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Franco Micalizzi - Italia A Mano Armata
Franco Micalizzi
Italia A Mano Armata
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
LP GATEFOLD 180 GRAM + POSTER (limited edition 500 hand numbered copies)

The first release in the Crime Combo series, in collaboration with the BEAT Records Company and for the fisrt time on vinyl, is the soundtrack to the Italian "polizziottesco" movie "Italia A Mano Armata". The movie was directed in 1976 by Franco Martinelli. The soundtrack is an excellent strength test by maestro composer Franco Micalizzi that for this movie has created a varied and passionate score, tapping the wind sections into an irresistible seventies funk crescendo and alternating melodic themes. The soundtrack feature the track "The No-Peace Pursuit" that was later on selected by Quentin Tarantino for his Grindhouse Movie "Death Proof". If you love 70ies crime soundtracks, this is a must for your collection! The soundtracks is released in a hand numbered 500 copies limited edition 180 gr vinyl in gatefold sleeve including the original cinema poster of the movie.
Bruno Nicolai - OST Femmine Insaziabili
Bruno Nicolai
OST Femmine Insaziabili
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Spettro)
37,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Second release from the vaults of Spettro and another classic Italian gem of the late Sixties, a wonderful score from the genius of Bruno Nicolai, renowned for his long collaboration with Ennio Morricone and for countless and beautiful works for tv and cinema.
Femmine insaziabili – also known as Carnal Circuit – is a 1969 Alberto De Martino giallo flick (with a young Romina Power) whose best part is without doubt the original soundtrack. With the help of the voice of the sublime Edda Dell’Orso, Nicolai delivers an amazing Italian giallo soundtrack, regarding an "insatiable female" as the title suggests, full of beat sound, orchestral landscapes, unbelievable themes and at least two or three classics like I Want It All (two versions, the instrumental ones being the best), I tuoi sospiri and Nostalgia di un incontro - some of the finest examples of Nicolai's penchant for wordless female vocals in an instrumental setting.
This completely remastered reissue comes in a thick cardboard gatefold sleeve, with a stunning new artwork, rare and unseen photos from the movie in the inner, poster and 180 gr. vinyl.
Francesco De Masi - OST La Macchina Della Violenza
Francesco De Masi
OST La Macchina Della Violenza
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
Another master of the soundtrack is Francesco De Masi, that, through a long carrier, has moved between different genres, giving the soundtrack to spaghetti western movies (like Vado l’ammazzo e torno) comedies, and action movies like La Macchina della violenza (The Big Game), by Robert Day. A soundtrack that goes from tense and nervous songs, to soft ballads with female voice.
Franco Micalizzi - OST Adolescenza Perversa
Franco Micalizzi
OST Adolescenza Perversa
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Spettro)
30,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Micalizzi, during the seventies apart from his classic works, has taken part and made the soundtrack also for erotic movies. One of them is Adolescenza Perversa. The two sexy characters of the movie (Femi Benussi and Marisa Longo) move to the rhythm of wonderful orchestrations, beat scratches, persuasive tunes and the funky beat, a real trademark of the roman composer.
Franco Micalizzi - OST Hold Up - Istantanea Di Una Rapina
Franco Micalizzi
OST Hold Up - Istantanea Di Una Rapina
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
When you think about italian crime movies, one of the first names to get to your mind is probably Franco Micalizzi, the maestro behind terrific and unforgettable soundtracks like Napoli violenta and Italia a mano armata. Through all is carrier, nonetheless, there’s room also for some less known, but still mentionable works. One of them is Hold Up, made up of dizzying escapes, funky breakbeat and some less frantic episode.
Piero Piccioni - OST Le Altre
Piero Piccioni
OST Le Altre
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Spettro)
30,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Easily comparable to the vaste number of movies from the erotic-dramatic genre popular between sixties and seventies, Alessandro Fallay’s Le Altre - a pretty much unknown director of Iranian origins - boasts an amazing soundtrack from the unforgettable Piero Piccioni, one of the acclaimed masters of the genre. The album moves between easy listening atmospheres to jazz and lounge, among Roma and Cinecittà’s summers parfumes. Everything topped off with woods, Hammond and guitars.
