LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Perseverance Records)
"Morricone.Uncovered", the long-awaited album by international singing star Romina Arena
and film scoring legend Ennio Morricone, will be released in European stores today and in the rest of the world tomorrow. In addition, the album can be ordered at Amazon, iTunes and Yahoo, and on the website of Perseverance Records (www.perseverancerecords.com). With a running time of 57 minutes, "Morricone.Uncovered" is available at a price of $15.95.
"Morricone.Uncovered" features 15 movie themes composed by film scoring legend Ennio Morricone, who has sold millions of records. The tracks have been arranged and produced by award winning arrangers and producers Giovanni
Lodigiani, Francesco Morettini and Luca Angelosanti, with the extraordinary appearance of hit producer-songwriter Rick Allison, and an exciting duet with world tenor Marcello Giordani.
World-renowned 'Queen of Popera' Romina Arena
(with 4 million sold albums to her name) wrote original lyrics in English, Italian, Spanish and French to these themes. She performs the songs in her marvelous trademark voice and is accompanied by the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok. Recordings have taken place in Budapest (Hungary), San Gemini and Siracusa (Italy), Santa Monica
and Sherman Oaks (California, USA) and in Quebec (Canada).
Romina says: "My deepest admiration and respect goes to my mentor Ennio Morricone. With this record, he has definitely made a difference in my life and my career!" Robin
Esterhammer, owner of Perseverance Records, says: "It is very rare when two extraordinary and successful people come together with their amazing talents and combine them to create something unique that has never been explored before. I´m sure people will be as excited as I am!"
In August, there were four single releases from "Morricone.Uncovered" already. They featured "Ti Ho Amato" from "Once Upon a Time in America", "The Woman in Me" from "Lolita
", "Il Cuore Mio - Mi Corazon" from "La Piovra", as well as "What Can I Do?
" and "E un Attimo", both from "The Legend of 1900".
1. "Ti Ho Amato" from the motion picture "Once Upon a Time in America"
2. "What Can I Do" from the motion picture "The Legend of 1900"
3. "Il Cuore Mio - Mi Corazon" from the motion picture "La Piovra" (based on "My Heart
4. "The Woman in Me" from the motion picture "Lolita
5. "Saying Goodbye" from the motion picture "The Untouchables" (based on "Death Theme")
6. "Gioco D'Amore" from the motion picture "Love Affair"
7. "Solo Noi" from the motion picture "Malena"
8. "Ritornerai Dolce
Amore" from the motion picture "Casualties of War"
9. "Return to Me" from the motion picture "A Time of Destiny"
10. "Le Vent et le Cri" from the motion picture "Le Professionel"
11. "E un Attimo" from the motion picture "The Legend of 1900"
12. "Requiem for Love" from the motion picture "Per Amore" (duet with Marcello Giordani)
13. "Il Tempo Sa" from the motion picture "For a Few Dollars More" (based on "Sixty Seconds to What?")
14. "Morir D'Amore - I Die a Little" from the motion picture "For Love One Can Die"
15. "Se Non Fossi Tu/ This Kind of Love" from the motion picture "Questa Specie D'Amore"
About Romina Arena
for Romina has been the vibration of her life since she was just a child. She was a Mouseketeer for Disney's Mickey Mouse club in Italy called "Topolino," and performed as a classical ballerina in major Italian theaters at the age of 7. The amazing and talented Romina Arena
has overcome adversity in her rise to stardom. At age 15, she suffered a vicious attack in Italy that severed her vocal cords and rendered her comatose for many months. Romina, with true determination, not only survived the attack, but also completely recovered to become an international superstar with a five-octave vocal range. It is her powerful POPERA style (pop meets classical) that makes her unique and without comparison. Her ability to sing, speak and write music fluently in 10 different languages has allowed her to open many doors to the international music market. Romina has performed with such POPERA artists as Andrea Bocelli, Alessandro Safina, Il Divo, Mario
Frangoulis, and she also opened for Celine Dion
Palace in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.RominaArena.com
About Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone´s career as film music composer started in 1961 with the film "Il Federale" directed by Luciano Salce, but he became famous worldwide with Sergio
Leone's westerns: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and A Fistful of Dynamite
(1971). Since 1960, Morricone has scored more than 400 films working with many Italian and international directors. In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards, including the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, 8 Nastri D'argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David
Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In the recording field, Morricone has received 27 Golden Records, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden Plates and the "Critica discografica" award for the music of the film "Il Prato." The soundtrack from the film "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" has been included in the list of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2009.
About Perseverance Records
Perseverance Records, based in Los Angeles (California, USA), is a leading producer of soundtracks that haven't been available for a long time or never at all. The company was founded in 2002 and has specialized in the restoration and preservation of film scores from the '70s, '80s and '90s. For more information, visit www.perseverancerecords.com