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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!


Four Flies (Italy), 1977. New Copy
A totally fantastic soundtrack from the 70s Italian scene – one that's filled with all sorts of sweet electric touches from Lallo Gori – including lots of keyboards over some pretty funky tracks! Gori did some more standard scoring in earlier years – but here, he's right up there ... LP, Vinyl record album
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Classic work from a time when the soundtrack scene turned heavily to jazz music – when both American and European directors moved away from using larger orchestrations, and focused instead on smaller combos and strong soloists who really gave the music a heck of a lot of feeling! The work ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1999. New Copy
Beautiful soundtrack work from Joe Hisaishi – done for a 1999 Takeshi Kitano film, and served up in a mix of some of the warmer sentiment he brought to his work for Miyazaki, and some more interesting modes that provide a nice juxtaposition – and which clearly seem right for the madder ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (Japan), 1996. New Copy
Beautiful work from Joe Hisaishi, a film composer who's best known work was done for a series of animated features by director Hayao Miyazaki – but who serves up some equally wonderful music for this film directed by Takeshi Kitano, aka Beat Takeshi! The story has a gently sentimental vibe ... LP, Vinyl record album
GDM/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1981. New Copy
A surprisingly nice score, done for a relatively goofy Italian comedy at the start of the 80s – set inside a Chinese restaurant in Rome, and handled with some definite Eastern touches in the instrumentation – but all mixed up in funky cop show sort of backings – almost an early ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Terror Vision, 1991. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Don Peake did a great job for the music on this 1991 Wes Craven thriller – mixing all sorts of keyboard elements with a larger selection of sounds – all served up on short little tracks that really create a spooky sort of magic as the album unfolds! Some tunes are twenty seconds long, ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Music Box (France), 1972. New Copy
A groovy soundtrack to a film we'd love to see – an obscure thriller that starred Henry Fonda and Yul Brynner – and which, like most of the Morricone-scored films of the period, has dropped from cinematic history, even though the wonderful soundtrack lives on! The style of the music ... CD
678 Records (Belgium), 1981. New Copy
A rare later soundtrack from Dutch composer Ruud Bos – best known for some very funky work at the start of the 70s, and still going strong here a decade later! The score's got a much more mid 70s vibe than you'd expect – like some of the best American cop show work of the early 70s, ... CD

Alexandre Desplat & Others

French Dispatch
Abkco, 2021. New Copy
A completely charming soundtrack for an equally charming film – a set that mixes together the instrumental music created by Alexandre Desplat for the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch, and a number of the full songs that were used as snippets during the movie! Desplat's compositions are ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy
Two very early soundtracks from legendary Polish modernist Krzystof Komeda – both very different than his 60s work for Roman Polanski, but equally striking overall! The work for Mam Tu Swoj Dom is performed on short tracks handled by different instrumental groupings – with piano, flute ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1969. New Copy
One of the greatest soundtracks we've ever heard from Piero Umiliani – an incredibly groovy record from the very first note! The score's got a fantastic mix of groovy scoring, jazzy bits, and cool little vocals – spare organ lines that set the tune on most numbers, stepping basslines ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alessandro Alessandroni/Francesco DeMasi

Lesbo (180 gram limited edition pressing)
Beat/BTF (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold
Sexy ladies on the cover, and some equally sexy sounds underneath – served up in a perfect 60s Italian blend of jazz and bossa-based styles! Sweeping strings bring a nice sense of depth to some numbers, while others have a more intimate feel – either via spare guitar, or some jazzy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Miki Sugimoto

Zero Ka No Onha
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
Killer soundtrack work from early 70s Japan – most of it quite funky, at a level that matches American blacksploitation grooves of the time – and other cuts that are kind of weird, but in really cool ways – with odd production touches and some cool trippy instrumentation! A ... CD
Beatball (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold
A rare Roy Budd score for a film that starred Michael Caine – a tipoff that you're likely in for the same territory that Budd handled for Caine's classic appearance in Get Carter! The vibe here is slightly different, but does share some similar great elements – including occasional use ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Death Waltz, Late 60s/1987. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The soundtrack to Full Metal Jacket is perhaps best-remembered for some of the oldies that were used by director Stanley Kubrick in really striking, almost Scorcese-like ways – but between those tracks are some darker, moodier instrumentals from composer Abigail Mead – mostly done on a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Moving Music (Norway), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A killer 70s soundtrack from the Norwegian scene – one that's filled with spare funk groovers and plenty of keyboards – in a way that reminds us a lot of Dave Grusin's music for Three Days Of The Condor – or maybe Henry Mancini on The Thief Who Came To Dinner! Pete Knutsen ... LP, Vinyl record album
MCA, 1994. New Copy
One of the best compilation soundtracks of the 90s – and a key early example of the genius of Quentin Tarantino when it came to using music in movies – especially given that the record was almost as big of a hit as the film! There's a wonderful mix of sounds here, plus a few key ... LP, Vinyl record album
Real Gone, 1969. New Copy
A wonderful late 60s horror soundtrack – a real gem that's presented with a fair bit of exotic touches in the music! Weird vocals, percussion, odd horn parts, and other spooky bits really keep things interesting amidst the fuller orchestrations – and in a way, the score reminds us of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD
A wonderful celebration of the long-running Ecoutez Le Cinema series – a book-styled package that brings together dozens of rare and classic soundtrack tunes, plus a big booklet of notes! The CDs feature titles from across the series – 2CDs' worth of music from dozens of films, handled ... CD

