Ennio Morricone is one of the true greats of movie soundtrack composing. Although his work spanned a number of genres (including the stunning 'Once Upon A Time in America') his name will always be associated with the Spaghetti Westerns of director Sergio Leone and after listening to 'The Good The Bad and the Ugly' its easy to see why. This soundtrack immortalised the style that Morricone had already put to great use on the two previous 'Dollars' films, but here he really nails it. As soon as you hear the howling vocals, guitar and panpipes you can taste the dust and smell the gunsmoke. The music, like the films, is a perfect combination of atmosphere and action. It's also a safe bet more people have heard the main theme'(Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto) than have actually seen the film.
1. Good The Bad And The Ugly 2. Sundown 3. Sentenza 4. Fuga A Cavallo 5. Il Ponte Di Corde 6. Strong7. Inseguimento 8. Desert 9. Carriage Of The Spirits10. La Missione San Antonio11. Padre Ramirez 12. Marcia 13. Story of A Soldier 14. Il Treno Militaire 15. Fine Di Una Spia 16. Il Bandito Monco 17. Due Contro Cinque 18. Marcia Without Hope 19. Death Of A Soldier 20. Ecstasy Of Gold 21. Trio