Teorema/La Stagione Dei Sensi/Vergogna Schifosi.


Some classic Morricone material all on one compact disc, and a collectors dream come true. Ok there is nothing here we have not heard before, but I must congratulate Fin de Siecle for their choice of scores to combine on one disc. TEOREMA (1968) opens the proceedings, there are five cues from the score included, the first two being more of the atonal style that Morricone employs at times, the familiar material not emerging till track three with the pop orientated upbeat vocal FRUSCIO DE FOGLIE VERDI performed by Il Cantori Moderni, this is followed by the wonderful L’ULTIMA CORRIDA, where the Maestro combines, choir, with solo trumpet performance and electric guitar all supported by a Hispanic type tempo performed by castanet’s and percussion. This for me is classic Morricone from the 1960,s and the sound that I for one so readily associate with the Maestro when I was discovering his music plus it evokes memories of a mis-spent youth. The same can be said for LA STAGIONE DEI SENSI (1969), this was one of the first ever non western scores I purchase of Morricone,s and I was not disappointed, although I was not to sure at the time of the little over the top vocals by Patrick Samson and his set ! But these certainly grew on me, GLORIA is a real belter, and TELL ME TELL follows hot on its heels. The highlight of LA DUE STAGIONE DEI SENSI has to be the vocal performances of Edda dell Orso, sensual, sexy, and utterly captivating as she always is, but within this score I think she excels herself. The sound of Edda’s flawless vocalising backed by Morricone’s haunting melodies is just everything a fan of Italian movie music could ask for. Listen to track 10 SOSPENDI IL TEMPO and be amazed. Then there is the wonderful sitar of Alessandroni, which mesmerizes the listener, and that’s not all we still have VERGONA SCHIFOSI (1968) to come, there are five cues from this included, MATTO CALDO SOLDI MARTO. GIROTONDO is the first cue from the score, and it has to be said is a magnificent example of the sound and style of Morricone from the 1960s. Il Cantori Moderni again in attendance and combined with Edda’s incredible voice and Morricones emotive strings is a union that has the WOW and X  factors. So a great collection of soundtracks all on one disc, three for the price of one, that cant be bad can it, this is for me one of the best releases thus far this year, as I said nothing new here, but with music such as this I am content to settle for material I have heard before, packaged in the normal fin de siecle fashion with digi pack which includes a handful of stills from the movies and a centre fold painting behind the CD,notes are present but to be honest are rather over long and involved. Highly recommended.


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