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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2019 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Great! Is it Lavagnino?

No, it won´t be Lavagnino. The Lavagnino CD will come from Alhambra - hopefully end of August/early September.
On Saimel we will release a score from a historical adventure movie of the late 50s by another composer. It will be a very long CD with about 77 minutes of music.


Piccioni only adventure movie from the late 50s (Il segreto della Sierra Dorada) does not seem to be historical. So I guess it is someone else. Probably one of those?

Rustichelli, Nascimbene, Nicolosi, Savina, Piga or Innocenzi

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2019 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Probably one of those?

Rustichelli, Nascimbene, Nicolosi, Savina, Piga or Innocenzi


Yes, it will be one of those.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Great news: Jason Piccioni´s label Camille 3000 will release Piccioni´s MAFIOSO from 1962 for the first time ever complete and in stereo on September 10th:
https://shop.camille3000.com/product/mafioso

And what´s even better: This title has been licensed from the Laurentiis company. It can also be seen on the back cover. So a lot of negotiations must have taken place during the last months and now suddenly after a long time of silence Laurentiis seems to have become cooperative!
I suppose that also IL BOOM and IL DIAVOLO will appear in the near future, maybe even LO SCOPONE SCIENTIFICO. And it could also be that the other Italian labels will now profit from this totally new situation.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Thanks, Stefan, for this news.

It's also great that Jason P. hasn't ceased productions re: Camille 3000 label.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)


I suppose that also IL BOOM and IL DIAVOLO will appear in the near future, maybe even LO SCOPONE SCIENTIFICO. And it could also be that the other Italian labels will now profit from this totally new situation.


Great news about Il Mafioso! I have the three others on LP but would certainly welcome official CD versions.

About CAM releases, are Toh, è morta la nonna!, Cristo si è fermato a Eboli, La commare secca (expanded), Una vita violenta (expanded), Un tentativo sentimentale (expanded), La vita agra (expanded), La fuga (expanded), Il momento della verità (expanded) still in the plan of the labels?

Also Il mondo di notte numero 2 a remote possibility? It is the only LP I do not own.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

About CAM releases, are Toh, è morta la nonna!, Cristo si è fermato a Eboli, La commare secca (expanded), Una vita violenta (expanded), Un tentativo sentimentale (expanded), La vita agra (expanded), La fuga (expanded), Il momento della verità (expanded) still in the plan of the labels?
Also Il mondo di notte numero 2 a remote possibility? It is the only LP I do not own.


I can only tell you that with the exception of LA FUGA and IL MONDO DI NOTTE 2 all of the above titles have long been reserved in the CAM catalogue. However, if the labels will still release those expanded editions is another question. And EBOLI which I would love to have on CD myself unfortunately poses some serious problems about which I am not allowed to talk here.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

thanks for all your input Stefan anything new in the pipeline from Lavagnino on the way from Alhambra or anything else to be coming soon from Saimel hopefully they have had some reply's from Cam/Sugar.

I can tell you that the situation at Saimel has indeed improved in the meantime and we will announce a new CD with an older Italian score from the Sugar/CAM vaults very soon. So stay tuned.


That is great news many thanks for the update Stefan, Maybe it will be another Rustichelli.

Looking forward to Mafioso smile

Hopefully someone will reserve La Fuga I'd love to see an expansion of that score it is superb.

An expansion of IL Boom would be nice have the Japanese cd released by Think Records few years back.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

This Piccioni/Sordi album is listed as sold out @ Digitmovies:

Sono un fenomeno paranormale



Dusty Groove is no longer offering this title, and when I bought this 2-CD from Intrada - it disappeared from their catalog altogether.

Hope all interested parties got theirs. Looks like this might become in the future one of those high-priced OOP items.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2019 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

… Dopo di che, uccide il maschio e lo divora, the mid-section of the 2001 Screen Trax CD ...



... is now on vinyl via Quartet as Marta!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2019 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   beckford   (Member)

Is there any Piccioni score out there remotely like the one he did for "More Than a Miracle"? I've been listening to that marvelous music incessantly since 1967. And the enjoyment was compounded when FSM released their wonderful CD, with all its unused and alternate cues. The film was a one-off; for those who like it - as I do - it captures the kind of casually magical aura that Demy's "Peau d'Ane" couldn't quite achieve. And Mr. Piccioni enhanced it no end with unique, shimmering musical adornment, all sublimely orchestrated. I suspect he never returned to this particular well of inspiration. But I'm so glad he went there once.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2019 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Is there any Piccioni score out there remotely like the one he did for "More Than a Miracle"?

Seldom did Piccioni write music for fairy tales/fantasies; the only other one my mind recalls at the moment is Il Bacio on Beat Records.



This period piece (Il Malato Immaginario) might also appeal:



You might also consider Piccioni's 'Convent Nuns' scores as well.



While this is neither fantasy nor fairy tale, La Donna che venne dal mare is an early Piccioni soundtrack in a Golden Hollywood romantic idiom (I notice a number of such on your list of faves).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2019 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   beckford   (Member)

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'll definitely investigate them.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2019 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Addendum to the new stereo CD on Mafioso via label Camille 3000: a Mafioso T-shirt is also available from Camille 3000's site, both on its own or along with the purchase of that CD! (free shipping if one buys both together!)



To my knowledge, this is the first time Piero Piccioni's name appears on a T-shirt.

https://shop.camille3000.com/product/mafioso-cdthisrt

Note that the cost of the Mafioso CD alone is higher than either Camille 2000 or il mondo di note issued last year.
A higher price might be necessary to cover the costs of restoring the master tapes from Piccioni's private archives, but it is also possible that the increase is due to the licensing fees from De Laurentiis.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2019 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'll definitely investigate them.

