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Once Upon a Time in America

(Movie) Sergio Leone, 1984

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Soundtrack
Originals PerformedReleased
1 2:12 Once upon a time in America This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
2 3:35 Poverty This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
3 4:23 Deborah's theme This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
4 3:21 Childhood memories This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
5 5:19 Amapola This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
6 1:33 Friends This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
7 4:18 Prohibition dirge This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
8 4:19 Cockeye's song This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
9 3:06 Amapola - part 2 This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
10 1:43 Childhood poverty This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
11 1:00 Photographic memories This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
12 1:22 Friends This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
13 4:13 Friendship and love This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
14 2:21 Speakeasy This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
15 6:13 Deborah's theme - Amapola This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America (CD Mercury 822 334-2 - 1984) 1984
16 0:34 [Friends - 3] This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
17 3:56 [The Death of Dominic] This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
18 0:21 [Aiello] This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
19 1:44 [1] This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
20 2:20 [Deborah's theme - 4] This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
21 3:26 Poverty (temp. version) This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
22 4:47 Unused theme This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
23 2:29 Unused theme (version 2) This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1984 Once Upon a Time in America - special edition (CD BMG Restless 74321619762 - 1998) 1998
Revisions PerformedReleased
24 4:10 Deborah's Theme This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1988 Morricone dirige a Morricone (CD Ensayo ENY-S1110 - Spain - 1988) 1988
25 1:24 Poverty This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1988 Morricone dirige a Morricone (CD Ensayo ENY-S1110 - Spain - 1988) 1988
26 1:58 Once upon a time in America This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 1988 Morricone dirige a Morricone (CD Ensayo ENY-S1110 - Spain - 1988) 1988
27 2:48 Cockeye's song 1993 Morricone 93 - Movie sounds (CD Sony Epic EPC4738022 - 1993) 1993
28 1:57 New Madness 1993 Morricone 93 - Movie sounds (CD Sony Epic EPC4738022 - 1993) 1993
29 4:08 Deborah's theme 1997 Musica per film (CD DFV 0006 - Italy - 1999) 1999
30 3:34 Deborah's Theme 2004 Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (CD Sony Classical 093456 - 2004) 2004
31 2:14 Cockeye's Song 2004 Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (CD Sony Classical 093456 - 2004) 2004
32 1:50 Main Theme 2004 Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (CD Sony Classical 093456 - 2004) 2004
33 2:26 Cockeye's Song This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 2004 Voci dal silenzio - Arena di Verona (2CD Euphonia - Italy - 2004) 2004
34 Deborah's Theme This track has been performed several times. Click here to see the other performances of the same arrangement. 2006 Arena di Verona 24 07 06 Ennio Morricone dirige la Filarmonica della Scala e Coro Filarmonico della Scala (2CD Edel - Italy - 2007) 2007
35 3:52 Deborah's theme 2009 Taro Hakase - My Favorite Songs (CD Hats Unlimited HUCD 10060 - Japan - 2009) 2009
36 3:39 I Knew I Loved You 2010 Hayley Westenra - Paradiso (CD Decca - New Zealand - 2011) 2011
37 3:21 Deborah's Theme (2016 Version) 2016 60 Years of Music (CD Decca 0602557000719 - France - 2016) 2016
Show Cover Versions (63)
Credits
1 - 4, 6 - 8, 10 - 14, 16 - 23, 27 - 28, 33: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor;
5, 9, 15: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Joseph M. La Calle Composer;
24 - 26: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España Orchestra;
29: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra;
30 - 32: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Yo Yo Ma Performer;
34: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Filarmonica della Scala Orchestra;
35: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Taro Hakase Performer;
36: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; Alan Bergman Lyrics; Marilyn Bergman Lyrics; Hayley Westenra Vocals;
37: Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger Conductor; The Czech National Symphony Orchestra Orchestra;
Member Credits
‣01/10/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1983) (Part 1)
Director: Sergio Leone (1929-1989) link
Premiered in France on 20 May, in USA on 1 June 1984. link

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor: Ennio Morricone
Orchestra: Unione Musicisti di Roma
Voice (tracks 3,8,13 on 1998 CD): Edda Dell'Orso (1935-)
Pan Flute: Gheorghe Zamfir (1941-) link
Composer of "Amapola": Joseph M. Lacalle (real name: José María Lacalle García) (1859-1937) link

