- Audio CD (Dec 12 1995)
- Format: Import
- Label: Intermezzo Media
- ASIN: B000004AON
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
|1. Two Mules For Sister Sara: Main Title|
|2. Two Mules For Sister Sara: A Time For Miracles|
|3. Two Mules For Sister Sara: Night On The Desert|
|4. Two Mules For Sister Sara: Sister Sara's Theme|
|5. Two Mules For Sister Sara: The Swinging Rope|
|6. Two Mules For Sister Sara: The Braying Mule|
|7. Two Mules For Sister Sara: La Cueva|
|8. Two Mules For Sister Sara: La Cantina|
|9. Two Mules For Sister Sara: The Cool Mule|
|10. Two Mules For Sister Sara: The Battle|
|11. Two Mules For Sister Sara: Main Title (Reprise)|
|12. Days Of Heaven: Harvest|
|13. Days Of Heaven: Threshing|
|14. Days Of Heaven: Happiness|
|15. Days Of Heaven: The Honeymoon|
|16. Days Of Heaven: The Return|
|17. Days Of Heaven: The Chase|
|18. Days Of Heaven: The Fire|
|19. Days Of Heaven: Ashes & Dust|
|20. Days Of Heaven: Days Of Heaven|
That aside, it is a dreadful shame that the entire soundtrack to Days of Heaven is not available by itself, as this recording is missing several essential pieces in the original LP soundtrack recording. The fact that this CD version hasn't been available for awhile, and used copies are nearly eighty dollars as of March 2004, tells me this soundtrack desperately needs to be re-released!
If you ever find this one at an affordable price, buy it immediately-this is gorgeous music...
As to TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA. I did not think it was a lightweight incongruous western. It fit right in with Eastwood's DOLLAR films, though it's more American due to the director DON SIEGEL (INVASTION OF TH BODY SNATCHERS, DIRTY HARRY, etc.) Perhaps it's Morricone's sense of humor that doesn't allow his score to become too serious; his score seems to play off the fact that Shirley MacLaine's Sister Sara realy isn't a nun but someone of a less-than-sacred profession, and the music reflects her playfulness and ribaldness. One note: there is one cut on the CD that is not in the film. Instead of it, they could've put on the attack by the Indians, or Sara's climb to the top of the train bridge.
These two scores show Morricone's range and are a welcome addition to any Morricone collection.