Filmed in 1978 and directed by David Hemmings, Just A Gigolo starred David Bowie, Hemmings, Kim Novak and the legendary actress Marlene Dietrich. Set in 1918 post-war Berlin, the film is a comedy of fascinating and eccentric characters – the story of a war hero (Bowie) returning home from the front.
A unique presentation. A mixture of diegetic and non-diegetic music from the westerns John Wayne and his mentor, the great film director John Ford made together - from Stagecoach in 1939 through to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in 1962, where songs and music from the original scores are blended with recordings made by popular artists (mostly of 1950s vintage, or older) of songs heard in the films. In all, music from eight eternal westerns, a genre which Ford and Wayne both defined and long-dominated
Re-issued on CD for the first time in the UK, this is the soundtrack album to accompany the unforgettable 1984 classic adventure fantasy film “The NeverEnding Story”. An atmospheric electronic soundtrack with tracks composed by leading German jazz composer Klaus Doldinger and electronic disco maestro Giorgio Moroder.
The Cinema of Miles Davis showcases superior examples of the use of the great jazz trumpeter's music in film. This edition includes his first complete score, sultry and improvised, for Elevator To the Gallows - Louis Malle's directorial debut starring the eternal Jeanne Moreau - which came in late 1957, a decisive time for Miles; marking the ending of his hard-bop period and anticipating the modal phase that would culminate in A Kind of Blue.
With four Oscars, twenty Grammy awards and thirty million albums sold, Henry Mancini was one of the first personality composers of film music. Looking at jazz from a unique perspective, he created scores that were refined, witty, endlessly musical and instantly recognisable.
The Swinger and The Pleasure Seekers, films featuring the charismatic Swedish actress Ann-Margret are quintessential 1960s Hollywood pop cinema; light and frothy, flawed, but full of period bric-a-brac and stylish music. The title song of The Swinger was written by André and Dory Previn and the score composed by Marty Paich with additional arrangements by Johnny Williams and Quincy Jones.
An exciting television crime jazz double feature presentation from Ember's historical jazz vaults, two soundtracks of similar late '50s, early 1960s vintage; pairing Edwin Astley's score for the Associated-British production International Detective, starring Arthur Fleming, Millicent Martin and Nigel Green, with Tony Crombie's Manciniesque soundtrack music for the Danziger Brothers series Man from Interpol, with Richard Wyler in the lead role as Interpol Agent Anthony Smith, an officer from Interpol on assignment to Scotland Yard. Both scores are an impressive combination of widescreen modern big band and limpid, esoteric chamber jazz; befitting the cosmopolitan settings of each production.
Goal is the film documentary of the eighth World Cup, held in England in 1966; famously (and controversially) won by the host nation, with commentary by Brian Glanville, the world’s foremost authority on international football, and narrated by Nigel Patrick. Our edition marks the 50 year anniversary of the tournament and celebrates England and Alf Ramsey's successful campaign to bring the World Cup back to where football began.
'Liberally adapted' from Poe's 'Don't Wager Your Head to the Devil', Federico Fellini's Toby Dammit was shot in twenty-six days over the winter of 1967-68, at the experimental film centre near Cinecetta in Rome. It is an extraordinary piece of genuine film psychedelia, and rightly regarded to be amongst the director's finest work.
The Teenage Opera - one of the legendary long lost projects of the sixties - comes to life for the first time. RPM is presenting the soundtrack for The Teenage Opera - in as near a form to the original concept as possible - as it would have been had EMI not pulled the plug back in 1968.