Press Release from La-La Land:
We join the world in mourning the loss of the legendary Ennio Morricone. While initially scheduled as a celebratory release of the film’s 50th Anniversary, it is now our deepest honor to present his TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA as a tribute to his memory and musical legacy.
La-La Land Records and Universal Studios proudly present the ninth title within the acclaimed Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, and the first produced in partnership with Universal Music Special Markets – TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED EDITION, music by Ennio Morricone (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, THE MISSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES). This deluxe release of Morricone’s original motion picture score to the 1970 big-screen western adventure TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA, starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Don Siegel, marks the world premiere of the original film version of the late maestro’s score.
Orchestra, organ, guitar and choir meld in strikingly original fashion, expertly heightening, enriching and propelling the film’s varied tones, which weave drama, comedy, history and action against a Western backdrop. Disc One of this presentation showcases the full film score for the first time, including material that went unused in the picture and 37 minutes of previously unreleased music – sourced from three-and-six-track Universal Studios vault elements. Disc Two serves up the 1970 Kapp/MCA soundtrack album, newly remastered from the original ¼’’ analog element provided by Universal Music Group.
Produced, mixed, edited and mastered by Mike Matessino, this special limited edition of 3000 units features exclusive liner notes written by journalist/author Jon Burlingame and sharp art direction by Dan Goldwasser.
Of the score, the film’s director Don Siegel said, “The music is among the most original and unusual ever written for a film. As far as I was concerned, Morricone was a genius.”
We couldn’t agree more.