Ennio Morricone’s passing last year inevitably brought new attention to his huge back catalogue – with devotees already hailing the extraordinary composer’s work and keen for more – and now, film soundtrack I Due Evasi Di Sing Sing has received its first commercial vinyl release. Don’t miss this – The first thick cardboard sleeve edition with tip-on is already sold out on the Sonor Music Editions Bandcamp.
“Sonor Music Editions proudly announces the first commercial release on vinyl of Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to the film from 1964, directed by the legendary Lucio Fulci and starring the famed Italian comedy characters Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia,” the label explains. “Shortly after what would have been his 92nd birthday, the label presents a pseudo unreleased gem by the greatest all-time composer at the beginning of his career.
“This stunning recovery was possible thanks to the work of the producer Lorenzo Fabrizi (head of Sonor Music Editions) and the collaboration of Claudio Fuiano and Daniel Winkler, two significant connoisseurs in the field and maestro Morricone’s discography. The album was originally released on an impossible-to-find promo-only library release in the late ’60s with different titles, due to that the score remained concealed until now. With the recoup of the original MONO tapes Sonor was able to work with the original soundtrack sequence adding two bonus tracks from the original sessions. The music enhances the stories of two sloppy thiefs (Franchi and Ingrassia) in the styles of orchestral jazz and bossa nova, with more sweet and cheerful themes built around the bewitching character of Gloria Paul.”
A CD version will follow.