Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing including double sided insert. Blazing Saddles is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all Hollywood comedies, a fact underlined by its three Academy Award nominations. Writer and director Mel Brooks brought to the soundtrack exactly what played out on screen, a glorious, gag-packed parody of the western genre. The main theme performed by Frankie Laine was one of those Academy Award nominations. Running a trade ad to find a Laine sound-alike to perform the song he was astonished to see the great man himself turn up to deliver this delicious parody of of every wild west theme he had previously performed mixing elements of Rawhide, Mule Train and Gunfight At The OK Corral. In collaboration with John Morris, Brooks skillfully also created a magnificent score that refined every possible musical cliché connected to westerns from swirling strings to choral refrains. Originally only released in part in the 1970s this 40th anniversary edition is the most complete version yet with 28 tracks that also incorporates some of the most hilarious dialogue from the film. This is a soundtrack created with love that captures perfectly the essence of a truly great film, now a rarity in the modern cinema era.
Ballad Of Rock Ridge
April In Paris
Excuse Me While I Whip This Out (Dialogue)
Wagon Train Flashback
Merrily We Roll Along
Alky 1-2-3 / Ballad of Rock Ridge (sad) / Desperado Registration
A New Rock Ridge
Voodoo You Do / The Big Fight / French Mistake
The Studio Fight / Grauman's
Noble Farewell / Finale
Signature / Main Title (instrumental / chorus version)
Ballad Of Rock Ridge (instrumental)
The French Mistake (instrumental)
I'm Tired (instrumental)
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Hail To The Chief
The French Mistake (extended album version)
Signature/Main Title (instrumental/solo version)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.