One of Morricone's first groundbreaking scores for the western – a brilliant batch of tunes composed for The Big Gundown, handled in a way that mixed the typical western guitar-based themes, with some of il maestro's other compulsions, like wordless vocals and isolated instrumentation amidst lush orchestral backdrops. There's barely any "spaghetti" on the plate of this one – just 13 brilliant tracks, including the main title theme, "Run, Man, Run", "The Bullfight", "After The Verdict", 'First Desert", "Cucillo Arrives" and "Normoni Choir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing with deep groove.)
Disque D'Or 2 ... LP General Music (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Nice 70s French collection – with themes from some of EnnioMorricone's greatest soundtracks – including Trio Infernal, Battle Of San Sebastian, Clan Of Sicilians, Good The Bad & The Ugly, I Comme Icarus, Cage Aux Follies, and Once Upon A Time In The West. LP, Vinyl record album
A cool album – featuring one side of the score to A Fistful Of Dollars and one side of the soundtrack of For A Few Dollars More! The songs are short, but tense – and mix plodding solo instrumentation with some sparer dramatic moments, creating a sublime tension that's unsurpassed in the realm of western scoring! Titles include "A Fistful Of Dollars", "Almost Dead", "The Chase", "The Result", "Without Pity", "Sixty Seconds To What?", "The Watcher Watched", "Vice Of Killing", "The Showdown", "Goodbye Colonel" and "For A Few Dollars More". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing. Shrinkwrap has small holes and tears. Cover has HMV stickers under the shrink.)
A score that's arguably much better than the movie it was written for – a great EnnioMorricone moment for a 70s thriller that starred Rock Hudson! Morricone's a bit restrained, but in a way that's pretty nice – making for some lighter orchestral numbers that offset the darker mood of the film in a good way – that shift of music that often makes the soundtrack almost feel like a separate movie going on at the same time as the images on the screen! Plus, the album also includes themes from a few other films – such as H2S, Quando La Preda E L'Uomo, and Roma Come Chicago. Titles include "Blowing The Dam", "Child's Play", "Una Storia Finita", "1+1+1+1", "The Big Risk", and "Various Troubles". LP, Vinyl record album
A huge international hit for Morricone – quite a surprise, given the warmth and whimsy in the music – which is a real change from some of the maestro's darker moments of the 70s! The tunes often use light electric instrumentation in these really nice ways – playful, and certainly comedic – but with these occasional deeper touches that are definitely Morricone, too – especially in some of the slower moments that have this great interplay between woodwinds and keyboards. One of these is the track "L'Onorevole Famiglia", worth the price of the album alone! LP, Vinyl record album
One of those wonderful EnnioMorricone moments where a little does a lot – where mellow moves us the most – and where simple, spare sounds can have a tremendous amount of power! The film's a creepy one (a young girl lets a hunted killer into her family's house, who then makes love to her, and is killed by her, as is her mother!) – but Morricone's soundtrack has a great way of mixing the optimistic with the offbeat – using these elegant little piano lines over gently lilting strings, and bringing in some occasional voice from Edda Dell'Orso, but used in ways that are even more spare than usual! The result is a set of variations on the film's main melody – swelling, dipping, and turning in ways that change up nicely, but without ever losing the core energy of the theme. Completely beautiful – and with titles that include "Perche", "E Domani", "Perche Simona", "La Voliera", "Il Giardino", and "La Villa". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest EnnioMorricone dramatic scores of the 70s – composed for Bernardo Bertolucci's epic film Novocento, and featuring some of Morricone's best serious scoring at the time! The work's got a sense of majesty and authority that befits the historical setting of the film – not nearly as groovy as some of Morricone's other work from the decade, but equally great in its own way. Features 16 tracks in all – and titles include "Romanzo", "Estate 1908", "Regalo Di Nozze", "La Polenta", "Tema Di Ada", "Verdi E Morto", "Il Quarto Stato", and "Olmo E Alfredo". LP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)
