Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Italian Blend

Here's a little project I've been tinkering with for a while, and it's a bit different than past posts. Given the huge amount of great film music never commerically released in any format, I decided to cut together a series of suites of some outstanding titles that deserved some notice; here the spotlight turns on some of the great (well, in most cases) Italian composers whose work has often never gotten the credit it deserves. Taken from a variety of sources (video, M&E tracks, or whatever's handy), these have been tweaked to sound as good as I can make 'em; hopefully you'll discover a few new gems in this three-part collection, entitled Italian Blend. Running times have also been included to give you an idea of how much music to expect. Any comments on this one would be especially welcome -- thoughts on any particular likes (or dislikes), composers you'd like to hear more, etc.


Italian Blend: Vol. 1
1. The Witches (Piero Piccioni) (10:41)
2. Images In A Convent (Nico Fidenco) (9:04)
3. Baba Yaga (Piero Umiliani) (2:16)
4. A Virgin Among The Living Dead (Bruno Nicolai) (12:42)
5. Queens Of Evil (Angelo Francesco Lavagnino) (9:34)
6. Knife Of Ice (Marcello Giombini) (2:56)
7. Burial Ground (Elsio Macuso & Burt Rexon) (3:00)
8. Death Smiles At Murder (Berto Pisano) (7:02)
9. A Blade In The Dark (Guido & Maurizio De Angelis) (5:26)
10. Beast With A Gun (Umberto Saila) (4:15)
11. Plot Of Fear (Daniele Patucchi) (2:59)
12. The Great Alligator (Stelvio Cipriani) (4:11)
13. Do You Like Hitchcock? (Pino Donaggio) (3:26)

Italian Blend: Volume Two
1. Eugenie De Sade (Bruno Nicolai) (8:27)
2. Footprints (Nicola Piovani) (8:51)
3. 2019: After The Fall Of New York (Guido & Maurizio De Angelis) (3:55)
4. A Whisper In The Dark (Pino Donaggio) (13:41)
5. Yellow Emanuelle (Nico Fidenco) (8:30)
6. Waves Of Lust (Marcello Giombini) (2:05)
7. Orgasmo Nero (Stelvio Cipriani) (15:42)
8. Caligula: The Untold Story (Claudio Maria Cordio) (2:08)
9. Patrick Still Lives (Berto Pisano) (2:37)
10. The Man From Deep River (Daniele Patucchi) (5:35)
11. Zeder (Riz Ortolani) (1:30)
12. Body Count (Claudio Simonetti) (1:57)

Italian Blend: Volume Three
1. Suspected Death Of A Minor (Luciano Michellini) (8:30)
2. House On The Edge Of The Park (Riz Ortolani) (4:06)
3. Strip Nude For Your Killer (Berto Pisano) (6:04)
4. The Pyjama Girl Case (Riz Ortolani) (7:18)
5. Nightmares Come At Night (Bruno Nicolai) (9:35)
6. The Lickerish Quartet (Stelvio Cipriani) (11:45)
7. Porno Holocaust (Nico Fidenco) (22:13)
8. Porno Shop On 7th Street (Bruno Biriaco) (9:27)

9. The Big Racket (Guido & Maurizio De Angelis) (6:11)

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Blogger PappyV said...

Fantastic! Your hard work is very much appreciated.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Monroe said...

Bravo! PORNO HOLOCAUST, wow! I feel like my birthday came early this year. Many thanks for these, I`m sure this took a bit of time and effort.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Beautiful Person!
First there was 'Vampyros Lesbos' NOW there is 'Italian Blend'
Big Thanx

5:03 PM  
Blogger ScoreBaby said...

A brilliant idea well executed. Thanks a million!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Tim Lucas said...

My download had an EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD cue which isn't listed on the blog menus, and all of the Disc 3 tracks downloaded without track numbering. Where should the EROTIC NIGHTS cue be programmed? I am, after all, a perfectionist!

Thanks for doing this; I have an idea from my own mad exploits how much work this represents!

8:03 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Ah, forgot to mention I removed Erotic Nights from the tracklist above since more it was recently posted elsewhere and it seemed redundant; here's the original, full tracklist for Vol. 3:

1. Suspected Death Of A Minor (Luciano Michellini)
2. House On The Edge Of The Park (Riz Ortolani)
3. Strip Nude For Your Killer (Berto Pisano)
4. The Pyjama Girl Case (Riz Ortolani)
5. Nightmares Come At Night (Bruno Nicolai)
6. The Lickerish Quartet (Stelvio Cipriani)
7. Porno Holocaust (Nico Fidenco)
8. Porno Shop On 7th Street (Bruno Biriaco)
9. The Big Racket (Guido & Maurizio De Angelis)
10. Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (Marcello Giombini)

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an outstanding post - and an outstanding site. Very many thanks for this, your work is greatly appreciated!

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Can't wait to get my fangs stuck into that lot! I recorded a few tracks from Virgin.. myself from the DVD so it'll be interesting see how your suite compares. A stunning and underrated soundtrack, I reckon.

Thanks very, very much for your efforts. The blog is great.

Ade Furniss

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! But when I started DLing yesterday I thought I saw four volumes? Maybe that was wishful thinking on my part. Still incredible. Thanks much.

5:55 AM  
Blogger Esteban Medaglia said...

Thank you SO much for your hard work! Love the site.

8:44 AM  
Blogger SkunkApe said...

You really outdid yourself. I have to go change my shirt because I've drooled all over myself!


8:51 AM  
Blogger gspeedlace said...

