Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Oscar Winning Italian Composer Ennio Morricone, 87, Signs Record Deal

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When he turns 88 this fall, Oscar winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone will have a new record out.

He’s just made a deal with Universal’s Decca Records, which I didn’t think existed anymore, for a greatest hits CD.

“Morricone 60” will celebrate the composer’s six decades as a film composer.

Morricone won his first ever Oscar this past winter for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” He said in a statement: “After the success of The Hateful Eight score, I’m delighted to be returning to Decca with my own record deal – an extraordinary moment in my 60th professional anniversary year. It’s been a wonderful experience to be able to conduct my scores and to record these with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The quality of their performance of my work is truly outstanding.”

Morricone isn’t the oldest musician with a new recording contract– Tony Bennett has him beat. But he’s up there.

Here’s the track list:

‘Morricone 60’ – Tracklisting:
1. The Man with the Harmonica (from Once Upon a Time in the West)
2. The Fortress (from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
3. The Good the Bad and the Ugly – Main theme (from the film)
4. Jill’s Theme (from Once Upon a Time in the West)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (from the film with the same name)
6. The Ecstasy of Gold (from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
7. Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission)
8. Falls (from The Mission)
9. On Earth as it is in Heaven (from The Mission)
10. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
11. Abolisson (from Quemada)
12. Chi Mai
13. H2S
14. Metti una Sera a Cena (from the film)
15. Croce d’Amore (from Metti una Sera a Cena)
16. Deborah’s Theme (from Once Upon a Time in America)
17. Stage Coach to Red Rock (from The Hateful Eight)
18. Bestiality (from The Hateful Eight)

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