Press Release from Digitmovies:
TWO SAMURAI FOR 100 GEISHA
This unprecedented OST was written by Nico Fidenco and Luis Bacalov. In 2010, a 6:46 minute long suite was released by GDM Music in the box set "Nico Fidenco My first fifty years." Previously RCA had released a single, RCA (RCA VICTOR PM 45-3136) containing the songs "The Two Samurai" (“I due samurai”) and "Judo twist."
Fidenco and Bacalov wrote a lively main dance score sung by a choir (Tr.1) which is reprised in an alternative version of the single (Tr.14) and changed in Tr.2. Despite the humor in the film, the OST is very orchestral and dramatic as it develops, with a recurring oriental feel (Tr.3, Tr.4). The authors put together a mystical holy melody (Tr.6) which is contrasted with many battle motifs (Tr.5, Tr.9, Tr.11, Tr.12). Franco & Ciccio sing a short piece in a funny Sicilian-Chinese language (Tr.13). The music closes with the "Judo twist" from the fabulous American style orchestra (Tr.15). We used the mono master tapes from the original recording session which allowed us to publish 40:51 minutes of music.
FRANCO, CICCIO AND THE CHEERFUL WIDOWS
Carlo Savina wrote a brilliant OST where he used his talent to create a range of fun melodies. These include the absurd vocal effects of the Cantori Moderni (Tr.17, Tr.19, Tr.21, Tr.26) and wind instruments with dampers alternating with lounge pieces like Bossa (Tr.16), slow (Tr.25) and three fantastic danceable pieces including two wild shakes (Tr.20, Tr.23). We used the mono master tapes from the original recording session to release 32:46 minutes of music.