The music itself is good, BUT too many recording/mixing/editing technical defects ruin the album.
(1) There are many sudden short blanks breaking into the continuous music flow. These blanks are NOT part of the music itself or by the musician, but purely technical defects in recording or mixing or editing!
(2) The ending of many pieces are short-cut.
Obviously, the producers of the album did not take a professional attitude. If I am the boss, I will fire them.
Can you pay for an album with this kind of technical defects?!
This is the WORST Yo Yo Ma album I have EVER heard....good god....look, if you want to really hear Morricone at his best, buy the soundtrack to the movie "The Mission". If you do not own that soundtrack, then you have no business pretending you are getting Grade A Morricone by purchashing this totally rancid CD. This celebrity collaboration fails at every level and is the most boring, wandering CD I have ever heard with only the first cut being only briefly half way OK. This is so beneath the talent of both these accomplished artists that it is a wonder how it EVER got produced.....all these glowing 5 start tributes mean ZIP.....don't buy it. Stay very far away from this album if you have any wits about you. Just because somebody put two big names together and slapped out an album doesn't mean it is by definition going to be good. This is a total failure.
The artist and the composer are both superb. But the CD is flawed as throughout the playing it skips and halts frequently. I would not have bought the CD had I known of these flaws. It is unfortunate that Amazon knows about problem but does nothing to correct it. Or, to contact those who have bought this flawed CD for replacement.
Love Yo Yo Ma. Love Morricone. But this album is so awash in Mantovani/Muzak/1001 Strings reverb you can hardly enjoy either Ma or Morricone. Remarkably, Morricone was the producer, so presumably his decision. What a huge miscalculation to swamp the music this way. Cheesy.
Beware,the media after a while willl disapper from your cd. The cd has a 1-800 number to call. It is disconnected.I guess Sony produces so many duds it dosen't want to provide service anymore. This Sony CD is high priced junk. After a year all the music has gone poof into nowhere. Just cheap junk.