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Piero PiccioniBora Bora (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
A great relic from the vinyl years of Cinevox records – a special album that serves up the Piero Piccioni version of the score for the film Bora Bora – later scored by Les Baxter for the US release of the movie! For the set, Piccioni put together these brooding, subtle sounds that are then expanded nicely in orchestrations by Bruno Nicolai – almost a bit fuller on orchestrations than usual for Italian scores of this time – but also filled with cool percussion, exotic instrumentation, and other cool touches that really make the music shine! Titles include "Bora Bora", "Tamoure Festival", "Tamoure Nella Sera", "Eros In Hiro", "Tahiti Tamore", and "I'Sola Incanta". CD features 18 more bonus tracks – alternate versions and more! CD

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Piero PiccioniCamille 2000 (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Blind Faith (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the coolest classics from the glory days of the Italian soundtrack scene – a set that perfectly brings together all the funky, jazz, and mod-styled touches of the great Piero Piccioni – on a record that's maybe had more life over the years than the film did on the screen! The mix of instruments here is completely sublime – with some especially wonderful use of Hammond, but with very offbeat sounds – next to flute, warmer woodwinds, and some wicked basslines that hit the hippest sort of funk soundtrack modes. The recording quality is amazing, too – with unusual isolation and shading used on the instruments, to further make the sound magic – and titles include "Funky Lovers", "Pearls", "Slow Flute Beat", "Charms", "Brasil 2000", "Tears In Brasil", "Camille 2000", and "Tears In Rome". One of our all-time favorites – and with some bonus alternate takes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero PiccioniIl Momento Della Verita (The Moment Of Truth) ... CD
CAM (Italy), Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
A nice little score from the great Piccioni – penned for a mid 60s film about a bullfighter! Given the setting, there's a number of tracks on here that have a slight flamenco tinge – but there's also plenty of other tunes done in the wonderfully seductive early Piccioni jazz style – recorded in such a way that brings out some elements in a very weird-sounding mix that really points the way towards the Piccioni sound at the end of the 60s. Great titles include "Ziryab's Love", "Bossa Nova Marina", "No Dice Na", and "Improviso", a weird organ number that sounds like it was lifted from The Tenth Victim! CD

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Piero PiccioniLa Spina Dorsale Del Diavolo (The Deserter) ... CD
Legend (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99
A cool and oddly complex score from Piero Piccioni to film La Spina Sorsale Del Diavolo, aka The Deserter – a mix of orchestral movements, jazzier touches and tense western string accents! There's definitely a spaghetti score vibe to the record – but there's so much more going on, too – including some very elaborate waves of color and tone, which are balanced with more dramatically punctuated numbers! Strings step in fully at some points, while percussion dominates at others – and there's a sense of isolation in some of the numbers that's especially brilliant. This expanded soundtrack features material from once lost stereo master tapes of the original sessions. Includes "The Ambush", "The Escape", "Act Of Courage", "The Devil's Backbone", "The Fort", "Deserters", "The Camp", "Nocturne", "To The Border", and "Dangerous Mission". Almost 75 minutes of music! CD
(Limited to 1500 copies.)

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Piero PiccioniMusica Amore ... LP
General/Cinedelic (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The music of love from the great Piero Piccioni – served up here in a set that's right up there with his best soundtracks of the early 70s! The sounds come from a wonderful Piccioni array of instrumentation – some heavy Hammond here, a bit of soaring strings there – all set to offbeat, unusual arrangements that make these tunes sound a hell of a lot fresher than anything coming from the American instrumental scene at the time! There's still a few groovy echoes of Piero's mod 60s years – mixed with fantastic 70s charts that go even deeper, and which maybe make the record one of our favorites ever from the maestro – thanks to some currents of jazz and bossa from time to time. Shawn Robinson sings great soul vocals on the tunes "Right Or Wrong" and "Once & Again" – and other instrumental tracks include "Play Girl", "War Love Call", "Fiore Nero", "Ebony Rider", "Easy Dreamer", and "TNT Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniPiero Piccione Western Quartet (Io Non Perdono Uccido/Una Colt In Mano Al Diavolo/In Nome Del Padre/Il Giustiziere Di Dio) ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
4 spaghetti western soundtracks on one CD – and all 4 by the great Piero Piccioni! Piero's one of our favorite soundtrack composers from the generation – and he handles the work here with a range of styles that keeps the music from sticking just to the straight "western" styles of the time. The score to "In Nome Del Padre" is especially great – with a nice jazzy main theme, and electric touches on many of the tunes, almost giving them a bit of a 70s cop show sort of style. The set's got a total of 26 tracks in all, 4 of which are performed by Alessandro Alessandroni. CD
(Out of print.)

