2015 March 30 • Monday

The 364th Soundtrack of the Week is Perrak, a compilation of music by Rolf Kuhn.

It's loungey stuff, with the occasional touch of jazz or exotica. You can hear the influence of Henry Mancini in places, especially in the writing for strings.


2015 March 27 • Friday

Grace McCleen’s The Land of Decoration did not immediately grab me. First of all, I’m beyond tired of books that begin with quotations from other books. This has passed beyond pretension into triteness at this point. This book begins with a quote from the bible, one that explains the title. The title is itself explained in the book itself, so this addition is superfluous. Not a big deal, but it’s the kind of thing that will delay the drawing in of the reader if I am the reader.

The first part of the book is called “God’s Instrument”, the first chapter “The Empty Room”. The first line is “In the beginning there was an empty room, a little bit of space, a little bit of light, a little bit of time”. The echoes of Genesis continue for a bit and gradually the scene is set: a squalid industrial town, a narrator who is the ten-year-old daughter of a single father who is a devout member of a Christian sect who dedicate their lives to preparing for imminent Armageddon.

If I hadn’t been waiting a while for the subway on a Sunday night, I might not have stuck with this book. But I’m glad that I did. The Land of Decoration shares DNA with Carrie, Welcome to the Dollhouse and Joan of Arcadia but tells its own story. It’s hard to know how to take the voice of our narrator, Judith. It’s a story told by a waif, who doesn’t know as much as we know and expresses things very simply, directly, mildly, naively. It’s another device I’m a bit sick of but McCleen keeps the momentum going and the pace more or less perfect.

Judith begins talking to God and performing miracles. Having made her own miniature world in her room, with the people and buildings crafted from rubbish, she finds that whatever she does in her fake world comes to pass in the real world. At first this seems like a great thing but it turns out to have unexpected and unpleasant consequences.

Slow subway service prompted me to start this book. Days later I was on the subway again and so caught up in it that I actually missed my stop!


2015 March 25 • Wednesday

Richard Hughes’s A High Wind in Jamaica starts slowly. The first line is “One of the fruits of Emancipation in the West Indian islands is the number of ruins, either attached to the houses that remain or within a stone’s throw of them: ruined slaves’ quarters, ruined sugar-grinding houses, ruined boiling houses; often ruined mansions that were too expensive to maintain”.

The story concerns the adventures of a group of English children who end up living on a pirate ship. This isn’t Treasure Island, though. Piracy is a means of just scraping by and the pirates themselves are a shabby lot who don’t even have guns on their ship but use chicanery to board and loot vessels.

The children are free to do whatever they want on ship and most of the time is spent inside their heads. This is facilitated by Hughes’s assured and ironical writing style. (He has a strange way of using colons. He uses them as commas, semi-colons and even sometimes as colons.)

Once the pirates show up, the book becomes very absorbing, though this is no blood and thunder tale. The children and the pirates both live outside of society’s norms and laws, the pirates by choice and the children by nature. As the arc of their voyage gradually descends, the children grow up. The pirates have a different fate.


2015 March 23 • Monday

If I ever do a list of favorite movies I watched in 2015, Peggy Sue Got Married will be on it.

The score by John Barry is the 363rd Soundtrack of the Week.

The CD starts as the movie does, with the immortal Buddy Holly singing the title song.

Then there are thirteen of Barry's loveliest and most atmospheric cues. "Peggy Sue's Homecoming" contains a wistful piece in 3/4 time that functions as the main theme for the movie.

It's interesting to note that guitarist Gene Bertoncini is one of the musicians here. You can hear him at the beginning of "Sleep, Baby" and at the end of "The Silent Treatment", for example.

Then there are various songs heard in the movie, including Nicolas Cage singing "He Don't Love You".


2015 March 16 • Monday

Some people have noticed that I have not yet posted a list of favorite movies that I watched in the year 2014. I'm not sure I'll ever get around to it. But one of them was So This Is New York.

Another one was The Dogs of War, which featured my favorite Christopher Walken performance (so far) and a score by Geoffrey Burgon that will be our 362nd Soundtrack of the Week.

Burgon is so good at writing for strings, winds and percussion that it's hard to say he does one better than the other.

The listening experience on this CD, a new release from La-La Land Records, is one that alternates between the dramatic, the exciting and the hypnotic. The music gets its hooks into you and pulls you inexorably from one cue to the next.

While watching the movie I was so caught up in the story that I didn't pay much attention to the score. Listening to the soundtrack on its own has been a rewarding experience!


2015 March 11 • Wednesday

The Publisher's Weekly blurb is quite right. The Getaway Car is "a must-have for [Donald E.] Westlake fans".

This collection of non-fiction pieces included several I'd read before and it was a pleasure to see them again. Even more of a pleasure were those that were new to me, particularly Westlake's appreciation of Charles Willeford, his analysis of Peter Rabe's work and a talk on hardboiled detective fiction he gave at the Smithsonian Institution in 1982.

His introduction to the collection of Levine stories is reprinted here and includes Westlake's reminiscence of listening to an audio recording of an episode of The 87th Precinct that had been based on one of those stories. He had never been able to see the episode.

The editor of the book notes that in 2005 Westlake wrote to Evan Hunter and told him that a fan had given him a videotape of that episode and he had finally been able to watch it. Here's a little known fact: I was that fan. I didn't send it to him, as Levi Stahl assumes, but presented it to him in person at a book signing. In return Westlake inscribed my copy of The Ax, "God bless you for 87".

