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United in their shared passion for classic Italian film music, Burton and Luppi have created a record like no other: Intense songwriting periods both together and apart and travels to Rome during which Luppi reunited for the first time in decades original musicians from the scores of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West including the legendary Marc 4 backing band and Alessandro Alessandroni's 'I Cantori Moderni' choir laid the groundwork. Recording took place in Rome's cavernous Forum Studios formerly Ortophonic Studios, founded, amongst others, by the great Ennio Morricone -- employing vintage equipment, for which Burton and Luppi would pay with bottles of wine, and making every effort to replicate the recording practices of the 1960s/70s golden age, recording live to tape, with no electronics, computers or 21st-century effects.
Crucial to the completion of Rome has been the enlistment of two lead vocalists who not only do justice to but complete the three songs each written for a man and a woman. While on tour with Gnarls Barkley, Burton met Jack White and a year later, White recorded his contributions The Rose With The Broken Neck, Two Against One and The World in Nashville. White s counterpart, in a revelatory turn, is Norah Jones, who flew to Burton s L.A. studio from New York to sing on Season's Trees, Black and Problem Queen.
With acclaimed director and photographer Chris Milk brought in as "Visual Director", half a decade of hard work and unstinting perfectionism would draw to a close as the album and package were completed.
From Rome's opening with soprano Edda Dell'Orso's dramatic voice (the same haunting vocal presence from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 44 years ago) gracing Theme of Rome to the closing strains of The World, Rome -- for all its cinematic qualities -- is not the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, but rather a complex, nuanced pop record rife with counterpoints of intensity and darkness as well as uplift and light. (Luppi calls it "a small window on human life, touching on love, death, happiness, desperation, and the visceral connection of a man and a woman".) It's an ambitious work with a uniquely modern sound achieved through traditional, vintage means. It is, above all, a fully realized album, perfectly formed and hauntingly beautiful.
Welcome to Rome.
Still just as good after dozens of listens. Great background music to work by.Published 8 days ago by J Handelman
Love this collaboration of composers and guest vocalists. The writing is superb with just enough mystery to allow a listener to believe the story is their own.Published 6 months ago by Christina Johnson
This album is sex like fo shiz this album is bootylishious if I was to sleep slash party slash rockPublished 7 months ago by jacob
WHERE AM I, WHO AM I, YOU'LL QUESTION YOUR WHERE ABOUTS WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THIS C.D..
AMAZING LYRICS, VOCALS, ORCHISTRATION. Read more
Some great people working on the project. The theme is cool and done to perfection. My only issue is that it is a thematic piece which requires the listener to be in a certain mood... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dizzel
Not a bad album, but not an album. There are some good tracks, some dull tracks, and some interludes. It's okay, but not as profoundly good as I'd expected. Read morePublished 9 months ago by kristine k. landrum
A pleasing theme record, good overall soundfeeling of the seventies mixed with todays talent and current melodies. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Thorsteinn
OK, bit of an exaggeration, but you get the idea. I haven't found anything that DM has been connected to that hasn't been fantastic, and this is no exception. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bruce A