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Piero PiccioniScacco Alla Regina (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $12.99
Sublime work from Piero Piccioni – a really Morricone-like soundtrack, and one that's filled with hauntingly beautiful melodies! There's a lightly gliding feel to the record that's really wonderful – light lines on organ, topped with wordless vocals from Edda Dell'Orso and I Cantori Moderni, alternating to suit the mood of the film, and really bringing out some of the most lovely qualities in Piccioni's music. The tunes unfold gently, like the petals of a flower in soft summer rains – and there's also an undercurrent of darkness at a few points, but one that hardly gets in the way of the breathy, bossa-styled tunes. Titles include "La Torre", "Da Soli In Vacanza", "Capriccio", "The Redcoat", "I Cavalli", and "Nero Piu Bianco". CD also features 11 more bonus tracks – really wonderful alternates of the main tunes, making for a huge 25 track package! CD

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Piero PiccioniUna Tomba Aperta Una Bara Vuota ... LP
Beat/Subsound (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... About May 20, 2017 (delayed)
A hauntingly mellow soundtrack that drifts along with that languid flowing style that Piero used on some of his best erotic scores. A few tunes have some darker, stronger orchestrations – but there's some beautifully mellow ones that slide in a sweet 70s Italian mode. Titles include "Helen Where Are You", "It Means Love", "Haunting Memories", "Moonbeams On The Ruins", and "Dreaming Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero Piccioni/Gianni Ferrio/Francesco De MasiToto Diabolicus/Toto Contro I 4/Toto Contro Maciste ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1962/1963. New Copy ... $21.99
A trio of soundtracks from 60s films that starred Italian comedy giant Toto – each of them a bit different, given the change of narrative and composer! Piero Piccioni steps off with 15 tracks from Toto Diabolicus – music that mixes a bit of crime jazz with some of his early explorations of playful melody – served up with instrumentation that's more conventional than some of Piccioni's later material, but still nice and jazzy on a fair bit of tunes! Gianni Ferrio follows with 14 tracks from Toto Contro I 4 – material that partly has the same jazzy vibe as the previous score, but also some of the more pronounced musical whimsy that you'd expect from an Italian comedic soundtrack of the time. The jazzy tracks are great – very much on a par with the Piccioni material, and different than any later Ferrio sounds. Last up are 6 more tracks from Toto Contro Maciste – composed and conducted by Franceso De Masi, with a sound that's maybe the most conventional of all three soundtracks – orchestral drama, mixed with a bit of comedy – underscored with slight military themes to back up the story. 35 tracks in all! CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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Piero Piccioni/Manuel De SicaQuel Caldo Maledetto Giorno Di Fuoco/Attento Gringo...E Tornato Sabata/Lo Chimavano Verita ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969/1972. Used ... $11.99
Piero Piccioni tries his hand at 2 western soundtracks, and he does a pretty darn good job! Quel Caldo Maledetto has some very nice moments, with the kind of catchy rolling western themes that made the best of the Italian spaghetti soundtracks so good. Attento Gringo's a bit more restrained, but the 3 tracks from that one have some nice moments, like "A Dollar Machine" and "Green Stuff" – which have some playful flute passages. Added to the CD are 4 tracks from the film Lo Chiamavano Verita – composed by Manuel De Sica, with a feel that's a little bit country and western (as opposed to just western), and that includes some work on acoustic guitar. 19 tracks in all – with titles that include "One More Time", "Bella Boyd", "Green Stuff", "A Dollar Machine", and "Verita Saloon". CD
(Out of print.)

