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|Various Artists - Soundtracks|
Spaghetti Westerns, Volume Three (Film Score Compilation)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
This addition to DRG's Classic Italian Soundtracks series captures spaghetti Westerns at their eeriest and funniest. Ennio Morricone is predominant, of course, with tracks to such films as A Pistol for Ringo and Blood and ... more »
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This addition to DRG's Classic Italian Soundtracks series captures spaghetti Westerns at their eeriest and funniest. Ennio Morricone is predominant, of course, with tracks to such films as A Pistol for Ringo and Blood and Guns, and vocal themes to The Return of Ringo and Death Rides a Horse. A rarely heard voice-free version of "My Name Is Nobody" has the virtue of sounding like a soda pop commercial. Other pasta-and-pistols maestros such as Piero Piccioni ("I Don't Forget... I Kill"), Carlo Savina ("The Two Ringos from Texas"), and Luis Bacalov ("Gold of the Proud Ones") make an impressive showing, though there are some dull moments. In contrast to our domesticated Tiomkin-style Hollywood clichés, these eccentric to melancholy flourishes represent fantasies of the American West nurtured by a pastry-crazed European imagination. --Joseph Lanza
Death Rides a Horse...While Listening to This!
Colin "The Ninja Guy" | LA, CA | 07/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is labeled "Volume Three," but it works best as "Volume Two B," believe you me. Let me explain.
I do have to say, this album almost stands as the best single album of the series (so far). Partially, this is the problem. All the other albums in the series were two CD's. This is just one. Even though all the tracks are very, very listenable, there are only half of them. And, as any good gunslinger knows, two revolvers just aren't as effective if only one of them's loaded...
Despite the slight bump, the album really does hold up well. It continues the tradition of including pieces of music from some of the lesser known films of the spaghetti western genre. At the same time, it gives us alternative versions (the Ennio Morricone alternative versions, for example, provide a much simpler, more streamlined, and sometimes longer, view of his music), or continuations of tracks from some of the movies of Volume Two of this series. In this way, to fully appreciate this CD, you'd best to buy the one previous. Of course, if you haven't done that, why are you even reading this?
And for those keeping score, the only music in this album that I recognize from the video game Red Dead Revolver is (and I could be wrong) located in the track "Seven Guns for a Killing." Just one left; I'm tired."
Martijn13Maart1970 | Husavik Iceland | 06/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a very extensive music collection, and was looking for something missing: that beautiful but haunted and lonely sound of Ennio Morricone's music: spaghetti westerns!
I was simply looking for all the soundtracks from those countless obscure Italian Westerns that where made in the 60s and 70s. But how to find them, or worse, the titles?
This collection, as well as Part 2, 3, and 4, hosts them probably all. It also has an extensive booklet with very good info on the music, as well as the movies that made them, or is it the other way around? This set is simply the best Italian Western music money can buy, and should be famous and sold-out!
I recommend to buy all 4 sets!"