Bing! Bang! Bong! Music From The Films Of Sophia Loren - Sophia Loren

Bing! Bang! Bong! Music From The Films Of Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren’s remarkable film career spans almost six decades. Internationally, she is by far the most famous Italian actress. In her, the world has found an enticing, intelligent, quintessentially European woman, who was also warm, earthy and full of good humour. Sophia is a fine pop singer. Our edition spans the musical output of the dizzying first three years of her career between 1955-58, comprising her early Italian hit singles including ‘Che m'è 'mparato a fa'’ which went to No 1 early in 1957 along with songs and instrumental selections from her earliest international films; Houseboat (George Duning), Boy On A Dolphin (Hugo Friedhofer), The Pride and the Passion (Georges Antheil), Desire Under the Elms (Elmer Bernstein) and The Key (Malcolm Arnold).
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Woman Of The River (La Donna Del Fiume) (1955) - Mambo Bacan / Italian Singles (1956) - Che M'è 'Mparato A Fa' / I Wanna A Guy (Cerco Un Ragazzo) / Felicità / You'll Say Tomorrow (Perché Domani) / Houseboat (Un Marito Per Cinzia) (1958) - bing! Bang! Bong! (7² single version mono) / prelude - houseboat return - tired Tourists / Country Club Swing / Love Song From Houseboat (Almost In Your Arms) / Boy On A Dolphin (Il Ragazzo Sul Delfino) (1957) - Il Ragazzo Sul Delfino / S'agapo / Phaedra Finds The Boy On A Dolphin / The Cafe / Nocturnal Sea / The Pride And The Passion (L'orgoglio E La Passione) (1957) -Windmill Camp At Night / Juana's Love Theme / Desire Under The Elms (Desiderio Sotto Gli Olmi) (1958) - Prologue / Around The House / In The Hayloft / The Cradle / The Key (Le Chiave) (1958) - The Key / Stella / Chop Suey Polka
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Long Ago Last Summer 1959-61
Burt Bacharach revolutionised popular songwriting, employing a previously unimagined technical sophistication that would find full expression in the sixties when with an astonishing run of unforgettable hits, he and his lyricist partner Hal David, ruled the pop charts.

Bacharach won the respect of everyone from Brian Wilson to Bill Evans to Frank Zappa, but his early years had been ones of struggle and frustrating compromise. This compilation continues where the 2009 El Records edition, "Burt Bacharach - The First Book of Songs" (ACMEM166CD), left off and charts Bacharach's course as we move into the more open sixties landscape.

The set comprises an eclectic range of styles that have character, are fun and are thoroughly eccentric at times. Standout tracks include Gloria Lambert's slinky romantic space-age liason, ‘Moon Man’; Dick Van Dyke's, early version of ‘Three Wheels On My Wagon’; Paul Hampton's whimsical continental-sounding ‘Creams’; ‘Somebody Else's Sweetheart’, a big hit on the Northern Soul Scene for The Wanderers; The Four Coins' soaring, spirited ‘Miracle of St Marie’ and ‘Baby It's You’ by the Shirelles, an R&B and mainstream pop smash with a vocal arrangement adopted by The Beatles for the version that would be an integral part of their early repertoire.


"More eclectic and less distinctive than his later work, this collection of Burt Bacharach songs - most with lyrics by his long-term collaborator Hal David - is nevertheless a delightful collection from the turn of the 1960's, cramming no fewer than 33 songs onto a single CD.
(Music Week, 22/06/2012)

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Knife In The Water O/S/T
Knife in the Water was Roman Polanski's first full-length feature,
the film with which he effectively announced his genius to
international cinema.
A middle class couple pick up a hitchhiker who turns their lives upside down in the course of one day. Here is a natural filmmaker making a stunning cinematic debut out of almost nothing.
It was first seen in the West at the Venice Film Festival,
where the International Federation of Film Critics gave it their
FIPRESCI award. Two years later it would be nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film.
The screenplay was by Polanski and Jerzy Skolimowski
It opened doors for Polanski in Western Europe and America that made his extraordinary career possible.
The music was written by the brilliant young Polish composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda. It is arguably one of the most effective scores in cinema history; understated jazz that compliments the picture's sharp monochrome cinematography and the tense minimalism of the script and brings to the film another emotional dimension.
Also included here are three pieces composed and performed by Komeda for Andrzej Wajda's 1960 film The Innocent Sorcerers. Written by Skolimowski, this is a stylish, humorous film about Polish youth: their underground scene, girls, scooters, jazz etc. Both Komeda and Polanski appear on screen.
Komeda would go on to write three further film scores for Polanski; Rosemary's Baby, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Cul-de-sac. Overall Komeda wrote more than seventy soundtracks before his tragically early, somewhat mysterious death in 1969, at the age of just 38.

Release Date: 13/08/2012
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