Carlo Rustichelli - OST Stuntman
Carlo Rustichelli
OST Stuntman
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
The jazz beat soundtrack, composed by Maestro Rustichelli for the Caper / Crime Movie “Stuntman” directed by Marcello Baldi in 1968. The film starred Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Viharo, Marisa Mell and Marie Dubois. The orchestra was directed in the studio by Bruno Nicolai, with the participation of Alessandro Alessandroni’s “I Cantori Moderni” (The Modern Singers) choir and was produced by Franco De Gemini. The first print of this soundtrack was released by CAM in 1969 and is one of the most sought after records by record collectors around the globe. Available for the first time since it’s original release, this limited edition vinyl reissue is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.
Piero Piccioni - OST Una Vita Violenta Black Vinyl Edition
Piero Piccioni
OST Una Vita Violenta Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1962 | EU | Reissue (Spettro)
24,74 €* 32,99 € -25%
Release:1962 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
The dark jazz masterpiece by Piero Piccioni written for the film directed by Paolo Heusch in 1962, played by Franco Citti and taken from the novel under the same title written by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Produced and made by CAM on a rare and sophisticated LP, the music of Piero Piccioni for this film embraces the jazz big band’s frantic pulsations, directed by the Master - who sits on the piano - with symphonism and the best popular Italian melodic tradition brass, dart, bows and rhythm. Available for the first time since it’s original release, this limited edition vinyl reissue is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.
Gianni Ferrio - OST Il Killer
Gianni Ferrio
OST Il Killer
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
A 1969 co-production between Cinevic and Rai TV for a mini television series that was aired in 3 parts - April 17 to May 1, 1969 - directed by Dino Bartolo Partesano, under the production of Pino Passalacqua, and played by Valentina Cortese, Oreste Lionello and Paolo Villaggio. The promotional record, printed by CAM in 1969 and produced by Giuseppe Giacchi, features easy-listening instrumental material, performed by the orchestra directed by Maestro Ferrio, the 4 + 4 choir by Nora Orlandi and the voices of Olympia and Peppino Gagliardi in the songs “Sensitive Creature” and “Strange People", with lyrics written by Antonio Amurri and Partesano himself. Composed and orchestrated by Gianni Ferrio. Artistic production by Franco De Gemini. Available for the first time since it’s original release, this limited edition vinyl reissue is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.
Roberto Pregadio & Franco Micalizzi - Il Pistolero Dell'ave Maria
Roberto Pregadio & Franco Micalizzi
Il Pistolero Dell'ave Maria
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Presented on vinyl for the first time, here's the awesome score of one of the most ambitious spaghetti westerns ever, ‘The Forgotten Pistolero' a.k.a. ‘Il Pistolero Dell'Ave Maria' from 1969 by the duo comprised of Roberto Pregadio and Franco Micalizzi. With a title like this, you can probably already feel the music - a dark toned take on the spaghetti western sound of the time - served up with the kind of brooding, haunting themes that provide a perfect backdrop for a man on a mission! Relatively spare and moody, it offers a unique blend of jazzy rhythms, western themes, electric guitar and whistling. Instrumentation is nicely compressed at points - driving passages lines that lurk around the bottom of subtle orchestrations - creating subtle-stepping drama without pushing things too far over the top. The soundtracks is released in a hand numbered 500 copies limited edition 180 gr vinyl in gatefold sleeve including the original cinema poster of the movie.
Oscar Rocchi & Tullio De Piscopo - Metamorphosis
Oscar Rocchi & Tullio De Piscopo
Metamorphosis
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Spettro)
27,89 €* 30,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
The early Eighties marked a transition in popular music, especially for a generation of musicians (still heavily influenced by the previous decade) trying to assimilate the changes in aesthetics and technology which were occurring. Disco music is dead, so is prog, synths are still too expensive and unreliable, jazz is lost somewhere and the term fusion has become really popular. This the environment in which this album – released in 1981 by library music label Ring – was recorded by a bunch of jazz players and session men from the Milan area, led by pianist Oscar Rocchi and world famous drummer Tullio De Piscopo (respectively credited for seven and four tracks of the album). The stellar line-up features bass player Julius Farmer (from New Orleans), guitarist Sergio Farina, Argentinean sax and flute player Hugo Heredia and Cicci Santucci (trumpet and saxcorn).

Metamorphosis is not the typical fragmented collection – something pretty common in the world of library music; this is a body of heterogeneous songs with a common ground, a solid body of work (which would surely fit in De Piscopo’s and Rocchi’s personal discographies). The genre is fusion, still positively influenced by jazz-funk (no muzak effect here!) but also following the impulse to experiment typical of the most progressive jazz-rock. De Piscopo is in top shape (it’s not a coincidence that, in 1981, Vai Mo by Pino Daniele was also released), sporting a bit less exuberant style of playing compared to his jazz albums of the same period – so he sounds really effective and sharp. With Farmer (who was playing with Dr. John and Professor Longhair before moving to Italy) he makes one of the best rhythm sections of Italian music of the Seventies and Eighties (if you’re not convinced, just listen to Carta Straccia and America Good-Bye, two amazing pop albums with a funk soul).
