La città prigioniera

DGST039

EAN13: 8032539494717

Release date: 13 March 2019

Piero Piccioni

We are pleased to release the complete edition CD of the OST by Piero Piccioni for the drama “The Captive City” (aka La Città Prigioniera”,  “Conquered City”).

 

SOUNDTRACK

Piero Piccioni, one of the colossal names of international film music, composed a symphonic OST where gloomy and tense passages frequently recur to perfectly describe the dramatic situation in Athens during the Second World War. The author alternates a melancholic love theme that timidly emerges to contrast with suspense music and exciting battle pieces, all enriched with Greek folk music. 

Originally C.A.M. released a vinyl LP (Cms. 30 050) containing fifteen tracks in mono (TT 34:07) and an EP single (CA. 2464) with two tracks in mono. In 1991 the same material was re-released for the first time on CD in the series “C.A.M.’s Soundtrack Encyclopedia” (CSE 077) with audio filtered in dolby surround. For our CD  (73:12 minutes) we were able to use a first generation master tape with the LP recording along with the mono master tapes from the original recording session so we discovered almost forty minutes of previously unreleased material, all specially restored.

 

DIRECTOR AND CAST

Directed in 1962 by Mario Chiari and Joseph Anthony (for the US version). Starring David Niven, Lea Massari, Ben Gazzara, Martin Balsam, Michael Craig, Clelia Matania, Ivo Garrani, Giulio Bosetti, Percy Herbert, Odoardo Spadaro, Roberto Risso, Venantino Venantini, Carlo Hintermann, Adelmo Di Fraia, Daniela Rocca, Massimo Righi, Franco Tensi, Renato Moretti, Lamberto Antinori.

 

PLOT

After Athens is freed up from the Germans it is terrorized by rebel troops among their enemies. A small English garrison, under the command of Major Peter Whitfield, is barricaded in the Zeus Hotel. Unfortunately there is a traitor among them who causes the death of some of the defenders in the atmosphere of suspicion that is created. Finally the traitor is identified and dies, while the hotel blows up and the survivors are saved.

La città prigioniera

the original album
01. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Titoli Di Testa) 3:10
02. CAMPO LUNGO 3:51
03. CLINCH DRAMMATICO 1:27
04. TEMA DI UNA CANZONE 2:07
05. CONCITATO 1:17
06. ECO PER UN SOLDATO 3:32
07. LA CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA 1:27
08. VARIAZIONE 3:28
09. PEDALISSIMO 3:26
10. TEMA DEL SOLDATO 1:19
11. SUSPENSE E HORROR VACUI 2:29
12. BALLABILE ALLA GRECA N. 1 2:56
13. BALLABILE ALLA GRECA N. 2 0:55
14. CLIMAX 1:13
15. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Finale) 0:54
bonus tracks
16. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Titoli di testa originali) 2:22
17. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Momento solenne) 1:23
18. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Tema d'amore versione corno) 1:27
19. CONCITATO 0:57
20. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Slow) 2:02
21. CLINCH DRAMMATICO 1:13
22. ECO PER UN SOLDATO (Base per canto) 2:23
23. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Attesa ossessiva) 1:27
24. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Attacco violento) 1:13
25. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Tema d'amore versione tuba Wagner) 0:51
26. SUSPENCE E HORROR VACUI 4:26
27. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Tema versione tuba Wagner) 0:44
28. LA CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA 1:25
29. SUSPENCE E HORROR VACUI 3:03
30. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Tema d'amore orchestra) 2:12
31. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Momento religioso) 1:14
32. CITTÀ VIOLENTA (Battaglia) 1:52
33. ECO PER UN SOLDATO (Tromba e chitarra) 1:40
34. CONCITATO 1:11
35. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Tema d'amore versione corno) 1:02
36. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Battaglia) 2:04
37. CITTÀ PRIGIONIERA (Ballata) 1:55

music composed and conducted by PIERO PICCIONI

© & ℗ 1962 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. Srl*
Campidoglio Edizioni Musicali Srl
*Una Società del Gruppo Sugar

tracks 1 - 15 previously issued on LP C.A.M. Cms. 30 050
tracks 16 - 37 previously unreleased

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