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Piero Piccioni/Manuel De SicaUn Tassinaro A New York/Una Botta Di Vita (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1987/1988. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
A pair of 80s Italian soundtracks – served up here in a double length set, with a heck of a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is Piero Piccioni's big score for Un Tassinaro A New York – aka Taxi Driver in New York, a follow-up to the first Alberto Sordi Tassinaro film – scored by Picconi with a style that's surprisingly warm and sweet for an 80s comedy – maybe more strings than you'd expect, and a fair bit of jazz, too! There's a few whimsical numbers, but most of the instrumentation is full and rich – without some of those tinnier moments that comedies of the period could sometimes hit. CD features a whopping 36 tracks of music by Piccioni – the full album, and lots of bonus film versions and alternates! Next up is Una Botta Di Vita – an 80s soundtrack by Manuel De Sica, and scored at a level that certainly shows he hadn't lost his touch! The main theme is pretty lively, with almost a tropical sort of vibe – to fit the beach setting of some of the movie – and the CD serves up 14 variations on the theme, all with different styles – one sax-heavy, one with a trombone, one with a disco groove, and so on! CD
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniGiovinezza Giovinezza ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little score from Piero Piccioni – penned for a late 60s Italian film with a relatively sentimental vibe – but handled by the maestro with a quality that's far deeper than you might expect! The leadoff melody certainly echoes the story, but it already has some of those unusual musical inflections that can make Italian scoring of the 60s so much more compelling than Hollywood material – and as the set moves on, Piccioni works in these beautiful subtle sounds that are wonderful – very different than some of his more whimsical work, but filled with an equally unique ear for unusual elements, and those hard-to-decipher sonic elements that really hold our attention! A few cuts hit a mellow, moody vibe – while others are a bit more punchy – breezy moments balanced with drama and jazz – over the course of 26 titles in all. CD

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniLe Mani Sulla Citta (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great early soundtrack from Piero Piccioni – handled by the maestro in a mix of jazz and some of the groovier touches he'd bring to his late 60s scores – really changing things up nicely between some piano-led groovers, organ numbers, and a few other tunes that use this really great echoey electric bass – quite sinister, but really propulsive too! The album's a great one from that time when the Italian scene was still reveling in crime jazz, but also developing new ideas too – and this release of the music makes the first time that more than just a few of the tracks from the original EP have appeared on vinyl. Titles include "Banda", "Lounge Music", "Notte Di Rod", and "Le Mani Sulla Citta" – plus other variations on those titles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Piero Piccioni/Franco ManninoLo Straniero/L'Innocente ... CD
DRG, 1967/1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Lo Straniero is Luchino Visconti's version of Camus' great novel The Stranger, and Piccioni's score here takes the form of a 20 minute suite, with lots of differing orchestral passages, and a rich tapestry of emotions. The score to L'Innocente is a fairly serious orchestral score to this mid 70s film by Luchino Visconti – and one that keeps an overall period feel. The centerpiece of the work is a suite of adagios written by Franco Mannino, and the rest of the score features Mannino performing piano works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, and Gluck. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniFermate Il Mondo – Voclio Scendere ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's loads of great organ in this obscure soundtrack from Piero Piccioni – Hammond played with all these cool flutters and weird tones – and mixed with some playful horn passages too! The music moves between groovy styles and whimsical ones – jumping back and forth throughout the album's short tracks – and the groovier ones are extra-heavy on organ, which is handled in a way that's quite a change from the use of the instrument in jazz! There's much more of a sense of variety here than on other Piccioni soundtracks – which means that the album's 16 titles will give you plenty to discover. CD

