2015 July 27 • Monday

The 381st Soundtrack of the Week is Jerry Goldsmith's music for Planet of the Apes.

This is one of the greatest scores of all time, unsettling, agitated, suspenseful, eerie, all with a driving, modern energy. Like Herrmann's music for The Day the Earth Stood Still, if Goldsmith's Planet of the Apes had been composed for the concert hall, the course of "classical" music would be very different.

Some of the staccato piano and snare drums work anticipates Goldsmith's First Blood score. Though this is a sci-fi movie, Goldsmith relies heavily on acoustic instruments, generating weird sounds through the use of unusual percussion and unusual writing for conventional instruments.

Tape delays are deployed subtly and effectively, in "The Searchers", for instance.

This CD release of the complete score concludes with a suite of Goldsmith music from Escape from the Planet of the Apes, a much friendlier and groovier concoction that nonetheless connects to the previous gnarly masterpiece.


2015 July 22 • Wednesday

Steve Rude has been one of my favorite comic book artists for about thirty years, since I started reading Nexus and Badger. In fact I think I read and enjoyed all of the titles that First Comics published.

Nexus is in the process of making something of a come-back, along with a lesser known Steve Rude character, The Moth.

I've joined their Kickstarter campaign. Now it's your turn!


2015 July 20 • Monday

There have been several fun, big budget Hollywood summer movies this year, but none as satisfying as last year's Guardians of the Galaxy. The Tyler Bates score is the 380th Soundtrack of the Week.

Brian Tyler is the composer most associated with what is known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and his scores are just right and quite enjoyable.

Bates has the same knack for propulsive action cues—and you generally need a lot of those for these movies—but, it seems to me, brings a stronger gift for melody and greater depth of feeling to his work on Guardians.

"To the Stars", for instance, is similar to Brian Tyler's Thor: The Dark World theme (which itself is very similar to Hans Zimmer's main title theme for The Contender) but has a delicacy and poignancy that Tyler eschews for a more direct and powerful approach.

But the music that everybody remembers from Guardians of the Galaxy isn't Bates's work but the collection of pop songs that Peter "Starlord" Quill listens to on his Walkman.

The tape is Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and it actually is pretty awesome

. Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" was featured in the preview and is memorably placed in the film itself.

"Escape (The Piña Colada Song) also has a spotlight moment in the movie. Other favorites of mine include The Raspberries' "Go All the Way"—and I actually got a Raspberries CD to see if they had any other songs that were as good, which they don't—and Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love".

And this is part of the reason why Marvel is so far ahead of DC in the movies. The Marvel movies have wit and fun and don't preach to the audience. Seeing a preview for the new Batman/Superman movie (which also has Wonder Woman in it somehow) before a screening of Ant-Man illustrated the contrast.

DC wants you to take everything very, very seriously, which is how we ended up with those absurd, leaden, bloated Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Marvel, on the other hand, is recreating a tradition of adventure movies, followng a trail that leads from Errol Flynn's Robin Hood through Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I suppose that when you're spending hundreds of millions of dollars on something, it can be hard to remember to make it fun for people. But this has been a consistent feature of the Marvel superhero movies and undoubtedly a big part of their success. Let's hope they keep their cool.


2015 July 13 • Monday

Tippi Hedren made this movie with a bunch of lions and other big cats in it. Her husband and their children were in it too. The cinematographer was Jan de Bont. Pretty much everybody got attacked and mauled by these wild animals.

Roar is the 379th Soundtrack of the Week.

It starts with a bunch of songs in various styles: reggae, soft rock, folk, Beach Boys, etc. The lyrics are pretty direct about finding harmony with nature and working toward peace. There's kind of a hippie soft-rock feel to a lot of it.

The score part is well done, finding lots of ways to use a few themes very effectively. The themes are usually based on the songs from the first half of the CD, such as "Isn't It Time?".

It's not the most compelling music I've ever heard but it's not bad. The movie is high on my list of films to watch. It came out in 1981 but took eleven years to make and cost $17 million.

