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The Secret of the Sahara

(TV Series) Alberto Negrin, 1987

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Category: Adventure – Romantic User Rating: 9.0/10 5 stars Vote
Soundtrack
Originals PerformedReleased
1 4:27 Secret of the Sahara 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
2 4:26 Red Ghosts 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
3 3:21 Sholomon 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
4 2:52 Kerim 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
5 3:02 The Hawk 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
6 4:27 The Myth and the Adventure 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
7 3:23 Anthea and the Desert 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
8 1:50 Farewell Orso 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
9 1:38 Death of Tamameth 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
10 1:54 Secret of the Sahara 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
11 3:46 First Dedication 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
12 3:25 Second Dedication 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
13 2:21 Miriam and Philip This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
14 3:05 Saharan Dream 1987 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
15 3:05 Les secrets du Sahara 1987 Secrets du Sahara (Vinyl-7'' RCA PB42559 - France - 1987) 1987
16 3:44 Dance of the Snakes 1987 Secret of the Sahara (CD GDM 4107 - Italy - 2007) 2007
17 2:33 Dance of the Chess Game 1987 Secret of the Sahara (CD GDM 4107 - Italy - 2007) 2007
18 1:48 Meeting Orso 1987 Secret of the Sahara (CD GDM 4107 - Italy - 2007) 2007
19 2:48 Tale from Poland 1987 Secret of the Sahara (CD GDM 4107 - Italy - 2007) 2007
20 3:37 Tuareg 1987 Secret of the Sahara (CD GDM 4107 - Italy - 2007) 2007
21 4:28 Secret of the Sahara 1987 Secret of the Sahara (CD GDM 4107 - Italy - 2007) 2007
Reused Tracks PerformedReleased
22 2:40 The Mountain This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1965 La storia, i dialoghi, le canzoni di Il Ritorno di Ringo (Vinyl-LP ARC SA 7 - Italy - 1966) 1966
23 2:05 The Golden Door 1965 Ennio Morricone (2Vinyl-LP General Music 33 01 (1 e 2) - Italy - 1970) 1970
24 1:55 The Mountain 1965 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
25 2:25 The Mountain 1965 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
26 3:26 The Mountain 1965 Secret of the Sahara (Vinyl-LP RCA BL 71559 - Italy - 1987) 1987
Show Cover Versions (4)
Credits
Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor;
Except:
14: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Leonie Gane Lyrics; Lang Lyrics; Amii Stewart Vocals;
15: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Leonie Gane Lyrics; Lang Lyrics; Debbie Davis Vocals;
22 - 26: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger; Franco Ferrara Conductor;
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Member Credits
‣02/03/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: IL SEGRETO DEL SAHARA (1987) (Part 1)
TV mini-series (360 minutes) – aka SECRET OF THE SAHARA – aka LE SECRET DU SAHARA

Director: Alberto Negrin (1940-) link
First aired: 3 January 1988 link
Certified (theatre): 5 May 1988 link
First screened (theatre): 28 May 1988 link

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor: Ennio Morricone – Opening credits: jpg
Recorded at BMG Ariola Studios, Rome.

"Saharan Dream" (track 16 on 2007 CD) – Vocals: Amii Stewart – Lyricist: Leonie Gane – Closing credits: jpg
French version (not on 2007 CD): "Secrets du Sahara" – Lyricists: Leonie Gane, Jean-Pierre Lang – Vocals: Debbie Davis

Orchestra and Choir: Not credited
Voice (track 22 on 2007 CD): Edda Dell'Orso
Bass flute (tracks 1,3,21): Paolo Zampini
Violin (track 5): Franco Tamponi
Bass tuba (tracks 9,13,14): Carlo Ingrati
Flute: (track 18): Paolo Zampini
jpg (2007 CD) – jpg (Closing credits)

4:21 – A1 – Secret of the Sahara
4:26 – A2 – Red Ghosts
3:21 – A3 – Sholomon
2:52 – A5 – Kerim
3:02 – A6 – The Hawk
4:27 – B2 – The Myth and the Adventure
3:23 – B3 – Anthea and the Desert
1:50 – B4 – Farewell Orso
1:37 – B5 – Death of Tamameth
1:54 – B6 – Secret of the Sahara
3:47 – B7 – First Dedication
3:24 – B8 – Second Dedication – Play: mp3
2:22 – B9 – Miriam and Philip
3:07 – 10 – Saharan Dream – Vocals: Amii Stewart
Released on LP:
Secret of the Sahara – RCA Original Cast BL 71559 – Italy – 1987
10:11 – A4 – The Mountain – Recorded in 1964 – Intended for THE BIBLE (1966)
02:04 – B1 – The Golden Door – Recorded in 1964 – Intended for THE BIBLE (1966)

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Part 2: link


‣02/03/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: IL SEGRETO DEL SAHARA (1987) (Part 2)
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The above 16 tracks released on LP:
Secret of the Sahara – RCA Original Cast BL 71559 – Italy – 1987 link
10:11 – A4 – The Mountain – Recorded in 1964 – Intended for THE BIBLE (1966) – About this track: link
02:04 – B1 – The Golden Door – Recorded in 1964 – Intended for THE BIBLE (1966) – About this track: link
A-side label: Composed, Arranged, Directed by Ennio Morricone – Track A4: Conducted by Franco Ferrara. jpg
B-side label: Track B1: Conducted by Franco Ferrara jpg
"Numero di catalogo BL 71559 – Anno 1987" link

3:00 – 7 – Secrets du Sahara – Vocals: Debbie Davis
The same 16 tracks, with the addition of this French-sung vocal, were released on CD:
Les secrets du Sahara – RCA/BMG BD 71947 – Europe – 1987 link
Front: jpg
Back: "L. Gane, J.P. Lang, E. Morricone – Voix solo: Debbie Davis – Recordings made in BMG Ariola Studios, Rome" jpg

3:41 – 17 – Dance of the Snakes – Play: mp3
2:31 – 18 – Dance of the Chess Game
1:45 – 19 – Meeting Orso
2:44 – 20 – Tale from Poland
3:34 – 21 – Tuareg
4:27 – 22 – Secret of the Sahara – Voice: Edda Dell'Orso – Play: mp3
First released on CD:
Secret of the Sahara – GDM/Hillside 4107 – Italy – 2007 link
Back card: jpg
20 tracks (22 minus tracks 4 and 7) – Total time: 62:51 (74:56 minus 12:15) – All tracks in stereo.

The same 22 tracks re-released on CD:
Secret of the Sahara – GDM/Hillside 4107-2 – Italy – 2016 link


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