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Decca Records signs Ennio Morricone

By | Published on Monday 6 June 2016

Ennio Morricone

Italian composer and soundtrack king Ennio Morricone has signed with Universal’s Decca Records in a deal that will kick off with the October release of ‘Morricone 60’, which is – says the label – “the first album of Ennio Morricone’s greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself”.

The album will include the composer performing music from his movie soundtrack oeuvre, from the greats like ‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ to more recent efforts, like the score to Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’, which was also released by Decca.

Confirming the deal, Decca MD Rebecca Allen told reporters: “It is a great honour to be signing Ennio Morricone, whose iconic scores have inspired artists, film-makers and music-lovers around the world for generations. We have waited over 60 years to sign this legendary artist and are THRILLED to welcome him to Decca Records – also 87 years strong!”

Meanwhile Morricone himself added: “After the success of ‘The Hateful Eight’ score, I’m delighted to be returning to Decca with my own record deal – an extraordinary moment in my 60th professional anniversary year. It’s been a wonderful experience to be able to conduct my scores and to record these with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The quality of their performance of my work is truly outstanding”.