Friday, May 22, 2009

INFERNO


INFERNO is Dario Argento's sequel to SUSPIRIA but this time around he decided to use Keith Emerson for the score instead of Goblin. While SUSPIRIA is often considered the better film Argento still manages to create yet another masterpiece here for this second film in what has become a trilogy (the third film being LA TERZA MADRE aka THE THIRD MOTHER or MOTHER OF TEARS).

As with my SUSPIRIA posting earlier this month I have multiple (in this case two) versions of the INFERNO score.

INFERNO - The Japanese CD release
First up is the 1992 Japanese CD release which came out on the JIMCO Records label (catalog code JICK 89035). This is the "standard" version of the soundtrack with a total of 15 tracks for a running time of approximately 36 minutes making it the shorter of the two versions I am posting today. However this is a Japanese CD release and again some people think the Japanese releases sound superior to other releases. Not sure I buy into that 100% myself but choice is always good!

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Inferno (Main Title Theme) (02:56)
02. Rose's Descent Into The Cellar (04:48)
03. Taxi Ride (Rome) (02:15)
04. The Library (00:57)
05. Sarah In The Library Vaults (01:17)
06. Bookbinder's Delight (01:11)
07. Rose Leaves The Apartment (03:30)
08. Rose Gets It (02:04)
09. Elisa's Story (01:10)
10. A Cat Attic Attack (03:13)
11. Kazanian's Tarantella (03:34)
12. Mark's Discovery (01:23)
13. Mater Tenebrarum (02:38)
14. Inferno Finale (02:26)
15. Cigarettes, Ices, Etc. (02:49)

Total Duration: 00:36:11

Here is the RapidShare link ---> Download the JIMCO Records release


INFERNO - The Italian CD release
This is the 1997 Italian CD release which came out on the Cinevox label (catalog code CD-MDF 306). This version of the soundtrack has 16 tracks in total for a running time of approximately 46 minutes. The difference here vs. the Japanese release is that there is a bonus track which runs just over 10 minutes. Other than this bonus track the Japanese and Italian CD releases are pretty much identical so if you wish to only download one version this would be the one to get in my opinion.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Inferno (Main Titles Theme) (02:55)
02. Rose's Descend Into the Cellar (04:56)
03. Taxi Ride (Rome) (02:13)
04. The Library (00:55)
05. Sarah in the Library Vaults (01:15)
06. Bookbinder's Delight (01:09)
07. Rose Leave the Apartment (03:28)
08. Rose Gets It (02:04)
09. Elisa's Story (01:07)
10. A Cat Attic Attack (03:08)
11. Kazanian's Tarantella (03:32)
12. Mark's Discovery (01:21)
13. Mater Tenebrarum (02:36)
14. Inferno Finale (02:24)
15. Cigarettes, Cigar, Etc (02:50)
16. Inferno (Outtakes Suite) (10:13)

Total Duration: 00:46:06

Here is the RapidShare link ---> Download the Cinevox release

Both of the INFERNO CD rips presented here were originally ripped using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

I have also included high quality TIFF images of the CD covers as well as smaller JPG images. Also the MP3 files have thumbnail images embedded which should show up in most software and some hardware players.

Remember that there are two different download links and each is for THAT version and THAT version alone. Please feel free to download both to add to your collection.


Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cannibal Holocaust



Today I bring you the soundtrack to the 1980 Ruggero Deodato film CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST with music by Riz Ortolani. The main theme is mesmerizing in its beauty but of course that is a stark contrast to the "ugliness" of the film in general. Yes it is true that this is perhaps the most disgusting and vile of movies ... or so say some. I think we can all agree that it certainly is controversial if for nothing else than the film's use of real animal violence. As unfortunate as that may be this is a masterpiece of film making. Yes the inclusion of real animal violence is unfortunate but that should not distract us from the fact that this truly is a work of art. This is a complex movie and there is a lot more going on here than its detractors will have you believe. The music itself is at times beautiful as well as eerie. It's an odd mix but works perfectly for the movie and is a unique listening experience.

The CD Rip presented here is the Coffin Records RSR-0184 release from 2005. I originally ripped this using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

Also included in the download is a large TIFF image of the cover artwork along with a smaller JPG image (as seen here) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player. Last but not least there were two "CD-ROM" bonus features. One is a MPEG video file of the threatrical trailer. The other is a MPEG video file of an interview with Riz Ortolani (in Italian language with English subtitles). So yes you also get both of these files as well.


Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Cannibal Holocaust Main Theme (02:57)
02. Adulteress' Punishment (03:24)
03. Cameramen's Recreation (03:19)
04. Massacre of the Troupe (03:56)
05. Love With Fun (02:58)
06. Crucified Woman (02:23)
07. Relaxing in the Savana (03:29)
08. Savage Rite (03:45)
09. Drinking Coco (03:26)
10. Cannibal Holocaust (End Titles) (03:54)

Total Duration: 00:33:11

Here is the RapidShare link ---> CLICK HERE to download

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Horror Of Lucio Fulci



Today I present you with with a CD called LUCIO FULCI'S HORROR & THRILLER which was released by Beat Records (catalog code CDCR 21) in 1993. This is a compilation of music from various films by Italian film director Lucio Fulci. The musical selections here include material from "A Lizard In A Woman's Skin", "New York Ripper", "House By The Cemetery", "Manhattan Baby", "The Beyond", "Demonia" and "Door To Silence" along with a special recorded message by Lucio Fulci himself (both in Italian then again in English).

I originally ripped this using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

Also included in the download are high quality TIFF images of the CD artwork along with smaller JPG images (as seen here) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image of the CD cover into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player.


Here is the track listing courtesy of soundtrack collector website:

01. La lucertola (06:28)
02. Sole sulla pelle (04:19)
03. Magia nera (02:41)
04. Sfinge (04:36)
Tracks 1 - 4: Ennio Morricone - Una lucertola con la pelle di donna
05. Fay (03:34)
06. New York One More Day (02:49)
07. Suspence And Murder (02:46)
08. New York One More Day (II Version) (02:58)
Tracks 5 - 8: Francesco De Masi - Lo squartatore di New York
09. Quella villa (02:56)
10. Tema bambino (01:52)
Tracks 9 - 10: Walter Rizzati - Quella villa accanto al cimitero
11. Baby Sequence 1 (04:44)
12. Baby Sequence 2 (02:42)
Tracks 11 -12: Fabio Frizzi - Manhattan Baby
13. Voci dal nulla (04:23)
14. Verso l'ignoto (03:21)
Tracks 13 - 14: Fabio Frizzi - E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldila
15. Hell Flames (02:08)
16. The Nun Crypt (03:08)
17. The Blue Mountain (01:53)
18. The Revelation (01:46)
19. World's Navel (02:11)
20. Farewell To Dread (02:02)
Tracks 15 - 20: Giovanni Cristiani - Demonia
21. Melvin's Theme (01:44)
22. Love And Death (01:02)
23. Running (01:15)
24. Unknown (02:30)
25. Dark (02:30)
26. Leave A Message (00:55)
27. Bechet (00:46)
28. Magician (02:57)
Tracks 21 - 28: Franco Piana - Door To Silence
29. The Nun Crypt (Including Lucio's Message To His Fans) (01:21)

Total Duration: 01:18:17

Here is the RapidShare link ---> CLICK HERE to download

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

SUSPIRIA - Once You've Seen It You Will Never Again Feel Safe In The Dark


Italian horror movie director Dario Argento has made many excellent films but most would say that SUSPIRIA is his masterpiece. Although my favorite Argento film is PROFONDO ROSSO (aka DEEP RED) I must concur that SUSPIRIA is a masterpiece unlike any other and the score by GOBLIN is no exception here as it is their crown jewel in an otherwise amazing body of work (most of which is soundtrack music for other Dario Argento films).

So today I present you with Goblin's Suspiria soundtrack ... or should I say soundtracks! You see I have three different versions of this amazingly scary score and each is somewhat unique so I've decided to post all three for your enjoyment.


SUSPIRIA Soundtrack #1
The first post here is for the 1993 Japanese CD release which came out on the King Records label (catalog code KICP-2721). This is actually the shortest of the three versions as it only has the score "proper" as it was originally released i.e., a total of 8 tracks. I almost didn't include this but some feel that this particular CD has the best sound quality of all ... no doubt in due to the overly anal nature of the Japanese (and god bless 'em for it).

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Suspiria (05:57)
02. Witch (03:10)
03. Opening To The Sighs (00:32)
04. Sighs (05:15)
05. Markos (04:03)
06. Black Forest (06:06)
07. Blind Concert (06:11)
08. Death Valzer (01:51)

Total Duration: 00:33:05

Here is the RapidShare link ---> Download the King Records release


SUSPIRIA Soundtrack #2
The second post here is for the 1997 Italian CD release which came out on the Cinevox label (catalog code CD-MDF 305). This has the same first 8 tracks as the Japanese CD release but then there are 4 additional "bonus" tracks for 12 tracks in total. If you get only one of the three then this is the one to get! This is the actually the version I listen to whenever I listen to this soundtrack. To my ears the quality is as good as the Japanese release plus you get more music.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Suspiria (06:00)
02. Witch (03:07)
03. Opening To the Sighs (00:25)
04. Sighs (05:10)
05. Markos (04:00)
06. Black Forest (06:00)
07. Blind Concert (06:30)
08. Death Valzer (01:50)
09. Suspiria (Celesta And Bells) (01:30)
10. Suspiria (Narration) (01:46)
11. Suspiria (Intro) (00:30)
12. Markos (Alternate Version) (04:10)

Total Duration: 00:40:58

Here is the RapidShare link ---> Download the Cinevox release


SUSPIRIA Soundtrack #3
The third post here is for the 2001 Anchor Bay Entertainment CD release. When ABE released SUSPIRIA they did so in at least 2 if not 3 different packages (I forget now ... sue me). One of the packages was billed as a Limited Edition. The Limited Edition included 2 DVD discs (one with the movie and extras and the other with even more extras). There was also a 3rd disc in the package and that was a standard audio CD of the score. This version of the score also starts off with the same 8 tracks as per the Japanese and Cinevox release. However like the Cinevox released there are additional "bonus" track. Here is where things get complicated and why I wanted to post both this and the Cinevox release. The Cinevox release as 4 bonus tracks or 12 in total. The ABE release has 3 bonus tracks or 11 in total. However the additional tracks do not really match up. They are slightly different. In fact the ABE version, although 1 track shorter than the Cinevox version, is in fact longer than the Cinevox version! Thus the Cinevox and ABE versions are both unique and for the FULL experience you should probably snag both of 'em.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Suspiria (06:03)
02. Witch (03:14)
03. Opening to the Sighs (00:34)
04. Sighs (05:18)
05. Markos (04:07)
06. Black Forest (06:06)
07. Blind Concert (06:18)
08. Death Valzer (01:53)
09. Suspiria (Celesta and Bells) (01:50)
10. Suspiria (Narration) (04:12)
11. Suspiria (Intro) (05:05)

Total Duration: 00:44:40

Here is the RapidShare link ---> Download the ABE release

All of the SUSPIRIA CD rips
presented here were originally ripped using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

I have also included high quality TIFF images of the CD covers although in the case of the ABE release I made a custom cover from artwork included in the booklet that accompanies the release as the CD simply came in the DVD package with no real artwork unlike a standard jewel case type release.

Remember that there are three different download links and each is for THAT version and THAT version alone. Please feel free to download all three to add to your collection.


Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

TORSO or How do you like my hacksaw?



Today I bring you the soundtrack to the 1973 Sergio Martino film TORSO (I Corpi Presentano Tracce Di Violenza Carnale) with music by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis. As for me I am fine with the title TORSO although the alternate title of "Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence" is closer to the original Italian title and one could argue a much better title. However for better or worse TORSO seems to be the English title that has stuck and this is the title used for the USA DVD Video release (currently out-of-print but due to be re-issued in July 2009 by Blue Underground). I have the original Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD Video release and I have to say that I've only watched it once but I definitely liked the movie. In fact having seen several films now by Sergio Martino I would have to put him right up along side such genre greats as Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava etc. and it saddens me that of all his films this (i.e., TORSO) is the only one I have in soundtrack form. I guess I need to make more purchases!

The CD Rip presented here is the DigitMovies CDDM110 release from 2008. I originally ripped this using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

Also included in the download is a large TIFF image of the cover artwork along with a smaller JPG image (as seen here) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. I corpi delle vittime (Titoli) (02:50)
02. Il primo omicido (02:03)
03. Perugia (01:17)
04. Università (02:44)
05. Macellazione (01:33)
06. Il professore (02:34)
07. La strage ha inizio (01:00)
08. Copri smembrati (02:26)
09. Ricordo di una tragedia lontana (02:41)
10. Raccapriccio (02:43)
11. Corpi smembrati (#2) (01:59)
12. La strage ha inizio (#2) (00:50)
13. Ricordo di una tragedia lontana (#2) (02:42)
14. Il primo omicidio (#2) (02:10)
15. Macellazione (#2) (01:38)
16. Perugia (#2) (01:40)
17. Raccapriccio (#2) (02:02)
18. Ritorna alla vita (03:00)
19. Il primo omicidio (#3) (01:44)
20. La strage ha inizio (#3) (01:53)
21. Macellazione (#3) (01:56)
22. Raccapriccio (#3) (02:49)
23. Il primo omicidio (#4) (01:28)
24. La strage ha inizio (#4) (01:42)
25. Macallezione (#4) (01:43)
26. Ricordo di una tragedia lontana (#3) (03:04)
27. Il primo omicidio (#5) (02:04)
28. Perugia (#3 - versione lunga) (02:24)
29. La strage ha inizio (#5) (02:01)
30. Il primo omicidio (#6) (02:39)
31. Macellazione (#5) (01:49)
32. La strage ha inizio (#6) (02:13)
33. Ritorno alla vita (Finale) (02:42)

Total Duration: 01:10:03

Here is the RapidShare link ---> CLICK HERE to download

*** UPDATE ***
The link above is for the MP3 version but here is a lossless FLAC version: CLICK HERE to download

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!



