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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2014 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Just found this on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MLOUIVE/ref=pe_385721_48721101_TE_M1T1DP

It's by the same people who re-recorded "For A Few Dollars More", earlier this year.

It's not the original, but some of it is damn close, and it is complete for the first time.

It's certainly worth a listen.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2014 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This has some quavering guitar notes on the main theme that just don't sit right with me.

I wonder if a CD will be forthcoming.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

This has some quavering guitar notes on the main theme that just don't sit right with me.

I wonder if a CD will be forthcoming.


According to what I've read it's being released on cd on October 1st 2014.

The quality is variable, some of the tracks are as good as the originals, whereas some miss the mark completely, I've just downloaded it so that I can listen to the tracks that were missing from the GDM "complete" release. If you take it for what it is, an attempt to recreate one of Maestro Morricone's greatest works, it's not a bad attempt I can't resist saying this, some of it's GOOD, some of it's BAD and some of it is UGLY.

But it's all we've got until someone releases a newly remastered, COMPLETE edition of this landmark score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 1:03 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Sorry folks, the curse of the double post has got me.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

Now, that's just nasty. I'll wait for Nic Raine and the City of Prague.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

How much is missing from the 'expanded' EMI release from several years ago?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

this re-recording doesn't do it for me, although it isn't badly interpreted I still miss the feeling, the vibe and the sound from the original recording.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

I'd love to hear a sonically superior re-creation of this.

I'm not sure this qualifies.

Nothing could persuade me to forsake the original score espansion from 2004. It's high on the playlist for life.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I am a big fan of these guys.

Their DANGER: DIABOLIK is fantastic and their upcoming RARE RELEASES
http://www.amazon.de/Rare-Unreleases-Soundtracks-Ost/dp/B00M9D4P7A/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408376819&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=morricone+rare+unreleased
looks astounding. They give us what we can't have in any other way and adhere to Morricone's sound pretty meticulously.

That said this item is what we have the originals for.

So the best I can say is I hope this makes enough money (not from me this time) for them to continue their work unearthing what has been lost.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

this re-recording doesn't do it for me, although it isn't badly interpreted I still miss the feeling, the vibe and the sound from the original recording.

Agreed. It's not bad, but my thinking is either rerecord it note-for-note or make it different enough (Hugo) so I don't get a few minutes into it and gag at a sudden departure from the original sound and feel you almost had.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

'How much is missing from the 'expanded' EMI release from several years ago?'

Several cues here and there. Will have to check my (complete) version to let you know...

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

How much is missing from the 'expanded' EMI release from several years ago?

Nothing, really.

Alot of 'twangs', whistles, and hoots.
The only music "missing" is the dissonant strings from the scene where Blondie is loading the gun while the banditos sneak up on him in the hallway>
ANd, a reprise of "The Fort" at the Langstone bridge sequence.
And, the repeating drum beat at the last scene in the cemetary.
Big effin' deal!
brm

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

For me these rerecordings have great recreation of the vocals, piano, flutes and specially the percussion and noise effects of the originals, but the one thing that is really bad is the synth strings (this makes these recordings sound cheap when the synths are evident).
In any case it is good to have the complete scores, specially For A Few Dollars More.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2014 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

The 30 seconds I heard of L'estasi dell oro definitely did not entice me to listen further. What is the sense of recording it again and smothering it with some sort of terrible reverb? Plus the oboe sounds really out of tune to me.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

How much is missing from the 'expanded' EMI release from several years ago?

This is my list of the missing music;

1) Stevens Death, at the start of the film (very dramatic)
2) The scene when Tuco goes to fetch water for Blondie in the desert. (a very slow version of the theme)
3) The Story of a Soldier (instrumental) played when our heroes first enter the prison camp.
4) The introduction and ending of "2 Against 5". (Variations of the theme)
5) The Strong (extended version) played when we first see the union Fortifications over the river.
6) Marcia (very slow version for drums and harmonica) used for the Union Captain.
7) The Strong (very dramatic version) played before the Union attack on the bridge.
8) The Strong (quiet version) played as the Captain dies.
9) End Titles, a long version of the drum beat which ends with the main title and plays out the film.
There is also the music for Tuco's bath, the film version is another version of the theme tune, plus the scene when Blondie leaves Tuco in the desert ( a short version of the theme)

Altogether the complete score runs for 74 minutes (approx)

Hope this gives you some idea of what was missing from the GDM/EMI complete release of a few years ago.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The very idea to re-record a classic Morricone score like THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, one of my favorite films and scores, is highly intriguing. The score not only relies on unusual vocal effects and irregular orchestration, but also on a peculiar recording set up. I think it is wonderful somebody performs and records this music anew, and I'm very interested in the results. Alas, it seems to be available as a compressed download only.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I just sampled the samples (yep), admittedly only with a cheap in-ear (and only in ONE ear), yet in any case, the samples do sound artificial and processed, the original recording seems clearly superior.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Hope this gives you some idea of what was missing from the GDM/EMI complete release of a few years ago.

Yes, much appreciated Chris.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

The very idea to re-record a classic Morricone score like THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, one of my favorite films and scores, is highly intriguing. The score not only relies on unusual vocal effects and irregular orchestration, but also on a peculiar recording set up. I think it is wonderful somebody performs and records this music anew, and I'm very interested in the results. Alas, it seems to be available as a compressed download only.

Cd version is available from October.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2014 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Hope this gives you some idea of what was missing from the GDM/EMI complete release of a few years ago.

Yes, much appreciated Chris.


A pleasure.

 
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