Kronos Records is proud to present for the first time ever on cd format the soundtrack to Fabrizio De Angelis 1984 action film Mad Dog (also known as Cane Arrabbiato and Man Hunt) starring John Ethan Wayne, Henry Silva and Ernest Borgnine. Music by the legendary Roman composer Francesco De Masi (1930-2005).
The solo trumpet is that of Nello Salsa, a student of Maestro De MasiI at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome where the latter was Professor of Orchestral Practice. The young musician, many years later performer of Benigni’s Oscar winning Life is Beautiful (1997) started out with this soundtrack. The harmonica is played by none less than the world's most famous harmonica player (at least among us lovers of the genre) Franco De Gemini.
The soundtrack existed up to now only as 33 rpm lp released by Beat Records (publisher of the OST) and has become quite rare and coveted by collectors. This cd release is the fair recognition to one of Maestro Francesco De Masi’s most successful works of the 80’s, that truly deserved to be rediscovered in digital audio format.
Front cover of "Mad Dog" on the vinyl edition