2014 September 19 • Friday

After years of being enthralled by Roy Orbison's Sun and RCA recordings, I finally checked out Mystery Girl, the last record he ever made.

It's amazingly good and Roy's voice has hardly changed at all in thirty years! There are some nods to the changing landscape of pop music but the arrangements are faithful to Orbison's unique musical world. What a great surprise!


2014 September 17 • Wednesday

As Chris Cawthray and I sat in a train on our way to Connecticut for a recording session with Lucio Menegon, I found myself irritated by this vodka ad.

It was annoying me but I couldn't immediately tell why. Was it that even if people don't clink electronic devices together—and they might, for all I know—they're bound to before too long? Was it that clinking glasses is nowhere near specific to vodka, let alone a brand of vodka?

No. The offense came from the period that should be a question mark. When did that become okay? I mean, when did that become okay.


2014 September 15 • Monday

My friend Scott just gave me the soundtrack to Godzilla's Revenge, music by Kunio Miyauchi. Let's make it the 336th Soundtrack of the Week!

It starts off with two takes of a "Monster March" vocal number by Gendai Kono, a sharp and aggressive number that certainly leaves an impression.

Then we get into some dreamy and delicate tracks that are in keeping with the fairy tale/bedtime story concept of the movie. This mood prevails for much of the album, creating poignant and ethereal atmospheres sometimes with just solo electric guitar, other times with small ensembles that use flute and vibes for emotional effect.

For "Godzilla vs. Gimantis", an instrumental version of the "Monster March" theme resurfaces with a wicked backbeat. It comes back for "Monster Island's Monsters", "Godzilla vs. Spiga", "Lord Admiral Brat Showdown" and several other cues.

There's an appropriate air of danger and excitement for tracks such as "Gabara Attacks". And there's also some plain weird music, like the bizarre noises you hear in "The Strange Vines".

There's anotoher Gendai Kano song at the end, "Punpunpun", sort of like a lounge/children's choir of the "Monster March" theme.

It's a very nice program with a lot of variety. It's an odd movie as I remember it.


2014 September 12 • Friday

Yesterday I watched this great Italian movie from 1962, Il sorpasso. I wish I'd known what the title meant first. The booklet explains it but not without giving away the ending of the movie also. So here's the deal. It refers to one car passing another on the highway. Furthermore this is linked to a specifically Italian kind of machismo. You're not a real man if you can't pass another car or if you let another car pass yours. This is very important for the movie.

Also important, from my point of view, is the fact that the main character has a freaking record player in his car!

It looks real. I wonder how well it worked in real life.


2014 September 10 • Wednesday

"Once upon a time there was going to be a Beatles album called Get Back." That's the first line of Lewis Shiner's Glimpses, a fantasy novel about mid-life, family tensions, dependency, rock and roll and time travel.

It's a great book, though one I find hard to describe without making it sound dumb.

The main character is able to rescue lost albums like The Beatles' Get Back and The Doors' Celebration of the Lizard by a process of immersion and concentration, sort of a secular shamanism.

When it comes to The Beach Boys' Smile, however, he has to go back in time to 1966 and meet Brian Wilson, work on him in person to make it happen.

This takes a toll on him, both physically and emotionally. At the same time his marriage is falling apart and he's wrestling with a legacy of hard feelings he has for his father, whose recent death might have been the catalyst for these fantastic events.

Shiner's writing is flawless and highly enjoyable. His recreations of these famous musical icons and their work is completely believable. He never pushes too hard or goes too far and the book is free of giddiness or hyperbole. The Brian Wilson section is brilliant and struck me as a perfect creation.

The book's climax involves Hendrix, what might have happened if he hadn't died, what First Rays of the New Rising Sun might have been like if he'd been able to realize his vision for it. Shiner very wisely presents Hendrix as a different, more powerful character than those we've met before, a force whose direction is not as easy to change. Hendrix ends up leading the way to—well, I can't tell you, just in case you're interested.

Terrific book. I wish there more like this one!


2014 September 08 • Monday

The 335th Soundtrack of the Week is Serial Experiments Lain, music by Nakaido "Chabo" Reichi.

This is music for an anime TV series that I've never seen. Prior to seeing the CD I'd never heard of it. I picked it up anyway, for one dollar at a stoop sale. I ended up liking the music quite a bit!

"Lain's Theme" has a compelling melody that would be great as a surf tune but has more of a hard rock sound.

After that comes kind of futuristic damaged dance music, a piece called "Pulse Beat". Things get laid back and sentimental with "Inner Vision", which features some nice acoustic guitar playing. (Guitar is a big part of the music here and, judging by the album cover, also a big part of the show.) Parts of this cue sound like the music from Blade Runner.

Things get eerie and atmospheric in "Different Dimension of Fog", combining some dreamy guitar arpeggios with industrial sound design.

"Free Zone" is an aggressive but sunny rock instrumental that is, I guess, garage punk with a splash of rockabilly.

Then there's "Working Man's Theme" which is kind of like The Grateful Dead version of smooth jazz—but it's actually good.

"Ballad of Silly Bird" is closer to smooth jazz itself but it's too urgent and keyed up to qualify. It's a cool piece and I bet it works great in the show.

After that comes "Ahodori's Ballad", a reflective and wistful song with nice textures and some unusual percussion backing up the melody.

"Theme of a Hilly Road" is an honest to goodness acoustic blues slide guitar number with some subtle electronic atmosphere sneaking around here and there.