Red Tent ... LP Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Kind of a mellow Morricone soundtrack – written for this weird balloon film that starred Sean Connery! Bruno Nicolai conducted, and the whole thing's fairly orchestral – with strings and voices coming in and out – but overall, there's still a wonderfully Morricone-esque quality to the whole record – that sense of space and timing that always makes the maestro so great, even in a more conventional setting! Side 1 features short tracks like "They're Alive", "Do Dreams Go On", "Death At The Pole", and "Message From Rome" – and side 2 contains the extended "Others Who Will Follow Us" suite, which is even better than side one, and has a bit more of the stuff you buy Morricone albums for! LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual period score by EnnioMorricone – and a record that turned out to be one of his most successful of the 70s! The film, as you might guess from the title, is about the famous and unjust trial of Italian-American activists Sacco & Vanzetti – and in keeping with that setting, a number of the tunes have a folksy, almost "historic" quality to them. Other tracks still have nice Morricone-esque touches – like solo electronic keyboard on one track, or a nice bit of oboe on another – and Joan Baez sings the folksy "Ballad of Sacco & Vanzetti". Titles include "In Prison", "Sacco & His Son", "Freedom In Hope", "The Electric Chair", and "Here's To You", which features some backing work by I Cantori Moderni. LP, Vinyl record album
Lots of nice funky moments on this late 70s Italian comedy soundtrack – a record that features compositions from a few different artists – including EnnioMorricone, Piero Piccioni, and the trio of Frizzi-Bixio-Tempera! The tunes are almost more song-based than usual for an Italian film – especially some of the standout funkier numbers – but there are some gentler themes too, which balance things out against the clubbier, soul-based sound of the other tunes! The mix of artists really keeps things fresh – and titles inlcude "Si Buana", "Laringomania", "You Wanna Get Rid Of Me", "Pensando A Lei", "My Sweet Melody", and "E Sarebbe Un'Indiana". LP, Vinyl record album
Very cool – an early 80s album of European electronics based around the songs of EnnioMorricone – all instrumental, from that time when the Italian club scene was really tripping out on cosmos-styled grooves! Titles include "The Return", "Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion", "Like Maddalena", "My Name Is Nobody", "Dawn Of The 5th Day", "March In A", and "Good Luck Jack". LP, Vinyl record album
Luiz Bacalov, EnnioMorricone, Armando Trovajoli, —
Pathos Bellico ... LP Gemelli (Italy), Early 70s. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
An obscure one from the Gemelli sound library – with short tracks by Luiz Bacalov, EnnioMorricone, Armando Trovajoli, Carlo Savina, Roberto Pregadio, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
A landmark record – not only in the history of the western, but in that of EnnioMorricone! The soundtrack, written for this hit Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, is everything you'd want in a 60s western – driving orchestral passages, twanging guitar parts, and spooky little bits that isolate the mood of a scene nicely. The work's an instant classic, and is still one of Morricone's strongest western soundtracks – even if it is one of the most familiar. Titles include "Without Pity", "Almost Dead", "Square Dance", "The Chase", and the extended "Fistful Of Dollars" suite, which takes up all of side two. LP, Vinyl record album
Features tracks from Le Serpent, A Pistol For Ringo, Il Etait Une Fois La Revolution, L'Harem, Le Maietre Et Marguerite, and L'Adieu A Cheyenne. LP, Vinyl record album
Bruno Nicolai/EnnioMorricone —
Zenabel ... LP Gemelli (Italy), 1969. Used ...
Out Of Stock
Penned by Bruno Nicolai, but conducted by EnnioMorricone – kind of a reversal of the way that the pair usually worked together, but a nice one too! The work here is a lot more stylistically open than either artist was known for a the time – less built around a few simple themes, and more presented in an array of shorter passages that adapt to the narrative shifts in this historical film. Orchestrations are relatively traditional, and often quite dramatic at times – but other moments have a bit more whimsy, and there's even a few standout tracks that hit a slightly groovier 60s mode. LP, Vinyl record album
EnnioMorricone, Luis Bacalov, Bruno Nicolai, Fran —
Ciak ... LP CAM (Italy), 1981. Used ...
