The 87-year-old composer of some of the best known film scores won his first Oscar in February
After finally claiming his first competitive Oscar – having been awarded the Honorary Award in 2007 – acclaimed film composer Ennio Morricone, the mastermind behind the unforgettable scores to The Mission, The Untouchables, and The Hateful Eight, is going to release a greatest hits album. Morricone 60 will feature the maestro’s music from his remarkable six-decade career.
Set for release in the autumn, Morricone 60 will include brand new recordings of the Italian composer’s most celebrated pieces, recorded by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. As well as the movies mentioned above, the album will also include his classic work on the likes of Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Commenting on the news of the album, Morricone said: “After the success of The Hateful Eight score, I’m delighted to be returning to Decca with my 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.”
Morricone 60 will be released worldwide on October 7th on digital platforms, CD and vinyl. You can read the tracklist in full below: