Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It looks as though the soundtrack to Maladie D’Amour was indeed released in France upon the film’s release in 1987. I have unfortunately not been able to find any other information on it and as such can’t really write on it in depth. I do quite like much of the music in the context of the film, although it does suffer from the same overly glossy production that plagued a lot of music in the mid to late eighties.
Romano Musumarra was born in Rome in the summer of 1956. Even though he was born in the year that Rock and Roll first exploded, it appears that Musumarra has always been more interested in classical and pop. A child prodigy on the piano, Musumarra scored his first Italian hit just before his 20th birthday with the track, “La Bottega delll’Arte”.
He found a lot of work in the late seventies and early eighties as a composer and arranger for many Italian and then French acts, including Jean Mas’ first two albums. 1986 marked the first year that he began his film work with a song for Andre Techine’s terrific Scene Of The Crime and his first full film score for Regis Wargnier’s Women Of My Life.
These popular works would lead him to a dozen or so different productions ranging from a song for Jess Franco’s Faceless (1988) to a couple of complete scores for films from Jacques Deray including, of course, Maladie D’Amour.
Musumarra provides Maladie D’Amour with a solid if not completely memorable score. I would be most curious to hear the complete soundtrack on its own as my opinion of it might rate higher then. Visit Romano’s official website here for much more information.