While Roar wasn't much of a commercial success, it did lead to Hedren creating the Shambala Preserve animal sanctuary.


2015 July 08 • Wednesday

Books pile up here faster than I can read them but whenever there's a new reprint of Leonard Starr's On Stage, I drop everything to read it right away.

Also known as Mary Perkins, On Stage, it was a comic strip that followed the life and career of an actress from trying to get that first audition to becoming an international star.

The writing and plotting were consistently great. I can only remember one false step, in a story involving Mary Perkins on LSD. Like many other acid trip storylines of the time, it wasn't convincing.

But Leonard Starr, who created, wrote and drew the strip, did brilliant work at an incredibly high level, consistently and over a very long period of time. His characters had depth and the stories would pull you in and surprise you.

As a draughtsman he must have been one of the best who ever lived.

June 2015 found us saying goodbye to Ornette Coleman, Patrick Macnee and James Horner. On the last day of that month we also lost Leonard Starr.


2015 July 06 • Monday

The 378th Soundtrack of the Week is some important music from my younger days, John Williams's Raiders of the Lost Ark score.

Is any other John Williams score as engaged with the movie as this one? Listening to it is like eavesdropping on a conversation or admiring a dance partner.

The famous theme music for Indiana Jones is a re-working of a motif Williams used in The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing. Both simplified and expanded for Raiders, it becomes as powerful and memorable as the famous themes Williams wrote for Jaws and Star Wars.

But there's so much more here. Music for mystery, suspense, dread. Mysterious temples, spiders, chases, fights, love scenes, supernatural forces—even God!

It's almost impossible to imagine Raiders of the Lost Ark without this music. And as is so often the case with scores by the greatest film composers, the music is the final surge of power that brings the movie to life.


2015 July 03 • Friday

Michael Gilbert has never disappointed but this book, Fear To Tread, exceeded my high expectations.

Set in London shortly after the end of World War 2, it's about a mostly ordinary, entirely believable middle-class man, the headmaster of a boys' high school, and his unexpected, accidental and inexorable progress, as if drawn by a magnet, into the center of a labyrinth of organized crime.

The crime in question is mostly black market activities, the theft and resale of rationed foodstuffs but also, well, anything that can turn a profit.

It's an intricately constructed book. No words are wasted and no detail is irrelevant. It's surely a sign of Gilbert's skill that everything is so neatly connected, often poignantly so, and all loose ends so neatly tied up but without ever seeming artificial or contrived.

The day after you finish the book, you might find yourself regarding its ingenuity with a slightly more critical eye, but of course you would be no longer under the spell of Gilbert's writing, his impeccable pacing and jeweler's touch.

It's a very "British" book, in the old school tie sense of Britishness, and you have to accept this particular reality to accept the book. Most satisfying, though, is that our hero, Wilfrid Wetherall (who does indeed "weather all"), never becomes a man of action or violence. There is no hidden tiger inside him. He remains the same and perseveres by way of simple virtues that could be exercised by any sane person.

It's also perhaps a tip of the hat to Eric Ambler, woh wrote some similarly plotted novels. As I remember, the only character ever mentioned who doesn't have some part to play in the actual story, is a Mr. Ambler.

The first line is "When Wilfrid Wetherall learned that the boys called him 'Wellington' Wetherall he was not displeased".


2015 July 01 • Wednesday

Here's another book I found on the street recently, George Alec Effinger's Felicia. One of its previous homes was a public library in South Dakota.

The story is worthy of Mission: Impossible. A criminal mastermind is feeding a small Gulf Coast town fake weather information to trick them into evacuating before a deadly hurricane hits. There isn't really going to be any such hurricane, of course, just an empty town ready for plundering.

This is a fairly ludicrous idea. But don't worry, Effinger's got it covered.

First he makes the book about a handful of characters all fighting personal demons. Then he builds the story so gradually and so realistically that its implausibility gently fades.

