Ennio Morricone - Morricone Giallo (OST)

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Personnel: Edda Dell'Orso (vocals). Ensemble: Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. The "giallo" genre of film is a certain kind of Italian thriller, and although it's not the sort of thing that Ennio Morricone is most known for scoring, he did d...

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Personnel: Edda Dell'Orso (vocals). Ensemble: Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. The "giallo" genre of film is a certain kind of Italian thriller, and although it's not the sort of thing that Ennio Morricone is most known for scoring, he did do quite a few soundtracks for giallo movies. The 73-minute Morricone Giallo CD compilation has 22 excerpts from almost a dozen such soundtracks, all but three of the cuts taken from 1970-1972 movies (with one from a 1975 film and a couple from a 1983 film). As the liner notes point out, though the giallo soundtracks included a lot of bossa nova and Euro-lounge type sounds, this particular disc "focuses on the darker cues that Morricone spattered throughout his giallo soundtracks." So these recordings are very light on melodies and motifs, and instead heavy on noirish suspense and ambience. Morricone's work is so wide-ranging and versatile that it's impossible to say what a "typical" or "characteristic" effort by the composer is, but this collection is, perhaps, some of his more atypical stuff, if such a thing exists. There's little to hum or engage the listener tune-wise; the emphasis is on spooky orchestral swells, rattles, clattering drum patterns, occasional shivering gasps, ominous throbs and sprinkles of notes, atonal near free jazz, discordant bell-like tones, and such. It's usually not out-and-out horror movie material, but certainly maximizes edgy aural atmospherics that don't let you relax or let down your guard. As such, it's not recommended for the usual Morricone listener (again, if there is such a thing); it's more challenging, less entertaining, and less eclectic than the vast majority of Morricone compilations on the market. For those serious fans of the composer looking to investigate one of the less celebrated corners of his oeuvre, however, it's worthwhile and well assembled, though the liner notes are heavier on details of the actual movie plots than their scores. ~ Richie Unterberger

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UPC 5013929370524
Runtime 73 min.
Type Performer
Genre Rock & Pop
Sub Genre Film Composers
Label Bella Casa Records
Number of Discs 1
Track Listing Disc 1
  • 1. Uccello dalle piume di cristallo, film score: Corsa Sui Tetti, L'
  • 2. Uccello dalle piume di cristallo, film score: La Citt… si Risveglia, L'
  • 3. Foto proibite di una signora per bene, film score: Qui ci Scappa il Morto, Le
  • 4. Foto proibite di una signora per bene, film score: Bella, Cara, Dolce, Buona Mogliettina Per Bene, Le
  • 5. Foto proibite di una signora per bene, film score: Percussivamente, Le
  • 6. Il Gatto a Nove Code (The Cat o' Nine Tails), film score: Parabola Del Paradosso
  • 7. Il Gatto a Nove Code (The Cat o' Nine Tails), film score: Placcaggio
  • 8. Gli Occhi freddi della paura, film score: Seguita
  • 9. Gli Occhi freddi della paura, film score: Urla Nel Nulla
  • 10. Gli Occhi freddi della paura, film score: Evanescente
  • 11. Giornata nera per l'ariete, film score: Paura e Agressione
  • 12. Giornata nera per l'ariete, film score: Resa
  • 13. Giornata nera per l'ariete, film score: Trafelato
  • 14. Senza Movente, film score: Ricerca
  • 15. Senza Movente, film score: In Pieno Petto
  • 16. Corta Notte delle Bambule di Vetro, film score, La (Malastrana): Notte e Bambole
  • 17. Corta Notte delle Bambule di Vetro, film score, La (Malastrana): Oppressione di Mostri
  • 18. 4 Mosche di velluto grigio, film score: 4 Mosche di Velluto Grigio
  • 19. Il Diavolo nel Cervello (The Devil in the Brain), film score: Oltre Il Silenzio
  • 20. Violenza Sull'Ultimo Treno Della Notte (Night Train Murders), film score: l'Ultimo Treno Della Notte
  • 21. Copkiller, film score: Sinfonia D'Una Citta I
  • 22. Copkiller, film score: Copkiller
Format Compact Disc
Spars Coding n/a
Artists Morricone, Ennio

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