Piero Umiliani ‎– La Morte Bussa Due Volte (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)

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MillionDollars.

November 30, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing La Morte Bussa Due Volte (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film), LP, MDF 33/25

The review by mcdsrecords pretty much nails it! Of course there are mega rarities like Il Corpo (Colonna Sonora Del Film) or La Ragazza Fuoristrada but I would rate this as his best work from his second era. If you look [and listen] close, you can group Umiliani's soundtrack in two eras:

1. The pre-1968 era, with the distinctive and undisputed style based on early jazz, including masterpieces like Smog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale) or Intrigo a Los Angeles among others.

2. The mondo-era that has started in 1968 with the revolutionary Svezia, Inferno E Paradiso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film). This is where Umiliani has brought himself on another level that you can recognize in his soundtracks till at least 1975.

Many of his mondo soundtracks have a quirky comedy or romance touch and there is nothing wrong with that! But as for La Morte Bussa Due Volte (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film), this is straight badass thriller type of stuff. If you consider yourself are a proper G, there is no way avoiding this beast.
mcdsrecords

mcdsrecords

April 10, 2018
referencing La Morte Bussa Due Volte (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film), LP, MDF 33/25

The quintessential Italian soundtracks! It has all the elements to be legendary!

1 - composed by the undisputed jazz and soundtrack italian maestro Piero Umiliani
2 - extremely rare: I would say a holy grail of movie soundtracks
3 - gorgeous music: here you have tracks with jazz, lounge, bossanova, vocal jazz, soft funk. All in one soundtrack. Including vocal solos, guitar solos, Hammond organ, various wind instruments...
4 - outstanding cover art, great glossy laminated thick cover ("1st Cinevox style")

What can you ask more than this?

The vocals on track A1 are by the supreme Edda Dell'Orso, as well as the bossanova parts with a duet of male and female voices. Tracks A7 and B6 are sung by the obscure singer Anna Arazzini (who apparently only recorded 1 LP and 2 singles with her name, all in 1969-1970, i.e. the same period of this soundtrack). Here she is surely giving a memorable once-in-a-lifetime performance!

In conclusion, I would grade this one, without any doubt, 6 stars on 5!