Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cipriani in '78

One of the busiest Italian composers in the '70s, Stelvio Cipriani wound up on the map thanks to his catchy work on Mario Bava's Twitch of the Death Nerve and the above-average Love Story rip-off, The Anonymous Venetian. This LP I dug up at a little record shop in Rome compiles three standout scores from the busy year of 1978, none of which have seen the light of CD to date. Enfantasme is a rarely-seen Italian/French ghost story with a beautiful, haunting main theme that gets a solid workout through the whole score (and nope, before anyone asks, there is no "Enfantasme Two" on the soundtrack -- I have no idea why). Papaya dei Carabai is a particularly perverse Joe D'Amato sex/horror film (sometimes shown with hardcore-ish inserts) with a wonderfully ghoulish climax; it's the first part of his tropical-sex "Papaya" series that continued for the next year or two. Finally, Sono stato un agente C.I.A. (known to U.S. viewers as Covert Action) features a wild cast including Maurizio Merli, David Janssen, Arthur Kennedy, and Corinne Clery. The delirious funk-and-dance score is not to be missed.

New FLAC lossless Download:
1. Enfantasme
2. Painful Memories
3. Nino
4. Mountain Cottage
5. Enfantasme Three
6. Enfantasme Four
7. Concluding
Papaya Dei Carabai
8. Papaya Island
9. Papaya Dream
10. Papaya Dream 2
11. Papaya Song
Sono Stato Un Agente CIA
12. Relax
13. Relax 2
14. Un Uomo Programmato
15. Agente CIA

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't hardly begin to thank you enough for all you've been giving. What a wonderful find and share this will be. Cheers from the States~

12:54 PM  
Blogger Jonny Redman said...

Excellent stuff, as always, I'm in your debt sir! Thanks a million.

6:01 PM  
Blogger eftimihn said...

Great record! Unfortunately Cipriani is pretty underrated, i mean he could score anything from western & police movies to erotic and gialli films. Too bad so little of his music is released, there must be tons of great material still in the vaults of Cinevox, CAM, RCA or whatever company holds the right to individual films...

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post defines what I love about this blog. Great work!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous sethdove said...

This is a fantastic blog, have only just discovered it but so many scores it is just impossible to find! Great work! I don't know whether you can dig up a copy of Bill Conti's score for the 1989 thriller Cohen & Tate? It's never been commercially released but has shown up on a few promos in the past. I can't find it anywhere though.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's now impossible to download this file from rapidshare.de :(

here's what i'm getting:
"This file has been deleted

Complaints received.

7:59 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

I reupped the file; try the link now.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i try to download
This file has been deleted.
Reason: No download for a longer period. Inactivity-timeout exceeded. say refresh to link please

7:49 AM  
Blogger kljmaq said...

The link to this one doesnt seem to work.

Any chance of rectifying this: :D


5:54 PM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

New link is now up.

5:38 PM  
Blogger soundtrackcorner said...

Hi, please remove the link. We have released the scores to PAPAYA and COVERT ACTION on CD. Thank you.

12:26 PM  

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