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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2022 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   CSC   (Member)

Chris' Soundtrack Corner proudly presents :


INGRID SULLA STRADA
Chris' Soundtrack Corner CSC 036
Music by Carlo Savina

300 copies


Chris' Soundtrack Corner proudly presents the CD soundtrack to INGRID SULLA STRADA (Ingrid on the Road), a 1973 Italian psychological drama. The film was written and directed by Brunello Rondi, known primarily as a script-writer and script consultant who had often collaborated with Federico Fellini. Rondi's directorial debut came in 1961 with the film VIOLENT LIFE and he went on to make a number of psychological/sexual dramas of which INGRID SULLA STRADA was one of the last.

The film is a kind of drama in which young Ingrid leaves her home after being raped by her father and arrives in Rome, where she prostitutes herself and has various adventures until everything becomes too much and she commits suicide. It's not a real happy story, but it wasn't necessarily meant to be. Aside from its cruel turns of plot, INGRID SULLA STRADA served as Rondi's commentary and condemnation of bourgeois conventions, much in the way Fellini and Pasolini used extreme cinematic drama to express their dissatisfaction with Italian society. Thus the film has a deeper sociological component than the simplistic brutality its plot might suggest, although the film makes for difficult entertainment at best.

Swedish model and actress Janet Agren stars as Ingrid, who ventures out of the pure Nordic snowscape at the beginning of the film to arrive into the cruel depravity of modern, claustrophobic Rome. There she befriends Claudia (Francesca Romana Coluzzi), the wild and noble hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold who helps Ingrid navigate the seamier side of Roman adventure. Additional cast members include Enrico Maria Salerno as depraved bourgeois Urbano, Bruno Corazzari as Alessandro the painter, and Franco Citti as Renato the local Neo Nazi leader.

The movie features a score by Carlo Savina (1919-2002), who at the time was nearly at the midpoint of his film music career. While the movie is largely forgotten, it contains one of Savina's loveliest melodies and is one of his most interesting scores. His score is largely built around a single main theme, which Savina adapted from a sumptuous melody he originally composed for 1964's AMORE MIO, which nicely accommodates INGRID's less affectionate romantic story - essentially serving as "Ingrid's Theme." Savina provides a likable amount of arrangements and variances of this theme to fit the intricacies of the storyline and treat the listener to a variety of instrumentations.

Chris' Soundtrack Corner is delighted to make this score available for essentially the first time. Only the Main theme and the pop organ track, "Walking Through the Falling Leaves," have been previously released. It's a deliciously engaging score from Carlo Savina, its thematic development nicely reflecting the story of the friendship between Ingrid and Claudia both in the beauty of its melody and, ultimately, our coming to know the heartbreak that leads Ingrid to surrender her soul. The album is produced by Christian Riedrich and mastered by Manmade Mastering. The CD is accompanied by a 12-page illustrated booklet designed by Tobias Kohlhaas and featuring detailed, exclusive notes on the film and its score by film music journalist Randall D. Larson, who deconstructs the score's elements in detail.



Track listing:

01 Ingrid sulla strada (Titoli) 2:01
02 Ingrid sulla strada (Alla stazione di Rovaniemi) 1:10
03 Ingrid sulla strada (Sentieri della solitudine) 3:10
04 Ingrid sulla strada (Rose rosse per la donna di mondo) 1:00
05 Ingrid sulla strada (Tutte le strade conducono a Roma) 2:28
06 Ingrid sulla strada (I quadri del pittore) 2:31
07 Ingrid sulla strada (I desideri spiritistici di Urbano) 4:44
08 Ingrid sulla strada (Un tango per il capo della banda) 1:48
09 Ingrid sulla strada (A letto con Claudia e Ingrid) 2:58
10 Ingrid sulla strada (Alla luce dei tedofori) 1:13
11 Ingrid sulla strada (Rapimento in autostrada) 0:45
12 Ingrid sulla strada (La cattedrale nelle catacombe) 1:22
13 Walking Through The Falling Leaves (versione film) 2:05
14 Ingrid sulla strada (Vendetta mortale) 1:31
15 Ingrid sulla strada (L'eternità porta in sé la pace) 2:18


BONUS TRACKS

16 Walking Through The Falling Leaves (versione disco) 2:48
17 Ingrid sulla strada (versione disco) 2:43



http://www.soundtrackcorner.de/ingrid-sulla-strada-p8783.htm



 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2022 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Thanks, I love this score!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Having recently received this album, I think there's much to chat about.

