elcome to the definitive collection of original Ennio Morricone movie scores from Sergio Leone's classic "Dollars" trilogy.
Never before had a movie score set the mood and spirit for a series of films the way Morricone's did for these infamously named "Spaghetti Westerns." From the twangy guitars and whistling melodies, to the gruff vocal chants and fatalistic trumpets, music and the way it was used in film would never be the same again.
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This is the first song heard during the opening credits in what was to be Eastwood's first "Spaghetti Western." The twangy guitar, the whistling, the gruff vocal chants, they're all here.
This track is a goodie. Played several times throughout the film, you'll recall some of its best moments after listening to this one.
This simple yet classic tune played while the Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) first rode into town on his mule. Remember the guy riding in the opposite direction with the "Adios Amigo" sign tacked to his back? Well, you will now.
This is the title track of the film. Next to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, this one probably stands out as one of Ennio Morricone's most recognizable tunes from this era.
The music from the final showdown between Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef) and Indio (Gian Maria Volonte). Simply put - a stunning arrangement!
Remember the cool little tune that played from Indio's (Gian Maria Volonte) pocket watch each time he confronted some poor bastard to a duel? Well, here it is.
You'll recall this little gem of a tune which is heard after the big bank robbery scene as Indio (Gian Maria Volonte) and his gang are riding on horse back, the Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) pursues.
This piece is a beaut! This music accompanies the scene right after the big gundown against Indio (Gian Maria Volonte) at the end of the film, when Colonel Mortimer's (Lee Van Cleef) secret is revealed. It's a mellow one with lots of feel and emotion to it.
The mother of all Spaghetti Western themes! This music is certainly the most widely known (and asked for) spaghetti western theme to date. It's probably the most recognizable music from any Eastwood film period! A great tune.
A really cool guitar piece. This tune could also be known as the theme for Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) since it usually accompanied his presence.
The Strong, or a variation of, was played many times throughout the film. Remember when Tuco (Eli Wallach) was about to shoot Blondie (Clint Eastwood) in the middle of the desert but got preoccupied when he saw the abandoned stagecoach approaching with Bill Carson inside? This is the tune!
The Story of a Soldier is the music sung while Blondie (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) are held up in the prisoner of war camp. The prisoners are forced to sing while Tuco gets the @#*! kicked out of him by Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) and his thugs.
This is the music played while Tuco (Eli Wallach) is persuing Blondie (Clint Eastwood) for leaving him out in the desert.
This haunting chant-like music is played while Blondie (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) are in the river attaching dynamite to the bridge. This is when they tell each other their halves of the "secret."
One of my favorites. The Ecstasy Of Gold is the music heard while Tuco (Eli Wallach) is running through the graveyard in search of the grave that holds the $200,000 in gold coins. Really cool!
Another one of my favorites. The Trio is a stunning arrangement played during the final showdown between the good, the bad and the ugly, in the courtyard near the end of the film. Classic Morricone! The extended ending is the additional music heard in the film that was never available until now! This music picks up immediately after The Trio. It's one piece of music that I've broken into two parts.