Saturday, 30 April 2011

Themes From Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (1978)

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This is a great album.  Including some great music (including an early Mancini composition) from all those old SciFi films of the 50s, my favourite being the classic This Island Earth.  Two and a half years in the making apparently!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Jerry Goldsmith - Bandolero! (1968)

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I suppose the problem with having a soundtrack blog is that you have to be careful that John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith don't take it in turns with each post!  I've not posted a JG soundtrack yet, so here's the first - of many, no doubt.  A great film and a great soundtrack.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Neal Hefti - Duel At Diablo (1966)

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This is a great soundtrack and unfortunately for Neal Hefti is over shadowed by a certain batastic TV series!  Wonderful stuff.  The title track is particular is brilliant.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Alfred Newman - Airport (1970)

The film that started all those "disaster in the sky" movies.  Alfred Newman's score is excellent.  Grab it while you can though as there's been a bit of a clamp-down recently.


Sunday, 10 April 2011

John Williams - Earthquake (1974)

Earthquake, one of my favourite scores from John Williams as he gives us more than just an orchestral main title, love theme, etc.  Some of this is pretty funky.  1974 was a good year for him as he also scored The Towering Inferno.


Miles on Wheels

Friday, 8 April 2011

UFO - Original Television Soundtrack (1969)

As well as new soundtracks I'll also start moving over soundtracks I've posted on Entertainment; that way all these lovely albums will be in one place.  Also, Rapidshare have deleted the originals so I can make them available again.

You know the old chesnut; your house is on fire and you can only rescue one object, what would it be?  Well, for me it would be this little beauty.  The 2004 Trunk soundtrack release of Gerry Anderson's first live-action series, UFO.  Set far in the future, 1980.  All the cars were sleek with gull-wing doors (eat your heart out Delorean) and all the girls had purple wigs and wore silver boots.

The musical formula will be familiar to Supermarionation fans, indeed some of the cues sound like they were nicked from Captain Scarlet.  The Main Titles are obviously the highlight with some sterling work from Harry Stoneham.

Ed Bishop who starred in this actually lived in the village next to me when I was a kid and his daughter went to my school.  You used to see him driving around town in his Hillman Imp.   I said hello to him a couple of times in the Co-Op and the Post Office, but always went bright red so as I got older I just worshipped him from a distance.

There is only one scan here too as the rear of the sleeve is blank.  Still, it's the music that counts.


Thursday, 7 April 2011

Christopher Lee - Dracula (1974)

For my second post on Soundtracks I've chosen this little S2S beauty.  Side one is taken up with a spooky story narrated by Christopher Lee (or Count Dooku for our younger listeners) himself, while side two showcases music from the Hammer series of films.

Those of a certain age, like me, who grew up in UK in the 70s will have, no doubt, been scared to death by Hammer when they were younger - or was it just me?  No, it can't have been.  Who can forget those late night movies packed with vampires, werewolves and semi-naked girls? 

A word of warning though...make sure the lights are on and the doors are locked when you listen to Dracula.


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Quincy Jones - How To Steal A Diamond... (1972)

 four uneasy lessons.

Welcome to The Rialto, alternatively known as In-Flight Soundtracks.  Rather than posting soundtracks over at my main site, I've decided to start a separate blog specialising in original soundtracks from film, television and various other silver/small screen related releases.

This first post is one of my favourites, the fantastic Quincy Jones score to How To Steal A Diamond.  Released in 1972 and starring Robert Redford and George Segal.  I have many of Quincy's scores, but this one always hits the spot for me with my favourite track being the easy Hot Rock Theme.