And here we are again, rocketing towards April 18th, 2015. No, it won't be the day Marty McFly's son gets accosted in the Cafe 80's, no matter what some idiot's Facebook page says. It's RSD15, aka Record Store Day, where legions of music fans across the world line up outside their local record store in an attempt to ensure they keep staying alive.
It's been a tricky time of it recently with the huge upsurge in vinyl and the majors getting involved, meaning lead times for pressing are getting longer and longer. I was actually in two minds about attending this year, at least until I saw what was on offer. Below you'll find the soundtrack releases on the list after I strained out the guff (that said, there's a Johnny Cash - Man Comes Around 7" that I fucking need man), although bear in mind this list may include some regional exclusives, so if you find out you won't be able to get something locally, hit up the Spin The Blackest Circles forum and find a buddy.
And here we go...
Big Bad Wolves - Frank Ilfman (Death Waltz, LP) - Soundcloud link here
Original Soundtrack - Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (Death Waltz, LP + DVD) - Soundcloud link here
30 Days of Night - Brian Reitzell (Invada, LP)
My Name Is Nobody - Ennio Morricone (AMS, LP)
Spasmo - Ennio Morricone (Dagored, LP)
Shogun Assassin - The Wonderland Philharmonic (TBC, LP)
Utopia Series 2 - Cristobal De Veer (Silva Screen, LP)
Whiplash - Various Artists (Varese Sarabande, LP)
The Day After Halloween - Brian May (TBC, LP)
Patrick - Brian May (TBC, LP)
Thirst - Brian May (TBC, LP)
Frank - Various Artists (Silva Screen, LP)
The Darjeeling Limited - Various Artists (ABKCO, LP)
EP1 - Power Glove (Invada, 12")
Fury - Steven Price (Varese Sarabande, 10")
For A Few Dollars More - Ennio Morricone (TBC, 10")
Schulmadchen Report - Gert Wilden (TBC, 7")
Psycho - Bernard Herrmann (Music On Vinyl, 7")
Chi? - Goblin (AMS, 7")
Cinevox Box Set - 5 x 7" Morricone/Cipriani/Goblin/Umiliani/Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera
Yes, that is the sound of my credit card wailing. Some great stuff there, fine stuff from Death Waltz and Invada as usual, some choice Morricone, and even Schulmadchen Report, which is a 70's German porno (translated as Schoolgirl Report). I have the LP and it's some fun and groovy stuff. The three Brian May (not the guy from Queen) titles are intriguing, with Patrick being the unused score for the film that Goblin eventually scored. Speaking of Goblin, Chi? is a TV theme composed pre-Suspiria that has never been released since its initial 1970's issue.
But the killer is that Cinevox box - it's designed to be a tribute to the label's diverse history, and includes 7" singles containing music from the following soundtracks: Gui la testa (Duck You Sucker) - Ennio Morricone; La Polizia sta a guardare (The Great Kidnapping) - Stelvio Cipriani; Profondo rosso (Deep Red) - Goblin; Febbre da cavallo (Horse Fever) - Bixio, Tempera, Frizzi; 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto (5 Dolls For An August Moon) - Piero Umiliani.
So, start saving. We'll have artwork and details as soon as we can. And just so we know where we stand, I'll kill each and every last one of you if you get in the way of me getting the Cinevox box.
Special thanks to Spencer Hickman for helping assemble this