Beautiful Morricone Score For The 1967 Film On Vinyl LP!
Terence Young became a famous director for bringing the first James Bond movie Dr. No to the screen in 1962. He directed two more James Bond films: From Russia With Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965). Young directed The Rover (L'avventuriero) in 1967.
A costume drama after the 1923 novel by Joseph Conrad. The film was shot in and around Rome, Italy in late 1966. It is a colorful adventure set against the infamous Reign of Terror in the eighteenth-century France, starring Anthony Quinn and Rita Hayworth, who danced together 26 years earlier in the film Blood And Sand in 1941.
Anthony Quinn plays the eighteenth-century pirate and deserter Peirol, running for the French, who was seduced by an innocent girl named Arlette, played by Rosanna Schiaffino. There were high expectations, but the film was not a great success as hoped. However, the best thing about the film is the fantastic score. Ennio Morricone created a stunning main theme for the film that became a classic. The score is sometimes powerful and recalls classical symphonic music at some points, but naturally it is completely original, written especially for the film. The main peculiarity is its diversity.
Highlights are the Baroque music, as in "il Varo'", and suspense in "un Attimo di Tenerezza" and "Peirol Forza il Blocco" with the chorus I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni. The score has it all, well conducted by Bruno Nicolaiand, this record is a jewel in any collection.
- Vinyl LP
- Music composed & orchestrated by Ennio Morricone
- L'Avventuriero (parte 1)
- Il Rogo Della Strega
- Agguato Notturno
- Un Attimo Di Tenerezza
- Paura Dei Ricordi
- L'Avventuriero (parte 2)
- Tema Di Peirol
- Peirol Forza Il Blocco
- Il Varo
- L'Avventuriero (parte 3)
- Momenti Sereni