Lounge is the third in a series of five double vinyl releases that bring together some of Ennio Morricone’s greatest soundtrack music. Each collection centres on a different movie genre, together they allow the listener to rediscover the unmatched genius of the greatest movie composer of all time. The Maestro. This collection was announced before Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020. We’ll continue to release the series to honour this great composer.
The term Lounge Music is not one that Ennio Morricone would have heard at the time he was composing these pieces for the movies that they enhanced, but it is one that has been retrospectively applied to a certain type of music, and it is a style that Morricone has contributed a great deal towards.
Lounge refers to a type of easy listening music that began to be popular in the 1950s and developed right through the 1960s and into the 1970s. This was sophisticated music for an adult audience. Lounge music combined its American influences with music that was popular outside the USA such as Latin, Hawaiian, Polynesian, French , and many others. This was an era that was inspired by new inventions. Lounge mimicked the space-age sound effects of the time and the advent of stereophonic technology allowed spatial audio techniques to be used to full effect.
This collection is not about a specific genre of music for film, it is a celebration of Lounge style pieces by Morricone that are capable of evoking in the listener thoughts of easy living, sophistication, romantic moods, and the excitement of a 1950s cocktail lounge or a 1960s nightclub.
Starting 70 years ago as an arranger for the piece Mamma Bianca, Ennio Morricone is the emperor of scores and soundtracks. Morricone has always been a huge influence for the likes of Hans Zimmer, Danger Mouse, Muse, Metallica and many more musicians. He was one of the most successful composers of all-time, selling over 70 million records and winning dozens of awards.
Lounge is available as a limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on solid orange vinyl. The package includes a 4-page insert with liner notes written by Claudio Fuiano. The gatefold sleeve contains a velvet spot varnish on the outside and images of iconic movie posters on the inside.
- Part Three of the Morricone Themes Collection on 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on solid orange vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve with velvet spot varnish on the outside and images of iconic movie posters on the inside, and PVC protective sleeve
- 4-page insert with liner notes by Claudio Fuiano
- A selection of defining Morricone songs, featured in classic moveis and series “Veruschka”, “Slalom”, “Alibi”, “Violent City”, “Machine Gun Mccain”, and many more
- The spines of the five titles form one image together
01. Allegretto For A Lady / Allegretto Per Signora From ''Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion'' / ''Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Perbene''
02. Belinda May From ''Alibi'' / ''L’alibi''
03. Dream Inside A Dream / In Un Sogno Il Sogno From ''The Invisible Woman'' / ''La Donna Invisibile''
04. Poetry Of A Woman / Poesia Di Una Donna From '' Veruschka''
05. Sestriere From ''Slalom
06. Fashion (N° 2) / La Moda (N° 2) From ''The Invisible Woman'' / ''La Donna Invisibile''
07. Like When It Rains Outside / Come Quando Fuori Piove From ''Machine Gun Mccain'' / ''Gli Intoccabili''
08. A Bit Of An Acid Irony / Un Pò Di Ironia Acida From ''For Love One Dies'' / ''D’amore Si Muore''
09. Faith / U-Pa-Ni-Sha From'' L’uomo E La Magia''
10. Listen, Let’s Make Love / Scusi, Facciamo L’amore? (The Big One) From ''Listen, Let’s Make Love'' / ''Scusi, Facciamo L’amore?''
11. Fashion (N° 3 ) / La Moda (N° 3) From ''The Invisible Woman'' ''La Donna Invisibile''
12. The Alibi / L’alibi (Shake N°2) From ''Alibi'' / ''L’alibi''
13. Slalom (Un Cafè Sulla Banchina) From ''Slalom''
14. The Doll / La Bambola From '' Veruschka''
15. To Lynda / A Lidia From ''Listen, Let’s Make Love'' / ''Scusi, Facciamo L’amore?''
16. The Alibi / L’alibi (Shake N° 3) From ''L’alibi''
17. Slalom (Una Sera In Albergo) From ''Slalom''
18. Steal To Your Next / Ruba Al Prossimo Tuo (Seq.9) From ''A Fine Pair'' / ''Ruba Al Prossimo Tuo''
19. Definitive Turning Point / Svolta Drammatica From ''Violent City'' / Citta’ Violenta''
20. Little Cat Lady / La Donna Gattina (#2) From ''How I Learned To Love Women'' / ''Come Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne''