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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!


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
Rhino/Warner, 1989. New Copy (reissue)
Not the Prince music from the first Batman film – but all those other sounds that were used in the movie, penned and produced at a surprisingly strong level by Danny Elfman – who shows the world that he's got a lot more to offer than just his previous work in the group Oingo Boingo! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Trunk (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
The great Ron Geesin is a man of many talents – UK studio genius, ace composer, arranger, and more – with ties to worlds that include film music, sound library work, easy listening, and even collaborations with Pink Floyd! The music here is all from films by underground director ... LP, Vinyl record album
Universal (France), 1971. New Copy
An obscure French period comedy from 1971 – with a surprisingly groovy score from Michel Polnareff! The film starred Luis De Funes and Yves Montand, and although Montand sings on a track or two, the main groove of the set is in the mode of Polnareff's groovy work from the late 60s. ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henryk Kuzniak

Dzieciol
GAD (Poland), 1970. New Copy
An overlooked Polish soundtrack from the start of the 70s – scored for a comedy, but put together with a huge range of unusual and striking sounds! The record begins with a catchy theme – the sort that you'd hear in a Neil Simon comedy a few years later – but by track three, ... CD
DOL (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 5CD
5CDs' worth of great music from the Nouvelle Vague – the French New Wave of Cinema that emerged at the end of the 50s – and which often featured a fair bit of jazz in the mix for its soundtracks! CD1 features the Paul Misraki score for Et Dieu Crea La Femme – And God Created ... CD
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

Piero Umiliani

Romantic Side
Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Don't think "romance" – at least not in the sleepy sort of American romance music from the 60s – and think "groovy" instead, and maybe a bit of "sexy" too – as these tunes are pure cinematic gems from Italian composer Piero Umiliani! Like the other ... CD
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the spookiest soundtracks ever crafted by one of our favorite film composers of all time! Francois DeRoubaix always had this amazing style to his music – unlike anyone else, especially in the way he could blend together spare acoustic elements and unusual sonic and electronic touches! ... 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
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), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the mighty Piero Umiliani – sounds initially written for a film that was an international "sexpose" of daily life in Sweden – but which have grown to even greater fame on their own over the years – thanks to the talent of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sire/Rhino, 1990. New Copy (reissue)
After big success on the Batman soundtrack, Danny Elfman turns his talents to another comic character – Dick Tracy, as portrayed by Warren Beatty in the 1990 film that's not nearly as good as its music! While the movie was filled with over-the-top characterizations that completely went ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy
Most folks know Bernard Herrmann for his famous moody soundtracks for Alfred Hitchcock, or his late life genius on the Taxi Driver score – but Herrmann also had a great ear for more fantastic styles, too – and could turn his dark orchestrations into other cool spacey and watery styles ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy Gatefold
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 ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2CD
A 2CD set of music designed to accompany Japanese animation that starred "the little Norse Prince Valiant" – the cut lil' guy pictured on the cover, who gets some very action-packed accompaniment here! Most tunes are short and lively, and almost echo an older cartoon mode that you ... CD
Waxwork, 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A seminal soundtrack from the legendary John Carpenter – one of those key records that showed the world that he was as great of a composer as he was a director! The album's a Carpenter-esque masterpiece – lots of cool, spare electronics – used in ways that make the whole movie a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Piccioni

Camille 2000
Camille 3000 (Italy), 1970. New Copy
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 ... CD

