We rerelease, on a triple CD set, the complete OST and in full stereo by Fiorenzo Carpi for the TV drama, directed in 1972 by Luigi Comencini "Le avventure di Pinocchio" (aka "The Adventures of Pinocchio").
CAST & CREW
Based on the International novel by Carlo Collodi. The first episode of the six was transmitted by Italian TV on April 8, 1972. In addition to Comencini and Carpi, other great names are linked to this fabulous television program (produced by San Paulo Film, Cinepat, Rai TV, Bavaria Film, ORTF of Munich): Suso Cecchi D'Amico for the screenplay, Armando Nannuzzi for photography, Nino Baragli for editing, Massimo Patrizi for scenery, Piero Gherardi for costumes. This was the famous drama starring Nino Manfredi, Andrea Balestri, Gina Lollobrigida, Ciccio Ingrassia, Franco Franchi, Orazio Orlando, Lionel Stander, Ugo D'Alessio, Vittorio De Sica, Mario Adorf, Enzo Cannavale, Domenico Santoro, Carlo Bagno, Zoe Incrocci, Vera Drudi, Mario Scaccia, Jacques Herlin, Siria Betti, Nerina Montagnani, Luigi Leoni, Mimmo Olivieri, Pietro Entili, Mario Colombaioni, Riccardo Billi, Clara Colosimo.
The carpenter Geppetto (Manfredi) makes a wooden puppet, which he names Pinocchio (Balestri). The Blue Fairy (Lollobrigida), his patron, immediately turns him into a real boy, asking him to promise her that he will be a "good boy", obedient and scholarly, a prop for his parents' old age. As the boy, has kept the lively and rebellious character of the puppet, and he gets up to all sorts of trouble, the Fairy turns him back into wood to punish him. The transformations will happen several times, and once, Pinocchio will even become a donkey. The story ends before the end of the book, that is when Geppetto and Pinocchio come out of the belly of the whale: almost a return to life, a final touch with reality.
At the time the C.A.M. issued a 33 rpm (SAG 9038) containing eighteen tracks (38:07 minutes duration) and a 45 rpm single with two tracks (AMP 26). The album material was re-released in France on an LP (EMI Pathé 2C 064-13044) and on another vinyl with music and dialogues narrated by Genevieve Casile (Ades - Le Petit Ménestrel ALB 367). C.A.M. reissued on CD for the first time ever, the content of the vintage 33 rpm in 1991, in its series CAM'S SOUNDTRACK ENCYCLOPEDIA and in 2005 with a brand new music suite of minutes 8:31. For the production of our triple box set (total time 200:04 minutes) we were able to access the master tapes in full stereo of the Recording Session of the time which allowed us to use every note recorded in 1972, under the direction of the fabulous' orchestra conductor Bruno Nicolai (who had also handled the arrangements). An open sea of ​​music... we almost felt like the puppet Pinocchio who desperately swims in front of the monstrous jaws of the whale; experience of recovery, edit, sequence, and restoration really tiring and unprecedented for the rest of us, which led finally to the realization of our ambitious project.
CD 1 (minutes 68:54) contains the material of the historic 33 rpm, followed by TV versions and alternate takes, CD 2 (minutes 62:54) continues with many other TV versions and alternate takes, the CD 3 (minutes 69:16) contains TV versions, alternate takes, and test versions sung by Andrea and Nino Manfredi Balestri with the orchestra of the brothers De Angelis (published on 45 rpm It ZT 7031). The magnitude of Fiorenzo Carpi and Bruno Nicolai is highlighted by the impressive number of different arrangements of the main themes (the most attentive audiophiles will notice even the presence of certain sonic atmospheres typical of Nicolai for the Italian Thriller!) That lead the listener into the magical world of Pinocchio, thanks to a popular flavour of music, strong in its extreme simplicity. An absolute masterpiece that wants to pay homage to Nino Manfredi in one of his most intense performances, the director Luigi Comencini and of course the musical art of Fiorenzo Carpi and Bruno Nicolai Good, long listen to you all!