Italy’s Rustblade continues its series of remastered soundtracks by great Italian horror composers with Academy Award winner Nino Rota’s score for the infamous Fellini Satyricon. The re-issue was recorded from recently rediscovered stereo masters in the EMI Italy vaults. Released in 1969, Fellini Satyricon (or simply Satyricon) is considered by many to be the most controversial movie of all time, telling the tale of a gladiator’s search for teenaged male lover loosely based on surviving fragments of an imperial Roman novel. Nino Rota’s use of “barbaric rythms” and “ancient sounding instruments” underscore the chaotic frenzy of the film. The prolific composer and former child prodigy scored more than 150 films, including The Godfather Part II, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, and wrote 10 operas, five ballets, and dozens of other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Rota died in 1979 at the age of 67 from a coronary thrombosis.
The 20 track soundtrack will be available as a standard CD, a Lime Vinyl edition limited to 499 copies with a gatefold poster, and a deluxe box set containing a colored LP, CD, Golden bag and pin, two postcards, and an original poster, ultra limited to 99 copies.
All editions will be released November 30 and are available for pre-order now via Rustblade.