Saturday, August 29, 2009

Alien Contamination


Today I am posting the GOBLIN score to the Luigi Cozzi film ALIEN CONTAMINATION (1980) aka CONTAMINATION. The version I have is the 1996 Cinevox Japanese CD release (catalog code SLCS-7148) which has a total of 11 tracks and is the complete soundtrack but I suppose I should point out that there is a 2000 Cinevox Italian CD release that has 5 bonus tracks which are basically alternate takes of existing cues as opposed to all new never before heard music. One thing that is a bit interesting is that the GOBLIN line-up has changed through out the years but most of us think of Claudio Simonetti, Agostino Marangolo, Massimo Morante and Fabio Pignatelli. This is the core group that did Profondo Rosso, Suspiria, Dawn Of The Dead and Non Ho Sonno aka Sleepless (their short lived reunion). Also all but Marangolo were together for Tenebre and Phenomena was at the very least Simonetti and Pignatelli (I have never been able to get a complete list of GOBLIN members for this release but I suspect it wasn't just these two). I have no intimate knowledge of the band or their process of creating music but I always got the sense that Simonetti was one of the driving forces if not THE man in the group. He is the only one (to the best of my knowledge) that ever did anything of note outside of GOBLIN (i.e., he scored several movies including various scores for several Dario Argento productions such as DEMONS, OPERA, THE CARD PLAYER and LA TERZA MADRE). However interestingly enough the CONTAMINATION score is missing Mr. Simonetti yet seems no worse for his exclusion and somewhat surprisingly (at least to me) I have heard many GOBLIN fans call this their favorite album by the group. While I agree that this is a damn fine score I wouldn't go so far to call it their best and in case you are curious my personal favorite is DAWN OF THE DEAD although I will concede that SUSPIRIA is truly a masterpiece and their best work yet I find myself listening to DAWN OF THE DEAD more than any other GOBLIN album. In fact now might be a good time to mention that I have compiled a complete CD collection of all George A. Romero soundtracks and will probably be posting them all (along with DAWN OF THE DEAD of course) sometime next month. However back to THIS post which is CONTAMINATION ...

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. Connexion (03:20)
02. Withy (03:22)
03. Bikini Island (03:50)
04. Flood (02:30)
05. Pillage (02:18)
06. The Carver (03:10)
07. Rush (03:56)
08. Fright (02:43)
09. Time Is On (02:04)
10. Ogre (01:50)
11. Quiet Drops (02:15)

Total Duration: 00:31:18

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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 !!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BRAINDEAD aka DEAD/ALIVE

So far I've only posted soundtracks that I own myself and have ripped myself. This is partly due to the fact that I have a nice selection to work with and I am a bit of a quality nut. In other words if I do the ripping myself I know it has been done properly. However I can't own everything that is ultra cool so today I am presenting something that I found on my internet travels: The soundtrack to the Peter Jackson film BRAINDEAD aka DEAD/ALIVE (1992) with music by Peter Dasent. I recently came across a nice CDRip of this score and I couldn't be happier as this one has eluded me for years.

The CD in question is a German release with catalog code "QDK Media CD 006" and was released back in 1992. Oddly enough I have a few other CD soundtracks on this same German label but was never able to track down this particular CD release by them. They must not have made very many of them.

The download I got was in the APE format which is a lossless format similar to the FLAC format (which is how I always rip my CD discs). As per my usual methods I have created 320kbps CBR MP3 files
which are the highest quality one can make for the MP3 format. No EAC type LOG file nor CUE Sheet file here. I did create a M3U playlist file. I have also included the original scan which is a very high quality JPEG of the CD artwork (digipack packaging). I then created a cover only image (as seen above) plus I embedded this cover only 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. The Stars and Moon (03:31)
by Peter Dasent & Jane Lindsay - performed by Kate Swadling
02. Sumatra 1957 (03:23)
03. Braindead Theme (02:34)
04. Grandmother's Kitchen (01:57)
05. At the Zoo (01:56)
06. The Throb (01:52)
07. Uncle Heinrich (00:54)
08. Funeral Suite (04:35)
09. A Walk in the Park (02:40)
10. Heat of my Thoughts (03:07)
composed & performed by Tony Backhouse
11. The Death of Mum (01:35)
12. 29 Steps to my Baby's Door (But I lose Count at 24) (02:23)
by Fane Flaws & Stephen Hinderwell - performed by Fane Flaws
13. Void's got Guts (01:40)
14. Uncle Les loses the Plot (02:12)
15. Zombie Romance (01:12)
16. The Masport Waltz (00:57)
17. "Come to Mummy, Lionel" (01:02)
18. The Hero gets the Girl (02:21)
19. The Stars and Moon - Extended Version (04:07)

Total Duration: 00:43:58

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, August 17, 2009

DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE aka CEMETERY MAN

Today we have the soundtrack to the Michele Soavi film DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE aka CEMETERY MAN (1994) with music by Manuel De Sica. This film is easily Soavi's masterpiece and the last of the great Italian horror films (unless Argento surprises us since but his output post OPERA aka TERROR AT THE OPERA has been lackluster). The version I present today is a 1995 release by GDM Music (catalog code GDM 2004).

