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 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:03 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)





MADDALENA (50th Anniversary Remastered Edition)
Music by Ennio Morricone


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https://quartetrecords.com/product/maddalena/

Quartet Records presents a 50th-anniversary remastered edition of the innovative, cult-classic score by Ennio Morricone, a key work which launched one of the composer’s best known themes.

Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz in 1971, MADDALENA is a one-off venture of the Polish director into the territory of Italian cinema. Starring Lisa Gastoni as the title character and Eric Woofe as the priest whose faith she tests, the movie is an erotic drama focused on poetic sex scenes, psychedelic flashbacks and deviant erotic games all mixed into a beautiful fever dream.

MADDALENA is a relatively obscure entry in the Morricone filmography despite the importance of launching “Chi mai,” one of the composer best-known cues and famous worldwide a decade later when it was re-used in the film LE PROFESSIONEL. While the score itself is more psychedelic with lots of percussion, vocalization and experimentation, the self-contained “Chi mai” turned out to be an overnight success that was eventually turned into a song as well—eventually recorded in multiple languages.

Previously released several times on CD by Saimel in Spain and Rambling Records in Japan, this new edition features the original album program produced by Morricone himself for the General Music LP, followed by bonus tracks and alternate versions, including both film and single versions of “Chi mai” plus vocal versions by Lisa Gastoni. The version recorded by Morricone for the maxi-single “Disco 78” appears at the end of the program.

This anniversary edition, produced by Claudio Fuiano, has been rebuilt and mastered by Chris Malone from recently discovered first-generation album master tapes. The full-color booklet includes in-depth liner notes by Gergely Hubai, discussing in detail the film and score.

The Original Soundtrack Album

1. Come Maddalena (9:15)
2. Chi Mai (3:33)
3. Una Donna da Ricordare (4:16)
4.Pazzia in Cielo (9:48)
5. Erotico Mistico (9:49)

Bonus tracks

6. Chi Mai (versione singolo) (3:26)
7. Pazzia in Cielo (#2) (9:48)
8. Erotico Mistico (#2) (8:19)
9. Chi Mai (vocal – Italian version)* (3:24)
10. Chi Mai (vocal – French Version)* (3:24)
11. Chi Mai (vocal – English Version)* (3:24)
12. Maddalena (Intermezzo per pianoforte) (2:47)
13. Come Maddalena (12” Maxi Disco 78) (6:37)

*Vocal by Lisa Gastoni

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Pass. Same content as on Saimel expanded edition which I have.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

Same program, but don't underestimate the magic touch of Chris Malone working with first-generation master tapes! Between that and the new liner notes, I think this will be worth the upgrade for fans.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I will finally add this to my collection.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:39 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Pass. Same content as on Saimel expanded edition which I have.

Why do you always have to be the first person to post a negative put-down on as many new release threads as possible?!! "No stereo no sale" or "mono no thanks."
The whole forum takes the piss out of you for this and you still cant stop.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Well, I for one am extremely happy about this. I don't have any of the previous releases of this score. I'm only now, in my dotage, beginning to pick up some of the previously-released Morricones. And I'll still never get everything on my wants list, not in my lifetime.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I will finally add this to my collection.

Same here! I've never actually owned a version of this one before.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Top 3 Morricone for me.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I will finally add this to my collection.

Same here! I've never actually owned a version of this one before.


Neither have I. I have a couple of tracks from this score here and there on Morricone compilations, but not the actual score album. So yep, I'm happy to see this re-released.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Same program, but don't underestimate the magic touch of Chris Malone working with first-generation master tapes! Between that and the new liner notes, I think this will be worth the upgrade for fans.

Agree with Wedge.
Malonee Morriconee strikes again.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

I've bought MADDALENA three times already wink but I can honestly say that the most recent release before & with the same tracks as this one has been the one I definitely find the most listenable version so far. So my recommendation is to get today's Quartet edition if you haven't got the Saimel 3998929 yet, and give the previous program (https://www.discogs.com/de/release/5442002-Ennio-Morricone-Maddalena-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack) order a try with this new release.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

OH MY, Morricone, Rota, Mancini, Barry scores. And all of them superb.
Quartet is the top (imo)!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

OH MY, Morricone, Rota, Mancini, Barry scores. And all of them superb.
Quartet is the top (imo)!



With you on that one.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

'Maddalena' is one of the Maestro's finest !

Thanks Quartet, you've really spoilt us over the years, long may you continue to do so !

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

Thanks Quartet, you've really spoilt us over the years, long may you continue to do so !

100% agreed. Thanks, Quartet!!

My order is in. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

What can I say? Whenever someone praises Morricone's theme to LE PROFESSIONNEL or THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID LLOYD GEORGE, which hit #1 on the record charts, they are talking about this theme. Few tunes by any composer have had such an afterlife. This is the original.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2021 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

True Henry.
The original 45rpm single i had with chi mai on a side maddalena on b side was just plain cover, but the Dongaman has an LP yellow picture cover with Lloyd George on the front. Jammy git lol

Here's Roy's one




There clearly was a colour cover single


Think this was my 45 with plain paper cover.


 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2021 - 3:56 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

That yellow LP was one of my first two EM LP's.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2021 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Blimey, those vinyl copies bring back memories, I remember buying them all in "Woolies" about 40 yrs ago.

Happy days !

("Woolies" UK slang for Woolworths)

 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2021 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I would imagine a few people have had this land on their mat last few days?
I know its against the rules to talk about a score on here after its been released for 7 minutes but verdicts?? Lol

 
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