March 12, 2010

LALO SCHIFRIN BOX SET

LALO SCHIFRIN BOX SET
Fans of composer Lalo Schifrin (
Mission Impossible, Bullitt) might be interested in a new 5-disc box set coming out in April. A fantastic collection of scores including Rhino! (1964), Once a Thief (1965), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), The Venetian Affair (1967), Sol Madrid (1968) and more!


From
Movie Grooves: Discs four and five feature two late-1960s films in which M-G-M tried to build feature careers for the stars from The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Robert Vaughn (in 1967's The Venetian Affair) and David McCallum (in 1968's Sol Madrid), by casting them (separately) in unrelated stories of international espionage. Schifrin's scores to both films are excellent: pulsating, moody Cold War intrigue for The Venetian Affair (featuring cymbalom), and diverse, often Latin-flavored pop and jazz for Sol Madrid (alongside more traditional scoring).

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