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 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)


DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK?
Music Composed by Pino Donaggio
Conducted by Natale Massara
Limited Edition of 500 units



At last!. Quartet Records and Cinevox are proud to present the CD premiere of Pino Donaggio's terrific Hitchcock homage to Dario Argento's television movie - Do You Like Hitchcock?

Giulio is a film student obsessed with German and Soviet cinema, but his passion for the films of Hitchcock will take him to the site of a grisly murder. Obsessed with his beautiful neighbor Sasha, Giulio is distraught to learn that the girl's mother was slain in a gruesome murder that would fit in a Hitchcock thriller. Knowing that Sasha didn't like her overprotective mother and she had just seen Strangers on a Train, our hero deducts that she made a switch and had someone else commit the murder - but this also means she will kill someone in return. Giulio launches a Vertigo inspired investigation on the streets of Turin and is shocked to learn that he was wrong - it was another Hitchcock film that inspired the plot! Can you guess which one?

Filled with dozens of references to Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo and even Marnie, Dario Argento's foray into television is a nice exercise from the giallo maestro, exercising his skills while paying homage to his favorite director. Pino Donaggio's score (his third for the director) is an exciting blend of Herrmann-inspired suspense and contemporary electronics, interspersed with seductive siren-like vocals for scenes of voyeurism. Performed by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Natale Massara, Donaggio's music for Do You Like Hitchcock? is one of the best television scores to come out in recent years - it's a shame it hasn't been released earlier.

The CD includes the entire score, including Donaggio's unused tribute to Vertigo called "Homage to Hitchcock". Carefully mastered by Claudio Fuiano, the package includes liner notes by Gergely Hubai, who offer an introduction to the film and the score with comments from the composer - and including a track-by-track narrative discussion that will lead you to the end of the mysterious case!

This release are available now on pre-order. The CDs will ship next Friday 26th.
For more info and listen audio samples, please visit www.quartetrecords.com

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 4:55 AM   
 By:   Grimsdyke   (Member)

Coooooool !!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Bought !!! i love Pinos work!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Excellent, ordered along with the two Kamens smile

P.S. samples sound amazing, 'the funeral'; 'homage to Hitchcock'; 'Madness and sensuality' very rich in sound and love the hectic & sleazy synth cues! Good job and can't wait to listen to this outside of the movie.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Donaggio? Limited to 500?

Ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Yessssssssssssssssssss!!!!
New Pino!
I'm a happy dragon!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Only 500 for a premier Donaggio release?
I'm sure they know their audience better than I do, but I imagine this one will be a quick seller.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Dp

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Only 500 for a premier Donaggio release?
I'm sure they know their audience better than I do, but I imagine this one will be a quick seller.


I agree. I ordered immediately. At 500 this one may not be around for too long.

Sad to see so many 500 releases now. A sign of the decline of our hobby.frown

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Only 500 for a premier Donaggio release?
I'm sure they know their audience better than I do, but I imagine this one will be a quick seller.


I agree. I ordered immediately. At 500 this one may not be around for too long.

Sad to see so many 500 releases now. A sign of the decline of our hobby.frown


I don't know if it was a contractual rule, but for a premier release of an Argento movie score by Pino Donaggio I would have expected a higher limit; I'm sure Donaggio's Trauma got a bigger pressing and sold a lot more. Also interesting to note they collaborated with cinevox for this one.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Wonderful release. Ive wanted this one for sooooo long! I strongly encourage anyone that even kinda likes Pino's work to give this a try. The collector in me is also mighty happy that the last gap in my Argento soundtracks has now been filled.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A must for any PINO FAN, A good choice for any film music lover.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Well, having done a couple of Pino scores that just didn't sell well at all, I can understand 500 up to a point. But this is Pino in the mode everyone likes - the film was a bomb so there's that, and it's not exactly coming out in tandem with the film, which is already years old.

But knowing what can be made on these things, I don't see how selling 500 of anything is going to be anything but a losing proposition unless all 500 are bought at full price. When you factor in dealer discounts on half the run, well, unless they got this for free and the mastering was free and the print was free and the pressing was free - how do you make anything but enough money to buy a happy meal?

That said, I just bought it because I rather liked the score when I saw the film. The film itself is pretty mediocre.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 3:03 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)


LESS THAN 70 UNITS.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 3:46 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Well, after this announcement - ordered! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Hopefully my copy will start winging it's way to me (traveling first class with Mr Cliff Eidelman) very soon! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Haven't received mine yet but has anyone got there's through yet that could offer a quick review?

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Haven't received mine yet but has anyone got there's through yet that could offer a quick review?

I've received mine on friday and have been going through it in the weekend; highly enjoyable with many styles (creepy 80s synths, warm strings, psychotic strings, ... ) and of course that hummable voice theme that only appears in the opening and end titles sadly, I wish there was more of it! Well it's also in the sleazy track 'peeping eyes', but that has a soft porn vibe to it hehe. Overall, there's lots of solid suspense and dramatic cues that kept my attention and the shift between familiar horror styles and traditional donaggio is good fun smile

P.S. the booklet suffers from the odd grammatical/spelling mistake, but I guess it wouldn't be a cinevox coproduction without those wink

Get it while ye can!

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Has anyone got a shipping notice from SAE yet?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Has anyone got a shipping notice from SAE yet?"
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Nope! Still waiting for mine...pending (it's ordered with Crazy People and some bargain Schifrin).

 
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