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 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)



Benedetto Ghiglia - DGST032

"We are pleased to release the complete edition OST by Benedetto Ghiglia for the drama “Psychout for Murder” (“Salvare la Faccia”) for the absolute first time. Originally C.A.M. had published an EP single (AMP 56) with two tracks in mono which we’ve included as bonus tracks: "Love your neighbor" (side A) and "Una faccia da salvare " (side B) which are also found in the original stereo mix. For our CD (total running time 73:53 minutes) we had access to the master tapes in mono and in stereo from the original recording session, which allowed us to use everything that had been recorded for the film, apart from one version of the baroque theme which was sung in English by the author of the lyrics. This was created separately only for the re-edited version, with added scenes, for the American market. This album is a tribute to the recovery and preservation of the musical art of Benedetto Ghiglia."



Giovanni Fusco - DGST033

"We are releasing for the absolute first time on complete edition CD the OST by Giovanni Fusco for the Peplum film “The Goddess of Love” (original title: “La Venere di Cheronea”). For this CD (total duration 72:55 minutes), we were able to access the mono master tapes from the recording session so we could use every note recorded. The recovery and preservation of this CD from the Golden Age is a tribute to the musical art of Giovanni Fusco."



Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - DGST043
(Reissue of Digitmovies CDDM200 released in 2011 with the same 30 tracks.)

"In a new packaging we are proudly to present the OST of the cool brothers Guido & Maurizio De Angelis for the movie “Zorro”. For this special CD, we could use the first generation stereo master tapes of the original recording session that allowed us to bring the CD to the total duration of minutes 70:14. The De Angelis brothers have written a cheerful main theme for the masked avenger Zorro called “Zorro is back”, introduced in the version performed by Oliver Onions in “Titoli di testa” (Tr.1, Tr.12) and reprised in instrumental form in Tr.5 and Tr.7. This motif is alternated with the love theme “To you mi chica” introduced for solo guitar (Tr.3), in orchestral (Tr.6) and vocal (Tr.8) version and with dramatic symphonic music with latin flavour for the heroic actions of Zorro (Tr.2, Tr.4, Tr.9, Tr.11). The bonus material contains exciting reprises of the album versions of “Zorro is back”, “To you mi chica” and the dramatic background themes among which a remarkable rarity can be found: the off-vocal take of the main theme song, that is… “Karaoke” with Zorro!"

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Giovanni Fusco - DGST033

"We are releasing for the absolute first time on complete edition CD the OST by Giovanni Fusco for the Peplum film “The Goddess of Love” (original title: “La Venere di Cheronea”). For this CD (total duration 72:55 minutes), we were able to access the mono master tapes from the recording session so we could use every note recorded. The recovery and preservation of this CD from the Golden Age is a tribute to the musical art of Giovanni Fusco."


Looks interesting, but sounds abit typical for the genre after checking out the movie on youtube.


EDIT: Correcting my post here after Basil pointed out the film on youtube (same title as Digitsounds soundtrack) has a music credit for Michel Michelet, not Fusco.
According to imdb, the Fusco-scored movie goes under the title: Afrodite dea dell'amore (1958).

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)



Looks interesting, but sounds abit typical for the genre after checking out the movie on youtube.





Those credits at the film's start say "Music by Michel Michelet"

Is this a different score?

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2018 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Good call on that one. I posted the wrong movie because it has the same title as the Digitsounds cd. The Fusco-scored movie actually has a different title according to Imdb. I guess she was a popular goddess that year:
Afrodite, dea dell'amore AKA Aphrodite, Goddess of Love (1958)
I found a clip from it-

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

It was easy to make a confusion between this score, unknown and credited to Michelet, and the other film one (whose title is almost identical in English: The Goddess of Love), credited to Fusco!
This is so messy that it should be precised that, regarding the new CD, we actually speak about the Tourjansky film from 1957, and not about the Bonnard one from 1958 (Afrodite, dea dell’amore/Aphrodite, Goddess of Love). Very curiously, imdb adds another director : Fernando Cerchio, whereas Wikipedia adds Giorgio Venturini, and Digitmovies cites again another name, Giorgio Rivalta, in fact the Venturini nickname. An odd case …

So I asked the question to Claudio Fuiano from Digitmovies, who answered: “the recording sessions documents all mention Giovanni Fusco”.
So maybe we are dealing with a partial, or alternate or rejected score. In addition, it didn’t appear on the Fusco official website… It will be useful to compare the CD with the movie available on the net.

Anyway, let’s enjoy another peplum.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

It would not be the first time that a movie is credited to another composer (Michelet on this occasion) than the one for which we have a CD release. So I trust Digitmovies that the master tapes are really from Fusco.

Great news about Salvare la Faccia, I had the 7" for a long time.

