Stefano Torossi’s Telemusica N. 1 (early 1970s) Metropole Records

In the early 1970s, Telemusica N. 1 was released, the first of five LPs of music either composed by and/or directed by Stefano Torossi for the Italian label Metropole Records.

Stefano Torossi - Telemusica N. 1 (early 1970s) Metropole Records

Stefano Torossi – Telemusica N. 1 (early 1970s) Metropole Records

The album features more than thirty tracks of compositions originally intended for use on radio, television, and film.

Stefano Torossi’s lively instrumental composition “Cori a casa (I vers.),” the opening track, is on YouTube:

Other tracks from Telemusica N. 1 include “Moto,” “Monotono,” “Sunday Afternoon,” “Fusione,” “Grotta,” “Precondino,” “Rivale,” “Lancio,” “Aereo,” “Partita,” “Rigore,” “Preparazione,” and more.

Although no more videos seem to be available at this time, an audio file containing four tracks from Stefano Torossi’s album is currently found on SoundCloud courtesy of DJ El Topo at delirious music.

Stefano Torossi’s “Ginnastica,” “Appena in tempo,” “Cori a casa (I vers.),” and “Automobilista A” are here:

Telemusica N. 1 (SM 7001) and other Stefano Torossi releases on Metropole Records Grecia! (SM 7005), Ora Beat! (SM 7010), Musica per tutte le età (SM 7011), and Ellesse presenta fantasia musicale (SM 7012) have never been reissued in any format since their initial appearance on vinyl in the early 1970s.

Stefano Torossi - Grecia (early 1970s) Metropole Records

Stefano Torossi – Grecia! (early 1970s) Metropole Records

“Vela,” a cut from Telemusica N. 1, was used in Masoch Club Entertainment, a 2001 compilation from Italy’s stellar Plastic Records’ label that also features multiple tracks from Cesco Anselmo, I Marc 4, and Armando Sciascia. Issued as a CD and LP, the album is usually easy to find online–apparently this is the only track from the five full length Metropole albums from Stefano Torossi ever to be issued in CD.

Masoch Club Entertainment (2001) Plastic Records

Masoch Club Entertainment (2001) Plastic Records

Stefano Torossi’s “Vela” has never appeared online but “Playa sin sol,” another song on Masoch Club Entertainment, composed by Bruno Battisti D’Amario and featuring Edda Dell’Orso on vocals, is here:

It seems none of the tracks from Stefano Torossi’s Grecia!, Musica per tutte le età (SM 7011), and Ellesse presenta fantasia musicale are available either as audio files or videos online. In fact, these albums, originally intended for promotional use, are likely to have been issued in limited quantities making them true collector’s items. Ora Beat!, perhaps the best known of the five Metropole albums Torossi made, does appear at auction sites such as Discogs and eBay Worldwide now and then.

Ora Beat! (early 1970s)

Beppe Carta & Stefano Torossi – Ora Beat! (early 1970s) Metropole Records

An online EP for Beppe Carta and Stefano Torossi’s Ora Beat! containing the classic compositions “Leggenda” and “Pocket” is here:

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