Raymond Scott

The Portofino Variations

Music On Vinyl MOVLP1861
  • 2LP (color): Includes download, Golden 180gr vinyl in gatefold, ltd. to 1000
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1962 was the year Raymond Scott composed and recorded Portofino in many different arrangements. However, no recordings were released until Basta did include two versions on Manhattan Research, Inc. [MOVLP1855] The track became one of Scott's most popular electronic compositions:

The track was recently featured in the Netflix hit-series Narcos (S2E10), opens the documentary "Best Of Enemies" and underscored a recent Gucci ad campaign. Hundreds of videos on YouTube and Vimeo use this composition as a soundtrack. So like with many of Scott's compositions underscoring countless WB's cartoons, chances are one has heard this tune without realizing it was Scott's music.

On this album "Portofino" is interpreted by 20 artists, each version uniquely arranged, recorded and produced in an array of styles: surf guitar, whistling, electronica, chamber ensemble, minimalism, pop, rock guitar, and scat vocals. There are even two song versions with original lyrics, as well as two Scott original recordings that are only present on this vinyl version.

The album features contributions from none other than Fay Lovsky, Jacco Gardner, JB Meijers (Common Linnets), Aim, Arling & Cameron, Metropole Orchestra and Davide Rossi, who worked with Goldfrapp, Coldplay, The Verve and many more. A couple of other artists make their recording debut on the album.

The result is a nice blend of recordings, with so much variation; it's easy to forget sometimes one is listening to the same composition.

The album cover art was adapted from a 1962 unpublished painting entitled "Portofino" by noted artist/illustrator James (Jim) Flora. The original Flora painting is reproduced in the LP's gatefold.

The first pressing, limited to 1.000 numbered copies, is pressed on gold vinyl. The package includes a download coupon.

Raymond Scott: The Portofino Variations

Raymond Scott - Portofino 1 Raymond Scott
Sofie Winterson & Waterlelyck - Portofino Raymond Scott
Arling & Cameron - Portofino Raymond Scott
Eva Auad - Portofino (Love Is Always) Raymond Scott
Schnauzer Radio Orchestra - Portofino Raymond Scott
Merlijn Snitker - Portofino Raymond Scott
Geert Chatrou Und Das Monchengladbacher Festspiele Orchester - Portofino Raymond Scott
Bart - Portofino Raymond Scott
Davide Rossi - Portofino Raymond Scott
AIM - Portofino Raymond Scott
Raymond Scott & Rita & Barbara - Portofino Raymond Scott
Ocobar - Portofino Raymond Scott
Rob Geboers - Portofino Raymond Scott
Sarcastalites - Portofino Raymond Scott
Jacco Gardner - Portofino Raymond Scott
Raymond Scott & Unidentified Saxophonist - Portofino Raymond Scott
Michael Antony Whelan - Portofino Raymond Scott
IX - Portofino Raymond Scott
Fay Lovsky - Portofino Raymond Scott
JB Meijers - Portofino (Pleasure Paradise) Raymond Scott
Lane Steinberg - Portofino Raymond Scott
UFO Hawaii - Portofino Raymond Scott
The Metropole Orchestra - Portofino Raymond Scott

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