The first ever official LP reissue of a classic 1974 score! Spiritual cousin to the psyche-liturgy of The Electric Prunes' 1968 'Mass In F Minor' and William Sheller's 1972 masterwork 'Lux Aeterna', 'Il Sorriso Del Grande Tentatore' is a vital, beautiful, frightening and yet essentially forgotten chapter in the storied discography of lauded composer Ennio Morricone. This LP, with remastered sound, includes two previously unreleased tracks. Morricone's favourite Morricone! Included are exclusive liner notes by Alvin Lucia, original poster artwork and photos. Limited deluxe editon on 180-gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve! "A heavenly soundtrack from Ennio Morricone – written for a film set in a convent, and scored with some really unique touches! Given the spiritual nature of the film, Morricone uses this spooky chorus – singing in a staccato style at first, but then opening up in a mode that's almost a Latinized version of the Swingle Singers! The album's got a fantastic track called "Veni Sancte Spiritus" that starts out slow and spooky, then gets funky with the chorus over the top – but other tracks have a similar juxtaposition too, bringing together darkly spiritual elements with some really redemptive touches – and some very weird funky moments!" Dustygroove
Comes in a deluxe 180 Gram Replica Limited Edition Gatefold LP with OBI strip.
Remastered 2015 from the Original Stereo Album Masters.
Includes two previously unreleased tracks (A2, A4).