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    Caught the second half of a film called 'Cactus Flower' on BBC2 this afternoon. It starred Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and a young Goldie Hawn. It was written by the guy who wrote Some Like It Hot and directed by the guy who made The Odd Couple so was well worth a watch...

    ...but just wondering about the OST. Quincy Jones did it and the film has some tres groovy scenes where Ingrid, Walter and Goldie do silly 60s dancing to silly 60s cheapo music - including a hammond cover of I'm A Believer. Anyone got the soundtrack? Worth shelling out on?

    There's one on the 'bay at the mo - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?viewItem&item=4029443269 - but a little wary as the pic isn't of the item and it's a 'promo copy' from US etc etc.

    On a similar train of thought, watched the classic Hancock film The Rebel when it was shown instead of the cricket the other day. There was one song that stood out - Tony goes into a hip sixties coffee shop where he gets the idea to go to Paris. Some groovy stuff is playing in the background. Anyone know what it is? Original music in the film was by 'Frank Cordell' apparently - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0179460/
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jim Cassius @ Aug. 15 2004,01:44)]...but just wondering about the OST. Quincy Jones did it and the film has some tres groovy scenes where Ingrid, Walter and Goldie do silly 60s dancing to silly 60s cheapo music - including a hammond cover of I'm A Believer. Anyone got the soundtrack? Worth shelling out on?

    There's one on the 'bay at the mo - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?viewItem&item=4029443269 - but a little wary as the pic isn't of the item and it's a 'promo copy' from US etc etc.
    Yes it's worth getting, particularly that cheap!

    Not quite sure what you mean about the scan though cos that's a scan of the sleeve alright. The promo copy is a white label with red writing, an issue copy is a silver label with black writing. The main track for me is 'I got to beed with you' - nice downtempo funk track - there's also a nice couple of other bits making it worth the buy.

    The guy that 'rediscovered' this album about 7-8 years ago was selling these at £75 a drop, until other dealers got up on this. And still you don't see it for sale every day of the week, even though it would have to be collectable just for Goldie Hawns feature film debut.

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      The theme from The Rebel came out as a single on one of the EMI labels, though whether the coffee shop music ever got a release, I don't know.

      Frank Cordell may have been behind the music for the 'Getaway People' series of adverts for National Benzole, which had some very good music on them.

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        Just the image doesn't particuarly convince me its not battered really, especially as the listing doesn't metnion if it is or not. I'll see how much they charge for overseas p&p and see...
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          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] (Jim Cassius @ Aug. 16 2004,17:16)]Just the image doesn't particuarly convince me its not battered really, especially as the listing doesn't metnion if it is or not. I'll see how much they charge for overseas p&p and see...
          Every single copy I've seen of Cactus Flower has been prestine - assumedly cos it was a rotten seller when released and they just stayed in the racks. I'll bet if you do buy it (and you should cos you'll get it for a steal), the spine will be faded where it's been stuck in the racks for years.

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