New Sound Quartet - Crazy Colours
New Sound Quartet
Crazy Colours
LP | 1979 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rome was, of course, the pulsing heart of Italian library music - it is the place where tv and movies are made, so editors and musicians tend to gather there. But we must not forget what was happening in the library music world, at the same time, in Milan - where there was a very active music industry, but leaning more on the pop and jazz side. The Roman style was more connected to the classic and orchestral tradition, but the musicians from Milan adopted a more urban and international approach, in the vein of contemporary pop with some US jazz-funk instrumental deviations. It’s not a coincidence that among the most active artists in the library world we find people who - in the Seventies and Eighties - played in many records by Mina, Fabrizio De André, Gaber, Branduardi and Fausto Papetti. The quartet featuring pianist Oscar Rocchi, bassist Gigi Cappellotto, drummer Andy Surdi and guitarist Ernesto Verardi is behind many great library music albums from the golden age, most of which released via the labels owned by Edizioni Minstrel. “Crazy Colours” (originally marketed in 1979 via BAM label, credited to the New Sound Quartet), is quite a big effort for a library music album, since it features a whole orchestra to back the quartet and soloist Hugo Heredia (always present on sax and flute in the albums by the four musicians). In these eight tracks, orchestral disco music is the main focus: in the vein of late Seventies, the biggest influences are to be found in Quincy Jones and Barry White.
Astral Dimension, The - Galassia M81
Astral Dimension, The
Galassia M81
LP | 1981 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Fabio Borgazzi - aka Fabio Fabor - played literally every known style of music, from baroque to “satanic” electronic, in his library music albums released during his career which lasted almost seven decades. Born in Milan in 1920, Fabor was one of the great artisans of post-war Italian popular music. Author, arranger and conductor with a classical background, he started writing songs (in the 1950’s and 1960’s) for popstars such as Nilla Pizzi, Johnny Dorelli and Milva; he then turned to music for theatre, cinema and tv, to which he dedicated the rest of his career. In 1981, when he released “Galassia M81″, Fabor was a veteran in the scene of library music, both as an author and an editor. It was the so-called golden age for the genre, just a moment before the advent of MIDI - which made everything easier, but flatter too, putting an end to the “Italian Touch". The tracks featured here (credited to the fictional combo The Astral Dimension: Fabor together with his friend Antonio Arena) still have a definite Seventies taste, reminding the wave of German kosmische musik (especially the Darmstad school), but they also reflect the Moog-mania raging in pop music after the big success of Walter/Wendy Carlos with the “Switched On” series. Avant-garde and kitsch hand in hand, ambient for documentaries and background music for horoscopes… all in sequence, with the only purpose of being used and generating royalties.
Modern Sound Quartet - Horoscope
Modern Sound Quartet
Horoscope
LP | 1978 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rome was, of course, the pulsating heart of Italian library music - it is the place where tv and movies are made, so editors and musicians tend to gather there. But we must not forget what was happening, at the same time, in Milan - where there was a very active music industry, but leaning more on the pop and jazz side. The Roman style was more connected to the classic and orchestral tradition, but the musicians in Milan adopted a more urban and international approach, in the vein of contemporary pop with some US jazz-funk instrumental deviations. It’s not a coincidence that among the most active artists in the library world we find people who - in the Seventies and Eighties - played in many records by Mina, Fabrizio De André, Gaber, Branduardi and Fausto Papetti. The quartet featuring pianist Oscar Rocchi, bassist Gigi Cappellotto, drummer Andy Surdi and guitarist Ernesto Verardi is behind many great library music albums, most of which released via the labels owned by Edizioni Minstrel. “Horoscope” was released in 1978, in a few hundred out of commerce copies, credited to Modern Sound Quartet (one of the many monikers used by the band), on Ring label. This album is a manifesto of the band’s style, using the concept of horoscope and zodiac signs to lay down a dozen of tracks perfectly reflecting their age.
