Ciao! Manhattan - OST LP (RSD 2017)

Ciao! Manhattan - OST LP (RSD 2017)

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* Official Record Store Day title * Limited to 3,000 copies on ‰ÛÏAngel Shock‰۝ color wax * Never before released in any format * Audio restored and remastered from original film transfers * LP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket * Includes 20-page book with rare archive photos and liner notes Q&A with writer/director David Weisman Edie Sedgwick was the true ‰ÛÏIt Girl‰۝ of the Pop Art age; a woman who famously said she wanted "to turn the world on just for a moment". Part of Andy Warhol''s Factory for a year in the mid-''60s, she is widely believed to have inspired The Velvet Underground''s ‰ÛÏFemme Fatale‰۝ as well as Bob Dylan''s ‰ÛÏLeopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat‰۝ and ‰ÛÏJust Like A Woman‰۝. 1973''s Ciao! Manhattan, the model and actor''s final film, gave some indication of why she inspired such devotion. Written and directed by Factory affiliates John Palmer and David Weisman, the movie tells a quasi-fictionalised account ‰ÛÒ a chronicle ÌÊ clef in Weisman''s words ‰ÛÒ of Sedgewick''s journey from New York to Santa Barbara. In the film, Sedgwick is Susan Superstar, a New Yorker who winds up living in a drained Santa Barbara swimming pool in a narcotic daze, life and art just a hair away from each other. Shot over a five year period, Sedgwick died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 28 before filming wrapped in 1971. For a movie starring some of rock''s great muses, the soundtrack fittingly features cult figures of the era: Richie Havens (‰ÛÏShouldn''t All The World Be Dancing‰۝, ‰ÛÏTo Give All Your Love Away‰۝, ‰ÛÏI Can‰۪t Make It Anymore‰۝), John Phillips (‰ÛÏMalibu People‰۝) and Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers member Skip Battin, who performs Kim Fowley''s ‰ÛÏCitizen Kane‰۝. Other artists are less well-known, including actor Kim Milford, who sings the stirring ‰ÛÏJustice‰۝, and Factory man Gino Piserchio, an artist and dear friend of Weisman, whose synthesizer compositions anchor the score. Never before released in any format, this long-overdue pressing includes all of the above plus selected dialogue from the film, each snippet like a beat poem in its own way. The Village Voice once called Ciao! ‰ÛÏThe Citizen Kane of the drug generation"; deeply evocative of the era, the mood of the soundtrack captures the psychedelic spirit of the film, as well as the darkness and tragedy that characterized Edie''s life.

Angel Shock - Gino Piserchio Malibu People - John Phillips ‰ÛÏBad karma‰Û_‰۝ - [dialogue] Citizen Kane - Skip Battin & Kim Fowley To Give All Your Love Away - Richie Havens Driving Verdecchio - Gino Piserchio "Turn the whole world on just for a moment‰Û_‰۝ - [dialogue] Night Riders - Gino Piserchio ‰ÛÏOpen the door!‰۝ - [dialogue] I Can‰۪t Make It Anymore - Richie Havens "Wake up!‰۝ - [dialogue] Justice - Kim Milford Revolution of the Youth - Gino Piserchio ‰ÛÏAnyway I‰۪m a star!‰۝ - [dialogue] Doctor Feelgood - Gino Piserchio ‰ÛÏMeth burns your brain cells out‰Û_‰۝ - [dialogue] Shouldn‰۪t All The World Be Dancing? - Richie Havens