3 folds digipack, double CD, inside poster, 100 minutes of muisc with a OST compilation from our catalogue with a lot of never released before tracks and a bonus CD that features 6 gorgeous nu-jazz remixes by Francesco Santucci!
Question: Is it possible to summarize 15 years in 70 minutes? If the period is 1966 - 1979 we should not be so ambitious!
LetÂ's quickly drop this idea and instead try to reach an understanding through the language burned into the object you hold in your hands - the mystical language of music.
Cinecocktail: The Second Chance (Cinecocktail Volume 2) - dives into the ocean of music produced in Italy from the second half of the 60s until the end of the 70s. It's a journey that focuses on three principle musical "locations" and deviates only sporadically. Our guides are very gifted Maestros: Armando Trovaioli, Roberto Pregadio, Romano Mussolini, Francesco De Masi, Berto Pisano, Guido & Maurizio De Angelis and Sante Maria Romitelli.
The aim of Cinecocktail 2 is primarily entertainment, as it was for its predecessor, but now the material is completely different. The first CINECOCKTAIL offered a selection meant to relax the listener as if in the good company of a sophisticated cocktail and in the sensual confines of a dark, seductive night club. Volume 2 musically generates the sensations of a much more potent drink, and thus should be thought of as being of a dangerously higher proof; so beware! From the elegant sofas of a lounge bar in a very fashionable dance-club we find ourselves listening to a solid DJ-set with a peculiar charm.
Cinecocktail 2 offers a selection that kicks-off with a jazz mood from the late 60s and early 70s, with tracks taken from the scores "La ragazza dalle mani di corallo", "Kriminal", "Satanik", and "Colpo maestro al servizio di sua maestà Britannica". The Rhythms will keep rising, and soon you will find yourself in the midst of melodies with more "beat" and "shake", featuring tracks taken from the original soundtracks of the movies "Un amore all'arrabbiata", "l'isola delle svedesi", and from both there are found here many tracks never before released! Following these up-beat selections the music climbs further into the decade of the 70s until it reaches the heights where exist the funkiest grooves of 1979, and from here you may imagine yourself looking out over all the musical landscape just explored.
The second part of the first CD takes elements from scores written by Maestro Trovaioli (the Sesso Matto main titles with their never-ending rhythm), the great double-bass player who was so gifted with great ideas, Maestro Pisano (Dove vai se il vizietto non ce l'hai?), Maestro Pregadio (a world-class showman), author of the amazing soundtrack "Yeti il gigante del 20Â° secolo", Maestro Romitelli, and by the De Angelis brothers, of whom we quote the energy infused music they wrote for "Roma Violenta".
The trip finishes with the vocal version of "Tic Nervoso", which is one of the grooviest tracks from the 1970s Beat Records catalogue (also offered is the instrumental version). This cue features an orchestration employing strings, guitars, percussions, chorus, trumpets and keyboards that is simply - diabolical! Right from the start a trumpet blast propels one into a dynamic musical landscape that lasts nearly six minutes, and the explosive sounds that ensue should hold all listeners spellbound until the last note! A track that could have been composed by Chic, by the Doobie Brothers, or by Change, and one that, in all probability, will be envied by them!
Finally the year is 1979 - and there is no mistaking it! The adrenaline of Tic Nervoso flows away thanks to a psychedelic track with a superbly soothing atmosphere; Sliding Crime by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis. How nice to end on such a floating note, after an hour that began with the shy music of the first tracks and built into the full force of Roma Violenta and Tic Nervoso. "Cinecocktail: The Second Chance" is bracketed by two main elements, one at the beginning featuring a solo piano track and a melody to welcome the listener - a sweet ticket for the trip that follows - and an element at the end that maintains an echo of the energy just dissipated, "La settima donna", sequence 4, with a funky guitar housed in a melody that provides a delicate listen; and both of these are by our marvellous Maestro Pregadio.
After this short description I can only invite you to insert the CD into your player and wish you a good trip. I'm sure that once the voyage is ended you'll be drawn to it again... and again... and again... and again...
- Beat Records