Press Release from Digitmovies:
We are pleased to release the complete edition CD of the OST by Francis Lai for the drama “The Forbidden Room” (aka “Anima Persa”).
The legendary Oscar-winning composer Francis Lai wrote the music for this psychological film based on a recurring nostalgic main theme for orchestra with moog interventions, which is introduced in the opening credits (Tr.1). The author has succeeded perfectly in representing the atmosphere of a mysterious and esoteric Venice, with a whole series of tense motifs alternated with romantic pop atmospheres and baroque phrases. C.A.M. had originally released a vinyl LP with 14 tracks (SAG 9074) lasting 35:06 minutes. Thanks to the stereo master tapes from the recording session, we were able to discover six unreleased tracks which bring our CD to a total of 44:41 minutes. This is without a doubt one of Francis Lai’s masterpieces, and one of the greatest in international film music, which we proudly reissue after already having released his fabulous music for “Baby Sitter” in 2010 (CDDM157).