Ennio Morricone, Un Uoma Da Rispettare [OST] (1972)
Having followed whatever I can find by Ennio Morricone across the last two decades I’m now at a place where if I see something – I buy it. Even if I haven’t heard it. So it was with this, recently. It made me actuall watch the film – in English it’s called The Master Touch. And it’s not a bad slice of 70s noir and action. Great car-chase stuff and Kirk Douglas doing his mugging. But I’d be lying if I said I had any real interest in the film beyond seeing and hearing the way the music was used. I have Morricone scores where I haven’t seen the film. I could have lived with this album without seeing The Master Touch – but it was cool to hear this music in its context. I’m glad, though, that I first dropped the needle on it without knowing the film’s plot or action. Taken purely as music this feels way ahead of its time. Like Morricone just casually invented Burial back in the early 1970s.
Sample Track: 18 Pari
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