#1116 The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack

My first introduction to Rocky Horror was hearing a friend of a friend recite Frank N. Furter’s "come up to the lab" speech as if it was a Shakespearean soliloquy as part of his A level Drama Studies exam. I loved it, without understanding the context or having heard the music. I must have seen … Continue reading #1116 The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack


#1056 Queen – Flash Gordon

This album doesn’t tend to feature very highly in lists of Queen’s best albums, often appearing around the Hot Space mark, but I really like it. I think the camp over-the-top tongue-in-cheek nature of the film is a match made in heaven for a band like Queen. Flash Gordon, produced by Dino DeLaurentis, the man … Continue reading #1056 Queen – Flash Gordon

#1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

Blade Runner is one of my favourite films, definitely in the top ten. The original that is, I’m still undecided on the recent sequel. The music has always been a significant contribution to the feel of the film, almost a character in its own right, but one that lurks in the shadows, where you never … Continue reading #1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

#2 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

This record is a new recruit to my collection, bought earlier this year, when there was a sale on selected Erased Tapes releases at Fopp. I’d heard the name, knew nothing of their music, but was curious and picked this one out purely on cover alone. It was a wonderful moment to get it home … Continue reading #2 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

#285 Carousel – Original Musical Soundtrack

This is one of my grandfather’s records, which he probably bought for 50p in Woolworths. It’s a limited selection for a World Record Club release; a studio production rather than a cast recording, and perhaps as a result loses some of the atmosphere and context of the stage show. Carousel is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s second … Continue reading #285 Carousel – Original Musical Soundtrack

#781 Henry Mancini – All Time Greatest Hits

This is my wife’s CD, but now sits on our shared shelves, of which about 10 CDs are hers (and 6 of those Queen) and the remaining 990 mine. This is mainly to do with a) her moving house/country and having to downsize in the process, and b) her younger brother ‘borrowing’ and then giving … Continue reading #781 Henry Mancini – All Time Greatest Hits

#996 Prince – Batman

I’ll go out on a limb here and say this isn’t Prince’s best album. But it is lots of fun. The soundtrack to the 1989 Tim Burton directed Batman movie, back when superhero movies were a camp bit of nostalgic nonsense, before they all turned into identikit versions of overblown dialogue and CGI explosions. (Deadpool … Continue reading #996 Prince – Batman