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Giorgio Moroder

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".

In the 1980s, Moroder scored films including Flashdance and Scarface. The last one recently became popular again after using the music in the popular computer game Grand Theft Auto 3.

External links

  • Official Giorgio Moroder Website
  • Giorgio Moroder at the Internet Movie Database

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