Ennio Morricone, Accept, I Am Kloot, Reload, Aretha Franklin, and Das Boot.
“If you scroll through all the movies I've worked on, you can understand how I was a specialist in westerns, love stories, political movies, action thrillers, horror movies, and so on. So in other words, I'm no specialist, because I've done everything. I'm a specialist in music.” - Ennio Morricone
Psycho is the second in a series of five double vinyl releases that bring together some of Ennio Morricone's greatest soundtrack music. Besides we have a great Accept compilation, which lifts tracks from their 1983 album "Balls To The Wall", up to 1996's "Predator". Fans of I Am Kloot's "Over My Shoulder" should definitely buy their album Gods and Monsters, while electronic dance music lovers could get their hands on Reload's (Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton) A Collection Of Short Stories. "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)", which became Aretha Franklin's first #1 Pop single since "Respect", is included on her Aretha album. Paul Butterfield Blues Band self-titled album is ranked many times as one of the most influential blues albums. Finally, Das Boot is the soundtrack to one of the most successful war movies ever, and another wonderful At The Movies release. Now available in your local record store.
The 1986 self-titled Aretha Franklin album was a successful one, notable for containing five R&B hits, including the number 1 hit "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" and "If You Need My Love Tonight". Aretha herself says on the liner notes that this is one of her favorite albums, and it's easy to see why.
Das Boot is a successful German war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. The soundtrack for the movie was composed and produced by Klaus Doldinger, known for his work in jazz and as a film music composer. The characteristic lead melody of the soundtrack, took on a life of its own after German rave group U96 created a remixed "techno version" in 1991.
This Accept compilation lifts tracks from their 1983 album "Balls To The Wall", up to 1996's "Predator". It is the first compilation that explores albums beyond "Russian Roulette", so that in itself makes it worthwhile for the uninitiated.
Their first and eponymous album from 1965 contains a mix of electric Chicago style Blues and Rock & Roll: raw, brazen, and powerful, beautifully weaved together by Butterfield's harmonica and scorching vocals.
A Collection of Short Stories is an ambient electronic masterpiece produced by Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton (collectively also known as Global Communication). This first full-length by the duo, released as Reload, charted the dark side of the ambient-techno, long before it became popular.
Psycho is the second in a series of five double vinyl releases that bring together some of Ennio Morricone's greatest soundtrack music. This collection is dedicated to Morricone's work with Italian directors spanning the late 1960s up to the 1980s. These scores accompany some darkly dramatic films, some veering into the realms of horror.
I Am Kloot released their third album Gods And Monsters in 2005. They chose once again to stay true to themselves and to their sound, delivering this perfectly crafted album, which reached #74 in the UK Album Charts.