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I am working on the chronological track order of Legend of 1900.

Almost finish, but there is one track I can't find its place.

Can anyone please tell me where the track "I can and then" used in the film? Or it is an unused cue?

Thanks a lot!

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The local Media Markt has a bunch of different Morricone compilations, mostly generic as I saw (not specifically western or drama). They have the 60 years collection which I listened into and hate, a big box the size of the JP collection or Titanic, so I guess it has 3-4 discs, and this:

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Should I go for this latter, or is it not optimal and should I rather snoop out the others more properly and get back here? I always prefer a composer's original vintage recordings if the quality is listenable enough.

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Yeah, that one with the orange suit on the cover, those are subpar rerecordings.

 

I'm not quite sure what you meant by that first sentence.

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Yeah, that's a no-brainer. Now I'm specifically interested in that "very best of" album, if someone owns it and could tell me whether to go for it or tell me a better one.

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I digitally bought this 2014 compilation recently (the songs from the LP program in fact). Altough I love more the last album than the first one, I think this it's a very good compilation, at least to discover Morricone.

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LP program (two LPs)

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SIDE A


1.    THE FASCIST (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE FASCIST'
2.    A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS' 
3.    BULLETS DON'T ARGUE (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'BULLETS DON'T ARGUE'
4.    A GUN FOR RINGO (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'A GUN FOR RINGO'
5.    FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE'
6.    THE RETURN OF RINGO (MAIN TITLE) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE RETURN OF RINGO'
7.    THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'BATTLE OF ALGIERS'
8.    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY'
9.    THE ECSTASY OF GOLD FROM THE MOVIE 'THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY'
10.    DEATH RIDES A HORSE (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'DEATH RIDES A HORSE'
11.    THE BIG GUNDOWN (OPENING SONG) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE BIG GUNDOWN'    


SIDE B


1.    ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST'
2.    THE MAN WITH THE HARMONICA FROM THE MOVIE 'ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST'
3.    LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION FROM THE MOVIE 'LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION' AKA 'BLOOD AND GUNS'
4.    THE BALLAD OF HANK MCCAIN FROM THE MOVIE 'MACHINE GUN MCCAIN'
5.    THE SICILIAN CLAN (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE SICILIAN CLAN'
6.    INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION FROM THE MOVIE 'INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION' 
7.    A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE FROM THE MOVIE 'A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE'


SIDE C


1.    COME MADDALENA FROM THE MOVIE 'MADDALENA'
2.    CHI MAI FROM THE MOVIE 'MADDALENA'
3.    MY NAME IS NOBODY FROM THE MOVIE 'MY NAME IS NOBODY'
4.    THE INFERNAL TRIO FROM THE MOVIE 'THE INFERNAL TRIO'
5.    ROMANZO FROM THE MOVIE 'NOVECENTO' AKA '1900'
6.    GOODBYE PALERMO FROM THE MOVIE 'FATHER OF THE GODFATHERS'
7.    DON'T PLAY THE INDIAN FROM THE MOVIE 'BUDDY GOES WEST'    


SIDE D


1.    IL VENTO, IL GRIDO FROM THE MOVIE 'THE PROFESSIONAL'
2.    TRAGEDY OF A RIDICULOUS MAN (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'TRAGEDY OF A RIDICULOUS MAN'
3.    DEBORAH'S THEME FROM THE MOVIE 'ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA'
4.    GABRIEL'S OBOE FROM THE MOVIE 'THE MISSION'
5.    THE UNTOUCHABLES (END TITLE) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE UNTOUCHABLES'
6.    THE STRENGTH OF THE RIGHTEOUS (MAIN TITLE) FROM THE MOVIE 'THE UNTOUCHABLES'
7.    CINEMA PARADISO (THEME) FROM THE MOVIE 'CINEMA PARADISO'
8.    LOVE THEME FROM THE MOVIE 'CINEMA PARADISO'
9.    ANCORA QUI (ELISA TOFFOLI) FROM THE MOVIE 'DJANGO UNCHAINED'

 

https://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/ennio-morricone/collected#.W3QavuhKhPY

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3 minutes ago, Bespin said:

I digitally bought this 2014 compilation recently, I love more the last CD than the first ones, but I think this it's a very good compilation, at least to discover Morricone.

