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Soundtracks — Recently Added

XFilm noir to new wave, Italian film scores, cop movies, crime jazz, blacksploitation funk, spaghetti westerns, and more!


Alec Cheer

Night Kaleidoscope
Trunk (UK), 2019. New Copy
A really great electronic soundtrack – contemporary, but served up with a very spare, electronic feel that takes us back to some of the best horror gems of the 80s! If you're a fan of the music for Stranger Things or Good Time, you'll find plenty to love here – as Alec Cheer works in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Carosello/AMS (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A really spooky soundtrack from Pino Donaggio – even if the instrumentation is somewhat standard! The music is for the great Nicolas Roeg film Don't Look Now – set in a slowly rotting Venice, and filled with moody mystery and hints of horror – but all elements that never fully ... LP, Vinyl record album

Quincy Jones

Italian Job
MCA (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the wildest Quincy Jones soundtracks ever! The record is a strange melange of jazzy tracks, groovy tracks, and some that have a strange messed-up feel. The film was a Michael Caine "heist" film, and the music's got the kind of sound you'd expect. Titles include "It's Caper ... CD
La La Land, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
A motherlode of cop and crime soundtracks from the 70s – none of which have ever been commercially released before! All the music here comes from the mighty holdings of Quinn Martin Productions – the wellspring of so many great hour-long TV detective shows in the 70s – often well- ... CD

Christopher Komeda (Krzysztof Komeda)

Rosemary's Baby (with bonus tracks)
Dot/La La Land, 1968. New Copy
An amazing little soundtrack – one that's as spooky and eerie as the film for which it was written, and which was also one of the few American recordings issued by Polish jazz great Krzysztof Komeda! The core of the album is an especially haunting theme – one hummed as a lullaby by Mia ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Something weird, and something very cool too – a set that brings together a whole host of strange and unusual tunes from the glory days of exploitation cinema! These cuts are all from a time when the b-movie underground was playing it fast and loose – trying to get more folks into the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Sunny grooves with a fantastic sound – music that echoes some of our favorite Italian soundtracks of the 60s and 70s – but most of it previously unreleased! The work here is from undertapped sources of the period – not some of the oft-compiled songs from the Italian ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1976. New Copy
A really great record that definitely lives up to its title and cover – a set that's sort of a cool 70s take on exotica modes from years past! The music here is almost all performed by Giuliano Sorgini – who plays drums and lots of percussion, then adds in electronics too – using ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Freaky funk from the Italian scene – exactly the kind of grooves that will open your ears if you think that funky sounds can only come from American soul bands or jazz musicians! The music here is filled with heavy drums, tight basslines, and lots of other groovy instrumental touches – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Stelvio Cipriani

Femina Ridens
CAM/Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderful soundtrack from Stelvio Cipriani – penned for this 1969 Italian thriller with psycho-sexual overtones, and done with music that has elements of both! At some points, Cipriani has all the erotic touches of his best early 70s work – but at others, he uses late 60s modes that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gianni Marchetti

Il Magnifico Tony Carrera
CAM/Transversales Disques (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
A great one from Gianni Marchetti – the Italian composer we know best for his work on The Wild Eye, but who sounds equally great on this set too! The best tracks have a heavy rhythm at the bottom – not really funky, but kind of mod, and a bit more off-kilter on the slower numbers ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), 1964. New Copy
Three nights of love from Piero Piccioni – scored with a sound that's right in between the jazzier styles he used in the first half of the 60s, and the groovier modes from the second half of the decade! Instrumentation matches that of some of Piero's straighter scores from a few years before ... LP, Vinyl record album
Digitmovies (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold
A dreamy soundtrack for an obscure Rock Hudson film – one that sports some really wonderful music from Ennio Morricone! The music here is occasionally topped with groovy vocals – often sung wordlessly in a "la la la" sort of mode by I Cantori Moderni, and set to ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Piccioni

Fumo Di Londra (3CD set)
Beat (Italy), 1966. New Copy 3CD
One of the coolest soundtracks of the 60s – presented here in a massive package that brings forth a wealth of never-reissued music! Piero Piccioni really hit his stride for the music to this film that was directed by its star – the effervescent Alberto Sordi – a fantastic send-up ... CD

