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Ennio Morricone Limited Edition Vinyl New In Stock

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…

Revolver is 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.

Buy the Ennio Morricone soundtrack vinyl for The Link from Turntabling.

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.

Buy the Ennio Morricone vinyl record soundtrack album for Escalation from Turntabling.

And be sure to check out the amazing, and all-too-short clip below…wow, what sounds! Get your Ennio fuzz guitar on.

Bossa Nova Soundtrack Sounds: Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Riz Ortolani

I got an awesome e-mail today asking about the soundtrack for the film Forbidden Photos of A Woman Above Suspicion, AKA Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene. Specifically, the question was, what can you recommend that is similar the Bossa Nova sounds of this film.

That e-mail made my day, and I decided to make an entire post of recommendations for anyone who loves the music you hear in the opening five minutes of Le Foto Prohibite….here’s that clip, courtesy of YouTube, naturally:




Now check out the amazing soundtrack sounds of La Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna, AKA Lizard In A Woman’s Skin. Yes, Ennio Morricone actually did a soundtrack for a Fulci film!!!


On a lighter note, check out this by Bruno Nicolai, from All The Colors Of The Dark:


And then there’s THIS, from The Bliss of Mrs. Bottom, by Riz “Cannibal Holocaust” Ortolani. I confess I’ve never seen or heard of this film til today when I researched Ortolani’s Bossa Nova-type output:



Piero Piccioni has a LOT of Bossa Nova sounds. Ignore the ad and get to this one, Bossa Nova Marina pretty amazing.



And finally we wind our way back to the Maestro, Ennio Morricone, for one more, from Metti Una Sera a Cena:



Giallo Trailers: Death Will Have Your Eyes, Spasmo, Black Belly of the Tarantula

In case you haven’t noticed from all the giallo soundtracks Turntabling has for sale by Goblin, Morricone, Riz Ortolani, and many more, I am obsessed with giallo films, and Italian cinema in general. (Yes Eurocine is basically an obsession, but there’s something about those Italians…)

Here is a fun little helping of giallo trailers–watching these is a favorite Internet time waster at the very least, and can make for a fun evening of adult beverages and random finds on a good night. I’ve spent good money on soundtracks for these films on the strength of having heard the music in the trailer alone–believe it or not, you can do well looking for new soundtrack sounds to obsess over just by watching these! That’s especially true for Spasmo and Black Belly of the Tarantula (see below).

The trailer for Death Will Have Your Eyes looks maddeningly familiar, but I personally can’t remember ever having watched it.

Spasmo is hands down one of the best giallo trailers of all time, and the movie is pretty outstanding too. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The plot twists and turns so hard that when you finally get round to the end, it’s a relief that ANY of it makes sense.

The Black Belly of the Tarantula is also a standout film of the genre, one not to be missed–and that soundtrack! Definitely worth a look–the plot is outrageous, the music is not to be missed, giallo soundtrack vinyl fans…

–Joe Wallace




Turntabling.net Curates Vinyl Art Show At Bridgeport Art Center In Chicago

StudioLab, my art space located on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, is host to the first-ever Turntabling vinyl record art show and exhibit, Sexy And Scary Vinyl.

This show features a LOT of vinyl records, album cover art work, exploitation movie trailers, and soundtrack music by Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, John Carpenter, Goblin, Stelvio Cipriani, Mike Patton, Isaac Hayes, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, Piero Umiliani, and SOOOOO many others. Details below, but SAVE THE DATE! It’s Friday June 20th 2014, 6PM til late at 1200 W. 35th on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.

Tunrtabling VINYL record ART SHOW SIDE 2VINYL ART SHOW TEXT EDIT

–Joe Wallace

First New Sale Items Posted

It’s official, Turntabling is back in the record selling biz! I got things started tonight with a nice selection of import and hard-to-find soundtrack CDs, but the vinyl is DEFINITELY on its way.

Turntabling is selling on Discogs.com and soon our Etsy shop will be back up and running, too.

