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on 3 June 2012
it seems incredible that even at a comprehensive 15cd boxset, (released to mark the maestros 80th birthday) this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as his total compositions are included. even at 15 cds its incredible to think that some of his familiar compositions are still missing. but, they were all personally chosen by Morricone himself.
therefore to call it 'the complete edition' is misleading. there are literally hundreds of compilations of Morricone on the market, but its difficult to think there will ever be a better one then this again. and heres the thing. every single composition here is not only the original but remastered to boot.
Morricone is to film music what Beethoven was to classical, and Lennon/McCartney & Dylan are to pop music. one cannot help but be engrossed by the different and memorable styles on display from the very first cd. there are very few people who have not fallen in love with his music. buy this boxset and fall in love all over again.
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on 27 December 2012
Being a great fan and collector of Maestro Morricone`s music since the 60`s I am still
surprised at the pleasure to be had from this collection.As previously mentioned by others,
it is difficult to make a definitive list of favourites from the vast repertoire of this most
prolific composer of film music,but this is probably the best attempt at a collection that I
have come across.One of the best things about it is,there is no skipping tracks to find a better one.
Every track is truly memorable,some with variations I haven`t heard before.If you are an ardent fan of Morricone
you will be delighted with this collection,even if you think you have heard them before,listen again.
If however you are a recent admirer,do not hesitate,this will be a great chance to obtain one of the
finest collections of music you will ever get your hands on,and at this price it is a true bargain.
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on 15 December 2013
It is far from the standard 'best of' collection but when it comes to the oeuvre of Ennio Morricone it might just be impossible to make such a selection. Ennio compoosed and arranged so much music it will be hard to choose from. This an overview of his work picked by none other than the master himself. I was pleasantly surpirised by what i found on this extensive package. Of course dominated by his compositions for movies but there is plenty of other stuff, like his contemporary classical music or original somgs. To say it is well worth the money would be an understatement. If you love Ennio's music this is a must have. If you don't know Ennio's music, well that's impossible.
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on 4 June 2009
Whether you're a music lover in general or a disc collector wanting to have a good selection of different kinds of music genres in your shelf, then this boxed set is an obligatory buy. Containing over 200 (!) compositions, handpicked by the film music genius Ennio Morricone himself, and covering nearly five decades of his career, is something that is very hard to pass by. Especially so, when you think how much you get at this price! So, if you do not want to spend your time collecting separate soundtrack CDs from the Maestro, but still want to have a comprehensive presentation of his incredibly versatile music, don't hesitate to grab this one. After that you don't necessarily need to buy any other Morricone collection, as this covers it all. I guarantee the box will give you joy for years to come, as Morricone's music is timeless.
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on 24 April 2013
If you are a completest who wants to own each and every soundtrack (in full) that Morricone did then clearly this, or any compilation will never suffice. if, on the other hand you are a Morricone fan and you just want a decent overview of his different work than you can't do much better than this compilation. 9 discs, of film soundtrack work means that you get a pretty comprehensive overview of everything from giallo soundtracks, Leone westerns to more modern works, Italian films, Hollywood films everything! 2 discs of TV music, and 4 discs covering orchestral music and pop songs.

The only thing I would say with this compilation is that it's a mystery that it is so hard to come by, the tracks were chosen by the maestro himself, all original recordings and yet you usually have to look for a 2nd hand or a 3rd party seller to find a copy.
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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
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on 29 August 2014
Almost all, no one expect to have all the film music, or a collection of 100 cds of Ennio Morricone. But anyway I expected more information of tracks, only a little book with photos and a little, little biografy of Morricone awards.
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on 22 December 2014
Was one of the last to get it for £35 so very happy.
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on 16 August 2014
Bought as a gift. Very enjoyable
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