Then we get two proper songs with vocals: "Far Shout" and "Signal of Loneliness". The first one has a swaying rhythm and an earnest, hoarse voice belting out the lyrics. The second one is much dreamier, full of longing.

The theme gets reprised after that and then there's a strange track of mostly distorted electric guitar improvisations, "Wind of Time Zone".

The CD concludes with the delicate and poignant "Family Portrait", mostly just for guitar.

There's a lot of really great stuff here. This one of my best ever stoop sale scores!


2014 September 05 • Friday

Finally got around to reading this:

It starts out with three stories running on parallel tracks. In one of them Victor Losa has just become the greatest magician in the world. In another young Victor is studying magic, practicing and working toward his future success while struggling with his father's mysterious accidental death. And much further in the past a pickpocket named Peter Grouse plans his revenge against one of the greatest magicians of the nineteenth century.

The book switches gears after a while, however, when the successful adult Victor loses his sight. The second half of the book covers his struggling with blindness, whether he can find a life worth living in the dark. The first lines of the book, describing Victor backstage just before the great success he has been working toward all his life, are thus rather ironic considering what comes later.

"There are only a few steps between him and the green door—eleven, twelve, maybe. It is too dark to count them. Victor Losa stops, takes a deep breath; this, he thinks, is the happiest moment of his life."

The Manual of Darkness is best when dealing with the magic parts of the story. The relationships between characters are well handled but too familiar: the tragic and inexplicable death of a parent haunting the child for the rest of his life, the mentor who replaces the missing father, the rookie social worker challenged by the man who doesn't want to heal. There's even a prostitute with a heart of gold.

Despite this, the conclusion is touching and the book worth reading.


2014 September 03 • Wednesday

I'll buy just about any mid-century instrumental guitar record, in the hope that I'll find something half as good as this record, which I picked up at San Diego's Nickelodeon Records.

The Fabulous Jokers were, according to the liner notes, a Belgian band that won a National Television Contest in Belgium.

Side A starts with "Humoresque", a classical piece that I used to play on the violin. It gets a tough, staccato treatment here. Next is a tune called "Diamond Strings", which has a peasant folk dance quality to it, combined with a really catchy hook.

These kinds of records are often interesting because of what covers get included. I can't remember ever hearing a surf/instro band do "Perdido" before, but here it is! And it's great, with a dynamic guitar sound, clear and shimmering.

From there we go to the theme from Black Orpheus, common enough in the jazz world, but less familiar in this scene. It's done slowly, not as a bossa, curiously enough, and with a wordless chorus adding an eerie atmomsphere.

"Instant Coffee" is one of the band's original compositions. It's appropriately peppy, equal parts surf and hot rod.

The first side ends with the theme from The Third Man, a much-covered classic. The Fabulous Jokers use a 12-string guitar to create something close to the zither's unique sound. They play the tune very well, very respectfully.

The B Side starts with "Caravan", perhaps the most-covered song of this genre. These guys do it with the otherworldly wordless chorus adding a spooky effect. The lead guitarist does a great job with the melody and soloing.

This is followed by the Chuck Berry classic "Memphis", another familiar choice. Nobody beats the original, though, and while The Fabulous Jokers do a good job, especially the drummer, who sounds huge here, this might be the least interesting track on the record (though bringing back the 12-string was an inspired choice).

The next tune is another original. "Addis-Abeba" is a very Ventures-like number with an alternatingly growling and singing lead guitar sound.

After this comes, of all things, "Down by the Riverside". The 12-string guitar comes on strong and the other three band members create a massive wall of rhythm to back it up. Another unusual choice.

"Saturnus" is apparently an original number, more of a lounge piece, The Ventures in space with a touch of Esquivel. Some bits of it are startlingly chirpy but on the whole it's quite nice, with a subtle use of organ.

Things come to a close with the original "Greyhound Express", a surprisingly jazzy number. This is one versatile group with a great sound. I'd love to hear more from them!


2014 September 01 • Monday

Happy Labor Day! The 334th Soundtrack of the Week is David Shire's music for Norma Rae.

This CD is particularly valuable since it contains a lot of music that didn't make it into the finished film.

It starts with the lovely song "It Goes Like It Goes". This melody appears again, in the end title, of course, but most importantly in a beautiful instrumental version for acoustic guitars, called "Norma's Children". I believe this is one of the cues that isn't in the movie.

"Country Rock" is pretty rockin', though with its wailing Hammond org and acid rock guitar it doesn't sound very country.

Trumpet introduces the theme of lonely heroism that informs the story in "Leaflets". You hear it again in "Leafleting", "Norma to Reuben's Room", "Church" and "Union". The melody is reprised and rearranged in "Vote Counting".

"Ride Home" is a countryish pop instrumental that's quite nice. There are a few other great cues like this: "Hop In", "Work Montage", "The Lobby" and "Country Girl". (Some of them have more of a bluegrass feel going on. "Country Girl" also leans on "It Goes Like It Goes".)

"Picnic Scene" is a lovely piece of pastoral underscore.

Perhaps the most powerful cue of all, though, is "Norma Rae", a solo acoustic guitar piece that recalls both "It Goes Like It Goes" and the trumpet theme first heard in "Leafelts". It's a beautiful piece of music, spare and elegant. This is a magnificent score for a great movie.



Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
rob + gutbrain.com = email


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Soundtracks of the Week
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

&
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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