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 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

METTI UNA SERA A CENA
(THE LOVE CIRCLE)
Jazzy Morricone # 57

I decided to revive this series in honor of our Morricone tribute concert which is coming together incredibly well for this sunday. Since this is one piece we are performing I thought I would add it to the series. Incidentally if anyone wants to attend please e-mail me. Many of the songs do not have sheet music available so this concert will be a one-of-a-kind.

Hip critiques on the jetsetters were common during the 60s and director Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, hot off his hit romantic fairy tale MORE THAN A MIRACLE with Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif, went in the opposite direction as his all star cast (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Florinda Bolkan, Tony Musante, Annie Girardot) play sexual games one wintry night. Each character confronts another with some (at the time) shocking revelation. This slowly building cat and mouse plot keeps spiraling until it sputters out. All this is accompanied by one of Ennio Morricone's popular scores. Samba based, it owes as much to Burt Bacharach as Sergio Mendes. But Ennio goes beyond those styles, his piano theme for Nina builds to orgasmic heights and then releases. Surprisingly it comes across as a powerful emotional piece. His counterpoint creates depth. The main theme is famous and was adapted into a song for The Sandpipers. But the film's version owes everything to the Beautiful voice of Edda Dell'orso:





The playful "Uno Che Grida Amore" is a predecessor to the similar DUCK YOU SUCKER pastoral years later. This "light score" has a lot to offer. It is a classic.



If perhaps you don't know what I am referring to about this "series" here it is. I don't know how many of those YouTube clips have expired.

#1: INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74811&forumID=1&archive=0

#2: LA CALIFFA (1970)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74838&forumID=1&archive=0

#3: REVOLVER (1973)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74871&forumID=1&archive=0

#4: CANONE INVERSO (2000)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74899&forumID=1&archive=0

#5: IL MERCENARIO (1968)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74951&forumID=1&archive=0

#6: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (1978)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74968&forumID=1&archive=0

#7: IL MAESTRO E MARGHERITA (1972)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75041&forumID=1&archive=0

#8: CACCIATORI DI NAVI (1990)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75065&forumID=1&archive=0

#9: QUEIMADA (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75088&forumID=1&archive=0

#10: SOSTIENE PEREIRA (1995)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75103&forumID=1&archive=0

#11: METELLO (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75147&forumID=1&archive=0

#12: DEDICATO AL MARE EGEO (1979)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75194&forumID=1&archive=0

#13: HORNETS' NEST (1970)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75252&forumID=1&archive=0

#14: LES DEUX SAISONS DE LA VIE (1972)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75297&forumID=1&archive=0

#15: DIABOLIK (1967)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75307&forumID=1&archive=0

#16: NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO (1988)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75364&forumID=1&archive=0

#17: ...E PER TETTO UN CIELO DI STELLE (1968)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75414&forumID=1&archive=0

#18: ANCHE SE VOLESSI LAVORARE, CHE FACCIO? (1972)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75471&forumID=1&archive=0

#19: MARCO POLO (1982)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75532&forumID=1&archive=0

#20: MADDALENA (1971)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75566&forumID=1&archive=0

#21: ATTENTI AL BUFFONE (1975)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75610&forumID=1&archive=0

#22: LE CLAN DES SICILIENS (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75677&forumID=1&archive=0

#23: STANNO TUTTI BENE (1990)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75731&forumID=1&archive=0

#24: GLI INTOCCABILI (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75763&forumID=1&archive=0

#25: ALLONSANFAN (1974)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75850&forumID=1&archive=0

#26: UN ESERCITO DI CINQUE UOMINI (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75921&forumID=1&archive=0

#27: ADDIO FRATELLO CRUDELE (1971)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=75927&forumID=1&archive=0

#28: IL BANDITO DAGLI OCCHI AZZURRI (1980)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76000&forumID=1&archive=0

#29: UNA BREVE STAGIONE (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76022&forumID=1&archive=0

#30: DIMENTICARE PALERMO (1990)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76084&forumID=1&archive=0

#31: OCEANO (1971)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76117&forumID=1&archive=0

#32: NOVECENTO (1976)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76211&forumID=1&archive=0

#33: LA STAGIONE DEI SENSI (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76288&forumID=1&archive=0

#34: L'AVVENTURIERO (1967)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76422&forumID=1&archive=0

#35: LA COSA BUFFA (1972)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76481&forumID=1&archive=0

#36: UCCELLACCI E UCCELLINI (1966)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76545&forumID=1&archive=0

#37: MUSASHI (2002)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76624&forumID=1&archive=0

#38: L'ASSOLUTO NATURALE (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76740&forumID=1&archive=0

#39: INCONTRO (1971)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76801&forumID=1&archive=0

#40: LA RESA DEI CONTI (1967)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=76923&forumID=1&archive=0

#41: L'UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI CRISTALLO (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77020&forumID=1&archive=0

#42: LA DONNA INVISIBILE (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77140&forumID=1&archive=0

#43: EL GRECO (1964)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77199&forumID=1&archive=0

