Compilation: Edda Dell’Orso’s The Crystal Voice: Best of Edda Dell’Orso (2014 Reissue) Cinevox Record

In 2007, Cinevox Record released The Crystal Voice: Best of Edda Dell’Orso, a compilation of music featuring the vocals of Edda Dell’Orso recorded between 1969 and 1977. The twenty tracks, more than half by Ennio Morricone, also include compositions by Giorgio Gaslini, Gian Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli, and Piero Umiliani. Originally released as a CD, the collection was reissued as a digital download in 2014.

The Crystal Voice: Best Of Edda Dell'Orso (2014) Cinevox Records

Edda Dell’Orso – The Crystal Voice: Best Of Edda Dell’Orso (2014 Reissue) Cinevox Record

The tracks on the Cinevox collection are taken from fifteen films, all but three released in the 1970s. However, as her earlier work on albums such as Ennio Morricone’s soundtracks for Sergio Leone’s Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) in 1966 and Once Upon A Time In The West in 1969 were on different record labels, they are not included in this compilation.

Ennio Morricone’s “Giù la testa”

Ennio Morricone’s “Giù la testa,” the title track from Sergio Leone’s 1971 film–also called Duck, You Sucker! as well as A Fistful of Dynamite and Once Upon a Time… the Revolution, is the first selection on The Crystal Voice: Best of Edda Dell’Orso.

Sergio Leone's Giù la testa (1971) film poster

Sergio Leone’s Giù la testa (1971) film poster

It is also the opening track on Ennio Morricone’s 1971 Giù la testa LP on Cinevox released the same year.

Ennio Morricone’s “Giù la testa,” featuring Edda Dell’Orso, is on YouTube:

Ennio Morricone’s “L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo”

A pair of tracks from Damiano Damiani’s 1970 film La moglie piu’ bella (The Most Beautiful Wife), both composed and orchestrated by Ennio Moriccone, are on the album, plus selections from Dario Argento’s L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird with the Crystal Plume) and Quattro mosche di velluto grigio (Four Flies on Grey Velvet), released in 1970 and 1971, respectively.

Dario Argento's The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) film poster

Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) film poster

Ennio Morricone’s title track for Dario Argento’s L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo is one of four selections on the compilation performed by Bruno Nicolai.

A trailer for Dario Argento’s L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo is online, featuring music performed by Bruno Nicolai and Edda Dell’Orso:

Other films featuring Ennio Morricone and Edda Dell’Orso contributions on The Crystal Voice: Best of Edda Dell’Orso include Duccio Tessari’s Forza G (Winged Devils) and Aldo Lado’s La cosa buffa, both from 1972, Mauro Macario’s Perchè si uccidono? (Percy Is Killed) from 1976 and Luigi Comencini’s Il gatto in 1977.

Ennio Morricone’s “Uno che grida amore”

One of Edda Dell’Orso’s most famous songs, the title track for Giuseppe Patroni Griffi’s 1969 Metti una sera a cena (One Night at Dinner and Love Circle) is included, in addition to another Ennio Morricone-Edda Dell’Orso collaboration from that film, “Uno che grida amore.”

Giuseppe Patroni Griffi's Metti, una sera a cena (1969) film poster

Giuseppe Patroni Griffi’s Metti, una sera a cena (1969) film poster

Ennio Morricone’s “Uno che grida amore” from Metti una sera a cena (1969), the last selection on The Crystal Voice: Best of Edda Dell’Orso, performed by Bruno Nicolai with Edda Dell’Orso on vocals, is on YouTube:

Giorgio Gaslini’s “Rivelazioni di un manico sessuale al capo della squadra mobile”

Giorgio Gaslini’s title composition for director Roberto Bianchi Montero’s Rivelazioni di un manico sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (also known as So Sweet, So Dead) and Giorgio Ferroni’s La notte dei diavoli (Night of the Devils), both released in 1972, are on the Cinevox compilation.

Roberto Bianchi Montero's Rivelazioni di un manico sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (1972) film poster

Roberto Bianchi Montero’s Rivelazioni di un manico sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (1972) film poster

The opening credits for Roberto Bianchi Montero’s Rivelazioni di un manico sessuale al capo della squadra mobile feature Giorgio Gaslini and Edda Dell’Orso’s title track:

Piero Piccioni’s “Sognando la tua voce”

The Crystal Voice: Best of Edda Dell’Orso includes a trio of compositions from Piero Piccioni from Scacco alla regina (Check to the Queen), the 1969 film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile.

