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Tuesday, May 31 2016 | 06:08
Image: 1604383 The first chapter of Piero Scattini’s acclaimed movie trilogy, whose soundtracks were all entrusted into Piero Umiliani’s expert hands. The sumptuous orchestrations, the guests and the prestigious friends who took part in the recordings: Alessandro Alessandroni, Edda Dell’Orso, Franco D’Andrea, Gianni Basso, Oscar Valdambrini and Angelo Baroncini, thus explaining the excellence of the final result, lingering between orchestral and pop music. ‘Easy listening’, as they used to say, but of extraordinary quality.

“La ragazza dalla pelle di luna” is the first chapter of Piero Scattini’s acclaimed movie trilogy,
completed by “La ragazza fuoristrada” (1973) and “Il corpo” (1974), whose soundtracks were
all entrusted into Piero Umiliani’s expert hands. With a title taking inspiration from the fame of
Seychelles’ indigenous beauties (a myth later dismissed by Scattini himself) the film found its
protagonist thanks to a casual encounter between the director and the beautiful model Zeudi
Araya, the first element of a cast that featured names like Beba Loncar, Ugo Pagliai and Giacomo
Rossi-Stuart. Araya’s beauty inspired a plot based on love and betrayal under the sun of
the beautiful islands of the Indian ocean.
The film was a great hit, together with its soundtrack, composed by Scattini’s great friend Umiliani,
here working for the first time at the famous Sound Workshop recording studio in Rome.
Piero Scattini remembers this collaboration with these words: “Very often we went with Zeudi
to visit him in his studio as he was writing the music for the film. The best moments were when
we were listening to him playing the piano. And, in fact, the film’s main theme (“Pelle di Luna”)
is a solo piano piece that enhances even more the exotic atmosphere and the emotional impact
of the story”.
Especially the sumptuous orchestrations, the guests and the prestigious friends who took part
in the recordings, made this soundtrack one of the Maestro’s most famous. As always, at his
side we find names like Alessandro Alessandroni, Edda Dell’Orso, Franco D’Andrea, Gianni
Basso, Oscar Valdambrini and Angelo Baroncini, thus explaining the excellence of the final
result: a total of fourteen tracks, lingering between orchestral and pop music. ‘Easy listening’,
as they used to say, but of extraordinary quality.

TRACKLIST LP
A1 Pelle di luna
A2 La ragazza dalla pelle di luna
A3 Addio all’isola felice
A4 Tanto tempo fa
A5 Mahé
A6 Un’isola felice
A7 Tanto tempo fa
B1 Seychelles, isole dimenticate
B2 L’ultima spiaggia
B3 Ricordandoti
B4 Seyga-Seyga
B5 Nostalgia dell’isola
B6 Stella del sud
B7 Pelle di luna

TRACKLIST CD
01 Pelle di luna
02 La ragazza dalla pelle di luna
03 Addio all’isola felice
04 Tanto tempo fa
05 Mahé
06 Un’isola felice
07 Tanto tempo fa
08 Seychelles, isole dimenticate
09 L’ultima spiaggia
10 Ricordandoti
11 Seyga-Seyga
12 Nostalgia dell’isola
13 Stella del sud
14 Pelle di luna

Alternative takes:
15 Pelle di luna
16 Il santone dell’isola
17 Bossa alle Seychelles
18 Ricerca nell’isola
19 Un incontro fatale
20 Danza del fuoco
21 Stella del sud
22 Laguna tropicale
23 Tanto tempo fa
24 Danza della luna
25 Funerailles d’un heros
26 Tanto tempo fa
27 Pelle di luna
28 La ragazza dalla pelle di luna Available from 08.07.2016
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