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Breve amore

[1] (Track) 2:35 Alberto Sordi, Piero Piccioni, 1965


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aka Breve amore (You never told me)
Studio from Fumo di Londra (1965) ,  released on Mina - Studio Uno 66 (1966) (and 4 more)
Credits
Composer:Piero Piccioni
Arranger:Ennio Morricone
Lyrics:Alberto Sordi
Conductor:Ennio Morricone
Vocals: Mina
Lyrics
Addio my darling
good bye my love
anche se parti da me
il nostro breve incontro
non scordo più
e non scordarlo nemmeno tu.
Meraviglioso
tu sei per me
io penserò sempre a te
e al nostro breve amore
alla felicità
che, se ritornerai, ritornerà.

Al nostro breve amore
alla felicità
che, se ritornerai, ritornerà.
Addio my darling
good bye my love.
Addio my darling
good bye my love
Cross References
Other Performances
Studio You never told me (1) by Julie Rogers (1965)
Studio You never told me (1) by Lydia MacDonald (1965)
Same Variation
Studio You never told me (3) (1965)
Same Theme
None Known
Style: Melodic
Member Detailed Credits
‣18/09/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Mina: BREVE AMORE (1966) (Part 1)
"Breve amore" is the Italian version of "You Never Told Me".

"You Never Told Me" is the main-title song of the movie FUMO DI LONDRA (1966).
The soundtrack was composed by Piero Piccioni, who also arranged and conducted his own music.
With one exception: the orchestration for "You Never Told Me" was done by Ennio Morricone.
Morricone produced a base track with orchestra and chorus, on top of which Julie Rogers sang the film version and Lydia MacDonald the album version of "You Never Told Me".

A third rendition of the song, titled "Breve amore", was sung in Italian by Mina.
Mina's version is recorded over exactly the same Morricone-arranged backing track that was used for "You never told me", yet Morricone is wrongly never credited for "Breve amore".

2:34 – Breve amore [short love]

Authors: Sordi/Piccioni
Composer: Piero Piccioni (1921-2004)
Lyricist: Alberto Sordi (writer and director of the film) (1920-2003)
Orchestrator: Ennio Morricone (uncredited) (1928-2020)
The conductor credit for "Breve amore" is every time (mistakenly) ascribed to Piero Piccioni, while the credit for "You Never Told Me" usually goes to Bruno Nicolai or Ennio Morricone.
Choir: I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
Vocals: Mina (full name: Mina Anna Maria Mazzini) (1940-)

First released on vinyl single:
Breve amore / Ta-ra-ta-ta – Rifi RFN NP 16147 – Italy – June 1966 link
A-side label: "Sordi/Piccioni – Piero Piccioni e la sua orchestra [sic]" – Morricone's arrangement goes uncredited. jpg
"Numero di catalogo RFN NP 16147 – Anno 06-1966" link
The B-side song (Ta-ra-ta-ta) has no Morricone connection.


‣18/09/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Mina: BREVE AMORE (1966) (Part 2)
Released on LP:
Mina, Studio Uno 66 – Rifi RFL LP 14016 – Italy – July 1966 (track A4) link
Back: "Direzione orchestrale di Piero Piccioni [sic]" – Morricone's arrangement goes uncredited. jpg
"Numero di catalogo RFL LP 14016 – Anno 07-1966" link

Released on CD:
Brava Mina – Warner Fonit 0630-18144-2 – Italy – 1997 (track 17) link

Three versions of "You Never Told Me" aka "Breve amore", based on the same Morricone-arranged backing track:

2:34 – Breve amore – Vocals: Mina – Play: mp3
2:30 – You Never Told Me – Vocals: Julie Rogers – Play: mp3 – About this track: link
2:35 – You Never Told Me – Vocals: Lydia MacDonald – Play: mp3 – About this track: link
2:42 – Base track used for all three versions: mp3


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