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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Wow, ajhfsm - we agree with each other on almost all of these Piccioni titles (give or take a +1 or -1 with the One to Eight scale of ratings).

IL MONACO moved down a notch to a "7" & and you must really love THE DESERTER to rate it an "8"!

If Piccioni's music for Westerns are very agreeable with you, then you should consider MINNESOTA CLAY (if you haven't gotten it already).

A few other titles which may have escaped your attention and/or budget include the very moody L'IMPREVISTO (1961), LA DONNA CHE VENNE DAL MARE ('57), & 1979's IL MALATO IMMAGINARIO.

Looking @ SAE this evening, one can see some unbelievable price reductions on QUELLE STRANE OCCASIONI [$3.95 (!)], as well as LA DONNA CHE VENNE DAL MARE & IL MALARO IMMAGINARIO & CIAO GULLIVER & ANASTASIA MIO FRATELLO($9.95).

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Certainly tentative ratings as I've had limited exposure to the music. I've got DERSERTER infection for the moment.

As Piccioni has become of prime interest to me lately and there seems no abating in the for seeable future, with continuous flow of new releases to add to past. It is said Piccioni has over 300 film works, I appreciate recommendations, to navigate to the landmarks initially. Many of the films seem to be in accessible, or a least difficult to access.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

My favourite Piccioni would be something like

1971 Bello, Onesto, Emigrato Australia Sposerebbe Compaesana Illibata
1969 Scacco Alla Regina
1969 Colpo Rovente
1968 I Giovani Tigri
1967 Ti Ho Sposato Per Allegria
1967 Scusi, Lei è Favorevole O Contrario?
1967 C'Era Una Volta

But I see that we have rather different tastes, I prefer the lounge genre, but I like all Piccioni (except the disco stuff). From a formal point of view, some of the lounge sountracks are not very original (they repeat many of the sounds and melodies from previous releases), but I still prefer to listen to them.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Think my taste might lay somewhere between Slint and ajhfsm / Tonerow are you guys familiar with amore mio aiutami it is a fantastic title don't think it has been mentioned since Tonerow had it on his list at the start of the thread. It reminds me of Scacco alla regina very enjoyable and Bello, Onesto is one of the most chilled scores ever wish I had access to my collection now to be able to listen to that one.

Will try to make a bit more effort with a few posts when I have a bit more time and am more compos mentis my work usually has this budget thing going on seems to be double what it normally is. wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

What could next for Piccioni releases? Which period in the composers career? What is most deserving or desirable?

How about the Elio Petri film L'ASSASSINO?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcKIFYDI6V4&feature=player_detailpage

If this much has been uploaded into YouTube, perhaps a full album of L'ASSASSINO is in the pipeline? Maybe on the Beat label before the end of the year ... ? ...

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

What could next for Piccioni releases? Which period in the composers career? What is most deserving or desirable?

MAFIOSO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vnR34wDrUL8

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

The next release is announced in the Io La Conoscevo Bene CD

It is from 1968! and never released before (well, there is a CAM promo LP according to soundtrackcollector).

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

The next release is announced in the Io La Conoscevo Bene CD

It is from 1968! and never released before (well, there is a CAM promo LP according to soundtrackcollector).


Niente Rose per OSS 117?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   bewlay   (Member)

The next release is announced in the Io La Conoscevo Bene CD

It is from 1968! and never released before (well, there is a CAM promo LP according to soundtrackcollector).


Niente Rose per OSS 117?



The next one according to Beat Records website is a 2 cd set of In Viaggio Con Papà, a Piccioni score from '82.

http://www.beatrecords.it/shop.asp?lingua=i&idprodotto=DDJ029&uscita=prox


Strange, because they usually announce next month's 'coming soon' title in the sleeve with each new Piccioni release - the sleeve in Io La Conoscevo Bene(which is excellent, by the way) has Niente Rose per OSS 117 as the next title in Beat's Piccioni series, however they've released In Viaggio Con Papà ahead of that.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

I have a boot of Mafioso the main theme is very similar to I'l Terrorista only there is a lot more variations.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

I'm chasing the nunsploitation duo.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

The next release is announced in the Io La Conoscevo Bene CD

It is from 1968! and never released before (well, there is a CAM promo LP according to soundtrackcollector).


