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Peppino De Luca: Il Dio Chiamato Dorian

Peppino De Luca
Release Date: 05/15/2008 
Label:  Digitmovie   Catalog #: 2899111  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Digitmovies presents for the first absolute time on CD complete and in full stereo the OST by Peppino De Luca from the movie “Il dio chiamato Dorian” (aka “Dorian Gray”, based on the novel “The picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde, directed in 1970 by Massimo Dallamano and starring Helmut Berger, Herbert Lom, Richard Todd, Marie Liljedahl, Margaret Lee, Maria Rohm, Beryl Cunningham, Isa Miranda, Eleonora Rossi Drago. The myth of Dorian Gray is placed in the late sixties London. Dorian Gray is a very beautiful fashion model who meets the aspirant actress Sybil Vane and they fall in love for each other. Meanwhile, his friend Basil concludes his realistic painting with his face and Dorian, fascinated with the picture, proposes the devil to Read more exchange his soul for eternal youth and beauty. From the moment of his satanic path, Dorian becomes a corrupt and amoral man, sex and other vices driven and capable of destroying many lives including Sibyl's. Time is passing, his friends grow older, but Dorian remains young and beautiful, but his painting now discloses all his innermost ugliness, fruit of the evil done in the latest years….The music score is signed by the noted Italian composer Peppino De Luca, a musician sadly passed away prematurely years ago, who has given a lot in the field of the Beat, Jazz and Bossa music, collaborating also with Carlo Pes and I Marc 4. For Cinema he has written some scores like “La ragazza con la pistola” (1968),”Il debito coniugale” (1970),”L'uomo dagli occhi di ghiaccio” (1971). C.A.M. issued on a promotional library album (C.A.M. PRE 9) ten tracks from the OST, a today very rare vinyl and thanks to the recording session stereo master tapes kept until today in the C.A.M. historic archives , we can release a very fascinating and unique score regarding its sonorities. Peppino De Luca has written a romantic and a little haunted main theme for the character of Dorian introduced in Tr.1,then reprised in Tr.8, Tr.10 (with strings orchestra and the voices of Edda and I Cantori Moderni), in Tr.13, in Tr.26 (with Edda).All the background music of the Swinging London is given by a lot of Beat music (Tr.6,Tr.7,Tr.12,Tr.14,Tr.19,Tr.21,Tr.24, Tr.28), Bossa music with choir (Tr.4,Tr.13). The romantic side of the story is present in Tr.3,Tr.26, but the author has written also experimental music (Tr.2,Tr.16,Tr.27,Tr.29),cocktail party music with Henry Mancini's vein (Tr.9, tr.Tr.15) and renaissance music with pop arrangement between Vivaldi and The Beatles (Tr.5). Another Italian Silver Age treasury rescued. Read less

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