 

It's available on LPs too.

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Nothing from THE THING?

Bullshit!

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In his forties Morricone still scored alimentary bullshit for the italian TV.

 

Like I said, it's two different path.

 

Personally, I think that early Morricone scores have aged badly, so much more than the early Williams.

 

But these are two geniuses.

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13 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

To me, a much greater part of JWs work is interesting to listen to. And that why I'm on JWFan, not EMOFan. :D

 

EmoFan is another forum, a lot more depressing.

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10 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

Morricone.  He invented the telegraph, right?

 

I though he rather invented female signers singing "la la la" over strange music?

 

Morricone surely had another destiny if he had quit taking drug earlier, that's for sure.

 

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Just for the record: Morricone doesn't like STAR WARS. It says so in Emilio's book.

30 minutes ago, Steve McQueen said:

There are only four or five film scores on equal footing with The Mission.

 

No, Steve, there are several scores that are as bad as THE MISSION ;)

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34 minutes ago, Steve McQueen said:

There are only four or five film scores on equal footing with The Mission.

 

Which would that be?

 

5 minutes ago, Richard said:

Just for the record: Morricone doesn't like STAR WARS. It says so in Emilio's book.

 

Films or scores?

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6 minutes ago, Richard said:

No, Steve, there are several scores that are as bad as THE MISSION

Nay!  (I just knew someone would say that :lol:)

 

1 minute ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

Which would that be?

CE3K, Schindler's List, and Ben-Hur are three.  

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BEN-HUR: magnificent,

CE3K: beyond criticism.

 

To me, THE MISSION is Morricone's SCHINDLER'S LIST: I see the greatness in it, I really do, but it just doesn't move me. THE THING, on the other hand...

THE MISSION is that rare bird, where I like the film, but don't like the score.

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I don't really like The Mission - score nor film. The score of course has some beautiful highlights, but as a whole it's not that good - and it has Morricone's trademark Sloppy Counterpoint™, where he just puts two existing themes on top of each other and hopes for the best.

 

Schindler's List is a much better listening experience, IMO.

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The Mission, that's the St-Graal!

 

Even John Williams can't write with such emotion and poetry, we can give that to Morricone.

 

John Williams is efficient, terribly efficient... he hit the spot everytime... well, almost everytime!

 

But can we call him a "poet"?

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The Mission has some of the greatest film music ever written in it, but it is not one of the greatest scores ever written. Too much insufferable dissonance in its later sections. I wish I could love it as much as it is acclaimed. 

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9 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I don't really like The Mission - score nor film. The score of course has some beautiful highlights, but as a whole it's not that good - and it has Morricone's trademark Sloppy Counterpoint™, where he just puts two existing themes on top of each other and hopes for the best.

 

Schindler's List is a much better listening experience, IMO.

 

Hahaha

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Thanks @Muad'Dib, but I've heard virtually all of these. I've been checking out Morricone's soundtracks for a long time and I still do, but very seldom do I find something that I consider great. The Untouchables is one of my favourite scores, though, together with some of his spaghetti westerns (Dollar trilogy + West). You should check out the expanded soundtrack release of The Untouchables!

 

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21 hours ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I don't really like Schindler's List - score that is. The score presumably serves the film nicely, but as a whole it's not that interesting - it's just the kind of film music people pretend to like when they wish to appear intelligent/boring. 

 

The Mission is a much better listening experience, IMO.

For once, we agree on somethin'!

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5 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Thanks @Muad'Dib, but I've heard virtually all of these. I've been checking out Morricone's soundtracks for a long time and I still do, but very seldom do I find something that I consider great. The Untouchables is one of my favourite scores, though, together with some of his spaghetti westerns (Dollar trilogy + West). You should check out the expanded soundtrack release of The Untouchables!

 

 

You don't consider any of that great? Wow.

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9 minutes ago, Muad'Dib said:

 

You don't consider any of that great? Wow.

 

Some of it is indeed good, but I have a high bar for great. But your track from The Untouchables is indeed great. :)

 

11 minutes ago, kaseykockroach said:

For once, we agree on somethin'!

 

Fake news!

 

5 minutes ago, kaseykockroach said:

Orca remains my favorite Morricone, for better or worse.

 

What's your favorite tracks?

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