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The Spaghetti Western Roadtrip

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If yer planning a roadtrip, bring along Ennio Morricone.

Especially if it’s a roadtrip across the desert. There’s really nothing like a Spaghetti Western soundtrack to make crossing some high desert pass or windswept plain sound appropriately heroic.

That’s what we did recently when we mounted our trusty steed (we call her “Camry”) and headed out for an epic backpacking journey through the pinnacles and gorges of the Utah canyonlands.

This is my mix from the CD I created for the trip. It’s culled from about 150 tracks I downloaded (legally) from Emusic.com. It starts with a classic Morricone take on Flight of the Valkyries from My Name Is Nobody.

That song worked equally well as we emerged from our driveway as for our descent at dusk into a red rock canyon. Come to think of it, this might do wonders for your commute.

Ennio Morricone – Piu’ Delle Valchirie
Ennio Morricone – Con I Migliori Auguri
Ennio Morricone – La Favola Dell ‘Uccellino
Ennio Morricone – Mucchio Selvaggio
Ennio Morricone – Non Fare L’indiano
Ennio Morricone – L’ultima Tromba
Ennio Morricone – Sfida All Ultima Forchetta
Ennio Morricone – Vaohanana Manitu
Ennio Morricone – Prima Dei Pugni
Ennio Morricone – Marcia Degli Accattoni
Ennio Morricone – Addio Messico
Ennio Morricone – Tepepa E Price
Ennio Morricone – Tradimento Primo
Ennio Morricone – Al Messico Che Vorrei

Ennio Morricone – Uno Rosa
Ennio Morricone – Vamos a matar Companeros
Ennio Morricone – Night Search
Ennio Morricone – The Ballad of Hank McCain
Ennio Morricone – March in F
Ennio Morricone – The Unholy Three
Gianfranco Di Stefano – Shango: Jeff Bloom
Gianfranco Di Stefano – Shango: Fiesta, Fiesta!
Gianfranco Di Stefano – Shango: Pistole Che Scottano
Francesco De Masi – Quanto Costa Morire: Quanto Costa Morire
Marcello Gigante/Alessandro Nadin/Aristide Bascerano – Wanted Johnny Texas: Main Titles
Marcello Gigante/Alessandro Nadin/Aristide Bascerano – Wanted Johnny Texas: M 22
Gianni Ferrio – Los Desperados: Tema Per Una Vendetta
Wolmer Betrami-Fisarmonica – Uno Straniero A Paso Bravo: Main Titles-Single Version
Marcello Gigante/Alessandro Nadin/Aristide Bascerano – Pray To God And Dig Your Grave: Main Titles
Augusto Martelli – La Collera Del Vento: M 9 And M 15 V
Franco Bixio/Fabio Frizzi/Vince Tempera – Sella D’ Argento: M 34
Roberto Pregadio – Granco E Ciccio Sul Sen-Tiero Di Guerra: Fantasia Western

Other vintage Spaghetti Western soundtracks are available at Amazon, via the links below.

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  • Eric Olsen

    Morricone is amazing – there is also a great 2-CD compilation I have added to your list. Thanks!