda" by International Pony, "Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo" by Swell Session, "Beat No 3" by Leroy Hanghofer, and "Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene" by Alex Attias. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio Morricone & OthersMorricone Remix – Morricone Rmx ... CD
Reprise/Warner, 2001. Used ... $1.99
As any reader of these pages will know, we're nuts about Ennio Morricone – the greatest Italian soundtrack composer ever, and quite possibly one of the greatest composers to have ever walked the face of this planet! Here, a similarly Morricone-mad bunch of folks pay tribute to the maestro, by remixing tracks from his classic soundtracks of the 60s and 70s! Titles include "The Man With The Harmonica" by Apollo Four Forty, "Chi Mai" by Nightmares On Wax, "Giocoso, Gioioso" by Groove Corporation, "La Bambola Come Maddalena" by Sofa Surfers, "La Lucertola" by De Phazz, "Clan Of The Sicilians" by DJ Dick of Rocker's Hi-Fi, "Il Grande Silencio" by Thievery Corporation, and "Belinda May" by Fantastic Plastic Machine. 13 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Ennio Morricone (with Astrud Gilberto)Belmondo Morricone – Le Casse/Peur Sur La Ville ... CD
Play Time (France), 1971/1975. Used ... $29.99
2 of Morricone's best soundtracks ever! We mean it! If you've ever wanted to get into Morricone's work, but didn't know where to start, pick this CD. It's got the fantastic score to the film Le Casse (released in the US as The Burglars), with a number of extra tracks that weren't on the original, plus the score to Puer Sur La Ville, which (like Le Casse) was a 70's action film starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Le Casse is one of the most mind-blowing records we've ever heard, and even though we've had a copy for years, it's still blowing our minds. Ennio Morricone lays down one of his most twisted soundtracks, with weird off-kilter piano, and very spare spacious arrangements that give this sort of bedeviling feel to the whole thing. The whole thing's a masterpiece somewhere in between Euro scoring and bargain basement minimalism, and this version's got 2 tracks with vocals by Astrud Gilberto, and 2 more with vocals by Mirelle Mathieu. Peur Sur La Ville is almost as great, and the whole thing's a beautifully packaged, totally official, limited French CD that you probably can't find anywhere else! CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio Morricone with Gato BarbieriL'Harem (with bonus track) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A surprisingly obscure soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – especially given that it was recorded at a time that's been quite well documented on record over the years! Yet the music here is also a bit different than the usual Morricone modes – just a handful of tracks, but longer too – penned by the maestro, conducted by Bruno Nicolai, and featuring some superb tenor solos by Gato Barbieri – very young at this point, and blowing with a soulfully modern edge that's wonderful, and completely evocative! Two tracks are especially long – both versions of "L'Harem Primo", with excellent work by Barbieri – and other titles include two takes on "Sei Corde", plus "L'Harem Secondo", with another great solo! CD also features an unusual bonus track – "Fermateli (boutique scene source music)" – from the film Menage All'Italiana – appearing here, we think, for the first time. A very groovy number! CD

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Ennio Morricone/Andrea GuerraLa Domenica Specialmente ... CD
GDM/Beat (Italy), 1991. New Copy ... $18.99
A film divided up into four different parts – three of which receive some great scoring from Ennio Morricone! The music is a bit overlooked in the Morricone canon – but stands out with some of the stronger elements he brought to his music of the period – especially that understated way of using larger arrangements in more compressed qualities, often hovering below a sonic range in some spots – but augmented by stronger flourishes in others! One big highlight is the 34 minute "I Cane Blue" suite – alongside shorter tracks that include "La Neve Sul Fuocco", "Specialmente La Fisarmonica", and "La Domenica Specialmente". Andrea Guerra scored the remaining tracks, which are from the fourth section of the film – and these have a moody vibe that's not unlike Morricone – with titles that include "Le Chiese Di Legno" and "I Tamburi Della Luna". CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeLa Moglie Piu Bella ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This Morricone soundtrack features some of the strangest instrumentation we've ever heard him use – and some of the most beautiful, too! The orchestrations are pretty heavy with some wild use of a mouth harp – not making slow quiet noises, as in some of the bigger westerns, but just going crazy, and making bigger, springy noises! These are juxtaposed with haunting, dark moody instrumental passages, some with floating piano or harp – in true Morricone tradition – and others with lovely wordless vocals. Unique in the Morricone catalog to say the least, and an essential slice of his work at its most adventurous! Tracks include the original "La Moglie Piu Bella" single versions and many more variations, plus "Tema di Francesa". CD
 
