Some great Nino Rota
/Fedrico Fellini collaborations – and definitely their most unusual on record! First up is Satyricon – one of Nino Rota
's most amazing soundtracks, to one of Fellini's most bizarre films! The music has some of the usual tightly composed Rota
melodies, but it's also touched by lots of weird percussion bits, and slightly "savage" moments – possibly to convey the paganism of the film's setting. The soundtrack's an essential chapter in the Rota
/Fellini relationship – and it's much darker and more twisted than some of the better-known collaborations from the early 60s. Titles include "Sulla Nave Di Lica", "La Schiavetta Innamorata", "Tema Di Gitone", and "Il Minotauro". CD features 20 tracks from the film – more than we've seen reissued before! Roma is presented here in a different version than we've seen on reissue too – a different track list that makes for some really evocative music! There's six versions of the "Aria Di Roma" – a really haunting theme, handled in a variety of spare instrumentation – plus two takes on "Trasteverina", which has a moody, almost melancholy feel. There's then four parts of the "Ecclesiastical Fashion Show" – almost a mini-suite that's got an older Rota
feel – lots of playful themes intertwining, including a great take on "La Dolce Vita".
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)