TOP 30 HISTORIC & CLASSIC 1960′s & 1970’s
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS
00individual has always loved soundtracks for their obvious ambient qualities and for showcasing amazing songs.
The perfect strain of music at the exact time within a scene can evoke laughter, tears and a myriad of emotions to move the viewer along with intelligent dialogue and the actors’ talents.
And, of course, great film music always has the ability to stand-alone regardless of the quality of the film it supports.
During the early-to-mid ’70s height of Record Store Managin’ and Record Rack Jobbin’, 00individual was fortunate again to be in the right place in time and co-managed an independent record store in Westwood Village just below UCLA. Through the owners insight to specialize in everything the majors didn’t – collectible factory-sealed “cut-outs” (with soundtracks and shows a super specialty) and Lp trade-ins for cash or trade – the store thrived with their own unique clientele even though surrounded by the corporate chains of; Tower, the Wherehouse, Licorice Pizza and Music Odyssey.
Through trade-ins and cut-outs (promos, deleted catalog LPs) 00individual experienced daily introductions to endless amounts of various categories of music.
Soundtracks became a second major vinyl Long Playing album collection in 00individual’s all time high of 3,500 choice Rock albums and over 500 choice Soundtrack albums and then another 1000 of Classical, Comedy, Jazz, ’30s thru ’60s Song Stylists, and miscellaneous.
Trust that there were plenty more that a list of 300 soundtracks would better justify, so see these as albums that were actually played and enjoyed either alone, with the Tribe, or girlfriend at the time, as a pleasurable catalyst for remembrance of a great movie and/or an album of pure musical delight to bathe in while getting high, groovin’ naturally or partyin’ down.
The first ten titles in bold are serious favorites – ingrained, they are part of 00individual.
There’s world-class art on the cover of these soundtrack albums – artists, photographers and designers worked hard back then to create required representative imagery through painting, drawing and photography techniques that were limited to the mediums available to them – but their creativity was not limited.
Point being, there was a definite “work of art” on those mostly hand-created 12 inch square covers that successfully related the essence of a two hour movie into one image to further tempt interest.
The thirty paintings, photographs and designs on display in the header art represent just a sample of the most lasting iconic imagery from that era.
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