Published Oct 28, 2013Film score icon Ennio Morricone is about to be toasted with another vinyl reissue, this time for his work on Italian director Dario Argento's 1971 giallo flick 4 Mosche di Velluto Grigio (a.k.a. Four Flies on Grey Velvet). The new vinyl edition arrives October 30 via AMS.
A press release notes that Morricone produced one of his "most 'rock-oriented' soundtracks" for the film, owing no doubt in part to the fact that Four Flies on Grey Velvet is a murder thriller whose protagonist is a beleaguered rock drummer. The score reportedly weighs in with a Deep Purple-styled sound.
While a 7-inch promoting the film was issued at the time of its release, the full soundtrack wasn't properly issued until Italian label Cinevox's CD release in 1999. A previous LP edition was issued in 2001.
A tracklisting has not been made available, but the reissue package will be served up in a gatefold sleeve.
In other news, Morricone has announced his first-ever performance on the North American West Coast. He'll perform at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre, accompanied by a 200 person orchestra, on March 20. He'll then fly out to Brooklyn to play the Barclays Center on March 23.