CMT 52
TRACKS LP One: 16 TRACKS LP Two: 23 YEAR: 1973-RP 2018 FORMAT 2xLP 180g PRICE: EUR 31,95
Edizioni Musicali
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PIERO UMILIANI - LA SCHIAVA IO CE L'HO E TU NO size: 2xLP Gatefold 180gr. Thanks to the triple alliance of the Roman labels and distributions Cometa Edizioni Musicali, Beat Records and Four Flies Records, finally one of the most iconic and long-awaited works of Maestro Piero Umiliani emerges from the archives. Recorded in September 1973 in the Ortophonic studios in Rome, La schiava I have it and you do not, soundtrack of the homonymous film by Giorgio Capitani with Lando Buzzanca and Catherine Spaak, has for years been one of the most sought after titles of the Florentine composer, whose original LP, published on Vedette, has now reached the status of holy grail among the record diggers around the world. The merit of the incredible level of writing and arrangements of the Maestro, which here really touches one of its compositional summits. His music is the quintessence of the brilliant 70s Italian comedy sound: an unmistakable flavor now carved into our imagination, between samba-bossa rhythms, funk chitarrine, arcs with airy and dynamic melodies, but above all those super-light and always functional choral chases to the tone of the film (performed by the inevitable Cantori Moderni of Alessandroni, who here play an absolute leading role), which together with the sensual vocalisms of Edda Dell'Orso truly represent the identity card of a whole genre. The release of this double LP makes us really proud, not only because one of Piero Umiliani's coolest and most recent soundtracks is unearthed, but also because, thanks to a long and patient research work, we were able to trace the original master tapes of the complete recording sessions of the soundtrack, from which we could extrapolate, in addition to the songs already presented on the original LP, 23 completely unpublished tracks, which highlight the eclecticism of Umiliani's writing, able to range from jazz sounds to funk stamps, from easy listening entertainment to symphonic music. Enrich the edition the personal memories of the daughters of Piero, Alessandra and Elisabetta, who contributed to the cover notes giving us a familiar and internal point of view to the life of the composer.