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Product details

  • Vinyl (24 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00I8Z9NDE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,468 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Main Title - 'Blow Up'
  2. Verushka Part I
  3. Verushka Part II
  4. The Naked Camera
  5. Bring Down The Birds
  6. Jane's Theme
  7. Stroll On
  8. The Thief
  9. The Kiss
  10. Curiosity
  11. Thomas Studies Photos
  12. The Bed
  13. End Title - 'Blow Up'

Product Description

Product Description

180 gram audiophile vinyl

About the Artist

'Blow-Up' is a soundtrack album by Herbie Hancock featuring music composed for Michelangelo Antonioni's cult film Blow-Up, released in 1966. Musically the songs evoke the ambience of swinging Sixties' London with grooves that create effective bluesy jazz moods on the slow pieces, and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks. The album features performances by Hancock on keys, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Newman on trumpet, Phil Woods and Joe Henderson on sax, Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Rumours go that either the fabled Jimmy Smith or Paul Griffin played the Hammond organ on this record. Rock fans remember the film and the soundtrack for the inclusion of a rare Yardbirds number, 'Stroll On' (actually, an adaptation of Tiny Bradshaw's 'The Train Kept A-Rollin'), one of only three songs they recorded with both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on guitars. The bassline to 'Bring Down The Birds' was sampled by Deee-Lite for their 1990 hit single 'Groove Is In The Heart' featuring Bootsy Collins. Also available by Herbie Hancock on vinyl: 'DEATH WISH (OST)' / 'HEADHUNTERS' / 'SEXTANT' / 'THRUST'

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Format: Audio CD
Quite possibly a definitive re-issue of, for me, the great soundtrack to Antonioni's cult sixties film. I am glad to get my hands on a compact disc copy, so as to preserve the precious grooves of my rather expensive vinyl issue. Most of the soundtrack was composed by Herbie Hancock, using a variety of styles which were in vogue. Frequently very "groovy" and in the "cool jazz" vein, sometimes very reflective. Then there was the rather curious presence of the fabulous "Stroll On", as performed in the film by The Yardbirds. The soundtrack's running order has been pleasingly revised, so as to put it in line with the film.

This re-issue adds quite a few bonus tracks, as compared with the original vinyl release. There are two "Loving Spoonful" songs and a worthwhile Herbie Hancock out-take. Of even greater interest, perhaps, are two extremely rare selections from the sixties psychedelic group Tomorrow. (Who were originally cast to appear in the film.) If "Am I Glad To See You" has real curiosity value, "Blow Up" is a rather naff attempt to give some lyrical insight to the film's narrative. (Let's just say that the song has not aged at all well.)

The whole comes with a really attractive booklet, which gives excellent insight to the soundtrack's conception. And we finally get to see that Herbie Hancock used some top-quality American jazz musicians to realise his vision. (Surprise, surprise.) This is one soundtrack which i can thoroughly recommend. Unreservedly. It is a true delight.
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A lot more enjoyable to listen to than the film was to watch. It's more Urban American blues and jazz than the sounds of 1960's London to my mind, but that doesn't make it a less enjoyable experience. Let's just call it transatlantic and get with the groove.
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This is really from the Swingeing London of the 1960s, great classic film and music now on a vinyl LP. Amazing quality and the sound is just perfect. More Vinyl please and not on that compressed stuff.
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