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 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (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 -!


I cannot yet I must (be)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF

I learn so many things from the FSM board. I thought I knew all of Morricone's westerns, but I was wrong. I have never seen nor heard of the above western. I did find some samples of the score on youtube. Interesting. I wish this western would play on my western channel.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF

I learn so many things from the FSM board. I thought I knew all of Morricone's westerns, but I was wrong. I have never seen nor heard of the above western. I did find some samples of the score on youtube. Interesting. I wish this western would play on my western channel.


One of my alltime favorites. There was no sheet music so we did a takedown of the main title to make sure it was played in two of our concerts.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

A sampler.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B61XoCpQPHo

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Joan
Skyful of stars whole movie is likely bound to be available on youtube...comedy western about bounty hunters, good score, but up against Ennio's big-hitting top 15 western scores its probably on the periphery.

Interestingly, there was a 1978 italian tv horror movie called Closed Circuit. As the audience are watching Guiliano Gemma in a gunfight clip (with Ennio's music) from Skyful of stars, when he shoots, someone in the front row dies! Police are baffled, no sign of gunman at the cinema but a bullet hole is found in the cinema screen. The autopsy shows the bullet was from old west colt .45. It gets curiouser... and more die. do check it out.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

A SKY FULL OF STARS FOR A ROOF

I learn so many things from the FSM board. I thought I knew all of Morricone's westerns, but I was wrong. I have never seen nor heard of the above western. I did find some samples of the score on youtube. Interesting. I wish this western would play on my western channel.


It's available on a German Blu-ray, at least it was when I bought it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2020 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I thank the 4 of you for your information. I did find samples at youtube and will check if the whole movie is available.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (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



For uk fsmers TCM u.k showing Big Gundown thisafternoon at 3pm (sunday)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

I spent a lot of time over the years listening to Morricone soundtracks for westerns I never saw. It's only in recent years that I've managed to track down most non-Leone westerns. The two Ringos, The Mercenary (seen once in the mid 70s, while still at school), even The Big Gundown. Finally catching up with Companeros and The Great Silence, the Blu rays of which landed on my doormat only late last week.

These two will be getting a spin tomorrow as a double bill whilst on a day off. The music will of course have a bit more significance whilst watching these than they might have before today...

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Joan
Skyful of stars whole movie is likely bound to be available on youtube...comedy western about bounty hunters, good score, but up against Ennio's big-hitting top 15 western scores its probably on the periphery.

Interestingly, there was a 1978 italian tv horror movie called Closed Circuit. As the audience are watching Guiliano Gemma in a gunfight clip (with Ennio's music) from Skyful of stars, when he shoots, someone in the front row dies! Police are baffled, no sign of gunman at the cinema but a bullet hole is found in the cinema screen. The autopsy shows the bullet was from old west colt .45. It gets curiouser... and more die. do check it out.




Hi Bill
I remember seeing closed circuit and hearing Ennio's music from "Skyfull" even though the producers chose to advertise the film that the movie theater audience were watching as "IL GIORNI DELL'IRA" , Day of anger!

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Ryks   (Member)

TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1: THE FILM SCORE
1. Main Title (Film Version) * 4:17
2. Dynamite * 1:18
3. Sara’s A Sister * 2:48
4. The French Are Coming * 1:40
5. Hiding In The Ruins * 4:04
6. A Time For Miracles (Film Version) 2:00
7. Two Mules Theme 3:32
8. Up That Tree / Colonel Dies * 3:09
9. La Cueva (Film Version) 2:19
10. Yaqui Go Home * 2:22
11. Trestle * 2:32
12. Hiding In The Ruins Again * 4:53
13. La Cantina (Film Version) 1:36
14. The Swinging Rope (Film Version) 3:46
15. Night In Juarista Cave * 2:08
16. Two Mules Theme (Reprise) * 2:29
17. Arrival At The Church * 1:08
18. Sara’s Ruse / Hogan Kisses Sara * 3:29
19. The Battle (Film Version) 3:36
20. End Title Theme * 1:28
21. Main Title (Original Version) 4:17
DISC 1 TOTAL TIME: 59:00
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC 2: 1970 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
1. Main Title 4:15
2. A Time For Miracles 1:57
3. Two Mules For Sister Sara 3:18
4. Night On The Desert 5:23
5. The Swinging Rope 3:45
6. The Braying Mule 2:34
7. La Cueva 2:16
8. La Cantina 1:35
9. The Cool Mule 2:21
10. The Battle 3:35
11. Main Title (Reprise) 3:31
DISC 2 TOTAL TIME: 34:40
TWO-DISC TOTAL TIME 1:33:40