If you mean NIENTE ROSE PER OSS 117, then the info on Soundtrackcollector about any former CAM promo LP is totally wrong. This score was never released on LP before at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

The next one according to Beat Records website is a 2 cd set of In Viaggio Con Papà, a Piccioni score from '82.
Strange, because they usually announce next month's 'coming soon' title in the sleeve with each new Piccioni release - the sleeve in Io La Conoscevo Bene(which is excellent, by the way) has Niente Rose per OSS 117 as the next title in Beat's Piccioni series, however they've released In Viaggio Con Papà ahead of that.


As far as I can see it, the double CD of IN VIAGGIO CON PAPA' is not released within Beat's Piccioni series, but within their DDJ ("Daniele Disc Jockey") series. So the next title in the Piccioni series after IO LA CONOSCEVO BENE - also fitting regarding the chronological order - will of course be NIENTE ROSE probably in September.
I am still hoping for CRISTO SI E' FERMATO A EBOLI - also from CAM - for the end of the year.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Hey - Dusty Groove's inventory of Piero Piccioni albums has been cleared out, except for 3 CDs & a couple of LPs!

I hope there's been an increase in sales of Piccioni music thanks to this thread & I hope Dusty Groove will replenish their out-of-stock titles. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

I hope that after this they stay a little while on the 60s and release:

1969 Toh, è morta la nonna!
1969 Le altre
1969 Giovinezza, giovinezza

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Hey - Dusty Groove's inventory of Piero Piccioni albums has been cleared out, except for 3 CDs & a couple of LPs!

I hope there's been an increase in sales of Piccioni music thanks to this thread & I hope Dusty Groove will replenish their out-of-stock titles. smile


I think IL DEMONIO finished them off! They advertise MAESTRO SERIES VOL.1 delayed due mid July. I thought this was one of the near impossible to obtain items of great interest to Piccioni enthusiasts?

THE DESERTER has got a good infectious swagger to it. I don't hear that in MINNESOTA CLAY, how about SARTANA?

I couldn't help but order SWEPT AWAY, hoping I'm not disappointed.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)


THE DESERTER has got a good infectious swagger to it. I don't hear that in MINNESOTA CLAY, how about SARTANA?

I couldn't help but order SWEPT AWAY, hoping I'm not disappointed.


Hi, ajhfsm.

Don't know a thing about the maestro series, sorry.

But I do think some passages of MINNESOTA CLAY are very rhythmic and memorable.
CLAY is not quite like THE DESERTER, but, since MINNESOTA was Piccioni's earliest Western, it sounds more conventional/Hollywood.

I'll return later on with my input on some of Piero's other Westerns, but I recall SARTANA to be rather demure in comparison to the above-named two.

Only just got SWEPT AWAY a few months ago myself because I had not seen the picture itself until 2013. I think it's the finest one out of his collaborations with Lina Wertmuller.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Sartana is a very enjoyable score I find it very engaging you'll be swaggering in the sun and under the moonlight you can really feel the heat or the coolness of the night in those grooves you'll know what time of day it is when you’re strolling around.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 4:06 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

The 1968 SARTANA has a bit too many saloon piano cues for my liking. Also, the tracks of SARTANA which I like best are the low-key suspense-type cue which feature that "probing around" bass clarinet which appears in many a 1960s Italian soundtracks.

For what it's worth, ajhfsm, here's my rankings of the Piccioni Westerns which I own:

LA SPINA DORSALE DEL DIAVOLO (7)
QUEL CALDO MALEDETTO GIORNO DI FUOCO (6)
MINNESOTA CLAY (6)
IO NON PERDONO ... UCCIDO (6)
COLT IN MANO AL DIAVOLO (5)
ATTENTO GRINGO ... E TORNATO SABATA (5)
IL GIUSTIZIERE DI DIO (3)
IN NOME DEL PADRE, DEL FIGLIO, E DELLA COLT (1)

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

It does look like I'm of similar taste in the westerns.

I do enjoy MINNESOTA CLAY (I only have an MP3 issue, but will seek the CD, vinyl is nice.), but THE DESERTER remains my favourite. That could change over time.

Next acquisition must be nunsploitation. STORIA DI UNA MONACA DI CLAUSURA (COMPLETE) seems to be hard to get hold of despite being listed as available.

I'm wondering if there are any more Piccioni works like THE FOREIGNER, THE DEMON, THE MONK and the THREE FRANCESCO ROSI?

 
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