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3 stars The Complete Profondo Rosso Edition, is indeed, the complete soundtrack.

Goblin are a band I really like and have loved since I discovered them some years ago, they are not the archetypical RPI band that you may think, because their music goes together with several movies, I mean, most of Goblin's albums are some movie's soundtrack, Profondo Rosso as you guess is the soundtrack of the movie with the same name, a Giallo directed by Dario Argento, so if you have watched his movies, you may realize what kind of music is played here.

So Goblinīs music has that dark, nervous and thrilling sound that implies a terror movie, but very well elaborated with a strong keyboard base, which goes very well along with an extraordinary bass sound and perfect drumming.

Some years ago I reviewed the original Profondo Rosso album, released in 1975 which contains only 7 tracks, with a total time of 35 minutes approximately, and which in my personal opinion is a masterpiece. But this time, with this Complete Edition you will find 28 tracks, and a total time of 70 minutes, almost twice the original LP. The fact, is that in this edition you will listen to several versions of the same songs, including the original ones, so as the previous reviewer said, this is the complete soundtrack because it features all the songs Goblin composed, and also the ones that Giorgio Gaslini composed.

Not really much to add here, it is nice to listen to this complete edition if you like alternate versions and if you like to listen to what could have been the original version but at the end wasn't, but honestly, there is too much of the same here, so if I rated the original LP with 3 stars, this Complete Edition deserves only 3, and actually I would say it is only for fans, but anyway, I believe any Goblin or Italian prog lover would like it.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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