The soundtrack to this 1970 film dates itself with fuzzy guitar and Blood, Sweat and Tears-like horn breaks with socially aware lyrics. Setting these trappings aside, we recognize Loot as a document of the clarion, crystalline voice of pop vocalist Steve Ellis. This was Ellis' first project after leaving Love Affair, and it pre-dates his 1970s solo career on CBS. Keith Mansfield skillfully wrote the music. It blends great timbre variety and constantly shifting arrangements. This is among his legendary film music works.
by Tom Schulte