Jonny Trunk from the marvellously esoteric Trunk Records label has provided us with an ultimate top 10 soundtracks to really show off your home theatre.
There simply can’t be a list of any cinematic music without Herrmann somewhere. Could have plumped for Psycho, Taxi Driver, but went for this today as it is extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably powerful, very distinctive and has just been used in The Artist.
Part diegetic, part non-diegetic, this flawless, funky score makes death, drugs and the seedy gangster life in Harlem positively hip.
A Morricone spaghetti western score, but one of the more obscure ones. It has an unforgettable opening theme that is just devastating and magnificent all at the same time.
Vangelis the genius, just being a genius. With a bit of Peter Skellern thrown in just when you’re not expecting it.
Miles Davis improvising for film noir and showing everyone how jazz in film should be done properly.
The first Bond score and certainly the strangest, mixing Jamaican folk numbers with the avant-garde, and of course including the first ever recording of the James Bond theme.
One of the great films about “sound” has one of the most fabulous, stripped back scores of the 1970s. David Shire was a master of complex but very simple sounding melodies, and this is unquestionably one of the greatest.
One of many Italian erotic scores by El Maestro and possibly the shortest too, with the wordless voice of Edda, sensuous melodies and addictive rhythms painting delightful imaginary pictures of experimental love.
Over 60 years old now, but these charming, bewitching cinematic songs will stay with you forever. And “Inchworm” has just been covered by Paul McCartney.
A totally flawless, groovy and strange album that mixes comedy with tragedy, hope with death and keeps you coming back for more.