Music On Vinyl presents Ennio Morricone Themes, a wonderful and unique collection of the greatest music ‘The Maestro’ composed for movies over the past 70 years, divided into different Themes. Each Theme centers on a different movie genre, together they allow the listener to rediscover the unmatched genius of the greatest movie composer of all time. Western is the first in a series of five double vinyl releases that bring together some of Ennio Morricone’s greatest soundtrack music. It contains a selection of defining Morricone songs, featured in legendary (Spaghetti-) Western movies like “Once Upon A Time In The West”, “A Fistful of Dollars”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “A Pistol for Ringo”, “The Return of Ringo” and many more, selected on 2 LPs. Available February 28th as a limited edition of 3,000 individually numbered copies on gun-smoke colored (transparent with black marbled) vinyl. The package includes a 4-page insert with liner notes written by Claudio Fuiano.
Ennio Morricone “Morricone Groove: The Kaleidoscope Sound of Ennio Morricone 1964~1977” (Beat Ball Music)
This double LP set is the absolute first release of Ennio Morricone’s lesser know bet beautiful scores from ‘60~’70s. A very cool way to introduce the amazing music of this legendary Italian composer to the younger fans. This selection of the best of the Lounge style tracks from his film music production has been a true enterprise, At the end of this very cool listening experience through four sides, the listener will have surely know and enjoyed all the colors of a musical giant.
Original soundtrack to the 1972 motion picture composed by Ennio Morricone. Un Uomo Da Rispettare translates to “A Man to Respect,” which can easily be said of Ennio Morricone himself-the unparalleled maestro of the soundtrack. This crime film stars Kirk Douglas as a master safecracker at a crossroads in his life, emerging from prison yet tempted by one last big job. Morricone builds the main theme around Cicci Santucci’s flugelhorn as riveting leitmotifs reprise amidst variations of noir-jazz abstraction to frame the composer’s grand vision. A strident, two-note piano phrase sets the mood of heightened tension, while muted timpani and trance-like descending bass patterns sweep dramatically across the cinematic stereo field. On “18 Pari,” slinky rhythms and softened wah-wah guitars offer a distinctly Italian library music, adding elements of lightness to the overall avant-garde score. Un Uomo Da Rispettare’s dissonant chords and angular arrangements recall Morricone’s free improvisation work with Gruppo D’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Krzysztof Penderecki, Harry Partch and Sun City Girls.