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 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

One of Maestro Morricone's rare excursions into American TV themes...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzRRTwDNfIM

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I adore that theme. It must have signaled huge changes to the Western back then, especially coming off the splendid Percy Faith theme that was The Virginian for the previous eight seasons on TV.

Here's an ancient Virginian thread over on the "other side" of the board:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=47844&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I adore that theme. It must have signaled huge changes to the Western back then, especially coming off the splendid Percy Faith theme that was The Virginian for the previous eight seasons on TV.

Here's an ancient Virginian thread over on the "other side" of the board:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=47844&forumID=7&archive=0


Jim, thanks for the info....appreciate it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I can remember vividly jumping out of my chair the evening I settled down to check out the new longer version of "The Virginian" expecting to hear the familiar theme and making a spectacle of myself yelling "Oh my God, it's Ennio Morricone! On a TV show!" Much to the bemusement of my parents. Like many, I had only recently had my Morricone epiphany thanks to the Leone films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I can remember vividly jumping out of my chair the evening I settled down to check out the new longer version of "The Virginian" expecting to hear the familiar theme and making a spectacle of myself yelling "Oh my God, it's Ennio Morricone! On a TV show!" Much to the bemusement of my parents. Like many, I had only recently had my Morricone epiphany thanks to the Leone films.

Ray, I did exactly the same ! lol

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 5:40 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

As much as I enjoy the opening version of the theme, the ending theme rendition with full orchestra is even better. It lurches and sways in all that great off-kilter Morricone style, which I love. It used to be on YouTube but I can't find it presently.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

As much as I enjoy the opening version of the theme, the ending theme rendition with full orchestra is even better. It lurches and sways in all that great off-kilter Morricone style, which I love. It used to be on YouTube but I can't find it presently.

Yes,I remember that.
It was absolutely tremendous !

I also love how the whip-cracks "slash and bleed" !

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

"The Men From Shiloh" (the final and ninith season of the revamped "The Virginian") is available on D.V.D. from Timeless Home Video.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2015 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"The Men From Shiloh" (the final and ninith season of the revamped "The Virginian") is available on D.V.D. from Timeless Home Video.

Unfortunately, The Men from Shiloh series proper isn't nearly as good as its Morricone theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2015 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

"The Men From Shiloh" (the final and ninith season of the revamped "The Virginian") is available on D.V.D. from Timeless Home Video.

Unfortunately, The Men from Shiloh series proper isn't nearly as good as its Morricone theme.


Jim, a lot of movies Morricone has scored aren't as good as his music either.

Don't mention "Red Sonja" (0h I have) arrrrrrgh !

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2015 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I like many of Morricone's scores, but his his theme for the revamped VIRGINIAN series was just way out of touch with the series itself.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2015 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I like many of Morricone's scores, but his his theme for the revamped VIRGINIAN series was just way out of touch with the series itself.

I think there was an attempt to embrace the gritty, "mud and blood" direction the genre was taking at the time. 1870s as well as 1970s muttonchops along with more explicit--for TV at that time--content was probably why the heroic-sounding Percy Faith theme was replaced with the then-current-sounding Morricone theme. Get a load of Doug McClure's facial hair. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2015 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

As much as I enjoy the opening version of the theme, the ending theme rendition with full orchestra is even better. It lurches and sways in all that great off-kilter Morricone style, which I love. It used to be on YouTube but I can't find it presently.

Wow there are 3 versions of the theme here and none are the end title? Would love to hear that !

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2015 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

As much as I enjoy the opening version of the theme, the ending theme rendition with full orchestra is even better. It lurches and sways in all that great off-kilter Morricone style, which I love. It used to be on YouTube but I can't find it presently.

According to Jon Burlingame, who wrote a book on this subject, the end titles were not done by Morricone but cobbled together (possibly by Leo Shuken & Jack Hayes who did the score) based on his theme. Morricone only was paid to do the theme and main title. Still curious to hear it though.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2015 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

As much as I enjoy the opening version of the theme, the ending theme rendition with full orchestra is even better. It lurches and sways in all that great off-kilter Morricone style, which I love. It used to be on YouTube but I can't find it presently.

According to Jon Burlingame, who wrote a book on this subject, the end titles were not done by Morricone but cobbled together (possibly by Leo Shuken & Jack Hayes who did the score) based on his theme. Morricone only was paid to do the theme and main title. Still curious to hear it though.


Really? I'm surpirsed it wasn't Ennio. If not, then Shuken and Hayes did a fine job getting that off-kilter Morricone feeling, as it's an excellent rendition of the theme.

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2015 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Morricone:

Were you able to listen to the end credits yet?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2015 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Morricone:

Were you able to listen to the end credits yet?


Actually after trying a number of search engines and a couple new players I have thrown in the towel.

Nope.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Morricone:

Were you able to listen to the end credits yet?


Actually after trying a number of search engines and a couple new players I have thrown in the towel.

Nope.


Never give up hope.....they must be out there somewhere ?

 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2015 - 9:16 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

According to the uploader, this is the original opening and closing credits music, with a re-recording afterwards:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzRRTwDNfIM

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2015 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

According to the uploader, this is the original opening and closing credits music, with a re-recording afterwards:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzRRTwDNfIM


The end credits as heard in the link is not the version played over the actual credits, or at least as heard in the version I sent Henry (Morricone) in the email in his profile.

 
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