Quartet Records has announced a new soundtrack album for the 1971 Italian thriller The Fifth Cord (Giornata nera per l’ariete) co-written and directed by Luigi Bazzoni and starring Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Edmund Purdon, Princess Ira Von Fürstenberg, Pamela Tiffin and Agostina Belli. The album features the expanded original score from the film composed by Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in the WestThe Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight), including previously unreleased music. The 2-CD set, which is limited to 500 copies and includes the complete score on the first disc and the remastered original soundtrack album, as well as alternate tracks on the second disc, is now available to order on the label’s official website, where you can also check out the track list and listen to audio samples. Quartet has also announced a vinyl edition for the title featuring selections of Morricone’s score (click here for the full album details)> The Fifth Cord is now available on VOD, Blu-ray and DVD.

The label has also announced a reissue of the expanded soundtrack album for Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1973 drama Papillon featuring music by Jerry Goldsmith (click here for more information and to order the CD).