Best of all, though, is the twist that comes near the end.

It's an excellent crime novel and also more than that. The first line is "The Lousiana town was named Arbier, after a French priest who had ministered to the spiritual needs of the area's Indian population, back when the area's population had been only Indian".



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Soundtracks of the Week
381) Jerry Goldsmith:
Planet of the Apes

380) Tyler Bates et al.:
Guardians of the Galaxy

379) Terence P. Minogue et al.:
Roar

378) John Williams:
Raiders of the Lost Ark

377) James Horner:
Testament

376) Piero Piccioni:
Adua e le compagne

375) Florian Fricke:
Kailash: A Pilgrimage to the Throne of the Gods

374) Herschell Gordon Lewis:
The Eye-Popping Sounds of Herschell Gordon Lewis

373) Howard Shore:
Ed Wood

372) Manu Dibango:
Ceddo

371) Toshiro Mayuzumi:
Safari 5000

370) Quincy Jones:
The Lost Man

369) Marion Evans:
Race for the Wire

368) Various:
Gangland War: Bloody Territories 1966–1971

367) André Previn:
The Subterraneans

366) Various:
Yasujiro Ozu Music Anthology

365) Elmer Bernstein:
Staccato

364) Rolf Kuhn:
Perrak and Other Film Music

363) John Barry:
Peggy Sue Got Married

362) Geoffrey Burgon:
The Dogs of War

361) Hank Marvin:
Marvin at the Movies

360) Petra Haden:
Petra Goes To The Movies

359) Howard Shore & Ornette Coleman:
Naked Lunch

358) Jack Nitzsche:
The Hot Spot

357) Ennio Morricone:
L'assoluto naturale

356) Richard Einhorn:
Shock Waves

355) Lalo Schifrin:
Enter the Dragon

354) Asei Kobayashi:
Flower Action 009-1

353) Various:
Morning of the Earth

352) Harumi Ibe:
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

351) The Denison/Kimball Trio:
Walls in the City

350) Ry Cooder:
Johnny Handsome

349) Grant Green:
The Final Comedown

348) Attila Zoller:
Jazz Soundtracks

347) Bill Frisell:
All Hat

346) Peter Thomas:
Der letzte Mohikaner

345) John Carpenter:
Assault on Precinct 13

344) Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter:
The Cosmic Man

343) Henry Mancini:
Nightwing

342)
Nico Fidenco:
Candido Erotico

341)
Leonard Rosenman:
Fantastic Voyage

340)
Francesco De Masi:
Ti-Koyo e il suo pesecane

339)
Wang Chung:
To Live and Die in L.A.

338)
John Barry:
Mister Moses

337)
Elmer Bernstein:
Themes for General Electric Theater

336)
Kunio Miyauchi:
Godzilla's Revenge

335)
Nakaido "Chabo" Reichi:
Serial Experiments Lain

334)
David Shire:
Norma Rae

333)
Quincy Jones:
The Italian Job

332)
Lalo Schifrin:
Les Felins

331)
Various:
Ketteiban!: TV Anime Main Theme Original Soundtracks 1963–1968

330)
Nico Fidenco:
Zombi Holocaust

329)
Eddie Sauter & Stan Getz:
Mickey One

328)
Piero Umiliani:
Agente X1-7: Operazione Oceano

327)
John Barry:
Raise the Titanic

326)
Takayuki Hattori:
Hero

325)
Various:
Come Spy With Us

324)
Hideakira Sakurai:
The Best of "Lone Wolf and Cub"

323)
John Harrison:
Day of the Dead

322)
John Corigliano:
Altered States

321)
Stu Phillips:
Knight Rider

320)
Various:
Run Lola Run

319)
Various:
My Rifle, My Pony and Me

318)
Kenyon Hopkins:
East Side/West Side

317)
Henry Mancini:
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

316)
Bruno Nicolai:
Geminus

315)
Sol Kaplan:
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

314)
Kenny Graham:
The Small World of Sammy Lee

313)
Jerry Goldsmith:
Psycho II

312)
Franz Waxman:
Crime in the Streets
&
Gerald Fried:
Dino

311)
Leith Stevens
and
Stu Phillips:
The Interns
&
Leith Stevens:
Hell to Eternity

310)
Dean Elliott:
College Confidential
&
Neal Hefti:
Syanon

309)
Alexander Courage:
Hot Rod Rumble
&
George Weiss and Frank De Vol:
Murder Inc.

