La Califfa

Artist: Ennio Morricone
Format: CD
Rating: 10/10

For a brief period, this CD was my holy grail of Morricone soundtracks. I took to eBay in search of it only to find sellers who listed the CD but didn't have it in stock (my only negative feedback came from one of these failed purchases). Eventually I found an honest seller and to this day the album remains one of my favorites from the Maestro. It's far more symphonic than his horror or western scores, so it doesn't have that immediate hipster/cool factor to it. Nevertheless, it delivers an emotional wallop as it moves from sparse piano, to dissonant vocal washes, to full-on orchestral melodies.