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 Posted:   Jan 18, 2011 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

ANCHE SE VOLESSI, CHE FACCIO?
Lounge Morricone
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This series is inspired by a controversy thread where someone posited the idea that besides THE MISSION and some Sergio Leone westerns Ennio Morricone hasn't written anything great. Rather than making my usual comment that most of Morricone's great scores are from Italy and trying to get Americans to listen to them is like getting them to see movies with subtitles, I decided to take another tact. Since I am at an age where I will only be able to make my case a finite number of times I decided to turn this into a series presenting each great score one at a time, sort of like recordman.

For those who feel I'm not getting to your Foreign language favorites fast enough please do your own posts the more the merrier. But I gotta go my gut and how I discovered and explored the world of Morricone. There were so many lounge scores I was at a loss but then I remembered this one. ANCHE SE VOLESSI, CHE FACCIO? or roughly "Even If I Wanted to Work, What Would I Do?" was a 1972 comedy in Italian and the first directing effort by production designer Flavio Mogherini. The centerpiece for this is "Lei Se Ne More" a semi-song floating on a gorgeous piece of orchestration. As ethereal as Morricone has ever gotten. I couldn't wait to present it to you. Here it is:






Incidentally this is one of two times (the other is SONNY AND JED) that Morricone got his friend Nicola Samale to conduct the score. Nicola is a reknown conductor and composer in Italy. His work consists of numerous classical pieces plus 5 operas.
As you can see this score is too dear for me to skip over. There are a few more lovely themes here like "Tramonto", "Anghingo" and "Per La Strada" so no monothematic restrictions this time. There is even a wacky song "Ora A Te, Poi A Me" to fill out the album.
The storyline involves 4 friends who resort to stealing archaeological treasures from Etruscan tombs and are chased about by insurance agents and the police. I don't know how the images match up with the music. But the music is heavenly. Just wish I had more to display.

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 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I agree with you, Morricone, that this score contains some lovely melodies ... also the common off-kilter vocal/natural (unnatural?) sounds ... and is a great listen.

Yet another that came my way initially via one of many compilation albums and the CD score was most welcome. And yet another for which I have not seen the film ...

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Thanks for this one Henry. I've just managed to pick up a copy on Ebay at a reasonable price.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   plindboe   (Member)

Great melodies, some gorgeous, others rather silly. There's no dissonance on the album, so it's an easy listen.

Peter smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   plindboe   (Member)

Morricone you can always upload the music on youtube yourself. Just use Windows MovieMaker and use as a visual a picture of the front cover, which you can easily find via google images. Won't take long.

I'm sure there are others ways as well if you look around (zshare.net perhaps).

Peter smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Never got around to checking this one out remember enjoying some of the tracks though on Movie Grooves what a great site that was I'm sure I must have bought well over a hundred cds after checking out the rich samples they had up.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Morricone you can always upload the music on youtube yourself. Just use Windows MovieMaker and use as a visual a picture of the front cover, which you can easily find via google images. Won't take long.

I'm sure there are others ways as well if you look around (zshare.net perhaps).

Peter smile


Thanks, plindboe! I'm learning some stuff in this process. But not very quickly. Youtube has Failed (invalid file format) me 3 times. I'll begin again tomorrow.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2011 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

When I ordered this, they screwed up their faces at me. But I didn't care. I love this score.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2011 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Very cool I finally created a youtube link for the piece I meant as the primary sample "Lei Se Ne More". Here it is above.
Only trouble is I couldn't find a high def image of the cover.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2011 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Gorgeous music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2011 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Gorgeous music.

Truly, but maybe I should have waited until I had the piece in hand before I posted this thread. I have the feeling few will come back and give it a listen.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2011 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Gorgeous music.

Truly, but maybe I should have waited until I had the piece in hand before I posted this thread. I have the feeling few will come back and give it a listen.


Deserves another bump then!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2011 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I added a note on the conductor and, of course, substituted "Lei Se Ne More" the original sample I wanted to present for that secondary melody I included earlier..

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2011 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   gatorthemechanic   (Member)

The sound treatment in the new release of this score is great. Highly recomended.

 
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