Rome (Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi album)

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Studio album by
Released16 May 2011
RecordedForum Studios
GenreIndie rock, folk rock, symphonic rock, psychedelic rock
LabelParlophone / EMI / Lex / Third Man
50999 9 46485 2 2
ProducerDanger Mouse, Daniele Luppi
Danger Mouse chronology
Meyrin Fields
El Camino
Daniele Luppi chronology
Malos Habitos
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
American Music Channel4/5 stars[2]
The IndependentPositive[4]
LA Times2.5/4 stars[5]
Metro4/5 stars[6]
musicOMH4/5 stars[7]
NME8/10 stars[8]
The Observer3/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media7.0/10.0[10]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[11]

Rome is an album written by the American music producer Danger Mouse and the Italian composer Daniele Luppi.[12] The album took five years to make and was inspired by the music from spaghetti westerns.[13]

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 – which features on the soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.[13] The album also features 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".[12] White also chose to provide the lyrics for his three songs.

The song "Black" was featured during the ending of "Face Off", the final episode of Breaking Bad's fourth season. It is also featured in Rome: Three Dreams of Black, an interactive film by Chris Milk. The song "Two Against One" peaked number 20 in Billboard Alternative Songs chart[14][15] and was featured on the soundtrack for 2 Guns, the 2013 film directed by Baltasar Kormákur.[16] In 2015, the song featured as the song for the advertisement of long-running British soap opera Emmerdale, promoting the show's big Summer Fate storyline.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Daniele Luppi and Brian Burton.

1."Theme of "Rome"" 2:21
2."The Rose with the Broken Neck"J. White3:23
3."Morning Fog (interlude)" 0:39
4."Season's Trees"B. Burton3:12
5."Her Hollow Ways (interlude)" 0:57
6."Roman Blue" 3:13
7."Two Against One"J. White2:21
8."The Gambling Priest" 2:03
9."The World (interlude)" 1:02
10."Black"B. Burton3:32
11."The Matador Has Fallen" 1:47
12."Morning Fog" 2:06
13."Problem Queen"B. Burton2:37
14."Her Hollow Ways" 2:30
15."The World"J. White3:29


Chart (2011) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart[17] 15
UK Albums Chart[18] 20
US Billboard 200[17] 11
US Alternative Albums[17] 5
US Top Rock Albums[17] 5


  • 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


  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Danger Mouse / Daniele Luppi. Rome: Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  2. ^ Fox, Matthew (24 May 2011). "American Music Channel Review". American Music Channel. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Adam (10 May 2011). "BBC review". BBC. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ Price, Simon (15 May 2011). "The Independent review". The Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ Brown, August (16 May 2011). "LA Times review". LA Times. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  6. ^ Lewis, John (15 May 2011). "Metro review". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  7. ^ Falcone, Jon (16 May 2011). "musicOMH review". musicOMH. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  8. ^ Doran, John (11 May 2011). "NME review". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  9. ^ Fox, Killian (15 May 2011). "The Observer review". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  10. ^ Harvell, Jess (16 May 2011). "Pitchfork review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  11. ^ Hermes, Will (12 May 2011). "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Danger Mouse's Jack White-starring Rome album out in May". NME. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  13. ^ a b Pattison, Louis (8 November 2010). "Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: how we built Rome". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  14. ^ "'Two Against One'. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Starring Jack White - Chart history: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Danger Mouse / Daniele Luppi. Rome: Awards (Billboard Singles)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Jack White. Soundtrack. 'Two Against One'". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  17. ^ a b c d "Danger Mouse / Daniele Luppi. Rome: Awards (Billboard Albums)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  18. ^ "Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome (Albums)". Official Charts Company. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2013.

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