Friday, September 26, 2008

Ennio Morricone - L'istruttoria e Chiusa: Dimentichi (1971)

An interesting recommendation from "Anonymous" in the Sweet Body Of Deborah comments. Although it's light years away from the kind of Morricone stuff I usually post, The Case is Closed, Forget It! (as it's also known) is still worthwhile for those who want a more challenging listen. This soundtrack is experimental and abstract and shows another side of the great Morricone.

01. Memento (02:34)
02. Ordini (11:03)
03. Disordini (05:49)
04. Ergastolo (07:23)
05. Disordini (Titoli Versione Film) (02:14) Previously Unreleased
06. Ordini (Versione Alternativa) (03:29) Previously Unreleased

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cinecocktail - Reupload

Here is a reupload of both discs to this fantastic compilation. If anyone comes across any other dead links please let me know and I'll get them back up as soon as possible.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Ennio Morricone - Butterfly (1982)

"Butterfly" is a film that seems to be generally disliked by most who watch it. I have never seen much more than a few glimpses of it as a kid, only sneaking a peek as it was one of those films that my parents forbid me to see. Growing up I knew it had some sort of history behind it, but never really bothered to look it up...until now.

Thanks to Wiki I found out that it was financed by Pia's husband, an Israeli multimillionaire. It was critically panned on release and received 8 nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards with Pia Zadora winning "Worst Actress" and "Worst New Star". Despite this, she won the "Best Newcomer" award at the Golden Globes causing some people to speculate that her husband "bought" the award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Now with the history lesson done, I still don't know if the film is as bad as some say it is. Perhaps I'll try to track it down one day (it's still not on DVD that I'm aware of) and give it a shot. One thing not up for debate though is the wonderful soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. It's your typically beautiful score that you would expect from the Maestro. The final track "It's Wrong For Me To Love You" is sung by Pia Zadora and I suppose could be another topic of debate, but I think she does a good job. To be honest though, I think even I might sound decent with Morricone backing me up.

01. Main Title (04:17)
02. Hot Tin Tub (02:42)
03. Discipline (01:57)
04. Moke Shot (02:37)
05. Pokin' Moke (01:22)
06. Girl On My Porch (03:06)
07. It's Belle (01:35)
08. I'm Your Daughter (02:55)
09. Silver Mine (01:10)
10. Daddy Agrees (01:41)
11. Here For The Wedding (01:54)
12. She's Not Your Kid (02:23)
13. Chippings (02:04)
14. The Trial (02:13)
15. A Son-in-law (01:06)
16. Sunburst (01:36)
17. Kady (02:49)
18. Main Title (03:52) (Alternate Version)
19. It's Wrong For Me To Love You (03:51) (Vocals by Pia Zadora)

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