Friday, June 30, 2023

Mark’s Vinyl Corner – ‘The English’


The English

Composer: Federico Jusid



Director: Hugo Blick

Starring: Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer



Label: Silva Screen Records

2 LP vinyl


Tracks: 18


Track Listing:

1 Opening Credits

2 Tâtaciksta - I Cherish You (feat. Emily Blunt)

3 A Chase Is On

4 Cornelia and Eli

5 Cheyenne Tree Burial

6 Coming For Eli Whipp

7 Crumbling Is Not An Instant’s Act

8 That's My Cattle!

9 And Yet Here We Are

10 Nothing Worth Dying For

11 Powder River

12 "Soon" Has Come (feat. Chaske Spencer)

13 Dvorák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179, "American": II. Lento (Moyzes Quartet)

14 Long Time TravellerThe Wailin' Jennys

15 Some Say (I Got Devil) (Melanie)

16 American Tune (Crooked Still)

17 Katie Cruel (Ora Cogan)

18 You Cut Her Hair (Tom McRae)


Composer Federico Jusid gives more than a nod of homage and recognition to Hollywood westerns scores from the 1950’s and 1960’s in his atmospheric and rich sounding score for The English.  He also weaves elements and sounds that we normally associate with the Euro western or The Spaghetti western, employing harmonica to great effect in the opening track or main title theme which opens each episode. The instrumentation and sound realised here straight away takes us to the style that was employed by Ennio Morricone in many of his western scores. Jusid adds to this choral support, percussive elements, and electric guitar, with the occasional wah wah and whistling effect being brought into the equation.

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