by Mat Dirjish
The Italian vocal trio IL VOLO is releasing an album that focuses on and honors the work of composer Ennio Morricone. Most of us recognize Morricone’s music as being an integral part of the numerous ‘spaghetti western’ movies from the 1960s and 70s.
Endorsed by Ennio Morricone’s family, IL VOLO SINGS MORRICONE is a journey through the art and music of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. In support of the new album, the trio will hit the road on a 25-date North American tour. Tickets will be available on Friday, November 12, 2021. Additionally, a TV broadcast special, Il Volo: Tribute to Ennio Morricone, will make its premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 27, 2021.
The album includes 14 songs from “The Ecstasy of Gold” (from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), featuring new lyrics written specifically for the trio by Ennio Morricone’s son, Andrea Morricone, to “Your Love” (from Once Upon a Time in the West). The complete track list is as follows:
- The Ecstasy of Gold (from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”)
- Your Love (from “Once Upon a Time in the West”)
- Nella fantasia feat Andrea Griminelli (from “Mission”)
- Metti una sera a cena (from “Love Circle”)
- Se feat. HAUSER (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
- La Califfa feat. David Garrett (from “Lady Caliph”)
- Conradiana (from “Nostromo”)
- E più ti penso (from “Once Upon a Time in America/ Malèna”)
- Se telefonando
- Come Sail Away feat. Chris Botti
- Would He Even No Me Know? (from “Cinema Paradiso”)
- Amalia por amor
- Here’s To You (from “Sacco & Vanzetti”)
- I colori dell’amore
For more details, tour dates, and to purchase the album, mosey on over to the Il Volvo website.