Rome is an album written by the American music producer Danger Mouse and the Italian composer Daniele Luppi. The album took five years to make and was inspired by the music from Spaghetti Westerns.
The album was recorded using vintage equipment and, as well as featuring musicians who recorded Spaghetti Western soundtracks, also features a reunited Cantori Moderni – the choir put together by Alessandro Alessandroni – that performed on the soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The album also includes vocals by the American singers Jack White on the tracks "The Rose with the Broken Neck", "Two Against One" and "The World", and Norah Jones on the tracks "Season's Trees", "Black" and "Problem Queen". White additionally chose to provide lyrics for his three songs.
- Gegè Munari - Drums and percussion
- Dario Rosciglione - Upright and electric bass
- Luciano Ciccaglioni - Acoustic and electric guitars
- Antonello Vannucchi - Celesta, harpsichord, organ and piano
- Roberto Podio - Percussion
- Gilda Buttà - Celesta and harpsichord
- Cantori Moderni - Choir
- Edda Dell'Orso - Soprano vocals
- Jack White - Vocals ("The Rose with a Broken Neck", "Two Against One" and "The World")
- Norah Jones - Vocals ("Season's Trees", "Black" and "Problem Queen")
Recording and arrangements
- Danger Mouse - Production, arrangements, mixing
- Daniele Luppi - Production, arrangements, mixing, orchestra and choir conductor
- Fabio Patrignani - Engineer, mixing
Usage in other media
- An interactive web film, Rome: 3 Dreams of Black, was created for the song "Black" by Chris Milk with Aaron Koblin, using HTML5 technology including WebGL as part of Chrome Experiments.
- The song "Black" accompanied the ending of "Face Off", the final episode of Breaking Bad's fourth season.
- The song "Two Against One" peaked number 20 in Billboard Alternative Songs chart and was included on the soundtrack for 2 Guns, the 2013 film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. In 2015, the track was also used for an advertisement of long-running British soap opera Emmerdale to promote the show's big Summer Fate storyline.
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- "Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome" at Discogs (list of releases)
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