Ennio Morricone, L’Alibi

Chris Nickson

By Chris Nickson

on 01.23.11 in Reviews

Although it dates from the tail end of the decade, Morricone’s soundtrack for L’Alibi is very ’60s cool, packed full of tasty Farfisa organ flourishes, as well as the sly, inventive percussion that would become one of his trademarks over the next several years. It’s music that aims quite squarely at groovy, from the moodily atmospheric “Immagini Del Tempo” via softly pulsing samba to tracks like “L’Alibi (Shake number 1)” which could have slipped out of the speakers of a trendy London disco ca. 1965.