Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Goblin, Volume III 1978-1984: Hits, Rare Tracks & Outtakes From Buio Omega, Phenomena, Zombi And Others
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
Another Fine Goblin Collection But With More Repetition
John Peterson | Marinette, WI USA | 03/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who are planning to build your Goblin collection around the four volume DRG Records series (which I did), it can get kinda frustrating with the repeated tracks on some of the CDs. On this the third volume, the first two tracks from Buio Omega are repeated from The Goblin Collection. So are Phenomena (from Phenomena, which is an alternate version, not the album version) and L'alba Dei Morti Viventi (from Zombi). The Tenebre Remix doesn't differ that greatly from the classic title track, either(that might be a good thing). Still, it's another fine collection here, with some rare tracks from the film Amo Non Amo (which, when released in the states, were replaced by Burt Bacharach songs, sheesh!!!!!!!) being the main reason why I bought this CD. It's definitely worth having."
Excellent progressive soundtrack music
Ian M. Zapczynski | Pennsylvania, USA | 10/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Goblin is an always-excellent Italian band most noted for their film scores. This, DRG's third compilation, would stand better as part of a larger set rather than on its own. While the music contained herein is for the most part very good, it only offers a few glimpses of the many sounds Goblin offered in over a decade of work. There's not a lot of consistancy here in this compilation, but nevertheless it is all uniquely fascinating progressive rock/electronic soundtrack music."
Not a purchase I can recommend
Steve Miller | Renton, WA United States | 03/04/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD using the following logic:I like the music from "Dawn of the Dead" (released as "Zombi" in Italy) but the CD will probably be repeative. I was EXTREMELY pleased with the selections on the first entry in the DRG Goblin anthology/retrospective series, so I'd probably be content with this one, too.I'm sorry to say that I was wrong. The first disc in the series really DID contain the very best of Goblin's film music. Most of the selections here probably did just fine as support pieces for the movies they were created for, but as independent works they just aren't all that interesting.The "Buio Omega" cuts are drab--think Jean-Michele Jarre on a bad day--and mostly repeated from the first Goblin disc.The "Tenebre" remix is cool and rocky in the way the "Zombi" tracks are, and is one of the CDs high points. It's definately one of the better efforts from Gobin. It's a nice revamping of the "Tenebre" theme from the first volume.The three selections from "Phenomena" are also mostly regrettable; Jennifer is just dull, and the alternate version of the Phenomena theme is a repeat from the first Goblin disc. (A really cool track--very much classic Italian film music and a nice instrumental piece to boot--but it's already been presented in the series!) Sleepwalking is the only worthwhile cut of the trio.The "Mark the Coakroach" cuts are so-so pieces and I once again think they probably worked in the context of the film, but they come across as weak jazz/rock fuzion pieces here. Not really bad, but not rising above the level of background noise either. (The Dance is the best of the three, but drags on for too long.)As for what was for me the "main attraction," the Zombi/Dawn of the Dead cuts, they didn't disappoint. I found the two peices I were really looking for--the main title music and the main action music Zaratozom. Unfortunately, they repeated the film's main theme from the first Goblin disc here. So, two out of three tracks I already had... another disappointment.The "Amo Non Amo" tracks are nice pieces, once again sounding like typical italian film music from the Seventies. They, once again, stand as average Goblin efforts, with "Yell" being the only of the trio that barely manages to rise above background noice status.I really recommend that you stay away from this disc, unless you're the world's biggest Goblin fan who must own EVERYTHING! It really isn't a good value for the price."