on 7 May 2012
I'm a big fan of this score (one of Morricone's very best) and already have several recordings of it. There are 13 track and 20 track versions of it. However, I also knew there was a full 27 track recording and I've been trying to find it for ages.
Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't list the tracks numbers here. Nevertheless I took a chance on this Italian edition and was thrilled to find it *is* the 27 track version. If you're looking for the same (and just in case there's a mix up with the listing which occasionally happens), the 27 track version is released by GDM and it's ASIN is: B000BYACOY.
Hope that helps for anyone else trying to find the full length version of the score. The music is just fantastic!
on 4 December 2015
This has to be one of my favourite films and after seeing it for the first time on late night TV in about 1980, I purchased the soundtrack LP as soon as I could and it was never off my old record player, but it wasn't until I saw the film for the second time on video that it was obvious that there was much more music in it than which apeared on the 13 tracks on the album. Then in 1999, I purchased 'A Fistful Of Sounds', the 2cd set which included the soundtracks for A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon A Time In The West which added one extra track but again was nowhere near the complete soundtrack even though it states on the cover that it is, but was worth having due to the improved sound quality. Now we have this version which is as about as complete as you you re likely to get with 27 remastered tracks and it sounds fantastic, so if you like Ennio Morricone and love this movie I strongly advise you to buy ASAP
on 12 June 2013
Delivery came really fast.The item is as described.Sound quality is really good.There are many things, that You can find for Yourself here - variety of different moods, inovative mix of sound.Strong and historical album but really good.The price is cheap so, buy it! That's the best, ultimate cmplete edition from Italy
on 23 May 2009
The so called "Dollars Trilogy" recorded by Ennio Morricone 1964 - 1966 set the template for Italian western film scores.
It's difficult for anything to get close and from 1969 Once Upon A Time In The West has a good go at it.
This RCA recording has 20 tracks, often as short as 1 - 2 minutes.
There are some suberb guitar work, with some regard for Jimi Hendrix on track 2.
If you like Morricone westerns this is a logical next stop after the Trilogy.