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  • What's the holy grail of soundtracks?

    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
    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

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    • #3
      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!
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      • #4
        I have a Beyond the Valley of the Dolls if anyone is after one...
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        • #5
          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.
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          • #6
            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
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            • #7
              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...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] ]Oh no, not that old chestnut again...
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                • #9
                  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?)

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                  • #10
                    It's Diabolik since the master tapes burned in fire...

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                    • #11
                      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.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (left hand corner @ Sep. 01 2004,14:00)]
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] ]Oh no, not that old chestnut again...
                        Hells Bells Mr Divine One, what are you on about?
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                        • #13
                          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.
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                          • #14
                            Five Dolls For An August Moon....hmmmm
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Sep. 01 2004,14:20)]
                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] ]Personally, I&#39;ve yet to hear a soundtrack better than Curtis Mayfield&#39;s &quot;Superfly&quot;.
                              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?&#33;
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