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. Dellamorte Dellamore (01:51)
02. Buffalora Cemetery (01:17)
03. Francesco's Thoughts (01:09)
04. The First "She" (01:18)
05. The Making Of The Skull (01:45)
06. Will I See Her Again? (02:48)
07. The Ossuary (02:01)
08. Ignis Fatuus (01:24)
09. After The Fly (00:39)
10. Gnaghi (00:38)
11. The Moon On the Island Of Death (02:02)
12. On Augusto's Grave (02:12)
13. Ressurrecturis (02:40)
14. The Run Of The Death Motorbyke (02:57)
15. Small Living Dead (02:55)
16. Before The Earthquake (02:03)
17. "She" Returner (03:10)
18. The Death That Lives (01:27)
19. Shoot The Living (02:34)
20. Stolen Murders (04:07)
21. The Life That Dies (00:53)
22. Lethal Shot (01:46)
23. The Death Is A Whore (01:14)
24. The Rest Of The World (Doesn't Exist) (02:22)
25. Dellamorte Dellamore (03:05)

Total Duration: 00:50:17

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 !!!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

TENEBRE

Today I present you with the soundtrack to the Dario Argento film TENEBRE (1982) with music by GOBLIN ... well sort of (note that their names are listed on the CD artwork as opposed to the GOBLIN name). Despite that this basically is often contributed to GOBLIN since it is three of the four usual members. The score is a bit heavy on synthesizers with more electric "fake" drums than real drums (if it even has real drums which I think it does not) but it still manages to be a great soundtrack although it is a different experience from say PROFONDO ROSSO or DAWN OF THE DEAD or SUSPRIA etc.

This is the 1996 release by Cinevox with catalog code CD MDF 302 and is billed as "The Complete Original Motion Picture Sound Track" although Cinevox just very recently (within the last 2 years or so) did a re-release with a different catalog number BUT that re-release is exactly the same other than the packaging. The song list is the same and knowing Cinevox it is the exact same master used for this CD release I am posting now. One last thing I should note: the film is known as SHADOW in Japan and I believe that SHADOW is the literal English translation of the Italian word TENEBRE (sometimes spelled TENEBRAE) yet it was released in the USA with the original Italian title. Go figure.

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. Tenebre (04:33)
02. Gemini (03:08)
03. Slow Circus (02:28)
04. Lesbo (05:13)
05. Flashing (06:14)
06. Tenebre (Reprise) (04:08)
07. Waiting Death (04:13)
08. Jane Mirror Theme (01:59)
09. Flashing (Film Version) (02:42)
10. Gemini (Film Version Suite) (02:03)
11. Flashing (Intro Film Version) (00:50)
12. Gemini (Alternate Film Version Suite) (02:48)
13. Jane Mirror Theme (Film Version) (00:40)
14. Tenebre (Alternate Film Version) (00:57)
15. Slow Circus (Film Version Suite) (04:56)
16. Lesbo (Film Version) (03:52)
17. Tenebre Maniac (Spfx Bonus Track 1) (00:40)
18. Tenebre Remix (Bonus Track 2) (05:05)
19. Flashing Remix (Bonus Track 3) (05:28)

Total Duration: 01:01:57

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, August 7, 2009

Four Flies On Grey Velvet

Today I present you with the Dario Argento film FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1971) with music by Ennio Morricone. This was Argento's third film and makes up what is called THE ANIMAL TRILOGY which includes BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (score already posted) and then THE CAT O'NINE TAILS (score coming soon to this blog) and finally this movie.

This score has been released numerous times but the version I present here is from the 2007 release by Cinevox (catalog code CD MDF 619) which is the longest version. Please note that the original Italian release title for this movie is "4 MOSCHE DI VELLUTO GRIGIO".

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. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (Titoli) (03:16)
02. Come un madrigale (03:39)
03. Suite 1 (05:49)
04. Suite 2 (04:36)
05. Suite 3 (08:48)
06. Suite 4 (02:13)
07. Shake (02:12)
08. Suite 5 (06:33)
09. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (Titoli - versione alternativa) (02:59)
10. Come un madrigale (versione alternativa) (03:39)

Total Duration: 00:43:44

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 !!!