So it came to be, I went looking for the Ennio Morricone thread.
Maybe he was just bigger in my life and imagination than in the real world of charts success.
I thought I was reasonably familiar with his music in the 70s and 80s, but didn't realise until I had the internet the sheer volume of his work.
315 albums and rising. (often with up to ten versions)
63 singles and EPs
I wonder is there anyone with all of his records.
Great information at DISCOGS.com with a player at the bottom of the page that brings you to YouTube if you have a few hours to while away.......
There are also a few DVD's of his concerts. I have one from Venice that is very good. He conducts his own orchestra and Susanna Rigacci provides the vocals for "Once Upon a Time in the West", "A Fistful of Dynamite" and "The Ecstacy of Gold".
I find myself regularly going to YouTube to listen to music these days, I always end up listening to these guys, their interpretation of Morricone is just outstanding, the conductor and the whole orchestra seem to just love the Morricone compositions.
Keep an eye out for Tuva Semmingsen & Christine Nonbo Andersen the soprano Tuva is the whistler and vocalist.
The Conductor Sarah Hicks seems to be into it in a big way.
Then this one comes on and I miss Hayley so much, Marty Whelan wants to be carried out to this one. .
Once Upon a Time in America just makes me sad because there is no Hayley in it.