Ennio Morricone

Senza Movemente
Quartet (Spain), 1971. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great entry in this very groovy series – one that shifts the title a bit from previous volumes, and which also moves the music a bit too – but all while staying pretty darn funky! The set's got much more of a 70s soundtrack vibe than some of the other entries – loads of great ... LP, Vinyl record album

Paolo Vasile

Controrapina
Cinevox/Cinedelic (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A cool 70s crime thriller from Italy – and one that's scored with that mode that has the 70s cop show style hitting the clubs! By that, we mean that there's some disco rhythms mixed in with funky electric jazz – all at a level that creates a record that might have as much appeal to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rustblade (Italy), 1986. New Copy
That's a very 80s image on the cover, and there's a very 80s feel to the record – a set that's awash in the kind of cool keyboard work you'd expect from Claudio Simonetti, often served up with a lean style that owes plenty to the legacy of John Carpenter! The keys can move from deep and ... 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

Paolo Vasile

Il Giorno Del Cobra
Cinevox/Cinedelic (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A killer cop/crime soundtrack from the Italian scene – recorded a bit late in comparison to some of the more famous entries, but done in a style that's very much like some of the best from the 70s! Things are nice and spare, with a bassline on many tracks that feels like a heartbeat moving a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sugar/Decca, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A totally wonderful collection of music from the glory days of the Italian soundtrack scene – one that features some classic horror themes from the 70s, and also a fair bit of never-issued material too! The creepy image on the cover will give you a good idea of what you're in for here – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Krzysztof Komeda

Mam Tu Swoj Dom
GAD (Poland), 1963. New Copy
A very early soundtrack from legendary Polish modernist Krzystof Komeda – different than his 60s work for Roman Polanski, but equally striking overall! The work for Mam Tu Swoj Dom is performed on short tracks handled by different instrumental groupings – with piano, flute, and bass ... LP, Vinyl record album
Digitmovies (Italy), 1978. New Copy
One of the more contemplative 70s soundtracks from Ennio Morricone – almost a step towards the direction he'd take with some of his big international hits of the 80s! The music is often pensive – with some beautiful spare woodwind moments amidst light larger orchestrations – ... LP, Vinyl record album
CAM/Digitmovies (Italy), 1978. New Copy
Rare soundtrack work from Ennio Morricone, recorded for an Italian TV series that didn't get any play on this side of the Atlantic! The music has a surprisingly haunting quality, especially for television – almost the darker side of Morricone that you'd hear in the earlier part of the 70s, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Nico Fidenco

Emanuelle In America
Beat/Sonor (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Emanuelle makes it over to the US – to give our shores a sexy taste of her erotic antics – and as usual, Nico Fidenco's along for the ride, to ensure that the movie's got a very groovy soundtrack! As with other Emanuelle scores of the 70s, there's a blend here of erotic pop styles, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Armando Trovajoli

Il Vuoto
Four Flies (Italy), 1964. New Copy
Early work from the tremendous Armando Trovajoli, but a set that shows that the maestro was already at the top of his game – coming off of some great experience on the Italian jazz scene of the late 50s, and able to blend that experience with more cinematic modes! The vibe here is different ... LP, Vinyl record album

Michel Magne

Les Tontons Flingueurs
Le Pop Club (France), 1963. New Copy
Very groovy work from the mighty Michel Magne – an early 60s soundtrack on the French scene, and one that showed that music like this was soon going to rival all the cool changes going on in Italian cinema too! There's a nice blend of jazzy and mod elements going on here – older ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ennio Morricone/Bruno Nicolai

