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✨✧ VariousCasa De La Trova ... CD
Detour, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase. Barcode has some marker.)
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Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Luiz Bacalov – a set that's filled with sex and slink, but which also has a great sense of groove as well – blending bossa jazz, mod moments, and all the best styles of the late 60s Italian scene! The music is mostly acoustic, but has a really great way of using sustained notes on flute – which creates this dreamy vibe that's almost electric, especially when offset by acoustic basslines, percussion, and piano – all used at a level that's right up there with the best from Morricone or Trovajoli at the time! There's also wonderful drifting vocals in the mix – courtesy of Nora Orlandi – and titles include "Round Nassau", "Swingin Easy In Tanganika", "Rio Zona Sul", "L'Amica", and "Taxi Cab 67". CD also features 9 bonus tracks too! CD

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Bixio-Frizzi-TemperaSette Note In Nero (Psychic) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful little horror soundtrack from the team of Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – much more subtle than most others of the time, and handled with some very unusual styles! There's a gently flowing quality to the music here that we really love – a slow-building approach that's certainly somewhat about suspense, but which also comes across even more with a sense of contemplation – a love of the uncommon sounds produced here by common instruments, really revelling in the way that they flow out into the story. At one level, there's almost some of the gentleness of early 70s Morricone – but with some of the darker tones of the growing Italian horror genre. CD features a whopping 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "With You", "Suicidio", "Ritrovamento Del Cadavere", "La Lettera", "Conversazione", "Tunnels", "Strane Visioni", and "Allucinazioni". CD

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Nino RotaFellini, Visconti, Decadence, & Dreams (8 1/2/Rocco & His Brothers/The Leopard/Boccacio 70/more) ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
An overstuffed collection – one that's filled with famous Nino Rota soundtrack material – for films by Fellini, Visconti, and others! First up is the excellent score for 8 1/2 – beautiful work by Nino Rota – filled with the kind of classic themes that distinguished his best work for Fellini. Carlo Savina conducted, and he does an excellent job with Rota's ideas – crafting them into short little packets of sound, woven tightly into little balls that pass back and forth as the mood of the film changes, in a similar mode to the scoring for La Dolce Vita. Titles include "Cadillac", "Cimitero", "Discesa Ai Fanghi", "La Passerella D'Addio", "Concertino Alle Terme", and "E Poi". Next is Rocco & His Brothers – a wonderful Nino Rota score – composed around the same time as his better-known work for Fellini, but done for a film directed by Luchino Visconti! There's a great mix of darkness and light in the music – some playful themes mixed with moodier moments – set to instrumentation that includes organ, bandeon, violin, and sax – with occasional larger orchestrations as well, but always with that sense of intimacy that made Rota one of the first fresh composers on the European scene of the postwar years. If you dig Rota's work for Fellini, you'll find plenty here to love – on titles that include "Come Tu Vuoi", "Milano E Nadia", "Terra Lontana", "L'Amore Di Rocco", and "La Loro Storia". The Leopard is a slightly more straightforward score – done for the famous film with Burt Lancaster in the lead. Boccaccio 70 is a 3-part soundtrack to a 3-part film that features different segments by Fellini, Visconti, and De Sica. The mode is Italian sex comedy – and the styles used here by Trovajoli and Rota are groovy and whimsical – occasionally touched with jazz or jerk/beat modes, but more in the ornate humoresque mode of early 60s Italian scores. CD also features Rota soundtrack material from the films La Riffa, Il Lavora, and The Temptation Of Dr Antonio. CD

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Sleeper/Meier/Reeder/BellMusic From Six Continents 1996 Series – Bassoon Concerto/Dawning/Lark 2/Piano Concerto – Sleeper/Petrova/Bell/Delibozo/Ruse Philharmonic ... CD
Vienna Modern Masters, 1996. Used ... $5.99
(Out of print.)

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Armando TrovajoliBeat Generation ... LP
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The great Armando Trovajoli composed some of the grooviest soundtracks of the late 60s – but at the start of the decade, he was also shining strongly on the jazz front as well – turning out amazing work on albums like this, which we'd love to death, even if we didn't know him from his film scores! The music has a sharp, soulful focus that's somewhere between the early 60s magic of the Basso-Valdambrini group on the Italian scene, and the hard-swinging work of the Clarke Boland Big Band – and the larger ensemble here features Trovajoli on piano, plus Gianni Basso and Gino Marinacci on saxes, Dino Piana and Enzo Forte on trombones, Oscar Valdambrini and Nini Rosso on trumpets, and Franco Pisano on guitar. As you'd guess from the title, the album's designed to sum up the ethos of the Beat Generation – which Trovajoli does very well on these dynamic, colorful jazz tracks that include "So Long", "The Stretch", "Why Not", "OK", and "Bonjour Tristano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing too – with gatefold cover and insert.)

