Gutbrain Records

Monday, 15 December 2008

The thirty-ninth Soundtrack of the Week is Nora Orlandi's music for Il dolce corpo di Deborah (The Sweet Body of Deborah).

Who knew that Carroll Baker, of Baby Doll fame, made a giallo? Lots of people, but not me. I haven't seen the movie but I wanted to hear the soundtrack as I enjoyed Nora Orlandi's music for Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh (The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh). There's an interesting interview with Orlandi here, where she talks about her career.

The CD of Il dolce corpo di Deborah has 24 tracks, but it's really 12 tracks twice, the first time in "simulated stereo" and the second time in mono. The main theme, "Marcel-Deborah" is beautifully ethereal and has a sick organ sound. There's also some lounge stuff which reminded me a bit of Armando Trovaioli, some bossa nova and a "shake" that reminded me of music from those Edgar Wallace krimi films.