Monday, September 7, 2009

Buio Omega

Today I present the GOBLIN soundtrack to the Joe D'Amato movie BUIO OMEGA (1979) aka BEYOND THE DARKNESS. The CD is a 2008 Cinevox release (catalog code CD MDF 631) and is the most complete version of the score ever released.

For some reason this doesn't yet exist on the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTOR website but I have requested that it be added. I'm not going to bother to list the tracks because they all have pretty much the same name (see image above).

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 (front and back of the digipack packaging) 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 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 !!!


  1. hey fulci,

    i hope it's cool to post this here. but if it's ok can you possibly post this in FLAC on my forum? i have the older release of this and i had no idea there was a new release. this is so cool i love this score.

    let me know man. thanks in advance.


  2. Sure thing ... will do it sometime over the weekend.

  3. Thanks for posting this. I already own the 304 issue released a few years ago, and didn't want to purchase the same cd again. It seems to me that Cinevox do like to milk Goblin.


  4. Actually I don't think this release brings anything new from the previous one. Except they have split the Suits into separate tracks, which makes it look like more is on offer.


  5. Well there is an older Cinevox CD release but the one I posted is a new, more recent release that promises to be "the definitive edition" but then again this IS Cinevox who seems to like to "milk" their products with multiple releases. I never got around to buying the first release so it made sense to get this one (the old one being out-of-print now anyways).

    In any event I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Like most of the posters on here, I have the earlier Cinevox CD-MDF-304 release of the Buio Omega Soundtrack, at the time billed as "The Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'.
    What can be more 'complete' than 'complete'? The 'definitive' version of course!

    Cinevox really know their market; the kind of people into Goblin are in the main the same kind of people who would probably buy both editions where possible.

    What kinda annoys me is the fact that they have completely retitled each track and where the original release had actual song titles, this one has a strange numerical ordering...again I wonder whether it is Goblin who did this or Cinevox in an attempt to disguise the fact (as a previous poster noted) that certain of the tracks have been split up to increase the track count from 15 to 24. I say this because the total running time of the original release is 43:21 and the new one is 44:04, an increase of a whopping 43 seconds!

    Anyway, thanks for this post, its going to be interesting to compare both versions and see which one flows better.

  7. Obviously I am a GOBLEN fan but for some reason I just never got around to buying the old release of this (although I recently found a quality EAC CD Rip of it and downloaded it just so "I have it").

    I mentioned this in another post but it applies here as well so let me say it again ... according to a friend of mine ... the number system on this release has something to do with a "play list" that goes with the movie and indicates which tracks or music cues should go where in the movie. For some reason they tend to use a cryptic numbering system. Sometimes tracks or music cue titles are included and sometimes they are not. When they aren't there the label will sometimes make them up or just use the original numbering system on the play list. It seems here that they went back to the play list and someone (or rather no one) at Cinevox felt like trying to figure out what number track was what "title" and just used the numbering system. I'm guessing in this case the track names on the old CD came from GOBLIN so why this release doesn't use track names is anyone's guess but I'm betting on laziness from those at Cinevox.