Press Release from Beat:
After a brief excursion in sci-fi, Pentamusic resumes its journey into Western territory with Joe L’implacabile, a previously-unreleased score by the gifted composer Carlo Savina, whose immense body of work has seen a well-deserved resurgence of interest in the past year thanks to prolific reissues of his scores.
Joe L’implacabile, directed in 1966 by Antonio Margheriti, is a story of banks and dynamite with a somewhat ironic plot rife with Italian Western trademarks, much in fashion at the time speaking.
The score by Maestro Savina has it all. Centered on a trumpet deguello theme, it offers a nice selection of the compositional style of this fine musician, who avails himself of the collaboration of such distinguished performers as Franco De Gemini (harmonica) and Alessandro Alessandroni e I cantori moderni (choir).
A limited edition of 500 copies, this debut release is sure to please lovers of Western music and Italian cinema alike. The CD comes in a jewel case with a 12-page booklet featuring in-depth liner notes by prominent scholar Laurence Staig, pioneer in British film criticism and author of one of the first essays on Italian Western movies, “Italian Western: The Opera of Violence” originally published in 1975.