While it’s true that Morricone doesn’t seem to like the phrase “spaghetti western” these days and he–according to reports we read–likes to selectively remember some of the projects he was involved with back in the heyday of Italian cinema, this double disc CD set is priceless.
All three of the Dollars Trilogy soundtracks are collected here including the complete score for A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. From the opening strains of Il Buono, Il Brutto, e Il Cattivo to the big finish of Per Un Pugno Di Dollari, this is one soundtrack collection that’s a must-own for genre fans and Morricone lovers alike.
The spaghetti westerns are the gateway to a world of music that really does turn into an addiction. Morricone may not be happy answering yet another round of questions about his earliest works, but the fact that people are STILL fascinated by these sounds is very telling. Morricone created a new musical language starting with these early works…and they only get better over time.