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Life Is Beautiful La Vita E Bella

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One of 1998's better soundtracks also follows the most simple of formulas. Nicola Piovani's score for Life Is Beautiful is an impressionistic soundtrack at its finest--a delicious mix that sounds inspired by both simple folk melodies and Morricone's Cinema Paradiso score. Throughout, Piovani's themes are like a kid in candy store: bright-eyed and innocent. Tension is gradually introduced on tracks like "Il Treno Nel Buio," but ultimately this score is light and pleasant. The lone vocal cut, Monserrat Caballe singing on "Barcarolle," just makes this disc seem all the more Italian. Piovani hasn't created an epic score, but he has accentuated the difficult themes of Life Is Beautiful exceptionally well. --James Hendrickson

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Buon Giorno Principessa
  2. La Vita E Bella
  3. Viva Giosue
  4. Grand Hotel Valse
  5. La Notte Di Favola
  6. La Notte Di Fuga
  7. Le Uova Nel Cappello
  8. Grand Hotel Fox
  9. Il Treno Nel Buio
  10. Arriva Il Carro Armato
  11. Valse Larmoyante
  12. L'Uovo Di Struzzo-Danza Etiope
  13. Krautentang
  14. Il Gioco Di Giosue
  15. Barcarolle
  16. Guido E Ferruccio
  17. Abbiamo Vinto


Product details

  • Audio CD (October 20, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: October 20, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Virgin Records America
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000DCES
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,332 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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