Our Ennio trip at the O2

#1 by Tom Photiou , Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:29 pm

Just got back from London,
Here we were last night at he O2 Arena to see the master composer Ennio Morricone in concert with his 60 years in music tour. It was superb,
Here we are, my lovely wife Natasha, me and my Brother, this was his Birthday present from us. It does look at bit empty but this was an hour before the start, it soon filled up.
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#2 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:01 pm

Well done Tom, hope you enjoyed the concert, indeed how could you not.



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#3 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:06 pm

Brilliant Tom. Loved the thoughtful idea you shared here at the time for your bro and it was obviously a great success! Well done you, glad you had a fabulous time.


 
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#4 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:13 pm

Tom .... You LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY man. I wish I was there.


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#5 by Tom Photiou , Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:16 pm

Thanks David, i feel very privileged to have now seen him twice, if he is back in London next year i will go again.



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#6 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:17 pm

Hello Tom ,my wife and I returned tonight from London having seen Ennio the night before.We were on the opposite side to your photo.Prior to going I received an email saying our seats had been altered for some reason to do with the O2,but when we showed our tickets we were given new ones as our original seating area was closed and we ended up second row front so side absolutely brilliant.One off the best concerts I've seen well worth the trip.Stunning music all round a great night especially when he got presents with his BAFTA for Hatefull 8📽📽👍👍


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#7 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:19 pm

Hello Tom ,my wife and I returned tonight from London having seen Ennio the night before.We were on the opposite side to your photo.Prior to going I received an email saying our seats had been altered for some reason to do with the O2,but when we showed our tickets we were given new ones as our original seating area was closed and we ended up second row front on side absolutely brilliant.One off the best concerts I've seen well worth the trip.Stunning music all round a great night especially when he got presented with his BAFTA for Hatefull 8📽📽👍👍


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#8 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:22 pm

Oh dear printed it twice....over excited ...or age.......


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#9 by Tom Photiou , Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:11 pm

How spooky was that.we both set off from here but had no idea. We went with superbreaks. They did the train up and back.the ibiz hotel b and b and the ennio tickets all included for under 190 Each. They also have those vip boxes that you sit in. I think the whole thing was great value



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#10 by Gwyn Morgan , Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:19 pm

I drove up Monday with wife and two friends and had three days in London,also saw Star Wars at Empire Leicster Square at the IMAX where the projection is laser must say I'm very impressed.


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#11 by Tom Photiou , Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:57 pm

Sounds excellent. great memories being built



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#12 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:13 am

I am envious Tom and Gwyn, being at one of this great mans concerts must be such a thrill, I still
have my LPs, like so many of us, the closest I'll get to Ennio, but his music, even beyond his westerns, are superlative, he has
a definite gift, indeed listen to his score "Il Gatto", ( THE CAT ), when I heard this first, I had my cat Spider, a stray, it sums up cats to
a "T" , the music is playfull, it scampers, is funny and builds up in tempo, this guy must have watched cats for hours, indeed his music on this score could never be used on anything else, a man who knows his trade, Ennio Morricone has no betters.



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#13 by Tom Photiou , Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:26 pm

well said Hugh, i know he doesn't write music sat at a piano, he sits in his study at a desk and has the music in his mind.
Sergio Leone let Ennio write the music first and then filmed the scenes to fit around the music,
This piece i heard for the first time at the O2 on Tuesday and i cant stop playing it, its so pure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylTLjhBHzuI



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#14 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:20 am

True Tom, he is Conservatoire trained, I have the documentary where he says, "The piano is not my first instrument", but plays it like he was born with the bloody thing! I understand he played trumpet on Bruno Nicolai scores, and vice versa, they were mistakenly thought to be the same man, eg Leo Nichols Dan Savio as you know, Morricone says he refused to listen to Nicolai scores, which I personally do not believe, these two men between them defined the Italian Western, along with Piccioni, Ferrio, Bacalov, Ortolani, Fidenco, Rustichelli (Evirust), and many others, one thing in common.... Allesendroni, "The Whistler" helped define the genre known
as the "Spaghetti Western", which was quoined by Professor Christopher Frayling, many years ago, myself, I prefer "Italian Western", indeed, the Opera of Violence, never has much bloodshed been displayed in such style.



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RE: Our Ennio trip at the O2

#15 by Tom Photiou , Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:07 am

Hugh is that documentary. Available. On dvd



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#16 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:30 pm

It's available to you Tom, if you want it, I recorded it from the BBC many years ago along with Sergio Leone stuff.



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#17 by Tom Photiou , Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:40 pm

If it can be copied hugh please let me know and i shall send u any discs you need and of course will be more than happy to pay you any costs etc.



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#18 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:07 pm

I've already done it Tom, just let me know your address by pm and I'll put it in the post.



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#19 by Andrew Woodcock , Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:21 pm

Top man Hugh!


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#20 by Tom Photiou , Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:23 pm

Hugh, you are a superstar. I shall pm my address. You must let me cover costs. Thank you very much



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#21 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:38 pm

There aren't any costs Tom, apart from Ennio's doc I've put the doc "Viva Leone" on plus Ennio getting an award, a Bafta I think.



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