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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Another Ortolani coming in 2019:

Non faccio la Guerra, faccio l'amore

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2019 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)




https://www.quartetrecords.com/product/andrea-doria-74/

Availabilty: SOLD OUT

Andrea Doria submerges again, this time in 2019.

Haven't preserved any for your soundtrack life raft? - rescue a disc now ... before needing to deep-sea-dive into the depths of the secondary markets.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2019 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

DP

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2019 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

the one that would rock the house would be a release of The Valachi Papers!!!

when those sound samples were posted, people would take proper notice of him then!!



 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2019 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2019 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

He wrote some beautiful melodies. My favorite is his theme from A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die.
Strongest at the 3:54 mark. Doesn't sound like a typical spaghetti western score.





 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

He wrote some beautiful melodies. My favorite is his theme from A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die.
Strongest at the 3:54 mark. Doesn't sound like a typical spaghetti western score.






Absolutely, Riz had great technique on westerns all genres really quite a smoothy, some say he had similarities too Morricone coz they both worked many genre's that were similar type movies, but i don't hear their tones cross, try "Old Shatterhand" & "Day of Anger", Joan

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

He wrote some beautiful melodies. My favorite is his theme from A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die.
Strongest at the 3:54 mark. Doesn't sound like a typical spaghetti western score.






Absolutely, Riz had great technique on westerns all genres really quite a smoothy, some say he had similarities too Morricone coz they both worked many genre's that were similar type movies, but i don't hear their tones cross, try "Old Shatterhand" & "Day of Anger", Joan

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

leagolfer, thanks for those two recommendations.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2019 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

All-good, Joan.

You're correct about Riz not being very-pasta, Riz showed glimmers of it for Spags but it wasn't his comfort-zone, the Day of Anger is a very-strong-Spag but you wouldn't think so much with Riz's more westernized palette.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2019 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Not one but two Ortolani albums to close out year 2019!
Both are late-'70s vintage ... and both on Digitmovies:


Un dramma borghese (Mama Mimi)



plus another bare-backed female in Gegè Bellavita


 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)



https://www.quartetrecords.com/product/andrea-doria-74/

Availabilty: SOLD OUT

Andrea Doria submerges again, this time in 2019.

Haven't preserved any for your soundtrack life raft? - rescue a disc now ... before needing to deep-sea-dive into the depths of the secondary markets.


Quartet has some available, minus one added to bolster my scant Ortolani collection.

I'm wondering about BEAT's I Guerrieri Dell'Anno 2072/La Casa Sperduta Nel Parco science fiction horror pairing. Could it be the spices to which Ortolani goes well?

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Could it be the spices to which Ortolani goes well?



Recently, I've been pondering upon how Ortolani was one of the few composers whose calibre of output during the 1980s held its own against their music written during earlier decades. Unlike Elmer B. or Goldsmith, Ortolani & Stanley Myers & Duhamel seemed to flourish in the '80s and issue soundtracks that can be as good as their '60s works.

TUAREG might be my favorite Ortolani album thus far ... but these latest offerings from Beat Records disappoint me.
Disc 1 is basically tolerable but Disc 2 is quite a letdown by my standards. While this album appears to be selling well @ Intrada or Dusty Groove,
I would not personally recommend it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2020 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Andrea Doria-74 may be my favourite. Sorry to read about the new Beat is disappointing. There has been steady Ortolani releases recently, perhaps something more palatable is amongst them.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2021 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Thanks to Quartet for adding to the revival.

L'Invasione 1970


Only 300! This would also make a fine LP for vinyl junkies.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2021 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

I confess that the sub-genre of the 'shockumentary' has been overlooked by myself during most of my music collecting ... but not this one that came out this year.

Mondo Cane expanded, courtesy C.A.M./Decca/Spikerot & Sugar.



https://www.spikerot.com/shop/1693-riz-ortolani-nino-oliviero-mondo-cane-original-soundtrack-cd-digi.html

The notoriety of this item ushered opportunities for Ortolani to score British or American productions.

Interesting-to-me cues include a Chinese-sounding tarantella, Hong Kong Cha Cha Cha, fishermen vs. shark and ... roasted dogmeat accompanied by mandolins.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2021 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

The former GDM title - Zeder - returns from the dead, this time around as vinyl LP.



https://www.dustygroove.com/item/996040?sf=zeder&incl_oos=1&incl_cs=1&kwfilter=zeder

An above average horror soundtrack from the early '80s as its synthesizer keyboards are bolstered by strings & percussion. Rating? 3 teeth (out of 4). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2021 - 3:21 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

I confess that the sub-genre of the 'shockumentary' has been overlooked by myself during most of my music collecting ... but not this one that came out this year.

Mondo Cane expanded, courtesy C.A.M./Decca/Spikerot & Sugar.


I had already announced this expanded MONDO CANE CD much earlier this year in this thread:
https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?pageID=5&forumID=1&threadID=141841&archive=0

However, it is a pity that Sugar/UMG then decided to issue Ortolani´s second "mondo" score IL MONDO DI NOTTE NO. 3 (US title: ECCO) from 1963 only as digital download in April this year:
https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/il-mondo-di-notte-n-3-riz-ortolani/eydddvvn0njec

I like this one even a bit better than Ortolani´s MONDO CANE and the LP has never been available on CD at all. The US LP ECCO which I have myself and which contains the same tracks as the Italian CAM LP had even been released in stereo on the Warner Bros. label in 1965, but has of course also not been on CD till now.

As far as I see it, since mid-August Sugar/UMG have not even released any more complete, previously unreleased and more obscure old soundtracks from the CAM catalogue on the digital platforms.
Carlo Savina´s comedy score FERRAGOSTO IN BIKINI from 1960 seems to have been the last one on August 13th:
https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/ferragosto-in-bikini-carlo-savina-antonio-virgilio-savona/b3vqz8msqsddc

It could well be that in the meantime they have realized it - probably in the same way as GDM had already several months ago - that such releases on digital platforms are not really financially profitable for them and that it may be better to concentrate on trendy compilations like their "Paura" album which they have been advertising on all possible media during September/October.
Anyway, I can´t imagine that there are many collectors around who will buy a digital download of such completeley unknown old titles like FERRAGOSTO IN BIKINI or PECCATI D´ESTATE by Lelio Luttazzi. It is more or less crazy. Are we talking here about 10 or 12 people who might be interested in them or more?

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2021 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Thanks for that link Stefan I would loved to have bought Carlo Savina Ferragosto in Bikini if they had released it on cd it is a pity that released it as a download. Seems to be a case of them doing some of the right scores for some but only in the wrong format that those collectors actually want.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2021 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Thanks for that link Stefan I would loved to have bought Carlo Savina Ferragosto in Bikini if they had released it on cd it is a pity that released it as a download. Seems to be a case of them doing some of the right scores for some but only in the wrong format that those collectors actually want.

The other side of the coin is that for Sugar/UMG it would certainly be much too expensive to produce a CD for such rather unknown and never before released scores like the Savina title. In the end they would probably sell not much more than 200 or at the maximum 300 copies worldwide - and that´s nothing more than peanuts for them and they won´t get any profit from such a CD production.
It is obvious that therefore they have tried the - for them - cheaper variant with digital downloads, but on the other hand most collectors won´t buy these - above all if the titles don´t get released on CD or at least on vinyl. So such a digital download is nothing collectible and besides these are scores which almost no one has ever heard of. To just offer them as downloads without much of a marketing campaign makes no sense at all.

 
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