For those of you visiting for the first time, Turntabling is my small, scrappy indie vinyl preservation effort. I’m based in Chicago and I archive rare and weird vinyl, buy/sell/trade LPs and CDs and basically live the vinyl lifestyle. In the spring and summer I do Vinyl Road Rage, which is a cross-country vinyl buying and blogging spree. Last time out it was Chicago to San Antonio, Texas and prior to that I’ve gone from Chicago to NYC and out to many other far flung places.

If you have vinyl to sell or titles you’re looking to buy, do get in touch. You can reach me at jwallace@turntabling.net

Thanks for reading and I look forward to listing tons of rare, unusual, hard-to-find, and just plain amazing vinyl records. Stay tuned…I have thousands of titles, it just takes a bit of time to load em all in!

–Joe Wallace

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The Turntabling Collection

Now that we’re back from Cinema Wasteland, the Turntabling Collection inventory has been updated (a big job, thanks to the awesome vinyl lovers at Wasteland picking up loads of rare and hard to find vinyl) and is now back on line for your viewing pleasure.

The Turntabling Collection is made of hundreds of CD and LP titles that are, as mentioned above, rare and hard to find or just plain cool. Everyone who purchases from Turntabling is making a direct show of support for the site since all proceeds go to keep the site going.

Your support is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks to all who came to see The Turntabling Collection at Cinema Wasteland this weekend and we look forward to seeing you again at the next show. An updated appearance schedule will be posted shortly.

Browse the Turntabling Collection.

Turntabling at HorrorHound Weekend

Turntabling is at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati. I’ve got the usual table full of vinyl rarities and oddities. This time out the table includes the vinyl Game of Death soundtrack on Dagored Records, Motorhead on vinyl, Goblin titles including the now out-of-print Tenebre, Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria on vinyl…plus some Morricone naturally, the vinyl El Topo soundtrack and too many others to name.

Come out and see us at HorrorHound Weekend! I’ll be posting pics and updates from the HorrorHound floor at my Facebook page so hop over and have a look if you can’t make it out to the show.

Dario Argento Soundtrack Vinyl For Sale at Turntabling

By popular demand, here’s an ever-growing list of the Dario Argento related titles currently available for sale here. This list is all the vinyl, we’ll post the compact disc collection very soon. Please note that in most cases this vinyl is either out of print or going to be so very soon.

All titles for sale here are sealed and unopened unless otherwise indicated. We actually don’t have any used Argento vinyl for sale here–can’t find any and the people who own these titles hang on to them for dear life–but we have to let you know it’s sealed, regardless.

Goblin Dawn Of The Dead Soundtrack Vinyl LP


Dario Argento acted as a producer on the ground-breaking George Romero undead opus, so it gets included here.

Argento was also responsible for bringing Goblin to the table for the soundtrack so he gets double kudos for this. The bad news is that this Dagored vinyl LP is out of print now and when supplies are gone, they’re gone for good unless the Italian distributor decides to print another run someday. This is now extremely collectible.

This is a new, sealed import vinyl LP. Buy the Dawn of the Dead soundtrack by Goblin from Turntabling for $28.00. These are going fast–when they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

Tenebre Soundtrack Vinyl LP by Goblin


The vinyl LP soundtrack for Tenebre on Dagored Records is even more collectible than Dawn of the Dead. This title is out of print and likely not to return, which means that sealed, unopened copies are worth far more today than ever.

This soundtrack is one Argento’s most famous, thanks in part to Claudio Simonetti’s Italo disco stylings on the best-known cuts. Technically speaking this is not a Goblin record–the band wasn’t able to use the name for contractual reasons at the time–but this is classic Goblin nonetheless, if not a completely different sound for the group. Completist collectors should definitely try to get their hands on one of these while it’s still available. Tenebre is a sealed, import vinyl LP pressed on 180 gram vinyl

Buy Tenebre from Turntabling for $30.00 plus shipping.

Four Flies On Grey Velvet Soundtrack Vinyl LP Ennio Morricone


You won’t get Morricone’s haunting score for this early giallo by Argento out of your head for weeks. The whispers, moans and experimental percussion are a lower-volume precursor to the high-octane shrieks and clangs in Suspiria. Some might call that a stretch, but listen to the two soundtracks back to back and you might be surprised.

