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Waters track on new Ennio Morricone tribute album Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 01 February 2007

ennio morriconeLost Boys Calling, a track specially written by Roger Waters for the soundtrack of the movie "The Legend of 1900", is amongst the songs found on a tribute to a highly respected composer. "We All Love Ennio Morricone" is released by Sony Classical on February 20th, and includes some additional music linking each track.

The all-star tribute album celebrates the music of the revered Italian composer, performed by some of the greatest names from the worlds of contemporary pop, rock, jazz, and classical music. The release ties in with Morricone receiving an honorary Academy Award (Oscar) on February 25th, and with his North American concert debut, which takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall on February 3rd (this Saturday).

The album brings together seventeen interpretations - most of them newly recorded especially for this collection - of Morricone's best-loved film scores and other musical pieces showcasing the extraordinary range of the composer's influences and sensibilities.

All of the artists participating in We All Love Ennio Morricone have a special connection to Morricone's music. Many of them have previously recorded Morricone's songs, performed his music onstage, or used his pieces as overtures to concerts, including Celine Dion, Quincy Jones featuring Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica, Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Daniela Mercury, Eumir Deodato, Dulce Pontes, Chris Botti, Vanessa and the O's, Denyce Graves, Taro Hakase, and of course, Roger Waters featuring Edward Van Halen.

we all love ennio morricone Commenting on the new CD, Morricone said, "You realize that you have composed important music when someone, somewhere is playing it. I am however astonished, obviously in a good way, that famous artists from the musical world have paid tribute to me by participating in the project, We All Love Ennio Morricone, that brings together my most well-known compositions in different versions and fascinating interpretations thanks to the different musical origins of the various artists. My thanks to everyone, I am deeply honored."

In addition to three orchestral tracks - "Gabriel's Oboe," "The Tropical Variation" and "Cinema Paradiso" - performed by Ennio Morricone, the composer has created transitional pieces for We All Love Ennio Morricone to seamlessly connect the individual tracks into a continuously flowing listening experience.

Track listing:

1. I Knew I Loved You - Celine Dion

2. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Quincy Jones featuring Herbie Hancock

3. Once Upon a Time in the West - Bruce Springsteen

4. Conradiana - Andrea Bocelli

5. The Ecstasy of Gold - Metallica

6. Malna - Yo-Yo Ma

7. Come Sail Away - Renee Fleming

8. Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone

9. Conmigo - Daniela Mercury featuring Eumir Deodato

10. La Luz Prodigiosa - Dulce Pontes

11. Love Affair - Chris Botti

12. Je Changerais d'Avis - Vanessa and The O's

13. Lost Boys Calling - Roger Waters

14. The Tropical Variation - Ennio Morricone

15. Could Heaven - Denyce Graves

16. Addio Monti - Taro Hakase

17. Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone

You can order this album through the following special links, for delivery upon release: Amazon UK/Europe, Amazon US/International, Canada, France, or Germany. Any item bought through our Amazon links helps with the running costs of the site, and we appreciate this!

Our thanks in particular to Bob Close and Arash Danesh for their help with this story.

 
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