308)
David Shire:
The Godchild

307)
Donald Fagen & Walter Becker:
You've Got To Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat

306)
Herbie Hancock:
Blow-Up

305)
Various:
Deutsch Krimi-Musik Vol. 1

304)
Nelson Riddle:
The Rogues

303)
Charles Bernstein:
Gator

302)
Jerry Fielding:
The Gambler

301)
Dimitri Tiomkin:
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

300)
Bernard Herrmann:
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

299)
Piero Piccioni:
7 cadaveri per Scotland Yard

298)
Masahiko Sato and Toshiyuki Miyama & New Herd:
Jaga wa hashitta

297)
John Lewis:
Odds Against Tomorrow

296)
Peter Thomas:
The Big Boss

295)
Henry Mancini:
Breakfast at Tiffany's

294)
David Whitaker:
Hammerhead

293)
Vangelis:
L'Apocalypse des animaux

292)
Georges Delerue:
L'Aine des Ferchaux
&
Michel Colombier:
Un flic

291)
Henry Mancini:
Condorman

290)
Carlo Rustichelli:
L'isola di Arturo

289)
Howard Blake:
The Avengers: Original Tara King Season Score

288)
Laurie Johnson:
The Avengers: Original Soundtrack Recordings

287)
Jerry Goldsmith:
Sebastian

286)
Toru Takemitsu:
Car Thieves

285)
Gianni Ferrio:
Gringo, getta il fucile!

284)
Cliff Martinez:
Only God Forgives

283)
Honk:
Five Summer Stories

282)
Henry Mancini:
The Days of Wine and Roses

281)
Ennio Morricone:
Arabian Nights

280)
Gino Marinuzzi, Jr.:
Planet of the Vampires

279)
Bud Shank:
Slippery When Wet

278)
Maurice Jarre:
Dreamscape

277)
Kazuyoshi Saito:
Fish Story

276)
Carlo Savina:
Ombre roventi

275)
James William Guercio:
Electra Glide in Blue

274)
Neal Hefti:
Duel at Diablo

273)
Kenyon Hopkins:
The Fugitive Kind

272)
Jo Hisaishi:
Kiki's Delivery Service

271)
Elmer Bernstein:
The Rat Race

270)
David Raksin:
Too Late Blues

269)
Georges Delerue:
The Conformist
&
Little Girl in Blue Velvet

268)
The Secret Agents:
Mission: Impossible and Other Action Themes

267)
Franz Waxman:
Career

266)
Various:
Monstrous Movie Music

265)
Various:
The Hellcats

264)
Dimitri Tiomkin:
55 Days at Peking

263)
Armando Trovaioli:
Rapporto Fuller, base Stoccolma

262) John Barry:
Ruby Cairo

261)
Ennio Morricone:
Agent 505—Todesfalle Beirut
&
Il Successo

260)
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth:
Escape from New York

259)
Jan Hammer:
Miami Vice

258)
Various:
Tokyo-a-Go-Go

257)
Carlo Rustichelli:
Milano Rovente

256)
Franco Micalizzi:
Napoli Violenta

255)
Albert Verrecchia:
Roma drogata: la polizia non può intervenire

254)
Basil Kirchin:
Primitive London
&
The Freelance

253)
Duke Ellington:
Paris Blues

252)
Phillip Lambro:
Los Angeles, 1937

251)
Jerry Goldsmith:
Chinatown

250)
Paul Motian:
Punishment Park

249)
Maurice Jarre:
El Condor
&
Villa Rides!

