Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 124

Thread: What's the holy grail of soundtracks?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    midwest, usa--armpit of america
    Posts
    356

    Default

    my apologies if this has been asked before, I did a search and found nothing.

    so is there a prized soundtrack out there in terms of value and rarity? I suppose it's a bit subjective, one man's garbage is another man's treasure. I'm not really talking about library stuff but more of a proper soundtrack score by some of the better known composers.

    I would assume a lot of the Japan issue soundtracks are pretty collectible eh? I'm still dying to get my hands on the Lalo Schifrin-Battle Creek Brawl ost but don't feel like spending $50 on it.

    any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    West Covina, CA USA
    Posts
    115

    Default

    theres quite few holy grail status OST's

    I think the "Caine Mutiny" is the most valuable of these going for around $10,000 or so (but don't quote me)

    as far as funk soul beat head collectable the Japanese issue Get Carter OST is around a thousand dollars and there are ones like the California based porn soundtrack "Lialeh" that seems to got for arond $300

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    nottingham
    Posts
    3,948

    Default

    They fluctuate a lot, too: both Bob Crewe's 'Barbarella' and Stu Phillips' 'Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls' used to go for around £100 each, but seem to have dropped quite a lot since they were reissued (I've seen both going for around £35 - £40 over the summer). Think there was a peak of fashionability a few years back for OSTs (like libraries) that drove a lot of prices up...

    I know Serge Gainsbourg's 'La Horse' OST 45 goes for a lot though (around 700 - can't remember if that was £ or &#036 and I get the impression that'd be a bit of a grail for most round here!
    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Coventry, UK
    Posts
    223

    Default

    I have a Beyond the Valley of the Dolls if anyone is after one...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    1,627

    Default

    Check this site: http://www.italiansoundtracks.com
    lots of information about rare soundtracks (under infos about series) and plenty of nice pictures.

    Personally, I've yet to hear a soundtrack better than Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly". However, if anyone has a spare Tony Arzenta, please let me know.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    liverpool
    Posts
    277

    Default

    what about
    howard roberts..lord shango..bryan ost pretty obscure n rare.

    or the klute ost private pressing, the same with deep throat ost both got cult status

    maybe not holy grails but pretty desirable

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    3,077

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (left hand corner @ Sep. 01 2004,12:24)]Personally, I've yet to hear a soundtrack better than Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly".
    Oh no, not that old chestnut again...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    1,627

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Oh no, not that old chestnut again...
    Hells Bells Mr Divine One, what are you on about?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    1,351

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Personally, I've yet to hear a soundtrack better than Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly".
    Trouble Man?

    The Hanged Man? (or is that not technically a sountrack?)

    Jeremie?
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    910

    Default

    It's Diabolik since the master tapes burned in fire...

  11. #11

    Default

    Krystof Komeda's soundtrack to Rosemary's Baby might just be one of the best. Not sure how rare it is but I'm sure it don't come too cheap.
    Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

    John Peel

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    4,087

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (left hand corner @ Sep. 01 2004,14:00)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Oh no, not that old chestnut again...
    Hells Bells Mr Divine One, what are you on about?
    Ha ha!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    the smoke
    Posts
    2,432

    Default

    plenty of good suggestions! guzzo's spot-on - 'caine mutiny' is just about the most sought-after soundtrack record. there are plenty of Jap and Euro OSTs that also go for big money (UK and USA too) although many of these are from the late 40s through 50s and 60s rather than records that we would buy. some soundtrack 78s and 10"s also go for 1000s of dollars.

    of the beaty stuff, there are plenty of LPs that simply don't crop up often enough to get an idea of a proper price... and new LPs turn up all the time. there are OSTs that have crossover appeal to other collectors which pushes the price up - Toomorrow has a killer Montenegro breaks cut on it, but the big price is partially due to Olivia N-J collectors since it's her first appearance on LP.

    some of the rarer blaxploitation bits (rarer than Lialeh, like Disco Godfather or the recently-booted Black Jack) go for big money too but are so rarely seen that there's no real 'book price'.

    some of the big money OSTs are straight-ahead or freaky jazz, like recent Swedish heater 'Chameleon'. Intoxica had one for 200 GBP (350 bucks) but they simply don't turn up, and were pressed in much smaller quantities than any USA OSTs, so it's just name your price time...

    many of the italian OSTs are very rare simply because they often used to destroy the records if they didn't sell, rather than delete / cut-out. some of the piccioni, morricone and umiliani OSTs, for example, were micro-pressed at 100 copies or less and even the composers didn't get a copy. i've seen those go for 500-1000 USD on rare OST lists.
    http://www.blaxploitation.com
    Chops for show, groove for dough.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,490

    Default

    Five Dolls For An August Moon....hmmmm

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    london, uk
    Posts
    2,749

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Sep. 01 2004,14:20)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Personally, I've yet to hear a soundtrack better than Curtis Mayfield's "Superfly".
    Trouble Man?