First of all, I'm grateful Ingrid eventually materialized on disc. Upon reading this album's credits, my impression is that this title has had a lengthy gestation process. Stefan Schlegel may have optioned Ingrid from Gruppo Sugar's Valentina Piccarreda prior to Covid-19 (perhaps 2018?) for a potential release on Saimel.
The subsequent Decca acquisition of Sugar (& the C.A.M. archives) slowed progress further.
Whichever scenario transpired, the emergent production by Christian Riedrich for CSC is copyrighted 2021.
... and still more waiting continued during CD post-production such that not until March 2022 was its announcement.

Certainly worth the wait, I say. Yet another sonically-remarkable fine-quality Savina opus is this Ingrid sulla strada. Sounds as though it was recorded around the same month in 1973 as The Legend of Blood Castle as well as Lisa and the Devil.

The CD booklet mentions not who the recording engineer was during the original studio sessions ... but I hazard a guess and state that I think it was Federico Savina.

The CD booklet is also atypical regarding art design. Most unusual is its textless cover with no indication that this is a soundtrack, no film title & no music artist name(s). Then ... on page 3 ... we witness what should be on front - music by Carlo Savina for Ingrid sulla strada. Liner notes do not commence until page 5.
As if this weren't enough, the art by Tobias Kohlhaas (including photos) looks desaturated with neutral colors reminding me of those Ondine Records' volumes of Einojuhani Rautavaara CDs from the late 1990s.
This is not a bad thing, mind you, but the net affect of all this implies intentions to distance itself away from the usual expressive gaudiness associated with 50-year-old Italian posters and instead cloak the source material with more 'tasteful' (Nordic?) restraint.

[A biographical tidbit from the notes: Savina won an award in 1948 for his opera Il vecchio geloso]



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2022 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

psychological drama ...

That is fertile grounds for interesting score, but perhaps little more than the Amore Mio or Ingrid's Theme?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Upon reading this album's credits, my impression is that this title has had a lengthy gestation process. Stefan Schlegel may have optioned Ingrid from Gruppo Sugar's Valentina Piccarreda prior to Covid-19 (perhaps 2018?) for a potential release on Saimel.


No, you are totally wrong about this. Saimel had nothing to do at all with INGRID SULLA STRADA and I also hadn´t optioned the title from Sugar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)

I received my copy this week and was not disappointed, it is a really nice score. Thanks CSC.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2022 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


No, you are totally wrong about this. Saimel had nothing to do at all with INGRID SULLA STRADA and I also hadn´t optioned the title from Sugar.


Thanks for the info, Stefan.
I did state 'may' because I did not know. I recall, though, that sometime during the past 2 years there was a moratorium placed upon C.A.M. items as Sugar underwent company changes.
When I saw 'thanks' to yourself & Valentina, my first thought was this resembles Saimel album credits (plus Savina's Amore Mio was issued via Saimel).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2022 - 5:26 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Thanks for the info, Stefan.
I did state 'may' because I did not know. I recall, though, that sometime during the past 2 years there was a moratorium placed upon C.A.M. items as Sugar underwent company changes.
When I saw 'thanks' to yourself & Valentina, my first thought was this resembles Saimel album credits (plus Savina's Amore Mio was issued via Saimel).


If there is a "thanks" to me in the album credits, it is certainly because of some infos about the Savina score I gave to the disc´s producer last year, but all of this has nothing to do with the Saimel label.
As far as I know, the Sugar moratorium is still in effect. I haven´t heard anything to the contrary from the Saimel label manager so that a few projects which were in the pipeline simply can´t be realized anymore.
Of course, I can´t speak for all the other European labels and their specific deals with Sugar, but as you have certainly noticed yourself there have for example been no titles from the CAM catalogue anymore on labels like Kronos or Digitmovies for a long time now. And there is a reason for that.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2022 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3FdX1oS3K8

This is a lovely score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2022 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Yes, I'm glad that CSC have selected some of my favourite Italian composers: Carlo Savina & Daniele Patucchi.

I think we have similar tastes; some time ago I suggested Chris to look more closely at Cipriani, Patucchi and Savina CAM scores and he agreed wink

 
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