True track 14: “The Ecstasy of Gold” by Ennio Morricone

This song was part of the soundtrack to a famous American Western movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. This song is special because Ennio adds unexpected twists in the melody and sudden changes in loudness, which reflects the suspense and tension in the gunfight scene in the movie. The composer, Ennio Morricone, used his Italian style of music in a large number of American Westerns, and has become intimately tied to the American Cowboy culture.


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