Saturday, November 26, 2005

Here is an amazing LP, where you can « hear » Bruce Lee like never before. Fighting, screaming and loving so much…This is not a real soundtrack in its form like others, but more a sound & atmosphere « collage ». Here is a UFO, a gift for kung-fu freaks, full of kung-fu noises. A real good stuff for DJ’s, including a lot of dialogues and musical patterns. The original press of this LP features some mistakes, like the labelling print and the time credits for few tracks. I wished i could read chinese ! to collect more informations on the back cover of this japanese reissued LP…Music is composed by Joseph Koo ( aka - Ku Chia Hui ), Songs by Mike Remedios…

This is definitly an easy listening for the hard of hearing ! ! !

Fist Of Fury
Original Soundtrack Recording
TAM YX-7001 (Japan)
Year : Unknown
192 Kbps ripp : Number 06
Sleeve Covers : Whoops

Side A :

01. Fist Of Fury (main theme)
02. The death of teacher
03. We are not sick men
04. Leave Shangaï
05. I shall be waiting here
06. Why did you kill my teacher ?

Side B :

01. I love you as much as i always did
02. Fist Of Fury
03. Finale
04. Fist Of Fury (end titles)

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posted by number06 at 10:25 AM 16 comments
Saturday, November 19, 2005

Here is another great music illustration series. This french record company - under the name Editions Musicales SFORZANDO - made a lot of records from the end of the 60's until the beginning of the 80's. Like other musical illustrators, it was a melting-pot of emerging scenes featuring some famous musicians.

Look here for further informations about their catalog. The number - are we really numbered ? - 82 was recorded in 1980. Maybe used for any TV or Radio backgrounds, sounds of the future at this time, you have just to listen to "baby symphony" to discover sounds of the near coming New Order's "Power, corruption & lies". Who said that in the 80's everything was wrong ? If your way to listening is large enough then you will understand what i mean...

Specials Thanks goes to Whoops, he made a really good work for the sleeve covers...

TeleMusic 82
Synthesis 2
Marc Chantereau & Pierre Alain Dahan
© 1980 Editions Musicales Sforzando

Face A:

01. Video Code
02. Synthemetro
03. Synthesizers & Company
04. Electronic Suspense

Face B:

01. Red Laser
02. Spatial Habitat
03. Baby Symphony
04. Multiples Horizons
05. Piano Echo

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posted by number06 at 3:41 PM 4 comments
Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Another big one with and from Geoff Love, This man produced Shirley Bassey and a lot of other artists. This LP came from a friend, in my work place, he bought it in England at the right time...Two hits that you can't miss, the first one "Airport 75" a really good cover from J. Cacavas and "Three days of the Condor" a famous soundtrack from Dave Grusin. He made a lot of records - sometime inequal - but always devoted to the re-orchestration of popular waves...

Geoff Love
born on. 4 September 1917, Todmorden, Yorkshire, England,
died on. 8 July 1991, London, England.

"Love was a musical director, arranger, composer and one of the UK’s most popular easy-listening music personalities. His father, Kid Love, was World Champion sand dancer, and came to the UK from the USA. Geoff Love learned to play the trombone in his local brass band and made his first broadcast in 1937 on Radio Normandy. He moved to the south of England, and played with violinist Jan Ralfini’s Dance Orchestra in London and with the Alan Green Band in Hastings. After six years in the army during World War II, he joined Harry Gold’s Pieces Of Eight in 1946, and stayed with them until 1949, providing the vocal on their successful record, ‘Blue Ribbon Gal’. In 1955, Love formed his own band for the television show On The Town, and soon afterwards started recording for EMI/Columbia with His Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. He had his first hit in 1958, with a cover-version of Perez Prado’s cha-cha-cha ‘Patricia’, and made several albums including Enchanted Evenings, Our Very Own and Thanks For The Memory (Academy Award Winning Songs). In 1959, Love started to release some recordings under the pseudonym, Manuel And His Music Of The Mountains, which proved be immensly successful. Besides his own orchestral records, Love provided the accompaniment and arrangements on record, and in concert, for many popular artists such as Connie Francis, Russ Conway, Paul Robeson, Judy Garland, Frankie Vaughan, Johnny Mathis, Des O’Connor, Ken Dodd, Marlene Dietrich and Gracie Fields. In the 70s, he formed yet another group, Billy’s Banjo Band, later known as Geoff Love’s Banjo Band, while still having hits under his own name with Big War Themes, Big Western Movie Themes and Big Love Movie Themes. He also capitalized on the late ‘70s dance fad with several volumes of Geoff Love’s Big Disco Sound, while retaining his more conservative image with Waltzes With Love and Tangos With Love. He was consistently popular on radio, and on television, where, besides conducting the orchestra, he was especially effective as a comic foil to Max Bygraves on his Singalongamax, and similar series. Love’s compositions range from the Latin-styled ‘La Rosa Negra’ to the theme for the hit television situation comedy, Bless This House. His prolific album output included mostly film or television themes."