Incredible! Thank you very much for this stunning collection!

11:32 AM  
Blogger eftimihn said...

Wow, this is simply awesome! I recorded some gialli music that unfortunately hasn't been released yet and i know this is hard work in our convenient times... Terrific.

3:01 PM  
Blogger robl2 said...

I am so enjoying all this music.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Jon Anders said...

Great compilation! Thanks

3:23 AM  
Blogger gspeedlace said...

Alright, I'm prepared to admit to being stumped - no matter how much I wrack my brain, I can't ID the images you used for the cover art. I was sure I recognized the screaming face at least, but nope.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Kamyar said...

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12:20 PM  
Blogger BuioOmegA said...

Oh Lord... it's a dream come true

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Berto Pisano - Death smiles at murder does anybody have this in higher quality? It sounds very interesting but the quality, No offense, isnt that great :(

3:34 AM  
Anonymous uv123 said...

Awesome work!

6:58 AM  
Anonymous Annubis said...

These are totally awesome. Your site inspired me to open a soundtrack blog of my own.

11:48 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Thanks, Annubis -- I linked to your blog; nice work! Glad to see some Lovin' Spoonful up there.

Yeah, Death Smiles is a bit crackly at the beginning, but that's as clean as it gets without distorting the music. Heck, if anyone has a cleaner version of any of this stuff, please feel free to share. (For example, the great Skunkape just posted the complete, very elusive Pyjama Girl Case score - go grab it!)

12:28 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Oh, and the cover art is "freely adapted" from elements of one of the posters for Giallo a Venezia.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Bob Ignizio said...

Awesome post.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Ronan said...

I'd just like to add a very big thank you for this share. You've really outdone yourself this time! It obviously took a lot of time and effort.
Much appreciated. Oh, and your selections are spot on.

5:07 AM  
Blogger Rogerio said...

This is friggin' awesome! Thanks a lot for your hard work! Any chance Stelvio┬┤s Cipriani score for IGUANA WITH A TONGUE OF FIRE might show up in future volumes?

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Mix of Movie Music.

Does anyone have any of these scores?

Mario Bava's Lisa and the Devil and Hatchet for a Honeymoon

Riz Ortolani
The Valachi Papers
Woman Times Seven

The House That Screamed (aka La Residencia)

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx for all this. I appreciate it and it's all good stuff. If you eer need any albums holla at Me Ill try and hook you up.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you plan on dropping a volume 4 I would like to give a little feed. Try and put more sarry, rare horror flick sound tracks in it. Less techo types too. Pce.

PS: Some good stuff that might be good for producing

7:42 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Great suggestions all -- and yeah, Vol. 4 should be coming along (along with a Vol. 5, I'm sure, though the theme may change slightly). Iguana is a great choice.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Lush said...

Great comp!! Thanks!!

12:19 AM  
Blogger nomwl1 said...

Absolutely fantastic collection. Wonderful variety. Thanks for all the hard work! (Not to mention all the other incredible material you post.) Looking forward to any future volumes. Can your blog get any better?

12:50 PM  
Anonymous cinebeats said...

Wonderful share! I can't wait to download these.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Hellbishop said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful pretty much impossible to get anywhere collection of haunting classics. I have been looking all over for the track "SWEETLY" from the classic HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK film and was emotionally overflowing with orgasmic like joy when i was blessed in finding your incredible work containing it along with many other great timeless pieces. Thank you for your generousity and kindness for..ITALIAN BLEND!!!

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could you repost the entire Riz Ortolani album "The Pyjama Girl Case"
seen in September at ?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Puzlboy said...


What a beautiful collection! I've been looking for the "Man from Deep River" theme for ages!

Only problem : the download link seems to be broken!!! Is it possible to repost it, or to find it elsewhere?

If needed, send-me an e-mail at

Thanks again and again!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Laurent said...

Hi ! Wonderful work you've done, even if i discover it a little bit late. Unfortunately, all links are deader than dead. Is there anoher way to get this gems ? My mail if it can be useful :
Thanks a lot !

10:01 AM  
Blogger the saucer people said...

Deep respect and awe!

Four years on and you have been kind enough to furnish new active links, you sir, are a star!
I just found the track '2019: After The Fall Of New York' posted on a blog whose name escapes me at the moment but luckily they included the 'Italian Blend' source and I nearly fell off my chair when I saw three volumes!

Three volumes of the most obscure, dark and mindblowing music imaginable! What a labour of love and its great to see that four years on these three volumes still live on via various discerning soundtrack blogs; quality does endure on the net.

What really excites me is the fact that each individual track creates a line of flight into a whole world of discovery inhabited by films & soundtracks that are completely new to me!

Has your blogging career ended for good? I hope not as I would love to offer you a monthly guest spot on a new blog myself and a few friends are creating; such a deep knowledge as the one you have would make a welcome addition.

Thanks again for these three wonderful compilations and if you are in the mood for an occasional post please let me know at jackamo23ATgmailcom

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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8:32 AM  
Blogger El chango Feli said...

Bocatto di Cardinale for my ears!!!

Thanks, thanks and more thanks,


8:24 AM  
Blogger Dejan Ognjanovic said...

What a wonderful selection! Thanks a lot! Great work!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Just want to let you know I am still listening to this in 2017. Good job!

12:49 PM  
Blogger RobJam said...

Hi, I found Volume 1 somewhere on the web ages ago...finally tracked this down to you, late to the party unfortunately. Any chance for a re-up on these??

5:23 AM  

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