Giuliano Sorgini

Occulto
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
A pretty wild collection of horror film work from Italian composer Giuliano Sorgini – pulled from the farther reaches of the low-budget film industry of the 70s – but still completely at the top of the game from a musical perspective! There's a really nice mix of modes going on here ... LP, Vinyl record album
Play Time (France), Early 70s. New Copy
Really great work from Francis Lai – that famous film composer from the French scene of the 60s and 70s – stepping out here on a host of instrumentals done as a non-soundtrack project! Many of the tunes are themes that Lai did for movies – including some from fairly rare ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1963. New Copy
Think the French new wave had a lock on jazz soundtracks? Think again, because the Japanese scene of the 60s was full of them – including this sublime set from 1963! Most numbers here are jazz tracks played by a great small combo – one that's got tremendous energy all the way through! ... CD
CAM/Quartet (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy
A pair of obscure soundtrack gems from Philippe Sarde – back to back on a single CD! First up is Max Et Les Ferrailleurs – an excellent funky French soundtrack! Philippe Sarde scored the music for this obscure film starring Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider – and the best cuts ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1966. New Copy
An amazing soundtrack to an amazing film – a Czech new wave classic that's supported by sounds as dynamic as the images on the screen! There's a really playful feel to the whole thing – much more so than other Finders Keepers reissues in recent years – and the music jumps along ... LP, Vinyl record album
Digitmovies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
A tremendous little police soundtrack from 70s Italy – one with plenty of Morricone-like touches, but that's A-OK with us! Luciano Michelini does a great job here of juxtaposing stark sounds with sweeter ones – particularly some great piano that's isolated nicely above the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Piero Piccioni

Il Diavolo
WHP (Italy), 1963. New Copy (reissue)
Rare early work from Piero Piccioni – music scored for a 60s film with Alberto Sordi in the lead – maybe a bit more conventional than some of Piccioni's later work, but still wonderfully groovy overall! There's lots of jazz in the mix, and there's a number of tunes that have a great ... LP, Vinyl record album
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy
Groovy sounds for a somewhat creepy film – an obscure 1967 exploitation documentary about the underground hippie sex scene in San Francisco! The record is almost like a mini-movie in sound – in that it features a narrator describing various scenes in the city's underground, while ... LP, Vinyl record album

Graeme Miller & Steve Shill

Carrier Frequency
Finders Keepers (UK), 1984. New Copy
A rare soundtrack from an unusual UK stage production of the early 80s – presented here on record for the first time ever! The piece was a stage extension of the novel Riddley Walker – and has this eerie, sci-fi like vibe – scored here by Graeme Miller and Steve Shill with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beat (Italy), 1971. New Copy
One of the more obscure entries in the caveman comedy genre that cropped up briefly at the end of the 60s – a set of very groovy tunes for a movie that has the females going on a sex strike to keep the men from fighting! There's very little in the music to tie the film to Lysistrata – ... CD

Vasco Vassil Kojucharov

Django Il Bastardo
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy
One of the more obscure entries in the Django series of Italian spaghetti western films of the 60s – but one that's got a really wonderful soundtrack, penned by one of the more obscure artists to provide music for the Italian scene too! Vasco Vassil Kojucharov really echoes some of the ... CD

Ennio Morricone

L'Agnese Va A Morire
Beat (Italy), 1976. New Copy
One of the more obscure 70s cinematic efforts handled by maestro Ennio Morricone – but a set of tracks that really show the composer at the top of his game! There's a nice undercurrent of melancholy in the music – hard not to do for a film set during the Nazi regime – and ... CD

Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco Falagiani

Mediterraneo (clear blue vinyl pressing)
AMS (Italy), 1991. New Copy
A really sweet little soundtrack to the 1991, WWII set film Mediterraneo – with warm instrumentation on Greek and Middle Eastern string, percussion and wind instruments – seamlessly blended with drums guitars and saxes! The soundtrack was composed by Giancarlo Bigazzi & Marco ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mario Nascimbene

Psycorama
Minstrel/Roundtable (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the moodiest, most unusual music we've ever heard from Mario Nascimbene – an artist who's maybe best known for working in the more romantic side of the spectrum, but who here is using a "mixerama" keyboard – which works a bit like the mellotron to sample elements, then ... LP, Vinyl record album

Richard Band

Ghoulies
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1985. New Copy
The first-ever full presentation of the music for Ghoulies – the creepy 80s horror film about monsters that would come up from the toilet! Richard Band's music is surprisingly rich and full for the film – done with light orchestrations that evoke a nice sense of fantasy – ... CD

Richard Band

Troll
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy
Magically moody music from Richard Band – sounds that are maybe a bit less creepy than image on the cover, but which transform nicely as the set goes on! Many of these cuts are longish – almost like mini-suites of soundtrack themes – often with strings used in these nicely-steppin ... CD

