A superb recording of a really perfect song. Ennio Morricone's theme to the obscure movie 'metti, una cera a cena' (one night at dinner) is here performed in a classic crisp, clear version by Roy Budd. I'm not sure if I love this recording so much because it was the first version I heard, but I think it may even be better than the Morricone recording. Anyway, if you don't know this song, you will probably recognise it when you hear it. It features an infuriatingly catchy repetitive female wordless-vocal over a gentle bossa beat, with rich strings and piano. Every now and then everything goes quiet and all you hear are the vocals and a faint tremelo guitar. It is really amazingly beautiful. There is also a great italian version of this song by Milva, which sounds amazingly like the group Stereolab.
from Soldier Blue (Pye NSPL 18348) available on CD - Sound Spectrum (Sequel)
01 Feb 06 ·leonthedog: The Budd version is also available on "Rebirth of the Budd," for those (like myself) wanting an introduction to his work. The Sandpipers' version on "Canto Morricone Vol." is equally nice. 22 Jul 18 ·DickieB: I just wanted to recommend βThe Sound Spectrumβ which this is on. Iβve had a copy of years but have only just realised that itβs essential listening - if you like this sort of thing, probably drive you mad otherwise. 22 Jul 18 ·delicado: Yes, it\'s a cracking compilation. It\'s so well done that if you listen to the tracks out of context (e.g. on the original LPs), they don\'t sound as thrilling as they do on this mix!
Masterful. Musically beautiful and inventive from start to finish. Lyrically very clever.
from Disgraceful, available on CD
28 Sep 18 ·delicado: It has been a long time since I heard a track that was more \'Mike\'! 28 Sep 18 ·Mike: Yes. Dubstar had a few Miketastic peaks, particularly during the glory days of their career. This is one of the best examples. There are some gems on their B sides, too.