Agreed. This Surround Sound SACD was surprisingly good with some excellent performances of the Morricone soundtracks.I have this disc. The sound quality is excellent. If you like Ennio Morricone movie soundtracks, this one should be a buy. The songs from Good, Bad and the Ugly are especially good. A solid performance for a classical SACD.
This one has always hit me as being a bit mislabeled. It features Ennio Morricone conducting the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma.Please post your thoughts and comments on this SACD from Sony Classical
Morricone is a great composer, but I've never cared for Yo Yo Ma's style of cello playing. The orchestral arrangement -- sans guitar, harmonica, and wild percussion -- sucks the life out of the great GB&U theme. Sound on the SACD is very good, with a so-so surround mix that's fairly typical for "classical" music. I've played the disc twice and just couldn't get into it due to the aforementioned reasons.
Thanks for the heads up on this. Sounds intriguing. I just ordered from eBay.This is some peaceful, lovely listening. If you like to chill and if you like Yo-yo Ma's playing this is pretty much a no-brainer. SACD is currently available pretty damned cheap.
At times fairly discrete, by the way, such as the horns on Ecstasy of Gold.
Baggy go wiff "9" 'cause it ain't no Raven!