Some of the warmest work we've ever heard from PinoDonaggio – a great little soundtrack scored for an Italian political thriller of the mid 70s, and done with some really wonderful touches! There's a really subtle sense of drama in most of the tunes – a style that's never overblown or too orchestral – and which comes mostly from the simple juxtaposition of notes that create a deep feeling without doing much. Many themes get a bit dynamic in their rhythms – not really funky, but nicely driving – and the instrumentation features some nice keyboards tucked inside strings and woodwinds – which themselves are often used in really fresh ways too. A nicely unique soundtrack from the time – one that occasionally echoes other Italian work of the period, but which stands alone with a boldness of its own! Titles include "Tema Di Elena", "Indagine", "Al Palazzo Di Giustizia", "Solitudine", "Trasferimento", "Finale", and "Notturno". LP, Vinyl record album
A really spooky soundtrack from PinoDonaggio – even if the instrumentation is somewhat standard! The music is for the great Nicolas Roeg film Don't Look Now – set in a slowly rotting Venice, and filled with moody mystery and hints of horror – but all elements that never fully get exposed or explained in the narrative! Donaggio's music is a bit like that – outwardly familiar, but always a bit unsettling – but in ways that are very different from the more direct approach of standard Italian horror work of the 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Italian Record Store Day pressing, on red vinyl – done as a gatefold version of the original Italian release!)
A remake of the earlier Don Camillo film from the 50s – done here with music that's got an even more sprightly feel! You might know PinoDonaggio from darker, more serious soundtracks – but here, he uses a mix of keyboards and woodwinds to craft lots of groovy tunes that are in the best spirit of the 80s comedic Italian soundtrack modes! Given that Terence Hill was the lead, we can bet that there's a lot of goofy action on screen – set to tunes that include "Ring The Bells", "Verso Pomponesco", "Sfida A Carte", "I'm A Fool", "Don Camillo Parla Con Il Signore", and "Nella Chiesa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
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Giorgio Gaslini —
Un Amore ... CD Quartet (Spain), 1965. New Copy ...
An early soundtrack from Italian jazz legend Giorgio Gaslini – and one that showcases both different sides of the maestro's talents! Some of the tracks feature larger orchestrations – of the sort that Gaslini would do with increasingly avant tendencies as the years move on, but which here are more suited to the slight comedy of the film – and never move too far into some of Giorgio's darker tendencies! Other music is done by his core jazz combo – a quartet with Gianni Bedori on alto sax, Franco Tonati on drums and percussion, and Bruno Crovetto on bass – a group who plays some very groovy tunes that are worth the price of admission alone. PinoDonaggio sings "Un Amore" – and other tracks include "Interno Mobile", "Ultrasuoni", "Metamorvosi Di Un Amore", "Fiera", "Variazioni Sul Tema Di Laide", and "Etoile Du Jour". CD
(Limited edition of 300!)
Luna ... CD Rambling (Japan), 1960s/1970s. Used ...
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A treasure trove of Italian soundtrack gems – all great bits pulled from the rich catalog of Cinevox Records, and sorted through by the groove-hound crew at Japan's Rambling Records – leaving you with a package that's as groovy as groovy can be! The set features 16 tracks in all, a few previously unreleased – coming together in a nice mix of breezy jazz, gentle bossa, warm Italian themes, and even a bit of light funk. Titles include "Capriccio" by Piero Piccioni, "Gangsters" by Armando Trovajoli, "Come Un Miracolo" by Ennio Morricone, "Portami Tante Rose" by Armando Trovajoli, "Ruby Rain" by PinoDonaggio, "La Notte Dei Diavoli" by Giorgio Gaslini, "Ricordi Di Alessandro" by Manuel Del Sica, and "Visioni" by Goblin. CD