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✨✧ Piero Piccioni/Lydia MacDonaldMafioso & Other Great Piccioni Scores (plus Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early soundtrack work from the great Piero Piccioni – heard here on his famous score for the film Mafioso, plus some even cooler more obscure work! The set begins with some jazzy numbers for the film Il Mondo Di Notte Numero 2 – as well as a bold jazz cut from Adua E La Compagne – then moves into the rich score for Mafioso – which has a sardonic blend of darkness and comedy to really fit the narrative of the film. Jazzy elements still pervade in that store – and show up throughout the rest of the CD – which features work from Senilita, L'Imprevisto, Guendalina, and I Magiliari. The set then finishes with a full vocal album – Piero Piccioni Presenta Lydia MacDonald – a great jazz vocal album with English language lyrics by singer Lydia MacDonald! CD

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniLa Viaccia (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saimel (Italy), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An early soundtrack from the great Piero Piccioni – and one that's a lot darker than some of his later music, too – thanks to a slow progression of moody strings and offbeat reed passages – often exploring the bluer tones of the spectrum, but in a way that's more modern than soulful! There's quite a bit of abstraction in the music – a sophistication that almost leans on 20th Century classical, but a bit less atonal – and as things build, Piccioni finds a way to weave in some slightly redemptive strands of melody, which stand out beautifully in the larger tapestry of sound. Titles include variations on the themes "La Viaccia" and "Rapsodia Per Sax E Orchestra" – and CD features 34 tracks in all, including 15 unused titles that appear here for the first time! CD
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✨✧ Piero UmilianiAgente 3S3 – Massacro Al Sole ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $16.99
A jazzy gem from Piero Piccioni – the composer who turned out some of the best spy soundtracks on the 60s Italian scene! The album's got all the best early touches of the maestro – a style that's rooted in jazz, but steps out in other mod directions too – all with the kind of vibrant, playful touches needed to support the on-screen images in this sub-Bond story! The tunes are mostly short, and work together beautifully in a hip tapestry of themes – often with a stepping piano carving out the familiar theme, but amidst shifting instrumentation that's sometimes a bit exotic, sometimes a bit jazzier – in a great 60s sort of way. The title theme – "Le Ore Del Sole" – features vocals by Orietta Berti, and the CD features 22 tracks in all! CD

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Braen's MachineUnderground (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto/Schema (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $21.99
Heavy fuzz with a good deal of funk as well – a very unique set from the Italian sound library scene – and one that comes across with the feel of some lost psych record from the underground! The album was produced by Piero Piccioni – and features soundtrack/sound library maestros Alessandro Alessandroni and Oronzo De Filippi, working as the pseudonymous Braen and Gisteri – in a batch of heavy drums and basslines, topped with lots of fuzzed up guitar – but all with a tightness that's a lot more forward-moving than the usual set of this nature! Things never get to overdone, but still go plenty far out – and titles include "Flying", "Imphormal", "Murder", "Gap", "New Experiences", "Fall Out", "Description", and "Obstinacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the album on CD!)

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Giovanni FuscoDeserto Rosso ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... About June 1, 2017
One of the weirdest, wildest soundtracks we've heard from the Italian scene of the 60s – a score that has lots of cool electronic touches from Vittorio Gelmetti, who brings in some really moody moments at times! Also unusual is the use of a wordless female voice – not in a style that's as melodic as Edda Dell'Orso, but almost electronic in itself – which creates some almost-Eraserhead moments when mixed with the electronics! Yet other passages are jazzy, or more familiar – which makes the whole thing come across as this incredible pastiche of sounds that's quite unusual – on titles that include "Astrale", "Happy Surf", "La Favola", and "Nevrosi". Side two features "Il Surf Della Luna" in a suite – with passages by Giovanni Fusco, Piero Umiliani, Piero Piccioni, Gino Marinacci, and Roby Poitevin. LP, Vinyl record album