    The Hanged Man? (or is that not technically a sountrack?)

    Jeremie?
    Hells bells, are you seriously suggesting that The Hanged Man is as good or - gulp - even better than Superfly?!

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    House Of Wrong
    Posts
    11,248

    Exclamation

    C'mon on people, it's spelt 'H-E-L-L'-S B-E-L-L-E-S'.

    sp X5

    Call yerselves rekkid nerdz...
    You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    outergaze
    Posts
    1,876

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Rich Hero @ Sep. 01 2004,17:38)]C'mon on people, it's spelt 'H-E-L-L'-S B-E-L-L-E-S'.

    sp X5

    Call yerselves rekkid nerdz... ¬


    very good Rich i wondered if anyone else would pick up on that!

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    4,087

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,490

    Default

    Bare Knuckles too. Thats a huge one.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Posts
    1,351

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Hells bells, are you seriously suggesting that The Hanged Man is as good or - gulp - even better than Superfly?!
    Just my opinion kidder. I think 'Superfly' is hugely overrated as a piece of music. Sure, it fits extremely well with the film, but I can't listen to it all the way through, I skip too many tracks for it to be solid enough for me. 'Freddie's Dead' is a stormer though, no question.

    'Trouble Man' is almost perfect to me. a) Because I get emotional about Marvin and b) Because I can listen to it start to finish. OK, you do have to be in the mood because that period of Marvin is pretty idiosyncratic.

    'Hanged Man' as a score or series of tracks from the series is a really strong LP. I think cos it's easier to get or has been known about for a while, we take for granted how good that LP is. I remember getting my copy by asking the good people at Yorkshire TV nicely and they sorted me out within a week. I was knocked out when I heard it. Still think it's great even now.

    I'm curious about 'Battlecreek Brawl' though, ever since I first heard from Serms years ago he's been ranting about that one.
    Jet Boy stole my baby.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,490

    Default

    Battlecreek Brawl I want more because its a curiosity (japanese lalo). One great track from memory.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brycgstow
    Posts
    4,436

    Default

    I don't think Battlecreek Brawl is particularly amazing. Hardly ever listen to mine. . .Bullitt it ain't, but it does have some nice funky sounds on it. Try and get a CD-R before dropping $$. . .mine must have cost about £65 or something. As far as his other stuff goes. . . Sol Madrid only has one decent track on it, and "Gone With The Wave" is mid 60's pretty jazz that doesn't really appeal too much either. Can't really go wrong with Mission: Impossible or More Mission. . .LP's though. Murderers Row is OK, fun but again not something I come back too often.

    I was reading the uber-geeky record collector mag and it said there was a bootleg OST LP of Schifrin's score for "Coogan's Bluff", which is a Don Siegel directed cop flick starring Clint Eastwood. THIS I would like to find. . . (anyone got it?)

    Personally I think that a lot of OST's are quite disappointing or "one trackers". As far as my personal favourites go, I think Hawaii 5-0 is an excellent soundtrack. EVERYTHING on it is interesting, and even the quiet tracks have psychedelic elements which make for an intriguing listen. Across 100th Street, whilst not particularly rare, is also wicked. Superb vocal title tune and "Harlem Clavinet", plus the instrumental of the title choon.

    Morricone is quite often a bit disappointing, and some of those mega-rare items aren't all that. "Escalation" (which seems to go for $100+ consistently) has about 1 interesting psyche-y cut in "Des Irae Psychedelico" and the rest is fun, but typical stuff of that period. More readily available stuff like The Burglars, Citta Violenta, Sicilian Clan and Malamondo (which I think is a beautifully quirky LP) is just as good.

    Perhaps the most consistently funky things OST wise I can think of are The Hanged Man or some library stuff. . .the Peter Thomas Library LP Orion 3000 is totally solid. (Hopefully my new copy should be posted soon&#33. I got a copy of the Bruce Lee - Big Boss LP the other day, and noticed that there were some snippets from that in there (as well as cues from "Stiletto&quot!.

    As for "The Caine Mutiny", in about 25 years anyone who is old enough to care about that artifact will have expired, I think - is it really going to withhold a $10,000 value after all the boomers are 6ft under ? I guess with something that rare it's almost a museum piece, but there's so much popular music around. . .is it really going to sound relevant or fresh in 50 or so years ? With popular music's frequent recourse to breakbeat arhaeology to dig up new sounds, I guess it just might.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    4,087

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Sep. 01 2004,19:45)]Just my opinion kidder. I think 'Superfly' is hugely overrated as a piece of music. Sure, it fits extremely well with the film, but I can't listen to it all the way through, I skip too many tracks for it to be solid enough for me. 'Freddie's Dead' is a stormer though, no question.
    Phew! Glad someone else is gonna get the big stick beatdown for saying this instead of me, he heh!


