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 !!!

5 comments:

  1. I was looking for info about Goblin and landed on your blog. Congratulations on putting together a first class site and thanks for sharing this great music. Your rips, artwork and infos are top quality, keep up the great work.

    Ray /Texas

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  2. I can't thank you enough for this. Having looked for this soundtrack for so long, thanks to you I finally found it, and also your amazing site, filled with stuff that I can't wait to have downloaded and listened to endlessly. Many many thanks from Argentina!!! From one horror lover to (evidently) another!

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  3. Hey buddy I just had to say thanks for putting this soundtrack up. I just watched Phenomena for the first time and instantly fell in love with "The Valley" (also your favorite track I see). However, I was quickly losing any hope that I would ever find a copy of it for myself as the Standard Version seems to have gone out of print long ago. So your blog here has been a lifesaver. Thanks!

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  4. Your posts are relentlessly good. I'm about to go to the Weekend of Horrors in LA, Calf. and wanted to have some Italian soundtracks to listen too on the way there since Dario Argento will be among the guests in attendance. your site fits the bill like a black glove.
    Thanks for keeping it interesting.
    Nick the Hat

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