Late last year my buddy Robbie and myself recorded a cover of Riz Ortolani's main theme from the 1972 Umberto Lenzi giallo thriller "Sette Orchidee Macchiate Di Rosso" (The Seven Blood-Stained Orchids). We decided to do this for two reasons. One, Robbie had recently purchased a vintage harpsichord and got it in full working condition. And two, this rare soundtrack still remains lost and may never be released in any format other than the mono transfer you hear in the film itself. This theme has been a long time favorite of mine since before 2009 when I finally put it on my "In a Cowboy's Mind" mix tape by The Cowboys from Sweden, and that version I ripped from the movie and cleaned up myself. It wasn't the greatest sound quality, but at least it got out there!
After the recording was finished, the good folks at Lunaris Records put it out as a limited Flexi-disc with full artwork designed by yours truly. It comes in a full color fold-over sleeve and the flexi-discs themselves are available in two color variants (Red and White) with silver foil stamping in the center. If you are a fan of rare italian film music, this is for you!
Also Robbie directed the stylish music video for the song (above), modelled after the opening credits of the film in which the original theme plays.
If you wish to support the release you can purchase copies of the flexi direct from Lunaris Records here! Any support is very much appreciated!