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Thu, 30 Mar 2006


Morricone: the man, the music
2 CD set, Warner Classics

Maybe you've heard of Spaghetti Westerns? There were a bunch made mostly back in the 1960s and 70s I think. The name Clint Eastwood springs to mind here. The soundtracks for some of these (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is one) had quite memorable theme tunes and the composer was Ennio Morricone ... and here we have two CDs worth ... but no theme to TGTBaTU! Oh well.

The first disc is nevertheless of film music and the second is piano music. As it happens, there is also quite a lot of piano on disc one. If you like Morricone's work, or are a completist collector of film music, then this is for you. If you're not, it probably isn't. (Dr Boots)

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