LA PHIL RECOMMENDED: The timeless genius of Morricone is celebrated on each track of
this sprawling CD.
World-renowned Italian composer Ennio Morricone today signs to Decca Records in a major new
record deal celebrating his professional career which spans 60 years and 600 compositions. His
new album Morricone 60 will be released on 7th October, just ahead of his 88th birthday, and
marks the start of a unique partnership between Decca and the Morricone family.
Morricone 60 is the first album of Ennio Morricones greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated
by Morricone himself and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy. It sees the celebrated
Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his
recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantinos The Hateful Eight (released earlier
this year on Decca). The album marks Ennio Morricones 60th anniversary as a composer and
conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with
whom hes collaborated on major international movie scores.
Upon signing the recording contract with Decca, Ennio Morricone commented: After the success of
The Hateful Eight score, Im delighted to be returning to Decca with my own record deal an
extraordinary moment in my 60th professional anniversary year. Its been a wonderful experience to
be able to conduct my scores and to record these with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
The quality of their performance of my work is truly outstanding.