Friday, January 15, 2016

Ennio Morricone wins Golden Globe!

"The Maestro's contribution to The Hateful Eight is indeed a remarkable, late-career high-water mark. Cold, intense and tumultuous in equal measure, it matches the film's crescendo of violence from its opening overture to the ending number" - Rolling Stone 

"The soundtrack for The Hateful Eight has all the surging drama of Morricone's best work" - Billboard 

Famed composer Ennio Morricone won a Golden Globe award this past weekend for The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Quentin Taran tino accepted the award on Morricone's behalf at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Morricone has also been nominated for a BAFTA for his work on The Hateful Eight. And is a favorite to the Academy Award (OSCAR)!

Prior to the release of The Hateful Eight, Tarantino and Morricone met last month for a legendary event at Abbey Road Studios. Tarantino was joined by actors Kurt Russell and Walton Goggins, as they watched as Morricone conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a live recording of music from The Hateful Eight , cut direct to vinyl, bypassing traditional digital master creation and recording directly onto analog masters.

The result can be heard on the Collector's Edition vinyl of the Abbey Road Studios recording which is available for purchase as part of the special limited edition bundle and includes a double hand-stamped direct to vinyl pressing of the live recording with digital download, CD, and a lithograph featuring the Abbey Road Studios wall which was painted with The Hateful Eight logo and autographed by Tarantino, Morricone, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, the Abbey Road Studio crew, and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. To purchase the special limited edition bundle, visit (while supplies last)

Earlier this week, AV Club premiered an exclusive clip of Morricone and Tarantino in discussion prior to the Abbey Road Studios recordings.

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features original compositions from world-renowned, award-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone. While Tarantino is a lifelong fan of Morricone's work and has used his music in his past five films, this historic collaboration marks the first time Morricone has recorded original score music specifically for one of Tarantino's films. It is also the first time Morricone has scored a Western film in over 40 years, since the release of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The Hateful Eight is in theatres now.

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