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SILCD1484 Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
John Morris

Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
12″ LP on black vinyl


Blazing Saddles is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all Hollywood comedies, a fact underlined by its three Academy Award nominations. Writer and director Mel Brooks brought to the soundtrack exactly what played out on screen, a glorious, gag-packed parody of the western genre. The main theme performed by Frankie Laine was one of those Academy Award nominations. Running a trade ad to find a Laine sound-alike to perform the song he was astonished to see the great man himself turn up to deliver this delicious parody of of every wild west theme he had previously performed mixing elements of Rawhide, Mule Train and Gunfight At The OK Corral.  In collaboration with John Morris, Brooks skilfully also created a magnificent score that refined every possible musical cliche connected to westerns from swirling strings to choral refrains. Originally only released in part in the 1970s this 40th anniversary edition is the most complete version yet with 28 tracks that also incorporates some of the most hilarious dialogue from the film. This is a soundtrack created with love  that captures perfectly the essence of a truly great film, now a rarity in the modern cinema era.

1. Signature/Main Title – Frankie Laine
2. Ballad Of Rock Ridge – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
3. April In Paris – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
4. Hoop-Dee-Doo – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
5. Excuse Me While I Whip This Out (Dialogue) – Cleavon Little
6. Wagon Train Flashback – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
7. Transitions – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
8. Mongo – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
9. Merrily We Roll Along – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
10. I’m Tired – Madeline Kahn
11. Schnitzengruben (Dialogue) – Cleavon Little and Madeline Kahn
12. Bart Returns – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
13. Alky 1-2-3 / Ballad of Rock Ridge (sad) / Desperado Registration / Night Camp Tent – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
14. A New Rock Ridge – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
15. Nitwits (Dialogue) – Harvey Korman
16. Voodoo You Do / The Big Fight / French Mistake – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
17. The Studio Fight / Grauman’s – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
18. Noble Farewell / Finale – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
19. Signature / Main Title (instrumental / chorus version) Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
20. Ballad Of Rock Ridge (instrumental) – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
21. I’m Tired (instrumental) – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
22. The French Mistake (instrumental) – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
23. Finale (instrumental) – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
24. I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cleavon Little
25. Hail To The Chief- Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
26. Bar Source – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
27. The French Mistake (extended album version) – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
28. Signature/Main Title (instrumental/solo version) – Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra

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