Monday, October 26, 2009

Lambero Bava's DEMONS & DEMONS 2

In 1985 Lambero Bava, son of the great Mario Bava, hit a home run with the film DEMONS aka DEMONI and then again (though to a lesser extent) in 1987 with DEMONS 2. Today I present you with two different soundtracks to the first film and the (singular) soundtrack to the second film.

DEMONS (Standard Version)
First up is what I call the standard edition of DEMONS. This version has several "rock" songs that were used in the movie along with original music by Claudio Simonetti. Now I found this on a private bit torrent website and no real information was given about it but what I find interesting is that no such version exists that is as "complete" as this is. There was a Japanese CD release (super duper mega rare) and then another CD on an Italian label. My guess is that this is a compilation of sorts made from those two CD releases. I say that because the sound quality is excellent so it appears to be from CD quality audio yet again no single CD exists that has all of these tracks. Here is the track list:

01. DEMON (Claudio Simonetti)
02. WALKING ON THE EDGE (Rick Springfield)
03. OUT OF TIME (Claudio Simonetti)
04. SAVE OUR SOULS (Motley Crue)
05. THE EVIL ONE (Claudio Simonetti)
06. KILLING (Claudio Simonetti)
07. NIGHT DANGER (Pretty Maids)
08. WE CLOSE OUR EYES (Go West)
09. SEND MY HEART (The Adventures)
10. WHITE WEDDING (Billy Idol)
11. THREAT (Claudio Simonetti)
12. CRUEL DEMON (Claudio Simonetti)
13. FAST AS A SHARK (Accept)
14. EVERYBODY UP (Saxon)
15. DEMON (REPRISE) (Claudio Simonetti)
16. DEMON (SIMONETTI HORROR PROJECT) (Claudio Simonetti)
17. DEMON (DAEMONIA LIVE AT PROGWEST) (Claudio Simonetti)
18. DEMON (SINGLE EDIT) (Claudio Simonetti)

Again I did not make this but the quality is very good. The audio files are 320 CBR MP3 and I've included a M3U playlist file and there is a nice 500x500 "thumbnail" image (same as what I've posted here). All in all a very welcome release and kudos to whomever put this together.

Download DEMONS (Standard Version) - 320 CBR MP3

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.


DEMONI (Claudio Simonetti Expanded Version)
Next up is a CD that was released in 2003 but is already sadly out-of-print. This is on an Italian label called DEEP RED with catalog code "Deep Red CD DR 002" and while this does not include any of the "rock" songs it does include all of the Claudio Simonetti music including some tracks not on the first CD posted above (the so-called standard version). Here is the track list:

01. Demon (05:40)
02. Cruel demon (01:07)
03. Killing (03:13)
04. Threat (01:35)
05. The evil one (02:03)
06. Out of time (04:07)
07. Demon (Reprise) (01:40)
08. Demon (Original demo version) (05:05)
09. Killing (Original demo version) (05:04)
10. Demon (Original demo played on piano) (04:14)
11. Demon (Simonetti horror project version) (04:35)
12. Demon (Daemonia live) (05:26)
Live at ProgWest Festival - Los Angeles - Novembre, 9th - 2002

Now this is another CD Rip that I got off of the internet but this was ripped with EAC and comes with the EAC made LOG file and CUE Sheet file. I've also included a M3U playlist file. Also included are high quality scans of the CD artwork and a small 600x600 "thumbnail" image (same as what I've posted here).

Downloads:
DEMONI (Claudio Simonetti Expanded Version) - 320 CBR MP3
DEMONI (Claudio Simonetti Expanded Version) - Lossless FLAC

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.


DEMONS 2 - THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES
Last but not least I present the soundtrack to DEMONS 2 - THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES. This is another 320 CBR MP3 download I got from a private bit torrent website. Again the information was pretty non existent about this but given the excellent sound quality and the track listing it seems clear to me that this is taken from the Japanese CD release with catalog code "Apollon BY 32 40" (a 2000 release that is now sadly out-of-print). This is similar to the "standard version" of DEMONS in that it is primarily "rock" songs with some original music (this time by Simon Boswell). Here is the track list:

01. Demonica (Simon Boswell)
02. Rain (The Cult)
03. Backbeat (The Art Of Noise)
04. Heartache (Gene Loves Jezebel)
05. Life In T.V. (The Producers)
06. Blue Heart (Peter Murphy)
07. Sally's Garage (Caduta Massi)
08. Panic (The Smiths)
09. Demon's Groove (Simon Boswell)
10. Power (Fields Of The Nephilim)
11. De Profundis (Dead Can Dance)
12. Kundalini Express (Love And Rockets)
13. Blood And Fame (Caduta Massi)
14. How It Shone (Pierce Turner)

Again I did not make this but the quality is very good. The audio files are 320 CBR MP3 and I've included a M3U playlist file and there is a nice 500x500 "thumbnail" image (same as what I've posted here).

Download DEMONS 2 - THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES - 320 CBR MP3

Please note that the file is a compressed RAR file and will need to be decompressed with something like WinRAR or WinZIP etc.

I hope you enjoy this triple helping of DEMONS and
until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!

5 comments:

  1. Hey, name's Chris. I'm the one who uploaded this to the private torrent site as well as putting it together.

    I did indeed take the files from both versions of the soundtrack that came out and encoded them at 320kbps - with a few minor volume adjustments so they'd all be matched up correctly. That's really all that was done to them, they didn't need a lot of work.

    But that's pretty much the basic info.

    The DEMONS 2 soundtrack came from the limited Japanese release, this one left one I left alone because it sounded fine on its own and had all the score materials included, whereas the first film's soundtrack was from two seperate sources.

    Anyway, there you go. Hope everyone enjoys them!

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  2. Thanks for the info Chris and I hope you don't mind me posting them but they are rather rare these days so a big THANK YOU to YOU! :)

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  3. Just a note to say that as of today I updated this post with a LOSSLESS FLAC link to what I call the "Claudio Simonetti Expanded Version" of DEMONS aka DEMONI (2003 Deep Red CD DR 002).

    I'm sorry but at this time I do not have anything but the MP3 versions of the other two soundtracks posted here (i.e., the other version of DEMONS/DEMONI and DEMONS 2).

    Please Enjoy!

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  4. In Demons 2, rispetto alla versione italiana su vinile, la traccia 7 è diversa ma io l'ho aggiunta dal mio lp, l'ho ripulita e mi sono fatto una colonna sonora completa!

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