Record Store Day is here again and it’s great to see people supporting local vinyl sellers. If you haven’t purchased a vinyl record in a while, today might be a great time to review your wish lists and see how you feel about scoring some more LPs. And while we’re on the subject…
The latest vinyl titles up for sale in the Turntabling shop include a BUNCH of awesome limited edition vinyl from Dagored in Italy, featuring none other than Ennio Morricone. Dagored is one of the best labels in existence when it comes to these reissues, and it is very exciting to have a nice pile of their releases back in the shop.
One of the most unusual spaghetti westerns of the period (when they were all the rage) is the one starring Klaus Kinski called Il Grande Silenzio, which just so happens to have one of Morricone’s moodiest soundtracks. SEE THIS MOVIE BEFORE YOU CROAK if you know what’s good for you. It’s the strangest western NOT starring Bob Dylan. Maybe that’s going a bit too far, but just know that you are NOT getting the usual stuff with this one. It’s refreshingly left-of-center. Buy the limited edition vinyl LP soundtrack for Il Grande Silenzio from Turntabling.
This trailer might provide a little tiny hint at what you can expect…
Revolveris major favorite here at Turntabling vinyl central…one listen to this record and you’ll be instantly hooked, and the film is crazy good, too. None other than Oliver Reed gets to chew a LOT of scenery in this one and the ending? Well, wow. This is another of the most fun-to-watch Italian films of the era, and is packed full of twists and turns. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Purchase the Revolver soundtrack vinyl from Turntabling.
True confession time–at the time of this writing nobody here at Turntabling has actually seen The Link, but it certainly has the provocative album cover you’re used to getting from Italian soundtrack reissues, and the presence of Ennio Morricone can only make the viewing experience better, regardless of the actual quality of the film. This one is on our to-watch list, for sure.
And last, we have this lovely and VERY limited edition yellow vinyl edition of Morricone’s soundtrack for Escalation. Scroll below to hear one of the best tracks from this or any other Morricone soundtrack of the era. In the meantime, don’t miss out on this one, another example of a limited edition (500 copies on yellow vinyl) that will be gone soon, soon.
Turntabling has some new stock in, lots of Ennio Morricone goodness being added to the inventory this holiday weekend. But we are also excited to announce that we’re going to be adding more used vinyl to the inventory-a lot of rare and excellent titles from Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Johnny Thunders, Robyn Hitchcock, Roxy Music, Romeo Void, a LOT of pre-owned vinyl coming your way soon.
When it comes to used vinyl, Turntabling takes a conservative approach. There is visual grading and that usually includes a spin on our turntable to make sure there are no undetected warps or other general issues. Our equipment isn’t YOUR equipment, so performance may vary depending on the type of needle you’re using, whether your tone arm is properly calibrated, age and nature of your turntable, etc. But we try to be as transparent as possible with our descriptions.
If there’s a noticeable issue with a vinyl record, it should be described in the listing, but Turntabling also believes in satisfaction, so if you encounter problems with an unsealed, used vinyl record you’ve purchased, do get in touch.
We’ll be updating the site when the new titles are live! You can shop our current inventory in the meantime, with hundreds of new, sealed vinyl waiting for you.
Ennio Morricone titles have been coming out fast and furious lately, and the album artwork for those is just as excellent as the sounds themselves. Some people are buying these reissues just for the covers, and who can blame them? Morricone’s soundtrack for The Humanoid, for example:
And let’s not forget what Goblin brings to the table-those synth textures blended with a prog mentality equals some seriously unique soundtrack vinyl sounds. The Buio Omega soundtrack is an all-time favorite around here:
Why are some of us vinyl collectors so hung up on giallo soundtracks, Italian horror, and Italian cinema in general? The Ennio Morricone connection aside, there is some kind of weird perfect storm that happens when you get the music, the trailes, and the movies together. A look at the Deep Red trailer is proof of that. Deep Red, aka Profondo Rosso, was directed by Dario Argento at the height of his talent and cinematic clout. Starring David Hemmings and Dario Nicolodi, this is a GREAT entry into the world of giallo. If you haven’t seen it, the trailer might just push you over the edge.
Goblin’s score for this goes all over the place, from edgy prog to moody atmospheres, and it’s fairly unique among their output if you’re thinking of soundtracks like Dawn Of The Dead and Tenebre. This was a project Goblin stepped into after Giorgio Gaslini and Argento parted ways during the film. Gaslini gets a credit on the soundtrack, but Goblin is front and center.
P.S. if you let this video play and move on to the next ones, there are a TON of great Italian horror and horror-related trailers there…loads of classics!
If the name Monica Vitti doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about La Ragazza con la Pistola, then perhaps you need a bit more nudging from the trailer (below) which features a VERY groovy soundtrack indeed. Composer Peppino Di Luca brings a whole truckload of groovy to this film and some of us could watch Monica Vitti do nothing more than read from the Italian version of the Yellow Pages (the Giallo Pages, perhaps?) for three hours…so this should be a no brainer. You can buy the soundtrack for La Ragazza con la Pistola (The Girl With The Gun) from Turntabling now while supplies last.
This insanity is now available in the Turntabling shop. The Francesco de Masi soundtrack for Lucio Fulci’s The New York Ripper is a highlight of this film, as is the presence of a maniac who taunts the police while quacking like a duck.
In fact, the killer in the New York Ripper sounds suspiciously like DEVO mascot Booji Boy, and it is VERY FUNNY INDEED to watch this movie pretending that is actually the case. However, this insane Fulci horror film is quite hard to watch because of some really unpleasant violence toward women-much stronger and nastier than many other Italian slasher movies of its kind. There are some for whom this is not considered a liability, but those of us who prefer the soundtrack over the film have only to watch the trailer below to remember why that is.