Monday, April 16, 2007

Music for the man with no name

Heresy time! I like this album of Hugo Montenegro’s orchestra playing Ennio Morricone’s music more the original movie soundtracks. I know Morricone’s are the original versions and what he really wanted them to sound like and all. Montenegro’s versions were meant to be singles played on the radio. He tightened them up. They sound better to my ears. “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” sold over a million copies and made the Top 10 in 1968. Here’s the whole LP. It’s too short at only 28 minutes.

Morricone did do a lot of great music. But Montenegro was no slouch.

BTW, this post is for my son. He learned how to play “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” on violin last week.


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