Mancini's by Godwin Borg (July 20, 2005)
I Girasoli is maybe one of Henry Mancini's most splendid works and one of the most billiant gems in his repertoire. Splendid and nostalgic like the highly underrated film, for me one of Vittorio DeSica's most emotional films, starring 2 of Italy's most brilliant actors, namely Marcello Mastroianni and Sofia Loren. The Love theme alone is worth every dollar I spent on the long sold Japanese pressing of this CD and so are all the other tracks. A highly dramatical score that has it's sweet and tender moments. Such the power of this score that at moments music makes you smile and in the wink of an eye you are vomvarded with highly melancholical motifs that will make your heart bleed, definitely one ofthe most beautiful and emotional soundtracks ever! Highly recomended for afficionados and collectors of Italian film scores of the 60's and 70's and a true must have for all Henry Mancini fans. An unquestionable five out of five!