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 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Hugo Montenegro violates Nino Rota:

Love Theme from Godfather (1972)




Feel free to add yours and keep cheerful.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   NO NAME   (Member)

i think its the other way around, its MUCH BETTER than the original !

Hugo Montenegro violates Nino Rota:

Love Theme from Godfather (1972)




Feel free to add yours and keep cheerful.

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

i think its the other way around, its MUCH BETTER than the original !


Ha!


Here's another one, Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk coupled with Moon River.
Montenegro again:




Godfather Main Theme (Waltz)

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Well, not bad really: Hugo versus Sergej


Lieutenant Kije



From the 1964 album "Russian Grandeur".

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

George Garabedian Players - "Georgy Girl"



 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Montenegro does The Third Man with High Noon.

What a combo!




And something completely different.

The Ten Tenors sing Out of Africa of all Places:

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2021 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Tara's Theme according to Montenegro



From the album Scenes & Themes (1972)


He knew no shame, Lara's theme




Bond Theme à la Montenegro



Album Come Spy With Me (1966)

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2021 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Airport Love Theme




From Vincent Bell's album "Airport Love Theme" (1970).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2021 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I hated Hugo Montenegro's cover of The Good The Bad & The Ugly, it was a hit in the UK, I think it got further up the charts than Morricone's original. A lot of the time the majority don't get it right.

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2021 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

I hated Hugo Montenegro's cover of The Good The Bad & The Ugly, it was a hit in the UK, I think it got further up the charts than Morricone's original. A lot of the time the majority don't get it right.


Montenegro got the better marketing guys in the Anglo-Saxon world. That's why.

His GBU take is really terrible, IMO.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2021 - 1:04 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Of all film themes, the one I believe has been murdered most often is Lara's Theme from DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. The list is endless. As another example, here's Ray Conniff's disco version.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2021 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Dont bash Hugo...For me HURRY SUNDOWN is one of the greatest score there is...also his UNDEFEATED...pure awesomeness

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2021 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Any fans of this?

This Way Mary
(from Pierre Vervloesem Plays John Barry, 2002)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2021 - 5:30 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling....




 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2021 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Here's another one off.

Peter Nero works on Midnight Cowboy and Everybody's talkin'




But wait, there is more...

The Windmills of Your Mind

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2021 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

It's Percy Faith's turn.

Which one?

Summer Place, of course.

To say, the versions are BAD, might be unfair.

But here they are anyway.


The original 1959 top-hit cover version by Faith:



Weekly Chart (1960) with peak position
Canada (CHUM Hit Parade) 4
New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade) 2
UK Singles (OCC) 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1

Year-end charts (1960)
US Billboard Hot 100 1

All-time Chart (1958–2018)
US Billboard Hot 100 23


Faith's version with lyrics & chorus:




Finally, Percy went full disco in 1976, one of his last recordings before he died.
Too bad, Max wasn't there to enjoy it.

Summer Place '76 (The Theme From "A Summer Place")

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2021 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling....




Eh. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling....




Eh. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

wink


This is quite good compared to another cover of this - at least it's not a case of Halt! Hugo's there.

No disrespect to Mr M - some of his own compositions are sensational.

Jeannie springs to mind - shame he couldn't bottle that magic and put it into his cover versions

Regards

CC

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

...& then there's all those hate crimes by Ferrante & Teicher.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Not only is there a pointless rock backbeat to this great track....but having to hear it looping for 15+ minutes near daily for the past few weeks has been pretty grueling....




Eh. It’s got a beat and you can dance to it.

wink



Technically speaking, it's a re-mix of the original version and not a cover version.

But I agree, I find it BAD, too.

 
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