Pasquale Festa Campinile's Scacco alla regina (1969) film poster

Pasquale Festa Campinile’s Scacco alla regina (1969) film poster

“Capriccio,” “Sognando la tua voce,” and “Con o senza sole” are also included on the soundtrack which Cinevox reissued in 2008.

Piero Piccioni - Scacco alla regina OST (2008 Reissue) Cinevox Record (1969)

Piero Piccioni – Scacco alla regina OST (2008 Reissue) Cinevox Record (1969)

Piero Piccioni’s “Sognando la tua voce” featuring Edda Dell’Orso is online:

Armando Trovajoli’s “Angelo e Guiditta”

Armando Trovajoli’s “Angelo e Giuditta” from Luigi Magni’s 1969 film Nell’anno del Signore (The Conspirators) is included.

Luigi Magni's Nell'anno del Signore (1969) film poster

Luigi Magni’s Nell’anno del Signore (1969) film poster

Armando Trovajoli’s “Angelo e Giuditta,” performed by Gianfranco Plenizio and featuring Edda Dell’Orso, is used in a trailer for Nell’anno del Signore on YouTube:

Piero Umiliani’s “Il fidanzamento”

Composer Piero Umiliani has two selections, from Giovanni Grimaldi’s Il fidanzamento (The Engagement) and Harald Philipp’s La morte bussa due volte (Death Knocks Twice), both released in 1975.

Harald Philipp's La morte bussa due volte (1975) film poster

Harald Philipp’s La morte bussa due volte (1975) film poster

Piero Umiliani’s “Il fidanzamento,” featuring Edda Dell’Orso, is here:

PLUS: Stefano Torossi’s “L’età del malessere” with I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni

In 1968, Stefano Torossi composed the music for director Giuliano Biagetti’s L’età del malessere (The Age of Malaise), featuring I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni on the title track, with Edda Dell’Orso.

L’età del malessere (The Age of Malaise) (1968) film poster

Giuliano Biagetti’s L’età del malessere (1968) film poster

The soundtrack also has a second composition that showcases Dell’Orso as a solo vocalist as well as alternative versions of both cuts. The LP was released on Italy’s General Music in 1968 and reissued in CD for the first time by Japanese label Verita Note in 2010.

L’età del malessere (The Age of Malaise) (1968) (2010 Reissue) Verita Note [Japan]

Stefano Torossi – L’età del malessere OST (2010 Reissue) Verita Note (1968)

The CD reissue includes an outtake of the theme which contains Edda Dell’Orso’s solo vocal track as well as an alternative version of the second track featuring the soprano.

Edda Dell’Orso – Al Cinema Con Edda Dell’Orso (2002) [Italy] (HCD-9306) CD booklet

Edda Dell’Orso – Al cinema con Edda Dell’Orso (2002) Hexacord CD insert

In 2002, Italy’s Hexacord records released Al cinema con Edda Dell’Orso, a collection that includes “L’età del malessere (Main Theme)” and a previously unreleased track, “L’età del malessere (Edda’s Solo Voice At ’68 Rec. Session),” which is slightly longer than the version, “Malessere (Solo Vocal),” on the 2010 soundtrack reissue.

A video for Stefano Torossi’s “L’età del malessere (Main Theme),” with Edda Dell’Orso and I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni on vocals, was recently uploaded to YouTube:

Three More from Stefano Torossi and I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni

In 1971, Stefano Torossi released Musica per commenti sonori, a library music album of original compositions intended as a film soundtrack that feature the vocals of I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni and an orchestra directed by Alessandro Alessandroni.

Stefano Torossi - Musica per commenti sonori (1971) Costanza Records (CO 10010)

Stefano Torossi – Musica per commenti sonori (1971) Costanza Records (CO 10010)

“La lotta,” “Sensualita (1 vers.),” and “La caduta” from Stefano Torossi’s Musica per commenti sonori (1971) LP on Costanza Records (CO 10010) featuring I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni and an orchestra directed by Alessandro Alessandroni is on SoundCloud:

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