Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Track 1 - Questo Mondo Meraviglioso
Track 2 - La Nuova Frontiera
Track 3 - Western Melody
Track 4 - Dove Va Il Mondo
Track 5 - Pepito
Track 6 - Luna Di Miele
Track 7 - Old Rock
Track 8 - Il Mondo Dell'Infanzia
Track 9 - Moderato Grottesco And Cantabile
Track 10 - Mondo Dova Vai
Track 11 - Il Micione E La Grattina
Track 12 - Mah Na Cowboy
Track 13 - Holiday Inn
Track 14 - Folk Way
Track 15 - Young Time
Track 16 - Il Mondo E Meraviglioso
Track 17 - Love In
Track 18 - Red Train

Piero Umiliani's soundtrack to the 1971 film "Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso" is a typically diverse affair with love themes, airy female vocals, funky drumming and much quirkiness. The songs are filled with gorgeous melodies and catchy hooks that sound as fresh today as they did 40 odd years ago. There are way too many highlights for me to mention them all here, however I will say that the record runs deep and you should definitely check out the last few tracks. "Love In" is especially good with it's enticing mix of surf rock, spy jazz and Italian grooves. "Mah Na Cowboy" is also interesting due to it sounding like a countrified version of his famous song "Mah Na Mah Na". There are countless reasons why this is a must have soundtrack so go ahead and discover it for yourself!!!


Ho-el_Rockwell said...

Piero is a man I hold dear to my heart.As close I as hold this blog and all the treasures in your chest.
Thank you thank you thank you

Javier said...

Piero Umiliani is my hero. I got so much music by this guy. lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you...Umiliani is always fun to listen to. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!