Monday, May 4, 2009

EYEBALL - A Stabbing Nightmare Becomes A Living Terror!



Today I bring you the Bruno Nicolai score to the Umberto Lenzi film EYEBALL (Gatti Rossi In Un Labirinto Di Vetro). The movie is a decent if somewhat cheesy giallo from 1975 and it is a shame that no USA DVD exists (although there is a nice German PAL DVD release with English language). The main theme here is quite memorable and I think this is one you all will enjoy.

The CD Rip presented here is the DigitMovies CDDM097 release from 2007. I originally ripped this using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

Also included in the download is a large TIFF image of the cover artwork along with a smaller JPG image (as seen here) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. Gatti rossi (Titoli) (02:24)
02. Barlington (#2) (00:51)
03. Gatti rossi (#2) (01:30)
04. Prodromi (02:08)
05. Labirinto (film version) (02:07)
06. Gatti rossi (#3) (01:10)
07. Nell'assolata Alhambra (01:15)
08. Una figura incappucciata (01:12)
09. Una figura incappucciata (#2) (01:21)
10. Barlington (#3) (01:01)
11. Catena di delitti (01:46)
12. Occhi (01:01)
13. Barlington (#4) (01:09)
14. Orbita vuota (01:02)
15. Una figura incappucciata (#3) (02:28)
16. Occhi (#2) (01:58)
17. Gatti rossi (#4) (01:44)
18. Occhi (#3) (00:57)
19. Gatti rossi (#5) (00:46)
20. Barlington (#5) (02:04)
21. Catena di delitti (#2) (01:15)
22. Barcellona (01:22)
23. Barcellona (#2) (04:27)
24. Gatti rossi (#6) (04:02)
25. Orbita vuota (01:48)
26. Orbita vuota (#2) (01:03)
27. Barlington (#6) (00:55)
28. L'incubo e finito (Finale) (01:04)
29-32 bonus tracks:
29. Barcellona (alternate take) (01:35)
30. Labirinto (alternate take - long version) (02:52)
31. Catena di delitti (alternate take - long version) (03:49)
32. Gatti rossi (Titoli - alternate take - long version) (03:54)

Total Duration: 00:58:00

Here is the RapidShare link ---> CLICK HERE to download

*** UPDATE ***
The link above is for the MP3 version but here is a lossless FLAC version: CLICK HERE to download

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!


Friday, May 1, 2009

A Lizard In A Woman's Skin



One of my favorite movie directors is Lucio Fulci and one of his best films is a giallo entitled A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN (Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna). The music is by the great Ennio Morricone.

The CD Rip presented here is the Dagored Red 110-2 release from 2000. I originally ripped this using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) to the FLAC audio format then I used foobar2000 to convert the FLAC audio files to MP3 files. I used LAME 3.98.2 with the "-b 320" setting which basically creates a 320kbps CBR MP3 file which is the highest quality MP3 that can be made. I have included the LOG and CUE files from EAC so that you know the ripping was done correctly and of course this facilitates burning back to a standard music CD if you so wish. I also threw in a M3U playlist file.

Also included in the download is a large TIFF image of the cover artwork along with a smaller JPG image (as seen here) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the soundtrack collector website:

01. La lucertola (06:26)
02. Magia nera (02:34)
03. Giorno di notte (04:41)
04. Fondate paure (02:43)
05. Che strano (03:34)
06. Mimetizzata (04:28)
07. Sole sulla pelle (04:18)
08. Sfinge (04:35)
09. Spostato ad est (02:17)
10. A Lucio Fulci (05:29)
11. Nenia per una bambola (03:17)
12. Spiriti (02:11)
13. Ancora ad est (03:19)
14. Sfinge (II Version) (02:15)
15. Che strano (II Version) (02:37)
16. Mimetizzata (II Version) (03:46)
17. Notte di giorno (04:42)
18. A Lucio Fulci (II Version) (04:00)
19. La lucertola (II Version) (06:28)

Total Duration: 01:13:40

Here is the RapidShare link --->
CLICK HERE to download

*** UPDATE ***
The link above is for the MP3 version but here is a lossless FLAC version: CLICK HERE to download

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!


Welcome to the Terror Xpress !!!

Hello and welcome to my Blog site entitled TERROR XPRESS !!!

Now I've decided to use a sub heading of: A journey into the world of horror, cult and exploitation movies.

Why? Well I love horror, cult and exploitation films ... that's why !!!

My particular love is for euro-horror films especially the Italian genre known as giallo films but of course I like almost all horror films starting with the Hammer films up to the present day. Yes I do sort of like some of the old Universal Monster movies but really for me the best stuff starts off with Hammer and really kicks in during the 1960's and throughout the 70's

For now I will be posting movie soundtracks and nothing more. In the future this may change but I've seen other Blog sites that have done the same and I wanted to do my own. So here you go! I hope you enjoy!