It's quite possible that nobody else does a 70s soundtrack better than Stelvio Cipriani
– and with a set like this, you'll certainly hear why! While other Italian composers were schooled in the 60s, and came of age in the 70s – often adopting their modes with new instrumentation and arrangements – Cipriani
's really one of the few who emerged fully-formed in the decade – with a sound and style that's perfectly suited to the blend of electric instrumentation used in 70s film scores, and some of the best traces of light eroticism that was such a big part of Italian cinema at the time! There's a really nice range of tunes here – not just variations on a main theme, but enough separate instrumentals to almost make the record feel like some lost sound library gem – funky one minute, mood-setting the next, and with great shifts in instrumentation that really keep things interesting throughout. Stelvio
mixes up a sweet blend of cop show grooves and lighter sexy numbers – and the package features 18 tracks that include "The Old Spy", "Lester's Book", "Love & Peace", "Agent Tale", "CIA Agent", "Relax", "Investigation Rhythm", and "Sad Death".