You're welcome, Beckford.

Hope you don't mind further suggestions ... because I think you could also be receptive towards Piccioni's music for Italian television documentaries as well. Check out the discs on PP's L'Italia vista dal cielo and/or Islam.

Piccioni is my favorite Italian soundtrack composer, if you haven't guessed. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2019 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)



Is there room for another Piccioni Sordi in my collection after Sono un fenomeno paranormale?

Mafioso doesn't sound like the usual, I wonder how it compares to the El of 2014?



Is that Saul Bass?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2019 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Is there room for another Piccioni Sordi in my collection after Sono un fenomeno paranormale?

Mafioso doesn't sound like the usual, I wonder how it compares to the El of 2014?

Is that Saul Bass?


You think Saul Bass was abducted in a wooden crate to & from NY & Sicily and forced to work for Lattuada in between Preminger assignments?

I think those Bass-like hand images should be used instead for Rosi's Le mani sulla città'. smile

Mafioso is a black comedy, so this is one Alberto Sordi flick head & shoulders above many of his other movies. Mafioso sounds like Piero Piccioni channeling Elmer Bernstein channeling Igor Stravinsky.

That "El" CD reissued the 6 mono cues from the initial EP program - which, incidentally, is reprinted here by Camille 3000 as bonus material.



Not having received this disc yet (but soon shall), I think the cues for the EP might have been a separate recording session from those master tapes for the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2019 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

Is there any Piccioni score out there remotely like the one he did for "More Than a Miracle"? I've been listening to that marvelous music incessantly since 1967.

In addition to Zardoz's great suggestions, I might add "Il Faro in Capo al Mondo" ("The Light At The Edge Of The World") which was released by both GDM and Quartet. Looks like both releases may currently be out of print and rather pricey though.

Piero Piccioni - "Love Affair (Emily Jane Theme) - Part 4":



Piero Piccioni - "Love Affair (Emily Jane Theme)":




And what the heck, how about "Mimì Metallurgico Ferito Nell'Onore? This one has a fair number of more upbeat, groovy, tango-y tracks, but probably has enough "dreamy" tracks to make it worth your while. On the Cinevox label.

Piero Piccioni - "Mimì Metallurgico Ferito Nell'Onore"

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2019 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   beckford   (Member)

Posted a couple of updated thank yous the other day. They were up for a short while, then disappeared. I was scratching my head trying to figure out why they'd been scrubbed. Now I see that a bunch of messages from that day vanished via some tech glitch. So I'll just briefly recap what I said.
@Zardoz: I listened to the score of "La Donna Che Venna dal Mare" on Youtube and - as you noted - it's not really in the style of "More Than a Miracle". But I still found it very pleasing and am considering a CD purchase. I also ordered the DVD of the documentary "Islam" from the library - mainly to hear Piccioni's music. Should be ready for pickup this weekend.
@purplemonkeydishwasher: Great suggestions. I saw "Light at the Edge of the World" when it was new. Was a big Samantha Eggar fan in those days and the presence of Kirk Douglas was also a draw. But I remember the movie as a bit of a dud. Didn't even recall the score. But the music samples you provided, especially the second one, sounded pretty good. It was the "Mimi" music, though, that really struck a chord with me. Mood and instrumentation on several tracks definitely gave me a "More Than a Miracle" vibe. I downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes, reorganized my favorite parts into a kind of mini suite and added it to my iPod. Now I've got just the companion piece to "More Than a Miracle" I was looking for and have been enjoying it over and over again. Great call!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2019 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   beckford   (Member)

Posted a couple of updated thank yous the other day. They were up for a short while, then disappeared. I was scratching my head trying to figure out why they'd been scrubbed. Now I see that a bunch of messages from that day vanished via some tech glitch. So I'll just briefly recap what I said.
@Zardoz: I listened to the score of "La Donna Che Venna dal Mare" on Youtube and - as you noted - it's not really in the style of "More Than a Miracle". But I still found it very pleasing and am considering a CD purchase. I also ordered the DVD of the documentary "Islam" from the library - mainly to hear Piccioni's music. Should be ready for pickup this weekend.
@purplemonkeydishwasher: Great suggestions. I saw "Light at the Edge of the World" when it was new. Was a big Samantha Eggar fan in those days and the presence of Kirk Douglas was also a draw. But I remember the movie as a bit of a dud. Didn't even recall the score. But the music samples you provided, especially the second one, sounded pretty good. It was the "Mimi" music, though, that really struck a chord with me. Mood and instrumentation on several tracks definitely gave me a "More Than a Miracle" vibe. I downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes, reorganized my favorite parts into a kind of mini suite and added it to my iPod. Now I've got just the companion piece to "More Than a Miracle" I was looking for and have been enjoying it over and over again. Great call!

Whoops! Now it's up twice and I can't figure out how to delete one of them.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2019 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Especially the main theme from "Emilia Romagna e Marche" is so lovely and will immediately remind you of Piccioni´s MORE THAN A MIRACLE main theme.
Both episodes can also be found on Youtube.


This is the catchy main theme "Primavera" from the episode "Emilia Romagna e Marche":



Hey stefan, hope youre well. i love this! Its great. Thanks for the utube clip.

What can you tell us about this jason piccioni's music label? Its so refreshing when children of italian composers push for their father's releases and arent either totally disinterested or squabbling over money and demanding so much it makes the possible release prohibitive!!

Btw beckford when you hit post, wait a bit, coz if nothing happens when you hit it again it creates double post. One of my specialties!

 
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