Lalo Schifrin

Nunzio
MCA/Quartet (Spain), 1978. New Copy
A really unusual soundtrack from the mighty Lalo Schifrin – and one that seems to show off all of his best modes in its shifting range of styles! The film is a somewhat understated story set on the streets of New York – and the music often takes on the same sort of vibe – with ... CD
Sugar/Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic funky soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – quite different than some of his bigger hits of the 60s, and full of heavy basslines and lots of great drums! The style here is in the best cop/crime mode of the time – but has even more blacksploitation grit at the bottom than the usual ... CD
Capitol, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A great Mancini score for one of the goofiest films of the 60s! Peter Sellers stars as the sitar-playing Indian actor Hrundi Bakshi – next to the lovely Claudine Longet, who makes one of her few film appearances – and the whole thing's set to one of the greatest scores ever by Henry ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy
One of the stranger western soundtracks from the 60s Italian scene – scored by one of its most obscure composers too – which maybe gave Pippo Franco a bit more leeway than most to really change things up with his style! The music really moves between a lot of different styles here ... CD
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
CAM/Digitmovies (Italy), 1962. New Copy
A relatively early dramatic score from Piero Piccioni – yet one that also really shows his ongoing talent for scoring the urban landscape! The film is set in Athens during WWII, and Piccioni scores the scenes with this very melancholy style that indicates the unsure sense of victory at the ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. New Copy Gatefold
A fantastic Luis Bacalov score for one of the classic films to feature the duo of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill – music that matches the wicked blend of drama and humor that always made their movies so great! The set begins with a great English-language theme – the very catchy "Can ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nino Rota & Others

Fellini Masterpieces (3CD set)
El (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
A full range of music from the film career of director Federico Fellini – a package that features a few key soundtracks from frequent collaborator Nino Rota – plus other music that really shows the evolving style of Fellini over the years! The set is heavy on key Rota scores of the 50s ... CD
GDM/Dagored (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A groovy little soundtrack by the great Piero Umiliani! The score is for a b-grade spy film from the late 60s – starring Stewart Granger as (according to the notes) "a seasoned secret agent, but always ready to kiss and to bang!" A lot to live up to, we know – but Umiliani ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists/BTF (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
Although this one's got a striking picture of Africa on the front cover, a pretty captivating title, and an Italian name in the composer credits, it's actually a pretty straight soundtrack – mostly strings and orchestral passages, handled in the dramatic mode that Ortolani used often on some ... LP, Vinyl record album
CAM/Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy
Lively sounds from Ultime Grida Dalla Savana – a 70s exploitation film that continued the "wild world" tradition of films like those in the Mondo Cane series! The setting here is the African savanna, but the music is mostly orchestral – a combination of driving themes that ... CD
Music Box (France), 1970. New Copy
Mellow magic from the great Francis Lai – a relatively obscure soundtrack, even if it was issued during a time when he was hitting great fame for Hollywood scores! The style here is in the best subtle modes that Lai reserved for his French productions – heavy on keyboard lines, ala ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1981. New Copy
One of the first true moments of genius from producer Hal Willner – the man who helped open up so many ears to diverse music with projects like these! The album's a tribute to the music of Nino Rota, as used in the films of Federico Fellini – but rather than just be a slavish remake, ... CD

Carlo Savina & Aldemaro Romero

Simon Bolivar (with bonus tracks)
CAM/Digitmovies (Italy), 1969. New Copy
Carlo Savina penned the score for this film about the great liberator of Venezuela – and for the project, he also got a bit of help from that nation's groovy composer Aldemaro Romero! Romero's only credited with a few tracks on the record, but much of the music seems to borrow from his ... CD

Georges Garvarentz

Un Beau Monstre
Pathe/Early Dawn (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy
One of the grooviest soundtracks ever – an insane treat throughout! The music is very different than anything that George Garvarentz ever did before – and maybe since – as he brings together all sorts of cool jazz, funk, and psychedelic elements with effortless ease – then ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1979. New Copy
One of the lighter soundtracks we've ever heard from Francesco De Masi – scored for an equally lighthearted film about a bunch of kids off on adventure – all given a nice soundtrack that's both playful and lively, but without ever sounding too sentimental! The style here is more late ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1977. New Copy
A surprisingly groovy soundtrack to a cheesy little Sinbad-esque film – served up with a really thumping electric groove that's mixed with more exotic sounds – almost a disco generation take on the earlier style of Italian adventure soundtracks! The work was done Guido & Maurizio ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964. New Copy
A wonderful lost Nelson Riddle soundtrack – scored for the "gentlemen criminal" show The Rogues, which ran briefly on NBC during the mid 60s – starring Charles Boyer, Gig Young, and David Niven! The work is some of our favorite by Riddle during the period – lightly ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980. New Copy
One of the coolest, grooviest soundtracks we've ever heard from Riz Ortolani – an artist who did bigger, more mainstream film scores in the 60s – but who really developed a more electric vibe in the 70s! This soundtrack has Riz working at the top of his powers – bringing in ... CD
RCA/Dagored (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A groovy little soundtrack from Riz Ortolani – a set of tracks written for a controversial faux-documentary on slavery, done with better musical touches that are more in keeping with the early 70s release of the film! The movie came from the same producers as Mondo Cane – also scored ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
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An excellent collection of work from the great John Barry – one that focuses on his famous contributions for the James Bond films – but also includes other soundtrack and instrumental material as well! The set begins with the John Barry Plays 007 record – a brilliant album that ... CD
DOL (Russia), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD
5CDs, and a set of great soundtracks to early films by director Federico Fellini – music that forever set the standard for a new generation of film composers! First up is La Strada – the brilliant mid 50s filled that starred a young Giulettia Masini as one of the saddest clowns ever to ... CD
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool soundtrack for a very weird movie – an early 60s nudie film, but one that's a fair bit tamer and sweeter than material from later in the decade! The focus here is on the music – which is surprisingly well-done, and mixes jazz with exotic currents – often with a lot ... LP, Vinyl record album