248)
Various:
Star Trek: The Original Series

247)
Various:
That Thing You Do!

246)
Vangelis:
Blade Runner

245)
Kunihiko Murai:
Akuma no temari-uta

244)
Maurice Jarre:
Topaz

243)
Franco De Gemini:
From Beat to Beat

242)
Jerry Goldsmith:
Warning Shot

241)
Stelvio Cipriani:
L'assassino e' al telefono

240)
Bernard Herrmann:
It's Alive

239)
Craig Safan:
Wolfen

238)
James Horner:
Wolfen

237)
Kunio Miyauchi:
The Human Vapor

236)
Masaru Sato:
The H-Man

235)
Sei Ikeno:
The Secret of Telegian

234)
Victor Young:
Johnny Guitar

233)
Henry Mancini et al.:
Rock, Pretty Baby

232)
Georges
Delerue: Rapture

231)
David Shire:
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

230)
Michael Kamen:
Road House

229)
Nino Rota:
Giulietta degli spiriti

228)
Kenyon Hopkins:
The Hustler

227)
Duke Ellington:
Anatomy of a Murder

226)
Basil Poledouris:
RoboCop

225)
Alex North:
Dragonslayer

224)
Huang Zhan & Lui Tsung-tak:
Green Snake

223)
Ennio Morricone:
Il serpente

222)
Augusto Martelli:
Il dio serpente

221)
Vladimir Ussachevsky:
Film Music

220)
Angelo Badalamenti:
Twin Peaks Music: Season Two and More

219)
Nico Fidenco:
I Miei Primi 50 Anni da Cantante e Compositore

218)
Fred Karlin:
Ravagers

217)
Various:
80's Television's Hits

216)
Various:
70's Television's Hits Vol. 2

215) Various:
70's Television's Hits

214)
Various:
60's Television's Hits Vol. 2

213)
Various:
60's Television's Hits

212)
Kanno Yugo:
SP (Security Police)

211)
Michiru Oshima:
Gokusen

210)
Jerry Fielding:
Straw Dogs

209)
Carlo Savina:
Malenka, la nipote del vampiro
&
I diabolici convegni

208)
Waldo De Los Rios:
A Town Called Hell
&
Savage Pampas

207)
Van Cleave:
Robinson Crusoe on Mars

206)
Percy Faith:
The Oscar

205)
Sally Kubota:
The Toyota 2000GT Documentary 1965–1970

204)
The Back-Wash Rhythm Band:
The Golden Breed

203)
War:
Youngblood

202)
Ennio Morricone:
Matchless

201)
Akihiko Matsumoto:
Bayside Shakedown: The Movie

200)
Bernard Herrmann:
White Witch Doctor

199)
Jerry Goldsmith:
The Swarm

198)
Nico Fidenco:
Agente Logan Missione Ypotron

197)
Henry Mancini:
99 & 44/100% Dead!

196)
Michael J. Lewis:
Theater of Blood

195)
The Reds & Michel Rubini:
Manhunter

194)
Elmer Bernstein:
Rampage

193)
John Williams:
Family Plot

192)
Bernard Purdie:
Lialeh

191)
various:
Faces

190)
Kunio Miyauchi:
Ultra Q

189)
Giuliano Sorgini:
The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue
&
John Cacavas:
Horror Express

188)
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino:
Il castello dei morti vivi (Castle of the Living Dead)

187)
Goblin:
Zombi

186)
De Wolfe Music Library:
Dawn of the Dead

185)
Capitol Hi-"Q" Production Music Library:
Night of the Living Dead

184)
Nico Fidenco:
2+5 Missione Hydra

183)
Stu Phillips:
A Time to Every Purpose, The Name of the Game Is … Kill and The Meal

