Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Armando Trovajoli - L'Arcidiavolo (1966)

Here is a crazy soundtrack I picked up a few weeks ago. This is Armando Tovajoli's score for the 1966 comedy period peice set in renaissance times called "L'Arcidiavolo" or "The Devil In Love". I have not seen the film (I believe it's out of print), but despite the strange/deceptive album cover this is a fantastic LP. To be honest, based on the cover I was expecting renaissance or medieval music. Now, while this music references renaissance melodies, the soundtrack is surprisingly up-tempo and funky. There are Religious overtones to the songs, but in a weird party kind of way. Lot's of break beats, pick-bass, harpsichord, choir, and organ. Arranged by Carlo Pes and performed by I Marc 4 (The band who played about on 99% of Trovajoli's soundtracks), Edda Dell'Orso and I Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (Alessandro Alessandroni's modern choir). I took the time to rip both vinyl discs for you, so I think it goes with out saying that this is highly recommended. I haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet, so enjoy and feel free to share it. Ripped at 320 Kbps. Disc one is the soundtrack and disc two is alternate film versions presented in mono.

(Disc One)
01 L'Arcidiavolo
02 Maddalena
03 Alleluja Per Due
04 Adramelek
05 Maddalena E Belfagor
06 Quant'e Bella Giovinezza
07 Il Filo Dei Giorni
08 Legati Pacis
09 L'Attesa (Tema Del Cieco)
10 Moto Perpetuo
11 Maddalena

(Disc Two)
01 L'Arcidiavolo
02 Il Filo Dei Giorni
03 Quant'e Bella Giovinezza (Lorenzo II Magnifico's Court)
04 Maddalena
05 L'Arcidiavolo
06 Quant'e Bella Giovinezza (Finale/Long Version)
07 Moto Perpetuo (Long Version)
08 Maddalena E Belfagor
09 L'Arcidiavolo
10 L'Attesa (Tema Del Cieco)
11 L'Arcidiavolo
12 Maddalena (Beat Version)
13 Quant'e Bella Giovinezza (Finale/Short Version)

Disc One: http://www.mediafire.com/?umg3dnmm0q0
Disc Two: http://www.mediafire.com/?2mmccztlzce