La Linea (Original Soundtrack)
Bureau B releases the original soundtrack music to the 1970s cartoon, La Linea, composed by Franco Godi (also the composer for Signor Rossi). This is the music from all episodes on CD, supported by two modern remixes. La Linea (also called Lui) was a big-nosed cartoon character drawn as a single outline around his silhouette, walking on an infinite line of which he is a part. Along with his distinctive appearance, another unique feature of this popular character was that he - to put it mildly - did not hold back his opinions, ranting, griping, sneering and gloating to his heart's content. La Linea's creator was the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli, who recalls that the inspiration for this work was to "reduce everything to one line and express everything I wanted to say with this line" while tidying up his desk. Little did he know that it would become his greatest success. Starting in 1972, around 100 episodes were broadcast in 40 countries. Voicing this little hothead, who spoke, or rather ranted, in a gibberish fantasy language, was Italian voice actor Carlo Bonomi. Totally without technical aids, using nothing but his unusually multi-faceted voice and versatility, he made Mr. Linea's legendary temperamental outbursts audible and understandable to everyone around the world. But these little cartoons were also supported by wonderful music, composed by a number of advertising jingle specialists - initially mainly by Franco Godi, later mostly by Corrado Tringali - wonderfully cheerful, swinging easy-listening gems with hints of Latin music. To liven up the CD further, Mr. Linea pipes up occasionally with a spiteful laugh or throws a little fit of rage.