Saturday, August 29, 2009
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
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 !!!