Single Release of Romina Arena Gives Foretaste of Upcoming Album “Morricone.Uncovered”
Two songs from “Morricone.Uncovered,” the long-awaited album by Romina Arena, will be available on a single release as of tomorrow. "Ti Ho Amato" and "What Can I Do?" both give a delicious sampling of the upcoming album that will be released on September 18, 2012. The single is available for $6.95 and can be ordered on the website of Perseverance Records (www.perseverancerecords.com).
Born in Italy and now living in Los Angeles, California, Romina speaks ten different languages. "Ti Ho Amato" and "What Can I Do?" add lyrics in Italian and English to Ennio Morricone´s soundtracks from the motion pictures “Once Upon a Time in America” and “The Legend of 1900.” Romina says: “In addition to English and Italian, the songs from the album will also have lyrics in Spanish and French. I am extremely grateful that my mentor Ennio Morricone has allowed me to write these lyrics to his fantastic music.”
The upcoming album “Morricone.Uncovered” will feature 15 tracks, adding lyrics to several other movie soundtracks by Ennio Morricone. With a running time of 57 minutes, the album is available for $15.95 and can also be pre-ordered on the website of Perseverance Records.
1. “Ti Ho Amato” from the motion picture “Once Upon a Time in America”
About Romina Arena
Music for Romina has been the vibration of her life since she was just a child. She was a Mouseketeer for Disney’s Mickey Mouse club in Italy called “Topolino,” and performed as a classical ballerina in major Italian theaters at the age of 7. The amazing and talented Romina Arena has overcome adversity in her rise to stardom. At age 15, she suffered a vicious attack in Italy that severed her vocal cords and rendered her comatose for many months. Romina, with true determination, not only survived the attack, but also completely recovered to become an international superstar with a five-octave vocal range. It is her powerful POPERA style (pop meets classical) that makes her unique and without comparison. Her ability to sing, speak and write music fluently in 10 different languages has allowed her to open many doors to the international music market, including here in the United States. Romina has performed with such POPERA artists as Andrea Bocelli, Alessandro Safina, Il Divo, Mario Frangoulis, and she also opened for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.RominaArena.com .
About Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone´s career as film music composer started in 1961 with the film “Il Federale” directed by Luciano Salce, but he became famous worldwide with Sergio Leone’s westerns: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and A Fistful of Dynamite (1971). Since 1960, Morricone has scored more than 400 films working with many Italian and international directors. In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards, including the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, 8 Nastri D’argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In the recording field, Morricone has received 27 Golden Records, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden Plates and the “Critica discografica” award for the music of the film “Il Prato.” The soundtrack from the film “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” has been included in the list of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2009.
About Perseverance Records
Perseverance Records, based in Los Angeles (California, USA), is a leading producer of soundtracks that haven’t been available for a long time or never at all. The company was founded in 2002 and has specialized in the restoration and preservation of film scores from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. For more information, visit www.perseverancerecords.com.