on 18 February 2014
Ennio Morricone is pure genius. He has produced so many inspiring and magical pieces of work for cinema, television, radio. As well as orchestral arrangements, hit songs arrangements, original songs and contemporary classical music, the list seems endless.
Yet, the title, "The Complete Edition" in no way covers his entire work to date, it would require a massive amount of CDs to get through most if not all his music to this day. It can only mean Morricone himself has selected his complete sampling of his vast output.
And to give you a sample of some of his greatest works not included in this great 15 cd box set, the amazing "Ecstasy of Gold", from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"(the main theme is included.), "Days of Heaven", "The Five Man Army". "Guns For San Sebastian", "The Big Silence", "Face to Face" and many more, the list goes on and on.
Never the less, the selection by Morricone himself speaks for itself, it is nothing short of amazing and presented in chronological order, which is a great way of any newcomer to Morricone music to take a journey of discovery and getting the bigger picture as to why his music inspires and is revered by so many people of all ages from all parts of the world.
And for those who are major Morricone fans, this collection is a must have 15 cd selection from the man himself. Both fans of Morricone and newcomers alike, will experience a unique musical journey of a powerful composer who began his career as an arranger, check out his background music to original and hit songs during his 50s and early 60s period. His inventive, versatile and brilliant arrangements to hit songs made a huge impression.
The genius of Ennio Morricone revealed itself to a world wide cinema audience, starting with the classic Sergio Leone film "A Fistful of Dollars". The rest is history, part of cinema legend, as Ennio Morricone was described as the Mozart of film music.His concert tours all over the world are a huge success and still going and standing ovations aside, he is often proclaimed as the greatest composer ever. Certainly one of the greatest if not the best film composers of all time, due to his vast output of one amazing film soundtrack after another. A great number of Ennio Morricone soundtracks mentioned here are not included in "The Complete Edition" and worth exploring to add to your Morricone film music collection.
The following selection is from his vast output, such as "A Fistful of Dollars", "For A Few Dollars More", "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", "Once Upon A Time In The West", "I Malamondo", "A Pistol For Ringo", "The Battle Of Algiers", "The Big Gundown", "The Adventurer", "Grand Slam", "Escalation", "The Mercenary", "The Red Tent", "H2S", "The Sicilian Clan", "Gott Mit Uns", "Metti Una Sera A Cena", "Lassoluto Naturale", "Queimada", "Imagination Of A Citizin Above Suspicion", "City Of Violence", "Metello", "Companeros", "Lucello Dalle Piume Di Cristello", "A Fistful of Dynamite", "Sacco E Vanzetti", "Maddalena", "My Name is Nobody", "Allonsanfan", "Il Deserto Dei Tartari", "1900", "Lumanoide", "Le Marginal", "Once Upon A Time in America", "Venexiana", "The Mission", "Cinema Paradiso", "The Big Silence", "I Magi Randagi", "Malena", "Vatel", "Marco Polo", "Secret of the Sahara", ""I Promessi Sposi", "Nostromo", "Face to Face", "Guns For San Sebastion", "Holocaust 2000", "Mission to Mars", "Days of Heaven", "The Five Man Army", "Allora Si"(sung by Jimmy Fontana), "Quello Che Conta"(sung by Luigi Tenco), "In Fondo Al Miei", Occhi", "Angel Face"(sung by Maurizio Graf from the film "A Pistol For Ringo"), "Se Telefonando", (sung by Mina), "Pioggia Sul Tuo Viso"(Sung by The Sorrows),"Run Man Run", (sung by Christy from "The Big Gundown"), "Heres to You"(sung by Joan Baez) from the film "Sacco e Vanzetti", "Chi Mai", (sung by Lisa Bastoni)from the film "Maddalena", "La Califfa"(sung by Milva from the film "La Califfa"), "Saharan Dream",from the television series "Secret of the Sahara" (sung by Ami Stewart), "And Will You Love Me",(sung by Antolla Ruggero, from the film "I Guardiani Cialo"),"Lalba Verra" sung by Filippa Giordano and Peppe Servillo from the film "Aida Degli Alberi").
And more film soundtracks to check out, including"Red Sonja", "Moses","Two Mules For Sister Sara","City of Joy", "Imagination of a Citizan above Suspicion", "Frantic", "Lolita","The Thing", "Butterfly", "Au Louvre Le Plus Grand.M", "Hamlet", "Spasmo", "Richard 111 Symphony", "Il Prefetto Di Ferro", "Karol","Death Rides A Horse", "Sostiene Pereira", "Revolver", "The Untouchables", "Molto Mondo Morricone", "Mondo Morricone", "More Mondo Morricone", "Tepepa" "Il Mercenerio", "Morricone in the Brain", "We All Love Ennio Morricone", and hundreds more, too many to mention here.
There is something for everyone who loves classic music and film music is right up there with the best music of all time, check out other great film composers like John Barry Miklos Rosza to name a few.
Ennio Morricone touches the heart and soul and touches every emotion, his music makes a bad film good, a good film great and a great film fantastic. Morricone is simply one of the greatest composers of all time and this 15 CD collection box set is a must, if you are new to his work or to add to your growing number of Morricone CDs. Inspiring and powerful selection of work created over his lifetime, long may he continue to amaze us, the wonderful classic music of Ennio Morricone. TC