Released March 2016 - OUT OF PRINT
There are some copies left from Light In The Attic
One Way Static Records proudly presents: Joe D’Amato’s 'PAPAYA, LOVE GODDESS OF THE CANNIBALS' (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack by STELVIO CIPRIANI) for the first time as an expanded vinyl release.
The late Joe D’Amato who directed the film sure was quite the character in horror cinema. Directing over 200 films including Spaghetti westerns, war movies and countless (s)exploitation flicks, D’Amato was a force to be reckoned with. His credits include genre classics such as ‘Anthropophagous’, ‘Buio Omega AKA Beyond The Darkness’, the ‘Emanuelle’ series, ‘Absurd’, ‘Troll 2&3’…and many, many more.
Next to directing, Joe also took to the producer & screenplay writing chair for films like ‘Stage Fright’, ‘La Casa 3,4 & 5’, ‘Pieces’, ‘Ghosthouse’, ‘Zombie 5’… just to list a few.
In 1978 D'Amato directed the erotic cannibal shocker 'Papaya', capitalizing on the Cannibal genre and adding his signature 'soft core porn' to the mix, Papaya turned out to be a better than average exploitation film that genre fans happily revisit from time to time.
To underscore PAPAYA, LOVE GODDESS OF THE CANNIBALS (original title: Papaya dei Caraibi) Joe turned to Stelvio Cipriani who delivered a sensual & jazzy soundtrack. Some say the compositions delivered here were 'too damn good' for the type of film it was paired with.
Stelvio Cipriani (born 1937) is an Italian composer that actually needs little introduction. Starting his scoring career in 1966, Cipriani composed countless soundtracks to some of the best spaghetti western & police/crime films winning him some very prestigious awards in the process.
Horror & Cult fans will know Stelvio from his scores for genre favorites such as ‘Pieces’, Mario Bava’s ‘A Bay Of Blood AKA Twitch Of The Death Nerve’ & ‘Baron Blood’, Umberto Lenzi’s ‘Nightmare City’ & ‘Voices From Beyond’, Sergio Martino’s ‘The Great Alligator’ and James Cameron’s ‘Pirhana II: The Spawning’. We can’t even begin to list his many exploitation film scores like ‘Sister Emanuelle’, ‘Deported Women Of The SS’ … and many more.
In 2007 Cipriani was brought to the public's attention again when Quentin Tarantino used his 1977 main theme for ‘Tentacolli’ in the film ‘Death Proof’.
Available on LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL & CASSETTE TAPE.
Color Vinyl Edition
LIMITED EDITION COLOR VINYL packaged in a deluxe gatefold old school tip-on jacket
Available on :
500 copies CLEAR WITH PINK HAZE VINYL
500 copies PINK/GREEN SPLIT VINYL
The variants come come sequentially foil numbered (2 series of /500).
Deluxe Cassette Tape. Limited # 200 copies worldwide with alternate artworks. #100 copies are packaged as a limited edition. This cassette version also contains 7 bonus tracks not on the vinyl version.
01. PAPAYA ISLAND
02. PAPAYA BOSSA
03. DANCING PAPAYA
04. PAPAYA FOREST
05. PAPAYA RUN
06. PAPAYA HARD STRING
07. PAPAYA LAMENT
08. PAPAYA OBSESSION
09. PAPAYA SONG
10. PAPAYA HARD STRING II
12. PAPAYA DREAM
13. PAPAYA DREAM II
14. JAZZY PAPAYA
15. PAPAYA PIANO
16. PAPAYA ISLAND II
BONUS TRACKS (cassette version only)
17. PAPAYA FLUTE
18. PAPAYA BOSSA II
19. PAPAYA MIX
20. PAPAYA BASE
21. PAPAYA DRUMING
22. PAPAYA ON THE ROAD
23. PAPAYA HARD STRING III
#500 Foil-numbered CLEAR WITH PINK HAZE Vinyl
#500 Foil-numbered PINK/GREEN SPLIT Vinyl
#100 cassettes (Limited Variant)
#100 cassettes (Regular Edition)