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

This is such a welcome release. I always found the album lacking something. Now I can see how much that was unreleased that answers the question. A timely and fitting album to remember the Maestro.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

From today's e-mail (emphasis mine):

TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)
LLLCD 1526
Music by Ennio Morricone

Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection
Limited Edition of 3000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $29.98

STARTS SHIPPING JULY 14

Orders start 12 noon (pst) on 7/14 at www.lalalandrecords.com


We join the world in mourning the loss of the legendary Ennio Morricone. While initially scheduled as a celebratory release of the film’s 50th Anniversary, it is now our deepest honor to present his TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA as a tribute to his memory and musical legacy.

La-La Land Records and Universal Studios proudly present the ninth title within the acclaimed Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, and the first produced in partnership with Universal Music Special Markets – TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED EDITION, music by Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, THE MISSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES). This deluxe release of Morricone’s original motion picture score to the 1970 big-screen western adventure TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA, starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Don Siegel, marks the world premiere of the original film version of the late maestro’s score.

Orchestra, organ, guitar and choir meld in strikingly original fashion, expertly heightening, enriching and propelling the film’s varied tones, which weave drama, comedy, history and action against a Western backdrop. Disc One of this presentation showcases the full film score for the first time, including material that went unused in the picture and 37 minutes of previously unreleased music – sourced from three-and-six-track Universal Studios vault elements. Disc Two serves up the 1970 Kapp/MCA soundtrack album, newly remastered from the original ¼’’ analog element provided by Universal Music Group.

Produced, mixed, edited and mastered by Mike Matessino
, this special limited edition of 3000 units features exclusive liner notes written by journalist/author Jon Burlingame and sharp art direction by Dan Goldwasser.

Of the score, the film’s director Don Siegel said, “The music is among the most original and unusual ever written for a film. As far as I was concerned, Morricone was a genius.”

We couldn’t agree more.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

great

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Nice. Long time coming but sounds worth the wait.
Good that Matessino involved. He is always safe hands.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)


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


Once Upon a Time In the West
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Duck you, Sucker
My Name is Nobody
Navajo Joe
Il Grande Silenzio
Duello nel Texas (Morricone's first Western score, perhaps his most "classic" Western score, the one Morricone score where the American Western music influence, particularly Tiomkin, is more pronounced than in most of is later western.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (the upcoming LaLaLand release is manna from heaven)

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Duello nel Texas (Morricone's first Western score, perhaps his most "classic" Western score, the one Morricone score where the American Western music influence, particularly Tiomkin, is more pronounced than in most of is later western.

Even as someone who's not a big Tiomkin fan, I have long thought that Morricone's iconic solo trumpet writing in stuff like the finale of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly was *strongly* influenced by Tiomkin's trumpet writing from The Alamo (one of the Tiomkin scores I do enjoy).

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Duello nel Texas (Morricone's first Western score, perhaps his most "classic" Western score, the one Morricone score where the American Western music influence, particularly Tiomkin, is more pronounced than in most of is later western.

Even as someone who's not a big Tiomkin fan, I have long thought that Morricone's iconic solo trumpet writing in stuff like the finale of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly was *strongly* influenced by Tiomkin's trumpet writing from The Alamo (one of the Tiomkin scores I do enjoy).

Yavar


Oh, yeah, I'm sure Morricone was also otherwise here and there influenced by Tiomkin.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2020 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Yet as with Mozart influencing Saint-Saens (or even Tchaikovsky), I find I far prefer the music of the influenced to that of the influencer... smile

Yavar

 
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