One of the more curious giallo-related items I have is a CD entitled Murder for Pleasure: giallo & thriller original soundtrack themes, which I picked up through an Ebay auction a few years back. The CD, which has a nice yellow giallo paperback styled cover using an image from one of the What Have You Done to Solange posters, is credited to Gatto nero records, Rome, and copyrighted 1997.
Most curiously, however, it is marked as being "not for sale" and "promotional use only"; with the 28 tracks featured appearing to have been lifted direct from the films themselves, coming with snatches of dialogue and sound effects (gunshots, screams etc.) and suffering from considerable noise and distortion at times.
One can only assume that it was someone's pet project. But who? No-one is credited on the disc, no further releases ever seem to have came from the label, and internet searches reveal nothing further. As a further measure of the disc's obscurity when I queried it on CDDB I got either nothing or, bizarrely, disc 2 of Méér Dan Het Beste Van Elvis Presley
A decade on, meanwhile, heightened awareness of the giallo and an extensive programme of soundtrack reissues from the likes of Digitmovies, Beat and Easy Tempo mean that better versions of almost all the material featured therein are now available.
So as a vaguely seasonal gift for those who want to hear the originals or the odd track like those from Renato Polselli's Delirium that is still unavailable in an official relase (at least to the best of my knowledge) here is a download. If you are the original rights holder and object please let me know and I'll take the link down.
Tracks are at 192 kbps; scans of cover art are included. The total size is about 85MB.
Get it here: http://rapidshare.com/files/9134116/murder_for_pleasure.zip.html