And now, we know with certainty the guitarist who played the numerous and important parts of the score. Just read our fanzine Maestro dedicated to Morricone, just issued, or even only the table of contents.
Just in case there were a few who had reservations or feared there isn't that much more new material "Sara's a Sister", "Yaqui Go Home" and "The Swinging Rope" alone is worth this beautiful remastered expansion.
Good evening! Thanks to all the scuttle about this release I felt compelled to watch the flick in entirety for the first time after having only caught snippets through the years. Very entertaining. Now, I haven't read this thread and just wanted to cite a couple scoring moments. First, them opening credits. Wonderful. Par for the Morricone course. But just what is that loco 2-note-up/down little mechanical sound? I know he went through an experimental phase with sound effects and this no doubt is representative. Quirky little thing that ultimately captured the quirkiness between the title character and Rowdy "Hogan" Yates. Had me thinking of T. Newman and how he employed the marimba for the things-are-a-bit-off-kilter-no? feel. And I wonder if EM deliberately injected this thing for its pronounced (to me) "hee-haw" effect. You know, Two Mules aural association and all.
Second, the early long cue underscoring the scene when they were hiding out from the French soldiers in some kind of abandoned fort with the rattlesnake. Right from the start I thought to myself that EM was having a BH time putting it together. So Herrmannesque with the suspenseful and somewhat sinister shimmering strings underneath. Put a big grin on my FSPuss.
Gonna peruse all entries above and see if I'm onto anything or just plain loco m'self. Par for the HL course.