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Fabio Frizzi - E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilą (The Beyond) O.S.T CD (album) cover


Fabio Frizzi


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.91 | 10 ratings

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5 stars First off, I am a great lover of Italian soundtrack and library music. My favourite soundtrack composer over-all is Ennio Morricone and my favourite library music composer is Egisto Macchi.

Frizzi has been involved with a couple of my favourite soundtracks: Sette Note in Nero and The Beyond. I do like other Frizzi soundtracks, such as City of the Living Dead, and Manhattan Baby and Zombie to a lesser extent, and love Vai Gorilla which he collaborated on.

The Beyond is a terrific soundtrack to a gruesome Italian horror film (not quite up to Sette in Nero for me, but great none-the-less). Although the film has found a cult following and is highly regarded amongst splatter-fest film aficionados, it seems to me quite remarkable in a way that such an excellent soundtrack would accompany such a film -- even if Fulci's is a much more thoughtful film than most really gory films (yet I find it common to find wonderful, original soundtracks to erotic, horror and violent dramas coming from Italy and France -- and I'm sure it can be said for many other nations too).

I've long had a thing for choral type vocals and this album is no exception. It has rousing, exciting, rather sinister, beautiful and uplifting music (definite contrasts in mood). Themes are repeated with variations. If I were to choose just two tracks to keep, it would be "Suono Aperto" and "Voci dal Nulla", the first I find a gorgeous instrumental, and the second very exciting and also has great beauty.

I love soundtracks. And I like soundtracks commonly where themes are developed, or approached differently throughout an album. This album succeeds very well in offering different moods and feel for themes. I like the variations very much.

This review is rather short and spontaneous. Personally, I would give it five stars, but since I have found Sette Note just a little more satisfying, four stars.

EDIT: Listening again, I have to give it five stars. I love the album, and after many months of listening to it regularly it hasn't lost its shine. I might even request this for my funeral when I go off to the great Beyond (the beyond being a chintzy urn that doubles as a cigarette ashtray in this case)...

Logan | 5/5 |


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