This musical appreciation of the works of the legendary film score composer Ennio Morricone features contributions from artists as diverse as Bruce Springsteen and Celine Dion. Highlights include Pink Floyd member Roger Waters’ special composition, “Lost Boys Calling” opera singer Andrea Boccelli’s “Conradiana” and Metallica’s version of “Ecstasy of Gold” a cut that anyone who’s seen them live will recognize as their concert fanfare. Morricone himself composed several pieces of incidental instrumental music for this collection, which was released to coincide with his Honorary Oscar, given at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.
Composer: Ennio Morricone.
Personnel: Mateo Laboriel (vocals, percussion programming); Patti Austin (vocals); Jerry Hey (whistling, trumpet, flugelhorn); Andrew Hey (whistling); Dean Parks, Paul Jackson, Jr., Bruce Springsteen (guitar); Paul Meyers (acoustic guitar); Jef Lee Johnson (electric guitar); Gilda Buttà, Jeff Lorber (piano); Herbie Hancock (keyboards, synthesizer); Deodato (keyboards); Bobby Colomby (drums, percussion); Omar Hakim, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Marco Sabiu (programming).
Producers: Charles Carlini; Luigi Caiola
Audio Mixers: Mike Gillies; Fabio Venturi; Humberto Gatica; Fabio Patrignani; Tommy Vicari.
Audio Remasterer: Melvin Reyes.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Aver Studio, New York, NY; East Side Sound, New York, NY; Forum Music Village Studios, Rome, Italy; Forum Studios, Rome, Italy; HQ, San Rafael, CA; JHL SOund, Pacific Palisades, CA; NDK Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria; RCA Studios, Rome, Italy; Sony Studios; sony Studios, NY; Starke Lake Studios, Orlando, FL; The Studio at The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; Thrill Hill Recording Studio; Tokyo International Forum; Tomorrow Sound Today Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA; Westlake studios.
Editor: Fabio Venturi.
Photographers: Pino Forte; Guido Harari.
Arrangers: Deodato; Jeremy Lubbock; Jerry Hey; Quincy Jones.