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 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Music Box Records   (Member)

LOLITA (Expanded) (1997)
MUSIC COMPOSED, ORCHESTRATED AND CONDUCTED BY ENNIO MORRICONE


Limited Collector's Edition of 1000 copies
Expanded CD release of classic score. 75 minutes long program, including 35 minutes of never before released material.
Remastered edition supervised by Claudio Fuiano and Daniel Winkler.
8-page CD booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai.

Ref: MBR-038
RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2013

Music Box Records is pleased to present the expanded CD premiere of Lolita (1997), Ennio Morricone’s classic score for Adrian Lyne’s controversial adaptation of the Vladmir Nabokov novel. Starring Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella and Dominique Swain, this version had to contend with the shadow of the earlier adaptation made by Stanley Kubrick.

Nabokov’s novel tells the tale of Humbert Humbert, a university professor who falls in love with the daughter of his landlady. His love for the teen-aged nymphette Lolita knows no boundaries so he marries his shrewish mother in order to be close to the girl. Before his new wife could oust him as a pervert, Humbert gets widowed and must take of Lolita – a sweet burden he happily carries across the country. Their cross-country adventure is followed by the mysterious Clare Quilty who has his own plans for Lolita...

For Lolita, Ennio Morricone contributed one of his most memorable and melodramatic scores that work wonderfully alongside Lyne’s slow-motion images filled with erotic tension. As the composer himself described the project: "With my music, I only had to follow on a high level the director's intentions to make Lolita a story of sincere and reciprocal love, even within the limits of the purity and malicious naiveté of its young subject."

Mastered by Claudio Fuiano, this new release by Music Box Records expands upon the original Milan Records soundtracks by omitting the period songs and adding more music by the Maestro. Highlights include different variations of the main theme and the "Requiescant" theme which features the guest performance of the Coro di Voci Bianche dell'Arcum children's choir.

We are happy to combine this CD release with the celebration of Ennio Morricone's 85th birthday by offering a real Morricone classic finally getting the treatment it deserves!



TRACKLISTING :

1. Lolita** (04:15)
2. Love in the Morning (03:37)
3. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury* (01:26)
4. Take Me to Bed (02:51)
5. Togetherness / Lolita* (02:58)
6. Requiescant (02:10)
7. Lolita On Humbert's Lap (03:34)
8. She had nowhere else to go (03:19)
9. What About Me (01:41)
10. Lolita* (01:21)
11. She had nowhere else to go* (01:56)
12. Togetherness (02:32)
13. Lolita* (02:11)
14. Quilty (04:14)
15. Love in the Morning* (02:01)
16. She had nowhere else to go* (02:58)
17. Togetherness / Lolita* (03:03)
18. Requiescant (alternate)* (01:53)
19. Lolita In My Arms (01:37)
20. She had nowhere else to go* (02:39)
21. What About Me* (01:52)
22. Love in the Morning* (01:36)
23. Humbert's Diary (02:57)
24. Lolita* (01:15)
25. Togetherness* (02:28)
26. She had nowhere else to go* (03:42)
27. Humbert on the Hillside (01:42)
28. Lolita* (01:30)
29. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury (02:20)
30. Lolita (finale) (04:07)

* previously unreleased
** contains unreleased material

TOTAL TIME • 77:03

For sound clips, please visit: http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/54-lolita.html

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

One of my favorite Morricone scores!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Unrelated to the music I admit, but if Chloe Moretz or Dakota Fanning had been available in 1997 (Fanning was three at the time, and Moretz was born that year - several months before it came out) we might have finally had a screen Lolita roughly the same age as the novel's.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Love this score so much. I certainly didn't expect to see an expansion! Bravo MusicBox!

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)




Oh yeah, two thumbs up!
big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I thought this score release would get more talk.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Epic!

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

This is one of my favorite (non-western) Morricone scores and films. On Pre-order now!

I always thought the original CD suffered by the inclusion of source cues mixed in with the score.
It will be great to hear it uninterrupted and with all that additional music.

Sweet!

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I was surprised there was so much music but then again I never saw film. I did read the book and Morricone's music does a perfect job of capturing the essence.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 11:05 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

One of my favorite Morricone-scores! Fantastic that we get an expanded version!

Curiously, yesterday I also got tickets for next year´s Morricone-concert in Cologne. Lovely!

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I'd have to compare CD and film (it's been awhile since I've seen it), but I have the feeling that there is perhaps a lot of music unused in the film on the CD. I don't remember it being wall-to-wall music.

I've read the book as well, and this film is closer than Kubrick's version, but stills skirts around some of the more cringe-inducing parts as well as leaving out bits for time. Morricone's score is perfect though.

The one thing the Kubrick version does slightly better is to catch the darkly comic aspects of the book...the newer film is a bit more grim.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Morricone wrote and recorded A LOT of music for the film. (Mostly alternate versions of some of the cues.) I think the new CD will be a better representation of the score and be a better listening experience without the source music (songs).

James

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

I'd have to compare CD and film (it's been awhile since I've seen it), but I have the feeling that there is perhaps a lot of music unused in the film on the CD. I don't remember it being wall-to-wall music.

I've read the book as well, and this film is closer than Kubrick's version, but stills skirts around some of the more cringe-inducing parts as well as leaving out bits for time. Morricone's score is perfect though.

The one thing the Kubrick version does slightly better is to catch the darkly comic aspects of the book...the newer film is a bit more grim.



The Kubrick film, although not one of his best, catches those aspects significantly better. The greatest advantage of the 1962 version is the presence of Peter Sellers.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

I'm looking forwards to this release, I never really liked the original album, I got tired of all the songs, loved Morricone's music, just never liked the presentation of the score.

This looks a much better release.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

sounds like Daniel did a great job.
They are getting through them - we have seen some major Morricone releases and expansions last ten years from all different labels, when you sit and take stock of what we had to what we have now got. Chalk off another.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2013 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Again, I am surprised by the lack of talk regarding this score?

English language film, 90s, major composer.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Now in stock at Music Box Records!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Ordered! Looking forward to it!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Again, I am surprised by the lack of talk regarding this score?

English language film, 90s, major composer.


Morricone's 90s+ scores rarely get the attention they deserve.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Just got my shipping notice for Lolita.

It's a beautiful score and I'm really looking forwards to being able to listen to the complete soundtrack without all the songs.

 
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