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 !!!

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