FOR THE RECORD: 60s LEE MARVIN SOUNDTRACKS ON VINYL

Soundtracks on Vinyl
Research for Lee Marvin Point Blank sometimes included things not normally associated with an acting icon, such as collectible soundtracks on vinyl records. Below are some examples of just that….

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soundtrack cover to Ship of Fools

 

 

 

 

Ernest Golds’ rousing and poignant score for Stanley Kramer’s Ship of Fools (1965) was released as an album conducted by no less than Arthur Fielder of The Boston Pops.

Capitalizing on the surprising success of Cat Ballou the same year, an album was released as a’sort of’ soundtrack that was comprised of the title tunes sung in films by the then recently deceased Nat ‘King’ Cole, even though the album cover prominently featured something else….

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soundtrack cover to Cat Ballou

 

With his stardom in full ascension by the mid and late 60s and soundtrack sales soaring, it was a natural that the following albums to Lee Marvin films be released. Maurice Jarre’s muscular, Mexican-themed score to The Professionals (1966)…..

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Soundtrack cover to The Professionals

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soundtrack back cover to the professionals

And of course, Marvin’s biggest hit film of the decade (and of his career) naturally meant a soundtrack release of Frank DeVol’s score for The Dirty Dozen (1967), especially for anyone who needed to hear the full version of Trini Lopez singing The Bramble Bush….

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soundtrack cover to The Dirty Dozen

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soundtrack back cover to The Dirty Dozen

 

Closing out the decade with a true musical entity, Paint Your Wagon’s soundtrack included this simple watercolor of Marvin in the inside gatefold….

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Inside watercolor portrait of cover to Paint Your Wagon of Lee.

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