Ricordare: The Songs of Ennio Morricone

Ricordare: The Songs of Ennio Morricone


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Ennio Morricone is known for many musical things, but one of them isn't songwriting. Turns out there's a reason for this. Ricordare: The Songs of Ennio Morricone, an entry in Ace's ongoing songwriter songbook series, contains 21 versions of songs he's written, most dating from the '60s and most sung in Italian, which makes the handful of ringers (all placed toward the end) all the more interesting. Scott Walker sings "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti" and Pet Shop Boys tackle "It Couldn't' Happen Here," while Joan Baez struts through the pomp and circumstance of "Here's to You." This particular cut highlights how Morricone's compositions are perhaps best heard as compositions, not songs: the interlocked melodies and arrangements do have a cinematic pull but when they're channeled into a song, they're not as compelling as when they're splashed all over the silver screen.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667077422
catalogNumber: 3456490
Rank: 175725

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ennio Morricone   Conductor
Bruno Nicolai   Conductor

Technical Credits

Joan Baez   Composer
Pet Shop Boys   Producer
Angelo Badalamenti   Arranger
Jack Fishman   Composer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Arranger,Composer,Orchestration
Carlo Rossi   Composer
Neil Tennant   Composer
David Jacob   Producer
Sergio Bardotti   Composer
John Franz   Producer
Pascal Quignard   Composer
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Zucchero Fornaciari   Composer
Andrea Morricone   Composer
Luigi Caiola   Producer
Maurizio Costanzo   Composer
Lina Wertmuller   Composer
Maurizio Monti   Composer
Robert Cornford   Director
Audrey Nhora Stainton   Composer
Daniele Falangone   Orchestration
João Mendonça   Composer
Francesco De Melis   Composer
Giuseppe Tornatore   Composer
Gaetano De Chiara   Composer
Luca Angelosanti   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Francesco Morettini   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Romina Arena   Composer
Ian Johnston   Liner Notes
Guido Castaldo   Composer
Bernard Raduszynski   Composer
Carlo Nistri   Composer
Franco Torti   Composer
Emma Scoles   Composer
Bruno Paolinelli   Composer

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