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Edda Dell'Orso - Voice [Bella Casa/Cherry Red - 2012]

Edda Dell'Orso is an Italian singer who lent her wordless, powerful & often sensual or dramatic vocals to soundtracks of Italian films in the 60’s & 70’s. She worked with many Italian soundtrack composers such as  Bruno Nicolai, Piero Piccioni, Luis Bacalov and Roberto Pregadio- but she is most known & celebrated for her work with Ennio Morricone, and in particular her work on Morricone’s Spaghetti western soundtracks such as: A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Once Upon A Time In The West. “Voice” is a twenty one track compilation that brings together a selection of Edda Dell'Orso soundtrack work.

The twenty one tracks on offer here break up into- twelve Morricone tracks, four Armando Trovajoli tracks, three Piero Piccioni tracks, and a track a piece from Robert Pregadio & Giacomo Dell'Orso.  The tracks date from between 1968 & 1982, from mostly fairly unknown movies, taking in soundtrack work from: police dramas, sexualized thrillers, comedy dramas, Giallo,  Horror, period drama, Spaghetti western, & adventure sci-fi.

The tracks move from sensual & swirling easy listening string ‘n’ harpsichord swooned sound tracking. Onto more jaunting up-beat pop jazz work-outs, though to lazy ‘n’ hazy trumpet & organ drifts. Onto rising choral sombreness, through to galloping & haunting western sound tracking, onto quirky vibe led exotica tinged 60’s pop.  All told the album slips by in a very pleasing, and mostly chilled out manner- with Edda’s vocals rising in a heady/misty manner around each soundtrack composition.

So if you’re a fan of 60’s or 70’s soundtracks that have a distinct presence of mostly wordless & sensual vocals “Voice” will be right up your street. I can also see this appealing to those who enjoy exotica & more female vocal tipped easy listening too.

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Roger Batty
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