VIP My Brother Superman
If you think the timing is short on this CD don't worry by the time you reach
the end you will be totally exhausted. This is a jolly, breezy score that
rejoices in its brash vulgarity. For the most part the lyrics are not so
much words as gurgles like awa,awa,awa; or uh, uh, uh; or che, che, che
In tracks like 'Naufraghi e isola relax' and 'Pesci e mare', we have whistling
and a male voice whispering chir, chir chir, over intimate close dancing
music in the former, and caper music that is not so far away from Henry Mancini's
Pink Panther theme in the latter - you even get snores in this one!!. Which
really brings me to the point to explain that this is caricature music for
an Italian cartoon production of 1968 - and the music is very much of the
The main theme is cool, when it is allowed to flower as in 'Lisa' that has
a remarkably attractive combination of harpsichord and solo trumpet. Featured
solo instruments shine in a number of tracks for instance the clarinet in
'VIP e il colonnello' and piano in 'Happy Betty' -- another cute cue.
There are many styles: traditional, mainstream and modern jazz, 1960s
ballad-style, slow waltz, Latin etc. One or two cues suggest more dramatic
chase or sinister elements but the emphasis is on the gaudy lyrical.
Crazy, but not without charm.