Digitmovies happily explores the decade of the 1980s (after "Superfantagenio"/"Vieni avanti cretino" by Fabio Frizzi on CDDM118) by releasing for the very first time and in full stereo the soundtracks of the prolific Bruno Zambrini from two successful Italian comedies produced by Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori: "Missione eroica i pompieri 2" ("Heroic mission the firefighters 2") of 1987 directed by Giorgio Capitani and starring Paolo Villaggio, Lino Banfi, Teo Teocoli, Massimo Boldi, Christian de Sica, Luc Merenda, and "Scuola di ladri parte seconda" (" School of thieves part 2") of 1987 directed by Neri Parenti and starring Paolo Villaggio, Massimo Boldi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Florence Guérin, Susanna Volpi, John Richardson. In the first movie we have a team of heroic firefighters which sets loose only troubles, in the second one the misadventures of two funny thieves. At the time of the films' releases RCA produced a series of promotional albums which were printed only in a limited edition for use as radio and TV background. Dedicated to the OSTs of Bruno Zambrini, Manuel de Sica, Fabio Liberatori, they did contain selections from the 1980s comedies - of course these are vinyl LPs which are impossible to find nowadays. In addition to the assembled master tapes for the library LPs, we have also used for this CD the complete session master tapes in full stereo which have been preserved in the RCA archives. For contractual restrictions we cannot release the scores from "I pompieri" and "Scuola di ladri" at the present time, but this CD does contain virtually everything which was recorded for their sequels. M ° Zambrini, a prolific author of Italian hit songs in the 1960s, arranger and composer, has written many soundtracks for films and during the 1980s and 1990s has contributed numerous scores for successful comedies such as countless Fantozzi movies or "Fracchia against Dracula" - all of them starring popular comedian/writer Paolo Villaggio - and the "cinepanettoni" of the "Christmas holidays" hit movies starring Christian de Sica and Massimo Boldi until the very recent comedy "La notte prima degli esami". in the '80s musicians definitely worked with much economy by using more electronic keyboards than the standard orchestra which were then accompanied by acoustic instruments such as bass guitar, electric guitars, drums and sax. However the final result was almost always great, never on a poor quality level, and inevitably the sound was strongly influenced by the Italian dance music which was so popular in those years on the radio and in the discos. This CD is a very enjoyable listening experience (in particular while driving in a car), an authentic and endless explosion of joy which turns our minds back to a time twenty years ago. To rediscover this music has been wonderful for US with all those memories connected with a cinema which at that time let US bowl with laughing. Morevover the fact that in those times these OSTs had not been released on CD, although this sound carrier had just come into fashion, was something strange and very disappointing for all fans despite the success of these unforgettable comedies. For "Missione eroica i pompieri 2" Bruno Zambrini alternates a heroic march with dance sound (Tr.1, Tr.7, Tr.12, Tr.13, Tr.16), with funny themes (Tr.3, Tr.5, Tr.9), with sexy music (Tr.4), with a sweet Waltz (Tr.6) and dramatic and suspense sequences (Tr.8 (Tr.15). for "Scuola di ladri parte seconda" Zambrini has written a love theme with dancefloor flavour called "Blue velvet" which is introduced in the main titles by a male voice (Tr.17) and then reprised in instrumental versions (Tr.21, Tr.23, Tr.28) and performed by a female voice (Tr.25). There is also some action and dramatic music (Tr.18, Tr.19, Tr.24, Tr.26, Tr.27, Tr.29, Tr.30, Tr.31).