I don't really understand "Zorro", isn't it the third time they pass it as a new release?!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Zorro is one of the only de angelis scores i liked.
Has some nice themes.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2018 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Sorry, I can't make sense of the confusion above. Is the identity of the composer of the music on this new peplum CD not 100% certain?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

Sorry, I can't make sense of the confusion above. Is the identity of the composer of the music on this new peplum CD not 100% certain?

It means that the credit known so far for “La venere di Cheronea” (The Goddess of Love) was ascribed to Michel Michelet, whose name is mentioned in the main titles (and on imdb), and this credit remains as a right one.
But now some datas, infos prove that Fusco was involved in the project as well, because music credited to him for this film is present in the recording sessions documents and (I checked it out) registered at SIAE.
Of course it is a messy case, that is why the strong assumptions are, according to me, a partial, or alternate, or rejected score (I even add: for the both two ones!). We will get half of the answers in comparing the CD and the music heard in the film.

Someone has others examples of music not or wrongly credited ? It is fascinating …

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2018 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

So in other words, it's still a confusing mess. Thanks for clarifying. wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Sorry, I can't make sense of the confusion above. Is the identity of the composer of the music on this new peplum CD not 100% certain?

It means that the credit known so far for “La venere di Cheronea” (The Goddess of Love) was ascribed to Michel Michelet, whose name is mentioned in the main titles (and on imdb), and this credit remains as a right one.
But now some datas, infos prove that Fusco was involved in the project as well, because music credited to him for this film is present in the recording sessions documents and (I checked it out) registered at SIAE.
Of course it is a messy case, that is why the strong assumptions are, according to me, a partial, or alternate, or rejected score (I even add: for the both two ones!). We will get half of the answers in comparing the CD and the music heard in the film.

Someone has others examples of music not or wrongly credited ? It is fascinating …











Thanks for the response, but if anything, it's now even more confusing.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

It's seems clear. Either we will get the score from the movie shared here, which means it was credited to Michelet even though he didn't write the score (for some reason), or we will get an alternative score, which means it was scored twice. Both options are not that unusual, so I don't think it is messy.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Since the company releasing the product doesn't know, and we're left speculating, I'd say this is decidedly not clear. The only thing they seem certain of is that it's a Fusco score. Whether it's an unused score, or used but miscredited, or even for another film entirely, I'd say that's confusing. Great if you like surprises, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Maybe I do like surprises wink

Not long ago GDM released "Femmina" by Carlo Savina. It is actually an alternate score (either unreleased or Italian only) to "La grande sauterelle (1967)" for which the French version was scored by Bernard Gérard. In that case, the GDM release is online only (no CD or liner notes). But as you can see, it is not the first time...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Digitmovies have posted a clarification.


We have received some requests in the last few days to clarify the situation inherent in "LA VENERE DI CHERONEA", the artistic work was carried out by keeping to us strictly to what was reported in the Sugar database, formerly C.A.M.
It appears that Maestro Giovanni Fusco wrote the music score, orchestrated and conducted by Carlo Savina as it is attested in the original contracts and in the worksheets of the soundtrack recorded in 1957.
What happened at the film production / distribution level we can not know.
One can make all the hypotheses of the world, but any plausible explanation is lost in the past, well sixty-one years ago.
Although the name of Michel Michelet appears in the opening credits, the database reports everything to Maestro Giovanni Fusco.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Maybe I do like surprises wink

Not long ago GDM released "Femmina" by Carlo Savina. It is actually an alternate score (either unreleased or Italian only) to "La grande sauterelle (1967)" for which the French version was scored by Bernard Gérard. In that case, the GDM release is online only (no CD or liner notes). But as you can see, it is not the first time...


"Femmina" is the AKA of "La grande sauterelle." The way you wrote it, it sounded like they were two different movies. But anyway, the point isnt that it doesnt happen. The point is the release info is confusing. We'll know after it's released and someone can compare the music to the movie (and the other movie with similar title) since they don't provide sound samples.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Digitmovies have posted a clarification.


We have received some requests in the last few days to clarify the situation inherent in "LA VENERE DI CHERONEA", the artistic work was carried out by keeping to us strictly to what was reported in the Sugar database, formerly C.A.M.
It appears that Maestro Giovanni Fusco wrote the music score, orchestrated and conducted by Carlo Savina as it is attested in the original contracts and in the worksheets of the soundtrack recorded in 1957.
What happened at the film production / distribution level we can not know.
One can make all the hypotheses of the world, but any plausible explanation is lost in the past, well sixty-one years ago.
Although the name of Michel Michelet appears in the opening credits, the database reports everything to Maestro Giovanni Fusco.


So Digitmovies is saying their cd release is right, and film onscreen credit for Michel Michele is wrong.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

I have never been so confused about a thread in my life! LOL!

Regardless of how many movies there were, or whose credit appears where, who actually wrote the music on the CD?

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I have never been so confused about a thread in my life! LOL!

Regardless of how many movies there were, or whose credit appears where, who actually wrote the music on the CD?


Not telling. wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   captain X   (Member)

Who cares who wrote the music as long as it sounds good...

There!

 
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