The original Ennio Morricone soundtrack to Danger Diabolik (1968) remains one of those holy grails among Spy Vibers. Copies dubbed directly from the film (including sound fx and dialog) have floated around and a re-recording of the whole score by Recording Arts was done back in 2014. On Friday, September 28th, Morricone Youth will release their new vinyl LP, Danger: Diabolik, which is essentially a re-score interpretation of the movie (they first performed it in 2013). A quick look at the instrumentation credits and I wondered if the music will differ much from Morricone's score- I noted the absence of trumpet, for example. But Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog) tells me that some of the vibe is represented by sax (and perhaps keyboard brass). It looks to be a cool project and something to definitely check out! Morricone Youth has released records inspired by other classics such as Prince Achmed, Night of the Living Dead, and Mad Max. NYC-area agents should check out showtimes for local performances. Thanks to agent Lucas for the heads up! Spy Vibers, also please check out my new book (over 700 pages!) about one of America's most successful cartoonists. Enjoy!
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