The vibrant soundtrack composed by the great Ennio Morricone for the 1970 fetishistic and dark Italian thriller Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Perbene influenced by the works of bossa-nova artist Antonio Carlos Jobim and featuring the unequaled and unsurpassed voice of soprano Edda Dell'Orso. Presented here on picture disc.
Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to the obscure 1970 Italian thriller Le foto proibite di una signora per bene is a nerve-racking listening experience. In film, the atmosphere created by the effect of a disturbing soundtrack causes much of the tension. Much of the score has a very sinister ambience, highlighted by Morricone's sublime use of the human voice. Italian soprano Edda Dell'Orso's cascading vocal tones mix unsettlingly with the stabbing Morricone strings, befitting the movie's Hitchcockian moments. Genius.
"One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the legendary Ennio Morricone – a real standard-setting record that's one of the top choices we go to again and again to illustrate the genius of his music! The score is a fantastic mix of the two best sides of Morricone's work – the kind of light, lilting melodies that are schooled in bossa, but turned loose on their own devices – and the darker, more atonal passages that would come to play more strongly during the 70s. The light wins over the darkness in most of the record – especially the tracks that feature the sublime wordless vocals of Edda Dell'Orso, which swell and fall with the movement of the strings and keyboards. The whole thing's wonderful" Dustygroove