Ecstasy Of Gold Vol. 4 - 25 Killer Bullets From The Spaghetti WestSemi-automatic
SA 004 LP
***Volume four in this essential and peerless series. Selected from one of the most complete Spaghetti Western audio archives, this five volume series showcases the most inspired tracks in this legendary genre. Digging deep to excavate a treasure trove of obscure and rarely-heard tracks by some of the genre's greatest composers and vocalists, Ecstasy of Gold is the definitive series for aficionados of Euro-Western films and the music that they created. Loud gunshots with reverb and echo appear with the first image of a lawless killer riding a horse... a punchy & trebly bass guitar seeps into your brain as he draws his pistol, a hair-raising scream half-melodic, half-banshee spews forth from the speakers as blood splatters yet again onto the desert floor. The audio soundtrack to the Italian version of the American West is flamboyant, brutal, intense, and unforgiving. Songs composed for the Italian Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s have become a genre all unto themselves. There were hundreds of European Westerns during this period and the majority of them were made by Italian directors and scored by Italian composers. Crying trumpets, exploding surf guitars, thundering drums, droning organs, dramatic vocal performances, and innovative special effects were woven into a wild and violent desert backdrop, creating that undeniable Spaghetti Western sound heard on this record. Features transcendent, brilliant and challenging tracks from the likes of: BRUNO NICOLAI, GIANNI FERRIO, FRANCESCO DE MASI, MARCELLO GIOBMINI, LUIS BACALOV, STELVIO CIPRIANI, ALESSANDRO ALESSANDRONI, NORA ORLANDI, NICO FIDENCO, PIERO UMILIANI and many others. 2xLP gatefold in a limited edition pressing of 750 copies.