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ARTIST
TITLE
L'amica
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
CNST 701LP CNST 701LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

Restocked, lower pricing. Cinedelic Records present a reissue of Luis Enriquez Bacalov's soundtrack for L'amica, originally released in 1969. L'amica is an intriguing Alberto Lattuada film starring Lisa Gastoni (portrayed in the cover photo of the LP), Gabriele Ferzetti, Elsa Martinelli, Ray Lovelock, Jean Sorel and Frank Wolff. The music is by one of the greatest pianists, composers, conductors and arrangers in the world of soundtracks, the Argentine naturalized Italian, Luis Enríquez Bacalov. Bacalov has authored music for countless high-level films including La Seduzione (1973) Quién Sabe? (1966), Django (1966), Roma Bene (1971) and Milano Calibro 9 (1972). He also won an Oscar for The Postman (1995). The soundtrack of L'amica from the title track highlights the excellent piano technique and the jazz vein of the maestro mixed with exotic and erotic atmospheres characterized by extraordinary orchestration, harp, congas and the typical persuasive vocalism of those years (all by the great Nora Orlandi). It's followed by "Rio, Zona Sul", refined samba-jazz on a massive percussive tapestry. "'Round Nassau" offers an elegant and dreamy atmosphere in Les Baxter's style adding flute and female wordless vocals. "Swingin' Easy In Tanganyika" is another extraordinary jazzy piano and drums with flute melody sideways. The side is closed by a previously unpublished version of the theme that was not included on the original Fonit Cetra LP. The B-side rearranges the themes in a more melancholy and symphonic style without renouncing jazz as in the gem "Episodio In 3/4". The ballad "The Bitter Truth" is sung by Fiorenza Mormile in English. Recorded at Italian RCA studios with engineer Sergio Marcotulli. Includes two bonus tracks not on the original release.