  24. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    liverpool
    Posts
    277

    Default

    my fave ost

    elephant called slowly

    gettin straight is pretty good too

    got a hanged man contour LP here for £50 if anyone needs one

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    london, uk
    Posts
    2,749

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nick Cope @ Sep. 01 2004,22:12)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Sep. 01 2004,19:45)]Just my opinion kidder. I think 'Superfly' is hugely overrated as a piece of music. Sure, it fits extremely well with the film, but I can't listen to it all the way through, I skip too many tracks for it to be solid enough for me. 'Freddie's Dead' is a stormer though, no question.
    Phew! Glad someone else is gonna get the big stick beatdown for saying this instead of me, he heh!

    Each to their own, I guess. However, it's one thing to say it's not your bag, but another to lay claims on Hanged Man being better, which, so far as I can see, only had a rep because of its (relative) scarcity a while ago. I was hugely disappointed when I got it, the usual library-sounds-but-no-decent-songs that most of these LPs sadly are. There's not one song fit to lick the boots of Freddie's Dead, Pusherman or Give Me Your Love, if you ask me. Which admittedly you aren't

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    4,087

    Default

    I myself was referring just to the Superfly bit as a joke reference to the time I almost got beheaded for saying what Benico said... Hanged Man is nice, but has the soulless library sound - ok in the right setting just as Superfly works in the right environment. Hell's Belles however is the shit!

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    97

    Default

    if you dont like Superfly, you dont belong here. Period.

    one of the greatest albumbs ever made, not just one of the greatest soundtracks.

    Get a grip man.

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    midwest, usa--armpit of america
    Posts
    356

    Default

    I missed my opportunity to bid on the Shogun Assassin ost over a week ago, I was kicking myself for not catching it in time.

    i'm tempted to buy this tee:





    what about some of these other Japanese soundtrack releases? I've come across quite a few older Jackie Chan ost's, all from his early drunk monkey kungfu days but can never be bothered to buy them cuz i'm not sure if they're shit or not.

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brycgstow
    Posts
    4,436

    Default

    Shogun Assasin isn't bad at all. . .the title theme is really catchy ! I quite like that early 80's John Carpenter/Alan Howarth stripped down electro vibe. . . I was going to buy some of those Jackie LP's before but skipped on them: I'm sure they're probably terrible. Jackie must get to sing on most of them, too. . . I did manage to get hold of some of the original Tam Bruce Lee LP's though. . . they're quite good fun. Lots of "Hey you bastard! You killed my master!!!" going on. And plenty of "hiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa&qu
    ot; as well.

    Another good LP to be on the look-out for (which someone mentioned previously) is one of the Lupin anime LP's - really upbeat crime-jazz type stuff, very groovy indeed. Surely some other Japanese 1970's tv/movie/anime OST's must have been pretty funky too. .. wish I knew more. Quite a few Japanese 70's/late 60's films in my collection have decent scores (Female Convict Scorpion, Sonny Chiba - Streetfighter series, Stray Cat Rock, Sex Hunter, all those Nikkatsu "yoof" thrillers with a token club scene in. . and Koji Wakamatsu's "Ecstasy of the Angels", which has a wicked jazz soundtrack). The only other Japanese OST's I have are Enter the Dragon (2LP), a few Godzilla LP's, a 2nd issue of Profondo Rosso, a 1980 Bullitt reissue, 1980s Citta Violenta and Theoreme reissue and 2 original copies of Fist of Fury. I do have an LP with soundtracks from "Gincho Watadori" (?) and "Female Convict Scorpion" on 'em, but most of the consist of dialogue, though there's the odd fuzz guitar cue. Ahh, I lie. I also have an original Japanese copy of the "Starfleet" ("Bomber X&quot LP, which is cheesy, hard riffin' 80's rock. Cheese, but cheese that works.

    If you look on www.moviegrooves.com, you can by a CD comp of the original Lone Wolf n' Cub OST's - couple of the later cuts on those are really funky too. Gotta hand it to the Japanese though, the presentation and extras in their releases - inserts, obis, booklets etc - are fantastic.

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Brycgstow
    Posts
    4,436

    Default

    Incicdentally, where did you see that tee ? Might grab one myself. Sure the wife will love it. . .

    Managed to find some other designs here actually :

    http://www.honcho-sfx.com/catalog/in...?cPath=28_1_90

Similar Threads

  1. Whats your current grail!
    By sermad in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 142
    Last Post: 11-09-2016, 04:54 AM
  2. Holy snipers !!
    By maWhie in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-08-2005, 01:41 PM
  3. Top of the pops 'holy grail'
    By Blighty in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-07-2004, 05:38 PM
  4. Holy grail anyone?
    By LDJB in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-06-2004, 10:09 PM
  5. Holy isht
    By theeman in forum Let's Get Stuck Into The Music
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-09-2003, 01:46 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •