Includes Mini Poster!
The year is 1964. Almost out of nowhere, the little-known and un-regarded director Sergio Leone transposes a film by Akira Kurosawa into a western key, and by putting together all the right pieces, adding a bit of intuition, lays down new rules for the 'spaghetti western' genre, giving way to an endless series of imitations.
"A Fistful of Dollars" would not have had the same impact without the inimitable music written by Ennio Morricone, who had curiously been an old elementary school classmate of Leone. The main soundtrack themes were chosen from two arrangements that Morricone had already drafted two years earlier; once he removed the lyrics and added the unmistakable whistle of Alessandro Alessandroni, the spaghetti-sound was finally complete. The film was an incredible success, and projected Leone, Morricone and in particular the actor Clint Eastwood into the Olympus of the Great.
The soundtrack was released for the first time the following year (1965), along with one of Sergio Leone's subsequent works "For a Few Dollars More." This new edition sees the original seven tracks of the score in a completely new layout. The format is a 10" 45rpm LP, with a 10" x 10" mini poster attached.
10" x 10" mini poster
I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni, choir
Michele Lacerenza, trumpet
Alessandro Alessandroni, whistle
2. Per un pugno di dollari
3. Quasi morto
1. La reazione
2. Square dance
3. Senza pieta'