Format: LP + CD
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LP version. Includes CD. Edition of 300. For the sequel to 1966's L'armata Brancaleone ("For Love and Gold") (CDDM 289CD, LPDM 008LP), Carlo Rustichelli (December 24, 1916, Carpi - 13 November 2004, Rome) resumes his famous "March of Brancaleone" and "Pirulè" ("the pilgrim theme"), this time entrusting Gianfranco Plenizio to conduct the orchestra. Maestro Rustichelli created a new score which is romantic and veiled with sadness for Felicilla, the witch (Stefania Sandrelli) who enters Brancaleone's heart. This time Brancaleone gets caught up in the Crusades and the score alternates dramatic with haunting passages that would fit perfectly in a horror film. This is a well-deserved musical recovery for the trio Monicelli, Rustichelli, Gassman, who created a masterpiece for Italian cinema. Vittorio Gassman won "Best Actor" at the San Sebastian Festival in 1971 for this film. Brancaleone Alle Crociate was released in 1970. CD includes the stereo master tapes of the original recording session. Digitmovies have includes the audio editing on the first twenty tracks which the label prepared with Maestro Rustichelli for the CD's first release in 1995, followed by film versions, alternate takes, and the singles released in 1970 on RCA Records.