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Selected from one of the most complete Spaghetti Western audio archives, this 5-volume series showcases the most inspired tracks in this legendary genre. Digging deep to excavate a treasure trove of obscure and rarely-heard tracks by some of the genre's greatest composers and vocalists, Ecstasy of Gold is the definitive series for aficionados of Euro-Western films and the music that they created. Loud gunshots with reverb and echo appear with the first image of a lawless killer riding a horse... a punchy & trebly bass guitar seeps into your brain as he draws his pistol... a hair-raising scream half-melodic, half-banshee spews forth from the speakers as blood splatters yet again onto the desert floor. The audio soundtrack to the Italian version of the American West is flamboyant, brutal, intense, and unforgiving. Songs composed for the Italian Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s have become a genre all unto themselves. There were hundreds of European Westerns during this period and the majority of them were made by Italian directors and scored by Italian composers. Crying trumpets, exploding surf guitars, thundering drums, droning organs, dramatic vocal performances, and innovative special effects were woven into a wild and violent desert backdrop creating that undeniable Spaghetti Western sound heard on this record. The most famous of all the Italian soundtrack composers is Ennio Morricone and his music for the Italian Western is guaranteed to inspire and amaze until the end of time itself. But there were many other great and legendary maestros who scored their share of Westerns and this compilation presents transcendent, brilliant and challenging tracks
TRACKLIST: 01. Alessandro Alessandroni - Bandidos 02. Marcello Giombini - Sabata 03. Bruno Nicolai - La Partenza 04. Angelo F. Lavagnino - The Price Of Gold 05. Luis Bacalov - Memories 06. Stelvio Cipriani - Blindman's Arrival 07. Piero Piccioni - If You See Sartana, Pray For Death 08. Nora Orlandi & Robby Poitevin - La Morte Non Conta I Dollari (Sequence #11) 09. Fred Bongusto/Berto Pisano - May Be One, May Be Nine 10. Carlo Pes - Professionisti Per Un Massacro (Suite #2) 11. Carlo Savina - Vengeance 12. Robby Poitevin - Killer Calibro 32 13. Gianni Ferrio - Find A Place To Die 14. Gian-Piero Reverberi - Una Colt In Pugno Al Diavolo 15. Roberto Pregadio - Crying 16. Francesco De Masi - Maybe Somewhere, Maybe Someday 17. Bixio, Frizzi, Tempera - Carambola (Deguello) 18. Bruno Nicolai - Dead Men Ride (Suite 8) 19. Franco Micalizzi - Attacco Al Villaggio 20. Francesco De Masi - Stranger 21. Augusto