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BalancoMore ... CD
Schema/Fez (Italy), 1999. Used ... $5.99
Incredible! Although the first album by Balanco had a definite Italian bossa sound (which was very popular in their acid jazz scene a few years ago), this great second album by the group breaks into whole new territory – like French and Italian soundtrack grooves, particularly in the vein of Ennio Morricone (who they covered on their first LP) and the great Francis Lai! The style of the group's changed slightly – and they've developed this amazing keyboard, bass, and vocals sound that's very similar to the instrumentation used in some of Morricone's best 70's work. Titles include "The Bachelor Waltz", "Mrs. Beat", "The Girl From Montenegro", "Dreamflight", "Man & A Woman", and "Bossa Memorandum". One of our favorites recently – and a another delight from the Schema label! CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Flying LotusYou're Dead! ... CD
Warp, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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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Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaNuova Consonanza ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
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! CD
Also available Nuova Consonanza (with bonus CD) ... LP 22.99

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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 ... $13.99
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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Bruno NicolaiLa Coda Dello Scorpione ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1971. Used ... $28.99
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 CD 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! 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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Piero PiccioniKenner/More Than A Miracle (3CD set) ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1967/1969. Used 3CD ... $33.99
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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Armando TrovajoliLa Famiglia ... CD
GDM (Italy), 1987. Used ... $8.99
Armando Trovajoli's score for Ettore Scola's story of a multi-generational family – served up with just the right sort of tones to fit the story! The music here is a fair bit warmer and more sentimental than Trovajoli's work of a few decades before – much more in the space that Ennio Morricone was hitting with some of his bigger film scores of the 80s – and done in tones that echo history and family with every note. The style's never cloying or commercial, though – and like Morricone, Trovajoli succeeds through understatement – keeping the backings subdued at most moments, and letting smaller instrumental voices take center stage. Titles include "Addio", "Ricordi", "La Familgia", "Primo Incontro", "Sensazione", "Telefonata Da Parigi", and "Adelina". CD

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Arthur Vint & AssociatesDeath Rides A Horse ... CD
Ropeadope, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
The music of Ennio Morricone – completely recast into a jazz setting by drummer Arthur Vint and his associates! The project's maybe a bit like the famous John Zorn reworking of Ennio Morricone music from decades ago – but the approach here is more unified, and has as much ear for the tunefulness of the original compositions as it does for making something fresh and new! As you'd guess from the cover, the focus here is mostly on the western side of Morricone's scoring – and instrumentation includes tenor, harmonica, violin, guitars, piano, organ, bass clarinet, and flute – which makes for some great tonal combinations. Titles include "Death Rides A Horse", "The Sundown", "For A Few Dollars More", "Man With A Harmonica", "The Ecstasy Of Gold", "Vamos A Matar Companeros", and "Once Upon A Time In The West". CD

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VariousAttori A Mano Armata – The Main Actors Of The Most Violent Season Of Italian Cinema (CD & book) ... CD
Cinedelic/Amarkord (Italy), 1970s. Used CD & Book ... $11.99
An incredibly cool little package – especially if you dig funky grooves from 70s Italian police films! The book alone is almost worth the price – a 64 page hardcover tome that presents full color reproductions of 70s movie posters, images from the films, and filmographies for a few of the key actors in these gripping dramas. But added to this great book is a killer CD – filled with funky tracks all picked by Cinedelic Records, with an ear towards the kinds of drums, basslines, and keyboards that have helped these older Italian soundtrack gems stay alive with a younger funky generation. CD features a whopping 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "Il Grande Racket" by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, "Montreal Non Stop" by Luis Bacalov, "Tira A Rezza Oj Piscatore" by Raoul, "Folk & Violence" by Franco Micalizzi, "Sangue Di Sbirro" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "L'Intoccabile Mr Cliff" by Riz Ortolani, "La Polizia Chiede Aiuto" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Preludio" by Osanna, "Gangster Story" by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, "Inseguimento E Fuga (2)" by Ennio Morricone, and "Kidnap" by Piero Piccioni. CD

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VariousCine Jazz – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Great jazzy moments from the best years of European cinema – a collection that starts out with the French New Wave, then moves into a range of great sounds from the Italian and French scene of the 60s and early 70s! Most of the music here isn't straight jazz – and instead, the cuts mix some strong instrumental solos with groovy, swinging, and upbeat arrangements – that fantastic use of jazz in film scores that the European scene of the 60s really took up and ran with – into places that were often much cooler, much more interesting than American soundtracks of the time! The collection's filled with great little gems that really work well in each others' company – and titles include "Those Lazy Days" by Armando Trovajoli, "Number One Superman" by Piero Piccioni, "Jazz Interludio" by Giorgio Gaslini, "La Preda" by Vince Tempera & Franco Bixio, "Astaroth" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Eva" by Michel Legrand, "Una Gita Mancata" by Ennio Morricone, and "Fiacre" by Georges Delerue. CD

