Two soundtracks from one of the great composer/director collaborations. Jerry Fielding gives Sam Peckinpah's BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA colorful below-the-border flavor with dark overtones, mirroring violent tale of American caught up in spiral of murder in Mexico. Haunting guitar over bittersweet harmony mingles with dissonant strings, jagged brass punctuation. Complete score (38:26) presented in stereo from original MGM master elements. Album also features lengthy suite (31:08) from THE KILLER ELITE. Here Fielding provides challenging music for Peckinpah's CIA action thriller starring James Caan, Robert Duvall. Fielding's "Main Title" features dynamic low brass ostinato punctuated by multiple snare drums, dissonant trumpet fanfares. Highlight: exhilarating finale with rushing figures in woodwinds, expansive triple-meter melody in upper brass over ever-present percussion cadence. As score closes, Fielding swells with piercing chords in full orchestra, crescendoes over still-rolling snare drums. With striking flourish, Fielding drops all instruments from final coda, lets percussion alone bring final measure to powerhouse close. Stunning, original idea! Presented in stereo from original MGM master elements. Authoritative liner notes from album producer Nick Redman compliment exciting package. Jerry Fielding conducts.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 01. Bring it to Me (Main Title) (1:33) 02. Gathering Information (2:11) 03. Marriage Plans (1:59) 04. Prelude to a Rape (2:11) 05. Bennie's Revenge (0:58) 06. Killer's Rhapsody (3:34) 07. Hotel Room (2:08) 08. Requiem for Alfredo (1:59) 09. On the Road (2:36) 10. Night Dig (3:34) 11. Goodbye Elita (1:36) 12. Getting a Head (2:09) 13. Road Kill (1:19) 14. Massacre (1:06) 15. Bennie's Remorse (2:31) 16. El Jefe (3:23) 17. Bennie and Alfredo (1:11) 18. End Titles (2:16)
Total Time: 38:26
The Killer Elite 19. Main Title (2:01) 20. He's Your Buddy (1:56) 21. On the Stairs (2:21) 22. You're Back In (2:03) 23. Love Theme (2:01) 24. Bethlehem Steelyard (7:02) 25. Sailing, Sailing (5:44) 26. Hand to Hand (2:36) 27. Sword to Sword (1:30) 28. End Titles (3:51)