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if you're looking for "The Ecstasy of Gold", keep looking...

If you're looking for a recording of the cinematic release of "Ecstasy of Gold", keep looking. This is an arrangement using electronic instruments. Pretty yucky.

Synthesizer facsimiles -- not a real orchestra

Ennio Morricone has written some of the most captivating and beautiful film music for orchestra of any composer. Unfortunately the tracks on this recording do him no justice, as they were not recorded by an orchestra at all, but rather with an electronic keyboard, which attempts (unsuccessfully) to mimmic an orchestra.

The results are less than spectacular. The use of a keyboard renders the music quite sterile, as it lacks the spectrum of timbre (not to mention warmth and humanity) which comes from an ensemble of 60 players (which is the way Morricone conceived his music). Track 10, "Gabriel's Oboe" is especially off-putting, since that is anything but an oboe performing the melody (perhaps it should have been retitled "Gabriel's Synthesizer").

Not the movie version

Although I love this song and this version, it is not the actual track of The Ecstacy of Gold as it is heard on The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. So if you are looking for the track that appears exactly as it does on the album and in the movie this is not it, albeit still very great. But be prepared to pay an extra .30 cents, because iTunes is evil and they know you will because there's nothing you can do...but I digress.


Born: November 10, 1928 in Rome, Italy

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Ennio Morricone is probably the most famous film composer of the 20th century. He is also one of the most prolific composers working in any medium. No exact figure is available, but he's scored several hundred films over the past several decades, perhaps as many as 500. While these have been in almost every imaginable musical style (and for almost every imaginable kind of movie), he is most identified with the "spaghetti Western" style of soundtracks, which he pioneered when providing the musical...
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