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 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)



I had NO idea you were a Morricone fan, Morricone.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Count me in!

Do any of you want to offer a 5 to 10 list of your favorite Morricone western scores?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Do any of you want to offer a 5 to 10 list of your favorite Morricone western scores?


Guns For San Sebastian
Two Mules For Sister Sara
Resa Dei Conti, La (The Big Gundown)
Navajo Joe
Duck, You Sucker

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   Gary Radovich   (Member)

Finalmente !!!!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

I watched the movie recently for the first time, but can't recall the music. Aside from Morricone completists, is it worth the hoopla? Is it basically the opening music as heard in the video above?

LC, you can't be serious -! You saw the film recently and can't recall the score, what with that unforgettable earwig recreation of a donkey braying in the main theme ???

Outside of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, I can't think of a more memorable Morricone theme!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)



I had NO idea you were a Morricone fan, Morricone.


Indeed but as you know I am very selective. I only like the stuff from his first 450 scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

Do any of you want to offer a 5 to 10 list of your favorite Morricone western scores?

THE BIG GUNDOWN
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
THE MERCENARY
NAVAJO JOE
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

And the greatest of these is ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST.

(I would not include GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN, as it takes place in 1750s Mexico and so is not a Western.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

In terms of the sound of the music, Guns for San Sebastián absolutely falls in the Morricone westerns family. And it totally makes my list of favorites...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

You missed out on FIVE MEN ARMY.
For me the little sister of TWO MULES.
I know ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST is a landmark score and fantastic..but I cant stand the harmonica...which ...being an essential part of this score is stupid of me to point out ...I knowwink
It wouldnt make it into my top 5 Western scores and not into a Morricone list.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

In terms of the sound of the music, Guns for San Sebastián absolutely falls in the Morricone westerns family. And it totally makes my list of favorites...

Yavar


Not only the music, but the general tone of the film: conflict with Native Americans, gunfights, horses. It's a Western. Many Italian Westerns take place entirely in Mexico.

Thrilled about TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA. It doesn't quite make my top 10 (would probably fall at 11 or 12, largely because the rest of the score doesn't live up to the glory of the Main Title. But if this 2 disc set has expanded material, unused variations, etc., that could change).

My 10 favorite Morricone Western scores:
FIVE MAN ARMY
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
THE BIG GUNDOWN
NAVAJO JOE
THE MERCENARY
VAMOS A MATAR, COMPAÑEROS
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTAN (definitely a Western!)

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 12:01 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)



There it is! And two CDs no less! Wow. Thank you, LLLR! Day one purchase for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Why 2 CDs? Is there that much music?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Probably the old LP material and the complete score.
Right?

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 1:23 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Looks like this will be my first soundtrack purchase in
...years. wink
(Corrected that for me!)

If this doesn't cheer Bill Carson up, nothing will 

I dont think anything can Kev!
To think i used to mock people with depression and didn't think it could happen to me. frown

Excellent news this has finally had a 2CD treatment. Its a decent score and fits the film perfectly. Zimmer reused Ennio's mock-mule theme in the second Sherlock film for the scene where sherlock is bringing up the rear on a mule.

Originally this film was gonna be Elizabeth Taylor and Eastwood - they discussed the script of 2 Mules on the set of Where eagles dare (She was visiting Burton). But other projects came along and Shirley MacLaine was involved.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

A list of five top Morricone western scores will only have me repeating what's been posted several times already. Not the most affluent of collectors and Morricone fans, with only a small number of exceptions I've restricted myself to his western scores, which is where my main taste for his music really lies anyway.

Guns for San Sebastian is definitely one on my list, and talk here has had me throwing it in the player this morning. As to it's classification, Lucas K describes it perfectly. "Historical adventure" set in 1750 Mexico.

But I think all Ennio fans have wanted Two Mules to get the right treatment for sooo long it's an essential purchase.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Count me in!

Do any of you want to offer a 5 to 10 list of your favorite Morricone western scores?


In no particular order...

THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
THE GREAT SILENCE
GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
THE FIVE MAN ARMY
A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF (E per tetto un cielo di stelle)
MY NAME IS NOBODY
DUCK YOU SUCKER
TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA

Honourable mentions....

THE BIG GUNDOWN
THE MERCENARY
COMPANEROS
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
THE J&S BAND

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Not a huge Morricone fan, but I might spring for it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Here's my top-10 list of Morricone westerns

In no particular order:

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
THE GREAT SILENCE
DUCK YOU SUCKER
THE BIG GUNDOWN
MY NAME IS NOBODY (this superb soundtrack really needs a 2CD treatment; there's still quite a lot of unreleased/missing music (incl. the saloon piano pieces, the amusement park music and above all several very good versions of the wild bunch theme and the duel theme for example). Instead of including these film versions, the expanded CD contains a bunch of tracks/versions not even used in the film. As a matter of fact, the screen trax re-release back in 2000 was originally supposed to be a double-CD, but for some reason they decided to release a single CD instead. I have a feeling that Morricone himself had something to do with this.
GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN
FACE TO FACE
COMPANEROS

Honorable mentions...
THE MERCENARY
A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF
THE RETURN OF RINGO
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

I can't name top 10 Morricone western scores honestly because I only have the most common ones. But my top 5:

1) A Fistful of Dollars
2) Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3) Once Upon a Time in the West
4) For a Few Dollars More
5) Guns For San Sabastian (I really want the FSM or have them reissue this one)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Does anyone know at this stage if the score album has been sourced off the movie soundtrack (the "stem" if I'm not mistaken) directly or did LLL have access to the complete session tapes? Regardless, this is a fantastic score and I very much welcome this release.

 
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