Everyone is familiar with Ennio’s work on Sergio Leone’s “spaghetti westerns” – but what few know is that these are but a tiny percentage of his output, during the Sixties and Seventies.
At his peak – before Hollywood took him under its wing – poor old Ennio was bashing out scores at the rate of one a FORTNIGHT. But virtually none of them were ever released outside of central Europe.
One such is his most popular piece that does not hail from the Leone canon; it is called “Metti Una Sera A Cena” – which freely translates as, “Imagine, One Evening At Dinner” – although back in ’69, when it was released, this passion play would probably have been called something raunchier in Britain and America (a device many distributors used in those days, when serving up a spicy European concoction).
It is a highly complex, multi-level piece, featuring the remarkable three-octave range of the woman who has been described as Morricone’s Muse – Edda Dell’Orso.
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