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 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Just got an email from quarter about this new release . Needless to say fkn ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

A quite sensational release. Obviously, Quartet didn´t license the score from the Laurentiis company in Italy, but from Paramount (who were the film´s US distributor) in the US!
And the score will be available on CD (even 1000 copies!) as well as on LP (500 copies):


Quartet Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of the highly requested score by Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai for Alberto de Martino’s gangster film BANDITS IN ROME (aka ROMA COME CHICAGO)

The film stars John Cassavetes as professional hold-up man Corda, who teams up with hot-headed Enrico to carry out his heists. Corda has principles – as a family man, he refuses to kill anyone – but when he is arrested after their latest heist, his uncontrolled companion starts wreaking havoc in the underworld. Since Enrico has no qualms about shooting a few people, his bloody rampage puts pressure on the Commissioner to catch him as well.

Following their work on de Martino’s notoriously nepotistic spy spoof OK CONNERY, Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai share co-composer credit on this funky soundtrack that features raunchy jazz cues for the heists, an achingly beautiful love theme for our lead gangster and the idyll he wants to achieve with his girlfriend, plus a few cool dance cues for the gangsters’ hideout that also doubles as a go-go disco.

Until now, BANDITS IN ROME was one of the most significant gaps in the Morricone and Nicolai discography. This 18-track CD – featuring all the surviving material in mono (although the film uses the music in a very liberal fashion) – was supervised by Claudio Fuiano, and restored and mastered by Chris Malone. The richly illustrated 12-page booklet includes liner notes by Gergely Hubai, who discusses both film and score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Ordered from Quartet but shipping is 18 euros to ship a 16 euro CD to UK. It's getting silly. I'll always go the download route whenever possible.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Holy Grail time for me!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Superb news.
Remastered by Chris M will be an added bonus for clarity.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Indeed fantastic news regarding a long overdue soundtrack! The main theme is Ennio at his very best and this intense score has more to offer.

Just wondering: why did they opt for English track titles?

Laurent

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Gary Radovich   (Member)

This is stunning. The “unmentionable” that’s been floating around for years also had 18 tracks and very very good sound so this remastering should be terrific. Oddly enough, when I saw the film recently for the first time, the music was not prominent in the sound mix which surprised me as the music is so forceful and driven.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Indeed fantastic news regarding a long overdue soundtrack! The main theme is Ennio at his very best and this intense score has more to offer.

Just wondering: why did they opt for English track titles?

No habla espanol ?smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Ordered from Quartet but shipping is 18 euros to ship a 16 euro CD to UK. It's getting silly. I'll always go the download route whenever possible.

Yes, although there is also a Riz Ortolani score part of this new batch.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Ordered from Quartet but shipping is 18 euros to ship a 16 euro CD to UK. It's getting silly. I'll always go the download route whenever possible.

Yes, although there is also a Riz Ortolani score part of this new batch.


Snap!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   Acer   (Member)

Instant buy for me, along with the new Ortolani. What an amazing flood of “inedits” we have had since the Maestro’s passing just 6 months ago. Holy grails CDs and a host of unreleased digital tracks. The legend lives on!

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2021 - 10:39 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Indeed fantastic news regarding a long overdue soundtrack! The main theme is Ennio at his very best and this intense score has more to offer.

Just wondering: why did they opt for English track titles?

Laurent


Hi Laurent Guess it has to be because of what Stefan has mentioned that it has been licensed from Paramount in ths US. Like to see the original Italian titles myself but it is not that important especially if it has allowed this superb score to finally be released at last.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 3:51 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

Fantastic.

I thought the next Morricone release from Quartet would be I DUE EVASI DI SING SING so this is a nice surprise.

Thanks, Quartet! Ordered of course (along with the SILENCE re-issue).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Just got an email from quarter about this new release.

Quartermass?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Just got an email from quarter about this new release.

Quartermass?


Trust you!

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Leo, we got one mate!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Leo, we got one mate!

Bill, I've just noticed....many apologies.

An utterly fantastic release !

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yep, overdue but most welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2021 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Yep, overdue but most welcome.

Bill, it's time to dispose of the "unmentionables" of which I have several.
Wonderful news.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2021 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

I've just got a text saying picked up, delivery tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.

 
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