Ennio Morricone has signed a major new record deal with Decca Records.
The label will release an album, Morricone 60, on October 7, just ahead of his 88th birthday.
It is the first album of the composer’s greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself and will include some of his greatest film music from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly to his recent score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, which was released by Decca last year.
“After the success of The Hateful Eight score, I’m delighted to be returning to Decca with my own record deal – an extraordinary moment in my 60th professional anniversary year,” said Morricone. “It’s been a wonderful experience to be able to conduct my scores and to record these with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The quality of their performance of my work is truly outstanding.”
The tracklisting for Morricone 60 is:
‘The Man with the Harmonica’ (from Once Upon a Time in the West)
‘The Fortress’ (from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
The Good the Bad and the Ugly – Main theme (from the film)
‘Jill’s Theme’ (from Once Upon a Time in the West)
A Fistful of Dynamite (from the film with the same name)
‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ (from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ (from The Mission)
‘Falls’ (from The Mission)
‘On Earth as it is in Heaven’ (from The Mission)
‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’
‘Abolisson’ (from Quemada)
‘Metti una Sera a Cena’ (from the film)
‘Croce d’Amore’ (from Metti una Sera a Cena)
‘Deborah’s Theme’ (from Once Upon a Time in America)
‘Stage Coach to Red Rock’ (from The Hateful Eight)
‘Bestiality’ (from The Hateful Eight)
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