*2022 stock* “Digitmovies presents, for the first time on CD, a complete edition of the OST Piero Piccioni (who in the opening credits of the film used the pseudonym Piero Morgan), from the film "Belle, ma povere" (aka "Pretty, but poor"), the official sequel to the huge box office success “Poveri ma belli” in 1956 (music by Giorgio Fabor available on CD Digitmovies DPDM012). "Belle, ma povere" in 1957 was directed by Dino Risi.
For our CD we were able to access the mono master tapes of the recording session which allowed us to use all the music at the time recorded with the expert direction of the orchestra conductor Carlo Savina. Maestro Piccioni wrote a pleasant main folk tune for the young players, introduced in the title track (Tr.1). Their sentimental misadventures are described by a pleasant orchestral background, between funny and romantic (Tr.2, Tr.6, Tr.9, Tr.17, Tr.20, Tr.24) that are interspersed with dance music of a Latin American flavour (Tr.4, Tr.12, Tr.14) and light marches (Tr.3, Tr.11). To make it more unique, we have added an alternative title track (Tr.26) with the guitar mixed lower than the one used in the movie. This CD wishes to pay homage to the great Italian Cinema represented by these immortal movie of Dino Risi and Musical Art of the great Piero Piccioni.