18 July 2006
LUIS BACALOV - WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY
Here's another great soundtrack thats hasn't seen the light of day for a while .The original on United Artists goes for silly money -last spotted in an Intoxica list for £330 !!Re issued by MCA some time ago these were finally deleted and were floating around as cut outs and going for a song on Dusty Groove.In 1995 the Italian label Point re-issued it on CD as a Bacalov twofer coupling it with "A Question Of Honour".
This post is ripped from the CD issue which contains the complete expanded version - the music is presented and selected from the original 1966 stereo session tapes as recorded from the movie itself so there are some differences from the original album editing.Here the tracks are heard as in the movie presentation and the short out takes re united into the track "Suite".
So what about the music? Well, it's composed by Bacalov and arranged by Bruno Nicolai which should be sufficient recommendation for those into Italian soundtracks - or anyone else for that matter.And the sound ? A subtle blend of jazz and latin which is laced with the atmosphere of Sicily where the movie is set.And the breaks? Absolute Killers that have been extensively sampled - check out "L'Arresto","Samba "(1 & 2),"Intrigo" and "L'Aggressione".Tip top stuff!
Superb graphics and illustration for the movie poster which was also used for the LP sleeve .