Ennio Morricone

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Originally released in 1966 alongside the Clint Eastwood western film of the same name, ''The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'' soundtrack features music composed by Ennio Morricone. Morricone's compositions are distinctive with sounds of gunfire, whistling, and yodeling helping to set the tone for the film. The theme, which is one of the most recognizable themes ever, features a two-note melody used throughout the movie using different instruments to characterize the three main characters. Both the film and its soundtrack are legendary. Future movie star and major film director Clint Eastwood starred in this third installment of a film trilogy whose style became known as a ''Spaghetti Western.'' Sergio Leone directed the film and his go-to guy, renowned Italian musicians-composer-conductor-arranger Ennio Morricone, wrote the music. In the most traditional sense, the music accompanies the storyline and on-screen action of this Western - with its gunfights, violence and the inevitable search for gold - that was captured on film with exquisite cinematography. The music registers solidly on its own with its dynamics, melodic compositions and, of course, the highly memorable and unique whistling and exotic wah-wah-wah sound of the main title that opens this original album reissue on vinyl. The soundtrack is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most original film scores in history.

LP Capitol: Capitol Records / UMe B0021867-01 € 32,99