Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Gun, a Coffin, and a Guitar (spaghetti western soundtrack compilation)


Out of the spaghetti western soundtrack compilations I’ve listened to I’ve personally found them to be a bit patchy, so I decided to compile my own.

You won’t find Ennio Morricone's music from the Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood trilogies here or Once Upon a Time in the West because those soundtracks are easily available elsewhere. Instead I’ve compiled the harder to find soundtracks which are equally as good as the music from those four films and these, too, include the trademark hoof beat rhythms, whistling themes, and the use of the human voice as an instrument.

On this compilation I’ve included other scores by Ennio Morricone as well as Luis E. Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Nico Fidenco, and most importantly, Bruno Nicolai.

Bruno Nicolai was a close Morricone associate for many years (conducting numerous Morricone scores) and composed some of the best Spaghetti Western music.

Disc One

1. Django (main title song - English film version) - Luis E. Bacalov (Django)
2. Blindman (main titles) - Stelvio Cipriani (Blindman)
3. Death Rides a Horse (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse)
4. Il Grande Silenzio (Restless) - Ennio Morricone (The Great Silence)
5. Buon Funerale Amigos...Paga Sartana (Pt. 6) - Bruno Nicolai (Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay)
6. Sepoltura - Ennio Morricone (Face to Face)
7. Faccia a Faccia (Titoli) (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (Face to Face)
8. Una Pistola per Ringo (Main Titles - Instr.) - Ennio Morricone (A Pistol for Ringo)
9. Vigliacchi Si Diventa - Gianni Marchetti (Taste of Vengeance)
10. Mystic and Severe - Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse)
11. Il Ritorno di Ringo (Main Titles - Instr.) - Ennio Morricone (The Return of Ringo)
12. Lonely Horseman - Stelvio Cipriani (Blindman)
13. E Per Tetto Cielo di Stelle (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof)
14. Faccia a Faccia (Intermezzo) - Ennio Morricone (Face to Face)
15. Un Esercito Di Cinque Uomini (main title) - Ennio Morricone (The Five Man Army)
16. Vamos a Matar Compañeros (main titles) - Ennio Morricone (Companeros)
17. Sequence 2 (main titles) - Bruno Nicolai (Light the Fuse... Sartana is Coming)
18. Sheriff Carson - Ennio Morricone (A Pistol for Ringo)
19. Cemetery without Crosses (main titles - sung by Scott Walker) - André Hossein (Cemetery without Crosses)

Disc Two

1. Texas Goodbye (main titles- sung by Don Powell) - Antón García Abril (Texas, Addio)
2. Navajo Joe (main title) - Ennio Morricone (Navajo Joe)
3. The Big Gundown - Ennio Morricone (The Big Gundown)
4. Titoli (main titles) - Marcello Giombini (Sabata)
5. Gli fumavano Le Colt... Lo Chiamavano Camposanto (Seq. 4) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Cemetery)
6. Anger and Sorrow - Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse)
7. Indio Black (main titles) - Bruno Nicolai (Indio Black (aka: Adiós, Sabata))
8. Titoli (main titles) - Carlo Rustichelli (Ace High)
9. Un Uomo Chiamato Apocalisse Joe (Seq. 1) - Bruno Nicolai (A Man Called Apocalypse Joe)
10. Lo Chiamavano Tresette, Giocava Sempre Col Morto (Seq. 8) - Bruno Nicolai (In the West There Was a Man Named Invincible)
11. Main Theme Reprise - Luis.E.Bacalov (His Name Was King)
12. Uomo Avvisato, Mezzo Ammazzato (Seq. 5) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Holy Ghost)
13. Ringo Come to Fight - Bruno Nicolai (One Hundred Thousand Dollars for Ringo)
14. And Crows Will Dig Your Grave (Seq. 3) - Bruno Nicolai (And Crows Will Dig Your Grave)
15. Libertad (section) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Holy Ghost)
16. Sequences - Bruno Nicolai (Arizona Colt Returns)
17. Un Uomo, Un Cavallo, Una Pistola - Stelvio Cipriani (The Stranger Returns)
18. Buon Funerale Amigos! ...Paga Sartana - Seq. 7 - Bruno Nicolai (Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay)
19. Lucas - Gianfranco & Gian Piero Reverberi (Viva Django)
20. Gli fumavano le Colt... Lo Chiamavano Camposanto (Seq. 1) - Bruno Nicolai (They Call Him Cemetery)
21. Main Theme (sung by Stephen Boyd) - Nico Fidenco (Those Dirty Dogs)
22. Sequence 1 - Carlo Savina (And God Said to Cain)