Out Of Stock
Features music from the films Le Rose Di Danzica, Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri, Il Cappotto Di Astrakan, Masoch, Cafe Express, L'Ultimo Cacciatore, Uomini E No, Il Vizietto II, and Stark Sistem. LP, Vinyl record album
Although Mireille Mathieu's overblown vocal style is sort of a strange choice for the cool arrangements that EnnioMorricone was scoring during the early 70s, this classic meeting of Mathieu and Morricone is an enduring album that offers some of the most famous vocal interpretations ever of Morricone's best European work. A must for Morricone fans everywhere, and with the tracks "J'oublie La Pluie Et Le Soleil", "La Califfa", "La Donna Madre", "Je Me Souviens", and "Melodie". LP, Vinyl record album
A sublime second set of work from Orgasmo Sonore – even hipper than their first, and again a wonderful reworking of soundtrack modes from the Italian scene of the 70s! Compositions here are by EnnioMorricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni, and others – but the group makes the music very much their own – by transforming the tunes with tighter, funkier instrumentation – almost giving the songs a small combo sort of feel, while still retaining all the majestic charm of the originals! The approach is mindblowing – easily one of the best contemporary experiments of this nature we've ever heard – and the record is pleasing both to ears that love vintage soundtracks, and to those that dig funky instrumentals too. Titles include "Too Risky A Day For A Regatta", "Incubi Ricorrenti", "Metropolis", "Summertime Bossa", "Volto Di Donna", "Pillage", "Les Dunes D'Ostende", "Un Ombra Nell'Ombra", "La Sconda Caccia", and "Pearls". LP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful sounds from Max Richter – a record that does plenty to evoke the quality of its title, but all without ever sounding sleepy at all! Instead, Richter works here with that careful blend of subtle sounds he's brought to other projects – mixing his own work on piano, organ, and keyboards with contributions from a string quartet and wordless soprano – as the blend of instruments and voice unfold at a level that almost reminds us of the pairing of EnnioMorricone and Edda Dell'Orso! Yet Richter's approach is less dramatic – and each new passage builds slowly, subtly – sometimes with these older echoes that almost take us back to Albioni or Pachelbel, yet without any hoke at all. Titles include "Dream 3", "Space 11", "Dream 13", "Path 19", "Path 5", and "Space 21". LP, Vinyl record album
Not much of a cover, but a set that features great soundtrack work from Le Sauvage by Michel Legrand, Histoire D'O and Emmanuelle by Pierre Bachelet, L'Empire Des Sens by Minoru Miki, L'Oiseau Au Plumage De Cristal by Bruno Nicolai, La Carriere D'Une Feme De Chambre by Armantro Trovajoli, and Giu La Testa by EnnioMorricone. LP, Vinyl record album
There's few groups who could ever hope to wrap together influences from Stax Records, EnnioMorricone, and Curtis Mayfield – and whole the whole thing could ever turn out well – but the mighty Babe Ruth do exactly that, and still find time for some of their own unique grooves as well! The group are every bit as groovy here as on their previous records – mixing fuzzy guitars, well-crafted rhythms, and a nicely compressed version of prog into an amazingly fresh sound that still delights all these many years later – thanks to well-crafted vocals from Jenny Haan, and sharp arrangements from Alan Shacklock, whose guitars and sense of wit really keeps the whole thing moving nicely. Shacklock penned most of the original tunes here – like "Dancer", "Somebody's Nobody", "Jack O'Lantern", and "The Dutchess Of Orleans" – and the group also turn in nice remakes of "Fistful Of Dollars", "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue", and "Private Number". LP, Vinyl record album