If you are familiar to Italian horror movies you have most likely heard of the band Goblin since they have done soundtracks to some of the real classics. Their music can be described as instrumental progressive / psych rock and their music are just as creepy as the films they write the music for, and i bet that even if you havent seen the films that the songs are in, you can still get chills down your spine.
The soundtrack was first to be written by composer Giorgio Gaslini but he left the project after a conflict with director Dario Argento whom instead contacted the italian band Cherry Five. Cherry Five accepted and also changed their name to Goblin and rewrote most of the score that Giorgio already had written for the movie. The film and soundtrack are both highly appriciated amongs fans of Argento / Goblin.
Profondo Rosso was originally released back in 1975 on the Cinevox / Orizzonte label, the release i have on the picture here is the 2010 re-release on that same label (Cinevox) to celebrate the albums 35years. It was released in a limited edition of 666 copies on black vinyl with red bloodsplatters and is even pressed on the same plant/moulds as the original release. The cover is glossy and feels expensive when you hold it in your hand, it’s a foldout and in the foldout there are some text written in italian and some pictures from the movie. This re-release also comes with a huge poster with all things Profondo Rosso you could wish for, old Italian newsclips and also a complete discography of all different versions of this album that have been released, and it sure is a few i can tell! And yes… the soundquality are really good on this vinyl.
I really like most of Goblin‘s releases, like i said before i really like the feeling of their music just because it’s like you’re listening to a horror movie and i sure do love horror movies. I can’t say that Profondo Rosso is my favourite album with the band, eventhough it is really good they have done a few that to me stands out more… way more. And i will write about one of them in my next posting. Until then….
Side A: Profondo rosso, Death dies, Mad puppet,
Side B: Wild session, Deep shadows, School at night, Gianni