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


Sacred Bones, 2018. New Copy Gatefold
The legendary John Carpenter first made his mark with Halloween – both as a director, and as a composer – the second a role for which he's finally gotten the attention he deserved! The original Halloween soundtrack was a masterpiece in understatement – spare instrumentation, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sacred Bones, 2018. New Copy
The legendary John Carpenter first made his mark with Halloween – both as a director, and as a composer – the second a role for which he's finally gotten the attention he deserved! The original Halloween soundtrack was a masterpiece in understatement – spare instrumentation, ... 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
MGM/Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent 70s funky thriller soundtrack! This one's been a lost gem for sample freaks for years – and no wonder, since it's filled with funky riffing, tight rhythm tracks, and fierce horn blasts. The score was written by David Shire to accompany a thriller about some guys who hijack a ... 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

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

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
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
Camille 3000 (Italy), 1961. New Copy
Very rare early work from Italian maestro Piero Piccioni – music composed for an Italian TV show at the start of the 60s – served up in a mix of jazz and other groovy styles! The real surprise here is that most of the tunes are vocal numbers, sometimes sung by artists you'll know from ... LP, Vinyl record album

Francis Lai/Brigitte Bardot

Les Petroleuses (red vinyl pressing)
LMLR (France), 1971. New Copy
Les Petroleuses has a nice variety of sounds – some of the slinky, sexy, Euro-styled numbers you'd expect from Lai in the early 70s, and from a film starring Brigitte Bardot – mixed with other tracks that seem to foreground a version of the old west that's a bit playful – using ... 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
WRWTFWW (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A very cool soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – done during a period of great electronic exploration! The record is credited to "Piero Umiliani & I Suoi Oscillatori" – an instrument you can definitely hear at work here – as Piero uses lots of cool keyboard ... LP, Vinyl record album
King (Japan), 1995. New Copy
A really beautiful soundtrack for a Japanese film that didn't get that much circulation on our shores at the time – a score that mixes keyboard passages with light orchestrations, all with a nice sense of spareness and beauty! The music is maybe vaguely in the territory of Joe Hisaishi, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Director Quentin Tarantino always had an amazing way with a soundtrack – but this collection of music for the film Inglorious Basterds takes things one step further! Before, Tarantino would often use pop songs and familiar numbers amidst crucial scenes in a movie – but here, the music ... LP, Vinyl record album
London/Rhino, Early 70s/1997. New Copy (reissue)
A great little soundtrack that really matches the spirit of the film – Quentin Tarantino's own blacksploitation soundtrack – served up here as a mix of classics from the 70s, plus a few special tracks recorded just for the movie! The cover's got a great badass look, and the record ... LP, Vinyl record album

Klaus Schulze

Next Of Kin
Roundtable (Australia), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure Klaus Schulze soundtrack, done for an Australian horror film from the early 80s – all in modes that are a nice condensation of Klaus' longer-form work from the 70s! The tunes here are still heavy on the kind of keyboards that Schulze helped pioneer in Tangerine Dream and his own ... LP, Vinyl record album
MGM/Quartet (Spain), 1974. New Copy
An excellent 70s funky thriller soundtrack! This one's been a lost gem for sample freaks for years – and no wonder, since it's filled with funky riffing, tight rhythm tracks, and fierce horn blasts. The score was written by David Shire to accompany a thriller about some guys who hijack a ... CD

Philippe Sarde

Le Chat/Le Train
Quartet (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy
Two early 70s scores from Philippe Sarde – both from a time when he was really at the top of his game! Le Chat is a soundtrack that's done with the rich amount of feeling that can make some of the best Sarde scores so special – larger orchestrations, but peppered with solo piano by ... CD
Roundtable (Australia), 1971. New Copy
A beautiful and exotic score from the great John Barry – one that never had as much circulation on record as some of his bigger hits of the time, but which is equally well deserving of praise! The music is done for Nicolas Roeg's film Walkabout – set mostly in the Australian outback ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the biggest soundtracks from that big 90s moment of compilation soundtracks – but a set that's been a lot more timeless than most at the time, given that it's filled with rock classics from the 70s generation! Think of the set as tapping into classic rock radio at a key moment, and ... 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
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
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
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 10CD
A gem of a package from one of our favorite film composers ever – a huge 10CD assortment of music from the earliest years of Michel Legrand – a set that shows just what an amazing career he was already having in Paris before his mid 60s rise on the international scene! The scope of ... CD
United Artists/Quartet (Spain), 1966. New Copy 3CDs
One of the first big moments of global fame for the legendary Ennio Morricone – and a record that still stands as one of his landmark albums all these many years later! The set's famous for its haunting theme – that "wah-wah-wah" melody that led to countless covers and ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold
The funkiest version we've ever heard of this great Bruce Lee soundtrack – one that brings together all the sweet instrumental moments by Peter Thomas, with sound that's much better than any other reissue! While previous versions have taken the music along with the dialogue, this gem of a ... 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

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
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

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

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
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

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

Nora Orlandi

A Doppia Faccia
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy
Mindblowing work from Nora Orlandi – one of the few major female film composers on the Italian scene, and a talent that we always rank right up there with the male greats of the golden days! This set has a real Morricone-like balance of darkness and light – although the style is ... LP, Vinyl record album

Philippe Sarde

Cesar Et Rosalie
CAM/Transversales Disques (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest Philippe Sarde soundtracks of the 70s – a set that balances his conventional modes with some much more offbeat moments – including some very cool use of electronics next to some bold woodwinds scored by Hubert Rostaing! The approach is very unusual for Sarde, and his ... 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/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
That's "Toomorrow", not "tomorrow" – a pretty wild sci-fi musical from the start of the 70s – and one that features this very groovy group! The quartet features some vocals by a young Olivia Newton John – but it's the instrumentation here that really sends us ... LP, Vinyl record album

Maurice Jarre

Week End A Zuydcoote
Music Box (France), 1964. New Copy
Maurice Jarre is no stranger to a military soundtrack, but his work here is nicely different than the rest – maybe in part because the movie's a creative effort from director Henri Verneuil, with Jean-Paul Belmondo in the lead! There's some nice currents of whimsy and sentiment mixed in with ... CD

Serge Gainsbourg & Jean Claude Vannier

Les Chemins De Katmandou/Paris N'Existe Pas/La Bete Noire
Music Box (France), 1969/1983. New Copy
Great soundtrack work from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – working here instrumentally alongside Jean Claude Vannier – the musical partner who helped Serge sound so funky at the end of the 60s! The set begins with 10 tracks from Les Chemins De Katmandou – a lost chapter in the ... CD
Sugar/Decca, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A cool change from the usual from Ennio Morricone – a later soundtrack, and one that features some surprisingly jazzy tracks! Part of the set features the more standard Morricone orchestrations you might expect – some really great tracks that have offbeat larger arrangements that are ... LP, Vinyl record album
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy
Two amazing works from Belgian electronic genius Alain Pierre – both appearing in this form for the first time ever! Side one features 11 minutes of continuous music that Pierre created for the short film O Sidarta – music that mixes a range of electronics, keyboards, and acoustic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Jackpot, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
The actual film was weaker than the first Exorcist movie, but the soundtrack's a great one – a wonderful Ennio Morricone score, right up there with his better-known classics of the 70s! Some tracks have a full, sweeping style that's sublime – that compressed Morricone approach to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sacred Bones, 2015. New Copy Gatefold
The first-ever non-soundtrack album from director/composer John Carpenter – but a record that also draws strongly from all his many years in movies! All the classic Carpenter elements are firmly in place – cool keyboards, compressed guitar parts, and this spacious style of building up ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 17, 2021


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