Release date: 13 December 2011

CDDM200

Zorro

Guido & Maurizio De Angelis

Zorro

After ten years of a hard job of rescuing and preserving Italian soundtracks, Digitmovies proudly celebrates its 200th CD by issuing on CD for the first time complete and in full stereo the OST of the cool brothers Guido & Maurizio De Angelis for the movie “ Zorro” directed in 1974 by Duccio Tessari and starring Alain Delon, Stanley Baker, Ottavia Piccolo, Enzo Cerusico,Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Giampiero Albertini, Marino Masè, Adriana Asti. Diego de la Vega (Delon) dresses up as a killed friend. De la Vega becomes governor of a province , showing himself intentionally incapable to better deceive the fierce colonel Huerta (Baker), commander of the military garrison, but by disguising himself as Zorro, in fact he is on the side of the people and helps them to defend themselves from the abuse of power and to make a rebelkion. Huerta sentences brother Francisco (Albertini) and the rebels, who are imprisoned by the soldiers , to hard labours and furthermore he orders the arrest of Ortensia Pulido (Piccolo), Diego’s cousin from whom the wealths and properties were confiscated because of her subversivity. At the end Zorro faces the soldiers, sets the prisoners free, sets the soldiers on the wrong track outside the city and also sets free his cousin Ortensia. At that time a 45 rpm singles was issued in Italy and in Japan with the songs “Zorro is back” and “To you mi chica”, and a vinyl album with twelve selections and a duration of 30:19 was issued in France, Germany and Japan and later reissued with the same contents by C.A.M. on CD for the first time in 1991. For this special CD, enriched with 16 pages in colour with rare stills, we could use the first generation stereo master tapes of the original recording session that gave us the chance to discover about 40 minutes previously unreleased which brings the CD to a total duration of 70:14. The De Angelis brothers have written a cheerful main theme for the masked avenger Zorro called “Zorro is back”, introduced in the version performed by Oliver Onions in “Titoli di testa” (Tr.1, Tr.12) and reprised in instrumental form in Tr.5, Tr.7. This motif is alternated with the love theme “To you mi chica” introduced for solo guitar (Tr.3), in orchestral (Tr.6) and vocal (Tr.8) version and with dramatic symphonic music with latin flavour for the heroic actions of Zorro (Tr.2, Tr.4, Tr.9, Tr.11). The bonus material contains exciting reprises of the album versions of “Zorro is back”, “To you mi chica” and the dramatic background themes among which a remarkable rarity can be found: the off-vocal take of the main theme song, that is… “Karaoke” with Zorro!

the original album
01. ZORRO IS BACK 4:02
02. ORTENSIA'S CAPTURE 1:54
03. THE GOVERNOR'S SON 2:16
04. GOVERNOR'S DEATH 2:21
05. ZORRO IN THE VILLAGE 1:39
06. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.) 2:52
07. ZORRO'S ARRIVAL 3:16
08. TO YOU MI CHICA (vocal) 2:51
09. HUERTA 3:46
10. ZORRO AND THE GOVERNOR 1:56
11. HUERTA'S CHASE 1:05
12. ZORRO IS BACK 1:53
bonus tracks - previously unreleased
13. ZORRO IS BACK (vocal reprise) 2:13
14. ORTENSIA'S CAPTURE (reprise) 1:06
15. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.reprise - Film version) 2:51
16. ZORRO IS BACK (vocal reprise # 2) 4:31
17. HUERTA'S CHASE (reprise) 0:56
18. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.reprise # 2) 1:44
19. ZORRO AND THE GOVERNOR (reprise) 1:15
20. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.reprise # 3) 2:51
21. ZORRO IS BACK (vocal reprise # 3) 1:22
22. ORTENSIA'S CAPTURE (reprise # 2) 1:18
23. ZORRO IN THE VILLAGE (reprise # 2) 1:07
24. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.reprise # 4) 2:30
25. ZORRO IS BACK (vocal reprise # 4) 1:46
26. ZORRO AND THE GOVERNOR (reprise # 2) 2:37
27. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.reprise # 5) 2:49
28. GOVERNOR'S DEATH (reprise) 1:29
29. TO YOU MI CHICA (instr.reprise # 6) 2:51
30. ZORRO IS BACK (off vocal version) 3:52