Rollercoaster (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by Lalo Schifrin
Released 1977
Recorded April 20, 1977
Hollywood, California
Genre Film score
Length 39:15
Label MCA
MCA 2284
Producer Sonny Burke
Lalo Schifrin chronology
Voyage of the Damned
(1977)Voyage of the Damned1977

Rollercoaster is a soundtrack album to the motion picture of the same name by Argentine composer, pianist and conductor Lalo Schifrin recorded in 1977 and released on the MCA label.[1]


The Allmusic review states "Since much of Rollercoaster took place at amusement parks, the soundtrack required a complex mix of conventional thriller music and believable source music for the parks' attractions. Thankfully, composer Lalo Schifrin served up a score that managed to deliver on both counts... Fans of Schifrin's funkier work à la Enter the Dragon will also be pleased with the title cut, a barnstorming funk instrumental that layers wild flute and guitar solos over a rumbling bassline. All in all, Rollercoaster lacks the cohesiveness of the best soundtrack albums, but it is a solid showcase for Lalo Schifrin's multifaceted musical skills and is guaranteed to please his fans".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lalo Schifrin

  1. "Prologue, Montage" - 5:28
  2. "Magic Carousel" - 2:44
  3. "Portrait of Harry" - 2:36
  4. "Movement from String Quartette (Young Man's Theme)" - 2:33
  5. "Penny Arcade" - 2:25
  6. "Cotton Candy" - 2:34
  7. "One Track Mind" - 2:17
  8. "Merry-Go-Round" - 2:36
  9. "Calliope of Death" - 2:06
  10. "Rollercoaster" - 4:00
  11. "Children's Ride" - 1:52
  12. "Another Side of Harry" - 2:25
  13. "Apple Turnover" - 3:53
  14. "Magic Carousel - End Title" - 1:46



  1. ^ Payne, D. Lalo Schifrin discography accessed March 16, 2012
  2. ^ a b Guarisco, D. A. Allmusic Review accessed March 16, 2012