Ennio Morricone's '4 Mosche di Velluto Grigio' Score Gets Vinyl Reissue

Ennio Morricone's '4 Mosche di Velluto Grigio' Score Gets Vinyl Reissue
Film 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.