Yet another very interesting release from the ever productive Fin de Siecle Media. Pino Donaggio’s soundtrack for CORRUZIONE AL PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA, is a work of many qualities, and for me it is joy to listen to. The score was composed before Donaggio had really established his now familiar sound and style, this is a work that will I think delight and probably surprise a number of film music fans. It’s an odd thing that many collectors of Italian film music often forget or side step the works of Donaggio, maybe this is due to the composers involvement with many horror movies and his use of a number of atonal or action cues, as opposed to melodic or romantic sounding compositions. All I can say to those collectors who have maybe shied away from the composer is, you have certainly missed out and you have not been listening that hard. CORRUZIONE AL PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA is in my humble opinion a varied and solid work, Donaggio creating romantically laced cues that are played alongside dramatic and taught sounding compositions, as I have said already said this score was written in 1974 before the composer had really established his “sound” but nevertheless the music has great character and contains some interesting orchestrations and arrangements. The Maestro combines traditional Italian sounding motifs and musical passages with his own compositions and arrangements creating a rewarding and at times amusing listen. The CD is as always with Fin De Siecle Media packaged extremely well in Digi-pack form, with striking cover art and stills from the movie and liner notes included. Sound quality is clean and crisp, overall a good soundtrack that is presented and restored well, and one that every home should have.