One of my favourite composers, The Maestro ...
10 November, 1928 - 6 July, 2020, Rome, 🇮🇹
So sad. What a wonderful conductor his was. I enjoy his sound tracks very much. His songs have become staples of our movie lives.
.. and there are times when I have to hear this track 3 x in a row ...
Sauna - Ennio Morricone ...
That track places the listener in a similar mood found in Tomorrow's Just Another Day LP by Yukihiro Takahashi ... and I think you, Tourist, being a fellow David Sylvian listener, would appreciate those moments where everything slows down to a halt before starting back up again. ☺️
Indeed it does Alec..another favouite of mine..and I'm pretty sure I put 'What, Me Worry?' up on the old site, singing it's praises...great stuff!
..and you are absolutely right about 'those moments'..sometimes I could stay right there in them, drag it out as long as possible, totally submerge..I'm sure you know what I mean.
Yeah, it’s not done often in music, but it’s the musical equivalent of coasting on a bicycle 🚲 and slowing down the breathing, enjoying the surroundings, the breeze, the effortless momentum, a moment’s reward for all the pedaling. Ennio Morricone, Scott Walker David Sylvian and all the ex-YMO people gave that to pop. Yes, maestro, I consider you pop.
Interesting bit at 3:30 about Blue Monday/For A Few Dollars More
Have had this one on repeat from time to time ...
Duck You Suckers. One of my favorite soundtracks ever...Quite sure that was Ennio...
A highlight of all early Wall of Voodoo performances. My first real taste of Morricone, happy memories !
AMAZING!!!! Two giants of the cinema being nurtured!!!
Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone in primary school, 1937
The Clint Eastwood 'Dollars Trilogy' of Spaghetti Western movies, 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly', were pioneering...masterpieces that initiated the popularity of the genre.
An integral part of the success of this and the whole dynamic of these films is the music of Ennio Morricone..it is as important as any other aspect of these films.
In other words, imagine these three great films without the film score and soundtrack of Ennio Morricone...unimaginable, right!?
In fact, I still have an LP record of the soundtrack, or snippets of, the first two movies (or, maybe all three, I forget..will have to dig it out)..superb stuff and uniquely brilliant.
Just found an image of the LP I still have... apparently this original vinyl release is now quite rare.
A legend, he inspired so many musicians. His music will always live on🖤🎶
“Inspiration doesn’t exist. What exists is an idea, a minimal idea that the composer develops at the desk, and that small idea becomes something important.”
— Ennio Morricone
What a life = wow! RIP x