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La serie C.A.M. Phoenix

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In the middle of the 90ies another (short-lived) C.A.M.-soundtrack series saw the light of day. It must have been in the very early 90ies that two leading men in the Italian soundtrack-scene, Mr. Maurizio Buttazoni and Mr. Sergio Bassetti, decided that it was time for a new soundtrack-series from the vaults of C.A.M. and that it would certainly be a wise and clever marketing-decision to ask potential buyers, which soundtracks they would most love to see on - yes, the good old days! - vinyl! They teamed with what is now sometimes called the "granddaddy of soundtrack-fanzines" (fanzine = "fan magazine"), "Soundtrack - the collector´s quaterly" and conducted a poll among its readers, which Italian scores they would love to see issued.

The poll was quite a success, since many readers participated and 1984 the first batch of six LPs was issued. Their print run was - since the items were clearly directed to the international collectors community (liner notes in English!) - 1000 copies each and their production values were quite nice, although not 60ies quality anymore: Rather thin vinly and soft cardboard covers with a very distinctive artwort! Attractive individually numbered items, nice pressing quality, and already gaining value for the last decade. Definitly items to be on the lookout for!

In 1985 they took a break and in 1986 another two items were issued, followed by a last batch of three items in 1987. Then the project came to a sudden, certainly too early end. Aside from the inclusion of peoples release-wishes in their marketing concept (an idea which was only re-used many years later by the VERY successful FSM-label!) it is also worth noting that all the releases part of this series are "world premiere issues", in other words: none of these scores was ever available before on the LP-format! Of course (smile) the most collectible are the three Italo-western-waxings and the otherwise still unavailable Morricone-composition for a Gilles Pontecorvo-movie, but nevertheless also the other (mostly sandal-)scores are certainly worth to be heard.

Some of these scores have already been re-issued on CD by C.A.M., but keeping in mind that it was seemingly not too difficult to issue 11 top-scores from the 60ies in the middle of the 80ies, one starts to wonder, how many more great treasures might be hidden in the C.A.M.-vaults. Hope anybody will start such a project again better sooner than later ...

If you have any questions, that have been left unanswered (and I am sure there are some ...), please do not hesitate to drop me a line e-mail! I answer all questions as fast as possible, plan to collect them and want to put them into a FAQ-section (which is planned for 2003!). The same goes of course, if you have any info or items for sale or trade available!!

AVAILABLE items (visually graded: cover/record; play-graded upon request):

PHCAM 09: Seven slaves against Rome (Francesco DeMasi),  M/M   
PHCAM 10: The thief of Bagdad       (Carlo Rustichelli), M/M   
Please note: of all the listed items I have only one spare copy available; wants-lists welcomed (trade preferred!).

Hercules  Phoenix PHCAM 01  1984  Masetti 
Un dollaro bucato  Phoenix PHCAM 02  1984  Ferrio 
Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei  Phoenix PHCAM 03  1984  Lavagnino 
Ogro  Phoenix PHCAM 04  1984  Morricone 
Esecutore oltre la legge/Due contro la citta'  Phoenix PHCAM 05  1984  Sarde 
Romolo e Remo  Phoenix PHCAM 06  1984  Piccioni 
Hercules unchained  Phoenix PHCAM 07  1986  Masetti 
God forgives ... I don't!/Kill or be killed/Bastard ... vamos a Matar!  Phoenix PHCAM 08  1986  Rustichelli 
Seven slaves against Rome  Phoenix PHCAM 09  1987  DeMasi 
The thief of Bagdad  Phoenix PHCAM 10  1987  Rustichelli 
The ugly ones/Nevada/The bounty killer  Phoenix PHCAM 11  1987  Cipriani 

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