Two incredible soundtracks from early Woody Allen films – but as comically charming as the movies themselves! Marvin Hamlisch really outdid himself for the score to Bananas – working at a level that's much more whimsical, and much less staid than some of his better-known Hollywood scores of the 70s – with almost as much musical and stylistic changes throughout the set list as the scene settings of Allen's wonderful movie. Some tunes have a groovy 60s approach – especially the main theme – others have a bit of jazz, Latin, or other modes – and the whole thing leaps back and forth wonderfully with a great sense of energy. Titles include "El Presidente & Nancy", "Kidnapping Gone Awry", "1500 Dinners To Go/
Food & Sex", "Fielding & Nancy", "Rocky Subway Ride", and "Hey Ralph How Much Is A Copy Of Orgasm". Next up is Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex – an even madder film in some ways – scored by Mundell Lowe in a range of groovy modes! Lowe really draws on all his experience with other 60s soundtracks – and brings into play a mix of jazzy sounds, odd instrumental moments, and some especially nice numbers that have the erotic and bossa touches you might hear on a great Italian film score. Titles include "Daisy The Sheep", "Love Potion & The Chastity Belt", "Attack Of The Giant
Tit", "Romantic Moment", "The Mad Doctor", "What's Your Perversion", and "Sesso Nei Luoghi Pubblici". And as bonus tracks, the CD also features two versions of "Cause I Believe In Loving", the film version of the "Bananas" theme, and "T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" from Sleeper.
(Out of print.)