180 grams audiophile vinyl pressing. The original soundtrack of the 1971 obscure Erotic Italian-Yugoslav movie ‘Maddalena’, directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Whilst the Jerry Kawalerowicz’ art house effort it was scored for remains little seen, it features two of Morricone’s finest pieces in ‘Come Maddalena’ and ‘Chi Mai’, both of which still find their way into his live concerts, and in the case of ‘Chi Mai’, have been continually reused in TV and film.
‘Come Maddalena’ is a slow building tour de force of melancholy and euphoria, and shows many of Morricone’s collaborators at their most inspired - Vincenzo Restuccia’s drumming (of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza's legendary 'The Feed-back' fame), the melodic and dissonant choral works of Edda Dell’Orso and Alessandro Alessandroni’s Il Cantori Moderni, and the arrangements of Bruno Nicolai. A soundtrack that casts traditional elements of the orchestra in a surreal and erotic hue.
It is an absolute masterpiece and must-have for all Morricone fans and soundtrack lovers. The vinyl version of the original 1971 release is one of the rarest Morricone soundtracks, and will now be available as a re-release by Monte Stella records on coloured clear and solid silver mixed vinyl.