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ARTIST
TITLE
Salvare La Faccia
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
DGST 032CD DGST 032CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/16/2018

Digitmovies present a reissue of Benedetto Ghiglia's Salvare La Faccia, originally issued in 1969. Digitmovies is pleased to release the complete edition of Ghiglia's soundtrack for the drama Psych-out For Murder ("Salvare La Faccia") for the first time on CD. Ghiglia (Fiesole, December 27, 1921 - Rome, July 4, 2012) was able to represent the young protagonist in the film through music with a swing motif sung in English by a female voice. It's introduced by dissonant strings, and then develops into a romantic and dramatic crescendo for orchestra and choir and then into a baroque theme in rock beat. The composer also wrote a wild shake for the various dance scenes, such as when the young beatniks show up at the business magnate's villa, and the scene with the hippie protestors where the Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni give an incredible performance (much like that of the advertisement of a famous brand of textile fibers in 1967/1968 which had music composed by Ghiglia). The composer created the perfect atmosphere for the time period of the film in which the girl with an angelic face and rebellious soul vindictively manipulates the people around her like puppets after being forced by her father to pretend she was crazy in order to cover up a scandal. The dark side of the story is emphasized by psychedelic crime adventure music with harpsichord, percussion, organ, female sighs, and rhythmic experimental jazz. Originally C.A.M. had published an EP single with two tracks in mono which've been included as bonus tracks: "Love Your Neighbor" and "Una Faccia Da Salvare", which are also found in the original stereo mix. For this CD the master tapes were in mono and in stereo from the original recording session, which allowed use of everything that had been recorded for the film, apart from one version of the baroque theme which was sung in English by the author of the lyrics. This was created separately only for this re-edited version, with added scenes, for the American market. This album is a tribute to the recovery and preservation of the musical art of Benedetto Ghiglia. Edition of 300.