Two last bits of trivia re the music for THE GBU: Just in case you don't know, there are two "original" tracks from the film that are either rejected alternate arrangements, or rearranged cues for radio play(I never heard them get any airplay)that are available on an Italian Western compilation set from the '90s. I obviously can't remember the set's name and I don't have it with me, but it was released not long after the expanded cd to MY NAME IS NOBODY. This sticks in my memory as the NOBODY disc - despite all the additional cues -was still missing at least one major track - the final showdown's music, which conveniently "popped" on this set, also.(Eastwood's on the cover.) These two GBU tracks - one's "The Story of a Soldier", and the other is - I think - "March Without Hope. Both have more of an easy listening quality, which is why I guessed the were arranged for radio airings, and, again, I guess that the "March Without Hope" track is the one that was rumored to be one of the four pieces appearing on a Mexican ep. I had heard these pieces in the past, but both were on tape and obviously recorded from vinyl. Their cd debut sounds quite clean and clear, presumably from the Italian master. And finally, there's an old U.S. vinyl release which is a "cover album" of the entire score! Again, I don't remember which label it's on, but it's front cover is an eye-catching but crudely painted montage of scenes from the film. There. Anything else we haven't covered?
Regarding the ultimate GBU cd, do you like the sound effects to accompany the main title? I have to deviate from the purist's road and say I do like them, and would include them on that ultimate cd, right at the beginning, as they just seem to be part of the score and work so well with the music. Ditto for the other two DOLLARS' movies. If you have the recording capability, the dvds and/or Blu-rays are excellent sources for the ultimate cd(s).
U.S. extended release (EMI/UA) has the combine Trio cut 7 minutes long, where the solo trumpet flares, then subsides and the guitar continues tnhe the solo trumpet flares again with the musician... more
The Last Word on the Ultimate GBU Cd Nick ,Tue Feb 14 12:49am