Morricone, perhaps the vastest, most diverse discography of any film composer that has ever lived. He has sold well over 70 million records worldwide, including 6.5 million albums and singles in France, over three million in the United States and more than two million albums in Korea. In 1971, the composer received his first golden record (disco d’oro) for the sale of 1,000,000 records in Italy and a “Targa d’Oro” for the worldwide sales of 22 million. His score for Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the top 5 best-selling original instrumental scores in the world today, with about 10 million copies sold. His score for The Mission (1986) was also at one point the world’s best selling score. Morricone’s music for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and Le Professionnel (1981) each sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Having postponed his December 2014 concert in Dublin due to an operation Morricone has confirmed he is fully recovered and looking forward to “conducting” himself for his patient and loyal audience.
A little sample below of the man in action: