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Once Upon a Time in the West  - Leroy Holmes - 1968
Label: United Artists UAS 6710 (USA)
Format: LP
My rating: 7/10

Entered: 03/21/2004
Last updated: 03/21/2004

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I was pleasantly surprised by this album. To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan in the world of spaghetti western music, although I enjoy it when I'm in the mood.

This is a bit of a cash-in album, taking advantage of the fact that many of the original scores that the tracks were taken from had not yet been released.

Although the title track is slightly disappointing, with a bizarre tempo, there are some real winners here. The real standout is the first track, 'The Days of Anger', which has a superb funky groove and some incredibly spooky vocal glissando effects. Jerry Goldsmith's '100 Rifles' is also a winner. Throughout, the guitar work, which I'm sure is by Al Caiola (although it doesn't say), is superb.

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