(c) Guiness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Guinness Publishing Ltd 1995. No breach of copyright intended.

Geoff Love & His Orchestra
Big Terror Movie Themes
© 1976 Music For Pleasure Ltd.

Side One

01. Jaws
02. Poseidon Adventure
03. Tubular Bells
04. Bach Toccata in D Minor
05. Psycho
06. The Eiger Sanction

Side Two

01. Earthquake
02. Airport 75
03. The Towering Inferno
04. Three Days Of The Condor
05. The Executioner
06. Death Wish

Be Seing You !
posted by number06 at 11:36 PM 7 comments
Friday, November 04, 2005

In english called "Without Apparent Motive", this is one of my favorit 1972 movie and soundtrack, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays the main character as Inspector Carella, searching about a killer in Nice. Ennio Morricone's music is sounding here like "The Sicilian Clan" ( another fave of mine, original LP coming soon on SOC ). An end main theme that captivated me since ever...Everyone who's interrested by Morricone's work knows that he's highly prolific ( over 500 hundred scores ! ). I prefer the decade 1965 to 1975, when at the time he was working with Bruno Nicolai for the arrangments. The movie was recorded on MiniDisc ( thanks to MarcoDisco ) then re-cut and sliced by myself, and finally recreated and remastered on CD. I did this because i have a lot of difficulties to find the original soundtrack in shops in France ( featuring 13 tracks and issued by Screen Trax Records ). I found by myself titles for the following 16 tracks and keeped some dialogues that i found "funny" or interresting too. So, you have to know that i am ripping only original vinyls or making my own Champaign compilations or re-works. I don't want make CD's copy, because i think it's to easy. I prefer to do something more and i want to be in peace with my mind to work about it...Like every time, recorded in 192 Kbps + Artwork.

Ennio Morricone "Sans Mobile Apparent"
Champaign Original Movie Masters Series
© 2005 Champaign Records

01. sans mobile apparent ( main theme )
02. the trial
03. murdered for the first time
04. the sniper
05. suspense
06. mobile 1
07. stress
08. mobile 2
09. the waiting
10. the waiting suite / mobile 3
11. flash info
12. suspense ( organ )
13. c'est un mélodrame ? non, c'est un mélomerde
14. near the end
15. souvenirs
16. sans mobile apparent ( end theme )

Be Seing You !
posted by number06 at 7:41 AM 5 comments
Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I have not a lot information about the "collective" April Orchestra. So, i think that we need some grooves now in our north hemisphere. Just because the winter is coming soon...This LP ( volume 8 ) is one of the numerous and prolific APR series. Made for musical illustrations ( radio & TV ), April Orchestra began from the early 70's until the mid 80's. Featuring a wide panel of different musicians, famous or unknown, like Caravelli, Giani Marchetti, Bernard Estardy or Michel Magne, Bruno Nicolai & Ennio Morricone...A lot of volumes, but inequal music quality. This one, the volume 8, seems to be a crossover between funky flavours and a kind of proto-classicism. It look likes when Michel Colombier were meeting François de Roubaix for some jamming sessions ! A great mix between melancholy & groovy enlightments. A good work...If anyone has more information about April Orchestra than i or the web, then let me know, thanx...Recorded in 192 kbs + Artwork.

April Orchestra ( volume 8 )
© 1975 CBS Inc. SPR 97

Face A :

01. Ha-ri-ah
02. La demoiselle du manoir
03. Belgissimo
04. Le temps du bastringue
06. La fin d'un règne
07. Mémoires d'un solitaire
08. Quand on fait de la musique

Face B :

01. Soul city - Part I
02. Soul city - Part II
03. Petite princesse triste
04. Romance pour dessous de table
05. Et toi l'ange
06. Une saison en enfer

Be Seing You !
posted by number06 at 10:30 PM 8 comments