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VariousCinema Days (4CD set) ... CD
Warner/WEA (Japan), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
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
(Out of print.)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Soundtrack funk doesn't get any better than this – thanks to a head-expanding of tracks from the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s – served up with the usual ear for a great cut by the folks at Easy Tempo! The groove here is far from the "easy" you might expect – and most numbers have tight drums, funky basslines, and other heavy elements – all put together with an approach to the music that's far different than anything happening in the US at the time, especially in the way the instruments sound in the end – and in the way that the production techniques make them do really crazy things! Titles include "Parangua" by Luiz Bacalov, "Flirt a Rio" by Piero Umiliani, "Side Sleep" by Berto Pisano, "Little Shakie Girl" by Armando Trovajoli, "Tremendous Stars" by Piero Piccioni, "Under Drama" by Giancarlo Gazzani, "Realta No 5" by Stelvio Cipriani, "So" by Lara Saint Paul, "Israelites" by Capuano, and "Citta Viva" by Ennio Morricone. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousKill Bill Vol 2 – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Maverick, 2004. Used ... $3.99
The soundtrack for Volume 2 of Tarantino's splatter revenge epic shapes up just as well as the first – with several cuts by Ennio Morricone (the film's pace is largely modeled after Italian spaghetti westerns, and the soundtrack naturally follows suit) plus Luis Bacalov, Johnny Cash, Malcolm McLaren, Charlie Feathers and others, plus dialogue bits by Uma Thurman and David Carradine, and incidental bits and pieces by RZA! Tracks include "Goodnight Moon" by Shivaree, "Il Tramonto", "L'Arena" and "A Silhouette Of Doom" by Ennio Morricone, "A Satisfied Mind" by Johnny Cash, "Summertime Killer" by Luis Bacalov, "About Her" by Malcolm McLaren, "Malaguena Salerosa" by Chingon and more. CD
(Booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiMidnight Blue ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Rosario GiulianiCinema Italia ... CD
Via Veneto (Italy), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 Di Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaAzioni/Reazioni 1967 to 1969 (4CDs/DVD/book) ... CD
Die Schachtel (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD, DVD & Book ... Out Of Stock
One of the most important documents of this legendary Italian group – a key bridge not only between the worlds of avant composition and free improvisation, but also between the soundtrack and sound library scenes as well! The group were groundbreaking – and still have never been matched today – and worked in a blend of acoustic and electronic elements that came off as something completely fresh and unusual in their hands – qualities that make them every bit as important as the French pioneers of musique concrete, even though they never got the same credit at the time. This package brings together concert performances and improvisations – with members who include Egisto Macchi, Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Walter Branchi, Franco Evangelisti, and Frederic Rzewski – as well as a live 1967 performance on DVD, directed by Theo Gallehr. The quantity of material on this package is greater than the previous issue – with more unearthed material – and in addition to the DVD, the whole thing also features a heavy book, with photos and notes in English and Italian. Selections include "Concreto 1", "Kate", "A7-2", "Trio", "A5-3", "Es War Einmal", and "Fili 2" – plus 13 improvisations, and other selections too. CD
Also available Azioni/Reazioni 1967 to 1969 (5LPs/DVD/book) ... LP 119.99

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✨✧ VariousCine Bossa – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sweet bossa nova from the European scene – almost all of it from the kinds of late 60s Italian soundtracks that took the best elements of the style from Brazil, then expanded it into a whole new groovy style of its own! The music here certainly has lots of the snapping rhythms and breezy melodies you'll know from classic bossa nova – but the arrangements are often a lot more ambitious, and add in all these cool, groovy, and mod touches – including bits of organ, electric guitar, scat vocals, and other musical elements that resonate strongly with the best modernist vibe of the Italian 60s world of film. Titles include "Anice Nuraghi" by Luis Bacalov, "La Matriarca" by Armando Trovajoli, "Mr Dante Fontana" by Piero Piccioni, "Samba In Tribunale" by Ennio Morricone, "Bob & Hellen" by Piero Umiliani, "Bikini Bossa" by Gianni Dell'Orso, "Il Colpo" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Bossa In California" by Marcello Gigante, "Pedone L'Africano" by Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis, and "Aspetto Ancora Un Giorno" by Piero Piccione. CD

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✨✧ VariousCinevox – The History Of Soundtrack (Limited Edition 4 CD Box Set) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used 4CD ... 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
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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