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Riz OrtolaniGege Bellavita ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
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 few other tracks, and mixed with the kind of lighter, playful melodies that were more common in Italian comedies during the period – still mostly with acoustic instrumentation, but also touched with occasional keyboard or guitar lines. The vocal track starts and ends the score – and the set features ten more instrumental numbers in between! CD

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Riz OrtolaniI Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072/La Casa Sperduta Nel Parco (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1981/1983. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Riz Ortolani is best known for his big scores of the 60s – but here, the maestro turns in two early 80s soundtracks – one sci-fi, one horror – both with a very distinct vibe! First up is I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072, a soundtrack that has some "future" elements in its use of 80s keyboards, but which also balances things with warmer currents – with a result that's almost like the way that the sound library scene was changing right at the start of the 80s – particularly in the way that KPM or DeWolfe were introducing electric elements amidst more familiar instrumentation. In other words, the set's not a straight keyboard/guitar score, as in the Goblin generation – but certainly nods to that shift. La Casa Sperduta Nel Parco is much more varied – a short score, but with tunes that move between disco groovers, to creepy lullabies, to some very dark-toned moments – all in a relatively short space! 2CD set features 23 tracks in all – including two bonus tracks from the 45rpm single for I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072. CD
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Riz OrtolaniLa Ragazza Di Trieste ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
A cool Riz Ortolani soundtrack for this obscure early 80s film that starred Ben Gazzara – music that's of much later vintage than some of Ortolani's classics, but still pretty great overall! There's a fair bit of keyboards in the mix, but they're still delivered with the warmth we've come to expect from Riz – mixed in with sexier strings, and some occasional moments that echo the darker tones of horror scoring, but in a really subtle way that never overloads the sweeter side of the music. A haunting piano line provides a few spookier touches – and the whole thing's packaged in the same great way as other excellent Avanz label titles from Japan! Tracks include "Cercando Nicole", "Sgomento", "Suicidio", "La Ragazza Di Trieste", "Allucinazioni", "Spiaggia Assolata", and "Esaltazione Dei Senzi". CD

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✨✧ Riz OrtolaniNella Stretta Morsa Del Ragno (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The cover's creepy enough – and the music is too – an instrumentally complicated score – one that features heavy guitars one minute, then strings, then stark, spare instrumentation the next – including weird bass bits and electric harpsichord passages that are very nice! The style is quite unusual for the often-light Riz Ortolani – composer of some of the bigger Italian soundtrack hits of the 60s – with a sound that's quite dark and heavy, very much in the horror mode of Morricone's work of the time. Titles include "Tema D'Amore", "Ballo Al Castello", "Suspence No 5", "Nelle Tenebre", "Incubi", "Ossessione", and "Allucinazioni". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on blood red vinyl and in an embossed cover!)

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Riz OrtolaniUna Ragione Per Vivere E Una Per Morire ... LP
Digitmovies (Italy), 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
A great early 70s western score by Riz Ortolani! Una Ragione Per Vivere E Una Per Morire is crafted with a slightly different feel than usual for the time – almost more straight dramatic than the some of the seedier Italian western sounds of the period, with shimmering orchestral passages that hang back nicely – never too dramatic, and kind of sweeping gently over the space of the plains! Ortolani's got little of his whimsy from his comedic years, but things are mostly straight – and maybe even handled with a bit more warmth than usual for a western. Titles include "Eroicamente Insieme", "Il Forte", "La Festa", "Attesa", "Valzer Messicano", "La Grande Ombra Della Morte", and "Anzione Bellica". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent limited 180 gram vinyl with bonus CD.)

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✨✧ Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... LP
United Artists/Universal (France), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... About February 26, 2021
One of the biggest-selling United Artists albums of the 60s – and one of its first big successes in the European soundtrack market! The score is for a strange documentary like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Pergatory". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Riz Ortolani/Johnny Mathis/The AnimalsBiggest Bundle Of Them All ... LP
MGM, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The bulk of this one's handled by Riz – in a mixture of styles that runs from 60s groovy to fake Italian, in keeping with the mob comedy theme of the film. The work's some of his grooviest from the time – and it does have some nice jazzy touches, plus bits of electric guitar to soup things up. Johnny Mathis sings the cut "Most Of All There's You", which is actually a pretty nice number – and the vocal version of "The Biggest Bundle Of Them" all is a great little number by The Animals that ranks with some of their nicest work at the time. Other tracks include "In The Night Club", "Petrol Station Robbery", "Dance On The Terrace", "Celli's Theme", and "The Meeting Of The Master Minds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a light click on "Meeting Of The Master Minds")

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✨✧ Riz OrtolaniCannibal Holocaust (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 keyboards and guitars to really spice things up, and make for a few key funky moments – but also still handling some larger charts with the professional flair he always brought to his music – showing that the best horror work of this time still came from composers who had deeper skills than just a few slick keyboard lines. Titles include "Love With Fun", "Massacre Of The Troupe", "Cameraman's Recreation", "Adulteress' Punishment", "Savage Rite", and "Drinking Coco". CD version has a huge amount of bonus tracks – 10 more tunes added to the original soundtrack! CD
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VariousSpaghetti Westerns Vol 1 – Classic Italian Soundtracks ... CD
DRG, 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $28.99
Includes 67 tracks composed by Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, Franco Bixio, Carlo Savina, Enrico Simonetti, and Carlo Rustichelli. Films include Shango, Quanto Costa Morire, Wanted Johnny Texas, Deserto Di Fuoco, Carambola, Uno Straniero A Paso Bravo, Johnny West Il Mancino, and I 4 Dell'Apocalisse. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Armando Trovajoli/Piero Umiliani/Morricone et alI Sogni Della Musica ... LP
Beat (Italy), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent stuff from the Italian soundtrack heyday of the late 60s! This wonderfully packaged set features work by Armando Trovajoli, Piero Umiliani, Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, Francesco De Masi, and Bruno Nicolai – with tracks from the films Rapporto Fuller-Base Stoccolma, Troppo Per Vivere Poco Per Morire, Tiffany Memorandum, Dalle Ardenne All'Inferno, and Come Rubare La Corona D'Inghilterra. Titles include "Arabella", "Diamond Bossanova", "Tema Di Cristine", "Beat Fuga Shake", "Notte Al Grand Hotel", "The Touch Of A Kiss", and "Argoman Bossanova". 16 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beat/Pentaphon pressing from 1980. Cover has light wear, and back corner has a small mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousTidbeats – Lots Of Forgotten Surplus Audio Tracks From The Vaults Of Cinevox Records (4LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cinevox (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4LP ... Out Of Stock
An amazing treasure for fans of Italian soundtrack music – the fresh discovery of rare material from the vaults of Cinevox Records – one of the most important Italian soundtrack labels of the 60s and 70s! All of the music here is previously unreleased – and runs from full songs to snippets, all laid out in this really beautiful way – so that the package is not only presenting some great grooves from Cinevox, but also tracing a history of Italian cinematic styles – moving back and forth from the 60s through the 70s, with a superb presentation that really has the music sounding tremendous in this setting! These aren't clunky discards, but really wonderful tunes – unused extra material from soundtrack giants who include Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli, Riz Ortolani, Giorgio Gaslini, Piero Piccioni, Gianni Ferrio, Franco Bixio, Enrico Simonetti, and many others – laid out here in a limited package, with 161 titles in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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