Monday, July 03, 2006

My most favoritest thing I've posted so far.

Ennio Morricone's film score to, "The Mission" which won a Golden Globe and Bafta award for Best Film Score. This one is for Italy that will take the pitch and be promptly stomped by Germany tomorrow. This is in my top 10 favorite film scores of all time. I feel a little embarrassed to say this but, it's an absolutely beautiful work that makes me a little misty eyed whenever I hear it. I think maybe seeing the movie might put the music into context a little more, but it still holds up wonderfully even if you haven't seen the movie. I don't want to give away the movie but do try to see it. Here's the IMDB link. Ennio Morricone is most known for his Spaghetti Western film scores like, "A Fistful of Dollars", "For a Few Dollars More", "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" that he did in the 60's, but this one sounds nothing like those. In fact, he has IMDB credits for 577 films! That's right, 577 films! All in all, this is a wonderful and moving film score and I highly recommend it. The weird thing is that I couldn't find an AMG write up on this one. It's not like it's obscure or anything. Amazon has 72 customer reviews of it and it averaged a 5 star rating.
Germany has a huge home field advantage against Italy and if the rumors are correct, are very angry at the Italian team. The Germans will play physical and the Italians don't like that, look for a Red Card or two. Italian histrionics and diving will set the German crowd off in a big way.
Germany 2
Italy 1

Track List:
1. On Earth As It Is In Heaven
2. Falls
3. Gabriel's Oboe
4. Ave Maria Guarani
5. Brothers
6. Carlotta
7. Vita Nostra
8. Climb
9. Remorse
10. Penance
11. The Mission
12. River
13. Gabriel's Oboe
14. Te Deum Guarani
15. Refusal
16. Asuncion
17. Alone
18. Guarani
19. The Sword
20. Miserere

Quick Stats:
78 MB
224 kbps
pw = Gabriel


At 7/07/2006 11:20 PM, Anonymous Sam said...

Love this! Thank you!

At 7/08/2006 3:58 PM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

You're welcome Sam.
I love it too.

At 8/20/2006 3:30 PM, Blogger savoadaki said...

Ah Ennio Ennio Wherefort art thou Ennio.
Until I found music blogs a little over six months ago, I had never heard of Ennio Morricone. Then Xtabay posted one of the spaghetti western CDs and I've been finding Ennio all over the place -- even on this rather odd blog! Thanks so much -- this man is a wunderkind!

At 8/20/2006 8:33 PM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

Thank you savoadaki.
Ennio Morricone is great great great.
Since Morricone has credits to nearly 600 film scores, you better get busy!


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