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Neal HeftiBoeing Boeing ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Did anyone actually ever see this movie? Even if not, the music's pretty darn great! The film's a weird comedy directed by John Rich, and starring the unlikely team of Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis – plus some hotties as stewardesses. The best part, most likely, is this fab soundtrack by Neal Hefti – which has many great touches that result in some extremely groovy material! There's some especially nice numbers on the set that mix organ and guitar with larger backing, creating a sound that's much more like late 60s work by Piero Piccioni than Hefti's usual style. A few tunes are more serious, but overall, the soundtrack's a nice one – and is also graced by an excellent cover that sums up the goofy film with a nice cartoony image. Titles include "More Blues For Bertha", "Senor Boeing", "English Breakfast", "Frenchie", "Girl Chasin", and "Champagne Promises". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousBeat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 2 – Optique Cinetique ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Fuzzed-out groovy 60s tunes – very mod, hip, and out of this world! These tasty little gems are pulled from obscure Italian soundtracks – very nicely collected in this fab package, with an ear-popping sound that includes great work on organ, guitars, electric harpsichord, and other instrumentation just right for coming up with a Blow Up party mood! Titles include "Discoteque Party" by Piero Umiliani, "Franco Nero Shake (new edit)" by Fred Bongusto, "Catherine Spaak Shake (new edit)" by Armando Trovajoli, "Easy Dreamer" by Piero Piccioni, "I Baronetti" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "Gaby Shake" by Nico Fidenco, and "Black Sheep Shake" by Luis Bacalov. 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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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 6 – A Cinematic Jazz Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
The Easy Tempo groove is wider than ever here – still plenty funky, but also jazzy and groovy too – with some mod 60s influences filtering into the mix, and even a bit of vocals too! As always, the style is heavy on Italian soundtrack modes – that great blend of bossa, jazz, and other elements that graced so many cinematic excursions of the period – and which have been beautifully re-presented by Easy Tempo over the course of their excellent series. Set features titles that include "Sweden" by Tito Fontana, "Caccia Al Ladro" by Armando Trovajoli, "Tap 5" by Ettore Ballotta, "Notte In Allegria" by Piero Umiliani, "Golden Gate Bridge" by Riz Ortolani, "Gangster Song" by Piero Umiliani, "Ebony Ride" by Piero Piccioni, "Gordon Blues" by Francesco De Masi, "Concerto Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, and "Glad" by Lou Stein Trio. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
The bikini beat is a great one here – no simple beach music classics, but a range of mod groovers from the classic years of the Italian soundtrack scene! This volume is heavy on electric elements – fuzzy guitars, keyboards, and more – all filtered nicely through a range of rhythms from the 60s and the 70s – bossa, jazzy, and funky – filled with amazing twists and turns throughout! The double-length collection is a treasure through and through – easily one of the greatest soundtrack sets we could have hoped for. Tracks include "Teresa L'Illusa" by Riz Ortolani, "Malizie Di Venere" by Gianpiero Reverberi, "Spy Chase" by Bruno Nicolai, "Airport Rock" by Barigozzi Group, "Shake 2000" by Piero Piccioni, "Amanda Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, "Un Detective" by Fred Bongusto, "Katmandu" by Piero Piccioni, "Theme" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Bambolona" by Luis Bacalov. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 9 – The Ultimate Cinematic Compendium ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A Guido Crepax cover, and a batch of amazing soundtrack grooves – all wrapped up wonderfully as the 9th installment in the all-great Easy Tempo series! The sound here is superb – a blend of jazzy, bossa, and slightly funky numbers – all played with plenty of soul, and served up with a sound that easily shows why Italy was one of the hippest music scenes in the world at the end of the 60s. Instrumentation includes snakey sax, slinky keyboards, rumbling percussion, and more – all arranged with plenty of amazing twists and turns that go far beyond any expectations you might have from American cinema of the time! Highlights include a live version of Piero Piccioni's "Colpo Rovente"; work by the swinging vocal group I Cantori Moderni on both "La Ragazza Dalla Dalla Pelle Di Luna" by Piero Umiliani and "L'Uomo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio" by Pepo De Luca & I Marc 4; a Gak Sato edit of "Death Dies" by Goblin; an extended take on "Dancing For You" by Armando Trovajoli; and the sweet cut "Hard Times" by Piero Umiliani. 20 tracks in all – and wonderful throughout! CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousEsterno Giorno – Open Air Jazz & Psych Beats, Daytime Breaks, Latin & Bossa From The Italian RCA Film Music Vaults 1964 to 1976 (180 gram p ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99
A killer compilation of rare Italian soundtrack treasures from the mid 60s to mid 70s – a decade's span of time with myriad groovy influences! Esterno Giorno is the second in a pair (so far...we're hoping for a series) of lovingly assembled soundtrack funk compilations put together by the Four Flies label, who were granted access to long neglected corners of the RCA archives. It's a stylistically fruitful period to say the least, with shades of the mod, psych, funk, soul, prog eras – smartly put together here with common elements holding it together in a cohesive whole – thanks in large part of driving percussion throughout. It's fantastic stuff, most of which has gone unreleased since the films screened back in the day! 16 tracks in all: "Stasera Mi Butto" by Gianfranco Riverberi, "Amore Formula 2" by Guycen, "Nell'Anno Della Luna" by Gino Conte, "Lovemaker" by Armando Trovajoli, "Nude Calde E Pure" by Piero Piccioni, "Un Posto Ideale Per Uccidere" by Bruno Lauzi, "Le Belve" by Nico Fidenco, "Femmina" by Carlo Savina, LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes the complete album on CD!)