It saddens me to report that I no longer have that book with its unique inscription. If you see it, please let me know.


2015 March 09 • Monday

The 361st Soundtrack of the Week is another compilation of soundtrack theme "covers", this time by Hank Marvin, famous as the guitarist from The Shadows (and one of my heroes).

Marvin at the Movies starts with a fairly straightforward instrumental version of "A Hard Day's Night"" and proceeds with "The Sound of Silence" from The Graduate, which Hank gives a surprisingly groovy twist.

The main theme from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is perhaps a good example of the record as a whole. Marvin's guitar has a brilliant clarity and a wonderful sound. His playing is impeccable and tasty. But the arrangements and instrumentation are not his equals. They deserve credit, I suppose, for trying to recreate an orchestral score with a tiny ensemble but they'd be better collaborating with Petra Haden!

Then there are the crowdpleasers: the themes from Goldfinger, Star Wars, a medley of James Bond themes and "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic.

Soundtrack afficionados who are also Hank Marvin fans will be mostly pleased with this record.


2015 March 06 • Friday

The J. G. Ballard project—in which I read Ballard's short stories and novels in chronological order—continues with Hello America.

First of all, thanks to my friend James for giving this to me. He found it on the street—Park Slope!—and knew of my interest.

In this one, climate change in the future has made the United States uninhabitable. Many years after the last exodus, a European expedition journeys across the Atlantic to explore the old new world.

New York City is a desert. As the group makes its way down to Washington, DC, they encounter tribes of "Indians": Bureaucrats, Politicians, Gangsters, Divorcees and so on.

They make their way west to find that Las Vegas is now in the middle of an Amazon-like rain forest. The city itself is still quite alive, all the bright lights and signs active. An army of Mexican teenagers is presided over by a mysterious figure who lives like Howard Hughes in obsessive isolation.

He is Charles Manson, President of the United States.

Ballard seemed to be having quite a lot of fun with this one and some of his most playful and inventive imagery and metaphors can be found in the pages of Hello America.

The pacing is not as strong as I would have liked, though. It's curious that such dazzling writing is so hard to get through. This isn't the first time I've had that reaction to Ballard. I guess he is a genuine experimental writer, a challenging one, an artist and a projector of uneasy dreams.

The first line is "'There's gold, Wayne, gold dust everywhere!'".


2015 March 04 • Wednesday

Here's yet another great mid-century British apocalypse novel, The Death of Grass by John Christopher.

In this one a virus destroys all kinds of grass plants. These include rice, wheat, barley, etc. The resut is famine, rioting, cannibalism and an almost immediate abandonment of all the niceties of civilization and social order.

The main plot concerns a small group determined to get to a safe haven in the north of England, a valley where the main character's brother is growing potatoes and beets and raising pigs. The valley is such that a small group could successfully defend it from an army.

It takes almost no time at all for these decent, ordinary people to become murderers and thieves. It takes less time for many others, of whom some are attracted to more vicious crimes.

The Death of Grass is quite gripping, and gruesome and brutal as well, all the more effectively because it's understated and restrained. Once again it's demonstrated that nightmarish situations can be more disturbing if a substantial amount of their content is left to your imagination.

This edition has an introduction by Robert Macfarlane that's worth reading. (Not all such introductions are.)

The first line is "As sometimes happens, death healed a family breach".


2015 March 02 • Monday

Let's get one thing out of the way about the 360th Soundtrack of the Week. It is a very strange record. It's technically not a soundtrack but a compilation of new recordings of different pieces of soundtrack music. We have encountered such records before, but not one like this.

We refer to Petra Haden's Petra Goes to the Movies.

It's not for everybody. I've heard some unkind things said about it. Haden exploits the potentials of multi-track recording to sing the parts of all the instruments needed to interpret the music. This creates a very unusual sound, to put it mildly.

It doesn't take long to get used to it. The record starts with a sudden immersion into Haden's concept, with Leonard Rosenman's blaringly modern and dense theme to Rebel Without a Cause. This is a bold move. She doesn't try to ease you into what she's doing here.

But her choices of material and the sequencing is probably flawless, if you ask me. Bernard Herrmann cues from Taxi Driver and Psyscho both receive respectufl and faithful interpretations that nevertheless transform the original music into something new.

John Barry's famous theme song from Goldfinger is the first song on the record to be sung with words. Haden's vocal rendition of the original's wailing brass instruments is strangely soothing.

Morricone gets two in a row, Cinema Paradiso and A Fistful of Dollars, both superbly done. (Haden's handling of the percussion parts on the latter piece, particularly the snare drum, is brilliant.)

She could easily have done this all herself but the overall effect is definitely enhanced by a very precise and delicate sprinkling of other musicians.

The first of these is guitarist Bill Frisell, who lends his incomparably tasteful support to the song "It Might Be You" from Tootsie.

Frisell returns with bassist Charlie Haden (Petra Haden's father) "This Is Not America" from the movie The Falcon and the Snowman.

And finally pianist Brad Mehldau joins Haden for the song "Calling You" from Baghdad Cafe.

The strength of these three pieces is that they could be played live. Haden does some background vocals here and there but keeps the arrangements very spare and spacious. While these tracks don't share the virtuosity on display elsewhere, they demonstrate persuasively that Haden is a great singer.



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Soundtracks of the Week
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