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Chi mai

(Track) 3:30 Ennio Morricone, 1977


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Revision aka Chi mai - BBC TV, Who Me?
Studio from Maddalena (1971) (and 3 more) ,  released on Disco 78 (1977) (and 45 more)
Credits
Composer:Ennio Morricone (1970)
Arranger:Ennio Morricone
Conductor:Ennio Morricone
Cross References
Other Performances
None Known
Same Variation
Studio Chi mai (16) by Watergate
Studio Chi mai (18) by DJ Mystik
Studio Chi mai (19) by DJ Energy
Studio Chi mai (25) by John Steiner
Studio Chi mai (28) by John Pearson
Studio Terra Magica: Chi mai (1) by Bruno Nicolai (1970)
Studio Chi mai (10) by Gordon Giltrap (1981)
Studio Chi mai (11) by Nini Rosso (1981)
Studio Chi mai (23) by The Shadows (1981)
Studio Chi Mai (20) by James Last (1982)
Studio The Life and times of David Lloyd George: Chi Mai (44) by Studio London Orchestra (1985)
Studio Chi mai (13) by London Starlight Orchestra (1986)
Studio Chi mai (24) by The Columbia Ballroom Orchestra (1986)
Live Chi mai (2) by Metropole Orkest (1987)
Studio Chi mai (3) by Willem Breuker Kollektief (1989)
Studio Chi mai (38) by Galaxy Sound Orchestra (1991)
Studio Chi mai (8) (1993)
Studio Chi mai (31) by Metropole Orkest (1994)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (29) by The Soho Strings (1995)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (30) by The City of Prague Philharmonic (1996)
Studio Le Professionnel: Der Profi: Chi Mai by M.A.S.S. (1996)
Studio Chi mai (26) by Quadro Nuevo (1998)
Studio Chi mai (41) by Edda Dell'Orso (1998)
Studio Chi mai (9) by Triology (1998)
Studio Chi mai (17) by Killerloop (1999)
Studio Chi mai (21) by Richard Clayderman (1999)
Studio Chi mai 99 by Capo Ferraro (1999)
Studio Chi mai (7) by John Zorn (2000)
Studio Chi mai (15) by Nightmares on Wax (2001)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (42) by Hollywood Cinemascope Orchestra (2002)
Studio Chi mai (46) by Free the Spirit (2003)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (32) by BBC Concert Orchestra (2003)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (33) by Mask (2004)
Studio Chi mai (12) by Behzad Mirkhani (2005)
Reproduction Chi mai (1) by I Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano (2007)
Live Chi mai (35) by The Spaghetti Western Orchestra (2007)
Studio Chi mai (34) by Paolo Tomelleri (2008)
Studio Chi mai (36) by The City of Prague Philharmonic (2008)
Studio Chi Mai (39) by The Ray Hamilton Orchestra (2008)
Studio The Life and times of David Lloyd George: Chi Mai (43) by Soundtrack & Theme Orchestra (2008)
Studio Le Professionnel: Le professionnel by Curro Savoy (2008)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (40) by Damian Luca (2009)
Studio Le Professionnel: Chi mai (Le professionnel) by Curro Savoy (2009)
Studio Le Professionnel: Nuovo Cinema Morricone (4) by Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester (2011)
Studio Chi mai (45) by Yasuto Tanaka (2012)
Live Chi mai (47) by Sofia Symphony Orchestra (2012)
Studio Chi Mai (2016 Version) by The Czech National Symphony Orchestra (2016)
Same Theme
Studio Chi mai (22) (1971)
Studio Chi mai (English version) by Lisa Gastoni (1971)
Studio Idiota (Chi mai) by Lisa Gastoni (1971)
Studio J'ai peur (Chi mai) by Lisa Gastoni (1971)
Studio Chi mai (6) by Milva (1972)
Studio The Life and times of David Lloyd George: Dearest Friend by Iris Williams (1981)
Studio Le Professionnel: Mal de toi (1) by Danielle Licari (1981)
Studio Le Professionnel: Mal de toi (2) by Danielle Licari (1981)
Studio Le Professionnel: Mal de toi (3) by Danielle Licari (1981)
Studio Le Professionnel: Mal de toi (4) by Karl-Heinz Schäfer (1981)
Studio Le Professionnel: Mal de toi (5) by Maryse (1982)
Studio Desire (Chi mai) by Amii Stewart (1990)
Studio Chi mai (14) (1995)
Studio House Of No Regrets by Dulce Pontes (2003)
Studio House of No Regrets (1) by Katherine Jenkins (2004)
Style: No style specified
Member Credits
‣29/05/2018 Bob Hendrikx Notes on the 3:26 version of CHI MAI (1977) (Part 1)
3:26 – Chi mai (7-inch vinyl single)

This is a re-arranged version (1977) of the "Chi mai" tracks from the MADDALENA soundtrack (1971). – About the MADDALENA soundtrack: link
The 1977 track also comes in a 5:05 version, first released on 12-inch single. About this version: link

3:33 – Chi mai (1971, 12-inch LP, 33rpm) – Play: mp3
3:25 – Chi mai (1971, 7-inch single, 45rpm) – Play: mp3
3:26 – Chi mai (1977, 7-inch single, 45rpm) – Play: mp3
5:05 – Chi mai (1977, 12-inch single, 45rpm) – Play: mp3

