Catalogue No.


A glorious 7”. Unreleased on vinyl since 1962.

In 1962 Peter Tevis, an American folky singer was living in Rome. He met Morrione. They worked together. A single was released of Tevis singing Woody Guthrie's "Pastures Of Plenty”. Morricone arranged the song. It was released with a B Side of "Notte Infinita”. The song did not chart. A couple of years later Morricone’s old school chum, Sergio Leone, approached Ennio to write some music for his up and coming western A Fistful Of Dollars. Morrcione wrote some music but according to legend Sergio Leone absolutely hated it. So Morrione suggested they listen to the western style track he has arranged for Tevis two years earlier. Leone loved what he heard, and the background Morricone wrote for Pastures Of Plenty became the music for A Fistful Of Dollars, and changed cinema music forever. You will not find an original (Italian or Japanese) of Tevis singing Pastures Of Plenty - they are mythical. Here is the next best thing. Great little single. Tevis went on to sing titles and songs for other Italian westerns. But none had the influence of this.