A mid 70s Italian cartoon, but one that features some great soundtrack work from Ennio Morricone
and Alessandro Alessandro
ni – each of whom bring a slightly different feel to the set! Morricone
composed the film's main love theme – "Forse Basta" – a beautiful number that has all the compressed, slow-stepping brilliance of some of the maestro's more familiar 70s numbers – somewhat sweet, but with a subtle undercurrent of sadness that's really great too. Alessandro
ni takes off from this mode with his other work on the set – staying sweet at points, but also really opening up into a range of more playful modes – sometimes funky or fuzzy, sometimes more romping, all in ways that nicely match the action in the cartoon. I Cantori Moderni sing on a few numbers that have a straighter, lyrical sound – and the CD features a whopping 38 titles in all, including 8 versions of "Forse Basta", plus "Latino Americana", "Bethlem", "Serata Al Bolscioi", "Amore E Birra", "Sirtaki Dei Colonnelli", "Fiori Gialli", "Dal Tirolo Con Affeto", and "Deserto Di Elam".