Limited edition 500 copies 180 gr. Gatefold Lp
edited by ANDREA FABRIZII and PIERPAOLO DE SANCTIS
artwork by FRANCESCO FRANZ LONGHI
recorded on November, 15th, 1976 at Ortophonic Studio (Rome) by Sergio Marcotulli
restored from the original master tapes by RICCARDO RICCI at ULTRASONIC STUDIO | Pescara
remastered by FABRIZIO DE CAROLIS at REFERENCE MASTERING STUDIOS | Rome
A1 – Cop’s Blood (titles)
A2 – Fuga Nei Sotterranei
A3 – Knell
A4 – Palance
A5 – Tema Di Susie
A6 – Sbirro In Fuga
A7 – Philadelphia
B1 – Carillon
B2 – Tema Di Susie #2 (suspance Version)
B3 – Luxury
B4 – Manhattan Disco
B5 – Sbirro In Fuga #2
B6 – Suspance And Flashback
B7 – Tema Di Susie #3 (whistle Version)
Perhaps not everyone knows that ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI, the Master of Italian library music, had also composed several original soundtracks from late ’60s to early ‘80s, especially for many “genre” movies such as poliziotteschi, sexy comedies, spaghetti western, horror and thriller. Among them, SANGUE DI SBIRRO (Bloody Avenger), is certainly one of the most prestigious works made for Italian cinema in the 70s: an Italian noir set in Philadelphia, where the jazz-funk library’s background of the Maestro meets deep soul & black music. An obstinate rhythm which opens to jazz, funk and disco, with moments of pure easy listening (Tema di Susie is one of the best Alessandroni’s film themes). Sounds and arrangements typical of blaxploitation (including an original reinterpretation of Shaft’s theme) but with a proudly Italian’s touch.
As always, many excellent soloists were involved in the recording session, including a young ENRICO PIERANUNZI on Fender Rhodes, DINO PIANA on trombone and SILVANO CHIMENTI on the electric guitar.
A five stars soundtrack for the first time ever on your turntable.