Monday, July 6, 2009

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage


Today I bring you the soundtrack to Dario Argento's directorial debut THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) with music by Ennio Morricone.

This score has been released numerous times but the version I present here is from the 2008 release by Cinevox (catalog code CD MDF 630) which makes it not only the most recent of all releases but also the most complete at a running time of just over one hour!

Here is the track listing courtesy of the Soundtrack Collector website:

01. Violenza inattesa (04:08)
02. Non rimane più nessuno (03:17)
03. Corsa sui tetti (05:00)
04. Se sei stonato (00:46)
05. Svolta drammatica (02:43)
06. Fraseggio senza struttura (04:16)
07. La città si risveglia (03:08)
08. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (01:23)
09. Silenzio nel caos (02:10)
10. Piume di cristallo (05:12)
11. Fraseggio senza struttura (#2) (02:27)
12. Piume di cristallo (#2) (01:40)
13. Silenzio nel caos (#2) (02:20)
14. Fraseggio senza struttura (#3) (04:08)
15. Piume di cristallo (#3) (03:55)
16. Svolta drammatica (#2) (02:21)
17. Fraseggio senza struttura (#4) (04:48)
18. Piume di cristallo (#4) (03:08)
19. Fraseggio senza struttura (#5) (04:16)
20. Piume di cristallo (#5) (02:10)

Total Duration: 01:03:16

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.

Please note that 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 large TIFF images of the CD artwork along with smaller JPG images (such as the cover presented above) plus I embedded the smaller JPG image into each track so that you get a nice thumbnail image on your software/hardware player.

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

Friday, July 3, 2009

City Of The Living Dead & The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue

Today I bring you a CD released by Beat Records (catalog code CDCR 24) which contains two complete scores on a single CD. You get the Lucio Fulci film CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980) aka THE GATES OF HELL with music by Fabio Frizzi as well as THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE (1974) aka LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE with music by Giuliano Sorgini.


CD COVER
Please note that 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 large TIFF images of the CD artwork along with smaller JPG images (such as the cover presented above) 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. Introduzione, paura, liberazione (04:13)
02. Fatti misteriosi (02:53)
03. Irrealta di suoni (02:56)
04. Occhi di brace (03:18)
05. Verso l'alba (01:48)
06. Apoteosi del mistero (04:01)
07. Suoni dissonanti (02:55)
08. Paura vivente (01:27)
09. Paura e liberazione (02:39)
10. Tenebre viventi (02:18)
Tracks 1 - 10: Fabio Frizzi - Paura nella citta dei morti viventi

11. John Dalton Street (02:24)
12. Surreal (02:33)
13. Trance (01:47)
14. Strait Jacket (02:26)
15. The Risen Dead (03:16)
16. Aggression (01:19)
17. The Death Of The Dead (02:36)
18. The Torment Of The Dead (02:23)
19. Mysterious Country (01:35)
20. Southgate Hospital (01:44)
21. The Living Dead (02:25)
22. Drowned Guthrie (02:18)
23. George (02:05)
24. Manchester M2 GLD (02:26)
25. Edna (01:21)
Tracks 11 - 25: Giuliano Sorgini - The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue

Total Duration: 01:01:06

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 !!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

PHENOMENA or Aren't Insects Ultra Cool?

Today I present you with the soundtrack to the Dario Argento film PHENOMENA (1985) aka CREEPERS. There are two different versions of this soundtrack and I am including both of them here for your enjoyment.

PHENOMENA - The Standard Various Artists edition
This is the version that has "all" of the music and this release is the 1987 release by Cinevox (catalog code CD-CIA 5062). This CD includes tracks by Goblin as well as a variety of other artists. My favorite track from this film is VALLEY by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor.

Here is the track listing courtesy of the Soundtrack Collector website:

01. Phenomena (04:24) by Claudio Simonetti
02. Flash of the Blade (04:08) by Iron Maiden
03. Jennifer (03:50) by Goblin
04. The Quick and the Dead (03:32) by Andi Sex Gang
05. You Don't Know Me (02:35) by Andi Sex Gang
06. The Wind (01:16) by Goblin
07. Valley (04:30) by Bill Wyman & Terry Taylor
08. Sleepwalking (03:50) by Goblin
09. Locomotive (03:21) by Motor Head
10. Jennifer's Friends (03:27) by Goblin
11. The Maggots (01:36) by Simon Boswell
12. The Naked and the Dead (02:45) by Andi Sex Gang

Total Duration: 00:39:14

Here is the RapidShare link ---> PHENOMENA - Standard Edition

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

PHENOMENA - The Expanded GOBLIN Edition
This is the version that includes only the GOBLIN music but in expanded form i.e., there are alternate cuts of almost every track etc. and this release is the 1997 release by Cinevox (catalog code CD-MDF 303).

Here is the track listing courtesy of the Soundtrack Collector website:

01. Phenomena (04:25)
02. Jennifer (03:51)
03. The Wind (01:18)
04. Sleepwalking (03:51)
05. Jennifer's Friends (03:28)
06. Phenomena (Film Version 1) (01:23)
07. Phenomena (Film Version 2) (01:54)
08. Phenomena (Piano Solo - Film Version 3) (01:00)
09. Sleepwalking (Alternate Version) (03:54)
10. The Wind (Film Versions Suite 1) (02:32)
11. The Wind ("Insects" - Film Versions Suite 2) (06:54)
12. Jennifer's Friends (Alternate Version) (03:30)
13. Jennifer (End Titles) (04:48)
14. The Monster Child (Spfx Bonus Track 1) (02:04)
15. Phenomena (Video Clip Version - Bonus Track 2) (04:03)
16. Phenomena (Alternate Version - Bonus Track 3) (03:05)

Total Duration: 00:52:00

Here is the RapidShare link ---> PHENOMENA - Goblin Edition

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

Both of the PHENOMENA 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 !!!