182)
Laurence Rosenthal:
Requiem for a Heavyweight & A Raisin in the Sun

181)
Nora Orlandi:
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

180)
Frank Cordell:
Khartoum & Mosquito Squadron

179)
Popol Vuh:
Heart of Glass

178)
John Cameron:
Psychomania

177)
Don Gere:
Werewolves on Wheels

176)
Les Baxter:
Hell's Belles

175)
Max Steiner:
A Summer Place

174)
Luis Bacalov:
Summertime Killer

173)
Basil Poledouris:
Big Wednesday

172)
Les Baxter:
Beach Blanket Bingo

171)
Bernard Herrmann:
The Day the Earth Stood Still

170)
Bernard Herrmann:
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Volume 1

169)
Bernard Herrmann:
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

168)
Bernard Herrmann:
On Dangerous Ground

167)
Chuji Kinoshita:
Mito Koumon

166)
Fukuda Yasuhiko:
Bakuhatsu! Sukeban Hunters: Sokatsu Nagurikomi Sakusen

165)
Yamamoto Naozumi et al.:
All Star Show: Atsumi Kiyoshi

164)
Isao Tomita and The Helpful Soul:
A Thousand & One Nights

163)
Takeo Yamashita:
Playgirl & Playgirl Q

162)
various:
Hawaiian Eye

161)
Morton Stevens:
Hawaii Five-0

160)
Henry Mancini:
The Hawaiians

159)
Elmer Bernstein:
Hawaii

158)
Shunsuke Kikuchi:
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs

157)
Jerry Goldsmith and Morton Stevens:
Cain's Hundred

156)
Howard Shore:
Crash

155)
Henry Mancini:
Experiment in Terror

154)
Daniele Amfitheatrof:
Bird of Paradise

&amamp;
Hugo Friedhofer:
Lydia Bailey

153)
Francis Lai:
Jeune fille libre le soir (The Babysitter)

152)
Igo Kantor, Bert Shefter and Paul Sawtell: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
&
James Griffith and Hal Hopper: Lorna
&
Igo Kantor: Vixen

151) John Barry:
The Quiller Memorandum

150)
John Williams:
Black Sunday

149)
Gianni Ferrio:
Black Box Affair: Il Mondo Trema

148)
James Brown:
Black Caesar

147)
Jerry Fielding:
The Black Bird

146)
Gene Page:
Blacula

145)
Vasco Vassil Kojucharov:
Dio Perdoni La Mia Pistola & Anche per Django Le Carogne Hanno Un Prezzo

144) Joe Harnell:
The Bionic Woman: "Once a Thief", "Deadly Ringer: Part 1" & "Bionic Beauty
"
143) James Horner:
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

142) Nico Fidenco:
La Via Della Prostituzione (Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade)

141) Nico Fidenco:
Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali

140) Nico Fidenco:
Emanuelle Around the World

139)
Nico Fidenco:
Emanuelle in America

138)
Nico Fidenco:
Black Emanuelle Goes East

137)
Nico Fidenco:
Black Emanuelle

136)
Stelvio Cipriani:
Il triangolo delle Bermude, Bermude: La fossa maledetta & Uragano … Bermude l'ultimo S.O.S

135)
Taku Izumi:
Giant Space Monster Girara (a.k.a. The X from Outer Space)

134)
Kikuchi Shunsuke:
Edogawa Rampo Series: Akechi Kogoro

133)
Waldo De Los Rios: ¿Quien puede matar a un niño? (Who Can Kill a Child?) & La Residencia (The House That Screamed)
132) Il Reale Impero Brittanico:
Perché si uccidono

131) Patrick Williams:
Cuba

130) Yuji Koseki:
Mothra

129) Marcello Giombini:
Return of Sabata

128) Jerry Fielding:
The Big Sleep

127) Bronislau Kaper:
Home from the Hill

126) Lalo Schifrin:
The Wrath of God

125) Shelly Manne:
Young Billy Young

124) Bernard Herrmann:
Cape Fear

123)
Akira Ifukube:
The Three Treasures
122) Maurice Jarre:
Ma Période Française

121)
Chappell Recorded Music Library:
The Prisoner: The Complete Chappell Recorded Music Library Cues

120) Les Baxter:
Panic in Year Zero!