Bandits In Rome
Quartet (Spain), 1968. New Copy
One of the more obscure Ennio Morricone soundtracks of the late 60s – done in close collaboration with musical partner Bruno Nicolai, for a gangster film that stars John Cassavettes in the lead! A number of tracks have an older crime jazz sort of vibe – similar to the Italian modes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Dark genius from the legendary Ennio Morricone – one of the most important film composers of the 20th Century, and a master in just about any style! The work here represents a shift that Morricone made into darker modes as the 70s approached – sounds that stepped off from some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Digitmovies (Italy), 1977. New Copy Gatefold
Funky 70s crime cinema sounds from Italy – done for giallo, police thriller and gore maestro Umberto Lenzi's La Banda Del Gobbo, by Franco Micalizzi – a frenetic, funky and action packed score that hardly lets up for a moment! We knew we were in for a treat from the second we put it on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Bruno Nicolai

Rendez-Vous
Edipan/Sounds From The Screen (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most obscure 70s albums from the great Bruno Nicolai – a smaller label sound library set, but one that's served up with all the depth of his famous film scores of the time – including his famous collaborations with Ennio Morricone! The music here is great – lean and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Augusto Martelli

Nella Misura In Cui
Four Flies (Italy), 1979. New Copy
A sweet little entry in the small Italian genre of "erotic films on island location" – served up with this fantastic blend of 70s instrumentation and older exotica percussion! The setting is the Caribbean, but that's more in fantasy than the musical styles within – as Augusto ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beat (Italy), 1970. New Copy
One of the grooviest racing soundtracks we've ever heard – a set that's a lot more funky than some of the better-known racetrack film scores that were coming into the racks during the late 60s! The vibe here is almost a bit like some of the sound library material of Alessandro Alessandroni ... LP, Vinyl record album

Francois De Roubaix

Les Secrets De La Mer Rouge
Transversales Disques (France), 1967/1975. New Copy (reissue)
Really beautiful soundtrack work from French genius Francois De Roubaix – music for the same program, but from two different periods – brought together to illustrate the constantly-evolving brilliance of the music of De Roubaix! The first half of the set features instrumentals from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful illustration of the balance of light and darkness in the best work of Ennio Morricone – and an obscure soundtrack that dances between both sides of the spectrum! The main theme is incredibly sweet – one of those lightly drifting Morricone numbers that features wordless ... LP, Vinyl record album

Franco Micalizzi

Delitto Sull'Autostrada
GDM/Musica Per Immagini (Italy), 1982. New Copy
A great 80s soundtrack from 70s cop/crime maestro Franco Micalizzi – still going strong here in the following decade, but with a leaner, more keyboard-driven sound that matches the shift of some of his contemporaries! Franco's still got a great ear for a cool groove – and the film is ... LP, Vinyl record album
GDM/AMS (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A nice bit of funky crime work from Italy – a soundtrack to an obscure payback film from the 70s, done here with a nice mix of heavy beats, tight guitar, and some cool keyboards! The groove here is very much in the style of some of the best compilations of Italian cop soundtrack work we've ... LP, Vinyl record album
Varese, 1999. New Copy (reissue)
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Trunk (UK), 1970. New Copy
A pretty fantastic soundtrack from a very unlikely source – a British film based on a 19th century story by Herman Melville, but recast with a scene in London of the swinging 60s! As such, the movie gets a superb score from the great Roger Webb – jazz pianist and sound library genius, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Digitmovies (Italy), 1975. New Copy
A sexy little soundtrack from Nico Fidenco – penned for this mid 70s film about a teenage prostitute who works under the nickname "Blue Jeans"! The music's got a wonderfully whimsical feel – not as electric or Euro-erotic as you might expect from the cover, and often put ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Rearward (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
Amazing work from the legendary Piero Umiliani – a perfect soundtrack to show the warmer sound of his talents, which are sometimes eclipsed by his weirder electronic modes! The soundtrack's from an erotic film starring sex-goddess Zeudi Araya, but despite the kinky origins of the material, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD
Sweetly funky and very slinky – this is one of the best early 70s scores by the great Italian composer Piero Umiliani! The record has lots of bubbling electric piano, rumbling electric basslines, warm acoustic percussion, and moody wordless vocals. At some level, the album sounds a lot like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Schema (Italy), 1975. New Copy LP & CD
One of the coolest Italian soundtracks we've heard in a long time – a wonderful set of tunes that moves from slinky, to easy, to groovy, and beyond! The tunes start out bubbling very spare and slow – with floating piano, moog, and other nice bits – and as the record progresses, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 08, 2021


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