The Ennio Morricone Anthology: A Fistful of Film Music

The Ennio Morricone Anthology: A Fistful of Film Music

by Ennio Morricone

CD

Overview

Whittling the output of a composer with approximately 500 soundtracks to his credit down to two CDs rules out the possibility of a truly definitive career retrospective. Still, with 45 tracks spanning the mid-'60s to the early '90s, this is the best Morricone compilation of its sort available, though Film Music Vol. 1 & 2 certainly have a lot of worthwhile material. Disc one is dominated by highlights from the '60s soundtracks, particularly the spaghetti Westerns, that remain his most famous; disc two is more eclectic, with a greater concentration of both his orchestral works and compositions utilizing a greater variety of electronic instruments, although the hints of electro-pop and Europop on some of the tracks can be aggravating. Comes with an excellent 36-page booklet of biographical liner notes.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/1995
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227185824
catalogNumber: 71858

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ennio Morricone   Primary Artist
Joan Baez   Vocals
Jackie Lynton   Vocals
Domenico Modugno   Vocals
Franco DeGemini   Harmonica
Marianne Eckstein   Flute
I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni   Track Performer
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Track Performer
Unione Musicisti   Track Performer
Paolo Zampini   Flute
Nicola Culasso   Trumpet
Maurizio Graf   Vocals
Michele Lacerenza   Trumpet
Baldo Maestri   Alto Saxophone
M. Verzella   Mellophonium
Alessandro Alessandroni   Guitar,Whistle (Instrument)

Technical Credits

Ennio Morricone   Composer
Jerry McCulley   Liner Notes

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