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!
We had the amazing soundtrack LP for Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso in stock, it quickly sold out, but we’re expecting a nice consignment of this delicious 180 gram vinyl album once more, so we invite you to pre-order the album simply by sending us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org saying you’d like to reserve a copy.
We won’t bill you for the album until it has arrived and is shipped out to you. All that’s needed is your paypal e-mail address–we’ll send you a request for payment when the viny arrives.
Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso, released in the USA as Deep Red (and sometimes Deep Red Hatchet Murders) is one Argento’s finest contributions to the genre. David Hemmings is fantastic as the musician looking for clues to a murder he witnesses outside an apartment. What he finds is…well, you have to see the movie. Suffice it to say any new fan of Italian horror should fall in love with this one, and old fans already know how well done the movie is in spite of a few flaws along the way…but that’s Italian cinema for you–take the good with the bad.
The soundtrack by Goblin is full of great prog flourishes and is totally unlike the band’s work on Suspiria or Tenebre…Goblin shows tremendous versatility between these three soundtracks, but of the three Deep Red is probably their most musically accomplished in terms of traditional arrangements.
This is a brand new, sealed vinyl LP on sale at Turntabling for $23 plus shipping. The album is available for PRE ORDERS ONLY and ships within the USA only at present. Send your pre-order with the subject line DEEP RED LP PRE-ORDER to email@example.com complete with your paypal email addy. As mentioned above, Turntabling will send a request for payment when the album is shipped.
Check out the Italian trailer for Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso, also known as Deep Red if you’re on the fence about owning this awesome LP: