1973, Italy. General Music / GM/33-01/02
Years ago I obtained a copy of a promo-only Ennio Morricone double LP
anthology. It concentrates on the Morricone compositions that excite me
less: where he works in a pastoral, soundscapey towards atonal style,
what would probably be described as “cinematic”, and where the fuzz
guitars and chants and bongos I’ve loved all my life are in short supply.
I will, however, cherish this record forever: Ennio Morricone signed
this copy for Pete Rugelo with a lengthy dedication. This is crazy: my
favorite Italian soundtrack composer linked up with my favorite American
Fanboy commodity fetishism it is. All the way.