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Angelo Francesco Lavagnino

Il Castello Dei Morti Vivi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label: Digitmovies

Format: CD

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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*2022 stock* Digitmovies proudly presents on CD for the very first time the complete OST by Angelo F.Lavagnino for the Italian Gothic movie "Il castello dei morti vivi" (aka“Castle of the Living Dead”) directed in 1964 by Herbert Wise (Luciano Ricci). Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, one of the most famous film music composers, has written a particularly gloomy OST, performed by few instruments that create gothic atmospheres and almost anticipate by a few years the psychedelia (Tr.3,Tr.5,Tr.6,Tr.11,Tr.12,Tr.14). These sound dimensions of big tension, sometimes aggressively dramatic, sometimes quietly magical, describe all the evil which resides in the castle of Drago, a true demon with a human aspect. As main theme M° Lavagnino has written a ballad with an ancient flavour introduced in “Main Titles” (Tr.1), reprised in Tr.4 and in the conclusive “Finale” (Tr.20). A tech note: The only master tapes which have survived in mono until today, although in good condition, contain a notable hiss which in the slower passages did sometimes cover up the music itself. Therefore, although contrary to our usual approach, we had to intervene by using filters of hiss reduction and we did add some light reverb for a better listening experience of material recorded in those days in 1964 and that gave us the chance to assemble a CD with a total time of 46:31. A proper rescue and preservation of an Italian Silver Age OST and of the music art of Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.

Cat. number: CDDM193
Year: 2011
Taken from the 1964 movie directed by Luciano Ricci as Herbert Wise and Lorenzo Sabatini as Warren Kiefer. Special thanks to Elisabetta Biganzoli, Giuseppina Morello, Paola Cacciarelli (Sugar), Bianca Lavagnino, Edoardo Sideri, Daniel Winkler, Stefan Schlegel. (C) & (P) 1972 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. s.r.l. una società del Gruppo Sugar Album produced by Digitmovies Alternative Entertainment, a Silcam srl trademark. Issued under license from Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. s.r.l. una società del Gruppo Sugar (C) 2011 Digitmovies Alternative Entertainment Limited edition 500 copies.

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