2015 January 28 • Wednesday

Marshall Jon Fisher's A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played is a pretty good read, keeping to a minimum the common tendency to "novelize" works of non-fiction. There are few of those moments when the author tells us how, eighty years ago, somebody has a thought and then smiles ruefully on account of it or some similar nonsense.

It's no Levels of the Game, of course, a fact Fisher acknowledges himself. But it's hard to imagine there ever being another Levels of the Game. But it is an absorbing account of an amazing tennis match. The first line is "July the twentieth, 1937, and Baron Gottfried von Cramm tosses a new white Slazenger tennis ball three feet above his head". The baron's opponent is the American Don Budge and the two players are from very different backgrounds: the aristocrat versus the hayseed, more or less.

This match at Wimbledon is part of the Davis Cup champion, which means that the other two opponents are the United States and Nazi Germany. Cramm is no Nazi, however. Being a gay aristocrat, the friend of Jews and artists and a sometimes vocal critic of his new government has brought him to the brink of being declared an enemy of the state.

As long as he keeps winning tennis matches for Germany, he might stay out of jail. He feels that he's playing for his life.

The other major player, though he's not on the court for this match, is tennis legend Bob Tilden, an American who has become friends with the Baron and is coaching the German team. His own very interesting story is told in this book. Tilden was a big enough name in the first half of the twentieth century, and prominent enough in the American cultural landscape, it turns out, to earn a cameo in Nabokov's Lolita.

This is probably a book only for people really interested in tennis. It made me want to know more about these early legendary players, the first tennis superstars.
2015 January 26 • Monday

An old favorite, Lalo Schifrin's music for Enter the Dragon, is the 355th Soundtrack of the Week.

This extended edition has a lot more music than the original soundtrack album release. The highlight is still the main title theme, which appears in a number of different treatments (in "Su-Lin (The Monk)", "Into the Night" etc.). It's a wonderfully slinky melody supported by killer grooves.

Schifrin does his best to create music that sounds authentically Chinese in tracks such as "Han's Island" and "The Banquet".

He's on more familiar territory with "Headset Jazz", some mellow groovy business featuring electric piano. He gets pretty damn loungey with "The Gentle Softness", a track worthy of Henry Mancini.

Another standout is, of course, the music for the famous mirror scene. The whole CD is really great!


2015 January 23 • Monday

"Weird Al" Yankovic's most recent record, Mandatory Fun, reached number one last year. Sometimes nice guys finish first!

(And according to Wikipedia, “Weird Al”, Michael Jackson and Madonna are the only three artists to have a top 40 hit in every decade since the 1980s.)

It first came to my attention when a friend played me "Foil", a parody of Lourde's "Royals". I liked it but it was in the background and it wasn't until several months later that I watched the music video and paid attention to the song.

It turns out to be genius. And so is almost every song on this record.

"Now That's What I Call Polka" is not only a return to Al's roots but an ingenious twist on his usual approach. He keeps the lyrics to a number of hit songs but sets them to his own Spike Jones and His City Slickers-inspired arrangement.

"Sports Song" is a thrilling and Zappa-esque mockery of cheerleading and pep rallies and, by extension, nationalism and propaganda.

"First World Problems" makes fun of the whining of the rich and selfish. It's great but Yankovic's most valuable service is to take a huge pop hit and give it new lyrics that make it very silly. By doing so he highlights how self-aggrandizing, self-important and pretentious the original was.

This is why "Tacky", the parody of "Happy", is just as good as the original and not much of a transformation. The original song was fun, not boastful or po-faced. The best thing about both songs is the music, not the lyrics.

"Weird Al" rescues the hooks and grooves of "Fancy" by turning them into the backing track of "Handy", an ad for a contractor/handyman service. “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons is hilariously reworked as “Inactive”, a song about being very, very enervated. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” becomes “Word Crimes”, an amusing song about common uses of improper English grammar, syntax, spelling etc. (Apparently the split infinitive in one line was used intentionally to see if we would notice.)

“My Own Eyes” is a funny song about things the singer wishes he hadn’t seen. The music reminded me of Foo Fighters. It’s the least awesome number on the CD, though I enjoy the music part of it more than the music part of “Sports Song”.

“Lame Claim to Fame” is another original and a really great one, basically a very clever riff on name-dropping. Art Garfunkel and Kevin Bacon get me every time. (“Tacky” also has a great bit about name-dropping. At least that’s what Kanye West keeps telling me.)

As far as I know, “Weird Al” Yanjovic is never mean. He lampoons, he mocks, he takes the wind out of sails, he crumbles huge monuments to huger egos but he always appears to have a sunny and gentle temperament. Mandatory Fun does have one genuine satire with a biting edge.

Yankovic rides the momentum of his own optimism to create “Mission Statement”, a song that rubs everybody’s face in how all the energy that baby boomers once put into the dreams and ideals associated with the 1960s, has found a new home in the corporate boardroom. They went from Woodstock to stock brokers. The song, with its backward guitar solo and CSN&Y-style vocal arrangement, is devastating. It’s another one whose video should really be seen as well.

Before “Weird Al” there was Tom Lehrer, whose similarly absurd and dangerous spirit is in sympathy with the last number, a massive, nine-minute pop opus called “Jackson Park Express”. The story is simple. The singer sees a woman get on the bus and he fantasizes that they have a connection and imagines that they are communicating non-verbally with each other. In moments she goes from complete stranger to mother of their children, in his mind. The lyrics are sometimes silly, sometimes violently unsettling. At one point you might wonder if the singer is Ed Gein.