Fabio Fabor / Antonio Arena - Superman
Fabio Fabor / Antonio Arena
Superman
LP | 1984 | EU | Original (Spettro)
31,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
1983, in the history of synths, is a key year. During the January edition of NAMM (the most important music fair in the US), indeed, MIDI - the standard protocol for electronic instruments interaction - was introduced to the world. Until then, programming and making synths work together was something practiced by a restricted elite of “wizards", explorers armed with cables and analog patches, who could create new sonic worlds - but totally temporary, not replicable. Real superheroes of sonic synthesis, scientists of filters who, nowadays, are highly considered by musicians all over the world, after decades of forced exile. In Italy, the seeds of this tradition were planted in RAI’s Laboratory of Phonology (in Milan), in the middle of the 1950’s; later, pioneers like Piero Umiliani, Federico Monti Arduini (aka Il Guardiano Del Faro), Marcello Giombini, Giampiero Boneschi and Fabio Borgazzi (Fabio Fabor) introduced electronic music in pop. Fabor (together with Antonio Arena) is the protagonist of “Superman", an album of library music released by the World label (owned by Minstrel group) in 1984. Borgazzi, born in 1920, lived through the whole saga of Italian easy listening music (from big orchestras to the digital revolution), always keeping up with the latest styles and trends.
Ennio Morricone / Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - OST Giornata Nera Per L'Ariete
Ennio Morricone / Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
OST Giornata Nera Per L'Ariete
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Spettro)
37,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Movies / TV
Fourth and last reissue of this Spettro invasion and, obviously, a tribute to the greatest Italian maestro of original soundtracks, none other than Ennio Morricone himself.
Giornata Nera per l’Ariete (The Fifth Cord in english) is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Luigi Bazzoni. The Italian title, which in its literal meaning reads “Black Day for the Ram”, in its typical figurative meaning could translate as “A Bad Day for Aries”, reprising Dario Argento’s practice of using animals in the titles of his thriller films. The film is based on a novel with the same name by D.M. Devine, stars Franco Nero as the main charachter and strangely has remained a cult for a few fans despite being a good and weird giallo flick and an amazing photography by Vittorio Storaro. The soundtrack, like many Morricone’s scores of the same period is disturbing and tense, dark and unnerving like his best moments, and it features the legendary Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza as backing band in several tracks.
This completely remastered reissue comes in a thick cardboard gatefold sleeve, with a stunning new artwork, rare and unseen photos from the movie in the inner, poster and 180 gr. vinyl.
Roberto Conrado / Antonino Scuderi / Piero Romano Montanari - Bass Modulations
Roberto Conrado / Antonino Scuderi / Piero Romano Montanari
Bass Modulations
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Originally released by Octopus in 1973 and now available for the first time on vinyl, 'Bass Modulations' is a record that's included in many "hip hop breakbeats" charts and that pays specific attention to bass and percussion. It's a collection of easy listening tracks, with a lot of funky hooks, '70s rhythms and dynamics galore.
Lino Castiglione - Clouds
Lino Castiglione
Clouds
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Clouds' is a classic library release in its purest form. Despite being credited solely to Lino Castiglione, this actually is a collaboration with composer with Paolo Casa who provided the arrangements and conducted the orchestra. Clearly influenced by Ennio Morricone, the album includes funk and jazz rock gems, smooth and relaxed moments, simple pop interludes and even an experimental excursion.
Daniela Casa / Massimo Catalano / Remigio Ducros - Idee 1
Daniela Casa / Massimo Catalano / Remigio Ducros
Idee 1
LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Idee 1', published (but never released) by Team in February 1972, is filled with experimental sparks, staggering orchestrations, breakbeat, funk, mournful atmospheres and world music influences.
Alessandro Alessandroni - OST Il Tempo Dello Spirito
Alessandro Alessandroni
OST Il Tempo Dello Spirito
LP | 1971 | EU | Reissue (Spettro)
32,99 €*
Release:1971 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Movies / TV
Il Tempo Dello Spirito', originally published in 1971 for the meritorious Flirt label, is an album full of sacred music, gospel and spirituals, yet capable of personal flashes that make it interesting, particular and unique. Simple church songs? In some cases it may seems so - titles as 'Ave Maria', 'Gloria In Excelsis Deo', 'Pellegrinaggio' or 'Messa Solenne' do not leave much room for doubt and interpretations - but Alessandroni is able to astonish even in extreme cases like this. The best comes with songs like 'Il Peccato', 'Black Hallelujah', 'Deposizione', 'Elevazione' and 'Concilio', in a crescendo of mysticism. Unbelievers or devotees, here you will find bread for your inveterate collectors teeth!
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