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 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

Does anyone know if this song is adapted from a Renzo Rossellini film score. The song (recorded by Tony Bennett and Don Cherry) dates from around 1951 so I wondered if it was based on the music for Stromboli?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Yes, it's based on the love theme from Renzo Rossellini's STROMBOLI, but of course the jazzy arangement is totally different to and quite unlike the lush symphonic style of Rossellini's original music. So I doubt that Rossellini himself had anything to do with this cover version.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

Yes, it's based on the love theme from Renzo Rossellini's STROMBOLI, but of course the jazzy arangement is totally different to and quite unlike the lush symphonic style of Rossellini's original music. So I doubt that Rossellini himself had anything to do with this cover version.

Many thanks for the reply, Stefan. I wonder if it was Mack David's idea to adapt the theme into a song? It's odd that the film's title is never mentioned on the various recordings, but I'm pleased to have my suspicions confirmed!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

On this website Menotti Salta also gets a co-composer credit for the song:
http://discography.bloggingtonybennett.com/song/beautiful-madness/

I suppose that he was responsible for the orchestration of the song which is really a far cry from the one in the movie itself.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2014 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

One common trend I have notice in the industry over the decades is how often the pop field will not mention in words where the music came from originally , movies or classical. It bugged me a bit years ago. Like they were trying to hide a fact from the public.As we know on this board so many hit pop numbers were taken from both these sources, in quiet style leaving the listener ignorant on it's original source, For sure the youth in which they were pandering too. God knows how many kids thought over the years a song they adore from a pop artist was really a older piece from somewhere else.In which when you brought it up to them, they look at you as if you stole their only pet kitten. Oh well that's the media for you.

 
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