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$23.00
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ARTIST
TITLE
L'avventuriero
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GFOST 006LP GFOST 006LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/2/2021

Terence Young became a famous director for bringing the first James Bond movie Dr. No to the screen in 1962. He directed two more James Bond films: From Russia With Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). Young directed The Rover (L'avventuriero) in 1967. A costume drama after the 1923 novel by Joseph Conrad. The film was shot in and around Rome, Italy in late 1966. It is a colorful adventure set against the infamous Reign of Terror in the eighteenth-century France, starring Anthony Quinn and Rita Hayworth, who danced together 26 years earlier in the film Blood And Sand in 1941. Anthony Quinn plays the eighteenth-century pirate and deserter Peirol, running for the French, who was seduced by an innocent girl named Arlette, played by Rosanna Schiaffino. There were high expectations, but the film was not a great success as hoped. However, the best thing about the film is the fantastic score. Ennio Morriconewrote created a stunning main theme for the film that became a classic. The score is sometimes powerful and recalls the classical symphonic music at some points, but naturally it is completely original, written especially for the film. The main peculiarity is its diversity. Highlights are the Baroque music, as in "il Varo'", and suspense in "un Attimo di Tenerezza" and "Peirol Forza il Blocco" with the chorus I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni. The score has it all, well conducted by Bruno Nicolaiand, this CD is a jewel in any collection. In 1967, a soundtrack LP was released in Italy on the limited non-commercial RCA SP series. This new CD version is re-mastered and you can hear the soloists Angelo Stefanatoon (violin) and Dino Asciolla (viola) as clear as never before.