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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CD REVIEW - Clint il Solitario

Clint il Solitario
Music by Nora Orlandi
GDM 2063 (Italy)
15 Tracks 32:20 mins

Quite a brief CD this, but a quality score nevertheless. None of your galloping electric guitars or trumpet duels here. Rather, this is a score filled with beautiful, nostalgic music, which commences with the main theme, Stop Shooting, sung by Luciano Michelini, a nice easy-listening track. This is one of three themes given plenty of workouts in subsequent tracks, all of which are untitled, so I will concentrate on the track numbers.
Track 2 features the main theme, initially whistled, very much in Alessandroni style, though he is not credited on the album, and then taken up a capella by Nora Orlandi's choir, 4 + 4. Orchestra joins with the choir for Track 3, whilst Track 4 introduces an innocent, lullaby-like melody for solo child's voice. Track 5 commences with a very catchy travelling theme, which gives way to a glorious orchestral rendition of the main theme. As I said previously, subsequent tracks mostly feature these themes in various arrangements and combinations, the pick of which are Tracks 10, 11, 13 (which features harmonica - an uncredited De Gemini?) and the final track, which is an instrumental version of Stop Shooting, featuring harmonica again.
Packaging is colourful but lacks notes, so I can't tell you anything about the film, I'm afraid.
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