Disc One and Disc Two have been posted here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

yo man! this is dope! all the great tracks from my favourite spagetti westerns! thank you! kool blog!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this absolutely brilliant compilation! It's been on heavy rotation lately, can't get enough. Thank you very much!

Gouch said...

Outstanding blog and an amazing post you have here! Thank ya very much. You probably know how hard is to find these tracks.Too bad we don't have more similar artists nowadays. I'm addicted to spaghetti-western/root-country sounds. There are some folks still doing that magic. Hope you all have the chance to find some of these modern heroes.
Greetings from Brazil. Thanx again!

Anonymous said...

...beautiful! many thanks for this.

iggyd said...

Thank you for this post.
Awesome compilation and I appreciate the effort you put into making it.

sony mao said...

cannot thank you enough for this! finally, got around to listening to it and was hoping your post was still up. a tremendous, classy collection obviously compiled with loving care by an expert and true fan. nothing too obvious on it; i'm sure i could track down things like "vamos a matar, companeros" or "lonely horseman" on expensive imports or youtube but these are not the kind of things you usually find, even on best of morricone compilations or best of spaghetti western themes. and to find all the good stuff on two discs of material? forget about it! many thanks. surely, when the angels and muses play cowboys and bounty killers in heaven, this here be the soundtrack...

Mr. B.Normal said...

Thanks, Sony Mao.

Anonymous said...

CD 1 is fantastic! You did a wonderful job with this compilation. Please reupload CD2 part 2. The link is no longer working and I can't wait to hear the rest of it. Thanks.

Mr. B.Normal said...

Glad you liked it. The link for CD2 part 2 is ok now. I think it was just a temporary glitch with Mediafire.

Anonymous said...

Hey seems like disc1part2 and disc2part1 are working but i cant get the other mediafire links to work. Is there a way to fix this? If its not a bother you can email me the download at potatobrain237@yahoo.com
Love the blog! keep up the great work

Mr. B.Normal said...

The links are still definitely fine. I've just tried them all out.

Interestingly, I've had a number of people tell me the Mediafire links are not working for various postings on this site and they always seem to be fine.

I don't know if these are temporary glitches with Mediafire or not. Sometimes it does ask for a CAPTCHA number to be entered. Anyway, from where I am the links are still fine. Give it another try and hopefully you'll have some success with it.

Anonymous said...

links are DOWN (except for disc2 part 1) pls re-up !! this is a great collection and cannot be found elsewhere on the net

Mr. B.Normal said...

T%hanks for letting me know. I'll try and update the links sometime this weekend.

Mr. B.Normal said...

New links now added.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the reup.
Your compilation is amazing

Anonymous said...

Thanks for Sharing this with us. Looks quite cool.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Collection. The problem with many soundtracks is that they are full of incidental music and filler. You have pruned the best tracks from many lp's I have and made the ultimate spaghetti soundtrack.

Pablo said...

Hi there

loving the tracklist and positive comments for this mix. I am doing some music for a fitness event called Wild West. Would love to play this as people are setting up and getting ready. can you please post some links that are working? Happy to send my email or similar if that helps? thanks Don Pablo Escobar (Paul c)

Mr. B.Normal said...

Hi there,

I've updated the links.