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WEEK STARTING 21 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of All The Colours Of The Dark by Bruno Nicolai.

Bruno Nicolai

All The Colours Of The Dark

As part of a devoted series of releases focusing on Bruno Nicolai’s soundtrack music to the films of Edwige Fenech, Finders Keepers proudly unveil what is perhaps the crowning moment for both actress and composer with the film that inaugurated them (alongside director Sergio Martino) into the critical Giallo royal family in the early 1970s. Presented here with previously unpressed tracks as an alternative to the extremely rare 1973 Gemelli library edition, this Finders Keepers special release includes the recently uncovered 1972 hard-hitting left-field psychedelic pop themes that unified yet another unholy trinity comprising of sitar wielding Alessandro Alessandroni (in true Pawnshop Braens Machine mode) and Italian cinematic songbird Edda Dell’Orso to create (under Nicolai’s gaze) what is regarded by many unified euro horror video collectors and vinyl detectives as the cream of this well furrowed crop.

Recorded in January 1972 at Morricone’s Ortophonic studio in Rome (home of Goblin’s Roller and Alessandroni’s Sangue di sbirro amongst many others) Bruno Nicolai balances psychotic free jazz, aggressive bass driven beats, schizoid Eastern motifs and childlike lullabies - the latter exacerbating director Martino’s proud Rosemary’s Baby influences in this Giallo tale of a rehabilitated relationship plagued by recurring nightmares and vague memories of a religious cult that teeter on the edge of Fenech’s consciousness. To claim this score as Nicolais’ all time best is perhaps a little ambitious for a versatile composer of such acclaim and widespread appeal, but for fans of that unique window of unhinged musical opportunity which came with the Giallo boom of the early 1970’s you’ll be hard pushed to find a record that covers all bases from an alternative universe where Fabio Frizzi, Goblin and Walter Rizzati were (haunted) household names.

Sonny Til & The Orioles

Hey! Little Woman / Sugar Girl

Jazzman's Popcorn imprint unearth long established R&B essential floor-packer 'Hey! Little Woman' that has somehow not been reissued until now. From Sonny Til's long running Baltimore based vocal group The Orioles, this was cut in 1962 and carries that nascent early soul sound that still sounds so fresh all these years later. On the flip Sonny gets seductive on the doo-wop tinted smoocher 'Sugar Girl'.


A hugely popular cut in it’s edited form on Matt Hill’s 1st LP “From The Grave…” in 2009, the full length version (clocking in just short of 12 minutes) appears here for the first time. As does the flip, a remix by ‘Silvio’ which is far more beat driven and aimed at the dance floor; imagine some hybrid Daft Punk / Kraftwerk collision and you get kinda close…

The original in it’s unedited form is a classic. Heavy on that uniquely chilling atmosphere present over Umberto’s back catalogue, and drawing on a more percussive take to the fright night / Carpenter / Giallo / Goblin sounds commonly associated with Matt’s previous output.

A beautiful record on the eye and ear. Killer Tim Goodwillie sleeve art and a pressing of 500 on white vinyl ready for the latter stages of the current Umberto European tour (Including UK legs in the last week of April, first 2 days of May). Be quick…

Linda Willoby / Bobby Brookes

Big Boy You're Through / Little Girl (Is It True)

Linda Willoby's 'Big Boy You're Through' is a smooth and slinky minor key popcorn gem that oozes class. Down-tempo, sophisticated, jazzy and moody, this is the kind of sound which defines the popcorn genre. An obscure one for sure, and very scarce on its original release. The flipside, features 'Little Girl (Is It True)', a more upbeat mambo-tinted R&B mover from Bobby Brookes, and a cracker in its own right, making this another essential two-sider.

Various Artists

Dallas Buyers Club OST - Gold / Blue Vinyl Edition

    Dallas Buyers Club follows the Oscar winning performance by Matthew McConaughey portraying the ‘80s real life character Ron Woodroof, who's suddenly being diagnosed as H.I.V.- positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence. A crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the US, so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the US

    An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient and transsexual Rayon (another Oscar Winning performance by Jared Leto). They establish a “buyers club,” where HIV-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.

    The soundtrack to triple Academy Award winning feature film Dallas Buyers Club contains songs by Shuggie Otis, My Morning Jacket, T. Rex and actor/singer Jared Leto's Thirty Seconds To Mars.

    The first 1000 copies of this double LP are uniquely pressed on gold and blue vinyl (each record a different colour!).


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xLP Info: 180g audiophile vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve with insert. First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on gold & blue vinyl.

    Compiled and annotated by Lois Wilson (Mojo, Record Collector), Get On The Right Track brings together 90 magnificent recordings, mostly R&B, but with a smattering of jazz and ska, which reflect what mods would have been enjoying on the early to mid sixties club scene.

    When Jamaican born Duke Vin, a former DJ on Tom “The Great” Sebastian’s Beat Street System, set up his own system in 1955, he got the place jumping. The sound system was like nothing London had witnessed before. It was loud, exciting and had no curfew. Duke Vin inspired Count Suckle, another Ladbroke Grove resident, who set up a rival system and the pair soundtracked the first generation West Indians’ blues parties with a playlist of US R&B 45s. Club Eleven and the Flamingo attracted newly settled Jamaicans too. Out of these clubs and sound systems, mod grew.

    These mods were defined by their impeccable music taste and their smart clobber. They would dance their nights away at the Scene, to records spun by Guy Stevens, the UK Sue label manager and one of mod’s main pivots. They also frequented the Marquee and Count Suckle’s Roaring Twenties. The first two discs on 'Get On The Right Track' collect together the R&B, blues, soul, jazz and ska singles you would have heard at such clubs. Disc 3, meanwhile, captures the sounds from the same period (many of which were unreleased in the UK at the time) that light up the mod scene today.

    'Get On The Right Track' has been carefully compiled to avoid track overlap with Fantastic Voyage’s previous mod collection 'Boogie Chillen', and is also available as a 2LP vinyl collector’s edition, featuring 32 of the most sought-after tracks and a colour insert.


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xLP Info: 2LP vinyl collector’s edition featuring 32 of the most sought-after tracks from the 90-track 3CD set.

    Various Artists

    Schnitzelbeat Vol. 1 - I Love You, Baby!

      New Digatone compilation of twisted Austrian pop ('Austropop') from the 1950s & 60s. Features oddities from the fringes of Austrian pop, 'popcorn', rock'n'roll, exotica, beat , raw proto-punk & trash.

      500 only pressed.

      Comes with insert & extensive notes.


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