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Armando TrovajoliDr Jekyll E Gentile Signora/Basta Che Non Si Sappia In Giro ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1976/1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of comedic soundtracks from the great Armando Trovajoli – back to back on a single CD! First up is Dottor Jekyll & Gentile Signora – which has lots of electric keyboards that slink and slide around – sometimes hitting a 70s Euro erotic mode, but often sliding into more conventional Italian horror styles as well – a nice back and forth juxtaposition that keeps things interesting, and pushes the soundtrack away from cliches in both genres! The main theme is disco, but things get a bit more subtle as the score moves on – and the CD features a total of 14 tracks from the film. Next is the earlier Basta Che Non Si Sappia In Giro – which has this great 70s vibe at times, almost a CTI-style reworking of Trovajoli's earlier modes, with some especially sweet keyboards – mixed with other numbers that get a bit more playfully dramatic. CD features another 18 tracks from the film – and almost 80 minutes of music overall! CD

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Armando TrovajoliSeddok L'Erede Di Satana/Lycanthropus (Atom Age Vampire/Werewolf In A Girls' Dormitory) (with bonus download) ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $16.99
Two early horror soundtracks from Armando Trovajoli – back to back on a single CD! First up is Seddok L'Erede Di Satana (also known as Atom Age Vampire) – a score that's got lots of dark moments, way more so than Trovajoli's later bossa-styled work – with these really odd, offbeat orchestrations often mixed with even more unusual sounds! Things are pretty tense throughout – nice and spare and with the feel that something's about to jump out of the darkness at most moments – and the CD features 18 tracks from the film, remastered with great sound. Next is Lycathropus (aka Werewolf In A Girls Dormitory) – another wonderfully spooky score by Trovajoli, with weird woodwind passages and some other cool sounds that might be electronic, or might just be very inventive use of conventional instruments. A few of the best themes have this forward-cascading piano that's very nice – and the CD features 16 tracks from the film. CD
(Limited edition – with bonus download.)

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliSesso Matto – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1972. Used ... $14.99
Funky grooves, floating vocals, mellow keyboards, and a whole lot more – easily one of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Armando Trovajoli – and certainly one of the grooviest too! There's a sublime quality to this score that's well made Sessomatto one of the best-remembered albums from the glory years of the Italian soundtracks – a sense of space, pacing, and timing that are simply breathtaking – and which are the perfect summation of Trovajoli's earlier experiments in music. As with his score to La Matriarca, the instrumentation here varies often – sometimes a bit of horns, nicely compressed; sometimes a floating harmonica line; sometimes keyboards; and sometimes a funky rhythm topped with vocals – all woven together in a rich pastiche of styles that makes the album one of the deepest soundtracks you'll hope to own from the time. The remastering here is wonderful – way better than the previous Japanese reissues, and done in a way that really isolates the best elements of the music – letting the simple balance of sound and space resonate beautifully, and exposing even more of Trovajoli's genius with a wealth of bonus tracks. These added numbers really open the whole thing up – taking the album way past the familiar "Sessomatto" theme (reworked and remixed for the dancefloor often in later years), and almost creating a mini-movie in sound – with all the requisite scene shifts and drama to match! CD features a whopping 41 tracks in all – with titles that include "Sessomatto", "Signora Sono Le Otto", "Two Happy People", "Ammuri Ammuri", "D'Amore Si Muore", "Un Amore Difficile", "Due Cuori E Una Birra", "Bravo Balli bene", "Scappa Gilda", "Vorrei Che Fosse Amore", "Searching For Something", and "L'Ospite". CD

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VerdiIl Trovatore – Price/Obraztsova/Bonisolli/Cappuccilli/Raimondi/Karajan/Corro Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker ... CD
EMI/Famigilia Chistiana (Italy), 1977. Used 2CD ... $0.99
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $12.99
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
(Original pressing.)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 5 – A Slammin' Cinematic Experience ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
Slammin's a definite good choice for the title of this one – as this 5th entry in the Easy Tempo series seems even funkier than the other volumes – a set that's got plenty of full-on grooves, hand-picked from the genius Italian soundtrack years of the 60s and 70s! If you're looking for a place to start digging the full range of talents of the maestros of this time, you'd be hard pressed to find a better collection – as the Easy Tempo name always means the best bits from this scene, served up in a package that packs a lot more punch than any single individual soundtrack! Titles include "Loco Love Motor" and "The Frog" by Augusto Martelli, "Montreal Non Stop" and "Anice Nuraghi" by Luiz Bacalov, "L'Arcangelo" by Piero Umiliani, "Running Fast" by Stefano Torossi, "Blazing Magnum" by Armando Trovajoli, "Trop's" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Vuca" by Tony Mimms, and "The Chicken" by Dick Oliver. CD