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The 3:26 (1977) version was released on vinyl single:
Come Maddalena / Chi mai – Pathé Marconi/EMI/General Music/Bimbo 2C006-99463 – France – 1977 link
Only on the front sleeve titled as 'Disco 78'. No mention there of the two track titles. jpg
Back sleeve: "2C006-99463 – Come Maddalena – 3:32 – Chi mai 3:30 – 1977" jpg
B-side label: "Musique composée, orchestrée et dirigée par Ennio Morricone – Made in France" jpg
About the A-side track (Come Maddalena): link

Around the same time also released on vinyl single:
Come Maddalena / Chi mai – Negram International 5N 006N-99463 – Netherlands – 1977 link
Front sleeve: "Ennio Morricone – Come Maddelena [sic] – Chi nai [sic] – 5N 006N-99463" jpg
B-side label: "Chi nai [sic] – 3:30 – Made in Holland – 1977" jpg

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Part 2: link


‣29/05/2018 Bob Hendrikx Notes on the 3:26 version of CHI MAI (1977) (Part 2)
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Released on vinyl single:
Come Maddalena / Chi mai – Kébec Disc/Gatsby GAT-0005 – Canada – 1978
B-side label: "Chi mai – Gatsby GAT-0005 – 3:30 – Face B" jpg

Released on vinyl single:
Chi mai / Come Maddalena – General Music/Private Stock Records PVT 148 – GB – 1978
Front sleeve: "Disco 78 – No mention of the two tracks – Private Stock Records" jpg
A-side label: "Produced by Ennio Morricone – Made in Great Britain – 1978" jpg

Released on vinyl single:
Chi mai [1977] / Chi mai [1971, LP version] – Ariola 101 141 – Germany - 1979
Front: jpg
A-side label: Listed duration: 2:28 [sic], which should read 3:28 (see 1981 re-release) jpg
Re-released on vinyl single:
Chi mai [1977] / Chi mai [1971, LP version] – Ariola 103 201 – Germany – 1981 link
Front sleeve: "Disco version, Instrumental – Top hit in England" jpg
A-side label: Chi mai (disco version) – Listed duration: 3:28 (see 1979 release) jpg

Released on vinyl single:
Chi mai / Come Maddalena – BBC Records & Tapes RESL 92 – England – 17 April 1981 link
A-side label: jpg
Back sleeve (re-release): "A. Chi mai – B. Come Maddelena [sic] – Chi mai reached #2 in the pop charts in 1981" jpg

Released on CD:
Le Professionnel – Music Box Records MBR-048 – France – 2014 (track 25) link
Back card: jpg


‣29/05/2018 Bob Hendrikx Notes on the 5:05 version of CHI MAI (1977)
5:05 – Chi mai
Released on 12-inch single (LP size), at the speed of 45 rpm instead of the customary 33 rpm. jpg

This is a re-arranged version (1977) of the "Chi mai" tracks from the MADDALENA soundtrack (1971). – About the MADDALENA soundtrack: link
The 1977 track also comes in a 3:26 version, first released on a regular 7-inch single. About this version: link

3:33 – Chi mai (1971, 12-inch LP, 33rpm) – Play: mp3
3:25 – Chi mai (1971, 7-inch single, 45rpm) – Play: mp3
3:26 – Chi mai (1977, 7-inch single, 45rpm) – Play: mp3
5:05 – Chi mai (1977, 12-inch single, 45rpm) – Play: mp3

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The 5:05 (1977) version was released on 12-inch single:
Come Maddalena / Chi mai – Pathé Marconi/EMI/General Music/Bimbo Records 2C 052-99463 Z – France – 1978 link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg

Around the same time released on 12-inch single:
Come Maddalena (6:35) / Chi mai (5:05) – Kébec-Disc/Gatsby GAT 12.0004 – Canada – 1978 link
No track titles mentioned on front sleeve: "Ennio Morricone, Disco 78 – Gatsby GAT 12.0004 – Discomix 45 tours" jpg

Released on 12-inch LP:
Chi mai – General Music 803.024 – France – 1981 (track A1) link
A-side label: "General Music France – 803.024 – 1981 – 5:05" jpg

Released on 2CD:
An Ennio Morricone Anthology – DRG Records 32908 – USA – 1995 (CD 2, track 4) link / link
Front: jpg
Back: "Chi mai, 5:05" jpg


Related Member Credits
about Le Professionnel (Soundtrack) :
‣17/10/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: LE PROFESSIONNEL (1981) (Part 1)
‣17/10/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: LE PROFESSIONNEL (1981) (Part 2)
about Maddalena (Soundtrack) :
‣04/05/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: MADDALENA (1971) (Part 1)
‣04/05/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: MADDALENA (1971) (Part 2)
Member Comments
‣12/11/2006 mozartito Re: informazione
hi, can you tell me what does "chi mai" mean?

‣15/11/2006 WebMaster Re: Re: informazione
Hi,

I would prefer that an Italian-speaking person answers your question, but here we go:

"Chi mai" means "Who ever", as in Dalida's song:

"Dove andranno i nostri fiori chi mai può dire"

"Who can ever say where our flowers will go"

Used on its own, "Chi mai" is like an expression of spite, or restrained disappointment.

I hope this helps (and I hope it is correct).

Didier

‣09/01/2012 Didlybom My recording on the piano with echo and strings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHHPlqwxZA8

‣26/07/2012 ut-re-mi Chi mai by Miriam Nemcova & Myleene Klass (Piano)
Seen on: http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7796049
So commented:
4. Chi Mai (originally composed for Maddalena, film score) (3:34)
Composer Ennio Morricone (Composer/Conductor) (1928 - )
Conductor Miriam Nemcova
Performer Myleene Klass (Piano)
Date Written 1972

‣18/05/2015 eda-88 Live in Moscow 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkME1Zq3vJM

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