FIRST EVER VINYL RELEASE OF LALO SCHIFRIN’S SOUNDTRACK FOR FRANK PERRY’S 1974 PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ‘MAN ON A SWING’ FEATURING UNISSUED TRACKS. REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES.
WeWantSounds is delighted to release for the first time on vinyl the Lalo Schifrin’s soundtrack for Frank Perry’s thriller ‘Man On A Swing’ from 1974. Featuring Schifrin’s superb mix of Jazz, Bossa, Groove and atmospheric soundscape, the soundtrack, recorded in LA with the Wrecking Crew’s Emil Richards, Bud Shank and Howard Roberts (among others) finds the composer at his most inspired.
Delving in the Paramount tapes, the label has re-sequenced the soundtrack from scratch and found several unissued cues as bonus tracks. Among which the mindblowing rhythm track for the title ‘Radio Source’, featuring a super Funk breakbeat. The Soundtrack has been remastered for vinyl by Colorsound studio and features liner notes by Jeremy Allen with artwork by Eric Adrian Lee.
‘Man on a Swing’ is pure undiluted Schifrin from the early 70s. The score plays like a long suite alternating Bossa Nova (“Juke Box Source”), Lounge Jazz (“Trip to LA”) and groove (“FM Groove”) with superb “suspense” soundscapes like “Rosehaven Hotel”.
The label has gone back to the Paramount 3-track tape transfers and come up
with an updated tracklist (a CD version briefly appeared in the 2010s) – re-sequenced and augmented with a handful of bonus tracks and alternate takes. A highlight is certainly “Radio Source Rhythm” which, losing the guitar and organ, reveal a jaw dropping funk breakbeat that is in the league of Dirty Harry and Enter the Dragon. This and the whole soundtrack, will ravish all the funk diggers and Lalo Schifrin fans around the world.