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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Guns for San Sebastian
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


161 remaining in stock as of 12/6/11 - this is the end of 3,000 copies and no more will be pressed!

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   sprocket   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

And it's fantastic! Do yourselves a favor, and don't miss out on this one!

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I don't know why I don't own this. I should remedy the situation.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

161 people didnt order their copy yet?!!!

A Morricone western classic? Arguably one of his best? One of Edda's soaring arias? I've seen grown men have a fistfight at a Movie jumble battling for this score when it was on LP and someone had one for sale!!

Scandalous.

Whats wrong with collectors these days?

Anyone who has a passing interest in Morricone or likes westerns scores, Snap one up, you wont be disappointed.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Wonderful score and superb presentation by FSM.

Track 2 The Prologue/The Chase (02:47) is one of my favourite Morricone tracks, what a way to start a film.

Sadly, I didn't think the film was very good, but the music, just out of this world.

Those were the days, when you went to see a film just because Ennio Morricone's name was on the credits.

Gee, I sat through some rubbish, just to hear his music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Track 2 The Prologue/The Chase (02:47) is one of my favourite Morricone tracks, what a way to start a film.

Sadly, I didn't think the film was very good, but the music, just out of this world.
Gee, I sat through some rubbish, just to hear his music.


Did you really think so Chris?
Quite a stylish Henri Verneuil effort, I thought.
Admittedly the stunning opening promises more than the film delivers but given some of the plots of the italian westerns, this was a masterpeice compared to the mcGregors films and such like.

I thought the storyline had meat on it - being chased by the soldiers, the long trek with the priest, building the dam and helping the villagers, the white horse, the finale with the dam and the indians. It was more than tolerable.
And that opening - with the soldiers chasing Leon Alastray - with combination of speeded up and then freeze-frames they shoot his gang off their horses- added to the music - was very effective.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

This score has one of the best love themes ever! And it appears that Alan Silvestri based his theme from "The Mexican" on it. Did anyone catch that?

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Bill, I didn't mean that Guns was all that bad, the opening was spectacular, one of the best opening credits ever, and the story was pretty good, my comment about sitting through some rubbish, just to hear Ennio's music was really aimed at some other less than entertaining movies I've sat through after seeing Ennio's name on the poster advertising next weeks film.

Navajo Joe for one, not one of Burt Reynolds best, but again the music, wow, and why oh why did they show "Here we Go Round The Mulberry Bush" as the supporting feature every time there was a Spaghetti Western on, I worked out that I saw that film 35 times, just to see a main film scored by the Maestro.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

This is great news. This will be the first American limited edition sellout for Morricone (there were many in European editions) since the Varese RED SONJA/BLOODLINE way back when.

Grab this! It's a Morricone western after all!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

A brilliant score. There are 161 very lucky people out there who can still own this wonderful Morricone score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I hope this hangs in there for another few days, until I get paid. It is in my cart with several other cds to add up to enough to get one of the freebies.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I hope this hangs in there for another few days, until I get paid. It is in my cart with several other cds to add up to enough to get one of the freebies.

I wouldnt worry so much if i were you. Its available on Amazon Marketplace for reasonable prices (at the moment!).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Navajo Joe for one, not one of Burt Reynolds best, but again the music, wow, and why oh why did they show "Here we Go Round The Mulberry Bush" as the supporting feature every time there was a Spaghetti Western on, I worked out that I saw that film 35 times, just to see a main film scored by the Maestro.

I was lucky - didnt have to see rubbish with Navajo Joe - I caught it on an all-night showing at a small cinema in Leicester Square. Started about 10pm and went though till the tube stations opened again about 8am Sunday morning!
Lawman, Spikes gang, Hunting Party, Navajo Joe and Death Rides a Horse.
And I sat there with my cassette recorder on my lap - with everything covered up except the microphone!!
The music came out okay but dialogue always sounded so muted on cinema recordings!

I thought Navajo Joe was ok, lots of violent killings. Thats the one that Burt Reynolds jokes was only ever shown in aeroplanes and prisons - so one one could leave!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

Great score, great release. Pick up Five Man Army and Navajo Joe with it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

Navajo Joe for one, not one of Burt Reynolds best, but again the music, wow, and why oh why did they show "Here we Go Round The Mulberry Bush" as the supporting feature every time there was a Spaghetti Western on, I worked out that I saw that film 35 times, just to see a main film scored by the Maestro.

I was lucky - didnt have to see rubbish with Navajo Joe - I caught it on an all-night showing at a small cinema in Leicester Square. Started about 10pm and went though till the tube stations opened again about 8am Sunday morning!
Lawman, Spikes gang, Hunting Party, Navajo Joe and Death Rides a Horse.
And I sat there with my cassette recorder on my lap - with everything covered up except the microphone!!
The music came out okay but dialogue always sounded so muted on cinema recordings!

I thought Navajo Joe was ok, lots of violent killings. Thats the one that Burt Reynolds jokes was only ever shown in aeroplanes and prisons - so one one could leave!


Good Lord Bill, I thought I was the only person daft enough to sit through entire films with a cassette recorder on my knee and the mike down my arm, recording the music. those C90 tapes weren't bad, but changing them over in the dark could cause a few problems.

The lengths we went to just to be able to hear Ennio's music, and the stress when somebody had a coughing fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do coughs come up so well on a recording?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2011 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

This score has one of the best love themes ever! And it appears that Alan Silvestri based his theme from "The Mexican" on it. Did anyone catch that?

Yep, & Edda's voice goes right up to the rafters.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yeah CHRIS funny how music and dialogue wasnt that clear but coughs and seats banging came out clear as day! At the end credits, you always had lots of seat banging as people got up and left - my recordings were always better once everyone had left the cinema so the last two thirds of every end theme were always the best bit!

Problem was, in those days, the usherette would always come and stand at the front and wait for you to leave - very difficult slipping a coat and a cassette player back into your bag in front of them without being seen! Felt like I was part of the magic circle at that point! As for swapping over the tape - I used to wait until there was a loud bit in the film or mask the noise with coughing like everyone else!

I do remember getting a very good recording of Five Man Army at the cinema - managed to sit in the end of row near the speaker! Recordings by the end of the 70s were much better as I had a much better stereo cassette player by then!

KORAY is right - Guns For Sebastian, Navajo Joe and Five Man Army really are three great Morricone western scores worth ordering if anyone doesnt have them - they were realy good cherries to pick for FSM.

I notice Navajo Joe is De Laurentiis/MGM and the other two are Turner/Warner Bros. Out of interest. I wonder if Lucas - or any of his representatives - had to have any dealings with Ennio over these releases? It's possible with rights and such like that they didnt have to?

LUKAS, could you quickly tell us next time youre on here how these three scores came to pass and what, if any, dealings you had with Morricone? Much appreciated.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Jonathan   (Member)

This is great news. This will be the first American limited edition sellout for Morricone (there were many in European editions) since the Varese RED SONJA/BLOODLINE way back when.

What about The Island?

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2011 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

This one's an absolute favourite. Get it and you'll probably not regret it.

 
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