Published Feb 08, 2016Film-scoring Italian prog outfit Goblin's back catalogue is plenty full as it is, but they're about to get another official credit on an upcoming soundtrack release. Nearly forty years after first performing pieces for giallo flick Solamente Nero (a.k.a. The Bloodstained Shadow), the recordings are due to get their first-ever vinyl release through Death Waltz.
The label confirmed the release today (February 8) in a press release, which adds that the release goes up for sale this Wednesday (February 10). It's explained that the score had been composed by Stelvio Cipriani, who also performed various piano pieces, with Goblin twisting the given material into their "signature terrifying prog funk nightmares." Due to contractual reasons back in the late '70s, Goblin could not be fully credited as performers at the time.
CD editions of Solamente Nero have popped up over the years, but they are only credited to Cipriani.
Death Waltz calls Solamente Nero "the great lost Goblin score," adding that tracks like "L'Ossessione" allude to the band's Roller period, while "familiar sounds and effects" from the Solamente Nero also showed up in the Dario Argento cut of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead.
You'll find a few pieces from the Solamente Nero score via the sampler down below.
The vinyl will be offered up in a "tri-color" variation of black, red and blue vinyl, as well as a "dual stripe" edition that is limited to 50. The cover art, which you can see up above, was prepped by Eric Adrian Lee.