MIKE PATTON To Release Compilation From Movie Composer MORRICONE

July 29, 2005

Billboard.com is reporting that former FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton's record label, Ipecac, will be releasing a double-disc compilation from renowned movie composer Ennio Morricone this fall. Entitled "Crime and Dissonance", the 30-track set focuses primarily on Morricone's experimental and oft-overlooked work from the early 1970s. A September 6 release is expected.

Patton told Billboard.com he has become a great admirer of Morricone's work in recent years. "I knew the [Sergio] Leone scores and loved them, but really became hooked while living in Italy in the '90s," he said. "His compositions are virtually everywhere — you hear them on late night TV programs, '60s pop radio stations, in jingles and in classical repertoires. I became fascinated with the depth of his work and fell in love with his compositions as they became a part of my everyday life."

Patton is thrilled that the collection focuses on the uncommon. "With the wealth of Morricone comps, collections and reissues available out there we felt it was imperative to compile something truly special and different," he offers. "On a more personal level, I wanted this collection to feel more like a tribute to one of my favorite composers."

Read more at Billboard.com.

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