The Secret Identity of Ennio Morricone

The Sound Projector Radio Show 11th December 2009

With guest Harley Richardson

  1. Ennio Morricone, ‘Studi Per un Finale (Secondo)’ [1969]
    From Happening: Acid Sides of the Maestro, ITALY EL RECORDS ACMEM58 CD (UNKNOWN)
  2. ‘Spazio 1999’ [1976]
  3. ‘Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri’ [1969]
    From Crime and Dissonance, USA IPECAC RECORDINGS IPC66 2 x CD (2005)
  4. ‘Forza G’ (Psichedelico Jazzistico) [1971]
    Available on Psichedelico Jazzistico, UK EL ACMEM 35CD (2004)
  5. ‘Suspense’ [1968]
    From Il Mercenario / Faccia a Faccia, ITALY VIVI MUSICA SOUNDTRACKS VCDS 7018 CD (1995)
  6. ‘Dies Irae Psichedelico’ [1968]
    Available on Escalation, ITALY CAM CSE 053 CD (1992)
  7. ‘Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto… Girotondo (Reprise)’ [1968]
    From Molto Mondo Morricone, GERMANY ROYAL EAR FORCE REF 08 CD (2003)
  8. ‘Come un Madrigale’ [1972]
    Available on Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio, ITALY DAGORED RED 139-1 LP (2001)
  9. ‘Squilli Gioiosi’
    From La Fidanzata Del Bersagliere, ITALY COMETA EDIZIONI MUSICALI CMT 1004/12 LP (ND)
  10. ‘Bad Orchestra’ [1968]
    From A Fistful of Sounds, UK BMG 74321 660402 2 X CD (1999)
  11. Peter Tevis, ‘Pastures of Plenty’ [1962]
    Original issue RCA PM45-3115
  12. Ennio Morricone, ‘I Figli Morti’ [1971]
    From Morricone Aromatico, UK SNAPPER MUSIC SMDCD510 2 X CD (2004)
  13. ‘Quemada Secondo’ [1969]
    From Happening: Acid Sides of the Maestro, op cit.
  14. ‘The Hellbenders’ [1967]
    Available on Spaghetti Westerns Volume Two, USA DRG RECORDS 32909 2 x CD (1995)
  15. ‘Intermezzino Pop’ [1970]
    From Molto Mondo Morricone, op cit.
  16. Rita Monico, ‘Thrilling’ [1965]
    Available on Canto Morricone Vol. 1 – The 60s, GERMANY BEAR FAMILY BCD 16244 AH CD (1998)
  17. Ennio Morricone, ‘Barnaba’s Bamba’ [1965]
    From A Gun for Ringo / The Return of Ringo / Death Rides A Horse, UK SNAPPER MUSIC SMDCD510 CD (2004)
  18. Lisa Gastoni, ‘Una Stanza Vuota’ [1966]
    Available on Canto Morricone Vol. 1 – The 60s, op cit.
  19. Ennio Morricone, ‘Un Uomo Da Rispettare (Titoli)’ (excerpt) [1973]
    From Crime and Dissonance, op cit.
  20. ‘Seguita’ [1971]
    From Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura, ITALY DAGORED RED 119-1 LP (2000)
  21. ‘Passegiata Notturna (movie version)’ [1971]
    From Il Gatto a Nove Code, ITALY DAGORED RED 111-1 LP (2000)
  22. ‘L’Attessa / The Wait’ [1965]
    From A Gun for Ringo / The Return of Ringo / Death Rides A Horse, op cit.
  23. ‘Esplicitamente Sospeso’ [1973]
    Available on Il Serpente, ITALY GDM MUSIC CD CLUB 7072 CD (2009)
  24. ‘Come Maddalena’ (excerpt) [1971]
    From More Mondo Morricone Revisited, GERMANY COLOSSEUM CST 34.8058 CD (1996)


  1. Cooking on gas with this one gentlemen!

    Loads of stuff I ain’t heard either.

    With regards to Allesandroni, as far as I can tell Moderni was HIS vocal group that he started and Edie D’Elorso was pretty much the lead. Allesandroni arranged and conducted the vocals, and I suspect an awful lot more (he plays the guitar on the spaghettis I’m certain) and is maybe a contender for writing credits with Nicolai.

    Though I’m no real authority. ‘Scuse the spelling as well.

    Perhaps that is why that stuff is so uniquely brilliant and perhaps 60/70’s ‘Morricone’ is some kind of collective noun?

    You know there is a more meaty fully realised version of Matto, Caldo etc? Heavy on the bass, vocals and a truly amazing breakdown into the ‘wun, wun’ thing. I found it on a cheap and cheerful cd/book Morricone Bossa (has all the posters from the films) I would say it rivals Je t’aime for the crown of perfect realised late 60s sexy ‘continental’ pop.

    Oh hell I’ll send it to you, no harm done if you got it eh?

  2. Oh and you’re right Ed I think ‘Duck you Sucker’ is prob the best. It doesn’t have the chutzpah of the dollars or the groovy sexiness of the crimes but I have never heard something so achingly fatalistic in its emotional evocation.

    ‘Dopo L’esplosione’ is without doubt one of the saddest and most beautiful tunes in the world.

    Invenzione Per John…Scherzi A Parte…waffle waffle…

    Excuse the enthusiasm Gents.

  3. Glad you enjoyed the Ennio show David, and thanks for the tip about Matto Caldo… I’ve been looking for that version for years.

  4. ps I’ve added original release dates for most of the remaining tracks. In some cases these will be the release date of the films the tracks came from as I’m not sure if audio soundtracks were always released.

  5. Hello from Venice, Italy. I just heard the entire Morricone special now in full stereo on my speakers and I must admit you did a remarkable piece of work… I was curious and you choosed so many obscure & brilliant tracks. I own many soundtracks by E.M. (mostly Italian releases on the Dagored, Cinevox & Cam/GDM labels) but you surprised me with a lot of interesting & unusual selections: some of them were obviously taken from rare import cds/compilations. Uhmmm… the spelling was very hard for you sometimes (LOL!) but I wish to thank you for this competent podcast: I’ll get back to it often… there is so much to learn here!
    Personal E.M. favourites are: “Città Violenta”, “Invenzione per John” and the amazing psychedelic mass “Il sorriso del grande tentatore”.

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