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VariousItalian Girls Like Ear-Catching Melodies ... CD
Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Despite the cloying title of this one, the set's a very sweet collection of Italian 70's themes with a groovy sexy sound to them. There's perhaps more of a camp feel than usual (if you can believe that!), with sounds that have a bit of a Barbarella-ish feel, or sort of a Euro b-grade erotic quality. There's some nice mellow moments with spare electric keyboards, in sort of a Morricone style, and others with good rolling basslines. Titles include "Louise" and "Theme For A Murderer" by Armando Trovajoli, "La Bella Signora" and "One More Time" by Piero Piccioni, "La Storia Comincia" by Guido De Angelis, "Diamanti Swing" by Francesco De Masi, "What Is This Love" by Franco De Gemini, "Susan & Jane" by Riz Ortolani, and "Il Sorriso Della Ieana M6" by Roberto Pregadio. Nicely packaged in a sexy cover, and with a nice pace of grooves! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nino OliveiroRun For Your Wife ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lovely groover – one of the swinginest soundtracks penned by Nino during the 60s, written for a sex comedy starring Uno Tognazzi and Juliet Prowse. The feel of the work is great – somewhere between Piero Piccioni and John Barry – with a mixture of strings, tight rhythms, and some excellent occasional work on organ. Even the mellow numbers are nice – with a lilting feel that makes them dance a bit. Titles include "Girls On The Golfing Green", "Sunday Parley", "A Feel For The Latin", "All", "Sounding The Surf", and "Martinis & A Good Night Kiss". Vocal version of "All" is sung by Frankie Randall. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCine Bossa – The European Film Music Collection ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily 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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena Vol 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime bossa groovers from Italy! The first volume of this series was one of our favorite compilations that year it was released – and this second volume is equally as great! Schema groover Gerardo Frisina serves up a hand-picked batch of 16 tunes, mostly classic numbers from the late 60s and early 70s, pulled from the ranks of Italian soundtrack, jazz, and easy listening albums – all with a flair for making the bossa even groovier than it already is! Electric keyboards abound – and the rhythms run from dreamy to driving to slightly funky, always at the right pace for the material, and always making the set dance with delight! Titles include "Incontro All'Aereoporto" by Piero Piccioni, "Allora, Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai & Edda Dell'Orso, "Avances" by Gerardo Frisina, "Wind" by Red Redford Sound System One, "Bossalonga" by Mustang, "Unreality Landscape" by Angel Pocho Gatti, "Susan Theme" by Daniele Patucchi, "Per Lei" by Stefano Torossi, and "Colpa Tua" by Giancarlo Gazzani. CD

