Danger Mouse produces tribute to Italian film scores

Is there simply no stopping the intrepid Danger Mouse?

The studio mastermind (nee Brian Burton) has yet another ambitious project on the horizon — “Rome,” an exotic album-length tribute to the classic Italian film scores he’s always loved. And he didn’t do it halfway. He teamed up with Italian composer Daniel Luppi, flew to Rome to record in analog at historic Forum Studios, and even tracked down veteran Ennio Morricone soundtrack musicians (including spooky soprano Edda Dell’Orso) from “Once Upon A Time In The West” and “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.” But that was just Step One.

To flesh out six vocal tracks, Danger Mouse didn’t go for any cheese. He brought White Stripe Jack White on board for the male-sung numbers (“The World,” “Two Against One,” “The Rose With The Broken Back”) and the smoky Norah Jones for the female ones (“Black,” “Problem Queen,” “Season’s Trees”).

Over five years in the making, “Rome” — recorded on all-vintage equipment, as well — hits stores this March.

It’s a long shot, but cross your fingers for an actual tour.

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