CD REVIEW - QUEI DISPERATI CHE PUZZANO DI SUDORE E DI MORTE
Quei Disperati Che Puzzano di Sudore e di Morte
Music by Gianni Ferrio
Digitmovies CDDM149 (Italy)
40 Tracks 73:58 mins
Variously known in English as Los Desperados or Bullet for Sandoval, Digitmovies has given a complete score release to Gianni Ferrio's music for this 1969 western. Previously available in stereo on a very limited LP at the time of the film's release (which was reissued on CD in 2000, with a further suite in mono), here with have the film's score, taken from the original mono tracks, together with the original stereo album tracks.
The mono score tracks for the most part do not have titles, so I'll confine my list of highlights to the album tracks, all of which are titled, starting with the very classical sounding "Tema per Amore, which is developed for Spanish guitar in "Discorso D'Amore There is also a bombastic military march in "Cento Cavalleggeri;" "Festa Tragica," with its Mariachi-styled opening and dramatic conclusion, the principal theme of which is reprised in further action tracks like "Oltre il Confine;" subdued defiance in "Madre de Dios," with its understated choral by I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni; the dramatic "La Vendetta di John;" a fine showdown, complete with trumpet Deguello and choir in "Tema per una Vendetta;" the lively "Tre Chitarre nell'Arena;" more Mariachi music in "Un Paese Che Non Sa;" and the concluding "Quando Tutto Finisce," with its big trumpet ending.
As with all Digitmovies' splendid releases, a colourful booklet accompanies the disc, with stills and original artwork, together with introductory notes in Italian and English by Claudio Fuiano.
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