One of Ortolani's best. We also need the LPs (or the original tracks) for:
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (RCA) Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (United Artists) Ecco (Warner Bros.) Madron (Quad) Maya (MGM) Mediterranean Holiday (London) The Spy With a Cold Nose (Columbia) The Valachi Papers (Project 3)
My favorite Fin de Siecle releases were those Franco Micalizzi soundtracks they did. Regarding Riz Ortolani, I like some of his music but he is rather hit-or-miss for me. One his score that I hope will get released one day is THE HUNTING PARTY (movie spoilers in the video):
The arrangement is similar to his classics Una Ragione per Vivere or Confessione di un Commissario di Polizia.
I just did an aural double-take - this theme bears a striking resemblance to the Russian revolutionary song "You fell a victim" - judge for yourselves...
Also used by Shostakovich in the "In memoriam" movement of his 11th symphony.
is paired with Un caso di coscienza (1970) on Beat Records' CFSoundtracks. Apparently, "CFS" designates a co-production with Claudio Fuiano.
Both are comedies and in stereo, but, whilst Non commettere atti impuri came from Beat Records' own archives, the session tapes on Un caso di coscienza are from Ortolani's private archives.
Also, the descriptions on both scores indicate aural admixtures of the sacred with the profane. Ecclesiastical organ or Gregorian chants co-exist with dance shakes, parties, dining room lounge music, the psychedelic, rock guitar & sensual romance.
Yes. I got my CD of Andrea Doria _ 74 recently during Quartet's sale. The old C.A.M. 'MAG' LP of 10 tracks gets significantly expanded...
... to 24 tracks, 21 of which are in stereo.
While 2 of the LP's mono cues do not receive any coverage within the bonus tracks, "Nel profondo degli abissi" has - not one but five - alternate takes in stereo!
Even if one does not care much for Italian soundtracks or the compositions of Riz Ortolani, this Quartet album should nonetheless get recognition as a worthy restoration & expansion upon a vinyl record from yesteryear.