#44: I PUGNI IN TASCA (1965)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77318&forumID=1&archive=0

#45: LE MARGINAL (1983)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77371&forumID=1&archive=0

#46: MOSÈ (1974)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77460&forumID=1&archive=0

#47: BLUEBEARD (1972)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77589&forumID=1&archive=0

#48: I PROMESSI SPOSI (1989)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77659&forumID=1&archive=0

#49: L'UMANOIDE (1979)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77761&forumID=1&archive=0

#50 IL PRATO (1979)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=77778&forumID=1&archive=0

#51 THIEVES AFTER DARK (1985)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=81675&forumID=1&archive=0

#52 BANDITS IN ROME (1968)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=97451&forumID=1&archive=0

#53 GINO BARTALI L'INTRAMONTABILE (2006)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=101927&forumID=1&archive=0

#54 THE RED TENT (1969)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=101953&forumID=1&archive=0

#55 MALAMONDO (1962)
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=101989&forumID=1&archive=0

#56 IL GRANDE SILENZIO (1968)
http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=112714&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A welcome return for this series (along of course with #56) and particularly pleased to see this score come under Henry's gimlet gaze. Archetypal jazzy work, and perhaps the most enjpyable of Morricone's scores in this vein. Also, a melody that pops unbidden into my head from time to time.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

This is easily one of my favorite Morricone scores.

I agree with the Bacharach comparisons, but I would not classify it a "jazzy." It is pure A&M records, contemporary pop music for youngish, swinging' adults.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

In the 70s - before his 80s90s2000s output, this was a huge score, one of the first that morricone western collectors tried, along with sicilian clan, burglars and a few others. Always loved Florinda bolkan in that dress long before hugh grants mrs wore one!! Great rear cover pic. Wonderful score, hurry to me was my fave of several great themes.

And only morricone could get someone to sing Dum dum dum dum dumb and turn it into a fabulous and complex theme!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

In the 70s - before his 80s90s2000s output, this was a huge score, one of the first that morricone western collectors tried, along with sicilian clan, burglars and a few others. Always loved Florinda bolkan in that dress long before hugh grants mrs wore one!! Great rear cover pic. Wonderful score, hurry to me was my fave of several great themes.

And only morricone could get someone to sing Dum dum dum dum dumb and turn it into a fabulous and complex theme!!



YES, right on !

In fact at Sunday's party all the talent has convened to recreate that moment with the ladies volunteering back-up. The moment I heard this in rehearsal I knew this would be a night to remember. This stuff should be heard live more often. Thanks Ennio.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Thanks Henry! smile

What strikes me about both METTI UNA SERA A CENA and COME MADDALENA is how out of all of Morricone's work these "easy listening" tunes unfold amazingly on the concert stage. From the maestro's concert set, I found them the greatest "re-discoveries" of all.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2015 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

My favourite non-western Morricone score. Cinevox has a new expanded CD out, 25 tracks, some really way-out stuff, & it's not expensive.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2017 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Beat Records will be releasing a different but still "jazzy" Morricone from the same time period:
L'HAREM ('67)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2017 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Probably the best cover of this:




James

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Another interesting cover, Metti una sera a cena · Emanuela Campana, album Fortissimo

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Here's 2 alternative takes from the Ennio rip thread.
Makes sense to put them in here.




Interesting take on Metti una sera a Cena theme.

This time arrangement by Paolo Ormi
With Nora Orlandi providing slightly different vocals to edda.
Also it says Artist Patty Pravo from Album Bravo Pravo!

And here's another by Milva

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

My favourite non-western Morricone score. Cinevox has a new expanded CD out, 25 tracks, some really way-out stuff, & it's not expensive.

Yup, still a favourite, & the expanded 25 track CD is the one to have (the CD I had for years is only 12 tracks). It's not on SAE, but it's not expensive on Amazon.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

It's the 25 track one I have as well, and as you say (after replying to yourself!) I got it from Amazon fairly cheap a while ago. Strangely though, I've just never been able to get into this one.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

If I had done this series, METTI UNA SERA A CENA would have been #1.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Even back in the LP days, this was always one of ennio's biggest non-western scores among collectors.
This, sicilian clan, queimada, burglars, algiers, sacco and vanzetti. Sorry repeating myself.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

It's the 25 track one I have as well, and as you say (after replying to yourself!) I got it from Amazon fairly cheap a while ago. Strangely though, I've just never been able to get into this one.

Which label is this on, and what does the cover art look like?

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Onya, it's released by Cinevox Records. CD OST-PK 014.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

It's the 25 track one I have as well, and as you say (after replying to yourself!) I got it from Amazon fairly cheap a while ago. Strangely though, I've just never been able to get into this one.

Which label is this on, and what does the cover art look like?


http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/36405/Metti+Una+Sera+A+Cena

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Onya, it's released by Cinevox Records. CD OST-PK 014.

ORDERED! Thank you!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

If I had done this series, METTI UNA SERA A CENA would have been #1.

Great, as long as you do know this series was not in any sort of preference.

 
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