- Casino Royale (the original Terence Cooper/ David Niven version) by Herb Alpert. From the mid-sixties, but has stood the test of time IMO;
- The Sorcerer (a remake of The Wages of Fear, inexplicably renamed) by Tangerine Dream;
- Tommy the film version OST by the Who and others like Eric Clapton. The guests are a distraction, apart from Clapton, whose version of Eyesight to the Blind is better than the original;
- Quadrophenia the film OST, produced by John Entwistle. Some people believe this to be more concise and, therefore, accessible;
- McVicar by Jeff Wayne and the Who. Very good film and excellent soundtrack. Overlooked by some fans, because it is written by Jeff Wayne, not Pete Townshend;
- Never Say Never Again by Michel Legrand and featuring Lani Hall (Mrs Herb Alpert). The film is not an offical part of the Bond series and the soundtrack is not by John Barry, but both are still memorable;
- The Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin, but the ProTools version and definitely not the original. I first saw this with quadrophonic sound at Aylesbury Civic Centre, which I fear has since been demolished;
- Nighthawks by Keith Emerson - massively underrated, possibly because it is not like ELP;
- Oliver! - Lionel Bart was a great genius, who died in poverty;
- Blade Runner by Vangelis. I understood this to be from Vangelis's Albedo 0.39, but there are a confusing number of variations on the soundtrack release;
- West Side Story OST by Bernstein and Sondheim. So influential that you can hear where Alice Cooper, Keith Emerson and others got some of their ideas;
- White Rock by Rick Wakeman OST. Good film and soundtrack. The sequel is not as good;
- Crystal Voyager by Pink Floyd. Not as good an idea as it first seemed, unless you are an enthusiast of endless surfing footage;
- The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstain. A re-released version with extra tracks is essential for fans. This was one of the first films I saw as a child at the cinema, so it has nostalgic conotations for me - ditto John Barry's Diamonds Are Forever;
- Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) by John Carpenter and Dan Wyman. An interesting synthsizer soundtrack from the director, which, like the film, became a cult.
There is a series of imaginery soundtracks made for films, like spaghetti westerns and Star Wars, by various progressive rock musicians including Guy Manning;
John Wilson has transcribed and performed a number of 'lost' Hollywood musical scores, notably for the BBC Proms. My mum loves him!
Anyone know anything about Vangelis's score for 1492: Conquest of Paradise?