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 !!!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is one of Argento's better plotted films, extremely suspenseful and stylish and a very promising debut for the Maestro. That taunting soundtrack has always given me the creeps as well. Unforgettable giallo.