Ennio Morricone

Singles Collection, Vol. 2

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Ennio Morricone's best work was rarely released on singles, but rather as part of his epic, sweeping scores. While many of the 46 tracks on the double-disc compilation The Singles Collection, Vol. 2 were part of various film scores, these songs tend to be among his most obscure. Instead of getting a bunch of forgotten gems that recall the haunting, dusty melodies of The Good, The Bad & the Ugly, The Singles Collection, Vol. 2 favors kitschy, effects-laden Euro-pop and ersatz easy listening. There are moments that suggest Morricone's brilliance, but on the whole, this is a collection for dedicated collectors, not the curious.

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