Goblin - Notturno OST (RSD 2017)
Limited edition - Clear Acid Green Vinyl. Goblin have been popular for years since the release of Profondo Rosso (1975), but even for their diehard fans Notturno remains an almost completely unknown musical piece within their vast discography. The film that the music was composed for was edited in two versions, a theatrical release in 1983 and a television series in seven episodes that was broadcast three years later. Led at the time by Fabio Pignatelli (bass), Maurizio Guarini (keyboards) and Antonio Marangolo (saxophone), with the glorious contribution of Derek Wilson (drums) and Marco Rinalduzzi (guitar) - from the line-up that had just recorded Volo - Goblin composed the music for Notturno at the end of 1981, as commissioned by RAI TV producers. The recorded material was then selected by Cinevox, who only in 1983 released the film''s soundtrack on LP, as the film was not a commercial success. As a result the album release went virtually unnoticed. It was a pity, because Goblin’s work here returned to a peak in film music composition and playing. Their work in film music releases had been outstanding over a number of years and this was no exception. They created a work that is tense and melancholic, combining jazz-rock and fusion in an early ''80s style. The tension in the spy movie is delivered by the soundtrack’s rock component. Always a key feature in Goblin’s soundtrack compositions and playing. Goblin''s music signature is in the beautiful Nocturne, an opening track that swings from echoes of ''007'' music to references from their Zombi / Dawn of the Dead soundtrack, with energetic guitar riffs and synthesizers that joust with the keyboards. The Notturno soundtrack has been re-released on CD twice, but has never been re-issued on vinyl before. The previous vinyl release was just under 25 years ago. This AMS Records’ edition, exclusively made for Record Store Day 2017, expands the original tracklist with the addition of unreleased takes and completely different artwork. This limited edition will include a poster that includes descriptions and reproductions of rare material related to the movie and comes in striking Clear Acid Green Vinyl. Although not excellent from the film’s success point of view, musically Notturno is yet another tour de force from Goblin. Made by artists that have film music coursing through their blood.