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✨✧ VariousEasy Tempo Volume 10 – End Titles ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Genius! Pure mad genius – and one of the best volumes in this always-great series! After 10 volumes, the folks at Easy Tempo have become incredibly well skilled at picking groovy soundtrack tunes – and this beautiful 20 track package is as much a delight for the ears as it is for the musically-driven mind. The range of grooves is incredible – with elements that include swinging Hammond organ, breezy wordless vocals, spare sax and reeds, cool vibes, and just about anything else the Italian soundtrack composers of the 60s and 70s could get their hands on! Titles include "Swing E Sesso" by Carlo Rustichelli, "On Ce Voit Ce Soir" by Philippe Sarde, "Allora Il Treno" by Bruno Nicolai, "Tough Guys" by Carlo Pes, "Face To Face" by Stelvio Cipriani, "L'Isola Misteriosa" by Piero Piccioni, "Mary's Theme" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Qualcosa Piu Grande Di Noi" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Pupa Del Gangster" by Piero Umiliani. CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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✨✧ Mario MolinoGli Angeli Del 2000 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sugar/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful grooves from the Italian scene of the late 60s – definitely one of the lesser-known soundtracks of the time, but work we'd rank right up there with the best by Piero Piccioni or Armando Trovajoli! There's a fair bit of trippy sounds on the record – from fuzzy guitar to weirdly watery keyboards – and tunes move between funky "jerk" and "shake" numbers that almost have a sound library funk feel, to mellower, moodier ones that sometimes feature wordless vocals from the great Edda Dell'Orso! The sound is sublime throughout, and this package adds a lot of extra cuts that were not on the very short original album – making for a total of 20 tracks that include "Poemas", "Bossa Jaguar", "Shake Psycho", "Jerk Beat", "T'Amo", "Le Mani", and "All See Saw". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Neal HeftiOh Dad Poor Dad – Mama's Hung You In The Closet/Boeing Boeing ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of swinging RCA soundtracks from Neal Hefti – back to back on a single CD! Oh Dad Poor Dad is great grooviness from Neal Hefti – working here at the height of his 60s powers! The film stars Robert Morse, Barbara Harris, and Jonathan Winters – and the score's got a 60s screwball approach that mixes organ, woodwinds, percussion, and bits of strings together, all filtered through Hefti's rich style of arrangement. The overall feel is great – with loads of mod mod numbers, dancing around with wonderful rhythms that fall somewhere between bossa and beat. Ttiles include "Boy Girl Calypso", "Into The Sunset", "Spooky Coffins", "Oh Dad Calypso", "The Revolt of Johnathan Rosepettie III", and "Home Movies". Boeing Boeing is a weird comedy directed by John Rich, and starring the unlikely team of Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis – plus some hotties as stewardesses! The best part, most likely, is this fab soundtrack by Neal Hefti – which has many great touches that result in some extremely groovy material! There's some especially nice numbers on the set that mix organ and guitar with larger backing, creating a sound that's much more like late 60s work by Piero Piccioni than Hefti's usual style. A few tunes are more serious, but overall, the soundtrack's a nice one – and is also graced by an excellent cover that sums up the goofy film with a nice cartoony image. Titles include "More Blues For Bertha", "Senor Boeing", "English Breakfast", "Frenchie", "Girl Chasin", and "Champagne Promises". CD

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✨✧ VariousIl Postino E I Drammi Psicologici/The Postman & The Psychological Dramas ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Luis Bacalov, Ennio Morricone, Carlo Crivelli, Giovani Fusco, Mario Nascimbene, Piero Piccioni,Iivan Vandor, Philippe Sarde, Giovanni Marini, Gino Negri & more. CD

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