Recorded at Forum Studio (1980-1997), Rome. (page 14 of 1998 CD booklet)
"Recorded in December 1983, but Morricone's work started a year and a half earlier." (page 7) link

2:12 – 01 – Once Upon a Time in America
3:36 – 02 – Poverty – Play: mp3
4:24 – 03 – Deborah's Theme – Play: mp3
3:21 – 04 – Childhood Memories
5:20 – 05 – Amapola (orchestrated by Morricone)
1:34 – 06 – Friends
4:19 – 07 – Prohibition Dirge
4:20 – 08 – Cockeye's Song
3:06 – 09 – Amapola (orchestrated by Morricone)
1:40 – 10 – Childhood Poverty
1:00 – 11 – Photographic Memories – Play: mp3
1:23 – 12 – Friends
4:13 – 13 – Friendship and Love
2:21 – 14 – Speakeasy
6:12 – 15 – Deborah's Theme / Amapola
Released on CD:
Once Upon A Time In America – Mercury 8822 334-2 – USA/Canada – 1984 link
Front: jpg
Back card: "Composed, arranged and directed by Ennio Morricone – Forum Studio – Edda Dell'Orso – Gheorge Zamfir – Printed in West Germany" jpg
CD label: "Mercury 822 334-2 – for USA/Canada only – Made in France" jpg
15 tracks – Total time: 49:01 – All tracks in stereo.

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Part 2: link


‣01/10/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1983) (Part 2)
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8:52 – 16 – Suite (4:39 to 13:31)
3:24 – 17 – Poverty
3:24 – 18 – Unused Theme – First used in IL PENTITO (1985). – About the soundtrack: link
2:26 – 19 – Unused Theme (0:00 to 2:26) – First used in IL PENTITO (1985).
First released on CD:
Once Upon a Time in America – BMG/Restless 74321619762 – Europe – 1998 link / link
Back (of reissue): jpg
"This CD, mastered from the original session tapes, has a far richer sound than the 1984 release." (page 11 of booklet)
1:40 – 16 – Suite (0:00 to 1:40) – Identical to "Childhood poverty" (track 10).
2:59 – 16 – Suite (1:40 to 4:39) – Identical to "Amapola" (track 9).
0:36 – 19 – Untitled (2:58 to 3:34) – Identical to "Friendship and love" (track 13, from 1:37 to 2:10)
All tracks in stereo.

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Morricone's orchestration of "Summertime" (Gershwin) and "Yesterday" (Lennon/McCartney) remains unreleased for the time being. (EMM, page 222)
The first word of the first verse (Yesterday) and the first word of the second verse (Suddenly) of the song "Yesterday", was sung by Dougie Meakin (full name: Albert Douglas Meakin) (1945-) (Maestro #7, April 2017, page 45) link / link

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Director Sergio Leone & Composer Ennio Morricone:

1964 – PER UN PUGNO DI DOLLARI link
1965 – PER QUALCHE DOLLARO IN PIÙ link
1966 – IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO link
1968 – C'ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST link
1971 – GIÙ LA TESTA link
1983 – ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA link


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‣07/01/2008 eda-88 Complete Motion Picture Score Vol.1 & Vol.2
Didier!

I have sent about this message on youe e-mail.
But here covers ,who now about it?
Vol.1 Front & Back
http://rd.foto.radikal.ru/0707/5f/e0fea891cece.jpg
http://rd.foto.radikal.ru/0707/d4/c1affd224f99.jpg
27 tracks
Vol.2 Front & Back
http://rd.foto.radikal.ru/0707/08/8781fec64ca0.jpg
http://rd.foto.radikal.ru/0707/31/23a3c6a07242.jpg
23 Tracks
May be it is Bootleg or New Edition?

‣08/01/2008 WebMaster Re: Complete Motion Picture Score Vol.1 _ Vol.2
That CD looks like a bootleg, Eldar (Volume 2 is packed with cover versions). The same probably applies to the release of The Thing you mention earlier.

Best regards,

Didier

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‣31/03/2019 eda-88 Re: Cover by Natale Massara
Natale Massara is composer & conductor (frequently worked with Pino Donaggio) made cover for The Mission, Once Upon A Time In The West and Cinema Paradiso
https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/film-music-collection-natale-massara/ow0mt73gmp6gc

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