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Giorgio Moroder (1940 - )

Lifespan: 1940 -

Related: Munich Machine - Shusei Nagaoka cover art - Euro disco - Italo disco

MUSIC FROM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1978) - Giorgio Moroder This album features Evolution, a 15 minute extravaganza of which Daniel Wang said: "The best-sounding synth record ever".

An album by Munich Machine, features Get on the Funk Train

E=MC2 - (1979) Giorgio Moroder [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
E=MC2 was one of the favourite albums of Derrick May, when interviewed in 1987. This album is one of the highlights in European camp/gay sensibility in music. My issue is on Durium records and altogether much nicer (qua cover art) than the cover art above. The only album of Giorgio to rival the level of kitschiness is the 1976 Knights in White Satin. [Oct 2006]

Love to Love you Baby (1975) - Donna Summer [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

In 1974, Donna Summer hit it really big with the worldwide disco hit "Love to love you baby" after meeting producer Giorgio Moroder and signing to the Oasis sub-label of Neil Bogart's Casablanca label. It is the typical disco song of the period - with Giorgio Moroder / Pete Belotte's thumping disco beat, the wah-wah guitar and the big orchestra (actually "Munich Machine"). "Need-a-man blues" is other disco track from this first Oasis album. --discofunk.com


Giorgio Moroder (born April 26, 1940 in Ortisei, Italy) is an innovative record producer, songwriter and performer, whose groundbreaking work with synthesizers during the 1970s was a significant influence on techno and electronic music in general. Particularly well known are Donna Summer's disco hits produced by Moroder, such as "Love to Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love." Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees.

Moroder scored a number of hits in his own name: "From Here to Eternity" in 1977 under the name Giorgio, and the following year "The Chase," the theme from the film Midnight Express. Both were hits in the UK.

In 1984, Moroder compiled a new restoration and edit of the famous silent film Metropolis. His version of the film introduced a new modern rock-and-roll soundtrack for the film, as well as playing at 24 frames per second and integrating the captions into the film itself as subtitles. This version of the film is only 80 minutes in length. The “Moroder version” of Metropolis sparked heated debate among film buffs and fans, with outspoken critics and supporters of the film falling into equal camps.

In 1985, Moroder worked with Phil Oakey to make the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder.

Moroder also scored films in the 1980s including Flashdance and Scarface. The last one recently became popular again after using the music in the popular computer game Grand Theft Auto 3. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgio_Moroder [Feb 2005]

Essential Tracks

  1. Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby (Aug ca 1975)
  2. Donna Summer - I Feel Love (1977), later remixed by Patrick Cowley
  3. Munich Machine - 'Get on the Funk Train'
  4. "Evolution" - featured as a bonus track on the CD E=mc2
  5. Troublemaker" (1976) - Roberta Kelly

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