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Continuing the “Morricone Segreto” series of unearthing hidden and underrated soundtracks of the late Maestro – the next release is the score of I Malamondo. A strange, off-beat mondo-movie about the youth of the early 1960s, directed by Paolo Cavara.
This is one of Morricone’s earliest works, and possibly one of his most eccentric and colourful scores. Quirky and vivid, this soundtrack spans many genres – classical, bossanova, jazz, latin and features the renowned vocals of “I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni” and “I 4+4 di Nora Orlandi” – two choirs that embody the spirit of Italian soundtracks of the time.
The score has been carefully restored and remastered from the original master tapes and includes 7 unreleased pieces (9 on the CD/Digital editions), including 2 tracks released on vinyl for the first time. This release also includes the track L’Ultima Volta (The Last Time), which has been chosen by Wes Anderson for his forthcoming film The French Dispatch, starring Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.