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Best of Goblin 1
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Best of Goblin 1
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2

This double CD is the first of two editions dedicated to Goblin's music, from their origin up to present day. CD 1 includes the hits generated by their collaboration with Italian horror king Dario Argento. Includes tracks ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Goblin
Title: Best of Goblin 1
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cinevox Records
Release Date: 3/4/2003
Album Type: Import, Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 8004644002019, 766486233621

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This double CD is the first of two editions dedicated to Goblin's music, from their origin up to present day. CD 1 includes the hits generated by their collaboration with Italian horror king Dario Argento. Includes tracks from 'Profondo Rosso', 'Suspiria' and 'Phenomena' as well as a remix of 'Profondo Rosso'. CD 2 contains an unreleased live concert recorded in 1979 featuring classics like, 'Profondo Rosso', 'Mark Il Bagarozzo', 'Le Cascate Di Viridiana', 'Snip Snap' and more. 23 tracks in all. Double digipak.

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An obscure collection of some of the eeriest songs ever crea
Internal Abbatoir | Albuquerque, NM | 01/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone familiar with the Italian horror movie scene knows about Goblin. They composed music for a number of well known Italian horror movies. Being a fan of Italian horror movies and progressive rock music myself, I stumbled upon Goblin. Based on descriptions I read of their elaborate past and influence in the Italian horror movie scene, I picked this CD up. It seemed to be the most appropriate starting point for my venture into Goblin`s music, which was an experience that could be best described as finding a long lost treasure. In the end, Goblin is exactly that -- a long lost treasure that is almost never mentioned outside of its circle of expertise. These guys put the "supposedly" Gothic rock bands of today to shame.

To my utter delight this CD does indeed contain "scary" songs. It was everything I expected Goblin to be and more, although I never had any doubts that they wouldn't be "good" from a certain vantage point. Surprisingly, this CD sounded more contemporary than I imagined. I could trace Goblin's influence in the music of Malice Mizer, Cradle of Filth, Christian Death, and beyond. However, Goblin does not sound like many other bands; they are unique in their own way and stand alone. In this day and age when creating spooky music is a stellar selling point to prepubescent teens, Goblin still remains relatively unknown, and the obscurity that shrouds their music is yet another reason why I was attracted to them. There is a certain charm in the esoteric nature of their music, as if it relishes the fact that it is eerie, spooky, and disturbing in nature. Do not forget, most of the songs on this CD were made for the silver screen, so much of the music is based solely upon mood as its major transcendental theme. Atmosphere is obviously essential to Goblin. Unlike many of their predecessors, however, Goblin places an emphasis on the exploration of sound, as well. After all, they are a progressive band.

Without a doubt this record is essential to anyone's collection. It does not matter whether you are a prog-head or just a music enthusiast, Goblin is one of those bands that deserves a place in your music collection. For anyone who is tired of the banal, uninspired music of today, then Goblin is a band that is worth at least giving a spin. If want to listen to music where you just sit back and feel the atmosphere surround you, then Goblin is definitely the band to check out, because there is no doubt that their music is rich in atmosphere."
A Fantastic Journey Indeed
John Peterson | Marinette, WI USA | 04/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Goblin (singular, by the way ;)) is the rare rock group that makes equally compelling music for the silver screen as well as the concert stage. This anthology is dedicated to their collaboration with Dario Argento; Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), Suspiria, Tenebre, and Phenomena. Here is the track listing:From Profondo Rosso: 1. Profondo Rosso 2. Death Dies 3. Mad Puppet 4. Profondo Rosso (Re-mix)From Suspiria: 5. Suspiria 6. Sighs 7. Witch 8. Markos Note: Cinevox amusingly mixes up tracks 6 and 7From Tenebre: 9.Tenebre 10. Flashing 11. Waiting Death 12. Tenebre (Reprise)From Phenomena: 13. Phenomena 14. Sleepwalking 15. The WindFor those who don't have the four soundtracks this CD makes a nice introduction to Goblin's film scores for Dario Argento, although you may also want to consider Music Composed And Performed By Goblin: Their Hits, Rare Tracks & Outtakes Collection, 1975-1989 (DRG Series) as it covers other films and directors besides Dario Argento.For those who have the soundtracks, the reason you'll want this package is that the second CD contains a live concert from 1979 that was in the Cinevox vaults! A 45 minute set that includes Aquaman and Snip Snap from "Roller"; the title track of "Profondo Rosso"; and Mark Il Bagarozzo, Notte, Opera Magnifica, Le Cascate Di Viridiana, and Un Ragazzo D' Argento" from "Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark". An exciting performance that is hampered somewhat by the sound quality. It is often edgy and at times (i.e. Profondo Rosso), it resembles a bootleg recording. Still, it gives you a chance to hear what Goblin is capable of doing onstage. For that alone it's worth the price of admition.Keep an eye out for volume two!Highly recommended."
The Best of Goblin (or Goblins) Is Enigmatic, Compelling
Dancing Ganesha | Bangalore, India | 12/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't understand why sometimes they are referred to in the plural and then the singular, nevertheless, this cd doesn't have one single "hobgoblin" on it. If you enjoy Italian horror soundtracks, you will definetely enjoy this CD. The best of the Goblin(s) is clearly what it purports to be."