Press Release from Beat:
Beat Records is happy to present on CD the original score by Alessandro Alessandroni with love theme by Ennio Morricone for IL GIRO DEL MONDO DEGLI INNAMORATI DI PEYNET (aka LE TOUR DU MONDE DES AMOREUX DE PEYNET) a 1974 animated movie directed by Cesare Perfetto, with a screenplay by Cesare Perfetto, Raymond Peynet and Vezio Melegari. For this masterpiece of Italian animation (which enjoyed incredible success in Japan), Alessandro Alessandroni composed a simply delicious musical score describing through music all of the countries visited by the famous sweethearts, and for the composer, it was a real tour de force writing themes inspired by the musical traditions of each territory, such as a Greek sirtaki, Renaissance music for Florence, Russian choirs for Red Square, Tyrolean choirs for rivers of beer, mystical religious moments for a Roman sunset and San Pietro and pop music for the United States--in short, a musical trip around the world. Ennio Morricone wrote a very romantic love theme called “Forse basta (un fiore),” which is reprised with numerous instrumental arrangements, including performances by the Cantori Moderni choir. This beautiful motif by Maestro Morricone is also given a vocal treatment, performed by the wonderful voice of the late Demis Roussos. At the time, a 33 rpm record with twenty selections in stereo was released on the Seven Seas label (FML-25) in Japan, where it had incredible success in cinemas, and over the past twenty years, this evergreen soundtrack has been reissued in Italy and Japan on both CD and vinyl. Finally, it returns to the market in this complete edition with 38 tracks from the stereo master tapes of the original sessions, for a total duration of 76:10, much to the delight of fans of high quality film music. Enjoy this sincere tribute to Alessandro Alessandroni and Ennio Morricone, always in the our hearts.
Mastering and liner notes by Claudio Fuiano, graphic layout by Daniele De Gemini .