July 07, 2020

Ennio Morricone ‎– Revolver (Colonna Sonora Originale) (1973, LP, Italy)

Revolver is one the finest Ennio Morricone thriller score, composed in 1973 for the great Sergio Sollima’s giallo Revolver: no sweeping themes, no quirky effects, no dissonance sounds just simple ideas, executed to perfection.
Contains “Un Amico”, the beautiful theme heard in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards and the masterpiece Revolver, a 13 minute action piece that dazzles with its brilliance: an incredibly tense dramatic action music of the highest calibre.

Ennio Morricone ‎– Opposte Esperienze (1977, LP, Italy)

A1. Grande Ouverture ‎– 3:49
A2. Larghetto ‎–  2:00
A3. Rondò Capriccioso ‎– 1:50
A4. Adagio Primo ‎– 2:00
A5. Largo ‎– 2:27
A6. Allegretto ‎– 2:40
A7. Adagio Secondo ‎– 1:42
B1. Ricerca Notturna ‎– 2:10
B2. Città Di Notte ‎– 4:18
B3. Caccia Notturna ‎– 1:18
B4. Angoscia Sopra La Città ‎– 2:56
B5. Volo Solitario ‎– 3:10
B6. Finalmente L'Alba ‎– 1:07

Composed By, Orchestrated By – Ennio Morricone

This beautiful and rich soundtrack, written especially for "Opposte esperienze", shows  an artistic sensibility that has no equal in the difficult world of cinema,  because it reflects the passions that run and overlap in context and it is  particularly attentive to the feelings that disrupt the lives of humans who  take turns in the film. Only a keen student of human frailties may report  on the musical staff all those feelings that afflict the world daily and Ennio Morricone with his whole experience is this.

Morricone, Nicolai, Usuelli, Marinuzzi ‎– Drammatici E Musiche Di Tensione Psicologica 1 (1970, LP, Italy)

lato A
A1. Ennio Morricone/ Amanti D' Oltretomba - 2:19
A2. Ennio Morricone/ La Foresta Nera - 2:59
A3. Ennio Morricone/ Ballata Per Un Robot - 2:20
A4. Ennio Morricone/ Paura - 3:15
A5. Ennio Morricone/ Pavane Per Un Eroe - 2:22
lato B
B1. Teo Usuelli/ Toccata Drammatica - 2:27
B2. Gino Marinuzzi Jr./ Invocazione Tragica - 3:52
B3. Teo Usuelli/ Canto Proteso - 2:45
B4. Ennio Morricone/ Agguato - 2:28
B5. Ennio Morricone/ Attesa Di Tragedia - 2:26

Written By: E. Morricone (tracks: A1 to A5, B4, B5), G. Marinuzzi (tracks: B2), T. Usuelli (tracks: B1, B3)
Conductor: Bruno Nicolai (tracks: A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,B4,B5), Franco Ferrara (tracks: B1,B2,B3)

July 06, 2020

Ennio Morricone ‎– Il Diavolo Nel Cervello (1972, LP, Italy)

A1 La Ragione, Il Cuore, L'Amore 3:26
A2 Viaggio Primo 2:05
A3 Prima Della Rivelazione 5:06
A4 Oltre Il Silenzio 3:28
A5 Viaggio Secondo 2:24
B1 Il Diavolo Nel Cervello 2:56
B2 Viaggio Terzo 2:25
B3 Vita Sospesa 5:30
B4 Viaggio Quarto 2:05
B5 La Ragione, Il Cuore, L'Amore 3:16

"Il Diavolo nel Cervello" (Devil in the brain) is a film directed in 1971 by Sergio Sollima and screened at the beginning of the following year; it's a psychological thriller in which tension is determined by the character's psyche more than their actions. At this time the horror audiences were into Dario Argento's suspense thrillers made up of serial killers, ferocious murders and a pinch of erotism.

After three movies in the 'spaghetti western' genre and the noir "Città violenta" Sollima then decided to make something unpredictable, and paid the consequences of his resolution: his film out went almost unnoticed, and it's been re-evaluated recently, together with the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, who had already scored Sollima's previous works.

"Il diavolo nel cervello" works on an almost-full symphonic register: on a strings background we have piano, harpsichord, flutes and brass instruments. It's a very airy work that creates moments of tension, where the pace is dictated solely by jazzy drums played with drum brushes. Undoubtedly, one of the best productions of the Maestro from those early '70s, including Bruno Nicolai as a conductor and the wonderful Edda Dell'Orso singing choirs.

R.I.P. Maestro

Ennio Morricone ‎– Gestazione / Totem Secondo (1982, LP, Italy)

A. Gestazione (24:00)
B. Totem Secondo (14:32)

Bassoon – Alfio Poleggi (tracks: B), Eliseo Smordoni (tracks: B), Maurizio Venturini (tracks: B), Ottorino Malavasi (tracks: B), Pasquale Sabatelli (tracks: B)
Conductor – Franco Tamponi
Contrabassoon – Ermenegildo De Vincentis (tracks: B), Rocco Sgambetterra (tracks: B)
Double Bass – Franco Petracchi (tracks: A)
Engineer – Leandro Leandri (tracks: B), Sergio Marcotulli (tracks: A)
Executive Producer – Benito Vassura
Orchestra – RCA Italiana Orchestra (tracks: A)
Producer – Ennio Morricone
Viola – Luigi Sagrati (tracks: A)
Voice – Gloria Banditelli (tracks: A)

Composed By – Ennio Morricone R.I.P.

Gestazione is scored for female voice, electronic sounds and string orchestra. Recorded at Studio Forum, Rome, May 1982.
Totem Secondo is scored for 5 bassoons and 2 contrabassoons. Recorded at Studio B, RCA Rome, June 1982.

Ennio Morricone ‎– Dimensioni Sonore 9 - Musiche Per L'Immagine E L'Immaginazione (1972, LP, Italy)

A1. Parafrasi
A2. Enunciazione
A3. Collisione
A4. Densità
A5. Librazione
A6. Commutativo
B1. Risolvente
B2. Parallasse
B3. Correlativo
B4. Contrapposizioni
B5. Coesione

Composed and Directed By – Ennio Morricone R.I.P.

Catalogo Di Musiche Per Sonorizzazioni Series of library music release under RCA Italiana