Morricone in Colour [Import][CD]
UK four CD set. With his peerless versatility and productivity, Ennio Morricone is one of the most famous and influential composers of the 20th century. Drawing from an extraordinary range of musical styles, his 500 film scores have accompanied every conceivable musical genre. Morricone's innovative soundscapes for Sergio Leone's mid-sixties spaghetti western changed film music forever. In any context, the composer's work is a formidable combination of eclecticism, sensuality and playfulness. The eight film soundtracks featured in the this box set all derive from the period between the late sixties and mid-seventies when the Maestro was in his pomp. The arty erotica of Giuseppe Patroni Griffi's Metti, una sera a cena is perfectly complimented by Morricone's cool jazz score and his music gives humor and great beauty to such offbeat period pieces as Forza g and Il Gatto and the abstraction that is L'assoluto naturale (starring the Yugoslavian actress Sylvia Koscina and the superb Laurence Harvey).
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