Press Release from Cinevox: Un sacco bello marks the first collaboration between Ennio Morricone and Carlo Verdone, resulting in a very pleasant score that accompanies the situations of each episode. A rhythmic funky piece (Tr.1) opens both the film and our CD, but the bulk of the soundtrack is based on variations of theme for Marisol, the Spanish girl that Ennio Morricone describes with different styles and arrangements: rhythmic and vivacious (Tr.2), slow and nostalgic for flute and guitar (Tr.3), romantic and dreamy performed by the orchestra (Tr.4,Tr.7), and a slow, rhythmic passage with moog (Tr.5). A samba for trumpet with mute, percussion and moog describes the atmosphere of a bourgeois living room (Tr.6). The finale of the film features the unmistakable whistle of Alessandro Alessandroni and the flugelhorn of Oscar Valdambrini accompanied by the orchestra (Tr.12). At the time, Cinevox Records released a 45 rpm single (MDF 127) with the themes "Un Sacco Bello (Titoli di coda)" and "Un salotto borghese." Then, we had to wait until 2002, when Cinevox Records released a CD (MDF 352) entitled BIANCO ROSSO E MORRICONE, featuring selections from "Un Sacco Bello" and "Bianco Rosso e Verdone". For this new CD edition with a duration of 40:00, we were able to access the first generation stereo master tapes of the recording sessions, which allowed us to discover three unreleased tracks: an alternate version of "Un salotto borghese" and two beautiful versions of the love theme vocalized by Nora Orlandi, who carries the motif through the end credits. A fitting homage to the art of Ennio Morricone and Carlo Verdone.
1 Un Sacco Bello (Titoli Di Testa) 4:29 2 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Primo) 3:28 3 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Secondo)2:23 4 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Terzo) 3:07 5 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Quarto) 1:15 6 Un Salotto Borghese 3:06 7 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Quinto) 1:56 8 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Sesto) 0:31 9 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Settimo) 3:01 10 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Ottavo) 2:01 11 Un Sacco Bello (Tema Di Marisol Nono) 2:36 12 Un Sacco Bello (Titoli Di Coda) 2:59 13 Un Sacco Bello (M35) 3:08 14 Un Salotto Borghese (M33 1a vrs) 3:07 15 Un Sacco Bello (M40) 2:07
Music composed, orchestrated and conducted by ENNIO MORRICONE Whistle: Alessandro Alessandroni (Tr.12) Vocalism: Nora Orlandi (Tr.13,15) stereo TT 40:14 Tracks 13,14,15 previously unreleased