119) Charles Bernstein:
White Lightning

118)
Ravi Shankar and Ustad Vilayat Khan:
Film India

117) Toru Takemitsu:
Kawaita hana (Pale Flower)

116) Mario Migliardi:
A Come Andromeda

115) Elmer Bernstein:
Stri
pes
114) Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes:
Orfeu da Conceição

113) Sadao Bekku:
Matango

112) Mikis Theodorakis:
Z

111) Shelly Manne:
The Proper Time

110) Ennio Morricone:
Corleone

109) Henry Mancini:
The Pink Panther

108) Nino Rota:
Il gattopardo

107) Piero Piccioni:
Il bell'Antonio

106) Earle Hagen:
I Spy

105) Akira Ifukube, Isao Tomita, Kunihiko Murai, Shigeru Ikeno:
Zato Ichi: The Best Cuts

104) Ennio Morricone:
The Five Man Army

103) Joe Harnell:
The Bionic Woman: "Doomsday Is Tomorrow Part 2"
and "The Martians Are Coming, The Martians Are Coming"

102) Gil Mellé:
The Andromeda Strain

101) Kenyon Hopkins:
The Reporter

100) Quincy Jones:
The Deadly Affair

99) The Sandals:
Endless Summer

98) Shelly Manne:
Jazz Gunn

97) Bruno Nicolai:
La Battaglia del Deserto

96) Seitaro Omori:
Arashi o yobu otoko

95) Max Steiner:
She

94) Maurice Jarre:
Lawrence of Arabia

93) Gian Piero Reverberi and Gian Franco Reverberi:
Le Malizie di Venere

Carlo Savina:
Hypnos: Follia di Massacro

Piero Umiliani:
28 Minuti per 3 Millioni di Dollari

92) Yasushi Akutagawa:
Hakkodasan

91) Barry Gray:
UFO

90) James Horner:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

89) Jerry Fielding:
The Mechanic

88) Elmer Bernstein:
Cannon for Cordoba and From Noon Till Three

87) Ennio Morricone:
Città Violenta (Violent City)

86) Charles Bernstein:
Mr. Majestyk

85) John Barry:
The White Buffalo

84) Berto Pisano:
La Morte Ha Sorrsio all'Assassino
&
Stefano Liberati & Elio Maestosi:
La Mano Che Nutre La Morte & Le Amanti del Mostro

83) Eric Demarsan:
L'Armée des Ombres (Army of Shadows)

82) Alex North:
Hard Contract

81) Jerry Fielding:
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

80) Ernest Gold:
Exodus

79) Andre Previn:
Two for the Seesaw

78) Masao Yagi and Shunsuke Kikuchi:
Kensyu Takakura Shuen Sakuhin Best Selection

77) Marcello Giombini:
Sabata

76) Masaru Sato:
The Film Music of Masaru Satoh Vol. 11

75) Booker T and the MGs:
Up Tight!

74) Ennio Morricone:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

73) R. D. Burman:
The Train

72) Bernard Herrmann:
North by Northwest

71) Hajime Kubaragi:
Doberman Cop

70) Nico Fidenco & Gianni Dell'Orso:
Sharaz and Ragan

69) Erich Wolfgang Korngold:
The Prince and the Pauper

68) Roy Budd:
Get Carter

67) Laurence Rosenthal:
Who'll Stop the Rain

66) David Grusin:
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

65) Bernard Herrmann:
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

64) Angela Morley:
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

63) Yugo Kanno:
Suspect X no Kenshin

62) Chuji Kinoshita, Takeo Watanabe and Taichiro Kosugi:
Junko Fuji Best Collection Volume Two

61) Piero Umiliani:
La Morte Bussa Due Volte

60) Barry Gray:
"Stand By for Action!"

