morricone-conducts-morricone-his-greatest-hitsEnnio Morricone has developed a great amount of respect as a guaranteed creator of the most effective, and moving film scores ever. It wasn’t until his work with Leone’s westerns that Morricone began achieving a notoriety for his memorable music. With more than a hundred scores, and with a massive list of collaborations to his credit, Ennio Morricone  is a notable and premier creator of film music.

On November 11, Sony Masterworks will release a collection of Ennio Morricone greatest film works, all selected by Morricone himself exclusively for this project and as conducted by himself. The album is called Ennio Morricone Conducts Morricone: His Greatest Hits, and features 17 classic compositions. Of the 17, you can expect to find two themes from Cinema Paradiso, the famous main theme from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, as well as “Jill’s Theme” from Once Upon A Time In The West, and two From The Mission. Most of the songs on this set have been newly remastered.

I would call this collection an essential add to your library.

Ennio Morricone Conducts Morricone: His Greatest Hits will release on CD and DD.

1. Movie Theme (From “Cinema Paradiso”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 2:15
2. Love Theme (From “Cinema Paradiso”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 3:12
3. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 3:01
4. Ricordare (From “A Pure Formality”) Branduardi, Angelo; Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 3:29
5. Bugsy (Album Version) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 4:29
6. H2S (Album Version) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 2:42
7. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Main Theme Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia 3:05
8. Jill’s Theme (From “Once Upon a Time in the West”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Bertagnolli, Gemma 2:54
9. A Fistful of Dynamite Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Bertagnolli, Gemma; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia 4:07
10. The Ecstasy of Gold (From “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Bertagnolli, Gemma; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia 3:25
11. Metti una Sera a Cena Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 5:21
12. A Brisa Do Coração (From “Pereira Declares”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Pontes, Dulce 3:46
13. The Working Class Goes to Heaven Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 3:59
14. Casualties of War (Album Version) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia 5:38
15. Abolisson (From “Quemada”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia 4:46 0
16. Gabriel’s Oboe (From “The Mission”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro giovanile dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia 2:17
17. On Earth as it is in Heaven (From “The Mission”) Morricone, Ennio; Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro giovanile dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Sante Cecilia