Press Release from Quartet:
Quartet Records in collaboration with Gruppo Sugar presents the premiere release of an exotic Stelvio Cipriani score.
Directed by Sergio Garrone, L’ultimo harem (also known as The Last Harem) stars former James Bond George Lazenby as Prince Almalarik, a royalty building an extensive harem of European beauties.When his latest acquisition named Sara (played by formed Bond girl Corinne Clery) convinces him to abandon poligamy, the other wives conspire to get rid of the unwanted competition...
Composer Stelvio Cipriani creates an eclectic score that matches the slightly schizophrenic nature of the movie. The opening “Titoli” establishes the Arabian setting while the past lives of the former wives are brought up with self-contained episodes that range from Celtic-flavored pop instrumental (“Marcetta scozzese”) through contemporary funk (“Harem Funky”) to a crazy saxophone solo (“Disco Sax”) and laid back bossa nova recordings (“Bossa” and “Bossa 2”). The album also includes various versions of “Tema d’Amore” which was turned into a duet between Almalarik and his love.
This CD marks a premiere release for the score, carefully mastered by Claudio Fuiano from the original stereo master tapes. The 8-page booklet features liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film and the score.