Ennio Morricone and Quentin Tarantino at Abbey Road Studios

To mark the launch of Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight and its new score from Ennio Morricone, both artists met for a special event at Abbey Road Studios.

Tarantino and actors Kurt Russell and Walton Goggins watched as Morricone conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a live recording of music from The Hateful Eight, cut to vinyl.

As a gift to fans, those who pre-order the album will be given the chance to receive one of these hand-stamped, direct-to-vinyl editions through www.thehatefuleightsoundtrack.com (while supplies last).

While they were at Abbey Road, Morricone, Tarantino, Russell, Goggins and the orchestra signed the famous wall outside Abbey Road, which had been covered in The Hateful Eight artwork.

Just hours later, Morricone’s score for The Hateful Eight was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Score category.

While Tarantino is a lifelong fan of Morricone’s work and has used his music in his past five films, this historic collaboration marks the first time Morricone has recorded original score specifically for one of Tarantino’s films. It is also the first time Morricone has scored a Western film in over 40 years, since the release of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Ennio Morricone will appear at 3Arena, Dublin on Sunday 14 February 2016, as part of a large-scale world tour with a completely new programme to mark his 60-year anniversary as a professional composer and conductor. As with previous tours, the production will feature over 200 musicians and singers on stage. Tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster. https://youtu.be/5I-CX-Ms-EA

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