The maestro Morricone’s Mediterranean sounds for the cult 1977 movie Il Prefetto di Ferro — directed by Pasquale Squitieri and starring the Italian cinema legend Giuliano Gemma — are sometimes warm, sometimes hard and sharp. With this score we can easily understand how much the Italian composer know about Sicilian folk music; the wonderful ballad “La Ballata del Prefetto Mori,” with its sad lyrics written by Ignazio Buttitta, is magisterially interpreted by one of the most important voices of Sicilian folk music: the legendary Rosa Balistreri. Presented here on picture disc.
A brand new line of gorgeous picture discs from Morricone, Cipriani, Fidenco, and more on Dagored. Since 1998, the esteemed Italian soundtrack and library reissue label Dagored has been releasing deluxe and limited vinyl reissues of classics from Morricone to Cipriani, Fidenco and more. With releases ranging from sweeping orchestral scores to blistering library jazz-funk, Dagored has always been ahead of the curve; they began reissuing obscure Poliziotteschi and horror soundtracks way back when many current reissue label heads were still in primary school. Dagored has put together a series of titles that — given the beauty of their cover artwork — they could not help but offer them as fabulous picture discs.