“Weird Al” Yankovic is my hero.
2015 January 21 • Monday

The Moonraker soundtrack Kickstarter project mentioned earlier reached its goal but then got canceled. So never mind about that. A re-recording of the score is still possible, even probable, but it's not going to happen as soon as the Kickstarter-funded one would have done.


2015 January 19 • Monday

The 354th Soundtrack of the Week is Asei Kobayashi’s music for the 1969 TV series Flower Action 009-1.

It’s a great CD with lots of cues in various cues. There’s lots of surf, lounge and acid rock influences.

The very groovy theme song is performed by “Zero Zero Girls”. There isn’t much in the way of lyrics: a lot of “009-1”, a countdown from 9 to 1 and some wordless vocalizing. There’s a psychedelic guitar solo and a killer groove throughout.

In general there’s a ton of great guitar playing and incredible rhythm tracks on these tunes.

Do yourself a favor and watch the opening credits here. The show looks like it was pretty awesome.


2015 January 16 • Friday

R.I.P. Brian Clemens.
2015 January 14 • Wednesday

John Barry's score to Moonraker has always been one of my favorites. The tapes of the original recording are apparently lost and the woefully incomplete soundtrack album has had to do—so far.

Tadlow Records and conductor Nic Raine, who have combined forces several times before to produce breathtakingly great re-recordings of great scores, are ready to work their magic on Moonraker.

But they need money. Not really that much, if you ask me. Their Kickstarter campaign has a few weeks to go and they're about two-thirds away from their goal. I joined it within seconds of hearing about it. Maybe you'd like to also!


2015 January 12 • Monday

The 353rd Soundtrack of the Week is Morning of the Earth. It's a great collection of rock/pop songs, most with some kind of trippy and psychedelic feel. Apparently this was Australia's first gold record!

This two-CD version has stuff that wasn't on the original release. The second disc is all new material, I guess re-recordings of the original songs by bands and musicians from today. I haven't listened to Disc Two yet and I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for me to do so.

But the songs on Disc One are great!


2015 January 09 • Friday

Time to recommend some things to you all. First up is The Left Side, a new record by singer/songwriter Dave Doobinin. I play guitar on two tracks, including this amazing song "Skywriter". You can check out the video for it here.

I was blown away by Dave's music and it was a great experience to work with producer and drummer Jeff Lipstein. It's a rare privilege to know such people, let alone work with them! This record comes out on Tuesday, January 13th. I think you should get it!

Another person I'm very honored to know and work with is drummer/singer/songwriter/all around awesome person Chris Moore. He has a new record out, Harmless Blues, on which he plays almost all the instruments in addition to writing and singing amazing songs!

This record, as well as a new EP, Community Service, that's Chris with a great band featuring the aforementioned Jeff Lipstein on drums, are available now or out soon. Go here and get them! They've both been getting a lot of play around our house.


2015 January 07 • Wednesday


All the King's Men (1949)


2015 January 05 • Monday

So here we are in the year 2015. (Please keep your "Where's my flying car?" outbursts to yourself.)

We've been doing a Soundtrack of the Week every Monday for about seven years. The last year or so I haven't had the time or energy or the rest of it to do justice to the music. (Probably I never actually did justice to the music. You want justice? Then listen to the music yourself!)

It's become kind of a drag, actually, the whole weekly soundtrack thing, the whole blog thing. I've never been on Facebook and I don't want to lose those bragging rights, not yet, but I get the appeal. It's so much easier.

And then I had to update the OS for our Mac so I could get iMovie to work so I could make these #%£&$@! video projects for my freaking band—another thing, like the Soundtrack of the Week and the Monday-Wednesday-Friday blog posts that should be filed under—or tagged as—"why oh why?"—and the new system wouldn't run Dreamweaver, which I had bought years ago—yes, bought, with money!

The way it works now, you can't buy Dreamweaver. You buy a subscription to it for something like ten dollars a month if you want it to work with Yosemite or Mountain Lion or Yeti or Slime Mold or whatever the hell this operating system is called.

Let's see, I bought Dreamweaver for $60 or whatever it cost at least ten years ago and used it all the time. If they had had this nifty subscription plan going back then, I'd now be out something like $1200, assuming a ten dollar a month rate.

No way.

So I lost it. Even though I bought it and theoretically owned it. And now I'm using some free web designer thing that forces me to write html. (Can I at least get my $60 back, Dreamweaver?)

I was already struggling to keep up with a modest update schedule here and now it got significantly harder, now that I'm doing this crap by hand because I have an aversion to monthly fees. (I have never done Netflix and haven't had cable TV for over seven years.)

As the new year dawned I found myself thinking, "Screw it. I don't have the time, it's a drag and it just got a lot more annoying. Just ditch the blogging.") Seemed reasonable to me.

But then I got this package from Ark Soundtrack Square in Japan. There's some new label called Cinema-kan and they've put out three CDs of music from 1960s Nikkatsu gangster movies. This is the kind of thing I used to dream about it and here it is in real life.

And so the 352nd Soundtrack of the Week, goddam it, is Harumi Ibe's score for Suzuki Seijun's Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!. It's a jazz/rock and roll hybrid, simple, frantic and effective, alternating intense energy with moody atmospheres.

That's all I've got to say. Buy the CD if you want to know more—or watch the movie. It was released on DVD in the US six years ago. I saw it at the Japan Society at some point and don't remember anything about it.



Rob Price
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Soundtracks of the Week
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:


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