Release date: 26 March 2018
Digitmovies is releasing for the absolute first time on CD the OST by Stelvio Cipriani for the adventure film “A Man Called Rage” (orginial title “Rage- Fuoco Incrociato,” aka “Fuego Cruzado”).
This orchestral / electronic score by Stelvio Cipriani has finally been dug out and is released for the first time on CD in its complete version. In 1984 Cinevox Records released an LP (MDF 33.166) with twelve tracks (33:39 minutes). In addition to the stereo master tape assembled for the original album, we discovered almost 13 minutes of previously unreleased material in mono that brings our CD to a total time of 46:12 minutes. For the composer, this OST marks a very important moment in the lives of cinema and soundtracks fans: an unforgettable first encounter with Maestro Cipriani which took place in the summer of 1984 (thanks to composer and friend Marco Werba) just as he was recording and mixing music for this film.
Stelvio Cipriani composed a score where the orchestra performs an epic main theme with a holy atmosphere and frequent pop rhythms which accompany Rage’s heroic endeavors through a place where fiendish traps and deadly dangers are always lurking. The author alternates solemn pieces (Tr.1, Tr.4, Tr.5, Tr.8, Tr.11) with suspenseful pieces (Tr.6, Tr.7, Tr.9, Tr.10, Tr. 12) and pieces of pure action typical of the '80s (Tr.2, Tr.3). One remarkable finding was the long version of “Esplorazione della base” ("Exploration of the base") (Tr.17) with well over 7:36 minutes compared to 2:43 minutes on the album take. This CD will be added to the discography of the legendary Stelvio Cipriani (which has expanded in recent years thanks to fantastic discoveries and rediscoveries in various archives), one of the most prolific composers of film music from the sixties to today. He is loved around the world by loyal fans who follow his every record release.
DIRECTOR AND CAST
Directed in 1984 by Anthony Richmond (aka Tonino Ricci) Starring: Conrad Richols (aka Bruno Minniti), Steve Elliot, Chris Huerta, Taida Urruzola.
In a post-apocalyptic world laws and civilization no longer exist. Hordes of unscrupulous raiders, dangerous armed gangs and groups of stragglers contaminated by radiation spread death and terror throughout small defenseless communities who timidly try to give themselves a semblance of social structure ... A soldier of fortune named Rage enters the "Forbidden Land " where an industrial complex is located. It is miraculously spared by the war, just waiting to be put back into operation as long as the raw material to generate energy can be found. Rage attempts to undertake the challenge and defies enemies and dangers of all sorts, fighting to seize a rich deposit of uranium that will help save humanity.
the original album
01. RAGE 4:10
02. LA NUBE TOSSICA 2:43
03. LA RESA DEI CONTI 2:10
04. TEMA DEL VIAGGIO 2:13
05. RICERCA IN GALLERIA 2:32
06. IL FUNGO ATOMICO 2:27
07. LA BASE NUCLEARE 3:40
08. ARRIVO ALLA BASE 2:34
09. INSEGUIMENTO AL TRENO 2:23
10. L'ESPLORAZIONE DELLA BASE 2:43
11. NEL TEMPIO DEL SOMMO 2:48
12. ADDIO ALLA MONTAGNA 2:43
13. ARRIVO ALLA BASE (M 27 alt.take) 1:06
14. LA RESA DEI CONTI (M 10 alt.take) 1:27
15. TEMA DEL VIAGGIO ( M 12) 1:16
16. INSEGUIMENTO AL TRENO (M 17) 0:53
17. L’ESPLORAZIONE DELLA BASE ( M 30 alt.take) 7:36
Music composed and conducted by STELVIO CIPRIANI
Published by Bixio C.e.m.s.a. srl
℗ 1984 Cinevox Records srl
Tracks 1 – 12 previously issued on LP Cinevox MDF 33/166
Tracks 13 - 17 previously unreleased
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