Release date: 28 April 2017
We are releasing for the absolute first time on CD, the complete edition OST by Gianni Ferrio for the Western film “Death Sentence” (original title “Sentenza di morte”, aka “Django - Unbarmherzig wie die Sonne” – “Sentence de mort” – “Sentencia de muerte”).
Gianni Ferrio (November 15, 1924, Vicenza - 21 October 2013, Rome) was a very prolific composer for the genre of Western films. For "Death Sentence," Ferrio created something unique and original: an OST dominated by a blues vibe with a feeling of lounge music. The album opens and closes with the evocative "The Last Game" performed by Nevil Cameron (for legal / contractual issues, we could not include the Italian version of the song, which came out on the single under the label Tiffany Records TIF 538).
C.A.M. had originally released an LP (10.009 MAG) with nineteen tracks in mono lasting 33:07 minutes. For our CD (total playing time of 53:50 minutes), we were able to use the original album master which we have re-recorded in its entirety. In 1993, CAM had only published seven pieces from the vinyl on CD (CAM 494 580), combining them with selections taken from two other Spaghetti Western OSTs by Gianni Ferrio: "Blood for a Silver Dollar" and "Sundance and the Kid" (now available in its complete version on CD Digitmovies). In addition to the twelve tracks on the original vinyl which now appear for the first time on CD, we found about twenty minutes of totally new material on the mono master tapes from the recording session.
In this score, the listener will travel to fascinating sonic dimensions alternating between a wild Mexican style of music with guitars and rhythms, instrumental blues passages in different variations of the theme song, and suspense themes. Worth noting is the new song (Tr.21), which is epic and frantic music with wind instruments, electric guitars and percussions to describe a wild ride. Restoring and preserving CDs by the great Maestro Gianni Ferrio, is a moral obligation for us.
DIRECTOR AND CAST:
Directed in 1968 by Mario Lanfranchi. Starring Robin Clarke, Richard Conte, Enrico Maria Salerno, Adolfo Celi, Tomas Milian, Eleonora Brown, Lilly Lembo, Monica Pardo, Luciano Rossi, Glauco Scarlini.
Cash, a young gunslinger, vows to avenge the death of his brother who was robbed and killed by four men. The first person Cash kills is Diaz, who invested the money he had robbed in a small ranch. Next is Montero, who spends his life gambling and so it’s at a poker table where Cash meets and confronts him in a game that puts Montero’s life at stake. The third is Baldwin, a fanatic priest, who kills, as he puts it “to let divine justice win.” But even he will find death at the hand of the vengeful gunslinger. To capture the last of his brother’s murderers, O'Hara, Cash is very crafty. O'Hara loves gold and women with blond hair like gold, so he sets a trap to kill him when he approaches a blond woman. After accomplishing his thirst for revenge, Cash goes away forever.
the original album
01. THE LAST GAME 2:42
02. HOT MEXICO 2:12
03. THE FIRST GAME 3:00
04. THE GIRL WITH GOLDEN HAIR 1:16
05. MIDNIGHT GAME 0:55
06. THE LAST GAME AT NOON 2:59
07. COOL MEXICO 1:51
08. GOLDEN NIGHTMARE 2:09
09. A HOLE IN THE EARTH 0:51
10. THE GAME IS LOST 1:09
11. FLUSH 1:33
12. THIS IS A CRAZY MAN 0:49
13. THE FIRST AND THE LAST GAME 2:57
14. GUITAR GAME 1:23
15. GOLDEN NIGHTMARE 2:32
16. JUST YESTERDAY 1:03
17. THE CANYON'S GIRL 0:53
18. BACK TO THE PRESENT 1:18
19. THE LAST GAME 1:01
20. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Deadly challenge) 1:42
21. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Wild horses) 1:38
22. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Town at sundown) 2:36
23. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Night waiting) 1:43
24. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Western blues) 1:38
25. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Waiting and action) 0:51
26. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Death game) 3:04
27. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Ambush) 4:49
28. SENTENZA DI MORTE (Final duel) 2:26
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