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Citta Violenta Ennio Morricone RCA KOLS 1010, 1970
Citta Violenta album cover

Ennio Morricone is responsible for well over two hundred film soundtracks, a great many of which are available on LP. Many of his Italian film soundtracks were only issued on Italian labels in tiny pressings of 500 copies or so. Due to the way that Italian soundtracks were issued at the time (quickly deleted and unsold copies destroyed rather than sold off!) some of his albums command huge prices, into three or even four figure sums. Given such a large body of work, it's hard to identify the really strong funky or groovy material. Charles Bronson B-movies are always a good place to start; this soundtrack is tight, atmospheric and pretty damn funky. Good wah and fuzz guitar, strong drums and organ, but characterised by the sparse Morricone sound rather than layered on top of each other as would occur in a standard USA funk score. Much of the album is tense incidental music - check out the one great uptempo funk cut 'Svolte Definitiva'. Not to everyone's taste but a strong Italian score nevertheless.

Overall Rating: 4

Track listing:

Citta Violenta | Rito Finale | Mille Volte Un Grido | Momento Estremo | Con Estrema Dolcezza | Svolta Definitiva | Norme Con Ironie | Riflessione | Disperatamente | Rito Finale | Dolcemente Acre | Sospensione Sovrapposta | A Caissa | Riassunto |


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