Title : Once Upon A Time In The West
Music Composed & Conducted by : Ennio Morricone
Genre : Soundtrack
Year : 1972
Overall Rating : 9*/10
I must be getting old. I'm beginning to enjoy soundtracks. Of course it helps if the music is from my favorite Charles Bronson flick evuh. And composed by one Ennio Morricone, who also wrote all those great themes from the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; Fistful of Dollars, etc.
Why Should I Care?
Because the music is powerful yet relaxing. The soprano, Ms. Gabriele Ferzetti hits some simply glass-sghattering high notes. Because it will remind you of a b*tching movie. Besides Bronson, it had Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, and Claudia Cardinale.
Track Listing (my favorites in pink) :
(01) Once Upon a Time in the West
(02) As a Judgment
(03) Farewell to Cheyenne
(04) The Transgression
(05) The First Tavern
(06) The Second Tavern
(07) Man With a Harmonica
(08) A Dimly Lit Room
(09) Bad Orchestra
(10) Jill's America
(11) Death Rattle
The LP was in decent shape, so the conversion went smoothly. I really had forgotten just how good the music in this film was. Or maybe I'm getting geezerish. We'll dock it a star only for the harmonica parts which, while good, do get repetitive. 9 Stars.