Marco Segreti

Elisabetta

Marco Segreti - Elisabetta

The long fabled 'Elisabetta' project, conceived by Giuseppe Alcheri, scored by Marco Segreti and eventually cancelled entirely by shady producers has long been lamented by fans of Italian Cinema and Disco aficionados alike. 'Elisabetta' was to be a return to Alcheri's erotic thriller roots after (what some may consider talent wasted in) the Euro-Crime genre of the late 70s. Though, despite the predictable trappings of previous efforts, Alcheri's flair for stylised dramatics and profound statements on the human condition bubbled under the surface, even in films such as "Legge Rotto" and "Sono Unica Difesa di Questa Citta", but it was the melancholic power of early hits such as "Angelo Della Pelle" or "Pianto Vergine" that serious fans were crying out for. All of which was to be delivered with 'Elisabetta' which promised to be his most ambitious and emotional film in years. Concerning a writer driven to suicide by a lost love, told mostly through typewriter monologues, conversations with "Little Grey", a pigeon and late night cruises through the discotheques of the mid 1980s, 'Elisabetta' was to be an epic poem on the nature of love and fidelity, sadly lost much like the lover in the film. Marco Segreti's credentials should need no introduction, originally the drummer and leader of "Bruciando Roma" a group of anarcho-session musicians, playing on many 70s disco hits, the synthesizer revolution of the 1980s allowed him to break out into independence. Dripping with vintage reverbs and mourning melodies, the soundtrack, presented here for the first time ever is all that remains of this remarkable project. Restored from the original tapes by Ruud Lekx. This essential, obscure masterpiece is not to be missed.

2LP Bordello A Parigi: BAP036 remind