The new album and tour by the trio Il Volo with soundtracks by Ennio Morricone

Nov 04, 2021 399

The timeless music of Ennio Morricone is celebrated in the new album by the guys from Il Volo, which comes out on Friday at the same time as the new album 'Il Volo sings Morricone'. The album contains 14 tracks taken from the soundtracks of the great master of music and cinema. The guys are ready to go back on tour, starting from the Arena of Verona and from March 2022 with the first stops in the United States.

"The choice has privileged the most famous and immediately recognizable songs but also those that have meant something to our lives," as Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble explain in the presentation of the disc, which was recorded with the Roma Sinfonietta orchestra directed by maestro Marcello Rota, present Andrea Morricone (Ennio's son) and Oscar-winning director of photography Vittorio Storaro who edited the video clip shot in the caves of Frasassi in the Marche region.

So, from 'Ecstasy of Gold' (lyrics in English written by Andrea Morricone) from the movie 'The Good, the Bad, the Ugly' to 'Here's to You' from 'Sacco & Vanzetti', passing by 'Your Love' from 'Once Upon a Time in the West', 'Nella fantasia' feat Andrea Griminelli from 'Mission', 'Metti una sera a cena' from the movie of the same name, 'Se' feat. Hauser and 'Would he even no me know? from 'Nuovo Cinema Paradiso', 'La Califfa', 'Conradiana' from 'Nostromo', 'E più ti penso' from 'C'era una volta in America' and 'Malena', 'Se telefonando', 'Come sail away' feat. Chris Botti, 'Amalia por amor' and close with the unreleased 'I colori dell'amore' composed by Andrea Morricone and dedicated to loneliness at the time of the Covid pandemic.

For Andrea Morricone, this is "a project, for an album with three voices of absolute international prestige, for extraordinary music and for a beautiful and fitting tribute to my father, Ennio Morricone". This operation was also "blessed" by Vittorio Storaro, who recalled having "made seven films with Morricone, including the film I loved the most, 'Once Upon a Time in America', based on a subject by Bernardo Bertolucci.

The three members of Il Volo underline that "the support of the Morricone family for this musical and recording project was not at all taken for granted and therefore we feel privileged. Ennio Morricone's repertoire is infinite and, in this sense, Andrea acted as our 'compass'. We will try to bring these songs back to life, hoping to introduce this repertoire to the new generations as well, because they are timeless melodies. It's the most important project of our life, arrived in the middle of our personal and musical maturity".

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