UNSEALED - NEAR MINT - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
Jordi Grau’s first feature film, shot in glorious black and white in
1962, this Spanish-Italian coproduction is in many ways related
to Antonioni’s “La Notte”. Both films speak about the impairing
ability to communicate as well as the desire and impossibility to
establish a relationship, and a party as background scenery.
Where Antonioni’s film depicts a luxurious party in Milan, Grau’s
version portraits the gathering of several characters with no
expectations on the night of the sommer solistice in Barcelona.
As was the case for Giorgio Gaslini with “La Notte”, “Il Peccato”
marks composer Antonio Pérez Olea first film work. Along the
same lines, Pérez Olea was also faced with the task to write the
music while the filming was going on, trying to accommodate
unexpected changes in the script.
The music exudes a visible Barcelona style, combining swing,
bee-bop, jazz, folk and ballroom dancing, but yet again it isn’t
simply source music but a score with a strong and distinctive
After releasing “Historia de una chica sola” and “The Living
Dead at the Manchester Morgue”, it is a privilege for Quartet
Records to release once again the original score to one of Jordi
Grau’s film, especially since it’s Maestro Antonio Peréz Olea
CD debut. He was Jordi Grau’s composer-of-choice on several
films and so they both established one of the most cosolidated
director-composer relationship in Spain over the 60’s and 70’s.
Using the original tapes property of CAM in Italy and with the
same content as the original 1962 LP, the score has been
carefully remastered and included a 20-pages booklet full of
stills and liner notes by Jordi Grau and Miguel Ángel Barroso.
1. Swing de La Paloma (3:34)
2. Quattro Passi In Citta' (2:30)
3. Desiderio (2:02)
4. Via Degli Antiquari (2:12)
5. Calypso Bernardo (2:15)
6. Serenata (0:49)
7. Bodega Bohemia (1:27)
8. Noche de Verano (2:22)
9. Claudia (1:08)
10. La Verbena (1:54)
11. Baile del Farolillo (3:55)
12. Luna Park (1:08)
13. Spanish Boogie (3:21)