Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Chi Sei? aka Beyond The Door

Today I present you with the Soundtrack to CHI SEI? (1974) aka BEYOND THE DOOR. This is an Italian rip-off of William Friedkin's THE EXORCIST (1973) yet it manages to be a very fun movie and the score, by Franco Micalizzi, is a lot of fun itself.

Now I've only seen the film once (and that was a long while ago) but the music, while cool as shit, really doesn't fit the movie very well. However as a listening experience the soundtrack is a lot of fun. It has a jazzy funky vibe to it. For a sample CLICK HERE to see a You Tube video of the main theme.

As far as I could tell this score only ever got a singular (and now long out-of-print) CD release on some Japanese label back in 2002. Luckily a friend of mine actually bought it when it came out and allowed me to rip it. Aren't friends great?

Chi Sei? (1974) aka Beyond The Door
Music by Franco Micalizzi
CAM/Volcano Records CPC8-1208 (2002 Japanese CD)

Track List:

01. Bargain With The Devil (03:16)
02. Jessica's Theme (04:04)
03. Dimitry's Theme (03:10)
04. Robert's Theme (03:05)
05. Jessica's Theme (02:42)
06. Family's Theme (03:16)
07. Bargain With The Devil (orchestra) (03:04)
08. Flute Sequence (03:43)
09. Dimitry's Theme (slow version) (03:42)
10. Family's Theme (slow version) (01:42)

Total Duration: 00:31:43

Download: 320 CBR MP3 from MegaUpload
Download: Lossless FLAC from MegaUpload

As per my usual methods the CD was ripped with EAC to the FLAC format and includes the EAC made LOG file and CUE Sheet file. I also made a M3U PlayList file and give you a high quality scan of the Japanese CD Cover. I also found an alternative "CD Cover" from a digital only release of the score (which can be ordered through iTunes or Amazon.com etc.)
In the past I've always used foobar2000 to do the MP3 conversion but lately I've been using this really neat program called 'Easy CD-DA Extractor' and that was used here to create the MP3 files from the FLAC files. The MP3 version also includes the EAC made LOG & CUE Sheet files as well as all the artwork options.

Until next time ... listen until your ear's bleed !!!
Oh and I'll do my best not to wait another year before the next update!

4 comments:

  1. thank you very much for this one! finally not a vinyl rip! and glad you're back!

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  2. happy to see you again

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  3. hello and thank you for this Micalizzi gem. As you mentioned, I have no idea what the filmmakers were smoking when they put that music (that I just don't know how it would fit) over their movie...

    But as a listening experience... it's Da Bomb!

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