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You never told me

[1] (Track) 2:43 Alberto Sordi, Robert Mellin, Piero Piccioni, 1965

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aka You never told me (Movie version), You never told me (titoli-versione film)
Studio from Fumo di Londra (1965) ,  released on Fumo di Londra (1966) (and 4 more)
Composer:Piero Piccioni
Arranger:Ennio Morricone
Lyrics:Alberto Sordi
Lyrics:Robert Mellin
Conductor:Ennio Morricone
Vocals:Julie Rogers
You never told me
How much you cared
I never guessed it somehow
And I was so unhappy
So sad and blue
My aching, breaking heart said
I'd lost you

You never told me
How could I know?
You never kissed me till now
But now your lips have told me
How much you really care
No matter what may happen
I'll be there
Cross References
Other Performances
Studio Breve amore (1) by Mina (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
‣17/09/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Julie Rogers: YOU NEVER TOLD ME (1966) (Part 1)
"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, based on the same backing track, was sung in Italian by Mina.

2:30 – You Never Told Me – Vocals: Julie Rogers
The Julie Rogers version is heard over the opening and closing credits of the movie FUMO DI LONDRA (1966).

Authors: Sordi/Mellin/Piccioni
Composer: Piero Piccioni (1921-2004)
Lyricist of the Italian version (Breve amore): Alberto Sordi (writer and director of the film) (1920-2003) link
Lyricist of the English version (You never told me): Robert Mellin (1902-1994) link / link
Orchestrator: Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)
Conductor credit ascribed to Bruno Nicolai, but also to Ennio Morricone and Piero Piccioni.
Choir: I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni
Vocals: Julie Rogers (birth name: Julie Rolls) (1943-)

First released on vinyl single:
You Never Told Me / Richmond Bridge – Mercury 154 277 MCF – Italy – 1966
A-side label: "Sordi/Mellin/Piccioni – Orchestra diretta da Bruno Nicolai" – Morricone's arrangement goes uncredited on the 45, because usually only the lyricist, composer and conductor are listed, not the arranger. jpg
"Numero di catalogo 154 277 MCF – Anno 1966" link

On the 1966 soundtrack album, the Lydia MacDonald "album version" is included, not the Julie Rogers "movie version".

‣17/09/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Julie Rogers: YOU NEVER TOLD ME (1966) (Part 2)
Released on 2LP:
Storia di un Italiano – General Music 2 GM 30701 – Italy – 1982 (LP 1, track A1) link
A-side label of LP 1: "Canta: Julie Rogers – Arrangiamento di Ennio Morricone" jpg

Released on 2CD:
Fumo di Londra – Avanz SP/CR 20002, 20003 – Japan – 1997 (CD 1, track 2) link
Front: jpg
Back: CD 1, track 2: film version (Julie Rogers) – CD 1, track 18: album version (Lydia MacDonald) – CD 2, track 23: Party version (Morricone's base track) jpg

Released on 2LP:
Fumo di Londra – Black Cat Records BCR 102 DLP – Italy – 2000 (LP 2, track A1) link
Back: LP 1, track A1: Vocals: Lydia MacDonald (album version) – LP 2, track A1: Vocals: Julie Rogers (movie version) – LP 2, track A8: Morricone's base track – "Featuring 'I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni' – Arranged and Conducted by Ennio Morricone" jpg

Three different "You Never Told Me" versions, based on the same Morricone-arranged backing track:

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

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