David Friedman/William Allen Castleman

Space Thing (silver vinyl pressing – with DVD)
Modern Harmonic/Something Weird, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
A really strange little sci-fi soundtrack – penned for a film that was billed as one of the first "adult" science fiction movies – even though it was relatively tame compared with bigger budget porn to come! The low-fi masterpiece was directed by David F Friedman – not ... LP, Vinyl record album
Island/Real Gone, 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A great return for fame for Jim Carroll – who didn't star in this story of his life and writing (that went to Leonardo DiCaprio) – but who did get a chance to reprise some of his music with help from Pearl Jam, and Graeme Revell! The set features the original "People Who Died" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Demon (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
The vaults of horror here are open pretty darn wide – so much so that they run a span from the initial years of Italian giallo films, all the way through some of the more electric slasher and shock films of the 80s! As with the first film, the package goes way past the obvious – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhino, 1991. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
Great music from the second season of Twin Peaks – and a continuing illustration of the power of Angelo Baldamenti's music for the show! The strength of these simple themes and tunes is clear right from the get-go – as Angelo serves things up in a mode that's subtle, but still filled ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantasy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
The funky freaky soundtrack to Ralph Bakshi's animated feature Fritz The Cat – a really messed-up little film based around the original character created by Robert Crumb! Like the movie, the album's got a very skittish kind of feel – leaping from one genre to the next with each ... LP, Vinyl record album

Claudio Tallino

Calamo (with bonus CD)
Aris/Sonor (Italy), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A pretty fantastic soundtrack to a movie that looks pretty darn spooky – not in the usual Italian horror way, but more in an earthy, ritualistic sort of mode! As part of that vibe, the music's got this great current of sex – some funky elements mixed with grittier sounds – often ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dagored (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A groovy little gem from Riz Ortolani! The soundtrack's got an excellent late 60s feel – with tracks that mix electric bass with sitar, flute, organ, and some fuller jazzy arrangements. There's a strong jazz component running through the mix – taking the score past some of the easier ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beat/Spettro (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An excellent 70s Italian film score – penned for a political thriller, but handled with a fair bit of sweet and lovely themes! The album's one of the best we've ever heard from Francesco De Masi, and it nicely mixes his usual strong talents for action with a bit more warmth that befits the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cinevox/AMS (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of our favorite soundtracks ever from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a sublime set that's a perfect summation of all his best jazz, bossa, and mod elements – served up in one sparkling set that's gotten countless play on our turntable over the years! The main theme is a classic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sopwith Camel (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Groovy music from a documentary on the Toyota 2000 GT – the Japanese automaker's famous racing car, brought back to life here with a hip batch of hard-riffing tunes! Most of the numbers are kind of a Japanese take on the instrumental mode of the American hot rod years – the kind of ... CD
Philips/Universal (France), 1965. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Fantastic! This is the French pressing of the Michel Legrand score to Jaques Demy's incredible 1965 film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg. Every word of dialogue in the film is sung, and Legrand came up with an amazing array of themes to carry the emotion of the film. Embedded in here are lines that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cherry Red (UK), 1971. New Copy 3 CDs
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Brit soundtrack genius Roy Budd – an artist who started with his roots in jazz piano, but who really explodes here in a range of groovy styles! The main title is an incredible blend of Eastern percussion and moody jazz – and other cuts bring in some ... CD
 
Updated August 20, 2019


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