This too is a highly endangered species on vinyl–when supplies are gone, they’re gone! Just TRY to find this in any used record shop or on eBay for a reasonable price. We have a limited supply of Four Flies On Grey Velvet, they are sealed, 180 gram vinyl LPs on the excellent Dagored label. Get them while they last!

Buy the Four Flies On Grey Velvet vinyl record from Turntabling for $29.00 plus shipping.

Suspiria Vinyl LP by Goblin


The king of the Argento soundtracks, Suspiria features Goblin at the hieght of their creativity and spookiness. This album completely transcends the film its in, standing alone as a sonic accomplishment that demands to be recognized with or without the film.

Suspiria is also out of print and getting more scarce in this form than ever. It will soon be listed as ultra-rare and as with Tenebre, we challenge crate diggers to find one of these in the used bins–we’ve never seen it happen!

We have extremely limited stock of this awesome vinyl record, sealed and unsullied by human hands. Suspiria is a sealed, imported vinyl record on 180-gram vinyl.

Buy Suspiria now from Turntabling for $39.00 plus shipping.

Deep Red AKA Profondo Rosso by Goblin


Goblin’s soundtrack for Deep Red, also known as Profondo Rosso, is a driving prog-filled album that really enhances the film. There are a couple of cheesy moments with analog synth flourishes thrown in for no apparent reason, but these are quickly forgotten when the prog attack kicks in again.

Goblin was in fine form on this soundtrack in spite of being intimidated by the job–they were brought onto the film after Argento fired the original composer…but Simonetti and company stepped up to the task quite nicely. As with so many (all?) of the other titles in the Dario Argento soundtrack catalog, this particular release on Dagored Records is going out of print and is more of a rarity than ever for vinyl junkies.

The Goblin Profondo Rosso soundtrack is a new, sealed vinyl LP on 180-gram vinyl. Buy it now while supplies last from Turntabling for $28.00 plus shipping.

That’s all the Argento vinyl we have in stock currently. Stay tuned for the list of Argento-related CD titles!

Turntabling and Paisley Babylon at Music Box Massacre Saturday October 9 2010

Saturday at 11AM, Paisley Babylon does a short set to kick off the Music Box Massacre at the Music Box Theater at 3373 N. Southport in Chicago.

I spent most of Friday preparing for the show, which also features our usual table for Turntabling featuring tons of great obscure vinyl and much more.

Part of the prep for the Music Box Massacre was a gear setup and soundcheck, which I recorded and converted to MP3 for your listening pleasure. Please feel free to download and enjoy this half-hour set of mashed-up and mutilated tracks from Skinny Puppy side project Download, Ennio Morricone, Goblin, the Mister T Be Somebody album, and the Zombie soundtrack.

My favorite part of this is where I mashed up parts of the Suspiria soundtrack by Goblin with the album The Story of Star Wars. Some will call this heresy, but I had SO much fun doing it…enjoy.

Download the Paisley Babylon Music Box Massacre soundcheck and ruin your brain for good.

Please join me at the Music Box Massacre—come by early (11AM) to catch the set and be sure to drop by the Turntabling table and say hello.

–Joe Wallace

Morricone Dollars Trilogy CD Collection

Morricone Dollars TrilogyWhile it’s true that Morricone doesn’t seem to like the phrase “spaghetti western” these days and he–according to reports we read–likes to selectively remember some of the projects he was involved with back in the heyday of Italian cinema, this double disc CD set is priceless.

All three of the Dollars Trilogy soundtracks are collected here including the complete score for A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. From the opening strains of Il Buono, Il Brutto, e Il Cattivo to the big finish of Per Un Pugno Di Dollari, this is one soundtrack collection that’s a must-own for genre fans and Morricone lovers alike.

The spaghetti westerns are the gateway to a world of music that really does turn into an addiction. Morricone may not be happy answering yet another round of questions about his earliest works, but the fact that people are STILL fascinated by these sounds is very telling. Morricone created a new musical language starting with these early works…and they only get better over time.

The Ennio Morricone Complete Dollars Trilogy is a new, sealed double-disc CD set. Buy it now for Turntabling for $18 plus shipping.