“Pastures of Plenty”
By Peter Tevis
Country: Great Britain
Released October 9, 2020
Originally written and released by Woody Guthrie in 1947,
this cover version of Pastures Of Plenty by Pete Tevis – a Californian folk
singer living in Rome
in 1962 – was arranged by Ennio Morricone. A few years later, Sergio Leone
wanted Morricone to score his up and coming western called A Fistful Of
Dollars. Legend has it Morricone wrote some music, Leone hated it. Morricone
then played him this old single. Leone wanted this music but with a new melody
over the top. The rest is film music history.
This is the first ever repress of this hugely important single since 1962. Originals copies are mythical to say the least.
Pastures Of Plenty