Offered for sale is an original sealed stereo pressing of the soundtrack to the 1966 film, The Professionals.
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.
The copy offered for sale is a still sealed original stereo pressing (no “RE” by the catalog number) and is believed to be new and unplayed. The wrap is fully intact aside from a 4″ opening at the mouth, which we have secured with cellophane tape to prevent further splitting.
There are no other rips or tears, and there are no cut corners or punch holes. This is the nicest copy of this album we’ve ever seen and the first copy we’ve had for sale in more than 20 years.
A beautiful copy of a rare audiophile favorite.
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