Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of the soundtrack to the 1966 film, The Professionals.
This well-recorded score by Maurice Jarre has long been an audiophile favorite.
About this copy: This copy of The Professionals is a 1966 U.S. stereo pressing on the Colgems label.
The cover is VG++ with no wear, but with a small repaired split (1 1/4″ or 3 cm) at the top edge.
The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of light sleeve scuffs and a few spindle marks. It’s a clean disc that has been well cared for and which has had relatively little play.
A beautiful copy of a rare audiophile favorite.
Background: The Professionals, released in 1966, was a critically acclaimed western staring Lee Marvin, Ralph Bellamy, Jack Palance, Robert Ryan, Burt Lancaster and Claudia Cardinale. It did well at the box office and received three Academy Award nominations.
The real treat of the film was the soundtrack, with a score by Maurice Jarre. The soundtrack album to this film has long been highly regarded by audiophiles, though it tends to be overshadowed by another release on the same label, Casino Royale. We prefer this one, and regard it as one of the best-sounding albums we’ve ever heard. It almost has the effect of making your room seem larger as you listen to it.
Unlike Casino Royale’s soundtrack, the soundtrack to The Professionals has never, to our knowledge, been reissued. It also sold poorly when originally released and is quite hard to find today.
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|Year of Release:||1966|