Andrzej Korzynski

80
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy
A great celebration of the rich career of Polish soundtrack and sound library composer Andrzej Korzynski – a package issued on the 80th birthday of the artist, and which features well-collected tracks from four decades of recording, plus some unreleased material too! Korzynski's been ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
A tremendous little police soundtrack from 70s Italy – one with plenty of Morricone-like touches, but that's A-OK with us! Luciano Michelini does a great job here of juxtaposing stark sounds with sweeter ones – particularly some great piano that's isolated nicely above the ... CD
BTF (Italy), 1975. New Copy
Some of the warmest work we've ever heard from Pino Donaggio – a great little soundtrack scored for an Italian political thriller of the mid 70s, and done with some really wonderful touches! There's a really subtle sense of drama in most of the tunes – a style that's never overblown or ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & Others

Absolute Beginners (2CD deluxe edition)
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2CD (reissue)
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning ... CD

Riz Ortolani

Gege Bellavita
Digitmovies (Italy), 1979. New Copy
A catchy little soundtrack for this late 70s Italian sex spoof – a film in which the lead character's wife discovers his philandering, then decides to pimp him out to the neighbors! The score begins with a jaunty vocal tune – "Nun Me Scuccia" – which is then echoed in a ... CD
Something Weird/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy
Groovy sounds for a somewhat creepy film – an obscure 1967 exploitation documentary about the underground hippie sex scene in San Francisco! The record is almost like a mini-movie in sound – in that it features a narrator describing various scenes in the city's underground, while ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dagored (Italy), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
Great Morricone music for this legendary Italian western – a film that was first advertised with the line "When you've waited 15 years to a kill a man, it's a shame you can only kill him once!" The music here shows the same sort of determination as that statement – a driving, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy
A totally cool collection of songs, sound effects, and vintage movie trailers – all pulled from the glory days of the American horror film! The package is a tribute to the old time monster shows that used to travel the theater circuit – a mix of horror movies and live action activity ... CD
Four Flies (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
That's a sexy lady on the cover, and there's lots of sexy sounds within – music from a whole new generation of Italian soundtrack genius – a time when disco influences were being used to transform some of the groovy modes that always made Italian film scores so great! The disco styles ... CD

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

Angelo Badalamenti

Blue Velvet
Varese, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully creepy soundtrack – and one that would provide an important preface to the huge musical legacy that Angelo Baldamenti would give David Lynch for Twin Peaks! This soundtrack features half of Baldamenti's eerie, airy sounds – and half of the kind of old school numbers that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Toshima Tsushima

War In Space
Cinema Kan (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
Space age warfare never sounded so groovy before – thanks to some great dynamic scoring from Toshima Tsushima! The approach here is maybe a bit like Barry Gray's work for Space 1999 – some elements that echo older sci-fi soundtracks, particularly in the way that familiar ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980/1981. New Copy 3CD
Three Italian horror classics – packaged here in a single set! First up is Fabio Frizzi's score for Nella Citta Dei Morti Viventi/City Of The Living Dead – exactly the kind of set that shows why he was one of the true masters of Italian horror! The sounds here are a mix of electric ... CD
Cinema Kan (Japan), 1975. New Copy 2CD
Really cool sounds from 70s Japan – music scored by Jun Fukamachi working under an assumed name, and maybe some of his wildest music ever! The notes here are all in Japanese, so we don't have much in the way of details – but we can say that CD1 features loads and loads of funky tracks ... CD

Isao Tomita

Captain Ultra
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy 2CD
Very early work by Isao Tomita – some unusual space-age soundtracks, done in the years before his greater electronic fame! The music here is everything you'd expect from the cover – a great retro-future sort of style, and one that uses conventional soundtrack instrumentation, but with ... CD

Daryl Dragon & Others

Sea For Yourself (with bonus DVD)
Rural/Modern Harmonic, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A fantastic little surf soundtrack record – and one that's very different than both the guitar instrumental and jazz-based albums that showed up earlier in the genre! This one is much more like some of the Australian rock scores that started to show up at the end of the 60s – very ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 25, 2021


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