Due mafiosi nel Far West:
Dos pistoleros (Spain)
Los pistoleros de la muerte (Spain) (working title)
Two Gangsters in the Wild West (USA)
Two Mafiamen in the Far West (USA)
I due sergenti del generale Custer:
After having already rescued on CD (Digitmovies CDDM081) the rare OST score by Francesco De Masi for the western "Per un pugno nell'occhio" (a spoof of the famous Sergio Leone movie), Digitmovies is now glad to present on a double CD set two complete OSTs from the two comedy western movies "Due mafiosi nel Far West" and " I due sergenti del generale Custer" with the cool comedy pair Franco Franchi e Ciccio Ingrassia, stars of a hundred funny movies during the '60s and the '70s and scored by great names like Morricone, De Masi, Fabor, Lavagnino, Umiliani, Savina, Gori, Ferrio, Pregadio, Baxter."Due mafiosi nel Far West" (aka "Two Gangsters in the Far West") was directed in 1964 by Giorgio Simonelli and did also star Aroldo Tieri, Aldo Giuffrè, Hélène Chanel, Fernando Sancho. The time is the late 19th century: The two Sicilians Franco and Ciccio are paying off their punishment in jail for having stolen two mules. Soon after having been set free, they leave for Texas to rescue a gold mine owned by their grandfathers which is now in the bandits' hand. "I due sergenti del Generale Custer" (aka "Two Sergeants of General Custer") was directed in 1965 also by Giorgio Simonelli and did star Moira Orfei, Margaret Lee, Ernesto Calindri, Aroldo Tieri, Riccardo Garrone and Fernando Sancho. Franco and Ciccio La Pera are two Yankee soldiers of Sicilian roots who, during the American Secession War, are accused of desertion and condemned to death. A secret plan of the army saves their lives, but there are still many troubles ahead for the two. Never released before, both scores come directly from the mono mastertapes archived at RCA. Disc 1 : "Due mafiosi nel Far West" (70:00) is scored by Giorgio Fabor (Fabio Borgazzi), one of the most noted Italian musicians, famous writer of songs, but also of soundtracks for the Italian Cinema such as "Poveri ma belli" by Dino Risi (1956). This OST is very varied and based on two main themes: "Fuoco nel cielo" (Fire in the sky), a brilliant western-flavoured motif performed by Giancarlo Guardabassi which is introduced in "Titoli di testa" (Tr.1) and reprised in Tr.4,Tr.14,Tr.18,Tr.22,Tr.25,Tr.27 and "Due mafiosi nel Far West" (Tr.28) performed by Ciccio & Franco themselves and then played in instrumental versions (Tr.7, Tr.8, Tr.10, Tr.13,Tr.23). The OST includes saloon music for solo piano (Tr.5,Tr.15), flamenco themes for electric solo guitar (Tr.9,Tr.11,Tr.16) and dramatic orchestral music (Tr.12,Tr.17,Tr.20,Tr.22,Tr.24). Disc 2: "I due sergenti del Generale Custer" (52:53) features the music score by Angelo F.Lavagnino. The score is based on the amusing main title theme, a funny whistled march (Tr.1), resumed in Tr.2,Tr.3,Tr.16 and in the "Finale" (Tr.22). Lavagnino has written suspense and mystery music for the most dramatic and action scenes of the movie (Tr.4,Tr.5,Tr.7,Tr.9,Tr.10,Tr.12,Tr.14,Tr.17,Tr.18,Tr.20), a delicate and nostalgic love theme for violin and trumpet (Tr.6) and several dances for the scenes in the fort (Tr.8,Tr.11,Tr.15,Tr.19). This double CD set with two hours of music from the Italian Silver Age wants to be a sincere tribute to the inimitable Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, protagonists of an irrecoverable season of the Italian Silver Age, for the joy of all Italian comedy and western movie fans.