Ennio Morricone 'Morricone Segreto: The Maestro's Hidden Songs for Cinema (1962-1973)' 2xLP
During an extraordinary career which spanned more than six decades, world-renowned Italian composer Ennio Morricone created over 600 original compositions and a unique and unmistakable style, blending avant-garde solutions with the finest pop-psych attitude. Marking would have marked the Maestro’s 95th birthday (10th November 2023), CAM Sugar presents a new collection of little-known gems composed by Morricone, that stands complimentary to 2020’s Morricone Segreto collection: Morricone Segreto Songbook. Proof that even one of the most celebrated composers of our time can still hold secrets yet to be unveiled.
Morricone Segreto Songbook reveals again the pop-psych, dark-cinematic and avant-garde sounds that characterized the original collection, with, in addition, a few swerves into the folk-rock of the time, between poignant ballads and elegant chansons. This anthology was born out of a desire to delve into Morricone’s cinematic song production, to unearth some hidden gems that have been more or less forgotten or passed over in the background, despite the innovative level of the writing and the modernity of the orchestration.
Ennio Morricone has been, without a doubt, the most important Italian artist of the last 60 years and possibly the most well-known film music composer of the 20th century. Behind the mainstream Morricone hugely celebrated by critics and acclaimed by his audience, there is a hidden Morricone, a Morricone Segreto: an eccentric, underground genius who used his refined education, to implant cultured materials in a daily, popular context. This side of the Maestro that is mostly unknown to the broader audience, but deeply appreciated and influential for so many artists and connoisseurs.
“Ennio Morricone, as far as I am concerned, is my favorite composer. And when I say ‘favorite composer,’ I don’t mean movie composer ... I’m talking about Mozart, I’m talking about Beethoven, I’m talking about Schubert. That’s who I’m talking about.” — QUENTIN TARANTINO
Catalogue number: 924722
Label: CAM Sugar