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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 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 MorriconeSahara (Expanded Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack) ... CD
MGM/Quartet, 1983. Used 2 CDs ... $29.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeSpasmo/Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? ... CD
BMG/RCA (Italy), 1972/1974. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ennio MorriconeUn Esercito Di 5 Uomini/Extrasensorial (The Link) ... CD
Beat (Italy), Late 60s. Used ... $16.99
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 MorriconeUn Uomo Da Rispettare/Senza Movente ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $22.99
Two Ennio Morricone soundtracks from the early 70s – back to back on a single CD! First up is Un Uomo Da Rispettare – a moody soundtrack to an obscure 1972 thriller starring Kirk Douglas – scored by the maestro with some especially inventive touches! Morricone's exploring his use of space quite a bit in this one – opening up the sound slowly, and patiently – so that you can really hear and concentrate on all the unusual sounds he creates – some almost as experimental as his work with Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova, others more in that warmly musical quality you'd know from other soundtracks. The sekectuins are filled with passages of sounds and silence that interweave into each other nicely - and the album's notable for the use of some odd noise effects, too – like strange clickings and scrapings, which are balanced with the album's moodier orchestral scoring. One of Morricone's more subtle scores, and filled with some very memorable moments – on titles that include "18 Pari", "A Florinda", "Colpo Parallelo", "Un Tempo Infinito", and "L'Incarico". Senza Novente is beautifully slow-building work from Ennio Morricone – caught right at that near-perfect start of the 70s point when he was a master of understatement and spare musical elements! Many numbers begin with a sound that's often very spare – sliding out of the darkness sometimes with just a whisper, sometimes with a bit more force – woodwinds hidden in the shadows, piano murmuring softly, or strings that slide slowly once, then strike with more force the next time around. There's also a cool whistling bit that snakes through a few of the best tunes – a haunting theme with Alessandroni-type appeal – and the orchestrations for the album were conducted by Bruno Nicolai. The sound isn't as sweetly gliding as you might expect, but it's also not as atonal as other Morricone moments too. Titles include "In Pieno Petto", "Il Movente (2)", "Senza Motivo Apparente", "Ricera", "Ricera (2)", "Sospensione Folle", and "In Pieno Petto (2)". CD
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Ennio Morricone & OthersMorricone Remix – Morricone Rmx ... CD
Reprise/Warner, 2001. Used ... $4.99
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/Jacques LoussierGuns For San Sebastian/Dark Of The Sun ... CD
Chapter III, 1968. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ennio Morricone & OthersMorricone Pops ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Think that Ennio Morricone only made music for soundtracks? Guess again – because this groovy little set features a whole host of tracks that the maestro recorded with singers in the early 60s – great postwar pop numbers that already show his creative touch on the charts! Most of the music here is a bit more straightforward than Morricone's later soundtrack material, but still pretty darn sublime – Italian vocals, cool instrumentation, and lots of sweet production techniques that bring in moody, echoey, and mellow touches that definitely let you know you're in the hands of Ennio. Titles include "Corri Corri" by Gianni Morandi, "La Tua Stagione" by Tony Del Mnaco, "Queelo Che Conta" by La Cuccagna, "Faccio Finta Di Dormire" by Edoardo Vianello, "Se Fatto Tardi" by Helen Merrill, "La Donna Che Vale" by Alberto Lionello, "Arianna" by Nora Orlandi, and "Perdono" by Catherine Spaak. CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeCome Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne ... CD
RCA/Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 MorriconeDimensioni Sonore 1/Sound Dimensions 1 – Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione ... CD
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeFaccia A Faccia ... CD
Veritano/GDM (Italy), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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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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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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✨✧ 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
(Punch through barcode.)

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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
(Out of print.)

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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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaNuova Consonanza ... CD
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousWanted Dead Or Alive – The Best From The Original Soundtracks Of The Italian Westerns ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Gianni Ferrio, Benedetto Ghiglia, Stelvio Cipriani, Francesco De Masi, Carlo Rustichelli, Bruno Nicolai, Luis Bacalov & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Michel Camilo & TomatitoSpain Forever ... CD
Verve, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The third pairing of pianist Michel Camilo and guitarist Tomatito, and maybe the best so far – as the musicians have gotten past the initial idea of their collaboration and criss-crossing of jazz and flamenco modes – and instead seem to have moved off into a special space that's all their own! The music here has kind of a gentle, understated vibe – beautifully recorded, at a level that means that the most subtle colors and phrases can come through – as the duo move back to rework a range of European musical modes – not just jazz or guitar idioms, but also a wider range of currents that include pages from the books of Eric Satie and Ennio Morricone. Titles include "Agua E Vinho", "Our Spanish Love Song", "Gnoissienne No 1", "About You", "Armando's Rhumba", "Manha De Carnaval", "Nuages", and "Cinema Paradiso". CD

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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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✨✧ VariousCine Jazz – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousPsychemagik – Ritual Chants (3CD set) ... CD
Eskimo (Belgium), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the coolest Psychemagik collections we've heard so far – a set that spans the 70s and 80s in search of very unusual, very offbeat tracks – many of which have kind of a post-prog, post-electronic, post-disco approach – sometimes spare and instrumental, usually a bit more full and vocal – and very different than more familiar club or dancefloor tracks that you might know! Some of the best music here has a sweet Euro sort of vibe – the kind of cuts that were maybe never trying to do more than make a slight wave in their own scene, rather than take the world by storm – especially as the collection moves on, and things get groovy, but in a way that's still unfamiliar. 3CD set features 40 tracks in all – and titles include "Dance On" by Ennio Morricone, "Amram" by The RIAS Orchestra, "Water Sports" by man Parrish, "Caroline" by Free Fantasy, "L'Amour Joue Au Violon" by Jeanette, "Making Love" by Bobby Lyle, "Habibi" by Amini, "Fancy Good" by Electric Machine, "Cover Girl" by Jean Guy Ruff, "Lipstick" by JM Black, "Take Me Back"b y Bolden Hands, "Do The Zru" by Zru Vogue, "Rhodas" by El Sueno De Hyparco, and "I'm Still In Love With You" by The Right Combination. CD
 
 
 



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