59) Maury Laws & Jules Bass:
Mad Monster Party

58) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino:
L'Impero del Sole

57) Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Sukman et al.:
Dr. Kildare

56) Davie Allan & The Arrows:
Cycle Breed

55) Roberto Pregadio & Romano Mussolini:
Kriminal

54) various:
Ein Wigwam Steht in Babelsberg

53) Piero Umiliani:
Due Mafiosi Contro Goldginger and Due Mafiosi Contro Al Capone

52) Frankie Chan:
Ashes of Time

51) Mario Migliardi:
Matalo!

50) David Shire:
The Conversation

49) various:
Go! Cinemania Reel 4: Screaming A Go Go

48) Georges Delerue:
Day of the Dolphin

47) Goblin:
La Via Della Droga

46) Alfred Newman:
The Best of Everything

45) Akira Ifukube:
The Tale of Osaka Castle

44) Philip Green:
All Night Long

43) John Barry:
Starcrash

42) Bronislau Kaper and Heitor Villa-Lobos:
Green Mansions

41) De Wolfe Music Library:
Kung Fu Super Sounds

40) Dimitri Tiomkin:
The Thing from Another World
&
Take the High Ground

39) Nora Orlandi:
Il dolce corpo di Deborah

38) Peter Thomas:
Chariots of the Gods

37) Henry Mancini:
Silver Streak

36) R. D. Burman:
Sholay

35) Jim O'Rourke:
United Red Army

34) Ennio Morricone:
…e per tutto un cielo di stelle

33) Ron Grainer:
The Omega Man

32) Isao Tomita & Kunio Miyauchi:
Mighty Jack

31) Miklós Rózsa:
El Cid

30) Robby Poitevin:
Little Rita nel West

29) Hugo Friedhofer:
Boy on a Dolphin

28) David Shire: Farewell, My Lovely and Monkey Shines
27) Yukihiro Sawada:
Yukihiro Sawada's World

26) Bernard Herrmann:
The Kentuckian and Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot

25) Gladys Knight & The Pips:
Claudine and Pipe Dreams

24) Franz Waxman:
My Cousin Rachel

23) Edwin Astley:
Department S

22) Mikis Theodorakis:
Five Miles to Midnight

21) Bronislau Kaper, Daniele Amfitheatrof and Jeff Alexander:
The Naked Spur: Classic Western Scores from M-G-M

20) Trevor Dunn:
Four Films

19) Les Baxter:
The Dunwich Horror

18) Masaru Sato & Koji Izumi:
Jikiru to Haido

17) Elmer Bernstein:
Gangs of New York, The Journey of Natty Gann and The Scarlet Letter

16) Dominic Frontiere:
The Outer Limits

15) Bernard Herrmann:
Mysterious Island

14) Lalo Schifrin:
Kelly's Heroes

13) Masao Yagi:
Hiko Shojo Yoko (Delinquent Girl Yoko)

12) Albert Elms & Ron Grainer:
Man in a Suitcase

11) Ennio Morricone:
Giornata Nera per l'Ariete

10) Max Steiner:
Pursued

9) José Sola:
Jazz en el Cien Negro Español

8) Bruno Maderna:
La Morte Ha Fatto l'Uovo

7) Mina Aoe & Masahiko Sato:
Onna no Keisatsu

6) various:
Kosmos: Soundtracks of Eastern Germany's Adventures in Space

5) Jerry Goldsmith:
Alien

4) Jacques Loussier:
Dark of the Sun

3) Keiichiro Akagi:
Nikkatsu Collection

2) Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson, David Vorhaus and Dudley Simpson:
The Tomorrow People

1) Luboš Fišer:
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders


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Rob Price is on other CDs:


The Left Side
Dave Doobinin



Dexter Price
Alice Bierhorst



The Magic Lantern
Alice Bierhorst



Jubilee
Alice Bierhorst



Sonic Demons
Lucio Menegon



Smell the Glove
Mr. Dorgon



Da Whole Thing
Tooth



Dim Sum Clip Job
Harmolodic Jeopardy



Game of Death
Reprisal