Essential release for completists and casual fans alike, The Fulci compilation put together by Beat Records in Italy features a host of classic Italian horror scores, all with one thing in common: director Lucio Fulci. This compilation features Fulci mainstay Fabio Frizzi, Oscar winner Ennio Morricone, Walter Rizzati, Franco De Masi and more! The record features gorgeous album art by Randy Ortiz, and is pressed on 180 Gram limited on 1,000 copies (Black Vinyl).
Creator of some of the most revered films in Italian horror history, not only did Lucio Fulci have an eye for dreamlike visuals, he had an ear for choosing amazing composers, managing to get some of their best work from them.
This compilation features Fulci mainstay Fabio Frizzi - presented here with selections from The Beyond and Manhattan Baby, both of which rank as some of his finest work (and certainly his funkiest ); Oscar winner Ennio Morricone, contributing four selections from his sublime and psychedelic score to Lizard In A Woman’s Skin, an utterly spellbinding listen that will send shivers down your spine; Walter Rizzati, presenting two cuts from The House By The Cemetery which has an incredible gothic feel of forboding. And who knew that the soundtrack to one of Fulci’s nastiest films - The New York Ripper composed by Franco De Masi - had such an incredibly funky latin soundtrack that offsets the violence in the film and makes you want to dance like a duck?
Rounding out this 2 LP set are two scores that have NEVER been on vinyl before: Giovanni Cristiani’s score to Demonia, a driving percussive-led score that is as moody as it is thrilling, dripping in synths and texture, and Franco Piana’s Door to Silence, which offers up some pretty thrilling 70’s jazz style cues soaked in brass and atmosphere. Big, bold and ballsy and definitely a welcome addition to the Fulci vinyl cannon.
"A collection of 29 tracks from the films of the ITALIAN HORROR MASTER.
New essay from Fulci expert STEPHEN THROWER.
Mastered for vinyl by JAMES PLOTKIN.
2xLP on 180 Gram Vinyl."