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The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo (2-CD)

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At last! Quartet Records, in collaboration with Cinevox Records and the Gianni Ferrio Estate, is proud to present a remastered and expanded release in a limited edition 2-CD set of this famous score by Gianni Ferrio (Vivi o preferiblemente morti, Un dollaro bucato, Tony Arzenta). The 1973 Italian-French-Spanish film adaptation of the immortal novel by Jules Verne (The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo – aka L’Isola Misteriosa e il Capitano Nemo) was directed by J.A. Bardem (Calle Mayor, Les pianos mecaniques) and starred Omar Sharif as Captain Nemo.

 

Gianni Ferrio provides a classy and colorful, dynamic score, dominated by a memorable theme and gloomy action passages. It is full of enigmatic and suggestive romanticism and one of the most deservedly famous scores of his career. The collaboration of I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni and the fascinating voice of Edda Dell’Orso is one of the most appealing aspects of the score, but not the only noteworthy feature in a work generous in thematic diversity with many delights to be discovered.

 

The soundtrack album of The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo was released in 1973 in Italy by the Cinevox label with 12 tracks and a running time of 37 minutes. In 1997 the premiere CD release (in Germany only) included the album program plus five minutes of unreleased music found on the Cinevox album masters. Collectors around the world have sought the complete score without success—until now. This special double-disc set, carefully mastered by Claudio Fuiano and José Luis Crespo, is possible thanks to Alba Ferrio, the composer’s widow, who fortunately kept the complete mono sessions of the score in her husband’s private archives. Now, thanks to this recent discovery, this project has become a reality. Even though the tapes were slightly damaged (specially track 22), we are lucky that it has all survived. 

 

The package includes a 12-page full-color booklet including liner notes by Ángel García Romero.


DISC 1.  THE ORIGINAL ALBUM (Stereo) 

01. L´Isola misteriosa (3:24)

02. I naufraghi dell´aria (2:11)

03. Le avventure di top, cane fedele (3:39)

04. Il capitano Nemo (3:46)

05. La solitudine di naufraghi (2:55)

06. La nave dei pirati (2:56)

07. Il mistero dell´isola (4:36)

08. Il Nautilus (2:12)

09. I gabbiani dell´isola (3:02)

10. La ballata del marinaio Pencroff (3:33)

11. Nel buio della notte (1:51)

12. Le ultime ore del capitano (4:02)

Alternate takes (stereo)

13. L´Isola misteriosa (Alternate main titles) (2:13)

14. I naufraghi dell´aria (Finale take B) (1:38)

15. L´Isola misteriosa (A beautifully strange island) (2:51)

Total Disc One Time:  45:26

 

DISC 2.  THE FILM SCORE (Mono) 

01. L´Isola misteriosa (Main Titles) (1:36)

02. L´Isola misteriosa (Ballad of Sailor Pencroff) (3:34)

03. L´Isola misteriosa (A dog in the Fort) (1:48)

04. L´Isola misteriosa (Escape in a Ballon) (2:13)

05. L´Isola misteriosa (Strange New World) (1:10)

06. L´Isola misteriosa (Apparent Calm) (3:35)

07. L´Isola misteriosa (Top, the Dog) (1:41)

08. L´Isola misteriosa (Explorers) (1:37)

09. L´Isola misteriosa (Sail) (1:44)

10. L´Isola misteriosa (Dangerous Waiting) (1:03)

11. L´Isola misteriosa (A Boy and His Dog) (1:46)

12. L´Isola misteriosa  (Nemo’s lLneliness) (1:25)

13. L´Isola misteriosa (Escape and the Island Theme) (1:09)

14. L´Isola misteriosa (The Nautilus) (1:34)

15. L´Isola misteriosa (Submersion) (1:42)

16. L´Isola misteriosa (Underwater Suspence) (2:09)

17. L´Isola misteriosa (Nemo’s Hindu Music) (2:08)

18. L´Isola misteriosa (A Bunch of Heroes) (1:17)

19. L´Isola misteriosa (Mysteries and Dangers) (1:21)

20. L´Isola misteriosa (The Journey) (1:09)

21. L´Isola misteriosa (Living Island) (2:26)

22. L´Isola misteriosa (Adventures) (1:00)

23. L´Isola misteriosa (Ancient Secret) (2:10)

24. L´Isola misteriosa (Nemo Theme) (1:33)

25. L´Isola misteriosa (Heroes Theme) (1:48)

26. L´Isola misteriosa (Nemo’s World) (2:20)

27. L´Isola misteriosa (Escape Plans) (1:39)

28. L´Isola misteriosa (Nemo’s Goodbye) (2:13)

29. L´Isola misteriosa (Volcano’s Explosion and Destruction of Nautilus) (3:47)

30. L´Isola misteriosa (End Titles) (1.50)

Total Disc Two Time: 58:01

Total Disc Time: 103:27

Limited Collector’s Edition of 500 units.