End Of The Game (aka Il Giudice e il suo Boia) finally on vinyl for the first time. One of the most wanted and mysterious scores by the maestro Ennio Morricone. With the help of the magical voice of Edda Dell'Orso (Sul Ponte di Istambul) this score follows the steps of the most famous soundtrack composed by the maestro combining melancholic melodies with wild funky tunes, such as the brilliant "Shake del Giudice". End Of The Game (aka Il Giudice e il suo Boia, aka Assassinio sul Ponte, aka Der Richter und Sein Henker) was a 1975 cult noir movie starring the great John Voigt and Jacqueline Bisset. Color vinyl; edition of 500.
"One of the more unusual Morricone scores of the 70s – penned as part of a collaboration with director Maximilian Schell, and done in ways that are a bit different than some of the maestro's Italian work! There's plenty of voices at play here – the lead of Edda Dell'Orso, and harmonies from Il Cantori Moderni – used in ways that are sometimes a bit sweeter than usual, with a level of warmth that might not be what you'd expect from the movie! Morricone also throws in a few waltz-like melodies, too – almost the sort of numbers you'd find in a Nino Rota score – but as the soundtrack moves on, things get noticeably darker, too – and move into a rich array of odd sounds and weird tones" Dustygroove