Armando Trovajoli* ‎– 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDR. 33-1, CDR 33-1 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale)(LP, Album, 1st) CAM, CAM CDR. 33-1, CDR 33-1 Italy 1965 Sell This Version
LF 90 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro(LP, Album) Producciones Fermata LF 90 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
UAS 5193 Armando Trovaioli Seven Golden Men (An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 5193 US 1969 Sell This Version
GXH 6034 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro(LP, Album) King Records GXH 6034 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
SAG 9114, ORL 8412 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro(LP, Album, RE) CAM, CAM SAG 9114, ORL 8412 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
ORK 78412 Armando Trovaioli Sette Uomini D'Oro(Cass, Album, RE) Cam ORK 78412 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
WWCP 7201 Armando Trovaioli 7 Uomini D'Oro(CD, Album) Seven Seas WWCP 7201 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
WWLP 7201, NAS 1430 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro(LP, Album, RE) Seven Seas, Cam WWLP 7201, NAS 1430 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
CVCD-1002 Armando Trovaioli 黄金の七人 = 7 Uomini D'Oro(CD, Album) Seven Seas CVCD-1002 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
SM-1527 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale)(LP, Album, Mono) Som Maior SM-1527 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
LPF 24-30 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro(LP, Album) Fermata LPF 24-30 Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
WWLP 7215, NAS 1450 Armando Trovajoli* 7 Uomini D'Oro(LP, Album, RE, gat) Cam, Seven Seas WWLP 7215, NAS 1450 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
UAS 5193 Armando Trovaioli Seven Golden Men (An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 5193 US Unknown Sell This Version
SMLP-1527, SM-1527 Armando Trovajoli* Trilha Sonora Original Do Filme "7 Homens De Ouro"(LP, Album, Mono) Som Maior, Som Maior SMLP-1527, SM-1527 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version

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24hourtourist

24hourtourist

February 6, 2019
edited 5 months ago
referencing 7 Uomini D'Oro (Colonna Sonora Originale), LP, Album, 1st, CDR. 33-1, CDR 33-1
Heist movies are my favorite genre as a writer. Their plot offers ample opportunity for a unique storytelling quality, a tempting break with their traditional structure. The same could be said about the soundtrack - depending on the director, the music becomes another character, commenting the proceedings on screen. Case in point: Armando Trovajoli's score for "Seven Golden Men" (Marco Vicario, 1965).
Loosely based on the same material ("The Light of Day" by Eric Ambler) from the Hollywood movie "Topkapi" by Jules Dassin the previous year, director and screenwriter Vicario had been working on his own adaptation for his wife at the time, bomb shell Rossana Podestà. Despite some silly sci-fi gags the project turned into an entertaining caper which sustains suspense thanks to solid pacing within a two-act scheme and good acting by Philippe Leroy and Gabriele Tinti while Podestà provides the female interest throughout.
Hiring ever busy comedy specialist Armando Trovajoli was genius because the story needed musical relief while providing the production with some extra comedia all' italiana flavor. An immensely prolific composer, his enormous output stretched from the late 1940's all the way into the early 2000's with over 300 credits to his name; he was as much a work-a-holic as Nino Rota, more in demand than Riz Ortolani, he could dish up jazz styles like the two Pieros, Umiliani and Piccioni, if necessary he was capable of delivering symphonic work like A.F. Lavagnino and he could be as adaptable as Ennio Morricone. For this affair Trovajoli dug deep into his stylistic grab bag and came up with a score featuring jazz influences by Gil Evans as well as the Swingle Singers (here the celebrated "I Cantori Moderni" under Alessandro Alessandroni) as well as whistled, melodic lines in form of an Italian stanza, complete with accordion, pitched clarinet, Zerosette guitar, Farisa organ and percussive twirls. The soundtrack with its intermittent action cues does not have a lot of melodic variety overall with just two main themes but the single-minded struts and molto allegretto swing provide for unifying levity. Some tracks are in mono but most are in stereo - on the original Italian CAM release anyway. The UA pressing from a few years later is missing some tracks and gives off inferior sound quality. American distribution was and still is slow on uptake with European made films and their soundtracks - the movie was not distributed in the US until three years later, probably because rights holder Trans-Lux wanted to take advantage of a sequel and they insisted on the movie being dubbed for release through WB's Seven Arts.
One of my quirky faves from Trovajoli who in the US was only known for his music for Sophia Loren movies like "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" and "Marriage, Italian Style".
Gerolsteiner

Gerolsteiner

November 27, 2012
referencing 7 Uomini D'Oro, LP, Album, RE, gat, WWLP 7215, NAS 1450
Comes also as WWLP 7201 Japan not gatefold. Same track list. Off cause the above is not from 1965, but from 80'ties or 90'ties as the one i mentioned here. No year.