the big gundown (1986)

15th Anniversary Special Edition

Track Listing 

1. The Big Gundown  7:17
2. Peur Sur La Ville  4:08
3. Poverty (Once Upon A Time In America)  3:42
4. Milano Odea  2:57
5. Erotico (The Burglars)  4:17
6. Battle Of Algiers  3:43
7. Giu La Testa (Duck, You Sucker!)  5:59
8. Metamorfosi (La Classe Operaia Va In Paradiso)  4:25
9. Tre Nel 5000  4:32
10. Once Upon A Time In The West  8:27
Bonus Tracks (15th Anniversary reissue)
11. The Sicilian Clan  3:20
12. Macchie Solari  3:29
13. The Ballad Of Hank McCain  5:27
14. Suegliatti E Uccidi  3:03
15. Chi Mai  3:06
16. The Ballad Of Hank McCain (Instrumental)  5:25

 

Personnel 

John Zorn - Saw, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Harpischord, Game Calls, Piano, Reeds  (1,2, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Orvin Aquart - Harmonica (2, 10)
Derek Bailey - Guitar (14)
Cyro Baptista - Cuica, Percussion (1, 11, 13, 15,16) 
Joey Baron - Drums (11, 14, 15)
Tim Berne - Alto Saxophone (2)
Laura Biscotto - Sexy Italian vocals (5)
Vicki Bodner - Oboe, English Horn (6,7)
Polly Bradfield - Violin (8)
Greg Cohen - Bass (11, 15)
Anthony Coleman - Piano, Organ, Vocals  (1)
Trevor Dunn - Bass (14)
Carol Emanuel - Harp (3)
Mark Feldman - Violin (11, 15)
Reinaldo Fernandes - Repique (1)
Anton Fier - Drums (2, 4, 6)
Duduca Fonseca  - Caixa  (1)
Erik Friedlander - Cello (11, 15)
Bill Frisell - Electric Guitar  (1, 5)
Fred Frith - Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar (4,7,9)
Diamanda Galas - Vocals (8)
Melvin Gibbs - Bass, Electric Bass (4, 10)
Jody Harris - Electric Guitar (10)
Miho Hatori - Voice (12)
Shelley Hirsch - Vocals (5)
Wayne Horvitz - Piano, Organ, Celesta, Electronic Keyboards (2, 6, 7, 8,9)
Bob James - Tapes (2, 7, 8,9)
Guy Klucevsek - Accordion (3)
Arto Lindsay - Electric Guitar, Vocals (2, 4, 7)
Christian Marclay - Turntables (6, 9)
Mark Miller - Drums, Timpani (8)
Big John Patton - Organ (5)
Mike Patton - Voice (13)
Bobby Previte - Drums, Percussion, Timpani, Vocals  (1,2, 5, 9)
Robert Quine - Electric Guitar (10)
Vernon Reid - Electric Guitar (8)
Marc Ribot - Guitar (11, 14, 15)
Ned Rothenberg -  Shakuhachi, Ocarina, Jew's Harp (7)
Jamie Saft - Keyboards (12, 13, 16)
Michihiro Sato - Tsugaru Shamisen (7)
Luli Shioi - Voice  (1)
Claudio Silva - Pandeiro  (1)
Jorge Silva- Surdo  (1)
Jim Staley - Bass Trombone, Trombone (1,9)
Toots Thielemans - Harmonica, Whistling (3)
David Weinstein - Mirage, Microcomputer  (1,9)

Production 

All compositions by Ennio Morricone except Tre Nel 5000 composed and arranged by John Zorn
Arranged and conducted by John Zorn 
Recorded at Radio City Music Hall, BC & Evergreen Studios Sept 1984 - Sept 1985
Engineers - Don Honerburg, Martin Bisi, Hahn Rowe
Mixed at Quadrasonic Studios, Secret Sound
Engineers - Robert Musso, Tom Gartland
Original recordings produced by Yale Eveley
Bonus tracks recorded at Avatar Studio, Frank Booth
Engineers - David Baker, Jamie Saft
Produced by John Zorn
Mastered by Allan Tucker at Foothill Digital
Executive producer - John Zorn
Associate producer - Kazunori Sugiyama
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)
Special Thanks - Ennio Morricone, Yale Eveley & Leslie Gill, Kazunori Sugiyama, Heung-Heung Chin, Hal Willner, Valerie at Time Capsule, David Toop, The Bither Brothers, Bob Hurwitz
 

TZADIK Blurb 

"This is a record that has fresh, good and intelligent ideas. It is realization on a high level, a work done by a maestro with great science-fantasy and creativity. At times my works have been varied from but it doesn’t change anything because the pieces are still recognizable. My ideas have been realized not in a passive manner, but in an active manner which has recreated and re-invented what I have done previously for films. Many people have done versions of my pieces, but no one has done them like this." — Ennio Morricone. 

Boasting an incredible all-star lineup of musical masters, The Big Gundown is THE landmark album that first introduced Zorn’s wild musical universe to a larger audience, influencing a whole new generation of creative musicians. Newly remastered, this 15th anniversary edition includes six remarkable bonus tracks recorded especially for this definitive edition now available exclusively from Tzadik. 

Accompanying this classic pairing of Morricone’s brilliant originals and Zorn’s exciting arrangements is a fabulous 32 page full color booklet filled with informative notes, movie stills, posters and more.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue NumberTZ7328 

Release Date:  Aug 2000 (Tzadik) 

Previous Releases

CD - Elektra Nonesuch, 1986 (7559-79139-2
LP -  Elektra Nonesuch, 1986 (9 79139-1