Price(USD): $21.80

CD No: 276-965-9
Release Date: 2022/01/21
Format: 1CD

Reissue. For release in time for the world-tour by the Maestro of film-music, the Ecoutez le cinema! Collection presents: The Essential Ennio Morricone - Famous, rare or previously unreleased scores
2CD Album, 44 tracks, 2h30' of music

To celebrate his 85th birthday, Ennio Morricone is to undertake a world-tour including concerts in France, the USA, Russia, Germany and Turkey. On February 4th 2014 he will be appearing in Paris-Bercy for a one-off concert conducting a Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. This is the ideal opportunity for the Ecoutez le cinema! Collection to release an exceptional anthology devoted to a living legend in film-music: a double CD album freely conceived as a sentimental journey through fifty years in international films. The concept? To bring together soundtracks objectively considered as today's standards, but also some rarer scores and others which have never been released before. This new collection features the Maestro's unavoidable masterpieces for Sergio Leone, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the two Once Upon a Time… movies (In America, In the West) or A Fistful of Dynamite; Giuliano Montaldo (Sacco & Vanzetti); Henri Verneuil (The Sicilian Clan); Georges Lautner (The Professional); Brian de Palma (The Untouchables) and Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), together with some (very) original soundtracks which Morricone composed for Saturday-night movies: spaghetti westerns, the giallo genres and other erotica… The journey also covers several scores previously unavailable on CD (The Key) or never released anywhere, like The Demons of San Pietroburgo or the Italian television series Come un delfino, plus two cues from Orca, restored from the original master-tapes. And there's also a double-bonus: songs performed by Joan Baez, Sting, Gerard Depardieu, Zucchero and Dulce Pontes, and the golden timbres of some of the magical soloists who gave the Maestro's writing another dimension ? The voice of soprano Edda Dell'Orso, the harmonica played by Franco de Gemini, and the whistling of Alessandro Alessandroni. In the end, these two and one half hours of Essential Ennio Morricone reveal every facet and idiom of a hyperactive genius inspired by all kinds of films. In the words of French director Francis Girod, ''Morricone is the cinematographer's Verdi. His originality is a subtle dose of lyricism and irony. He's not only a great film-musician but a great musician. End of story.''

Track List

Disque : 1
1. Il buono, il cattivo, il brutto (the good, the bad and the ugly) (main title)
2. Lo chiamavano king (his name is king) - Luis Bacalov
3. Tema d'amore
4. Le clan des siciliens
5. - renascer (moses) - Mauro Marchetti
6. Quando le donne avevano la coda - Bruno Nicolai
7. L'uomo dell'armonica
8. La cosa buffa
9. Forse basta
10. Il lungo silenzio
11. Per le antiche scale (preludio)
12. Holocaust
13. Peur sur la ville
14. D'amore una storia
15. Viagio
16. Deborah's theme
17. Childhood memories
18. Rodeo - Bruno Nicolai
19. A mio padre
20. Scusi, facciamo l'amore (from bad to worse) - Bruno Nicolai
21. Escalation
22. Here's to you - Bruno Nicolai

Disque : 2
1. Chi mai
2. - my heart and I [la piovra - arr. andrea morricone (1964-)] - Andrea Morricone
3. Giu la testa
4. Citta violenta - Bruno Nicolai
5. Orca
6. Intermezzo / dialogue of memories
7. The strength of the righteous (main title)
8. Al capone
9. Lolita
10. Un genio, due compari, un pollo
11. Libera l'amore - Zucchero
12. A perdifiato
13. Ricordare
14. Piume di cristallo - Bruno Nicolai
15. L'immoralita
16. Che c'entriamo noi ?
17. Malessere
18. Mini can can grottesco
19. Hell's kitchen
20. Miluzza
21. A nastassia
22. The silver of the mine