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VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A fantastic collection of rare bossa material from Italy! The set's one of the best we've ever seen of this type, and it's a completely fresh batch of tunes that breaks past a lot of the other Italian compilations of recent years. Some of the artists are familiar names – like Morricone, Piccioni, and Trovajoli – but there's plenty of other artists that we've never even heard before! A few themes are reworkings of familiar soundtrack tunes, but most of the material is original – and done with a sparkling sound that's really great! The grooves are filled with loads of tight drums, bubbling organ, jangly piano, and sweet female vocals in sort of a Morricone-ish tradition. Great stuff, and with 20 excellent tracks that include "Amori Finiti" by Giancarlo Gazzani, "Relief" by The Black Fire, "Rossana" by Armando Trovajoli, "Sometime" by A Santisteban, "Tema Di Linda" by Franco Micalizzi, "Curriculum" by Franco Chiari, "Coronado 990" by Orchestra Henry Stone, "Meditation" by Romano Mussolini, and "Warm Blood" by Tullio Gallo. LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando TrovajoliIl Commisario Pepe ... LP
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... About July 7, 2015 (delayed)
A tremendous Italian soundtrack from the 60s – one of those "must own" records that grabs us at the very first note! We're already pretty partial to the sweet grooves of Armando Trovajoli, but he's really outdone himself here – pulling together the sweet keyboard lines of Il Matriarca and inflecting them with fuller strings, some funkier rhythms, and other hip modes that even include an English language vocal from Lydia MacDonald – all to make a soundtrack that twists and turns with delight at each new tune – always fully Italian 60s, but also filled with lots of surprises too! Alessandro Alessandroni does a bit of whistling, Edda Dell'Orso throws in a bit of wordless singing, and I Marc 4 play a bit as well – but the whole thing's still totally fresh and beyond cliche – and presented here with lots of bonus tracks too! Titles include "Love Is A Woman", "Masquerade", "Theme", "Beat For A Nun", "We'll Keep Trying", "A Lonely Man", "Surrender", and "Waltz Theme". LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando TrovajoliIl Gigante Di Metropolis ... CD
Kronos (Austria), New Copy ... About July 1, 2015 (delayed)

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliSeddok L'Erede Di Santana (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... About September 4, 2015
Seddok L'Erede Di Satana (also known as Atom Age Vampire) – a score that's got lots of dark moments, way more so than Trovajoli's later bossa-styled work – with these really odd, offbeat orchestrations often mixed with even more unusual sounds! Things are pretty tense throughout – nice and spare and with the feel that something's about to jump out of the darkness at most moments. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliSuona Ciso Rudy ... LP
GDM (Italy), New Copy (reissue)... About September 1, 2015
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✨✧ Armando TrovajoliL'Arcidiavolo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1966. Used ... Just Sold Out!
This one's a kistchy comedy period piece – but the music is all-60s, all the way! The score was written by the great Armando Trovajoli – and he had no qualms about using as much Hammond organ, electric guitar, and other 60s easy psyche elements in this film about a visit by Beelzebub to ancient Rome. The music is performed by I Marc 4, and many of the tracks have groovy vocal refrains or choruses, giving the songs a hip go-go swinging sound! Great stuff all around, and the reissue comes with a gazillion extra tracks! Titles include "Legati Pacis", "Maddalena", "Adramelek", "Il Filo Dei Giorni", ""L'Attesa", "Moto Perpetuo", and "Quant'e Bella Giovinezza". CD features a stunning 13 bonus tracks – great alternates, lots of other film versions, and even a 1969 re-recording of "Maddalena"! CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandJazz In The Movies – More Jazz ... CD
CAM (Italy), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare treat from the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band – a sublime set of Italian soundtrack numbers first recorded in 1968! The set was cut at the height of the Italian soundtrack golden age, in Italy, where the group had been working and recording heavily – making for a perfect fit of styles: the sweet and groovy compositions of talents like Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Piero Piccioni, and others, handled with the fire and energy that had become the trademark of the Clarke-Boland ensemble! The set grooves very nicely – with hard-swinging versions of tracks that include "More", "Seven Golden Men", "Your Smile", "Saxology", "La Bora De La Verdad", "Canto D'Amore", and "Questi Vent Anni Miei". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 3 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The latest masterpiece in this fab fab series! Like the other versions, this one grabs wild funky and groovy tunes from lost Italian exploitation films of the 60s and 70s – a virtual treasure trove of incredible tunes! The cuts blast together one into the other, rolling along on a mad groove plucked out of time, mixing crime and jazz and funk and sleaze into a blend as beautiful as the lovely set of notes inside. Some of the cuts on this CD have shown up on other compilations, but the overall quality of the packaging is incredibly high, and the set sounds great together. Tracks include "Tema Di Oscar" by Berti Pisano, "Il Profeta" by Armando Trovajoli, "L'Eta Del Malessere" by Stefano Torossi, "Amore Amore Amore" by Piero Piccioni, "Playgirl 70" by Piero Piccioni, "Right Or Wrong" by Piero Piccioni, "Crazy", by Wes & The Airdales, "Let's Find Out" by Isabel Bond, and "Quand Ero Un Bebe" by Il Cantori Moderni. CD

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